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Learning + Development Specialist at GLY

October 23, 2018 8:47 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

The Learning + Development Specialist at GLY is responsible for driving the success of our world class training initiatives and programs. In this role, the Specialist identifies, analyzes and fulfills ongoing training and developmental needs across the company, from the field to the office and beyond. The Learning + Development Specialist is a member of the HR Team, and reports to the Director of Human Resources.


 Partner with HR and Senior Management to identify and establish strategies for meeting GLY’s Learning + Development program objectives.

 Conduct annual Training Needs Analysis and participate in annual Business Planning to track and manage all training related initiatives. Track measurable goals and objectives based on the results of comprehensive analysis of individual, project, department, and overall business based needs.

 Oversee and support curriculum development and / or facilitate training in support of the training priorities, initiatives and objectives established year over year [such as LEAN, Sustainability, VDC, Safety, engineering competencies, leadership development, and other soft & technical skills training]. Coordinate content approval as needed by key stakeholders.

 Design and create virtual training content, including appropriate “knowledge management” sites and other live feed, web-based, e-learning and mobile learning resources.

 Continuously identify and engage SMEs and potential trainers / consultants [internal and external] for all existing and emerging training and development programs. Provide content, presentation, and materials development as needed.

 Develop career maps and learning paths for each position, and relate those to a variety of professional opportunities within the organization. Continuously asses and monitor training needs for each position to keep learning paths up to date.

 Proactively work on individual career path planning. Assist employees and their managers in identifying training and development goals as part of the annual appraisal and goal setting processes.

 Support the R&D of new technology on projects, and if successful, lead company wide implementation training.

 Develop and manage the training budget, and chair the Curriculum Coommittee.

 Leverage the Learning Management System [Saba] in service of streamlining learning and development to the greatest degree possible. Ensure that accurate documentation of employee training, requirements,and progress takes place. Track all professional accreditations and licensures, and keep all accredited / licensed employees up to date on credentialing requirements.

 Oversee the scheduling and coordination of all training events; develop, maintain, update and distribute the training calendar. Work with Administrators to complete external conference and course enrollment/registration, and any associated travel and lodging.

 Source speakers for training component of various corporate events including offsite retreats, management and departmental meetings, and other programs as required.

 Support other Human Resource department functions as needed and assigned.


 Five or more years experience in an instructional design, training and development role, preferably within the AEC industry.

 Experience in full-spectrum curriculum development [including digital, video, e-learning, live facilitation, etc.]; knowledge of Adult Learning Theory and practices as well as Instructional Design and curriculum development.

 Excellent facilitation and presentation skills. Demonstrated capability to engage, inspire and teach adult learners at all levels.

 Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Education, Communication, Instructional Design, Industrial Psychology, Organizational Development or related field preferred.

 Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills; ability to write clearly for publications and presentations. Extremely well organized, focused and self-starting.


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ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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