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    • 04 Oct 2023
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Fairfield University, Dolan School of Business, Classroom 216, 1073 N. Benson Rd Fairfield, CT

    Demystifying the AI Black Box, Frameworks and Tool Time for L&D Professionals

    Wednesday, October 4, 2023

    at Fairfield University, 

    6:30 - 8:00 pm

    Networking 6:30 - 7 pm | Presentation/Q&A 7 - 8 pm


    Members: $5 | Non-Members: $15 | Students: Free 

    Includes sandwiches, chips, cookies, soft drinks

    Program Description:

    In today's tumultuous and technology-driven world, Human Resources (HR) professionals face the exhilarating challenge of harnessing Artificial Intelligence (AI) to revolutionize Learning and Development (L&D).

    Just what’s in that “black AI box?” Our presentation, Demystifying the AI Black Box, Key Frameworks and Tool Time for L&D Professionals, will explore the transformative power of AI in shaping the future of workplace training, learning and development.

    AI is no longer confined to science fiction; it's a dynamic approach that's increasingly integrated into HR practices. We'll dive into the ways AI is enhancing L&D, from machine learning to personalized learning pathways and real-time feedback to predictive analytics that optimize training programs. We'll demonstrate how chatbots and virtual mentors can provide on-demand support, fostering continuous learning cultures. During Tool Time, we’ll recommend some of the top AI-L&D tools that you’ll want to consider for your tool kit.

    Moreover, our discussion will touch on the ethical considerations surrounding AI in L&D. We'll examine data privacy, algorithmic bias, and transparency to ensure that AI-powered training remains both effective and responsible.

    Join us on this enlightening journey as we explore how AI is redefining L&D, increasing employee engagement, and driving performance improvements. We'll provide practical insights, hands-on  experiences, and real-world examples of organizations effectively implementing AI in their training programs. Don't miss the chance to gain a deeper understanding of this transformative technology and its applications in HR.

    Speaker Bios

    Indra Ponnuswamy, PhD.

    Indra Ponnuswamy is an accomplished academic leader and HR practitioner with over 20 years of diverse experience spanning industry, higher education, and research. She holds a Ph.D. in Management and has most recently served as an honorary Professor and Dean at the National Foundation for Entrepreneurship Development in India. Her areas of expertise encompass human resources, entrepreneurship, and finance, and is emerging as an authority in AI and HR/L&D. She has delivered graduate courses at prestigious institutes in India.

    Indra has authored numerous peer-reviewed papers published in esteemed journals, including Studies in Higher Education, The Indian Journal of Social Work, and Asian Women. She was honored with the Best Reviewer Award by the Organizational Behavior Division at the esteemed Academy of Management's Annual Meeting held in Boston, August 2023. This accolade underlines her significant impact in her field of specialization. With a distinguished academic background, refined research abilities, and adept teaching skills, Indra has emerged as a prominent voice in management education.

    Beyond her professional pursuits, she finds joy in hiking, trekking, and indulging in music. Currently, she is pursuing an MS degree in Human Resources in the USA. Indra Ponnuswamy can be reached at indra.pon123@gmail.com.

    Maurice “Mo” Cayer, Ph.D. 

    As a career-long applied industrial/organizational psychologist, Mo has extensive corporate experience improving organizational and human resource effectiveness:

    • Training Portfolio Leader at the American Management Association (AMA), an international provider of workplace learning experiences.
    • Head of Organizational & Leadership Development for Bayer Healthcare/ Pharmaceutical, NA.,
    • At GE Capital Corp. for six years, Mo was the Leader, Best Practices & Program Development, designing and consulting on a wide variety of Organizational and Leadership Development interventions, including Six Sigma.
    • R.H. Macy & Co., Vice President, Leadership, Organizational Development & Executive Compensation,
    • Development Dimensions Int’l., Manager for Service Excellence,
    • KRC Research and Consulting, VP, Organizational Research & OD Consulting,
    • At JC Penney Co., in various Human Resource leadership roles over 10 years,
    • Mo continues consulting, sometimes collaborating with Pivotal Resources, Inc., a global change leadership firm.

    Mo is a Distinguished Lecturer, and coordinator of the MS-Human Resources program, at the University of New Haven, with joint appointments in Psychology and Management Departments, and teaches courses to MBAs and masters students in I/O psychology. Mo is a member of: American Psychological Association, Academy of Management, Society for Human Resource Management, Association for Talent Development, where he is on its board. Mo earned a Ph.D., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, New York University.

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