Below you will find local face-to-face events, webinars, and virtual training sessions relevant to our students, alumni and readers. Note that all are listed in Central Standard Time and are listed in ascending order, with the most recent events first. For more information about the events, please refer to the linked information in the original post or the contact person listed.
Aligning Training to Business Goals
Date & Time: March 15th at 10 a.m.
For any organization to have a successful training program, it is critical to align business goals and strategic initiatives. Hear from BizLibrary experts on how to effectively align goals, track progress, and measure results.
- Identifying business goals and initiatives
- Aligning training goals to the business
- Setting milestones to track progress
- Developing tools to measure results
- Reporting results
Learner Preferences: How Do Employees Want to Learn?
Date & Time: March 20th at 12 p.m.
Learner preferences play a prominent role in the modern learning system. Recent Training Industry, Inc. research indicates that learners rate certain modalities as more effective than others, but many of the highest rated modalities are not typically used to provide training. This pattern of results provides guidance for making decisions about modalities to ensure high-quality learning experiences.
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand. Amy DuVernet, Ph.D., Training Industry’s director of certification programs, will provide evidence-based recommendations on learner modality decisions.
This interactive webinar will provide easy-to-understand insights on:
- Aligning learner preferences and typical modality choices
- The kinds of training delivery modalities that learners prefer
- Recommendations for improving training effectiveness through modality selection
Accessibility in Courses and Services: The Exploration Begins
Date & Time: March 20th at 12:30 p.m.
OLC and WCET explored several issues on which they could partner to better serve their members. Assuring the accessibility in courses, websites, student services, and all communications rose to the top as many are still confused on what is required and how to address those needs.
This webcast kicks-off a series of jointly-sponsored events and activities focused on accessibility issues. We begin with a conversation about common questions we hear about serving those with disabilities and the far-reaching benefits that accrue from doing so. We will leave ample time to field some of your questions.
We also want to use this opportunity to gain your ideas on how OLC and WCET can answer your accessibility questions and help you meet your needs in the future.
Online Education: Taking Advantage of Lessons Learned
Date & Time: March 21st at 1 p.m.
In a fast-paced world, technological advances are revolutionizing the way we live our lives. The world of education is no exception. Online education is a growing trend in institutions around the world and digital learning solutions must continually evolve to meet the demand. Early online learning methods consisted largely of one-way instruction, with professors posting videos and lecture materials online. Modern online learning tools allow instructors to create interactive learning environments where they can engage and collaborate with students in a multitude of ways. Students can work through assignments that contain interactive videos, and provide the ability to create and manipulate 2-D and 3-D shapes and plots. They can also work through endless practice and homework questions, while receiving instant feedback on their work. These solutions also ease the burden on instructors through automatic marking and assessment that frees up more time to spend working one-on- one with students. This webinar will examine trends in education technology and how online education has evolved over the years. You will hear how early adopters such as the University of Birmingham, the University of Waterloo and Mathematical Association of America are implementing digital education. Join the webinar to get insights that will help you take advantage of modern digital learning tools and improve the educational experience online for you and your students.
Making Leadership Happen, at Scale: Combining Collaborative Approaches to Leadership with Emerging Digital Learning Tools
Date & Time: March 22nd at 11 a.m.
Today’s interconnected, fast-changing and unstable world demands a new kind of leadership. Instead of putting the entire weight of leadership on individual managers and their capabilities, we need to examine how the whole system is involved in making leadership happen.
Along with a system approach to making leadership happen, we need approaches to leadership development that also focus on the collective, not the individual, and that happen at scale.
In this webinar, we’ll look at:
- Why is a ”whole system“ perspective of leadership required?
- What does it mean to “make leadership happen”?
- How are managers involved in making leadership happen?
- What does leadership development look like when the whole system is involved in making leadership happen?
- How do we create collaborative leadership development in a digital context?
3 Ways to Adapt Your Training to the Modern Learner
Date & Time: March 29th at 11 a.m.
Training for performance outcomes needs to engage modern learners. To affect these changes, we need to look at the format and accessibility of learning material to tap into the “just in time, just for me” mindset. Learning events need to be relevant and intentional so learners can translate that material into their job performance. It can be a challenging balancing act for learning leaders.
In this webinar you will learn:
1. How to Make Training Learner-Centric
2. Where and how to Use a Micro-Learning Format
3. How to Incentivize Through Gaming Mechanics
We hope you will join us to explore some modern frameworks for learner-centered projects!
Create your First eLearning Course with Captivate
Date & Time: April 3rd at 11 a.m.
Are you just getting started with Adobe Captivate? Looking for some solid foundations to build your eLearning content?
Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh for this fun and easy introduction to Adobe Captivate for first time eLearning developers. You’ll get a simple introduction to the software – aimed at helping you get started making great eLearning content. Dr. Jaisingh will walk you through a simple eLearning project, and you’ll have a chance to chat with her and other new eLearning creators, exploring similar projects.
Three Sales Coaching Strategies for Underperforming Teams
Date & Time: April 10th at 1 p.m.
If sales managers, who have underperforming teams, should have teams with a minimum of 70% of their team hitting the goals, anything less is not acceptable. An overall goal does not dictate that a team’s performance is improving. This webcast will teach three specific sales coaching strategies for underperforming teams.
Attendees of this webcast will learn the following coaching strategies that are designed to drive performance and bottom-line results:
1) How to use peer to peer coaching to accelerate performance
2) How to use group coaching leveraging high-performance sales talent
3) How to use learning projects as a way of building performance and personal sales accountability
Create Better Blended Learning Faster with Perpetual Learning Design
Date & Time: April 12th at 11 a.m.
Members of the training community are bombarded with messages about the latest trends: microlearning, video, virtual classrooms, and social collaborative learning, just to name a few.
How do you effectively organize these elements of modern learning design into a cohesive curriculum that supports learners both in the formal learning process and well after the LMS indicates the course is complete?
This session explores Perpetual Learning Design TM, which incorporates learning campaigns, campaign maps, and campaign blueprints to help you to quickly decide what learners need to do, in what order, and using what technology. And you might find a way to really take advantage of your LMS while you are at it!
Leave with a toolkit to help you implement Perpetual Learning Design in your organization.
Why Story and Experience Sharing Accelerate Learning
Date & Time: April 24th at 2 p.m.
Research show that around 80% of our knowledge comes from our experiences and that of others. And we learn this by sharing experiences and stories. In spite of this, there is a strong bias – most training and learning programs focus on the 20% content handed down by instructions and lessons. Why is this bias so strong? How do you make a shift to take advantage of rich experiences to accelerate the learning of your workers and team members?
In this session, we will cover:
- What are causes and challenges in adding Story and Experience Sharing in most training programs?
- Where and how does Story and Experience Sharing help in accelerating learning?
- What are the key steps in incorporating experience sharing in your courses?
- What are proofs that this approach works?
Attend the webinar and get a “Template on Story and Experience Sharing Process”