Free L&D webinars for June 2018

Summer is hurtling toward us—are you chilling out, or working twice as hard? Have you thought about taking a little break? It can switch up your thinking and help you approach problems in new and different ways. And some new ideas can be helpful as well. June is chock full of free webinars to help you find new solutions.

Monday, June 4, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Well-Connected Employee: Networking Competencies That Foster Engagement, Collaboration, and Business Results (Free for ATD members)

In a survey of 2,000 employees from many different organizations, only 20% said, “Yes, I have the network I need to get the job done.” Unconnected employees hurt your business when they fail to see the big picture, don’t know how to uncork bureaucratic bottlenecks, and don’t contribute to enterprise-wide results.

In this webcast, you’ll explore the eight networking competencies that are needed by almost everyone, in almost every job type, at almost every level. They are survival skills for the network-oriented workplace (the NOW). These skills are learned over time, not overnight. Learn how to design an enterprise-wide strategy that supports the growth of employees’ social acumen to build the organization’s social capital and fuel future growth.

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • The eight networking competencies.

  • Four ways unconnected employees hurt your business.

  • Why you should create an enterprise-wide strategy for boosting social acumen.

  • How to identify unconnected employees.

  • Three reasons organizations have been slow to harness the power of social capital.

You’ll explore these ideas through three client examples: getting the job done, collaborating cross-functionally, and attracting new clients.

Monday, June 4, 2018, 1:30PM – 2:30PM PT: Facilitation Agility: Off the Rails but Still on Track (Free for IPL members)

Planning and delivering effective learning events requires not only skills in adult education, curriculum design and training, but also the ability to adjust to changing conditions. Experienced facilitators know that even the most beautifully designed, carefully planned sessions can go off the rails. It is often true that only 40–60% of your scripted process actually unfolds as planned.

It is therefore essential for masterful facilitators to develop the ability to hold their scripts loosely and to be nimble at the front of the room. They need the skills required to adapt skillfully and seamlessly to the unexpected, while still maintaining a laser-sharp focus on achieving the objectives of the session.

Those skills of agile facilitation are not available through painful experience—they can be taught and practised. This webinar will help participants learn from the presenter’s 20+ years of stories, examples and experience of coping with the unexpected in facilitated events, equipping them with tips and tools to avoid similar mistakes.

Participants will:

  • Learn top-notch preparation habits to minimize the unexpected.

  • Gain specific tips and habits to adapt to whatever happens in the room, including keeping things on track and steering them back there when they threaten to go off course.

  • Identify follow-up techniques to mitigate and learn from sessions that seem to have gone off the rails.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Coach After the Engagement Study

Organizations continue to use engagement studies to measure workplace cultures. Workplace engagement studies provide a keen insight to the organization and what's occurring, but equally important, what managers can do with the results to coach and drive top talent.

This webcast will teach the following:

  • How to interpret the results for coaching opportunities.

  • How to transition from result to actual coaching strategies.

  • How to use workplace engagement study results to drive specific coaching conversations.

  • How to coach to team dynamics as well as having career-based coaching conversations, using two real-world examples.

  • And much, much more.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: 5 Ways to Calculate the ROI of Your Training Videos

You’ve seen the reports: That shifting to video-based eLearning can save the average company 50–70%. That IBM found up to 40% of its classroom training costs were spent just on travel. That Ernst and Young saved 35% by investing in eLearning. And that Microsoft’s move to video-based training helped reduce costs by $303 per learner, from $320 to just $17.

Video has grown quickly with businesses large and small, proving an efficient means to scale existing training activities and enable Learning & Development teams to do more. But is it possible to calculate the potential ROI of video for your own organization?

In this webinar, we’ll walk through 5 ways you can answer the ROI question for video, and give you real tools you can use to estimate the cost savings and productivity boosts video can mean for you.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Buy or Build: What’s Right for Your Training Program? (Free for ATD members)

When is it right to build the training content you need, and when should you buy? In this webcast, Donald Taylor explores the considerations to help you make this important decision, including the type of content and the quality of finish required. He also considers the impact of maintaining content, especially when it has to be tailored for international delivery.

In this webcast, you’ll learn about:

  • The skill set and resources you need to develop good content.

  • The six layers of the content pyramid.

