Digital Fluency in the Workplace

Date: Thursday, February 1, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM EST
Duration: 60-minutes

As technology redefines industries at a rapid-fire pace, the new realities of the tech-infused workplace include unprecedented opportunities for the right mix of job skills. Embracing the digital landscape as the “new normal” and conquering the digital skills divide are crucial considerations at organizations looking for a competitive advantage.

Digital fluency has become a prerequisite for many jobs. Employers are looking for people with the ability to apply technology in creative and innovative ways to solve their complex challenges. But there simply are not enough skilled people to fill the need. That spells trouble for many companies.

Join us on February 1 for “Digital Fluency in the Workplace,” a special live stream panel discussion presented by DeVryWORKS, as a group of experts explore the state of digital fluency and what it means for employers looking to stay on top.

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   Mike Prokopeak
   Editor in Chief 
   Chief Learning Officer

Mike Prokopeak is vice president and editor in chief for Human Capital Media, publisher of Chief Learning Officer, Talent Economy and Workforce magazines. In that role, he directs content for the magazines as well as the company’s online and in-person events including the CLO Symposium and CLO Breakfast Clubs.

Prokopeak has a proven track record of editorial achievement over nearly two decades in journalism and publishing. Under his direction, Human Capital Media has won more than two dozen awards for editorial excellence.

Prior to joining Human Capital Media, he held a number of roles with leading publishing companies such as Houghton Mifflin Co. and the Great Books Foundation. He began his career in journalism as a reporter for Northern Arizona’s Mountain Living Magazine in Flagstaff (Arizona) and worked his way up to editor in chief, eventually taking on general manager responsibilities for the magazine and its sister publication, Flagstaff Live, both owned by Pulitzer Newspapers Inc. In that role, he directed the editorial, design, advertising and events departments. A former high school teacher and U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Prokopeak brings in-depth experience in publishing as well as continuing education to Human Capital Media.



   Donna Herbel
   Vice President, Training and Culture Development
   Perkins & Marie Callender’s LLC

Donna Herbel, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, FMP is the vice president of training and culture development for Perkins & Marie Callender’s LLC, which owns and operates more than 400 restaurants in the United States and Canada.

A 20-plus year veteran of the restaurant industry in operations, human resources and training, her areas of expertise include training, leadership development, talent development, strategic planning, process improvement and project management.

In addition, Herbel is an active supporter of volunteerism and sharing within the food service, human resource industries and local communities. Herbel actively serves in the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership and other professional associations and nonprofit organizations.

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   Matt Hirst
   Senior Director, OD, Talent Management, Learning

Matthew Hirst is a senior business leader, talent strategist, and I/O psychologist. He has over 30 years of mid- to senior-level experience in operations, employee relations, organizational readiness, talent planning, organizational communications and branding, and leadership development. He currently serves as the senior director of talent, organizational development, and learning for GME, the GameStop family of gaming, mobile, and entertainment brands that includes GameStop, EB Games, Game Informer, Micromania, Simply Mac, Spring Mobile, and Think Geek, Zing, and GameTrust.


   Rob Lauber
   SVP, Chief Learning Officer
   McDonald's Corporation

Rob Lauber is the chief learning officer at McDonald’s Corp. Lauber joined McDonald’s in July 2014 and has responsibility for the overall learning and talent development strategy and execution across all 35,000 restaurants around the world.

Prior to his current role, Lauber was the vice president of Yum University at Yum Brands Inc. In this role, he was responsible for leading the direction and strategy for Yum University and its programs as well as providing learning leadership and strategy globally across the Yum system.

Previous to his role at Yum Brands, Lauber was the executive director of learning services at Cingular Wireless in Atlanta. While at Cingular, his team was recognized as a Top 100 Training Organization by Training Magazine over three consecutive years. He has also held learning leadership roles at Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Dun & Bradstreet.

Lauber has been recognized multiple times by Chief Learning Officer magazine for his work on achieving business impact, leading business change, learning technologies and global learning. He was most recently recognized as the 2013 CLO of the Year.

Lauber was the 2010 Chair of the board of American Society for Training & Development’s National Board of Directors, now known as the Association for Talent Development. In addition, he is a past board of directors member for Leadership Kentucky and chaired the Program Operating Committee for Kentuckiana Works, the metro Louisville workforce board.

He is frequently a participant in panel discussions, webinars and learning profession related articles across the globe.

Lauber holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Scranton as well as a master’s degree in human resources development from Rochester Institute of Technology.

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   Joe Mozden, Jr.
   Vice President

Joe Mozden Jr. is vice president of DeVry University’s expanded workforce solutions team, DeVryWORKS which brings together the leadership and strategic expertise necessary to make a difference in talent initiatives in today’s competitive marketplace. He is responsible for helping Fortune 100 companies and prominent organizations enhance their talent acquisition, staff development and employment engagement initiatives with solutions to address their most challenging and complex talent sourcing needs. Mozden consults with today’s leading organizations to build custom talent solutions that solve real business challenges, building a powerful education partnership that benefits DeVry students and employer partners alike.