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.
Organizational Transformation With Learning & Development: The Johnson & Johnson Finance Story
Date & Time: January 23rd at 11 a.m.
When Johnson & Johnson adopted a three-tier model for the finance function, a major transformation effort was required. J&J historically operated with consumer products, medical devices and pharmaceutical products as separate business units in 70+ countries. The shift to a shared service required transformation and standardization that impacted people, processes, and organizational structure, enabled by new technologies. This change also presents issues from a talent perspective — and the Learning & Development function has played a key role in driving new skills, interactions and how finance professionals learn.
Join this interactive and engaging webinar to explore how:
- Neuroscience findings were leveraged to accelerate the learning process
- External benchmarking supported the business case for learning investments
- Blended learning enabled an “anytime, anywhere” approach to on-demand access for a global roll-out
- Curriculum design addressed both current and future state for the finance function
- Investments in learning have been rationalized to align with key business priorities.
7 Tips for Creating More Effective Training Videos
Date & Time: January 24th at 12 p.m.
Video is now recognized as one of the most effective methods for delivering training content to a dispersed workforce. With its ability to shorten employee onboarding, increase retention of information and reduce the amount of classroom time, it’s imperative that organizations across all industries tap into the power of video to enhance internal training programs.
For tips on how to create engaging, high-quality video, join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar. Calvin McKnight and Barry Canty, from the interactive how-to video solution SpeachMe, will share insights from their work with companies that include Airbus, GE, Tesla and Merck.
This webinar will provide easy-to-understand insights on:
- Best practices for streamlining the creation and delivery of effective how-to training videos
- The benefits of including interactive elements and various media types in your training videos
- How to augment formal training materials with video created by subject matter experts
A New Way Forward in Learning & Development
Date & Time: January 29th at 2 p.m.
In our hectic, evolving whitewater world of work, challenges abound; but so do the opportunities. Today’s employees are expected to meet the ever-changing and fluid needs of the modern workplace with a set of collaborative and cross-functional skills. Yet many traditional Learning & Development (L&D) solutions fail to prepare this generation through “deep learning” and this mistake becomes even more costly when it comes to those in leadership roles. Employees fail to benefit from experiential learning and the unlimited growth potential that exists because organizations do not nurture this capability or create the space for employees to properly apply it.
In this Training Magazine webinar, we’ll look at shortcomings of current L&D strategies and what you can do to address them. Specifically, we’ll explore the idea of reflection as a powerful learning modality. Reflection, the process of pausing and stepping back from the regular flow of experience to digest what can be learned and carried forward, has largely been understated, misunderstood, stereotyped, and rarely emphasized within traditional L&D solutions. When you learn how to implement reflection correctly, the results can be astounding.
During the webinar, you will discover:
- Why traditional L&D solutions fail to produce lasting behavior change
- How to win the talent war by optimizing your employee experience
- How reflection can be used as a tool to dramatically improve learning and drive lasting behavior change
Your Guide to Engaging Learners in 2019
Date & Time: January 31st at 12 p.m.
Learners have clear preferences when it comes to how they are trained. As you plan your 2019 training agenda, make sure you consider how learners want to learn. This session offers research-backed strategies to incorporate learners’ preferences into training design.
Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Litmos by SAP. Your host, Amy DuVernet, Ph.D., CPTM, director of training manager development at Training Industry, Inc., will provide guidance on how to ensure your training programs are both engaging for learners and positioned to drive business results.
This interactive webinar will provide easy-to-understand insights on:
- How learners want to learn
- How to align training to meet your learners’ needs in 2019
- When and why to train learners in the ways that they want to learn
Creating Powerful Stories to Make Compliance Courses Engaging
Date & Time: February 19th at 11 a.m.
Compliance courses are tedious and difficult to learn. They are full of legal citations, policies, procedures, rules and regulations that learners tune of in the first few pages or seconds of the lessons.
However, it is easier and more fun for the learners, for example, to hear a story of how a worker lost her vision because of not wearing safety goggles, or a worker fudging on travel expenses terminated because of unethical practices. Stories instantly make difficult lessons easy to relate to.
