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Skillsoft's free, two-day virtual experience to tackle corporate learning and skills transformations September 22-23, 2021

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Featured Speakers

ROBIN ARZÓN

Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, Best-Selling Author, and Ultramarathon Runner
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ROBIN ARZÓN

Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, Best-Selling Author, and Ultramarathon Runner

New York Times best-selling author of Shut Up And Run, Robin discovered her passion for athletics after healing from a traumatic experience through movement. She fearlessly left behind a successful law career to embark on new adventures in the health and wellness space, and has since reinvented herself into an avid ultra-marathoner and renowned fitness coach. Greatness is simply the lens through which she operates. As Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, she believes that sweat transforms lives, and her story is living proof. Her life’s mission is to redefine, reform, and rethink possibility through movement.

Robin's unapologetic and inspirational ethos has led her to become a sought-after keynote speaker for several Fortune 500 company events. She successfully partners with major lifestyle and fitness brands, using her powerful influence to connect directly with consumers through social media. In 2020, she was named one of the most influential people on Fortune Magazine’s "40 Under 40" list.

Robin graduated magna cum laude from New York University and Villanova University School of Law. She is a RRCA certified running coach, NASM certified personal trainer, and Schwinn spin instructor.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

NBA Hall of Famer, 15-Time NBA All Star Player, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
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SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

NBA Hall of Famer, 15-Time NBA All Star Player, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist

Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name—Shaq. A revered cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors, including membership in the NBA Hall of Fame. The four-time NBA Champion, 15-time NBA All Star and three-time NBA Finals MVP has been named one of the most influential athletes by Forbes magazine, in addition to being the highest ranked NBA athlete on Nielsen’s State of the Media: Year in Sports 2010 and Business Week’s Power Sports 100.

But Shaquille O’Neal isn’t only a legendary athlete; he has also established himself as a powerful media personality and businessman over the years. Ranked among ‘‘The 100 Most Creative People in Business’’ last year by Fast Company magazine, O’Neal is currently an NBA analyst on TNT’s Emmy-award winning show, Inside the NBA on TNT.

In addition to being an early investor in companies such as Google, O’Neal has managed an increasingly robust personal brand, which has included television shows, a shoe line and social media/tech products. The first verified celebrity account on Twitter, O’Neal announced his NBA retirement via Tout, a new social media app that allows users to tape 15-second video statuses.

DORIE CLARK

Harvard Business Review author and Duke University Fuqua School of Business executive education professor
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DORIE CLARK

Harvard Business Review author and Duke University Fuqua School of Business executive education professor

Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and was honored as the #1 Communication Coach in the world at the Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You, which was named one of Forbes’ Top 5 Business Books of the Year, as well as Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine.

A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of a multiple Grammy-winning jazz album, and a Broadway investor. You can download her free Long Game self-assessment workbook and learn more at dorieclark.com/thelonggame.

JOSH BERSIN

Global Research Analyst and CEO of The Josh Bersin Company
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JOSH BERSIN

Global Research Analyst and CEO of The Josh Bersin Company

Josh Bersin founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. He expanded the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership and became a recognized expert in the talent market. Bersin sold the company to Deloitte in 2012 and was a partner in Bersin by Deloitte up until 2018.

In 2019, Bersin founded the Josh Bersin Academy, a professional development academy which has become the “home for HR.” In 2020, he put together a team of analysts and advisors who are now working with him to support and guide HR organizations from around the world under the umbrella of The Josh Bersin Company. Recently published research covers topics such as hybrid work, HR technology market trends, employee experience, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. He is frequently featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine. He is a popular blogger and has more than 800,000 followers on LinkedIn.

ELIZABETH NYAMAYARO

Special Advisor, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)
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ELIZABETH NYAMAYARO

Special Advisor, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Elizabeth Nyamayaro is an award-winning humanitarian and Special Advisor for United Nations World Food Programme. Born in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth has worked at the forefront of global development for over two decades improving the lives of underserved populations and has been instrumental in fighting global inequalities, advancing social justice, and challenging the status quo to accelerate women’s rights around the world – through her leadership roles at the World Bank, World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and UN Women. Elizabeth wrote a memoir about her life and experiences, I Am A Girl From Africa.

JAZ AMPAW-FARR

International TEDx Speaker, Thought Leader & Resilience Ninja
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JAZ AMPAW-FARR

International TEDx Speaker, Thought Leader & Resilience Ninja

Jaz Ampaw- Farr is a ‘resilience ninja’, international speaker, coach and author. Hailed as ‘The British Oprah’ in the US, Jaz has travelled the world advising governments, educators and helping tens of thousands of people with her bespoke leadership development programmes, training courses and motivational speeches. And as a successful entrepreneur, mum of three, and former teacher, Jaz knows a thing or two about galvanising people into action.

