LinkedIn's 2018 Workplace Learning Report found that the #1 challenge for career development is getting employees to make time for learning. We know that staying relevant with our knowledge and skills can be a key differentiator in landing a new job or a promotion, but we can struggle with adding yet another action item. Discover how leveraging a perpetual learning approach can help you take control of your professional development.
Take advantage of that spark of resolve that comes with a New Year! The January 17 WIT Connect is the perfect time to kickstart your perpetual learning journey.
Jill Klein will be moderating and setting the stage for how to develop a perpetual learning mindset and how to evaluate and navigate all the choices in professional development.
$45 WIT Members
$55 Non Members
$60 On Site
Jill A Klein
Interim Dean, School of Professional and Extended Studies
Executive in Residence, American University
A recovering CIO with industry experience in banking and consulting, Jill transitioned to her academic career at the turn of the century only to discover a whole new professional passion. In 2015, Professor Klein launched Business@American, Kogod’s online MBA and MS in Analytics, with DC area 2U Inc. as the University’s “ed tech” partner. Today she serves as the Interim Dean for the School of Professional and Extended Studies- the school that focuses on 21st Century Leadership and offering a wide range of experiential programs from the Washington Semester Program to online professional management degrees and non-credit programs focused on perpetual learning. Jill adores teaching a freshman seminar on Digital Citizenship- timely, right?
Jill especially values her work advocating for gender diverse corporate board service. Since its inception in 2010, Jill guides Women in Technology’s efforts along with AU graduate students to produce The Leadership Foundry’s Advancing Women to the Corporate Boardroom annual study and serves as an advisor on The Leadership Foundry curriculum. In addition, Jill serves as the DC Co-Chair of 2020 Women on Boards. Jill’s prior employers include JP Morgan, Riggs Bank, IBM, The Advisory Board and her own IT consulting firm. Jill earned a BA from Cornell University and an MBA from American University and serves as a Trustee at Pitzer College.