206 Elevating Impact: Strategies to Stay Relevant and Respected in the L&D Field

1:15 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 26

Join our panel of L&D professionals as they unveil strategies to secure and maintain a coveted seat at the table. Gain valuable insights on overcoming barriers, integrating learning into the business, mastering the language of business, and navigating common pitfalls in performance discussions. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your impact in the learning field.

Cindy Plunkett

Director, Learning Design & Development


With over 20 years' experience in instructional design, development, and project management Cindy Plunkett is the Canadian eLearning Conference Executive Director, part-time professor in the faculty of education at Ontario Tech University, and co-creator of the Educational Technology for Health Practitioner Education course at the University of Toronto's department of Family and Community Medicine. Cindy has worked with three of the largest academic teaching hospitals in Canada on high profile projects like the SEME program, and has experience speaking and facilitating both nationally and internationally.

April Petrey

Principal Consultant

Allonsy Innovation

April Petrey is a seasoned learning and development professional with over 20 years of experience in the field. As a director of learning and development, she has led teams in executing comprehensive learning strategies that have reduced ramp time, implemented company-wide sales processes, and created a collaborative learning culture. April has held senior management positions at start-ups and large corporations, where she has mentored leadership teams, collaborated with partner organizations, analyzed organizational needs, constructed scalable learning programs, built global L&D departments, and influenced executive decision-making.

Tania Flagg

Director, Digital Education


Tania Flagg, director of digital education at L'Oreal, is an experienced, highly skilled, and enthusiastic L&D professional with over 12 years of experience and a proven history of designing highly engaging and effective eLearning courses / ILTs across a variety of SaaS solutions and consumer products. Tania is also an accomplished, strategically minded analytics consultant and has led large-scale digital analytics initiatives across a variety of industries. She has been recognized by the Digital Analytics Association, winning the Jim Novo Award of Academic Excellence. She has a focus and passion for fueling and improving the customer experience through data driven decision-making.

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