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Aiming to change your L&D practice? First, shift your perspective

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Shannon Tipton, Laura Overton and Michelle Ockers join the upcoming LTDX 2.0 conference from three different continents to share tips and techniques for how learning professionals can emerge stronger from the chaos over the last year.

The historic events of 2020 created incredible opportunity for learning leaders as the demand for workplace learning rapidly evolved. With that came an opportunity to take advantage of growing business interest and collaboration, to work in tandem with the business vs for the business.

But, when we are also reeling from the change, this is easier said than done.

So, how do we use the chaos to become a stronger version of ourselves? More credible, more valued, and with more self-belief? This is the challenge that Shannon Tipton, Laura Overton and Michelle Ockers have been working on for the last 12 months, drawing on evidence from experts and practitioners around the globe as we have journeyed together to emerge stronger.

Poignant lessons they have learned, through blood sweat and tears, will be shared in this interactive session through three “Ignite” style segments and plenty of practical application to help take you from the chaos of the last 12 months into your stronger brighter future.

The session Aiming to change your L&D practice? First, shift your perspective, takes place during week one of the conference, Friday 25 June at 09:30 BST. In this webinar Michelle, Laura and Shannon will share tips and techniques to help you :

  • Look inwards to reach outwards

  • Use fresh lenses to see new opportunity 

  • Check ego at the door to display value

  • Embrace your curious self to shift personal paradigms

  • Change your practice to help others change theirs

The full programme and registration is available on the LTDX 2.0 website

To watch this session live, follow the link below 10 to 15 minutes before the session is due to start. You will be able to access the LTDX 2.0 virtual platform ‘Swapcard’ by using the email you used during your registration for LTDX 2.0 or 1.0. This session will show on your ‘My event’ page or at the top of the LTDX 2.0 Programme UK page.

Access the virtual platform:

LT Digital Experience
21 June to 2 July 2021

Michelle Ockers
Organisational Learning Strategist - Learning Uncut

Michelle works with leaders who want learning to make a bigger impact in their organisation. Her core expertise is organisational learning strategy, capability uplift for learning teams, and continuous learning skills and practices. She has worked with organisations in a range of industries including Defence, public sector, aviation, manufacturing and financial services. Michelle is the Australian Institute of Training and Development’s 2019 L&D Professional of the Year. She also received the 2019 Jay Cross Memorial Award for outstanding contribution to the field of informal learning.

Laura Overton
International Speaker - Author, Facilitator, Analyst

Laura Overton is an award winning learning analyst and the original CEO and founder of Towards Maturity. Dedicated to uncovering and sharing effective practices in learning innovation that deliver business value. Her work through #LearningChangemakers and as co-founder of Emerging Stronger, reflects her continual passion for bringing communities together to explore, challenge, share and grow. Laura is the author of over 40 reports and hundreds of articles. Her insights are based on 30 years of practical experience and a commitment to evidence based learning decisions backed by decades of global independent research with learning leaders and workers around the globe. In the UK, Laura is an Academic Fellow of the CIPD and she has been recognised by several prestigious awards including the Learning and Performance Institute’s prestigious Colin Corder Award for services to training and was the Learning Technology Special Achievement award.

Shannon Tipton
Owner - Learning Rebels, LLC

Shannon Tipton, owner of Learning Rebels LLC has 25 years of learning leadership in the workplace learning industry and is recognized for bringing real-world experiences and non-traditional training solutions to help businesses and their people realize their full potential. As the author of “Disruptive Learning,” Shannon speaks internationally about modernizing the learning function, and recently led “Marketing as an L&D Competency” for the Learning and Performance Institute. Shannon has been identified as a top 10 mover and shaker in the learning industry and her blog “Learning Rebels” is a top 100 learning blog. More information about Shannon and Learning Rebels, can be found at