  • Buying well—what to consider and traps to avoid.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: 508: Improving Engagement and Comprehension of Training Videos the Oracle Way

Are you using video in your training? This session is for you! It will cover the legal requirements for making training video accessible, the benefits of captioning, and how to get started with captioning.

Sr. Principal Product Manager of Oracle University Digital Learning, Ben Labrum, will discuss how Oracle uses video in training, why they decided to caption, and the impact of captioning and transcription on engagement.

Topics include:

  • Legal requirements for captioning training videos

  • Benefits of captioning training videos

  • Actionable tips for getting started with captioning

  • How Oracle uses video for training

  • Why Oracle decided to caption training videos

  • Oracle's workflow for captioning and transcription

  • How captioning their training videos improved engagement

  • How captions and transcripts improve learning and comprehension

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Data Fluency for Dummies (Free for ATD members)

A recent Bersin survey pointed out that just 28% of organizations have “good” or “very good” levels of proficiency in basic data literacy skills. And that makes sense, because it often feels like you need a statistics degree to understand HR analytics. But the truth is, you don’t need a degree. You just need to know what to look for and how to turn that into meaningful conclusions. Degreed and Watershed are here to help. This webcast will bring together data experts from both organizations to help you understand important learning analytics to look for and how to draw insights from data sets.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Certification of Serious Learning Games, Simulations, & Gamification Programs

This webinar describes the differences, role, and benefits of serious learning games, simulations, and gamification.

You’ll learn:

  • The difference between stand-alone and imbedded solutions.

  • The instructional and organizational standards required for a sustainable offering, not a one-off event.

  • How to demonstrate what’s required for your solution to be certified.

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Creating a Marketing Plan for Your Employee Training Program

You probably didn’t think too much about needing marketing skills when you took on a training role! However, for a training program to be utilized within an organization and see any ROI, it must be communicated! Ultimately, both marketers and learning professionals want their audiences to take some specific action.

Whether you’re trying to sell a product or convince an employee to learn a new skill, you’re trying to persuade someone to do something. How can you get your employees and leaders more interested, involved, and engaged in your training and development program?

Learn to create a plan that is engaging and exciting!

Key Objectives:

  • How to effectively identify and build audience personas.

  • Systematic approaches to building marketing plans.

  • Stages and phases of communication strategies.

  • Hear tips, tricks, examples and best practices from BizLibrary’s most successful clients.

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Networking for Success

Networking, or building relationships, is a key skill for our professional and personal lives. Have you been successful in your networking attempts? Or are you not sure how to get started? Join this webcast on networking for success, where the facilitators will take the fear out of networking and give you some concrete ways to be successful.

In this webcast, you’ll learn about:

  • Where to network.

  • Why we network—it’s not just for those in job transition!

  • Dos and don’ts of networking.

  • Networking in groups—at work, professional associations, and personal events.

  • Getting started.

  • One-on-one networking.

  • Networking tools.

You’ll leave with networking tools and a better understanding of how to network effectively.

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Developing Ethical Leaders from the Ground Up

Each day, we experience the pain caused by unethical leaders.

We don’t have to look very far to see examples of the erosion of basic ethical principles. What is considered the right and wrong way to conduct business is being challenged every day. And, the costs are staggering—monetary cost, damage to people, destroyed brand image, decreased performance, and lower productivity . . . the list goes on.

In order to avoid these hidden costs of unethical behaviour, organizations must commit to developing both the leadership character and the leadership skill set of their leaders.

Unfortunately, we tend to only address the issue of ethical leadership at the executive level. This alone is inadequate. Beginning at the supervisory level, L&D needs to build managers’ and leaders’ character, empowering them to recognize improper actions and take steps to confront and change unethical behaviour.

In this webinar, participants will learn key actions L&D can take to promote ethical leadership in their organization. Specifically, attendees will:

  • Engage in a highly interactive discussion on the important role character and ethics play throughout a leader’s development.

  • Explore an innovative framework for how character is best developed at every level of leadership.

  • Reveal three critical keys for creating ethical behaviour.

