Rapid Video Development for Learning Certificate

Video is the new flipchart. Learning and development professionals are increasingly called on to create video content that extends learning beyond the classroom; as well as to introduce more learning resources into classroom training. This program teaches learning professionals how to use consumer-level equipment to create engaging video that looks professional and reinforces learning. Participants will learn all aspects of shooting professional-looking video, from planning and pre-production, to shooting and recording sound, to editing and deployment. At the end of this program, participants will be able to confidently produce quality video quickly and affordably.

Preparing Virtual Facilitators and Producers

A well-prepared and practiced delivery is essential to the success of a virtual classroom. Participants interact directly with the facilitator, and often a producer, in real time, so the people in these roles must be prepared and able to delivery dynamically.Learn what skills and competencies are required of virtual facilitators and producers, as well as some techniques to set them up for the accomplishment of your goals.Who should attend: Facilitators and others who support virtual training will benefit from this course.

Performance Support Certificate

Organizations today realize that they need to move beyond the 10 percent of learning that we call formal and address the entire learning ecosystem. Most agree that learners spend 90 percent of their time learning informally. However, the challenge is that few organizations have clear practices for moving beyond formal learning to create a complete learning and performance solution that delivers measurable business impact. Plan your strategy and develop powerful performance support tools to maximize your learners on-the-job results.

Essentials of Using Assessments in Talent Development Initiatives

So many assessments, so many questions, so little time and budget. Have you ever found yourself pondering the questions, What types of assessments exist? And which ones will get me the results I am seeking. You are not alone! Get to know the ins and outs of some of the most popular talent development assessments. Don’t spend hours searching the Internet trying to understand whats available; instead, learn how to compare and contrast these tools, when to use them (and when not to), factors to consider in the purchase process, and strategies for maximizing learning and results through their application.

Writing Performance-Based Learning Objectives

Before developing instructional materials, you must be clear about what you expect your learners to do as a result of your training course. You then must communicate these expectations in a clear and concise manner. A learning objective is a clear statement of the skills or behaviors you expect your learners to acquire and demonstrate during the training course, and the level of performance that is to be demonstrated. Discover how to write learning objectives that are measurable and clearly describe the desired outcomes. Who should attend: Instructional designers and other talent development professionals who find their learning events do not have measurable results.

The Case for Blended Learning

Blended learning occurs when the best delivery methodologies available for each specific learning objective are incorporated into a learning and development curriculum. Advancements in available classroom technologies and virtual learning technologies continue to make blended learning a dynamic experience, with new resources and options appearing on an ongoing basis. Explore when a blended approach can be beneficial to both your learners and your organization. Who should attend: Instructional designers, trainers, and other learning professionals interested in exploring new delivery modalities will benefit from this course.

Surveys from Start to Finish

A survey can uncover opinions, insights, and facts about a current situation by questioning the people involved. Valuable information can be collected to influence your training needs and performance results. Like most assessment tools, it needs to be conducted effectively to yield the most helpful information. Explore the concept of survey ethics and take a look at online surveys, questionnaires, and analyzation of results. Determine when to conduct a survey, what type of survey to use, whom to survey, and how to get the information you need. Who should attend: Learning professionals who wish to learn how to leverage surveys to collect data from a broad audience will benefit from this course.

The ADDIE Model for Learning and Development in Healthcare

ADDIE (analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation) is a model of the instructional systems design family. However, a successful learning function in the healthcare industry must go beyond this five-phase model and achieve a fully integrated learning function for maximum impact. Learn how the ADDIE model can be adjusted for the healthcare industry. Who should attend: Learning professionals working in the healthcare industry will benefit from this course.

Successful Subject Matter Expert (SME) Projects

Working with subject matter experts (SMEs) to produce meaningful learning experiences is one of the most important competencies of an instructional designer. However, this can often be a frustrating experience. Learn how to take a structured approach to SME projects. Explore specific strategies to help secure success at each phase of the project. Who should attend: This course will be most beneficial to those serving an instructional design role who must work with SMEs to create learning experiences with meaningful and accurate content.

Overview of Learning and Development in Healthcare

One of the many challenges facing healthcare organizations today is finding a way to manage, use, evaluate, and share their ever-increasing organizational knowledge. Leading healthcare organizations benefit from the knowledge assets of their workforce, patients, stakeholders, suppliers, collaborators, and partners, who together drive organizational learning and innovation. Explore how learning professionals can adapt their practice to meet the needs of the healthcare industry. Who should attend: Learning professionals working in the healthcare industry will benefit from this course.

