A woman describes her experience at ATD 2016 as everchanging, with opportunities to learn about new industry trends and develop relationships year-after-year.
People rarely wake up and spontaneously commit to initiating new behavior. And even when they do, few maintain new behaviors for very long without relapsing.
The pace of change today is pushing the limits of even the most nimble organizations. Change occurs in myriad ways, from shifting technology to reorganizing functions to seeking new customers and operating globally.
Jacque Burandt discusses the most important trends in talent development: the skills gap and accountability & performance.
William Rothwell talks about aspects of succession planning that have confused professionals in many industries.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: With the exponential growth of Internet learning resources, designing teaching and learning experiences that move continuously between face-to-face and online is essential to a learner’s success.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: Your employees are already learning on their mobile devices.
Your employees are already learning on their mobile devices. They are used to interacting with apps and websites that provide an excellent user experience. Unfortunately, some corporate training sessions struggle to even provide an adequate user experience. And while mobile learning adoption is speeding up, many organizations still lag behind. This session shows how the design principles of the increasingly mobile web can make training more effective and improve learner adoption rates. The…
Robert Goldenkoff, Director of Strategic Issues for the US Government Accountability Office, explains how performance is directly tied to employee engagement levels.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: Learning measurement: Everyone needs it for tech-enabled learning, but few organizations are actually executing it start to finish.
In the next five years, 20 million Baby Boomers will retire, leaving institutions worldwide without leadership positions filled. Almost half of companies haven’t even analyzed the impact of this impeding trend on their workforce.
The Leadership Challenge is about how leaders mobilize others to want to accomplish extraordinary things in organizations.
Learning & Development (L&D) is charged with supporting an organization’s success, and increasingly, that success is due not only to optimal execution, but continual innovation L&D is not doing all it can and should be doing and, worse, what it is doing it is doing badly. Most of what we see in training isn’t aligned with how we actually learn, and we’re not looking at other, often more effective, ways of supporting organizational performance and innovation. In fact, L&D has not caught up with…
Tim Brock shares why using software to capture data gives talent development professionals the information they need to be proactive in their roles.
Marcel Eisma discusses why situational fluency is critical in sales.
In this webinar, you will learn the key steps to building a successful coalition.
Darik Volpa explains the importance of deliberate practice.
After 20 years of coaching leaders and watching their leadership paths unfold, the speaker noticed a pattern emerge. Leaders who were arrogant typically experienced a setback that she defines as The Humbling Experience. But even more interesting was the learning that came out of it for the leaders. Through a combination research and storytelling, this session will show you how leaders can use The Humbling Experience to grow.
If you’re like most people, the term gamification is often misunderstood. But gamification is simply about taking the psychology and motivation of games — fun, challenge, achievement — and applying it to real world, nongame situations. In this session, you’ll experience firsthand how gamification design is used to create change within organizations. Gamification is becoming an incredibly successful industry. Organizations are seeking designers to help them explore the potential of gaming…
Creating a happy and engaged culture requires leaders and their organizations to embrace a new formula for success.
Today’s managers face unprecedented challenges as they seek to attract and engage the most diverse workforce in history. While research tells us that diverse organizations outperform more homogeneous companies, it’s not as simple as just getting a diverse group of people into the room. We can’t harness the power of diversity until we stop making people feel isolated. Technology has also transformed the workforce, allowing organizations to engage a truly global, mobile workforce. Managers must…
The webcast will conclude with the implications for how forward-looking companies are preparing for the future of talent development and identifying new skills needed for both employees and learning and development staff.
The way we live, work, and learn is changing radically. Corporate learning organizations must prepare for the future workforce and workplace. In this session, you’ll learn from research conducted among 2,147 global HR leaders and hiring managers examining how companies across a range of industries are mastering disruption in sourcing, developing, retaining, and engaging employees. Weaving research results through out, this session focuses on how to create an inspiring vision for corporate…
You already know that coaching is a foundational skill for all managers and leaders. It drives engagement, focus, and resilience. It allows managers and their teams to do more Great Work: work that has impact and work that has meaning. But it’s proving harder than expected to get managers to coach more often and more effectively. The biggest barrier? Not a lack of skill, but a lack of time. In fact, if managers can’t coach in 10 minutes or less, they simply don’t have the time to coach. In this…
Holly Burkett, author of the upcoming book Learning for the Long Run, has identified what helps successful learning organizations thrive, and how they sustain themselves. In this video, Holly explains the four phases of the sustainability cycle.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: How’s the health of your organization’s virtual training?
