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The Evolving 21st Century Classroom

  • May 17, 2013
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Sheraton Four Points, 1151 Boston Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA (Networking at 8:30 am at the Sheraton Four Points Conference Center. Program begins at 9:00 am and we will walk over to FM Global's SimZone together.)


  • This is for Bay Colonies Chapter Members who register in advance.
  • Members of other local ASTD Chapters (other than Bay Colonies) are welcome to join us for the member rate.
  • This is for individuals who are not ASTD Chapter Members who register in advance.
  • This rate is for full-time students who register in advance of the session.
  • This is the registration fee for everyone who registers on-site at the event.

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The Evolving
21st Century Classroom

Come tour FM Global's latest innovation in learning - our $5 million hands-on engineering training facility called the SimZone.


Learn how we made the business case to executive management and how it's changing our whole approach to learning, including incorporating the use of tablets both before class ever begins and within the SimZone itself. You'll also see other ways FM Global is updating the classroom experience through the use of SmartBoards.


The SimZone was recently the subject of a case study in Chief Learning Officer magazine, as seen here: http://ow.ly/hRxBB




Karen Freedman, Vice President,

Enterprise Learning, FM Global


Karen Freedman is Vice President and manager of enterprise learning at FM Global, one of the world's largest commercial property insurers. Karen is responsible for the education and training of 5,500 employees and thousands of clients worldwide.


As FM Global's youngest female vice president, Karen has transformed the company's entire approach to learning. Her innovative learning approaches for clients recently earned her Risk & Insurance magazine's 2010 Risk Innovator Award - an award that recognizes those who demonstrate innovation and develop creative, out of the ordinary solutions for risk mitigation. Karen was also named to Providence Business News Forty under 40 Class of 2010. FM Global's learning management system was highlighted in Joel Kurtzman's latest business book: Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary.

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