"It's not the strongest of the species that survive; it's the ones most adaptable to change." Charles Darwin
A few weeks back I attended the ASTD TechKnowledge 2009 with other learning and development professionals without having to pack a bag and travel to Vegas.
The first in what I hope is a regular offering by ASTD, this virtual conference hosted this year by Anthony Allen, Director, Digital Media for ASTD provided a great start to managing the logistics of this type of large-scale virtual event.
Given that change is everywhere these days; it came as no surprise that the theme of this 3-day conference on eLearning and social media was to provide Learning & Development and performance professionals with practical tips, tools, and techniques for managing the massive business shifts swirling around us in the workplace.
Getting a seat at the table often means grabbing the goblet without someone inviting you to drink from it. Without a direct path to influencing key decision-makers and translating innovation into actionable solutions, your ideas never get heard, let alone acted on.
L&D pros have some low hanging fruit opportunities to reshape the business landscape and influence the transformation of tomorrow’s workforce.