With over two decades of experience in the world of corporate Learning and Development, Marcia Connor has a clear view of how things are changing in the world of work, what never really worked for our profession, and how to quickly get on with making things right - for now and for later.
With her trademark art for making the obvious a matter of urgency, she will focus her attention on the unspoken truths that keep learning confined to box-checking, asking provocative questions, instigating a "how to level-up" mindset, and deconstructing the "but why's" and "what if's" with a compassion for the things that keep leaders up at night.
“A widely published author, Marcia will dive into emergent opportunities, including artificial intelligence now open to us in workplace learning, calling out the practical must-dos to keep L&D relevant,” explains Donald H Taylor, Conference Chair, Learning Technologies.
A smart, curious, agile, design-minded workforce is more important than ever - for employers, as well as communities, countries and the individuals who form our collective knowledge and ultimately, our power. As automation simplifies how work gets done, L&D must simplify how the next wave of human knowledge is cultivated, curated, captured, connected to machines, and personal meaning.
Marcia Connor’s keynote, “Can we be candid? Learning at the intersection of risk, change, machine and meaning” takes place at Learning Technologies 2019, day two, 14 February, 09:30.
Learning Technologies 2019 takes place on 13 and 14 February at its new home, ExCeL London. The full conference programme along with conference booking and early-bird rates is available via the Learning Technologies Conference web pages.
About Marcia Connor
CEO, Impact Ingenuity
Marcia Connor serves as senior counsel to executives, entrepreneurs, politicians, governments, NGOs, and schools around the globe. Focused on complex challenges, she reworks work with precision, lowering activation energy and inspiring people to use their superpowers for good. She wrote The New Social Learning and is authoring a fourth book, on ingenuity in tumultuous times. A former Fortune 500 executive, she contributes to Fast Company magazine, appeared on World News This Morning and the BBC, and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal.