KEYNOTES

HOW TO ACCELERATE YOUR L&D CAREER

SHARON CLAFFEY-KALIOUBY
VP, North America
Learning Pool

MAKE YOUR MESSAGE STICK: SAY IT WITH A STORY

LORI SILVERMAN
CEO,
Partners for Progress

TOUGH TIMES NEVER LAST – PREPARED L&D PROFESSIONALS DO!

BOB PIKE
Chairman & Founder,
Training and Performance Forum

THE POWER OF PLAY AND GAMES IN THESE UNCERTAIN TIMES

KARL KAPP
Full Professor,
Bloomsburg University

SCHEDULE

May 9th, 2020

07:00 PST

early riser session

Producing Competent Practitioners Using Project Based Learning

Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo

This is a “how to do it” course based on 30+ years’ experience around the world to both graduate level university students and adult learners.

08:00-09:00 PST

opening keynote

The Power of Play and Games in These Uncertain Times

Karl Kapp

Play and games can be seen as merely an escape in times of uncertainty but, fortunately, games and play can do so much more. Games and play can help us make sense of the world around us, can help keep us safe, help us to predict what might happen in the future and help us learn. Dive into the various ways in which games and play are rising to the forefront during this pandemic. Learn how you can incorporate play and game-elements into your teaching, learning and life. Discover how you can use games and play can influence your outlook, keep you sharp, and, even, productive during these uncertain times.

09:15-10:00 PST

concurrent session

Content Knowledge or Deduction Skills? Creating Measurable Assessments

Cara North

When someone selects the correct answer in an assessment, how do you know if they “know” it? For many learning and development practitioners, writing measurable assessments is something that is prioritized in their design process.

Interact and Engage! Activities for Engaging Virtual Training

Kassy LaBorie

Whether it’s an online meeting, a presentation via webinar, or live online training, engagement is the main question on everyone’s mind. Interaction is the answer to successful engagement and using the features of the platform is the answer to interaction.

Real ROI: How Business Leaders Evaluate Learning Investments

Ajay M. Pangarkar

Second to the learning process, training practitioners have one objective: demonstrating that their efforts deliver business value. You may fear the moment business leaders question how your work delivers value for the organization.

Ian Townley
Jason Durkee

Good Bye Learning Events. Hello High Performance Learning Journeys

Ian Townley/Jason Durkee

This session provides a practical framework backed up by research and based on our first-hand experience transitioning from stand alone training events to high performance learning journeys designed for effective learning transfer and results.

10:15-11:00 PST

concurrent session

Sarah Dewar
Cindy-Plunkett

Confidence Based Assessments: When Guessing Could Kill Someone

Sarah Dewar/Cindy Plunkett

Learners often assume they have achieved a level of competency if they have been working in their field for some time. This is especially true of professions where the stakes are high: think doctors, ship captains, and pilots.

Moving Online – Fast and Cheap

Christa Peters

Where you caught off guard with COVID with a completely in-person training program? Have you thought about introducing online components, but are worried it will reduce comradery and be less effective? Do you have bad tech skills and have no idea how to design online content?

From Betamax to Fleetwood Mac: Failure & How to Bounce Back

Matt Ash

By exploring some of the greatest mistakes of all time, the talk will explore the power of learning from errors, adapting & growing. We will focus on famous case studies to show what went wrong & how they learnt from the mistakes.

It’s Acting! Tips for Better Narration

Rachel Porter

Most people think that if they can read a script, they can also narrate a project. However, effective voice narration actually involves much more than reading and delivering lines. The great news is that you can learn some simple tips to improve the quality of your narration.

11:05-11:50 PST

showcase session

12:00-12:45 PST

concurrent session

5-Star Course Design: Applying M. David Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction

Max H. Cropper

You will learn to design or redesign a course using M. David Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction, which utilize comprehensive real-world tasks for demonstration, application, testing, and integration.

