Free L&D webinars for November 2018

Regardless of your sector, job function or training requirements, you’ve probably noticed an uptick in learning opportunities—higher frequency, quicker learning bursts, delivered on the fly just in time. More than ever, we need to be able to zoom in and zoom out of resources in order to stay current and keep our edge. One-hour webinars can be a great way to keep on top of L&D information, and they’re also a nice change of pace.

Monday, November 5, 2018, 8AM – 9AM PT: Shifting Your Talent Strategy to Focus on Fulfillment and Purpose (Free for ATD members)

Imperative leads global research on purpose at work. In a few weeks a major study will be released in partnership with PwC and CECP on purpose and fulfillment, replacing engagement as a new metric for success. The study polls more than 2,000 employees and profiles dozens of executives to gauge their perception of fulfillment versus engagement, understand their current fulfillment at work, and examine the performance implications of being fulfilled. The study has powerful implications on future talent strategy and unveils concrete examples of organizations shifting their talent practices around fulfillment as well as the results they are seeing.

Monday, November 5, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: The Learning Science of Extended Reality (XR) Technologies and How They Will Accelerate Healthcare Training (Free for ATD members)

Extended reality (XR) technologies come in two major forms: virtual reality (VR), in which the learner is immersed in a virtual environment, and augmented reality (AR), in which the learner is in a combined real and virtual environment. The learning science—the marriage of psychology and brain science—is clear: XR technologies have the potential to provide cheaper and more effective healthcare training than traditional approaches. This webcast will review the psychology and brain science of medical training and show how XR technologies reduce the cognitive load associated with learning and recruit learning systems in the brain that are not activated with traditional healthcare training. Taken together, this speeds learning and strengthens the memory for learned information.

In this webcast you’ll learn about:

  • The emerging technologies of virtual and augmented reality.

  • The psychology and brain science behind these technologies.

  • The potential for these technologies to revolutionize medical training.

  • Some current use cases of these technologies.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Selling, Developing, and Delivering a Modern Learning Program for Financial Services (Free for ATD members)

Disruption is the new normal in the financial services industry, and that’s made learning and development more important than ever. But delivering impactful employee learning isn’t always easy. From securing internal buy-in to developing the right content to offering engaging learning experiences, there are a lot of pieces that need to come together. This webcast will explore a strategic, step-by-step approach you can use to sell, craft, and deliver engaging modern learning programs.

You’ll learn:

  • A strategic step-by-step approach to program development and delivery.

  • Scientifically proven techniques to increase learner engagement.

  • A methodology to measure program effectiveness.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: How to Improve Business Results Through Frontline Leadership Development

Learn the importance of investing in front-line people leaders, who, when well prepared, can help you bring your business to the next level.

In this webinar you’ll learn how to:

  • Drive meaningful results with your frontline leaders.

  • Improve performance on key metrics.

  • Aid in the retention of your people assets.

  • Empower new leaders with knowledge, skills and experiences that add value and confidence to their daily work.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Master Class Series: Creating the Best User Experience Using Totara Basis

Creating rich experiences for your users starts with first impressions. Of course, you have to take a holistic view of the entire learning experience, but you have to start somewhere. Your LMS is on the front lines for your learning programs, and themes are the easiest way to start curating that unique learning experience.

Themes can help you take control of what your LMS looks like to your learners, and with a few clicks of a button you can configure, brand and theme your site. This webinar will walk through how you can make the Totara theme Basis work for you.

Learn how themes in Totara can help you provide a rich experience for your learners:

  •  Use the top navigation bar to easily navigate between key pages on your site.

  • Brand your site using a variety of colour selectors and image spots.

  • Create an effective Dashboard to guide your users to the right places in your LMS. 

Wednesday, November 7, 10:30AM – 11:30 AM PT: Coaching/Mentoring: a Task or a Program? (Free for IPL members)

The session will feature:

  • What current industry factors are pushing for coaching and mentoring programs?

  • The role of a L&D Professional.

  • What is the difference between coaching and mentoring?

