Rob Garris

Managing Director for Leadership Development, Trinity Church Wall Street

Rob Garris serves as Managing Director for Leadership Development at Trinity Church Wall Street. He is responsible for the development of the Trinity Leadership Initiative (TLI), a global collaborative network of partners that will offer leadership development programs combining the inspiration of faith with the practical skills leaders need to be effective in the world. The TLI will bring together mission-driven lay leaders and clergy, train them to gather and empower communities for a changing world, and network them into a global cohort for leadership learning. Rob has built innovative international education programs at universities and foundations for more than twenty years, working for Schwarzman Scholars (a new leadership development program in China), the Rockefeller Foundation, Columbia University, and John’s Hopkins School of International Affairs. Rob received his PhD in History from the University of North Carolina, where he specialized in immigration and urban policy.

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET

Monday Nov. 16

Reimagine Learning and Talent Development (Panel Discussion)

Could the pandemic be a black swan moment for innovation in workplace learning? Whether it be in-person leadership programs, technical training, or onboarding, we have had months of disruption in most parts of the world. And when lives return to “normal”, things will not just snap back to the old ways. After months of social engagement and technological immersion, workplace learners and business leaders will have a different standard with regard to how they want to engage and learn.

In this panel discussion, you will learn how the challenges of the last few months serve as an opportunity and an impetus for change, and a catalyst for much-needed force of innovation. We will discuss how to reimagine a future-proof L&D sector, and how to develop new and improved learning habits in your organization. We will explore various case studies of transformative learning initiatives, share lessons learned and best practices with learning journeys that include different modalities of immersive learning, in-the-workflow performance support, coaching, and other learning components, and share how to identify and measure the impact of these learning initiatives.