Free L&D webinars for August 2018

With summer in full swing, many of us may be experiencing downtime. Sure, it’s great to have time to enjoy the sun, but time off can also produce anxiety. Some people worry about being unproductive, and may even feel disconnected from their industries and colleagues. If you’re missing work and need a quick way to plug into some new L&D ideas, why not spend an hour watching a free webinar?

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Mousify Your Organization’s Performance: Five Keys to Disney-Inspired Success

Examine the five Walt Disney–inspired strategies for peak organizational performance—Purpose, Priorities, People, Platform, Process—and learn how Walt Disney applied each of them to his theme park business. Then discover specific tactics for applying all five to your organization’s business and training needs.

Everything Walt Disney touched seemed magical. It wasn’t. It was method. Learn the method and you can make your own magic. That method is based on five leadership, customer and “castomer℠” performance strategies that deliver a single purpose-focused outcome.

In this insightful and engaging presentation, 25-year Walt Disney World veteran Lenn Millbower shares the ways in which the following five strategies were, and are, trained, coached, rewarded and enhanced at every level within the Disney parks organization.

Objectives:

  • Discover how a single unifying goal delivers role-function clarity to team members at all levels of the organization.
  • Explore the operating and behaviour filters that identify the expected behaviour and operating behaviours expected of all personnel.
  • Examine how leader treatment of castomers℠ determines castomer℠ treatment of customers and results in increased business profit.
  • Identify environmental and performance staging elements that align the experience into an emotive, engaging whole.
  • Determine how a relentless plussing process improves performance for maximum results.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: DEMO: Changing the Way Learning Is Created and Delivered with Xyleme (Free for ATD members)

Xyleme is the learning content management system (LCMS) of choice for visionaries who are looking for innovative ways to change how learning is created and delivered. Learning and development professionals use Xyleme to manage the entire content lifecycle in one place.

This product demo will showcase the two products that comprise Xyleme’s platform: Studio and Content Delivery Service (CDS).

Studio is Xyleme’s content development platform, with authoring tools and publishing outputs that help organizations create blended learning content in any format—mobile, web, print and more.

CDS unlocks content from the LMS and document management systems. Content is easy to find and access, allowing you to deliver instructor-led and bite-sized learning in a way that balances the need for formal training and the demand for immediately accessible learning elements. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Improving the Recruiting Process (Free for ATD members)

Companies see hiring as a cost or an investment. If seen as a cost, expenses are minimized, squeezed and even eliminated. If seen as an investment, the company manages, optimizes and re-invests. In reality, hiring is the biggest and most important investment of any company. So, how do you set up and manage your recruiting function accordingly? How do you know if your recruiting function is operating on all cylinders?

Learn how to assess your recruiting function, from job descriptions to sourcing strategy to assessments to making the offer to using technology to drive the process. Optimize your brand, technology and employee referral program. Learn the success practices to evolve your recruiting function from where it is to where you need it to be. Turn hiring from a frustrating administrative function to a competitive advantage. If you see hiring as a key investment, don’t miss this webcast!

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • Where the hiring market is today.
  • Best practices for sourcing through your employee referral program.
  • Recruiting metrics to track and analyze to optimize your hiring success.
  • Interview best practices to ensure that you’re choosing the right fit.
  • Legal imperatives in today’s litigious employment environment. 

Friday, August 3, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Video Doesn’t Have to Be Hard! A Demo of the Panopto Video Learning Platform

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.

Join in for this comprehensive introduction to Panopto, part of the Training Magazine Network’s all-new product demo webinar series. Ari Bixhorn, Vice President of Technical Evangelism at Panopto, will demonstrate how Panopto’s video platform makes it easy to:

  • Manage all your videos in your own secure, YouTube-like video portal that connects to your LMS.
  • Search inside the content of your learning videos for any word spoken by the presenter or shown on screen.
  • Ensure that all your videos are compatible with your employees’ desktops, laptops, tablets and phones.
  • Record and produce a professional video presentation in minutes.
  • Create interactive quizzes and embed them within your learning videos.
  • Edit your learning videos from any web browser.
  • See analytics on video viewer engagement, drop-off rates and more. 

Friday, August 3, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Creating a Mindset for Change (Free for ATD members)

Change is inevitable. It’s not only a constant within our personal lives, but a reality within our organizations as well.

