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LMS Selection and Implementation: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Ryder System Inc. Corporate Offices, 11690 NW 105th Street, Miami, FL 33178


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LMS Selection and Implementation:
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly


Managing the training function can be daunting, and the more learners you serve the harder the challenge.  Enter that beloved tool―the Learning Management System, a.k.a. LMS for short.  Once you get passed two-dimensional spreadsheets and into more sophisticated learning management needs, a LMS is a must.  It can help you deliver content but also handles registering for courses, course administration, skills gap analysis, tracking, and reporting beyond simply “butts-in-seats”.

Deploying a LMS to a large training audience can also be daunting.  One of South’s Florida’s most well-known and widely respected companies, Ryder System, Inc., has just implemented the Cornerstone LMS at their organization.  This month’s program features a discussion featuring Ryder System, Inc.’s Director, Learning & Development Solutions, Melissa Ronderos and Dr. William Lauffer, Managing Partner at Performance Solutions Source, LLC to discuss their experiences. 


Join us for our August program at Ryder System, Inc.’s headquarters.  Do not miss this opportunity to learn from these experienced learning professionals best practices, lessons learned, and pitfalls to avoid when deploying a LMS. 


At the end of the presentation, you will learn:
  -  the 5 Steps Recommended when Selecting an LMS
  -  the 5 Biggest Challenges when implementing an
      LMS Implementation
  -  the 4 Causes of Project Issues

Panelists: Melissa Ronderos and Dr. Lauffer


Melissa Ronderos, Director of Learning and Development at Ryder

Melissa joined Ryder’s Learning team in 1999 as a Senior Instructional Designer, developing a wide variety of technical skills and leadership learning programs for the Fleet Management and Supply Chain Solutions divisions.   She later moved into the role of Manager of eLearning & Instructional Design in 2006, and then Senior Manager of Learning and Development in 2008 to focus efforts on growing Ryder’s elearning strategies and web-based tools.  In her current role, she leads the creation and delivery of learning and development solutions to enhance employee capabilities across Ryder and to create skilled, prepared internal resources for growth opportunities.  She is also responsible for developing and communicating the enterprise learning strategy for Ryder. Her accomplishments include leading the team that sourced, selected and implemented a new Learning Management System for Ryder (talentmap Learning) and drafting the charters for Training Partnering Committees for SCS and FMS (the committees that ensure that the learning programs at Ryder are closely tied to core business strategies).


A native Californian, Melissa earned her Master of Arts in Educational Technology/Instructional Design from San Francisco State University. 




Dr. William Lauffer, Managing Partner at Performance Solutions Source, LLC

Dr. Lauffer has over 35 years of hands-on management and human resource experience providing focused leadership and building effective management teams working in both start-up entrepreneurial firms and corporate environments.  His diverse industry background includes technology development and implantation, project management, real estate and banking, hospitality, and human resources outsourcing.  During his 8 year tenure at a Fortune 250 PEO firm, he provided small and medium sized companies with results driven performance management and leadership development solutions. Bill has also been responsible for several global enterprise-wide software implementation projects including 4 global LMS systems.  He is currently a Managing partner for Performance Solutions Source, LLC.


Dr. Lauffer holds a D.B.A. in Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University, an M.B.A. in from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S. in Management from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.  Bill has also taught business strategy and human resources as an adjunct instructor at Florida Atlantic University and Nova Southeastern University.


CPLP Recertification Points: This program is eligible for one CPLP recertification point per hour of instruction.  Your program confirmation email or Certificate of Completion serves as verification.


We thank Ryder for being a host of this event.


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