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Alissa Weiher

Director, Organizational Development, Engagement & Retention


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United States


I'm one of the lucky ones - everyday, I get to do what I love. I partner with leaders to help them excel and build high-performing teams, prepare people for future opportunities, and support individuals and teams navigating change while leading the organization through initiatives to meet the needs of today and prepare for tomorrow. My journey in the space of talent management and development began when I was an on-the-job trainer for bank tellers and then branch managers. An opportunity arose to become a trainer, so I raised my hand, packed my bags, and moved 1200 miles to take the first step in shifting from having a job to having a career. My career has spanned various industries, including financial services, mergers & acquisitions, manufacturing, and medical device. I value breadth, so early on, I gained expertise in facilitation, instructional design, consulting with business partners, and change management. Now, I use those skills as my foundation for supporting the business with organizational design initiatives, future planning through talent review and succession planning activities, and using the outcomes of those initiatives and activities to develop a comprehensive learning strategy. I recognize that my strength as a leader exists because of my team and my network. I firmly believe in building teams with complimentary strengths and, in doing so, I have been more agile in my ability to support the needs of the organization. I value learning from the experiences of others who have gone before me, therefore, have built a robust network of talent management and development professionals across industries, sectors, and geographies to stay current on the latest trends, seek insights, and share my experiences. I even wrote a chapter titled ''Develop Your Team to Develop Their Team'' in the book ''Leading the Learning Function: Tools and Techniques for Organizational Impact.'' Sharing successes and failures is part of what has made me successful. I share regularly across the industry by speaking at industry events regularly, including the Association for Talent Development's (ATD) International Conference and Expo and TechKnowledge. I am active in the learning community and have served on the ATD Forum's Advisory Committee (2013-2014) and TechKnowledge's Presenter Advisory Committee (2017-2020). For the past three years, I championed efforts in being recognized as an ATD BEST Learning organization in 2018 & 2019. I believe part of how you can measure success of creating a learning culture is by benchmarking your organization against others.

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Current Position

Director, Organizational Development, Engagement & Retention at UCHealth


Master of Professional Studies, Organizational Development, Learning & Training

Past Talks

ATD 2022