Events

“Flipped” Webinar: Know Your Subject Matter Experts

January 28, 2015, Noon
Free
Subject matter experts (SMEs) are great resources to deliver skillful presentation material. But SMEs have their own strengths, weaknesses, and issues. How can you utilize their strengths and minimize weaknesses to obtain the best results? Our speaker, Peggy Salvatore, has worked with SMEs for 30 years. In this webinar, we’ll explore different plans and strategies for dealing with all different types of SMEs. Please join us for some expert advice from the SME on SMEs! Registration

Another Affair with LOLA (Live Online Learning Activity)
January 29, 2015, Noon
Free
A LOLA is a Live Online Learning Activity that transforms boring webinars into dynamic interaction. In this walk-the-talk session, learn to increase and improve interactivity in your virtual classrooms through the use of five new types of LOLA.  Use textra games to add something extra to textual content on the screen. Use Assessment-Based Learning Activities to integrate diagnosis with just-in-time training. Use instructional magic to intrigue your participants into mindful learning. Combine storytelling techniques with the case method. Use optical illusions to encourage metaphorical exploration. Join Tracy and Thiagi as they demonstrate and discuss these LOLA. Registration

Using the Successive Approximation Model (SAM) Webinar
February 4, 2015, Noon
Free
Ever feel that your early design relies more on content than the learner’s experience? Do you get to the material review to find your client, internal or external, wants big changes that are difficult to incorporate within the timeline? Do the good ideas come late in process and are then difficult to act on? Do your clients find something left out, want more interaction, or a more game-like experience?

Find out why Allen Interactions uses SAM (Successive Approximation Model), an iterative, agile development process, to create meaningful, memorable, fun, learner-centric experiences and how it drives focus first and foremost on the client’s needed outcomes – not the form of delivery or technology. Registration

Design and Deliver Interactive and Effective Online Training Pt 1 Webinar
February 5, 2015, Noon
Free
Register for this 2-part webinar series with Cindy Huggett, author and CPLP, to learn how to design and deliver an effective, world-class virtual training program. Join us for this series to learn a 3-step design model for online courses; 2 key techniques for promoting interactivity; how to effectively engage out-of-sight participants; how to get attendees talking with one another.
Registration

3 Learning Metrics You’re Not Using Today But Should Webinar
February 5, 2015, Noon
Free
L& D functions that focus on the right learning metrics successfully double or even triple the level of impact that their learning programs have on the organization. This session will focus on 3 underutilized metrics: Scrap Learning, Predictive ROI, and Manager Support Rate. Registration

Design and Deliver Interactive and Effective Online Training Pt 2 Webinar
February 12, 2015 Noon
Free
Register for this 2-part webinar series with Cindy Huggett, author and CPLP, to learn how to design and deliver an effective, world-class virtual training program. Join us for this series to learn a 3-step design model for online courses; 2 key techniques for promoting interactivity; how to effectively engage out-of-sight participants; how to get attendees talking with one another. Registration

Insider’s Approach to Organization Development:  Making the Most of Internal Organizational Consulting Webinar
February 18, 2015, 11:00 a.m.
$49
Organization Development (OD) products and services are increasingly in-demand from leaders.  The US markets have experienced steady gains, infusing new capital and confidence in the future.  In this environment, organizations will continue to contract and expand (often at the same time), creating broad and deep needs for expert internal OD.  Are you ready to successfully practice OD on the “inside” of an organization? Registration

Learning Solutions and Your Product Launch: How a Curriculum Drives Success Webinar
February 19, 2015, Noon
Free
Is your company ready to launch a new product? Your sales and support reps might not be. If the product is complex, your customers might not know how to use it, either. Training is a critical part of every product launch, as it helps employees and customers in a variety of roles and locations build the knowledge and skills they need to sell, service and use the new product effectively. This session shows how a curriculum of learning solutions can be used as part of a product launch to solve common business problems. It then connects the big picture goals of a product launch to practical techniques for designing a curriculum that engages learners before, during and after a launch event. We’ll show you how to develop product launch training that drives learner retention… while avoiding common mistakes along the way. Registration

Skills Seminar: ROI Icebreakers
February 19, 2015, 5:30- 8:30 p.m.
DePaul University’s O’Hare Campus, 8770 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., Chicago, IL 60631
Matt Elwell, CPLP has specialized in using improvisation and other interactive approaches to making live training more impactful for over 10 years.  Over the course of this interactive experience, Matt will share his perspective on what makes a great icebreaker, how to facilitate icebreakers with excellence, and how icebreakers translate into value for learners. Registration

LearnNow: Change Management
February 25- 26, 2015
Tempe, AZ
Organizational change is a cyclical process. Adapting to that change successfully is vital for long-term success. The ATD LearnNow: Change Management event provides a practical model for change management. Rather than pushing complicated change management methods, the event will feature tested business approaches that executives and managers use to help their organizations rapidly change. You’ll find out how to help yourself, your employees, and your organization’s business models constantly and rapidly adapt to keep pace with technology and economic events. Registration

TAG, You’re It! Aligning eLearning Game Designs to Bloom’s Taxonomy Webinar
March 5, 2015, Noon
Free
There is a lot of excitement and buzz in the industry around “gamification” of learning. What does this mean for instructional designers? Is it possible to blend tried and true theories of instructional design while meeting the needs of your learner population and stakeholders who are begging for games? Does gamification of eLearning even make sense for your organization or the needs of your learners?
Learn how to avoid gaming just for the sake of gaming, and truly align gaming to your instructional needs through the examination of real-world eLearning examples and their game design elements. Green will provide a sneak peek to Allen Interactions’ Taxonomy Alignment for Gaming (TAG) —based on Bloom’s Taxonomy—to help instructional designers in their quest to incorporate gaming into their learning designs. Registration

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work… And What Does Webinar
April 22, 2015, Noon
Free
In nearly every organization, leaders are being held accountable to do something they cannot do-motivate others. Leaders can’t motivate people, because people are already motivated. The question is not if a person is motivated but why. This realization always leads to an epiphany for training and human resource practitioners. HR’s dependence on carrots and sticks to motivate people had become common practice because we didn’t understand the true nature of human motivation. Now we do, thanks to thought leaders like Dan Pink and his blockbuster book DRIVE. But letting go of carrots and sticks has been a challenge. HR leaders know Dan Pink, they know what they’ve been doing doesn’t work, and they know managers aren’t successful at motivating people. But they haven’t understood what their alternatives are. In this webinar, Susan Fowler will help HR leaders understand the viable alternatives to the carrots and sticks on three levels. Registration

Preparing for a Career in E-Learning Webinar Recording
Join us for a free webinar on Nov. 12 to learn more about transitioning to the training world, preparing for interviews, software to know and developing e-courses. Roosevelt University adjunct Professor and TRDV alumnus Kim Heintz and TRDV alumnus Jessi Underhill will explore these topics and share their experiences, as well as answer questions live. At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
•   Discuss developing virtual learning and blended learning opportunities
•   Identify commonly used learning platforms
•   Describe the components of a successful professional portfolio
You may access the recording of this webinar through this link.

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