Cindy Huggett presented her session The Doctor Is In: Your 5-Step Prescription for Virtual Training Success on January 11, 2017 at TK 2017. In this segment, she discusses how you can design, plan for, and communicate your expectations for learners.
Tim Brock explains how the pay for value shift affects talent development professionals.
Tim Brock explains how learning analytics differs from talent analytics.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: This session will provide insight into how technology is making new things possible and how new lifelong learning platforms can connect people, experiences, and content in a new and innovative way.
The future of learning and development (L&D) is already here. This new reality includes workers and their managers sharing more of the responsibility than you might be used to.
The chief talent officer is a critical role in organizations today. The role of the chief learning officer has evolved beyond learning and development and become a broader talent role that is significantly affecting company success. Assessing, managing, and evaluating talent are essential skills for learning leaders and need to become part of any learning executive’s portfolio. In this session, you will learn about the key strategies to becoming an effective chief talent officer, and how to…
Jacque Burandt shares her three-step process for getting to the C-Suite.
Sarah discusses what type of content is the best fit for a mobile e-book.
Learn about the challenges of a distributed workforce with human resource experts Timothy Howell and Sardek Love.
Meet ATD Facilitator for the Training Certificate Program, Nelson Santiago. Through modeling of the best practices and latest techniques in training delivery, discover the 4Ps of training: Purpose & Assessment, Planning & Preparation, Presentation & Facilitation, and Performance & Evaluation. Amanda Smith, ATD Community of Practice Manager for Learning & Development, sits down with Nelson to discuss why this course is so popular among L&D professionals and what learners can expect.
Why do we train? Why do we train so much? These are simple questions with complex answers. Despite all we know about talent development, we still tend to throw training at problems or accept client requests for courses, even before we know why.
This gentleman talks about the speakers he met and the vast number of attendees – over 10,000! He encourages all those in the L&D industry to participate in future conferences.
What would it mean to your success to have the ability to influence win/win outcomes? What would your business relationships look like? Everyone is capable of these skills, but not everyone learns them. Join this session to learn how to identify the underlying interests and common ground of another party, leading to more successful outcomes. By identifying underlying interests and common ground of all parties you will effectively manage differing views and expectations of project stakeholders…
Dana Robinson explains the ‘art’ of performance consulting.
Cammy Bean, author of the Accidental Instructional Designer, gives a brief overview of her book.
You see potential in good design. You can change behavior, drive results, decrease errors, and improve engagement. But even the best designs are jeopardized if the process lacks the ability to support them. A great learning design driven by a flawed process can create havoc, such as: -missed milestones -unnecessary burden on subject matter experts and reviewers -scope-creep -unengaged learners. In this webcast, you’ll meet the Successive Approximation Model (SAM). Richard will share the power…
Joe Willmore discusses the four core principles of performance consulting.
The term of your chapter leadership role often goes by so rapidly, you have little time to think about, or prepare for the future. When that occurs, chapter leadership replacement and succession planning becomes a reactive scramble more than a proactive strategy. And the scramble rarely generates optimal results that support the future vitality of your chapter. Join your fellow chapter leaders in this interactive virtual session to learn more about the everyday practices you can build into your leadership repertoire to live the ABCs of attracting and engaging future leaders.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Whether online or face-to-face, many trainers don’t close; they run out of time. And they don’t open; they simply start dumping content.
For talent development leaders to gain buy-in from senior executives and be accepted as strategic business partners, we must be able to confidently speak and understand strategy. Our unique position allows us three pivotal roles to facilitate change and influence strategic thinking and execution at the enterprise level. This session will help you identify essential components of your organization’s strategy, including the critical difference between mission versus vision, goals versus…
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: This session will cover the most important features you need in today’s learning management system (LMS) and learning platform market.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: This session will address the challenges that may be faced by less seasoned learning and development professionals when asked to provide solutions on extremely short notice.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: In this session two ATD Forum members will share practices they are using to lead talent development into the future by creatively integrating technology innovations.