Friday, June 8, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Targeting Unconscious Bias to Improve Patient Care (Free for ATD members)

We all have biases. We all have times when our decision making is impaired, even if we’re not aware of what we’re doing. In healthcare, the stakes are high when decisions are influenced unintentionally by pervasive negative stereotypes that can impact people’s lives or livelihood. Research tells us that healthcare professionals’ biased perceptions adversely affect patient diagnosis and subsequent care, leading to poor outcomes. Additionally, leaders’ biases can act against employees’ access to enhanced work roles or career development opportunities. Reaching optimal patient health outcomes and employees' full potential will be illusive if the blind spot of unconscious bias remains unaddressed.

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • The difference between unconscious bias and conscious bias.

  • Why biases occur and their negative effect on patients, employees, and healthcare organizations.

  • Research findings on healthcare disparities based on bias.

  • Strategies to mitigate risks on an individual and organizational level.

Monday, June 11, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Overcoming Challenging Classroom Behaviours (Free for ATD members)

Your materials are ready. Your technology has been tested. You’ve practised the material inside and out. No matter how prepared you may feel, there can always be a participant who challenges you in unexpected ways. You need to be ready to pivot at every turn, regardless of what challenging behaviour presents itself. This webcast will focus on a variety of difficult behaviours and how to welcome a participant’s energy without indulging it. We’ll walk through a comprehensive look at the classroom environment and identify facilitation techniques to manage in the moment without compromising learning. You’ll come away with a unique approach to handling challenging classroom behaviours that starts with focusing on your own triggers and fears.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Transitioning to Agile? Training Saves the Day

Fortune 500 companies are urgently adapting Agile to their work, whether building eLearning or IT solutions. Unfortunately, just about everyone is a novice. Agility, collaboration and learning through mistakes is NOT the way most teams are used to working. Training professionals have the unique ability to help grow a new Agile way for people to work together to serve the customer needs.

Training professionals are often more qualified to identify and shift culture, collaborate no matter what, and focus on the hard “soft” skills – collaboration, communication and clarity. But a traditional workshop will not be popular. Learn how to transfer learning in small ways within the Agile process.

In this session, you’ll learn to lead the charge by:

  • Building confidence in leading in the Agile space through in-the-moment learning.

  • Identifying how roles and norms are different in Agile and how they create anxiety in a hierarchical company.

Learn from stories of others so you can use your training powers to lead your company through the rough cultural transition. Lead the people side of Agile to support your IT project success.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Enhancing Your Leadership Development Training with Microlearning

Are you looking for new ways to reinforce your leadership development training—before, during and after the session itself? This webinar focuses on EBSCO’s dynamic microlearning program, which is impacting company culture.

Claude Werder, VP/Research Operations and Principal HCM Analyst for Brandon Hall Group, will discuss the latest trends in Leadership Development. Emily Hayden, EBSCO’s Learning and Development Business Partner, will share details of the successful leadership development program EBSCO recently launched for their worldwide supervisory staff. After a year of researching which skills and behaviours truly help EBSCO’s leaders to be successful, Emily launched a comprehensive program that includes assessments, manager conversations, peer-to-peer coaching, networking and unique online training using Accel5®, EBSCO’s very own corporate learning solution.

Learn how this microlearning resource is being utilized by employees at all levels. Emily will also show examples of training materials available to employees at EBSCO Information Services.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: 5 Ways to Calculate the ROI of Video for Learning and Development (Free for ATD members)

It’s the question no one wants. You’ve proposed a smart new initiative. Heads are nodding in agreement. Then someone pipes up, “But what’s the ROI?”

Video has grown quickly with businesses large and small, proving an efficient means to scale existing training activities and enable L&D teams to do more. But to move forward, you have to demonstrate its ROI. This webcast will walk you through five ways you can answer the ROI question for video, and give you real tools you can use to estimate the cost savings and productivity boosts video can mean for you.

You’ll learn:

  • How to calculate the ROI of video in terms of reducing training costs.

  • How to calculate the ROI of video in terms of boosting employee productivity.

  • How to calculate the ROI of video in terms of expediting new hire training.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: The Ten Commandments of Gamification Design for Learning

Gamification has tremendous potential in the corporate training and adult education space. Although HR, Corporate Training, and Adult Education have been able to enhance engagement by incorporating gamified design elements into employee training, onboarding, and learning management, many still wonder how to use it effectively to deliver truly meaningful experiences.

Most people just dive into a design of points, badges, and leaderboards, without thinking through their “plan of attack” or why they are implementing a gamification strategy. If our goal is to increase learning and engagement through key concepts found in game design and behavioral psychology, then we must learn how to design strategically to achieve learning and business objectives.

In this webinar, you’ll learn the 10 Commandments of Gamification from some of today’s most important thought leaders specializing in the field of gamification. These world-class gamification strategists, researchers, and solution providers have all been hand-selected to present at this year’s GamiCon, a co-located event with Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference.

According to a MarketsandMarkets report, the global gamification industry will be valued at $11.1 billion by 2020, up from $1.65 billion in 2015. With such substantial growth, isn’t it time you learned how to make gamification a “game changer” for your employee engagement and talent development strategy?

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Create Short Animated Videos in PowerPoint - with Templates to Make It Easy

You’ve probably seen short animated videos and thought you couldn’t create them.

Well, you can! Using animated templates created in PowerPoint, you can create awesome videos. These are especially useful for intros and outros.

  • Create one intro and outro for each course and use them before and after each lesson.

  • Customize the images and text and you’re set to go—you can even add music!

  • Create awesome change-ups and section slides that get your learners paying attention again!

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to use a set of templates and customize them for your own use. Come and join the fun!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Analytics to Deliver Engaging Courses

Can you measure if the content in your eLearning system provides an enriching and engaging experience for your learners? If you can't answer this important question, you're not alone. Organizations struggle to combine the complex activity of analyzing data to identify opportunities that can improve learner engagement with their content. It's worth it to find out. Courses and related resources that may not be as valuable as intended can result in decreased interest and attendance rates—leading to poor learning outcomes. There are many ways to measure and analyze course engagement data in your LMS. These insights enable managers to identify, prioritize change to learning programs and step up their engagement game.

Wednesday, June 13, 10AM – 11AM PT: Predicting Future Performance with Forward-Looking Assessments

About four out of five organizations assess job candidates or employees in some way, according to the latest Brandon Hall Group research.

But traditional knowledge and post-learning assessments tend to look backward, not forward. These instruments are typically designed to measure what participants can remember rather than determining how they would apply their knowledge, skills and abilities to perform tasks, make decisions, and solve “real- world” problems.

Whether used in recruitment, onboarding, compliance, training, career advancement or certification, assessments designed to measure "beyond recall" offer organizations many distinct benefits.

Join Brian McNamara, Marketing Director for Questionmark, and Claude Werder and Daria Friedman, analysts for Brandon Hall Group, for this insightful webinar that will:

  • Review the latest trends in assessment use, spending and metrics based on the 2018 Brandon Hall Group Assessments Study.

  • Examine techniques for designing assessments aimed at measuring, predicting and documenting the abilities of employees to perform tasks, solve problems, make decisions, exercise sound judgment, and achieve goals.

  • Illustrate how forward-looking assessments can help provide data and insights to help gauge potential future performance.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Articulate Rise: Create Fast and Effective Responsive Content for your Learners

As an instructional designer, you may look at content from SMEs and realize traditional eLearning might not be the answer. Articulate Rise is a web-based authoring tool that is part of Articulate 360 and offers an instructional designer a faster and easier way to get content into a more digestible format for learners. It is fast to use, mobile responsive, and SCORM compliant. In this session, you’ll learn how to convert an ALL text-based SME PowerPoint and transform it into a responsive, web-based Articulate Rise course.

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Beyond the Flipped Classroom: Converting Live Training to Blended On-Demand Video Learning

With hyper-busy schedules and information overload, it’s critical for training professionals to find innovative ways to maximize the impact of corporate learning initiatives. On-demand video learning programs provide a flexible training platform for your employees and empower them to learn on their own time. When combined with interactive content, they can also effectively transform expensive live training into accessible and high-performing training assets.

In this webinar, Catalyze Associates' Kirstin Lynde will take you through her re-invention journey using the most current video learning tools, and how her creative use of interactive video assessments help make interpersonal aspects of her leadership program more targeted and effective. She'll also reveal how she's bringing these new insights to breakthrough platforms like Harvard Business School's HBX.

You'll discover how to:

  • Map a live group program onto a 1:1 blended "just-in-time" learning experience.

  • Use state-of-the-art interactive video tools to easily create and deliver online learning assets.

  • Harvest online question responses to energize one-on-one and group sessions in online programs.

