702 Mission Control: Launching Learning Engineering at Mars, Inc.
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, October 25
Management and Strategy
Mounting pressure from an increasingly competitive global landscape, regulatory requirements, consumer demands, and complex work environments require effective learning solutions that meet an organization's speed and need. How might L&D integrate modern technologies, data and analytics, instructional methodologies, systems thinking, and an array of sciences to deliver quality learning solutions optimized for helping people and business results? Enter the emerging field of learning engineering.
This case study session outlines a real-world example of learning engineering put into practice at iconic candy company Mars Inc. You'll learn about the step-by-step process, tools, templates, and framework that were used to assess, analyze, and ultimately engineer a holistic learning solution used to enhance quality and food safety at the third largest food manufacturer in the world, and how you can use these approaches to introduce learning engineering into your organization, too.
In this session, you will learn:
- The mindset, skillset, and toolset required for learning engineering success
- Methods for making the business case for learning engineering
- A simple way to blend learning science, data science, design thinking, and systems thinking for maximum impact
- Three secrets for recruiting the data science resources you need
- What you need to do to get started right away
Designers, developers, managers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Data and analytics, AI, chatbot, ambient intelligence
Trish Uhl is principal consultant at Owl's Ledge, founder of the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum, and creator of the Learning Systems Engineering Framework. Trish develops high-performing learning, talent & development teams to promote positive people impact and contribute to measurable business results by leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) tools and analytical capability that optimize and capitalize on the workplace learning and performance function. She is a featured speaker at professional events; a frequent guest on podcasts and webinars; and often quoted in mainstream press.
Global L&D, Digital Technologies College, Mars University
Rachel Horwitz is the global learning and development director for Mars University, the L&D function of Mars Incorporated. In this role she is responsible for collaborating with global leaders to develop a strategic framework that addresses the learning and development needs of associates, utilizing best practices in learning strategy development. Rachel joined Mars in 2011 as an HR business partner in Mars Chocolate North America. In 2013, Rachel took on the role of global curriculum design director, leading instructional design within Mars University. She worked cross functionally on design and development of learning curriculum.