The Swiss Army Knife Approach

Eric Nalian

Using rapid eLearning development tools, it is possible to create a course that can be used as an ILT, eLearning, Webinar, and resource tool. By arranging the content in a specific way, and using a moderate amount of witchcraft, you can also build a learning Swiss army knife.

WAKE & SHAKE THEM UP: Injecting Fun Into Your Onboarding Training

Kati Ryan

We live in a bullet-pointed, slack-communicating, emoji-using, multi-screen-viewing, giphy-injected, Instagram-story-infused, BuzzFeed-reading, ever-distracted society. This means we MUST step up our learning design by earning – and keeping – the attention of our learners by matching how they receive information and making learning fun and engaging.

L&D Power Tools: Podcasts

A Panel Hosted by Sam Rogers (Clint, Cara, & Robin)

In 2000, the Portland based alternative rock band Everclear released the single AM Radio. The track is an homage to the days before “The VCR and DVD” because “there was none of that crap back in 1970.” Fast forward 20 years and CDs, VCRs, and DVDs have also become obsolete. Text messages have replaced phone calls. Streaming services have replaced cable.

13:00-14:00 PST

closing keynote

Tough Times Never Last – Prepared L&D Professionals Do!

BOB PIKE

The impact of the COVID-19 Crisis is obvious. It is changing the world as we know it. According to Bob Pike CPLP Fellow, CSP, CPAE – so what? Control is an illusion. It is not the situation that counts as much as how we respond to the situation.

May 10th, 2020

07:00 PST

early riser session

Shifting the Learning Culture

Blaire Hervey

Too often is an audience captively sitting in seats watching a dull presenter evangelize about the latest and greatest topic, without engaging their audience and working to impact their performance. Eyes glaze over as they are forced to sit in another boring training, meeting jam-packed with countless “priorities” or receive a lesson from a questionably credible source.

08:00-09:00 PST

opening keynote

Make Your Message Stick: Say It With a Story®

LORI SILVERMAN

Do you need people to accurately recall what you told them? Are you searching for a way to quickly and successfully communicate data, facts, and complex ideas? Do you need to inspire people to change—to engage a new behavior, let go of an old attitude, embrace the future? Discover how powerful stories can make your work memorable and drive ROI.

09:15-10:00 PST

concurrent session

LearnHacks: Slick Tricks and Wicked Moves for Learning Professionals

David Glow

Inspired by an old VHS Martial Arts series “Slick Tricks and Wicked Moves” and the website Lifehack.com, David wants to share some great LearnHacks acquired over 20 years in the business.

I Have Found My Voice, and I Have Something to Say!

Laura Sukorokoff

People everywhere are being encouraged to use their voices, and to amplify the voices of others. But how do we do that?

Advertiser’s Techniques to Compelling Learning Videos

Danielle Wallace

With short attention spans and the need to “break through the clutter,” how can your learning videos leave your audience remembering your message?

10:15-11:00 PST

concurrent session

The Power of Feedback

Megan Underwood

Feedback is king – your learners will never improve without it! Feedback is arguably the most powerful and essential part of a learner’s journey. Feedback makes us better. In this session, we’re going to explore the meaning of feedback, how feedback works, and how to successfully adopt various feedback models into your learning/instructional design.

Take Your Online Facilitation to the Next Level

Jeanne Kerr

When delivering online programs there is no greater compliment than, “I cannot believe this was not face-to-face!” We all know OL facilitation requires different pacing and interaction. In this program you will learn practical ways to enhance your online facilitation skills and ensure your participants are engaged and actively learning using a variety of interactive tools and processes.

What The F*&% Is Going To Happen Next?

Ken Cameron

The Canadian Science Fiction writer William Gibson wrote in The Economist “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.” Forecasters around the world heed his advice and look for pockets of weak signals that are poised to blossom into massive disruptions.

Creating eLearning Videos That Don’t Suck

Sam Rogers

There are only two kinds of videos: those that are good, and those that are off. In this session, you’ll learn why so many training videos get skipped, and what you can do about it.

