Free L&D webinars for September 2019

For many people this time of year means feverish activity and preparation. Kids are going back to school, schedules are changing—and isn’t it just breathtaking that we’re about to head into autumn? It’s all we can do to keep up! But it’s always worthwhile to make time for learning, and this month there’s a great selection of free webinars to support you in your business goals. 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How the Workforce Learns 2019 (Free for ATD members)
The shift from relying on L&D to self-directed learning has left many organizations wondering about the role of L&D in a worker-driven world. Does L&D curate learning? Design learning? Let learners control it all? Join Todd Tauber, Vice President of Product Marketing, Degreed, as he explains how understanding how your workforce learns leads to better enabling of their skill development. In this webinar you will learn:

  • How people fuel their careers and build their skills in 2019.

  • What our modern workforce wants from their corporate learning teams.

  • How innovative organizations are building skills and designing learning experiences, not just providing content.

  • How you can help your learners align learning to their goals to drive your organization’s success.

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: The Problem with the Learning Experience Today and How to Fix It
Today’s learners want meaningful, personalized learning experiences tailored to their interests and needs, both personally and professionally. In order to engage learners, develop critical skills, and improve employee and business performance, organizations must take a holistic view of the overall learning experience shared by their people and find new ways to enable and measure purposeful learning. Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Carl Crisostomo, Product Manager, Content at Saba Software, as they share key insights into how to set the strategic foundation to create a learning experience that engages learners and drives outcomes for your people and your business.

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Coaching for Career Growth and Success (Free for ATD members)
In a world where everyone feels overworked, time-constrained and less engaged with their organization than they would like to be, how do we get ahead? By becoming more innovative, productive and efficient employees through coaching. Coaching is one of the most sought-after skills in the talent development field. Join Shawna Corden, Owner, Shawna Corden Coaching and Webinars, to learn:

  • Why coaching works.

  • How to increase your engagement and productivity.

  • How to start creating a coaching culture in your organization.

Thursday, September 5, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Trends in End-User Training: How Can You Use Them in Your Transformation to an Intelligent Enterprise?
As your business evolves into an intelligent enterprise, you’re facing new challenges: new technology;  evolving ways of doing business; and more customer data than ever before. When you, your team and your business are facing these challenges, you need some added support to prepare for transformation that lies ahead. Join Andy Feehan, Training and Enablement Senior Presales Specialist, SAP, as he discusses:

  • The challenges end-users face as organizations evolve into intelligent enterprises.

  • New trends in learning and enablement that might help you prepare your people more effectively.

  • Innovative ways and ideas to meet your enablement, adoption, and business objectives.

Monday, September 9, 2019, 7AM – 8AM PT: Knowledge Transfer vs. Training: How to Transfer Skills not Just Knowledge in Today’s Digital Age (Free for ATD members)
How much time and energy are you and your Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) spending on long virtual calls trying to train employees on new policies, products, and standard operating procedures without impacting skills and behaviour? How often is there minimal change in knowledge or application that results in the need for re-training? What’s the lost opportunity by not delivering effective learning the first time? SMEs deliver great presentations, but they are not trainers. To be successful, they need to acquire some fundamental L&D principles and practices.

Join Giselle Kovary, President, n-gen People Performance Inc. and Susan Armstrong, Managing Partner, Global Training Transformation, to learn quick ways to improve knowledge transfer in your organization by enhancing how SMEs deliver training content.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Elearning for Beginners — Repurposing Legacy Content to Elearning Courses (Free for ATD members)
Getting started in elearning can present a substantial challenge for those who have only done face to face training. If you or your organization are confronted with the challenge of shifting from a traditional training solution to an online training program, Adobe Captivate has amazing tools that can help you. Allen Partridge, Head of Evangelism, Digital Learning Solutions, Adobe, will help you add a few simple authoring skills to your repertoire to become a rock star elearning course developer.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Simplify Video for Corporate Learning — 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 (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 Dave Dumler, head of product evangelism at Panopto, as he demonstrates 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.

