Join learning leaders Lisa Gary and Sandi Maxey for a virtual author chat about how L&D can strategically align with its organizations’ business goals. During this chat, Gary and Maxey will expand upon the ideas they presented in their chapters in Leading the Learning Function: Tools and Techniques for Organizational Impact, a new book published by ATD Press and written by members of ATD Forum. Gary and Maxey will share examples from their careers that demonstrate how achieving strategic alignment can help L&D teams become more effective and valuable to the business. They will also discuss tools and models that have helped them gain insight into their organizations’ business goals, find executive sponsors, and communicate the work of learning in ways that business leaders will understand. There will be opportunities for attendees to ask questions and share their experiences. This discussion will bring value to L&D professionals looking for concrete and practical tips to better align their learning programs with their organizations’ strategic business goals.