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March 22 – 24, 2017 Orlando, FL

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ECO715 Resilience: The Future of Performance Support

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Thursday, March 23

Performance Support


The world is at a tipping point: Technology connects people, social approaches build community, and the “social age” drives ever more change. But what if people can’t cope? Failure is seen at an individual, organizational, and technical level. How can people become resilient and truly socially dynamic, fully adapted to face the ever more diverse and disruptive challenges they face?

In this session, you’ll explore how emergent technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and semantic engines will intersect with evolved social approaches to learning and leadership to create more resilience in the system. You’ll also be introduced to the notion of buffering, which is an approach to avoid catastrophic failure, and is where organizations should be looking in the next three to five years. This session will be of interest to those with an eye on the future, willing to explore possible future states and to help their organization make wise choices around technologies and approaches.

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the notion of resilience and its importance for organizations in the social age
  • What it means to be socially dynamic
  • Ways to face new challenges in the social age
  • How emergent technologies may interact with social approaches to learning and leadership
  • About approaches to avoid catastrophic failure

Intermediate to advanced designers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.). Participants should have curiosity and a willingness to engage in conversation.  

Technology discussed in this session:  
Wearables, geolocated technologies (beacons, adaptive and co-created systems, e.g., Waze), augmented technologies, and conversational channels (Yammer, etc.).


Julian Stodd

Author and Founder

Sea Salt Learning

Julian Stodd is an author and founder of Sea Salt Learning, a global learning consultancy helping organizations adapt and thrive in the social age. Much of his consultancy work is around the need for social leadership, the design of scaffolded social learning, planning for organizational change, and the impacts of social collaborative technology. Julian comes from an academic background in communication theory, psychology and neurophysiology, learning design, educational psychology, museum education, and philosophy. He is a proud global mentor with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and a Trustee of Drake Music, a charity that works to break down disabling barriers to music through education and research. He was awarded the Learning Performance Institute’s Colin Corder Award for Services to Learning in 2016. He has written 10 books, including The Social Leadership Handbook, Exploring the World of Social Learning, and A Mindset for Mobile Learning.

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