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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 2 (2020) Product and Services Delivery - Wednesday, November 11 - 12:30 to 1:30 PM Eastern USA

Overview: What changes have you made and what challenges remain regarding the delivery of products and services? What will you invest in - or accelerate to assure the creation of value for others? What will you diminish or eliminate? What are you unsure about? What changes do you wish would occur?



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Covid-19 is a very fluid, high-impact variable for so many decisions. Wondering if today's news about Pfizer is changing people's perceptions and plans for Covid-19 workplace preparedness training to help determine the relevance of a course we created and our strategy to promote it or not. 

How does one assure that a "course" has a valid and positive impact to COVID?

Are people willing to believe that a course can have a positive impact? Is there a better use of the time and money (than creating and marketing a course) to have a positive impact? How can we prove whatever assertion we choose?


I was just talking about this topic earlier today.  As the pandemic began to unfold, one thing is certain, it brought about change.  Change that impacted everyone on earth in every facet of their lives.  In essence, we were forced to change.  Literally, our very survival in life and business depended on our ability to adapt, to change.  First, we had to change the way we lived in order to survive.  This change was fluid and always evolving as we learned more and more about what we needed to do to survive and remain healthy.  At the same time, we had to make changes in our business operations, some of which were to our own detriment.  Some businesses didn't survive the necessary changes and through no fault of their own.  While others adapted and began to find a new normal.  Remote work became a mainstay.  Virtual learning exploded and adaptation of ILT to virtual formats became essential for many businesses to survive.  In reality, many have found opportunity in the pandemic.  Those who were agile found a way to capitalize and grow.  Now drug companies are competing to develop a vaccine that will serve as the ultimate defense against COVID.  And at the same time, another shift will happen.  The post-vaccine era of COVID will evolve and with it, there will be more change and with more change, their will be other opportunities.  I wonder who is thinking about those opportunities and what they might be.  I know I sure am!

I'm very excited for this panel, and I'm looking forward to being a sponge! Covid-19 has drastically changed consumer behaviors and customer care across all industries. However, I'm mostly interested in businesses that are new to the online space, because they are essentially forced to play "catch up" and innovate simultaneously. How do these businesses survive?

For Background & Perspective:

The Bobby Dodd Institute Mission  The Bobby Dodd Institute

To empower people with differing abilities to maximize their potential by securing economic self-sufficiency, independence and inclusion within their communities.
We do this by offering programs and consulting services for individuals with disabilities and their loved ones.
From helping secure benefits to job placement services, we offer a full lifecycle of support for all ages and levels of need.
Our business services provide the economic engine that drives our mission forward, while simultaneously creating job opportunities for people of all abilities.

What changes have you made and what challenges remain regarding the delivery of products and services?

For our direct contact services, we shifted to remote learning.  We had to convert ILT curriculum to a virtual methodology.  While not necessarily the best solution, we managed to accomplish our goal and continue service delivery. 

As a result of state budget cuts, sadly, we had to cut services in Family Support and along with that, we had to reduce the size of our Empowers team.

On the other hand, the custodial services team in our Employs division grew as a result of the COVID 19 deep cleaning demand.  We've added an additional 90 employees as a result across our custodial contracts.

What will you invest in - or accelerate to assure the creation of value for others?

We've invested in the purchase of our own LMS.  Our goal is to reach a broader audience and develop more eLearning programs that support our community.

We've gained access to Upwork Business to support our staffing needs for eLearning development.  We do not have the right talent internally and many times development projects are short-term.  Upwork suits our needs.  

We will also begin the process of developing an in-house eLearning developer equipped to manage minor adjustment tasks.

What will you diminish or eliminate?

Presently, we've reduced the amount of "face-to-face" interaction with the family support we provide in the community.  We are making plans for FY 21-22 to resume these services in the event the state decides to provide funding for these types of programs.

What are you unsure about?

What post COVID-19 era will look like.

What changes do you wish would occur?

We must diversify our funding support.  Reliance on state agencies hurt us during the onset of the Pandemic and we lost people and clients as a result.


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