Quiet leadership
(Preview) Quiet Leadership: Harnessing the Strengths of Introverts to Change How We Work, Lead and Innovate
Did you know that introverted leaders often deliver better results than extroverts? That the most spectacularly creative people tend to be introverts? That the most innovative thinking happens alone and not in teams? One of the central challenges of any business is to bring out the best in its employees. Yet when it comes to introverts—who make up a third to a half of the workforce—our leadership strategy mainly consists of asking them to act like extroverts. This is a serious waste of talent and energy.
Breaking training development
(Preview) - Breaking Training Development Project Rules
In 1969, the Project Management Institute (PMI) was founded.  Project Management specialists were  building roads, buildings, the new 'computers' and lunar modules. The AT&T telephone operators still plugged wires into boards to transfer calls!  Paper memos slowly communicated work to be done. Multitasking was unheard of.  The PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) established a standardized and control-focused approach to doing projects, much like ADDIE brought to the new field of training.    Now, 45 years later our work looks more like a Flashmob: interruptions, unending work, dysfunctional multi-tasking and highly matrixed organizations.  Everyone needs everyone to do their pile of projects.  We have to embrace the structure of the PMBOK while looking at our project artifacts and tools in a new way. Join Lou to learn about short-cuts that help 'accidental' project managers organize and adapt to chaos.    
Write it right
(Preview) - Write it Right! Use a Seven Step Process to Develop Learning Activities
With so many learning experiences, techniques and devices to choose from, the course designer can be like a gourmet cook, carefully choosing just the right combination to achieve the desired results.  There is no excuse for the overuse of lecture as the primary and often only technique.   What is the best activity?  There is no answer to this question.  It depends on your purpose.  Learning experiences may be classified by purpose, although a particular technique may have multiple applications.  Most activities are best used in combination with other techniques. What is the worst activity?  The one that is used all the time, whatever it is!   This workshop suggests a seven-step process to develop learning materials, identifies a “best use” for a variety of learning experiences, and presents a proven approach to designing discovery learning by writing adult learning steps to process any learning activity.
Developing micro learning
(Preview) - Developing Micro-Learning for Learners on the Go
What is behind social learning, mobile learning, AppleWatch, and other Internet tools?  These “access- anytime-anywhere”  tools and solutions are MICRO-LEARNING. It is  micro feedback, micro-application, micro-goals, micro-games, micro-exercises, micro-search and other micro forms. Micro-learning is an ubiquitous part of our day to day learning, but we don’t notice them. They are “hiding in plain sight”, blending with the background of our daily grind. The challenge is that training, learning and performance support experts, specialists and consultants focus on BIG LEARNING.  Somehow they feel guilty when they design and deliver MICRO LEARNING because micro-learning is minute and hard to capture and produce. Furthermore, most of our tools, software, design process and delivery systems like LMSs are intended for big content. This is unfortunate since there  are tremendous opportunities to optimize micro-learning: short, simple, fluid, easy to produce and at lower costs. In this webinar you will learn the essence of micro-learning design, delivery and applications. Topic coverage:   Why is instant, short and micro learning gaining popularity? What are the drivers of micro-learning? Cases, examples and illustrations What are distinct differences between big content and micro-content design and delivery? What is the 6-Step Micro-Learning Design Model? How do you find and win opportunities to micro-test your micro-learning? Demos and examples will be provided.
Build trust to improve performance
(Preview) - Build Trust to Improve Performance
Lack of trust is the root cause of major performance gaps in the workplace. A profusion of data from field research confirm that distrust reduces morale, accountability, and engagement and increases fear, suspicion, and duplication in all types of organizations. Most performance consultants believe that trust building is not a valid intervention. It is—and we can share proven principles and procedures that help us improve trust as a first step in increasing business results. In this interactive webinar, Thiagi and Tracy will use four new LOLAs (Live Online Learning Activities) to keep you engaged in the learning process.
