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Monthly Learning Meeting (Dinner): How to Create and Sustain "Buzz" in Your Learning. ASTD BEST AWARD Recipient: University Health System

  • Wed, April 16, 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hilton San Antonio Airport (410 between San Pedro and Blanco)


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Building a strong, compelling brand for the learning and development department is essential in today's workplace.With competing and escalating demands on time and talent, L&D must craft and implement a strategy to demonstrate its value. Learn how University Health System uses executive support, marketing communication, ROI, awards and recognition, partnerships, and more to create and sustain learning.

Three things participants will take away:

  • Examples of ways to create and sustain buzz   
  • 10 benefits to submitting awards applications
  • The essence of a branding strategy for your learning development


Jacque Burandt
Sr. Director, University Health System

Jacque Burandt, MEd, leads the Center for Learning Excellence at University Health System (UHS) in San Antonio, Texas with responsibility for planning, implementing and evaluating workplace learning for more than 6,000 employees at 20 sites. UHS received the following recognitions: 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013 American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) BEST Awards; 2012 and 2013 Learning Elite and 2011 Training Top 125. Burandt was awarded the 2012 Learning in Practice Award for Collaboration; 2006 Gold Learning in Practice Award for Creative Alliances and the 2008 Silver Learning Team Award by Chief Learning Officer magazine.

Her leadership and communication skills have been recognized by the following: 2012 Commitment to Excellence Award; CEO Leardership Award; multiple awards from the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC); the International Television Association (ITVA); United Way of San Antonio; the  American Society for Training and Development (ASTD); Eckerd 100 Women in America; American Women in Radio and Television National Commendation; and Council for Advancement and Support of Education. She has authored articles on Generation X, virtual conferences, and creating challenging work environments. She is a member of ASTD, the Women's Leadership Council of United Way, the National Council on Interpreting in Healthcare, the Texas Advisory committee on Standards and Qualifications for Healthcare Interpreters and Translators, the International Medical Interpreters' Association (IMIA) and the advisory board of Refugee Services, a program of Catholic Charities.

She holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from University of Texas at Austin.

Place: Hilton Airport Hotel
Time: 6:00pm Registration and Networking
          6:30pm-7:00pm Dinner
          7:00pm-8:30pm Program


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