May – Using Design Thinking to Create Better Learning Experiences

In this session, our speakers, Dan Coco and Jim Goldsmith, will share how they use Design Thinking to build award-winning 21st century learning solutions to serve a global workforce of over 400,000 learners. In this session, they’ll discuss how Design Thinking can help you frame a problem to generate actionable and innovative learning solutions. And you’ll learn to apply three Design Thinking methods to solve a specific business program through a learning solution.

While the focus here is learning development, Design Thinking can be applied to almost any problem, so this session is for everyone.

At the end of this session, you’ll be able to

  • Explain how Design Thinking can help you frame a problem to generate actionable and innovative solutions
  • Apply three Design Thinking methods to solve a specific business problem

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When
Thursday, May 16, 2019
6:00-6:30 pm – Check-in and networking
6:30-7:15 pm – Buffet dinner
7:15 – Speaker presentation

Where
Bar Louie
1160 Plaza Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60661
Just outside Woodfield Mall, right off of 90/290

Cost
STC Chicago Members – $5
Student members – $15
Other STC Members – $20
Non-Members – $25
Buffet-style dinner and soft drinks are included with registration.

About our speakers:

Dan Coco is a Learning Experience Designer and Learning Team Lead for Accenture. He has more than 30 years’ experience researching, designing, prototyping, iterating, and validating all types of learning experiences for internal Accenture teams at all levels. As a key part of his current role, he frequently leads Design Thinking workshops for Accenture teams.

Jim Goldsmith has been a learning professional for more than 30 years and has broad experience in learning design, development, and deployment as well as program and project management. He is currently a Learning Architect/Business Advisor working for Accenture in their St. Charles, Illinois, office. During his 22 years at Accenture, Jim has worked with several Fortune 500 and major global clients, primarily in the energy, financial, and health sectors. He is active in the learning community as a speaker, writer, and evaluator and has served as a judge for the Brandon Hall Awards, LearningElite, Training Magazine, and other programs. Jim has earned MM and MBA degrees from the University of Connecticut and holds an FLMI Certificate. Over the years, he has won several learning industry awards, including four Brandon Hall Gold Medals.

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