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Managing Minds

Thursday, February 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

Host: Association for Talent Development
By: Stephen Gill, Co-Owner, Learning2BGreat.com, Stephen J Gill Consulting and David Grebow, CEO, KnowledgeStar

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This webcast will highlight the worldwide trend toward managing minds. You will learn why and how companies are changing the way they manage people and learning in the 21st-century knowledge economy. The webcast will describe the critical role managers will play enabling and empowering self-managed learning.

Most management practices and principles used today were developed in the 19th-century industrial economy. It was a dramatically different world in which people produced things with their hands. Training and learning occurred at a very different pace. Digital technology, automation, and globalization have forever changed all that. In the knowledge economy, people produce knowledge and know-how; therefore, we need to manage minds, not hands.

Yet companies and managers everywhere are still employing management principles and practices looking in the rearview mirror. Learn what managers in the smartest most forward-looking companies are doing to develop talent now and into the future.

In the webcast, the presenters will discuss material from their forthcoming ATD book. You will:

  • Learn how some of the world’s most successful companies are managing minds.
  • Learn the differences between the industrial economy focus on managing hands and knowledge economy need to manage minds.
  • Understand why this dramatic shift is inevitable and what it means for you and your company.
  • Discover the amazing positive impact of managing minds.


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Stephen Gill
Stephen Gill

Co-Owner, Learning2BGreat.com, Stephen J Gill Consulting

Stephen is the co-owner of www.Learning2BGreat.com, a marketplace for organizational learning tools, and owner and principal of Stephen J. Gill Consulting. Steve's expertise is in creating learning cultures in organizations and measuring the impact of learning and performance improvement solutions.

Steve has done this work for more than 25 years, since leaving the faculty of the University of Michigan School of Education. He has written extensively about these topics. His most recent books are Getting More From Your Investment in Training: The 5As Framework (RealTime Performance, 2009), Developing a Learning Culture in Nonprofit Organizations (Sage Publications, 2010), and Communication in High Performance Organizations: Principles and Best Practices (a 2011 Kindle e-book). Steve also posts regularly on The Performance Improvement Blog. He serves his community as an elected trustee of Washtenaw Community College.

David Grebow
David Grebow

CEO, KnowledgeStar

David Grebow is CEO of KnowledgeStar, and an author, popular speaker, and workshop leader. For 25 years prior to starting KnowledgeStar, David held senior development and management positions with leading technology and education companies, including IBM, where he co-founded the Institute for Advanced Learning; PeopleSoft; Cisco; and McGraw-Hill. David is a co-author of Creating a Learning Culture with Marcia Conner and James Clawson and served on the editorial review board for Information Age Publishing, working to produce a series of books on technology and learning. David’s most recent book, Gamification, Games and Learning, is part of the eLearning Guild’s new Insight series. He has authored numerous research papers and articles for publications in the corporate education industry.

In 2015, David launched KnowledgeStar ePublications, which recently published A Compass for the Knowledge Economy Business and Sweet! A Book of Gamification Terms.

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