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March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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LS1007 Breaking Out of the L&D Bubble

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Friday, March 18

Management and Strategy


Many L&D professionals look inward toward their own field for professional development. While this approach certainly has its merits, it also has its downsides, such as: the likelihood of groupthink, reduced exposure to other disciplines, and minimized opportunities for thinking and acting differently. None of the downsides are sound ingredients for ensuring that you, as a professional, are as well-informed as you should be.

In this session, you will gain insights into looking outside of the L&D industry for inspiration; the latest thinking on a range of subjects, including content marketing, user experience design, mobile, social learning, and neuroscience; early exposure to trends; and differing perspectives. You will learn to look outward from your own industry and improve your professional practice as a result. This session will reassure you that breaking out of your bubble is the right thing to do.

In this session, you will learn:

  • What the advantages are of breaking out of the L&D bubble
  • Where to start looking for external opportunities
  • How to maintain focus and momentum for a subject that may not be your day job
  • Some of the key takeaways gained from professional experiences

Novice and intermediate designers, developers, project managers, managers, and directors.

Technology discussed in this session:
MOOCs, and mobile (general).

Craig Taylor

Customer Success Manager

HT2 Labs

Craig Taylor, a customer success manager for HT2 Labs, has been involved in the training/L&D field since 1993, when he cut his teeth in the training-delivery world while serving in the British Army. His subsequent learning and development roles have been in the rail, nuclear, healthcare, and financial sectors, where he has worked to help organizations understand the value that current and emerging technologies can bring.

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