Discoveries from the New Strategic L&D Best Practice Survey


Michael leimbach   h
VP, Global Research & Development, Wilson Learning Worldwide
David y
SVP, Wilson Learning Worldwide
Webinar Recording Details
  • Category
  • Date and Time
    Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10AM Pacific / 1PM Eastern
  • Duration
    1 Hour
  • Cost
    $0 (Free)
  • Want Access?
    Register to view the recording.


As senior business leaders focus on shrinking performance gaps and skill shortages to execute upon business strategies, they’re also driving their L&D functions to be more strategic.  In September and October 2015, TRAINING Magazine and Wilson Learning Worldwide conducted a research study to examine what it means for L&D to be more strategic, best practices of those organizations that lead the way, and what organizations aren’t doing but should do to be recognized as a strategic L&D leader.

Whether you are just beginning to tackle this issue or have a “seat at the table,” this webinar will help you understand the data and benchmark yourself for valuable insights. In this webinar, we will summarize important findings from this data, and examine the specific actions that strategic L&D organizations are doing that separate them from other organizations. 

In this session, we'll explore:

  • What the data says about strategic L&D efforts so you can benchmark your organization
  • The best practices of strategic L&D functions
  • A pathway to achieving a strategic L&D capability in your organization


Join us for this webinar to hear first-hand insights gained from this research study.

About Michael Leimbach, Ph.D.

Michael Leimbach, Ph.D., is Vice President of Global Research and Development for Wilson Learning Worldwide. With more than 35 years in the field, Dr. Leimbach provides leadership for researching and designing Wilson Learning’s diagnostic, learning, and sales performance capabilities and has managed major research studies in sales, leadership, and organizational effectiveness. He also developed Wilson Learning’s impact evaluation capability and return on investment models. Dr. Leimbach has served as a research consultant for a wide variety of global client organizations, is Editor-in-Chief for a major professional journal, and serves on the ISO Technical Committee on Quality Standards for Learning Service Providers. Dr. Leimbach has coauthored four books, published more than 100 professional articles, and is a frequent speaker at national and global conferences.

About David Yesford

David Yesford is Senior Vice President of Wilson Learning Worldwide. With more than 33 years of experience developing and implementing human performance improvement solutions around the world, Mr. Yesford brings valuable experience, strategic direction, and global perspective to his work. Over the years, he has held strategic roles in Wilson Learning Worldwide’s core content areas of sales and leadership, as well as e-learning and strategic consulting. Mr. Yesford is the contributing author of several books including Win-Win SellingVersatile SellingThe Social Styles Handbook, and The Sales Training Book 2. He has also been published in numerous business publications throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. Mr. Yesford frequently speaks at international engagements, focusing on issues such as sales and sales strategy, leadership, employee and customer engagement, brand, and strategy implementation.


Rec image

Panel newest members
Digital Sponsors