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Change of Plans: Updates on Degreed Events

Current events have certainly altered life as we know it. For now, we must forgo face-to-face and embrace the technological tools that can still keep us connected. Like many, we’ve postponed all of our upcoming events and transitioned them to virtual discussions and meetups. Don’t worry – you’ll still get the same great content and speakers – just from the comfort of your home! Sweatpants encouraged. 

We’re optimistic that our in-person events—those postponed, rescheduled, and slated for future dates—will go on as planned, but like you, we’re watching the news and remaining flexible. The safety and health of our clients, employees and community will remain our first priority at Degreed. We promise to keep you informed as updates happen. 

Upcoming Digital Events

Leading During Change | April 14, 2020 (Virtual)

Join us for a town hall on current market challenges through the eyes of Degreed’s CEO, Chris McCarthy and CLO, Kelly Palmer. The discussion-style session will cover community best practices and real client strategies that can help us solve current challenges together.
Learn more about this event and register here

Buyer’s Guide to Talent Development Tech | April 15, 2020 (Webinar) & April 29, 2020 (Webinar)

In this time of uncertainty, many are looking for new technology solutions to help keep businesses nimble, promote collaboration, upskill employees, and be more responsive in the future. HR tech can help, but it’s hard to know where to start. Join Sarah Danzl, Head of Communications at Degreed, for a webinar on talent development technology.
Register for April 15 here.
Register for April 29 here.

Focus Toronto (welcome to everyone) | April 16, 2020 (Virtual)

Discover how to use your learning strategy to enhance employee engagement and how to align your learning ecosystems with company culture. Our featured speakers will be:

Learning & Talent Leaders Coffee Social | April 16, 2020 (Virtual)

These last few weeks have been filled with new challenges, advanced deadlines, and for many, substitute teacher duty. To help us all cope, we’re pulling together a group of learning and talent leaders like you for a virtual coffee hour hosted by Degreed and Udemy. Connect with people outside your typical circles to share stories and learn how others are dealing with the recent changes in the way we work. 
Learn more about this event and register here. 

Future of Work: Actionable Strategies & Use Cases for Upskilling the Workforce  | April 21, 2020 (Virtual) & April 30, 2020 (Virtual)

Work is fundamentally changing. During this time of disruption, people at all levels need to reimagine work and skill development. And it’s the responsibility of leaders to create environments and experiences that support this new reality. Join Degreed’s CLO, Kelly Palmer, and Sarah Danzl, our Head of Communications, as they describe “future-ready” strategies and provides a new framework for creating the work experiences that will help companies and individuals thrive.
Register for April 21 here.
Register for April 30 here.

 Check out our upcoming all-digital events.

About Degreed Focus

Degreed Focus events are led by Learning and Development leaders as well as Degreed experts. These events dive deep into shared challenges we’re facing, like skill gaps, strategy, technology, and learning innovation. All events include a live Q&A with speakers and in-person events offer networking opportunities with Degreed customers and leading EdTech, business, L&D, and HR professionals. These events promote thought leadership—not the Degreed platform—but we are happy to address Degreed questions during the Q&A or offer demos during lunch breaks.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll get out of a Degreed Focus event—either digital or in-person:

Focus Mexico City | August 4, 2020 (In-Person)

We don’t need to tell you about the fourth industrial revolution and how it is dramatically transforming the world of work. But while we’re aware of these exponential changes, more than 70% of companies continue using traditional thinking and designing processes for an outdated world. In this session, Kelly Palmer, CLO of Degreed, will demonstrate how to use data to identify the most important skills for the future workforce and implement strategies to improve skills, connecting people with new job opportunities as work evolves. Some of the featured speakers are:

Focus Minneapolis | September 1, 2020 (In-Person)

With rapid changes in the workforce, it’s more important than ever to assess and understand the skills of your organization. Skills have the potential to become the universal currency of both your internal and external workforces. Join the speaker, founder, and executive chairman of Degreed, as he talks about how companies can learn to speak the language of skills and empower employees to be ready for today and tomorrow. Some of the featured speakers are:

Focus Dusseldorf | September 8, 2020 (In-Person)

Learn how you can put actionable plans in place to reimagine work, redefine jobs and careers, and replace old methods and thinking so that you and your workforce stay agile and competitive. Some of the featured speakers are:

Focus Paris | September 10, 2020 (In-Person)

Learn how you can put actionable plans in place to reimagine work, redefine jobs and careers, and replace old methods and thinking so that you and your workforce stay agile and competitive. Some of the featured speakers are:

Focus Calgary | October 27, 2020  (In-Person)

Learn how you can put actionable plans in place to reimagine work, redefine jobs and careers, and replace old methods and thinking so that you and your workforce stay agile and competitive. Some of the featured speakers are:

Focus Toronto | October 29, 2020 (In-Person)

Gain insight into how to launch and drive adoption of new learning technology and how to use your language strategy to enhance the employee experience. Some of the featured speakers are:

Events and travel might not be top of mind right now, but we’re optimistic that the opportunity to add both to your calendar will open up again—in which case, we hope to see you at one of our Degreed Focus engagements in the coming months. 

LENS Degreed 2020 in Los Angeles

About Degreed LENS

Finally, we’re hoping LENS, our annual conference, can be the event to look forward to in the fall of 2020. Now more than ever, we believe that making smart investments in managing and developing the workforce will be top of mind. We hope you take the opportunity to reset with us at LENS 2020 in downtown Los Angeles on September 29th through October 1st.

The Super Early Bird price is $149.00. This discount has been extended to April 30, 2020, after which it will increase to $299.00. If postponing the event is required, we’ll roll over ticket registration to the rescheduled event dates. Learn more about LENS 2020 and register here

Stay well, take care, and we hope to see you at one of our virtual gatherings, in-person events, or at LENS.

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