Building Career Mobility for Frontline Workers

June 29, 2022
4 Minutes
Matthew Daniel joined #IDIODC.

Did you know the same percentage of employees who quit, due to pay, also quit for not having career advancement opportunities (63% - Pew Research)?

We talk a lot about the technologies and processes used by instructional designers, but have you ever thought about how important your role is in providing career opportunities for others? It's easy to focus on the details of our work, and it's important to do so. However, looking a little further down the road at the great impact of our work for other professionals will help us all see the greater importance of what we do.

Don't think of your course development as just another training course. Think of it as building an opportunity for someone to improve their career, and their life, and those around them.  

Matthew Daniel, Principle for the Career Mobility Center of Excellence at Guild Education, joined us to talk about what it takes to improve talent mobility on the frontline and create meaningful career and life opportunities for essential workers.

Matthew has a broad set of interests including:

-Talent Reskilling & Upskilling
-Corporate Learning Strategy and Transformation
-Learning Technology Ecosystems -Learner Experience Research
-Talent Development and Mobility
-Future of Work Watch the replay, and let us know what you think.

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About Matthew Daniel

Matthew is an 18-year veteran of leading and consulting on talent development and learning transformations in Fortune 100s.  

At Guild, he leads research and thought leadership on topics like the intersection of L&D and DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion), talent trends based on economic indicators, talent mobility, and the future of work.  

He works with current and prospective Fortune 500 clients and puts together plans to upskill and reskill their talent to be ready for the Future of Work.  

Prior to joining Guild (by way of the acquisition of Entangled. Solutions), Matthew built his own consultancy focused on learning strategy, learning technology, and experience design for Fortune 100s including Nike, Cigna Healthcare, GSK, Microsoft, and General Motors. Additionally, Matthew has led enterprise learning technology and design for Capital One during their Digital Transformation.

Additionally, he has served on product advisory boards for learning technologies and contributed insights to product teams at SAP SuccessFactors, Cornerstone, mLevel, Practice, Instructure, and others.

Matthew has recently been published in industry outlets like TD, CLO (Chief Learning Officer),, CTDO, and Training Magazine and served on the advisory board for the Learning Conference. Matthew regularly speaks at national and local industry events, including for ATD and ISPI.  

Areas of Interest

-Talent Reskilling & Upskilling

-Corporate Learning Strategy and Transformation

-Learning Technology Ecosystems

-Learner Experience Research

-Talent Development and Mobility

-Future of Work

Past customers include General Motors, Boston Consulting Group, Texas Instruments, Valvoline, Nike, SunTrust, Microsoft, Cigna, GSK, BMS, Edward Jones, etc.


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