We’re heading into the warm season, and scorching days lie ahead. It’s fun in the sun, but when you want to escape from the rays, why not hang out indoors and catch up on the latest learning? June features plenty of great webinars to get you thinking (in the shade). We hope they will inspire and motivate you.
Monday, June 1, 2015, 11AM – 12PM PT: Blended Learning Instructional Design: A Modern Approach (Free for ATD members)
Instructional designers are constantly bombarded with new technologies and trends. It's difficult to distinguish which are fads and which are worthy of time and resources. Instructional designers must also battle the false perception that you can teach any content using any technology.
Instructional designers should also look to develop a more blended program rather than try to fit all content into one convenient delivery modality. This session will provide some tips on how to plan and create a successful blended program.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Delegating: A Live Virtual Training Experience (Free for ATD members)
This webinar will help participants understand the importance of delegating frequently and effectively to improve team performance, use time more efficiently, and motivate and develop others. Participants will explore the individual and organizational barriers to effective delegation and learn a simple, proven four-step process for effective delegation. Participants will also learn time-tested strategies and techniques for delegating to reports with different communication patterns. Additionally, as part of a flipped learning experience, participants will receive an interactive workbook.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Sketchnoting: Capturing Ideas and Concepts with Visual Narratives
This webinar will look at the building blocks of visual communication and discuss what sketchnotes are by looking at various styles of sketchnoting. It'll also review ideas on how to organize your sketchnotes in a logical flow for later recall. Then comes a discussion regarding whether it’s best to sketch live with a pen on paper or a tablet app, or make a loose sketch and clean up your notes later with a pen and colour. Finally, a look at the five categories that make up a well-rounded sketchnote.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12PM – 1PM PT: POW! Design Tips for Virtual Facilitators
What separates decent virtual facilitators from great virtual facilitators? The ability to design and facilitate virtual learning experiences that dazzle participants. If you want to lead virtual training sessions that participants clamour to attend, then join in to explore the design techniques used by the best virtual facilitators. You will learn to capitalize on the visual strengths of web conferencing, rethink interactive participation, increase collaboration, and captivate with a good story.
Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 12:30PM – 1PM PT: Symposium Teaser: The NeuroScience of Learning Design (Free for CSTD members)
Recent developments in neuroscience illuminate how to maximize learning. Explore the latest discoveries about the brain and key principles for learning design that maximize the brain’s capacity to learn, build memories, and develop habits. See how these practices are applied in an award-winning L&D program that includes management training, leadership development, and training for individual contributors. You’ll leave with new strategies to maximize the potential of your learners.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 11AM – 12PM PT: Scalable Growth: How Splunk Went from New Hire to President's Club Faster (Free for ATD members)
Leveraging sales playbooks, Splunk has created compelling mixed media, mobile learning, processes, and tools to decrease the ramp-to-revenue timeline for all field employees. Splunk focused on getting its newest field reps up to speed as fast as possible, giving them the chance to make President’s Club in their first year, ultimately delivering a consistent and optimal buyer experience.
During this webcast, you will learn how to:
Leverage sales playbooks to get new reps ramped up more quickly.
Get sales reps to make President’s Club in their first year.
Deliver a consistent and optimal buyer experience.
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 8AM – 9AM PT: Compliance: Not Just a Training Challenge
Per Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Compliance Survey, 90 percent of companies say it is important to be able to demonstrate learning compliance to an external agency. About half of those say it is critical to their business; however, there is no real consensus as to who owns compliance. Is it a training function or an HR function? How are Legal and Quality involved? Answers vary greatly across industries and may depend on an organization's own compliance challenges.
Join David Wentworth, Senior Learning Analyst at Brandon Hall Group and Steve Young, General Manager of NetDimensions Asia Pacific, for a look at the role of compliance in high-consequence industries. We will review results of Brandon Hall Group’s 2014 Compliance Survey, global trends, challenges, and strategies. Discussion topics include:
Strategic vs. transactional compliance.
Companies where compliance exists outside of training.
