Competency Based Education In Corporate America, with Shawn Burson

  • 17 Sep 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office, Dublin, CA


  • One-time only price. Also, notice super-special price for your guest. Bring a guest.
  • Everyone is welcome. Membership is not required; however, it is the chapter's primary funding mechanism. So, if you like what we do we would be honored by your considering joining us as a member. You receive big discounts and we can do more for our community of learning professionals.
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Join Us for Networking, Dinner & A Meeting Titled…

Competency Based Education
In Corporate America

with Shawn Burson



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We all know that corporate learning and talent development (L&D) plays a critical role in business outcomes, workplace culture, and employee engagement. What’s often overlooked is that employees need training and skills development that aligns with their individual needs, personalities, and learning patterns. Plus, an increased demand for upskilling is driving a shift in the way that training is presented, and the shift has been toward (CBE)....

Benefits of CBE:

  • Productive
  • Adaptable
  • Cost-effective
  • Personalized
 Trends Driving the Need for CBE:
  • Retirement ages rising
  • Shorter length of skills relevance
  • Increased need for knowledge transfer
  • Increased demand for results-based programs

What is CBE?

Competency-based education involves moving away from a heavy dependence on seat time to a more dynamic arrangement that allows the learner to advance as they demonstrate mastery of skills or content. It focuses on creating engagement by establishing relevance, and attempts to ensures that skills and knowledge is internalized (and not simply covered). 


  • Review the main principles of Competency-based Education (CBE)
  • CBE considerations for the learner as well as the instructor/trainer
  • Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
  • Leveraging UDL to create Competency-Based Education learning material and assessments

Why You Should Come:

If you’re new to CBE…

  • You’ll gain a solid understanding of the basic principles and benefits of CBE
  • You’ll increase your curriculum design & development skills by learning how to develop or streamline corporate training with CBE-specific benefits for learners and trainers alike

If you’re NOT new to CBE…

  • You’ll learn a set of simple and effective strategy (or set of guidelines) to follow that will allow you to build Competency-Based Education learning that works


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Shawn Burson

Shawn is VP of Learning at Knowbly Learning Systems. His specialty is adaptive, interactive learning content, and the development of interactive templates that make it easier for developers to build effective content aligning with current L&D advances to better serve business needs. After a decade with the Academy of Art University as a developer and instructional design manager, he moved to Knowbly Learning Systems in 2013. At Knowbly, Shawn has been able to help create unique tools that help companies build better training deliverables. A sampling of clients includes National Geographic Learning, Pearson (the leading academic learning publisher), Microsoft, and many others. Shawn brings a fresh perspective and enthusiasm to corporate training, and the strategies and tools that allow us to advance the art of learning.


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  • If you have questions, email or call Joe Novosel at 707-332-8972.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.


Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
  • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 7:45 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting

Meeting Location

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District / Chase Bank Offices

7600 Dublin Boulevard

Dublin, CA 94568

Note: The Building says CHASE on the Dublin Blvd. side and Chabot-Las Positas Community College District on the back side (facing BART and where you park).

We meet in room 270.
Take the elevator and follow the signs.

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