Free L&D webinars for March 2019

“ Leaf, clover, green ” by  Jeon Sang-O  is  licensed  by Pixabay.

Leaf, clover, green” by Jeon Sang-O is licensed by Pixabay.

Did you see February go by? We didn’t either—it was a blur! If you have a case of whiplash because February went by like a blue streak, join the club. It sure feels like things are speeding up generally. If we don’t stay nimble, new ideas, tools and practices will hurtle by us like February did. Let’s hope the new crop of March webinars will help us catch up… Spread out over 31 days, there’s a huge selection.

Friday, March 1, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Becoming Leadership Fit: Techniques to Build Your Leadership Strength, Flexibility, and Impact (Free for ATD members)
Being leadership fit is about operating at your personal best—for you and those you lead. It requires a leadership mindset and commitment to continuous improvement. Today’s leaders are faced with ever-increasing demands on their time as well as a plethora of leadership development information. Many leaders are simply too busy to focus on their development or don’t know where to start. This webcast will help you navigate the crowded landscape, focus on the leadership development activities that will have the greatest impact, and learn how to incorporate them into your regular routine.

Monday, March 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Engaging E-Learning (Core 4 Webcast) (Free for ATD members)
We all know that engaging e-learning requires very specific design and planning to maximize the engagement between the attendee and content. Do you know how well you’re doing? Join us with Core 4 presenter Cynthia Clay, who’ll provide strategies for designing your e-learning with optimal engagement.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Give Your E-Learning Career a Boost: Learn More About the Adobe Captivate Specialist Certificate Program (Free for ATD members)
700+ eLearning professionals have already become Adobe Captivate Specialist. Boost your productivity and create brilliant eLearning courses in no time. You’ll get answers to:

  • How will the certificate program help you professionally and make you stand out?

  • Who should pursue the certificate?

  • What kind of e-learning will you create during the one-day hands-on workshop?

  • What kind of online training will you have access to?

  • What’s the schedule for the specialist workshop?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: The Power of Learning & Development “Selfies”
According to the 2017 Deloitte Human Capital Trends Report, “…careers and learning rose to second place in rated importance, with 83% of executives identifying these issues as important or very important.” In the modern workplace, the concept of “career” has changed dramatically. “Careers” are no longer a lifetime pursuit of one distinct career path.

And, HR and learning leaders must allow employees to drive their own development. Not only is this what most employees want, it’s also a key component of an effective learning strategy. We’ll explore what makes up the modern “career” and how to apply new employee-driven learning and development techniques to drive employee engagement and performance.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 11AM – 12PM, PT: Using Video in Training: What to Look for and Why (Free for ATD members)
Video is a unique beast. It’s more engaging than a 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’d be ideal for just-in-time learning, if only it could be effectively searched. Panopto’s Dave Dumler will help you distill your video aspirations into concrete plans, including what to present, which tools you’ll need, and who you can tap for help.

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Give Your eLearning Career a Boost – Learn More About Adobe Captivate Specialist Certificate Program
700+ eLearning professionals have already become Adobe Captivate Specialist. Boost your productivity and create brilliant eLearning courses in no time. You’ll get answers to:

  • How will the certificate program help you professionally and make you stand out?

  • Who should pursue the certificate?

  • What kind of e-learning will you create during the one-day hands-on workshop?

  • What kind of online training will you have access to?

  • What’s the schedule for the specialist workshop?

Thursday, March 7, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Not Just Another Meeting: Create an Intentional Approach with Impact (Free for ATD members)
When meetings draw employees away from day-to-day tasks, but fail to reach their intended outcome, it has huge costs to the organization. This often happens because meetings lack purpose—people gather together to discuss a problem, but don’t know how to approach it strategically. Experienced facilitators and consultants Rodney Napier and Eli Sharp describe classic designs, such as the Future Search, Collapsing Consensus, and Genie in the Bottle. Applying to wide-ranging workplace issues, these designs provide the tools to enable any gathering to solve problems, build trust, and deal with conflict.