  • The importance of Executive Sponsorship.

  • Components of a good program.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Evolving Performance Management and Deeper Employee Engagement (Free for ATD members)

The landscape of performance management has been upended, with companies as established as General Electric and Accenture fundamentally rethinking how they evaluate employees. HR leaders not only need to make substantive changes, but they need to do so in a way that doesn’t alienate employees or managers. With this degree of change, it’s easy for employee engagement to falter and for the process to feel contrived and imposed.

Poll Everywhere’s COO Sam Cauthen will provide an overview of the changes companies are making in performance management, informed by her own work spanning more than a decade leading people operations and consulting on organizational design. She’ll provide lessons learned in driving change through interactive communication and give examples of employee communications practices designed to foster engagement—and with it, performance.

In this webcast, you’ll gain:

  • An overview of recent changes in the performance management landscape and the logic and research behind those changes.

  • Examples of talent management practices at various companies.

  • Lessons learned in driving change through interactive communication designed to foster engagement.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Teach Learners Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving Using Web-Tools

eLearning and most technology-assisted learning are data dumps or glorified PowerPoint presentations. Even those we call gamification and virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) solutions try to force learners to learn content—but not how to learn or think critically and creatively. The consequence of the lack of thinking in learning is that many workers are unable to deal with problems at work that require dealing with exceptions, deviations, uncertainties and rapid change of knowledge and skills. Most training stops in learning content. What is needed is for learners to “think critically.”

In the session, you’ll learn:

  • Conditions where critical thinking skill is a must.

  • Connecting “rote learning” methods to critical thinking and creativity.

  • Integrating tools to produce a more creative learning experience.

  • Preview 10 Critical Thinking Methods and Processes.

  • Obtain the 10-Step Evaluation on When to Use Critical Thinking in learning technologies.

Join the session and ten days before the webinar you’ll experience a “Technology Lab” on critical thinking. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Key to a Great Culture: Effective Communication Throughout the Employee Lifecycle

HR Professionals strive to develop a great employee culture with a highly engaged, productive, innovative and collaborative workforce. The driver to developing that culture is compelling and effective two-way communication, starting before Day 1 and continuing throughout the employee lifecycle.

However, many organizations miss important opportunities to connect with employees. Join Brandon Hall Principal Analyst Daria Friedman, who’ll share key insights from the just-completed Strategic Onboarding survey and other recent research. The survey showed that few organizations introduce new hires to the organizational culture between the time the offer letter is signed and the first day of work. Then, during the actual onboarding period only 50% of organizations speak to their new hires about growth opportunities. Our research shows this trend continuing throughout the lifecycle: 62% of organizations said managers are only somewhat effective at discussing growth opportunities.

Join Daria and Colleen Blake, VP of Solutions at GuideSpark, as they discuss the research results and how to implement best practices for driving organizational culture.

You’ll gain insights on:

  • Missed connection opportunities throughout the employee lifecycle based on recent Brandon Hall Group research.

  • How successful organizations leverage an ongoing communications campaign approach that enriches the employment culture and supports employee engagement.

  • Leading practices and case studies for communicating throughout the talent lifecycle.

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Drive Employee Engagement Through the Roof With an Extraordinary Learning Strategy (Free for ATD members)

Skill gaps are widening, although organizations are trending upward in the amount of money they spend on workforce development and the number of hours employees spend in formal training. Creating an extraordinary learning strategy can drastically close mission-focused skill gaps and improve employee engagement. Learning departments need to have the right skills to better meet the learning demands of their fast-paced work environments. This webcast will equip you with a road map to implement an extraordinary learning strategy that is aligned with business needs and moves your organization closer to its best performance.

In this webcast, you’ll learn how to:

  • Identify barriers to creating an effective learning strategy.

  • Define extraordinary learning strategy.

  • Explain the benefits of having an extraordinary learning strategy.

  • Compare the strength of your existing learning strategy to an extraordinary learning strategy.

  • Develop an action plan to implement an extraordinary learning strategy for your organization. 

