MONTHLY PROGRAM: How Twitter is building a learning organization through development and feedback

  • 17 Sep 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Twitter Headquarters 1355 Market Street Suite 900 San Francisco
  • 13


  • Current Golden Gate Chapter AND National Members - Please fill in your National membership ID# on the registration form.
  • Mt Diablo / Sacramento Chapter Members
  • SBODN-South Bay Organizational Development Network NSA – National Speakers Association BAODN – Bay Area Organizational Development Network BAHREC – Bay Area Human Resources Executive Council ICF – International Coaching Federation
  • If you have received a free program voucher, please enter the code where indicated and bring your voucher with you to the program.

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REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.   Twitter's learning and OD function started almost 4 years ago with the charter to create, build, and re-define how we think about learning and development--not just at an individual level but at an organizational one.

Twitter believes in a #bebetter mindset--helping employees be their best self here @Twitter and in the world through everyday opportunities to learn, inspire action, build community, owning their developmental experience.

Learn more about how the team is doing that through learning technologies, leveraging the Twitter platform, live learning labs, and our leaders.

A panel of Twitter experts will share their secrets and best practices. You’ll hear many different applications and lessons learned from their experiences in building great leaders while building a great organization. You'll also learn about how they're evolving the feedback and development process through an approach that has never been done before (as far as we know!) at any other company.

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask the panelist questions. Hashtag for the event will be #ATDGGC

Refreshments will be provided.

Although there is no fee, registration is required. Registration closes September 14.

Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning + Org Development. Integrating interests in learning, coaching, and organizational dynamics into a career, Melissa currently heads the Global Learning & Organizational Development team @Twitter. She joined in 2012 with a mission to not only develop great leaders, but great people. For Twitter’s 4,000 employees worldwide, her team executes on management, leadership, team & professional development, executive coaching, organizational consulting & talent development planning. She leverages the principles of the Twitter platform (public, real-time, conversational & distributed) when designing any learning experience for employees.

Prior to joining Twitter, Melissa headed the Global Learning and Organizational Consulting team at Adobe Systems. In 2011, Melissa’s team won top honors for the Best Learning Team from Brandon Hall. It was also featured in two case studies on innovative approaches to learning. Prior to Adobe, Melissa led HR at Epylon (now part of Accenture). She also built an executive coaching company focused on coaching early-career executives.

Melissa speaks frequently at conferences and panels and is an enthusiastic contributor to the body of work exploring the integration of organizational and individual learning. One of the first coaches certified by the International Coach Federation, Melissa graduated from Pepperdine University with a M.S. in Organizational Development.

Melissa can regularly be found sailing on the San Francisco Bay or skiing in the Sierras with her husband. You can follow her on Twitter @mdaimler

Nathan Blesse, People Systems + Analytics, is part of the People Systems & Analytics team at Twitter driven to capture and provide insights by design. His role centers on product design for people systems and the metrics gathered from the ecosystem. He works closely with (and is an honorary member of) the L+OD team to design tools that capture what people are doing across the company to #BeBetter as a part of their work, not a separate event. With a background in Psychology and Learning Design and Tech, Nathan has spent time in the Eng/IT/HR functions at PlayStation, Cricket Wireless, and FICO prior to joining the Flock.

In his words… I like helping people and organizations move forward. I believe there is a solution to every problem; some just take more time and failure to solve. Those are often the most worthwhile. To live is to learn and to learn is to live right.

Find him on twitter at @nathanblesse

Julian Napolitan, Learning + Org Development, draws from his passion for technology, crafting and creativity to design and develop learning experiences for everyone at Twitter. Working with stakeholders across the organization, Julian leverages various technologies and platforms to build solutions that align with our team’s development philosophy: support everyone at Twitter in their quest to #BeBetter.

He joined the team as a Learning Interaction Designer in March, prior to which he was Sr. Instructional Designer at PlayStation where he focused on developing impactful learning programs for their Global IT groups. From 2008-2010, he assisted in a mobile learning research program funded by Qualcomm where he studied and measured the impact of mobile learning in a classroom environment while obtaining his M.A. in Educational Technology at SDSU.

Outside of work you can find Julian discovering the Bay Area, enjoying the outdoors, and learning something new.

Find Juliani on Twitter at @juliannapolitan

We are grateful to Twitter for sponsoring this event.

At the event, we'll be raffling off an ATD Education Program voucher worth up to $1,795. All current and new chapter members will get a ticket. If you're not a member, there's a special offer for Twitter program attendees. Use the code JOINSEPTEMBER for $20 off the membership feeMembership not only gets you into the raffle, you'll receive a program voucher for our October On-boarding panel or November Tech Fair.

If you are a member and renew your membership, you'll receive an extra raffle ticket.

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