Futurist Bill Jensen: Are You Ready for the Future?

Futurist, change expert and CEO of the Jensen Group, Bill Jensen (aka “Simpleton Bill”) helps companies, teams, and individuals double their productivity and pursue their passions. Bill has spent the past 25 years studying how work gets done, and I was thrilled to have him join our Brain Matters Online Conference in 2015. Future Strong is his eighth book and we’re featuring it on Margie’s Bookshelf. You can find all of his work at http://www.simplerwork.com.

Bill and I got together to talk about his unique perspective on Joseph’s Campbell’s work, how Millennials (and many others) view their employers, and how we can all be more resilient in the face of disruptive change by facing five fundamental choices in our lives.

I strongly recommend this podcast for every learning professional – you’ll see why when you listen!

Doing Conferences Differently – How to Beat Post-Conference Depression

Do you suffer from PCD? How many times has this happened to you? You’ve convinced your boss (or yourself) to pay up to $2,000 plus travel expenses so you can attend a conference in your field. You spent a few energizing, exhausting and sometimes confusing and frustrating days with thousands of strangers and maybe a few friends, learning what’s hot and what’s not in the learning and training profession.

Dr. Greg Gage – Backyard Brains – Neuroscience for Everyone!

Dr. Greg Gage is a neuroscientist, biomedical engineer, co-founder of Backyard Brains, and TED Fellow. He spent many years as an electrical engineer designing retail systems before returning to grad school to pursue his passion for neuroscience. We talked about his exciting project to create a community of amateur neuroscientists, his plan to teach a generation of kids to think like a scientist and the complexity of the brain in this fun and fascinating conversation.

Chad Bellin – Getting Started in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Chad Bellin is a technology executive with over 18 years experience across several industries. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Chad has had the opportunity to work for some amazing startups as well as with larger companies like Mitel, Rockwell Automation, and IBM. With a passion for product development, Chad enjoys both gathering market data and leading engineers to build amazing solutions. At Mindspace, Chad leads several groups, including the engineering team responsible for the development of the Fathom LMS. We got together to talk about our shared interest the exciting opportunities to enhance learning with Augmented and Virtual Reality.

Margie Meacham is One of the “100 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders” for 2018 (Feb 15, 2018 – Mumbai, India)

I am so excited to receive the “100 Most Talented Global Training & Development Leaders” from the World Training & Development Congress. Each year, the selection committee searches the globe for a shortlist of individuals who are doing “extraordinary work with a track the record of solid achievements.” The shortlist is then reviewed by a Jury comprising of senior professionals from across the globe.