Free L&D webinars for May 2019

Wherever you work, whatever your role or your involvement in L&D, you’ve probably noticed things are changing. The pace is getting faster and companies are looking for employees who can think on their feet, learn as they go and absorb information flying at them from multiple directions. It sounds exhausting—because it is! But there’s plenty of resources out there to help us build the soft skills that are in such high demand. Check out one of the free one-hour webinars available this month. They might just give you a great idea!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Secret New PowerPoint Stuff in Office 365
See all the amazing things you can now do with PowerPoint to bring your presentations, elearning, and other content to life, by telling visual stories in an engaging and interactive way. You'll learn to access graphics seamlessly, add live heatmaps and all sorts of new charts, incorporate 3D models, capture video and screen recording, convert sketches into slides, generate live subtitles as you talk, and use the terrific new Morph transition to do completely astounding things so easily that you’ll be amazed you ever tried to live without it. If you gave up on PowerPoint long ago, now’s the time to try again.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Disrupt and Add Value: VR Training on the Rise (Free for ATD members)
Dive into the benefits of VR for training with the global head of VR for Training at HP, Jay Fraser, the CEO of VRAINIUM, Dean Slawson and CEO of VRSpeaking, Jeff Marshall. They'll discuss how companies leverage VR to train their workforce. You'll learn:

  • How VR enables effective training and the myriad of VR use cases.

  • VR applications in soft skills (e.g. inclusive leadership) training.

  • VR applications in public speaking training.

Wednesday, May 1, 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, there are deviations, exceptions, and unknowns that they have not been trained on – mainly because training programs are for perfect solutions, rather than exceptions. Consequently, workers are immobilized and unwilling to go beyond the unknown to take charge and solve problems at work, which brings work results to a halt. In this webinar, 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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Creating Destination Work: Keeping Employees Engaged (Free for ATD members)
When managers start believing in their people and making sure they have everything they need to give and be their best, people feel obligated to ensure that the success of the organization is paramount. Join leadership guru Harry Paul as he describes the characteristics of an engaged organization and how to attain that type of culture.

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: How To Make Digital Learning That Works: Four Imperatives
Successful learning and development isn’t about dumping a lot of information on people and then testing them to prove they can recall it. We need to shake things up, do things differently, and focus on creating memorable, meaningful experiences that really work. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to create great digital learning by diving into some of the latest trends and proven tactics being used in the industry right now.

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Coaching: The Value Proposition, What It Looks Like, and Tips on Selecting the Right Coach (Free for ATD members)
Coaching’s a powerful development opportunity, a potential game-changer in moving up in your professional life, a partnership to help you to reinvent yourself or build a new career, and much more. Many definitions of coaching exist and more than 200 schools train coaches. Join professional certified coach Adam Smith to discuss coaching and its value proposition, learn about the practice, and get tips for selecting a coach.

Friday, May 3, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: How to Build a Strategic Network Within the Public Sector (Free for ATD members)
As senior leaders, you know that having a strong, powerful, and influential network can mean the difference between remaining where you are and being afforded that next career opportunity you’ve been working toward. Yet, you are unable to build and sustain the critical relationships you need because you don’t have much free time available after accounting for the day-to-day responsibilities of your office and your family life. There’s a way to build a strategic network while having a life. This webinar will teach you:

  • How to identify who you need in your network.

  • How to transition them from an associate to an advocate.

  • How to maintain relationships with powerful people.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Building a Contemporary Learning Ecosystem with Moodle and Totara
In today's robust elearning landscape, there are a multitude of different technologies, tools, and strategies that can help engage the modern learner. As the workplace learning market continues to rapidly evolve, it's important to build your employee training programs with longevity, interoperability, and the contemporary learning ecosystem in mind. Join us to learn how open-source learning platforms, like Moodle and Totara, not only make it incredibly easy to integrate innovative elearning tools and strategies for an enhanced learning experience, but allow you to future-proof your LMS investment for years to come.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Rapid E-Learning Creation Using New Asset Library from Adobe Captivate (Free for ATD members)
Join Adobe head of elearning evangelism, Allen Partridge for this overview of the cool new Quick Start Projects, spectacular assets, and incredible tools included in the 2019 release of Adobe Captivate, which comes with tens of thousands of high-quality professional assets and tools to make it quick and easy to create your courses. You’ll learn about the myriad solutions you can leverage to make creating your elearning content easier than ever.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Machines as Curators
The modern learning environment has opened up a world of accessible learning content that’s both valuable but overwhelming to manage and curate. Learning professionals are now tasked with cutting through the content clutter to find the content they need to guarantee their people are getting what they need and when they need it. Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and Diane Haines, VP Marketing at OpenSesame, as they discuss how machine learning and artificial intelligence present opportunities to streamline curation and take what can be a daunting task out of the hands of administrators.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How to Launch a Digital Learning Platform: A Case Study (Free for ATD members)
In the competitive global sales training market, first-mover advantage is crucial to maintain market share and maximize value. In this webcast, Chris Tine, SVP and chief product officer at Richardson, will detail how he implemented and launched a digital learning platform, Richardson Accelerate, that’s improved learner engagement and bottom-line revenue. Joining Chris will be Ashish Rangnekar, co-founder and CEO of BenchPrep, the advanced online learning platform that hosts and delivers Richardson Accelerate.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Five Ways Mobile Learning Is Changing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
As Mobile Learning continues to grow, we’re seeing more and more innovation in how Mobile can add value. In this webinar, we’ll review the new opportunities for effective learning interactions that Artificial Intelligence is creating for mobile. At the same time, new uses for the data that Mobile can collect make it a critical part of the development of new AI models and features.

