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Top 125 Think Tank: Benchmarking Your Learning Strategy Against the Best-of-the-Best

 Guest Speaker             

 Bryan Chapman

 Chief Learning Strategist, Chapman Alliance



Is your learning strategy firing on all cylinders? We're currently in the process of benchmarking learning techniques and technologies used across multiple Training Magazine's Top 125 winners. During this one-of-a-kind webinar event, we'll share some discoveries from preliminary data on innovative best practices in such areas as proactively establishing an informal learning strategy, using mobile at the right time and for the right reasons, engaging participants in social learning communities, extending learning to partners and customers, creating macro-level blends; and much more.






Engaging Learners through Game-Thinking

 Guest Speaker             

 Karl Kapp

 Professor of Instructional Technology, Bloomsburg University



Gamification should be thought of as a design sensibility and not merely a digital tool. It is a thought process and a methodology to think about engaging and motivating learners. While a result of gamification is often fun, the ultimate outcome behind developing a gamified approach is increased engagement and motivation.





The Accidental Instructional Designer

 Guest Speaker             

 Cammy Bean

 VP, Learning Design, Kineo



Chance are, you didn’t dream of becoming a designer of elearning when you grew up, did you? Most of the working instructional designers in the elearning business got here by accident. So now that you’re here and doing this work, how can you become a more intentional practitioner?





How and When to Allow Learners to Cheat in Compliance Courses

 Guest Speaker             

 Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

 Chief Learning Architect, Vignettes Learning



Experience shows us that learners try to circumvent or trick the learning process or "cheat" the elearning compliance course.





Introverts in the Workplace

 Guest Speaker             

 Susan Cain

 Author, co-founder, Quiet Revolution LLC 



Discover why we need a Quiet Revolution. Did you know that work environments can be designed to pull out the natural strengths of introverts?





How to Create a Learning Measurement Strategy

 Guest Speaker             

 Kendall Kerekes

 SVP, Talent Measurement Consulting



In this session, we'll discuss the essential steps needed to build a learning measurement strategy to sustain a practical and scalable measurement process. The session will also explore the key elements to build the measurement culture including leadership, skills, tools, and technology. Real-world examples of measurement strategy in practice will be provided.





Designing e-Learning for Maximum Motivation

 Guest Speaker             

 Ethan Edwards

 Chief Knowledge Officer, Allen Interactions



When asked to identify the weakness in most e-learning, designers and students alike often note the failure to engage the learner’s attention as a chief problem. E-Learning is labeled boring; learners take the path of least resistance instead of thinking through the questions; completion is something to be checked-off a list rather than an indicator of proficiency. The problem is, “How do you motivate the learner while still doing the serious work of instruction?”





Is the Loss of Institutional Knowledge Hurting Your Company?

 Guest Speaker             

 Gwen Tracy

 Learning Solutions Expert, PeopleFluent

 Guest Speaker             

 Jeff Fissel

 VP Video Solutions, KZO Innovations 


Over the next decade, organizations will experience the largest wave of retirements in history.  To further impact turnover rates, Gen X and Gen Y workers on the average are leaving after only 5 and 2 years of services respectively. 





Why Sales Training Doesn’t Work and What to Do About It

 Guest Speaker             

 Marc McNamara

 VP of Communications Solutions, Brainshark

 Guest Speaker             

 Paul Nolan

 Editor-In-Chief, Sales & Marketing Management 


Improving performance of the sales team is likely the most difficult task any Sales manager or trainer faces. The pace at which we work and the amount of information needed on the job is overwhelming. Traditional methods of training just don’t work. Join experts from Sales and Marketing Management (SMM) magazine and Brainshark to learn how to turn training from a one-time event into a continuous journey that leads to increased sales.





