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Learning in The New Normal

Oct 05, 2020

Written by: Peder Jacobsen, Surya Mohapatra & Eklavya Sinha
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The inspiring change leaders in learning have put together their point of views across learning in the new normal.


As the world takes on the challenge of the global pandemic, not only have our ways of working and the nature of our work transformed, but there has been a huge shift in workers' learning needs too. In a recent survey we conducted during a LIVE session in association with SHRM India, 80% of the participants were of the opinion that the time spent on learning has increased during the lockdown. People have plenty of time now to spare on virtual learning, but the key question continues to be whether the courses offered to them add value to their personal and professional development goals.

Mr. Peder Jacobson, VP Learning Solutions, BI WORLDWIDE along with
Mr. Eklavya Sinha, Head, Leadership, Learning and Change, Dalmia Bharat
Group and Mr. Surya Mohapatra, Global head – Talent transformation and
Learning & Development, Wipro shared key change strategies, virtual learning models & pragmatic digital learning applications, to ensure a great work experience. They also detailed out the key areas for HRs to focus on during the digital transformation in learning that we are all embarking upon.

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Peder Jacobsen

VP Learning Solutions, BI WORLDWIDE

Peder brings more than 25 years of learning experience to his current role. Before joining BIW in 2004, Mr. Jacobsen was Chief Learning Officer and a Co-Founder of LogicBay Corporation and Co-Founder of Training Innovations. An early industry advocate for MicroLearning, Mr. Jacobsen has brought numerous learning products to market including BIW’s Chameleon eLearning framework which features the ability to create adaptive eLearning for any device, in any language, for any role, with custom content to the role and a content path for the individual.

Eklavya Sinha

Head, Leadership, learning and Change at Dalmia Bharat Group

He has more than 17 years of experience in HR, Consulting and L&D, across different industries and countries. He’s passionate about developing engaging and effective HR programs which are grounded in sound principles, enabled with technology and focused on solving real problems.

Surya Mohapatra

Global head – Talent transformation and Learning & Development at Wipro

Surya is engaged in evolving strategies for career development, talent management and knowledge management for the organization in India. He speaks regularly in various national and international forums on topics related to HR, Learning and Development, Corporate Culture and Spirituality. His articles have been published in various journals and magazines