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Strategic L&D in the Age of AI/ML

Recorded: December 13, 2023
Duration: 1 Hour
Presenter: Chris Minnick
Category: AI

Embracing Change, Enhancing Learning, Enabling Development.

Explore the intersection of AI/ML and Learning & Development (L&D) in our webinar designed for forward-thinking professionals. As AI reshapes the business landscape, our session offers a deep dive into the role of AI/ML in L&D. We’ll guide you through the essentials of AI/ML within the L&D framework, discuss the sweeping changes in job roles influenced by these technologies, and provide insight into the major AI/ML trends that are redefining organizational learning. With a special focus on the U.S. AI executive order, we’ll show you how to convert policy into practice for your strategic benefit. Equip yourself with the knowledge to critically evaluate AI/ML applications in learning, debunk common myths, understand the technology’s realistic limits, and devise strategies to embed AI/ML into your L&D initiatives effectively. Join us to ensure your L&D strategies are not only current but also drive substantial value within your organization.

The webinar will feature a hands-on workshop where participants will work with ChatGPT to develop learning paths that are customized to the skills and learning styles of individual students.


  • Master the essentials of AI/ML in the L&D context.
  • Understand how AI/ML will impact job roles in L&D and the broader organization.
  • Delve into the significant AI/ML trends currently reshaping organizational learning landscapes.
  • Decode the impact of the U.S. AI executive order on L&D, turning policy into practice for strategic advantage.
  • Critically appraise the applicability of AI/ML in enhancing learning opportunities, focusing on practical outcomes.
  • Challenge AI/ML myths and comprehend the nuanced limitations of technology in L&D, fostering a realistic approach to digital learning solutions.
  • Develop comprehensive strategies to seamlessly weave AI/ML innovations into your L&D initiatives, ensuring they add tangible value to your organization.

Key Moments in Strategic L&D in the Age of AI/ML

  • Introduction (0:00 – 1:02)
    • The speaker introduces himself as Chris Minnick and briefly mentions his background and expertise in AI, machine learning, and education.
    • He expresses his excitement about generative AI and his hope to learn from the audience’s perspectives.

  • Trends reshaping L&D and the role of AI (1:02 – 3:20)
    • Chris highlights the use of AI tools to analyze organizational data, automate administrative tasks, and personalize learning paths.
    • He emphasizes the importance of AI in making learning more engaging, interactive, and accessible.

  • Demo: Generating personalized learning paths with AI (3:20 – 5:00)
    • Chris showcases a tool called Pathfinder that uses AI to create customized learning journeys based on individual needs and preferences.
    • He walks the audience through the process of using Pathfinder and highlights its potential benefits for both learners and organizations.

  • Technologies behind generative AI (5:00 – 7:30)
    • Chris provides a brief overview of the different technologies that power generative AI, such as labeled and unlabeled data, supervised and unsupervised learning.
    • He explains how these technologies enable AI to learn from massive amounts of data and generate new, creative outputs.

  • Ethical considerations of AI in L&D (7:30 – 9:00)
    • Chris raises concerns about the potential misuse of AI in L&D, such as bias, privacy violations, and the spread of misinformation.
    • He emphasizes the importance of using AI responsibly and ethically, with human oversight and accountability.

  • The October 30th executive order on AI and its impact on L&D (9:00 – 10:30)
    • Chris discusses the implications of the US government’s executive order on AI for L&D practices.
    • He highlights the need for organizations to be aware of the regulatory landscape and ensure compliance with ethical AI principles.

  • Group project: Using AI to train employees on generative AI (10:30 – 1:14:45)
    • Chris leads the audience through a hands-on workshop where they use AI tools to design training programs for employees on generative AI.
    • This interactive session allows participants to apply their learnings and gain practical experience with AI in L&D.

  • Q&A and closing remarks (1:14:45 – 1:15:30)
    • Chris answers questions from the audience and provides concluding remarks about the future of AI in L&D.
    • He emphasizes the importance of continuous learning and adaptation in the age of AI and encourages organizations to embrace AI as a tool for empowering and enhancing learning experiences.

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