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By on January 5, 2018

DisruptHR 5.0: The talks, the tweets, and the transformations

This year marked my third time attending DisruptHR: I first covered the event in 2015, then came back as a speaker in 2016. This year I returned to reconnect with my now-favourite community of workplace disruptors, and I brought my CEO Amy along! Now, Amy is a busy lady, and she made a point of […]

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By and on November 30, 2017

Joe Biden on Leadership

As the new co-leaders of the Solutions team, we were thrilled to attend The Art of Leadership with our CEO on Tuesday. The day was filled with many incredible speakers who shared insight on everything from harnessing creativity to self-reflection, but the event organizers definitely saved the best for last. When Joe Biden took the […]

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By on October 12, 2017

The Joy Imperative

Attending the 2017 Symposium on Educator Wellbeing was an affirmation of so many things I have come to love about teaching conferences. The environment was relaxed and friendly. The attendees were passionate and supportive. The sessions were inspiring, informative, and very, very funny. The educators gathered to share their stories were unified in their belief […]

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By on July 28, 2017

Strong Theme of Identity at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education

I was on the ground yesterday at the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE), which brought together over 3,000 indigenous educators and researchers from all over the world. The program includes two days of sessions for young leaders who want to explore their passions and develop their skills. I marveled at the diversity of […]

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By on July 7, 2017

Learnography’s Extended Family

One of the best things about working at Learnography is the people you meet–whether those people are team members here in the office, or the clients, partners, and contacts we get to work with along the way. In the spirit of community (and with Learnography’s Annual Report just weeks away from publication), I thought I […]

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By on June 5, 2017

The New Voices of #ATD2017

This year’s Association for Talent Development (ATD) Conference in Atlanta, Georgia was a flurry of new faces and ideas – 10,000 new faces, to be exact. The speaker roster was flooded with first-time speakers, and Chris and I were among them. As Learnography’s newly appointed Business Development Manager and Communications Manager respectively, Chris and I […]

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By on May 30, 2017

Do we need physical learning spaces in the digital age?

For me, the need for a physical learning space is intuitive – it reminds me of my touchstone experiences at the library as a child. But with so many new digital resources available, some professionals are asking if we still need physical learning spaces. Last month at the ConnectEd Conference, I had the pleasure of […]

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By on May 25, 2017

Iterative Inclusive Innovation at #CKF17

Last week, our very own Amy Coupal presented a practice keynote on Maximizing Creative Disruption, Innovation, and Collaboration at the 2017 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum. The atmosphere was abuzz with excitement throughout the conference, but the audience was especially enthused about Amy’s process for innovation – a process inspired by George Couros’ game-changing definition of […]

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By on May 4, 2017

For the Love of French

The Connect Conference is an opportunity for teachers across Canada to share ideas, resources, and classroom strategies with other educators. As with every education conference I attend, I walked in the door and was immediately reminded of how passionate and eager to connect teachers are. One of my new friends is Lee Martin, a French […]

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