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Developing Global Leaders Using Virtual Instructor Led Training

Luke Kempski

Elina Koussis, Leadership Development Program Manager, GE

GE’s Crotonville Global Leadership Institute is legendary as the world’s first corporate university and a central hub for innovation, ideas and learning. While many GE leaders still visit Crotonville for advanced learning and development, the Crotonville organization today supports leadership training at multiple campuses and through a variety of technology-based modalities. As the Leadership Development Program Manager, Elina Koussis is extending the leadership development learning experience through virtual training.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbKwpn2nWeI

Crotonville is the center of leadership development at GE. Each region and each business unit including aviation, transportation, energy, health care, and more, connects with the Crotonville leadership institute to provide input and set priorities. In addition, Crotonville takes direction from GE’s CEO to shape the culture and support the company’s strategy with innovative leadership development experiences. For Elina and the GE global learning team, this means taking advantage of the capabilities of the virtual training platform.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OEfKtDq9VY

While virtual instructor-led training helps reach more prospective leaders throughout the organization, it’s not enough to meet all of the needs. This means GE’s global learning team must select and use a variety of modalities to have the greatest impact on the company’s strategy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThGGzevK5cw

The connection between learning and performance feedback is closer than ever at GE. Today’s combination of content and technology make it possible for managers and employees to personalize learning that targets knowledge and skill gaps identified in an ongoing performance development process.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdyYz11WerA

Elina Koussis and GE’s global learning team continue to evolve GE’s mission to invest in tomorrow’s leaders, a practice rooted in the earliest days of the company.

Additional Reading:

GE’s Crotonville Global Leadership Institute

GE’s Virtual Learning program

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