Business impact of compliance and non-compliance.
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Do You Do It All? Trainer, Designer, Artist, Developer, Deliverer, Tracker, Etc.? Welcome to the World of the Do-It-Yourself Learning Professionals
It’s 3:00 am and you are thrilled at the discovery that you can actually prepare beautiful graphics for your training. You never thought you could. You are amazed with yourself.
The following day, at the meeting, the boss asks, "Wow, how did you do all of this? You are a designer-trainer, and now you are also an artist and developer. How do you do it?”
This is the kind of power and skill you want to nurture. This is where you want to be—a situation where you wow your peers and leaders. Of course, it is beyond your job description. Then again, going above and beyond what your actual job entails in order to deliver consistent results is what will set you apart and take your career to new heights. Besides, you are a perpetual learner and you belong to a new breed of learning professionals who are “Do-It-Yourselfers.”
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 11AM – 12PM PT: Personalizing the E-Learning Experience: How Video-Based Training Motivates Employees (Free for ATD members)
Keep employees motivated as they learn new skills. Engage learners by effectively incorporating video-based training and great design that personalizes employee instruction.
Join Koreen Pagano to:
Find out how video boosts knowledge retention and keeps learners coming back for more.
Explore e-Learning design elements and interactive features that drive success.
Discover key engagement strategies that personalize e-Learning for every member of your organization.
Thursday, June 4, 2015, 12PM – 12:30PM PT: Symposium Teaser: Brain-Based Learning Through Self-Awareness (Free for CSTD members)
Using the latest neuroscience and various elements of adult learning theory, Matt Summers demonstrates the link between motivation and behaviour that dramatically increases the ability of leaders to effectively manage conflict in the workplace.
The session will highlight how managers can increase learning capacity by developing self-awareness and the ability to regulate emotions. Matt will teach you how to apply brain-based learning applications to support leaders.
Friday, June 5, 2015, 11AM – 12PM PT: Creating a Modern Mentoring Culture (Free for ATD members)
We all know mentoring works, but companies today still struggle with the details:
How can we make it a part of our organizational culture?
How can we support our entire workforce in mentoring relationships?
How do we appeal to people of all ages?
This webinar will answer these questions and more as Randy Emelo explores the practice of modern mentoring.
Monday, June 8, 2015, 11AM – 12PM PT: Training for Preventative Health (Free for ATD members)
Finding ways to create meaningful population health management programs is a major goal for most healthcare networks looking to comply with federal government mandates that will shape the new healthcare environment. Not only does that effort take extensive internal change, but it also requires that hospital systems and healthcare providers take on a new role—that of health trainer.
To deliver health management programs to patients and the community, physicians and organizations must be able to train the public on preventative health, and deliver physicians’ specialized knowledge to the right learning environments. An entire branch of Methodist Hospital of Southern California, including consulting physicians and clinical staff, is dedicated to providing community health training.
This webinar will look at what went into building such an extensive outreach program and discuss ways the organization uses training to inform its own internal operations, as well as its educational efforts in the community.
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Should You Be a Consultant? 5 Questions to Ask Before You Make the Leap!
Bob Pike has been a highly successful training and performance improvement consultant for over 40 years. He built one of the most successful training companies in the industry.
In this "no holds barred" session Bob will lay out the exact steps he used to launch his career—and the questions you must answer for yourself before you make the decision to start your own consulting practice!
Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 11AM – 12PM PT: 7 Ways to Retain Employees Besides Locking the Doors (Free for ATD members)
In this webinar, you’ll learn proactive strategies that can safeguard against aggressive poaching of top talent. You’ll discover techniques for locking in your key employees using career development programs and other strategies, some of which cost pennies to implement. You’ll also hear case studies of other companies that have dramatically improved their retention rate.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Engage, Measure, Enrich – Preparing Learners for the 2.0 Workplace
Training and learning are becoming mission-critical needs in a corporate environment of competitive disruption and rapidly evolving job descriptions. But a new approach is required to meet these needs while tackling issues raised by increasingly mobile-driven consumption, content security concerns, and the difficulty in measuring learning impact.
