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ReBoot 2018 – To Be Fearless and Inspire Bold Learning Approaches

On November 8, 2018, ellicom hosted the Canadian learning event of the year—the ReBoot Learning Lab. This isn’t the first time we’ve been involved in hosting a conference. In fact, it was the sixth edition of our annual conference. In previous years, ellicom hosted the Bootcamp on Training Strategies in collaboration with partners, but this year it was time for a reset. This time, we aspired to put on an event that was an extension of our values. Out of this idea, ReBoot was born.

Our goal? To be fearless.

Our strategy? To show that cutting edge approaches to learning are not only desirable, but are, in fact, possible.

Fearless Learning Approaches

There is a pressing need for innovation in the training sector. Training solutions always start with a problem and a fix for that problem. To find the solution, it is common to go with familiar learning approaches. Rarely do we look outside the box. This is because there is a tendency to limit ourselves through our constraints. What we need to do is ask whether our constraints are necessarily limitations.

At ReBoot, we wanted to show that some constraints aren’t really constraints at all—they are opportunities. Need to update a large and cumbersome training programme for your organization? Why update it when you can shift to modular microlearning? Are you looking to familiarize your employees with critical situations within a physical environment but don’t have the time or logistical capability to do it? Why not develop a 360-degree video training that is fully trackable in your LMS? We did! Do you want your target learners to become invested in the content? Try harnessing the power of storytelling to transform a run-of-the-mill training course into compelling content.

The speakers and booths at ReBoot were forward-looking while remaining firmly rooted in the present. We wanted to show that new solutions to old problems are ready and waiting, you just need to be fearless in your approach. (more…)

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ellicom, powered by R&D

Research and development is deeply embedded in ellicom’s DNA. It is for this reason that employee training takes on a new twist for us: every employee at ellicom is given the opportunity to lead or participate in a personal R&D project aligned with our strategic initiatives in the areas of new products, services, and process improvement. Our employees have stepped up to this challenge, and this year, they are working on projects ranging from immersive videos in onboarding, to artificial intelligence as a way to drive coaching. Driven by our innovation group (the Dream Factory), each project is conducted using rigorous methodology, hypotheses, and a whole lot of fun! (more…)

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Denim for a good cause!

On Thursday October 26, the LCI Education Foundation held a Denim Day, during which students, teachers and employees of the LCI Education Network were invited to wear jeans in support of academic perseverance and literacy among youth. To support this cause, ellicom employees took the opportunity to wear their finest pieces of denim! (more…)

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ellicom at the Congrès RH 2017

ellicom is proud to participate in the upcoming human resources convention, Congrès CRHA 2017, on September 26 and 27.

Jean-Philippe Bradette, VP of Learning Strategies will be giving a conference entitled “Agilité, innovation et transformation numérique,” which we invite you to attend. Feel free to visit our booth as well at the Salon Solutions RH.* (more…)

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#Realities360, the definitive hands-on conference for VR/AR in the context of learning and development.

To download the White Paper: Experience Learning From Every Angle: 360° Video, click here.

From July 26 – 28, 2017 in San Jose, California, I had the privilege of presenting at one of the most prestigious conferences on AR, VR, and other alternate-reality technologies for learning and training purposes: Realities360 by the eLearning Guild. Realities360 breaks the usual presentation-awkward networking conference routine, and instead focuses on a true hands-on experience designed to challenge thought processes, immerse ourselves in disruptive technologies, and engage in conversations with some of the most brilliant minds in the industry. (more…)

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#ellipalooza: we put the fun in fundraising!

In the spirit of team building, the ellicom team from across Canada gathered in our Montreal offices for our first edition of #ellipalooza, which was a resounding success! ellicomians certainly didn’t disappoint and brought in the best of their creativity, innovation, and team spirit. From the adrenaline junkies, to techies, as well as upper management, ellipalooza was all fun for every participant! (more…)

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Developing Creativity: Utopia or Potentiality?

With the Bootcamp on Learning Strategies less than five days away, ellicom is pleased to present a preview of the themes that will be covered by its speakers. On May 30, at the 2017 edition of Bootcamp on Learning Strategies, Ms. Houde will give a presentation and share her ideas on how to develop a culture of creativity within an organization.

By Nathalie Houde, President, iF::créativité collaborative

How would you define creativity? (more…)