4 Strategies to Optimize Learning and Development NOW

On-Demand Webinar

Presented by Dr. Christina Coidakis-Barss, Michael Hruska, & Dr. Daniel McCoy

Through the eyes of experienced Chief Learning Officer and Executive(s), our webinar looks at today’s disruptions and the expected rippling effects as we collectively work through and pass this health, economic, and social crisis.

The COVID-19 virus disrupted the way we conduct business across every plausible industry sector. It's the biggest change management challenge of our century: millions of virtual employees and leaders. We are a living case study for the future, the lessons and strategies adopted now will prepare us for future long-term emergencies. It’s been estimated this global pandemic may hold a hefty economic global price tag of $2.3 trillion (Brookings Institution).

This means rethinking and adapting organizational design and development: how we connect with and value talent.

This is a perfect time to invest in leadership development, communication, emotion and adaptability quotients. Strategically develop your high potentials, aspiring leaders and seasoned veterans to succeed in this new normal.

In this webinar, you will...

  • Gain a better understanding of the strategic impact of a Chief Learning Officer
  • Discuss what HR professionals are doing now to adapt including policies, plan and capacity analysis
  • Learn how learning strategy may connect culture to key performance indicators to achieve the mission, vision and values

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Meet Our Webinar Panelists

Christina Coidakis-Barss | HR, Learning, and Organizational Change Expert

Christina Coidakis-Barss

Christina is an experienced executive, coach, professor and researcher. Her sweet spot is building systems that support, engage and inspire cultures with measurable and sustained results. As a change management expert, she’s lead initiatives empowering employees to understand and adopt shifts in their current environment. Dr. Barss’s research studies have focused on how to standardize safety, quality and service in diverse teams. Her findings yielded insights how goals, location, communication and relationships impact team efficacy.  She received her Ph.D. In organizational development, sustainable systems design from Case Western Reserve University, holds a Master in Science, Strategic Leadership and a Master in Education, Instructional Design Technology. 


Michael Hruska | Strategic Innovation Coach and Learning Leader

Mike Hruska 1

Michael Hruska is a technologist and design thinking (DT) practitioner with experiences spanning across standards, emerging technologies, learning, and science. He is a former researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Mike provides technology, business model and innovation solutions to Fortune 500, government and startups. He researches, strategizes, designs, and makes advanced technology solutions and products. His team has built award-winning products and delivered solutions that support millions of users and billions of hits of daily web traffic.  Michael’s experience spans the continuum between advanced research on adaptive learning ecosystems and emerging technology solution/product design in a variety of industries. 


Dan McCoy | Strategic Learning Leader and Solutions Architect 

Dan McCoy

Daniel McCoy is an experienced Chief Learning Officer and strategic learning leader for industry, education, and Government sectors. Dr. McCoy is an admired presenter regarding electronic and distributed learning and has spent his career deploying learning as a key strategic asset to develop adaptive organizational cultures and talent strategies built on scalable, personalized, and embedded performance systems, distributed technologies, and just-in-time analytics. Dr. McCoy earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida and has held positions as a software developer, product designer, creative director, editorial supervisor, and executive producer for learning platforms developed for dental and medical education, professional development in early learning, mental health treatment, graduate and professional education, and college-level curriculum.