Lorraine StomskiVice President, Global Learning & Leadership
Lorraine Stomski, Ph.D., is the Vice President of Global Learning and Leadership for Walmart. Dr. Stomski has over 25 years of experience in leadership strategy and development. She recently joined Walmart and is responsible for Succession, Selection and Leadership Development. Prior to joining Walmart, she was the Global Practice Leader for Assessment and Leadership at Aon Hewitt. In that role, she has worked with several large employers in the Fortune 500. Lorraine’s experience includes the development of global high potential programs, assessment/development centers, talent strategy, executive assessment and succession planning. Her specialties include leadership development, retention and development of top talent, top team effectiveness, executive coaching, and increasing women’s presence at the top. Dr. Stomski received her Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Stevens Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and (SIOP) and the American Psychological Association (APA). Dr. Stomski is a frequent speaker on the topic of best in class practices within the field of leadership globally. She is one of the authors in the books Strategy Driven Talent Management: A Leadership Imperative (2010), Advancing Executive Coaching: Setting the Course for Successful Leadership Coaching (2011) and the newly released Advancing Human Resource Project Management (2014). Dr. Stomski has also been featured as a blogger for Harvard Business Review.
1:45 PM Learning in Practice! Applying the Principles of Design Thinking to Develop Learning & Performance Solutions
When it comes to delivering results from L&D, the main focus should always be on the business value for these programs. However, this focus is often overlooked and organizations fail to measure up. During this session, attendees will learn how Walmart empowered their teams to tackle and solve complex and immediate problems using a design thinking approach.
· Explore the value of empathetic design in modern instructional design
· Participate in hands-on examples of Walmart's design thinking techniques modified for instructional design