EVENTS

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.

Make Virtual Classroom Learning Relevant –
Scenario Based Learning In The Virtual Classroom

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: October 11th at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Adult learning principles state that adults learn best when content is relevant. So why do most virtual classroom lessons rely on lectures and slides? One of the most effective ways to ensure learning sticks is by getting learners involved, and scenario-based learning design does just that.

Join us to discover ideas for producing appropriate scenarios that resonate with your learners in the virtual classroom.

Goal: Learn how to design and facilitate scenario based learning for the virtual classroom.

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Boosting Training Results with Learning Transfer and Manager Involvement

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: October 12th at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

As much as 85% of new learning never gets applied, drastically reducing the potential organizational impact. The solution is not more learning but more learning transfer. Learn practical tips on what works and what doesn’t work when it comes to driving manager involvement in supporting learning initiatives. Plus, see how technology can be used to automate participant reinforcement, simplify manager coaching, and gain critical management support. See how several companies’ learning initiatives excelled with learning transfer through manager involvement.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Discover practical actions to increase manager involvement and support of training initiatives
  • Hear about best practices used by other organizations to increase manager involvement
  • Experience the power of a learning transfer technology system that maximizes manager involvement effectively and efficiently
  • Learn three ways to get managers involved in learning that result in increased learning transfer and improved business impact

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Do You Have What You Need Today to Train Tomorrow’s Leaders?

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: October 17th at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

By 2020, millennials will make up over 50% of the American workforce. Typically defined as individuals born between the mid-80s and early 2000s, this generation has already begun to move into professional leadership roles.

Common wisdom dictates that the more mindful we are of the unique characteristics of this generation, the more effectively we’ll be able to train these young people to become excellent leaders and managers in their chosen fields.

In fact, studies have revealed that millennials’ employment needs and desires are not markedly different from those of their predecessors. Millennials report five key professional priorities: (1) maintaining a sense of purpose; (2) receiving mentorship from a coach rather than a boss; (3) receiving frequent feedback; (4) showcasing their strengths; and (5) developing their careers in the long-term.

But while professionals of all ages tend to want the same things, millennials are uniquely vocal in their pursuit of these ideals. Given their near-majority in the workforce, perhaps it’s time we started listening. In this webinar, discover how to focus on developing training systems that honor the unique attributes that millennial employees bring to the table.

In this webinar you will learn how to:

  • Understand how a Culture of Accountability® fosters employee engagement
  • Retain millennial employees (and save on hiring costs) by creating a culture where millennials can thrive
  • Discover how to develop training systems that honor the unique attributes that millennial employees bring to the table as they move into leadership roles

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Research Training and Engagement of Instructional Designers in U.S. Higher Education

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: October 18th at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

As a follow-up to our summer webinar series, Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape: Headsets, HoloLens, and Higher Ed, OLC invites you to continue the conversation about virtual and augmented reality with this free fall webinar devoted to the topic of accessibility. Join our invited speakers, Jessie Haugh and Beth Crutchfield from Level Access, as they discuss how virtual and augmented reality can be made accessible.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) is one of the hottest topics in technology right now. One of the challenges that any new technology faces is making the technology accessible to persons with disabilities.

Topics will include:

• What is VR/AR?
• The benefits of VR/AR and why it’s important for everyone
• The Policy and Programs surrounding VR/AR
• How can VR/AR be made accessible? Explore the concepts.
• I’m ready to take on the VR/AR World! What do I do next?

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Is Your Training Content Stuck in the Printer?

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: October 18th at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

The idea of digitizing your high-value training materials may seem like a daunting task. But in fact, there is a road of best practices that you can follow to make it seamless. The key is to start small – perhaps with PDFs and securely delivering them – and work up to interactive material with analytics so that there is a continuous improvement of content. Just do this one step at a time.

This interactive webinar will provide easy-to-understand insights into:

  • The steps to take to go from print and PDFs to more interactive content with analytics
  • Best practices for securely distributing your training content
  • How to engage your learners with your high-value training content

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Accessibility in the Virtual/Augmented Reality Space

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: October 18th at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

As a follow-up to our summer webinar series, Exploring the Immersive Learning Landscape: Headsets, HoloLens, and Higher Ed, OLC invites you to continue the conversation about virtual and augmented reality with this free fall webinar devoted to the topic of accessibility. Join our invited speakers, Jessie Haugh and Beth Crutchfield from Level Access, as they discuss how virtual and augmented reality can be made accessible.

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) is one of the hottest topics in technology right now. One of the challenges that any new technology faces is making the technology accessible to persons with disabilities.

Topics will include:

• What is VR/AR?
• The benefits of VR/AR and why it’s important for everyone
• The Policy and Programs surrounding VR/AR
• How can VR/AR be made accessible? Explore the concepts.
• I’m ready to take on the VR/AR World! What do I do next?

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Data-Driven Customer Training: Strategies for the Modern Learner

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: October 24th at 12 p.m.

