Connie Malamed

Connie Malamed is a learning experience design consultant and publisher of The eLearning Coach website and podcast. Connie is an author, speaker and workshop facilitator in the fields of learning experience design, design thinking, and visual communication. She has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients improve performance by creating meaningful learning experiences for more than 20 years. She is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. Connie has degrees in art education and instructional design. She was recently honored with the Guild Master 2018 award from the eLearning Guild for contributions to the learning technologies community.

Keynote: A Vision for the 21st Century Learning Professional

The convergence of cultural and technological drivers is changing the training landscape. The learning and development skills that have taken us this far are not enough to carry us into the future. During these transformational times, learning professionals need a new vision of the future to meet the needs of 21st-century workforce.

In this keynote, Connie will examine the effects that new technologies, increased collaboration, bring your own device, and social media are having on the learning and performance function. She will explore how learning professionals can expand their roles to embrace the new learning ecosystem. Drawing on stories and examples from forward thinking practitioners, you will see how to think differently. You will leave this session with new ideas for empowering the 21st century learner so your organization (and your career) can stay ahead of the curve.

Session Highlights:

  • How changes in culture and technology affect the learning and performance ecosystem.
  • How current and future workforce members can benefit from new perspectives on learning.
  • How learning professionals can lead the way to a smarter and fluid learning culture.
  • How organizations can support the new learning and performance ecosystem.