Enterprise Agenda | Fusion 2018 | July 25-27, Houston, TX
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Enterprise Agenda

Welcome to Fusion 2018! This year D2L has developed another engaging program dedicated to our clients in the corporate and government sectors. Attendees will hear from D2L leadership and experts, and from clients who will share their challenges and successes. There will also be time to connect with peers at other organizations to share ideas and best practices, as well as opportunities for one-on-one discussions with the D2L team for strategy and consulting sessions. See below on how to book an official appointment.

We look forward to seeing you this July!

Location: Harris Room, 2nd Floor, Houston Marriott Marquis

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Mainstage – Opening Keynote: John Baker
Walking Break
Enterprise Agenda Kick-Off
Roundtable Discussion: The Modern and Future Workplace

This roundtable will challenge attendees with many questions, including:

  • What are the disruptive forces/technologies facing your industry today?
  • In addition to leadership skills, what are some of the skills organizations will have to train for in the future?
  • Learning expectations have changed. Who is the modern learner and how have their expectations changed?
  • How can organizations adapt to meet the needs of this new modern learner?
  • What is AQ (adaptability quotient) and why is it a critical component of success in the future of work?

Welcome and Thank You

John Baker, CEO, D2L

Leveraging the Learners Outcome Dashboard

CPA Canada worked with D2L to develop and leverage the Learners Outcome Dashboard by creation of a New Rubrics User Interface and Release Conditions, CPA Competency Map import to Achievement Standards Network™ (ASN™) and Utilization of Brightspace Lessons. This session shares insights of the process.

Chris Cramer, LMS Manager, CPA Canada

The Challenge: Lean Strategies for Rapid Deployments with Learner Engagement

Corporations face unique challenges: change management, rapid content curation, learner engagement, Just-in-Time business demands, immediate feedback, resource allocation. We offer actionable strategies to tackle business IP content creation, reduce barriers to entry, and engage disparate teams.

Lisa Cairns, Director of eLearning, N.F. Smith & Associates
Mark Bolinger, Chief Globalization Officer, N.F. Smith & Associates

D2L Product and Roadmap Presentation

This session will cover a number of topics, including Brightspace for the admin, manager and employee, manager dashboard, video and Social Assessment™, as well as content creation and curation.

Koreen Pagano, Product Management Director, Corporate, D2L

Lunch and Poster Presentations
D2L Use Case – Have You Considered How to Use D2L for Technical Skills?

Koreen Pagano, Product Management Director, Corporate, D2L

Addressing the Needs and Challenges of Corporate Learners

Corporate learners can be demanding. They are squeezing learning into their busy schedules and often can’t spend time learning a new software tool. Harvard Business Publishing will share challenges and creative approaches to designing solutions on Brightspace for this population.

Jennifer Long, Senior Manager Programs, Harvard Business Publishing
Ron Maclean, Experience Architect, Harvard Business Publishing

Panel: Engaging the Modern Learner

Quintin Fox, Director Training and Development, Gay Lea Foods
Mike Groesser, Director Learning and Transformation, Fidelity

Discussion Break: Learning priorities for the second half of 2018
Transforming Learning Experiences in Your Organization

Learning and development programs are a key lever to move the dial on employee experience in any organization. Whether this is your first time rolling out Brightspace, or you have been using it for many years, our services teams will take you through a journey to showcase how you can transform learning experiences for your own teams. In this session, we will explore initiatives that have helped our clients successfully deliver programs that strategically align with business objectives, while winning the hearts and minds of learners everywhere.

Jeff Salin, Senior Instructional Designer, Learning and Creative Services, D2L
Chris Ripley, Senior Manager, Implementation, D2L

Agenda Wrapup

Jeremy Auger, Chief Strategy Officer, D2L

Walking Break
Mainstage – Special Keynotes: Alec and George Couros
Enterprise Cocktail Reception and Networking Harris Room, 2nd Floor
Main Conference Evening Networking Event

Thursday, July 26, 2018

1:1 Learning Strategy & Consulting Sessions

  • The D2L Learning Strategy and Consulting team partners with clients to develop impactful and sustainable learning solutions that align with business objectives. In this 1:1, targeted session, D2L will conduct a review of your existing learning programs and explore opportunities to enhance the experience for your management, administrator and learner teams. By the end of this session, you will walk away with three specific recommendations you can implement in your organization today to help increase learner engagement and adoption of your programs.
  • To book an appointment, please submit your interest here, and we will connect you directly with your D2L Account Manager to setup a time that best suits you at Fusion.
  • Appointments will begin at 8:30 am and end at 5:30 pm. Bookings will be in 30 minute increments.

Main Conference Programming

Attendees can take advantage of the Main Conference programming applicable to their roles and interests. There are many sessions at Fusion 2018, covering topics that include:

  • Administrator Strategies and Techniques
  • Change Management
  • Competencies and Learning Objectives
  • Data Driven Decisions
  • Easy and Efficient Implementations
  • Integrations
  • Learner Engagement
  • Personalized Learning

*Agenda subject to change