In this session, you will learn the three proven steps to convert boring legal topics into meaningful stories and real-life experiences that create interesting, compelling learning and stick with your learners.
Build an Engaging Learning Experience for Your Modern Workforce | BizLibrary Demo
Date & Time: February 20th at 2 p.m.
The number one concern of CEOs today, is their organizations’ ability to attract and retain top talent. In the same vein, 94% of employees say they’d stay with a company longer if it invested in their future. As the workforce becomes more multi-generational, learning and development opportunities are increasing in demand. But, to make a measurable and valuable impact, your L&D program needs to meet the needs of your entire organization.
Join Learning Solutions Expert, Dirk Engel, as he gives you an inside look into the award-winning BizLibrary Solution and demonstrates how a partnership with BizLibrary will make your organization a more productive and engaged modern workforce.
This product demo will provide insight on:
- How a partnership with BizLibrary will help increase engagement and create a modern learning culture within your organization
- Why our award-winning content library makes it easy for employees to apply the skills they learned to their work, while keeping them engaged
- An administrator’s and employee’s view of the many features of our LMS
- Chat with a BizLibrary expert and get your questions answered
Rapid eLearning Creation – Develop Stunning eLearning Courses in 30 Minutes Using Adobe Captivate
Date & Time: February 21st at 10 a.m.
Join us for a free webinar with Dr. Pooja Jaisingh on February 21, 2019, and get a step-by-step demo on how to use a course template for quickly creating visually appealing eLearning courses using Adobe Captivate (2019 release).
In this webinar you will learn how to:
- Create a storyboard and convert it into an eLearning course
- Use an existing course template for creating visually appealing eLearning courses
- Swap out the text and graphics in the template and make them your own
Using a Game Engine for eLearning
Date & Time: February 27th at 2 p.m.
First, this webinar introduces the variety of game engines eLearning designers and developers can use to create more immersive interactions within elearning. Then, we’ll take a more in-depth look at a 2D engine, called Construct. With Construct, eLearning developers can build gameful interactions without coding. We’ll also walk through an example of Construct integration with Articulate Storyline. The webinar will provide the basic understanding of what makes a game engine a powerful tool in the design toolkit.
TICE Virtual Conference: Emerging Technologies in Corporate L&D
Date & Time: March 7th at 11 a.m.
The impact of emerging technologies continues to sweep across functions and industries, from customer service and health care to manufacturing and financial services, contributing to a rapidly changing business environment. What can learning leaders do to embrace new technologies and prepare their organizations for the future of work?
During this TICE Virtual Conference, we will explore how immersive technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, simulations and game-based learning have impacted the training function and will continue to change our industry. Register today to hear tales of technology implementation from five learning leaders and learn how you can produce better outcomes through emerging technologies.
What’s Design Got to Do with It? The Science and Psychology Behind Design and Why Trainers Should Care
Date & Time: March 12th at 11 a.m.
There’s a lot of talk about “design thinking,” but if you’re a trainer and not an instructional designer, you might think “so what”? Using science and psychology to understand how design touches and influences each of us daily can increase your success in the training room.
During this webinar, you’ll learn strategies for:
- Grabbing a learner’s attention
- Motivating learners
- Predicting problem areas when teaching about technology
- Increasing learner understanding
- Making learning stick
How You Can Use Technology To Create an Immersive Learning Experience
Date & Time: March 20th at 2 p.m.
Creating an engaging learning experience is key to learning and retention of information. Passive forms of eLearning, including ‘click next, next, yawn…’ content is not providing the levels of engagement needed. Greater engagement in the training means learners are more emotionally invested, which has been proven to increase the retention of knowledge. An immersive learning experience involves learners and provides the greater levels of engagement required.
In this session you will learn:
- The benefits of an immersive learning experience
- How an immersive experience can be created to engage and excite learners
- Tools for creating an immersive learning experience
- Design considerations for an immersive learning experience
Related blog article – https://superblearning.com.au/involve-ill-understand/