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Is it Time to Ditch Training—and Replace It with Something Better?

  • 12/06/2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online (Link Sent in Confirmation Email)


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Is it Time to Ditch Training—and Replace It with Something Better?

How do we differentiate between “training” and “learning”? Some may think of them as synonymous terms, but many of us would interpret them differently, including researchers. For instance, training is transactional, and learning is progressive. The moments when we say, “Let me look it up.”, “I’m just thinking about it.”, or “Can we talk about it soon?”, driven by the learner’s availability and motives, are most effective. In real life, we also gain knowledge and insights outside of a dedicated training environment. As humans, we also do not necessarily learn from a structured, linear order of topics. Even with advanced technology, we cannot underestimate the importance of the human element. 

Today’s organizations face challenges of emerging social movements and rapid change resulting from automation, digitalization, and artificial intelligence. Most organizational changes require behavior change for success. In this interactive webinar, we will discuss the differences between training and learning. We will explore the design considerations for learning strategies that are not one-and-done but sustainably drive behavior change within organizations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the differences between training and learning
  2. Define an outcome-driven learning strategy
  3. Describe the design considerations of a learning strategy that sustainably drives behavior change
Yi Brennan


Yi Breneman is the Director of Professional Development & Learning at the ACMP - Midwest Chapter. Yi's passion has always been to help others learn, grow, and collaborate in a change environment. Currently, Yi is a learning director supporting Walmart’s Global Controllership organization and previously led global learning teams at United Airlines and PricewaterhouseCoopers. With 13 years of client service experience and leading performance solutions and learning strategies, Yi has an aptitude for supporting performance and learning initiatives such as talent development, role-based learning strategies, upskilling, and reskilling programs are tailored to support change. Prior clients include Fortune 500 companies from retail, banking, healthcare, insurance, and utility industries.

Yi is also a doctoral candidate as part of the Leadership & Learning in Organizations program at Vanderbilt University. As a woman of color with a profound appreciation for cultures, Yi has traveled to countries across four continents. Yi now calls Chicago home while enjoying giving back to the community serving non-profit and cultural institutions.

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