May 16 - 18, 2018
Loews Hotel, Atlanta, GA

Deborah Wiest

Vice President, Training & Development
UnitedHealth Group #6 F500

Deborah Wiest is the Vice President of United HealthcareNetwork Services Learning and Development, where she is currently leading thebuild out, development and expansion of an internal university experienceserving the United Healthcare Provider Experience and Network Servicesorganization. As an organizational learning and performance improvementleader, Deb has over 25 years of experience in learning and development,performance solutions, leadership development, and operations acrossmultiple industries. 

Deb began her career with a national marketing firmas Director of Training and Account Management.  She subsequentlyjoined CIGNA Medicare, where she successfully developed andfacilitated leadership training, coaching, and processimprovement workshops as part of CIGNA’s Medicare Services OrganizationCorporate University. Deb served as Senior Director of Training, QualityAssurance and Knowledge Management for Xcel Energy and as SeniorDirector of Learning and Performance Solutions for DirecTV, where she led theorganization responsible for supporting the performance of 18,000sales and service representatives across 32 call centers. During hertenure at DirecTV, she received a Silver Learning in Practice Awardin Strategic Alliances from Chief Learning Officer magazine forcreating an innovative blended learning solution. Prior toJoining United Healthcare, Deb served as Vice President of Business Learning forCharles Schwab, leading product, systems and skills based training for bothinstitutional and investor services.



4:45 PM Panel: Turning Dispassionate Learners Into Dedicated & Inspired Ones: A Step-By-Step Guide to Implementing Self-Directed Learning

This session will highlight the revolutionary shift away from traditional classroom-based learning to self-paced realities. Attendees will hear about the powerful features and benefits of a SDL program, including; flexibility, responsibility, relevancy, ownership and empowerment. .
-Hear how SDL can facilitate the creation of a robust and sustainable learning culture
-Discuss the business need for guarantee, but the L&D difficulty of showing this as a conclusive result  
-Highlight the digital tools and technologies that facilitate SDL
- Hear how bite-sized adaptive learning fits into the SDL journey 


Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Deborah.

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