  • Use online resources to reinforce accountability in a blended learning program.

Join this session to learn techniques and tips for how to transform live training sessions into engaging, on-demand learning programs.

Thursday, June 14, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making Learning Content Work for You

In most companies, there are typically vast amounts of learning content available from numerous sources, both proprietary and licensed from third parties. Unfortunately, that content is typically housed in siloes across the organization (shared network drives, hard drives, SharePoint, Salesforce, etc.). This impacts discoverability, increases the likelihood of duplication, and makes it difficult to control versions. This is because when authors and subject matter experts cannot find existing learning objects, they often recreate what they need. This is not only a duplication of effort, but also compounds the original issue by adding redundant content into the mix.

Increasingly, companies are looking for solutions that provide a single source of truth in learning content and streamline the development and discovery processes.

Discussion topics include:

  • Current state of developing and managing learning content.

  • What an LCMS is and how it differs from an LMS.

  • Content reusability.

  • Single-source authoring.

  • Health checks and pre-flight checklists.

Thursday, June 14, 10AM – 11AM PT: What Are Employers Looking For? (Free for ATD members)

Do you ever wonder what employers are looking for in talent development professionals? Don't miss this chance to hear from a panel of hiring managers at some of the top companies in the country. You’ll hear panelists’ opinions on questions such as:

  • What skills do they value most? Which skills are the hardest to find?

  • How important are technology skills, and which ones are most critical?

  • How valuable are certifications to employees and employers?

  • What advice would hiring managers give to talent development professionals who want to advance their careers?

  • What should talent development professionals do if they want to move into a management role?

When you register, be sure to submit a question you would like the panelists to answer during the webcast.

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: How to Use a Forecast for Sales Coaching

Often, salespeople will alter or fudge their forecast to present to upper level management. This never ends well. This webcast will teach managers how to coach using forecasts by their sales team members to identify performance opportunities and ultimately to help each sales team member become more honest. This webcast will teach five specific strategies of how a forecast can lead a sales manager to understand each employee's strengths and areas of opportunity to improve.

Attendees of this webcast will learn the following coaching strategies that are designed to drive performance and bottom-line results:

  1. How to use a high forecast as a coaching opportunity for top talent.

  2. How to use a low forecast for underperforming talent as a coaching opportunity.

  3. How to use group coaching as a teaching tool so staff properly and accurately forecast their opportunities.

  4. How to use coaching questions as a tool to mitigate risk often associated with forecasts.

Friday, June 15, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Effective Virtual Training: A Road Map to Success (Free for ATD members)

Have you been asked to design or deliver virtual training but aren’t sure where to start? Have you been facilitating virtual classes and want to make them better? Are you doing everything you can to create effective and engaging online programs?

In this interactive webcast, you’ll learn the three critical components to every successful virtual training program. You’ll also discover five keys to designing interactive programs, five skills that effective virtual facilitators need, and three considerations for participant setup.

You’ll hear answers to questions such as, “What’s different about virtual training compared to classroom training?” and “How do you keep everyone engaged when you can’t see them?” You’ll leave the session with a road map for successful virtual training classes, with ideas you can immediately apply in your next live event!

In this webcast you’ll:

  • Recognize five keys to interactive virtual training design.

  • Identify five skills needed to effectively facilitate virtual classes.

  • Create an individual action plan for successful virtual training.

Monday, June 18, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Value of Diversity Recruiting in the Healthcare Industry (Free for ATD members)

Identifying, developing, and retaining top talent is a critical function for any business, especially the healthcare industry, which has a high demand for skilled human capital. The value of diversity in the hiring process is higher employee engagement, innovative business solutions, and high levels of productivity.

After attending this webcast, you’ll be able to develop:

  • Diversity branding techniques.

  • Career path strategies for diverse employees.

  • Retention strategies for diverse employees.

  • Diversity metrics that support recruiting efforts.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Kirkpatrick Approach to Evaluating & Selecting Outsourced and Off-the-Shelf Training

The challenge to deliver good quality training to an increasingly geographically dispersed workforce is growing. At the same time, training departments are being asked to do more with less, so outsourcing training or purchasing off-the-shelf programs seems appealing. How do you straddle these seemingly conflicting goals?

