Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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ECO413 Building Tomorrow’s Ecosystem Today

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wednesday, March 16

Ecosystem - Technology


Do you feel stuck in a rut because of outdated learning methods and the limitations imposed on you by your learning management system? You’re not alone. Today’s learning methods and technologies are not adapting quickly enough to keep up with the evolving needs of organizations and the entry of millennials into the mainstream workforce. Though there are many stand-alone technologies available, it can be challenging to know how to organize the various tools under one over-arching learning strategy.

In this interactive session, you’ll explore real-world examples of what cutting-edge organizations are doing to breathe new life into their learning ecosystem, as well as the methods and technologies they’re using to bring about that silent revolution. You will learn about four real-world case studies, highlighting approaches and tools for designing onboarding programs, job training, professional development certification, and leadership development programs. Through these cases, you’ll identify best practices for combining mentoring, social media, reinforcement, experiential learning, and traditional forms of learning.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to incorporate mentoring, experiential learning, informal content, and social media into your learning programs
  • How to leverage new technologies and combine them in a way that complements your existing infrastructure
  • How to improve the design of onboarding programs
  • How to improve the design of job training and professional development programs
  • How to improve the design of leadership development programs

Intermediate and advanced designers and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Gus Prestera

Organizational Learning and Development Consultant

Prestera FX

Gus Prestera, an organizational learning and development consultant at Prestera FX, is a consultant, educator, and entrepreneur whose focus is improving the capabilities and performance of leaders and their employees, leveraging core competencies in organizational development, talent management, and training and development. Gus has led teams of consultants, instructional designers, and developers in building talent-development solutions involving a variety of delivery technologies. He holds a PhD degree in instructional systems and an MBA degree. Taking a practical, results-oriented approach—informed by a deep understanding of industry research and best practices—Gus has been helping businesses in a variety of industries develop their people for nearly 20 years.

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