Manager, Learning & Talent Development
Full Time Job
Walt Disney Television is the iconic collection of The Walt Disney Company's entertainment and news properties creating award-winning content across an impressive portfolio of television brands and businesses, including The ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC News, the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, Freeform, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox 21 Television Studios, FX Networks and FX Productions, the Disney Channel networks and National Geographic Partners. A home to dynamic storytellers and talented creators, WDT develops, produces and programs exceptional content of unparalleled scale and reach across multimedia platforms.
About the team
The Learning & Talent Solutions team (L&TS) is responsible for driving the holistic talent strategy across Walt Disney Television (WDT). Our vision is to make WDT a magnet for talent – a place where employees can grow their career and grow for life – with high-performing, inspired employees; a thriving culture where learning enables success; and diverse pipelines of talent. Our team is responsible for career and professional development, leadership development, performance management, talent & succession planning, executive coaching and team effectiveness. The team balances driving a consistent strategy across the broad organization, but tailoring it to meet the unique and local needs of businesses within WDT.
About the role
This role serves on our L&TS leadership team will lead the learning operations team and be responsible for the learning delivery strategy and execution across WDT for both in-person and virtual delivery, marketing, and measurement. The position will work closely with HR Business Partners (HRBPs), leaders and employees in accessing and delivering key programs, processes and services for which our team is responsible. This person will have client work and be responsible for understanding and assessing business goals, identifying performance gaps, and developing strategies and solutions that close the gaps and drive impact.
• Manage the learning operations and delivery side of our team, including forecasting workshop needs, marketing, executing, coordination and measurement
• Be knowledgeable about L&TS products, services and initiatives, and serve as point of contact for HRBPs, leaders and employees.
• Develop relationships and in-depth understanding across WDT businesses, especially the businesses and client groups aligned to this role and serve as trusted advisor to HR and business leaders related to all areas of development and performance
• Assess needs, develop and execute learning strategies that build improve performance and engagement across businesses and teams.
• Assess team effectiveness and design/facilitate team work sessions to enhance team performance and relationships
• Facilitate courses for managerial & professional audiences including courses on management skills, communication skills and orientation.
• Apply learning theory/models, leverage or benchmark best practices/trends, and maintain knowledge of cutting-edge approaches in order to deliver contemporary performance-based learning solutions that drive measureable, lasting impact. Champion 70-20-10.
• Ability to lead and influence others in the development, planning and execution of key programs or initiatives; this position does not have a dedicated full-time direct report
• Ability to effectively and pragmatically apply L&D/OD approaches and frameworks to meet business and stakeholder needs
• Strong business acumen and a track record of successfully partnering with HR and business leaders, strong analytical, diagnostic, consulting and problem-solving skills and ability to tailor solutions to meet the needs of diverse businesses and learners
• Develop and deliver strategies and programs in collaboration with HR and business leaders that drive impact, engagement and performance; ability to use data to demonstrate value and impact
• Proven ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others across a matrixed organization and follow-through on commitments. Highly professional demeanor and diplomatic skills. Ability to create effective partnerships at all levels of the organization.
• Excellent verbal, written, presentation and storytelling skills; must be capable of communicating information to diverse audiences
• Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, manage multiple demands, think strategically and solve problems
• Ability to facilitate highly complex, dynamic and interactive content while adapting approach and style to a variety of audiences and learning preferences
• Leverage project management and leadership skills to facilitate complex work and maintain stakeholder alignment, project plans and timelines
• Able to take multiple and complex inputs and concepts and distill into simple, relevant and executable strategies that are relevant, pragmatic, easy-to-execute and drive impact
• Experience working in fast-paced environments where multiple projects is the norm
• High degrees of initiative and creativity
• Experience and track-record in developing learning/talent initiatives targeted at key employee segments such as top talent, critical roles, diverse talent, creative talent
• Television/media industry experience or experience working in a Fortune 100 company with creative talent
• Certification in individual or team assessments
• BA/BS or equivalent experience in Human Resources Management, Instructional Design & Curriculum Development, Psychology, Consulting, Training and Curriculum Development, Communications, or related field
• Advanced Degree – PhD or MA/MS in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, Human Resources Development, Instructional Systems Design or related field; MBA
About Media Networks:
The Media Networks segment includes cable and broadcast television networks, television production and distribution operations, publishing, domestic television stations, digital businesses and radio networks and stations.
About The Walt Disney Company:
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney's stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.
This position is with ABC, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Media Networks.
ABC, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.