LearnX 2024: Future-Focused Learning and Development (TRN4-E31)

Product code: TRN4-E31

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January 09, 2024


9:00 am to 4:30 pm (ET)

English, with interpretation in French

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7.5 hours



All public servants at all levels; open to the general public



The future of learning is evolving at a rapid pace, requiring learning practitioners, such as instructional designers, trainers, facilitators and other learning leaders, to stay ahead of the latest trends, demands and technologies in the industry.

This year’s event, with the theme of ‘Future-Focused Learning and Development,’ will feature public and private sector speakers, who will share their real-world stories to highlight the importance of designing, developing and implementing learning with a focus on diversity, equitability, inclusivity and accessibility. Additionally, speakers will highlight how leveraging evaluation data and artificial intelligence improves learning outcomes.

By the end of this event, participants will be able to describe current and emerging learning trends, apply best practices and will have the opportunity to foster valuable networking connections with peers and contacts from across the public service and the learning industry.

This event is hosted by the Heads of Learning Forum and the Canada School of Public Service.



  • Tina Varughese, Diversity and Inclusion Speaker, tWorks
  • Sae Schatz, Founder and CEO, The Knowledge Forge
  • Aaron Feniak, Executive Director, Human Resources Council, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Stefanie Couture, Partner, Workforce Consulting, PwC
  • Denise Gomes, Acting Director General, Strategic Engagement and Service Delivery, Shared Services Canada
  • Moe Poirier, Founding Partner, Shift Facilitation
  • Julie Bélisle Boutet, Manager, Digital Accessibility in Learning, User Experience Directorate, Canada School of Public Service
  • Carolyn Wood, Supervisor of Learning and Development, Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch, Health Canada
  • Shawn Thompson, Digital Accessibility Technical Advisor, Shared Services Canada
  • Alison Szawiola, Senior Project Officer, Free Agent, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
  • Hugh King, Human Resources Advisor, Corporate Learning Design and Delivery, Workplace Wellbeing and Workforce Development Division, Health Canada
  • Connie Holt, Senior Learning Advisor, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Alan Magnan, Director and Master Trainer, Langevin Learning Services
  • Maryse Sullivan, Senior Specialist, Educational Development and Digital Learning, Teaching and Learning Support Service, University of Ottawa
  • Hubert Lalande, Director, Innovative Pedagogies and Digital Learning, Teaching and Learning Support Service, University of Ottawa
  • Betty Dannewitz, Immersive Experience Designer and Learning Solutions Architect, Blanchard
  • Megan Torrance, Founder and CEO, TorranceLearning
  • Josh Cavalier, Founder, JoshCavalier.ai
  • Éliane Dorval, Senior Learning Designer, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service
  • Sarah Power, Senior Learning Advisor, Global Affairs Canada
  • Alejandro Bascope Alipaz, Learning Advisor, Global Affairs Canada
  • Zsolt Olah, Senior Learning Technologist, Amazonian Experience and Technology, Amazon
  • Kimberley Hutchinson, Senior Analyst, Learning Experience Design Lead, Digital Academy, Innovation and Skills Development Branch, Canada School of Public Service
  • Dorcas Kashiba, Learning Designer, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service 
  • Elissa Allaw, Specialist, Learning design and Product Owner, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service
  • Emily Canie, Learning Design Officer, Digital Academy, Canada School of Public Service

Masters of ceremonies

  • Kony Trudel, Assistant Director, Leadership and Learning Directorate, Canada Revenue Agency
  • Alan Daly, Technical Advisor, Training, Digital Talent Strategies, Shared Services Canada





Date modified: 2023-03-20