The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) is the world’s largest and most prestigious association dedicated to training and developing professionals within companies and organizations. Its associates come from more than 100 different countries.
Overlap, member since 1995, attended the ASTD 2011 International Conference and Exposition held in Orlando, Florida from May 22nd to May 25th.
Overlap’s team, represented by Antonio Rubio, Managing Partner of I+D+i, Carlos Pérez on behalf of Mexico and Virginia Ron from Brazil, supported four of our clients, namely Grupo Santander and Banesto from Spain and GEUSA Pepsico and Oxxo from Mexico, in the different activities carried out throughout the whole event.
The recognition came through two important distinctions, Excellence in Practice Citations, awarded to projects with Grupo Santander (“Formula 1 Circuit Training”) and Banesto (“Model Based Learning Performance Improvement”).
The awards were collected by the Directors of Training and Development, Almudena Rodríguez Tarodo (Santander Group) and Alfredo Fraile (Banesto), respectively.
At the same time, Oxxo and GEUSA Pepsico, clients of the Mexican subsidiary, introduced two other projects in the form of conference presentation and discussion board: “Itinerary for the Development of Oxxo Leaders” and “Go to Market Strategy”.
Over the last year, our relationship with ASTD has strengthen, thus generating projects of collaboration such as the design of a certification offer for Europe and Latin America to be developed by Overlap and certified by ASTD; or the joint presentation of the Tendencies Report in Sao Paulo during the upcoming months.
Following is a list of the subjects chosen by Overlap’s representatives for the analysis of tendencies:
- Antonio Rubio: Social Learning and Knowledge Management
- Carlos Pérez: New Technologies at the service of the development, generation and boosting of engagement among collaborators and sales training.
- Virginia Ron: (Effective Leadership Development and Competencies of future leaders) and Training Impact Analysis (models and tools).