Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Learning Technologies SIG

  • May 04, 2015
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Online - Link will be emailed to you


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"4 on the 4th at 4" Speaker Series - Simple Technology Tips and Instructional Design Strategies that can Boost Learning Retention and Business Results

Program Description:

Training can be quite the task. Training on complex topics or systems – well, that’s a whole other level to be conquered. And there’s plenty of research out there on the cutting edge regarding concepts such as virtual reality, self-regulation, learner motivation, generational gaps, cultural preferences, linguistic strategies and more. That may leave you wondering – is there an easier way to boost retention and drive results? Are there simple, straight forward ways to tweak a course, design a workshop, or organize content so you get better results? And, are there simple ways technology can help you do that?

Join our Panel Discussion on May 4th and hear from industry leaders. Our panelists will answer your questions and offer advice, practical tips, and share personal experiences. We’ll focus on simple changes you can make to your learning programs and technology tricks that can to help boost retention and drive the performance results that matter to you.



  • B.J. Schone
  • Carol Fahy
  • Diane Elkins
  • Matt Mow
  • Lana Bennett
B.J. Schone

B.J. Schone helps people and organizations work better, smarter, and faster. He has 10+ years' experience in the learning and development field, where he has managed global teams, implemented learning management systems, designed enterprise-wide learning programs, built a corporate university, and much more. B.J. is the Senior Manager of Learning Technology at Autodesk, and he is also the founder of, which provides managers with simple tools to engage and retain their employees.

Carol Fahy

An expert in operations, Carol has over 30 years of experience in developing and implementing effective, results driven solutions for clients.  Carol’s private and consultative career path has included work across various industries including Health Insurance, Insurance Brokerage, Manufacturing, and Government. With a strong foundational knowledge of IT services, Carol has worked extensively in operations leading Zelus in providing instructional design and delivery, business process improvement and implementation services across the industry. Focused on providing valuable, actionable solutions for clients, Carol utilizes her abilities and experience in developing and implementing customized solutions to facilitate teams and Carol has earned her certifications in Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Carol was also a member of the Honors Program at Boston College and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

“I have come to have a passion to help clients dispel the myth that project management alone is the holy grail for implementation success. Clients come to us with implementation challenges because they never get to the desired business outcomes. Often the first reaction, is to tighten their project management protocols in order to gain more control. We have found that this exacerbates the challenges. It takes a laser focus on meeting the business outcomes, keeping them top of mind, every day. Implementations are hard. I know the skills needed to drive implementation to business outcomes: critical thinking, facilitation of the future state, problem-solving, risk management and building relationships. I have a passion for sharing these skills with our clients.

Diane Elkins

Diane Elkins is the co-founder of Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company specializing in Articulate Studio, Storyline, Lectora, and Captivate.  Diane has been in the eLearning industry since 2001, speaks regularly at national conferences about e-learning, and is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series. She has served on the boards of the ATD chapters in Northeast Florida and Metro DC.

Matt Mow

Matt Mow is the Executive Director of Instructional Strategy for Sublime Media. He has spent the last 19 years in a variety of consulting and L&D roles, from leading security training solutions at Microsoft, to curriculum development projects at TIAA-CREF, to delivering sales training worldwide. Most recently, he’s spent over four years with Sublime Media leading the Instructional Design team, developing training strategies and defining solutions for a variety of industries and clients. His business acumen, depth of knowledge in business development, vendor operations, learner engagement, and evaluation methods helps clients develop well rounded and robust learning curricula for all levels of experience. Matt is a regular speaker, invited to present and share his knowledge on learning solutions for conferences and clients worldwide.

Lana Bennett

Lana Bennett worked as a corporate training manager for many years before becoming an independent learning and development specialist. She currently focuses on authoring, producing, and delivering learning resources, and specializes in designing both online and classroom programs.

Lana’s experience is complimented with a master’s degree in Corporate Training and Knowledge Management.

She is a member of the Philadelphia Association for Talent Development (ATD) and served as a board member for several year.

Her interests include video production, online learning, and open educational resources.

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