  • 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.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Keys for Ongoing LMS Success: Making LMS Administration Sexy
Whether you’re configuring a brand new LMS or migrating to a new one, it needs ongoing maintenance, healthy administrative practices and continuous review. Join Leah Chang to hear some case studies of successful LMS stories. Take away some practical tools for building an LMS administrative team. You’ll learn how to proactively incorporate enterprise/business risk management, ensure continuous and sound data and records management, and identify ongoing opportunities to refresh and update your online course branding and content.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 10:30AM – 11:30AM PT: Putting the Capital 'P' in Performance Improvement (Free for members)
Every day, managers and supervisors look at the present level of performance and compare it to the desired level and find a problem. When you’ve been in this situation, did your training program fail to fix the problem it was intended to solve? Brett D. Christensen and Sean Rea will introduce you to the Performance Improvement Process Model or PIPM—a systematic approach to the application of performance improvement to help you diagnose the real cause of the performance problem.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 11AM – 12PT PT: Five Ways to Formalize Informal Learning Within Your Sales Organization (Free for ATD members)
Ninety percent of professional learning is informal, yet companies are ignoring how employees intuitively learn. Training initiatives must embrace informal learning to facilitate continuous learning and easily share best practices through video and mobile accessibility. Jake Miller, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Allego, will show you five key ways to formalize informal learning and share insights into:

  • Why formal learning on its own fails for sales teams.

  • Whether formal learning is necessary.

  • How to approach informal learning with a modern sales learning perspective.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Chop, Mix, Pulse, Pour—Navigate a Blended Delivery Approach to Training
In an age where our executives want everything cheaper, faster and yesterday, we need to do some explaining when the go-to solution to training is “Just throw it online.” Whether you conduct classroom training (ILT) synchronous (VILT) or asynchronous training all three, this pragmatic, hands-on session with Maria Chilcote, Managing Partner, The Training Clinic, and Melissa Smith, Managing Partner, The Training Clinic, will provide you with tools and techniques to maximize your learners’ online or classroom experience.

Thursday, September 12, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Structured for Success Part 1: Organizing a Global Training Team and Program
Many organizations are becoming global, and that means your L&D team may eventually span multiple countries and time zones. Managing a global team efficiently requires some change management on the part of L&D leadership. If you are preparing for such a change, this session, the first part of the three-part “Structured for Success” series facilitated by Adobe’s Senior Learning Evangelist, Katrina Marie Baker, will provide tips to help you:

  • Facilitate efficient global communication and project planning.

  • Structure team meetings so they provide maximum value.

  • Create follow-the-sun workflows and recurring tasks that ensure team coordination.

  • Structure major global training initiatives.

  • Organize a training calendar and course catalogues that cater to multiple worldwide audiences.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Become a Master Trainer
Are you taking steps to be at the very top of your field? By expanding your industry knowledge around learning trends, training modalities, brain-science and delivery tools, you can advance faster. Explore four learning tracks that can lead you to professional certifications and new opportunities. Join Becky Pike Pluth, President and CEO, The Bob Pike Group, to:

  • Discover tips across four distinct concentrations: delivery, design, facilitation and virtual training.

  • Examine five tried and true techniques to spark behaviour change.

  • Evaluate which concentration pairs best with your professional goals.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: How to Crush Rogue Spending Habits and Find More Training Dollars (Free for ATD members)
One of the most common issues we hear about from L&D professionals is that they don’t have enough of a training budget or executive buy-in. Training budgets and resources are limited, yet you’d be surprised how common it is for multiple departments or divisions to be unknowingly duplicating training efforts and spending dollars. Join Stuart Finn, VP of Sales and Customer Success, OpenSesame, and learn how to identify rogue spending within your organization and find more dollars for training.