Employee eng for dumm
Employee Engagement for Dummies
You’ve heard of employee engagement, but how do you take it from an idea to an actionable plan? Training is pleased to partner with Bob Kelleher for the virtual book launch of his latest work, Employee Engagement for Dummies! From the author of Louder Than Words and Creativeship comes this all-inclusive, step-by-step guide to all things employee engagement. Join us as Bob takes attendees on a journey through his brand new book. He’ll explain concepts that will help you foster employee engagement, a concept that furthers an organization's interests through ensuring that employees remain involved in, committed to, and fulfilled by their work. Learn about:   Creating a new hire onboarding checklist Implementing a new hire employee orientation process Learn how to improve employee engagement
Onboarding analytics
Onboarding Analytics - Improve Retention, Performance and Hiring
For the average organization, it takes over 6 months for new hires’ contributions to payback the expense of recruiting and onboarding them. With some straightforward approaches to measuring the onboarding experience, training, and performance of new hires, organizations can significantly accelerate time to productivity and improve new hire retention. In this webinar, you will learn the following: The business case for investing in onboarding analytics Simple, scalable approaches to measuring the onboarding experience and new hire training The data-driven decisions that accelerate time to productivity, engagement and retention How to loop the data back to improve quality of hire  
Show your work
Show Your Work: L&D's New Frontier
The complaints are familiar: Traditional means of managing organizational knowledge – in reports, status meetings, and standard operating procedures – just don’t work very well. We amass piles of documentation yet can’t find what we need when we need it, we find out too late that a task was already accomplished, better, by someone in another organizational silo, we spend hours never finding the information we’re looking for.     "Working out loud" (also known as "narrating work" or "showing work") is an increasingly-easy way of overcoming a lot of these problems.   L & D is uniquely positioned to help in the effort, supporting workers with new tools and techniques for sharing tacit knowledge, building bridges between talent pools, sharpening communication, and helping organizations build better maps of work and activities.  This session explores some approaches to showing work -- and how L&D can help.
The accidental instructional designer
The Accidental Instructional Designer
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? We’ll take a look at four key areas to focus on in order to become a well-rounded elearning designer, talk about ways that you can take your practice to the next level, and share some quick tips for better elearning design.   In this session you will:   Explore the four slices of the "elearning pie" so you have an understanding of the big picture that is our industry Identify your own sweet spot as an instructional designer and identify areas where you could dig deeper in order to advance your practice Apply simple strategies to your current projects for better elearning outcomes and more engaging designs  
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I Learned It, But Now I Forgot It! How Micro-Video Can Drive Learning Retention
Delivering learning to employees is only the first key step in improving performance. Employees have to retain the gains in knowledge and skill, or the time, energy and effort that went into the program was for nothing – wasted. Delivering learning to employees is only the first key step in improving performance. Employees have to retain the gains in knowledge and skill, or the time, energy and effort that went into the program was for nothing – wasted. The challenge for many organizations and professionals is that we focus so intently on employee learning, we overlook the importance whether our employees retain any of what they learn. As it turns out, reinforcement of lessons learned is a powerful part of learning and vitally important. The great news is that recently emerging research is helping us learn more about exactly what reinforcement methods really work, and why. The challenge for organizations is to refocus existing tools, content and communication tools on the very targeted and specific activities that yield great results at improving employee retention. In this session, you’ll learn about “the forgetting curve” and methods, techniques and tools (including video) that can reverse the forgetting curve and lead directly to much higher returns on investments in improved performance.
The mental game
The Mental Game of Project Management: The Math of Project Lies
Pretend Lou just asked you how long it would take to you to design a job aide to support the new Hands-Only CPR process for your company. What would your answer be? Would you need more time to answer? Would you quickly Google to see what else is available or wing it on your own? And once you told me the number would it be how long it would take you uninterrupted or how long it will take you on the calendar given your present workload? In other words, if you said 2 hours would I get the job aide in 2 hours or two weeks from now when you have time to work on it? At the Training 2015 Conference, Lou will be facilitating the Project Management Simulation clinic. In this simulation, learners will prove to themselves the danger of guessing numbers and calling them facts. In this preview webinar, Lou will share some of the more common ways projects are hampered by a guess multiplied by another guess. You'll also learn how to schedule work without guessing. During this session you will laugh and learn about:   The Lies we tell ourselves during our projects that prevent success The Lies our customers believe that prevent success The Lies our stakeholders and executives believe that prevent success How to eliminate guessing and just work back from the date As always, we believe that Bad News Early is Good News. Join Lou in this webinar to preview her Project Management Simulation being held 2/9-11 at Training 2015 in Atlanta.
How to create a learning
How To Create A Learning Measurement Strategy
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.   Provide an overview of learning measurement strategy Discuss the criteria to create a strategy that sustains a measurement process Listen to real-world examples of how learning measurement strategy is successful  
30 second micro
Developing 30-Second Perfect Learning Moments
Pictorials, symbols, emoticons, visualizations and snapshots are 30-Second Learning Moments. However, they are challenging to create and construct because of pressure to deliver massive amounts of content. There is fear that our learners may not grasp what we want them to learn. This is the "They Must Learn All Content" mindset of trainers and designers. Unfortunately, we are missing out on opportunities to help the learners accelerate their need for learning and engagement. There exists the tendency to ignore or overlook new opportunities for instant and micro learning moments. Attend the webinar and download Ray's "Chaos in Learning - Story Book" - a colorful pictorial of learning in a chaotic world. This is only available for those who attend the webinar. Topics to cover:   Why are snapshot images and visuals enriching to the learners? What does research tell us about instant learning with hyper multimedia and highly connected "all-the-time Internet" behaviors? What are the conditions where 30-Second Perfect Learning Moments accelerate the learning and application of knowledge and skills? How do you construct a 30-second image and content from a series of key ideas? What are affordable and easy to implement visualization tools and libraries? How do you use 30-Second Perfect Learning Moments in sales, compliance, technical, procedural, or soft-skills type of learning?  