Friday, November 9, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Craft Effective Presentations (Free for ATD members)

Let’s face it: For many healthcare professionals, the only thing worse than being asked to give a presentation is being invited to sit through one. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

In this webcast, Christine Clapp will teach you the foolproof Sandwich Structure, which you’ll use to deliver game-changing presentations—even if you don’t have ample time to prepare or are striving to get through to a tough audience. Before you know it, they’ll be on your side, in your hands and ready to applaud. Get ready to become a presentation legend in your workplace and across the healthcare industry!

By the end of this webcast, you’ll:

  • Recognize the value of outlined, rather than scripted, presentations.

  • Understand Spoken with Authority’s proven Sandwich Structure methodology for outlining presentations.

  • Identify ways the Sandwich Structure differs from a standard outline and how those differences result in better presentations.

  • See what a presentation using the Sandwich Structure looks like when delivered.

  • Apply the Sandwich Structure to a practice presentation.

Monday, November 12, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Difficult Dialogue: Critical Conversation Skills for High-Stress Situations (Free for ATD members)

When the time comes for difficult dialogue in a high-stress situation, we often find ourselves emotionally ill-prepared to have the conversation we need to have. Conversations where there is a lot of emotion or a lot at stake will always be more critical and, often, more difficult to conduct successfully. When this is the case, it’s even more important to make sure you are communicating clearly, completely and effectively to resolve the situation. Effective communication skills are vital to our success in life, but even more so when the stakes are high.

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • The components of a “critical” conversation and how to recognize them.

  • How to proactively respond in high-stress situations for the best possible outcome.

  • Six difficult dialogue skills to apply in critical conversations.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: The Neuroscience of Engagement

You can keep taking your best guesses on how best to engage your team, your bosses and your customers ... or you could understand the science behind what really makes the difference. The science of the brain is the cutting edge of the art of management. The Neuroscience of Engagement webinar shares insights and strategies that help us raise our game.

When you attend this webinar, you’ll learn the single question the brain is asking itself ... five times every second. Michael Bungay Stanier outlines four factors that make all the difference in whether people are with you or against you. You’ll leave feeling like you can use the science of engagement in practical ways to have more impact in the work you do. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: 6 Ways Every Learning Leader Should Be Using Video

Melissa is a rising star at your company. She’s been promoted five times in as many years, and is on track to join your leadership bench program. Unfortunately, she just gave her two weeks’ notice.

Capturing the knowledge of exiting employees is just one of the ways you could be using video but probably aren’t. In this session, we’ll explore six real examples of how real companies are improving their learning strategies with video. We’ll also examine trends driving the use of video, and how you can tap them within your business. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Curriculum Design for Today’s Learning Environment

As the modern learning environment quickly evolves, organizations are struggling to understand how their content fits in. It’s time to rethink curriculum design with an eye on the learner experience. Organizations need to increase their focus on the up-front analysis and design of learning content to determine the ideal blend of learning media, learning content and content sources to achieve desired outcomes.

Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Dale Bambrick, Principal Analyst with Raytheon Professional Services, as they discuss modern curriculum design and how the right analysis can generate an optimum curriculum design for the 21st century.

Discussion topics include:

  • The evolution of learning modalities.

  • Curriculum design.

  • Using outcomes to design content.

  • Examples of optimal curriculum design.

  • Content curation and its relationship with curriculum analysis.

Tuesday November 13, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Developing Your Team’s Effectiveness: Focus on Your Emotional Intelligence Strengths (Free for ATD members)

Emotional intelligence is not just about managing emotions: It involves engaging a distinct combination of emotional, personal and interpersonal skills and competencies that are essential to your leadership and team effectiveness and success. 

The modern work environment places extraordinary demands on individuals and teams at all levels. The necessity to keep up with technological and environmental change, combined with a highly competitive marketplace, threatens to overwhelm even the most driven and successful among us. Developing skills and practices to address these conditions is crucial to creating a more resilient mindset with which we can meet these challenges head-on.

