Full Agenda

Full Agenda

2021 Learning Activities & Experiences

Learning 2021 is the place to explore leadership skills & strategies and delve into adult learning best practices with acclaimed experts and peers! With dozens of sessions, you're sure to find innovative, exciting—and highly relevant—ways to sharpen your skills, expand your knowledge, and grow your network.

Get a glimpse of the 2021 program below!

You can choose from a variety of concurrent sessions in each block. All times are listed in Pacific Time (PT).

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8:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Learning leadership is more challenging than ever. Today’s learning leaders need to support their organizations’ journeys toward the new normal, re-onboarding as workers return to offices, while also ...
9:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    The challenge was to create a large amount of content, quickly, to support onboarding and on-the-job training programs. With tight constraints and developers who lacked in-depth product knowledge, we ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    L&D professionals are getting wise to the promise of fancy dashboards that look great but don't give actionable insights. Increasingly, we're seeing organizations maturing in their use of data and rea ...
10:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Does remote work present an opportunity to address fundamental challenges with respect to equity, equality, and inclusion? Or does it present new challenges and barriers while exacerbating existing ch ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Adaptive learning is the hottest new topic in workforce learning. Attend this session to hear practical stories on how adaptive learning technology can solve current challenges and improve employee ex ...
11:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    This pandemic era forced many of us to pivot from live classroom training into a virtual modality, where we discovered that this conversion is not as simple as signing up for Zoom and sending an invit ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    How many times have you heard someone in your organization proclaim, "If only our system did X, then we would be able to do Y"? The initial investment businesses make to get any talent ecosystem up an ...
12:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    A conversation about measuring the business impact of training can trigger panic in many L&D professionals. You want to be a strategic partner and contribute to the overall growth and success of your ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Seeking to continue to enhance the capability of our managers to unleash their potential, Johnson and Johnson realized that it was time to deliver an experience that would help us develop highly capab ...
1:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    When COVID-19 upended the in-person learning model at a North American supply-chain organization, the response was to cultivate a learning culture that took teamwork to a whole new level. We will exam ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    The key to proactively identifying and getting ahead of problems and spotting learning needs is tapping into internal data. HRIS platforms, IT ticketing systems, and KPI dashboards are all treasure tr ...
2:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. The COVID-19 crisis confronted the Peace Corps with the urgent ne ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. The digital divide is widening due to COVID-19, and there are man ...
  3. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. Organizations seek behavior change where employees think, act, an ...
8:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Many organizations lack gender balance, which limits ideation, a strong leadership bench, and performance. Now is the time for women to lean in and create the real change that is needed for equitable ...
  2. 45 mins
    You may often wonder how well your online training performs and whether it is meeting your training goals. SCORM can let you know who starts and who completes a course, but does that give you enough i ...
9:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Too often, the business comes to us with a problem and we offer one of our standard solutions: ILT, eLearning, or a job aid. However, some business problems won't be solved by learning experiences, no ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Organizations continue to invest time and funds into training their workforce about what they need to know rather than focusing on performance and what they need to do. Now is the time to re-envision ...
10:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    The instructional designers just created a wonderful piece of training content, and you are about to place it on the LMS for all your students to take. While that is sufficient to launch a training co ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Many companies find it tough to take on completely new training methodologies. This session shares our experiences in moving to the world of VR training. We will concentrate on four areas that are cri ...
11:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    The pressure is on. Leaders (and those who think like leaders) want to be agents of change. But with competing demands, technology transformations, and upheaval in how people work, it can be difficult ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Performance support has been shown to improve time to competency, improve time to complete a task, provide access to centralized and integrated help and knowledge, increase capacity in a department an ...
12:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    On a regular day, instructional designers face a litany of challenges when given a project of creating courses, curricula, and other learning solutions. They may face constraints on length, budget, de ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Simulation is increasingly being integrated into professional and technical education; however, there is little research into learners' perceptions of this learning modality. Since VA National SimLEAR ...
1:00 PM
  1. Online
    60 mins
    The workplace is changing faster than ever. The future of work is being shaped by a number of powerful forces, including technological advancements, social and environmental changes, increased globali ...
2:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. A swift transition to digital learning-enabled HCA Healthcare’s p ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. Often those participating in training struggle to engage because ...
  3. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. Leaders want results. All the strategies and tactics in the world ...
8:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Being a more effective influencer as well as an influential learner is a lifelong process that humans engage in as they work relationships out with others. In this session, you will work with others a ...
  2. 45 mins
    The modern learning suite offers a superior experience for learners, a more efficient workflow for administrators, and a better response to the needs of the business than can be achieved with a collec ...
9:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    There are smart people in your organization who store, deep in their brains or on their hard drives, considerable knowledge. What can learning leaders do to bring all this hidden knowledge and experie ...
  2. 45 mins
    Are you looking for amazing ways to use your desktop or mobile device to create, collaborate and inspire? In this session, you will learn how to use your laptop, phone or tablet to brainstorm, sketch, ...
10:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Ad hoc leader requests and "tribal" knowledge sharing may work to meet learning and development needs in smaller organizations, but this approach is not scalable. Internal support teams need reliable ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    According to Josh Bersin, senior leaders who coach, develop and hold others accountable for coaching and development are three times more effective at producing improved business and talent results th ...
11:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    It's easy to fall into the trap of doing things the same way, but this lack of variety is boring — to you and to your learners. This interactive session challenges you to approach learning opportuniti ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    In our increasingly virtual world, we need learning systems that meet users where they are and are flexible enough to support a variety of needs, from in-the-moment quick answers to comprehensive skil ...
12:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Scarce resources and bottlenecks limit company growth by slowing new-client onboarding; one-on-one implementation training is not scalable. But without an L&D team, implementing an eLearning solution ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Engaging learners, especially in the virtual environment, can be hard. But we can leverage the mechanics of games to tap into their intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. We're here to help you sift thro ...
1:00 PM
  1. Online
    60 mins
    Each year at the Learning event, we invite a group of CLOs and senior learning leaders to explore the most pressing issues executive teams are dealing with. In this general session, our panel of senio ...
2:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. While working remotely, it has become increasingly harder to carv ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. Senior leaders challenged the instructional design team: How migh ...
  3. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. Nearly 100% of employers have said that soft skills are important ...
8:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    When Colgate-Palmolive sought to improve support for operators on the plant floor, they turned to a workflow learning solution from Xprtise. Learn from us how we introduced the 5 Moments of Need metho ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    The recent "work from home" phenomenon has been a major catalyst in the proliferation of collaboration platforms like Microsoft Teams and Slack. These platforms create a persistent connection with the ...
9:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Providing meaningful high-touch learning experiences was difficult before the pandemic, but now, more than ever, learners have increased expectations of technologically savvy, learner-centric, multi-n ...
  2. 45 mins
    Video has become a common way for people, companies, and organizations to communicate. Whether it's marketing or operations, internal or external, this method of delivering information can be crucial ...
10:00 AM
  1. 45 mins
    As remote and hybrid work become more the norm than the exception, keeping the workforce connected, engaged, and information flowing is paramount. Yet a Gartner report revealed that 80% of organizatio ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Microlearning seems like a simple concept to incorporate into the organization's learning ecosystem, but oftentimes it fails. This can be fore reasons ranging from lack of equal comprehension of what ...
11:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    McKinsey had already begun working to address mental health and well-being needs long before the pandemic hit in 2020. The crisis created an urgent need to quickly scale existing wellness solutions, e ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    During the past year, one significant issue within organizations has been how to engage people through virtual platforms, with their accompanying feelings of isolation and loss of connection with a so ...
12:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    As learning leaders strive to determine "what's next" for delivering learning opportunities post-pandemic, they face a dilemma: Pundits are saying the "future is hybrid," yet many organizations are fi ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    It is ironic that as learning resources have become more accessible in the digital age, many people have struggled to manage their own professional development, lacking the time and know-how to identi ...
1:00 PM
  1. Online
    60 mins
    Advancements in technology have fundamentally changed what it means to live, work, and learn in an increasingly digital world. Understanding the role emerging technology plays in our work is critical ...
2:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. Learning leaders hold the power of AI and how to deploy it for th ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Learning 2021 on-demand sessions are recorded videos you can access starting at this date and time, and watch at your own convenience. For leaders who are short on time, AI-enabled coaching offers a s ...
8:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    Distractions, they are all around us—especially now that more employees are working remotely.  In fact, research shows that the average employee is only productive for 2 hours and 53 minutes each day. ...
  2. 45 mins
    What’s the financial case for Next-Gen Learning? How can you convince your organization that it makes business sense to buy all that expensive software and hardware, and hire people with skillsets unf ...
9:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    An increased focus on upskilling, reskilling, and strategic workforce planning is shifting the way organizations think about traditional L&D offers. Rather than the 'old way' of in-person learning, at ...
  2. 45 mins
    Conversations about learning leadership tend to revolve around certain themes. We often describe learning leaders in terms of the traits they share, and we label them using the roles and titles they h ...
10:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    A successful learning project involves both Business Operations and the Learning & Development organizations to ensure the consideration of existing processes and procedures in the future sustainabili ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    While the pandemic provided the opportunity for L&D to roll up their sleeves and get involved with the business, we're still shy of talking about business value. Research conducted by Mind Tools for B ...
11:00 AM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    All creatures, including humans, experience specific biological reactions during a state of change. And, change is bound to happen; it’s happening all the time. We believe that most companies’ change ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Courageous leaders do the right thing at the right time, all the while inspiring the trust of the teams they lead. Too often, though, leaders do not feel psychologically safe enough to speak their min ...
12:00 PM
  1. Online
    45 mins
    What makes some people seem to be natural-born leaders? What creates an extraordinary leader, one who leads effortlessly? This session takes a deep look at the powerful practices of great communicator ...
  2. Online
    45 mins
    Business leaders operate in an increasingly complex environment where there’s a constant need to develop new skills and identify new talent. Learning and development initiatives are an essential compo ...

More sessions and more speakers coming soon!