Morrisville, NC (PRWEB) May 1, 2008
Dr. Tony O'Driscoll, a thought leader who has consulted with business leaders around the world on how to create sustainable competitive advantage in an increasingly networked and knowledge-enabled global economy, has recently authored a lead article appearing in the current issue of Harvard Business Review entitled "Leadership's Online Labs." Dr. O'Driscoll will discuss the content of the article and explain how the dynamics of today's business environment call for a new approach for leadership development using advanced learning technologies at the Advanced Learning Technologies Summit on May 13 and 14 Embassy Suites Hotel in Cary, NC.
The article's introduction states: "Tens of millions of people are honing their leadership skills in multiplayer online games. The tools and techniques they're using will change how leaders function tomorrow--and could make them more effective today."
Can "playing games" really improve leadership skills? Learn the surprising answers at the ALT Summit where many innovative approaches to revolutionizing learning with advanced technologies will be demonstrated. There will be demonstrations of not only 3D games, but using social networking, virtual worlds, and even biofeedback are being used today to greatly improve the effectiveness of training.
This is a fun, interactive conference at which attendees can instantly "guide" the content and discussions via Audience Response Units (ARUs) so they can decide - on the spot - what specific issues and questions are of interest to them, and speakers immediately tailor their responses to what the attendees want to know about. ARUs allow a migration from sitting-and-listening to sitting-and-interacting, ensuring attendees actually get information they believe is critical to their professional advancement.
The conference is sponsored by the North Carolina Advanced Learning Technologies Association (NC ALTA), http://www.ncalta.org is a 501(c)(6) organization comprised of North Carolina educators, scientists and business executives that have joined together to provide thought leadership and collaboration in the area of advancing learning through new technologies. The conference is also sponsored by Training Industry, Inc., http://www.trainingindustry.com, an organization that hosts an intelligence center that provides best-in-class business strategies, practices, and processes to facilitate mutually beneficial partnerships between training suppliers and corporate executives.
For more information about the ALT Summit, go to http://www.altsummit.com or call 877-662-2582.
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