Free L&D webinars for January 2019

Are you in 2019 mode yet? Or still accidentally typing 2018 in all your documents? Sometimes it takes a while to get the hang of a new year… shaking off old habits and building a new routine … joining the throngs who hit the gym every January … or just remembering to type the darn date correctly! A new year brings challenges, but it also brings opportunities. If you’re thinking about taking action but you need some inspiration, maybe some fresh ideas can help—in the form of a free webinar. Check out January’s offerings. We hope they’ll inspire and motivate you! 

Thursday, January 3, 2019 11AM – 12PM PT: Improving Your Practice of Accountability (Free for ATD members)
Accountability is a concept that’s relevant for all human relationships, including our relationships with ourselves. Coaches are especially aware of the power of accountability in working with others, as holding clients accountable to their own agendas is one of the key ingredients in effective coaching engagements.

This webcast will give you the opportunity to explore what accountability means and how it’s presence (or absence) affects relationships and results. We’ll review the ten essential mindsets and behaviours of accountability, and learn clear processes for holding yourself and others accountable. In addition, you can assess the quality of accountability among important stakeholder relationships and leave with a plan to upgrade your own practice of accountability, whether that means improving the way you hold yourself or others accountable.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Become a PowerPoint Jedi with the Force of Templates & Masters
Getting your presentation design off to the right start is essential. PowerPoint templates and masters are the underlying force that ties all your slides together, but so often they are ignored and forgotten. Having a consistent, branded PowerPoint template will ensure that all your presentations look the part from the beginning. But templates within PowerPoint can be an easy stumbling block for the uninitiated. In this masterclass, you’ll learn how to create a PowerPoint template from scratch, teaching you how to set the template masters, the colour scheme, layout options, fonts, and animation effects. Moving through the session, we'll show you exactly how to work in PowerPoint to achieve a consistent, professional presentation template, so that you can become a true PowerPoint Jedi with unmatched skill and speed.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Creating a Culture of Engagement in Financial Services (Free for ATD members)
The highly regulated nature of the financial services industry requires that employees learn and adhere to complex rules and regulations to remain compliant with their employers and regulators. Our last webcast, “Selling, Developing, and Delivering the Case for Modern Learning in Financial Services”, focused on how to sell, craft, and deliver a modern learning program in financial services. This webcast will focus on taking learning in financial services to the next level by moving beyond compliance training to a culture of engagement that inspires, motivates, and supports employees to drive business outcomes and performance.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Unlocking Empathic Potential Through Immersive VR
Success at work often comes down to difficult conversations. Do you wish your learners had a safe way to learn by doing? Imagine the possibilities for leadership, sales, and customer service if your learners could practice high-stakes interpersonal skill. With immersive VR, it’s now possible to deliver such training at scale. Powered by a blend of AI and live human interaction, mixed reality VR has become the ideal way to gain essential skills in the workplace. It combines true human intelligence with the consistency, customizability, and scalability of AI, unlocking potential in your workforce and ensuring organizational readiness to perform.

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Managers, Prepare to Collaborate and Coach Differently (Free for ATD members)
Team coaching is a leadership skill that can be developed. Managers who serve as coaches for their teams may need to cultivate groups who practice genuine team collaboration. This webcast can be your start for developing your capacity. In this webcast, you’ll:

  • Gain a renewed appreciation for the term team collaboration and what it means to you in today’s hyper-connected world.

  • Understand why you need to develop a collaborative mindset—and skillset—to effectively coach a team.

  • Discover a new framework from which to coach individuals on your team.

Friday, January 11, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Five Income Streams for Independent Consultants (Free for ATD members)
Independent consultants do more than merely dispense advice. In fact, many successful consultants cultivate multiple income streams as income boosters and to increase the likelihood of regular income streams. In this webcast, you’ll learn the five primary income streams you can build to generate income in an independent consulting practice and the factors to consider for each. You’ll be able to self-assess your own skills, interests, and readiness to generate income from each of these sources of revenue.

Monday, January 14, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Building a Patient Care Culture of Accountability
(Free for ATD members)
Improving the patient experience and delivering patient-centred care is on the agenda of virtually every hospital today. Yet while hospitals’ performance on national patient-experience surveys gains greater public attention and is increasingly tied to financial rewards, the avenue for improvement is unclear. Building on the foundation of Picker Institute’s Eight Principles of Patient-Centered Care, Mayo Clinic's 7-Prong Model of Service Excellence, and Partners in Leadership's Culture of Accountability model, we’ll discuss Health Inclusion's framework for Building a Patient Care Culture of Accountability.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How Mentoring Enables Organizations to Embrace Diversity and Fuel Retention (Free for ATD members)
The shifting workforce gives HR professionals a unique challenge: As the workforce becomes more diverse, what can you do to ensure greater diversity, and more importantly, inclusion within your organization? Gallup found companies with more diverse teams have a 22 percent lower turnover rate. In this webcast, author Jennifer Brown breaks down why inclusion is vital in the workplace, while Autodesk’s Arezoo Riahi showcases how mentoring helped her organization enable the women in its workforce.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: 15 Ways to Market Your Training Program and Learning Tech (Free for ATD members)
Trying to get your learners’ attention? You may have the world’s best training program, but that doesn’t mean much if your learners don’t show up for class! Join Katrina Marie Baker for fun, simple ideas that ensure learners are as excited as she is about learning and development.