This session will provide specific questions to ask and considerations to make when selecting outsourced and off-the-shelf training. Tactics for building an effective four-levels training evaluation plan for outside training content will be explained. Armed with this information, you’ll be able to integrate outsourced training into a training and evaluation plan that works for your organization.

You’ll also receive a job aid and supplementary materials to assist you in applying these ideas in your work.


  • Know what questions to ask outsourced training providers.

  • Understand how to integrate off-the-shelf training into an effective training and evaluation plan.

  • See how to maximize training outcomes while minimizing the training budget.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Modern Learning Measurement: How to use Microlearning, Big Data, and Machine Learning

It’s no secret that tying learning to business performance has eluded learning and development. After all, without the data or the technology, proving the impact of training on the bottom line has been virtually impossible. But by focusing on the right metrics, using the right technology, and making a commitment to understand the impact of learning, it is possible to not only to measure the influence of learning on the business, but also to predict what impact it can have in the future. This means leaders can leverage data-driven recommendations continually to optimize business performance and results.

Join Brandon Hall’s Principal Learning Analyst, David Wentworth, and Axonify to learn:

  • The latest research insights from Brandon Hall on learning measurement.

  • The data and metrics you need to properly attribute the impact of learning on key business objectives.

  • How microlearning closes the gap between training, employee performance, and business results.

  • How you can measure and understand the impact of your training program—at scale—to continuously improve the effectiveness of your training programs and empower leaders to take action.

  • How a leading retailer is using microlearning, big data, business data, and machine learning to understand impact and become agile with its training programs.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Personalization Strategies and Next Generation Learning Management

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.

The session will include examples and explanations of the following personalization techniques:

  • Learner dashboards

  • Customized labels/interface naming

  • Branding/culture

  • Content delivery/modality

  • Recommendations

  • Personal notes

  • Search results

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Changing State Street Bank's Learning Culture Through Engagement, Alignment, Adoption, and Value (Free for ATD members)

When State Street Bank assessed their user experience for accessing learning, they encountered a number of challenges: 17 clicks to launch e-learning, inefficient curation and promotion of learning, and a long process to manage content. It was also difficult to accurately capture adoption and establish the value of learning to the company. As a result, they partnered with Skillsoft and tackled each of these challenges to deliver an improved learner experience with targeted programs that required only a single click to access content.

As part of the process, the State Street team collaborated with learning partners across the organization on the alignment and promotion of content. They also established success criteria for their learning programs, and today deliver comprehensive data analysis against these criteria—continuously showing the value of learning to the bottom line.

In this webcast, you’ll:

  • See examples of success criteria for an e-learning program.

  • Learn how to assess and improve the user experience.

  • Learn how to engage internal stakeholders when aligning and promoting content.

  • See examples of successful program design through blended learning programs.

  • See an example of a successful digital transformation and project management program for all employees.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Creating VR Training Using Interactive 360 Degree Videos and Images

We’ve all heard that VR training experiences have a proven higher retention rate, with retention gains reaching 75% in comparison to standard video, eLearning, or textbook training. What we need to know is how to create and deploy VR training quickly and cost-effectively, with the systems we have today.

This session will cover the creation, editing, publishing, and tracking of VR training using 360-degree video and images. It will highlight the potential learning applications for using VR, and how it can be integrated into your current learning environment.

In this session, you’ll learn:

  • The differences between VR, AR, and MR.

  • About CenarioVR, a new tool for creating VR training.

  • How to link multiple 360-degree videos together to create a story.

  • How to use VR in systems that you use today.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Quantifying the Value of Informal Learning Investments

To implement high-impact development programs that set your organization apart and keep you competitive, the interest and support of your company's business leaders is critical. In almost every case, your finance and IT leaders are making investment trade-offs when determining which projects get funded. So how do you convey the importance of the informal learning programs that you want to implement?

Join this webinar to discover a proven model with insights from CFOs and ROI experts for getting your C-suite onboard. You’ll learn how to build a compelling business case for informal learning investments that will deliver the hard and soft benefits for investing in high-impact, modern learning programs.

You’ll gain insights into:

  • Why informal learning is on the upswing in learning communities.

  • How to align your proposed initiatives directly to the objectives of the business.

  • The language and metrics that will make your CFO and CEO sit up and take notice.

