Emerging Stronger Alliance

Empowering L&D professionals to take the BOLD action needed to positively impact business.

The Emerging
Stronger Team …

The mission of the Emerging Stronger alliance, formed in in 2020 was to educate and encourage L&D Professionals as they faced change, challenges and disruption.

The 3-year initiative reached around the globe. The three founders, Michelle Ockers, Shannon Tipton & Laura Overton pooled their experience and the collective wisdom and support of a community of progressive L&D Professionals.
Our journey together surfaced evidence informed insights, tools and resources to support all L&D professionals looking to take action to transform learning.

If you are looking to take BOLD action and emerge stronger within your context, we invite you to explore our work and resources

Why Emerging Stronger?

t is time for L&D to be smartBOL2D!


Business First


Open Minded


Leading & Learning



Emergent Team – Our collective philosophy

We believe the Learning and Development industry is at a unique moment in time where the opportunity is higher than ever to make the radical shift required to become more business-critical.

We joined forces to support this shift across the industry.

This shift requires L&D to focus on outcomes and creating business value, while also making a tangible difference to the betterment of people.  We view learning as an organisational wide activity founded on a  symbiotic relationship between the organisation, individuals, and their managers.

We encourage L&D to develop and adopt…

  • Open minded behaviors
  • A curious mindset
  • Evidence-informed decisions and actions
  • Independent thinking and pragmatic approaches

to build their impact, relevance, and credibility.

We have created these resources to meet practitioners wherever they are in order to inspire, inform and support them to take action to move forward.

This initiative was made possible by our sponsors.

Our thanks go to:

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