Q&A with Dr. Michael Allen and Brandon Carson
The L&D industry has so much potential―as well as pressure―to prove its value and impact to stakeholders and organizations. The need to pivot and transform learning experiences to resonate with learners and map them to established business outcomes has become a must have – not a nice-to-have.
In this conversational Q&A, Brandon Carson, strategic and accomplished talent development leader with extensive experience in creating global workforce development strategies, will ask Dr. Allen, “godfather of e-learning,” your burning questions concerning the challenges and opportunities of the future of workplace learning and development, specifically in regard to e-learning content and program creation.
We all want to come out of this pandemic more resilient than ever and to build the foundation for the Meaningful, Memorable, and Motivational experiences that will grow talent development and bring your business Measurable results.
Effective Learning Design/Development
Impact of the pandemic (COVID)
Obstacles L&D faces and how to address/manage
Dr. Michael Allen is the founder and CEO of Allen Interactions and a pioneer of the e-learning industry. With over 45 years of professional, academic, and corporate experience in teaching, developing, and marketing interactive learning and performance support systems, Dr. Allen has led teams of doctorate-level specialists in learning research, instructional design, computer-based training, and human engineering. He developed the advanced design and development approaches used at Allen Interactions, including CCAF-Based Design and the SAM Process for iterative, collaborative development. He is a prolific writer with nine published books on designing effective e-learning solutions and is a sought-after conference speaker and recognized industry leader in the learning and training industry. Dr. Allen holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in educational psychology from The Ohio State University.
A strategic and accomplished talent development leader with extensive experience in creating global workforce development strategies, Brandon Carson currently leads learning at Delta Air Lines in support of their global airport and cargo operations. Brandon has been honored with several industry awards, including the ATD BEST Award, the Learning Guild People's Choice Award, and three Brandon Hall Awards for Best Custom Learning Design. Brandon is the author of Learning In The Age of Immediacy: Five Factors For How We Connect, Communicate, and Get Work Done and the forthcoming book Impact! Corporate Learning’s Playbook for the Digital Age both from ATD Press. He has also served on the board of the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) and the ATD TK conference committee.