Udemy Presents

How to Build a Learning Strategy That Delivers Business Outcomes

Thur, September 23, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm EST | Virtual

In today’s business environment it’s more important than ever to ensure that your investment in learning is aligned with your company’s strategic goals. As an L&D leader, you are responsible for demonstrating ROI back to the executive team.

At this session, we will delve into the critical success factors required to help align learning strategy to business outcomes so you can maximize your learning investment.

We’re excited to be joined by Spring Lacy, VP Head of Learning & Development at Prudential and Jennifer Kolodner, Director, Learning and Development Administration at Freedom Mortgage, who will share their insights into how they have taken the learning strategy to the next level and set up their organization for future success.

Key Takeaways Include:
– Examine learning as a way to maintain retention and employee engagement
– How to deconstruct and augment career paths through learning
– Ways you can strengthen offerings by incorporating learning technologies

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What to expect

Thursday, September 23
11:00 am - 11:10 am
Welcome from Udemy
11:10 am - 11:15 am
A quick game of Kahoots
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Leaders Panel Discussion
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Key Takeaways and Closing


Sean Masterman

Vice President of Enterprise Sales,

Udemy Business

Sean Masterman

Sean leads the Enterprise Sales team in the Americas at Udemy Business. For the past 18 years, Sean has partnered with large enterprises to help align learning with critical initiatives, to accelerate outcomes and performance. Previous to Udemy Sean lead the sales efforts at Skillsoft and Penn Foster. He received his Bachelors at University of MD and Executive Education at Harvard Business School. Currently living in the Washington DC Metro area, Sean has three sons and enjoys golf, biking and cooking.

Spring Lacy

VP Head of Learning & Development ,


Spring Lacy

Spring Lacy is VP, Head of Learning & Development for Prudential where she is responsible for overseeing a newly formed enterprise-wide learning & development function that contributes to company performance by building business-critical capabilities, creating a talent pool of ready-now leaders, and driving employee engagement with workforce learning strategy and curricula that support career mobility and enterprise thinking. Prior to her current role, Spring was VP, Learning & Assessment for Future of Work. As a part of the Future of Work Capabilities team, she was responsible for driving a culture of continuous learning and development to prepare employees for the changing demands of the business. Before that, Spring was VP, Learning & Development for Prudential’s Global Finance Community where she oversaw learning, early talent development and engagement efforts. Spring joined Prudential in 2013 as VP, Corporate & Community Engagement. In this role, she led team responsible for identifying opportunities and driving programs and projects that address critical social needs while meeting business objectives. Spring provided leadership for signature company programs including The Spirit of Community and Prudential CARES. Prior to her arrival at Prudential, Spring served as the Vice President of Employee Engagement & Volunteerism for JPMorgan Chase. In that role, she developed employee engagement opportunities in local markets around the world, provided consultancy to over 70 volunteer leadership groups and trained over 1,000 global coordinators. Her accomplishments include developing and launching a successful coaching and mentoring program for volunteer leaders to help develop their leadership and professional skills, and designing and implementing new technology responsible for the disbursement of over 5,000 grants totaling over $3.5 million dollars annually. She also managed the firm’s employee giving campaign and the volunteer grant and matching gift programs. Spring earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Spelman College and a Master of Public Administration degree from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Administration. She serves as a member of the board of the Taproot Foundation was previously the Vice Chair of Lead NJ.

Jennifer Kolodner

Director, Learning and Development Administration,

Freedom Mortgage

Jennifer Kolodner

With over 20 years’ experience in learning and development, Jennifer has thrived as the “Tech person on an Ed team” and the “Ed person on a Tech team” in small, enormous, public, private, federal government, school, corporate, and startup environments. As an L&D leader at Freedom Mortgage, she loves using the lessons learned in these roles to grow Freedom’s enormous talent so that each person can pursue their own career paths and drive business goals.