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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 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.
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 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.
Tag, You're It! Aligning eLearning Game Designs to Bloom's Taxonomy
There is a lot of excitement and buzz in the industry around “gamification” of learning. What does this mean for instructional designers? Is it possible to blend tried and true theories of instructional design while meeting the needs of your learner population and stakeholders who are begging for games? Does gamification of eLearning even make sense for your organization or the needs of your learners? Learn how to avoid gaming just for the sake of gaming, and truly align gaming to your instructional needs through the examination of real-world eLearning examples and their game design elements. Green will provide a sneak peek to Allen Interactions’ Taxonomy Alignment for Gaming (TAG) —based on Bloom’s Taxonomy— to help instructional designers in their quest to incorporate gaming into their learning designs.
Captivate Features, Tips and Tricks That You MUST Know!
It's easy to get started with Adobe Captivate but there's a lot of power under the hood! Some features are not well known but the more you know them, the better your instructional design will be. Using the layers of sophistication of these features means you will save a lot of time, deliver more engaging and personalized learning, and be able to tap into resources more easily. Joe Ganci, a Certified Adobe Captivate expert, and Dr. Pooja Jaisingh, an Adobe Evangelist, will take you through the Captivate features you need to make the most of this powerful tool. These are the kinds of features that experts use all the time and novices tend not to know, allowing experts to do more in less time and get all the praise. You deserve that praise too, don't you? Ready? Let's go! Here is some of what you'll be able to do: 1. Maintain your lessons now and in the future without a lot of extra work 2. Use Captivate's built-in options for delivering your learning to more than one language 3. Extend Captivate’s capabilities beyond the obvious 4. Take advantage of little-known features to work faster and with fewer errors
Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…And What Does
In nearly every organization, leaders are being held accountable to do something they cannot do-motivate others. Leaders can't motivate people, because people are already motivated. The question is not if a person is motivated but why. This realization always leads to an epiphany for training and human resource practitioners. HR's dependence on carrots and sticks to motivate people had become common practice because we didn't understand the true nature of human motivation. Now we do, thanks to thought leaders like Dan Pink and his blockbuster book DRIVE. But letting go of carrots and sticks has been a challenge. HR leaders know Dan Pink, they know what they've been doing doesn't work, and they know managers aren't successful at motivating people. But they haven't understood what their alternatives are. In this webinar, Susan Fowler will help HR leaders understand the viable alternatives to the carrots and sticks on three levels - Individual (employees). At this level, motivation is a skill. HR can teach employees the skills of motivation so they can thrive in any environment, even if the organization's systems haven't changed yet. Interpersonal (leaders). HR can help leaders adjust their interpersonal interactions with employees - the way they set goals, have conversations, etc. - in ways that prime the pump for optimal motivation. Organization. At some point, our systems are going to need to change - the systems around reward and recognition, compensation, job design, etc. What's exciting is that until those systems change, we can still work at the individual and interpersonal, 1-to-1 level.
What's Your Story? How to Lead With a Good Story
It is widely understood that stories are a great vehicle to communicate essential lessons and enhance learning - especially when used to influence, motivate, and lead others. For most people however, the understanding stops there and key questions remain unanswered. What stories are most important? How do you standout in a sea of sameness? How do you write, tell and publish a good story? In this practical, hands-on webinar Dave Carroll master storyteller, musician, and celebrated creator of "United Breaks Guitars" will: Discuss his real-life experience with United Breaks Guitars and the impact this customer experience story, viewed by some 15 million people, had on an entire airline Share the five stories every leader needs to know Provide an in-depth insight into one key story that can benefit every organization looking to increase personal meaning and engagement in the workplace You'll leave empowered with a plan to craft and publish your personal and essential leadership story. * Click here to view Dave Carroll's YouTube video, "United Break Guitars"
Extend the Shelf Life of Your Training - Lessons You Can Implement from the Flipped Classroom
We’re sure you’ll echo our sentiment when we say that lecture-style training sessions can be quite the bore. Maybe even to the point of your business experiencing a case of “death by PowerPoint” (think rolling eyes and uncontrollable yawns). Since that’s no way to keep employees pleasant and productive, let’s see what we can do to switch things up in the boardroom. Turn to education for a bit of inspiration and use an instructional method that’s giving the traditional model a run for its money: flipped learning. In the typical flipped classroom model, students review short video lectures at home before class, while in-class time is devoted to hands-on projects and exercises. Like students, employees (ourselves included!) are expected to analyze and apply what they’ve been taught – and often times quickly. Thus, in flipped corporate settings we also encourage you to share information in advance (for digestion and absorption), so that meeting times can focus on conversation (for contribution and application). Not to worry, the benefits of flipped learning go beyond the trainee, too; it is a more time-efficient and cost-effective method for the trainer and organization as a whole, so what’s not to love? Want to give your employees greater impetus to make a long-term impact on your company and ultimately their career? Take a page out of education. Our discussion will address the following to help you get started: Why the flipped model works in education, and how it’s an effective method for professional development How to implement video/visuals in your training Typical time savings for trainers and participants Ways to create video for your next training, including tech tips and best practices
