To all our learning event participants!

This year, we were honoured to host a 2-day learning event that explored the effects of the new industrial revolution on learning design technologies and leadership.

On the first day, Sebastien Tremblay, Barbara Donaldson, Hugues Foltz and Harold Dumur took us on a journey to explore how AI and immersive/experiential technologies will affect learning design.

Artificial intelligence in particular is a wild card right now, and it is causing a certain amount of fear – but what our speakers discussed is that it is not so much that JOBS are going away, but certain TASKS that will become automated. There was a good discussion around this; our day ended with an electrifying presentation by David Usher of Moist whose message was powerful: No matter what happens with technology, we must always remember that HUMAN BEINGS are gifted with a level of creativity that automation cannot replicate. Let's not fear technology because CREATIVITY is what makes us resilient in the face of any forces of change.

Day 2 was a deep dive into leadership, and the characteristics of the leadership needed NOW versus the recent past.

André Du Sault discussed the shifting dynamic from leading by authority to leading with emotional intelligence, and agility. Erin Willett took this further and described how today's courageous companies must be transparent, honest and above all, humble – and that leadership means leading through tough times, not just good times. Andreea Vanacker explored the effect of wellness on learning, and our keynote, Sylvain Lachance blew everyone away with his take on leadership: leaders must be able to question everything and must be willing to listen, and pivot. The discussion was truly inspirational. The creation and learning labs, as well as the workshops, allowed everyone to learn about new tools and approaches. Below, please find access to presentations, white papers, links and other goodies from our show! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Let's not fear technology because CREATIVITY is what makes us resilient in the face of any forces of change.



Sébastien Tremblay

UdeL, UMRsu

Education 4.0 and developing the skills of the 21st century
Our vision of education 4.0 is to “revolutionize” the traditional pedagogical approach and focus on the development of the skills of the 21st century (complex thinking, creative problem solving and adaptability). In this digital and intelligent age, we propose to offer training focused on experiential pedagogy and the competency-based approach through R&D projects in a multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral environment (universities, companies, cities) and through various innovative educational activities such as serious play and design thinking. These new pedagogical activities aim to keep students in a maximum learning zone (especially with adaptive serious gaming). This model not only develops students' autonomy through experiential and reverse instruction, but also an awareness of the importance of developing their skills throughout their lives and aligning them with the requirements of industry 4.0 and the social environment.

Hugues Foltz


The Massive Arrival of Disruptive Technologies such as AI and their Impact on the Workforce and Training
Today, organizations must be innovative—it is a question of survival, not an option. New technologies, including artificial intelligence and IoT, are unlocking a world of opportunities for innovative companies and disrupting both business models and jobs. But beyond all these new technologies, what will be the impact of this shift and transformation on your company and, most importantly, how can you prepare your workforce for the changes ahead?

Barbara Donaldson

Element AI

What L&D Professionals need to know about AI
This presentation will focus on the challenges and opportunities that the implementation of Artificial Intelligence and other technologies will present for learning and training professionals, organizations/companies and learners themselves. Barbara will explore opportunities and challenges from a training and learning perspective, pose questions and highlight some of the ways that the learning profession could help people prepare for the future.

Harold Dumur


Co-Creation Using Artificial Intelligence in Mixed Reality
The rise of artificial intelligence is shaking up several industries and immersive technologies are no exception. This presentation will focus on this new world and the way it is already revolutionizing even the most innovative companies.

André Du Sault

Harvard Consultant

Rethink Team Leadership
A growing number of companies wish to move towards more agile and customer-oriented cultures. To this end, the entire pyramid of corporate leadership is being transformed and the leadership of high-performing teams is becoming a central part of this cultural transformation. Therefore, what are the new conditions and skills required?

Erin Willett

The Tap In Team

What Makes a Courageous Company
Change is upon us and evolution is necessary. Your company is being faced with an identity crisis. Being an innovative, resilient company isn’t a choice, but a necessity. You need to adapt, to shift, to iterate and learn. What do you do? Join Erin in exploring how companies can nurture environments where creative courage is unlocked in the face of crisis using authentic leadership and open hearts.

Andreea D. Vanacker, Ph. D.


Connecting the Dots Between Employee Well-Being, Learning and Satisfaction in the Industry 4.0 Context
Are you ready for the future of work? Discover how organizations can maintain a competitive edge in the Industry 4.0 context, embrace intelligent learning and meet employees' increasing demands regarding overall well-being.

Louis J. Duhamel

LJD Conseils Inc.

Your business at the heart of the 4th Industrial Revolution
In the context of a thriving manufacturing sector, where an extreme scarcity of labour still limits the sector's growth, this presentation will explore how manufacturing companies can transition to the new industrial era by providing an understanding of the Industry 4.0 paradigm, the challenges facing the innovative manufacturer, and the transformation of work in relation to the transition of manufacturing companies. This presentation will highlight the human challenges we face today, but more importantly, how the workforce will be able to adapt and take its place in the factories of the future. For a promising future, the transition to the innovative manufacturer must primarily focus on the people.

Sylvain Lafrance


The Future of Leadership
Who are the leaders of tomorrow? How can the men and women who will be called upon to lead effectively prepare themselves for the challenges of this new interconnected, globalized, fragile and transparent world? What training and development needs will these new challenges generate? This conference should allow you to reflect on the major issues that lay before us and, above all, find some ways to survive this rapid revolution of tools, beings and values.

Nicole Robert

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.

Rébecca Kabongo

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.

Nathalie Lachance

The Voice of Generation Go
Panel discussion on harnessing the power of Generation Go

Andreea D. Vanacker

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.

Erin Willett et Jess Malz

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.

Geneviève Brouillette, Sophie Lanoix, Maryse Samson

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:

Josée Bélanger

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.

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