Using Kirkpatrick® to Move Beyond Training Order-Taking

 Guest Speaker             

 Dr. Jim Kirkpatrick

 Senior Consultant, Kirkpatrick Partners

 Guest Speaker             

 Wendy Kirkpatrick

 Founder and President, Kirkpatrick Partners


During this session, you will discover tactics to create more meaningful communication with training requesters so that you can better understand the performance and results that the training is intended to support. You will learn the critical questions to ask that will allow you to move beyond the training talk and into conversation about organizational needs. You will witness role plays demonstrating how key conversations could occur, with a focus on where the conversation went well and where it veered off track to assist you in managing your own conversations successfully.





The Business Side of a Successful Performance Consulting Practice
Session 2 - Finding Your Niche

 Guest Speaker             

 Judith Hale, Ph.D.

 CPT, President, Hale Associates



This session is about finding your market niche so you stand out in the noise of established players, wannabe’s, and has-been’s.   You will understand the importance of branding yourself in ways that distinguish you in the market place.






Anytime, Anywhere: Flexible Learning for the Workplace of Tomorrow




Guest Speakers             

Josh Smith, Dir. Enterprise L & D, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Joe Knytych,
Sr. Director, Leadership & Talent Mgmt, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Judy Bullock Ph.D.,
Dean, American InterContinental University
Dawn Kaiser Ph.D.,
Program Director, American Intercontinental University



New technology, virtual and decentralized workforces, and changing employee preferences are just a few of the challenges facing training departments as they adapt to the changing workplaces of tomorrow.






Let Go and Replace Very Old LMSs that Do Not Support New Learners and Business Needs

 Guest Speaker             

 Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

 Chief Learning Architect, Vignettes Learning



Sometimes discarding or letting go of seemingly efficient LMSs which significantly fail to meet business needs, provides a fresh start and changes the game to produce far better returns. Studies have shown that companies are systematically changing LMSs into newer and better suited learning systems to support newer learner needs and business demands.






Bridging the Gender Gap – A New Approach to Shattering the Glass Ceiling

 Guest Speaker             

 Deborah Rocco

 Senior Consultant, Interaction Associates

 Guest Speaker             

 Linda Stewart

 President & CEO, Interaction Associates


Despite strong efforts in many organizations, women continue to be poorly represented in top leadership roles worldwide. This means many businesses are failing to reap the well-documented "gender dividend." So what are all these well-meaning companies doing wrong?






Zeroing In: How to Meet Your Leadership Development Challenges


 Guest Speaker             

 Craig Perrin

 Director of Product Development, AchieveGlobal 


As many industries recover from a withering worldwide recession, organizations are focusing on new ways to expand the strategic contributions of their leaders. AchieveGlobal conducted research with 50 major companies to get a clear picture of what leadership development looks like – the challenges, goals, approaches and outcomes  and to share insights you can apply in your organization.






Creating Highly Effective Virtual Teams – A Case Study

 Guest Speaker             

 Jennifer Hofmann

 President, InSync Training


Can a virtual team be as effective as a co-located team?  This is a question that organizations are debating, and the arguments on both sides are very compelling.  Factors like work-life balance and organizational savings need to be balanced with the value of face-to-face collaboration and managerial oversight.  Whether you personally embrace the concept or not, chances are you will participate as a virtual team member during your career.






Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want

 Guest Speaker             

 Beverly Kaye

 Founder, Co-CEO, Career Systems International

 Guest Speaker             

 Julie Winkle Giulioni

 Co-Founder, Principal, DesignsAround


Despite economic conditions, unemployment levels, or any other business factor imaginable, your best employees – the ones you need most – want one thing from you, plain and simple: to support their growth and development.  Study after study confirms that development is the single most powerful tool managers have for driving engagement, retention, productivity, and results. Yet, HR leaders know that career development is frequently the thing that gets sidelined unless or until the organization demands that some form be submitted during regular review cycles.






Transforming Novices into Experts – Faster and Cheaper Ways

 Guest Speaker             

 Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

 Chief Learning Architect, Vignettes Learning

Your company as well as many others are suffering from “expertise drain” or loss of “experienced workers.” There is difficulty in getting new employees to fast track toward expert performance. Training functions are expected to help fix this problem. However, just like schools and universities, most of our training and eLearning courses are curriculum driven and task specific, far removed from the need for rapid expertise development.






