An influential, experienced and creative individual, Jonathan has over 15 years’ experience managing and operating Learning, Development and Talent Management teams and operations in fast pace global environments and industries.
Accomplished and highly experienced across all areas of the Learning and Talent lifecycles including design, development, delivery and analysis (ROI) of effective & engaging learning solutions, Jon utilising a range of digital and face to face tools to enable staff to improve performance and become highly effective in their roles.
He is currently Global Head of Technicolor Academy which is an internal L&D department supporting over 5000 staff, in 4 VFX companies, across seven global locations. Within this role, Jon and his team have started a unique project to strategically work with Education partners, aligning their courses to the industry trends and requirements. They have recently expanded our Creative Academies into five global locations, which offer fully paid, intensive training programmes aimed at recently graduated artists, lasting up to 10 weeks, with a core objective to deliver the highly skilled artists into the business units. In 2018 the Technicolor Academy Team trained over 600 artists through these programmes. Another area Jon looks after is the internal learning solutions for existing artists, supporting their development of technical and softs skills through a range of learning interventions. In August 2018, a new, innovative LMS system deployed, with the core focus of supporting, developing and managing the talent pipeline of the 4 VFX studios.
The infrastructure in and around Learning and Development is evolving, and at a fast pace. Cloud based LMS & CMS, Next Gen learning systems, Macro Learning solutions, and so on.. however, are the businesses equipped to deal with this pace of development and are we even asking if we need this level of development? – all this and more will be discussed.