The problem is this: Not everyone is ready for change, and not every organization is ready for change either. Fail to adapt, and stagnation is soon to follow.

So, what’s the solution? The answer lies between your ears. Change begins in the mind. Once you and your organization develop a mindset for change, unconscious and reactionary decisions will slowly evolve into creative and intentional decisions. That’s exactly where innovation begins.

Join global workforce innovator Laura Goodrich, who has been helping organizations with change for over 20 years, as she coaches you and your organization on how to develop a mindset for change. Laura provides the tools needed to create awareness for change and take action.

Monday, August 6, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Leadership Behaviour in Times of Change: The Impact on Workforce Engagement (Free for ATD members)

To adapt and survive in times of great change, organizations must take advantage of every bit of organizational talent. This is particularly relevant in healthcare. As the healthcare industry continues to evolve, leaders face many challenges: aggressive growth, competition, changing payment models, advanced technology, a multigenerational workforce and more. Leaders must build an organization capable of adaptive growth while engaging the hearts and minds of all the workforce.

In this webcast, you’ll learn about:

  • The design of a year-long program focused on building leadership effectiveness.
  • The results of a research study designed to measure the impact of this program.
  • Specific leadership behaviours that drive engagement in the workplace.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: ATD Research: Upskilling and Reskilling (Free for ATD members)

Changes in markets, business environments, organizational objectives and other events make upskilling or reskilling employees critical talent strategies for many companies. Workforce capabilities directly impact competitive ability, strategic execution, critical role and leadership pipelines, organizational agility and more. This webcast explores highlights from the latest research on upskilling and reskilling from ATD and the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp). Carol Morrison, Senior Research Analyst, i4cp, and special guest Rob Lauber, Senior Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, McDonald's Corporation, will discuss study findings and McDonald's Archways to Opportunity™ program.

More than half (56%) of surveyed learning leaders say their companies are providing upskilling, reskilling or both—and doing so is strongly tied to better market performance and learning outcomes. However, 33% acknowledged that they have identified the need to upskill or reskill employees, yet have taken no action, effectively gambling with potential talent and business risks. Join this webcast to dive deeper into this new research and learn how it can impact your organization.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: 5 Things Every Training Professional Should Know About Evaluation – A Conversation with Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick

Many training professionals are generalists who are required to know a little bit about a lot of different topics. One common theme, though, is that any training or intervention is supposed to “work,” meaning it improves on-the-job performance and contributes measurably to key organizational results. Sounds simple enough, but this basic principle has baffled many accomplished training professionals for decades.

In this program, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick will share the most important evaluation considerations that should be built into every mission-critical program. This interactive webinar will allow you to ask your own questions before and during the program, and the most popular questions will get answered live by the Kirkpatricks.

Don’t miss this chance to ensure that you are implementing the best and latest evaluation methods in your work, and to get your questions answered. Click here to ask a question.

After this program you will be able to:

  1. Start any program with the right focus.
  2. Describe how to make a program effective.
  3. Determine how to illustrate program effectiveness to stakeholders.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Integrating UX Design and Gamification

You may have heard about user experience (UX) design. You probably know a thing or two about gamification by now. But what does it mean to apply them together to create an engaging learning experience? What new angles do you need to think of when bringing the two together, and how can combining these two concepts lead to a greater impact on your audience than they could accomplish alone?

In this case-study session, you’ll learn how Rogers Communications successfully integrated UX design and gamification into an online training course. You’ll find out how to move from principles into practice with both concepts; how common UX ideas like user testing and visual design can specifically enhance gamified experiences; and how to adapt to the common challenges you might face when creating a project that blends gamification and thoughtful UX design together. You’ll also learn how to use UX as the overall framework for any engagement technique you adopt. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: 7 Questions to Help Learners Apply Ideas at Work

A major criticism of the training and learning industry is our inability to translate ideas and knowledge into actual work areas. The leaders say, “training is a waste of time” or “training is slow and irrelevant” and does not support the business. One key reason is that many of our lessons and programs are designed to remember things, but not apply them. Remembering does not mean always applying.

In this webinar, you will learn seven key questions that improve learners’ and workers’ ability to apply ideas in actual work situations.

