Kelly Palmer Chief Learning Officer
Kelly Palmer is a thought leader on the future of learning. Kelly recently joined the executive team at Degreed as Chief Learning Officer where the mission is to help people embrace lifelong learning and discover and track personalized career development and all learning wherever it happens. Kelly was formerly the Chief Learning Officer of LinkedIn where she was helping employees transform the trajectory of their careers through learning and development, driving the employee experience strategy, as well as leading Inclusion & Diversity for the company. Prior to LinkedIn, Kelly was VP of Learning at Yahoo! and also held executive positions in learning, M&A, and product development at Sun Microsystems. She has been featured in Forbes and Chief Learning Officer magazines and has spoken at industry conferences around the globe. She also sits on the board of the Taproot Foundation whose mission is to lead, mobilize, and engage professionals in pro bono service that drives social change. Kelly holds a BA in English/Communications and an MS in Instructional & Performance Technology AND is always learning.

Day 2

10:15 AM Happiness at Work

Kelly Palmer, Chief Learning Officer at Degreed, talks about how learning can be your biggest competitive advantage in getting and keeping great talent an ever evolving workforce. People want to develop their skills for the future whether they are just graduating from college and are looking to land their first job, want to get better at the job they already have, or looking to gain new skills for their career of the future. Traditional classroom models are antiquated and outdated, but technology is making new things possible. Kelly will talk about how thinking about learning differently can empower employees to transform their careers and build lifelong learning into their lives. Kelly will also share strategies she and others have used in creating happiness at work.
During this session, you will learn:
  • Ways in which traditional classroom models are antiquated and outdated, but technology is making new things possible.
  • A set of concrete examples of how to think differently about learning and engagement at work.
  • Some methods for retaining top talent by inspiring rather than controlling them.