Instructor-Led Training (ILT), Virtual Instructor-Led Training (vILT), eLearning—if you've ever wondered which learning modality is the best for your training, then tune in for our upcoming webinar The Learning Showdown.
This showdown-style webinar will feature our host and moderator Mitch Weiss, CLO and VP of Learning Services, as he asks questions to three Caveo Learning experts. Taking up the cause of vILT is Tim Youngman, Director of Learning Architecture. In ILT’s corner is Barbara Opyt, Learning Solutions Architect. And finally, fighting for eLearning is Eric Quarrell, Development Manager.
This webinar will be a little different from webinars we’ve done in the past. It will flow like a dating game or debate show. Our host will ask each of the experts questions about their learning modality, using specific needs and use-case scenarios. The experts will then need to answer the questions, providing the pros and cons of their solution. In the end, you’ll leave with an idea of which modality is best for you.
Chief Learning Officers (CLOs), VPs of Training, Training Directors and Managers, Human Resources VPs and Directors, CEOs, COOs.
Barbara Opyt, M.Ed., CPTD, Learning Solution Architect
As Learning Solutions Architect, Barb works with clients to imagine what is possible. In early conversations, she asks questions to discover business needs and helps them to envision learning & development opportunities and solutions. She has a strength in scoping programs for new leaders that provide a robust and mindful learning experience.
Barb has 20+ years of experience designing, building, and delivering learning programs. Her career has many highlights. She has developed people-centered leadership skills for frontline manufacturing leads. She designed solutions for New York City agencies to build coaching competencies, address suicide assessment and prevention, crisis intervention, racial equity, anti-bias, and trauma-informed approaches to service delivery. On top of that, she redesigned onboarding experiences for pharmaceutical corporate employees and mechanical engineer graduates.
She holds Masters of Education focusing on Adult and Organizational Learning from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) from the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
When she’s not working, Bard is an avid yoga practitioner and enjoys playing the ukulele (badly). She proudly shares her home office with two elderly dogs.
Eric Quarrell, Development Manager
As Development Manager, Eric manages the internal team of developers. He also designs and develops client deliverables such as eLearning courses, classroom materials, infographics, and multimedia content.
Eric has been working in adult education for 16+ years with experience in multiple areas of training and development. Always working with the client in mind, Eric once helped a client convert 70+ courses from HTML to Storyline in a 12-month period, giving them more ability to maintain and update their courses moving forward. He seeks to improve on what Caveo delivers for their clients, always challenging himself and his team to continue to learn new development techniques and technology. He holds a Bachelor’s in Web Design and Development from Full Sail University.
A fun fact about Eric, before his career in training he was a 911 operator for 3 years. In that time, he once helped someone successfully deliver a baby over the phone!
Tim Youngman, Director of Learning Architecture
As Director of Learning Architecture, Tim leads the team of Learning Solutions Architects tasked with assessing customer learning solution requirements and delivering on that process.
Tim brings a wealth of knowledge to his role thanks to his 20 plus years of experience as an instructional designer. He’s successfully worked on a variety of projects in a wide range of industries for many Fortune 500 companies. Some highlights include a wordless training solution for front-end warehousing workers, a simulation training for CalTrans on road closure procedures, and an end-to-end manager training for a global industrial retailer. Tim holds a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston and completed over 70 hours of doctoral studies in instructional technology.
Tim is an avid learner, always keeping on the cutting edge in the use of emerging technology. In his downtime, Tim is an avid hiker and photographer who is known for his infectious laughter.
Mitch Weiss, CLO and VP of Learning Services
As CLO and VP of Learning Services, Mitch seeks to rid the world of boring, useless, long, never-ending, mindless training. He does this at Caveo by building a company with team members who love taking care of clients, building trust, and always doing the right thing.
Mitch has a proven track record of success in the L&D industry, leading L&D functions at several Fortune 500 companies like DaVita Dialysis, United Healthcare, PwC, Infor, and BlackBoard. He was a founding member of the first L&D practice at a Big 4 consulting firm, and successfully built a group of four people into an award-winning training team of 60.
He holds a BA in Finance and Data Analytics from John Carroll University, a BS in Instructional Systems Design from Walden University, an MS in Instructional Systems Design and Learning Technology from Florida State University, and a PhD in Instructional Systems Design and Learning Technology from Sam Houston State University.
Some fun facts about Mitch—outside of work, you can probably find Mitch at Disney World. He’s been to the park over 50 times now—the first trip being his honeymoon. Every year around the Holidays, he decorates his house with 30,000 Christmas lights. Oh—and he once got a hole-in-one on a par 4.