Learning & Talent Development Program Manager - Leadership Development

ApplyBoard

Kitchener City, Ontario, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: HR
  • Post Date: 05/23/2021
  • Website: applyboard.com
  • Company Address:

About ApplyBoard

At ApplyBoard, we believe that education is a right, not a privilege. We empower people around the world to access the best education available. Through our platform and team of experts, we streamline the application process, from submission to enrolment, assisting thousands of students to pursue their dreams of studying abroad.

Job Description

g a movement - an education revolution. We’re building a world where anyone, anywhere can have access to the best education regardless of where they were born. At our core, we believe education is a right, not a privilege. To that end, we’re building a company and a suite of products to lead the charge in transforming access to education. ApplyBoard is an online platform that empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions. We simplify the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process. Not only do we help students with their study abroad journey, but we also help academic institutions to find the best students globally. Our goal is to help enable better, more diverse, schools that are enriched with cultures from all over the world.

 
The Role
In this newly created Learning & Talent Development Partner/Program Manager - Leadership Development role, we are looking for an experienced, collaborative leadership facilitator and program manager to identify and build ApplyBoard’s management and leadership development solutions, addressing leaders and managers greatest challenges. Working closely in partnership with the Head of Global Leadership & OD, HRBPs, senior leaders and our learning design team, you will build high-trust relationships and identify, plan, design, develop, implement and assess scalable management development programming and initiatives as well as targeted leadership development programs and custom solutions. This is an exciting opportunity to help one of Canada’s fastest-growing EdTech firms establish a unified leadership (behavioural) standard for all AB people managers globally, effectively enabling our managers and leaders to grow and develop their people at every level in the organization. This is a key strategic role creating the programs, tools, processes and experiences which help our leaders keep pace with the continued growth of the business, protect and strengthen our culture and create a winning ApplyBoard employee experience globally.
 
The ideal candidate is a strong relationship builder with a bias for action, strong experience building and leading in-person leadership skill building workshops, team development events, virtual learning experiences and on-demand learning resources. You are a collaborative program manager with a growth mindset, global orientation, cultural sensitivity and the ability to work effectively across cultures and geographies to gain support for and deliver global programming and development solutions. 
 
Location: KW or GTA, Ontario or India

Responsibilities:

    • Member of global Learning & Talent Development team who partners closely with senior leaders, People & Culture (HRBPs), managers across the organization; builds a clear understanding of the key challenges, opportunities and skill gaps facing our emerging leaders, team leads, managers and senior leadership
    • Builds and conducts a leadership needs assessment (LNA) to identify, plan, design, develop, implement and assess scalable management development programming and initiatives as well as targeted leadership development programs and custom solutions, in partnership with our learning design team.
    • Partners closely with the Global Head of Leadership & OD, executive team, P&C leadership team and senior leaders to co-develop a unified leadership (behavioural) standard for all AB people managers globally; leads/manages the development of ApplyBoard’s Careers (Competency) Framework.
    • Works in partnership with peers and senior leaders across each key business unit to identify key performance, skills & knowledge gaps, prioritizing actions and creating business-driven development solutions
    • Program manager for all leadership/management development curriculum and programming for organization; owns the strategy, content development and delivery of all manager and leadership development programs within global Talent Development offering.
    • Assesses learning and development needs through surveys, interviews, focus groups, and communication with managers, facilitators/trainers, and subject matter experts.
    • Creates and/or partners within learning, talent development and internal teams to develop or curate a leadership toolkit to support key leadership practices, processes, guides, job aids, digital learning assets and course materials. 
    • Facilitates in-person and virtual leadership development workshops, management development courses and programs using a variety of instructional formats including group discussion, case study, business simulations, lecture, videos to ensure engagement, knowledge transfer and measurable skill development take place
    • Work closely with internal teams to ensure seamless integration of new manager/leadership development solutions within existing learning & talent development offerings.
    • Coaches leaders to live our company values and culture, deliver A+ customer experiences and employee experiences and help their team members grow and develop
    • Highly skilled at coaching and debriefing personal psychometric profile reports (ie. DISC, Insights Discovery, MBTI) and leading team effectiveness workshops 
    • Assesses leadership development solutions and training materials; develops appropriate mechanisms to measure learning impact.
    • Evaluate the business impact of leadership programs using learning and performance metrics; tracks training activity in global LMS (Workday)
    • Maintains current knowledge of trends and research in the leadership and talent development industry.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management, Adult Training & Development, Organizational Behaviour, Psychology, Education or equivalent, ideally within a hyper-growth, fast scaling technology organization. 
    • Prior people management experience an asset.
    • At least 8 years of experience in leadership development, management training, learning design and group facilitation.
    • Strong consulting experience ideally with ability to influence and manage upwards.   
    • Proven expertise conducting learning needs assessments, analyzing and prioritizing manager and leadership development needs linked to needed business outcomes
    • Certified in psychometric assessment tools an asset (ie. DISC, Insights Discovery, MBTI)
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; operates well across geographies.
    • Strong program/project management and group facilitation skillset.
    • Works well in hyper-growth environments; executes with in ambiguity.
    • Adept with a variety of multimedia training platforms and methods.
    • Ability to evaluate and research training options and alternatives.
    • Ability to design and implement effective learning and development experiences. 
    • Extremely proficient with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite and project management tools and/or software.
    • Experience tracking training events/activity within LMS (Workday Learning) an asset.
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard; however, only those applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we believe in providing equal opportunity regardless of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. Please let us know if you require accommodation during the recruitment process. 
 
Life at ApplyBoard:
By joining our team, you have the opportunity to join the fastest-growing technology company in Canada, with many opportunities for growth and advancement. Work alongside a globally diverse team of over 800 team members based in 18 countries, who represent over 30 nationalities and speak more than 40 languages.
 
Make a difference in the lives of thousands of students as they explore educational opportunities. Want to learn more about Life at ApplyBoard, be sure to follow us on our Life at ApplyBoard Instagram. 
 
About ApplyBoard
ApplyBoard simplifies the study abroad search, application, and acceptance process by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on one platform. To date, ApplyBoard has become the world’s largest online platform for international student recruitment, assisting more than 100,000 students with their educational journey.
 
 In 2019, ApplyBoard was named the fastest-growing technology company in Canada by Deloitte, ranking #1 on the Technology Fast 50™ list. In 2020, ApplyBoard announced a C$170M Series C funding on a C$2B valuation, reaching a ‘Unicorn’ status. This funding will allow us to further invest in our technology, grow our team, and serve more students on our mission to educate the world. 
Thank you for your interest in ApplyBoard. Please note that only qualified applicants that have been selected for an interview will be contacted.  
 
At ApplyBoard, we understand the value of having a diverse team. That’s why we provide equal opportunity to applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, family status, genetic characteristics, disability, and conviction. If you require an accommodation to submit an application and/or during the interview process, please notify the Talent Acquisition Team at [email protected] Requests will be addressed confidentially.

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