Guest: Manjit Sekhon, Director of Learning Experience Design, Intrepid Learning
Host: Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group

In this edition of HCMx Radio, we talk with Manjit Sekhon, director of Learning Experience Design at Intrepid Learning. She is responsible for creating Corporate MOOC solutions for clients, which incorporate short-form content with social and collaborative learning features.

In our interview, Manjit shares the drivers behind Intrepid’s development of the Declaration of Modern Learner Rights. The declaration was created to address the rights of the learner and how learning can be more impactful to drive greater performance for the business.

The three themes of modern learner rights are:

  1. Treat learners with respect – don’t patronize them. They don’t need to read everything you create, only what is important to them.
  2. Ruthless relevance – give the learner the opportunity to share their insights and when they do, the learning becomes more relevant.
  3. Communication – not just around the expectations of the program, but allow the learners to communicate their insights and make it easy for them to share.

“When you respect the learner rights – then you get more engagement and results!” Manjit said.

To listen to the Manjit Sekhon interview, you can download the podcast anytime at the HCMx Radio site.

Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer, Brandon Hall Group @RachelCCooke

Rachel Cooke

Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke Rachel is responsible for business operations including overseeing client services, research events and project management. Prior to joining Brandon Hall Group, Rachel was the Chief Operating Officer Co-founder of AC Growth. Rachel has over 15 years of experience in sales, marketing, business development, and sales performance management. Prior to AC Growth, she held several senior management roles and was on the leadership team at Bersin & Associates, a pioneer analyst firm in e-learning and now industry leading HR and talent Research Company. In her Senior Director role, Rachel developed the strategy and led the commercial execution of the solution provider vertical, and grew the vertical into the company’s largest market segment. In her role as Director of Sales, Rachel developed and led a team of senior account executives focused on acquiring global strategic accounts. Rachel was solely responsible for developing key business relationships with over ninety companies including industry icons, such as: Adidas, Hewlett-Packard, Toyota, Oracle, Starbucks, Avnet, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, Safeway Inc., Wells Fargo, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Clorox and Affiliated Computer Services. Rachel began her career in the banking, media and hospitality industries. In these industries, Rachel held several key senior management and executive sales positions. Rachel received a BA in social science and interdisciplinary studies with honors from Florida Atlantic University. Rachel continued her postgraduate education by completing a series of executive management education courses from American Management Association.