Friday, March 8, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Core 4: What to Expect (Core 4 Webcast Series) (Free for ATD members)
Talent development professionals want to create better learning experiences, but they don’t want to wade through a sea of information or waste time on topics that don’t directly affect them today. ATD’s Core 4 conference focuses on the most crucial, practical, and fundamental topics needed to effectively develop learners. You’ll learn about:

  • The target audience for this conference

  • Primary content areas covered

  • How to plan your experience and what to expect

Monday, March 11, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: The AI-Driven Digital Role Play Methodology Stripped Bare! (Free for ATD members)
As an L&D professional, you’re familiar with many models of learning, but there’s one area, soft skills improvement, where role-play practice remains one of the most effective strategies. But how do you scale role play? Artificial Intelligence may be the answer.

There are several ways you can use AI-driven digital role play to empower employees and leaders at scale for better performance. Remote practicing, smart objective setting, big-data benchmarking, and adaptive learning scheduling are some of the strategies that can help you go beyond the limitation of soft skills knowledge-led e-learning solutions, to start providing continuous empowering value to your learners.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: What’s Design Got to Do with It? The Science and Psychology Behind Design and Why Trainers Should Care
There’s a lot of talk about “design thinking”, but if you’re a trainer and not an instructional designer, you might think “so what”? Using science and psychology to understand how design touches and influences each of us daily can increase your success in the training room. You’ll learn strategies for:

  • Grabbing a learner’s attention

  • Motivating learners

  • Predicting problem areas when teaching about technology

  • Increasing learner understanding

  • Making learning stick

Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Get Ready for the New World of Frontline Leadership Development! (Free for ATD members)
You can no longer take a one-size-fits-all approach to frontline leader development. By focusing on context, personalization, and relevance, your organization can break out of a stale cycle of development that is out of sync with today’s business and leadership landscape. In this webcast, you’ll gain practical tips on how to address the learning and performance needs of today’s frontline leader, and see how DDI is responding to this rapidly changing landscape with exciting new solutions.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Close Curriculum Gaps at Lightning Speed (Free for ATD members)
Learning while you work has many advantages, such as ensuring learning transfer occurs and actually getting work done. It is informal, experiential learning. While traditional on-the-job training makes use of this practice, it does not provide sufficient structure to consistently deliver desired outcomes. You’ll learn to apply these same instructional design techniques to create informal learning, so you can close curriculum gaps at lightning speed. This includes:

  • How to ensure you are creating competency-based learning activities

  • Step-by-step guidance on how to create competency-based learning activities in an hour

  • How to operationalize their use

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Smart User Experience Design for VR and AR Learning Experiences
As technology delivers content directly into the hectic world of target audiences, user experience designers are faced with the challenge of presenting information that’s disruptive and helpful all at once. With AR and VR, the UX is unique in that the designer builds the context on a screenless platform with nonlinear content. You’ll see proven methods and innovative examples of smart UX design for AR/VR.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Augmented! Rapid AR Prototyping
Augmented reality allows you to create an immersive experience for learners. AR can combine images, sound, movies, games, search engines, databases, social media, and the web, and explode them across the physical world, revealing invisible stories around products, processes, and operations. In this hands-on session, you’ll find out how to design and create low-cost AR learner experiences that pack a punch. You’ll explore a wide range of budget-friendly AR authoring tools, learn about their strengths and weaknesses, and identify how to design around them. You’ll also investigate which AR experiences work best across different learning solutions, allowing you to target the experience you create to the context and situation it’ll be used in.

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making Sense of the Intersect Between AI and Human Capability in L&D
As artificial intelligence and machine learning become more commonplace in the learning environment, companies are beginning to wrestle with the intersection of machines and humans. It’s not just about which tasks should be automated and which ones should not. It’s really about the human interaction and intervention that informs and trains AI. Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Matt Powell, Content Manager, at Docebo as they discuss the increasing roles machine learning and artificial intelligence are playing in the learning ecosystem, and ways companies can leverage this technology to make better decisions.