In this session, the following strategies will be discussed:
Driving learner engagement in a BYOD world.
Driving learner engagement using content.
Measuring learner engagement to drive desired learning outcomes.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 11AM – 12PM PT: Bridge the Skills Gap with Competency-Based Education (Free for ATD members)
While 71 percent of employers would prefer to promote staff from within over hiring externally, 85 percent of employees who are considering college degree programs are doing so to get a raise. These two desires align, but it’s not easy to bridge the skills gap.
Join two organizations from the White House Upskill Summit—Anthem and College for America at Southern New Hampshire University—to find out how they are working together to advance the careers and lives of working adults while developing a thriving workforce.
An executive from Anthem will share the company’s commitment to the Upskill Summit and its groundbreaking initiative to provide Anthem associates with the opportunity to earn an accredited associate’s degree. Julian L. Alssid will discuss how College for America develops cost-effective, workforce-applicable degrees specifically for working adults, and how competency-based education (CBE) lets students advance based on what they know and can do, through project-based learning.
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 9AM – 10AM PT: Employee Engagement Through L&D (Free for ATD members)
Learn how MGM Resorts provides development and educational opportunities at every level of leadership. MGM Resort's vice president of talent and organizational leadership will share the company's development strategy, which is rooted in the company's core values. MGM's development strategy is designed to drive engagement and behaviour changes that correlate to the rise in guest service that the company has recently experienced.
During this webcast, you will learn how to:
Leverage outside-the-box tactics to enroll your employees in the spirt of the company’s core values.
Invest in and inspire educational opportunities that make a difference in business outcomes.
Provide business-end-in-mind learning for leaders at every level.
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Build a Better Reaction Sheet: Tips from Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick
Have you been using the same evaluation form after your training programs for as long as you can remember? Are you struggling to get an acceptable response rate? Do you wonder what people really think of your training? Are you certain that you are even asking the right questions?
Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick, the creators of the New World Kirkpatrick Model, will address these and other questions during this practical session. They will share the most modern and effective ways to obtain the data and information you need after your training programs using a blended evaluation approach. They will provide specific tips that define what information to gather, when to obtain it and how to ask the questions in a way that will yield the most useful information possible from your post-program evaluation efforts. Every registrant will also receive a sample evaluation form to use and adapt for their own training programs.
Thursday, June 11, 2015, 11AM – 12PM PT: The New ATD World-Class Sales Competency Model (Free for ATD members)
ATD recently completed a comprehensive research project to revise its World-Class Sales Competency Model (originally developed in 2008). This research project started with a comprehensive literature review to identify trends that are shaping the sales profession. Next, interviews were conducted with subject matter experts (SMEs) from all over the world and various industries to identify emerging sales practices that impact the competencies needed by sales professionals.
These results were used to create a new three-part competency model (salesforce, sales leadership, and sales enablement) covering all key roles in the sales ecosystem. The new model was validated and revised based on SME feedback, and further fine-tuned through a large-scale survey of sales professionals worldwide.
In this webcast you will:
Explore key trends and emerging sales practices that are shaping the sales profession, and their impact on the competencies needed by sales professionals.
Learn about the new three-part World-Class Sales Competency Model and its areas of expertise and foundational competencies.
Discover new ideas and examples of how to leverage the new model for selecting, hiring, assessing, and continuously developing sales talent.
Friday, June 12, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Creating a Culture of Trust: A Challenge for Today's Leaders (Free for ATD members)
During this webcast, you will learn how to empower your leadership by developing new resources based on emotional intelligence. As a result of participating in the session, you will be able to:
Identify genuine trust among members of a team and understand how this is connected with organizational results.
Discover how to foster trust in a team, and how a leader can develop the right attitude to make it possible.
Understand the importance of acceptance and learn several helpful methods such as articulating and normalizing.
