Today we had a special ASTD Workplace Learning Edition of Atlanta Business Radio with a focus on mobile learning. Our guests today are leaders in the mobile learning space.
Laurie Genevish/The Performance Difference
Laurie serves as CEO of The Performance Difference. The Performance Difference is an organization that assists companies in achieving their business goals by building employee growth in specific skills based on the company’s business drivers. By providing a holistic approach that encompasses – determining skill gaps, comprehensive instructional objectives and analysis and selection of the best delivery modality, a learning environment is created that ensures the knowledge is implemented and carried forward. They have provided solutions for clients in various industries including – financial, healthcare, telecommunications, automotive, restaurant, software and services.
Laurie Genevish is a skilled performance improvement professional with more than 15 years of assessment and learning experience. Her extensive expertise encompasses strategic development, design, implementation and facilitation of technical, employee and management development programs.
Laurie served as Instructional Content Manager at InfoMentis. She was responsible for overseeing the design, development and project management of sales focused performance improvement materials. Designed and developed on premise and web based client programs, customized to individual business needs, based on client consultation. Consulted directly with clients on learning needs and objectives, ensuring the business need was satisfied.
As a manager of Global Professional Development at Manhattan Associates Laurie was responsible for strategy, design, implementation, and evaluation of all global training programs for over 1,700 employees. In addition, Laurie partnered with the CEO to develop and implement an Executive Leadership program. She also designed and implemented several programs focused on management development to coach and build the skills of front line and middle management and on-boarding to help integrate new employees into the company culture.
Laurie’s background includes extensive experience in developing and managing corporate training programs for large organizations such as Transamerica Insurance & Investments and Kinko’s. She began her career working for North Carolina State University as the Assistant Director of Parents Association/Annual Fund Development Coordinator and with the March of Dimes as a Community Director credited with improving fundraising goals by 200%.
Laurie is a member of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) both nationally and in Atlanta. With the Atlanta ASTD chapter she has served as Chair for the Corporate Training Special Interest Group and Project Manager for Community Involvement.
Laurie is a certified Harrison Assessment (HA) distributor and coach. Laurie earned a bachelors degree in Speech Communications and Marketing.
Larry is the 2012 Vice President of Technology at Greater Atlanta ASTD and has over 30 years experience in manufacturing, and the implementation and training of software applications. Applications include iOS applications and development (iPhone, iPad), ERP, Knowledge Management, Collaboration and Search. Larry is also the Founder and Creative Leader of VeryMobileApps.
Larry is an iOS developer with eight apps in the app store and has several mobile learning prototypes, one of which is being readied for sale. Mobile Learning is now a focus of his business. He is an excellent instructional designer developer, technical writer and trainer.
Larry volunteers to teach basic computer skills to seniors as part of Cobb County Computers4Seniors, Habitat for Humanity and other non-profits. He also helps develop the training materials.