SC202 Bridging the Gender Gap
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 30
Management Xchange Stage
Women face an ever-growing list of attributes they lack and strategies they should be adopting to bridge the gender gap in workplaces, especially in the tech industry. The world of eLearning is often no different. But how did fixing that gap become the responsibility of women? In this panel discussion you will explore not what women should be doing differently, but how the workplace itself needs to change to better accommodate the strengths of all workers, regardless of gender.
JD Dillon (Host)
Chief Learning Architect
JD Dillon is the chief learning architect at Axonify. He is one of the most prolific authors and speakers in workplace learning today. With his practical approach, JD integrates science, technology, storytelling, and common sense to enable employees, improve performance, and drive business results. For 20 years, he has executed learning and performance strategies for global organizations, including the Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. He is the founder of LearnGeek, a corporate advising and education services firm. At Axonify he partners with an award-winning team to solve business problems for leading organizations through modern learning practices and cutting-edge technology.
Founder and President
Jennifer Hofmann is founder and president of InSync Training. She specializes in the design and delivery of engaging, innovative, and effective modern blended learning. Jennifer has written and contributed to a number of well-received and highly-regarded books including The Synchronous Trainer's Survival Guide: Facilitating Successful Live Online Courses, Meetings, and Events, and Live and Online!: Tips, Techniques, and Ready to Use Activities for the Virtual Classroom. Her latest book, Blended Learning (ATD, 2018), introduces a new instructional design model that addresses the needs of the modern workplace and modern learners.
Julie Dirksen, a learning strategist with Usable Learning, is a consultant and instructional designer with more than 15 years’ experience creating highly interactive eLearning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to technology startups to grant-funded research initiatives. She’s interested in using neuroscience, change management, and persuasive technology to promote sustainable long- term learning and behavior change. Her MS degree in instructional systems technology is from Indiana University, and she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is the author of Design For How People Learn.
Senior Solutions Consultant
Cammy Bean is a senior solutions consultant with Kineo, a global provider of learning solutions. Cammy has worked with hundreds of organizations over the past 20 years to design technology-based learning solutions, from soft-skills tutorials to internal communication pieces. She writes the popular eLearning blog Learning Visions and is the author of The Accidental Instructional Designer: Learning Design for the Digital Age.
Mark Lassoff is the founder and president of Framework Television, a post-cable television network that focuses on digital skills such as web and mobile development. Mark and his company have taught over one million people web and mobile development online, in the corporate classroom and in secondary schools across the country. He was named to the “40 Under 40” in both Austin, Texas and Hartford, CT. In 2017, Mark was awarded the prestigious eLearning Guild's Guild Master Award.