Free learning & development webinars for June 2017

After some record-setting rain summer has decided to emerge. With good weather tempting us away from our desks, now’s the time to work efficiently and capitalize on short bursts of learning. Why not try a free one-hour webinar to brush up your skills and knowledge?

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Beyond Video: Why Every Learning Organization Needs a "Knowledge Hosting" Strategy

With video on the rise for online learning in organizations, it's time to ask the question: "Is my approach to video learning really up to snuff"? Emmy-winning TV producer Michael Kolowich will take you beyond video and into the world of "Knowledge Hosting"—a whole new way of looking at how we create, host, share, organize, and measure the impact of learning media. This is your opportunity to pick the brain of a true pioneer in online media.

What you'll learn:

  • What "knowledge hosting" is, and why it matters.
  • How to easily harvest the learning content that surrounds you.
  • How to create fresh learning content in minutes and hours, not days and weeks.
  • How to organize learning assets into engaging self-service collections.
  • How to measure the performance of your learning content—and the people who view it.
  • Critical criteria for sizing up a modern media platform for learning.

Thursday, June 1, 2017, 11AM – 12M PT: Leveraging LinkedIn for Business Development

LinkedIn is the most powerful sales tool for today's sales professional if you know how to use it effectively.

If you're still thinking of the old (2016) LinkedIn or you're not confident in your abilities as an expert in using the new 2017 version of LinkedIn, you're losing out to competitors who are.

Well-known coach, author and LinkedIn social selling expert Brynne Tillman helps you acquire more opportunities and close more business.

Join this webinar to learn how to:

  • Gain more access to stakeholders.
  • Gain more access to targeted buyers.
  • Establish yourself as a thought leader and respected subject matter expert. 

Friday, June 2, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp): Standards for Human Capital (Free for ATD members)

Talent development reporting principles (TDRp) is an effort by leaders in the learning and development and HR fields to establish best practices and standards for measuring, reporting, and managing human capital. Accounting has standards for classifying and defining measures and creating statements, as well as a host of processes to use those measures and statements to improve organizational results. Isn’t it time we had something similar?

This webcast will introduce the TDRp framework and discuss how it can help practitioners plan, measure, and manage to deliver business impact using a standard, yet flexible, approach that will help you become a valued, strategic business partner. Examples will be provided for learning and development.

In particular, Dave Vance, executive director of the Center for Talent Reporting, will discuss:

  • What types of measures should be reported.
  • How to organize measures into three standard TDRp statements.
  • How to create three management reports from the key measures in the three statements.
  • How to show alignment and expected impact of talent initiatives.
  • How to use the reports to execute with discipline.

Monday, June 5, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Ditch the Drama from Your Training Programs: How to Hardwire Accountability, Drive Change, and Deliver Big Results (Free for ATD members)

Workplace drama is on the rise, increasing to more than two hours per day per employee. This newly identified source of waste in the workplace is robbing organizations of the value that talent is intended to provide. And new research is suggesting that our current L&D philosophies are hurting, not helping.

L&D can teach leaders how to cut the cost of drama and drive big results, and this webcast will show you how. Based on Cy Wakeman’s research in her new book, No Ego, the webcast will reveal the latest thinking and data on how drama shows up in the workplace, leaders can learn to effectively reduce it, and L&D leaders can harness their organization’s future potential to drive big results. You’ll learn to:

  • Challenge 30 years of conventional leadership and learning practices that actually increase the amount of drama at work.
  • Apply bold new thinking to give leaders practical ways to redirect energy into results.
  • Recognize the five major sources of drama in the workplace.
  • Cultivate accountability in the workplace, and learn how to harness it to maximize your learning programs.
  • Measure performance that maximizes employee value, improves future potential, and reduces emotional waste (drama).
  • Bypass egos at work, improve productivity, and keep your teams ready for what’s next.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: 6 Steps to Expand Employees' Critical Thinking Skills (Free for ATD members)

Critical thinking skills are essential for modern business. Join us for this webcast to learn why and to discover methods for expanding the critical thinking skills of incoming employees.

The speaker will share an overview of the surprising ways that critical thinking plays a role in the success or failure of organizations, and will explain how the culture of learning, training architecture, and training itself can play a role in enhancing the critical thinking skills of your team.

