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ATD RESEARCH: Bridging the Skills Gap

Tuesday, May 28, 2024 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Rocki Basel, Director, Research, ATD; Jeff Daigle, Corporate Training Manager, Rosendin; and Brandon Dickey, Corporate Trainer, Rosendin

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In 2024, ATD Research will publish Bridging the Skills Gap: Using Learning Opportunities to Address Current and Future Talent Needs which examines the current and future skills gaps organizations are facing, as described by talent development professionals. In this webinar, we’ll focus on the role of talent development in filling skills gaps in organizations. 

Key findings included: 

  • Nearly three-quarters of organizations were experiencing a skills gap. The most common areas for these skills gaps were leadership and executive-level skills, managerial and supervisory skills, communication and interpersonal skills, and process improvement and project management skills. 
  • 75% of organizations expect a skills gap in the future. 
  • Organizations were using a variety of formal and informal ways to address skills gaps. Popular training methods included instructor-led training, coaching and mentoring, microlearning, and simulations and scenario-based learning. 
  • Employees want opportunities to improve their soft skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, and communication. 

Primary Capability Covered: Future Readiness

Participation in this event, either live or recorded, can be reported for one (1) point of professional development toward the initial certification eligibility or recertification requirements for the APTD or CPTD credential. 



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Rocki Basel
Rocki Basel

Director, Research, ATD

Rocki Basel, Ph.D. joined the Association for Talent Development (ATD) in 2022 as the associate director of research. Before joining ATD, she was a researcher for other national membership organizations. Her research interests include workplace culture, employee engagement, mental health, and organizational communication. She has a Ph.D. in communication studies from Kent State University.

Jeff Daigle
Jeff Daigle

Corporate Training Manager, Rosendin

Jeff Daigle is a corporate training manager with more than 29 years of experience in the electrical industry. A New Orleans native, Jeff completed his apprenticeship before leaving home and joining Rosendin in sunny San Jose, California. After leading successful training projects and training initiatives, Jeff accepted a manager role to coach and guide other L&D professionals. Jeff brings his family-oriented mindset to work, where colleagues are his extended family. He goes out of his way to remember the names and faces of everyone he meets.

Brandon Dickey
Brandon Dickey

Corporate Trainer, Rosendin

Brandon Dickey is a corporate training professional at Rosendin with 24 years of experience in the construction industry. His career trajectory has led him from a subject matter expert (SME) to a role as a corporate trainer and an instructional designer. From playing drums and percussion for 27 years to working with audio and video editing, Brandon loves getting creative in all aspects of his life!


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