402 Boost Performance on a Budget: Tips for Innovative Learning and Development
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tuesday, March 27
Management and Strategy
Is your L&D program short on dollars but big on expectations? Most learning and development professionals feel under-resourced given the learning needs they face, the vast number of tools and approaches available, and their overall ambition to do great work. Today’s L&D professionals need to do more with less, but how?
Humentum and its member organizations regularly work with limited funds to design, deliver, and evaluate projects for learners across the globe. This session will explore their success stories using cost-friendly tools, approaches, and innovative learning solutions to address the world’s most difficult problems. You’ll learn about successful strategies used in the international development and humanitarian relief sector, and you’ll discuss how to apply these principles in domestic, corporate, and other settings.
In this session, you will learn:
- From examples and case studies of learning projects delivered affordably
- About cost-friendly tools to design, deliver, and evaluate learning initiatives
- About creative solutions to common L&D problems
- How to do more with less!
Member Services Manager
Gus Curran, a member services manager at Humentum, is passionate about helping people learn. He works with the Humentum team, member LMS admins, and other L&D professionals to create and share innovative training that is appropriate and accessible for learners all over the world. Gus is happiest when connecting with people who believe, like he does, that if you listen to the learner and help them meet their goals, you can make a difference in their life.
Director, Learning and Impact
Mark Nilles, a director of learning and impact at Humentum, is a learning professional with a nontraditional L&D background. His work has focused on introducing new teaching and learning approaches to the Humentum portfolio. Expanding the reach and impact of learning through eLearning is an important aspect of Mark’s work. His perspective is informed through years of training and capacity building for international development and humanitarian relief professionals around the world. Mark has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin¬¬–Madison and a master’s degree in international education from Florida State University.
Paige Winn is a senior learning and development specialist based at FHI 360 headquarters in North Carolina. When she’s not managing instructional design and eLearning initiatives, she enjoys her favorite work role: facilitating meaningful and lively workshops across the globe to make learning more impactful.