Monday, June 15, 2015, 11AM – 12PM PT: Strategies for Decision Leadership (Free for ATD members)
Our world is far too complex for any one model to explain it. Eclectic and pragmatic, decision leadership relies on a diverse toolkit of models and narratives, rather than a single account of events or a polarizing view of the world.
In this webcast, participants will learn ten strategies—or guideposts—for decision leadership. The presenter will describe straightforward action items to help participants prioritize next steps and guard against the perils of various decision-making traps. Providing a steadying influence, those guideposts can help decision leaders validate assumptions, verify the need for course corrections, and support learning at all levels.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015,11AM – 12PM PT: The ABCs of the CPLP Program (Free for ATD members)
Join ATD Certification Institute (ATD CI) staff Diane Daly and Melissa Washington for an overview of the CPLP program.
Diane and Melissa will present information about the program’s policies, eligibility, the CPLP exam, the CPLP Work Product assessment, and recertification. Diane and Melissa will also answer questions from participants. This webcast is for individuals who would like to learn more about the CPLP program.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Manage Work. Inspire People. Three Ways to Transform Your Managers into Leaders.
The classic role of a manager is to direct processes, projects, and people. Yet, behind the endless meetings and growing to-do lists hides the part of their role that—when done right—will accelerate success for your organization. The art of engaging and inspiring people is the game-changer that separates managers from leaders.
Join in for a highly interactive webinar with author and strategy execution expert Gary Magenta to learn three ways to transform your managers into leaders. Key questions that will be discussed:
Why do managers need to see themselves as CEOs (Chief Engagement Officers)?
What is so important about understanding the big picture and why is it Job One for managers?
How can managers inspire purpose in their teams through the simple act of storytelling?
What can managers do to ensure everyone on their team understands how the work they do every day is directly connected to the success of the business?
Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Never Fear, HCM Is Here! Tech Trends for Business Performance
We all want to be heroes, but when it comes to human capital management, what can we do to truly be heroes to our business? Based on the latest findings from Brandon Hall Group's 2015 HCM Technology Trends study, join Mollie Lombardi and Ben Eubanks as they reveal how you can transform your organization.
The presentation will address:
How to align HCM technology and process with business goals.
Using analytics to make better talent decisions.
Selecting the right technology and technology providers.
This webinar will include Q&A time for you to share your biggest questions around HCM technology.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015,11AM – 12PM PT: Millennial Engagement (Free for ATD members)
With over 50 percent of the U.S. Federal Government workforce eligible for retirement in 2014, and a projected shortage of qualified Gen Xers to back-fill the vacant positions, millennials find themselves in a unique situation of assuming leadership roles earlier in their federal career than their predecessors. However, in order to take advantage of this opportunity, millennials must begin to develop their leadership skills TODAY.
Join Alex Tremble, Founder & CEO of GPS Leadership Solutions and author of the bestselling book, The GPS Guide to Success, as he discusses the leadership skills necessary to succeed and excel as tomorrow’s leaders and strategies for effectively engaging a millennial cohort that is ready for success NOW. Using his self-created “GPS Success Model,” participants will identify leadership behaviours important to their future success and will leave with possible strategies for improving them.
Kevin Sheridan will outline and quantify the importance of Learning and Development to building a culture of true Employee Engagement, where employees are so jazzed to get to work each day and deliver nothing less than superior results. Specifically, the webinar will feature:
An updated and fresh definition of Employee Engagement.
Exploring the value of Employee Engagement as it relates to Learning & Development.
Reviewing the value of Learning and its meaningfulness to employees and their engagement.
Summarizing the significance of Development, both personal and career, to Employee Engagement.
Revealing the related best practices on all of the above.
Final thoughts, action steps, and key take-aways.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Creating the Mobile Virtual Classroom
A major concern with respect to the mobile virtual classroom is that organizations expect the same outcomes from mobile learners as they expect from individuals learning from desktop virtual classrooms or even traditional classrooms. They have not yet learned that different learning environments are not created equal and there must be a different expectation for each learning environment in terms of outcome.