Wednesday, September 17, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Seven Steps to Designing Effective Sales Training
Just like a house needs a blueprint or a film needs a script, great sales training needs a plan. But with limited time and resources, you may have questions about where to start or what to build first. We understand that not all sales enablement and training leaders have experience in training program design. In this webinar, Brainshark’s Amy O’Brien will share a 7-step process for designing sales training programs that work—no previous experience required.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: How Artificial Intelligence Is Taking Over Your Training Program (Free for ATD members)
We’ve heard stories about how artificial intelligence (AI) is taking over all kinds of industries, from legal to aerospace. Fear not—the Jetsons aren’t about to fly off with your training department. But there are some ways that AI can help you deliver a more customized, curated learning experience to your employees. Join Allen Partridge, Head of Evangelism, Adobe Digital Learning Solutions, to learn how Adobe Sensei's AI-powered algorithm is incorporated into Adobe’s learning management system, Captivate Prime.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: How to Develop Leaders (That People Actually Want to Work For)
People need their leaders to spark collaboration, inspire innovation, and serve as a role model for authenticity and transparency. Top-performing leaders value diversity, practice empathy and create cultures where individuals feel valued, safe and know their contributions matter. Helping leaders develop these qualities requires a tool that helps fundamentally shift their mindset from self-focused goals and objectives to relationships, building trust and managing change with flexibility and optimism. Susan Clarine, Founder and CEO, The EI Coach, LLC, will discuss how the EQ 360 tool from MHS Assessments goes beyond a typical 360 that simply targets competencies like strategic thinking, delegation or leading change.

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Using Engagement Principles to Increase Training Effectiveness
Ira Ozer, President, Engagement Partners, will cover the principles of Self-Determination Theory and the research-based principles of Enthusiastic Employees, exploring the differences in engagement from onboarding and throughout employee careers. Also covered will be the benefits of integrating sales enablement technologies, including Motivation and Engagement Assessments, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Coaching Systems and Sales Incentive and Recognition platforms with your Learning Management System (LMS). Join this webinar to learn about the benefits of leveraging the principles of employee engagement and enabling technologies in your training design.

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Digital You: Real Personal Branding in the Virtual Age (Free for ATD members)
Fruitful relationships start with compelling first impressions. Personal branding guru, William Arruda, Founder, Reach, will show you how to identify and develop your brand using digital tools, which will allow you to expand your success and provide greater value to your employer. Arruda will also share tips from his new book, Digital You: Real Personal Branding in the Virtual Age. Learn how to build a relevant and inspiring online social media presence without it taking over your life. You’ll leave the webcast with actionable tips about how to increase employee engagement, retention and satisfaction at your company.

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: Seven Things You Need to Know About Camtasia to Be Successful
Sure, Camtasia makes screen recording and video editing easy, but there are a few tips and tricks that can really help you stand out. Jason Valade, Master Trainer—Customer Success Manager, TechSmith, will share seven features of Camtasia that can help you create effective and professional videos and screencasts. Attendees will learn the must-know features of Camtasia and how to apply them to their instructional videos, everything from tips on improving audio to saving time through reusing projects.

Friday, September 20, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Managing Up: Difficult Bosses (Free for ATD members)
Difficult bosses (and challenging co-workers) are—and always will be—an unfortunate fact of work life. But one doesn’t have to let a difficult boss derail their career trajectory. Learning how to survive and even thrive with a difficult boss is easier than you think. You just need the right skills and sensibilities. In this webcast, Mary Abbajay, author of the award-winning, bestselling Managing Up: How to Move Up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss, will help you:

  • Navigate and succeed with the seven most difficult boss types (such as the Micromanager, the Ghost Boss, and the Impulsive).

  • Use proven strategies and techniques to take control of your career.

  • Understand the real dangers of working for a toxic boss.