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: How Stories Can Bring Life and Relevance to Compliance Training

The intentions of compliance training are very good. They save lives and protect assets. However, compliance courses are well-known to be dry, boring, hard to follow, too full of legalese and often overly technical. People are social animals. We connect with other people and their experiences better than rules and regulations. Emotional, impactful stories make it easier for learners to quickly relate to the point of compliance rules and accept them.

Friday, March 15, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Brain Science of Healthcare Patient and Provider Satisfaction and Why VR Provides an Ideal Solution (Free for ATD members)
This webinar focuses on the relationship between healthcare education and training, and patient and provider satisfaction. High-quality training for patients and providers is synergistic, leading to mutual understanding and empathy, a strong working relationship that benefits both parties, and enhanced patient and provider satisfaction. In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Traditional approaches to patient and provider training, usually text-based, from a learning science perspective—the marriage of psychology and brain science.

  • Virtual reality (VR) approaches to healthcare education and training that incorporate a broad set of learning systems in the brain in synchrony, including learning systems that are less affected by age, stress, or anxiety. Immersive technologies, like VR, provide cost-effective, scalable high-quality educational training tools for healthcare patients and providers that enhance satisfaction and performance.

Monday, March 18, 2019, 11:00AM – 11:30AM PT: Demo: How the Right Tools Can Make You a Winning Learning Leader (Free for ATD members)
Just a year ago, the industry looked at video as merely an enhancement; we looked at texting as intrusive; we thought YouTube and other social sites were distractions at work. But today, video, social media, and instant messaging are required components for a modern learning strategy, and you are the one responsible for making it all happen. Join gomo’s Jeff Fissel and Mike Alcock for a webcast that’ll help you find new motivation for creating and managing dynamic learning content for a modern workforce.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Spiff Up Your Next Presentation
Whether you’re reporting progress, leading a meeting, or training people, your ability to present is measured in large part by how well you communicate. How you say it is just important as what you say. Becky Pike Pluth will share simple, creative methods to refine your own content into an engaging presentation. You’ll discover techniques to command attention, motivate people to action, and build productive working relationships.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Convert Classroom Training to Blended Learning Using Your Creativity & Adobe Technology
Blended learning is a common buzz phrase, and it’s one that deserves attention. Using a blended learning approach means providing course content in a variety of formats, and often include classroom or virtual classroom training experiences. But other content is used to augment and enhance the classroom. You may even deliver the same course content in multiple delivery formats, so learners can choose how they want to learn. Blended learning gives L&D professionals the flexibility to use every type of course content in order to best serve the learner’s needs.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT:  I4PL Webinar: Leading the Ins & Outs of Cognitive Diversity (Free for members)
This talk’s designed to help you explore how to build better teams and a positive workplace culture. Based on the principles of Emergenetics, you’ll learn to improve communication, connection, and performance through an enlightening process of self-awareness and discovery. Learn how the real magic happens when teams can be built synergistically, and team members can collaborate more effectively by “borrowing another person’s brain”.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: ATD Research Presents: 2019 State of Sales Training (Free for ATD members)
Recognizing the importance of sales professionals to the overall success of an organization, we’ll take a deep dive into the current state of sales training, drawing on data from ATD’s new research report, 2019 State of Sales Training. Specifically, we’ll focus on the way sales training is delivered, how salespeople learn best, and the frequency of training for sales professionals. We’ll also discuss how sales training hours are divided, as well as several of the top barriers to delivering effective sales training, and present recommendations for overcoming barriers and creating more effective sales training programs.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: How You Can Use Technology To Create an Immersive Learning Experience
Creating an engaging learning experience is key to learning and retention of information. Passive forms of eLearning is not providing the levels of engagement needed. Greater engagement in the training means learners are more emotionally invested, which has been proven to increase the retention of knowledge. An immersive learning experience involves learners and provides the greater levels of engagement required.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Learning’s Digital Transformation: Beyond the Technology
Digital transformation continues to consume the attention of organizations across industries, and the focus is on the technology and skills organizations will need to move forward. Learning and development must go through the same transformation, but with a stronger emphasis on skills. Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, Paul Morton, Regional Director of Europe and Americas for CrossKnowledge, and Senior Learning Strategist Lori Niles-Hofmann as they discuss the impact digital transformation will have on learning, and the new skills L&D will need to develop and embrace in order to be successful.

