• June 29, 2020
HCMx Radio 149: Free Leadercamp – Leading in the New Normal

Guests: Elisa Vincent

Elisa Vincent is Vice President of Global Talent Enablement at Skillsoft where she leads strategic initiatives to foster the individual and collective success of the organization. She has 20+ years of experience leading and transforming human capital management, learning and development, talent management, organizational design, and diversity and inclusion across global enterprises. Elisa is a thought-leader, coach, facilitator and advocate, designing and delivering inspirational and transformative experiences to leaders at all stages of their careers. Passionate about diversity and inclusion and women’s leadership, she has founded numerous programs in both the organizations and communities she serves. Elisa holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston University. She proudly serves on the nonprofit board MediaGirls and is an adjunct faculty member at Bentley University.

 

Mark Onisk

Mark is Chief Content Officer, responsible for leading all aspects of the strategic direction, roadmap and development of Skillsoft’s content catalogue. Prior to his role as Chief Content Officer, Mark was SVP of Skillsoft Books (formerly Books24x7), successfully launching the Company’s book summary product and increasing the company’s audiobook collection by more than 60%, making it the largest collection of audiobooks within the corporate learning market. Today we work with more than 230 global publishers to offer over 40,000 best-selling digital and audiobook titles. Prior to Skillsoft Books, Mark led strategic business development where he worked on cross functional project and services teams to deliver integrated learning experiences with Skillsoft’s key clients. Mark began his career in Skillsoft as VP Content Production after the Element K acquisition in 2011. His career with Element K spanned 15 years, where he was responsible for the company’s product strategy, content development and operational execution. Mark earned his MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree from State University of New York, College at Brockport.

Topics and questions include:

  • What inspired the Skillsoft team to offer the “Leading the New Normal“ Leadercamp?”
  • The Future of Leadercamp
  • The current state of leadership.
  • Value of virtual live instructor-led training
  • Impact of the current situation on the education/corporate education industry?
  • Collaborating and working remotely
  • How has digital learning gone from being an expense to being something critical for all orgs?
  • New trends in digital learning
  • The democratization of leadership and organizations
  • New focus and visibility around digital learning
  • Personal insights from Elisa and Mark
  • And more!

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Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.

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