Is Virtual Learning the Future of Leadership Development?

Friday June 16th 2017 - Mona Bismarck American Center - 34, avenue de New York 75016 Paris

Can the impact of highly experiential face-to-face learning be replicated in a virtual environment?

Join us for our complimentary showcase event where we will uncover our proprietary research exploring the comparative impact of face-to-face, blended, and virtual learning and its impact to organizational development.

ASHRIDGE SHOWCASE EVENT
Is Virtual Learning the Future of Leadership Development?

Our strategic partner, Ashridge Executive Education, are driven to understand how people learn best because they are passionate about enabling managers and leaders to make positive changes to their working practices and performance effectiveness.

In the Summer of 2016, Ashridge embarked on a research project exploring the comparative impact of four learning methodologies on participant competence development and behavior change, and to review potential relationships of learning methodology with personality characteristics, learning styles and learning agility.

Specifically, the research compared experiential learning, blended learning, virtual learning and interactive classroom style approaches to learning, using the same content.

Join us for our complimentary showcase event where we will uncover Ashridge proprietary research exploring the comparative impact of face-to-face, blended, and virtual learning and its impact to organizational development.


09:00-09:30        Registration and networking breakfast

09:30-09:45        EF & Ashridge Introduction

09:45-11:00        Is Virtual Learning the Future of Leadership Development? - The research methodology

                           with Sona Sherratt and Lee Waller, Ashridge Executive Education

11:00-11:30        Network coffee break

11:30-12:45        Is Virtual Learning the Future of Leadership Development? - The findings and implications 

                           with Sona Sherratt and Lee Waller, Ashridge Executive Education

12:45-13:00        Closing Remarks


Sona Sherratt

BA, MSc

Sona Sherratt is a faculty member at Ashridge where she designs, teaches and client directs on several executive education programmes with clients such as SAB Miller, Swarovski, Heineken, Erste Group Bank, Avis, Renew and Continental. Sona has designed and delivered senior leadership and general management programmes for clients around the world. Her interests are predominantly in leadership, change management, influencing, motivation and long-term sustained learning. She facilitates learning support groups, action learning sets and provides executive coaching to help improve individual performance.

Sona was born in India and is an American citizen and has lived and worked in the US, Spain and the UK. Before joining Ashridge Sona worked in sales, marketing and HR for Astra Zeneca and for Nortel Networks, covering Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.

Sona speaks fluent Hindi and Spanish. She has a BA Honours degree in Psychology and Spanish, and an MSc Honours in Organisational Psychology. She is an accredited member of the British Psychological Society and has extensive experience in using psychometric tools.


Lee Waller

BSc (Hons), MSc

Lee Waller is Co-Director of the Ashridge Centre for Research in Executive Development. Her recent research projects have explored the neurological processes involved in experiential learning, the transfer of learning, and the role and influence of the leadership development professional. Lee teaches in the areas of neuroscience and learning, and developing a high performing learning organisation.

She has worked with clients in both the private and public sectors to explore the learning needs of their individuals and the strategic objectives of their organisations, supporting faculty in designing learning and development interventions to meet those needs.

Lee has an Honours degree in Psychology, and a Masters degree in Occupational Psychology. She is also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, and is qualified in a range of psychometric tools. She is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Reading.