SOURCE: GlobalEnglish Corporation

GlobalEnglish Corporation

December 09, 2011 08:00 ET

GlobalEnglish to Host Free Webinar With Leading Expert Charles Jennings on Harnessing the Power of Experiential and Social Learning at Work

Participants to Learn How to Create High-Performance Organizations Through Learning Innovation

BRISBANE, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 9, 2011) - GlobalEnglish Corporation (, the leading provider of on-demand software to advance Enterprise Fluency™ for global organizations, will host an online conversation with Charles Jennings, Managing Director of Duntroon Associates and former Chief Learning Officer of Thomson Reuters, to discuss the fundamental shift in learning in the extended workplace and its increasingly critical value in creating high-performance global organizations. The free webinar, "The New Frontier for Learning in the Global Workplace", will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 7:00 a.m. PST/4:00 p.m. CET. Webinar participants will gain insights on how to transform the Learning & Development department from a cost center to a profit center using new approaches and tools.

A new frontier for learning on the job has arrived to replace the traditional classroom training model, which has proven to be ineffective for global workers who need immediate performance support, as well as a high-cost investment that is hard to scale and measure consistently. There is growing awareness that more learning occurs outside of traditional courses, curricula and classrooms and it's causing considerable disruption inside multinational corporations. Adding to this dilemma is the exponential growth in new geo-markets, compounded with the need for better organizational performance, business agility, and high-quality output. On-the-job and socially-driven training lets employees learn while doing, diminishing company investment, increasing critical job skills more rapidly, and driving better organizational performance.

"Research tells us that between 70 to 90 percent of what employees need to know and do, they learn in the workplace rather than in formal learning environments. When working is learning, then learning is working," says Charles Jennings, a leading thinker and practitioner in the areas of performance improvement, change management, and learning. "Smart companies realize they need their employee development to be aligned with their business objectives."

The 45-minute webinar on global learning and performance strategies will address the following topics:

  • Why classroom performance is not a good indicator of workplace performance
  • Why context is replacing content as the key factor in workplace learning
  • How to use the 70:20:10 framework to allocate resources and approach employee development
  • How to leverage social and mobile technologies to amplify productivity and performance across markets
  • How to view the responsibilities of the corporate learning function through a strategic lens
  • Why Enterprise Fluency is critical to company performance on a global scale

Presenters will include Mahesh Ram, Chief Executive Officer of GlobalEnglish, and Charles Jennings, Managing Director of Duntroon Associates and former Chief Learning Officer of Thomson Reuters. Ram is passionate about innovative technologies that drive organizational performance through on-demand technologies. For more than a decade, he's partnered with global companies to drive enterprise performance gains with GlobalEnglish's cutting-edge formal and informal Business English support tools. Jennings has more than 30 years of experience in both the business and learning practitioner sides of performance improvement and effective learning solutions.

"The ability to access almost anything with the touch of a button is changing the way businesses are run, the way that people consume content, and, ultimately, how employees receive corporate training and improve their skills while at work," says Mahesh Ram, Chief Executive Officer at GlobalEnglish. "In 2012, companies will continue to redesign their learning and development programs to be social, on-demand experiences that integrate learning while working. Many of the world's smartest companies are already seeing dramatic global productivity gains and cost savings, not to mention improved business performance, as a result of making this new approach a reality."

About GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish offers solutions to improve Enterprise Fluency™: the communication and collaboration that drives high performance in a global economy. A key component of Enterprise Fluency is the measure of a company's ability to apply company-wide gains in Business English skills to improve the ease with which global teams can communicate and collaborate with each other and the effectiveness with which the company can operate across country borders.

GlobalEnglish has more than 500 enterprises partnering with the company globally, including BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Cisco, Deloitte, GlaxoSmithKline, Hilton, John Deere, Procter & Gamble and Unisys. Its comprehensive, on-demand software solutions are available in 15 languages for instant, on-the-job support for business tasks in English -- such as collaborating, writing emails and developing presentations -- and proven programs for building lasting Business English proficiency. Headquartered in Brisbane, California, the company has offices in 30 countries and the global reach to support multinational companies in any country worldwide.

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