Culture Design: Culture of Learning

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

Culture Design: Culture of Learning

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

About the Culture Design Series

The ability to spearhead culture change in today’s rapidly changing startup environment is the difference between thriving or barely surviving. Join CULTURE LABx in a workshop series at General Assembly that showcases a variety of models in culture design: visual thinking, positive psychology, experience mapping and more.

Feb 2: Learning & Development

Learning & Development is one of the most valued benefits among today’s workforce. However, an astonishing 1 out of 4 employees leave their jobs due to lack of sufficient training. The world of work is ever-changing. How can organizations on-board more efficiently, bridge the skills gap and ultimately build a culture of learning?

Join us for a workshop led by Udemy for Business on the key trends that will help shape tomorrow’s workforce, and how to effectively build a culture of learning.

About the Instructors:

Darren Shimkus, VP & General Manager, Udemy for Business

Darren Shimkus is Vice President and General Manager at Udemy. Darren leads all marketing, sales, product, strategy and operations for the company’s corporate learning platform, Udemy for Business. Shimkus brings nearly two decades of experience building and growing high-performing sales, marketing, and product management teams. Previously, Darren was the senior vice president of global sales and business development at Mophie, a technology company that manufactures smartphone accessories. At Mophie, Shimkus was responsible for driving revenue across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia, where in two years he doubled the company’s revenue to several hundred million dollars. Prior to Mophie, Darren worked at the Corporate Executive Board (CEB), where he focused on building and delivering corporate education products in the U.S. and across Europe. Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the College of William & Mary and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford.

Yvonne Chen, Director of Product Marketing, Udemy for Business

Yvonne Chen brings 10+ years of product and marketing experience to Udemy for Business. She cares deeply about spurring online learning and development for an organization’s most important asset – it’s employees. Previously, Yvonne led Product Marketing and Strategy for Localytics, a leading mobile app marketing and analytics software company based in Boston. Prior to Localytics, Yvonne worked at Facebook in a number of roles, including leading training and development and product marketing for Facebook’s ads and business products. Before that, Yvonne worked in operations roles at Google and managed a business call center for AT&T as a Sales Coach Manager. Yvonne holds a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Takeaways

  1. Top challenges and opportunities with organizational culture and employee engagement

  2. Approaches on how you and your organization can design, deploy, and measure a successful training program

  3. Identify trends emerging in the Learning and Development space

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