Friday, May 10, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Fighting the Undermanagement Epidemic (Free for ATD members)
A full 90 percent of leaders and managers don’t provide their direct reports with sufficient guidance, support, or coaching. The undermanagement epidemic is rampant in today’s workplace, affecting organizations of all sizes in every industry. Bruce Tulgan shares insights from RainmakerThinking’s ongoing undermanagement epidemic study to provide leaders with the information they need to identify and cure undermanagement.

Friday, May 10, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion (Free for ATD members)
Periodicals such as "Harvard Business Review" and "Fast Company" recently have featured cover story articles on the importance of effective storytelling in business. In this webcast, you’ll learn to apply five methods for using leadership and life stories, anecdotes, and quotes. The presenters will teach the importance of unique leadership perspectives using stories of their mothers as a foundation. This webcast is based on the ATD Press book, "Leadership Lessons for Any Occasion: Stories of Our Mothers" (December 2018).

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 6AM – 7AM PT: Powering Performance with AI and Personalized Learning (Free for ATD members)
We live in the age of personalization, a reality in which technology has enabled content of all forms to be manipulated and organized to reflect anyone’s tastes. This webcast for learning and development leaders, sponsored by Docebo and hosted by Josh Squires and Sophia Jackson, dives deep into the psychology behind our appetites for personalized content and how learning technology is evolving to enable it in a way that produces better learning experiences and outcomes.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Open-Source Learning: What You Need to Know
The concept of “open source”—software for which the original source code is made freely available for others to add on, modify, and improve—radically changed the way software is developed and has played a large part in enabling the technology boom we see today, but the open-source idea isn’t just for software engineers. Some of the core ideas associated with open-source approaches can offer interesting new directions for L&D teams, too. As decentralization, openness, sharing, and collaboration become the new norm in many organizations, the idea that anyone can share their expertise broadly, and that individuals and teams can access and build on each other’s know-how, perfectly encapsulates this concept of open-source learning.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Let the Learner Lead: How Learning Technology Can Support Skills, Competencies and Constructivism
Many learning professionals incorporate constructivism into their instructional design approach. Constructivism seeks to actively involve the learner in a process of meaning and knowledge construction. Learners are exposed to an environment and framework that allows them to derive meaning as opposed to passively receiving information. Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist at Adobe, will provide you with food for thought on the following points:

  • Definitions of constructivism and some related terms, such as project-based, experiential, and inquiry-based learning.

  • Benefits and limitations of constructivism.

  • How constructivism can be applied to a training course or program.

  • How to create an effective learning environment using technology.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Mentorship Gone Bad: Why so Many Programs Fail (Free for ATD members)
Mentoring programs are an effective tool for talent development, yet many senior leaders think formal mentoring doesn't work. It's not uncommon for mentoring programs to be thrown together with little planning and intention-resulting in highly visible disasters. Jenn Labin, chief talent and diversity officer for MentorcliQ, will share success stories, practical tips for setting up mentoring for success, and strategies for communicating mentorship-driven results.

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Reduce Turnover and Engage Employees (Free for ATD members)
Organizations with strong learning, talent, and workforce management processes drive business results. Maturing your learning, talent, and workforce strategy is a business imperative. Before you can determine how to improve, you need to understand your organization’s current state. Our five-stage benchmarking framework can help you assess your current stage of maturity and develop a plan to advance to the next level.

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Developing Training for Managers Who Have No Time for Coaching
This webinar will teach specific design and instructional strategies how managers and leaders can coach employees to greater talent when time is limited. We’ll teach specific case study examples of how to design and train on one on one and supplemental coaching strategies where the manager does not physically have to be present. The examples will provide us a framework to apply specific coaching strategies that require little or no in person time on the part of the manager or leader.

