It’s hard to believe we were wearing our winter woollies just a while back! It looks like we’ve sent winter packing at last, and spring is cruising by. If you’re one of the many people whose schedule changes in the summer, this is a great time to start action-planning for the months ahead so you can get your work done without missing the sunshine. Why not check out a free webinar or two and find some new work hacks to make your summer productive and fun? There are plenty on tap this month!
Monday, June 3, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Animating Scenes and Characters Using PowerPoint in a “Stranger Things” inspired compliance course
Throw away your legacy perspectives on what PowerPoint can do. Did you know PowerPoint is capable of producing cinematic animated experiences—at the fraction of the file sizes of comparable video? Time to flex some ingenuity and innovate. Join Jonathan Rock and host Cara North for a great session that will inspire the PowerPoint genius inside you.
Monday, June 3, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Best of TK: Trends in Virtual Training: Are You Ready? (Free for ATD members)
In this interactive webcast with virtual learning expert Cindy Huggett, you’ll learn what’s new in virtual training and five recent trends impacting it. You’ll see recent research on virtual classrooms, including the implications of mobile devices for online learning; the move toward short, live learning snippets; and the explosion of streaming video. You’ll leave this session with tangible ideas that can be immediately applied to help keep you and your organization ready for virtual training in 2019 and beyond!
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 9AM – 11AM PT: Make Your Own Magic: Counterintuitive Lessons Learned from Walt Disney World
Walt Disney was not your typical businessman. He didn’t go to college. He hated org charts. It’s doubtful he ever drew up a vision and mission statement. And yet he succeeded beyond what anyone's imagination. He did it through an unorthodox approach that made Disney one of the world’s most admired companies and a place where inspiring leaders train and develop exceptional employees who deliver amazing customer service. In this insightful and engaging presentation, Lenn Millbower, The Mouse Man, shares five seemingly backward lessons that help explain Disney’s success.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019, 10:00AM – 10:30AM PT: Master Class: How to Benefit from Meaningful Learning Assessments & Evaluations
Education uses the five-letter grading system because it’s a metric of achievement that’s easy to recognize and transfer. We all know what it means to get an A in a course, and what it means to get an F. In a world of lifelong learning, though, telling a prospective employer that you got an A in a course generally has less meaning than if you provide concrete language on the skills you gained and that can be applied on the job. Thus, the elearning world is seeing movement towards more meaningful assessment methods. This 30-minute Master Class will focus on using Outcomes, Rubrics, and Competencies as alternative ways of assessing your learners progress!
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: How Learning and Development Can Enable Innovation Capabilities and Transformation
Leaders and organizations today need new ways and skill sets to solve complex challenges and to seize opportunities faster. Incorporating design thinking into employee training can help solve this challenge. Join Greg Warman, co-founder of ExperiencePoint, and Andrew Webster, VP of Transformation to learn:
Why the role of learning and development professionals is more important than ever in helping build innovation capabilities and transforming organizations.
The tools and methods to enable organization-wide innovation and transformation.
The three essential steps to getting started with design thinking.
Wednesday, June 5, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: How to Recertify Your CPLP or APTD Credential (Free for ATD members)
Are you a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD)? Are you wondering what you need to do to maintain your credential? Join Sue Kaiden, Senior Project Manager, Credentialing for a review of the new recertification policies and process. Make sure you’re up-to-date on the most recent guidelines and procedures to follow to preserve your hard-won credential.
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Ten Hacks for Better Slides in Five Minutes
You’re spending too much time on your slides. And they’re looking boring. Get ten quick slide hacks that will turn “meh” into marvellous. They’re quick makeovers that you can use again and again. You’ll learn techniques for creating clear, professional slides in PowerPoint.
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Benefits of a Learner-Centric HR Strategy
HR is facing a host of challenges today. A tight labour market and a shifting sea of skills has made it difficult to hire and keep skilled workers. Companies also continue to struggle with employee engagement and knowledge transfer. However, these are challenges that Learning & Development is uniquely positioned to meet. Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst at Brandon Hall Group, and Jim Poisson, Senior Director of Product Management at SumTotal, as they examine ways HR can leverage L&D to boost talent acquisition, onboarding, skills and career development, and other areas.
