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.

Using AI to Supercharge Learning & Development

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: April 16th at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Success in digital transformation requires not only investing in new technology but also in developing new skills. This is one of the key reasons Niall McKinney of AVADO believes AI can have a significant impact in L&D, and not just in manufacturing/R&D. In this webinar, we’ll discuss strategies L&D leaders can consider while preparing to reskill their workforces to overcome challenges posed by the fourth major Industrial Revolution.

You’ll gain insight into:

  • Whether AI for learning is hype or reality
  • The key terms and jargon around AI and data science
  • How AI in L&D can result in faster learning and the retention of knowledge for longer periods
  • How to utilize the expertise of L&D professionals to properly identify where the talent gaps are so there can be productive conversations around how AI can help address them
  • The transparency and measurability of data and AI driven learning

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6 Truths of Modern Leadership Development

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: April 18th at 12 p.m.

Cost: Free

The business context is changing rapidly, and leadership development needs to change with it. If not, it risks becoming ineffective at preparing leaders for today’s digital economy. According to a recent Fortune survey, only seven percent of Fortune 500 CEOs believe their companies are building effective global leaders, while just 10 percent think that their leadership development initiatives have clear business impact. To prepare leaders, we must teach them behaviors and competencies like resilience, cognitive flexibility and agility.

Join us for this complimentary Training Industry webinar, sponsored by Skillsoft. Your host, Heide Abelli, senior vice president of content product management at Skillsoft, will discuss the business context and factors that distinguish leadership development today from that past and where it’s going in the future.

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

  • How the performance of leaders has changed over time and the biggest opportunities to positively influence their ability to lead.
  • Which digital competencies are essential for developing leaders who can successfully lead through change and transformation.
  • Where to begin today to develop new methods and mindsets to make changes within your leadership development programs and catapult them toward success.

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Designing Learning for Maximum ROI

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: April 25th at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

During this session, you will learn eight steps to build a business case for investing in people. These steps are built on design thinking principles and, by following them, will help ensure learning programs and projects deliver results.

Specifically, you will learn:

  • Research on what executives want from their learning investments
  • Eight steps to build the case for investing in people
  • Techniques to seamlessly integrate measurement, evaluation and analytics into your programs, projects and practices

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The Future of Software Learning: Virtual Training Labs

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: April 30th at 10 a.m.

Cost: Free

When it comes to developer training and software training, many of today’s most common training methods – such as self-paced or instructor-led – have not kept pace with the needs of the modern learner. In a world of shrinking attention spans, how do you deliver software training that keeps your learners focused and engaged?

Join us for this complimentary Training industry webinar by Appsembler. Your host, Nate Aune, CEO of Appsembler, will share the power of learning by doing and how it takes shape in the form of virtual training lab environments for software and developer training.

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

  • Virtual software training labs and why they are a quickly emerging technology.
  • The advantages of virtual labs over simulations, virtual machines and other methods of software learning.
  • How virtual lab environments are being applied to train customers, partners and employees.

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Open-Source Learning: What You Need to Know

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: May 14th at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

The concept of “open-source” — that is, software for which the original “source” code is made freely available for others to add on, modify, and improve  — radically changed the way software is developed and has played a large part in enabling the technology boom we see around us today.

But the open-source idea isn’t just for software engineers. Some of the core ideas associated with open-source approaches can offer interesting new directions for L&D teams too.

As decentralization, openness, sharing, and collaboration become the new norm in many organizations, the idea that anyone can share their expertise broadly, and that individuals and teams can access and build on each other’s know-how perfectly encapsulates this concept of ‘open-source learning’ perfectly.

In this presentation, you will learn from the experiences of a technology company on applying the concepts of open-source software development to development of another kind – that of your staff.

We’ll cover:

  • The fundamentals of “open-source learning”
  • How these relate to knowledge sharing and learning within an organization
  • How to make open-source learning happen
  • The role of the L&D professional in driving an open-source learning culture

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How to Make All Your Learners Micro-Experts

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: May 16th at 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

All training and learning aim on helping workers impact work positively. However, it is getting harder and harder to connect training to work impacts and knowing they actually happen. Work is changing so fast, training can’t seem to catch up. So, we are back to rethinking how do we make our learners become “micro-experts” – teaching them to solve, fix and improve small work challenges that make them perform better.

