Web Seminar Series & Podcasts

Web Seminar Series & Podcasts

The Future of Learning & Performance

Speakers: Mollie Lombardi, Research Director, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group

Mollie Lombardi is the research director of Aberdeen’s human capital management practice, as well as one of our top speakers at our Enterprise Learning! events.  She has surveyed and interviewed thousands of end-users to better understand the key challenges facing today’s HR, learning, and talent management leaders, as well as uncover the Best-in-Class strategies, capabilities, tools and technologies those leaders are using to address those challenges.  Mollie has written and spoken about a wide variety of HCM topics, including learning and development trends and the use of emerging technologies.  Aberdeen and Mollie also collaborates with us in the selection of our Learning! 100 Award winners.  Please join Mollie as she unveils Aberdeen’s latest research on HCM, learning and workplace technology trends. This session is sponsored by eCornell.

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Keynote: Creating Time to Innovate



Speakers: David Allen, Founder & Chairman, The David Allen Company

Every day, businesses and learning organizations face new challenges and opportunities: talent management, new product deployments, upgrading internal infrastructure, competitive challenges, time to market pressures, and emerging technologies, to name a few.  Any of these can be overwhelming at times, and without an effective method to address these symptoms, it can become costly in resources and human capital, as well as drain an organization’s innovative juices.  In this session David will provide you with a roadmap that will help you increase performance, capacity, and aligned execution, thus freeing up time and resources for innovation and creativity.

David Allen is the Chairman and Founder of the David Allen Company, an international training and consulting firm specializing in the fields of personal and organizational productivity. He has been called “One of the world’s most influential thinkers in the field of productivity”, designated as “One of America’s top 100 thought leaders”, and named one of the “Top 100 people to follow on Twitter.”  He is the author of 3 books. His international bestseller “Getting Things Done” has been a perennial bestseller and it is now published in over 28 languages.  He is one of the few non-celebrities on Twitter with over a million followers captivated by his wit and inspiration.

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E-learning Trends & Practices Study 2012



Speakers: Joe DiDonato, Editor-at-Large and Catherine Upton, Publisher, Elearning! Media Group

Spending on E-Learning Soars!

Did you know that spending on e-learning is now almost 75% of a typical learning department’s budget? Take a look at new research on E-learning Trends & Practices. Join Joe DiDonato and Catherine Upton of Elearning! Media Group, as they reveal this year’s findings on future enterprise learning and workplace technology practices and investments. In this complimentary session you will learn: 1) The top priorities in learning and development 2) How future practices benchmark to 2011 3) Which technologies enterprises are investing in and why 4) How private and public sector behaviors compare 5) What’s new in learning and development investments This study complied the feedback of over 600 organizations from the public and private sector.

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Learning CEOs Panel: Technology & Trends



Speakers: Chris Bond, CEO, Bluewater Learning, LLC and invited CEOs

What’s next for Learning and Talent Management software? What’s the current state of the art for social and mobile learning networks? Is the Cloud and SaaS overtaking on-premise installations? Join Chris Bond from Bluewater Learning as he delves into these and other topics with CEO’s of top learning companies. These vendor CEOs will cover topics that are designed to help you from making costly implementation mistakes, as well as provide you with tips and techniques from the successful implementations of their own customers.

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Meet Bina48 Your Personal Humanoid Tutor



Speakers: Bina48; Dr. Buce Duncan, Managing Director, Terasem Movement Foundation

You may use Siri, iPhone’s Personal Assistant. Now, Meet Bina48. Bina48 is one of the world’s most advanced social robots. Bina48 was commissioned by Dr.Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics Inc. using video interview transcripts, laser scanning life mask technology, face recognition, artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology.

Three year old Bina48 is the most advanced social robot in existence, and learning executives will be evaluating her abilities as both a teacher and tutor at ELCE. Could this humanoid be the teacher of the future?

