Magazine article Talent Development

Developing the Team and the Workforce

Magazine article Talent Development

Developing the Team and the Workforce

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Chelsea Logan began her talent development career in 2013 as a training intern. She quickly advanced into a technical course development position. In 2017, Logan moved to Leica Biosystems, a medical devices company, as an instructional designer. While continuing to design learning experiences, she has emerged as a leader. Logan is a key contributor to the company's associate engagement steering committee, coordinates monthly learning and innovation meetings, and has started a book club for her team.

What do you find most rewarding about instructional design?

Creating partnerships with stakeholders. I find that stakeholders brought in as team members rather than as suppliers or consultants to a project get more out of their involvement and contribute substantially more to design and implementation strategies. These relationships not only enable me to create effective learning interventions but also to promote continuous program improvement. I feel so supported from and inspired by my team of stakeholders because we want to create a culture of continuous learning and development.

How do you balance your responsibility for developing Leica's workforce with your passion for developing the team around you?

These two goals align. Having a manager and teammates just as passionate about developing Leica's workforce as me is a privilege. To do our best work, we know we must keep developing ourselves and look at innovative ways to serve our audiences. As a well-rounded team, we combine our diverse experience to vet ideas and bring those that rise to the top to fruition. …

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