Black & Veatch Learning and Development Manager, Leader and Professional Development in Overland Park, Kansas

Learning and Development Manager, Leader and Professional Development

KS-Overland Park


Date published:7-Jun-2017

Opportunity:Experienced Hire

Business Line:Corporate-HR

Business Plan:ADM


Primary Purpose:

Leads professional skills, project management, leadership and executive development programs and associated staff on a global, organization-wide basis, including establishment of competency-based development frameworks, executive and team assessment strategy and administration, leader coaching and mentoring programs, formal career development programs, nomination-based leadership programs, global manager/supervisor programs and resources, cross-organizational professional development, project management and global on-boarding.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides leadership and oversight of the design, development and delivery of a wide range of leadership and executive development programs and resources, working through a team of multiple direct reports, as well as a variety of cross-organizational project teams, senior leader faculty, external vendors and dotted line relationships among the HR/learning community.

• Works closely with the Director, Global Talent Development to set the department strategy, priorities and budget, and manages the associated projects throughout the year.

• Leads strategy and execution of leadership and team assessments and coaching, including vendor management, certifications, selection of instruments, process education, monitoring and quality

• Oversees the global on-boarding program and champions process/resource enhancements through the global HR community

• Oversees the design, development and delivery of general resources and programs for professional skills development across the organization, including career development frameworks and programs

• Builds and implements leadership competency frameworks and models; leads the standards and practices for developing and implementing competency models for specific functions through coordination with the global HR and learning and development professionals network

• Manages assigned portion of annual budget for Talent Development

• Collaborates closely with other learning and development/training managers across the organization to establish consistent standards and practices for learning design, development and delivery of learning programs and resources, learning technology and infrastructure; serves on global learning and development council

• Maintains current understanding of trends and best practices in global talent development; drives change and improvement projects as appropriate in this area

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, organizational development/behavior/psychology, communication, or instructional design; Master’s degree strongly preferred

Experience: 12+ year’s progressively responsible and complex experience in learning and development program design and leadership, executive assessment, coaching and development, performance management and general talent development

Preferred Job Qualifications:

• Strategic thinking and analytical/planning skills; ability to translate business needs into learning and development plans, programs and solutions; can conceptualize and build comprehensive, yet concise, frameworks for developing talent

• Adept at state-of-the art learning program design, development and delivery for all organizational levels

• Strong change leadership skills; versed and experienced in classic organizational change models and methods; high level of executive presence and influencing skills to work with officers and senior executives in a coaching capacity and to engage in development/delivery of learning programs

• Proven project management and organizational skills; can drive completion of value-added projects with complex organizational relationships, varying degrees of resources and tight timeframes; experience project managing the training design and production (development) process

• Excellent team leadership skills; manages both direct and indirect reporting relationships and builds individual and team capabilities through direction, collaboration, feedback and coaching

• Global business and cultural program leadership capabilities; experience building and delivering resources and programs for developing talent across multiple countries and functions/businesses

• Ability to use Microsoft Office applications

• Knowledge of and proven ability to apply adult learning principles to program design and delivery

• General knowledge of learning technologies, including use of an LMS, eLearning and mLearning, etc.

• Ability to deal effectively with obstacles to progress in order to maintain project momentum.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic, deadline-driven environment.

• Ability to ask appropriate questions and probe for understanding and work in collaboration with others to achieve desired results.

• Ability to communicate through verbal and written means with individuals, small groups and in front of large audiences at all levels of the organization; strong platform presentation and group facilitation skills

• Multi-tasking ability to manage several deliverables across more than one client group consecutively

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