Mike Rognlien

Former Americas L&D Leader, Facebook

In 6 years at Facebook, Mike has done just about everything in the learning & development world at Facebook. He has owned orientation and onboarding, built Facebook’s first-ever professional and manager development programming, partnered with COO Sheryl Sandberg and the LeanIn team to build Facebook’s Managing Unconscious Bias course (available to all at managingbias.fb.com) and served as the L&D leader for both the technical teams across Facebook and the Americas as a region. He has spent most of his career in tech – first with Intel, later as a consultant to Microsoft and now at Facebook – and is most passionate about helping people identify, develop and play to their strengths while teaching them how to leverage the same in others. He is currently serving as the L&D leader for the many business (G&A) functions at Facebook (think everything EXCEPT tech and sales) and owns the core development experience for people new to managing or new to managing at Facebook. In addition, he is a main Facebook POC for performers, producers, composers, social media influencers and other theater peeps on Broadway. He has seen Hamilton 17 times, loves running (badly) and has never met a shoe he didn’t at least kind of want to wear. He’s based at the FBChicago office, has been at Facebook longer than 97% of its employees and is now a fully-realized Chicago Cubs fan.

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