Secrets to Harnessing Powerful Employee Performance

 Guest Speaker             

 Anastasia Montejano

 PMP, ACC, Strategic Change Consultant, Winning Solutions Consulting

Gone are the days of top down leadership - the pace of change makes this model obsolete. Today
leaders at every level are needed to drive innovation and profitability which create subtle, but significant shifts in how we view employee performance.






Creating a Learning Culture That Drives Outstanding Performance, Engagement, Retention and Business Results

 Guest Speaker             

 Eric Fink

 Head of L&D and Employee Communications, Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is a great place to work. By design, learning plays a leading role in achieving this. Learning is critical not only to ensuring that employees meet education and compliance standards, but also to challenging and empowering the employee base.
But it wasn't always this way. The workforce at Jazz Pharmaceuticals had grown by 300% since late 2012, but there were few learning programs and processes in place.






Just Listen: Tips from a Former FBI Negotiation Trainer on How to Get Through To Anyone

 Guest Speaker             

 Dr. Mark Goulston

 Former FBI Negotiation Trainer

Join Dr. Mark Goulston, a clinical psychiatrist who honed his skills as an FBI hostage negotiation trainer, as he explores how to increase your ability to get through to anyone – even your most challenging customers!






Learn to Get Your Expertise Utilized
Peter Block’s Flawless Consulting Skills: An Introduction

 Guest Speaker             

 Bill Brewer

 Director of Client Relations, Designed Learning

Bill Brewer will introduce participants to the basic concepts underlying Peter Block’s highly successful Flawless Consulting workshops. The principles are simple and practical.






Grow Your Emotional Muscle

 Guest Speaker             

 Lou Russell

 President and CEO, L+EARN and Russell Martin & Associates 

Join us for a Power Hour and build a personal strategy for growing your own emotional awareness and regulation.






Creating an Engaging, Empowering and Electrifying Learning Culture that Drives Results

 Guest Speaker             

 Judy Whitcomb

 SVP Human Resources, Learning & Organizational Development, Vi

 Guest Speaker             

 Jim Obsitnik

 General Manager and GVP, Oracle Corporation

Successful organizations understand that people are their most important assets. When high-performance businesses understand employees’ core skills and development needs, they’re more likely to achieve superior results. But building out a dynamic learning culture that really understands your employee needs is not a simple task.






7 Keys to Starting & Sustaining a Successful Coaching Program

 Guest Speaker             

 Tim Hagen

 Training Reinforcement and Coaching Leader, Sales Progress 



Coaching is growing and growing. It’s finally here the ultimate opportunity to extend our value and brand as training professionals. Managers who coach extend the value of training and can be measured in terms of great organizational value. Far too long has gone by where the training professional has had to fight to quantify and validate our existence. Coaching has changed that!






A Street-Level Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

 Guest Speaker             

 Karl Albrecht

 Chairman, Karl Albrecht International



Since the early days of “creativity training” and “problem solving,” brain research has vastly enriched our understanding of the human mental process. New research findings with very practical, down-to-earth applications may well revolutionize our  understanding of the ways people think, learn, and perform. Functions like social intelligence; emotional intelligence; practical intelligence; cognitive preference; neuroleadership; design psychology; and subliminal impacts of color, language, and narrative are opening up new ways to approach teaching, learning, and development.






Actions Speak Louder than Words: 6 Steps to Improved eLearning Activities

 Guest Speaker             

 Ethan Edwards

 Chief Knowledge Officer, Allen Interactions



There’s much frustration with the limited range of interactivity found in eLearning programs. Arbitrary multiple-choice and true-and-false questions, even when masquerading under flashy game-like interfaces, fail to engage learners’ attention. Worse yet, they usually fail to teach. Too often designers feel bound by the limits of actions available to the learner—senseless button clicking, random dragging, confusing entries. But, even working within the constraints of low-level authoring tools, it is possible to design eLearning activities that will engage, motivate, and captivate the learner’s imagination and enhance post-training performance.






