401 COVID-19: A Leadership Opportunity for Training Departments

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Wednesday, May 27

The coronavirus crisis is a people crisis that has not only impacted personal lives but has challenged traditional beliefs and practices in organizations. This new reality, however, will provide learning leaders with an opportunity to help create a workplace that is better trained than ever before and better prepared to weather the next crisis.

In this session you’ll explore strategies to improve training, promote employee well-being, deliver effective communications, and provide new forms of leadership. You’ll hear from a wide range of scientific experts who will outline optimal ways to train and communicate with employees that both maximizes safety and promotes organizational sustainability. They’ll provide advice on deploying a life cycle pandemic plan; developing training activities that engender self-protective actions and help in shaping employee perception of complex health issues. You’ll leave this session better prepared to have compelling answers when your executive leadership asks, "What should training be doing in the next 10 months and the next 10 years?"

Art Kohn

Professor

ASPIRE Consulting Group

Dr. Art Kohn earned his PhD in cognitive science at Duke University and is a professor of business at Portland State University. His research explores how to maximize learning and memory. He was named National Professor of the Year and won Fulbright Fellowships in cognitive psychology in distance education. He consults with Google Inc. on their international training program and with the Centers for Disease Control on using social messaging for addressing HIV in the developing world. He is the author of Communicating with Psychology and he develops interactive media products for higher education and for corporate training.

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