Julie Dirksen

Learning Strategist, Usable Learning

Julie Dirksen, a learning strategist with Usable Learning, is a consultant and instructional designer with more than 15 years’ experience creating highly interactive eLearning experiences for clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to technology startups to grant-funded research initiatives. She’s interested in using neuroscience, change management, and persuasive technology to promote sustainable long-term learning and behavior change. Her MS degree in instructional systems technology is from Indiana University, and she’s been an adjunct faculty member at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She is the author of Design For How People Learn.

2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

Monday Nov. 16

Five Perspectives on the Future of Learning and Work

The world of work is changing. Numerous forces are motivating organizations to pivot their strategies, causing a paradigm shift in what is expected from the workforce. This, in turn, fundamentally changes the work learning teams need to do in supporting workers and the organizations we serve.

In this general session, we will hear from five learning leaders, each of whom will provide a short TED-like talk exploring one aspect of the future of work that we need to pay attention to, and why that change matters to our profession. Be prepared for a fast-paced and thought-provoking session.