The webcast will cover the following points:

  • Critical thinking is required to validate information and ideas based on verifiable evidence and sound logic. It involves a well-organized thought process that is focused on solving problems, analyzing, and researching.
  • Lack of critical thinking has led to the rise of recent phenomena like runaway fake news stories or hacking of government and corporate computers, and costs companies dearly in lawsuits, fines, penalties, and failed projects.
  • Critical thinkers are willing to challenge assumptions, stay open to new possibilities and approaches, and be aware of the limitations and scope of analysis while remaining reflective and transparent.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 12PM – 1PM PT: Leading with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in the New Workplace

Globalization, doing more with less, leading remote and contingent workers, changing demographics, low engagement: These are just a few of the dramatic changes that leaders face today. Join in to discuss the four elements of Emotional Intelligence (self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management) as a key differentiator for leadership performance, which requires collaboration, influence, and versatility.

This highly interactive and practical session will explore how lack of self-awareness, everyday stress, and personal triggers limit our ability to make the best decisions and build positive relationships with key stakeholders. Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the four dimensions of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and how they apply to leadership.
  • Identify the business case for using EQ to be fully effective.
  • Identify what your personal "triggers" are and how stress can create tunnel vision.
  • Discover how EQ can help you obtain buy-in for your ideas and become a more effective leader.
  • Identify how to use EQ to build more productive interactions, with your direct reports, boss, your peers, and internal and external clients. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Workforce Development for the Future of Work (Free for ATD members)

With today's rapid pace of technological and economic change, the skills gap is widening worldwide. People need new skills to succeed in the changing economy, and organizations can't find the talent they need to grow and thrive. Governments and nonprofits are on the front lines of efforts to close this gap. During this webcast, the presenters will explore how learning leaders can leverage new technology to prepare their communities for the jobs of the future.

In this webcast, you will learn about:

  • Creating innovative learning programs aligned to communities' skill development needs.
  • Designing learning programs that can scale by blending online learning with in-person services.
  • Tracking the impact of innovative learning programs, including specific skill development and longer-term career outcomes. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Bring VR and AR Training into Your Workplace

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are the future of learning. It’s only a matter of time before these innovative tools disrupt and drastically change workplace learning as we know it. Now is the time to ask if your workplace is ready for it.

In this webinar, you’ll learn all about best practices for using VR and AR in workplace training and have a chance to experience the power of both technologies through live-action examples handcrafted by experts specifically for this session. You’ll also gain first-hand insight into how leading organizations like Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), Syncrude, the Calgary Airport Authority, and Travel Alberta are using VR as a learning solution. This session will wrap up with some helpful tips and tricks for how you can easily and affordably begin implementing VR and AR into your workplace learning strategy.

By the end of this webinar, attendees will:

  • Understand the difference between virtual reality and augmented reality.
  • Gain knowledge of current VR and AR technologies and platforms.
  • See examples of how organizations are using this technology for learning.
  • Define how they can apply VR and AR strategies to their own workplace learning strategy. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Tips for Driving Learning Success with Moodle LMS Reporting

As your courses run, your learners participate, and your instructors design, Moodle learning management systems create and store a wealth of data just underneath the hood. All of the information you need to optimize your system, report on the effectiveness of your courses, and identify opportunities for learner intervention are waiting to be analyzed, visualized, and shared.

Join Stewart Rogers, the Lambda Solutions reporting and analytics expert, to discover how you can use reporting and analytics in your Moodle LMS to drive learning success. This webinar will demonstrate what you can gain from analytic insights into your learner data created through Moodle, and provide tips and tricks on how you can quickly access, analyze, and share this information for actionable insights that will help you improve the effectiveness of your learning programs.

Attend this live webinar to:

  • Monitor student progress and identify intervention opportunities.
  • Report on student activity and engagement within your courses.
  • Collect and visualize compliance data.
  • Assess “time spent” by your learners and instructors.
  • Analyze trends in the effectiveness of your learning programs. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 12PM – 1PM PT: The Right Stuff – A Model for Modern Blended Learning That’s Out of This World

The modern learning landscape calls for modern blended learning design. We aren’t designing courses, we are designing experiences that support the learner in all of their moments of learning need—not just when learning something new.

