Bringing Live Learning to Life: Applying an Events Mindset

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Craig Stokes, Learning Experience Consultant, GP Strategies Ltd. and Laura Barrett, Learning Architect, GP Strategies Ltd.

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With continued spotlight on how digital technologies and platforms make learning more efficient, many organizations are missing new opportunities for live learning that can deliver powerful learning experiences. Why are in-person and virtual live learning key to organizational transformation? How can we make in-person and virtual live learning more impactful? And where do they provide the most value?

Join GP Strategies’ learning experience consultants, Laura Barrett and Craig Stokes, as they discuss how they adopted an events mindset in the design and delivery of live learning and share some of the exciting work they've been doing in this space.

Register and you’ll hear about:
• Our three-step approach to structuring a live event
• Five proven methods for bringing live to life
• Five top tips to ensure success in live learning

Join us for a challenging and interactive session. Share your views and take away ideas and approaches you can apply tomorrow.


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Participation in this event can be claimed for one (1) professional development point for initial certification or recertification for the APTD or CPTD credential. 


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Craig Stokes
Craig Stokes

Learning Experience Consultant, GP Strategies Ltd.

Craig works with global and regional clients to consult on learning requirements, architect learning solutions, and promote modern learning techniques to provide engaging learner experiences. In addition, he specializes in analyzing existing programs identifying areas to improve the learner experience, such as taking substantial classroom-based programs and moving them to outcomes-based curricula that encompasses online learning, virtual classrooms, “on-the-job” learning, and experiential workshops.

Craig has worked extensively with global financial institutions to create key leadership learning programs, role-based learning success summaries, and learner journeys for several key risk roles. Additionally, he provides thought leadership both internally and externally around modern learning techniques, such as design thinking, journey design, and event-based learning.

Laura Barrett
Laura Barrett

Learning Architect, GP Strategies Ltd.

Laura has over 20 years of experience in learning, working with multiple award-winning, global organizations to deliver impactful, effective, and scalable creative solutions. She’s a problem solver with a true passion for human-centered design and has worked with clients to run workshops on design thinking that transform learning teams from order takers into trusted advisors. Laura is confident and focused with strong communication, consultation, and interpersonal skills. She listens to and understands her clients’ requirements and offers creative solutions.