Senior Learning and Development Specialist at Wipfli (Remote)

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Our people are core to everything we do - the catalyst behind our ability to create exceptional impact and extraordinary results. We believe in flexibility. We focus on relationships. We encourage each individual to follow their own path. And we seek feedback openly, from all.
If you want to be in an environment where you can make a difference - and make a professional home - Wipfli is the place for you.
General Purpose - Under the direction of the Learning and Development Manager, the Senior Learning and Development Specialist is an associate of the corporate HR team, designs instructional coursework and materials, facilitates professional development and provides consultative services to Wipfli Associates across all levels of work and within all offices, regions, practices groups and service lines, in both formal and informal learning environments.
if you are interested in promoting all that makes Wipfli a great place to work, support the onboarding of our newest associates and supporting their leadership capabilities, say "yes" to this role!
Essential Responsibilities:
Facilitate Learning
  • Engage Associates in active learning experiences by facilitating content that appeals to a variety of learning styles and provides meaning to the learner.
  • Assimilate knowledge to effectively respond to the needs of the learner; connect content relative to learner's situation.
  • Focus learning experiences on dialogue, interaction, practice and feedback. Adhere to learner-centered and performance-based approach.
  • Interact with learners in a professional, diplomatic, sociable and tactful manner.
  • Create a non-threatening and supportive learning environment that allows for questioning and the safety to practice principles being taught.
  • Manage course agendas and activities, balancing flexibility to address learner concerns with time constraints.
  • Travel to deliver programming; some overnights required

Instructional Design
  • Collaborate with clients and other stakeholders to continuously improve designs, instructor preparation, effectiveness of materials and delivery to ultimately translate business requirements into performance and learning objectives.
  • Identify and create appropriate delivery methods to achieve desired performance, including but not limited to instructor-led courses, eLearning, blended solutions, job aids, or other performance improvement interventions.
  • Help to develop and document processes, templates and methodologies that enhance learning and streamline the development of learning and performance improvement solutions.
  • Monitor the return on the firm's learning and development investment through appropriate Level 1-4 assessments and metrics.
  • Partner with the CPE coordinator to ensure seamless transition between CPE compliance and skill development.

Execute Administrative Functions
  • Monitor coursework for effectiveness; assist in the evaluation of programming to ensure quality and effective delivery.
  • Participate in organizational meetings and dialogues as needed.
  • As a member of the corporate Human Capital team, participate in other Human Capital related projects as needed.

  • Bachelor's degree in organizational development, culture, change or related field.
  • 3 - 5 years experience
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and organize work effectively
  • Ability to balance many projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work under pressure and time deadlines
  • Ability to analyze data and recommend solutions
  • Written, Verbal and Presentation
  • Advanced in PowerPoint and Excel
  • Proficient in Word and Outlook
  • Reports directly to the Manager of Learning & Development and indirectly to other senior leaders of the Human Capital Team.
  • Regular contact with Wipfli leaders, associates, peers and vendors which requires professionalism, confidentiality, and tact.

Wipfli is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All candidates will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. #LI-KH1
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What’s the vibe like in the office?

I love the people that I work with. One of the values that has been instilled by leadership is teamwork. I always feel supported by my team members and leaders, and never feel like I have to deal with issues alone.

Jeannie

Consultant

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

How do you collaborate with other teams?
Innovative solutions come from diversity of thought and skillsets. Collaborating with other teams ensures we are harnessing our collective super powers to design platforms that drive lasting impact for our clients, as well as promote a culture of knowledge sharing and continuous learning for our associates.

Kate

Technology consulting manager

How does the company support your career growth?

Given the unique size, scope and scale of Wipfli, we have access to all of the resources and thought leadership available in a larger firm while being motivated by a culture that embraces entrepreneurship and innovation found in boutique organizations.

Dane

Senior consultant

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The best ideas at Wipfli come from within our team, and one of the best things we can do to foster creativity is to actively help surface everyone's ideas and run them through our internal advice channel. Getting feedback and support for big ideas or sweeping change can seem intimidating to some, but it definitely doesn’t have to be.

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What is your vision for the company?

We are aiming for lifetime relationships. We always put ourselves in the client’s shoes and imagine how they can supercharge their business with technology.

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Principal

What are Wipfli Perks + Benefits

Wipfli Benefits Overview

At Wipfli, curious is our approach to the world. We push beyond the obvious answers to find smarter solutions for clients and look at business challenges from every angle. People matter here, and they feel it. We invest in your career development through tuition reimbursement, external training support, LinkedIn Learning access and our internal online learning center and leadership training.

We also back up our mission to provide a strong work-life balance with great benefits, UTO, wellness benefits and programs to encourage a healthy lifestyle.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We are committed to helping our communities and support time off for associates to volunteer. On average, they volunteer a combined 15,000+ hours each year.
Partners with Nonprofits
The Wipfli Foundation supports education programs that support furthering diverse representation in our industry.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
All associates are required to attend unconscious bias training.
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
This year, we launched three business resource groups (Women of Wipfli, Wipfli Pride and Embrace ) to give voice to and elevate issues inside our firm for diverse groups. And we plan to add more.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
We are committed to helping our communities and support time off for associates to volunteer. On average, they volunteer a combined 15,000+ hours each year.
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our culture is steeped in values focused on our associates and it drives the benefits we offer

• Empower: We give our people the opportunities and resources to find, follow and grow to achieve their dream career.

• Connected: We value everyone’s individual strengths, and we cultivate a culture where relationships thrive.

• Impact: Our passion for excellence drives us to get results through our expertise, experience and teamwork.

• Transparency: We welcome candor so all voices and perspectives come together to solve problems and serve clients.

• Flexibility: We give people the freedom to shift their career paths and achieve work-life balance, which creates happier and more productive teams.

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