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Convergence of Learning and Work in the Digital Era
Digital transformation has game-changing implications for employees in terms of the skills they need to stay relevant in the workplace. It's vital that corporate learning and talent management professionals understand the implications, skillsets employees need for success and the learning required to ensure mastery of these skills. The learning environment has to adapt to meet these changing needs, and companies are finding it can’t be done with a single LMS. It’s about implementing a multi-platform, agile methodology where the learner’s experience is the focus. Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Skip Marshall, HCM Technology Leader at DXC Technology, as they explore a learning ecosystem with LXPs, micro-learning, video, and more dynamic, self-directed, intelligent learning experiences.

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: How to Make All Your Learners Micro-Experts – To Quickly Solve, Fix and Improve Things at Work
All training and learning aim on helping workers impact work positively. However, work is changing so fast, and training can’t seem to catch up, so we are back to rethinking how do we make our learners become “micro-experts”—teaching them to solve, fix and improve small work challenges that make them perform better. Unfortunately, we don’t train them to be “micro-experts”. In the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What are “Micro-Expert” learners and workers?

  • How do we focus, train workers on fixing, solving and improving work situations?

  • What’s the difference between a SME (subject matter expert) and a SE (Situation Expert)?

  • How to implement a four-step process of creating learning that starts from work experience to micro-expertise?

  • Preview case studies and example templates for “Micro-Expert Development”.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Microlearning: Five Burning Questions You Didn’t Know to Ask
Microlearning has been around since the 60s, but is just now gaining popular focus. With the rapid advances in technology, how’s microlearning evolving? In a world where every learner has a phone in their hand, can microlearning be the light at the end of the tunnel? Join Microlearning Evangelist Dan Belhassen for a high-energy, fast-paced session that explores the evolution of online training, the revolution of microlearning, and the untapped potential that microlearning brings to your online training future endeavours.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: No Video, Bad Video, and Good Video: Lessons from Ten Years of Production by a Non-Producer
Ed Muzio, who’s been featured as a workplace dynamics expert in international media, ranging from Fox News and The New York Post to Spirit Magazine and, started making videos for elearning a decade ago, mostly by accident. Today, he has shot over 60 “whiteboard” videos, about two dozen episodes of a talk show format, and two full-length asynchronous courses, along with several marketing videos. What he’s learned from each format has informed his work in the others, and ultimately, they’ve all led back to his latest book, which was first written entirely as video scripts. You’ll hear the story behind the stories, including mistakes made, lessons learned, and samples of what’s worked best.

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Using Technology to Create a Personalized Learning Experience
Interactions with technology are becoming increasingly personal, and enterprise learning is no different. Learners expect to engage with learning that’s relevant and contextual to who they are and where they’re going. Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Tom Patterson, Content Manager at Docebo, as they explore the elements that go into personalized learning, the role technology plays, and the impact it all has on the business.

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Best of TK: Create Engaging Learning Experiences Through Visual Design (Free for ATD members)
This webcast series features the top-rated and most-popular sessions from the TechKnowledge 2019 conference. You'll learn how to use visual communications to create engaging learning experiences, and explore how to use visual communication techniques to visualize your learning content and help your learners see what you're saying. Best of all, this session will focus on tips anyone can use, regardless of your current art or graphic design skills.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Durham: Simple Succession Planning
A loss of key talent can create a catastrophic ripple throughout any organization that’s not prepared. With a variety of factors at play, it’s not a question of if you’ll lose talent, but a question of when. So, are you ready? With Simple Succession Planning, you can be.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Joe Ganci's Best Practices for Adobe XD / Captivate Prototyping, Storyboarding, and More
Have you heard of Adobe's free tool, XD? It's part of the Creative Cloud, but you can download and use it for free even if you don't subscribe. XD’s a great prototyping tool that can be used in a number of ways, including storyboarding your lessons. Quickly mock up your lesson and share it with your key stakeholders. Once approved, you can then use that prototype to create your lessons in Captivate. Joe Ganci has been using XD for the last couple of years together with Captivate and come up with a proven best practices approach that he’ll share with you during this session.

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Rapid Elearning Creation Using New Asset Library from Adobe Captivate
Join Adobe’s Senior Learning Evangelist, Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, for this overview of the cool new Quick Start Projects, spectacular assets, and incredible features included in the latest update of Adobe Captivate (2019 release). Whether you’re creating compliance training, soft skills courses, process training, product training, or anything else, join us for this informative session. You’ll learn about the myriad of solutions that you can leverage to make creating your elearning content easier than ever.

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Making the Most of Your Learning Data
Only 17% of companies believe they conduct strategic data analysis that results in predictive or prescriptive analytics for talent. Most companies are still collecting single data points and benchmarks on an ad hoc basis. It’s understandable, though, when you realize it often feels like you need a statistics degree to understand HR analytics. However, you don’t need a degree. You just need to know what to look for and how to turn that into meaningful conclusions. Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Neville Samuell, VP of Data at Degreed, as they work to help attendees understand the connection between data and learning, including important learning analytics to look for and how to draw insights from data sets.