Focusing on your emotional intelligence strengths will also enhance your team effectiveness capabilities. This webcast provides insights in setting a tone and culture of openness and flexibility as you lead yourself and others through exploration and change. From a more mindful state, we become resilient and enjoy more clarity and composure and thus harness the potential of our collective emotional intelligence as a team.

In this webcast, you’ll:

  • Learn how to create a state of readiness to support individual and team engagement.

  • Recognize the importance of emotional competencies for leaders and teams at all levels.

  • Share practical strategies to achieve desired team outcomes. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8AM – 9AM PT: Creating Interactive E-Learning Using VR and 360° Assets With Adobe Captivate (2019 Release) (Free for ATD members)

Have you been thinking of creating virtual reality (VR) courses but have no time to learn how to use a new tool? Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to create interactive VR-based training using Adobe Captivate (2019 release). You’ll learn how to easily import 360° media assets and add hotspots, quizzes and other interactive elements to engage your learners with near real-life scenarios.

During this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Add 360-degree images and videos to VR courses.

  • Add hotspots and quiz questions to VR courses.

  • Create guided and exploratory VR experiences.

  • Use the live device preview option for VR courses to preview the course on VR devices.

  • Publish the VR project.

  • Add 360-degree slides to other course types.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: The Engaged Individual Contributor: Goals Aren’t Enough

We all know how important clear goals are to management. We sometimes forget they’re not enough. If you want an employee base that brings their best, they need more than goals—they need access to resources, and they need to be able to perceive their own progress along the way.

In this webinar, award-winning author Ed Muzio (Iterate: Run a Fast, Flexible, Focused Management Team) will explain how clear goals, control of resources, and self-managed feedback combine to create what’s known as Front Line Self-Sufficiency. When you get it right, your front line will be able to tell management how things are going, instead of the other way around—and your company will make better decisions because they’ll have better information. A must for front-line managers and middle managers alike, understanding the concept of Front Line Self-Sufficiency is the first step in getting managers out of the handholding business, and into the business of directing the organization. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT: The Rise in Demand for Meaningful People Metrics (Free for IPL members)

If you’re a learning practitioner, coach, facilitator or trainer eager to capture and bring meaningful people metrics to your clients, join Chris Taylor, Founder & CEO of, as he explores ways for you and your clients to gain clear visibility into the day-to-day behaviour change required to achieve business objectives.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Digital Literacy for Virtual Presenters, Facilitators and Trainers

The virtual environment is rapidly changing, and participant expectations are high. Are you keeping up with new ways to communicate and connect with your audience? Are you presenting yourself as a virtual professional?

In this interactive session, you’ll learn five keys to digital fluency: smooth video, quality audio, advance preparation, audience engagement, and mobile literacy. You'll learn how to communicate virtually with practical tips such as when to turn on the webcam and when to leave it off, and how to make your audio sound crystal clear for clarity. You’ll also learn what exactly to include in pre-session communication and calendar invites, and how to engage a remote audience using platform tools. You’ll also learn presentation tips for remote users who join live events by mobile device. You'll leave with a list of ready-to-use action items that can be immediately applied to your next virtual event. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Implementing a Gamification Strategy for Your Organization with Adobe Captivate Prime

One of the biggest challenges faced by organizations is generating consistent buy-in from trainees in the face of constant distractions and competing priorities. There are a variety of methods that can be used both to communicate the importance of training materials to the team, and to increase their likelihood of completing and retaining the ideas and information from the training.

Join Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist of Adobe Inc., for this one-hour demonstration focused on how to implement gamification within Adobe Captivate Prime.

You’ll learn:

  • How and why gamification can enhance completion rates for standard and compliance training.

  • The fundamental principles of gamification for learning programs.

  • How learning cohorts play a role in deployment of gamification.

  • How to create and implement badges.

  • How to establish points and parameters for achievements.

  • How to add time-based motivation points to excite your audience.

