January 25, 2018
Southwest Airlines Training & Operations Support (TOPS) Building , Dallas, TX

John Palmer

Senior Vice President - Human Resources & Chief Learning Officer
AT&T Communications
John Palmer is the Senior Vice President of Human Recourses and Chief Learning Officer responsible for AT&T University Operations, Talent Acquisition, Talent Development, HR Policy, and Management/Sales Compensation. Previously John was the Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer where he oversaw the AT&T University along with Talent Acquisition. He was responsible for creating a culture of continuous learning by mobilizing and simplifying content and driving new emerging platforms. John joined AT&T in 1999 and has held numerous leadership positions including roles in Mobility, Operations, Sales, Strategy, Care, Investor Relations and TU Operations. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, an MBA from the University of Dallas, and is an active board member of the Texas Ranger Association Foundation. John lives in Southlake, TX with his wife, Tara, and their 3 children Caroline, Elizabeth, and John.


10:45 AM Fireside Chat: The Role of Learning & Development in Preparing for a Digital Future

Learning and development (L&D), including employee reskilling, is and will be instrumental as companies and society increasingly shift to a digital world. Even within the L&D field, learning methods are becoming more and more digital in nature. AT&T will continue to evolve when it comes to learning and development and how we transform our workforce to match the growth and transformation of our business. Today, AT&T University is laser focused on creating effortless and efficient learning experiences by providing training content on mobile, virtual and simplified platforms. During this fireside chat with John Palmer, Senior Vice President – Human Resources and Chief Learning Officer, AT&T, attendees will hear about:
- The competencies of the past and present, and more specifically, the competencies of the future needed for a digital society.
- A culture of continuous learning with a focus on fueling future growth and innovation.
- Employee reskilling efforts


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