Monica BrunacciniHead of Global Learning & Development
Shire #562 F2000
Monica Brunaccini is the Head of Global Learning and Development at Shire providing progressive and practical learning solutions for the diverse population of 23,000 employees. Monica has extensive experience partnering with organizations and all levels of leadership to foster an environment where employees are empowered to learn, grow and creatively collaborate to contribute to the organization's overall success. Monica is a passionate and progressive L&D and HR leader known for executing creative and practical solutions with sustained, measurable results in leadership development, employee engagement, talent retention and performance improvement. During her career, Monica has held various HR, LD and OD leadership positions. Prior to joining Shire, Monica worked at the CIO Executive Council as CLO, managed her own Leadership Development Coaching and Consulting business, and was Vice President of Human Resources and Business Services for Network World. Monica began her career in Financial Services where she gained knowledge and experience as a specialist in the areas of recruitment, training and development and compensation. She then moved into the healthcare and insurance industries functioning as a Human Resources leader aiding companies successfully with mergers and acquisition, and then specialized in L&D. Monica holds a MBA from Babson College and a BA in Sociology from Regis College. She is a graduate and former faculty member of the Bentley University Human Resources certificate program. Monica is also a graduate of Coach University and a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the New England Chapter of ICF (ICFNE). She is a past Co-President of ICFNE and served on the ICFNE Board for 5 years. Monica is trained and certified in numerous assessment tools. Monica also co-developed a Career Development Coaching Program for Clark University, Graduate School of Management
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.