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Efficient and Cost-Effective New Manager Onboarding

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Mike Kessler, Chief Learning Officer, BAE Systems; Robert Browne, Instructional Designer, Talent Solutions, BAE Systems; and Allison Slatkin, Performance & Development Lead, BAE Systems

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Like many companies, BAE Systems was challenged with consistency in how it assimilated new people managers in a large, geographically decentralized environment, which created gaps around providing necessary training on compliance issues and communicating the company's expectations of its leaders. In some situations, these managers were new to the company, and in others they were new to management. To address this, BAE leveraged its LMS’s dynamic audience feature to automatically identify new people managers across all business units and geographies. Then, it aligned the LMS and one of the content providers to deliver just-in-time, relevant learning opportunities to these managers through custom notifications with links to BAE Systems programs and content offerings. This approach has expanded their reach to managers even in the remotest locations accessing their world-class leadership readiness resources. It brought efficiency through automation with significant time and cost savings around new manager training, decreased new manager time to performance, and increased engagement levels for new managers and their teams.

During this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • the power of positioning learning as a benefit
  • how to onboard new people managers with consistency, regardless of their location
  • how to identify the metrics that matter when measuring the success of your onboarding programs.



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Mike Kessler
Mike Kessler

Chief Learning Officer, BAE Systems

Mike Kessler is the chief learning officer for BAE Systems Inc. In his role he has accountability for management and leadership development, organization development (team solutions), compliance training, and aligning all learning throughout the U.S.-based organization. Prior to assuming that role, Mike was director of organization development, where he was responsible for assessing organization development needs for senior clients, developing and aligning solutions to address core business issues, and evaluating the impact of organization development efforts on improving business performance.

Mike joined BAE Systems in November 2011 from Fannie Mae, where he was a director of human resources with accountability for talent acquisition, HR policies and procedures, and business process outsourcing. Previously, Mike was the senior director of human capital for the American Red Cross National Headquarters with accountability for HR legal compliance, vendor management, talent acquisition, and EEO/affirmative action. Mike holds a master’s of education from George Mason University and a bachelor’s of business administration from James Madison University. He is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Robert Browne
Robert Browne

Instructional Designer, Talent Solutions, BAE Systems

Robert J. Browne is an instructional designer supporting human resources and learning and development for BAE Systems. In this role, Robert designs and creates development interventions that support the continual growth of BAE Systems’ capabilities and its employees.

Robert joined the company 15 years ago after completing the BAE Systems internship program. His work responsibilities previously have fallen into two primary categories: developing training solutions and administrating the learning management system (LMS). Robert is BAE Systems’ resident authority on online training. Along with e-learning, he also has extensive experience administrating and training employees on iLearn@BAESystems (LMS). Robert is also the Skillsoft liaison for BAE Systems. Robert has bachelor of arts in journalism, and a master’s of education from the University of Minnesota.

Allison Slatkin
Allison Slatkin

Performance & Development Lead, BAE Systems

Allison Slatkin is the performance and development lead for the Enterprise Shared Services organization at BAE Systems. In this role, as part of the Talent Solutions Center of Expertise, she diagnoses, designs, and delivers solutions at the individual, team, and organizational level for her customer. She creates business-focused learning and organizational development solutions, including learning programs, strategic facilitations, team building, and new leader integrations.

Prior to this role, Allison was in BAE Systems’ Human Resource Leadership Development Program, a three-year rotational assignment. In the program, she worked in Nashua, New Hampshire as an HR business partner in the Electronic Solutions sector, and then moved to Arlington, Virginia where she rotated through various Centers of Expertise, including Organization Development and Learning, Benefits, and Compensation. This built a strong foundation for her career in the human resources field by working in different functions across the Shared Service Model. 


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