This session will help you to lead the discussion about the mobile virtual classroom in your organization, by focusing on the following topics:
Designing for live desktop learning vs. designing for mobile devices—what’s the difference?
Meeting business needs—the manager’s take on mobile virtual classrooms.
BYOD—learning on mobile devices.
Adult learning theory and mobile virtual learning.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Develop, Engage, and Retain Your Top Talent
This webinar is going to focus on integration of learning with the rest of the talent lifecycle, as well as the role that career planning, coaching and development play in engagement.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Take the Bite Out of Hiring: Abandon Competencies for Lean Key Accountabilities
There is a clear connection among engagement, performance, and profit. It is imperative to drive performance results at all levels of the organization to seize market position and steer growth. Recruiting talented candidates is not enough; it's crucial that people are assigned to the specific roles where their talents will have the greatest effect on achieving company goals, and where they are most likely to remain fully engaged.
Matching each person to the right job using the job-matching process outlined in this session will give you the ultimate edge over competitors: It builds a superior performing workplace and boosts employee morale and engagement. Job matching is the science of carefully defining superior performance in each position and using objective criteria to determine who is hired. Add some science to check your intuition when you join us for this session.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Best of mLearning DemoFest 2015: Award-winning mLearning in Action
This webinar showcases some of the award-winning projects that were presented at mLearning DemoFest 2015, available to all through this special online presentation.
This year at mLearnCon and Performance Support Symposium, dozens of conference participants will show off their latest mobile-learning and performance-support projects at mLearning DemoFest. Presenters will demonstrate a wide variety of mobile-learning and performance-support solutions in action, and share information about the tools, technologies, and processes used to build these solutions.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Beyond the Training Event: 6 Best Practices to Ensure Learning Results
In this webinar you’ll learn six best practices to elevate any learning effort from program to performance improvement initiative. In this practical session, you will discover how to:
Align learning with your organization’s strategy to secure successful business outcomes.
Expand your view of the learning initiative to encompass application to the job.
Elevate your learning implementation to a strategic initiative by leveraging the six best practices.
Gain ideas, tools, and techniques to help you provide training that impacts the success of your organization.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Employee Engagement: Beyond the Buzzword
Employee engagement fuels organizational growth. The correlation is hard to deny. If employees are engaged in their work environments, they are more likely to perform at optimum levels. Senior leaders recognize this impact and are quickly embracing employee engagement as a core value of the business. During our event we will discuss:
Why it is important and how to move “beyond the buzzword” to take action.
Real-world examples of how companies are leveraging HR technology to help achieve imperative engagement improvements.
cFactor’s Excellence in Technology 2014 award-winning core HCM system.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015,11AM – 12PM PT: Why Business Acumen Is Now Required for Sales Professionals (Free for ATD members)
This webcast will discuss the importance business acumen plays in the world of selling. Specifically, it will:
Highlight business acumen and its connection to being a competent, successful salesperson in today’s ever-changing marketplace.
Show how business acumen arms salespeople with the ability to understand the drivers behind their customers’ businesses, allowing them to make intelligent connections between these drivers and their products and services.
Provide insight from Mark Roberge as he explains the urgency of business acumen training and the competitive advantage it brings to organizations.
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Play Your Cards Right
This webinar is about a series of engaging and effective card games that deliver activities-based, results-oriented training. The games use a deck of 52 cards, each with a piece of practical advice related to a specific interpersonal skill such as building trust or leading a team. Each card is self-contained, evidence-based, and useful.
While you can read the advice on each card and implement it at work and home, what makes this training tool effective and engaging is the collection of 20 different games. These games can be played by different numbers of people (from 1 to 100) and last for different periods of time (from 10 minutes to 52 weeks). The games require the players to take a piece of advice and analyze it, apply it, challenge it, critique it, discuss it, evaluate it, explain it, and use it to solve problems. In other words, the games encourage in-depth analysis of important guidelines and mindful planning for their application.
