On October 20, Abilitie sponsored the first of a series of Learning & Development Roundtables that we will host around the country. The inaugural session was in Dallas, Texas, just up the road from our headquarters in Austin.
We were so excited to get together with some of our Dallas-area L&D friends last week to discuss their virtual learning best practices. Topics covered learning management systems, simulation learning, the best size cohort for virtual training (reported best practices were 24-28!), and how to combat preconceived notions of on-the-job training.
The discussion was guided by Alfredo Perez of Johnson & Johnson. Alfredo is the Global Academy Training Director for Johnson & Johnson's Corporate Strategy and Deployment Group. He led the discussion and provided meaningful guidance around the idea of "social learning". He said that learning professionals can get the most effective learning by leveraging the learning potential between professionals in his program. We completely agree.
Needless to say, we learned a lot from Alfredo and the rest of the learning leaders in the room. It's always nice to remind ourselves why we love being in this business -- the people, the people, the people.
If you have any interest in attending a learning roundtable in the future, let us know! We have several planned in all regions of the US in 2018.
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