Training Challenges and E-learning Solutions SummitTM 2018

Digital Learning Solutions to Rev up Employee Performance & Skill Development

2017 Moments of Success

About the Summit

“Training Challenges and E-learning Solutions Summit 2018” is an interactive 1-day workshop that focuses on exploring:

  • The role of e-learning and technology-enabled solutions in improving employee productivity
  • How microlearning can be used to develop and sustain today’s learners and employees with demanding work schedules
  • Designing learner-centric courses that have the right mix of instruction and entertainment

The summit also incorporates best practices and the latest learning strategies such as gamification, mobile learning, personalized learning, videos, accessible learning, and technological developments.

What to Expect from eLearning Solutions Summit 2018

Be an E-learning Champion in Your Organization
Are you planning to implement e-learning in your organization but are not sure of where to start? Do you have an upcoming eLearning project that needs to be implemented? This workshop will offer insights on getting started with e-learning, right from having an LMS in place to designing, and developing online courses based on the best design principles. That’s not all – this workshop gives you the opportunity to be a Certified E-learning Champion in your organization.
Designing High-Impact Microlearning Solutions
Are you looking to deliver bite-sized learning resources that can be accessed anytime, anywhere by your employees? If yes, microlearning needs to be your priority. This workshop will give you clarity on what microlearning is all about and how you can deploy it. You will be equipped to take informed decisions about which form of microlearning to use when, adopt a streamlined approach for implementing microlearning, and more.


RK Prasad

CEO and Co-founder

RK Prasad is the CEO and Co-Founder of CommLab India, a 17-year technology-enabled learning solutions provider, empowering organizations worldwide with learning – any time, any place, and on any device, transforming the way they train their workforce.

An engaging speaker and an effective trainer, RK has 30 years of experience in sales, corporate training, and eLearning and is passionate about sharing the best practices with his customers and peers. He regularly shares his experiences and the latest developments in technology-enhanced learning through in-house seminars and workshops with customers across the US and Europe. Also shares his learning through writing and speaking at various live and web forums.

RK is an MBA and currently writing his doctoral thesis on Mobile Learning at Lancaster University, UK.

Dr. Ayesha Habeeb Omer

COO and Co-founder

The COO and Co-Founder of CommLab India, Dr. Ayesha Habeeb Omer is totally focused on delighting customers. She is an expert in understanding customers’ needs and delivering high value-for-money solutions.

A live-wire, high-energy speaker, Ayesha is passionate about customer education, building win-win long-term relations. She is also very knowledgeable about the latest learning technologies, design processes and quality assurance practices in eLearning.

Ayesha has 20 years’ experience in financial services, training, and e-learning. She is a Ph.D. in e-learning and also holds an Advanced E-learning Instructional Design Certificate from ATD, USA.

Shalini Merugu

Senior Manager Learning Design

Shalini is a versatile learning design professional with 15 years of diverse experience in Instructional Design, User Assistance Solutions, Content Writing, and Customer Training (in Europe and AsiaPac). She has worked with General Electric and SumTotal Systems, to name a few, before joining CommLab India.

She is passionate about quality and works closely with her team and clients to develop instructionally sound courses. She also provides creative strategies for designing engaging eLearning courses, drawing on her experience in classroom training to ensure none of the engaging activities of ILT are lost in transition.

Shalini has a Master’s in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad and a PG Diploma from Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages (CIEFL).

John Towsley

Chief Learning Architect – Canada

The Chief Learning Architect – Canada, John Towsley is responsible for learning strategy development and instructional design consultation in Canada and collaborates with the team in India.

He pioneers in developing effective solutions that decrease training costs and the time to productivity for Employee Performance Support and Electronic Performance Support Solutions (EPSS).

John was formerly associated with PC Etcetera, Knowledge Alliance, and gtslearning International.

Srujan Babu

Manager – Customer Experience

Srujan Babu, Manager – Customer Experience (India), works directly with customers in India. He is extensively involved in primary and secondary research in the areas of e-learning design, development, and delivery.

He is involved in communicating with Indian customers how technology-enabled learning helps them meet their specific business goals.

Srujan has extensive knowledge in tailoring e-learning to meet complex training challenges and holds an MBA in Operations and Marketing.

Dr. Howard Lewis

Chief Learning Architect – USA

The Chief Learning Architect – USA, Dr. Lewis is responsible for learning strategy development and instructional design consultation in North America. He collaborates with the team in India to create highly-interactive and engaging learning solutions.

Howard has been involved in education, instructional design and performance technology for over 36 years; including corporate positions with Health Net, Xerox Corporation, Apple Computer and RTC.

Howard earned his doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Technology and International Training from the University of Southern California.


  • 9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and Welcome Remarks
  • 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Enabling and Restraining Factors in eLearning Implementation (An ice-breaking session where participants share their experiences, opinions, and observations about what enables and what constrains eLearning implementation in their organizations)
  • 10:30 AM - 10:45 AM * Speed Networking Session 1 Over Tea
  • 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM How to Leverage Learning and Technology for Training Implementation (Demystify the LMS, whether you are deploying it for the first time, or shifting from one to another or taking the existing one to a higher level. Leverage it to make it work for you.)
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Designing Learner-Centric yet Engaging E-learning (Best practices of eLearning design from across the world. Striking a balance between training and entertaining, and revisiting performance-based learning objectives for adult learners)
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM * Speed Networking Session 2 Over Lunch
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Basics of Microlearning (Evaluate how microlearning can be implemented in your organization, explore the various microlearning assets that drive performance, and learn the process of designing microlearning)
  • 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM * Speed Networking Session 3 Over Tea
  • 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM Solving Real-Life Training Challenges (Participants will analyze a real-life case study of a company that faced numerous training challenges and come up with practical solutions using all that is learned during the day)

* In speed networking participants exchange specially made cards that show their experience and interests. Participants will be rewarded for meeting the maximum number of people.

** This agenda is subject to further updates

Who Should Participate

  • Learning & Development Specialists
  • Instructional Designers
  • eLearning Managers
  • Training Managers
  • Chief Learning Officers
  • HR and Training Managers
  • Learning Technology Experts
  • Sales Training Managers
  • Operational Transformation Managers

Event Locations


Sahar Airport Road, Andheri East
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059
PH: 022 6699 2222



15/1 Old Delhi-Gurugram Road
Sector 18, Haryana 122015
PH: 012 4383 1234


Kumara Krupa High Grounds,
Next to CM Guest House,
Karnataka 560001
PH: 080 3052 7777


Road No. 2, Banjara Hills,
Telangana 500034
PH: 040 4949 1234