  • Tips and tools for delivering a successful business case presentation.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Creating Momentum for Career Development and Career Paths

If you listen to HR thought leaders or read HR blogs and forums, you get the impression that career development is a growing priority of organizations that want to improve employee engagement and retention. While that may the case, most organizations are at very early stages of their evolution in improving career development, according to new Brandon Hall Group research:

  • Half of organizations have less than 10% of their employees on clear and well-communicated career paths.

  • Less than half of organizations align the career paths they have developed with any type of competency.

  • Less than 20% of organizations support their career and competency development programs with technology.

This webinar will arm you with data, strategies and a success story that will help you make the business case for well-developed career development and career pathing. Lorraine McKay, Chief Marketing Officer and Co-Founder of HRSG, a world leader in competency-based talent management, will join Claude Werder, VP/Research Operations for Brandon Hall Group, to share insights on how to improve your career pathing and career development initiatives.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Master Class Series: Ability and Appliance: Using Competency and Compliance

Online Master Classes are a variety of LMS related topics in Design, Features & Functions, and Tech Talk. Each master class will be designed for a specific audience such as course developers, LMS Administrators, and even organizational IT staff.

Thursday, June 21, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Going Beyond “Just What Is Expected”

In most cases, learners do “just what is expected of them,” and this usually leads to underperformance.

If workers and learners fail to think beyond their regular duties, there will be many instances when they will be unable to deal with uncertainties. The unpredictability of events is part of our fast-moving business reality. We need to help learners go beyond “Just What is Expected” of them.

  • What does research tell us about the impacts of unattended exemptions and deviations of work?

  • What are the causes of the “Just What Is Expected” mentality?

  • How do you frame your work and learning environments to help learners be aware of the gaps between duties and the risks of failures?

  • How do you prepare learners for uncertainties?

Attend the webinar and get Free: 2 Situation Videos and Exercises to raise awareness on “Going Beyond What is Expected.”

Friday, June 22, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Managing Up: Working Successfully with Any Type of Boss (Free for ATD members)

Whether we like it or not, our bosses have enormous influence over our ability to succeed, thrive, and advance in our organizations, our careers, and our own leadership journey. Establishing strong, productive working relationships with those above us is the single most effective way to accelerate success. Whether you are reporting to a supervisor, middle manager, vice president, top executive, or a board of directors, managing up is a skill we all need.

This lively and interactive webcast provides proven strategies and techniques to increase cooperation and collaboration between those who have different power levels, perspectives, and personalities. Learning to effectively manage up is good for you, your boss, and your organization. This webcast will help you:

  • Understand and manage personality differences that impact manager-staff relationships.

  • Recognize different leadership styles and explore adaptive strategies for communicating and collaborating with each style.

  • Understand your own and your supervisors’ “hot buttons.”

  • Increase organizational trust among managers and peers.

  • Take ownership of your professional success.

Monday, June 25, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: How Do I Develop a Personal Brand? (Free for ATD members)

Whether you’re looking to get a promotion, grow in your position, reinvent yourself, discover your “second act,” or pursue entrepreneurial options, you need focus and a compelling pitch—a personal brand. Being able to hook your audience into wanting to talk to you is critical, because the discussion is where the decision to hire happens.

The expectation in today’s marketplace is that we are each able to articulate who we are as healthcare professionals, and especially how what we do adds value. Gone are the days when we could use our pedigree (title, years of experience, schools we attended) to communicate that effectively.

Join this webinar to learn more about the Career Management Diagnostic, an efficient way to focus on what your next best step is, and how to message it.

In this webcast, you’ll learn how to:

  • Articulate what a personal brand is and why it’s important in today’s dynamic market.

  • Use the Career Management Diagnostic to map in answers to questions you already have.

  • Use the Career Management Diagnostic to map in questions to which you need answers.

  • Develop a road map to use shared exercises to focus career development efforts and draft a personal branding statement.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 1:30PM – 2:30PM PT: Virtual Excellence By Moe Poirier

Are you an experienced or aspiring facilitator who wants to take your VIRTUAL game to the next level? Moe Poirier, Founding Partner from Shift Facilitation, will be sharing best practices for mastering virtual classroom deliveries. His mission is to help us unlock the core techniques that a skilled facilitator uses to animate exceptional virtual meetings and learning experiences.

Come prepared to experiment and discover. During the session, you will work to:

  • Understand how skilled facilitators engage audiences and animate learning experiences in a virtual classroom.