  • How to implement the new learning program aligned leaderboards. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 10AM – 10:30AM PT: Master Class Series: Your Guide to Building Moodle Quizzes

Assessment is a key component of learning because it helps students learn. When students are able to see how they are doing in a course, they can determine whether or not they understand the course material. Assessments can also benefit teachers by allowing them to know if their teaching is effective.

The Moodle Quiz engine is a robust feature that can be used to set up course assessments from small pop quizzes to extensive final exams. Because this feature is so powerful, many users get overwhelmed in setting up a quiz. This session will demystify the quiz so you can use the Moodle Quiz effectively for your teaching and assessment purposes.

This 30-minute Master Class will go over the quiz settings, how to effectively set up the question bank and how to review questions after the quiz is complete.

In this session, you’ll learn how to:

  • Set up the quiz for your specific purpose, whether it’s a short practice pop quiz or a final exam.

  • Organize your questions so that you can hide, share, reuse and randomize questions for multiple quiz use within your system.

  • See how teachers and administrators can review and modify quiz results and grades.

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: 4 Secrets to Change Your Thinking and Growing Your Revenue: A Whole Brain Approach to Sales and Marketing

Sales and Marketing teams exist in highly competitive, ever-shifting environments. Determining your team’s focus can be a game changer and help set the stage for immediate and long-term WINS.

Join Ann Herrmann-Nehdi and Mo Bunnell and get tools that help you:

  • Align your team’s focus to facilitate greater and more consistent productivity towards a common goal.

  • Use individual thinking preferences within your team as an advantage, not a detractor.

  • Target and hit strong, measurable and attainable KPIs on any team task or project.

Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Onboard or Overboard! Increasing Employee Retention and Productivity

Problem: Employees are going overboard, leaving companies at a faster pace than ever before. You work so hard to recruit the right talent and yet one out of three of employees quit their jobs in just the first six months! One major factor in this is lack of great onboarding. Companies fail to realize the need to reinforce the “buying decision”—yes, onboarding is a key time for new associates to determine if they made the right choice or not.

Join Scott Colehour and Lisa Stortz for a lively discussion and demos from leading organizations that will showcase onboarding to help reinforce the decision to join your company.

  • What makes for great onboarding.

  • When onboarding should start.

  • How long onboarding should last.

  • What about mentors, coaches, supervisors?

  • How onboarding can increase new hire productivity.

Don’t let your new recruits jump ship! Register today! 

Friday, November 16, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion (Free for ATD members)

Periodicals such as the Harvard Business Review and Fast Company have had cover story articles on the importance of effective storytelling in business. In this webcast, you’ll learn to apply five easy-to-use methods for using leadership and life stories, anecdotes and quotes. You’ll also learn the importance of unique leadership perspectives. As a bonus, we’ll use stories of our mothers as our foundation! This webcast is based on the upcoming ATD Press book, Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion: Stories of Our Mothers. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Business Impact Mapping (Free for IPL members)

Ensure learning is aligned and locked on key business needs. Learn to cut through the fog of metrics. Learn to simplify.

Business Impact Mapping is a simple but powerful technique that helps organizations ensure their learning solutions are aligned to the needs of the business. Used most commonly when developing new learning solutions, impact mapping ensures learning objectives are aligned to the key job performance objectives that ultimately drive desired bottom-line results and strategy.

In this session, you'll learn what an impact map is, why it's used and when to use it.

The result of a three-year national research effort between I4PL and the Centre for Learning Impact, Business Impact Mapping helps you to assess how your organization can benefit from the mapping technique. You’ll learn how to link learning to the business outcomes and strategies of most concern to senior-level decision-makers.

Outcomes at three levels will be discussed: Learning, Job Performance, and Organizational Results. You'll get your feet wet working on a mini-case study describing a slightly messy—but real-world—business situation, then analyze the business situation, simplify it, and collaboratively construct an impact map creating a clear line-of-sight aligning training objectives with Job Performance and Organizational Outcomes. 

You’ll learn to:

  • Adopt results-focused thinking.

  • Identify and clarify the ultimate goal(s) of training and HRD initiatives.

  • Identify and differentiate specific learning, job performance and organizational outcomes.

