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Mind the Skills Gap

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Matt Bingham, Vice President of Product, Bridge by Instructure and Jonathan Finkelstein, Founder & CEO, Credly

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What happens when 63 percent of CEOs worry that their employees lack skills needed to stay competitive and 66 percent of Millennials worry that their skills aren’t being developed effectively enough to stay with their current employer? You get a fairly significant skills gap.

One approach might be to nurture current employees and help them develop new skill sets. Another might be to explore skills that employees already have, but don’t currently use in their roles. Join us as we share various ways to close these skills gaps. Participants who attend this webinar will learn:

  • Ways to improve learning retention, making learning more “sticky.”
  • How to provide context for learning.
  • Tips to encourage employees to “invest” in their professional development.
  • Approaches to building effective credential programs that focus on validated skills. 


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Matt  Bingham
Matt Bingham

Vice President of Product, Bridge by Instructure

Matt Bingham is vice president of product for Bridge by Instructure, where he is responsible for driving product vision and strategy for the business. Prior to Instructure, he served as director of product marketing and management for LANDESK, where he ran the emerging technologies division. With more than 18 years of experience driving product messaging, strategy, research, and development for software companies, he has developed extensive experience in global product marketing, product management, digital content marketing, and building teams and partners in the United States and internationally. His background is in computer science and he holds a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of New Mexico.

Jonathan Finkelstein
Jonathan Finkelstein

Founder & CEO, Credly

Jonathan Finkelstein is founder and CEO of Credly, a leading digital credential service provider that enables organizations to recognize, reward, and market skills, competencies, and certifications. Previously, as founder of LearningTimes, Jonathan helped mission-driven organizations produce and launch innovative online programs, products, and platforms that affected the lives of millions of learners. Jonathan was also a co-founder and led product strategy at HorizonLive (acquired by Blackboard). He is author of Learning in Real Time (Wiley), co-author of a report for the U.S. Department of Education on the potential for digital badges, and a frequent speaker on digital credentials and the future of learning and workforce development. The son of New York City public school teachers, Jonathan graduated with honors from Harvard University.


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