Post-Conference Extended Site Tours THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011

8:30 – 2:30 Workshop E: UCF Institute for Simulation and Training

EXTENDED SITE TOUR (7:45 Registration)

The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) is a research unit of the University of Central Florida (UCF), located in Research Park, just south of the university’s main campus in Orlando, Florida. With a current enrollment of more than 50,000 students from all 50 states and 150 countries, UCF is the third largest university in the U.S. Founded in 1982, IST provides a wide range of research and information services for the modeling, simulation, and training community. This site tour will focus on human-centric simulation and blended learning research and development initiatives for a wide range of partners in industry, government and military, health care, academic, and non-profit sectors. Specific areas of research include:

  • Strategic consulting for industry and government partners to align learning initiatives with business goals and increase performance
  • Simulation of work practices in high stress environments
  • Multimodal, narrative-based leadership and business simulations
  • Enabling and enhancing learning, knowledge, and cognition through Web 2.0 technologies such as Mobile, Games and Simulations, Virtual Worlds, and collaborative tools (wikis, blogs, etc.)
  • State-of-the-art simulators in healthcare, transportation, business/leadership, military, and education

Dr. David Metcalf
Senior Researcher
Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL)

Angela Hamilton
Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab (METIL)

David Rogers

AJ Ripin

Ron Tarr
Senior Researcher
The Institute for Simulation and Training (IST) University of Central Florida (UCF)

8:30 – 2:30 Workshop F: Site Tour at Coca-Cola Refreshments

This Workshop is Capped at 50 Delegates

EXTENDED SITE TOUR (7:45 Registration)

Coca-Cola Refreshments (CCR) is located in Brandon, Florida. The campus houses 800+ employees providing a variety of finance and human resources services. The site tour will focus on the organizational development functions that support CCR’s industry-leading global finance shared services center. We’ll get an inside look at training programs, leadership philosophies and corporate culture. The tour includes participation of executives from many corporate functions. Don’t miss your chance to hear from the following:

  • Learning and development team - leverages a variety of blended learning approaches to offer a curriculum that is aligned with CCR’s global competencies and designed to engage all employees
  • Human resources team – leads the talent management process and provides strategic HR partnership for the shared services business leaders
  • Organization change management and employee communication team – helps the center navigate through almost continuous change

Come and hear about CCR’s career pathing program, change management methods, learning innovations and more!

Felicia Bunkley
Learning & Development
Coca-Cola Refreshments

Gwendolyn Lewis
HR Business Partner
Coca-Cola Refreshments

Cheryl Puterbaugh
Sr Manager, Change Management & Communication
Coca-Cola Refreshments

Shannon Haynes
Change Management & Communication Specialist
2011 Fortune Global 500


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