The L&D Listening Tour will identify opportunities at GitLab where training solutions can build and develop great teams to deliver on key business results.
The GitLab L&D team is hosting a listening tour to:
As GitLab’s talent needs evolve, there is an opportunity for our L&D team to shift to a proactive, business-aligned resource. Managers across GitLab can leverage this to get ahead of talent challenges and upskill team members to meet the rapidly changing demands of our talent market. We also see a clear opportunity to re-inforce the values at GitLab through intentional resources as well as help new and existing team members learn our "ways of working". Our prediction is that, upon the end of the L&D Listening Tour, our team will have a clear vision of the highest impact area that L&D can influence in FY25.
Each manager contributing to the L&D Listening Tour will be asked to respond to the following questions:
The L&D team plans to meet with ~35 leaders across the business, with representation of 5-6 per division. Listenting Tour Sessions will take place in one of 3 formats:
|1:1||Selected leaders will meet 1:1 for ~15 minutes with a member of the Learning and Development team where they’ll discuss the 4 tour questions.|
|Focus Group||Selected leaders will meet in small groups of 3-4 leaders, along with a member of the Learning and Development team, for ~40 minutes where they’ll discuss the 4 tour questions.|
|Google Form||Team members who would like to contribute, but are not selected for the listening tour, can contribute their thoughts to the 4 tour questions in this Google Form. The form is not anonymous. Based on your responses, the L&D team may reach out with follow up questions or for additional discussion.|
If selected to participate in a listening tour discussion, a member of the L&D team will be in touch directly to schedule time for either a 1:1 or Focus Group session.
If you are not selected, you can still contribute by filling out this Google Form, which includes the same questions asked in the discussion sessions.
|2023-08-15||Interviewee list complete, questions approved by Rob Allen, and Handbook page established.|
|2023-08-31||All calls scheduled, 10 calls completed, and format for theme analysis established.|
|2023-10-31||All calls completed.|
|2023-12-15||First draft of proposal complete.|
|2024-01-31||Proposal sent to Wendy Barnes.|
Post your questions about the L&D Listening Tour in the #learninganddevelopment Slack channel.