Topics:

  • Why is there is gap between learning and applying?
  • What are the causes of the gaps?
  • What must be fundamentally challenged in how we design our lessons and programs?
  • How do we rephrase, reshape and rethink the questions we use in lessons?
  • What are the seven questions that will help avoid errors, identify the cost areas, increase speed, reduce stoppages, engage workers, and many others?

Attend the webinar and obtain three free “Situation Micro-Videos and Exercises” to apply questions and ideas at work. 

Thursday, August 9, 11AM – 12PM PT: Proactively Anticipating Change in Financial Services (Free for ATD members)

Change management in the finance industry is normally approached through reactive means. In this session, you’ll learn how to proactively anticipate the six forces of change that are most present in the finance community. You’ll then learn how to implement an innovative approach toward problem solving and gain a competitive edge for change initiatives above other financial institutions. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: ROI: What Caused It? Isolating the Effects of Your Programs

Sales of the latest handheld devices have increased 150% over the last quarter. Senior executives asked the question, “What caused it?” Employee turnover has declined 20% in the past nine months. Senior executives asked the question, “What caused it?” This simple question “What caused it?” is asked frequently in organizations around the world.

During this session, you’ll learn four techniques to isolate the effects of talent development programs. Case studies will demonstrate each technique. Participants will calculate the improvement in business measures as described in the case studies. Don’t forget to bring a calculator.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the importance of isolating the effects of the program.
  • Apply four techniques to isolate the effects of your program.
  • Determine when to use each of the four techniques covered in this session. 

Friday, August 10, 2018, 8AM – 9AM PT: Finding Just the (Legally) Right Sound for Your Training

We often don’t realize how important sound is to setting a mood or emphasizing a point—until it’s not there. Suspense, surprise and importance are often communicated with more than just words or pictures. Music, a song, a thud, a crash, a clank or a swish might be just the right sound to make your training stick. Where to find such sounds? As with all things involving copyright, it depends.

Join this follow-up to Copyright Basics for Trainers: Selecting Images and Music That Won’t Break the Budget—Or the Law and dig deeper into how to find the perfect sound. 

Monday, August 13, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Letting Go of Negativity and Drama Can Be Fun (Free for ATD members)

Imagine a workshop where letting go of workplace negativity and drama becomes fun! LIGMO—"Let It Go Move On”—is an innovative training program that uses a simple, lighthearted approach to confront negativity and drama in a nonconfrontational way.

In this webcast, you’ll learn how to:

  • Use a simple stick figure to illustrate stressful and dramatic behaviours.
  • Quickly and easily identify stressful feelings that lead to negative thought loops.
  • Recognize the impact that negative behaviours have on everyone, including yourself.
  • Shift into a positive state using a simple method.
  • Improve communication and build resiliency and vitality.
  • Examine 16 negative behaviours, such as finger-pointing, blaming, judging, holding on to the need to be right, selective hearing, and playing the victim, and learn how to overcome them in your own workplace. 

Monday, August 13, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Strategic HR Starts with an Employee Engagement Survey (Free for ATD members)

Senior leaders live in a world of facts and data. HR organizations that have become true strategic partners with leaders have learned to speak this language, and use analytics to drive data-based recommendations and decisions about people. There are many sources of data about employees, from hiring statistics to benefits utilization, diversity representation, attrition and job performance, to name a few. Many organizations have an untapped data resource that can provide insights about critical employee groups, organization initiatives and potential barriers to success.

Employee engagement surveys, when thoughtfully designed and implemented, can provide a wide range of valuable insights to HR and leaders. Join this webinar to learn how to transform your engagement survey into the engine for an HR analytics strategy.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Stop the Excuses: 3 Fierce Leadership Strategies to Fix Accountability on Your Team (Free for ATD members)

In this highly competitive, ever-changing business climate, accountability continues to be a critical challenge for leaders and organizations alike. Join Beth Wagner, master facilitator, as she explores why accountability fails, and discover the three fierce strategies you can leverage today to ensure every member of your team is empowered to contribute to the overall health and well-being of your organization.

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • Why accountability fails.
  • Three fierce strategies to fix accountability on your team.
  • The benefits to fostering accountability.  

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Reduce Disengagement with Gamification

Part 2 of the Gamification webinar series. If your finger is on the gamification pulse, you know that gamifying your learning programs is a great way to engage learners. It creates challenges and instills the sense of accomplishment that comes with progressing through a game-like course.

