Thursday, May 27 | 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. E.T.

Pax8 has expanded its sales onboarding program from two weeks to four weeks by introducing blended learning components. That additional investment on the front-end has resulted in faster ramp times once new hires hit the sales floor. Pax8 introduced more time for self-paced learning, role playing and shadowing – producing more confident sellers as a result.

Join us for this Training Industry L&D Insider Series session. Your presenters, Lynn Leadley, senior vice president of Pax8 University, and Craig Christenson, senior sales trainer and coach, will share the best ways to prepare new hires to be proficient and confident in their roles.

This interactive session will provide easy-to-understand insights on:

  • How to incorporate blended learning in onboarding programs.
  • How to assess training effectiveness.
  • How to measure new hire proficiency.

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Lynn Leadley, Senior Vice President, Pax8 University, Pax8
Lynn has over 25 years of experience in the technology field, working for both startups and large corporations. As senior vice president of Pax8 University, Lynn is responsible for developing, implementing and leading Pax8’s company-wide training and career development programs. Under her guidance, Pax8 University has evolved to include blended classroom and virtual learnings, leadership training, and custom in-house created content. Through her leadership, new hires are onboarded and equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to be proficient in their roles. The education opportunities don’t stop there; her team provides skills and leadership training as employees advance in their careers at Pax8. Lynn implemented an industry-leading learning management system (LMS), which includes curated self-paced courses and learning plans, so employees can continually upskill and reskill to achieve optimal performance and productivity. In 2021, Pax8 was selected as an ATD BEST Award winner, recognizing Pax8 University’s impactful programs and best practices.
Craig Christenson, Senior Sales Trainer and Coach, Pax8
Craig Christenson has been in the educational field for over 30 years. A former secondary school teacher; a graduate student delivering multiple weekly seminars at the University of Colorado; and a devoted student of psychology, learning theory, business and information technology (IT) – Craig found his calling in IT education, training and coaching. He now focuses on bringing new career aspirants into the fold, refining conversational approaches that assist all businesses and get folks’ groove on. His curiosity about people and their behavior, as well as a deep dedication to learning, are what he values most in his career.