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

Gretchen Lumsden

Director, Leadership and Executive Development
The Home Depot

Gretchen Lumsden is Director of Leadership and Executive Development at The Home Depot. In this capacity, Gretchen has responsibility for the leadership development strategy across all levels of leadership. Her team develops solutions targeting all stages of a leader’s journey including onboarding, continuous development, and high potential programs.  Prior to assuming her current role, Gretchen held positions of increasing responsibility in Talent Acquisition, Talent Management, Organizational Development, and Executive Development.

Before joining The Home Depot in August of 2004, Gretchen was with General Mills, serving for six years in various Human Resources and Finance positions.

Gretchen is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota.

Gretchen currently resides in Roswell, Georgia with her husband and young twins.







8:05 AM Panel: Are We Ready To Meet the Modern Learner? Building the Right Infrastructure & Capabilities to Meet the Needs of a New Generation

Today’s modern learner is impatient, overwhelmed and frustrated.  They desire flexibility in where and how they learn, and have only a small amount of time to focus on training and development. How do we as learning leaders address these radical shifts? How do we provide nontraditional training and delivery to accommodate their need for just in time everything? Are we finding microlearning, mobile, communities of practice, on-demand performance support and curation to be effective? To remain relevant as a business function, L&D must understand the needs of modern learner while delivering training that is sustainable and measurable.  This very real discussion will cut through the noise and open up to the challenges facing learning professionals today.

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

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