It doesn’t have to be rocket science! It takes a new approach to design; an approach that builds on fundamental instructional design approaches and takes the needs of modern learners and modern organizations into account.

Blended Learning Campaigns are designed to support the learner experience by delivering time-released lessons that are supported by activities and resources that continue to be relevant after the formal campaign is over. The campaign design considers appropriate instructional strategies, techniques and technologies to identify the best approach to a learning objective.

This session will answer the following questions:

  • What are the five moments of learning needs, and how does a learning campaign support them?
  • What is the difference between instructional strategies, instructional techniques, and instructional technologies, and how do they impact blended learning design?
  • How can resources used during the formal campaign support informal learning?
  • How can a Campaign Map manage the development process, and assist learners in navigating their learning experiences?
  • How are learning hubs becoming the centre of the learning universe, balancing the needs of business with the needs of learners? 

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mind-Blowing PowerPoint. No, Really

Why are most presentations so bad? Truly terrible?

Few people enjoy creating, delivering, or watching PowerPoint presentations, so let’s change that. You may recall the quick-fire selection of Awesome PowerPoint tricks covered in the December webinar by BrightCarbon. This session builds on that with techniques to create mind-blowing presentations.

Want to know how to create visual slides? Manipulate images? Master animations? Make it interactive? And produce presentations that will astound your audience? This is a master class in ways to capture your audience’s attention and help them learn. This is an interactive experience, covering techniques based on your requests.

And to whet your appetite, this short clip gives you an idea of what to expect. Oh, and it’s all created in PowerPoint. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Compliance: The Devil Is in the Details

For many organizations, compliance training is seen as a necessary evil—a type of medicine to be taken. This perception can cause companies to overlook many of the details that go into the delivery of effective compliance training. And ineffective training can result in audits, fines, accidents, or worse.

Challenges also arise if there is not a consensus as to who owns compliance. Is it a training function or an HR function? How are Legal and Quality involved? Answers may vary greatly by industry as well as the unique compliance challenges an organization faces.

The session will highlight Brandon Hall Group’s most recent Compliance Survey, identifying global trends, challenges and strategies. To be discussed:

  • The difference between strategic and transactional compliance.
  • The impact of compliance on the business.
  • Cross-functional compliance.
  • Common compliance challenges.
  • Examples of how companies address challenges. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: How Did I Not See This Coming? A Manager's Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster (Free for ATD members)

Have you ever had a job where you felt like you were in way over your head? Have you ever had a manager that made every day an exercise in frustration? Have you ever realized that you might be that manager? Join this webcast for an engaging conversation with Katy Tynan, author of the upcoming book, How Did I Not See This Coming? A Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster. You’ll learn:

  • The real reason new managers struggle to make the leap from individual contributor to manager.
  • Five secrets to being successful as a team leader.
  • What smart managers are doing to create an engaging, inspiring, and collaborative work environment.

Friday, June 9, 2017, 8AM – 9AM PT: 2017 Award of Excellence – Information Session

Join Institute for Performance and Learning awards committee chair Mike Bubyn CTDP as he walks through the awards process and provides insight into the submission requirements and rubric scoring systems.

  • Discussion topics include:
  • How the awards program is different from previous years.
  • Understanding the award categories and multi-category submissions.
  • Tips to strengthen your submission.

This session will cover a lot of detail quickly. Participants are encouraged to review the awards program documents prior to attending the information session. A recording of the session will be made available for future reference.

There will be a Q&A session at the end of the session. You can submit your questions ahead of time to ensure they are addressed. 

Friday, June 9, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Leading Change Through Authentic Appreciation (Free for ATD members)

Resistance to change is part of human nature; it’s the easier path. But when an organization must change or die, how can leaders inspire employees to not only stop resisting, but also start embracing change? One of the most powerful incentives is also one of the least expensive: Expressing authentic appreciation builds employee trust and breaks down resistance to change. In this webcast, you’ll learn how to harness appreciation to leverage change:

  • Understand why resistance to change occurs.
  • Learn why appreciation works to lead change.
  • Identify three benefits of appreciation in change management.

