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A Dialogue wth Linda Landry of Nuance Communications: A 2013 ASTD BEST Award Winner

  • October 17, 2013
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Save the Bay, Save the Bay Drive, Providence, RI 02905


  • This is for Bay Colonies Chapter Members who register in advance.
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Just How Did
Nuance Communications

Win a 2013 ASTD BEST Award?


Linda Landry is a game changer!
Come to hear her turnaround story ...
  • Nuance has grown from having no formalized corporate education and a zero budget to a full-service corporate university staffed by seven.
  • Hear how she overcame the same pressure we all face ... communicating the results of learning to corporate executives
  • How did Linda establish and implement Best Practices in L&D during this journey?
  • Using technology and online learning to minimize training costs ... 100% of their training budget goes to online learning!
  • Ensuring that training is cost effective and aligned with corporate goals
  • Capturing the metrics that executives care most about
  • Building executive support for L&D



The ASTD BEST Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development. BEST Award winners are organizations that get it: They use the learning function as a strategic business tool to get results. Established in 2003, the BEST Awards Winner's Circle includes small and large private, public, and not-for-profit organizations from around the world.




  Linda Landry is Vice President, Global Talent Management at Nuance Communications, Inc., a $2B technology company with 10,000 employees worldwide based in Burlington, MA. Her 30 years of experience in the training industry helped her establish Nuance's corporate education program in 2007. Since then she's built a full-service operation with 20 team members focused on talent management, organizational development, and learning. She won the distinguished 2008 Gold Vanguard Award from Chief Learning Officer Magazine for her impact on Nuance and the Silver CUBIC Leader of the Year Award in 2009. Prior to Nuance, Linda worked as Senior Managing Editor, Microsoft Learning, and as a global training and documentation manager for IBM Europe. She holds an MA in Education from Lesley University and a BS in Journalism from Boston University.

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