Bob Mosher

Chief Learning Evangelist, APPLY Synergies

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.

1:00 - 1:45 PM ET

Tuesday Nov. 17

Getting Started with Workflow Learning

Workflow learning is one of the hottest buzzwords in our industry these days, but understanding the concept is very different than putting it into practice. In order to harness the power or workflow learning in your organization, you must unearth the business justifications and learn the nuts and bolts of how to put it into action. Given the context of the pandemic, you must also learn how to blend it with virtual instruction.

In this session, you will explore how workflow learning can solve performance problems in ways no other solution can effectively accomplish. You will explore why real skill development only occurs while continuously performing work (in the workflow). You will also examine the intrinsic motivators for learning, and the role they play in workflow learning. By attending this session, you will be able to apply the principles of workflow learning to your own projects.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to develop the adaptive capacity of your workforce
  • How to increase retention by spreading learning over time
  • How to engage the intrinsic motivators of Attention, Relevance, and Need
  • How to increase self-efficacy to fuel greater engagement
1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

Wednesday Nov. 18

Preparing for the New Normal (Panel Discussion)

While we are still actively supporting organizations through the daily disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, we must also prepare for the future and what the “New Normal” will look like once the urgent risks of the pandemic are behind us. While most predictions agree that we will not be returning to pre-pandemic “business as usual” any time soon, there’s much less consensus around what the new normal will look like.

In this closing session of Learning 2020, we will examine the critical role learning will play in leading organizations through the pandemic, and how learning leaders can prepare to meet the challenges to come. We will discuss what we know about the new normal and how that informs our work. Join us for a tactical discussion that provides guidance on how to use what you’ve learned at Learning 2020 to help prepare yourselves, your teams, and your organizations for success in a post-pandemic world.