Indigenous Learning Outcomes with Heidi Marshall 

12:15pm | Jan 24th

The First Peoples Principles of Learning were articulated by Indigenous Elders, scholars, and knowledge
keepers to guide the development of the curriculum and teaching of the English First Peoples course
created in partnership with First Nations Education Steering Committee in 2006/2007. Their work identifies
common elements in the varied teaching and learning approaches that prevail within First Nations
societies. In this session you will have the opportunity to learn more about the First Peoples Principles of
Learning and how they can impact on the learning that takes place across all learning environments.



5D Launch Event + Lunch

12:00pm | Jan 26

Join us in celebrating our rebranding at lunch time! All are welcome! RSVP to Mperkins@5Dlearning.ca  

Communication with Clarity 4D with Wanda Harbin 

12:15pm | Jan 31st

Communicating with Clarity 4D is an opportunity to help improve communication within organizations. As we all strive to communicate more effectively with each other at work and beyond, Clarity 4D brings forward the tools and techniques that are unique to each person. Today we need to develop new ways to communicate and to understand how communication differs for each person. In this session you will learn more about the strategy as to why communicating with Clarity 4D can improve your team’s communication effectiveness


Creating Belonging in Community with Shane Theunissen

12:15pm | Feb 7th 

Corporate leaders have come to value a learning community of practice within their corporate settings. But are these learning communities within today’s corporate environment optimizing the learning potential and encouraging and establishing a belonging in communities of practice? In this session, you will learn how to develop new strategies and solve company-wide challenges, optimizing your professional knowledge base. Whether your company employs 50 or 5,000 staff members, a corporate learning community of practice can give your organization the opportunity to achieve success, by optimizing it you will boost the engagement of social learning and belonging. 

Business Case Writing with Zoran Jokic

12:15pm | Feb 14th

A business case often provides decision makers with a mechanism to acquire concrete information that aids in decision making. It is a framework to provide a planned approach for communicating the delivery and monitoring of interventions, policy, strategy, or project to follow thereafter. A business case clearly presents the risks, opportunities and threats involved putting them in perspective for the investment involved. A business case is not just a record of the Return on Investment from a financial perspective but will present a summary of all the benefits delivered. This session will provide an overview of some of key tenants that are required within a business case development, to support decision makers.

Creating and Communicating an Effective Value Proposition with Lucinda Underwood

12:15pm | Feb 21st 

This session is an interactive micro workshop that will teach participants how to create and communicate an effective value proposition – a crucial tool for any salesperson or company representative used to drive sales and maximise business development opportunities. By the end of the session, participants will understand what a value proposition is and why having an effective one will set them apart from their competitors. They will be able to recall the steps of the design process and implement them to create their own.

Topics covered include:
• What is a value proposition and why is having one so important?
• When should you use a value proposition?
• Real life examples of effective and non-effective value propositions.
• What elements make up an effective value proposition?
• The value proposition design process.

Blanket Exercise

9am-3pm | Feb 22nd 

As organizational leaders work to bring forward within their organizations teaching and learning practices that are inclusive, there is an opportunity for leaders and their teams to learn about the teaching and learning methodologies and philosophies of our Indigenous communities.

The Blanket Exercise is a very important starting point for educators working within a corporate environment to build an understanding about the shared history we have as Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples of Canada.

The Blanket Exercise was first developed by the organization KAIROS in the late 1990s as a response to the report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, and it’s been gaining popularity as a teaching tool in recent years. It is an experience where facilitators walk participants through pre-contact, treaty-making, colonization and resistance. Everyone actively participants and becomes involved as they step onto blankets that represent the land, and into the role of First Nations, Inuit and later Métis peoples. By engaging on an emotional and intellectual level, the Blanket Exercise effectively educates and increases an understanding and empathy before we can begin to learn how we need to change and adapt adult educators’ traditional way’s of teaching and learning within organizations to be more inclusive. Email Mperkins@5Dlearning for more information.