Bina48 will be joined by Dr. Bruce Duncan, the Managing Director of the Terasem Movement Foundation Inc. and Principal Investigator with the LifeNaut Project (www.lifenaut.com). The LifeNaut project is a long-term experiment in personal online information storage and retrieval and is the brainchild of Dr. Martine Rothblatt, Inventor of SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Author, and Biotech CEO.

When we talked with Bruce, we asked if he and his team had considered the possibility of a ‘teaching’ or ‘tutoring’ attribute for 3-year old Bina48. The answer was a resounding ‘yes,’ and we will be the first to see that attribute in a live session at ELCE. Join Bruce Duncan, M.Ed. and Bina48 as we explore and imagine how the “personal tutor” of future might evolve.

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Lights, Camera, Action: 5 Tips for Professional Video Outcomes



Speakers: Phil Ferrari, Producer, Ferrari Productions

Over 4 million YouTubeVideos are viewed a day. Video is the most effective way to convey concepts that connect with people. How can you leverage this instant learning media? Join Phil and learn the key concepts of video production including: script writing, video styles, production elements, studio techniques.

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Keynote: Innovators in Learning



Speakers: Derek Cunard, Dean of American Heart Association University, AHA; Jeanne Dunn, Vice President, Learning@Cisco; Paul LeBlanc, President, Southern New Hampshire University

Meet leaders from the three top learning organizations in the U.S.A. Named #1 in the 2012 Learning! 100, American Heart Association’s motto has always been to Learn and Live. Derek Cunard, Dean of American Heart University, will share their secrets that have led to 100% employee participation. Southern New Hampshire University’s President Paul LeBlanc is listed as The Most Innovative Company by Fast Company. SNHU has an innovative approach to schooling students that looks a lot like the Khan Academy. Finally, Jeanne Dunn, Cisco’s Vice President of Learning@Cisco was a top recipient of the Learning! 100 Award in the private sector for both innovation and collaboration. Three very different strategies from three very innovative organizations. Join us for this session that will be moderated by Joe DiDonato, editor at large, Elearning!Media Group, and learn what each of these enterprises has done to re-invent their programs.

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The Future Trainer: Bina48 Humanoid



Speakers: Joe DiDonato, editor at large, Elearning!Media Group and Bruce Duncan, M.Ed, Managing Director, Terasem Foundation, and Bina48, Humanoid

The US Naval Air Warfare Center reports 62% of their current talent will retire over the next 10 years. This “retirement brain drain” is the biggest threat to continued innovation and performance.

The Terasem Foundation has an answer. The LifeNaut project collects a ‘Mindfile” of candidates and can bring it to life with a combination of Artificial Intelligence, robotics and more. Enter Bina48.

Join Joe DiDonato and Bruce Duncan as they share this concept and put it into practice with Bina48. At 3 years old, Bina48 is the most advanced social robot in existence. Attend this session and see Bina48 answer questions, scan her mindfile and selected resources. Is this the future of training? Could Bina48 be your next tutor?

Come with your questions and see how Bina48 is poised to challenge your assumptions about the future of learning.

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How to Create Great E-learning! –Key Steps to Success



Speakers: Joe DiDonato, editor at large, Elearning! Media Group and Joe Ganci, President, Dazzle Technologies

Today, more than 52% of training hours are deployed via e-learning, blended or virtual classroom. Yet, developing effective e-learning is not so easy. 

Whether you are new to e-learning or the appointed Guru, you may be surprised by how many decisions are to be made around migrating to e-learning.

In this session, you will discover the secrets to designing, developing and delivering engaging e-learning.

Join Joe Ganci, e-learning expert, and learn:

  • The right steps to delivering stellar e-learning
  • The 3 questions you need to ask before you start
  • Where to go for resources

This seminar qualifies for 5 credits toward the learning professional certificate. Start earning your resume credential by attending this event.