Performance Improvement - How Savvy Managers Created Measurable Change
Annual performance reviews are a given in business. What is not a given is timely and meaningful feedback throughout the year. Yet research shows that providing ongoing feedback in smaller chunks, while situations and circumstances are still fresh in the employee’s mind, is more effective than a one hour meeting once per year. Savvy managers know that frequent contact, recognition, and encouragement with honest and direct feedback regularly produce higher performing employees. Communication with simplicity, a focus on the future and support for employee self-tracking is a winning combination that yields measurable change. In this workshop, learn how to: Improve performance through honest and effective feedback Create measurable change through consistent and positive feedback Implement employee self-tracking of progress toward goals Mitigate roadblocks to personal improvement Use coaching strategies to enhance performance.
E-Learning - Are You Serious?
If implemented correctly, e-learning can positively impact any organization. But so much of the e-learning created and invested in today relies on technology, and focuses on content instead of the learner and improving performance – the result – boring e-learning and wasted budgets! Join Dr. Michael Allen, as he explains how the 22 principles of the Serious eLearning Manifesto can help combat today’s e-learning failures by creating learning solutions that generate business impact. Dr. Allen will explain how following the Principles of the Manifesto can help you re-align current training needs for greater budget impact – focusing on your company’s greatest asset, its employees. The e-learning experience can and should optimize use of the learner’s time, individualize the experience for full engagement, address needs, optimize practice, and prepare for transfer of learning to performance proficiency. So join Michael Allen as he shows how the Principles of the Manifesto act as a tool for leaders within learning and development departments to better understand the goals of their designers, and help them achieve those goals – resulting in a robust e-learning program that can improve a company’s bottom line, result in performance change, and improve your ROI. In this webinar, attendees will: Gain valuable knowledge of the Elearning Manifesto Principles See examples of e-learning created with the Principles of the Manifesto in mind Understand the ROI of using the Principles of the Manifesto to create your elearning Understand the performance impact of using elearning that takes into consideration the Principles of the Manifesto
8 Great PowerPoint Presentation Tips to Save You From a Fate Worse than Death by PowerPoint
In this fast-paced, interactive webinar you’ll explore how to put the point back into PowerPoint. From high-tech to low-tech ideas, experience different ways to make this tool work for you. Objectives: Examine tools to engage learners in real time Use 8 design tips to differentiate a good PowerPoint from a bad PowerPoint Select a strategy to begin applying to your own content
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.
10 Ways To Ruin Your eLearning: A How-To Guide In Reverse
In many professional areas, it is usually a good strategy to look to common practices in the field as a guide - maybe not for the most cutting-edge ideas, but at least for reliable models to follow. Unfortunately, in e-learning this can often be a recipe for disaster. Join Ethan Edwards, chief instructional strategist with Allen Interactions, on a journey uncovering the 10 most common design practices that are sure to ruin your e-learning.
Creating Highly Effective Virtual Teams - A Case Study
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. The reality is, a virtual team can be very effective if the correct conditions are met and maintained. It’s about putting together the right personalities, ensuring they have the right tools, and leading the team successfully. InSync Training began as a virtual team when you didn’t hear about working from home, and in 15 years has expanded to a virtual team with 60+ members working all hours from all over the world. We have a lot of experience to share. After discussing the arguments for and against establishing a virtual team, this workshop will use real-life examples to address six key enablers for success: How to form the virtual team: Identifying the profile of an effective virtual team and its players, and how to engage existing team members in selecting new team members How to enable the virtual team: Ensuring the right technologies and processes are in place to ensure success How to maintain the virtual team: Creating inter-reliability, trust, and teamwork How to protect the virtual team: Identifying and managing issues before they become destructive How to lead the virtual team: Establishing credibility while maintaining the right balance of oversight and empowerment How to reward the virtual team: Creating team building opportunities across the distance
Conscious Capitalism In The New Age Of Leadership
In today’s dynamic and multi-generational workplace, employees have high expectations for their leaders and their organizations. They’re looking for organizations and leaders who not only operate to make a profit, but are driven by purpose. Join this webinar to learn: The origins and emerging concepts of Conscious Capitalism The four Conscious Capitalism principles that provide a guiding framework to support triple bottom line impact and employee engagement Sample ways to integra
So No One Told You You're a Marketeer of Training?