7 ways to increase
7 Ways to Increase Your Credibility and Visibility as a Consultant
All consultants are not created equal. And all consultants do not earn the same amount of money. And some consultants know more -- and get paid less. Why? For more than 40 years Bob Pike has been one of the most highly respected - and highly compensated consultants in the training and performance field. In the session, Bob will pull back the curtain and reveal the strategies that he has used time and time again to boost his visibility, his credibility, and his income. And he'll share the strategies he has adapted from the beginning of his career in 1969 so they are still highly effective today.
Gain the edge
Gain the Edge: NO to Memorization - YES to Applications Learning
Why do many of our eLearning and training programs get stuck in memorization and testing rather than the application of learning in actual job situations? We are well aware that training impacts and performance on the job are what our senior managers look for. However, a lot of elearning and training fall short of this goal. In this webinar, you will examine and explore the stumbling blocks to faster applications of learning. You will discover examples and methods that would accelerate your focus on learning that is immediately applicable in the workplace. Topic coverage:   Why is there a lot of focus in memorization and testing instead of applications on the job? What are the negative consequences in terms of costs, speed of delivery and effectiveness of learning design? How do you investigate and assess if your programs suffer from “memorization and testing overload?” How do you scientifically present to your leadership that there is a need for change?
Focused performance
Focused Performance - Translating Learning Strategy Into Business Success
Choosing strategic technology does not guarantee that you'll be able to reap the efficiency rewards. Whether virtual learning, communities, or management systems, most technology implementations fail to deliver the ROI the business needed.  In this session, you will learn how to prioritize strategies, translate the strategies into projects assigned to a single project manager, and then create a dashboard for each project using an actionable plan with one task, one date, and one name for all work to be done. You will receive a copy of an e-book with reusable tools to leverage this process at home. Participants will learn: Discover how to strategically say "yes" (to the most important work ) and say "no" (to work that you shouldn't be doing right now).  Move systemically from strategy to project accountability, ensuring that business goals are met even in the chaos of today's workload.  Manage the capacity of your team and create realistic workloads to ensure that your staff are engaged and productive.  Drive project accountability by breaking a project into one task, one name, one date.
Ensuring happiness
Ensuring Happiness at Work
We have reached a unique time in history where no longer can we increase working hours and workloads expecting to maximize productivity and engagement. We can do better though – in a way that is both “good for people and good for business.” Contrary to what most of us have been told, our Success and Happiness formula is backwards. When we put happiness first everything changes. The science proves it. Want engagement? Want business success? Start with happiness. And sustain it. How do you do that? How do you raise happiness levels for the long term? How can you ensure happiness? We know that by immersing our organizations in the practical application of positive psychology we can raise levels of happiness… but information alone is not transformation. If you want to truly sustain positive change, you have to understand how to create it well enough to replicate it and to teach it to others. Companies and leaders that heed this knowledge will be leading flourishing businesses of the future. In this webinar Shawn Achor and Gary Baker President of Nationwide Brokerage Services (Insurance Intermediaries Inc.) discuss the impact since being featured in Training magazine’s 2014 conference edition. By reviewing what has worked, what has been learned and finally what else is being done, Gary and Shawn provide real life examples of happiness efforts taking root. In this interview you’ll learn: How one organization is creating sustainable business outcomes and ensuring happiness by embedding positive psychology into its work routines The latest in research findings on the application of positive psychology in the workplace The leader’s role in getting our brains and organizations to move towards both positive and engaged
The battle of the ppt
The Battle of the PowerPoint Authoring Tools
There is a whole classification of eLearning development tools that install themselves as new ribbons in PowerPoint. They include some very popular tools: Adobe Presenter Articulate Studio iSpring Suite Microsoft Mix Trivantis Snap! Zenler Studio   Are there any real differences between these tools? If so, do any of those differences lead to a clear-cut winner in the mix? Which tool will best serve your needs? PowerPoint add-in development tools do not address every eLearning need but in many cases can be the perfect solution to designing and developing an eLearning course, especially when time is of the essence and budgets are very tight. It's important to know what each of these tools offers you, especially where the differences lie, because the differences can make all the difference between delivering really good eLearning or boring, bad eLearning. If you're going to use a PowerPoint add-in tool, are you sure you're using the correct one for your particular needs? Come and find out. Objectives: When to use PowerPoint eLearning development tools How these tools work in PowerPoint What the differences are between these tools How to determine which is the best tool for you   If you would like to be informed of updates to this or other tool comparisons, go to http://bit.ly/1zXFRzY The information conatained here is the result of research conducted by joe Ganci of elearningJoe, LLC. If you find any errors or omssions, please email Joe at joe@elearningjoe.com or at elearningjoe@joeganci.com ** To request the handout, Joe invites you to go to bit.ly/1zXFRzY and send him a request.
