Day 2

Face to face learning initiatives have been put on pause for the foreseeable future, and many organizations are struggling to meet the unique needs of their learners, training staff, and administrators. There are a multitude of different technologies, tools, and strategies available to help organizations structure and enhance learning and training programs, and it’s becoming increasingly more important to not only stay aware of the latest trends that are driving the evolution of the learning ecosystem, but also to ensure your eLearning solutions can adapt to unprecedented changes, growing pains, and the evolving needs of your learners in order to maximize the value of your learning ecosystem investment.

In the case of JA Canada, Canada’s largest non-profit youth business education organization, they were able to leverage their Learning Management System (LMS) in order to support a new business model by bringing in-person courses into a digital format to keep business running as close to normal as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the flexibility and interoperability of open-source Moodle, JA Canada has not only been able to manage, distribute and track personalized training for their learners in a new format, but their future-proof learning platform has given their team the ability to continuously improve and expand upon their solutions to accommodate learners during unpredictable times and meet organizational needs as they evolve.

Join eThink to discover the trends and tools that all companies should consider when looking to build dynamic and sustainable training programs. During this webinar, we’ll discuss:

  • The latest eLearning trends, tools, and strategies to consider when navigating the current workplace learning market.
  • How eThink helped JA Canada leverage the Moodle LMS to quickly move in-person courses into a digital format so that learners could continue to access resources and trainings during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • How the robust functionality and endless integrations of open-source learning platforms enable you to build a scalable, customizable, and interoperable learning solution.
  • Strategies for creating a future-proof training solution that can incorporate blended learning strategies for a best-of-breed experience.


Karen Gallant

Vice President of Programs and Charter Services
JA Canada


Jeremy Schweitzer

Director of Customer Solutions
eThink Education

11:30 am - 12:00 pm EST The Effect of Pandemic on Measuring Learning's Impact

Kevin M. Yates - L&D Detective, Impact Measurement Investigations

What does measuring impact for training and learning look like while people are working remote at home? How do you know if your training and learning solutions delivered by eLearning and virtual classroom are impacting performance, behavior, actions, and most important business goals? Can we still measure impact for training and learning during pandemic?

 What has not changed is the need for facts, evidence, and data that reveal learning’s influence on performance and business goals. What has changed is where and how people are working. We will explore how to proactively plan for impact and examine the metrics and KPIs that measure results for training and learning.

 Key Takeaways

  • Identify standards for when to measure impact, and when not to.
  • Discover how to plan for impact with the right data and measures before the training or learning solution is designed and launched.
  • Use data as fact-based evidence for the impact of training and learning.

Kevin M. Yates

L&D Detective
Impact Measurement Investigations

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EST How Virtual & Hybrid Classrooms are Transforming Online Learning

Ellen Van de Woestijne - Director Segment Marketing, Barco
Piet Vandenheede - Director Global Training, Barco

In today’s environment, Learning and Development departments are facing a challenge. Sudden business changes, cost of travel and sustainability are factors creating greater pressure to deliver training online. 17% of all formal learning hours are now delivered as real-time distance learning classes and there is a growing trend towards instructor-led, virtual classrooms. When offering virtual classroom learning, it is of major importance to avoid the trap of one-way communication if you don’t want to lose your students’ engagement.

In this session you will learn how Barco University transformed it’s learning program & choose a virtual classroom technology that enabled them to deliver an experience close to an in-classroom experience, while saving cost, supporting business changes & be more sustainable.

Key Benefits:

  • How hybrid classrooms help you with the deployment of your training strategy
  • The role of Virtual Instructor Led Technology in today’s training environment
  • Key strategic training insights from Barco University, the Barco company L&D department
  • How to drive student / teacher engagement


Ellen Van de Woestijne

Director Segment Marketing


Piet Vandenheede

Director Global Training

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm EST Building Future-Capable Workforces: Taking a People-Centered Approach

Lauren Bidwell - Senior Research Scientist, SAP SuccessFactors

Meeting today’s “skills imperative” through effective re- and up-skilling is a top priority for nearly every organization across the globe. This session will reveal insights from a year-long research study dedicated to better understanding the impact of technological disruption on workers, workforces, and organizational design. These insights are based on extensive reviews of relevant academic and business literature, a global survey of 1,400 full-time employees, and semi-structured interviews with 35 HR leaders from organizations across the world.

 HR leaders who are preparing their organizations and employees for the demands of an ever-changing world should join this session to learn about:

  • How technological disruption has impacted the types of work and the skills employees need to perform
  • How learning and development will need to transform to better support employees’ ability to re- and up-skill
  • The people-centered strategies and solutions organizations are leveraging to ensure their workforce becomes and remains future-ready


Lauren Bidwell

Senior Research Scientist
SAP SuccessFactors

Atrium Health is a learning organization that values continuous improvement. All leaders have something to learn and something to teach. In order to accelerate this culture of collaboration, small groups of 12-20 leaders were put together for a 7-month duration to network, share best practices, build relationships, read, discuss, apply effective leadership principles and, most importantly, take action.

In this session, presenters will discuss:

  • The impact of non-classroom based approaches to learning (i.e. decentralized action and time for reflection.
  • The power of mentoring and building relationships in creating an environment for action.
  • The value of longitudinal learning (i.e. beyond an event)
  • Resiliency of leadership in the virtual environment.

Daniel Gandarilla

SVP, Chief Talent Officer
Atrium Health


Ann Harrington

Sr. HR Consultant for Learning and Organizational Development
Atrium Health