Category: Videos

Your Federal Career

The key to getting a federal job is the ability to complete a successful search on USAJOBS, and to analyze the vacancy announcement effectively. This workshop will provide tips for getting the maximum number of hits, and for ways to parse relevant information from the announcement. You will identify the information that absolutely must be included in a highly competitive federal resume.

Yawn-Proof Your E-Learning

Finding yourself a bit bored with the e-learning you’ve been creating lately? Looking to jazz up your e-learning courses, but don’t have the resources to create a 3-D immersive learning game that can be delivered on your iPhone? Need to get your content turned around fast — but without sacrificing engagement? In this session, you’ll explore strategies and tips for creating quality e-learning in a rapid timeframe without breaking the bank. You’ll see examples of incoming content received from…

XAPI: Getting Internal Buy-in From Your Stakeholders (M118)

You are excited about xAPI. You know the analytics it gives you could change everything about the way you design and deliver learning. You believe in social learning and want to harness its power using xAPI. But, your management isn’t sold. They ask ‘Why do we need xAPI when we’ve already got SCORM’? The IT department doesn’t want to support something new. Even your co-workers are skeptical about the changes required to use xAPI. Your journey to xAPI has hit a roadblock. You need to sell xAPI…

Workforce Development for the Future of Work

With today’s rapid pace of technological and economic change, the skills gap is widening worldwide. People need new skills to succeed in the changing economy, and organizations can’t find the talent they need to grow and thrive. Governments and nonprofits are on the front lines of efforts to close this gap. During this webcast, the presenters will explore how learning leaders can leverage new technology to prepare their communities for the jobs of the future. In this webcast, you will learn about: – creating innovative learning programs aligned to communities’ skill development needs – designing learning programs that can scale by blending online learning with in-person services – tracking the impact of innovative learning programs, including specific skill development and longer-term career outcomes.

Winning the Global Talent War (TU402)

An epic transition is taking place in leadership around the world. Baby Boomers are retiring and there are not enough Gen Xers to step into senior leadership positions.a

Why Your Learners Need Space and Time: A ‘How-to’ Improve Learning and Retention (TU312)

Do you ever greet someone new only to forget his name a few moments later? Or run to the grocery store only to leave without the very item that prompted that trip? Sometimes our brain ‘drops’ information as it moves from immediate memory, to working memory, to long-term memory. If that’s true in our everyday lives, it’s all the more true in training. This session will explore the concept of ‘spacing’ out training, the science of how spacing enhances learning, and how to use spacing methods…

Why Speak at ATD?

Claus Breede, vice president of SAP, shares his experience as an international speaker at ATD 2017.

Why CPLP Hear from Your Peers

Are you thinking about pursuing the CPLP credential but aren’t sure if you’re ready? Are you registered to take the exam, but would like some advice on how to proceed? Are you wondering if the CPLP credential is worth the time and effort? Join us for this interactive webcast with three current CPLPs who will share lessons learned from their CPLP experiences. In this webcast, you will learn: the best ways to approach the exam process helpful hints on how to maximize the value of your study time pitfalls to avoid during the credentialing process the value of the credential from CPLP holders’ perspectives. Be sure to submit a question for the panelists when you register for the webcast.

What We Know About Building a Learning Organization

Holly Burkett, author of the upcoming book Learning for the Long Run, shares what we know to be true about companies that have thriving learning cultures. Does your organization look like what she is describing?

What Training Can Learn From Master Athletes, Musicians, and Artists (SU308)

Can technology make everyone a master? Champions across sports, music, and the arts are distinguished by the practices of intentional focus, consistent challenge, quick feedback, and repetition to automaticity. If the habits that produce elite performance can be identified and scaled successfully for the average person, then perhaps mastery can be democratized and made accessible to all. The field of adaptive learning is well-suited for this challenge. It is now possible to create…

What Makes Multicultural Learners Different?

