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Tuesday, April 14 • 4:30pm - 4:45pm
CLO Power Hour - Driving Business Results Through Community-based Experiential Learning

USAble Life’s lean IT shop is delivering big returns since integrating experiential learning into their L&D plan. In this power-hour talk, hear how USAble Life developed and fostered a corporate university partnership with University of Arkansas, Little Rock senior capstone program as a tool for providing students valuable real-world IT skills, while simultaneously building their talent pipeline. Encouraged by the results of their experimental learning with students, leaders have applied a similar approach with current employees and began contracting with celebrity technology consultants to gain access to new methodologies in IT.

Key takeaways:

  • Recognize how corporate university outreach programs promote an organizations brand and uncover the best talent.
  • Integrating interns when solving business challenges can bring a fresh perspective ideas.
  • Exposure to industry experts can positively impact staff engagement metrics.

Speakers
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Kendall Kirby

Vice President, Technology Solutions, USAble Life
Kendall Kirby is the vice president of technology solutions at USAble Life and has more than 27 years of information technology (IT) experience, including 20 years in the life and health insurance industry. Kirby has a diverse background in IT with technical experience as a software and web developer, network engineer, and systems analyst, and has held several positions in IT management. He returned to the USAble Life in 2008 from Arkansas Blue... Read More →


Tuesday April 14, 2015 4:30pm - 4:45pm
Grand Ballroom E-H