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Corporate sustainability executive and talent management expert to address how HR and Learning leaders can integrate and scale sustainability to improve corporate culture, decision making and performance
Submitted by: Tripos Software, Inc.
Posted: Jul 31, 2013 – 10:48 AM EST
SAN FRANCISCO and RESTON, Va., Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - Tripos Software, a leading provider of sustainability management tools, online learning and employee engagement solutions, today announced that CEO and Co-founder Grant Ricketts will be the keynote speaker at the SALT Interactive Learning Technologies Conference on August 14, 2013 in Reston, VA. During his talk, Ricketts will discuss the importance for HR, Learning and Talent leaders to embrace sustainability in employee development and engagement programs in order to address business challenges and risks posed by climate change and global warming. Ricketts, a former vice president and founding member of Saba Software (NASDAQ: SABA) is a well-recognized industry expert on enterprise learning governance, talent alignment and change management and has pioneered methodologies to embed employee-led sustainability efforts deeper into business functions and talent lifecycle processes.
The talk, entitled "Learning Does Have a Second Life" will address how organizations use learning to give employees the knowledge and tools to drive sustainability initiatives and align behaviors in response to emerging market threats and opportunities. Integrating employee-led sustainability initiatives with learning and talent development processes is the strategy behind the solutions offered by Tripos Software. The company’s role-based online learning programs and engagement tools, Sustainability In Practice™ are being used by the U.S. Postal Service and other private and public sector companies to lead transformational change internally.
“Organizations are affected by a wide range of sustainability issues and need to engage their people across many different job functions to address the challenges and opportunities they face,” says Ricketts. “The SALT Conference is an ideal forum to engage HR and Learning leaders as key stakeholders who can help their organizations integrate and scale sustainability by using their clout to push sustainability training throughout the organization.”
“Sustainability is emerging as an important topic for the HR and Learning professional community. Grant’s background as a learning management professional as well as sustainability executive brings credibility to both sides of this discussion,” says John Fox, Executive Director of SALT. “We’re excited to have Grant Ricketts as the keynote speaker at our Interactive Learning Technologies Conference this August.”
Although many companies have initiated employee engagement programs around sustainability using “green teams,” competitions, volunteerism and other tactics – companies still struggle with how to integrate employee-level sustainability into their culture, decision making and operating practices. The move from Employee Engagement 1.0 to Employee Engagement 2.0 requires collaborating with HR and Talent leaders as well as integrating functional expertise and line of business operations to help companies fully realize the business, environmental and societal benefits of sustainability.
WHO: Grant Ricketts, CEO and Co-founder of Tripos Software, Inc. and former Vice President and founding member of Saba Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SABA)
WHAT: Learning Does Have a Second Life – “The Art of Integrating Sustainability with Business Strategy and Job Performance”
WHEN: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 9:00am
WHERE: SALT Interactive Learning Technologies Conference, Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel, Reston, Virginia
About Tripos Software
Tripos Software (www.TriposSoftware.com) provides solutions for sustainability-minded organizations who want to drive improved results through broadened employee participation and engagement. Tripos offers content, software tools, and services to educate people and build awareness about sustainable business practices, engage people in sustainability initiatives, build sustainability centers of excellence, and provide visibility into sustainability performance. Its solutions are used by the U.S. Postal Service and other private and public sector companies.
About The Society for Applied Learning Technology (SALT)
Founded in 1972, Society for Applied Learning Technology® (www.SALT.org) is a professional membership organization that focuses on knowledge sharing and communication in the field of instructional technology. SALT conferences provide attendees with an opportunity to become familiar with the latest technical information on application possibilities, technologies and methodologies for implementation. In addition they provide a venue for interaction with other professionals in the field.
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