Unfortunately, we don’t train them to be “micro-experts”. We try to train them to know ALL content and force them to learn EVERYTHING in the hope that they will use the knowledge while on the job. But they don’t and they won’t – they won’t even remember.

In the webinar you will learn:

  • What are “Micro-Expert” learners and workers?
  • How do we focus, train workers on fixing, solving and improving work situations?
  • What’s the difference between a SME (subject matter expert) and a SE (Situation Expert)?
  • How to implement a four-step process of creating learning that starts from work experience to micro-expertise?
  • Preview case studies and example templates for “Micro-Expert Development.”

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Microlearning: 5 Burning Questions You Didn’t Know to Ask

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: May 22nd at 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

Microlearning has been around since the 60’s, but is just now gaining popular focus. With the rapid advances in technology, how is microlearning evolving?

In a world where every learner has a phone in their hand, and is becoming increasingly impatient with traditional elearning, can microlearning be the light at the end of the tunnel?

Join Microlearning Evangelist Dan Belhassen for a high-energy, fast-paced session that explores the evolution of online training, the revolution of microlearning, and the untapped potential that microlearning brings to your online training future endeavors.

By the end of this session, you’ll be able to answer these burning questions:

  1. Can microlearning eliminate the pain of managing annual compliance training?
  2. Can microlearning eliminate the stress of chasing learners?
  3. Can microlearning eliminate the challenge of managing enrollments?
  4. Can microlearning actually have your learners master content and retain knowledge?
  5. Can microlearning finally be the gateway to calculating a real ROI?

You’ll discover incredible tools that will shine a light towards your microlearning future, and show you how to transform your L&D practice.  You don’t want to miss this webinar!

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Develop a Strategic Vision for Career Planning and Pathing

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: May 23rd at 12 p.m.

Cost: Free

The modern C-suite understands that talent development is essential to ongoing success. Successful leaders are re-thinking their talent strategy by improving the employee experience, embracing diversity, empowering career development and placing learning at the heart of HR.

Consider the importance and impact of career pathing for your workforce. Join us for this complimentary webinar, sponsored by SumTotal, to discuss the key elements that drive career pathing and what it means for your company’s employee experience, engagement and retention.

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

  • The importance of career pathing as part of a talent development strategy
  • The impact of providing employees with a personalized and transparent view to their career development and growth
  • Key expectations employees now bring to their jobs
  • The bottom-line results of a well-defined and developed career development and growth solution

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What Now? Surviving Your New Training Job

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: June 6th at  2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Hosted By: Maria Chilcote is Managing Partner of The Training Clinic, a training consulting firm specializing in state-of-the art design, delivery, management and evaluation of training through development and delivery of workshops, certificate programs, on-line courses, publications, training products and job-aids. Since 1977, The Training Clinic has trained over 200,000 people on five continents in train-the-trainer techniques and other topics including interpersonal, sales, management development, communication, administrative and self-management skills workshops.

As a consultant, trainer and designer with over 30 years of experience, Maria specializes in performance consulting, management development, the train-the-trainer process and marketing the training function. Maria has conducted hundreds of workshops for a wide variety of industries including government, retail, manufacturing, hospitality & food service, financial and non-profit. In addition to public and in-house workshops, Maria regularly facilitates webinars, workshops and certificate workshops for Training Magazine and ATD. She is author of many white papers and articles on learning and development best practices. Maria is a very engaging trainer in the classroom, modeling the skills she teaches and blending examples from her breadth of corporate experience with just the right amount of humor!

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Learn How to Engage High Performing Teams

Delivery: Webinar

Date & Time: July 10th at  2 p.m.

Cost: Free

Workplace Application: Attendees will learn key steps and processes to build high performing teams while focusing on engagement.

This session will focus on the key steps to building a high performing team. You will leave energized with a blueprint that will enable you to transform your teams into high performing functional teams and will take home team building tools, exercises, and approaches. This session will bring you through a team evolution process incorporating the best work of Lencioni, Tuckman, Blanchard, and of course, Kelleher.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to establish your leadership team’s baseline
  • Define the ideal traits of high performing teams
  • Learn how to adopt best-in-class experiential exercises to reinforce team dynamics
  • Learn how to apply the work of noted team though leaders, including Lencioni’s 5 Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Understand why humility, hunger, and emotional intelligence are the special ingredients of successful teams
  • Experience the dangers of one “bad apple” team member

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