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Caryn Baker (2 Posts)

Caryn Baker

The age of Learning on-demand

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“I haven’t seen this much disruption in corporate learning since I started as an analyst back in the early 2000s. The L&D profession and function has fallen behind, and it’s time for L&D to focus on digital transformation, learning experience design, and open peer to peer learning like never before. The new digital world of work is here.” – Josh Bersin

What a year 2017 has been. Talk about disruption, here at The Skillsoft Group we’ve undergone a complete metamorphosis.

Corporate learning, no the very experience of being an employee, is being radically reshaped and it’s an exciting time for everyone, but particularly for those of us involved in HR.

I’ve seen us design and create such new ways to learn and new ways to manage a workforce that is now learning is always on, always available and learners can engage in ways unimaginable in the past.

Perspectives, our annual conference, is an amazing few days when customers get the opportunity to talk to us, to each other, to industry leading CLOs and other prominent thought leaders; a time to experience hands-on training; a time to party with your peers and a time to be recognized for your innovation and hard work. But this year I’m even more excited about it. This year we get to really show everyone how we have focused on producing the solutions, the content and the products that will meet the demands of the digital workplace; we get to show Learning on-demand.

Vegas has been our home for Perspectives for a couple of years now, and we can’t think of a better place to return to for 2018.

If in the past it was something special, this year it is something extraordinary. Everything we’ve had before we now have multiplied.

2018 will be our biggest, our best yet.

As the Director of Events, this does mean a few more sleepless nights for me, but I know in the end it will all be worth it.

We’ve already opened early registration, and if you think your organization should be recognized for their innovative ideas, powerful programs or there are some inspiring leaders who are helping to transform the corporate learning and talent management landscape, please submit to be considered for one of our awards.

Find out more information and to take advantage of the early bird registration rate.

Caryn Baker is the Director of Events for Skillsoft. 

Join us at 2017 Perspectives to talk about the future of talent & learning

I’m thrilled to announce that registration and the call for speakers have opened for 2017 Perspectives. I hope you’ll join us in Las Vegas at the Bellagio from April 11-13 to explore what’s next in talent management, learning, workforce management and more. We’ve assembled a great program to help you explore ways to attract, engage, and retain employees in the era of the multi-generational workforce. Addressing the needs of five generations, from the Traditionalist generation through Generation Z, is a tremendous challenge—and we’re here to help our customers find new ways to do just that.

Perspectives 2017

Step into the Future of Learning & Talent

The modern workforce is different than that of just a few years ago. This year’s conference will explore the innovative ways our customers and partners are evolving in order to engage with these modern workers, who have a completely different set of expectations. Perspectives has a great variety of content for HR and L&D professionals. Want to talk about virtual reality? How to create consumer-led content? The best ways to give feedback to millennials, Gen X and Gen Z? How to embed technology into the workflow to create a great user experience? We’ll cover all that and more.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Keynotes: Members of the Skillsoft and SumTotal exec team, industry-leading CHROs and prominent thought leaders will share inspirational stories to reignite your passion for the profession
  • Customer insights: Customers and partners will lead session on how they’re evolving their learning and talent strategies to engage all generations
  • What’s new and next on the product front: SumTotal’s product team will give you a sneak peek at what we’re planning, and insight on how you can leverage our new developments
  • Peer networking and entertainment: plenty of chances to get to know others in the industry, relax and enjoy yourself

Take advantage of early bird registration to save $300! Register today.

Call for Speakers
We’d love to have you share the secrets of your successful talent program. We’re looking for session proposals from SumTotal customers who have designed and delivered innovate and effective programs in a variety of areas: employee engagement, learning, compliance, succession planning, workforce management, performance management, leadership development… you name it. To be considered, complete the Call for Speakers form here and submit by January 31, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you there!