Reimagining the Learning Experience
Written by: Penny Concepcion, GICC HR Subcommittee - Talent Development Practice Group
The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted our learning and development strategies. Almost everyone moved into a virtual learning model practically overnight. The session and panel discussion on “Reimagining the Learning Experience,” sponsored by the Talent Practice Group of the GICC HR subcommittee held last July 8, 2021, proved to be timely and relevant. Industry experts were invited to share trends, practices as well as new technologies that are available to continuously empower and engage today’s learners.
The event was opened by a GICC Board Member, Debashish Mukherjee, followed by an insightful talk by Deloitte Human Capital Leader, Xandra Galang, on creating a High Impact Learning Organization . She also shared the characteristics of the Modern Learner, such as the tendency to get distracted and having short attention spans. Hence the need to be creative and to think outside the box in order to keep the Learners excited and engaged.
After the talk, there was a panel discussion graced by our esteemed panelists: Irene Tan of Alorica, Connie Sanin- Ignacio of IBM and Marby Tabungar of Previo, facilitated by Penny Concepcion and Rina Ibanez of the GICC HR Subcommittee Talent Practice Group. The discussion was indeed engaging as some of the topics such as the change of mindset that the Learning function is evolving and needs a significant amount of marketing and branding. Gamification utilized in learning interventions was also one of the main topics covered. Interesting and exciting new technology such as Virtual Reality was also mentioned by the panelists. The participants were obviously highly engaged as many questions came in during the panel discussion.
GICC Executive Director Christine Bata shared some wins of the industry, such as the waiver of tax for donated computers by member organizations. Finally , the GICC HR subcommittee Lead Sookie Chiongbian closed the event.
Since capability building through L&D is a key strategic priority in most organizations, it was indeed beneficial to learn about the various perspectives of our speaker and panelists on best practices in addressing the challenges and disruptions in the new normal. Everyone left the session with new ideas and excited to share in their organizations.
You may get a copy of the Reimagine the Learning Experience deck from your GICC HR Representatives.