Bend Don't Break: Achieving Results through Flexible & Agile Learning Programs

Bending over backwards to meet learner needs? Stretching content thin to bridge a knowledge gap? Need to change direction quickly, balancing strategy and results?

Listen to this webinar with Dr. Barbara Lockee, Professor of Instructional Design and Technology at Virginia Tech, and CMR Institute’s President and CEO Michelle O’Connor, to learn how you can utilize flexible training techniques, exercises in agility and power skill development to strengthen your team and boost your learning outcomes.

Barbara Lockee, PhD

Director, Professor Instructional Design and Technology, Virginia Tech

Dr. Lockee has served on the faculty at Virginia Tech for over 20 years. Her research interests focus on instructional design issues related to distance education. She has published more than 100 papers in academic journals and has recently written two books. Dr. Lockee has presented her work extensively through invited keynotes at national and international conferences and has also been commissioned to offer workshops on instructional design and distance education for external agencies such as the U.S. Army, Carilion Healthcare Systems, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Her research portfolio exceeds $5,000,000 and includes projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Virginia Department of Education. She is Past President of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), the international professional association for educational technology researchers and practitioners.

Michelle O'Connor, CMR, MEd

President and CEO, CMR Institute

With extensive experience in life sciences training, Michelle O’Connor has a deep understanding of current and emerging learning and development needs and a strong passion for creating successful relationships between commercial sales organizations and their customers.

Dedicated to collaborative dialogue and strategic partnerships, Michelle’s guidance has uniquely positioned CMR Institute to provide innovative learning solutions that address the industry’s training needs and meet the evolving needs of their customers and the marketplace. By bringing together the unique insights from CMR’s extensive network of subject matter experts, she continues to foster and build deep connections between the learning and development profession and their customers’ goals.

Her commitment to client success paired with her focus on future educational needs of the life science industry has made CMR Institute a leading learning and development company during one of healthcare’s most dynamic era.

Michelle stays connected to the larger healthcare community through her thought leadership at conferences and industry events, as well as her board participation in the Life Sciences Trainers and Educators Network (LTEN) and her membership in the Healthcare Business Women’s Association (HBA). In her free time Michelle enjoys being outdoors, reading, and spending time with her family.