  • Discover a unique perspective on the core facilitation strengths necessary to achieve Virtual Excellence™.

The core outcomes will be for you to:

  • Practise and apply a set of tools and techniques on the path to mastery in virtual facilitation.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Now What? 10 Implementation Strategies for Your New Learning Program (LMS)

Rolling out a learning program can be an incredibly significant challenge for any organization. The implementation of a new program is very often associated with the acquisition of a new Learning Management System.

Join Dr. Allen Partridge, Adobe Digital Learning Solutions Evangelist, for this informative session about the strategy and process behind the introduction of new learning programs, and the role technology can play in that process.

During this session you’ll learn about:

  • Defining expectations for your learning program

  • Validating compatibility across your enterprise solutions

  • Building the right team

  • Content migration

  • Creating a realistic, detailed timeline

  • Prioritizing requirements & expectations

  • Pre-launch testing

  • Training & ongoing support

  • Marketing your success

  • Establishing a learning culture

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: OnBoarding and Learning for Sales Enablement

Training is always a challenge for a sales team. Pressure is high to be productive right out of the gate, but without proper onboarding, sales professionals cannot reach their potential. Ongoing training can be a challenge as well, as sales professionals are often remote and/or spend large amounts of time on the road or on the phone. Rethinking learning technology with an eye on sales enablement can help organizations develop agile, effective sales teams.

Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Instructure, as they examine how learning technology can deliver onboarding and learning experiences tailored to sales professionals and designed for performance.

Discussion topics include:

  • Sales training challenges.

  • Onboarding.

  • Continuous learning opportunities.

  • Creating personalized, relevant experiences.

  • Tying learning to measurable outcomes.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Increasing Your Influence as an L&D Professional

Today’s most successful leaders and team members are skilled at influencing others. They excel in getting their opinions and ideas heard while also impacting the ideas, opinions and actions of others. The best influencers are aware of their natural preferences and work to adapt their style to best fit the situation and their audience. Are you ready for a new way to think about influence? Learn about influence styles and how to leverage them in different situations in this interactive webinar presented by Master Trainer and Executive Coach Jenifer Sanders.

This webinar will explore:

  • The 5 influencing styles, with a deep dive on three.

  • The benefits and pitfalls of these styles—when to use each, and when to put them away.

  • The Influence Style Indicator as a tool for going deeper with yourself, your organization or your clients.

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Customizing Cases for Learning Optimization

Tune in for tips and best practices on tailoring case studies for the most effective use in learning situations. This session addresses specifics on the role of case studies in multi-faceted programs, and the process to customize with company-specific information to align with the overall learning objectives.

Participants will leave the webinar with a better understanding of:

  • The role of case studies in learning programs.

  • Trade-offs between generic and customized cases.

  • Project methodology for customizing cases to meet client requirements.

Thursday, June 28, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Status and Power: Becoming a Workplace Jedi (Free for ATD members)

Have you ever shared a wonderful idea only to have it ignored? Do you ever feel tension in the air and suspect you might be caught in a power struggle? Do you want to have influence at a higher level? Would you like to be able to shift the group climate to be more collaborative and productive?

As facilitators, trainers, leaders, or any other type of human, a conscious awareness of the dynamics of status and power can help you:

  • Inspire trust.

  • Have your ideas heard and taken seriously.

  • Minimize unhealthy conflict.

  • Create environments where people feel engaged and respected.

In this webcast, you’ll learn how to:

  • Recognize and employ the nonverbal vocabulary of status dynamics.

  • Expand awareness of your habitual status behaviours and where they help and hurt your cause.

  • Practise applying status fluency to facilitation, presentation, and one-on-one interactions to increase influence and impact.

Friday, June 29, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: People and Production: Leveraging Relationships for Results (Free for ATD members)

Our ability to produce results is what makes us valuable to organizations. It’s what they hire us to do—not just as individuals, but also by helping the team or organization produce results. And, we are more effective at getting results when we can learn to build and leverage relationships. Leveraging relationships for results helps us achieve our professional goals and obtain organizational objectives.

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • Five ways to increase your influence with others.

  • How to leverage relationships to get results.

  • How to balance building relationships with getting results.

  • Two important decisions you must make to increase your effectiveness.