Learn iT! Adds Global Organization Development Guru as VP of Professional Development
SAN FRANCISCO, March 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Corporate training company, Learn iT!, announced today that organizational development strategist, Rich Elderkin, has joined the company as Vice President of Professional Development. Elderkin comes to Learn iT! with over 20 years of developing and integrating change management and leadership development practices for Fortune 200 companies internationally. Having worked as the Director of Learning and Development (L&D) for Abbott Diagnostics, Chiron, Qiagen and most recently, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Elderkin brings his L&D Talent Acquisition expertise to grow Learn iT!'s brand.
Based at Learn iT! San Francisco Headquarters, Elderkin will be responsible for creating high impact solutions for Learn iT! customers by augmenting the existing framework and introducing future facing, forward thinking learning methods such as:
- Behavioral assessments
- On-the-job training
- Executive coaching
Elderkin will also be charged with developing Learn iT!'s Organization & Development Consulting practice.
"Today's workforce is changing at a startling pace. It is impossible not to see this and I knew it was important to look externally to ensure Learn iT! was on the cutting edge of L&D. Within 15 minutes of our initial conversation, I knew Rich had a future-focused vision to lead Learn iT! in this direction." Damon Lembi, CEO of Learn iT!
Following a recent acquisition and a strong year of growth in 2016, Learn iT! has set its sights on increasing its ability to help partners and clients address common business challenges. Learn iT! has invested in R&D to support partners and clients to: attract and retain top talent, integrate change management practices, and create an organizational-wide learning culture across diversified industries and global markets.
The ability to deliver blended learning and meet the needs of employees who do not have a lot of time or additional resources is a pressing need for today's companies. It's about making learning impactful and convenient. I will work to ensure Learn iT! is strategically positioned to meet this need." Rich Elderkin, VP Professional Development, Learn iT!
About Learn iT!
Founded in 1995 and based in downtown San Francisco, Learn iT! is a leading learning & development organization which provides clientele of all sizes with custom learning solutions, offering over 6,150 courses via face-to-face, remote and on-demand. As a result, individuals across any skill level and background, can learn and develop their skills in leadership, emotional intelligence, project management, conflict resolution, and presentation skills.
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