Monday, June 12, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: Go With It: Embrace the Unexpected to Drive Change (Free for ATD members)

We can all be innovative—every day. Innovation is a learned behaviour, and improvisation is your guide. Many meaningful innovations are actually a series of small steps, which come from ordinary people working together in extraordinary ways. That’s where improv is the model for behavioural innovation.

This webcast will provide clear techniques for creating more collaborative, innovative interactions, use case studies and exercises to show how to change behaviour, and give you a fresh way to consider developing talent for innovative behaviour and outcomes.

Improvisers play, think upside down, and brainstorm more efficiently. Leveraging these behaviours in organizations propels people and ideas forward. Our choices about how we interact, live, question, play, and think are the building blocks to every innovation we could ever hope for—and if we want more and better innovation, we can try new or different choices. We’ll explore four large categories from improvisation that lead to behavioural innovation and effective change management: prepare, play, think upside down, and manage change. Each of those categories is critical to putting on a good improv show—and each is critical to driving better organizational performance.

You will learn:

  • Four core principles of improvisation that exist in high-performing teams.
  • Three behavioural skills that support effective change management and innovation.
  • How to improve brainstorming.
  • How to apply improv to change management and innovation.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Is Your Workforce Ready for 2020?

Work looks completely different today than it did just a generation ago. Where we work looks different, how we work has changed, and the skills any given employee needs are evolving faster than we can keep up. Employers especially need workers skilled in software development, marketing and sales management, engineering, web development, and financial management, but those jobs are taking longer and longer to fill. On top of those open jobs, employers will need to fill roles by 2020 in emerging fields like robotics, data science, automation, and content curation.

The skills gap is widening and the solution doesn’t belong to one player working alone. We believe that employers, universities, and individuals will all need to invest in lifelong learning and creative ways to collaborate.

In this webinar, Alex Cowan, Batten Fellow & Adjunct Faculty and University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and Ian Stuart, Director of Learning and Development at Coursera, will discuss the framework to move everyone forward, together.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: Making Video Active, Not Passive (Free for ATD members)

Video is playing an increasingly important role in e-learning, but just “doing video” isn’t a strategy that will make the most of what video has to offer. Employees are inundated with video (5 billion YouTube views a day), so it’s more important than ever to engage your learners in video content.

Join this webcast, where you’ll learn how to:

  • Turn passive video content into active learning opportunities.
  • Enable social learning within your video.
  • Get immediate feedback on how your content is being received. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Measuring and Maximizing The Impact of Leader Development Programs

In a people economy, talent is the key factor that brings competitive advantage. This holds true across all areas of the business—call centres, auditors, researchers, sales, etc. Leadership is no exception. Unfortunately, the leadership pipeline for many organizations is running low. Less than 30 per cent of business units have the leaders required to meet the future needs of the organization. In addition, nearly one-third of HR leaders would replace members of their senior leadership team if given the opportunity.

This webinar will focus on:

  • How to measure the effectiveness of your Leader Development programs.
  • How to communicate the business value of learning investments to key leaders.

By the end of the session, attendees will learn how to create a balanced measurement strategy as well as present reliable, tailored dashboards and insights to clarify the relevance and impact of leader development programs to the business. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Cool Ideas in Learning – Tools and Interesting Programs

There is rapid innovation in learning technology and an increasing interest from the business to make learning available anytime, anywhere. This webinar will explore the intersection of these two trends to look at interesting programs and tools being used to achieve results.

Join Max Meadow, Principal HCM Analyst with Brandon Hall Group as he looks at the research and case studies of organizations going through the journey to blended and digital learning futures.

Attendees will learn:

  • How blended learning is being applied in the work environment.
  • Where digital tools are being used for greatest impact.
  • What it means for the learning organization. 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: Developing Emotional Intelligence (Free for ATD members)

Around the world, smart organizations are achieving organizational improvement and business benefits by equipping their leaders with the capabilities to create a positive culture. When leaders, managers, and consultants discover how the latest research in positive psychology, emotional intelligence, and neuroscience is transforming workplaces, many are eager to learn what these solutions look like and how to apply them.

Traditional approaches to leadership often focus on fixing problems, maintaining the status quo, or helping people be good rather than exceptional. This webcast discusses the workplace benefits of positive leadership. Based on positive psychology, it is designed to bring out the best in people and inspire them to strive for remarkable results. 

