Udemy Connect
The Upskilling Imperative: Developing and Fostering Agile Learners
March 4th, 2021 | 14:00 - 15:30 PM AEDT | 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 to help drive business outcomes. Shelley Osborne, VP of Learning at Udemy, will share a framework for improving retention and engagement by empowering employees to adopt a growth mindset and share tactics you can implement to promote change agility within your organisation.

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The Upskilling Imperative

The Upskilling Imperative by Udemy Vice President 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 prioritised 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 organisation where learning is core to unlocking innovation and performance.

What to expect

Thursday, March 4
2:00 pm - 2:05 pm
Welcome to Udemy Connect
Today we’ll explore how to develop and foster agile learners to help your organisation drive business outcomes.
2:05 pm - 2:30 pm
The Upskilling Imperative with Shelley Osborne, Vice President of Learning at Udemy
Discover how to make learning core to the way we work with strategies for promoting change agility and tactics for implementing learning programs that improve employee engagement and retention.
2:30 pm - 2:40 pm
Wellness Break
Enhance focus with a guided wellness break led by Udemy experts.
2:40 pm - 3:20 pm
Interactive Workshop
Put your learnings into practice with an activity aimed at promoting change agility at your organisation. Through guided reflection and small group exercises with peers, you’ll discover key learnings and explore how to implement self-directed learning initiatives to drive real business impact.
3:20 pm - 3:30 pm
Key Takeaways
We’ll come together to share key takeaways and discuss how you can start to apply these learnings within your organisation today.


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.