We help you see around the corner and design for the next big thing. We work with you to determine which learning technologies make most sense to pursue and help you navigate change.
We work side by side with you to align your learning strategy with the business. We form key partnerships to ensure leadership buy-in and support. Business impact is our top priority.
People are the biggest predictor of a company's digital success. We help you respond by developing talent within your employee base through capability development and hire-to-retire strategies.
Brain science helps build better businesses. We can help you better understand how to build trusted relationships, strengthen brand equity and enable an innovative culture.
We use AI (artificial intelligence) and data science to develop actionable insight, such as which learning experiences should be applied, and to discover hidden talent in your organization.
Learning by doing is a winning strategy. We help you walk a mile in your clients' shoes by creating a competitive setting that simulates key business decisions in a disruptive industry.
Rose Rock worked with leaders of a large financial services company on a phased digital transformation journey. A small pilot, aligned to business goals and vision, enabled leadership comfort and buy-in. The initiative grew to a large scale transformation initiative with a “people first” strategy.
Result Clear understanding of why transformation was necessary and embracing new technologies in the context of work
Result New investment in technologies, new roles created and new growth mindsets
Result Public and self-definition as a FinTech company, attracting technology talent
Rose Rock observed that while many organizations say they value learning, learning leaders are often unable to show how they're contributing to improving the business. Rose Rock created a framework that aligns learning to the business and communicates its value.
Result Clear alignment of L&D strategy to business strategy
Result Recognition of value brought from learning to drive business outcomes
Result L&D gains seat at the table with business decision makers
Most talent development is agnostic to an organization or moment in time. Rose Rock completely redesigned a high potential talent program to align with strategic areas within the organization.
Result A hyper focus on developing internal networks through unique experiences
Result 80% increase in satisfaction from concentrating on a few key topics instead of many
Result A multi-provider program aligned to organizational objectives
Rose Rock conceived of a new way to use neuroscience to inform building trusted business relationships. Rose Rock developed a video series with Wharton Neuroscience Initiative director/professor Dr Michael Platt.
Videos are based on recent brain imaging studies that suggest our brain is wired to be social. To build good relationships, we need to understand how to tap into that "social brain" network to maximize connectivity between individuals.
Result Most sought after learning content related to business development
Result Invited talks and published article on the collaboration and video series
Result Ongoing relationship with Dr Platt/Wharton to create a "Neuroscience of ..." series
Rose Rock used machine learning (a subset of artificial intelligence [AI]) and data science to analyze employee and client feedback on business challenges. Rose Rock identified significant opportunity to improve negotation training and prioritized development of related programs.
Result 98% reduction of analysis time to find relevant business issue
Result Learning solution tied directly to business pain point and bottom line
Result Millions of dollars in increased revenue through more effective negotiations
Rose Rock pioneered an experiential, social-collaborative and competitive business simulation focused on industry disruptors. This differs from normal business simulations in two ways:
1) Focus is on strategic client conversations, not just running a business; and
2) Teams comprise different company profiles to realistically represent the current marketplace, as opposed to all companies with the same profile
Result Participants rated program among the highest of 50+ similar learning offerings
Result Creation of 7 unique business simulations by industry
Result Nearly 1,000 participants in a single year
Apollo Education Group
Johnson & Johnson
Carnegie Mellon University
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania
"I never saw the value of learning until I worked with Rose Rock. They were able to show how their work would complement our business strategy. They earned a seat at the table."
"Rose Rock has the unique blend of business, learning and technology insight that gives us a holistic view of how to best execute on our strategy."
"Rose Rock is able to lead clients and sponsors through collaboration, patience and a good, strong business case. I learned so much!"
"Rose Rock is easy to partner with! Their passion for talent and learning rubs off on everyone and the team always ends up achieving very significant results."
"Rose Rock exists in a constant state of innovation. Their contagious energy inspires those around them to look toward the future, while giving others a safe environment to connect in a space where they can thrive."
"Rose Rock understands the people side of things and how our technology strategy should be aligned to growing our people."
Nabeel Ahmad is a learning disruptor who sits at the intersection of business, technology and education. He’s spent the past 15+ years leading learning teams and building products that address the needs of the business in an impactful and relevant way. Nabeel has also taught graduate school courses for nearly 10 years at Columbia University and New York University (NYU).
Donna is a global learning and talent development leader with 15+ years of experience driving innovative programs that support complex business transformation, change, and capacity building programs with impact. In the workplace and in academia, Donna leads the design and execution of strategies that develop a culture of continuous learning, always with a "people first" focus. Donna teaches graduate level courses at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.