GlobalEnglish Executive Panel on the Future of Learning and Development Vies for Votes in SXSW EDU PanelPicker Race.

SXSW EDU PanelPicker

SXSW EDU PanelPicker Voting

SXSW drives much of its content selection through crowd sourced voting (30% of consideration). This year GlobalEnglish CEO Karine Allouche Salanon, and CMO Daniel W. Rasmus, entered a fireside chat formatted discussion on the future of Learning and Development (L&D) for consideration.

If you want an opportunity to kickstart this dialog and eventually engage the team at SXSW, or to leverage the results of the research associated with the event, then you need to vote by Friday, August 25.

Please follow this link for quick registration and to upvote the panel on the SXSW EDU PanelPicker.

Once you have voted, please share and encourage your network to vote through the SXSW EDU PanelPicker as well. Join the conversations on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram via the hashtags #SXSWEDU and #PanelPicker.

Thank you for your vote. We hope to see you in Austin next March!


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Organizations that want to deliver great Business English experiences need to do so in a larger strategic learning context. Business English should not be viewed as a standalone skill, but as a component of a strategic arsenal of skills that enable people to do their jobs well. The very need for Business English comes from outside of the organization. Drivers for Business English include the opportunity to participate in global markets, the need to leverage technology and demand for effective participation in, and management of, multinational teams.

The learning and development function, often the sponsor or owner of the Business English learning experience, also exists in a context. Many external factors influence L&D including the availability of talent with particular skills in the markets where they are needed, labor laws and evolving technology.

What we teach, and how we deliver learning converge as organizational strategies. Delivering good content in ways that people can’t or won’t consume it doesn’t encourage learning any more than teaching topics perceived as irrelevant. By paying better attention to the external forces shaping business, L&D can target learning experiences that meet real needs, more actively engage learners and encourage agile thinking.

Allouche Salanon and Rasmus will discuss the uncertainties facing L&D and explore how these uncertainties feed into various future scenarios. Through scenario planning, organizations create multiple futures that help them better accept change, anticipate needs and navigate shifts in the social, economic, technological and political landscape.

This wide-ranging discussion will leave participants with the desire to ask better, deeper questions about their discipline, and to challenge the assumptions that underlay their L&D investments.

GlobalEnglish will hold a number of workshops and discussions around the future of Learning and Development at events between August 2017 and March 2018 to document and synthesize the factors our leaders will discuss during this intriguing SXSW EDU session.


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