ATD Demo Day: Skills Development

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 11:55am - 3:30pm EDT

Host: Association for Talent Development

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What is Demo Day?

This free, half-day event offers you the opportunity to see live demos from five leading skills development solutions. Each 30-minute demo allows you to see the solution in action, ask questions, and request additional information. Selecting new technologies for your organization is a tough decision and a big investment. Let ATD Demo Day help you learn about the benefits of a variety of options at once.

Who is it for?
Anyone who is currently searching for innovative solutions to develop skills and capabilities, is interested in augmenting their skill-based strategy with new technology, or is reimagining enterprise upskilling initiatives.

Demo Day Agenda: (All times below are Eastern Standard Time)

11:55-12:00 pm  ATD Introduction & Welcome
12:00-12:30 pm  How to Choose the Training Format That Really Works (iSpring)
12:45-1:15 pm    Holistic Learning for MidMarket Teams: Cornerstone Learning Fundamentals (Cornerstone OnDemand)
1:30-2:00 pm      Bringing The Skills Opportunity to Life (ExpertusONE)
2:15-2:45 pm      Engage and Upskill Your Workforce with Learning Done Differently (Blue Ocean Brain)
3:00-3:30 pm      Empower Your Professional Growth: Simplified Skills Development Plans with Bridge LMS (Bridge)

Session Descriptions:



12:00-12:30 p.m.

How to Choose the Training Format That Really Works

Have you ever wondered why a brilliant course topic sometimes fails to resonate, while complex subjects suddenly become clear and excite learners? The secret often lies in the format — a critical yet often overlooked element that can make or break the learning experience.This session will shed light on the power of various course formats and delve into their unique benefits for different occasions. Whether you're an educator, instructional designer, HR or L&D professional, join our upcoming webinar to learn why course formats matter and how to use them effectively to achieve your learning goals.

Join this session to:

  • Discover the most popular course formats, from basic to more advanced, with their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Learn how to choose the ideal course format based on subject matter, audience, learning objectives, and other factors.
  • Identify practical insights for choosing the most suitable e-learning format based on training goals and resources available.


Speaker: Inna Solar, Senior Account Executive, iSpring



12:45-1:15 p.m.

Holistic Learning for MidMarket Teams: Cornerstone Learning Fundamentals

Workforce needs are evolving rapidly and midmarket organizations need to stay a step ahead. Come take a look at how Cornerstone Learning Fundamentals could be your next competitive advantage. Discover how Learning Fundamentals delivers personalized learning journeys, curated content, and low-lift administration in an all-in-one, easy-to-deploy solution.


Speaker: Brittni Olson, Solution Consultant, Cornerstone 



1:30-2:00 p.m.

Bringing The Skills Opportunity to Life

For years, we’ve been teased by the promise of skills, but the complex nature of skills has swamped the best of plans. AI has finally brought that promise within reach. A fully realized skills strategy has many moving parts across multiple functions. Learn how we plan to empower your team to deliver on the skills development portion of the skills strategy and be an integral part of delivering on your CEOs broader skills vision.

Join this session to:

  • Develop an understanding of all the moving parts in a holistic skills strategy
  • Learn how AI can revolutionize the historically onerous task of managing skills
  • Identify the benefits of creating a skills-based learning strategy


Speakers: Caitlin Bigsby, Director of Product Marketing, ExpertusONE and Ferik Ferizaj, Principal Solution Consultant, ExpertusONE



2:15-2:45 p.m.

Engage and Upskill Your Workforce with Learning Done Differently

Discover a refreshing approach to ongoing skills-building that transforms professional development from a chore into an inspiring journey—for both you and your people. Join us for a live demonstration of HSI Blue Ocean Brain to experience first-hand how our innovative microlearning methodology empowers companies to elevate their workforce's skills in the most relevant topics to foster an agile culture of collaboration, innovation, and teamwork.

Join this session to:

  • Discover the secret sauce to HSI Blue Ocean Brain's content and delivery strategies that differentiate them from other training partners.
  • Examine how tailoring content journeys to organization's objectives and budget removes the burden of content development and curation.
  • Identify how to create continuous upskilling at your organization through multi-modal learning that drives true engagement and culture change.


Speaker: Erin Reilly, Senior Account Executive, HSI Blue Ocean Brain and Hannah Yanoski, Account Executive, HSI Blue Ocean Brain



3:00-3:30 p.m. 

Empower Your Professional Growth: Simplified Skills Development Plans with Bridge LMS

Experience a transformative journey in employee development! Delve into the structured process and unique features of Bridge LMS that enable organizations to create tailored skills strategies. Learn how to guide employees in crafting personalized skill development plans, fostering professional growth. Don't miss this chance to revolutionize your approach to employee development and empower your workforce for sustained success!

Join this session to: 

  • Master job title analysis to find trending skills and create standardized skills taxonomy that connects your content to the right learners.
  • Find focus skills easily and design impactful development plans.
  • Cultivate robust skills communities and create a culture of connection and mentorship.


Speaker: Mark Probert, VP of Revenue & Sales, Bridge



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