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Agenda

EST Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

datepicker 11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
KEYNOTE: FROM SKILLS GAP TO SKILLS REVOLUTION: TRANSFORMING TODAY'S WORKFORCE FOR TOMORROW'S ECONOMY

The nature of work — and consequently, the nature of the workforce — has evolved at a rapid pace in recent years. The next normal will arrive fast on the heels of the new normal, meaning today’s skills gap will soon be a skills crisis. The reality is: intervention is not enough. What’s called for is a skills transformation. Join Jeff Tarr, CEO of Skillsoft, as he speaks with three customers to learn how they’re creating their future-fit workforce.

Speaker:
Jeff Tarr, CEO, Skillsoft

datepicker 11:20 am - 12:00 pm
KEYNOTE: HOW TO BE A LONG-TERM THINKER IN A SHORT-TERM WORLD

It’s no secret that today’s leaders feel pulled in too many directions. In this talk, Dorie Clark – Harvard Business Review author and Duke University Fuqua School of Business executive education professor – will share concrete strategies to help you sharpen your strategic thinking and embrace a long-term perspective that pays future business and career dividends.

Based on her new book, The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World, Clark shares unique principles and frameworks you can apply to your specific situation, as well as vivid stories from her own career and other professionals’ experiences. Everyone is allotted the same 24 hours—but with the right strategies, you can leverage those hours in more efficient and powerful ways than you ever imagined. It’s never an overnight process, but the long-term payoff is immense: to finally break out of the frenetic day-to-day routine and transform your life and your career.

Speakers:
Dorie Clark, Harvard Business Review author and Duke University Fuqua School of Business executive education professor
Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer, Skillsoft

datepicker 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
PREPARE FOR THE SKILLS OF TOMORROW

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: EMERGING PRINCIPLES IN LEARNING DESIGN (30 MINS)

The latest neuroscience research reveals powerful (and sometimes counterintuitive) methods to improve the quality of learning experiences. With a new understanding of how people learn — especially in workplace settings — “challenge-based learning” is emerging as an innovative alternative. Join this session to gain six key principles, all grounded in solving problems from real-life tasks, that are shaping this exciting new design approach.

Speaker:
Frank Gartland, Chief Product Officer, Learn On Demand Systems

PROTECT YOUR FUTURE: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY (30 MINS)

In today’s digital era, information is the new power source. However, for decision-makers and leaders across the globe, protecting the organization’s information from abuse, misuse, or unauthorized access can be challenging. New security threats emerge every day and you need to be armed with the right skills to make well-informed decisions. In this session, you’ll explore what’s happening in cybersecurity and learn best practices to protect yourself, your employees, and your future.

INJECTING DEI INTO THE DAILY FABRIC OF CORPORATE CULTURE (30 MINS)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) isn’t an isolated point-in-time activity or a cure for bias and discrimination. It must be woven throughout your organization’s ecosystem. That’s why it’s so critical to embrace DEI training as a long-term commitment to — and investment in — meaningful developmental journeys for individuals, leaders, and the entire organization. In this course, you’ll learn how to weave DEI learning (in all its many diverse forms) into the daily fabric of corporate culture.

Speaker:
Elisa Vincent, Vice President of Global Talent Enablement, Skillsoft

datepicker 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
THINK DIFFERENT PANELS

TARGET’S JOURNEY TO TRANSFORMING LEARNING (30 MINS)

Technology is advancing at unprecedented speed, requiring new skills, reskilling, and specialization. Traditional education and corporate training simply cannot keep pace. That’s why Target is on a journey to transform learning within their organization. Join this session to hear Nick Boyd, Sr. Director, HR - Learning, Development, D&I, Culture + Experience at Target share why they are on a mission to remove all barriers of access to education for their team members and how Skillsoft is a critical enabler to help deliver that experience.

Speakers:
Nick Boyd, Sr. Director, HR - Learning, Development, D&I, Culture + Experience, Target
Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer, Skillsoft

DEVELOPING TALENT BEYOND THE BOARDROOM (25 MINS)

72% of organizations attribute absence of coaching as a reason for leaders lacking critical leadership competencies. So, how do organizations give their talent the skills and abilities that lets them, and their organization, thrive in a digital world? Come learn how leading organizations are turning to personalized virtual coaching to help address leadership blindspots and develop talent beyond just those in the boardroom.