This webcast provides 15 tips that will help you:

  • Reach learners who are geographically dispersed, incredibly busy, or in need of individualized coaching.

  • Introduce new learning technology, such as a learning management system, in a way that is engaging and beneficial to your overall training program.

  • Creatively promote learning and development within your organization.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Dynamic Video Interactions for Increased Engagement
Over the last decade, instructional designers have become more and more reliant on eLearning courses to deliver content. Unfortunately, traditional eLearning courses don’t always effectively engage and excite the end user. The result is learner apathy and exhaustion, poor knowledge retention, and high training attrition rates.

In this session, you’ll learn how a combination of animated video production, digital storytelling, and eLearning interactions can help you create dynamic, engaging training that your learners will want to take. You’ll walk away understanding how to leverage the key elements of stories and non-linear assessments to captivate your learners. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to design training that lets you accurately track and identify where your learners are having the most success and where there are opportunities to provide additional support.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Applying Immersive Tech Best Practices for Varying Age Groups
According to statistics that address our domestic government workforce rapidly aging, virtual reality can be a lifesaver when it comes to providing a dynamic and effective tool to improve memory retention in the aging workforce. It’s proven that people, especially older people, learn by doing and this is exactly where VR can make a huge impact in your organization.This webinar series is geared towards Human Resource Content Creators and Managers responsible for developing innovative training programs targeted towards varying levels of audiences. From culture and brand reinforcement training to addressing behavioural change, we’ll dive deep into how immersive technology can be used to target visual learners for continued performance and team alignment. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Building Scenario-Based eLearning Using Templates in Adobe Captivate
Scenario-based learning is a proven effective method for learning using complex real-life situations. However, the effort and technology to develop scenarios have often appeared to be too complex, expensive, and time-consuming. Today, though, authoring tools have advanced to make designing and developing robust scenarios to be easier and more efficient than ever before. Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh to learn how to build and use templates for scenario-based learning courses that will increase learner engagement while drastically cutting development time. You’ll learn how to modify a scenario-based learning template that you can use, saving time, money, and frustration. Using Advanced Actions and Variables, you’ll create a decision-based branching scenario with complex interactions.

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Stop Wasting Learners’ Time, and Instead Focus on What Matters
Have you heard this “training is just wasted time” complaint from learners and leaders? Sadly, yes. Most training and learning programs are time-wasters. They suck the life out of learners’ energies, time and enthusiasm – consequently, we cause them to fail in their work. The single biggest reason is our compulsion to “force train” or “force feed” all of the content we feel they must learn.

In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • The concept of abstraction and how to use this technique to train only on what is needed.

  • The steps to focus on the highest impact content for the biggest returns.

  • Case examples on how to design a template to abstract ideas for time saving, productivity boosting and performance enhancing learning.

  • Get a copy of the “10 Tips on Creating Time-Sensitive and High Value Learning”.

Friday, January 18, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Leading Is Not a Matter of Change (Free for ATD members)
The individuals who are leaders in their organizations are not always qualified to lead. They may be leading a group of people in a project without knowing how to establish a clear vision, provide information, coordinate talents, or even work out conflicts. Leading is not a matter of chance. It is knowing how to dance in times of crisis, and how to think and act respectfully in all situations. In this webcast, you’ll be challenged consider what makes you think you can lead.

Monday, January 21, 2019, 11:00AM – 11:30AM PT: Using Mentoring Software to Improve Employee Retention and Productivity (Free for ATD members)
This demo will overview how you can use Together's mentoring software to administer a best-practice mentoring program in your workplace. When done right, mentoring can have a powerful impact on knowledge transfer, employee retention, and employee productivity. Join us for a 30-minute webcast to see how mentoring can drive better business results for your company.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Pay Your Priorities First (Free for members)
Waiting for some “free time” doesn’t work. Just as we’ve learned to take money off of the top for savings, we need to take time off the top and Pay Our Priorities First. In this interactive webinar, Doug Heidebrecht shares practical strategies to help you carve out more time for your most important L&D Projects and Priorities.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Activate Talent and Unleash Potential (Free for ATD members)
Talent activation, as a practice, centres on an employer deliberately designing experiences throughout the employee life cycle to unleash their pre-existing strengths, energize performance, and drive growth. An activated workforce is highly engaged, productive, and loyal—qualities that can contribute to enhanced collaboration and encourage development as a competitive advantage. Put simply, it means taking the talented people you already have on staff and purposefully turning their potential into performance. It’s a calculated strategy with observable results. Join Alexandra Levit, co-leader of the Career Advisory Board, who led the research and studied the results that will be discussed in this webcast. She’ll share her findings on how the right talent initiatives can activate your talent, trigger improved performance, and energize your business growth trajectory.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Organizational Transformation with Learning & Development
When Johnson & Johnson adopted a three-tier model for the finance function, a major transformation effort was required. J&J historically operated with consumer products, medical devices and pharmaceutical products as separate business units in 70+ countries. The shift to a shared service required transformation and standardization that impacted people, processes, and organizational structure, enabled by new technologies. Join this interactive and engaging webinar to explore how:

