Training in the World of Disruptive Technology

  • Tuesday, November 18, 2014
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Portland Country Club - Falmouth, Maine


  • Available to presenters and other complimentary members.
  • Available to employees of companies with a Corporate Bundle. For your registration code, please see your company's bundle administrator.
  • Available to members who have paid for membership and breakfast in advance.
  • Available to members with active annual memberships


A disruptive technology is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry  or a ground-breaking product that creates a completely new industry. 

Please join us on
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

7:15 am Coffee and networking
7:30 am Buffet breakfast
8:00 am Meeting begins
8:05 am Presentation begins
9:20 am Announcements
9:30 am Meeting adjourns


“If this takes hold, there will be no more teachers!”

That is pretty close to what was claimed when just one, now familiar, disruptive technology was introduced to the world. And that technology was film!

In the training world, we face disruptive forces every day from a changing workforce to technologies, such as mobile, social and video. This impacts both how training is designed and how learners learn. In this session, Carol Cohen, Manager of Sales Training and Enablement at Plex Systems, will gamestorm ideas and examples of how to successfully embrace these disruptive forces to create, manage and deliver more impactful training.


Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • Describe ways to incorporate new technologies into their training delivery
  • Incorporate collaborative and participant-centered activities into training events
  • Improve retention by incorporating mobile access to fingertip knowledge and resources


Carol Cohen comes from a long line of teachers – fourth generation as a matter of fact, and now her daughter Ariel is carrying on the tradition as a high school music teacher. She says – training is in my DNA! Naturally, right out of college, she taught high school English. Until quite recently, Carol was the enterprise solution sales training manager at Hewlett-Packard (HP) also designing and developing the partner reseller sales certification program.

During her tenure at HP she was recognized by Brandon Hall and the ASTD (now ATD!) for her innovation in instructional design with 9 awards including 2 silver medals. She was recently recognized by Training Industry Magazine with the Editor’s Choice Award for her article on Social Learning, one of the top 5 most-read articles of 2013, and she is often tapped to present industry webinars on subjects, such as mobile learning and gamification.

Registration is required by the end of day Wednesday prior to the event.

Weather Policy: In the event of bad weather, if the Falmouth schools are closed, the event will be cancelled.

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