Speakers:
Rashim Mogha, Customer Market Leader, Leadership and Business Solutions, Skillsoft (Moderator)
Manoj Parthasarathy, Vice President, HR Digital Operations and Global Learning Solutions, Baxter
Christie Franks, Vice President, Global Functions IT, Baxter

TACKLING THE SKILLING AGENDA (25 MINS)

The pandemic identified that the skilling agenda for enterprises needed to be a strategic imperative. Those organizations lacking a strategic skills initiative experienced slower times to market, higher frequency of churn, and lower customer satisfaction, just to name a few. Attend this session, to hear how to rebuild and reskill the workforce so it’s more resilient and better able to meet future challenges and opportunities.

Speakers:
Potoula Chresomales, Senior Vice President, Product Management, Skillsoft (Moderator)
Kevin Metsers, Digital & Professional Learning Solutions, Learning & Professional Development Talent Enablement, HPE
Kimberly Keller, User Experience Manager, Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University

EMBRACING A COMPLIANCE CULTURE (30 MINS)

While compliance can seem to be a costly annoyance, companies that embrace compliance as a key component of their culture and integrate it into their business systems and objectives outperform those who take a “check the box” approach. The reality is, the less effort put into compliance, the less companies get out of it. Join this session to learn how some of the leading organizations are delivering compliance courses to their employees to embrace a compliance culture within their business.

Speaker:
Bobby Quinten, Director, Training and Development, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Greyhound

WINNING THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF YOUR LEARNERS AND YOUR CUSTOMERS (25 MINS)

The customer is always right. This is a key lesson when it comes to customer relations. However, increasing customer satisfaction and NPS is easier said than done. In this session, discover various ways to win the hearts and minds of your learners and your customers. From leveraging marketing mindsets and tactics, to customized learning programs that build customer service reps’ skills in areas such as problem-solving, there are many routes to not only meet, but exceed customers’ expectations.

Speaker:
David Meerman Scott, Marketing Strategist, Entrepreneur, Investor, Advisor, Author

datepicker 2:15 pm - 2:55 pm
KEYNOTE: A CONVERSATION WITH SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

In this dynamic Q&A session, NBA Hall of Famer, 15-Time NBA All Star Player, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and true cultural icon—Shaquille O’Neal—will be sitting down with Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer at Skillsoft to share his empowering life lessons on leadership, resilience, and teamwork.

Speakers:
Shaquille O’Neal, NBA Hall of Famer, 15-Time NBA All Star Player, entrepreneur, philanthropist
Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer, Skillsoft

datepicker 2:55 PM - 3:00 PM
VIDEO: AWARDS REEL
datepicker 3:00 pm - 3:05 pm
DAY ONE CLOSING

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek will wrap up day one of the event and share some highlights leading into day two.

Speakers:
Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer, Skillsoft

EST Thursday September 23nd, 2021

datepicker 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CONTENT AND PLATFORM SPOTLIGHT: THE LATEST NEWS FROM SKILLSOFT

As the new Skillsoft, we’re committed to continue building on our enterprise learning solutions that help companies prepare for the future of work. Join this session and take a front-row seat as we unveil our latest announcements showing how Skillsoft, together with Global Knowledge and Pluma, will serve our customers in new and exciting ways going forward. Learn how you can take full advantage of unmatched learning technologies and the industry’s most comprehensive suite of premium and original content — including the deepest library of technology & developer curricula — delivered on an open learning platform.

Speakers:
Mark Onisk, Chief Content Officer, Skillsoft
Apratim Purakayastha (AP), Chief Technology Officer, Skillsoft
Eric Stine, Chief Revenue Officer, Skillsoft

datepicker 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
PREPARE FOR THE SKILLS OF TOMORROW

CHALLENGE ACCEPTED: EMERGING PRINCIPLES IN LEARNING DESIGN (30 MINS)

The latest neuroscience research reveals powerful (and sometimes counterintuitive) methods to improve the quality of learning experiences. With a new understanding of how people learn — especially in workplace settings — “challenge-based learning” is emerging as an innovative alternative. Join this session to gain six key principles, all grounded in solving problems from real-life tasks, that are shaping this exciting new design approach.

Speaker:
Frank Gartland, Chief Product Officer, Learn On Demand Systems

PROTECT YOUR FUTURE: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF CYBERSECURITY (30 MINS)

In today’s digital era, information is the new power source. However, for decision-makers and leaders across the globe, protecting the organization’s information from abuse, misuse, or unauthorized access can be challenging. New security threats emerge every day and you need to be armed with the right skills to make well-informed decisions. In this session, you’ll explore what’s happening in cybersecurity and learn best practices to protect yourself, your employees, and your future.