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: What the Modern Learner Wants and How You Can Give It to Them (Free for ATD members)
Study after study continues to show that what the modern learner wants is different than what’s been provided in the past. They want activities that are relevant, easy to access, quick to consume, and personalized to them, not only their role. The modern learner engages with learning at different times, including outside of work, but is subject to challenges such as information overload and lack of time for learning. Knowing what the modern learner, your customer, wants is important. This webinar will present a customer-focused approach that will help you get to know the needs of the modern learner, then show you specifically how you can give them what they want.
Thursday, June 6, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: What Now? Surviving Your New Training Job
You were minding your own business and doing your best at a task. A member of management approached and said, “You’re doing such a great job with this task that we’re going to make you a trainer of this task!” Wahoo! Somehow, you don’t feel like celebrating. What is this thing called training and how do you get started? Join us and hit the ground running in your new role as trainer!
Friday, June 7, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Design Thinking: From Theory to Application (Part 1: Theory) (Free for ATD members)
You've probably heard about design thinking—maybe you've read an article or watched an online video. But then what? How do you apply the principles and make an impact? Design thinking is not just a trendy buzzword; it's a proven and practical method to create human-centered solutions. During part 1 of a two-part webcast series, Keith Keating, senior director of Global Learning Strategies, shares a thorough look into the principles of design thinking in an easy-to-understand format. Using practical examples and stories, we’ll provide you with a solid foundational understanding of design thinking and ideas for ways you can apply it within your own organization.
Monday, June 10, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Unconscious Bias: What Does It Have to Do with Communication and Conflict Management? (Free for ATD members)
When you recognize your own talents and understand yourself and your own biases, you’ll become more confident. You’ll then be able to see past others’ biases and improve communication and avoid or manage conflict. Effective communication starts with an accurate perception—a perception of what the person meant by their words and actions. How do you know if your perception is accurate? Perceptions are naturally biased and everyone’s are unique. You’ll learn a few exercises and tools to help your trainees understand their biases and check their perception in daily interactions.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: The Trainer's Role in Helping to Create a Culture of Employee Recognition & Engagement
“You get what you recognize and reward” is considered the Greatest Management Principle in the World. Join the world's leading expert on this topic and related ones (Employee Engagement, Employee Experience), Dr. Bob Nelson (five million books sold on these topics), to explore how:
You can help create a successful culture of recognition and engagement in your company by designing it into the onboarding of all new employees.
Change management and recognition reinforcement needs to be a part of every training session.
To use proven strategies to make your training be more effective and better transfer back on the job.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: The Employee Experience and the Future of Work
Today, people have an abundance of choices about where, how, and when they want to work – creating a challenge for companies to attract and retain desired talent. How do companies create a compelling experience that meets the needs and expectations for all generations in the workforce? The employee experience needs to be fostered and sustained across the entire employee lifecycle, from the moment someone first interacts with your company until they leave. Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Debbie Gower, Director at Conduent for a discussion about the employee experience – what it is and isn’t, why companies should care about delivering a better employee experience, and how technology should be leveraged to get it done.
Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: What If Everything You Know About Personality Styles Training Is Wrong? (Free for ATD members)
Even though DiSC assessments are commonly used around the world, they regularly fail to have a lasting impact. While people are fascinated by their results, awareness doesn’t often translate into sustained behavioural change. Learn how to reinvent DiSC training to make it more engaging and sticky. Discover why DiSC isn’t about graphs and reports, but rather about application. You’ll learn how to place the styles into long-term memory rather than having them be just a fleeting fascination.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Creating Effective Learning Videos in Seven Easy Steps
According to research, employees are 75% more likely to watch a video than read text-based content. But what type of video should you use, and why? That depends on a range of factors—your subject matter, your audience, your budget, and more. A talking-head video might be ideal for one learning scenario, an interactive video for another. If the choices seem overwhelming, they don’t have to be. Paula Yunker, Managing Partner of Limestone Learning, will:
Take you through the array of possibilities for learning videos with examples of each.