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Creating a Social Learning Hive



Speakers: Joe DiDonato, Editor at Large, Elearning!Media Group
and Vicki Tambellini, The Tambellini Group

Almost 40% of enterprises are leveraging social networks for learning and collaboration. (Event more for recruiting and branding.) Yet, many enterprise are using public networks like facebook and LinkedIn with open sharing and security.  Is this the right mix for your team?
Join this session when Joe and Vicki who discuss:

  1. Public verses Private Social Ecosystems
  2. The Investment expectation
  3. The return on engagement

Every attendee of the session will receive the Elearning!Social Learning Network Checklist complimentary.

This seminar qualifies for 5 credits toward the learning professional certificate.

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4 Steps to Buying & Deploying the Proper LMS



Speakers: Joe DiDonato, Editor at Large, Elearning!Media Group 
and Chris Bond, CEO, Bluewater Learning Services

Over 40% of Elearning! readers plan to add, change or replace their learning or talent management system. But, the process is not as simple as upgrading to a new version. In this session, Joe and Chris will share the four key steps to take when buying your next learning or talent system.
In this session, you will learn:

  1. Understanding your business needs
  2. What you need to know BEFORE selecting  a solution
  3. Selecting the right solution
  4. Future system trends and developments

Come armed with your questions to ask these experts who have deployed over 100 systems.

This seminar qualifies for 5 credits toward the learning professional certificate.

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Advancing Your Career with Professional Credentialing



Speakers: Joe DiDonato, editor at large, Elearning!Media Group
and David Grebow, CEO, Knowledge Star

Today, 48% of enterprises do not know the skill sets of their employees. Yet, 1 million skilled positions go unfilled because of perceived ‘talent shortages.’ Unless your employer conducted your training, your investment in developing your professional skills may go unchecked.
According to  the O’Reilly School of Technology’s Scott Gray:
“Those outside of companies with skill-building curriculae can’t obtain legitimacy in those skillsets without being an employee. The more people are culling unassociated resources and experiences to learn specific skills, the more urgent it is for there to be a place for them to record their efforts and success, to study with peers, and to present their learning portfolios to future employers or partners in a meaningful way.”

Join Joe DiDonato, former EVP, Oracle Education and David Grebow, certification expert and CISCO certification partner.

In this session you will learn:

  • The value of professional certificates
  • How to build resume credentials
  • The process to secure credits for prior education

Start earning resume credentials  from your learning efforts. This seminar qualifies for 5 credits toward the learning professional certificate.

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5 Best Practices for Effective Virtual Learning



Speakers: Jennifer Hofmann, President, InSync Training

Improve your training mix with this 3-part series that explores everything you need to know about virtual learning. 

In this series, Jennifer will explore what drives virtual learning, examining the benefits and challenges of applying these tools while providing real-world guidance with examples to help you blend these solutions into your existing learning infrastructure.

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Opening Session: Learning! 100 Best in Class



Speaker: Mollie Lombardi, Analyst, Aberdeen Group

Enterprise Learning! 100: The Secrets of America’s Top Performers

Today’s business environment and expectations have shifted dramatically. How has your organization responded? Mollie will share the best practices and benchmarks of today’s top learning organizations. Learn which training processes drive business impact and the tools to leverage to close performance gaps. See how the Learning! 100 outperformed and which techniques to leverage to achieve performance gains. Each attendee will receive the Best in Class Learning & Development Study 2011 complimentary

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Keynote: Enterprise 2020: Thriving in the Net-Work Era



Speakers: Jay Cross, principal, Internet Time Alliance, Nick van Dam, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LTD, Karie Willyerd, SuccessFactors (SAP), Joe DiDonato, Elearning! Media Group

“The 21st century is an entirely new ballgame. The rules have changed. Business leaders need to embrace it”. – Jay Cross 

In this session, you will meet three of the best minds in enterprise learning. Each has penned recent books on the future workplace and each has a different perspective on how you should be re-tooling your skills for Enterprise 2020.

