21st Century Trends and Issues in Human Learning and Performance


The NPS Learning & Development community gathered from August 23 – 25, 2016 at the Forging our Future:  The Next Century of L&D training. Dr. Atsusi “2c” Hirumi, Associate Professor at the University of Florida delivered an inspiring presentation entitled 21st Century Trends and Issues in Human Learning and Performance.

Session Abstract

With an amazing array of parks, programs, and people, the US National Park Service (NPS) boasts some of the most remarkable resources in the world. However, like many, NPS must find ways to overcome a plethora of challenges facing the organization and its resources to remain significant. The purpose of the annual community gathering is to discuss, gather input, and formulate solutions to overcome these challenges. For the opening keynote, Dr. Hirumi will identify and discuss 10 current trends and issues affecting human learning and performance to consider as you work with your colleagues to formulate solutions and meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

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Reflection questions

After you view the presentation, extend your learning with the following reflection questions.

  1. What in the presentation was most valuable to you? Why?
  2. How can you use this information to improve your work performance?
  3. What will you do with this information?

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