From the TechKnowledge 2015 Conference: A well-planned blog can be a terrific way to market your talent development brand and engage leaders of all levels within an organization. However, the process of starting one can be an intimidating task.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Like many organizations in today’s increasingly global marketplace, the World Bank has a globally dispersed workforce and a rapidly changing business environment.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets has fueled extensive interest among learning professionals about the use of mobile devices for training delivery.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Many people in the e-learning realm are attempting to use gamification and serious games to spark employee engagement, emphasize the learning objectives, and drive learning retention.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Prezi is a cloud-based tool used to communicate ideas visually. Unlike PowerPoint and other slide-based platforms, Prezi presentations are three-dimensional.
From the TechKnowledge 2015 Conference: Learning management systems are chock-full of incredible tools that will bring your training program to the next level.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: What if an algorithm could analyze your learners’ behavior, and provide them with the learning they need before they even know they need it?
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Habits have become a hot topic in fields like healthcare, management, and energy conservation. App developers are leveraging smart devices as digital support tools for habit formation.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Attracting and keeping the technical talent required for your organization is a strategic project and will not be successful if you don’t treat it seriously.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Facing a variety of business needs, companies are looking for innovative ways to utilize learning technology to design, deliver, and evaluate effective new hire programs.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Musicians know that sometimes the best work comes from instruments you already own. And if learning were music, sometimes the vinyl in your collection fits as well as the latest streaming service.
From the TechKnowledge 2016 Conference: Open source is a world where high-quality, freely customizable content is literally at your fingertips and cutting-edge learning interactions can be sourced and added to your project in a matter of minutes.
From the TechKnowledge 2015 Conference: AT&T announced it would merge Cricket with AT&T’s Aio Wireless to become ‘the new Cricket,’ with a goal for the two to operate as one within 60 days.
From the TechKnowledge 2015 Conference: After spending 20 years leading insanely talented teams trying to create the perfect approach to e-learning, the speaker finally gave up and started over.
From the TechKnowledge 2015 Conference: MOOCs, or massive open online courses, are all the rage these days, and yet companies are only scratching the surface of their potential.
From the TechKnowledge 2015 Conference: We know that simulations are a fantastic way to allow people to practice skills in a realistic, but safe environment that gives them the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
From the TechKnowledge 2015 Conference: Your organization has invested in enough high-tech and no-tech learning assets to fill a catalog. You understand the math. It’s all about 70-20-10 and you want to do more with technology to drive all three.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: This session will define what is a amazing ‘learning’ experience and demonstrate how you utilize several techniques to jump forward and develop amazing content, tools and strategies to help your learners.
“From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: Have TONS of asynchronous learning out there that no one’s using? You’re not alone. There’s been a trend towards more is better.
Matt Pierce provides a preview of his TechKnowledge 2017 sessions, “Lights, Camera, Screen, and Audio! Making Better Videos With the Basics” and “Editing Video: An Introduction and Help Getting Started.”
TK 2017 speaker RK Prasad gives a preview of his session, “Mobile Learning: Obstacles for Adoption and Strategies to Overcome Them.”
We ask a lot of our learners. Typically, we want them to block out all their daily distractions to focus on our learning materials. Then we want them to allocate all their effort to new skills and behaviors. So what are the underlying motivation principles that guide our behavior, and how can we apply those principles to learning and development? The fields of behavioral economics, neuroscience, and persuasive technology give us some clues as to how we make these decisions and what design…
Team development despite competing priorities? Really? Yes. Attend this session for a frank conversation about what is working, what isn’t, and what to do about it back at your organization. This session is intended for training, talent, and leadership development professionals. However, all professionals interested in looking at their approach to developing and engaging the teams in their organizations are welcome to attend.
If you are attending TechKnowledge for the first time, or need a refresher on how to make the most of your conference experience, this webcast is for you!
Whether you are rolling out a new time-and-attendance system, upgrading your accounting software, or sharing the best tips and tricks on Excel, e-learning courses can be a great way to get software training to the people in your organization.
Shawn Andrews will discuss findings from her doctoral dissertation research on leadership, emotional intelligence, and gender.
Undoubtedly you have heard that we may only be using 20 percent of our brain’s potential. So what about the other 80 percent? This session will show you how to tap into learners’ subconscious by speaking beyond the conscious mind to get your message truly heard and understood. Responses of dead silence and blank stares will be a thing of the past. Your requests for involvement will now be met with an open sharing of input and ideas. Resistance and negative reactions in the classroom can be…
Much has changed since the global recession. Budgets are tight, business results are routinely expected, and accountability is everywhere. The learning and development community is responding to these challenges by changing its approach to evaluation. This presentation traces the shifts in measurement and evaluation (M&E) budgets; the roles of finance, accounting, and the CFO; the responsibilities of M&E; the use and impact of ROI evaluation; the proactive approach of learning leaders; and the…
Research has shown a strong connection between talent development programs and retention.