  • Create an Impact Map demonstrating a clear line-of-sight between learning, job performance, bottom-line results and strategy. 

Monday, November 19, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: DEMO: The Science of Presence: Improving Emotional Intelligence Through Mursion Immersive VR (Free for ATD members)

With immersive VR simulations, it’s now possible to deliver intelligent soft skills training at scale. Powered by a blend of AI and live human interaction, Mursion VR has become the ideal way to rehearse and master essential skills in the workplace. By using trained professionals who orchestrate the interactions between learners and avatar-based characters, such simulations can achieve the realism needed to deliver measurable, high-impact results. Vulnerability is balanced by safety, and consistency by customizability.

In this product demo, you’ll see:

  • Real-time simulations that call for full presence in the moment.

  • Scalable, tailored experiences that meet you where you are.

  • A safe space to make mistakes and learn from failure.

  • Emotive and empathic interactions situated in authentic contexts.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Creating Fun and Engaging Compliance eLearning

Wait, what? Engaging compliance training? Compliance learning is traditionally seen as a laborious, boring and painful process that learners must endure. But it doesn't have to be!

It’s time to shift your learning strategy to focus less on the legal side and instead consider the learner’s perspective. Discover tips, tricks and strategies to make compliance training interesting and fun, including:

  • Locating “context-driven content” that adds usefulness to procedures, policies, software, guides, etc.

  • Shifting the style and delivery of content with trickles and snippets, cases, scenarios and applications.

  • Utilizing your LMS to deliver timely and engaging compliance eLearning content.

  • Case studies and examples of engaging technical and compliance programs from successful companies.

Attend the webinar and receive the “Top 10 Best Tips to Create Engaging Compliance Learning.” 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Video-based Knowledge Check Remediation with Adobe Captivate (2019 release)

Searching for a way to make those videos more engaging? Trying to stop rampant cheating among trainees? Join Adobe eLearning Evangelist Dr. Allen Partridge for this step-by-step session to learn how to use Adobe Captivate (2019 release) to rapidly produce amazing training in a fraction of the usual time. Quickly convert video projects into engaging, interactive projects that enhance learning and improve retention.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • How remediation workflows can improve engagement and retention.

  • How a remediation video workflow can discourage cheating on common video-based training projects.

  • How you can produce video-based knowledge-check questions rapidly.

  • How you can build in remediation without programming.

  • How to work with Bookmarks in the new Adobe Captivate (2019 release).

  • How video overlay works.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Meet Your New Training Tools: Robots and Chatbots

Artificial intelligence-based robots are already being “trained” by instructional videos in industries such as food services and manufacturing. And thanks to consumer products such as Amazon’s “Alexa,” workers are not only comfortable with but embrace interactive chatbot technology. Tech-based organizations and educational institutions are partnering to create these edu-bots. And it’s coming to the corporate training world.

Learn how in the future you’ll be designing training for robots, and creating training products where learners carry on a real-time conversation with a bot to get personalized information to perform their jobs. Explore the benefits of chatbots and learn about resources (free and for hire) to help you create a chatbot. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Efficient and Cost-Effective New Manager Onboarding (Free for ATD members)

Like many companies, BAE Systems was challenged with consistency in how it assimilated new people managers in a large, geographically decentralized environment, which created gaps around providing necessary training on compliance issues and communicating the company's expectations of its leaders. In some situations, these managers were new to the company, and in others they were new to management. To address this, BAE leveraged its LMS’s dynamic audience feature to automatically identify new people managers across all business units and geographies. Then, it aligned the LMS and one of the content providers to deliver just-in-time, relevant learning opportunities to these managers through custom notifications with links to BAE Systems programs and content offerings. This approach has expanded their reach to managers even in the remotest locations accessing their world-class leadership readiness resources. It brought efficiency through automation with significant time and cost savings around new manager training, decreased new manager time to performance, and increased engagement levels for new managers and their teams.

During this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • The power of positioning learning as a benefit.

  • How to onboard new people managers with consistency, regardless of their location.

