The Power of Personalization in Learning & Development

Jan 24, 2019

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Listen to this captivating panel session exploring the successes, failures and new directions in forms of personalization being applied in adult learning and development. 

What is Personalization?
• Definition of Personalization in L&D
• Explore the different forms Personalization can take in the L&D function

Why move towards Personalization?
• What the research is saying about the effects of Personalization
• If Personalization is a “top priority” then why aren’t we there?

Who is implementing Personalization?
• Success stories – who is implementing Personalization in L&D?
• Common challenges faced

How to begin?
• The role of technology
• Embedding into the classroom experience



Nicholas Igneri is VP of Education at American Management Association and is instrumental in the design, implementation, and management of AMA's learning programs. Previously, Igneri held leadership positions at Docent, now SumTotal, as Director of Professional Services, and VitesseLearning as VP of Learning Solutions.


Zach Posner is Senior Vice President at McGraw-Hill Education and the Managing Director of the Learning Science Platforms Team, working to open and license MHE’s technology platforms to corporations, publishers, and education institutions globally. Posner joined MHE through its acquisition of Engrade, where he was the CEO and Co-founder. Posner led Engrade from corporate formation to growth and exit, and in the process, successfully raised several rounds of financing from leading venture capital firms, including Rethink Education and Javelin Venture Partners. Prior to Engrade, Posner led digital activities at media companies and worked in finance and venture capital. In recent years, Posner served as an adjunct professor at the Annenberg School of Communications at the University of Southern California.


Allison Rossett, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Educational Technology at San Diego State University and a consultant to government agencies and corporations. Allison is a member of the TRAINING HRD Hall of Fame and was recognized by ATD for her remarkable contributions to workplace learning and performance. Allison also received ISPI’s highest award, Member for Life, and their 2001 and 1999 Instructional Communications Award for two books, Beyond the Podium: Delivering Training and Performance to a Digital World and First Things Fast: A Handbook for Performance Analysis. She is a member of the Defense Acquisition University Board of Visitors, is on the Board for Chief Learning Officer and Elearning Guild, and has served on the international Boards of ASTD and ISPI.