Clear your schedule on November 10 for Forward, a premier virtual event for HR and learning and development (L&D) leaders, hosted by Udemy Business. In just a few hours of panels and networking opportunities, you’ll be inspired to unlock the full potential of your people.

We have an exciting lineup of sessions from L&D experts ready to share how they’ve navigated the constantly-changing face of workplace learning and employee experience over the last year. The day kicks off with Arianna Huffington’s reflections on how companies can enhance employee wellness and help their teams avoid burnout. Keep reading for more information on her keynote panel and the other sessions that await you at Forward. 

Going from awareness to action: a conversation with Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, Thrive and The Sleep Revolution. In 2016, she launched Thrive Global, a leading behavior change technology company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

In this keynote session, Arianna offers her point of view on how companies can move beyond just talking about wellness in the workplace and action with strategies that engage employees. It’s time to offer your employees the tools that build mental resilience, de-stress in real-time, and increase productivity.

Unlocking the future of work

Arianna Huffington joins Greg Brown, President of Udemy Business, for a fireside chat about the current global work landscape. Arianna will share her perspective on how leaders can create the best experience for their employees. Is working from home working? How much of the Great Resignation is due to burnout that companies can work through with employees? What will the eventual return to the office look like and how can we thrive in a hybrid world?

Why power skills are the future

It’s time to reframe soft skills. Communication, leadership, strategy, and more aren’t just “soft,” they’re powerful. Join Udemy Chief Learning Officer, Melissa Daimler, and Global Industry Analyst and CEO of Josh Bersin Company, Josh Bersin, in a discussion on power skills, the top trend from the Udemy Business 2022 Workplace Learning Trends Report. They’ll discuss why soft skills have evolved into power skills and why they’re so important for the entire workforce, regardless of an employee’s role or function.  

Unlock potential with new learning solutions

Get ready to unlock new levels of learning and potential with our recently introduced solutions: Udemy Business Pro and CorpU. Udemy Business Pro is a hands-on, high-impact learning solution designed to keep your tech teams ahead of the game and achieve their learning and business outcomes. CorpU offers online, cohort-based leadership development programs that foster collaboration, drive impact, and accelerate organizational growth. Join us for an overview of each solution and a discussion of why these solutions are critical for the future of global companies.

How 3M, Capital One, and Klarna are combating the Great Resignation with robust learning programs

It’s no secret organizations are losing valuable employees as “The Great Resignation” continues into late 2021/2022. This wave of talent departure is causing major challenges in recruiting new hires and retaining proven talent. This panel discussion between L&D leaders from 3M, Capital One, and Klarna will focus on how their learning programs are key to making a real difference in their workforce—from corporate culture to career satisfaction and talent retention. Get inspired to boost your own organization’s learning program.

Discover what’s next for work at Forward

Walk away from this half-day event with actionable insights, a renewed sense of purpose as a learning leader, and new connections to peers in your community. Forward 2021 takes place on November 10 at 9 am PST/5 pm GST and registrations for the event are open now