10 Big Data Insights for HR & Training

 Guest Speaker             

 Dr. Karie Willyerd, SVP

 Learning & Social Adoption, SuccessFactors

 Guest Speaker             

 Heather Maitre

 Founding Partner, Global Insights


Big data is not just for the IT department.  What are some of the insights we can gather from big data that will affect how you plan your HR and Learning Strategy?  How do you set up your learning initiatives to contribute to additional insights on performance in your organization? 






Innovative Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Leading Sustainable Innovation in Your Organization

 Guest Speaker             

 David S. Weiss, Ph.D., ICD.D

 President and CEO, Weiss International Ltd.



TA decade’s worth of executive surveys on innovation highlight a significant gap between what leaders say they want and what their organizations delivers. Over 80% of leaders surveyed believe innovation is important for their future success, but less than 30% are satisfied with their current level of innovation. So why, despite all the talking, have the leaders not given innovation the attention it requires? The short answer is that they have not had sustainable solutions—practical and reliable programs that deliver long-term, predictable results. Instead, they have had an endless array of partial answers. They are left with an alarming innovation gap.






Creating Interactive Videos from Really Boring Talking Heads, Lectures and Demo Videos

 Guest Speaker             

 Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

 Chief Learning Architect, Vignettes Learning



Most videos in training and elearning are talking heads, lecture-type presentations or demonstration of a product or process.  Case in point: your training director suddenly decides that it is good for the CEO to present an idea.

In another instance, your company has a library of videos which can be re-purposed for training. They are costly and took long to produce, hence, the need to be “put to good use.”






Nurturing Emerging Talent

 Guest Speaker             

 Alan Fine

 Keynote Speaker, Innovator, Executive Coach, Author



A 2012 report by Deloitte identified eight trends in human capital that will have the most business impact over the next 18 to 24 months.  One of the trends identified was the development of next generation leaders.






CLOs and Training Leaders:
When Design Really Matters, Picking Our Battles





Guest Speakers             

Margaret Driscoll, Ed.D., MBA, M.Ed., IBM Global Services

Terry Seelinger, eLearning Specialist, Duke University

Dr. Margaret (Peggy) Strong, Global Technology Education Manager, ebay/PayPal

Robert Fulton, Ph.D., Dean, Continuing Education, Bridgepoint Education

Tommy Tompkins, Managing Director, L & D, American Airlines



If you’re a CLO or training leader you realize there are times when your clients are just checking-the-box and a death by PowerPoint is what they want. Part of being a leader is having a track record for results and – knowing what battles to pick. This means you can identify projects, initiatives, and curricula that really must – deliver results. And, you can develop sponsors who value the investment and are open to collaborating on a genuine training solution.






The Business Side of a Successful Performance Consulting Practice
Session 1 - Starting Your Own Practice

 Guest Speaker             

 Judith Hale, Ph.D.

 CPT, President, Hale Associates



This session is about the three sides of a successful consulting practice and the often undervalued role the business side for being profitable and sustainable.   You will learn the importance of using business acumen to support your practice expertise.






“Small Bites” Learning


 Guest Speaker             

 Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.

 Chief Learning Architect, Vignettes Learning



A study by eLearning News suggests that there is an increasing number of workers and employees who learn while on the job. Coupled with smartphones, tablets and laptops, learning and accessing knowledge becomes  "use as you go" or "learn as you work."






L&D Emerging Measurement Practices: From Executive Reporting to "Instant Insights"


 Guest Speaker             

 Jeffrey Berk

 Chief Operating Officer, KnowledgeAdvisors



This presentation will share the latest topics on the minds of L&D practitioners as it relates to emerging measurement practices including executive reporting, big data, social learning, scrap learning, strategic program measurement, prescriptive "Instant Insights," and building a business case for analytics.  Glimpse into the latest trends and challenges on the minds of thought leaders and practitioners and glean creative insights to augment your learning analytics strategies in now and beyond.






