Creating a Culture of Personal Development at West Marine
West Marine believes that the soul of adventure is in the willingness to face challenges, even when the outcomes can't be guaranteed. When West Marine looked at its business performance data, senior leaders knew the company had to change so it could thrive in a new retail environment. The company made a business decision to create a culture that supports continuous learning, growth, and development - for every single person at all levels of the company. But how would the people navigate through these waters?
Join Emily Manley, Saba Product Expert, and Helen Rossiter, Learning & Talent Development leader, as they outline a step-by-step process for launching a company-wide personal development program that is employee-driven and designed to put people in the best position for success.
You'll gain insights into:
- The critical steps in nurturing a culture where each employee creates a vision for their own future
- Practical advice on how to grow a succession pool of high potential talent at all levels of the organization, aligned to business goals
- How to communicate a roadmap for future talent and skills to business leaders
- How technology can provide a foundation for personalizing the experience at scale
Learning & Talent Development Specialist at West Marine
Helen is the Learning & Talent Development Specialist at West Marine and has over 15 years of experience creating effective development programs that support company-wide initiatives in the retail industry. Helen is passionate about developing training programs designed to meet the unique needs of the ever-changing retail environment, which often requires out-of-the-box solutions to meet company needs, budgets, and various audience types.
Product Expert at Saba Software
Emily is responsible for the product marketing activities of Saba's fully integrated learning and talent management platform, Saba Cloud. As a product expert, she has line of sight into how Saba Cloud can help clients build high-impact learning cultures, embrace ongoing performance management, and increase employee engagement with valuable insights. Emily holds a Bachelor of Commerce with a Major in Marketing from Carleton University, and an MBA from Queen's University.