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.    
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 ways to ruin
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.
13 techniques
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.
3 key strategies
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  
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
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.
8 great powerpoint presentation
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
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.
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.
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.
Captivate features  tips and tricks
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
Conscious capitalism
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
Creating highly effective
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
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?  
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
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Digital Transformation, Driving Engagement, Your Content vs the World, and Highly Engaging Microlearning
E learning   are you serious
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  
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
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
Extend the shelf life
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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