We need tools to help us maintain focus, clarity, and calm at work. Mindfulness is an ancient technique that can help us be more effective, creative, collaborative, and kind.
The makeup of today’s sales organization can span up to four generations. Engaging learners, in particular sales professionals, across this spectrum requires a blended training approach and new thinking about the content we develop and the modalities we use to deliver it. In this session, the speaker will discuss how the latest research on Millennial learners, the neuroscience of selling, and digital delivery is driving the development of the next generation of sales training products. Whether…
Businesses are abuzz about the multiple generations in the workplace. Training and development practitioners are struggling to bridge generational gaps and create more ways for different employees to share ideas and add value. In this interactive session, you will examine ways to capture and share tacit organizational knowledge while helping engage employees across generations and organizational silos using today’s social and informal learning methods. Analyze specific examples to evaluate…
Engagement Vs. Disengagement: What It Does to Your Company and How to Get Your Managers to Enhance Engagement
Studies show that 45 percent of employees are only partially engaged in their work and 26 percent are completely unplugged. Low engagement leads to low performance, which leads to less success for your organization. So, what is engagement anyway? And how do we get employees to truly engage? This webcast will show you the ramifications of engagement and disengagement and how everyone in your company can become truly engaged. You will learn how to: Identify individual employees who need to maximize engagement, and how to provide it to them. Deputize managers in enhancing engagement. Create strategies to help your company lead from the top and align executives to employee engagement efforts.
This session will describe the design of an e-mentoring program that was used to successfully develop talent at the leader e-mentor level through structured engagement techniques in a variety of organizations over six years.
Mentoring programs succeed or fail based on the skill of their mentor population. Do the mentors in your program know how to drive momentum and boost the performance of their mentees?
In today’s world we’re challenged with a largely remote workforce where physically connecting with our peers may be at best infrequent, making knowledge sharing more difficult. While the advent of social media tools such as Chatter and Yammer held the promise of connecting colleagues in a virtual environment the results were disappointing. Sustained and consistent engagement of the targeted populace proved challenging and more often than not learning was the sole responsibility of the…
Learn how MGM Resorts provides development and educational opportunities at every level of leadership. MGM Resort’s vice president of talent and organizational leadership will share the company’s development strategy, which is rooted in the company’s core values. MGM’s development strategy is designed to drive engagement and behavior changes that correlate to the rise in guest service that the company has recently experienced. During this webcast, you will learn how to: -Leverage outside the…
Patrick Malone talks about emotional intelligence in change management.
Emotional intelligence is the link that connects healthcare providers to patients. It serves as the intra- and interpersonal skill that improves connection, quality, satisfaction, and patient outcomes. Communication, relationships, and patient experience demand high-quality, dynamic human interaction. Emotional intelligence allows leadership at all levels to optimize results. This webcast will give participants: a fundamental understanding of the impact of emotional intelligence on healthcare relationships and experiences a dynamic, best practice system for improving emotional intelligence throughout a healthcare climate and culture.
Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
We are all familiar with emotional intelligence, but how do we leverage it in our practice as learning leaders and utilize it as a measure of potential leadership success, and ultimately organizational performance? Emotional intelligence (EQ) requires effective communication between the rational and emotional centers of the brain; it represents the path between feeling and reason. The four skills that together make up emotional intelligence include self-awareness and self-management, which are…
Core 4 speaker, Diane Elkins, provides a preview of her Friday session, “E-Learning Authoring Tools Comparison.”
Ellen Derr, CPLP, explains how becoming credentialed has helped her career.
ATD facilitator Ethan Edwards discusses the E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate Program.
New managers are expected to get up to speed on the company’s management processes quickly. Processes such as hiring, compensation, performance management, and dealing with employee exits come with policies and procedures that are critical to execute. New managers must be ready to take action on these processes at the right time. Full-day sessions to learn these processes in one sitting don’t work, with most of any learning forgotten by the time employees need to apply it. This session shows a…
Diane Elkins, co-author of E-Learning Fundamentals, provides a brief overview of how her book can help new instructional designers in the field.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Does reading an e-learning blog result in more questions than answers?
Doug Stevenson shares his top strategies for keeping learners engaged.
Driving a Championship Healthcare Culture by Leveraging a Role-Based Operational Management Platform
Healthcare workers want to do their best, but working in a complex system without the right tools can lead to frustration and even bullying, affecting interpersonal dynamics. Workers need a talent management tool that will both facilitate collaboration and humanize the workplace. This webcast will describe how an efficient performance management and talent management program can combat workplace bullying and toxic work environments, leading to a championship culture. We will illustrate the direct relationship between communication and workplace culture and the barriers to achieving organizational excellence.After attending this webcast, participants will be able to: define workplace bullying articulate the impact bullying has on the patient, employee, and organization identify the manager’s role in influencing workplace culture review solutions to combat bullying and toxic work environments.