Monday, September 23, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Always Be Ready: Change Is Inevitable in Life and in Your Career (Free for ATD members)
Change is inevitable in our lives and our careers. As talent development professionals, we train others on managing change and being prepared, yet we do not take these steps for ourselves. We can be ready for the various changes that will affect our careers by preparing for them in advance and always challenging ourselves to grow. This webinar, with Amy Dinning, Senior Talent Manager, Commscope, will focus on two main themes: how to successfully navigate through change and the specific ways to be ready for the career changes we may experience. You’ll leave with an action plan to help you become even more resilient as these changes occur.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 9AM – 10AM PT: Repurposing and Upgrading Your Legacy Content for Today's Elearning Courses
Getting started in elearning can present a substantial challenge for those who have only done face to face training in the past. If you or your organization are faced with the challenge of shifting from a traditional training solution to an online training program, there are some amazing tools in Adobe Captivate to help you quickly become a rock star elearning course developer, simply by adding a few simple Adobe Captivate authoring skills to your already created training materials.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Is Your Content Keeping Up with the Learning Experience?
The learner experience has come a long way in providing a relevant, personalized environment for today’s modern learner. However, the majority of the focus has been on the delivery platform and not on the key ingredient—content. As companies figure out their content strategies, it’s important to note that most learning content is being created in-house. This means organizations need to have agile solutions that make it quick and easy for almost anyone to create, manage and distribute content, not just instructional designers.

Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Leslie Farinella, VP of Customer Success at Xyleme, as they discuss how to create and manage content in the modern learning ecosystem, as well as look at examples of companies who are doing it right.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019, 11AM – 12PM PT: Ten Things You're Doing Wrong with Video (Free for ATD members)
In the blink of an eye, video has become the go-to medium for delivering employee training at scale; however, while working with video has traditionally been complex, expensive and time-consuming, recent advances have dramatically simplified capturing, managing and sharing it. Join Steve Rozillis, Head of Customer Evangelism, Panopto, to learn ten things you may be doing "the old way," why they're no longer necessary and how updating your approach to video learning will enable you to maximize its value.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: Unifying Content and Data to Simplify a Complex Learning Environment
We’ve entered an era where learning technology goes far beyond just the LMS. Today’s corporate learning environment might include multiple modalities (video, microlearning, games, etc.), multiple technologies (LMS, LRS, LXP, etc.) and content from multiple sources (internally developed, custom built, external libraries, learner-created, etc.). It can be extremely challenging to connect the various systems and tools together, especially at scale and across geographies, and for both internal and external audiences. As the network of partners and customers increase, xAPI and other options exist to help address content compatibility, maintenance and measurement.

Join David Wentworth, Principal Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and TJ Seabrooks, CEO of Rustici Software, as they explore the challenges of the modern learning ecosystem and discuss ways to simplify it and make it more manageable.

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 10AM – 11AM PT: From Cost Center to Performance Driver: Why Learning Metrics Need a Shake-Up
Even in today’s dynamic work environment, many organizations still look at L&D as a cost centre rather than a source of value. As such, L&D functions are still burdened with showing a return on the organization’s investment in learning and this has taken the focus away from learning’s true purpose: performance. Rethinking L&D as to be an agile, adaptable agent of change can move it from cost centre to transformation enabler. Join David Wentworth, Principal Learning Analyst with Brandon Hall Group, and Ryan Austin, CEO at Synapse as they discuss how a quick and efficient approach to developing learning is required to support organizations facing rapidly changing business environments and prevent L&D from getting overwhelmed.

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 12PM – 1PM PT: How to Create Game-Changing Front Covers for Your Presentations
When presenting, it's imperative that you grab your audience's attention right from the beginning, even before saying a single word. One of the best ways anyone can do this by designing a jaw-droppingly beautiful front cover. After all, a front cover is the very first slide that anyone's going to see—it pretty much sets the tone for the entire presentation and give a strong indication on how great your talk is going to be. In this session, you'll learn how to design a couple of front covers from scratch. Even better: Yousef “Yoyo” Abu Ghaidah, Chief Excitement Officer, Slide Cow, will be designing them for you to eliminate all the guess work. You can watch him design everything using nothing else but a few images, and all of PowerPoint's features in their glory. You can simply follow along or find a better way to do it on your own terms.