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

    8-8:45am
    Breakfast
    8:45-9:45am
    Mainstage – Opening Keynote: John Baker
    9:45-10am
    Walking Break
    10-10:05am
    Enterprise Agenda Kick-Off
    10:05-10:35am
    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?

    10:35-10:45am
    Welcome and Thank You

    John Baker, CEO, D2L

    10:45-11:15am
    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

    11:15-11:45am
    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

    11:45-12:15pm
    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

    12:15-1:30pm
    Lunch and Poster Presentations
    1:30-1:45pm
    D2L Use Case – Have You Considered How to Use D2L for Technical Skills?

    Koreen Pagano, Product Management Director, Corporate, D2L

    1:45-2:15pm
    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

    2:15-2:45pm
    Panel: Engaging the Modern Learner

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

    2:45-3:05pm
    Discussion Break: Learning priorities for the second half of 2018
    3:05-3:35pm
    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

    3:35-3:45pm
    Agenda Wrapup

    Jeremy Auger, Chief Strategy Officer, D2L

    3:45-4pm
    Walking Break
    4-5pm
    Mainstage – Special Keynotes: Alec and George Couros
    5-5:30pm
    Break
    5:30-7pm
    Enterprise Cocktail Reception and Networking Harris Room, 2nd Floor
    7:30-9:30pm
    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