Attendees of this webcast will learn to:

  • Become energizers and catalysts for organizational transformation.
  • Develop a road map for guiding positive leaders, underpinned by positive organizational scholarship.
  • Create a positive culture and generate exceptional performance in themselves, their teams, and the whole organization. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Four Concrete Ways to Increase the Performance of Your Teams (Free for ATD members)

With the ever-increasing complexity of how we work, as well as an overload of information, leaders must understand that innovative solutions require collaboration. Younger generations are especially engaged and energized by working in teams and on joint projects—there is no longer success without collaboration.

So how can our teams work most effectively, creatively, and enjoyably?

Just as individuals enjoy their work and activities most when they are engaged—when they’re “in flow” or “in the zone”—so can groups harness the power of that flow. But how can a group get into flow in the modern workplace, with schedule deadlines, constant interruptions, and unexpected customer demands? How can leaders optimize the output of team members who work from different locations and have never met one another? What tools can help overcome personality conflicts when leaders don’t have a choice as to who is on the team and for how long?

This webcast will provide concrete methods to overcome these barriers to group flow. As a result of participating, you’ll be able to:

  • Dramatically reduce the time your teams spend on answering the wrong questions.
  • Increase engagement and productivity during meetings with multiple remote participants.
  • Lead your team in producing and evaluating creative ideas for profitability and success. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 12PM – 1PM PT: The Secrets of the Most-Loved Webinars by Ray Jimenez

Ray has delivered numerous webinars in TrainingMagNetwork. Attendees testify that Ray’s methods are:

  • “Highly engaging.”
  • “Never a dull moment.”
  • “Very warm like being in the same room with Ray.”
  • “Thought provoking.”
  • “Fun!”
  • “Time flies quickly.”
  • “Never enough . .. more please.”
  • “Wow... and more wow!”

In this webinar, Ray will share with you his secrets and insights:

  • “Why and how I enjoy webinars.”
  • “How to relate to participants.”
  • “How to keep the content highly simple yet very useful.”
  • “How to keep the experience warm, friendly and unforgettable.”
  • “How to inspire learners.”
  • “How to impact your audience, one person at a time.” 

Friday, June 16, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Build Your Credentials Using ATD’s New Stackable Framework (Free for ATD members)

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, a stackable credential is “part of a sequence of credentials that can be accumulated over time to build up an individual’s qualifications and help them to move along a career pathway or up a career ladder to different and potentially higher-paying jobs.

From ongoing education to more achievement-focused certificates and certifications, ATD offers a depth and breadth of professional development offerings that serve talent development professionals throughout their careers.

Drawing from an extensive offering of content, resources, courses, and certifications, ATD has created a stackable career development framework that provides a road map for talent development professionals who would like to engage with ATD to grow their knowledge, skills, and abilities in a structured and progressive way. This enables a flexible and customizable approach, and has a progression that allows practitioners to apply the knowledge and skills gained in one stack toward other stacks—saving time and money—now and throughout their entire careers.

Join this webcast to learn about this exciting new initiative from ATD. You’ll learn how to:

  • Define a stackable framework and determine what it can do for you.
  • Traverse ATD’s six stacks and product offerings quickly and easily.
  • Build your own career development road map using the framework.
  • Create an aligned workforce planning road map for your team.

Monday, June 19, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Increase Patients' Compliance Through Education and Training (Free for ATD members)

Everyone is using fancy buzzwords like patient engagement, patient satisfaction, patient education, and population management to describe the process of helping patients understand “why.” By increasing your focus on education, training, and development, your team and patients will become better informed on the “why”—as in, “Why should I care?” This webcast will discuss strategies to improve both team and patient education, and how these strategies will improve the key measures of any health system or practice:

  • Patient satisfaction.
  • Patient engagement.
  • Return on investment.
  • Decreased re-admissions.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Accessible, Inclusive Professional Development: A Moral and Legal Imperative (Free for ATD members)

With over 14 per cent of federal government employees reporting disabilities (and many more not self-reporting), there’s no doubt that ensuring accessibility for employees is the right thing to do. By creating an inclusive learning environment, you can provide equal opportunity for employee success, improve employee satisfaction, and increase employee productivity. And, with the 2018 updates to Section 508, the moral imperative around accessibility is accompanied by a renewed legal urgency.