With globalization and shifting demographics, understanding diversity and inclusion (D&I) is a requirement for every training professional to ensure that learning is relevant in a changing world. In this one-hour interactive webinar, you will learn how key trends are transforming the workplace, workforce, and marketplace and what the implications are from a training perspective. The presenters will provide practical tools that you can adapt in your training initiatives going forward to address…
Donna Steffey, CPLP, shares the story of how she earned her credentials and why she values the certification.
How do you prepare the next generation of senior executives in the midst of radical changes to your industry and your customer preferences? In this session, the panel will discuss how a company faced this challenge when it established a new initiative, called the Contour Leadership Experience, for ‘the Next 100’-key talent identified to become successors to the company’s most critical senior roles. Designed for maximum impact, the initiative prepares this group to shape the future of the…
You are ready to do something new. Really new. But what will you do? How will you navigate a job change? A career pivot? In this webcast, Whitney Johnson will illustrate a seven-point framework she codified in the critically acclaimed book Disrupt Yourself. As president and co-founder of the Disruptive Innovation Fund with Harvard’s Clayton Christensen, Whitney used disruptive innovation in investing. This webcast will show you how to make disruptive innovation meaningful to you, by applying it to your career development. You will also have access to a proprietary diagnostic that will indicate whether it is, in fact, time to disrupt yourself. During this webcast, you will: -Learn about the seven-point disruption framework. -Understand how you can apply the framework to your personal career path. -Identify if it is time to disrupt yourself. Join us for this fascinating look at disruption on a personal level.
Organizations today are faced with many challenges, some of which include: economic downturn, aging workforce, talent shortage, lack of succession planning/development, and a workforce that is disengaged. When you look around your work environment, do you as a leader/manager recognize the signs of a disengaged employee? Do you understand the impact that this can have on your organization as a whole? Some organizations that are not aware of this impact have chosen to bury their heads in the sand…
In this video, Dan Schwartz explores why it is important to for managers to display the inventives of work assignments.
Rita Bailey, Founder & CEO of Up to Something, shares stories, experiences, and resources to help your organization’s DISRUPT status. If your organization is ready to consider new approaches to ignite extraordinary performance, this is for you!
The Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential is the only certification covering the entire talent development profession. Based on the ATD Competency Model, the credential provides talent development professionals the ability to prove their worth to employers and to be confident in their knowledge of the field. In this video, three Certified Professionals in Learning and Performance (CPLP) describe how earning the credential has benefited them in their careers and in their lives. They discuss the power behind the certification and the return on investment they’ve realized since earning the credential.
When people anticipate a dialogue with a perceived negative outcome it causes them to feel anxiety or experience a negative emotional response. This type of dialogue is called a difficult conversation and it occurs whenever one person is in the position to provide feedback to a less than optimal scenario with another person.We have emotions and respond to criticism whether it is solicited or not. This leads to us thinking that we cannot experience emotions in the workplace and, worse, cannot…
From Learn from the BEST 2016: By helping employees understand and respond to individual behavioral styles, training professionals can provide strategic support to help companies realize their business objectives.
From Learn from the BEST 2016: Learn how Bridgepoint Education has learned to leverage strategies designed for this specific employee population to engage, develop, and secure the next generation of leaders.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: You want training to be accessible, short, and engaging. The speakers’ company strives to have good e-learning design, but many of the sales professionals are on the selling floor and do not have access to a computer.
During this webcast, the presenters will introduce the Resiliency Framework, which was developed from extensive research and interviews.
When we are going through tough economic times, organizations search for areas to reduce costs. Unfortunately, many will experience a reduction in the training budget.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: During this session, we will discuss a practical, four-step approach to developing a learning technology strategy for your organization.
Robb Gomez explains developing business acumen for organizational success.
From the ATD 2015 International Conference & EXPO: Today, many companies are offering coach skills training to managers without following professional standards.
Think you don’t have time to create competency models for the jobs you support? We’ll show you an Agile methodology for getting them built in a way most likely to be embraced and made actionable. Competency models provide a baseline that tells you what skill gaps exist and what development activities are needed. They intrinsically drive achievement motivation. They provide each person with a road map for how to be great. With the increased pace of change, fewer years of tenure in a job,…
This webcast covers the theory, tools, and techniques for defining coaching cultures, as well as the three most important building blocks:
Using social technologies and creating communities of practice are key enablers supporting workplace learning, because connected and collaborative knowledge sharing through internal networks leads to improved productivity and innovation.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: Mobile learning has become key to organizational learning around the globe.