Gamification makes learners think and engage, and that gives your programs more impact. It’s effective at driving learner engagement, reinforcing key concepts and building opportunities for learners to succeed in their overall learning experience.

Co-hosted by Limestone Learning’s Paula Yunker, with 35+ years of instructional design experience, this webinar will explain why you should consider gamifying your elearning and how to apply gamification best practices to ensure you’re designing a great learning experience. We’ll also share some great examples of gamification in practice. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: What eLearning Is and What It Is Not: A Discussion with Dr. Michael Allen and Ethan Edwards

Dr. Allen and Ethan Edwards will talk about the beginning of eLearning, how it’s evolved and what it’s becoming. They will discuss the foundation of solid design and the true impact of both good and bad learning. They will field questions from attendees and share some of their experiences from along the way.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: 5 Novel Ways to Use Video for Employee Training

As companies stare down the challenges of ever-increasing compliance regulations, unpredictable turnover, and growing cultural and learning style changes among employees, businesses are looking for new ways to scale and support their training efforts.

More and more, they’re finding that help in video. Adaptable to both formal and informal learning needs, video can help instructors increase training quality, speed and effectiveness—all while significantly lowering program costs.

But of course, you don’t need to be told that video is a great tool for training. Today’s L&D pros have already seen the potential value that technology can offer in the modern training environment. Their real challenge? Convincing their organizations to do more.

This webinar will go beyond the basic applications for video in employee training and explore five new and exciting ideas you can take back to your own organization for using video to improve the reach and effectiveness of your training, support social learning, improve productivity, and more.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: 10 Tips to Get you Started in Whiteboard Animation with VideoScribe

Do you have a story to tell? A lesson to teach? A product to market? VideoScribe lets you do all that. Rapidly.

In a very cool way: whiteboard animation.

Whiteboard animations (or “scribes”) are magic for relaying stories and represent a game-changer in the world of learning—in fact, research has shown that scribe videos improve learning retention by as much as 15%! HubSpot projects that by 2019, 80% of all web traffic will be video.

Join this event to learn how to create a new scribe, manipulate text and images on the whiteboard canvas, preview and adjust the timing of elements, import your own images, add music, and save and publish scribes in a variety of methods. Hang on to your hats—this hour is gonna fly! 

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT: Communication Culture Through Cognitive Diversity (Free for IPL members)

The Work That Works: Superior Communication Culture through Honoring Cognitive Diversity one-hour keynote demonstrates how groups of people can work together and improve communications. Because cognitive diversity exists, the critical factor is whether differences become an obstacle or a catalyst.

Webinar participants will learn to identify communication pitfalls, improve connections and strengthen performance through reinforcing an enlightening process of self-awareness and discovery.

The real-life magic difference happens when we use our thinking and behavioural strengths to listen effectively, collaborate synergistically and communicate with impact.

Far from being simply a lecture, this session will include:

  • Reflective interactive activities to connect concepts to personal cognitive communication strengths.
  • Review of concepts that will lay a solid foundation for strong communication.
  • Storytelling and activities to illustrate concepts.

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Influencing Up (Free for ATD members)

In today’s competitive business world, most organizations face dramatic shifts in who provides influence; one “great leader” at the top can no longer have all the answers. As a result, the ability to influence up the organizational ladder is an essential skill for professionals at all levels. Today’s organizations need people who are able to influence regardless of the position they hold.

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • The importance of influence at all levels of organizations.
  • How to evaluate the importance of six influence factors.
  • How to analyze your use of trust-building behaviours.
  • How to use a planner for influencing conversations.

Friday, August 17, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Overcoming Barriers to Effective Bias Training (Free for ATD members)

Many companies have made headlines over the past several years for their efforts to discuss or mitigate unconscious bias via learning. Unfortunately, the assumption persists—inside and outside the L&D profession—that these types of training don’t work, when, in fact, they can be tremendously effective if done well. In this webcast, hear from Mike Rognlien, one of the builders of Facebook’s Managing Unconscious Bias training (managingbias.fb.com), about best practices for building the business case for bias training, developing and delivering compelling content, and the work needed outside of the training program itself to prepare the culture of your organization to embrace it practically.

Monday, August 20, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing (MI): Connecting MI to Clinical Care Settings (Free for ATD members)

This webcast will introduce and familiarize you with the history of motivational interviewing (MI), as well as its approach, benefits and application in a clinical care setting. The overview will include a question-and-answer section. Learn what you need to obtain a more in-depth application of MI.

