The Edge: A Skillsoft Podcast

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August 28, 2020 00:22:56
Learning: The Key to Bringing Out the Best in People

Learning: The Key to Bringing Out the Best in People

In these unpredictable and challenging times, learning and talent development have emerged as priorities for many organizations. At Cox Enterprises, learning has always been a core business priority and is leveraged to unlock potential in employees. Today’s guest Kelly Moyle, senior HCM consultant at Cox Enterprises, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss the democratization of learning, Cox Enterprise’s guiding principles, and fostering a culture of learning. ...

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August 20, 2020 00:34:51
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Leveraging a Growth Mindset to Enable True Inclusion

You’ve likely heard of Special Olympics, but are you familiar with the life-changing impact this organization has on its athletes, coaches, volunteers, and employees? Today we are joined by a Special Olympics athlete and the nonprofit’s Chief of Organizational Excellence as they explore how Special Olympics has maintained connection, community, and competition in 200+ countries amid the pandemic. We also discuss the meaning of true inclusivity and how organizations must utilize a Growth Mindset when shaping and adapting culture to ensure that employees of all backgrounds can contribute in a meaningful way. ...

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August 07, 2020 00:26:53
 The Upskilling, Reskilling and Futureproofing of a Global Workforce

The Upskilling, Reskilling and Futureproofing of a Global Workforce

At a time when organizations around the world faced disruption, jobs and projects were temporarily halted and the shift to remote work occurred overnight, the Learning and Development team at CGI launched a companywide online learning program to reskill, upskill and futureproof the skillset of its global workforce. In today’s episode of The Edge, host Michelle Boockoff- Badjek welcomes Helen Sussex, the Director of Global Learning Design and Creation at CGI, to discuss the success of CGI Academia and the increase in demand for online skills training. ...

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July 31, 2020 00:22:12
Safety Success at 30,000 Feet

Safety Success at 30,000 Feet

When your company’s mission is to lift people thousands of feet in the air and transport them hundreds of miles, there is no room for human error. The cabin crew says prepare for takeoff and customers snap into their seat belts. But have you ever thought about the safety measures and in-depth training behind every pilot’s instruction or mechanic’s check list to get airplanes safely in the air? In this episode of The Edge, we will hear from Kari McClure, Director of Learning Experience about American Airlines’ compliance regulation training – from pilot certification to dangerous goods handling training for check in agents and sanitation requirements for crew. At American Airlines every nuanced training, regulation and compliance read and sign is implicitly kept up to date, filed and available in real time as meticulous as pilots check lists.   ...

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July 24, 2020 00:37:06
Creating Authentic Connections in a Virtual Landscape

Creating Authentic Connections in a Virtual Landscape

In today’s world where video communication has become quintessential, businesses and people struggle to connect authentically. In this episode of The Edge, David Meerman Scott, author of Fanocracy, joins host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek to discuss how brands and people are addressing the challenge of maintaining authentic, creative connections virtually during a time of uncertainty. ...

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July 17, 2020 00:29:05
The Future of the Workplace

The Future of the Workplace

As many of us find ourselves adjusted to our remote work reality, the question of what will work look next is at the forefront of our minds. In this episode of Unleash Your Edge, host Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek welcomes Ester Martinez, the CEO and Editor-In-Chief of People Matters, to discuss how this transformation has created irrevocable changes, and how we might approach work and our workplace, as we anticipate re-emerging. ...

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