The Walt Disney Company Leadership Development Program Manager in Burbank, California

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Leadership Development team is responsible for creating the strategy for enterprise-wide Leadership Development common curriculum. This includes research, needs analysis, sourcing and the development of (internal/external) content, products and services that meet the needs of the organization focused on leadership development. This highly collaborative team partners with internal clients and stakeholders providing expertise and consultation in leadership development content, performance improvement, and strong instructional design and development.

The Leadership Development Program Manager is responsible for end to end topic ownership for content within portfolios (from identification to facilitation). As such, this role must have a diverse set of skills and will play many roles, such as a content researcher, subject matter expert, project manager, instructional designer, instructional writer, and facilitator. Learning experiences developed by this individual must leverage a variety of innovative approaches to deliver learning, including: blended, experiential, media based, instructor-led, performance support, and other emerging technologies. This role requires a high degree of analytical ability to identify gaps in performance and creativity to propose and develop the appropriate solutions to resolve said issues. This role interacts directly with teams of individuals within the learning organization and with client representatives; therefore, individuals are required to work with a high degree of collaboration and a must have a strong client service orientation. Depth in understanding of adult learning theory principles is critical for the success of this role.

Responsibilities :

  • Assess learning needs accurately and propose creative and effective learning experiences/solutions to meet learning goals

  • Own areas of leadership topics by becoming the expert on topic behaviors, trends, and sources of content (internal and external)

  • Design or assess instruction that is learner-centric, creatively keeping learners engaged and while advancing their knowledge and skills

  • Project manage learning projects from needs analysis to deployment taking into consideration the complexities of creating training for audiences with common, but niched needs

  • Facilitate leadership content, providing leadership insights, best practices, and real-world illustrations, stories, and examples of how to apply what is being learned to a variety of audiences.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Proven strong ability to work in an agile deadline-oriented environment

  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team-oriented, creative and collaborative environment

  • Proven ability to design and develop creative, engaging, instructionally-sound learning experiences/solutions

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills including a proven ability to write in a clear and grammatically correct manner

  • Demonstrated partnering skills and the ability to interact effectively at all levels

  • Demonstrated effective facilitation skills with the ability to provide relevant examples to leaders at all levels within the organization

  • Instructional Design, Leadership Development, Leadership Experience, Facilitation, Project Management

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Masters’ degree in Adult Learning, Instructional Design or Business Administration (MBA)

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Training and Development

  • Experience working for The Walt Disney Company (any business)

  • Experience as a leader of others

  • Demonstrated competence in facilitation of leadership development content

  • Strong understanding and expertise in Leadership content

  • Proven experience driving learning solution design through all phases from concept, presentation, design, development, facilitation, evaluation, refinement, and implementation.

  • Experience designing and/or facilitating for various platforms; such as classroom, self-paced and social learning to support the 70:20:10 aspect of learning.

  • Ability to create, articulate, and present highly creative pitches to a variety of stakeholders.

Required Education :

  • Bachelor’s Degree

Preferred Education :

  • Master’s Degree

Job ID: 567626BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)