4 learning metrics
4 Learning Metrics You're Not Using Today but Should
L&D functions that focus on the right learning metrics successfully double or even triple the level of impact that their learning programs have on the organization. This session will focus on 4 underutilized metrics: Scrap Learning, Predictive ROI, Net Promoter Score, and Manager Support Rate. For each of the 4 metrics, we’ll delve into: How the metric is defined How to incorporate the metric into your measurement process How to best leverage the metric to achieve real impact
Beyond the training
Beyond the Training Event: 6 Best Practices to Ensure Learning Results
You know training events on their own aren’t enough to ensure lasting performance improvement, yet you are under pressure to deliver solutions more quickly and with fewer resources than ever before. What can you do when you don’t have time or support for full-blown performance consulting but want your training to genuinely enhance individual and organizational results? In this webinar, you’ll learn 6 best practices to elevate any learning effort from program to performance improvement initiative. In this practical session, you will discover how to: Align learning with your organization’s strategy to secure successful business outcomes Expand your view of the learning initiative to encompass application to the job Elevate your learning implementation to a strategic initiative by leveraging the 6 best practices   Gain ideas, tools, and techniques to help you provide training that impacts the success of your organization.
Developing leadership agility
Developing Leadership Agility for an "All of the Above" World
What's your biggest leadership challenge? Engaging employees? Preparing emerging leaders to step up? Building high-performance teams? Developing a leadership mindset across the organization? If you're like most training leaders today, the answer is "all of the above." The good news is, you and your leaders already have the best tool for navigating an "all of the above" world-the brain. You just need to know how to consciously shift your thinking when the situation requires it. Learn how to do it in this interactive webinar! Drawing on current engagement studies and more than 30 years of research on thinking, learning and the brain, this session will demonstrate an easy-to-apply model for building your own thinking agility and developing leaders at all levels who know how to make their thinking work for them when they're being pulled in every direction at once. Discover how a foundation of thinking makes leadership agility a tangible and achievable goal, one that will deliver the engagement, performance and strategic results every organization needs to thrive in an "all of the above" world.   After attending this webinar, you will be able to:   Identify how thinking preferences affect leadership styles, communication, decision making and problem solving Accelerate leadership development by applying what we know about mindset and its impact on learning and behavior change Increase the agility of leaders at all levels by aligning training strategies with a thinking-based model Engage different types of learners using techniques based on their thinking preferences
An active approach
An Active Approach to Teamwork Training
Teamwork is an essential component of organizational productivity. Today's leaders require a wide variety of skills for high performance teamwork, and it is up to learning professionals to use the most-up-to-date methods available to develop these skills. This webinar will explore a variety of high-impact activities, jolts, and interactive learning strategies that have been specifically chosen to teach and apply some of the most critical teamwork competencies and concepts that we all need.
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WhichCraft: Write Activities to Make Boring Lectures Disappear!
You know them. You’ve sat through them. You’ve felt the pain. Training so lecture laden that you wish you had a magic wand to make it all go away! Well, NOW you can! We’ll show you how to use your powers for GOOD and change up how you write activities so that your learners will be engaged instead of disengaged. We’ll give you five activities (alternatives to lecture) that will help you produce high learner involvement and retention! In this highly interactive session, you learn how to: Write directions and rules of a learning tournament Prepare the learner BEFOREHAND for the learning that is to come Develop information search activities with processing questions Create the components of an observation activity Craft demonstrations with skill performance checklists to be used in the training environment and back on the job
How to develop great
How to Develop Great Online Video Training Programs
We know bite-sized video works to deliver highly effective, targeted learning content and resources to employees. We also know that with the right approach to delivery (mobile!), bite-sized video has the potential to live up to the long promised “anytime, anywhere” learning capability of online training.   The challenge many organizations are now confronting is how to develop customized content to deliver their unique subject matter expertise to employees and maybe even customers in an effective video format.   In this session, you will learn the art and science of developing customized online training videos. Adult learning theory, brain science and memory feedback loop are the foundational principles we’ve relied on for years - and they are still more important than ever! We’ll take these foundational principles and bring them into line with current technology and video capability to help us create, development and then deliver online training videos that work better than any type of online training that’s come before.
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