Amy Dinning is a Senior Training and Talent Development Leader with extensive experience working with all organizational levels setting the strategy, creating, promoting, and delivering talent and learning solutions designed to support the organization’s business plan. Amy is passionate about creating an interactive and enjoyable business environment that supports learning and growth.
Currently Amy is the Learning and Development Manager at ARRIS responsible for the global learning and development of 8500 employees. Previously, Amy served as Manager of Leadership and Talent Development for Saint-Gobain North America. She was responsible for all leadership, talent and people development for 19,000 employees. Prior to this role, Amy was a Clinical Education and Learning Partner for AstraZeneca. She created capability frameworks for two key drug development roles and designed a training plan for a key change initiative at the organization.
Previously, Amy served as Vice President, Director of Learning at Willow Financial Bank. There she set the strategic training direction for 450 employees. Amy was brought into this role as a Consultant to facilitate and manage the training of a merger between two institutions. She was quickly offered a full time role with the organization and a Vice President title. She created the Training Department “from the ground up” leading functions such as budgeting, staffing, needs assessment, curriculum design and planning.
Prior to this role, Amy served at several organizations designing and delivering successful programs in management development, team building, diversity, communications, customer service, sales, change management, performance management as well as many other topics. Her work has always been focused on meeting the strategic needs of the organization. Amy’s outstanding strengths include leadership, communication, facilitation and influencing.
Her successful initiatives include:
Created a development options library to support leadership and talent development initiatives
Built and conducted five knowledge workshops
Created and implemented a global communication and training plan for a major change process
Facilitated technical experts team to provide software support for the organization
Created, conducted, and following-up on an employee climate survey
Facilitated cross functional project teams
Served as Quality Leader which included serving as a member of Senior Management, managing the total quality process of the organization, managing the quality facilitators, delivering Managing Total Quality training, organizing an Annual Quality Day.
Led a team to create the organization’s vision and mission statements
Developed internal and external service standards
Led a team to create a career path planning process
Created, implemented, and led an employee reward program
Planned and conducted employee events
Amy enjoys taking leadership roles. She created and is the Chief Facilitator of Jump Start Your Job Search Workshops offered twice/year for the last 6 years. She serves as co-lead of the ATD Leadership & Organizational Development Special Interest Group, Board Member and Programming Director for My Career Transitions networking group. Amy has a Master of Education degree in Instructional Systems and Design from Penn State University. Her undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Grove City College.