‘What is needed when it is needed!’ Is this how your employees describe your mobile learning? Your mobile learning can target and rapidly close critical skill gaps, satisfying the rising demand for immediate learning opportunities. In this session, you will learn what it means to deconstruct job roles into key skills and design short, targeted mobile learning modules that teach those specific skills. To effectively teach a new skill you must place that skill within the context of the task or…
Being a consultative and trusted adviser means keeping the human at the center of your work. When you do that, it is beautifully aligned to the thinking of human-centered design. In this session, you’ll learn about one company’s journey from being a completely left-brained company to one that centers its thinking on human-first. Discover how the company embedded design thinking into its DNA, which allowed it to create value by leveraging human journeys and changing them for the future. This…
Angel Green discusses the questions to ask stakeholders.
In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into the Agile practice of developing in short iterations. From discussing the concept with your sponsors, clients, and subject matter experts (SMEs) to planning the trajectory of your project, you’ll have an opportunity to learn from actual case studies, share ideas with colleagues, and make plans for your own work. Examples will be drawn from projects run using LLAMA, or the Lot Like Agile Methods Approach, an Agile project management process developed…
Designing Sustainable Behavior Change: 7 Key Recipes From 500+ Companies and 100,000 Employees (SU107)
More than 80 percent of learning and development (L&D) initiatives that try to create new employee routines fail after just 30 days, costing more than $1 trillion in lost productivity, or $7,000 per employee, every year. This cost is growing more than 15 percent per year, outpacing the profit of many companies. Left unaddressed, few will survive this silent killer. According to McKinsey & Co. the biggest bang for the buck in behavior change is in facilitating habit formation. Although only…
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: Before you start adding buzzers, $$$ scores, and fun characters in the pursuit of gamification, you need to attend this session.
Tim Slade presented his session Designing E-Learning With Animation on January 12, 2017 at TK 2017. In this segment, he discusses how directional animations can engage learners more effectively than a “next” button.
When building something, it’s helpful to know your constraints before you get started. For example, if a survey of your land finds that the lot lines aren’t where you thought they were, you may need to change the location of the house you want to build. Finding this constraint out after you build will cause tremendous problems! When building instruction, we may think the biggest constraints are not having enough resources, such as time or skills. But the constraint that we need to pay the most attention to is memory. The parts of our memory that are used during learning are easily overwhelmed. An overwhelmed memory has a difficult, if not impossible, time learning.So, rather than ignore this powerful constraint and deal with problematic outcomes, we should understand it and design for memory constraints. In this webcast, the speaker will discuss: – how and why memory is a constraint on learning – why these constraints apply more in some circumstances than others – what these constraints mean for designing instruction – how to design with memory constraints in mind.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: How do you use animations within your e-learning content? Are using them to simply make your courses more interesting, or are you using them to explain complex ideas and processes?
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Studies have shown that e-learning and mobile learning often break down on measurement at the application level (using what was learned) and impact level (the businesses impact connected to the learning).
Designing a Gloabl Core Competency Framework
Dana Robinson discusses how to design a performance function.
Deloitte Zing Round
In this session, we will explore best practices identified by leading researchers in design. You will discover the psychology behind design, the impact colors have on learning, how people interact with a user interface (UI), the design elements that foster or inhibit learning, and how all of this melds with instructional design principles. You will be equipped with new ways to plan, design, and launch your learning programs more effectively to increase learner engagement and knowledge retention…
Deloitte Enabling the Modern Learner
Defeating Distractions – Myth Of Multitasking
Defeating Distractions – Prioritizing
Defeating Distractions – Take a Breather
Defeating Distractions – Improving Your Focus
Defeating Distractions – Focus
Defeating Distractions – Focus Your Attention Intentionally
Dear Sales Enablement, Here’s How to Gain My Support and Collaboration. Sincerely, Sales Management (TU408)
Salesforce defines sales enablement as the process of investing in improved sales execution. So, if sales enablement provides the process to improve sales execution, which sales management wants, why is there such a divide between the two? The problem often starts with different incentives between sales enablement and sales management, lack of understanding of the role sales managers plays in reinforcing development initiatives, and the need for sales managers to change the mindset of managing…
Stacy Adams explains when it’s the right time to use video.
Data Expert Perspective
Darin Hartley, CPLP Fellow, explains the importance of becoming credentialed.
Advice from the 2016 Program Advisory Committee Chair for submitting your proposal.
The Public Manager talks with Acting Director Beth Cobert about the importance of data-driven management, training, and addressing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in government.
Going well beyond managerial coaching and performance correction, managers can be equipped and positioned to complement company resources and drive significant employee development.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: Curation is a term that is becoming more and more common in the learning field.
Chad Udell explains why it is just as important to foster an “always digital” environment as it is to foster an “always learning” environment.
Chad Udell explains what bots are, what kinds of tasks they perform, and how you can use bots in your role.
In this webcast, the 12 competencies known to differentiate performance will be introduced and explored through the lens of applied learning.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Today’s learner-in-charge era requires a new skill set for those managing complex corporate learning environments increasingly enabled by new technologies.
