How-to Workshops

Hands-on workshops given by industry thought leaders and our team focussed on specific areas of concern in learning.

Harold Dumur

November 6 & 7 - from 1:30 - 4:45 p.m.

Exploring StellarX's New Immersive Space


OVA will reveal a brand-new collaborative and immersive skill-building Space that inspires creation, connection and exploration! Come and discover a realm of endless opportunities and learn about immersive technologies

Harold Dumur, CEO of OVA, received his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Université Laval in 2011 and was awarded the SNC-Lavalin Fellowship for Best Engineering Project upon graduation. He is a member in good standing of the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec. In 2012, he received his Six Sigma Green Belt Certification from McGill University.

In 2014, he founded the company OVA, which developed its own virtual reality platform, StellarX. He presented the StellarX platform at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas and at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, in 2017 and 2018. In 2018, OVA was named among the top 3% of virtual reality startups by HTC Vive. OVA was also the winner of the OCTAS award in the Startup category for StellarX in May 2019.

Nicole Robert

November 6 - from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Designing an accessible onboarding program


With numerous accessibility requirements and guidelines to follow in Canada and the US, creating accessible eLearning courses can sometimes seem challenging. Furthermore, when discussing accessible design there often comes the assumption that interactivity will have to be sacrificed in order to create an inclusive learning experience.
In this creative workshop, we will share with you some of the learning and design strategies we've come up with to make accessible eLearning modules appealing and fun without overengineering your module design and production.

Come join us to create your own accessible design guidelines for onboarding.

Education and technology are Nicole's great passions. For over 20 years, she has focused on creating educational media projects and teaching. During her years with Groupe Média TFO, Nicole helped create and manage fun and educational websites and mobile apps for people of all ages. Her background in project management, teaching, educational consulting, and instructional design, makes her a versatile professional.

At ellicom, Nicole has designed projects focusing on soft skills development, knowledge enhancement, onboarding, security awareness, and software application training. She has also created projects using accessible design, making training available to all users. Nicole has worked for clients such as UNICEF, Bank of Canada, Canada Post, CGI, Loblaw, and the Canadian National Railway Company.

Nicole is a proud Franco-Ontarian, born and raised in southern Ontario. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Film Studies from York University, a Bachelor of Education from the University of Ottawa, and a certificate in eLearning from the University of Toronto.

Rébecca Kabongo

November 6 - from 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Data-Driven Design for an onboarding program


75% of our clients update their onboarding programs because of changes in the content, resources provided and new or updated procedures. Only 15% of them approach us to revamp their onboarding program based on employee feedback and even fewer clients (10%) cite improving performance as one of the reasons for updating an onboarding program. Common barriers to leveraging employees' feedback or linking onboarding to key performance indicators often boils down to having limited access to the employees and/or the KPIs in question.
In this creative workshop, we will share design strategies to help track employee usage of your eLearning solution in order to gain more insight and make better informed design decisions. We'll also review some of the key metrics to track as part of an onboarding program.

Come join us to create your own data-driven design guidelines for onboarding.

Passionate about developing skills in adult education, Rébecca holds a master's degree in Educational Sciences. With solid experience in the field of training, she worked for eight years as a trainer before reorienting her career towards instructional design in 2011.

As part of her functions, she is responsible for managing a team of learning designers and the company's pedagogical orientations. In addition, she supports ellicom's clients in the selection of effective learning strategies and in the creative use of technologies in training path digitalization.

Her main areas of intervention are the development of training strategies, and the design of pedagogical architectures for large volume, multilingual training, simulations, gamification and serious games. In addition to this work, Rébecca provides consulting services, techno-pedagogy, mentoring and change management in an e-learning context.

Andreea D. Vanacker

November 7 - from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

How to integrate well-being into your learning strategy


Discover how your organization can implement various well-being programs that help employees expand their knowledge and skills, thereby improving all spheres of their well-being: health, relationships, career, purpose and quality of life. Attendees of the session will also gain access to a well-being application that focuses on micro-learning and micro-challenges for one month.

Andreea's passion for business strategy, innovation and international growth has led her to hold several executive roles over the last twenty years, in everything from start-up companies to international organizations, including Bombardier and IATA.

She has managed global businesses and teams while working with clients in the manufacturing, aviation, aerospace, luxury, technology and retail industries in all corners of the world. She speaks four languages and holds a Ph.D. in Economics, along with a degree in Finance and International Business from HEC.

Since writing the book, Successonality, The Ten Secrets to a Success-Focused Personality, Andreea has worked with Fortune 500 clients to drive strategic business growth and peak performance. Andreea is also the founder of SPARKX5, a strategy and technology company that has developed an employee well-being application to enable employees to thrive in all areas of their lives.

