Hopping On Board With Big Data (Chapter Meeting)

  • 16 Sep 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University (Mansion) Hartman Room, 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ 07940


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Big Learning
Data / Analytics
Hopping On Board With Big Data
Who Is Driving The Bus?

About the Session

No business trend has made a bigger splash in the last few years than “Big Data.” Are you taking a proactive approach to implementing a data driven learning strategy? Are you prepared to embark on this journey? 

The science of analytics is helping businesses understand what data to focus on, given a company’s key initiatives. Part of our job has been to assess the effectiveness of our designs in helping to achieve the desired outcomes of our initiatives. Solutions to big data, regardless of the tools you are using, will require a strategy to mine the data you need to connect with learning outcomes. 

As roles between learning and talent management continue to evolve, with increased access to business data learning leaders will be expected to incorporate a data driven approach to impact future outcomes. This session will explore how organizations think about Big Data, how they capture/manage the data, current trends in applying Big Learning data and opportunities and challenges of big data in the learning arena. 

This presentation will blend theory with practical application, including an interactive discussion with your colleagues about where you are headed and what you need to get there.

During this seminar we will explore:
• De-mystifying Big Data in the learning and talent development world
• The impact Big Data has on the today’s learning leader 
• Reality and expectation of connecting your strategy to business data
• Assessing your learning initiatives in the Big Data space
• Taking a proactive leadership role in applying a data driven learning strategy
• Emerging skills and knowledge necessary for future success
• Trends and options in data capture and application
• Best practices of successful data driven learning initiatives
• Steps for connecting and aligning business data to learning outcomes  

About the Presenters
Dr. Dwayne Munneke, Ph.D. has over 20 years’ research and practice experience in the talent management, learning, talent assessment and analytics space. Early in his career, his research focused on the development and evaluation of some of the first-ever applications of multimedia-based blended learning and learning evaluation. He then spent several years as the Chief Product Strategist and Director of Consulting for a division of Novations Group, a large talent development and management consulting firm where he designed, developed and implemented various custom talent, learning, measurement, and analytics strategies and solutions for some of the world’s largest companies including General Motors, PepsiCo, UPS, Ford Motor Company and Fidelity Insurance. 

In the public sector, he developed and delivered an organization-wide Vision and Values program and managed the administration of the annual engagement survey. His team developed custom reporting and analytics to provide clearer insights about current and future culture and leadership capabilities. 

Just prior to joining Knowledge Advisors, Dwayne held a director-level Talent Management and Organization Effectiveness role at Nationwide Insurance, implementing a variety of foundational Talent Management systems, processes and operations including their first LMS, enterprise talent assessment and competencies strategy, enterprise executive, leader and individual contributor competencies, design and development of the Nationwide Success Profile process for talent identification and Big-data analytics connecting business outcomes to selection assessments and leadership capabilities.

 Dwayne is a Senior Consultant with KnowledgeAdvisors, a global leader in human capital analytics. He is qualified and experienced working with a broad range of subject areas across the talent management space including assessment (selection, development, high-potentials, succession), talent strategy, talent development, performance management, learning strategy and evaluation and talent analytics/reporting. 

Dwayne lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and three children.

Who Should Attend

We encourage all workplace learning and organizational development professionals, including senior learning leaders to attend this exceptional learning opportunity.


ASTD Competency Model: This session complements the Learning Technologies and Instructional Design competencies.


5:30 - 6:00 pm Networking and Dinner
6:00 - 6:15 pm - Chapter Announcements
6:15 - 8:45 pm - Presentation
8:45 - 9:00 pm - Adjournment / Network


Pre-Registration Pricing

  • NNJ-ASTD Member - $45.00 (USD)
  • NNJ-ASTD Non-members - $60.00 (USD)
  • Non-members but member of Mid-NJ, NY Metro, or North Jersey-Rockland SHRM - $45.00 (USD)
  • Professionals in Transition/Students - $35.00 (USD)
**Attendees MUST bring a Photo ID or you will not be able to enter the builidng**


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    Marian Janes mj@jancomassociates.com or 908-229-0553.



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