Martha Soehren shares her experience as featured chief talent development officer in CTDO Magazine.
This session will show you 17 alternatives to lecture that are part of the speaker’s Creative Learning Strategies. You will learn why a powerful opener is more important than an icebreaker, the one thing almost every trainer does at the end of a program that should never be done at the end of a program, how to use the ACT method to close a program, five ways to kill learner motivation, and 11 powerful ways to motivate adult learners. All of this will be done modeling the speaker’s 90/20/8 rule:…
From the ATD 2015 International Conference & EXPO: Product cycles are shorter, technologies are evolving, customer expectations change on an almost daily basis, and employees are forced to learn new ways to solve old problems every single day.
This webcast will cover many of the tools and methods that offer the opportunity for immediate triage when sustainability seems elusive, as well as making your processes work for you in the long term.
Can a virtual team be as effective as a collocated team? This is a question that organizations are debating, and the arguments on both sides are compelling. Factors such as work-life balance and organizational savings need to be balanced with the value of face-to-face collaboration and managerial oversight. Regardless of if you personally embrace the concept, you likely will be a member of a virtual team during your career. The reality is, a virtual team can be very effective if the correct…
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Engaging learners has always been a challenge. But now, not only has training evolved into a blended learning model, the modern classroom is influenced by a mobile workforce and social networking.
What specific skills do you need to stay valuable? Learn how you can prepare for the future faster by aligning your professional development plans to The ATD Competency Model, which defines what talent development professionals need to know and do to be successful across a wide range of roles. This session will introduce you to The ATD Competency Model. The presenter will cover all 10 areas of expertise, including three of the most critical: coaching, integrated talent management, and change…
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: Outdated RFPs are going to win you outdated tools that don’t (and probably can’t) meet your true needs.
Helping our organizations deliver outstanding business results, while contributing to the skill development and career management of others, is our biggest thrill as training and development professionals. This session will describe how to connect four popular T&D industry tools to create the ultimate development toolbox. Using these tools together creates an airtight organizational commitment to development. You will build better leaders and increase your organization’s talent bench by…
Gamified content, badges, and certificates, and a best-of-breed content strategy through Moodle can inspire social learning, collaboration, and friendly competition that keeps employees engaged and productive.
In this webcast, we will examine the role of accountability in mentoring success and view four resources for creating accountability within mentoring relationships.
Session 2 from the Brain-Based Learning Virtual Summit.
Session 4 from the Brain-Based Learning Virtual Summit.
Did you know that the visual design of e-learning, slides, and other instructional materials has a big impact on learner success? Well-designed materials can motivate learners, improve comprehension, and assist retention.
In this fast-paced, 60-minute session, national job search expert Laura M. Labovich will share with you: * why the “reactive” job search approach is a time-drainer and waste of time * the importance of being proactive in your job search campaign, and why it’s too late to land the job once the job is posted * how a job target can enable you to help your network to help you better * why a company list is like a GPS for your job search * how to become an insider–because insiders get hired!
Levels 3 and 4 have intimidated training professionals for decades. Some think they have cracked the code with a highly standardized 90-day post-training survey, but this is not adequate and could even be counterproductive.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: As a talent development professional, you’re in the business of cultivating the potential of your organization and its people.
Is the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification right for you, and is now the right time? The CPLP is a certification offered by the ATD Certification Institute for talent development professionals. When you earn the certification, you gain instant credibility among your peers and employers. Earning the CPLP certification can build and validate your skills, increase your earning potential, broaden your career and job opportunities, and connect you with an elite community of more than 2,000 certified professionals. Join this webcast to learn what it takes to become CPLP certified. After attending, you will be able to: – Identify the top three reasons why people pursue CPLP certification. – Name the four major steps in the process. – Decide if CPLP certification is right for you. – Take the next steps and get started!
Have you heard about the changes to the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) exams? Have you been wondering: Is now the right time to pursue your CPLP certification?
This webcast will be presented entirely in Chinese. As a learning and development professional, you play a critical role in developing talents in your organization to optimize performance outcome. Your areas of expertise enable you to be successful in this role, but do you want to learn more? In this webcast you will learn more about becoming a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). The speakers will address the requirements necessary for certification and outline the 10…
The Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification is your opportunity to advance your knowledge base and gain instant credibility.
Core 4 speaker Joanthan Halls provides a sneak peak of his Core 4 session.
Jenny Wu from Kohler shared her experience as ATD’s corporate member.
Karen Hough talks about what you can expect at ATD’s new Core 4 conference.
Core 4 speaker Diane Elkins provides a preview of her Thursday morning session, e-Learning Fundamentals: A Crash Course for Newbies.
Karen Hough talks about what you can expect at ATD’s new Core 4 conference.