  • How to identify the metrics that matter when measuring the success of your onboarding programs. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Graphs, Charts, and Data Visualization – All Three in Your Next PowerPoint Presentation

PowerPoint graphs and charts are an excellent way to show information visually, allowing an audience to see the trend or result straight away.

Graphs are a common component to most presentations, but they aren't always used correctly. An effective graph can show a trend, support your message, explain a situation, and much more besides. Data visualization takes things further, to convey complex concepts in an elegant and relatable way.

This masterclass explains how to use and create PowerPoint graphs and charts effectively, and shows the common mistakes people make and how to avoid them. It teaches you how to create live and non-live graphs, charts and other data visualizations that will help engage your audience and get your message across. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Personalization Strategies and Next-Generation Learning Management (Free for ATD members)

Customizing the appearance, behaviour and content of your learning programs to better fit the needs of your organization and each individual within it has become an expectation for modern business computing solutions. Within the world of learning management systems, this requirement can take many forms. Join Dr. Allen Partridge for this overview of personalization principles and implementations to help guide your own efforts to customize your training content for your organization. This webcast will include examples and explanations of the following personalization techniques:

  • Learner dashboards

  • Customized labels and interface naming

  • Branding and culture

  • Content delivery and modality

  • Recommendations

  • Personal notes

  • Search results

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Video-based Knowledge Check Remediation with Adobe Captivate (2019 release)

Searching for a way to make those videos more engaging? Trying to stop rampant cheating among trainees? Join Adobe eLearning Evangelist Dr. Allen Partridge for this step-by-step session to learn how to use Adobe Captivate 2019 to rapidly produce amazing training in a fraction of the usual time, quickly converting video projects into engaging, interactive projects that enhance learning and improve retention.

In this session you'll learn:

  • How can remediation workflows improve engagement and retention?

  • How can a remediation video workflow discourage cheating on common video-based training projects?

  • How can you produce video-based knowledge-check questions rapidly?

  • How can you build in remediation without programming?

  • How to work with Bookmarks in the new Adobe Captivate 2019?

  • How does video overlay work?

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 10AM – 11:30AM PT: Best of DemoFest 2018: Award-winning eLearning in Action

This webinar showcases some of the award-winning learning projects presented during DemoFest at DevLearn 2018 Conference & Expo, now available to all through this special online presentation.

This year at DevLearn 2018 Conference & Expo, dozens of conference participants showed off their unique learning projects at DemoFest, offering their fellow attendees the opportunity to see a wide variety of solutions to common learning challenges, and sharing information about the tools, technologies and processes used to build them.

See projects from the following categories:

  • Academic

  • Blended Learning

  • Business Process

  • Game-based

  • Immersive/Simulation

  • Onboarding/Employee Orientation

  • Sales Training

  • Social Collaboration

  • Soft Skills

  • Alternative (Other)

  • Mobile

  • Performance Support

  • Video

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Using 360° Video in Training

Traditional video has become an important and engaging component of training programs. That said, while it’s a fantastic tool for learning, it is still often limited to the linear path or story that it shares. People can watch video, but they can’t control it themselves. But what if L&D professionals created a more immersive world for learners by giving them the ability to explore anything and everything around them? That more interactive video experience is possible now with 360-degree video.

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: 7 Worst Mistakes in Virtual Learning and What to Try Instead

If you think finding a needle in a haystack is difficult, try finding an elearning program that holds people’s attention and affects behaviour change. Now there’s a challenge! We know too much lecture is a no-no, yet most live-online learning programs are lecture-heavy and interactive-light.

Join Becky to explore the seven worst mistakes that make virtual learning drag, and what to try instead. You’ll experience easy fixes you can apply to your own content—tips to make your job easier and training better. Your participants thank you in advance!

In this webinar, you’ll:

  • Recognize challenges with virtual learning.

  • Identify design elements that “up” engagement.

  • Discuss how to make webinars participant-centred.

  • Select effective opening and closing activities.

