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TRDV Student Wins ATDChi Award!

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We’re sending out warm congratulations to TRDV student and graduate assistant Niké Basurto. Niké was chosen for the ATDChi 2016 Dr. Deb Colky Workplace Learning and Performance Student Award. The award, named in memory of a previous TRDV Program Chair, recognizes an exceptional student studying in the area of workplace learning and performance. Award recipients exhibit many of Deb’s qualities,

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TRDV Alumna Wins Award

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TRDV alumna, Nicole Hajdrowski, has been named the 2016 Chicagoland Learning Leader of the Year by Caveo Learning. Nicole graduated with a Master of Arts in Organization Development in 2009. The Chicagoland Learning Leader of the Year award honors the ideal of a modern learning leader—thoughtful and strategic, willing to question the status quo, and most importantly, aligned with the

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Work Backwards & Define Results First: Measuring Informal Learning Strategically

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by Tom Ford, MATD candidate Informal learning is one of the greatest learning tools of the 21st century and also one of the biggest headaches for the modern trainer to evaluate effectively.   Kirkpatrick’s  4 Levels of Evaluation (Reaction, Learning, Behavior and Results)[1] offers a starting point for tackling this problem but lacks a clear implementation framework.  The problem is further

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Working with Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) by Dr. Kathy Iverson

Working with SME’s?  Watch out for their blind spots. Did you know that we all have a retinal blind spot?  It’s where the axons that make up the retinal nerve exit the eye.  There are no visual receptors in this small area.  Take the “blind spot test” to see how it works.  First, look at the two orange dots below. 

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