Free L&D webinars for February 2019

“ Nature, heart, love ” by  Bea GB  is  licensed  by Pixabay.

Nature, heart, love” by Bea GB is licensed by Pixabay.

With February comes romance—are you feeling the love? Well, the world of learning and development is loving showing you some love, with a bouquet of free webinars on everything from instructional design to performance consulting, plus tons more. For a small month, there’s a lot packed into it. Free webinars are like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re going to get each month, but you can bet it’ll be good.

Friday, February 1, 2019 9AM – 10AM PT: Ten Steps to Certification in 2019 (Free for ATD members)
Are you considering getting an ATD certification in 2019, but you’re not sure how to get started? Join us for this webcast that will outline a series of steps to get you started on your journey to achieve the CPLP or APTD credential.

Friday, February 1, 2019, 10AM – 12PM PT: Mindsets: The Key to Developing an Agile Workforce (Free for ATD members)
An agile workforce can swiftly adapt to the changing needs of customers, employees, and the marketplace. All organizations want their workforce to be agile, but agility is not something organizations can incentivize or coerce; it must be unleashed and empowered. Most organizational leaders don’t recognize that employees’ agility is driven by an oft-overlooked personal attribute called mindsets. Ryan Gottfredson will introduce you to the concept of mindsets and their power to drive agility.

Monday, February 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Helping Leaders Embrace Change Through Coaching (Free for ATD members)
This webcast will identify how organizations have achieved strong coaching cultures and how such cultures might improve the likelihood that a leader will successfully implement a change management initiative. You’ll have an opportunity to explore the latest industry research on coaching and change management, and learn how high-performing organizations are leveraging various coaching modalities to ensure that their employees not only survive change, but become change leaders for their organizations.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Ten Gorgeous Universal Slides That You Can Use Again and Again
What if you had templates of beautiful slides that were usable in most situations? You could replace the images and the text and have a great slide in no time? That’s what you’ll learn in this webinar.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Leveraging Psychology and Brain Science to Optimize Retention and Behaviour Change (Free for ATD members)
Dive deep into the psychology of corporate learning with learning scientist Todd Maddox. He’ll be joined by spaced education pioneer and Qstream co-founder Dr. B. Price Kerfoot, who’ll show evidence of how brain science, together with technology, can change behaviour. You’ll learn about the psychology of continuous learning for hard and soft skills development, the proof behind best practice microlearning and what it is, the impact of spaced learning on knowledge retention and behaviour change, and the application of microlearning in corporate enterprise.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Turning Smart Devices from a Pain in the A** to Powerful Classroom Learning Tools
For years smartphones have been the bane of trainers, but not anymore. With the right tools, trainers can turn smart devices into powerful learning tools. Bob Pike will both share and model strategies that he’ll be using in his pre-conference workshop and other sessions at the Training Conference, and you’ll get to experience how the methods can be used in webinars.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Comparing the elearning Titans: Adobe Captivate vs. Articulate Storyline vs. TechSmith Camtasia
Welcome to the eLearning tool slug-fest. Attend this power hour and see demonstrations of all three tools. If you’d like to follow along with your instructor, install trial versions of Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, and TechSmith Camtasia prior to the webinar. Watch as your presenter puts each of these tools through its paces, compares their strengths and weaknesses, and helps you pick the tool that’s right for you.

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Developing Emerging Talent (Free for ATD members)
Emerging talent is a challenging group to develop, but this webcast offers recommendations and best practices for doing so. Drawing on data from ATD’s new research report, Emerging Talent: Developing Early-Career Employees, Megan Cole, Research Analyst at ATD and Devorah Allen, Director of L&D at Western Growers Association will focus on the skills that emerging talent are most lacking, the training actually offered to emerging talent, and methods used to assess the needs of this group. They’ll also examine the delivery methods most commonly used, as well as the career development opportunities available and the frequency of career discussions. Finally, you’ll learn about recommendations for overcoming challenges and best practices for effectively developing emerging talent.

Monday, February 11, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Emotional Intelligence Is Part of Basic Learning (Free for ATD members)
Rather than merely an objective of a particular learning program, emotional intelligence needs to be integrated into the learning objectives of every course. Emotions are fundamental to learning, retention, and application. If they’re just an afterthought, a large amount of the value of talent development is missed. In this webcast, you’ll learn how to:

  • Share the value and necessity of emotional intelligence hierarchical objectives.

  • Develop a clear path to learning, retention, and application.

  • Create learning structures/systems where emotional intelligence is both a means and an end.

  • Fully integrate social and emotional learning into training, coaching, and development.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Build Resilient Teams for Better Organizational Outcomes (Free for ATD members)
No industry faces more uncertainty than healthcare. From dealing with continuous reform to strict regulations, this pressure-cooker environment leads to very high levels of stress. It’s critical that organizations set themselves up for success by equipping teams with the skills able to adapt to the changing healthcare field. In this webcast, Scott Bohannon, CEO of AchieveForum and Danielle Fucci, Client Director at AchieveForum will deep dive into the industry and what specific skills training and development professionals can focus on to build more resilient and high-performing teams. They’ll share recent industry research, drawing a line from competencies to positive organizational outcomes.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: More Courses, Less Cost: How to Provide More Content on a Limited Budget
It’s early in the year, and many L&D managers and directors are figuring out how to best apply their budget to their annual goals. Many of us have limited funds, so we start asking ourselves:

  • Should I develop this course or learning program in house, or purchase existing content from a vendor?

