Valuing Workplace Skills Development

The Conference Board of Canada, April 24, 2019 at 2:00 PM ET
Live Webinar by The Conference Board of Canada

A skilled workforce is capable, adaptable, and flexible and yields both private and public returns. Individuals with advanced skills are positioned to make significant contributions to their workplaces and communities. The Conference Board of Canada and D2L have partnered to share the benefits of skills advancement in the workplace and help companies understand the need for investment in employee development.

Attend this free webinar to learn about our research findings as well as:

  • The needs and challenges of today’s skilled organizations;
  • Ideas for action to improve a modern workforce;
  • A business case to diminish today's skills gaps.

About Alison

Photo of Alison HowardAlison brings almost two decades of research and convening experience to the position of Associate Director of the Education and Strategic Initiatives group at The Conference Board of Canada. Alison has conducted extensive research on employability, language and literacy skills, credential recognition, and issues in higher education - all of which are important to Canadian labour market outcomes. She leads the Conference Board's major annual summit on Skills and Post-Secondary Education and other related research and convening activities. Alison also oversees the Leaders' Roundtable on Immigration which promotes investment in and collaborative action on immigration issues. Alison's research has also covered privacy issues, corporate community investment, issues in the food and drink sector, and in the culture sector. Alison is a graduate of the University of Guelph (Masters of Management Studies and Bachelor of Arts).

About Andra

Andra Popescu is Senior Vertical Marketing Manager, Enterprise Product Marketing at D2L Corporation. Andra is a strategist, change agent and thought leader. Her strong business acumen and inquisitive nature has proven to be critical in leadership development, change management and business transformation projects. Andra is equipped with both C-Suite strategic experience and proven tactual execution methodologies for providing innovative, research-driven solutions that improve productivity for clients in the Financial Services, Higher Education, Healthcare and Public Sector industries.