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5 Practical Ways to Make Learning a Competitive Advantage

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Presentation Summary:

Struggling to get executive sponsorship for your learning and development programs? Constrained by shrinking headcount and budget cuts? Feeling out of touch with your learners? You’re not alone. These are common concerns facing Learning leaders across the globe. I’ll share 5 practical ways to make Learning a competitive advantage. You’ll learn tips and tricks to change the conversation and win the hearts and minds of leaders and learners, alike.


Presenter Bio :

Angela Justice, PhD, is Biogen’s Chief Learning Officer. She leads global teams in R&D, Medical Affairs, Commercial, Manufacturing Operations & Technology, and corporate functions and is responsible for establishing learning as a competitive force with measurable business impact.

Previously, Angela held senior leadership positions in Global Medical Affairs and had worldwide responsibility for developing and implementing the Medical Affairs training strategy, governance, and process excellence. With deep expertise in Medical Affairs and HR, understanding of Legal and Regulatory risk areas, and broad experience as an enterprise leader, Angela has a unique ability to develop and operationalize short- and long-term strategies that are practical, scalable, and get results. She recently led a massive enterprise transformation that resulted in improved business outcomes, significant cost savings, and a revitalized culture. She has supported 7 new product launches, globally, across multiple therapeutic areas and indications. Angela has been at Biogen since July 2012.

Angela began her professional career at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant where she learned how to quickly diagnose problems and propose solutions in a wide variety of industries and gain the trust and respect of senior executives. From there, she spent 5 years at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as the Executive Vice President of the Greater Illinois Chapter. She played a key role in transforming the organization from an underperforming $5 million chapter with a one-star rating (lowest) into a $10 million chapter with a four-star rating (highest) and was awarded the “Chairman’s Award” for her innovation and leadership.

Next, Angela spent 5 years at EMD Serono where she led the transformation of their Field Medical team from reactive and transactional to proactive and focused on creating value. Angela won the “President’s Award” for this work making her the first Medical Affairs employee to achieve this coveted honor.

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