INJECTING DEI INTO THE DAILY FABRIC OF CORPORATE CULTURE (30 MINS)

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) isn’t an isolated point-in-time activity or a cure for bias and discrimination. It must be woven throughout your organization’s ecosystem. That’s why it’s so critical to embrace DEI training as a long-term commitment to — and investment in — meaningful developmental journeys for individuals, leaders, and the entire organization. In this course, you’ll learn how to weave DEI learning (in all its many diverse forms) into the daily fabric of corporate culture.

Speaker:
Elisa Vincent, Vice President of Global Talent Enablement, Skillsoft

datepicker 2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
KEYNOTE: WHAT CAN YOU DO IN A "TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT" JOB MARKET?

In light of “The Great Resignation,” where millions of employees are considering quitting their jobs, it’s getting harder and harder to hire and retain people. Some are looking for career changes; others are interested in just “taking a break” from current jobs. What’s going on? Skillsoft has invited Josh Bersin, global research analyst and CEO of The Josh Bersin Company, to give us some answers and explain why reinventing the employee experience is so important. He’ll bring to the discussion recent research on post-pandemic talent practices, the six principles that should guide decisions related to improving employee experiences, and some of the innovative approaches companies are taking to attract new talent and navigate the complexities of hybrid work.

Speaker:
Josh Bersin, global research analyst and CEO of The Josh Bersin Company

datepicker 2:40 pm - 3:00 pm
LIGHTNING TALK: ENGAGING COMMUNITIES FOR CHANGE

Elizabeth Nyamayaro is a social change-maker. She knows how to create a movement toward lasting change, and how to enact the difficult work of changing mindsets, finding and supporting allies, and keeping the movement filled with optimism. Born in Zimbabwe, Elizabeth has worked at the forefront of global development for over two decades improving the lives of underserved populations and has held leadership roles at the World Bank, World Health Organization, UNAIDS, and UN Women, and is a former United Nations Senior Advisor on Gender Equality. She is the founder of HeForShe, the United Nations global solidarity movement for gender equality, in which she invites men to join in allyship with women in the movement for gender equality. She is also the founder of AfricaYouth.org, Africa's largest youth movement to tackle some of the continent's challenges with the power and enthusiasm of its own next generation.

Speaker:
Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Special Advisor for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

datepicker 3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
LIGHTNING TALK: BALANCING LIFE AND WORK IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Embracing change is never easy and often requires stellar levels of mental resilience and agility. Balancing the demands of remote working with your own wellbeing, family life and embedded uncertainty bring huge challenge to the navigation of your everyday. The good news is that you are more powerful than you think. In this session you will discover the hidden depths you didn’t know you possessed around self-leadership, self-awareness and choice. Together Jaz will help you create your own personal impact roadmap for acknowledging your value, overcoming adversity, and focusing only on what you can control.

Speaker:
Jaz Ampaw-Farr, International TEDx Speaker, Thought Leader & Resilience Ninja

datepicker 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm
LIGHTINING TALK: MIND OF MILES: PROOF SUPERHEROS ARE REAL

Through her no nonsense narrative and real life examples, Robin Arzón will sit down with Eric Stine, Chief Revenue Officer at Skillsoft to speak of the ways we create ourselves through the superheroes in our lives. A risk taker, Robin discusses her journey from successful lawyer to recreating herself as an athlete and wellness expert – along with overcoming the trauma of being in a life and death experience in which she used the transformative power of movement to heal.

Speakers:
Robin Arzón, Vice President of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, Best-Selling Author, and Ultramarathon Runner
Eric Stine, Chief Revenue Officer, Skillsoft

datepicker 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm
KEYNOTE: OUR PINK PANDEMIC PLEDGE

Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer at Skillsoft, will conclude our Perspectives event by diving into ways that learning programs are supporting women displaced due to the COVID-19 pandemic as we continue our journey toward true diversity, genuine equity, meaningful inclusion, and real belonging through the power of learning.

Speaker:
Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, Chief Marketing Officer, Skillsoft

KEYNOTES & LIGHTNING TALKS

Be inspired by today's boldest and brightest minds. Hear from visionaries, innovators, and disruptors who are changing the world.

SKILLS OF TOMORROW

Walk away with tangible, new skills required for those highly sought-after jobs of tomorrow.

THINK DIFFERENT PANELS

Sit in on dynamic, thought-provoking customer panels led by top brands across industries.

CONTENT AND PLATFORM SPOTLIGHT

Have a front row seat to be the first to hear the latest product roadmaps and announcements.