Sara Ley Power Hour Talk
GE’s Journey From Crotonville to BrilliantYOU™
GE has one of the world’s most renowned and recognized leadership institutes. Yet only 30 percent of the company’s professional employees were able to participate in a learning experience at Crotonville, as the company’s decades-old leadership institute is known. To remain at the forefront of our increasingly digital future, GE had to expand learning and provide development opportunities for the more than 300,000 employees in more than 180 countries around the world.
Join Sara Ley from GE as she walks through the company’s evolution from Crotonville to BrilliantYOU™, the company’s new, digital learning model and experience platform.
In this session attendees will learn:
- How GE’s building a continual learning mindset
- What GE’s learning about their learners
- How GE’s shaping the “Brilliant Way”: lessons learned and plans for the future
About Sara Ley
Sara Ley is the Crotonville Digital Learning and Technology Leader for GE. Since assuming this role January 2014, Ley has led GE’s BrilliantYOU digital strategy, strengthening the company’s performance culture through the development of a next-generation learning community. BrilliantYou offers transformational learning experiences from the Crotonville Leadership Institute, and from world-class partners across academia and business, to GE’s global workforce
Ley joined GE in 2007 as an IT project manager supporting the GE Aviation business. She established and managed Aviation IT’s More T in IT program that focused on developing technical skills of Aviation IT employees. Ley moved to corporate in 2011 as the IT learning and development manager and was responsible for the IT function employees in technical and leadership skills. In 2012, she transitioned to the Crotonville leadership development organization leading online learning and curriculum for GE.
Ley is the leader for Jacksonville Women’s Network Hub. She is a graduate of Florida State University, with a master’s in instructional system design and bachelor’s in communication for business. She is a member of GE Veteran’s Network Grow Pillar and GE Volunteers Council and active in the United Way of Northeast Florida. Ley currently lives in Jacksonville, Fla., with her two children.