Share tricks to make learning video relevant and engaging so it pays off for learners.
Walk you through best practices that leading L&D practitioners use to deploy learning video.
Share her seven steps for creating an effective learning video.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 9AM – 12PM PT: Nine Practical Tips for Using Neuroscience to Power Learning
Supercharge your learning strategy using easy-to-apply principles from neuroscience. Behavioural science has the power to motivate people to learn and change, but it can be a complex, nuanced subject. Join digital learning specialist and neuroscience PhD student, Charlotte Hills, as she brings clarity to insights from the latest research and offers practical tips you can use to motivate people to learn new concepts. You’ll also hear from Carl Crisostomo, Saba Product Manager for Content, as he shares how organizations can offer engaging learning experiences while also delivering learning at scale.
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Create a Culture of Learning with the Cool New Social & UGC Features in Adobe Captivate Prime LMS
Shifting from a culture that guards and shields knowledge within the organization to an organization that values and promotes knowledge sharing in the interest of innovation can be a daunting challenge. It’s the sort of thing that often stalls in the early phases of a change management effort. What strategies can be used to promote such a shift and what kind of support will be required at each level of the organization in order to bring about such a change? Join Katrina Marie Baker, Senior Learning Evangelist, Adobe to learn how these challenges can be easily addressed with Adobe Captivate Prime. You’ll discover how gamification, social learning, informal learning, and user generated content may be implemented easily in your organization—while still maintaining ample opportunities to review, track and curate those contributions.
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 4PM – 5PM PT: The Nuts and Bolts of Family Business: OD Challenges for the Economic Engine of Our Countries (Free for ATD members)
Between 75% to 90% of businesses around the globe are family-owned corporations. These aren’t only mom-and-pop stores at the microbusiness level; they include 37 percent of the Fortune 500 corporations and represent a significant chunk of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of most countries. Understanding the particular nature and unique challenges of family businesses is central to the well-being and prosperity of our economies. We’ll demonstrate how to address the organizational and talent development challenges of family-owned businesses so you can contribute to their perdurability and sustained success.
Friday, June 14, 2019, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT: The Other 50%: How Executive Coaching Falls Short and What to Do About It
As uber coach Marshall Goldsmith so famously wrote: what got you here, won’t get you there. It’s no secret that, once foundational leadership skills are in place, it’s not ‘what’ leaders do that get in their way, it’s “how” they do it. With “relationship with my manager” continuously topping the list of why people leave organizations and Gallop surveys repeatedly pointing to low levels of employee engagement worldwide, executive coaching has become the go-to strategy to strengthen leadership capability. But are we seeing the return on this investment? Recent studies by Deloitte, McKinsey and Bain point out lack of leadership capability and bench strength as continuing to be the top issues that are keeping senior executives up at night. This session will explore where executive coaching falls short and how organizations can improve their ROI by looking beyond the work of the coachee to the broader organizational system.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: ATD Research Presents: The Future of Work (Free for ATD members)
Organizations will be facing rapid change in the coming years. From artificial intelligence to automation, new technologies are predicted to create, change, or eliminate jobs—which is why being prepared for these changes is so important. Drawing on research from ATD’s new research report The Future of Work: Technology, Predictions, and Preparing the Workforce, we’ll share insights about the plans talent development leaders have made to ensure their organizations are future-ready. You’ll learn the extent to which organizations are currently using technologies such as big data, automation, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, and 3D printing. Lastly, you’ll learn the practices associated with future-readiness and recommendations for preparing for the future of work.
