Upcoming events

    • Thursday, June 04, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Delivery
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    Leveraging Gamification to Enhance Learning and Business Outcomes 

    Gamification: It’s a great way to increase learner engagement. But can it help your training program scale the rungs of Kirkpatrick’s 4 Levels? Yes! The key is to use the principles of instructional design and performance improvement to guide your gaming decisions. In this session, Kerri will share a case study to illustrate this decision process. She will include hands-on activities to help participants incorporate gamification into their training designs.

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    • List the benefits of training gamification
    • Discuss key connections between Bloom’s Taxonomy, Kirkpatrick’s measurement framework, and effective game design for adult learners
    • Select gamified training elements to enhance desired learning and business outcomes
    • Identify resources to help trainers successfully apply gaming techniques

    ATD Capabilities covered in session:

    • Business Insight 
    • Performance Improvement 
    • Instructional Design
    • Learning Sciences

    Presenter Information

    Kerri Conrad


    Kerri Conrad, CPLP, is the Training Specialist for Nutrien Financial, a division of Nutrien. Nutrien is a global agriculture company that provides comprehensive products, services, research, and digital tools to help growers around the world sustainably feed the future. She is responsible for developing learning strategies to support Nutrien Financial’s mission, as well as the success of the extensive retail network it serves. Recently, Kerri designed a performance support solution that led to a noteworthy increase in employee productivity.

    Kerri’s career spans 15+ years in training and education. She is tenacious about ensuring that learning and performance solutions drive business outcomes. As a passionate consultant and instructional designer, she is equally committed to ensuring outstanding learning experiences. Much of Kerri’s career has focused on sales performance improvement in the high-tech industry, with documented business results. Her experience includes designing and managing global sales kickoff training, supporting worldwide deployments of sales methodologies (e.g., Challenger™ and Solution Selling®), and collecting and leveraging “tribal” sales knowledge and lessons learned to help account teams compete more effectively. She is a recipient of Brandon Hall’s “Gold Award for Best Sales Onboarding.” While previously employed at Hitachi Vantara, Kerri was pictured with her colleagues in the October 2018 edition of TD Mag for helping Hitachi’s Global Learning organization win ATD’s “BEST Award” for three consecutive years. Other industry recognition includes Corporate University Xchange awards for “Alignment, Furthering Corporate Goals Through Learning and Development Efforts”; and “Alliances, Making the Best Use of External Providers.” Kerri is also the author of Instructional Design for Web-based Training (© 2000 HRD Press).

    When: 

    Thursday, June 4, 4:30pm - 5:30pm

    Where: 

    Virtual Delivery   

    Registration:  

    Members – $0 (USD)

    Non-Member – $10 (USD)

    Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued up to 5 days before an event, meeting, or webinar. We are unable to issue refunds later than that date.

    • Thursday, July 02, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Delivery
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    The ROI of SoftSkills: Top skills your staff needs to have and how to convince the C-Suite they are worth the investment 

    An assistant professor of economics at MIT Sloan found that soft skills training returned roughly 250 percent on investment within eight months of its conclusion. Boosts in worker productivity accounted for much of this gain, but the training also led to the enhanced ability to perform complex tasks more quickly, short-term improvements in attendance, and increased retention during the training.

    What’s more, skills such as communication, professionalism, and customer service are critical to business success. In fact, CareerBuilder has reported that 77 percent of employers now believe that soft skills are equally important to hard skills in the workplace. 

    Even with all this data, why does the C-Suite STILL need to be persuaded to invest in soft skills training? Come to this interactive session and find out what you can do to help your stakeholders see and appreciate the value and return on the investment of soft skills.


    At the conclusion of this session, you will be able to:

    1) Define soft skills

    2) Identify the key attributes and skills necessary for success in your company

    3) Develop a list of criteria that “proves” the value of soft skills in your organization

    4) Create a strategy for communicating the ROI of soft skills


    ATD Capabilities covered in session:

    • Future Readiness
    • Performance Improvement
    • Change Management
    • Career and Leadership Development
    • Organizational Development
    • Business Insight 

    Presenter Information:

    Thomas Toth


    Thomas Toth has over 20 years of global experience in the design and development of training programs and educational technology. He has led the creation and implementation of global learning initiatives for companies like Western Union, Janus Capital Group, and SafeNet. As a consultant, he has designed training programs for clients such as CHANEL, DiSH, Kelly-Moore Paint, Swarovski, Newmont Mining, the Walmart Foundation, Airgas, Murale and Trizetto. Thomas is the founder of dWeb Studios, a web-based media and eLearning provider. 

    Thomas is a recognized as an expert and innovator in the area of online learning and is a regular speaker for the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and has delivered presentations to the eLearning Guild, BLR, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and Pepperdine University.

    He is the author of the books Technology for Trainers, first and second edition, and a contributing author to both the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals and Michael Allen’s eLearning Annual 2012. His work in the area of leadership program development lead to an ASTD BEST award for training and development in 2008. In 2016, eLearning! Magazine recognized Thomas as a Learning Champion winner in the category of Mentor.


    When: 

    Thursday, July 2, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    4:00 - 4:30 Social Time

    4:30 - 5:30 The floor is Jay's 

    Where: 

    Virtual Delivery   

    Registration:  

    Members – $0 (USD)

    Non-Member – $10 (USD)

    Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued up to 5 days before an event, meeting, or webinar. We are unable to issue refunds later than that date.

    • Thursday, August 06, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual Delivery
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    Evidence-based Talent Development

    In an era rampant with fake-news, gas lighting, and propaganda, how do you know your methods, procedures, and recommendations are the best? How do you evaluate the quality of potions and snake oils? Science. You know the methods are the best if scientists have studied the methodology and repeatedly demonstrated an effect. But keeping up with scientific literature to support your recommendations and methodology is no small effort. I have assembled some of the strongest evidence available for Talent Development Professionals that will be available for you to review. 

    Specifically, we will review:

    • What is evidence
    • Evidence-based instructional design to improve learning
    • Evidence-based personnel selection to improve decision making
    • Evidence-based Strategic Goals, Mission, & Vision to improve performance

    ATD Capabilities covered in session:

    • Business Insight 
    • Talent Strategy Management 
    • Performance Improvement 
    • Data and Analytics 
    • Collaboration and Leadership
    • Compliance and Ethical Behavior 
    • Instructional Design
    • Learning Sciences

    Presenter Information

    John Kostek


    John Kostek manages an international team of Learning Portfolio Managers for Hitachi Vantara. Prior to joining a technology company, he was a research associate in a joint position between the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Neuroscience at Rutgers Medical School and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

    John’s evidence-based training programs have won praise from Chief Learning Officer, Brandon Hall Group, and the Association for Talent Development and his work has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Journal of Gambling Studies, Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Computers in Human Behavior, Handbook of personality at work, Handbook of Testing and Assessment in Psychology and TD Magazine.

    John lives and explores from his home base in Colorado Springs, with his wife, Amanda Stewart, and two German Shepherd Dogs.

    When: 

    Thursday, August 6, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

    Where: 

    TBD

    Registration:  

    Members – $0 (USD)

    Non-Member – $15 (USD)

    Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued up to 5 days before an event, meeting, or webinar. We are unable to issue refunds later than that date.

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