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Best Practices for Coaching High-Potential Employees (Free for ATD members)

There are a number of characteristics I encounter on a regular basis when working with high potentials. Individuals often become high potentials because of their outstanding job performance and technical/subject matter expertise. High potentials represent the most optimistic possibilities for their company’s future—which is why investing in their development is so important. However, high potentials sometimes neglect their career development and people orchestration skills, and rely too heavily on their job skills. This webcast will focus on working with this key group of employees to ensure they grow into future leaders in a way that’s commensurate with their potential and ability.

In this webcast, you’ll learn how to work more effectively with high potentials around the following skills:

  • Listening

  • Time management

  • Career management

  • Reputation/brand management

  • Patience

  • Making and sustaining personal and professional change

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Jeopardizing the Offer: The Dangers of Your Candidate Interview Experience

You’ve implemented a strong sourcing program, a creative recruitment marketing strategy and an engaging onboarding program. But did you know none of these initiatives matter if your candidate interview experience is less than stellar? Why is it that this often-overlooked part of the candidate experience so important?

According to the Brandon Hall Group 2018 Candidate Experience Survey, nearly half (49%) of the organizations surveyed indicate the most important impact point for candidate experience is during the evaluation stage, which includes screening, interview scheduling, interviewing and assessing.

Daria Friedman, Principal Analyst, Talent Acquisition for Brandon Hall Group with Kelly Powers, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Yello and Angie Verros, Founder of Vaia Talent, will examine and share examples of the best ways to mitigate the dangers in your candidate interview experience, and how automation and strategy may be the key ingredients your organization is missing.

Registrants will walk away with information about:

  • The impact of interviewing on the candidate experience and hiring success.

  • Strategically designing the interview process.

  • How to use automation to surmount challenges and improve your interview process. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: More Than a Suggestion Engine: How AI Produces Automated, Personalized Learning – at Scale

By now, it’s more than likely that you know that each time you use your phone, computer or tablet, whatever app you’re using is collecting data about you and how you use that application. This is exactly how platforms such as Netflix serve up suggested content based on your past viewing activities.

Watched “The Office” series in its entirety five times? It’s likely Netflix will tell you to watch the UK version as well. We’re well into the age of personalized content, and it’s all powered by a continual stream of data flowing from your phone, tablet, Playstation 4 or desktop into the hands of companies around the world that have mastered the art of using data to provide personalized content, advertising and product recommendations.

Artificial Intelligence is the backbone of these suggestion engines, and in the context of e-learning, it would be easy to pigeonhole a learning platform’s AI functionalities as just that: a suggestion engine.

Fortunately, AI-powered learning is much more than that, and in the context of L&D, helps administrators make easy use of the learning platforms to develop more immersive and personalized learning experiences, turning L&D to your company’s competitive advantage.

Insights will include:

  • How to home in on personalized learning with AI-powered content-curation tools.

  • Why AI is crucial to serving up relevant content based individual learner needs and interests.

  • How to make sense of the engagement, productivity and performance benefits AI-powered personalized learning delivers.

Friday, November 30, 2018, 7:30AM – 8:30AM PT: Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation (Free for ATD members)

Today’s workers are more stressed, less loyal, and technology-dependent. While digital platforms and devices have supported remote working, powered the gig economy and enhanced our collaboration, they have simultaneously made the workplace less productive and made workers feel increasingly isolated. Countless research studies conclude that employees are yearning for the in-person interactions and relationships that give us a sense of belonging and meaning in our work lives, yet we continue to become increasingly dependent on tech. In a study in the Harvard Business Review, one professor found that a single face-to-face request is 34 times more successful than an email. This is but one example of how by working human, we can also work more successfully.

You’ll learn:

  • Why the highest-performing and healthiest teams are the ones that are the most connected.

  • How technology can negatively impact work relationships—and how to radically improve them.

  • The importance of recognizing and supporting employees who feel isolated from the team.

  • How team connectivity impacts business outcomes and can increase loyalty and organizational commitment—and ways to encourage it

Prior to the event, please see the Work Connectivity Index (WCI) self-assessment.