News & Thinking

The place for news, insights, and our podcast – all Powered by Learning.

eLearning Learning
October 14, 2020

Establishing a New Learning Function

Megan Garrett, the Director of Learning and Development at D&H Distributing, talks about she’s establishing an L&D function in an organization that didn’t previously have one. With support from leadership, Megan is developing a department from the ground up at this $4 billion dollar privately-held company. Learn how to gain internal support for your learning initiatives and training programs in this Powered by Learning podcast episode.


View transcript

Show Notes:

In this episode, D&H Distributing Learning and Development Director Megan Garrett shares how she built a new learning function from scratch. She offers valuable advice including these key points:

  • While building a new learning department or offering, focus on a key project to get things started.
  • To help create your learning strategy, take the time to meet with people across the organization to discover what challenges they have and how training can impact their business goals.
  • Create competency teams across the organization to better understand what training is needed and in what area of the business.
  • Don’t overpromise. Give yourself enough time to build out your new L&D department. You can’t accomplish everything in a month or two.
  • Connect performance metrics with the training programs you're proposing. This will help your leadership see the business value of investments in learning and development.
Luke Kempski

By Luke Kempski, CEO

About Us

d'Vinci Interactive is an award-winning comprehensive learning solutions provider for corporate, government, medical, non-profit, and K-12 target markets.

Ready to Connect?

Contact us today to start the conversation. We work with you to find innovative solutions that drive a sense of shared accomplishment and trust.