101 Blended Learning in a Hybrid World

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Wednesday, July 27

Workplaces are increasingly hybrid, and that has major implications on how learning and development professionals support the workforce. What components are needed within a blended learning strategy to effectively support the changing paradigm of work? 

In our opening session for the Learning Leaders Summer Forum, we focus on the changing environment in which we are working. Our panel of leaders will explore how the hybrid world has changed in their workplaces, and what factors drive the decisions that determine the selection of elements used to support their workers. You’ll hear about successes, challenges, and the lessons we’re learning along the way that can inform our learning strategies as we continue to navigate an evolving work environment. 

In this session you will learn: 

  • Why the approach to blended learning needs to evolve 

  • Examples of programs that have successfully supported hybrid workers 

  • Challenges that leaders encounter in supporting a hybrid workforce 

  • Tips for future-proofing your learning strategies 

Session Takeaway: Attendees will receive a list of key questions that can inform how you can build a blended learning strategy that effectively supports a hybrid workforce.

Adam Weisblatt


Blank Page Learning

Adam Weisblatt is a learning strategist with a passion for creating learner-centered experiences and business-centered learning systems and processes. He is the founder of Blank Page Learning, which helps companies develop strategies integrating learning technologies to open the doors of new ideas and break down the barriers to learning. Adam has 20 years of experience in all aspects of workplace learning and implementing global enterprise-wide projects. He has been an instructor, eLearning designer, and programmer, as well as a performance artist, puppeteer, and cartoonist.

Debbie Richards


Creative Interactive Ideas

Debbie Richards, president of Creative Interactive Ideas, is a learning architect, self-proclaimed geek, and early adopter of learning technologies. For over 30 years, she has helped enterprise teams design, develop, and deliver immersive learning programs with measurable impact. Passionate about working with and mentoring other learning professionals, Debbie is a director at L&D Cares. The nonprofit group provides talent development professionals with no-cost coaching, mentoring, and resources to help them thrive and flourish in their careers. She is the past president of the Association of Talent Development, Houston chapter, and a past national advisor for chapters. Debbie has authored two TD at Work guides, Seeing the Possibilities With Augmented Reality and Preparing Your Organization for New Technologies.

Jennifer McCuen

SVP Talent Development

Atlantic Union Bank

Jennifer McCuen is a global HR leader with expertise in transforming people and teams to lead and thrive in a modern world. She maintains that an organization can only grow as fast as its employees can learn, so as a learning leader, the work she does has never been more vital. She believes in strengths-based teams, challenging the status quo, development through radical candor, and bringing your whole self to work and helping others do the same.

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