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Skills Connection Summit

May 9, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts

The Next Step in the Future Skills Conversation

D2L hosted a Skills Connection Summit on May 9 in Boston, MA. The summit focused 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? The Skills Connection Summit gathered industry experts to answer these questions, share their challenges, insights, and practical lessons as it pertains to future skills.

Skills Summit Recordings

Agenda

*Subject to change

8:00am–9:00 am
Breakfast and Networking
9:00am–9:20am
Summit Welcome Address
Jeremy Auger, D2L CSO and member of Federal Future Skills Council of Canada
9:20am–10:00am
Special Guest Keynote
Erica Orange, Futurist and Technology Expert
10:00am–11:00am
Strategies for Navigating the Future of Work
Which emerging technologies will have the biggest impact on the workforce? Hear how companies and governments around the world are assessing and predicting the impact of emerging technologies on an economic, industrial, geographical, company, business unit, team, and individual level. Find out what practical things are needed to turn the “lifelong-learning” catch phrase into reality and how to prepare your workforce for this future state. Using real-world examples from around the globe, Greg Miller, co-founder and executive director of Faethm, will share what governments in Luxembourg, Canada, Saudi Arabia and Australia are doing to reskill their populations by prioritizing the impact on people, identifying those at risk and in need of reskilling and defining the reskilling pathway from one job to the best future job match for that role.

Greg Miller, Executive Director, Faethm

11:00am–11:15am
Break
11:15am–11:45pm
Analyst Presentation: Skills Training: What Do Your Learners want?
The L&D toolkit is over flowing with options for imparting new skills to employees. Results from Wainhouse Research’s annual learner survey suggest which approaches will be most effective with different groups of employees.

Charles Denault, Senior Principal Analyst, Wainhouse Research

11:45am–12:30pm
Lunch and Networking
12:30am–1:15pm
Panel: Practical Solutions in Aligning Critical Skills and Desired Outcomes
Listen to a panel of industry representatives that will share stories as it pertains to employees’ skills, organizational outcomes, and how to leverage technology to solve unique challenges with practical solutions.

Colin Van Ostern, VP Workforce Solutions, Southern New Hampshire University
Chris Cramer, Manager LMS, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
Laura Helliwell, VP Product Development, Harvard Business Publishing
Jamie Person, VP PI Learning and Development, Fidelity Investments

Moderator: Erin Mills, VP Demand Gen, D2L

1:15pm–2:00pm
The Process of Designing a Competency-Based Online Education Program for FedEx
Robbin Page, Vice President of Human Resources, FedEx Express
Dr. Richard Irwin, Executive Dean, Courtney Brafford, Director, Student Success Services, Scott Vann, Instructional Designer, and Barrett Schwartz, Virtual Learning Resources, University of Memphis
2:00pm–2:15pm
Break
2:15pm–3:00pm
Skills Pathway Partnership Between Higher Education and Corporate
Michael Amick, VP Distance Education and Dr. Ian Roark, VP Workforce Development, Pima Community College

Moderator: Michael Moore, Senior Advisory Consultant, D2L

3:00pm–3:30pm
Approaching Skills Gap Challenges from a Technology Perspective
Koreen Pagano, VP Product Management, D2L
3:30pm–3:50pm
Best Practices in Creating a Skills Strategy for Your Organization
Kiara Graham, Learning Strategy Consultant, D2L
3:50pm–4:00pm
Thank you and Closing
Jeremy Auger, D2L CSO and member of Federal Future Skills Council of Canada
4:00pm
Cocktails and Networking

Speakers

Erica Orange Picture

Erica Orange

Futurist and Technology Expert

Robbin Page Picture

Robbin Page

Vice President of Human Resources, FedEx Express

Michael Amick

Michael Amick

VP Distance Education, Pima Community College

Charles Denault Picture

Charles Denault

Senior Principal Analyst, Wainhouse Research

Dr. Ian Roark Picture

Dr. Ian Roark

VP Workforce Development, Pima Community College

Greg Miller Picture

Greg Miller

Executive Director, Faethm

Adam Gazzaley Picture

Courtney Brafford

Director, Student Success Services, University of Memphis

Colin Van Ostern Picture

Colin Van Ostern

VP Workforce Solutions, Southern New Hampshire University

Chris Cramer Picture

Chris Cramer

Manager LMS, Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada

Laura Helliwell Picture

Laura Helliwell

VP Product Development, Harvard Business Publishing