Eliska ParatoreVP, AT&T University Operations Training
In November 2016, Eliska Paratore was appointed Vice President, Human Resources, in charge of AT&T University operations companywide. In this role, Eliska leads a team of 1,200 professionals responsible for designing and delivering innovative course curriculum. The resources that Eliska and her team create support emerging training needs and drive a culture of continuous learning throughout the business. Previously, Eliska served as Vice President, Human Resources for AT&T Technology and Operations. In this role, she led a team responsible for executing tactical plans to improve profitability through employee retention, reduced attrition, competitive compensation, employee development and diversity initiatives for over 51,000 employees. Since joining Ameritech in 1996, Eliska has held a number of roles in HR with increasing responsibility. Prior to Ameritech, she spent six years with General Mills, where she was responsible for recruitment, summer internships and leadership effectiveness training, as well as the company’s Executive Development Program. With more than 20 years of human resources experience, Eliska’s background includes strong partnerships with senior operations executives. Her work focuses on delivering HR support that provides quantitative analysis and organizational data to help shape management policy and drive strategic business decisions. As one of only 37 leaders across AT&T selected for the 2013 General Manager Accelerated Development Program (GM ADP), Eliska participated in a year-long, intensive AT&T experience designed to advance business acumen and increase strategic perspective in preparation for future leadership opportunities. Eliska holds an MBA from The Ohio State University and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, with a concentration in Agricultural Science. She lives with her husband, Marco, in Dallas.
Learning and development (L&D), including employee reskilling, is and will be instrumental as companies and society increasingly shift to a digital world. Even within the L&D field, learning methods are becoming more and more digital in nature. Over the next ten years, AT&T will continue to evolve when it comes to learning and development and how we transform our workplace to match the growth and transformation of our business. Today, AT&T University is laser focused on creating effortless and efficient learning experiences by providing training content on mobile, virtual and simplified platforms. During this session, attendees will learn how to:
- Define the competencies of the past and present, and more specifically, the competencies of the future needed for a digital society
- Foster a culture of continuous learning with a focus on fueling future growth and innovation
- Implement employee reskilling efforts integrating career profiles, career intelligence and advanced learning through digital platforms