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802 Leverage Social Media to Extend Your Leadership Network 

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM ET
Tuesday, November 8

Advice abounds on how to set up an effective profile in social media platforms from LinkedIn to Twitter to Facebook and more. But what happens once you have a presence? To grow and succeed as a learning leader, it’s essential to use social platforms and other media to effectively build your network and position yourself as a thought leader in your areas of expertise. 

In this session facilitated by Mark Britz, learning leaders share tips and strategies they’ve used to build their leadership network and brand. In a round robin-style showcase, speakers will describe how they have created and shared content that positioned them as thought leaders, as well as other approaches and best practices for strengthening their leadership skills and networks. 

In this session, you will learn: 

  • How to shape and sharpen your leadership brand, on social media and elsewhere 
  • Why sharing thought leadership and original content is important—and how to get started 
  • Tips for building a high-level leadership network, within and beyond your specific industry or areas of focus 

Jane Bozarth

Director of Research

The Learning Guild

Jane Bozarth, the director of research for The Learning Guild, is a veteran classroom trainer who transitioned to eLearning in the late 1990s and has never looked back. In her previous job as leader of the State of North Carolina’s award-winning eLearning program, Jane specialized in finding low-cost ways of providing online training solutions. She is the author of several books, including eLearning Solutions on a ShoestringSocial Media for Trainers, and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To’s of Working Out Loud. Jane holds a doctorate in training and development and was awarded the Guild Master Award in 2013 for her accomplishments and contributions to the eLearning community.

Mark Britz

Director of Event Programming

The Learning Guild

Mark Britz is the director of event programming at The Learning Guild. Previously he worked for more than 15 years designing and managing learning solutions with organizations such as Smartforce, Pearson Digital Learning, the SUNY Research Foundation, Aspen Dental Management, and Systems Made Simple. Mark is also an organizational social designer, helping businesses achieve the benefits of becoming more connected and collaborative to improve learning and engagement. Mark is the author of Social By Design: How to create and scale a collaborative company, and regularly presents and writes about the use of social media for learning, collaborative networks, and organizational design.

Phoenix R. Cavalier

Learning Experience Architect & Technology Strategist

Verus Creative

Phoenix R. Cavalier’s passion is building unified technology ecosystems that meet a need when and where it matters most: on any device. In his career, Phoenix explores, investigates, and challenges new platforms, tools, and software to identify the perfect trifecta of people, tools and tech. Balancing the needs of this trifecta ensures individuals feel confident they can achieve their own goals with the solutions provided. With a vision to see technology eliminate delay between a moment of need, and acquisition of meaningful answers, guidance, products, and services, Phoenix believes that well-designed technological landscapes create a frictionless experience that creates real meaning and value.

Betty Dannewitz

Immersive Experience Designer


Betty Dannewitz is an immersive experience designer with over 18 years in corporate learning and development. She is also a speaker, podcaster, high performance coach, and content & curricula consultant. Betty’s passion is to help people become better humans and she advocates that innovative technology, like augmented reality, has a HUGE role in making that happen.