VP of Global Training and Development

Laurie Butson is the VP of Global Training and Development at IDG.  She’s been at the company for 16 years, holding various roles within the Training and Development department.  Laurie is a high-energy Training and Development & HR Professional with a passion for creating practical and engaging programs to support business strategy.  Her current responsibilities include overseeing all corporate-wide training initiatives for IDG which includes a general training calendar of more than 60 courses each year and 8-10 multi-day, nomination based programs for IDG employees worldwide.  Laurie prides herself in trying to stay abreast of industry trends and creating timely programs to meet the demands of those trends to help both individual employees and the organization as a whole succeed.