Training delivery has evolved dramatically in recent years, and in part, that is because we are using virtual classroom technologies like WebExTraining Center, Adobe Connect, and Citrix GoToTraining to deliver our training to global audiences. Using virtual classrooms to deliver training has allowed us to reach many more learners far and wide, and that is a huge advantage; but along with that advantage comes the challenge of a multicultural audience. This webcast draws on extensive experience…

What is Functional Fixedness?

Nelson Soken explains functional fixedness and offers advice for developing materials to teach learners new things.

What Do We Know About Learning Research and What Do We Need to Know?

Fact: In 2011, organizations spent $156 billion on workforce learning programs. Fact: Employees of Fortune Global 500 companies clock an average of around 34 learning hours per year. Fact: You are faced with making major decisions to get the most out of all your training efforts. Given all that time and money, shouldn’t you take your decisions as seriously as doctors, engineers, and others who are required to use research to do their jobs safely and efficiently? The Evidence-Based Learning…

What Are Employers Looking For

Do you ever wonder what hiring managers are looking for in talent development professionals? What skills should you be developing to be ready for the future? Be sure to join us for this webcast with four representatives from leading companies who will share their unique perspectives. You will learn what employers think about the: – skills that are the most valuable for today’s talent development professionals – qualifications that seem to be the hardest to find – challenges they face in finding talent that is a good fit for their team – types of skills and knowledge that they believe will be critical in the future – characteristics that make candidates stand out from the crowd.

Want $3.5 Million? Train a Sales Manager (TU319)

Sure, sales managers are important, but what’s the business case for investing in their development? Or more pointedly, is it worth reallocating your limited training budget away from salespeople and toward their managers? New research by one company shows the answer is yes. A study with the company’s Fortune 500 clients reveals that the average cost of a poor sales manager is a whopping $3.5 million in lost revenue. Per manager. Across even a modestly sized sales force, that adds up to tens of…

Why Smart People Resist Technology

From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Companies spend millions of dollars on technology and communication tools like WebEx, Lync, and Yammer, yet much of that money is wasted because people don’t adopt the tools or use them effectively.

Gamification and Transmedia Storytelling

From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: A new breed of hyperconnected, game-savvy employees want to be engaged, in control, and part of a dynamic story line.

Identifying Strategic Smartwatch Integration Points for E-Learning Applications

From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Studies show that by 2019 about 101 million smartwatches will have been sold in the United States, more than double the current sales. To engage users with this new device for information consumption, educators and e-learning professionals must understand how to take advantage of this new digital product. E-learning professionals can now create relevant, time-based learning experiences that leverage this new platform. Smartwatches are best used for small,…

Transitioning to Mobile: Liven Up Your Old E-Learning

From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: LAZ Parking is the third-largest parking company in the United States. A core component of its business focuses on valet parking at airports, events, hospitals, hotels, and restaurants. In 2009, a valet e-learning program was launched, educating staff about their role in protecting customers’ vehicles, injury avoidance, and property damage. Learners spent 60 to 90 minutes at a computer completing the courses and self-paced exams. Over the years, several…

Introducing the CHAMPIONS Framework for Next Generation Learning and Performance

From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: The world of training and development has changed. Today’s technologies provide new features that can be used in learning and development that were simply not available in the days when training was done in classrooms with instructors and three-ring binders. But making sense of these new features, and the opportunities they provide, can be a challenge. In this session you will examine these features in the context of nine high-level categories: contextual…

Teaching Ourselves to Fish: From Vendor to In-House Solution

From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.’ How does this saying apply to a corporate university? In this session, you’ll learn how the team at Spectrum Health incorporated technology into a traditional instructor-led training program and built a course that would address the complexities and changing environment of healthcare. They began by working with an external vendor who guided them through the maze of technology, subject matter experts,…

Thinking Inside the Box

From the ATD 2015 International Conference & EXPO: For years we’ve been encouraging employees to think out of the box. In government, part two of that cliche is often, ‘because we have to do more with less.’

The Neuroscience of Learning Design

From the ATD 2015 International Conference & EXPO: Recent developments in neuroscience illuminate how to maximize learning and skills development.