Design a deck of practical advice cards on a topic of your own choice.
Learn useful principles and procedures by playing different games with practical advice cards.
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: Using Social Learning to Improve Knowledge Sharing
Instructor-led classroom learning is the most commonly used method of delivering learning, employed to at least some extent by 95 percent of organizations. But what happens after the classroom? How do people find the information and knowledge they need to do their jobs? At the same time, organizations are facing an exodus of veteran workers, many of whom are poised to take their expertise and institutional knowledge out the door with them. How can companies capture and transfer that knowledge to an increasingly younger workforce?
Effectiveness of learning types.
The need for more informal channels.
After the Classroom.
Keys to knowledge transfer.
Examples of companies leveraging social/collaborative learning.
Thursday, June 25, 2015,11AM – 12PM PT: Leadership Is Half the Story (Free for ATD members)
Can you imagine a choreographer training only one dancer to lead while his or her partner sits in the lobby staring at the wall? Unthinkable? Yet this happens all the time within organizations. Half the partnership is missing!
There is a notion that everyone should be a leader all the time and, if leadership is so game-changing, we must need more of it from everyone, all the time. In fact, research shows that it takes both roles—leadership AND followership—to get the best results. They are equally valuable. Leadership is one half of a partnership.
The facilitators offer a host of new ideas and practical advice from their exciting new book Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership and Collaboration. It will change how you think about leadership development.
Thursday, June 25, 2015, 12PM – 1PM PT: Tether Your Space Junk! How to Get a Rope Around Asynchronous Training
Have tons of asynchronous learning out there that no one’s using? You’re not alone. There’s been a trend that “more is better.” And so over the years, we have “stuffed” the clouds and taken a “Build it and they will come” mentality.
Without the proper support system, all of our efforts are turning into virtual “space junk.” Start at the beginning and determine whether asynchronous learning is right for your learning situation. Learn the challenges (some of you may already painfully know) and how to craft a support system that leads the learners to this mode of learning, facilitates their learning, and enables them to transfer this new knowledge back on the job.
Identify when asynchronous learning is appropriate.
Tie asynchronous learning to the learner’s current performance.
Develop a process to support the learner before, during, and after the asynchronous learning event.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 10AM – 11AM PT: ATD Research Presents: The Mobile Landscape 2015 – Building Toward Anytime, Anywhere Learning (Free for ATD members)
This webcast is based on the report The Mobile Landscape 2015: Building Toward Anytime, Anywhere Learning, which was the fourth collaborative examination of the state of mobile learning undertaken by ATD and the Institute for Corporate Productivity.
Join Kevin Oakes and Geoff Stead to get the latest statistics on mobile learning. Kevin will present research findings on the extent of mobile learning usage, how designers rank mobile device features in supporting learning, and what mobile learning success looks like. Geoff will provide insight into the latest mobile learning initiatives at Qualcomm, and talk about the three stages of mobile learning programs: technical issues, content, and scale.
Why can’t we all be happy at work? This question, and more importantly, its answers and solutions, unlocks the key to the next big pay-off in the modern economy.
In this first of a three-part webinar series on The Happiness Advantage at Work, Devin Hughes, Chief Inspiration Officer at International Thought Leader Network talks to JJ Bowman, a senior executive at Nationwide Brokerage Solutions, about the requirements for creating a happy and engaged culture. You’ll hear the story of how Nationwide Brokerage Solutions has increased engagement levels, reduced turnover, and achieved record-breaking business growth and financial performance by prioritizing a positive culture and embedding happiness practices into the organization.
As a participant you will gain valuable insights into:
How to get senior leader buy-in and support for happiness.
How to empower teams and individuals to create a high-performing culture.
How to spread learning and positive behaviours that support both happiness and performance.
Why JJ and Nationwide Brokerage Solutions is committed strategically to a world class, happy, and engaged culture.
Bonus: Each participant will receive a complimentary digital copy of leading positive psychology researcher and Harvard best-selling author Shawn Achor’s business parable, The Orange Frog.