Upcoming Speaking Engagements

You Need To Be More Strategic!

Diana Thomas & Stacey Boyle February 26, 2019 11a-12p

Have you been told that you need to be more strategic, or that you fail to see the big picture? Stephen R. Covey famously explained strategic leadership via the metaphor of jungle producers clearing land. While the managers on the jungle floor produced endless charts showing how hard everybody was working, the strategic leader was climbing a tree. Once she was looking across the jungle landscape, the strategic leader realized everybody was laboring in the wrong jungle. All the data that seemed to show success was actually irrelevant—they weren’t even clearing the right piece of land. While building their own successful careers, learning leaders Diana and Stacey have developed a practical, manageable process for building a ladder to see over the tops of the jungle trees, equipping learning leaders to focus on what’s most important to the business. Learn how to create a motivating vision, engage stakeholders, create a strategic plan that will produce wins for the business, and then execute while making data-driven decisions.

Learn to:

  • Identify the areas where learning can impact the business in ways that matter.

  • Create a development plan for taking your strategic leadership to the next level.

  • Unify your team under a clear, compelling, motivating vision.

  • Connect learning’s efforts to business results using business data.


Diana Thomas and Stacey Boyle are available to speak at public and private events. Click here for more information.


Past Speaking Engagements

How Do You Win? Taking Learning from Siloed to Strategic

Chief Learning Officer 2018 Fall Symposium

Diana Thomas & Stacey Boyle September 30, 2018, 4-5p

A winning learning organization has a vision and mission that are closely connected to corporate strategy, and everyone on the team is aligned to that vision. People on the team are enthusiastic about supporting the vision because they understand how their work connects to the organization’s success. The leader has an active, strategic role at the executive table and consistently steps back from everyday operations to evaluate everything the organization is doing. When impact on the business misses the mark, the leader has the data necessary to identify the miss and moves quickly to remedy the situation. Join the authors of “Be More Strategic in Business” to learn how to shift your learning organization from getting-stuff-done mode to critical success factor. You’ll hear best practices from winning learning organizations and learn how to apply the six factors for strategic leadership.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Develop the foundational skills necessary to come across as a strategic partner to the business.

  • Create and execute a strategic plan that supports what the organization is trying to achieve.

  • Make smart decisions and keep learning as you go to ensure you stay on top.