When you are selling an idea to a group of high-level stakeholders, you need a strong personal presence, confidence, and specific techniques to secure buy-in. This session will help you identify and avoid pitfalls in these kinds of conversations and deliver your point persuasively. You’ll learn how to structure your message, give credible responses to your audience’s toughest questions, avoid pushing their buttons (and damaging your credibility), and make your points memorable. You’ll walk away…
See why talent development matters in any industry.
Planning, measurement, and analysis are often seen as independent activities, but to be effective they need to be tightly integrated.
A group of leading industry practitioners and thought leaders has created a set of talent development reporting principles to help organizations better measure, report, and manage their learning and development (L&D) initiatives.
Our talent team set out to transform our company using a framework to create and manage a productive and engaging culture.
How can neuroscience help us develop global talent better? How can it be used in coaching to accelerate learning? What can we learn from sports performance metrics? In this session, you’ll see how technology can be leveraged to understand the human thought process in a more scientific way. Neuroscience research enables us to validate existing psychological theory and offers the opportunity to inform and involve the workforce in the very change that affects them. By evolving the leader/follower…
There is more pressure to show results and demonstrate effectiveness for everyone in the workplace learning field. How can you take more of a performance focus if you are limited in what you can do or in the range of solutions you can provide? In this session, you will see how a range of roles, which can be very narrow or are not traditionally considered performance consulting roles, can take more of a performance function. This session is aimed at individuals who have little experience with…
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: What do your favorite musicians and great learning experiences have in common?
Do you know how your new supervisors and first-time managers feel when they officially become ‘the boss’? Becoming a manager for the first time is one of the most stressful psychological shifts one can experience at work. Although it’s a clear organizational imperative to develop them, research shows that almost 60 percent of first-time managers receive no training when they get promoted into a first-time leadership position. Developing a strong pipeline of talent begins with your frontline and…
Preserving the institutional knowledge of experienced workers before they leave the workforce is a challenge all on its own. But when your industry is labor-centric and skill-based, such as construction or manufacturing, this task can become nearly impossible. Those with the greatest level of experience in skill-based roles may also be the least equipped to write out or present their own knowledge. In this session, the speaker will show you how one company has successfully captured…
Susan Maggetti, CPLP, explains how becoming credentialed has helped her career.
Resilient, robust learning cultures are distinct hallmarks of organizations that consistently produce long-term results in terms of attraction, retention, engagement, innovation, and revenue growth.
Have you ever been to a workshop and wondered, ‘How do I keep from falling asleep?’ Training programs could be so much more engaging if they leveraged an instructional game. Whether face-to-face or supported through educational technology, games allow participants to imagine themselves in a role and practice how they might transfer the knowledge learned to a new job role or responsibilities. The key is learning how to effectively design a game to ensure maximum impact. Presented in the frame…
Social learning is how people learn today, through their colleagues, social media, and technology. Learning and development professionals need to help employees connect with other people and information within and across organizations, so they stay engaged and keep up with industry, job, and organizational changes. This session will introduce the concept of social learning and the skills for becoming a social learner. You will interact with social learning activities, and will see a demo of a…
The NAC Leadership Team has the answers to your succession planning questions. Join their virtual office to learn more about filling future chapter positions.
William Rothwell explains the difference between succession planning and replacement planning.
From ATD TechKnowledge 2017: You’ve selected your learning management system (LMS)! Now what?
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…
This webcast will begin with a fun quiz to assess how you would handle training and consultancy assignments in a variety of different countries. We will then explore the challenges faced by talent development (TD) professionals when working with cultures whose ways of learning and leading are different than your own. You will discover strategies that can be effective when dealing with cultural differences in leadership, group collaboration, and communication styles. This session will examine…
From the ATD 2015 International Conference & EXPO: For many years, costly coaching programs were reserved for senior executives and emerging leaders. Organizations now offer coaching beyond the executive suite.
From the ATD 2015 International Conference & EXPO: Let’s face it, training on mandatory compliance regulations is not exactly riveting. Participants are required to come, they’re not present of their own volition.
From the ATD 2015 International Conference & EXPO: During the last two years the speaker and his team have implemented a technical training program for their clinical and development operations department.