Executive Breakfast: Jeff Fernandez - Small Steps to Big Wins: How Microlearning Transforms Organizations

  • 15 Jun 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Nokia American Headquarters - 600-700 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974


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Jeff Fernandez
Small Steps to Big Wins: How Microlearning Transforms Organizations

About the Workshop

The enterprise training world has good reason to be buzzing about microlearning. After decades of stalled innovation, microlearning finally holds the potential to redefine the industry for the 21st century. Microlearning’s power lies in its ability to deliver learning that not only engages employees, but transforms their behavior. In this presentation, Grovo cofounder and CEO Jeff Fernandez will illustrate how microlearning overturns the shortcomings of traditional training to create lasting improvement in learners, organizations, and the training industry itself.



Learning Objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be able to understand:

  • How the modern learner learns  (this could include hard data on generational differences).

  • What makes effective learning? Why do people retain certain information and not other information?

  • How is the realm of corporate learning evolving given the vast array of quality, freely available content in the public domain?

  • How technology changing the workforce, and as a result, how people learn?

About the Presenter

Jeff Fernandez, Cofounder & CEO, Grovo


Jeff Fernandez is passionate about empowering people to do their best work. As the cofounder and CEO of Grovo, he’s reinventing employee learning for the enterprise and building an award-winning company culture in the process. Under Jeff's leadership, Grovo has delivered 5 million learning moments at organizations across 190 countries. The fast-growing SaaS was recently named “The Best Place to Work in NY Tech” by Internet Week and one of “30 Upstarts Changing the World” by CNN Money.

Prior to Grovo, Jeff served as product manager at Clickable (acquired by Syncapse), a web service that brings simplicity to online advertising. Previously, he led business development and sales for Doostang (acquired by Universum Global), an online career networking community.

Originally from Dumont, N.J., Jeff graduated with highest honors from Harvard College, where he penned his thesis on maximizing human performance. He has spoken at events including TEDx, SXSW, Internet Week, The Next Web Conference, and TechWeek, and has contributed to Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, and more. Jeff currently lives in New York City with his wife Cori.



7:30AM -  8:00AM - Breakfast & Networking
8:00AM - 9:30AM - Presentation and Q&A

Bonus: Before you leave the event, stop by the Nokia museum in the building which contains some of the inventions from Bell Labs dating back to the telegraph to modern day Nobel Prize Awards. This is not accessible to the general public, so take advantage of it after the session. 

Note: You must register in advance.  No walk-ins due to security restrictions.  You will be asked to show ID at security.  You may park in any space.


ATD Competency Model

This session complements the Learning Technologies, Training Delivery, Performance Improvement competencies.



  • Six Pack: $250.00 (USD) 
    Buy a group of 6 Tickets and Save! Add in the names of only 5 others, and for any changes, email the event owner margaretparadise@comcast.net

  • NNJ-ATD Non-members: $60.00 (USD)
  • NNJ-ATD Member: $45.00 (USD). Bring a friend. Must register together and pre-pay.
  • NNJ-ATD Member: Executive Package Bring a friend $45.00 (USD)  Must register together and pre-pay.

  • Non-members but member of Mid-NJ, Morris County SHRM:  $45.00 (USD)

Event Contact

The Executive Breakfast is an annual event organized and hosted by the Executive Advisory Council to the Northern NJ Association for Talent Development. For any questions about this event, please contact: Meg Paradise at margaretparadise@comcast.net or cell 908.358.5262.

Sponsor This Event

For this event we have sponsorship opportunities available.
NNJ ATD Member: $200/Non-Member $250.

Please contact Executive Advisory Council Co-chairs: Meg Paradise or Tony Irace with any questions: MargaretParadise@comcast.net or Anthony.Irace@adp.com.

This includes a 5-minute introduction, table with flyers (sponsor supplies), admission, the option to provide a door prize, and inclusion in the event mailings.


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