STR202 Reimagining the New-Hire Experience for the Modern Learner
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, March 23
Expo Hall: Strategic Solutions Stage
How do you take a traditional learning experience like new hire training and radically reimagine it for today’s learner? More importantly, why should you want to change your approach? There’s a growing consensus in the L&D industry that new employees learn more on the job than they do through formal learning events. Nonetheless, L&D is in a unique position to shape the experience of new employees from day one, which presents a prime opportunity to create a lasting impact as they begin their new roles.
In this session, you’ll learn how to plan and execute a transformation of your new hire experience. You’ll find out how to leverage the best in ed-tech to design a new-hire program that reflects how people learn not only at work, but in their daily lives as well. You’ll look at how this approach should change your design, such as how techniques like interactive video can connect new employees to both company culture and to experienced employees, and also go beyond tactical learning design techniques to better understand how to package and sell your new-hire vision to key business stakeholders.
In this session, you will learn:
- How video-based narratives can drive adoption of company culture
- Strategies for planning and executing a large-scale new-hire transformation
- Authentic ways to facilitate co-creation of knowledge among new employees
- Techniques for connecting new employees through social communities
- Tips for selling your vision to key business stakeholders
Intermediate designers, managers, directors, and senior leaders (VP, CLO, executive, etc.).
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Principal Learning Consultant
Allan McKinley is a principal learning consultant at Capital One. He has designed learning experiences in partnership with organizations including Drexel University, University of Michigan, Corporate Executive Board, MIT, and Penn State University. He has also advised and consulted numerous Fortune 500 companies on creating digital, social-collaborative learning journeys. Allan’s areas of focus include video-based learning, social learning, and virtual communities that showcase and leverage peer expertise. Allan has degrees from the University of Delaware and Saint Joseph’s University, and spent the early portion of his career as a journalist and writer.