Udemy Connect
The Upskilling Imperative: Driving Learning Impact Through Creative Marketing & Leadership Buy-in
15th April, 2021 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM BST | Virtual
With the disruption of the workforce accelerating, the role of upskilling has taken on a new meaning. By aligning learning and development needs to company objectives organisations see a brighter, more predictable future of success.

Join Udemy and fellow People leaders to discuss new ideas, programs, and solutions to make learning core to the way we work. Shelley Osborne, VP of Learning at Udemy, will share how to build a culture of learning that aligns L&D with business objectives and drives business continuity. She will showcase a framework to integrate creativity into learning programs and promotions, as well as tactics to signal the value of learning to senior leaders in your organisation.
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The Upskilling Imperative

The Upskilling Imperative by Udemy VP of Learning Shelley Osborne is an actionable roadmap for leaders who are looking to create a culture and mindset that’s rooted in learning and prioritized across the business. In her book, Shelley challenges one-size-fits-all L&D approaches and offers a modern and inclusive five-step approach to building an organization where learning is core to unlocking innovation and performance.

What to expect

Thursday, 15 April
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm
Welcome to Udemy Connect
Today we’ll explore how to think like a marketer to motivate your workforce to embrace continuous learning and signal the value of learning to drive business continuity.
3:10 pm - 3:40 pm
The Upskilling Imperative with Shelley Osborne
Discover how to make learning core to the way we work with strategies for integrating creativity into learning programs and promotions and explore tactics to signal the value of learning to senior leaders in your organisation.
3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Interactive Workshop
Through guided small group exercises with peers, you’ll explore how to motivate employees to embrace continuous learning and discuss tactics for incorporating learning into everything they do.
4:10 pm - 4:25 pm
Key Takeaways
We’ll come together to share key takeaways and discuss how you can start to apply these learnings within your organization today.
4:25 pm - 4:30 pm
Closing Remarks


Shelley Osborne
Vice President of Learning,
Shelley Osborne
Shelley Osborne has over fifteen years of experience across the education, consulting, and corporate sectors. She is the Vice President of Learning at Udemy, where she leads the company’s learning strategy and continuous upskilling of employees globally. Before that, Shelley was the Vice President of Learning & Development at Farside HR Solutions, where she advised early- and late-stage companies on talent leadership, management training, and soft-skills development. Shelley speaks regularly at industry events and has provided expert commentary to numerous publications, including The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Fast Company, Inc., and more. Shelley is the author of the McGraw Hill book, The Upskilling Imperative: Five Ways to Make Learning Core to the Way We Work.