Over 24 years in digital media, interaction, and experience design for industry, organizations, and schools.
Creating a practice in teaching and learning that fosters innovation, creativity, and exceeding expectations.
Using data & experiences to create compelling & interactive presentations that attendees won't forget.
Solving problems and addressing challenges from small to large with design thinking across the organization.
Laurie provides guidance and management for learning within organizations. She provides comprehensive needs assessment at the initiation of a project with stakeholders to determine the scope and depth of the project; develops learning programs to support the organization's strategic plan and business objectives; analyzes performance gaps as needed for adopting training solutions or other resources; evaluates the effectiveness of the learning objectives to ensure the desired results are being achieved; works with leadership teams in implementing tools and resources to support organizational change management.
Laurie Burruss is a popular and sought-after speaker and is often committed well in advance. She is an experienced presenter and keynote speaker who simultaneous educates and engages. Audiences not only get the ``big picture`` - the research, the ideas, and theories - but leave with tangible actions and strategies. To secure Laurie for an event, please complete the contact form below.
Combining experience in the classroom with research in the field, Laurie shares her understanding of complex topics and the strategies that shift behavior, facilitate innovative practices, and ensure transformative results. She has created online training courses, provided learning solutions for organizations, and conducted hands-on and interactive workshops for all levels. Recently she conducted a design thinking workshop attended by staff, faculty, and administrators at Houston Community College to create an innovative entrepreneurship program.
Laurie aids organizations and schools in setting overall goals and then developing both a continuous process and an iterative plan for appraising the progress and the success of implementation through regular assessment. She views strategic planning as an organization's process of defining a strategy, developing a plan, while making decisions on allocating resources to achieve its vision.
As a performance coach and mentor, Laurie seeks to bring out the best in the client. She asks questions, poses challenges, and creates an actionable agenda with frequent touch points. Her style of guiding with purpose, searching for answers, giving critical feedback and completing goals brings success to both individual and team performance. She helps people ``exceed their expectations.``
With direct experiences at over 250 academic site visits, Laurie's ``sweet spot`` is addressing the process of creating, retaining, and transferring knowledge within an organization. Organizational learning is a function of experience within the culture as it attempts to stay competitive in an ever-changing environment. Laurie examines at all aspects: individual learning, group learning, organizational learning and inter-organizational learning.
I have had positive feedback from staff and your session has generated interesting questions from teaching staff, who are exploring ways of integrating Lynda.com into their teaching.
Wow! Thanks so much for your energetic and passionate sharing of multimodal learning. I am inspired to get my 8th graders doing more videos (play lists)!
That was the BEST presentation I have attended in as far as I can remember. It was a great presentation, with relevant content, which was compellingly delivered. My 1 hour was well spent. I not only have some great ideas but wonderful resources to use.
Thank you again so much for your fabulous presentation! I would love it if you could send me the link to your slide show.
I really enjoyed your Educause session. For me this was the best combo of theory/research and applied use … and in addition it was data-driven, so chapeau!
Thank you very much for sharing these resources and thank you again for the session - always inspiring to speak with someone who is so passionate and involved in making the world a better place with this kind of work.
Awesome presentation! Not only is your topic super exciting to me, but your background tracks very closely to what I’m trying to do with my career. Thanks for the inspiration and resources!
Thank you Laurie. Your session was one of the most practical ones I attended for the Conference. Thanks so much for sharing your strategies. We are a Lynda.com institution with a site license. I also got some good ideas during your session for creating playlists for our staff and faculty training. I haven’t done those before but I’m going to give it a try thanks to you. We just went to O365 this summer with no training or preparation so using a playlist may be helpful.
That was a great presentation- thank you SO much, Laurie! You are amazing and brilliant as always! You completely aced it. 🙂 Thanks for creating these playlists on Accessibility within the Lynda.com Online Video Library.
Thank you for today’s webinar! You have inspired me to get back on my learning routine with your Rule of 3 tenet.
First off, let me extend a sincere thank you for your contribution to the 12th annual NY Tech Summit. In that spirit, I’m pleased to announce that the average speaker score for this year’s program was 4.5 out of 5. I’m also excited to congratulate you on a job very well done. Your overall score for your session “Exploring Innovation in the Learning Landscape” is 4.8 . And, your overall score for your session “The Mobile Learning Experience: Strategies for Integrating With Cloud Technology” is 4.8. I hope those results are as exciting for you as they are for us.
Thanks again for your great presentation this afternoon at the EdMedia Conference. As I said after the presentation, the content has the stature of a keynote address. . . I would like to keep in touch with you and your research.
. . . I attended your session at the ELI conference in San Antonio last month. I loved your presentation and felt that you made such a great argument for keeping up with trends outside of the education sector. Thank you for such a great presentation. I felt it was one of the best I attended at the conference.
Where can I view today’s webinar session. There was a lot of great information and I am eager to share it with other departments on campus.
I really enjoyed your presentation last Thursday on Bridging the Skills Gap. Would you mind sharing your 10 Skills Employers Most Want rubric? I would like to use it in my business communication course. You had a lot of great information to share.
Your ELI presentation was only TERRIFIC!
My business partner, Martin Radley, and I listened with interest during your webinar (From School to Work: Bridging the Skills Gap) to learn what Lynda and LinkedIn are doing to address the "skills gap" problem. There was much to like in your presentation and it is clear that we have many areas where we agree. We very clearly see the skills gap that you so compellingly describe in your webinar.
We have, of course, tight resources and will need some creativity in finding a solution. But having seen your talk, I am more convinced than ever that this would help us meet so many of our goals for our students.
It was great meeting you [Laurie] last week at the World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship. I am always more inspired and motivated when I meet amazing and accomplished women just like yourself.
Wonderful presentation. Thank you for the much needed inspiration. I would appreciate any resources and a copy of your beautiful presentation.
You did a great job facilitating your session today and you are so inspiring to listen to. You always give me inspiration to do and learn more.
Laurie- Can we just clone you Down Under and take you on the road—that would be great!
Thank you for sharing with all of us at the “Connect.” It is exciting and encouraging to see what you are doing with the tool. . . definitely breaking the limits. . . I want you to know that you are always welcome on campus! I will personally make sure you have an audience if you decide to visit.
Thanks for responding to my previous questions as well as for the great presentation yesterday. It was very helpful and I found it useful for both myself, as well as in reference to what I do professionally with Saint Mary's College.
Thank you so much for your session today. With your practical tips the staff, librarians and all @ Victoria University will be able to maximize the learning with Lynda.com for themselves and the students. I also gained a lot of interesting insights to highlight in my communication to my other university clients. We really appreciate you taking out this time to make these great sessions happen.
THANK YOU for presenting this year in Seattle. The quality of our speakers is what makes NCCE such a well-regarded conference! I have been reviewing evaluation results and I want you to know that you were specifically mentioned by name in comments by attendees. Thank you for your efforts!!
CCCS closed today for all 75,000 faculty/staff across the 113 campuses within CCCS. I know that your work over the years played a HUGE role in getting all of the pegs lined up, and I'm very thankful to you. In particular, the way you connected with Hillard Holland and James Hicks at the Los Angeles Community College District played an instrumental role in bringing this deal to close. It just closed today, and you are one of the first people I thought of.
Laurie, you're amazing. Thank you for your help on the matrix and for all the helpful resources!
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With over 30 years in higher education and 10+ years in ed tech, Laurie maximizes the learning potential for the individual, the department, and the organization. She provides consulting and design thinking solutions guaranteed to transform the learning landscape. As a thought leader, innovator, and storyteller, she works at all levels of the organization, business, or school to provide transformative change in education.
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