Making Online Presentations Memorable


 Guest Speaker             

 Matt Abrahams

 Educator and Coach, Stanford Graduate, School of Business



Join Matt Abrahams, Stanford University educator and coach, as he shares practical research-backed techniques for confidently delivering compelling and authentic presentations.






Best Practices for Virtual Leadership Development


 Guest Speaker             

 Tom Masotto

 Vice President,  Product Management, ON24



The challenge of leadership in global organizations and the deficit of emerging leaders are two of the many factors leading businesses to explore alternative approaches to leadership development.  New technologies have opened to door to creative, cost-effective, and engaging ways to train your future leaders regardless of their location.






Feel Like the Mobile Learning Wave has Already Left You Behind?
Cut Through the Hype and Get a Real Jump Start!

 Guest Speakers             

 Lance Dublin, Chief Solutions Architect, Dublin Consulting

 Shailesh Joshi, Mobile Center of Excellence, Sify

 Srinivas Krishnaswamy, Learning Specialist, Sify  



A lot has been said about mobile learning and how it has already taken enterprise training by storm. However, it has become quite challenging to separate the noise from facts. If you are planning to roll-out your mobile learning initiative or even if you are already a veteran, you should join us at this webinar.






Why Your Training Development Team is Getting Bad Information… and How to Fix It

 Guest Speaker             

 Kendra Lee

 President, KLA Group



Content is only as good as the input your training development team uncovers to create it. You have skilled developers but if they aren’t getting the information they need their content will miss the mark.






The Next Generation of Learning Content Strategies – Learning Content in the Age of YouTube and Facebook

 Guest Speaker             

 Chris Osborn

 Vice President of Marketing, BizLibrary



Every organization that delivers employee training and development programs must deliver learning content. It’s not an optional part of training programs; in fact the content should be the central or most critical part of every employee development initiative. The challenge in today’s world is that traditional approaches to content might no longer help organizations find, develop and deliver the right content to the right employee at the right time.






Agile Project Management for Learning Projects – LLAMA!

 Guest Speaker             

 Megan Torrance




Either by design or by default, your team’s environment and work practices are reflected in the level of service you deliver to clients and customers. New technologies, rising  expectations and shrinking budgets challenge us all to new levels.  How do you keep your project from falling short in delivering on time and in budget when things are constantly changing?






Talent Magnetism: How to Create a Workplace That Attracts and Keep the Best

 Guest Speaker             

 Roberta Matuson

 President, Matuson Consulting 



Talent Expert and bestselling author, Roberta Matuson explains how to navigate the changing talent pool and the challenges of attracting top talent that will stick around. The impact of extraordinary workers—ambitious, driven employees who can be counted on under a tight deadline, are always seeking to improve, and consistently deliver results—is undisputed, and having such workers can determine a company’s success, especially as companies seek to take advantage of business growth opportunities.






Change Your Game: Become Your Company’s Most Valuable Organization

 Guest Speaker             

 Lou Russell

 President and CEO, L+EARN and Russell Martin & Associates 



Is your learning organization seen as a cost center or a strategy enabler? No matter what organization you’re in- change the game - stop being measured and limited by your budget and tie the business investment into value.






Top Talent Management Trends - Linking Learning to Performance

 Guest Speaker             

 Michael Rochelle

 Principal and Chief Strategy Officer, Brandon Hall Group



Our world is changing dramatically – how we live, how we work, and how we perform. In order to keep up, learning and HR must also change and evolve. Join Michael Rochelle, Chief Strategy Officer at Brandon Hall Group to learn how embracing adaptive learning models, focusing on relationships and communities, will drive continuous learning and deliver better business results.





Leveraging the Forces of Disruption: How Video, Mobile & Social Are Re-engineering Training

 Guest Speaker             

 Marc McNamara

 VP Sales Enablement, Brainshark 

 Guest Speaker             

 Carol Cohen

 Learning Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard

In this webinar, Marc McNamara, VP of Sales Enablement at Brainshark and Carol Cohen, Program Learning Manager at Hewlett- Packard, share ideas and examples of how to successfully embrace mobile, social and video to create, manage and deliver more impactful training.