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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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ECO914 Learning: The Foundation of a Strong Workplace Culture

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Friday, March 18

Ecosystem - Processes


Every workplace has a culture. However, the real culture within an organization often doesn’t resemble the mission statement and core values posted in the hallways and on the company’s website. And, if eLearning or knowledge is included in the company’s values, this tends to refer to limited, formal training events, or tuition reimbursement. Learning professionals must understand the foundational impact their efforts can have on the organization and its culture—everything from the way work is done to how employees relate to customers.

In this session, you’ll explore the value of continued learning as the foundation of a strong workplace culture. You’ll evaluate the traditional influences on organizational culture and how learning can positively influence these elements. You’ll also explore the simple ways some of the world’s most successful companies, including Google, Pixar, Kaplan, and Atlassian, have leveraged the value of learning and performance improvement to transform their cultures and position themselves for long-term success.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How learning impacts the elements that make up a typical workplace culture
  • How to assess the relationship between learning and culture in your organization
  • Methods used by some of the world’s most successful companies to position learning as a cornerstone of their cultures
  • How to adopt an organizational approach to learning that empowers every individual employee
  • Practical steps you can take to begin strengthening your organization’s culture through continued learning

Novice to advanced managers and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:

Carol Leaman



Carol Leaman is the CEO of Axonify, a disruptor in the corporate learning space and innovator behind the world’s first employee knowledge platform. Previously, she was CEO of several other tech companies, including PostRank, a social engagement analytics company she sold to Google. Carol is a thought leader whose articles appear in various publications; she also sits on the boards of many organizations and advises high-tech firms. Carol’s awards include the Waterloo Region Entrepreneur Hall of Fame Intrepid Award (2011) and the Sarah Kirke Award (2010) for Canada’s leading female entrepreneur. She is a finalist for the Techvibes Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2017).

JD Dillon

Chief Learning Architect


JD Dillon is the chief learning architect at Axonify. He is one of the most prolific authors and speakers in workplace learning today. With his practical approach, JD integrates science, technology, storytelling, and common sense to enable employees, improve performance, and drive business results. For 20 years, he has executed learning and performance strategies for global organizations, including the Walt Disney Company, Kaplan, Brambles, and AMC Theatres. At Axonify he partners with an award-winning team to solve business problems for leading organizations through modern learning practices and cutting-edge technology. JD is also the founder of LearnGeek, which provides advising and educational services.

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