000 Developing Learning Professionals for the New World of Learning and Development

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Wednesday, June 8



Economic stress, learning technologies, global competition, and the learning sciences present opportunities and threats to learning and performance professionals. How will you respond as we move to more mobile, performance support, and video?

In this session, you will learn how the world of learning and work are impacting the roles of learning and performance professionals. You will see examples of the changes happening and learn from those who are driving the change from the top, and you will learn more about the emerging roles and varying responsibilities that are presenting themselves today.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What’s happening now
  • Descriptions of emerging players, roles, and responsibilities
  • Examples of places where change is happening, including testimonials from learning executives
  • A checklist of critical success factors which you can apply to your own circumstances

Novice to advanced designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Allison Rossett


Allison Rossett & Associates

Dr. Allison Rossett, long-time Professor of Educational Technology at San Diego State University, is in the Training magazine HRD Hall of Fame, and was a member of the ASTD International Board of Directors. Recipient of ASTD’s recognition for lifelong contributions to workplace learning and performance and designated a 2008 LEGEND, Allison co-authored Job Aids and Performance Support: Moving from Knowledge in the Classroom to Knowledge Everywhere and a new edition of her book, First Things Fast. Rossett edited The ASTD E-Learning Handbook: Best Practices, Strategies, and Case Studies for an Emerging Field. She also wrote a white paper for the American Management Association, Blended Learning Opportunities and another, on learner engagement, for Adobe Systems. Allison’s client list includes IBM, HP, Ingersoll Rand, the Getty Conservation Institute, Fidelity Investments, Kaiser Permanente, BP, the IRS, Amgen, Royal Bank of Scotland, USAA, National Security Agency, Transportation Security Administration, and several eLearning start-ups. Allison was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.

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