Determining exactly how a learning program should be designed and delivered has always been a challenge for organizations. Learning has traditionally been dominated by event-based learning, leaving little room for innovation. In the past, a program was considered “blended” if it added a small amount of web-based training to support a series of classroom experiences. But businesses’ urgent need for new and different skills requires an entirely different definition of what blended learning can be.

David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Nancy Dietz, Senior Manager, Training and Development of Meridian Knowledge Solutions, discuss how companies can strategically leverage blended learning to upskill and reskill the workforce to drive business outcomes.

Discussion topics include:
• What really is blended learning?
• What dictates how learning should be blended?
• Making upskilling stick
• Guidelines for moving forward

About Our Speakers

Sean Osborne, SVP, Product and Growth Strategy at Meridian Knowledge Solutions is a seasoned product leader and strategist who brings extensive experience in enterprise software products.

Sean began his career on the bleeding edge of mobile software at Reality Mobile before moving to Ellucian to manage its student recruitment product and then to Acendre to run its global talent management solutions. Most recently, Sean was a management consultant at Slalom where he focused on transformative data-driven software applications for large financial institutions.

Gary Underhill, VP of Solutions Consulting of Meridian Knowledge Solutions has over 15 years working for various eLearning companies and is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to creating solutions that solve corporate learning challenges.

Paige Kreke, Senior Manager of Curation of OpenSesame. Paige has extensive experience developing custom competency frameworks for large organizations. In 2020, Paige was recognized as one of Learning’s Thirty Under 30 for demonstrated leadership and innovation in the online learning space.