Emerging Stronger

The Emerging Stronger mission is to empower L&D professionals to take the BOLD action needed to positively impact business.

Starting 22 March 2022

Emerging Stronger Masterclass 2022

Starting 22 March 2022, over 6 weeks and 3 time zones … 1 working session each week, plus regular informal coaching sessions and peer “sharecase,” and the opportunity to access the Emerging Stronger Community

Reserve Your Spot for the Emerging Stronger Masterclass

Early bird rate: $629 (Register by 31 January 2022)
Standard rate: $799
For additional payment arrangements, please contact us.

The Emerging
Stronger Team …

Emerging Stronger draws upon the experience of Michelle Ockers, Shannon Tipton & Laura Overton. Using the collective wisdom and support of a community of progressive L&D leaders.

Our mission is to educate and engage L&D leaders and equip them to take action to transform learning and emerge stronger from the current disruption.

Make this a breakthrough year for you as a L&D Leader for your team and your organization by looking at problems and opportunities in a fresh way to make change happen and drive business value.

Why Emerging Stronger?


Be a better L&D leader.


Be an L&D leader who creates business value.


Be an L&D leader with a strong reputation who attracts great talent to your team.


Go1 Enters New Partnership to Help L&D Leaders Adapt and Thrive

A new publishing partnership with Emerging Stronger aims at supporting learning and development leaders to drive better business value in the changing workplace.



Nov 15 & 16, 2021

CORE4, ATD  –  Live

Microlearning to the Rescue: Your Rapid Framework for Success

Move beyond theory and spend our time exploring a real-life use case example that demonstrates how microlearning can be immediately applied for impactful results

Nov 17, 2021

ISPI, International Society for Performance Improvement  –  Live

The Workplace Digital Divide

How the workplace digital divide is present in different technological skill levels of employees and this divide may be a main reason of slowed or delayed productivity or upskilling.

Nov 19, 2021

Learning 2021, Learning Guild  –  Virtual

Start Doing These 10 Things to Add Business Value NOW!

Work together with your peers to build action items to immediately give you a template to take back to your team to lift L&D business value and strengthen partnerships.

Dec 1, 2021

SPEEXX  –  Hybrid

Building Skills of the Skill Builders

Together we will explore what we as people professionals need to do to be ready to positively respond to the skills challenge.

Dec 2, 2021

OEB (online Educa Berlin)  –  Live

Complacency Killed the Cat: The Case for Building Curiosity into L&D

This session is designed to provide a mix of inspiration and practical ideas for building and sustaining a curious mindset. Then applying that mindset to problems bringing about solutions that will impact business results.

Dec 10, 2021

PACT Minnesota, Professional Association for Computer Training  –  Virtual

Strengthening Business Partnerships to add business value

Move toward a “Business First” mindset as one of the most powerful habits to develop with starting to build business partnerships.

Jan 12, 2022

Learning Rebels  –  Virtual

Writing Powerful Stories for Learning (Even if You Don’t Think You Can)

Shannon Tipton hosts Richard Fleming and Austin Welch from Sage Media as they walk us through the pitfalls that commonly arise when crafting stories for learning, how to overcome the risks, and ultimately create your “happily-ever-after”.