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October 2019

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Choose Your Own Soft Skills Training Adventure: the Culture, Technology, and ROI of Empathy

October 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experts suggest that poor listening skills, which often manifest as a lack of empathy, are at the core of most workplace conflicts and contribute to leadership failures. While many assume that emotional intelligence is an inherent skill and can’t be taught, new virtual reality technology is helping to increase the efficacy of interpersonal skills training efforts. In this session, you will learn how VR is a scalable training solution for empathy and social effectiveness, especially when combined with artificial intelligence.…

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Nine Practical Tips for Using Neuroscience to Power Learning

October 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Behavioral science has the power to motivate people to learn and change. But it can be a complex, nuanced subject. Advice previously offered from the learning industry often lacked scientific evidence, but times are changing. So how can you design a learning experience that actually motivates your learners to learn? Join digital learning specialist and neuroscience PhD student, Charlotte Hills, as she brings clarity to insights from the latest research and offers practical tips you can use to motivate people…

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How Intentional is Your Learning Tech Ecosystem?

October 16, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Smart organizations are enabling their employees to learn everywhere – not just in the classroom – and they’re using technology to do it. RedThread Research recently completed an in-depth study on how organizations are creating their learning tech ecosystems: the challenges they face, the strategies they employ, and the tech they ultimately implement. Join us for a webinar that will highlight: • The three major structures for learning technology ecosystems and when one is more appropriate for your org •…

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Micro, Mobile and Measured: Our Learning Beyond the Classroom Strategy for the iGen Workforce

October 17, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As a great shift change looms on the horizon, many training orgs struggle to balance strategic planning and large-scale delivery of effective training during an unprecedented volume of churn. As boomers retire, the iGen replacement workforce expects that training on the job will match the learning style they grew up with — tech-enabled, personalized, self-guided and on-demand in mobile-friendly microlearning chunks. The digital transformation from traditional instructor-led training to self-guided delivery of iGen-friendly content has been a continuous improvement journey.…

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Working Learner Index: Implications for HR

October 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to hear newly-released findings from the Bright Horizons Working Learner Index, the nation’s most comprehensive survey of tuition program users. Drawing on detailed responses from more than 32,000 employees, the results will deliver surprising new findings on: Motivations for returning to school Working adults’ preferences for educational programs and institutions Extent and impact of student debt on continuing education Results that employees expect to see from their education The webinar will give you invaluable practical advice to better…

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The Business Case for Human-Centered Design

October 29, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Human-centred design (HCD) is sweeping business because of the way it profoundly reconfigures how companies develop strategy, solve their most pressing problems and successfully compete in an era of constant change. But is there any hard evidence that HCD has a measurable impact? There is. Design Management Institute found that S&P 500 companies who use HCD outperform their competitors by 211 percent. Forrester Research found that organizations with sophisticated HCD capabilities can deliver an ROI of 85% or greater on…

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November 2019

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Don’t Wait: What 300 L&D Leaders Have Learned About Building Data Fluency

November 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Data science and AI are impacting many industries globally, from healthcare and government to agriculture and finance. Everybody needs to be able to work with data the way everybody needed to start using email 20 years ago. As we wrote in Harvard Business Review, “Very few companies expect only professional writers to know how to write. So why ask only professional data scientists to understand and analyze data, at least at a basic level?” But what value can data fluency…

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Reaching the Blue Collar Workforce: How Polaris Develops Talent in 2019

November 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Traditional L&D isn’t obsolete, but it has become outdated. That’s why we collected data from nearly 800 workers, managers, and leaders from around the globe to gain some insights into where L&D and talent leaders can be more effective. The survey says…..L&D is falling short for the modern workforce. In fact, our respondents gave their employers an overall Net Promoter Score of -25 on their learning and development strategies. But many business leaders know this already. What they don’t know…

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Explore the Core Principles of Design Thinking

November 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Design Thinking is getting a lot of attention today, for many reasons. Innovation is the key to reinvention, which is the goal of organization’s who are looking to future-proof and define themselves as leaders in the Experience Economy. Join Kristin Shackleford for a practical discussion to review the core principles of Design Thinking, and walk away with insight around: • Why it’s important • Who should participate • How to create a culture of Design Thinking • Practical ways to…

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Re-evaluating Your Organization’s Skill Gaps

November 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Many companies seem to have fallen victim to the ominous skills gap – but only because they’ve found it’s easier to place blame somewhere than to look at what they can do to fix it. If you’re struggling to find qualified candidates, you might need to take a deeper look at your organization and ask some pointed questions. Are there areas of the recruiting process that are lending to skill gaps? Have you done a formal assessment to uncover skill…

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December 2019

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Listen Until You Sweat: Virtual Reality for Deep Conversation

December 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous (VUCA) workplace requires a distinct set of leadership competencies: non-hierarchical influence, the ability to rapidly align across functions, creativity for drawing insights across domains, and most of all, “empathy,” the linchpin leadership skill in the modern workplace (manifested in our ability to listen deeply). Empathy allows us to imagine the world from different perspectives, unite across functions, generations, regions. It is becoming a requirement for deep motivation and true influence in a world of diffused…

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Data Science for Business Leaders

December 4, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Karolis Urbonas, global head of data science and analytics at Amazon Alexa, will speak with Hugo Bowne-Anderson, data scientist and educator at DataCamp, about how business leaders need to think about data-driven and AI transformations within their organizations. They’ll discuss what type of value company-wide data fluency can create, what business leaders need to know about data analytics and data science to successfully incorporate these disciplines into their organizations, how to build high-performance data teams, and how to align an…

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8 Principles of Organizational Relevance

December 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this age of digital transformation, the speed of business propels at breakneck pace. Thirty years ago, companies moved much slower, akin to a Class-II whitewater rapid. The executives at the helm of the lead boat negotiated the rapids dragging everyone else behind in another boat. Support functions and many individuals definitely didn’t have a place in the lead boat, but it didn’t matter much, as the convoy still succeeded moving at a manageable pace. But today, companies demand agility,…

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Strategy + Technology = A winning Combination for Effective Learning Measurement

December 11, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

How do you know if your learning program is really working? Proper course tracking and sharing of learning data can help organizations develop best practices for how organizations measure the impact of learning. When historically, tools and systems haven’t made it easy to access and correlate data in order to measure, finding the right combination of strategy and technology can help optimize learning results to increase performance and impact business outcomes across the entire organization. In this webinar you will…

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Measuring the Business Impact of Learning: What We’ve Learned

December 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The ‘Measuring the Business Impact of Learning’ benchmarking survey, conducted by LEO Learning and Watershed (on behalf of Learning Technologies Group) is entering its fourth year. With the survey launching on November 1st and closing on December 13th, LEO Learning and Watershed are holding a webinar to reflect on the results so far, plus discuss how organizations they’re working with have overcome the barriers in measurement planning and implementation. The insights are drawn from their group experience working with a…

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January 2020

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Manager to Coach – How to Equip Your Managers to Improve Engagement, Culture and Results

January 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

If you want to improve your engagement, culture and results, it all starts with your managers. No matter how great your company, vision, strategy or product may be, it doesn’t mean anything if you don’t have great managers that know how to bring the best out of their people. In fact, Gallup’s research finds that at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement scores can be directly attributed to the manager. Based on both research and hands-on experience coaching…

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