  • What kinds of content are out there, and how do I select content that will best serve my learners?

  • How do I develop more custom content without investing more of my budget?

  • Can I save money by presenting some instructor-led classes in a virtual format?

Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist of Adobe will facilitate a discussion of these questions. You’ll have an opportunity to share your ideas and hear what fellow attendees are doing with their training programs. Katrina will also share real-life examples and practical tips for prioritizing, planning, and budgeting against your organization’s L&D priorities.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Where Digital Dependence Meets Human Connection (Free for ATD members)
Organizations have been challenged to find a way to provide their managers with essential leadership skills that is innovative, accessible, scalable, and relevant. With an incredible range of digitally enabled options, there is no scarcity of the micro-enabled ways leaders can learn how to improve their interpersonal leadership skills. The problem here is that leader-learners need to keep the person in “interpersonal”. We’re wired to connect and learn through others, and an approach that eliminates this connection eliminates the most powerful aspect of leadership development. However, there are ways to reach across the technology and support human connection. Join us for an engaging webinar where Leah Clark, Director, Strategy and Development for GP Strategies, shares a thoughtful approach that’s not only learner-centric and leader-centric—it’s human-centric.

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: How Leaders Use Coaching to Develop Their Talented Employees (Free for ATD members)
Leaders in today’s business environment have many responsibilities and many different roles. One of those roles is to develop their direct reports—including their successor. This key job responsibility can become an afterthought for busy leaders. This webinar will focus on how adding coaching to a leader’s repertoire can benefit the leader and their organization. Broadening a leader’s repertoire of behaviours allows them to respond appropriately in more circumstances. Chuck Berke, Founder of Berke Associates will walk througha number of examples of actual coaching interchanges to demonstrate how coaching can lead to breakthroughs in growth and development.

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Be a High-Impact Employer: Automate Hiring and Onboarding with Purpose
One quarter of organizations operate in a reactionary mode for sourcing and evaluating candidates. These organizations are unable to consistently fulfill current hiring requirements, nor predict and plan for new talent to address future needs. In this age of full employment, rapid digital evolution, and intense competition, organizations must prioritize talent acquisition to ensure growth. A purposeful and strategic approach to hiring ensures that organizations will achieve positive results.

Join Daria Friedman, Principal Analyst Talent Acquisition for Brandon Hall Group; Tayler Smith Manager, Organizational Development at St. Luke’s Health System; Joe Weber, Talent Program Manager at St. Luke’s Health System and Jeremy Reid, Sr. Principal Product Manager at SumTotal (a Skillsoft Company) as they discuss how to create rich and beneficial candidate and new-hire experiences to ensure quality hires.

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Unlock Customer Service Excellence for Financial Services (Free for ATD members)
Customer-facing employees are in constant need of customer service training. The need for exemplary training is especially true in call centres, where the quality and duration of each customer engagement is critical to business outcomes. The fast-paced nature of a call centre can make it difficult to introduce changes. Join Travis Thompson, Director at American Express as he presents a case study of a 450-person high-impact pilot program where the leaders and team members of a global financial services company learned how to “connect with people”. This approach helped participants become more aware and flexible in their interactions, leading to more effective coaching and mentoring, higher customer satisfaction, and cost savings.

Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: A Template for Repeatable and Reliable Way to Help Learn from Experience Sharing
Jane Hart published a study on the “least and most valued learning”. The study suggests that work experience is the most valued way to learn. However, most L&D designers, developers and leaders have no clue how to “package” or “templatize” work experience sharing to make it organized, easy, repeatable, and trackable learning method. Being unable to do this causes a huge missed opportunity for learners to improve their expertise and knowledge. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

  • How to package, templatize and deliver an “Experience-Based Learning” method.

  • What are the key elements in work conditions that must be transformed into learning.

  • How to accelerate the cheapest, fastest and most abundant way to learn from work experience.

  • Preview demos, examples, and research results from the “Experience-Based Learning”.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Creating Powerful Stories to Make Compliance Courses Engaging
Compliance courses are tedious and difficult to learn. They’re full of legal citations, policies, procedures, rules and regulations that learners tune out in the first few pages or seconds of the lessons. It’s easier and more fun for learners to hear a story of how a worker lost her vision because she wasn’t wearing safety goggles, or a worker fudging on travel expenses terminated because of unethical practices. Stories instantly make difficult lessons easy to relate to. Join Ray Jimenez, Ph.D. to learn the three proven steps to convert boring legal topics into meaningful stories and real-life experiences that create interesting, compelling learning and stick with your learners.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Provide More Content on a Limited Budget (Free for ATD members)
It’s early in the year, and many L&D managers and directors are figuring out how to best apply their budget to their annual goals. Many of us have limited funds, so we start asking ourselves:

  • Should I develop this course or learning program in house, or purchase existing content from a vendor?