In this webcast, you’ll:

  • Learn a brief explanation of the approach used in MI.
  • Verbalize at least three benefits of MI.
  • Incorporate MI-based approaches into clinical care settings.
  • Recognize additional resources to develop your MI practice.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Modern Learning: Balancing Today’s Challenges with Tomorrow’s Opportunities

In today’s business environment, challenges come fast and furious. Too often, the learning function finds itself continually putting out fires, rather than planning for the organization’s future. The digital transformation that many companies are looking to make is only exacerbating this situation. Learning needs to get ahead of the curve and help organizations get to that future state.

Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Tim Duranleau, VP of Marketing at Litmos, as they discuss the ways in which learning technology can help learning be an agent of change during a digital transformation.

Discussion topics include:

  • Digital transformation.
  • The L&D technology landscape.
  • How continuous learning can futureproof the organization.
  • Emerging learning technologies.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Using Learning Journeys to Drive Performance and Accelerate Strategy Execution (Free for ATD members)

A new generation of L&D demands a departure from current practice. Mission-critical, strategic learning programs must be spread out over time, integrated into the workplace and designed as performance improvement efforts that meet the needs of a modern learner. Join Robert Brinkerhoff in this webcast that builds from his research on training impact, integrating findings from recent research on what makes a learning journey approach achieve performance faster and more consistently.

In this webcast, you’ll learn:

  • Why learning journey designs are the inevitable future for learning and development.
  • How to make the business case for learning journeys.
  • How measurement is integrated into learning journeys to accelerate strategy execution.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Designing Effective Video for Learning

Video is important. Statistics and predictions are driving everyone to try and use more video in their instructional design. Here’s your chance to interact with two pros and get the goods. Bring your technical questions to get answers related to scripts, locations, talent, lighting, audio, camera movement and editing.

Join Chris Karel, a Master educator turned Video Production Manager and Todd Grove, industry-leading eLearning Project Manager specializing in video production. Together, they’ll offer tips, tools and techniques that you can begin using right after the webinar, such as: a location scouting guide, checklists for each stage of the video production process, and templates for a creative brief, call sheet and shot list.

Skill level: beginner to seasoned professional. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Knowledge, On-Demand: Advancing L&D Just-in-Time (Free for ATD members)

Companies around the world spend a lot of money every year on training, yet efforts aren’t connecting with learners because of issues related to knowledge retention and a lack of time to complete training. In fact, the average employee receives 60 hours of training annually, yet 70% of what they learn is lost within 24 hours—90% within a week.

Just-in-time learning is growing in popularity because of its flexibility and ability to connect with the needs and demands of today’s modern, highly mobile, tech-savvy workforce.

Join Docebo’s James Breen, Sales Manager, as he dives into this exciting new world of on-demand learning with actionable insights, including:

  • How to deliver just-in-time knowledge.
  • Why bite-sized learning is key to knowledge retention.
  • How to give learners a way to access easily-digestible, actionable and effective learning anytime, anywhere.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: 5 Ways to Calculate the ROI of Video for Employee Training

You’ve seen the reports. That shifting to video-based eLearning can save the average company 50% to 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.

But is it possible to calculate the potential ROI of video for your own organization?

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. This webinar will walk 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.

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 7AM – 8AM PT: Needs Assessments: Design and Execution for Success (Free for ATD members)

In Needs Assessments: Design and Execution for Success—the latest research report by the Association for Talent Development (ATD)—results show that needs assessments are used by only a slight majority of organizations. In fact, only 56% of participating organizations use needs assessments.

In this webcast, you’ll:

  • Discover findings from the report.
  • Explore current practices and trends in needs assessments.
  • Gain insights and recommendations on how talent development professionals can overcome key challenges to improve their needs assessment efforts. 

Thursday, August 23, 10AM – 11AM PT: Choosing the Right Credential: APTD or CPLP? (Free for ATD members)

Have you been considering earning an ATD credential, but aren’t sure which one is right for you? Join this interactive webcast to hear about ATD's two certifications: the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and the Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD), as well as what's new in certification, such as the test-out options for the CPLP Knowledge Exam.