Cost: Free

Want to improve your customer training strategy? Chances are, you’ll need to take a deep dive into data. But if you don’t know what information to look for, you’ll be no better off than if you had simply relied on gut instinct. So, how do you know which data points are relevant?

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Skilljar. Sandi Lin, founder and CEO, and Linda Schwaber-Cohen, head of training, will discuss data-driven customer training for the modern learner.

This interactive webinar will provide insights on:

  • Measuring the ROI of your program
  • Interpreting training engagement metrics
  • Prioritizing content creation and revision

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Product Demo: Win at Social Learning with the Docebo LMS

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: October 26th at 12 p.m.

Cost: Free

How effective is your informal learning strategy?

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry Product Showcase, sponsored by Docebo. Lee Collier, senior account executive at Docebo, will explore the ins and outs of social learning as facilitated by an LMS.

In this live demo, you will:

  • Get an exclusive look at the learning and administrative functions of the Docebo LMS
  • Learn how Docebo’s features can help you develop and deliver an effective social learning strategy
  • Get your questions answered about how Docebo can help you accomplish your social learning goals

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Hello World! RIP Traditional Content Strategies and Methodologies

Delivery: In Person: Olive Garden1211 Butterfield Frontage RdDowners Grove, IL 60515

Date & Time: October 26th at 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Must be a STC Member

In order to adapt to changes in content consumption and learning preferences, documentation teams are employing alternative content strategies which employ aspects of crowdsourcing, social media, gamification, and YouTube. In this interactive session you’ll gain insight, ideas, and knowledge about how to shift away from traditional content delivery methods.

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Coaching is the New Leadership

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: October 31st at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

In these changing times, organizations are battling more employee related issues. With unemployment being low, retaining top talent comes to the forefront. And with millennials rapidly entering the workforce, generational challenges become prevalent. So how do you combat challenges like retention, recruitment, succession planning, as well as continued leadership development?

This webinar will tap into the power of coaching and what it takes to build the foundation for a strong coaching culture in your organization. You’ll learn:

  • Why coaching is leadership
  • The real reason why some managers won’t do it
  • How questions drive trust and build teamwork
  • How coaching helps retain and recruit talent

Employees crave coaching, and the companies who tap into the power of coaching see benefits across the board. Is your organization – and is your leadership team – ready for the new coaching culture?

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Current and Coming Job Skills. How L & D Helps

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: November 1st at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Is L&D keeping up with the rapid changes to industry and jobs in the last ten or so years? According to The Future of Jobs report by the World Economic Forum, we aren’t.

An accelerating rate of technological change and other disrupters are transforming organizations and reducing the longevity of organizations and job skills. Research shows jobs skills are rapidly changing, with technology replacing some skills, some jobs being replaced with technology, and new jobs being added. Unstable skills mean workers need to continuously learn to keep up with changes happening in the world, their industry, and their company. And research shows there are gaps between what employers need and what employees can do.

One of the most important ways that L&D practitioners can help with the current and coming job and skill chaos is to help people learn faster, easier, and with less stress. The good news? The learning sciences and other sciences (psychology, cognitive, social and so on) deliver specific and actionable tactics to help with these looming challenges.

In this session, Patti will discuss how L&D practitioners can help people

  • Become more self-sufficient learners
  • Remember and apply on the job
  • Learn and apply necessary social skills

Patti will show examples and supply handouts from her books, Write and Organize for Deeper Learning and Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning.
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Helping Your Leaders Make Better Business Decisions

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: November 1st at 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Every day in your business, people are making decisions that affect the bottom line. Many of these financial decisions are made by people who perceive finance as scary, hard, or someone else’s job.

Explore how a large pharmaceutical company applied a novel instructional approach to demystify finance by building a common financial language across the organization in a way that was flexible, scalable, and cost effective.

If you have been looking for a way to empower leaders to make better business decisions, this session is not one to miss.

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Developing the Coaching Skills of Your Managers and Leaders

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: November 10th at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

What are the obligations of managers? The answer to this question varies from organization to organization based upon a number of factors such as industry, culture, department, skill level of the team, etc. Regardless of the organization, at the very heart of this question lies a dilemma.

Managers may have to perform well, depending upon a variety of situations at various places along a continuum, ranging from ensuring employees comply with established processes and procedures at one end, to career development and skill improvement towards the other end. Who’s to say which of the outcomes is more or less important?

In fact, we’d probably agree that the outcomes suggested by such a continuum are all important depending upon the situation. With so many possible outcomes and objectives legitimately competing for our managers’ attention, are there a set of uniform skills or competencies we can use to guide our managers ongoing training and development?

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Why coaching skills are important for your managers, leaders, and organization
  • What is coaching and how to apply key skills to align with specific employees and situations
  • An overview of traditional coaching models and what you can do to improve them
  • How we can get managers to make time to coach
  • A “coaches’ toolkit” that includes emerging competencies for managers and leaders
  • The key difference between coaching and mentoring

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