One Size Does Not Fit All: Diversity in Online Training
We will consider the many dimensions of diversity training itself, as well as the mainstreaming of diversity within and through online environments.
Inge de Waard
Sr. Learning Strategist & hopeful explorer, EIT InnoEnergy, Belgium
Inge is a senior learning strategist, long-time researcher, award-winning learning innovator and (e)Learning coordinator. She developed multiple online and hybrid courses, she coaches and co-creates international, blended curricula with engineers and teachers, and explores new, innovative learning formats. Her expertise has been recognised by peers, resulting in additional co-authored papers, invited talks and keynotes in both academic as well as professional conferences, workshops and seminars. But most of all, she likes to connect, listen and share stories.
Her latest project is twofold and involve AI in Education (https://skillcharge.innoenergy.com/), as well as reskilling and learning above 50 (https://www.secretshakers.com). These two projects fit within the goal of providing a more tailored, lifelong learning journey to employees of all ages. In the AI project, Inge oversees the learning aspect of SkillCharge, a skill project launched by EIT InnoEnergy. This project combines AI, HR and Learning to match courses to skill gaps that individuals. In the Secret Shakers project, Inge researches what makes new projects started by people aged 50+ be successful, and how do these people reskill themselves. This project is a response to the societal view on employees over 50 and their capacities to learn and thrive in new, innovative environments.
Management Consulting Analyst, Accenture, Poland
Natalia Kmieć-Braun is a learning and development practitioner, consultant and corporate trainer with strong background in teaching and linguistics. As Accenture Storytelling Champion, she facilitates workshops and delivers coaching sessions aimed at helping individuals and teams to craft simple but efficient narratives and to truly tailor content to one's audience. Passionate for human-centered learning, she's been designing, developing and delivering L&D content across various industries, from hospitality to social media to pharma, and working with various audiences, from university students to finance executives.
X, Y, Z... Or About Generational Pitfalls in L&D and Ways to Avoid Them, Natalia Kmiec-Braun
Four generations of employees coexist in the current workplace. Each of these generations was formed in different circumstances, educated according to different models and grew up having access to different technologies, yet they all work and are developed together. Does it mean that they all have the same learning needs and abilities? Or are there any differences that should be taken into consideration while designing the workplace learning experiences?
This presentation will discuss the evidence related to age and learning, and demystify the impact of generation on one's learning needs and abilities. Participants will learn how to better tailor training to the needs of their audience, and will be presented with 12 focus points that can serve as an age-inclusivity checklist for any learning experiences they're working on.
- Recognise the true impact of age/generation on learning
- Tailor your learning experiences to the needs of the audience of all ages
- Increase awareness of the age-inclusivity of learning experiences you are working on