For Blackboard, nothing is more important than learning. The reason is simple: in today’s global economy, the organizations that are adapting to today’s challenges yet preparing for tomorrow’s will be at the forefront of innovation and growth. A company’s most critical asset is its people and ensuring that your people are equipped with the skills needed to help your company grow should be one of your top strategic initiatives. The most effective way of doing this is by constant learning and delivering knowledge to your people in a way that is scalable and sustainable.
“Employees that don’t spend 5 hours a week learning online, will make themselves obsolete”. With that quote from Randall Stephenson*, Tom Holz, Managing Director for Blackboard Business & Government International, opens up a debate towards a subject that has shocking figures: according to experts, in the next fifteen years, around 2 billion jobs will disappear; that means 47% of the jobs existing today. It’s likely that many of those job will change rather than disappear but again that means people need to continue to evolve and grow.
Engagement and organizational culture are key because talented employees are the biggest asset of a company. But how do organizations keep them interested, motivated and, above all, current? With education, of course! In a world marked with a fluctuating economy and competitive scenarios, those who have the knowledge are those who evolve, adapt, and remain engaged for the long haul.
Due to the relevance of this and other matters related to corporate education, learning & development, Blackboard is holding a Corporate Forum this month. This event is the perfect opportunity for hearing more about how organizations are addressing development in their organizations and will provide great opportunities to network. It gives current customers the opportunity to share their experiences using Blackboard solutions and for new organizations to gather information on how to expand their learning and development programs.
We interviewed Tom Holz, who is leading the forum, to talk about the profile of attendees, company leaders, and the main topics and trends that will be discussed.
About the event
What? Corporate Education Forum by Blackboard (within the the Teaching & Learning Conference 2017)
When? March 21st, 2017
Where? Milan’s Bocconi University
Who? With the participation of Nigel Jeremy, Chief Learning Officer of British Airways, as well as presentations by executives from very important companies such as IBM, Bosch, Go English, Secretaria de Marina, among others.
How much does it cost? Free entrance.
For more information: https://experience.blackboard.com/TLC-EMEA/corporate-education-forum/
*Tom Holz, Senior Director, Blackboard for Business International
*Photos by: AFP Nell Redmond