Jane Bozarth

Director of Research, The Learning Guild

Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The Learning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina’s award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a Shoestring, Social Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.

2:00 - 2:45 PM ET

Tuesday Nov. 17

2020 Research Trends

As a benefit to our members, The Learning Guild publishes one research report per month and hosts popular #GuildReads Twitter chats throughout the year. These reports provide actionable data and insights that can inform the work of today’s modern learning leaders.

In this session, Learning Guild Director of Research Jane Bozarth will offer highlights from some recent reports. You’ll get an overview of our upcoming report on leadership responses to COVID-19 and the opportunities this provides for L&D to enhance their work in leadership development. You will take a look at diversity training—what works and what doesn’t, and how to improve it. You will also take a quick look at our in-depth reports challenging some popular ideas in L&D, such as teaching to learning styles and working with “generations”.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Ideas for enhancing leadership development programs based on lessons learned in 2020
  • Evidence-based suggestions for making diversity training efforts more effective
  • Strategies for responding to stakeholders wishing to impose popular, if ineffective or harmful, ideas on learning experiences