  • What kinds of content are out there, and how do I select content that will best serve my learners?

  • How do I develop more custom content without investing more of my budget?

  • Can I save money by presenting some instructor-led classes in a virtual format?

Allen Partridge, head of Evangelism, Digital Learning Solutions at Adobe will facilitate a discussion of these questions. You’ll have an opportunity to share your ideas and hear what fellow attendees are doing with their training programs. Allen will also share real-life examples and practical tips for prioritizing, planning, and budgeting for your organization’s L&D priorities.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Gender Diversity as a Competitive Advantage
Brandon Hall Group’s Women in Leadership Network offers female and male corporate leaders, and all who seek to advance a diverse community, the opportunity to enhance skills and share ideas. The goal's to build more inclusive environments to improve personal and organizational performance. It's an excellent resource with many benefits, including relevant research, tools, virtual collaboration and in-person events to drive empowerment.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: “It’s Everything YouTube Isn’t” - A Demo of the Panopto Video Platform
Video is a unique beast. It’s more engaging than a training manual, but sharing it on your LMS 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 us for this comprehensive introduction to Panopto. 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 a YouTube-like portal that connects to your LMS.

  • Search the content of your videos for any word spoken by the presenter or shown on screen.

  • Create interactive quizzes and embed them within your learning videos.

  • Edit your learning videos from any web browser.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:00PM – 12:30PM PT: Build an Engaging Learning Experience for Your Modern Workforce – BizLibrary Demo
The number one concern of CEOs today is their organizations’ ability to attract and retain top talent. In the same vein, 94% of employees say they’d stay with a company longer if it invested in their future. As the workforce becomes more multi-generational, learning and development opportunities are increasing in demand, but to make a measurable and valuable impact, your L&D program needs to meet the needs of your entire organization. Join Learning Solutions Expert, Dirk Engel, as he gives you an inside look into the award-winning BizLibrary Solution and demonstrates how a partnership with BizLibrary will make your organization a more productive and engaged modern workforce.

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Rapid Elearning Creation - Develop Stunning eLearning Courses in 30 Minutes Using Adobe Captivate
Get a step-by-step demo on how to use a course template for quickly creating visually appealing eLearning courses using Adobe Captivate, with Dr. Pooja Jaisingh. You’ll learn how to:

  • Create a storyboard and convert it into an eLearning course.

  • Use an existing course template for creating visually appealing eLearning courses.

  • Swap out the text and graphics in the template and make them your own.

Thursday, February 21, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Problem Solving with People Data: How to See the Big Picture
Join guest speakers Cliff Stevenson, Principal Analyst, Brandon Hall Group and Donald Anderson from Oracle as they discuss the latest research into evidence-based decision-making and the benefits of a holistic view of organizational data. You'll explore what happens when companies combine data from diverse departments from across the business spectrum, what it means when data from HR's fully utilized, and what's required to do so.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Confessions of Managers, Reps, and Enablement Pros (Free for ATD members)
Coaching boosts sales performance more than just about anything else managers can do. Join Henry Bruckstein, founder of Canam Research, and Jake Miller, product marketing manager at Allego, to learn important insights from the 2019 State of Sales Coaching survey. Our speakers will synthesize the different views from sales reps, managers, and sales enablement pros to uncover:

  • Common misalignments that hinder effective coaching.

  • Proven ways to overcome lack of time and other barriers to coaching that managers face.

  • Which types of sales coaching work best.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Using a Game Engine for Elearning
This webinar introduces the variety of game engines elearning designers and developers can use to create more immersive interactions within elearning. Speaker, Zsolt Olah, Creative Learning Consutant at Kineo will take an in-depth look at a 2D engine, called Construct. With Construct, eLearning developers can build gameful interactions without coding. He’ll also walk through an example of Construct integration with Articulate Storyline. The webinar will provide the basic understanding of what makes a game engine a powerful tool in the design toolkit.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Kirkpatrick to Evaluate the Newest Tech-Based Training
Training is becoming increasingly tech-based to meet the changing needs of the global workforce. The demand for knowledge whenever and wherever it is needed is real. In this interactive webinar, Jim and Wendy Kirkpatrick will discuss how to evaluate newer types of training, such as mobile learning, microlearning and informal learning. Learn how to use and adapt training evaluation methods and tools to capture and utilize the data you require to make good decisions with your valuable training resources.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 11:00AM – 11:30AM PT: See Real Examples of Mobile Learning: Meet ECHO (Free for ATD members)
Join Shahin Sobhani, President of SwissVBS for a 30-minute demo of ECHO, a multi-year award-winning mobile learning and performance support platform designed to maximize return on your learning investment. ECHO improves retention, changes behaviour, and increases on-the-job performance, all through its intelligent adaptive learning engine and comprehensive data analytics tool.

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Microlearning: What They Need, When They Need It
If you need to change a flat tire, are you more likely to sign up for a course on auto-mechanics or search YouTube for a quick solution? We’re in an age where a short burst of content rules. Join Becky Pike Pluth, CEO of the Bob Pike Group to discover how you can create timely and convenient microlearning lesson on your own.