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: No Amount of Training Can Help Learners In All Work Conditions – So What Do You Do? “Train for the Unknown”
L&D designers, developers, and leaders aim for training that provides perfect answers. Unfortunately, when workers are at work, not all conditions stay perfect. There’re deviations, exceptions and unknowns that they have not been trained on. Consequently, workers are immobilized and unwilling to go beyond the unknown to take charge and solve problems at work, bringing results to a halt. You’ll learn:

  • Understanding the differences between training and learning and what happens in real work.

  • What are the opportunities that can bridge the perfect training ideas with the deviations, unknowns and unfamiliar in real work conditions.

  • How to assist learners and workers go beyond the training programs they’re provided.

  • What tools can you use to help learners anticipate and take actions in unknown conditions.

  • Preview case studies and research on “Training for the Unknown”.

Friday, March 22, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: How Leaders Use Coaching to Develop Their Talented Employees (Free for ATD members)
Leaders in today’s business environment have myriad responsibilities, and they’re expected to fill 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. We’ll focus on how adding coaching to a leader’s repertoire can benefit the leader and their organization, and walk you through what an actual coaching session looks and sounds like. We’ll offer a number of examples of actual coaching interchanges to demonstrate how coaching can lead to breakthroughs in growth and development.

Monday, March 25, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: The Third Wave: The Future of Work, Engagement, Well-Being, and Happiness (Free for ATD members)
The research is clear: positive environments are performance enhancers. They’re characterized by higher productivity, less turnover, and more resilient cultures. Organizations with happy employees outperform the competition by as much as 202 percent (Gallup). Increasingly, employees are looking for more purpose and meaning in their work. More than career paths, they want to feel alive at work—that what they’re doing is making a positive difference. Learn the real, tangible, and actionable steps to building a better workplace culture, using a proven method for improving employee engagement and culture change.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How to Get a Positive Score on Training Cyber Security (Free for ATD members)
80 percent of cyber incidents are caused by human errors. Cyber security is seen as an imposition, a limitation on personal freedom, while it’s a critical risk for organizations. Employees’ business goals and security objectives often appear to be contradictory. The right approach to developing cyber security awareness can solve this dilemma. Learn more about modern e-learning technologies and behavioural psychology that help achieve both targets with Adam Filler, co-author of gamified training products and a master trainer of Kaspersky Security Awareness.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Using Informal Learning to Close Skill Gaps
Organizations continue to struggle defining, mapping, and developing the skills they need to be successful on the future. Part of the problem is that they’re often using learning techniques not suited for the modern learner, nor the skills they require. Rather than presenting classes of material that may or may not be useful in the future, informal and experiential learning presents opportunities to give people what they need when they need it. Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and Koreen Pagano, Vice President of Corporate Product Management for D2L, as they discuss how informal learning can help companies more quickly, and agilely upskill and reskill their workforce.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Rise to the Rescue: 8 Great Tips for Creating Super-fast Responsive eLearning Using Articulate 360 Rise
In today’s fast-paced world, rapid development can be the key to your e-learning success. Rise allows you to create beautiful, responsive courses using just a browser. Courses look gorgeous on PC, tablet, and phone, with no programming knowledge needed. You’ll see how to create and publish beautiful and engaging e-learning using Articulate 360 Rise, making this webinar perfect for the accidental e-learning instructional designer.

Friday, March 29, 2019, 7AM – 8AM PT: Podcasting for Corporate Newbies (Free for ATD members)
Onboarding new employees effectively is crucial to the long-term success of your company, but keeping them interested and engaged in onboarding material can be a challenge. Why not consider podcasting as an option to present your information? Podcasting can provide a creative on-demand learning component, and a more self-directed, individualized way for new hires to access your onboarding content.