The Content Pods are relatively brief framing sessions for key knowledge and skills. Each Content Pod is oriented around a tool, a process visual, or a brief study with clear, actionable insights that can be used in the App Labs and, more importantly, in attendees’ day-to-day work. The Content Pods are aligned with the three overarching themes of the conference—reach, revenue, and impact—and range from 15 to 20 minutes in length. Time for Q&A will follow each Content Pod, and there will be additional collective Q&A after all Content Pods. Jeff Cobb will serve as facilitator of the Content Pods, working actively to help attendees draw relevant connections among the ideas that emerge in the Content Pods. Topics reflect the issues and challenges we’ve heard from advisors and registrants.
- Thinking Big with Learning Leadership (presented by Seth Kahan)
Creating substantive change in the fields we serve should arguably be the end goal of all our educational offerings. This Content Pod explores how learning leaders arrive a vision for change and then enlist others to support that vision.
- What’s the Value of Validation? (presented by Mickie Rops)
Whether you choose to assess the impact and value of a learning experience drives both the resources required to offer it and its revenue potential. This Content Pod examines when validation of learning makes sense and why.
- Changing the Frame: Finding New Market Opportunities (presented by Celisa Steele)
Increased competition, the accelerating rate of change, and the new normal of information overload make it essential to see—and do—things differently if we want to stand out and thrive. This Content Pod highlights the need to view the world differently to seize new market opportunities in lifelong learning.
The symposium is focused on actionable ideas and concepts that will help attendees improve the reach, revenue, and impact of their education business. The Content Pods will be designed to deliver these ideas and concepts concisely and effectively and will be carried forward into the App Labs.