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Leverage Your LMS to Support Rapid Growth

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Matthew Brown, Chief People & Culture Officer, Schoox and Derek Fournier, Senior Director of Training, Sonesta

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A typical learning management system (LMS) is known for delivering training. For businesses with complex organizational structures spanning across multiple regions, locations, brands, and business units, LMS isn’t usually thought of as the key to addressing growing pains and measuring employee performance challenges.

Join us as Matthew Brown, chief people officer at Schoox, chats with Derek Fournier, director of training at Sonesta Hotels, about how the rapidly expanding hotel chain is leveraging its next generation learning and talent development system not only to deliver training but support employee skill development, mitigate operational challenges, and gear up for continued growth.

During this event, you will learn:

  • How Sonesta Hotels expanded its employees by 300 percent and how L&D was able to keep up
  • The challenges of managing learning and development across distinct business units
  • The importance of an LMS that’s flexible enough to support evolving business needs 


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Matthew Brown
Matthew Brown

Chief People & Culture Officer, Schoox

Matthew Brown has more than 20 years of experience in IT, HR, and L&D. He managed complex HR and IT Enterprise SaaS solutions, training initiatives, and program rollouts. Today, Matthew blends people, processes, and technology to better connect HR and talent development.

Derek Fournier
Derek Fournier

Senior Director of Training, Sonesta

Derek Fournier is a training and development executive with a love for developing exceptional people and teams. His passion is to help people succeed in their careers and life by providing learning, training, and development opportunities.

He has 25 years of experience in taking a strategic, hands-on approach to assemble a talented and engaged workforce. He spent most of his career in the hospitality industry and has worked in training for companies of various sizes.


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