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Making a Business Case for Soft Skills


 Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM EST

Duration: 60-minutes

Soft skills may be the most critical need in business today, given the pace of change in job requirements. In fact, our research indicates that 63% of L&D leaders see a skills gap in soft skills – far more than the gap they see in technical and functional skills.

Join the webinar to hear what L&D leaders around the country told us about:

  1. The criticality of soft skills
  2. The soft skills gap in their organizations
  3. What they’re doing to measure and address the gap

Attendees can download a white paper with the results of our latest research.


Sponsored by:

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Speakers:

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   Michelle Eppler

   Dean, College of Continuing and Professional Education

   Executive Director, Human Capital Lab  

   Bellevue University

Dr. Eppler earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Her dual roles as Dean of Continuing and Professional Education and head of the Human Capital Lab give her the flexibility and background to create, evaluate and adjust learning programs that meet the need to professionals and the companies they work for. The Human Capital Lab created and administers the Power Skills PRO™, a gap analysis of critical soft skills.

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   Sarah Kimmel

   Vice President, Research & Advisory Services    

   Human Capital Media

Sarah Kimmel oversees the research division of Human Capital Media, which publishes Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management and Workforce magazines. She develops and delivers research and analysis that is relevant and important to human capital leaders across a broad range of human resource disciplines.

Before joining the company in 2012, Kimmel accrued more than 12 years of experience as a business research consultant on human capital projects, specializing in learning, performance, leadership development and knowledge management. As a learning research strategist on Accenture’s global capability development strategy team, she applied special expertise in the design, implementation and analysis of learning research, including human capital program measurement strategy.

Kimmel received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Shimer College and attended graduate school in the Master of Arts program in social sciences at the University of Chicago.