Dr. Linda Manning, is the creator of blended learning solutions for managers to tap into the skills and talents of Canadian immigrant employees.
Linda earned her Ph.D in Econonics at the University of Illinois-Chicago. She developed an interest in development economics—perhaps because she grew up as a military brat and lived abroad until the age of 10. After immigrating to Canada in 1999, she realized her skills can be applied to Canadian economic development—through expanded organizational capacity in Canadian small and medium sized employers (SME).
With funding from HRSDC, she has developed blended learning solutions for managers to tap into the skills and talents of Canadian immigrant employees—especially to fill skills and management gaps left by retirements. Linda has over 20 years of experience in teaching and developing on-line teaching tools. In thespirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.
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