Fireside Chat: Leading Learning Post-Pandemic

Join Emeritus Healthcare President Ranil Herath as he connects with senior leaders from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for a fireside discussion about the future of learning.

Wednesday, April 27: 12PM PST / 3PM EST

Register today for the free webinar on Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Hear unfiltered insights from true industry experts on a broad range of topics, including:

  • Strategies that HHS is implementing to develop talent post-pandemic
  • Addressing burnout, recruitment, and retention challenges with comprehensive learning and development programs
  • How to implement learning that supports the development of diverse talent
  • Leveraging external partners to augment internal learning and development strategy

Guest Speaker

Johnathan J. Gardner, Chief Learning Officer and Director, Human Capital Programs, Department of Health and Human Services


With more than 26 years in federal service, Mr. Garner is a thought leader in Learning, Organization Development, and Engagement. Additionally, he provides oversight of the HHS Performance Management, Awards and Recognition, Workplace Flexibilities, and Employee Engagement programs. During his time at HHS, the Department ascended to and maintains a position in the top five Best Places to work in the Federal Government rankings prepared by the Partnership for Public Service annually in the Large Agency Category.  

Guest Speaker

Dr. Alvin H. Steward III, Acting Deputy Director, Human Capital Programs Division and Chief, Talent Development Branch, Department of Health and Human Services


At HHS, Dr. Steward is responsible for providing insight into education and development, leader and supervisor learning and development, and management/leadership platforms that add value to the individual and the organization. He also provides advice and direction in creating curriculum that enhances performance. He is responsible for developing strategies, policies, procedures, priorities and process improvement in compliance with agency, Federal and other applicable directives.


Ranil Herath, President, Emeritus Healthcare


As the President of Emeritus Healthcare, Ranil is reimagining healthcare education and workforce solutions. In partnership with the most innovative universities and health systems in the world, he leads learning and workforce solution development to address the pressing challenges healthcare is facing. He brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in healthcare, higher education, pharmaceuticals, and technology to fuel Emeritus' global impact and access mission. His career of hands-on leadership has impacted tens of thousands of learners at some of the largest medical and nursing schools. Ranil is a passionate advocate for physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals faced with the perils of the healthcare workforce.