Digital Customer Service with Nancy Thompson

12:15pm | Feb 28th

The digital customer service landscape is constantly evolving, along with the strategies, tactics, tools, and technologies that can support teams to achieve organizations goals with respect to generating opportunities, retaining, and attracting new customers. Today, organizations look for ways to strengthen the Digital Customer Service process, moving forward through professional development training to an informed position. In this session you will discover what clients really want in a digital world of customer service.


Unlocking the Energy and Potential of Your People with Lucy Kanary

12:15pm | March 7th  

Any teams are formed based on job functions and technical and business skills. But do you know what motivates the individuals within your teams? What energizes or fires them up? Do they operate from their head or their gut?
How do these individual drivers impact the performance of the team?
This micro session will inform you about Motivational Maps, an ISO Accredited profiling tool. How it aids to map and measure individuals’ motivators as well as what “demotivates” them. This session will also demonstrate how Motivational Maps highlight where the energies of team members are aligned and areas of internal conflict that may need to be addressed to enhance the team performance.

Organizational Needs Assessment ONA/TNA with Leigh Faulkner

12:15p | March 21st

Do soft skills even matter? Yes, they do, and we only need to survey academic literature to realize just how much they matter. Until recently ‘soft skills’ were called “Essential Skills”, now renamed “Skills for Success.” We can all acknowledge that soft skills are important, but how do we know that our personnel are proficient in what they need to do their job well. That’s where an on-site assessment comes in. Starting with clearly defined soft skills, the Organizational Needs Assessment (ONA) or, if you prefer, Training Needs Assessment (TNA), is a process to identify relative strengths and weakness in the skills of personnel and to recommend processes to remediate the skill gaps. This short presentation will sketch the ONA/TNA
process so you will be prepared to choose when and how to use this important tool.

Indigenous Learning Outcomes

9am-4pm | March 22nd

Indigenous Learning Outcomes have been established across Canada in educational institutes, only recently have leaders of corporate learning environments considered the opportunity to ensure their teaching practices hold the integration of Indigenous Learning Outcomes.

The purpose of Indigenous Learning Outcomes is to provide an opportunity to learn from and understand Indigenous worldviews, culture and context in relation to a specific field. In this session participants will learn how Indigenous Learning Outcomes are organized as a journey. A journey that is guided by the four directions of an Anishnaabe medicine wheel to facilitate a process of movement and an understanding that speaks about relationships to and with everything.

This learning opportunity will aid adult educators in encouraging them to apply different lenses through which to come to understand and experience the world. Educators who participant in this session will gain knowledge and understanding as they will gain insight into the varying tools and techniques in which they can apply into their teaching practices and interactions with learners and colleagues. Email Mperkins@5Dlearning for more information.


The Four Levels of High Value Offers Every Business Should Have with Georges Hanna

12:15p | March 28th 

Most companies focus only on selling a product or a service. This help them thrive in the short term. While successful companies create more high value offers at the four levels of clients engagement. The four levels of offers help businesses gain more quality leads and turn them into loyal customers. So, how can you apply the 4 levels of high value offers in your business?
Session outlines:
1- Learn the four levels of high value offers.
2- Do not discount your prices. Do this instead…
3- Learn how to persuade clients to buy instead of working to convince them.
This session is ideal for entrepreneurs and business owners who are looking to attract new customers and sell more of their offers.


Cultural Responsive Teaching Practices (CRTP) with Nancy Thompson

12:15pm | April 4

In the field of corporate teaching and learning there is relevance in culturally responsive teaching every day. It is the foundation of building inclusive learning programs and establishing welcoming environments for all learners, whether online or in-person. With the workplace becoming more diverse, instructional activities and content development must be different. In this micro session, participants will come to value and recognize the need for today’s adult educators to
become informed and practice CRTP within corporate teaching and learning environments