Overview of Executive Dashboards for Learning and Development

Dashboards showcase metrics and data on various initiatives and the overall performance of business functions. Leaders use this information to take stock of the current situation and chart a path forward. Learn how to create an executive dashboard that accurately showcases the learning function and communicates your importance to leadership. Who should attend: Managers of the learning function will benefit from this course.

Overview of Collaborative Leadership

Two minds are definitely better than one. Collaboration has quickly become an essential element for leaders when they need to discover and apply new ideas, improve operations, and stay competitive in the marketplace. Discover the benefits and challenges of collaborative leadership and learn how to create a collaborative environment. Collaborative leaders open the door to innovation and creativity, sharing the success of an organization with others. Understand the potential of collaborative leadership by exploring the what, who, why, and when. Who should attend: Learning professionals and leaders who wish to improve their leadership effectiveness will benefit from this course.

Overview of ADDIE

ADDIE is a classic model of a systematic instructional system design process. By using a systematic approach, like those used in complex software or engineering design and development projects, you can produce training courses that guarantee learners the opportunity to acquire the skills and knowledge needed for effective job performance. Discover a systematic model that is the standard for creating instructional materials. Who should attend: New instructional designers and others new to the learning profession will benefit from this course.

Mobile Learning

The growing presence of mobile devices worldwide has resulted in a dramatic change in the way people learn. Learners increasingly demand training, learning, and performance support delivered through mobile applications. This is called mobile learning or m-learning. Explore the elements of mobile learning and best practices for deploying them. Who should attend: Learning professionals who want to learn more about the best use cases for m-learning will benefit from this introduction.

Managing as a Ground Floor Leader

Ground floor leaders work directly with their employees to get the job done and grow their employees. They create a meaningful and engaged culture in their department through all aspects of management from hiring to development to empowerment. Review the characteristics of effective managers and leaders and learn how to motivate and empower your employees. Who should attend: Managers who want to empower their employees will benefit from this course.

Leading as a Futurist

The new reality of the business landscape is global, changing, and challenging. Leaders need to embrace new forward-thinking practices and mindsets. A futurist employee uses strategic foresight to create functional views of alternative futures and possibilities. Discover new ways to challenge assumptions and lead your team forward. Who should attend: Anyone who has experienced the volatility of today's business world would benefit from this course on taking a new perspective.

Leading Successful Teams

Effective teams rest on a foundation of shared vision, mission, and values. High-performing teams build up from there to establish a level of trust. Learn how a leader can foster success for their team at every level. Who should attend: Managers who want to empower their employees will benefit from this course.

Introduction to Selecting Instructional Methods and Media

As you are defining your training needs and designing a learning event, you will be deciding what media blends to use to deliver your training in addition to the instructional methods you will need to achieve your instructional goals. It is essential that you clearly identify these before you spend time, money, and effort developing the materials. Explore how learning methods and media combine to support learning. Who should attend: New instructional designers and others new to the learning profession will benefit from this course.

Leadership Competencies

Certain leadership competencies remain stable across industries, roles, and time. Great leaders need specific skills and attitudes in order to lead others and themselves. Explore the competencies exhibited by great leaders and learn how to strengthen them in yourself. Who should attend: Employees, managers, and senior leaders at all levels will benefit from this overview-level course, whether for the first time or as a review.

Introduction to Proposal Writing

Proposal writing is hard work and, while necessary, can bring about feelings of dread and anxiety. A systematic approach to proposal writing can ease the effort. Proposals rely heavily on content, but creating interest is key to making them effective. Learn the six stages to the proposal-writing process and identify common techniques for overcoming the obstacles and pitfalls of proposal writing. Prepare to engage your audience with effective visuals, and think creatively about your approach to proposal writing. Who should attend: Instructional designers, trainers, and other learning professionals who write proposals to obtain outside consulting work will benefit from this course.

Interviewing to Get the Job

When you interview for a new position, the most important information to convey is why the employer should hire you over all other candidates. You can make this case through the words you use and stories you tell as well as your nonverbal communication. Explore standard interview questions and learn how to send the message you want when responding to them. Who should attend: Employees at all stages of their careers can benefit from this course, but it will be especially useful to those newer to the workforce.

Forming Workplace Teams

People have always worked together for a common goal. The foundation of teamwork is the belief that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and that together we can accomplish more than we can by working independently. Explore how teams operate in today's workplace and discover the keys to success for a workplace team. Who should attend: Team leaders and team members will benefit from this course.