In this session, Joe DiDonato, editor at large, EMG hosts: 
•    Jay Cross, principal, Internet Time Alliance, author of The Working Smarter Fieldbook 
•    Nick van Dam, CLO Global Talent, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, and author of NextLearning, Unwrapped 
•    Karie Willyerd, CLO, SuccessFactors, co-author of The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract  Tomorrow’s Employees Today

During this lively panel discussion you will hear how to prepare for the social network era, critical talent shortages, and the new rules of leadership. Be prepared, these experts won’t all agree. Come ready to re-think your own paradigms and take the first step on the road to Enterprise 2020. (Speakers will be available during the Summit for one-on-one dialogues as well as scheduled meet and greets.)

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Enabling Your Enterprise with High Impact Learning



Speaker: David Mallon, Learning Analyst, Bersin & Associates

Dynamic trends are shaping big changes in learning in the workplace. New highly flexible internal communications, social networking, knowledge portals and mobile devices enable unprecedented interconnectedness and mobility. At the same time, budget limitations, changing strategic priorities and shifting demographics have left many organizations with a talent shortage and moved them to recognize that key overall performance outcomes such as productivity, customer service, and cost control all rely on strengthening the organization’s collective ability and will to learn.

Learning and Development is at a crossroads, prompting questions about what’s required structurally to advance organizational learning, deep specialization and talent mobility. David Mallon will share highlights from Bersin & Associates’ 2011 study on The High-Impact Learning Organization. He will provide examples of large, complex organizations, including Deloitte, IBM, Thomson Reuters Knowledge, that are driving significant operational improvements with innovative approaches to employee learning. This Town Hall-style presentation will encourage questions and discussion.

Participants will gain an updated understanding of: capability development and integrated talent management, continuous learning, mobile learning, virtual classrooms and evolution of learning outsourcing.

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New Rules for Leadership with Jay Cross



Speakers: Jay Cross, Principal, Internet Time Allianceand Learning! 100 Panelists

Jay Cross leads this roundtable discussion on the new rules of leadership. The 21st century leader must operate differently or he/she will fail. Join Jay in this session, when he discusses this new reality with three executives from the Learning! 100. Be prepared to participate in this dialogue as you discover the skills you will need for the Enterprise 2020.

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Survive & Thrive in Today’s Challenging Environment



Speakers: Vicki Tamberllini, President, eduworld1, Wendy Frederick, Chief, Learning Systems Management Division, Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Alice Muerllerweiss, Dean, Veteran’s Affairs Learning University, Dept of Veterans Affairs

Both of these learning leaders faced steep challenges but embraced the opportunity to re-invent their learning programs. Discover how the Dept of Veteran Affairs created an enterprise level Learning University serving 320,000 employees. Their single touch point provides full access to a rich suite of offerings. The ATF, while smaller, faced similar challenges when re-designing their learning and delivery methods. From determining competencies to learning system selection, these leaders both faced critical decisions.

Join this session and hear how they assessed their organization’s needs, developed a course of action, embraced new technologies and measured the results. Discover how these executives are building smarter organizations as they share their experiences, outcomes and programs.

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Enterprise Learning! 100: The Secrets of America’s Top Performers



Speakers: Nick van Dam, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LTD and Learning! 100 Panelists

These Learning! 100 winners earn their honors in 2011 for outstanding organizational performance. Some grew income over 60% year to year. Join them and see how they leveraged an immersive learning culture, Innovation and leadership to achieve outstanding business performance. Hear how they overcame economic woes to woe their employees and customers. Discover how these firms are building smarter companies as they share their experiences, outcomes and programs. Tap their expertise and grow your network of experts.

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Digitizing the Enterprise: Cloud, Mobile & More



Speakers: Bob Danna, COO, Bersin & Associates, Ed Cohen, VP Learning Technologies, SuccessFactors (SAP), Jason Corsello, VP of Strategy, Cornerstone On Demand, Dave Wilkins, VP Research, Taleo (Oracle)

Since 2005, every major enterprise software and solution has evolved. Enterprise software has gone to the cloud, APIs are rampant, and instant access is empowering our workforce. In this session, hear from the CTOs and technologists who are driving the technologies that will enable the Enterprise 2020.