By the end of this webcast, you’ll be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the eligibility requirements for the CPLP and APTD?
  • What are the differences between the two credentials?
  • How can I qualify to test out of portions of the APTD and CPLP knowledge exams?
  • What can I do if I'm not ready to pursue a certification?
  • What options exist to help me prepare to take either exam?

Please join Holly Batts, Associate Director of Credentialing, and Sue Kaiden, Project Manager, Credentialing Prep, to learn more about ATD credentialing and education options.

Be sure to submit a question you’re hoping the presenters will answer during this webcast!

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: HCM Excellence Awards 2018 Announcements

Join Brandon Hall Group executives as they announce the winners of the coveted 2018 HCM Excellence Awards in a live web event!

Brandon Hall Group presenters will be Chief Operating Officer Rachel Cooke, the head of the awards program; Chief Executive Officer Mike Cooke, and VP/Research Operations and Principal HCM Analyst, Claude Werder.

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: Moodle 3.5 Immersion – Engaging Users through Experience

With all the updates, bug fixes and patches Moodle provides, how do you stay on top of it all to get the most from your LMS? Join this upcoming Master Class session, which covers all the details related to the Moodle 3.5 major version release.

  • At its core, this new major release will improve your user experience, which benefits both administrators and learners. Lambda Solutions can help you maximize the features offered in Moodle by learning how to:
  • Use navigation improvements with Moodle’s Boost theme.
  • Build User Tours to familiarize new users to pages, activities, and courses.
  • Enable Global Search to save time and quickly access the right learning. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Visual Sales and Marketing Secrets that Improve Your Success Rate

Increase your likelihood of success by 43% using visuals in your sales and marketing materials. Billion Dollar Graphics' Mike Parkinson—a Microsoft MVP—will show the secrets the pros use to market and sell better.

He'll also cover:

  • How to stop wasting money and time using photos, infographics, animations and imagery the wrong way.
  • What does and doesn't work...and exactly why.
  • Tips, tricks and tools to make professional, clear, compelling presentations, ads, infographics, social media posts and anything that benefits from a visual.

Friday, August 24, 2018, 8AM – 9AM PT: Exploring the Goldmine That Is Creative Commons

Where can we find varieties of content that don’t require permission or cost an arm and a leg? What’s a quick, one-stop resource to identify images, sound, video and other media that has been sorted and vetted to bridge the gap between “all rights reserved” and “public domain?” As with all things involving copyright, it depends.

Join in for this follow-up to Copyright Basics for Trainers: Selecting Images and Music That Won’t Break the Budget—Or the Law to dig deeper to learn how to decipher the terms and conditions of the licenses for these free-to-use resources.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9AM – 10AM PT: Sales Training – Rigid vs. Fluid: How Mass Customized Sales Training Can Accelerate & Develop Profitable Skills in Under 15 Minutes a Week

Participants in this session will receive a Royalty-Free License to a best practice sales methodology and free access to the associated training using a new platform.

This session will show how LiquidSMARTS’ approach to assessment-driven development can speed adoption of sales-process and soft-skill concepts. This approach uses a micro-learning & reinforcement platform, behaviour recognition and implementation, and best practice demonstrations. Viewers will see how training goals and individual variability can be handled with mass-customization and unique learning pathways.

After the session, viewers will know how spending 15 minutes per week can deliver performance enhancement and deficit repair, and how coaching is streamlined and improved using this approach.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 10AM – 11AM PT: How to Deliver an Exceptional Candidate Experience to Improve Hiring Results

Organizations today make substantial investments in their sourcing, recruiting and talent acquisition initiatives. Yet some companies lack tangible results to demonstrate their efforts are worthwhile. According to preliminary findings from Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 Candidate Experience Survey, approximately one-third of organizations see more than 20% of their candidates drop out of the recruiting and hiring process. Additionally, an average of nearly 10% of offers extended to candidates are actually declined.

So what can organizations do to improve their success rates in making quality hires? The answer lies in how each company manages its candidate experience and nurtures candidates throughout the entire recruitment process. To enhance the experience that candidates have with your organization, you need to invest in and optimize candidate interactions from source to hire. Whether it’s delivering personalized experiences on your career site, tailoring communications for each individual candidate, or integrating the latest technologies to simplify the application process, your candidate experience should deepen the relationship you have with every individual so you can convert them during each stage of their candidate journey.