In this webcast, Scott Ready, Blackboard’s accessibility expert, discusses the current landscape and ways to improve accessibility in government training and development programs.

Attendees of this webcast will learn:

  • The value of creating a quality, inclusive program for all employees regardless of disability.
  • The risk associated with not complying with regulations.
  • The importance of a strategic plan for developing and maintaining an accessible online program. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Costs Associated with Buying an LMS

When you purchase a learning management system (LMS), where is your money going? With subscription fees, hosting, set-up and configuration, the costs can be hard to track.

Join Lambda Solutions Product Manager James Nicolson to unpack this topic. From set-up to data migration to training, join this webinar and discover where exactly your money is going when you purchase an LMS, as well as some tips and tricks for ensuring you successfully launch your LMS, and avoid any hidden costs. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 10AM – 11AM PT: Removing the Barriers to Competency Management

Competency management is the pulse of performance improvement—at the individual and the organizational levels. It is also a central tenet of workforce planning, learning and development, and talent management.

Despite the strategic importance of competencies, many organizations in all industries—more than 60 per cent according to preliminary results from 2017 research—either are not using competencies at all, or are struggling to define competencies for mission-critical roles. The biggest barrier organizations face is aligning competencies with business goals. In addition, competency development and management remains one of the most underfunded talent management processes.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. Join Brandon Hall Group and UL as they share their insights on effectively removing or reducing barriers that impede the development and use of competencies to improve individual and organizational performance. Topics will include:

  • Understanding the corporate dysfunction around competencies.
  • Simplifying competency management through a number of tools that define the scope.
  • How to bring stakeholders together to push competency management to the forefront of the corporate consciousness
  • Creating competency models that work without draining the resources of the organization. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 11AM – 12PM PT: The Evolution of HR: Embrace an Analytics Mindset to Unlock HR’s Potential (Free for ATD members)

Talent analytics continues to be a practice that most HR leaders believe is an aspiration rather than a reality, particularly for predictive analytics. The real purpose of using advanced analytics is to simplify and clarify, not complicate your talent strategies. Additionally, the strategic credibility of human resources professionals is often rapidly advanced by embracing an analytics mindset and leveraging data to make better talent decisions. Data and analytics is shaping and evolving the way people think about making decisions in many areas of their life and business, and HR must evolve as well.

Whether your aspirations include building more meaningful metrics, providing interactive dashboards, or using predictive models to address critical talent challenges, this webcast will go beyond a focus on technology and tools, and provide HR leaders at each stage of their analytics journey with recommendations to drive business impact using data analytics.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 12PM – 1PM PT: Even Microlearning Needs a Plan: Creating Your Microlearning Strategy

In this webinar session, Online Learning Conference presenter Shannon Tipton will discuss setting your Microlearning strategy. Your microlearning may be small, but it needs a plan!

Microlearning at its core is about helping people do their jobs in the moment of need. Therefore, it is critical to have a solid plan for that moment of need. Your microlearning course needs to be able to address a core business need, otherwise it will sit around collecting digital dust. No one needs more training dust bunnies. Let’s make a plan to ensure your microlearning is useful, purposeful and addresses a critical need.

This webinar will cover:

  • Answering the question: Does your microlearning element help eliminate a pain point?
  • Does your microlearning element have a purpose?
  • Determining the right modality for microlearning element.
  • Applying a targeted training model to microlearning content. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Drive ROI with Modular, Data-Driven, Adaptive Learning

Transform learning into a competitive advantage with adaptive technology. Behavioural and performance data can be used to optimize every single moment in a learning experience, allowing firms to deliver the most efficient and effective training possible. In this session, explore how adaptive learning personalizes the pursuit of mastery and, in the process, unlocks performance for every employee as well as the entire organization. Bite-sized pieces of content, while valuable in their own right, become exponentially more powerful when combined into a fluid ecosystem that is backed and synchronized by data.

