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Speak the C-level language: Win buy-in for your learning investments

You know the importance of investing in learning and talent experience, but it can be challenging to share your vision and clearly link learning ROI to business performance for your peers and decision-makers outside of HR or L&D. CIOs and CFOs have their own sets of priorities and pains. To make an effective case and secure critical support, especially in a time of tight budgets and increased oversight, you need to speak their language, present the right proof, and prepare for their toughest questions.

Cornerstone wants to help your cause. In this presentation, Mike Bollinger, Cornerstone’s Global VP of Strategic Initiatives, welcomed special guest Katy Tynan, VP and Principal Analyst at Forrester, for a practical, interactive session. You’ll learn about :

  • Measuring what matters most to CIOs and CFOs and focusing on outcome-based metrics over vanity metrics
  • Connecting learning and performance investments to business goals and productivity
  • Overcoming common objections around investing in learning
  • Emerging trends in reporting in the age of human capital

About the speakers

Katy Tynan

VP and Principal Analyst, Employee Experience and Future of Work, Forrester

Katy works at the intersection of people and technology. With a strong focus on leadership and organizational development, Katy helps Forrester clients build a science-based approach to delivering industry-leading employee experience.

The author of numerous books and publications, Katy has deep expertise in the practice of leadership at all levels of the organization. Her most recent book, How Did I Not See This Coming? A New Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster, was published by ATD Press in 2016.

Mike Bollinger

Global VP, Strategic Initiatives, Cornerstone

Mike Bollinger is an accomplished executive with 20 years of industry experience. He has deep technology and HCM domain skills including strategic workforce planning, communications, change management, team building, business case development and leadership. Mike has in-depth knowledge and experience in effective planning, budgeting, and management as well as a comprehensive mastery of HCM technologies.

In his current role as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives with Cornerstone, he is responsible for internal research as well as strategy development around outcome-based goals. In 2020, Mike helped found and currently manages the Cornerstone People Research Lab (CPRL), whose mission is to generate data-driven discoveries about the world of work today and identify emerging trends which will give rise to new work models. Mike also collaborates with Cornerstone clients in an executive capacity as a leader, influencer, and change agent who applies expertise to complex businesses.

In his previous role, Mike led a team of industry experts who have strategic HCM Transformation conversations focused on delivering value-based customer solutions, always aligned to strategies and initiatives.

Mike speaks regularly at HCM thought leadership events such as TechHR, Unleash, Evanta, HCI, ICMI, LEHRN, and others on HR trends, business strategies, digital transformation, and how to measure the impact of HR.

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