  • Neuroscience findings were leveraged to accelerate the learning process.

  • External benchmarking supported the business case for learning investments.

  • Blended learning enabled an “anytime, anywhere” approach to on-demand access for a global roll-out.

  • Curriculum design addressed both current and future state for the finance function.

  • Investments in learning have been rationalized to align with key business priorities.

Friday, January 25, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Driving Agility (Free for ATD members)
There are many times in our day-to-day work that we’re confronted with a challenge, but we miss the opportunity. We’re either blinded by the challenge or label it as an obstacle and select a reaction from our usual archive of responses. This space between the stimulus and the reaction is the moment of opportunity. It’s a moment that requires a new mindset. We can be reactive or creative. How we respond is determined by our perspective. Do we see this new world as one with opportunities, or endless obstacles? If we encounter change and are reactive, there’ll be a very high price to pay. If an individual can become aware of the moments of opportunity in their work, they can drive agility, be adaptive, remain relevant, and stay ahead of dynamic change. This session will lift you up and motivate you to re-examine your tired assumptions, methods, and beliefs, and provide a simple formula with tools to address the challenges of your everyday work environment. On the other side of the challenges lies opportunity! Driving agility will enable us to seize them.

Monday, January 28, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Telling Stories That Influence and Engage (Free for ATD members)
Most people won’t be there when you have your shining moments. So, it’s through conversation—storytelling, to be exact—that others learn what to come to you for, what you’re good at, what to count on you and your team for. This one-hour webcast is chock-full of tips and examples. It’s designed specifically for training professionals who want a fresh and practical approach to gaining more influence in your organization and field.

Learn the Contacts Count Five-Part Formula (segue, situation, SNAFU, solution, significance) for constructing and telling stories that stick and that people love listening to. Hear examples written in past workshops by others in talent development. You’ll make strategically placed stories a comfortable part of your conversations—without bragging!

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Filling Your Leadership Pipeline
We all know succession planning is crucial to our organization’s sustainability. Yet many of us are not investing in it. Why? In part, because the debate about how to spot talent and who to develop is an ongoing one. This webinar will provide you with strategies to spot and grow your talent pipeline.

In this webinar you’ll learn how to:

  • Establish a business case for succession planning.

  • Use practical strategies to identify your talent pipeline.

  • Build and develop your talent pipeline to support growth within your organization.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 12PM – 1PM: The Science Behind Preventing “The Forgetting Curve” of Training
When it comes to learning & development (L&D) programs today, American corporations today spend an estimated $160B annually on learning and development initiatives. Yet employees forget up to 75% of the material taught–meaning up to $120B of that investment is wasted.

Science has finally cracked the code of lasting behaviour change through a three-stage approach of Learning to Doing to Being to create the lasting behaviour change your employees want and that your business needs. Unfortunately, the vast majority of human capital efforts stop short of successful transformation which is referred to as “The Forgetting Curve”. In these instances, the effort invested is wasted as the employee reverts to old practices.

While behaviour change is no small feat, join us for this upcoming webinar to understand the science behind preventing “The Forgetting Curve” to get the most out of your L&D investments.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Video in Training: What to Look For and Why
Video is a unique beast. It's more engaging than a training manual, but sharing it on your LMS (or worse, on YouTube) can create problems. It helps you scale your training worldwide, but every new recording is a pain to produce. And it would be ideal for just-in-time learning, if only it could be effectively searched. If the way you use video in employee training feels stuck in 2003, don’t miss this webinar. Panopto’s Dave Dumler will help you distill your video training aspirations into concrete plans for 2019, including ideas for what you can present, who you can look to for help, and which tools you’ll need to make it all happen.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: How Do We Update ADDIE for the Era of AI, AR, VR?
A generation of instructional designers have found great value in the ADDIE model because it provides a useful framework for development. That framework gets a much-needed update with the ADDEDD model, a fresh take on the planning process that incorporates Agile methodology. As new technologies enter the picture, including prototyping and frequent client communications will grow in importance. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How Agile methodologies help create better learning experiences, often faster and with a lower budget.

  • The ADDEDD model, and how it can help guide learning program development with new technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and various AI services like voice interfaces.

  • How to implement ADDEDD as a natural evolution of ADDIE.