Wednesday, June 9 | 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. E.T.

Much has been said about the workforce of the future and how digital disruption will continue to shape the way we work. The past year has resulted in exponential changes in how we learn and work. As a result, today’s learning leaders need to evaluate both the skillsets and the mindsets needed to connect diverse teams from across the globe, collaborate successfully, and meet the demands of their learners and organization.

Technology will undoubtedly play a prominent role in creating an ecosystem that can provide leaders with the skills and competencies they need to be effective. And technology is particularly useful when leadership development needs to scale. But can technology be the solution when skills of human connection are the focus? The key is knowing how to reach across the technology to create that connection.

In this session, we will explore:

  • The importance of avoiding transactional learning strategies by putting connection first.
  • The skills and mindsets modern leaders need.
  • How leaders most efficiently access learning today.
  • How to harness technology to enable human connection.

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Matt Donovan, Chief Learning and Innovation Officer, GP Strategies
Matt Donovan, chief learning and innovation officer for GP Strategies, brings more than 25 years of experience supporting a wide range of Global Fortune 500 companies through significant transformation initiatives to his role. Not only has he been recognized through industry awards but his articles and insights are regularly published and presented at a variety of national and international conferences. He has a Master of Science in instructional systems technology from Indiana University.
Leah Clark, Senior Director of Leadership, GP Strategies
Leah leads strategy and planning, focusing on bringing new products to market and enhancing the participant experience. She works with clients to understand their leadership and engagement challenges and consults with them on the creative solutions. Prior to joining GP Strategies, Leah had her own practice in executive coaching and consulting. She is a certified professional coach through an International Coaching Federation-accredited organization and is a Myers-Briggs practitioner. Leah has over seventeen years of experience in marketing, strategy and product development in a corporate environment. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member in the fields of psychology and organizational psychology. She has a Master of Arts degree in organizational psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in English and sociology from Boston College, where she graduated summa cum laude.