AXIOM’s Travel Recap

AXIOM travel updates for this month

We’re racking up those frequent flyer miles with all our travel here at AXIOM! Last week we told you about the various trips AXIOM employees were on and we realized we had more people traveling than those in the office! Never a dull moment here!

Peter and Frank had a great time at the Elliot Masie Learning 2017 show in Orlando. Here’s what they had to say:

Frank said:

“I just spent a great 3 days of interesting, educational and entertaining sessions and keynotes at the Elliott Masie Learning 2017 conference in Orlando FL. Former FLOTUS Michelle Obama could not have seemed more genuine and down to earth for an over-achiever and historical figure of very humble beginnings. She was a real bright spot among others! Thank you AXIOM for investing in my personal and professional development!”

Elliot Masie, Learning 2017, our travel recapFrom Peter:

“Elliott Masie is very involved in broadway production (Kinky Boots, Anastasia, An American in Paris) and it shows in the way he ‘produces’ the Learning 2017 Conference in Orlando, FL! Not a minute of down time is wasted with activities outside of the main sessions like MIT’s Brain Science Lab and Lunchtime Experiences with CLO Panels, Pit Crew team building and Dancing Demos. And the sessions, delivered by thought leaders in Training, were abundant and the choice of which to attend difficult to make.

I sat in on a few excellent sessions about Agile Development to create learning and development solutions, the Classroom of the Future and using Subject Matter Experts as Adjunct Faculty. The Key Notes were fascinating and well chosen. Michelle Obama speaking about her upbringing as a learner and how important her family was in her development. John Lithgow’s description of how he grew up in a theatrical home and the role storytelling had in his learning experiences. Guillermon Miranda and his demonstration using a robot named Jojo to discuss robotic learning and IBM Watson. The list goes on!

Learning 2017 was an excellent conference, with about 1,900 training professionals in attendance and certainly well worth a leader like AXIOM Learning Solutions to be present and active in.”

Great, thanks Peter and Frank!

Peter was also gone the week before at the ATD Leadership Conference in Washington DC.

Peter said he was able to attend a preconference workshop that dove in to the challenges faced when working in a volunteer organization and how to motivate and work with peers as leaders. Some good points made were:

  • Understanding the Environment
  • Finding a Common Language
  • Knowing & Understanding the Goals
  • Identifying the Objectives
  • Debating, Defining and Owning Roles
  • Designing Meetings
  • Creating a Culture of Checking-In
  • Celebrating Success

He also said, “The networking at dinner and between sessions was very helpful in finding new ways to look at Leadership and create support with others that are in similar positions. All around a great conference!”

Jason and Herb spent some time meeting consultants in the St. Louis area. We love to reach out and meet people in person when we have the chance!

From Jason:

“Great trip to St. Louis for another successful AXIOM open house! It was nice to spend some time in the Heartland and meet a dozen new L&D Consultants. We had some great meetings and conversations and saw several great design demos. Lots of opportunities to partner with some great talent locally in St. Louis as well as nationally.”

St. Louis travel

AXIOM also hosted a great event last night at Tavolino’s in Foxborough. We didn’t have to fly, but a little car travel counts, right? It was important to us to get the chance to meet a bunch of consultants that work for a great client of ours, FM Global.

From Stacy:

“Great food, great company, and a great chance to connect with people that you only sometimes get to talk to over email. A face to the name really solidifies the relationship as one of business and friendship. Our consultants are extended members of our AXIOM family!”

We’re excited to really be getting out there in the world of Learning & Development!

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