Elliott Masie Releases “Letter to Your Boss” for Learning Professionals

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Elliott Masie, host of Learning 2016, published a “Letter to Your Boss” for potential participants at Learning 2016, a global meeting to be held from October 23 to 26 in Orlando, Florida.

Learning 2016

Learning 2016 is a unique opportunity for your learning professionals to be learners themselves and explore shifting industry trends with over 1,600 colleagues from around the world. - Elliott Masie, Host & Curator, Learning 2016

Even learning professionals need the approval of their managers and bosses. Elliott Masie has published a “Letter to Your Boss” for potential participants at Learning 2016, a global meeting to be held from October 23 to 26 in Orlando, Florida.

Here are some of the items in Elliott’s "Letter to Your Boss!”:

The world of workplace learning is changing, evolving, and being disrupted. We are seeing shifts in employee expectations and evolving technologies, and a sharpening focus on business requirements for skills, compliance, and employee development.

Learning 2016 is a unique opportunity for your learning professionals to be learners themselves and explore shifting industry trends with over 1,600 colleagues from around the world. Anderson Cooper (Anchor, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°), Astronaut Scott Kelly, Twitter CLO Melissa Daimler, Sanjay Sarma (MIT Digital Learning), and George Takei (Actor and Storyteller) are just a few of the over 16 Keynoters, who will interactively explore the innovation, disruption, and changes in learning approaches.

There are over 205 small-group learning activities, sessions, and labs that involve benchmarking with major corporations and government agencies on their changing approaches to learning and workforce development. We will collectively build some prototype "Learning Apps", engage in a Learning Barracuda Bowl (our own “Shark Tank”), engage with our 30 Under 30 Rising Learning Leaders, and hear from over 12 Chief Learning Officers on their challenges, hopes, and shifts.

Here are some of the other learning experiences and innovative activities that your employee could benefit from at Learning 2016, co-hosted by the Learning CONSORTIUM and ATD:

  • The Learner with a Learning Panorama
  • Learning Personalization
  • Better Data, Assessment, & Learning Accountability
  • Brain & Cognitive Science: Realities vs. Hype
  • Video Shifts in Learning
  • Learning "Autopsies" - Sometimes Innovations Fail!
  • Engagement & Gamification Elements to Support Learning
  • Compliance & Learning
  • The Overwhelmed Content Swirl: New Curation Models
  • Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Opportunities?
  • Learning Systems in 2017 - What's Ahead & Challenges
  • Learning Competencies for Learning Professionals

And, the culture of Learning 2016 reflects my 43 years in the learning field as a fiercely vendor-neutral analyst and advocate for experiential learning. Our culture is engaging, fun, and transferable back to the workplace - with a minimum number of PowerPoint slides.

As a manager, I deeply respect the time and expense investments in sending an employee to an event. As producers, we promise to create a powerful learning experience for your learning professionals. I invite you and your team members to participate in Learning 2016. Please take a few minutes to review our Learning 2016 website (http://www.learning2016.com) and consider approving your colleagues’ attendance at this unique event.

Learning 2016 takes place October 23-26 in Orlando, FL. It is produced by The Learning CONSORTIUM, a collaborative of 200 global corporations, focused on improving workplace learning and training. Hosted and curated by Elliott Masie, Learning 2016 brings together several thousand learning professionals as they focus on the changing nature of workplace education and development. Learning 2016 keynote speakers include: Anderson Cooper, anchor of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°; U.S. Astronaut Scott Kelly; Twitter CLO Melissa Daimler; Actor George Takei; Filmmaker Tiffany Shlain; Elliott Masie; and more!

Information about The MASIE Center and Learning 2016, including content and online registration, can be found at http://www.learning2016.com. Early Registration and Group Discounts are available now.

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Mollie Kavanagh
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