Online Program Thursday 15 October 2020. Sign up for your favorite sessions: please pick & choose.

  • 09h00-09h30: Eran Gal (ISR) - AI (Artificial Intelligence) applications for L&D professionals

  • This session will explore two major applications AI has brought to the door step of L&D professionals. The first is new opportunities to apply personalized and engaging learning experiences through emerging technologies utilizing Machine and Deep Learning capabilities. The second is a range of skills more and more organization will need to master as entire industries are moving from traditional technology to AI based services and products. Countries and enterprises are in demand for scalable AI reskilling programs. L&D professionals can step up to the challenge beginning with an upskilling venture of our own.

    We will explore the benefits and application opportunities for learning with:

    • LXPs
    • Recommendation Engines
    • NLP (Natural Language Processing) applications
    • Chatbots
    • Smart Assistants
    • Hyper personalized systems

    We will also explore the national AI reskilling program funded by the Israeli Innovation Authority allowing for Hi-Tech companies to form their own AI academy in-house.

    Participants will be encouraged to share experience with AI embedded learning services and reskilling programs in the fields of data science, Machine and Deep Learning.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Gain understanding of current and near future AI based applications for learning
    • Understand when and how can you utilize emerging technology for an improved learning experience in your organization
    • Understand the need and solutions for reskilling programs in the field of data science, Machine and Deep Learning.
    • Gain insight as to new skills and expertise L&D professionals need to master as we move to AI embedded work environments.

    Co-hosted by our partner The Tipping Point.

  • 10h00-11h00: Steve Wheeler (UK) - Digital Literacies for Learning and Development: Why we need to be digitally ready

  • In this session we will explore the notion of digital literacies and discover how important it is to be digitally ready in today’s workplace. Digital literacies (and there are many) describe the many ways we exploit and harness the potential of new and emerging technologies to improve personal expertise, learn more effectively and add value to our organisations. Some literacies relate to the manner in which we use technology to interact; others focus on e-safety and security; how we can secure and manage our own personal and company data and protect ourselves online; others are about the ways we can harness technology to navigate, discover and use new information, modify and repurpose it, and share within our communities of professional practice and learning. We will also explore learning theories related to digital literacies, digital competencies and digital readiness and the ways they can be directly applied to learning and development.


    • Understand the concept of digital literacies and their importance
    • Identify areas where you can develop new personal competencies
    • Explore some practical examples of digital literacies in action

    Co-hosted by our partner Flowsparks by UNI-Learning

  • 11h30-12h30: Lidewey van der Sluis (NL) - Leadership and learning in the era of disruptions

  • What should be known by leaders to navigate in today’s dynamic business environment? What could be their compass to do it right? During this session new knowledge and conceptual models are shared that enhance the quality of leadership and learning in the organization.

    Main Insights:

    • Gain knowledge and insights in new conceptual models related to leadership
    • Join us to share insights in the power of collective learning and framing
    • Learn how leaders build adaptive and resilient teams and organizations

    Co-hosted by our partner marbl

  • 13h30-14h30: Donald Clark (UK) - Megamyths in learning

  • Donald will show that some of the big spends in L&D focus on; old things that have been proved wrong, things that large scale studies show don't work and things we have no right to meddle with:

    • Three mythical triangles: Bloom, Maslow and Dale
    • Invisible intelligences: IQ, Multiple Intelligences, Emotional Intelligence and MBTI
    • All styles no substance: NLP, Learning styles
    • Therapy culture: wellness, happiness and mindfulness
    • Leadership Bullshit

    Co-hosted by our partner Cameleon Business Training

  • 15h00-16h00: Crystal Kadakia (USA) - Designing Modern L&D: Across The Flow of Work and Diverse Learners

  • There’s no question - the L&D industry has been struggling to evolve for modern learning needs. We see it everywhere – in turnover numbers that link back to lack of learning opportunities, all the way to poor perception of L&D opportunities on engagement surveys. We analyzed the shifts that have taken place from the Industrial Age to what is emerging in the Digital age. What we found is that L&D's traditional design models are based on outdated assumptions. Learning is no longer limited to one time, one place, and one target audience. The Learning Cluster Design model, developed and proven over the past five years, is based on our new call for L&D: to shift our job towards providing a variety of learning assets across the flow of work for a specific desired behavior change back on the job, while acknowledging more than one target audience. This model is gaining exponential momentum in light of remote working environments and a need for greater inclusion. This session is based on our new book, "Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM".


    • Understand the simple problems that have held L&D back from being effective in a digital age
    • Get an introduction to a rigorous way to design a 'learning cluster' of multiple assets across the flow of work
    • Learn how it's about more than e-learning as you convert to remote learning experiences
    • Consider how targeting more than one generic audience empowers greater learning through diversity and inclusion

    Co-hosted by our partner NCOI Learning.

  • 16h30-17h30: Margie Meacham (USA) - The Science of Attention: How the brain decides what matters and what you can do to change its mind

  • From the days of the ancient Greeks, the science of learning has started with one clear understanding – nothing happens until the learner pays attention. The science of attention has advanced considerably since those days. In this session, we’ll explore:

    • How the brain isolates important content from background noise
    • How the brain encodes information for integration and retrieval
    • How you can engineer your content to grab and maintain learner attention

    • Three things you might be doing today that you should sto
    • Three things you’re already doing that you could do even more
    • Three things you need to start doing, if you’re doing them already

    Co-hosted by our partner The Tipping Point.

We will use Zoom Meeting. Login will be sent 5 days before Thursday 15 October 2020.