Tomissa Smittendorf

Director of Sales Learning & Development, Kellogg Company

Tomissa Smittendorf leads a high-performance sales L&D team that focuses on the commercial capabilities needed to be best-in-class. Tomissa is seen as having a transformation drive with a make-it-happen spirit. She ties learning to business solutions and consults with leaders to understand and overcome business challenges. Her ability to demonstrate a holistic view of the business comes from 30 years of CPG experience and having worked in retail sales, supply chain, sales, finance, customer service, HR, and DSD. In addition, Tomissa holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Siena Heights University.

12:00 - 12:45 PM ET

Wednesday Nov. 18

Revolutionizing L&D: Having a Seat at the Executive Table

Organizations that view Learning & Development as critical to business success are continuing to deliver top performance as compared to their peers. But what are those organizations doing differently? If you have a seat at the table, Learning & Development can be seen as a competitive advantage. But how do we make that happen?

In this session, you will learn why building an L&D strategy that is deeply aligned and integrated with the business is imperative, and explore specific strategies to drive that change in your organization. You will discuss how to be an enabler that ties learning to business solutions, how to be a strategic influencer that helps the company overcome business challenges, and how to be that business partner that enables employees to improve their job performance.

In this session, you will learn:

  • The importance of enabling the company to overcome business challenges with a strong change management plan
  • The importance of being connected both internally and externally
  • How to be that strategic influencer in your organization