During this presentation, you’ll discover:

  • Highlights from Brandon Hall Group’s 2018 Candidate Experience Survey.
  • Best practices for optimizing and managing the candidate experience from source to hire.
  • Cutting-edge technologies that can deliver more personalized candidate experiences. 

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Onboarding and Continuous Development for Sales Enablement (Free for ATD members)

Training is always a challenge for sales teams. 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 difficult, as sales professionals are often remote 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.

In this webcast, you’ll learn how to:

  • Be better equipped to tackle sales training challenges.
  • Create continuous learning opportunities.
  • Tie learning to measurable outcomes.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT: Dream. Decide. Do. Repeat.

Society has lost its grip on what matters most: the ability to think. Though the root cause is by no means malicious, we have begun to reward speed over quality, distractedness over focus, and the negative effects suffered in both our personal and professional lives are potentially catastrophic. We need a return to balance between the three components of productive thought: dream, decide, do … and then repeat.

At the end of the webcast, you’ll be able to:

  • Recognize the effects poor thinking is having on employees and organizations.
  • Define the difference between reflection and action—being made aware of indifferent, inflexible and indecisive thinking attributes.
  • Distinguish the traits that make up creative, critical and applied thinking—in other words, dream, decide, do and repeat. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 11AM – 12PM PT: Maximizing Workplace Engagement to Close Skill Gaps (Free for ATD members)

Employees want to learn, and they want to learn on the job. But the biggest challenge that talent development faces is getting employees to make time for learning. This webcast will explain how to leverage learning theories to maximize workplace engagement. You’ll explore how traditional learning theories can be employed in creating engagement, learn how modern adult learning theory creates new rules for workplace learning, and see three examples of these techniques in action. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: Designing Virtual Training for Global Audiences

Are your live online training programs designed for a global audience? Do your global participants feel comfortable in your virtual classes? Have you planned activities that resonate with cross-cultural learners? Since virtual training allows you to easily reach your global workforce, it’s easy to include everyone on the invitation. But if your program design doesn’t account for international and cultural differences, then your learning outcomes and results will fall short.

This interactive session will go beyond the obvious and get into the practical details of how to design, develop and facilitate virtual training programs that cross-cultural boundaries. You’ll learn five design techniques to create interactive sessions when learners virtually converge from geographically dispersed locations. In addition, you’ll learn three virtual facilitation tips for engaging culturally diverse learners, and explore how to create comfortable and inclusive virtual learning environments. You’ll leave this session with a design checklist and facilitation action plan that can be immediately applied to your next virtual training class.

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 9AM – 10AM: Using Net Promoter Score to Increase Course Engagement

A core activity of measuring how learners engage with your course is measuring their reaction to it. A popular technique to measure customer experience is Net Promoter Score (NPS). Most organizations struggle to effectively structure an NPS survey, which overwhelms or makes it extraordinarily hard to use the data to make improvements.

This webinar will explore best practices in creating NPS surveys, analyzing the data, and applying lean learning analytics techniques to use the feedback to continuously improve your courses.

In this session, you’ll learn about the following:

  • A deeper understanding of Net Promoter Score.
  • How to use Net Promoter Score to measure reaction.
  • How to ask the right questions to collect actionable feedback.
  • How to use basic analytics to measure and communicate progress. 

Thursday, August 30, 2018, 12PM – 1PM PT: No Money? No Design Skills? No Problem: Making Professional Graphics on a Budget

Do you want customized, professional graphics but lack the resources? If yes, you must attend this one-of-a-kind session. Mike Parkinson, a graphics guru and Microsoft MVP, shares how to do it yourself. No design skill needed.

Get the latest tools and techniques to make professional graphics quickly with little to no money. All attendees get Mike’s Graphic Cheat Sheet, his top 25 websites for free graphics, and step-by-step instructions for making graphics yourself.

Mike will also give away a copy of his Billion Dollar Graphics eBook and 200 professional, editable graphics to one lucky winner. Do not miss this high-energy, highly rated webinar.

Takeaways include:

  • Know how to make your own professional graphics in PowerPoint (using the same principles as almost all graphics software).
  • Graphic Cheat Sheet (pick the best graphics for your needs… fast!).
  • Top 25 websites for free graphics.
  • Step-by-step DIY graphics instructions.
  • The best free and low-cost tools available.