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Virtual presentations, platforms, and classrooms; plus, Reskilling for the Future!
Time Codes: 1:54​ - Preview / Introduction 3:36​ - Prezi - Matt Van Loan 14:17​ - Pathable - Sandra Lee 25:00​ - Barco - John Copeland 38:24​ - ATD - Morgean Hirt 57:28​ - Q&A
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Nurture Your Culture of Learning; eLearning Voiceovers; Envisioning Life through Learning Design; and Future-Focused Manager Training
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Digital Transformation, Driving Engagement, Your Content vs the World, and Highly Engaging Microlearning
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Low-Cost Videos, Inspired Leadership, Personalized Learning, and Digital Learning Impact
The Solutions Showcase Demo Hour explored strategies, tools, and technologies to address your training challenges. In this session, you’ll hear four 10-minute demos from four solution providers: Panopto, Blue Horizon Solutions, Brainier, and JPW Consulting. Hosted by Virtual Conference Producer, John Chen. 
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.
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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
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
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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 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 or at ** To request the handout, Joe invites you to go to and send him a request.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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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  
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(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.    
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.
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  
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.
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  
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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
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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  
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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.
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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
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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" 
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