SDD103 Roadmap to L&D Success: Look to the Constellations
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Tuesday, March 26
Expo Hall: Design & Development Stage
Throughout time, explorers have looked to the constellations to chart a safe, successful journey. A critical first step of all journeys is knowing your precise starting point. In this session, we will employ a innovative app to help you identify your strategic needs amidst the pressing daily demand to produce great learning experiences. You will be invited to chart your L&D constellation and receive a personalized success roadmap.
We all have a goal and our own sphere that we operate in. The question is: Where am I? What are the boundaries? What are the opportunities to be a game changer changemaker? We believe that creative, constructive, and collaborative conversations set the stage for doing awesome things. We will invert the norm by framing non-judgmental, challenge questions with the audience; exploring how the constellation app allows individual strengths to emerge, and suggests new, skill-enhancing changemaker quests. Industry luminaries will share their constellations to catalyze the conversation as waypoints for navigation.
In this session, you will learn:
- The areas of your L&D strategy that are on solid ground
- The areas of your L&D strategy that require shoring up
- The resources available to help you shore up gaps in your L&D strategy
- The questions to ask yourself to begin seeing the larger L&D strategic horizon
- How to leverage the right tools to solve the right problems faster and more accurately than you might think today
An integral part of the session will be a new, web-based application called Your L&D Constellation. The app will ask L&D professionals insightful questions from the spectrum of learning needs in a fast, fun, and engaging manner. Your L&D Constellation was designed to elicit honest responses to generate a customized roadmap of resources written by L&D leaders, with tangible next steps you can consider deploying the second day back to the office.
Novice, intermediate, and advanced managers and senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Michael Allen, the CEO of Allen Interactions, has had a long and lauded career in eLearning, from his work with IBM on their Coursewriter system to his direction of R&D for Control Data’s PLATO system to his development of Authorware. Michael has been recognized with the most prestigious career awards from ATD, The eLearning Guild, and many others. He holds a PhD in educational psychology from Ohio State University, is an adjunct associate professor at the University of Minnesota Medical School, and has authored eight books on effective eLearning.
Michael Hruska, the president and CEO of Problem Solutions, is a designer and technologist with experience spanning across standards, emerging technologies, learning, and science. He is a former researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He researches, strategizes, designs, and catalyzes advanced technology solutions and products. His team has built award-winning products and delivered solutions that support millions of users, and his experience spans the continuum between advanced research on adaptive learning ecosystems and solution/product design.
The Game Agency
Richard Lowenthal, a managing partner at The Game Agency, heads- up business services. Richard has more than 25 years of game development, publishing, and training experience. He has worked on training games with such companies as Intel, Microsoft, Merck, and Pfizer, and educational games with National Geographic, Sesame Workshop, Disney, and The Learning Company. He’s also negotiated licensing deals for world-class brands including Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy!, Monopoly, Scrabble, Bicycle Cards, Sesame Street, Crayola, and National Geographic. Richard holds a BS degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.