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Yes, the Learning Function Can Increase Employee Engagement

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT  
Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Dan Pontefract, Senior Director / Head of Learning & Collaboration, TELUS

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Often perceived merely as the ‘training team’, the Learning Function first needs to morph into a Learning & Collaboration Office and from there it can instil behaviours, practices and social tools that complement one another to drive up employee engagement. Learn how TELUS transformed their learning function and find out how you can bring a ‘Flat Army’ engagement philosophy to your employees and organization.


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Dan Pontefract
Dan Pontefract

Senior Director / Head of Learning & Collaboration, TELUS

Dan is responsible for the overarching learning and collaboration strategy at TELUS. He has driven a philosophical and cultural shift in the way TELUS views and experiences learning and leadership called “Learning 2.0”; the shift to a social, informal and formal learning and collaboration model for all 35,000+ team members, bringing TELUS to the forefront of learning leadership. In addition to these actions, Dan founded and chairs the TELUS 2.0 Adoption Council; a cross-functional group of leaders aimed at helping drive a culture of collaboration and engagement across the organization.

Dan is a passionate leader in the learning, Enterprise 2.0, leadership and collaboration space. He is uniquely skilled to ensure an organization can move from traditional cultures of engagement, leadership and learning to one that embraces non-traditional forms that embody the unique integration of open leadership, Enterprise 2.0 technologies & processes along with a formal/informal/social modes of learning.


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