Excellence at Work Podcast Episode 249: How to Embrace Hands-on Learning for Vital Skills Ahead

Excellence at Work Podcast Episode 249: How to Embrace Hands-on Learning for Vital Skills Ahead

To read the Executive Interview from the podcast with Sarah Danzl, download the pdf here: https://go.brandonhall.com/Skillable_EI_249


In the current work ecosystem, with AI bringing up worrisome concerns and remote work continuing to dominate, skills determining hireability and longevity at a company are all the buzz. The World Economic Forum reveals analytical thinking, creative thinking, AI and big data will be some of the most in-demand skills by 2027.

However, the conversation about this necessary skills development for the future of work is still missing two integral parts: how and how fast. Workplaces can’t afford to waste time on ineffective learning which means doubling down on the methods that have best knowledge retention. Skills are best validated through behavior change and performance, so how can we scale that to large teams in an efficient way?

Sarah Danzl, CMO at Skillable, discusses how hands-on experiences in fully digital, real-world simulated environments with validation and a proven record of skill demonstration will benefit both the employer and the employee, all while driving impact in the learning teams across businesses, which is expected to reach $437 billion by 2030.

Speaker Bio:

Sarah Danzl serves as Chief Marketing Officer, focused on the global marketing and go-to-market strategies for Skillable.

Most recently, Sarah was Communications Officer and Vice President of Customer Marketing at Degreed. She has been actively involved in the learning space for 15 years, leading marketing and communications efforts in both corporate and startup capacities, especially thriving in high-growth SaaS environments.

When Sarah is not developing new content, she can be found experimenting with new recipes, getting involved in a local nonprofit or walking her two pitbulls at the base of the Rockies in Boulder, CO.

Host: Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group™

Rachel Cooke is Brandon Hall Group’s Chief Operating Officer and Principal HCM Analyst. She is responsible for business operations, including client and member advisory services, marketing design, annual awards programs, conferences and the company’s project management functions. She also leads Advancing Women in the Workplace and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, research and events. Rachel worked in the HCM research industry for 20+ years and held several key management and executive positions within the Talent and Learning Research, and Performance Improvement industries.

Company Bio: 

A four-time Inc. 5000 company, Skillable believes validated learning experiences will transform the way organizations upskill their customers, partners and employees. Industry leaders such as Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, Veritas and Skillsoft trust Skillable to deliver hands-on learning experiences at scale. Skillable has delivered on that promise by supporting more than one million new learners in 2022 and 25 million learning experiences in its tenure. A Brandon Hall Group™ Gold Preferred Provider®, Skillable earned a Bronze Award for Best in Education Delivered Through Technology in the 2022 Brandon Hall Group HCM Excellence Awards®.

Social Media Links:

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/skillable/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/skillable

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Skillable

Instagram: www.instagram.com/skillablelabs/

YouTube: www.youtube.com/skillable


About Brandon Hall Group™:

Brandon Hall Group™ is the only professional development company that offers data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in Human Capital Management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group™ to help them create future-proof employee development plans for the new era.

For 30 years, we have empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations around the world influencing the development of over 10 million employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards program was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the “Academy Awards of Human Capital Management.”

Our cloud-based platform delivers evidence-based insights in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR for corporate organizations and HCM solution providers.

To learn more, visit www.brandonhall.com.

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