704 Great Leaders’ Superpower? They Are Supremely Human
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM ET
Tuesday, November 8
Among the Learning Guild’s most valuable resources are our Guild Masters, experienced practitioners who have spent their professional lives working with teams to troubleshoot performance problems, create and implement solutions, make decisions about purchases, and otherwise enact learning-related projects. They are generous with their experiences, often writing and presenting for Guild’s (and other) industry publications and events; many of them have authored books. A characteristic they all share is their acknowledged significant contribution to the learning field.
In this panel discussion, the Guild Masters onsite at Learning 2022—among them Jane Bozarth, Will Thalheimer, Bob Mosher, Megan Torrance, and Frank Nguyen—will gather to discuss their own experiences with successful workplace leaders, with a focus on positives:
- What characteristics do they share?
- What actual behaviors did they demonstrate, and what effect did those behaviors have on others and the success of teams and projects?
- What can they teach us about day-to-day leadership?
The panel will share real-world stories showing that most often, great leaders have cultivated qualities that make them supremely human, not superhuman.
Director of Research
The Learning Guild
Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The Learning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina’s award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To’s of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.
CEO/Chief Learning Evangelist
APPLY Synergies & Co-Founder of the 5 Moments of Need Methodology
Bob Mosher, the chief learning evangelist at APPLY Synergies, has been an active and influential leader in the learning and training industry for over 30 years, and is renowned worldwide for his pioneering role in eLearning and new approaches to learning. Before co-founding APPLY Synergies consultancy with Conrad Gottfredson, Bob served as the chief learning evangelist for Ontuitive, director of learning strategy and evangelism for Microsoft, and executive director of education for Element K. He is an influential voice in the IT training industry, speaking at conferences and participating in industry associations. Bob was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2014 for his accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.
Dr. Frank Nguyen is a learning executive who specializes in transforming learning organizations through strategy and technology. He has led enterprise learning for Fortune companies including AIG, Amazon, American Express, Intel, MicroAge, and Sears. Frank has published extensively on the intersection of eLearning, instructional design, and performance support. He is a recipient of the Learning Guild Master and the ISPI Distinguished Dissertation awards. His work on compliance training, learning strategy, business transformation, and technology have been recognized by Brandon Hall and Chief Learning Officer. Frank has served on a variety of learning industry committees for Adobe, ATD, BJET, Brandon Hall, eLearning Guild, and ISPI.
Will Thalheimer, PhD, MBA, is a world-renowned speaker, writer, researcher, and consultant focused on research-based best practices for learning design, learning evaluation, and presentation design. At TiER1, Will works with multi-capability teams helping organizations activate their business and learning strategies—through their people. Prior to TiER1, Will founded and ran Work-Learning Research for 22 years, where his research reviews are still available. Will wrote the award-winning book Performance-Focused Learner Surveys (second edition); created LTEM, the Learning-Transfer Evaluation Model, the Presentation Science Workshop, and co-created the eLearning Manifesto. Will has the honor of being a Learning Guild Master.
Chief Energy Officer
Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data, and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment, and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works in learning, so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning experience design and the xAPI. She is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and Making Sense of xAPI. Megan is also an eCornell Facilitator in the Women’s Executive Leadership curriculum.