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Women Leading Talent Development

Friday, March 22, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Kimberly Currier, Senior Director of Talent Management, AECOM; Joyce Gibson, VP Instructional Design, Learning Tech & Technical Communication, Barclaycard US; Rebecca Jones, Chief People Officer, Orvis; and John Cone', Principal Catalyst, the 11th Hour Group

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According to a recent ATD salary guide report, 70 percent of talent development professionals are female and 62 percent of TD professionals at the director level and above are female. We expect this number to grow.

Join us for an exclusive ATD member-only webcast as we ask some of today's most influential women business leaders in the field about:

  • the most pivotal moments in their careers
  • advice for women entering the workforce
  • perspectives on work–life balance
  • the women who have inspired them.


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Kimberly Currier
Kimberly Currier

Senior Director of Talent Management, AECOM

Kimberly is a strategic and systems thinker who resolves challenges and creates innovative solutions.
Her career in strategic HR and Talent Management includes executive roles with AECOM, North
Highland Worldwide Consulting, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and The American Cancer Society. Her key
strengths are people leadership; creating strategic alignment between talent development, human
resources, and organizational goals; and designing meaningful programs that link directly to company
performance and people experience and engagement.

With 21 years of increasingly complex roles,
Kimberly has specialized in building departments, teams, and programs that drive a progressive HR focus
with an emphasis on coaching as a culture lever. She has capitalized on her strengths and experiences to
drive improved enterprise performance through the creation of impactful solutions for people, teams,
and organizations. She believes in cross-organizational investment into people to develop culture and
deepen leadership capabilities.

Kimberly is a founding member of ATD's Chief Talent Development Officer (CTDO) Next network.

Joyce Gibson
Joyce Gibson

VP Instructional Design, Learning Tech & Technical Communication, Barclaycard US

Joyce Gibson is Vice President of Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Technical Communications and Knowledge Management at Barclays. In her role, Ms. Gibson oversees Barclay’s instructional design organization, which creates training, learning, and development solutions for Operations including Customer Care, Collections, and Fraud. Her focus during the last two years has been on digital transformation through the use of learning technologies. In just under a year, through her leadership, digital offerings increased by 350 percent. Ms. Gibson is a passionate people leader who provides learning and career opportunities for her team. Under her leadership, all of her instructional designers have been credentialed as Master Instructional Designers.

Prior to joining Barclays, Ms. Gibson managed a variety of learning functions at multiple Fortune 500 companies including Capital One, JPMorgan Chase, and ING Direct.  Most recently Ms. Gibson led the digital learning transformation at Capital One, which increased the digital fluency of the associate base of 40,000-plus individuals. She also led the instructional design and development team responsible for digitizing card learning. Ms. Gibson earned her MBA from the University of Delaware. She holds a BS in finance and management from the University of Delaware and is a certified Master Performance Consultant and Master Instructional Designer through the Association for Talent Development.

Ms. Gibson is a founding member of ATD's Chief Talent Development Officer (CTDO) Next network.

Rebecca Jones
Rebecca Jones

Chief People Officer, Orvis

As Chief People Officer at Orvis, Rebecca Jones provides strategic expertise for training and advancing people, building culture, hiring and onboarding, enhancing social responsibility initiatives, and developing a long-term vision and strategy for Orvis and its people. Additionally, her role plays a critical part in evaluating organizational design, from executive coaching to the implementation of learning and development programs.

Prior to Orvis, Jones served as the chief people officer at European Wax Center, where she led the company’s human resources strategy, talent development, and diversity and inclusivity initiatives. Jones brings over 20 years of executive and senior leadership experience from her time spent working in the hospitality, beauty and retail industries for brands including Starboard Cruise Services, Carnival Cruise Lines and John Hardy jewelers.

John Cone'
John Cone'

Principal Catalyst, the 11th Hour Group

John Cone' has worked in talent development for over 40 years. In that time, he has served as a CLO, a VP of HR, on the boards of non-profit and for-profit learning companies and organizations, including ATD, and as a consultant and advisor to CLOs at more than a dozen major companies and to the federal government. He writes and speaks on issues of talent development, with emphasis on strategy, the implications of technology, and the future of learning. He chairs the Chief Learning & Talent officers Board for the Institute for Corporate Productivity. He serves as Catalyst of ATD's Chief Talent Development Officer (CTDO) Next network, and in this role he facilitates a think tank approach to the network's applied thought leadership.

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