TS202 Catching Lightning in a Bottle: Equipping SMEs to Create Learning
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 17
Technology Solutions Stage
Learning has to happen as fast as the needs arise, otherwise learning professionals risk being relegated to compliance training. We need to be a strategic partner, but with so many needs, the traditional way simply isn’t working. One solution is to properly equip internal experts to successfully train others. In this session you’ll learn how to work with highly specialized SMEs in technical domain areas. Learn how to equip SMEs in a structured, repeatable way to develop and deploy learning quickly. Learn to create a force-multiplier that creates vast quantities of learning more quickly than the “traditional” instructional design way.
The Ken Blanchard Companies
Ann Rollins is a modern learning champion with more than 25 years of industry experience helping form and execute learning strategy for Fortune and Global 500 companies. She is a solution architect at The Ken Blanchard Companies. A learning leader unintimidated by global scale, she always has her eyes on the technology horizon. Her passion lies in helping clients sort out the learning angles and attainability of technology in workforce learning and performance, including AR, VR, chatbots, LX platforms, AI, curation strategy and more. Ann takes a practical, design thinking approach to support her clients as they transform how learning happens and what their ecosystems look like today and tomorrow. Formerly the lead of an instructional design practice of 130 instructional designers, she helps clients to plan, operationalize, resource and upskill, and then then build future-forward, human-centered experiences that our modern learners demand and that deliver measurable business results. She has consulted with clients in national security, media, financial services, automotive, aerospace, healthcare, food and beverage, manufacturing industries and more. Ann serves as a mentor to many emerging designers in the field and is thrilled to be back at LSCON in 2020!
Lead Instructional Designer
Cathy Seymour, a lead instructional designer with Amtrak, has 20 years in the training and development field. She provides in-depth training needs analysis and designs and develops ILT, VILT, eLearning, and blended learning solutions. Cathy has worked in numerous industries, including financial, telecommunications, and insurance. At Amtrak, Cathy collaborates with business leaders and subject matter experts to develop learning for employees who work in the technical crafts of engineering, mechanical, and on-board services. She promotes the use of just-in-time training techniques that include microlearning, mini videos, and collaborative learning boards and blogs.