In this webcast, learn how you can unlock performance and drive training ROI through adaptive learning technology. You’ll be able to:

  • Recognize key trends in technology that allow learning to become modular, data-driven, and adaptive.
  • Grasp learning theories concerning focus, memory, metacognition, and engagement.
  • Explore how to leverage the benefits of adaptive technology to drive top-line growth and bottom-line results. 

Friday, June 23, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: Moving from Training to Performance (Free for ATD members)

Are you being asked to change to a performance-based focus at your company? Are you interested in moving into a performance consulting role but not sure where to start? Do you want to be more informed when people discuss performance improvement methods? In this webcast, Joe Willmore, expert performance consultant and author of ATD's Performance Basics, will share his insights and then answer your questions in a more informal discussion of the topic; when you register for the webcast, be sure to submit your question for discussion.

With this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • Basic principles of a performance-based approach to consulting.
  • How performance consulting differs from training, organizational development, and process improvement.
  • What’s changed in the field of performance improvement steps to take to build your performance improvement skills.

Monday, June 26, 2017, 12M – 1PM PT: Driving a Championship Healthcare Culture by Leveraging a Role-Based Operational Management Platform (Free for ATD members)

Healthcare workers want to do their best, but working in a complex system without the right tools can lead to frustration and even bullying, affecting interpersonal dynamics. Workers need a talent management tool that will both facilitate collaboration and humanize the workplace. This webcast will describe how an efficient performance management and talent management program can combat workplace bullying and toxic work environments, leading to a championship culture. We will illustrate the direct relationship between communication and workplace culture and the barriers to achieving organizational excellence.

After attending this webcast, participants will be able to:

  • Define workplace bullying.
  • Articulate the impact bullying has on the patient, employee, and organization.
  • Identify the manager's role in influencing workplace culture.
  • Review solutions to combat bullying and toxic work environments.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 9AM – 10AM PT: 3 Steps to Creating High Impact, Collaborative Business Simulations with Proven Business Outcomes

Team-based, experiential learning is a proven leadership development tool, never more so than in global corporations whose employees span time zones and cultures, most often working in virtual teams. Collaborative business simulations bring team members together, break down organizational silos, and hone enterprise leadership skills. Simulations can even be structured to incorporate real-world projects that have the potential of generating substantial incremental income for the organization.

Webinar participants will learn:

  • How to design a collaborative business simulation and in what situations to deploy it.
  • How a simulation can be used to break down barriers and reach across enterprise boundaries—geographical, organizational, cultural, and others.
  • How collaborative simulations can be a springboard to inspire team members to work together to achieve the best outcomes for themselves and their organizations.
  • A case study of a company that is using a collaborative business simulation as a platform to stimulate millions of dollars in incremental income. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 12M – 1PM PT: 9 Easy Techniques to Make Your Training Look Modern (So Millennials Don't Think You're Old!)

When you have millennials in your audience, you don't want your training to look old-fashioned. But if you aren't a designer, you may not be aware that design has changed drastically in the last five years, mostly due to the exploding use of small screens. What looked good five years ago now looks out of date. Making your training look modern isn't hard and you don't need to be a designer.

In this training, you'll learn

  • Nine specific techniques to make our slides look modern.
  • The situations when you don't want to look modern.
  • How to match your design to your message.
  • A simple system to help you choose just the right images for your slides.
  • By the end of this presentation, you'll be able to make over existing training presentations to make them look more modern. 

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 11AM – 10AM PT: Linking Assessment Data to Training Outcomes (Free for ATD members)

Developing effective assessments to incorporate into your training program isn't easy. Capitalizing on the assessment data garnered from your assessment is even more difficult. How can you be sure that your assessment data are linked to your leading indicators and providing you with valid, reliable information?

This webcast will review the full assessment development cycle and outline key factors to consider at each step along the way, from linking indicators to the exam content through evaluating assessment data through the lens of training effectiveness. You'll be provided with practical guidelines and specific examples of activities that will increase the quality of their content and validity of assessment results. You'll also be able to share your stories of using assessments in your training programs.

In this webcast, you'll receive:

  • Practical advice on how to develop a summative and formative assessment model that meets your needs.
  • Tips on developing and evaluating great survey and test questions.
  • Insights on how assessment results can lead to data-driven decisions in your training program.