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ATD Regional Webinar: Learning to Pivot, Pivot to Learning

  • 08/25/2021
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom Platform


  • For all ATD EPA Members


ATD Eastern Pennsylvania is proud to participate in the ATD Regional Webinar Series. This collaboration of 6 ATD chapters (including Long Island, Greater Philadelphia, Mid NJ, Northern NJ, Eastern Pennsylvania & New York City) is bringing together the best of our networks to provide world class presenters and content.  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you throughout 2021.


The current pandemic COVID 19 gripping our world has demonstrated that ‘business as usual’ has to be reinvented. This is no more evident than in the aviation industry. The industry stalled in 2020. To date (IATA May 2021) overall, industry-wide revenue passenger kilometers were 62.7% lower than pre-pandemic May 2019. Many thousands of flight crew were stood down, furloughed or made redundant.  

With the success of vaccination roll-outs, in some countries, positive signs are emerging month on month. The challenge ahead is how to respond with agility to the dynamic operational demand, as we navigate through to a new post pandemic aviation landscape. Flight and cabin crews on the ground for over 12 months need to be mobilised as soon as business returns. Traditional training approaches are no longer fit for purpose.  

Catherine Baird, former SVP Crew Training Emirates Airline and Glenn Bull, CEO, Skilitics will be sharing a new approach to training leveraging learning from the health industry.

About Our Speakers:

Glenn Bull | CEO, Skilitics Group

With a background in software development and learning psychology, Glenn has been at the forefront of training innovation for 25 years. As a globally recognized speaker on learning analytics, adaptive learning and innovation, he has been a vocal advocate of the shift of training toward digitization through blended strategies in the health and aviation sectors.

In his current role, Glenn spearheads the analysis of training processes, systems and content to form comprehensive digitization plans designed to propel organizations ahead with a data driven roadmap.  His background in business brings an unwavering focus on creating strategies that deliver authentic results with measurable impact.

Dr. Catherine Baird | SVP, Cabin Crew Training, Emirates

An accomplished people and culture leader with over 30 years experience, predominantly in the education and aviation sectors. Catherine has worked in complex and dynamic operational roles within large, multicultural, global organizations. Her career has taken her across the globe including Australia, the UK, Germany and, most recently, the Gulf region.  

A transformational leader pushing the boundaries of learning and development to support the workplace of the future.  With strong commercial and business acumen, Catherine is adept at translating vision and strategy into actionable learning outcomes that win the hearts and minds of front-line teams to create exceptional customer experiences.

Catherine is a passionate advocate for inclusion, diversity and cultivating workplaces where people can thrive through continuous learning and development.
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