Skills Connection Summit Canada

Join us September 26 in Toronto, ON

Join the Next Step in the Future Skills Conversation

D2L is hosting a Skills Connection Summit on September 26 in Toronto, Ontario. This summit focuses on the next step to the skills conversation. What are people doing now to tackle the challenges presented to us about the future of skills, what are practical approaches that people have been leveraging and find successful? We are gathering industry experts to answer these questions, share their challenges, insights, and practical lessons as it pertains to future skills.

Why You Should Attend

  • Hear from Industry Speakers about the Skills Gap and Reskilling challenges facing Corporate and Higher Education today
  • Understand how data is being used to help employers understand skills, and identify current and future jobs
  • Join the skills conversations with other organizations and expand your partner network
  • Learn how others are approaching these challenges from a technology perspective
  • Network with industry peers

Who Should Attend

Those responsible for answering the skills gap and reskilling challenges in your organization, the people with feet on the ground and applying/looking for solutions pertaining to competencies and skills alignment. Suggested titles include, but not limited to: Director, VP, Chancellor, President, C-Level.

When:

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Main Agenda: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm ET
Skills Focused Gamestorming Workshop: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET

Location:

Westin Harbour Castle
1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON

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Agenda

*Subject to change

8:00am–9:00 am
Breakfast and Networking
9:00am–9:15am
Summit Welcome Address
Jeremy Auger, D2L CSO and member of Federal Future Skills Council of Canada
9:15am–10:00am
Special Guest Keynote
Futurist, TBD
10:00am–10:45am
Analyst Presentation
Eduventures
10:45am–11:00am
Break
11:00am–11:45am
Panel: Practical Solutions in Aligning Critical Skills and Desired Outcomes
Listen to a panel of industry representatives that will share stories as they pertain to employees’ skills, organizational outcomes, and how to leverage technology to solve unique challenges with practical solutions.
11:45am–12:30pm
Lunch and Networking
12:30pm–1:20pm
Roundtable Discussion: Transforming the Learner Experience
During this roundtable discussion, attendees will explore the why and how behind delivering lifelong learning and career growth without needing a multi-year degree program structure. Participants will discuss the possibility of curating workforce learning from existing higher ed content and programs while capturing and sharing evidence of critical skills and ensuring overall success for the organization.
1:20pm–1:50pm
Best Practices in Creating a Skills Strategy for Your Organization
D2L’s Learning Strategy Team opens up about best practices, including how to plan, blueprint, and execute a Learning and Development strategy for your entire organization.

Kiara Graham, Learning Strategy Consultant, D2L

1:50pm–2:00pm
Thank You and Wrap Up
Jeremy Auger, D2L CSO and member of Federal Future Skills Council of Canada
2:00pm–2:10pm
Break
2:10pm–4:10pm
Future of Skills Game-storming Workshop
During the Toronto Skills Summit, attendees and presenters will discuss the current state of skills, the growing gap, and what actions are needed for the future of work to be successful. This workshop will give participants the opportunity to collaborate and discuss, share, and negotiate what their top priorities are, what barriers they are facing, and what resources they can leverage to overcome them in a fun, interactive, game-storming format.

Participants will be asked three key questions pertaining to skills mapping and the future of work:

  • Where is your organization trying to go?
  • What is helping your organization get there today?
  • What are the challenges facing your organization?

From there, each participant will share, and the discussion and debate will begin.
After the workshop is finished, each participant will be given a collection of tips, tricks, and goals that were collaboratively generated during the discussion. This will be sent after the event.

Lead facilitator: Steve Rogalsky, Senior Manager – Product Management, D2L