Like it or not, marketing training is part of the job! Identify a variety of ways to improve support of learning interventions and attendance at training events. Build alliances and a presence in your organization. Meet organizational needs, rather than put on events that have marginal participation. Fully utilize ALL marketing techniques from networking to navigating the digital world. Make your "marketing job" manageable, effective and fun! Learn practical tips and tricks. Develop marketing strategies you can implement today that will cement your role as a valued business partner Discover why and how to fold management into your marketing efforts Learn practical tips from the pros about how to minimize your marketing time and maximize your marketing return on investment Be seen as the valued business partner that you are in your organization
Why Context is King, Not Content - And What to do in Learning Design
Learners are constantly on the go and demand rapid, short and instant learning tools to perform on the job. Whether participating in structured courses or informal learning, they want knowledge acquisition to be fast and easy. Their leaders and businesses allow less time for training and expect shorter learning time. Most content are designed for DEEP DIVE LEARNING. However, learners' priority need is HIGH CONTEXT LEARNING to help them instantly find meaning and usefulness. The webinar will share insights, techniques, methods and tools on how to help organize your content so you aid the learner to determine what to learn first and how to learn it faster. This increases the application value of the content so they are equipped to solve problems and respond to on-the-job demands. Topics to cover: What content is referred to as DEEP DIVE LEARNING? How does it impede learning and application of knowledge? What do scientists and practitioners say about the impact of Context versus Massive Data Learning? What are the case studies where context learning supersedes the value of deep dive content? What are the key steps in finding, creating and adding context to your content? How do you present and organize the context to aid in instant and rapid learning? Attend the webinar and preview and download examples and templates.
From Hostile to Productive Learning: Making Compliance and Technical eLearning Meet Learners' Needs
Many trainers and designers are reluctantly giving in to the administrative (cover my back) tasks of ensuring that learners click all pages to show compliance and certification from elearning courses. A true case from a client attests to this: "We don't care if learners learn as long as they show proof they read 9,000 words worth through page clicking." This is proof of a very hostile learning environment. As a result, learners do not learn thus, creating a bad experience with elearning courses. The challenge we face is how to organize our elearning so we have the capacity to show proof of compliance and certification, while making it a productive learning environment. The approach is Combo Learning-Compliance Design. Topics covered: What is the root cause of the differences we see between compliance/technical certification courses and learning courses? What are lawyers, HR and government agencies, and certification agencies looking for in compliance audits? How do you design long and very legalese and technical learning requirements considering the need of learners' for content relevance, usefulness and engagement? What steps and techniques must be employed during interviews of SMEs and experts to redesign and balance learning design with compliance requirements? How do you persuade top management, certification reviewers and approving executives that your Combo Learning-Compliance Design meets their demands Attend the webinar and view cases and illustrations.
3 Key Strategies to Engage and Retain New Hires in 2015
Only 44% of employees believe their employer does a good job bringing new employees into the organization. Onboarding is the process of transforming a new hire into a fully functioning, integrated member of the team. Proper onboarding provides not only the ‘rules of the road,’ but also clear expectations in terms of behavior and interaction with management, customers, and other employees. What we’ll cover: What is Onboarding and a quick look at pre – employment trepidation Early employee engagement and the dividends Proper hiring selection: the right hire Pre-boarding & onboarding best practices 3 key strategies to retain and engage new hires in 2015 Early engagement best Practices and the most impactful drivers
13 Techniques that will Make Designing PowerPoint Slides EASY
A repertoire of specific techniques and treatments that you can quickly apply in almost any situation, focusing on images and slide layout: How to “flip” your presentation to free up your slide from text Four layouts that always look good A repertoire of image treatments that you can quickly apply How to embrace emotion without appearing sappy Formatting text so that it’s legible on top of an image This session is for those of you who are artistically challenged but still need to quickly create professional-looking, striking, and engaging slides.