Erin Willett

November 7 - from 1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Conscious cultures: A Leadership Development Sprint


Diverse, inclusive work environments that foster a sense of belonging are made possible when each individual is valued, invited to contribute and heard. An appreciation for individuality starts with leadership: leaders who exercise self-awareness and self-love foster workplaces where their teams can express themselves more fully. Starting from an appreciation of self, environments are created where dialogue is encouraged, safety and trust are nurtured and creativity can flourish.
During this session, leaders will be taken through interactive exercises to explore their strengths, values and perspectives. We uncover what they bring to the table and explore how they can use this self-awareness to engage in constructive dialogue to enhance a sense of collaboration amongst their teams.

Leading with emotional intelligence, creative courage and collaboration, Erin intends to change the way we do business. Call her a modern-day hippie—she believes that strategic companies have soulful approaches. Using her proprietary brand and culture building methodology, she has spent the last eight years shaping strategies for attraction, engagement and retention.

Coaching leaders and working with growing businesses, Erin helps teams build movements around their unique identity, shaping their communication strategies and tactics so they can nurture strong communities and expand their loyal markets. Erin specializes in supporting early-stage, fast-growth companies like Goalcast and Porpoise, and has likewise brought this dynamic approach to established organizations looking to make a splash, like Air Canada.

Geneviève Brouillette, Sophie Lanoix, Maryse Samson

November 7 - from 3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Developing tomorrow's skills for today's employees


The digital shift is at your door, but where do you start? Beyond technical skills, there are several human skills to consider:
  • What skills do your employees need to develop to be successful in this era of digital transformation?
  • What strategies can you use to help today's employees develop and implement the skills of tomorrow?
  • What actions can be taken within your organization, here and now, to initiate the shift?
In this hands-on workshop, the RPFQ will demystify the skills needed to foster organizational performance and continuous learning in an environment where digital technology is omnipresent. Then, in a collaborative approach, we will use our collective knowledge to analyze the link between the three major factors pertaining to the transfer of knowledge and technology. You will leave with concrete solutions you can implement in your organizations right away.

Maryse Samson

An experienced manager who has worked in the training field for over 20 years, Maryse holds a master's degree in training management and has held several roles over the course of her career: trainer, designer, consultant, program manager and training centre director. She has also been involved with the RPFQ for three years and is now President of the Réseau des professionnels de la formation du Québec. She is currently the Director of the Centre universitaire de formation continue de l'Université de Sherbrooke and is dedicated to the transfer of learning in the workplace.

Geneviève Brouillette

Geneviève has been working as a skills development specialist for over 15 years. She is an associate of the Réseau des professionnels de la formation du Québec, and has also held the positions of President, Vice-President and Treasurer over the past few years. Currently, Geneviève is a Training Development Officer at HTA Training. She advises organizations, managers and trainers on training management and the transfer of learning. She has been called upon to design, facilitate and evaluate training, as well as to coach trainers in the workplace. She is known for her dynamic and collaborative approach that facilitates change and contributes to the learning environment. Certified in Leadership Development from the University of Calgary and with a master's degree in Training Management from the Université de Sherbrooke, Geneviève has contributed to the development and implementation of large-scale training programs in a variety of fields (tourism, ICT, manufacturing, construction, municipal and intercultural).

Sophie Lanoix

Invested in training for over 25 years, Sophie has extensive experience in developing technical and management training programs to support organizations in achieving their strategic goals. Strategist and solutionist of human performance issues, she aims to ensure the efficient development of skills and the success of organizations. Sophie has been working with the Réseau des professionnels de la formation du Québec since 2015, and has already assumed the roles of President, Vice-President and Administrator.

Josée Bélanger

Novembre 7 - from 3:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Emotional balance in leadership: a necessity to overcome turmoil!


Emotional balance in leadership is a necessity in order to effectively manage, inspire and achieve desired results in fast-paced work environments at the dawn of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
This workshop aims at developing concrete tactics to be implemented in organizations to enable leaders to use their talents and remain in balance in turbulent times. A necessary experience in order to be able to benefit from the contribution of peers through a collective exchange of knowledge, individual talents and kindness.
Combining the MHS EQ-i 2.0 skills model and the professional co-development approach, this workshop will immerse you in a world that offers a scenario which aims to enrich your skills. Workshop participants will also discover their own potential solutions.

Creative, passionate about human potential and a talent seeker, Josée accompanies leaders in their leadership development and skills evolution through coaching, group and team interventions, professional co-development and emotional intelligence. Committed to creating discovery opportunities for people and teams that will transform and propel them, she inspires people to surpass themselves in action.

Josée uses a mixed approach to learning methodologies by integrating a concrete model of emotional intelligence development into a framework that encourages the emergence of rapid behavioural transformations.

Certified PCC Coach of the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a member of the Association québécoise du codéveloppement professionnel (AQCP), she is also a certified partner of Henry Mintzberg's Coaching Ourselves program, as well as Multi-Health Systems' EQ-i 2.0 emotional intelligence assessment program.

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