Join  Bob Danna and leaders from the learning and talent software, gaming, social and mobile sectors. Discover how all this digital data will provide your organization 20/20 insights in the future. Bring your questions and receive candid answers from the top executives of your partner organizations.

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Elevating Enterprise Collaborative Intelligence



Speaker: David Coleman, Managing Director, Collaborative Strategies

What is your Collaborative Intelligence? There are many factors that compose Collaborative Intelligence (CI), everything from understanding team dynamics to specific tools, techniques and processes. For collaboration in the enterprise to succeed, now or in the future, it is critical to establish a collaborative mindset and culture.

In this session, you will learn the 10 factors that compose CI, and how to establish a metric for collaboration. You will practice all 10 scales in the session and will use case studies to see where you can best apply CI and use the most effective levers for increased performance, partnership and business relationships. By the end of this session attendees will be able to make recommendations for effective collaboration for their organization. At the end, each attendee will receive a comprehensive white paper detailing all concepts.

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Learning! 100: Innovative Workplaces



Speakers: Karie Willyerd, co-author “The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies are Attract, Develop and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today” andLearning! 100 Panelists

In the future, talent shortages across critical skills will be a reality. Tomorrow’s employees want the best technology, work flexibility and a borderless workplace. Is your organization ready for the 2020 Workplace?

In this session, Karie will lead a panel discussion with three Learning! 100 executives from public and private sectors. They will discuss the state of today’s enterprises, profile of the ‘coolest workplaces,’ and recommend strategies to drive innovation in the workplace. Come armed with questions and the appetite for participation.

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Best Practices of Learning & Workplace Technologies



Speakers: Nick van Dam, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LTD and Learning! 100 Panelists

New technologies are evolving faster than the enterprise’s ability to adopt them. Which technologies can drive the results you need at an investment you can justify? Hear from three key enterprises and discover how they improved speed to competency, increased workplace engagement and leveraged a few key social and mobile tools to provide just in time learning to drive performance. Bring your questions and challenges and discuss with these tried and true experts.

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Closing Keynote: The Courage to Lead



Speaker: Dave Carey, U.S. Navy, retired former, Director U.S. Navy Leadership & Management Training School

Dave Carey uniquely inspires you.

As a Navy pilot during the Vietnam war, Dave’s aircraft was destroyed over North Vietnam by a surface-to-air missile. He spent five and one half years as a P.O.W. in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” This experience taught him timeless lessons that have application in all of our lives.

From this experience, Dave helps people better understand how to overcome challenges in their own lives; to have the courage to lead. He empowers other to overcome seemingly insurmountable difficulties to gain a renewed sense of purpose, perspective, satisfaction and control over their circumstances. Just when you thought it was too much, Dave will inspire you to turn the challenge on its head. Hear how Dave taught fellow prisoners to speak French to evade control of the guards.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with one of America’s true heroes, Dave Carey.

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Developing the Next Generation of Leadership



Speakers: Michael G. Winston, David S. Sullivan and Sharon M. Doyle, MW & Associates Consulting

Especially during this period of unprecedented change, our view is that a business rises and falls based on the quality of its talent at all levels of the organization. Exemplary practices in cultivating and managing talent can lead to sustainable competitive advantage. Innovation is the lifeblood of any business. Whether it is a groundbreaking invention or an incremental change in process, innovation is about generating new ideas that will give a company’s products and services a competitive edge. 

Great leaders are continually monitoring performance on these issues… Do we have a clear, compelling vision? Do we have a winning strategy for competitive advantage? Do we have the best team in place? Do we have the best person for every single job within the company? Are we getting all the results from our people that we could? Are they working together to leverage team strengths? Are their activities aligned with the strategic focus?” That is what they focus on. They are committed to transforming the players and culture to take the company to the next level.

The opportunity to take a lead role in creating and sustaining a world-class architecture to attract, develop and retain best-of-breed talent and create organization efficiencies is compelling. Success in this area will create a “talent-magnet” effect that will continue to attract exemplary performers.  This session gives tools, strategies and practices to enable outstanding performance in these areas

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