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GLN LearnAbout - Raising Capital for an EdTech Startup - 13 March, 2024 - Noon Eastern

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Learner: Dr. Marilyn CarrollLearn with Dr. Carroll and other entrepreneurs interested in raising capital for their EdTech Startup.The format of this session will be:Marilyn will explain what she wishes to learn about - and whyShe will ask each of…Continue

GLN TeachAbout - Integrative Debating - Glenn Meier, February 29, 2024, 3:00 - 3:45 PM Eastern USA

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Earlier this year, Glenn responded to the Conscious Capitalism/Georgia LEARNS Pluralism event by sending an email via LinkedIn. His message included:"...the magic lies in an agreed upon process for making the conversation a "fair fight."  In my…Continue

GLN 2023 - TeachAbout - Purpose

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Is it possible or desirable to differentiate purpose from passion?Session Leader: Donald JenkinsThe format of this session will be:Five minutes of welcome and…Continue

GLN 2023 - Hidden About - Humble Inquiry - Scaling

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Is humble inquiry real or imagined?Is it desirable? If so - when? If not - why?Session Leader:…Continue

GLN 2023 - Open Forum Conversation - BYOT

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BYOT = Bring Your Own TopicThese sessions are offered to allow for open forum conversation and/or the opportunistic creation of breakout rooms to allow for self-directed conversations.Breakout rooms will be preset. Participants may:Choose an open…Continue

GLN 2023 - TeachAbout - Cheat Codes for Life

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The Surprisingly Simple Cheat Codes for Happiness, Creativity, and Human Performance.If you are human, there is something in this session for you.We live in a world of algorithms. Relatively simple pieces of logic and actions that govern everything.…Continue

GLN 2023 - Panel Discussion - Innovation

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What is the opposite of innovation? Might it be stagnation?How do we know something is an innovation?This session will be the traditional Georgia LEARNS Plus-BYOL-Plus format:First 15 minutes: The humorists will share their perspective on the topic…Continue

GLN 2023 - ExploringPossibilitiesAbout - Hardwiring

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Session Leader: Chuck RussellThe Session Format is the following:1. You will be asked to accept the premise that it is possible to know why you are failing to do…Continue

GLN 2023 - TeachAbout - Simulations 2024

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Session Leader: Eric BluesteinThe format of this session will be:1.Eric will explain what he wishes to learn about Simulations - and why.2.He will ask…Continue

GLN 2023 - CaseStudyAbout - Small Business Revival

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Session Leader: Neicey JohnsonCase Study: How to save a spiraling out-of-control small business.Seeking tips to assist with corporate operational…Continue

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What Are You Measuring?

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A lifetime ago, my training department colleagues and I were satisfied with training data. We cranked out the requested ILT programs plus the "flavor of the year" content, we kept a busy training schedule, and made sure the coffee was always the right temperature. When accused of not delivering effective training because the learners didn't perform as they were trained, we took refuge in our management support role and not ultimately responsible or accountable for LEARNING or productivity.…



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Segment 19 (2020) Ethics - Friday, November 13, 1:00 to 2:00 PM Eastern USA

Overview: How are we assuring the ethics of our work? Who determines whether our work is ethical? How do we increase the ethical alignment of our intentions, our implementation, and the impact we create to others? Is it ethical if the impact to others is not aligned with our intentions? How are education, learning and ethics - aligned - or misaligned? What challenges do these questions create for you or me?



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What is ethical learning?  Learning has the opportunity to influence, and deeply change behaviors, and in some cases, beliefs.  And all instruction has ethical context whether it is transparent or not - the context that the designer and the instructor bring to the learning.  So are there universal ethics? Do we bring our own ethical criteria to our learning and demand the learner align? Or do we use the ethics of the learner audience and build to their needs?  When we build mandatory training do we impose our ethics on others?  Do learning professionals, like journalists, have an ethical responsibility to be accountable for the outcomes of our learning?

An example case comes to mind.  A pharmaceutical corporation's scientists, in their exploration for cures for a range of diseases, discovered the cure for River Blindness.  Millions worldwide are infected and disabled by this disease, mostly impacting rural remote communities with little to no connection to global commerce. Many years ago, using this case as a leadership development exercise, my colleagues and I considered whether we, as corporate leaders, would recommend pursuing the cure. I voted to pursue the cure, but I was surprised to discover my colleagues did not agree.  It turns out it might be unethical to use shareholder funds to pursue a non-profitable endeavor.  But it also turned out that the company would lose their best scientists if they failed to pursue such a breakthrough.  The result was a partnership with non-profit organizations and a non-profit sister organization that could bring the solution to life.  But the ethical dilemma is real - just because we think it is right, there may be other ethics at play that we might not see.  

[Ref: Merck and River Blindness case] 

/// My ethical studies are first founded on my religious and family upbringing, then International Studies (Peace and Conflict Resolution) at American University and finally Ethics for Business at The Wharton School.  

Where do your ethics come from?  And what about your learner?


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