By Sharla Hooper
Association for Talent Development Utah Chapter annual conference focuses on learning insights
University of Phoenix announces today that Raghu Krishnaiah, chief operating officer, will be the closing keynote speaker at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Utah Chapter’s 18th Annual Workplace Learning Insights Conference, held virtually on September 21-23. Krishnaiah will provide an address on Friday, September 23, titled “Mind the (Skills) Gap – Fueling Talent Engines for Growth.”
The ATD Utah chapter is recognized as a Chapter of Excellence and the leading organization in Utah for workplace learning professionals, providing a forum for professional development opportunities and resources to improve the workplace. At this event, Krishnaiah will share how companies can focus on skills to identify talent development opportunities and skills gaps, help improve performance, more rapidly fill open roles from within, and create opportunities for growth with their employees, through both traditional and non-traditional approaches.
“Skills should not be siloed as a separate talent development effort. Understanding needed skills throughout an organization – and creating opportunities to gain those skills – should be part of the overall business strategy for measures including cost-savings, performance, retention, and equity,” states Krishnaiah. “University of Phoenix has identified the opportunities and steps to support this type of strategic approach to skills, and how it can help empower students and workers to improve their career mobility and trajectory.”
Krishnaiah’s career as a seasoned change agent and strategist spans more than 20 years of progressive P&L management, strategy, sales and marketing, product, operations, technology, human resources, and data-analytics responsibilities. As the Chief Operating Officer at University of Phoenix, Krishnaiah is instrumental in the transformation of the University and responsible for all operating strategy and results. Krishnaiah earned both a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
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