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303 Panel: Essential Skills for Learning Leadership

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday, April 20

Tracks: Management & Strategy

Leaders at all levels and across departments are grappling with employee demands for greater flexibility as we all adjust to a more digital and dispersed workplace. Learning leaders are adapting our approach as we attempt to anticipate the skills and behaviors our organizations will need to thrive.

In this panel discussion, three learning leaders join host Pamela Hogle, The Learning Guild’s program manager for the Learning 2022 Conference, in a conversation about the essential skills that learning leaders need for themselves, their teams, and their organizations’ leadership. We’ll explore the role of learning leadership in upskilling & reskilling employees, and influencing culture to meet the evolving needs of our learners, our colleagues, and our leaders.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How learning leadership is unique in organizations
  • The importance of having a big-picture view and strategic approach
  • How your learning leadership peers have applied valuable leadership lessons
  • Which new skills are essential to becoming effective, authentic modern leaders in the post-pandemic workplace environment
  • How and why to leverage cross-departmental relationships to strengthen performance and resolve challenges
  • Where learning leaders see L&D in the corporate “org chart” and how our work impacts the entire organization, from the C-suite to the newest entry-level employee

Pamela Hogle (Host)

Program Manager

The Learning Guild

Pamela Hogle is a program manager at The Learning Guild. She leads the programming for the annual Learning show, as well as working on a variety of online Learning Guild events and leadership-focused written content. Previously, she was a staff writer for Learning Solutions, The Learning Guild’s eMagazine. She has worked as a technical and marketing writer and online learning content creator, as well as an editor and writer, in Israel and the US. Pam holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s degrees in journalism and canine-human life sciences. She owns and operates PSH Edits, a writing and editing business, and publishes the Thinking Dog blog.

Marjan Bradeško

Director, Conscia Center of Excellence


Marjan Bradeško, MSc, has spent his career helping people to learn, grow, and share their knowledge. His background in software engineering and networking has enabled him to connect technology with business. Marjan graduated from University of Ljubljana, and is employed by NIL Ltd, part of Conscia. He leads the Conscia Center of Excellence and uses his broad experience (training delivery, content creation, instructor development, sales) in talent and leadership development. Marjan is a proficient learning expert and an enthusiastic speaker. He writes about learning, personal development, technology, and travel, and has authored four books.

Lynne McNamee


Lone Armadillo Marketing Agency

Lynne McNamee is the president of Lone Armadillo Marketing Agency. She has managed marketing campaigns for companies such as Avis, HP, and Bank of America, and recently was the marketing director for Bluewater, consultants for learning, talent, and human capital management. Lone Armadillo Marketing Agency, which Lynne founded in 2008, specializes in strategy, plans, processes, and tactical execution of multi- and omni-channel marketing programs for B2B entrepreneurial companies. She has been a HubSpot partner since 2011. She was cited by The New York Times for innovations in marketing.

Jeannette Munroe

Senior Director, Sales Enablement


Jeannette Munroe is a lifelong instructional systems designer who has worked in government, non-profit, academic, and commercial markets.  She holds a summa cum laude BA in anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and an MA in instructional systems design from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she has been a faculty member of the graduate school for the past 16 years. Prior to her current position as senior director for North America revenue enablement at Sodexo, Jeannette was a media spokesperson and communications officer at the Central Intelligence Agency.