Vice President of Learning & Development - Expedia
Shelly HoltVice President of Learning & Development - Expedia
Shelly Holt is a thought leader, innovator and strategist passionate about helping enhance and expand the power of people. As a leader Shelly believes that her greatest gift is strengthening those around her. As such, she has invested personal and professional time coaching, mentoring and developing others throughout her career. Shelly has held senior level leadership roles in global organizations like Concur and SAP, recently joining Expedia Group in August as VP of LPS Learning. She has a degree in Business Economics and is certified in critical human capital areas like Leadership Coaching, Performance Consulting, Strategic Workforce Planning and Strategic Human Resource Management. Shelly is a Washington State native and loves spending time with her husband Mike and two kids Madison, 13 and Tyler, 10.
Professional Training & Coaching
Andrew McMastersProfessional Training & Coaching
Bio: Andrew McMasters is an actor, director and entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience in the arts. He is a founder of Jet City Improv, a non-profit theater that he managed for 25 years, and worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies to provide presentation support and messaging as well as team building and communications trainings. Andrew is dedicated to experiential learning, providing opportunities for self-discovery and driving innovation in our everyday lives.
Chief Disruptor - Learnapalooza
Darren NerlandChief Disruptor - Learnapalooza
I work on disruptive, innovative, and emergent digital learning technologies and methodologies. I align key leaders and stakeholders on the implementation of learning initiatives for the enterprise. I am an expert technologist with a demonstrable track record of bringing complex learning systems from requirements through design into scalable production. My experience includes working at the executive level to determine how training strategies and awareness can affect and sustain positive behavioral change. I am an accomplished and dynamic leader with strong global learning strategy and measurement experience.
Associate Consultant Intrepid
Nick IversonAssociate Consultant Intrepid
Nick is an Associate Consultant on the Learning Experience Design team at Intrepid. In his role he is interested in how usability and UX methods can help improve the design of digital learning experiences. He has an M.Ed in Instructional Design from WGU and a BA from the University of Washington.
Sr. Lead, Learning Experience Design & Development
Kim NeslandSr. Lead, Learning Experience Design & Development
Learning Program Manager experienced in training solution identification, development, deployment and on-going management. Skilled in collaborative team building and operating in cross-functional environments. Proven performance improvement leader with excellent organizational and analytical skills.
CEO Emergent Enterprise Consulting
Scott McCormickCEO Emergent Enterprise Consulting
Emergent technologies like augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are permeating every aspect of business including HR, production, sales, design and, of course, training. The way companies support and improve employee performance and capabilities is being infused with unprecedented innovation as new technology is leveraged to help workers do their jobs better. And the changes can’t happen fast enough as industries are learning that they need newly equipped and multi-faceted workforces in less time with smaller training budgets to meet high velocity competitive business environments. How do today’s training professionals meet these challenging demands, take advantage of new tech potential and deliver immersive, immediate information?
Co-founder, Endurance Learning
Brian WashburnCo-founder, Endurance Learning
"What's possible?" Asking that question has allowed me to break out of the mold of traditional learning design ever since I crafted my first lesson plan in 2000. Among other things, asking "what's possible" has given me the opportunity to design training programs that have literally helped to cure blindness, that have helped three international NGOs navigate a merger, and that have helped the sales force of a Fortune 500 company boost sales. Asking "what's possible" has given me the opportunity to write articles for TD magazine and it led me to a training initiative that earned me recognition as a Top Young Trainer by Training magazine in 2011. Asking "what's possible" led me to go out and co-found a boutique instructional design and organizational development firm named Endurance Learning. My basic goal in life is to eradicate the scourge of poor learning experiences in this world by working with others to ensure every presentation is engaging and leads to change.
Chief Innovator - Learnapalooza
Erin PetershickChief Innovator - Learnapalooza
Dynamic, multi-talented professional experienced working in both public and private sectors. People love me for my energy, creativity and smarts, often looking to me for future-forward leadership. As an avid early adopter and experimenter, I invite you to come play in the spaces I inhabit!
Learning Solutions Architect
Erin SchneiderLearning Solutions Architect
Learning Solutions Architect
Founder and principal at Laura Close Career Consulting, LLC
Laura CloseFounder and principal at Laura Close Career Consulting, LLC
Laura Close Career Consulting will offer a selection of coaches for your own 1-on-1 mini coaching session during Learnapalooza available 1-4 PM on May 2nd. Tackle leadership challenges, career transition questions or anything else you need to be your superhero best. The LCCC four person coaching team specialities will span a range of topics including: Influencing up, manager coaching, landing your next promotion, transition to VP, preparing to leave your role, LinkedIn and resume feedback, imposter syndrome, confidence and personal wellness. Booking is onsite only, be sure to get your spot before they fill up.