Tuesday, June 18, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Video Coaching Tools: How to Get the Most Value for Sales Enablement & Training
Sales coaching is a powerful way to reinforce learning and help reps master key skills. It’s part of why video coaching tools have become so popular recently. What you may not know is that there are lots of ways to use video coaching to make your teams more prepared and productive. The best part is, you don’t need a “coaching culture” to get value. Video coaching is about more than what the name indicates: it’s about assessments, practice, and most of all, readiness. Join Brainshark’s Brendan Cournoyer to learn more about the value video coaching technology provides.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Management Mess to Leadership Success: 30 Challenges in 30 Days to Become the Leader You Would Follow
Scott Miller, FranklinCovey EVP of Thought Leadership and Author of Management Mess to Leadership Success – 30 Challenges to Become the Leader You Would Follow is not alone. Everyone fails. But what sets him apart is his transparency and willingness to openly share his shortcomings and mistakes. He also shares the principles and practices that can and build one’s leadership skills and abilities – those that helped him – an imperfect leader to rise to the C-Suite. If you weren’t perfectly groomed for leadership, are a bit of a “management mess,” a maverick, lack experience and training, or need a reminder on how to be the leader everyone wants to follow, this webinar is for you. You’ll learn 30 leadership challenges, honed and researched by FranklinCovey, that can help leaders rise when they fall and survive—even thrive.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Design Thinking: From Theory to Application (Part 2: Application Use Case) (Free for ATD members)
You've probably heard about design thinking—maybe you've read an article or watched an online video. But then what? How do you apply the principles and make an impact? Design thinking is not just a trendy buzzword; it's a proven and practical method to create human-centered solutions. During part 2 of a two-part webcast series, Keith Keating, senior director of Global Learning Strategies, walks you through a detailed design thinking case study for an initiative he led in 2018 for a Fortune 500 company. Whether you’re new to design thinking or an experienced practitioner, this webcast will benefit you as Keith illustrates successes, as well as pitfalls and challenges.
Wednesday, June 19, 12PM – 1PM PT: L&D's Role During Times of Change and Uncertainty
Gone are the days of someone working for one company for their entire career. This increase in employee turnover can often be attributed to times of change and uncertainty in the workplace, like layoffs, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, etc. Change in the workplace is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be seen as negative, and it certainly doesn’t have to become a reason for talented employees to leave your company. Join Daniel Binkholder and Derek Smith from BizLibrary as they discuss how times of change and uncertainty can become opportunities to move your workforce in the right direction. They’ll explain how learning and development is key to alleviating some of the stress that change and uncertainty brings to employees and their organizations.
Thursday, June 20, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: Rapidly Create Compliance Training Using Out-of-Box Assets with Adobe Captivate
As elearning professionals, we often find ourselves tasked with creating elearning courses on some mundane topics which relate to informing employees about the company policies, regulations, and laws, and we find it challenging to make it engaging for the learners. Adobe Captivate (2019 release) has a magic solution for you! Join Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, Senior Learning Evangelist, for a step-by-step demonstration on how you can create interactive and engaging elearning courses for your compliance training requirements. You’ll learn how to use the free elearning assets and quick start projects to easily convert your storyboard to a complete elearning course, all with automatic branching and forced navigation implemented.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Six Ways Every Learning Leader Should Be Using Video
Melissa is a rising star at your company. She’s been promoted five times in as many years and is on track to join your leadership bench program. Unfortunately, she just gave her two weeks’ notice. Capturing the knowledge of exiting employees is just one of the ways you could be using video but probably aren’t. We’ll explore six examples of how companies are improving their learning strategies with video. We’ll also examine trends driving the use of video, and how you can tap them within your business.
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 8AM – 9AM PT: How AI Is Helping Learning
It’s hard not to believe that artificial Intelligence is the new panacea, sent to fix every challenge we currently face. AI brings a lot of promise to learning, but it also brings with it a lot of confusion. What is it, exactly? What potential does it hold for learning moving forward? Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, along with Fabrizio Giorgini, Head of Professional Services, and Keith Bendo, Software Technical Consultant, at eXact learning solutions, as they explore some of the practical applications of AI, like automatic translation or curation of objects when creating learning, including a discussion of actual efficiencies and performance improvements it can deliver.
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Transitioning From the Military Into the Training Industry (Free for ATD members)
Leaving the service can feel daunting; worrying about finding your first civilian job can be tough. But chances are you already have the skills and experience you need to enter a rewarding career field with good job prospects—learning and development (L&D). From leadership to communication, creative thinking, and conflict resolution, the military has instilled in you competencies that can be used for your first training and development job. Tune into this webinar to see how.