Chief E-Learning Strategist - Paradox Learning
Stella LeeChief E-Learning Strategist - Paradox Learning
Dr. Stella Lee has over 20 years of progressive experience internationally in consulting, planning, designing, implementing, and measuring learning initiatives. Today her focus is on large scale learning projects including enterprise-wide e-learning strategy and governance, learning management system (LMS) evaluation and implementation, learning analytics, digital transformation and change management. Stella has most recently consulted for the LMS implementation project at TransLink, the transportation authority in the city of Vancouver, Canada. She has also served as subject matter expert in evaluating e-learning standards for the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and conducted postdoctoral research with iCore Research Lab at Athabasca University, Canada’s Open University. Stella serves as Canada’s Startup Advisor and is the technology columnist for Training Industry Magazine. She is passionate about augmenting technologies to optimize human potentials. She runs a consulting company Paradox Learning Inc. (www.paradoxlearning.com). Connect with her on https://www.linkedin.com/in/stellal/
CEO & The Big Kid at Geoteaming
John ChenCEO & The Big Kid at Geoteaming
CEO for Geoteaming - A Corporate Team Building and Leadership company using Technology and Adventure to Create Life-Changing Adventures.
Learning Experience Design
Tammy DietzLearning Experience Design
Tammy Dietz is a learning experience consultant, facilitator, instructional designer, writer, and editor. She has worked in the field of training and development for twenty years and has provided services to clients such as AT&T, Microsoft, Netflix, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Valve Software, and Bellevue College. Tammy has a Master's degree in Creative Writing and is also professionally certified in MBTI, The Language of Work, and The Five Moments of Need.
Leadership and Talent Management Expert
Maya Yankelevich GarzaLeadership and Talent Management Expert
Experienced talent management and leadership development professional highly skilled at strategic consulting, large-scale HR program development and implementation, and building strong relationships with business leaders and HR partners. Have extensive experience leading and contributing to the design, development, and evaluation of customized human resource, leadership, and employee development solutions in private and public sector organizations. My broad array of HR experience includes organizational development; job analysis and competency modeling; succession planning; design and delivery of personnel assessment programs and customized tests, including personality and cognitive tests, assessment centers, and simulations; training needs analysis design, development, and delivery; organizational survey design and delivery; and performance management. In all my projects designing and developing new, or improving current programs, I extensively consult around culture, measurement, and strategic change management.
Chief Learning Strategist at AMP Creative
Amy Lou AbernethyChief Learning Strategist at AMP Creative
Amy Lou Abernethy began her career as an educator but was soon drawn into the world of visual storytelling and video production. In addition to co-founding and nurturing the agency AMP Creative, she followed her heart back to the art and science of adult learning a few years ago, getting her masters in learning in digital environments. Standing at the crossroads of learning innovation and cinematic storytelling, Amy Lou collaborates with companies to develop transformative learning experiences and AMP Creative produces those experiences. She looks for opportunities to connect with people through stories, across a variety of mediums, from printed infographics to immersive virtual reality.
President of Designing Digitally, Inc.
Andrew HughesPresident of Designing Digitally, Inc.
Designing Digitally, Inc. is an award-winning industry leader in the fields of gamified eLearning, Serious Games, Training Simulations, and Mobile Learning. They are dedicated to providing high-quality interactive learning solutions to instigate positive changes in behavior within an organization. Whether your organization needs to instill a positive change in behavior, increase knowledge retention, or impart new skills, Designing Digitally, Inc. can design just the right online learning experience for your workforce.
Learning Solutions Architect
Louann SwedbergLearning Solutions Architect
Has more than 25 years of experience serving business organizations in the areas of sales, marketing, learning and development initiatives that drive business growth. The focus of the past 20 years has been in learning and development with significant experience in strategic learning consulting, learning and performance solution design and development, instructional strategy, instructional design team leadership, and implementation of blended learning solutions. Held a long term leadership role responsible in shaping an emerging custom training organization with a growing client base and a large group of deeply skilled consultants. Is recognized by peers and clients for strong communication skills and dedication to team success. Has a passion for advocating for and assisting others, whether it involves helping learners advance their professional development, or working with organizations looking to better prepare their workforce.
Learning and Talent Management Specialist
Trina RappoportLearning and Talent Management Specialist
My previous work as a generalist had me delving more and more into the Talent Development team and deepened my interest in becoming more specialized as a trainer. Now as a Learning Specialist, I play a key role in the delivery of Talent Management services and solutions. I partner with the broader HR team to assess the learning and development needs for employees in the organization, then work in collaboration to develop and deliver programs and workshops to address those needs. I support the goal of building the company's human capital by helping to shape learning initiatives and increasing employee involvement to enrich the learning culture. Certified Facilitator with Development Dimensions International (DDI) to deliver all content and Blessing White for Taking Control of your Engagement.