12:00-12:45 PST

concurrent session

Mike Taylor
Bianca Baumann

A Non-Designer’s Guide to Crafting Beautiful eLearning

Mike Taylor and Bianca Baumann

You don’t have to be a graphic designer to create a beautiful and engaging digital experience for learners. If you’re not a graphic designer, but want your content to look professional, what do you do?

Top Tips: Articulate Storyline 360

Ashley Chiasson

Even if you’ve been working in Articulate Storyline for a long time, there’s always something to learn when it comes to streamlining your approach to development. In this session, I’m going to share my top tips for developing content in Articulate Storyline.

Navigating challenging conversations, influence better outcomes

Joel Silverstone

When you start thinking about having that challenging conversation with that person- Your adrenaline kicks in, your self-talk goes into overdrive, you’re getting yourself ready for flight or fight. Have the skills and confidence to navigate challenging conversations with your team(s), colleagues, or personally (hello home isolation) and be more effective at influencing better outcomes.

Adaptive Learning – Why and How We Should Use It in Every eLearning Module

Martin Maynard

This session will cover the definitions of adaptive learning. While some programs state they are adaptive, few truly are. I will discuss the elements of adaptive learning, how to incorporate them, and the benefits to the learner. I will also discuss how using adaptive learning will increase the ROI of your course which can be used to leverage training to the stakeholders.

13:00-14:00 PST

closing keynote

How to Accelerate Your L&D Career

Sharon Claffey-Kaliouby (Panel Host)

Learning & Development careers can be tremendously rewarding, because they offer the opportunity to help others succeed while playing a crucial role in business operations. However, unlike many operational and leadership roles, most businesses do not have a formal development and succession plan for L&D team members. So, how do you accelerate your L&D career in an environment where you lack coaches and mentors?

This panel, led by #WomenInLearning Co-Founder, Sharon Claffey-Kaliouby, will examine the challenge to develop as an L&D professional and offer insights and advice on how you can take your career to the next level. Your panelists are experience L&D professionals who have mentored and supported dozens of learning professionals throughout their careers.

Producing Competent Practitioners Using Project Based Learning

DR. PAUL D. GIAMMALVO

This is a "how to do it" course based on 30+ years’ experience around the world to both graduate level university students and adult learners. The presentation will cover how we design and deliver all our courses based on the following 4 SPECIFICATIONS or STANDARDS:

  1. DESIGN our courses using the IOWA STATE Revised Blooms Taxonomy- https://goo.gl/HNcuv8
  2. DESIGN our courses to develop the SKILLS that employers are SEEKING- https://goo.gl/U61YxY
  3. DELIVER our courses in a way that FULFILLS all 7 of the Project Based Learning (PBL) attributes- https://goo.gl/qKfS7u
  4. MEASURE the EFFECTIVENESS of our training using all 4 Levels of Kirkpatrick- https://goo.gl/8YpZEA

Includes showing the TEMPLATES we use during and after the course.

The Power of Play and Games in These Uncertain Times

KARL KAPP

Play and games can be seen as merely an escape in times of uncertainty but, fortunately, games and play can do so much more. Games and play can help us make sense of the world around us, can help keep us safe, help us to predict what might happen in the future and help us learn. Dive into the various ways in which games and play are rising to the forefront during this pandemic. Learn how you can incorporate play and game-elements into your teaching, learning and life. Discover how you can use games and play can influence your outlook, keep you sharp, and, even, productive during these uncertain times.

Bio:
Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is a professor of instructional technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. He teaches graduate courses related to the convergence of technology and learning, including a course using virtual immersive environments called Learning in 3-D. He is a co-principal investigator on a National Science Foundation grant to develop a 3-D interactive game that teaches middle-school students math, science, and engineering concepts.

Content Knowledge or Deduction Skills? Creating Measurable Assessments


CARA NORTH


When someone selects the correct answer in an assessment, how do you know if they "know" it? For many learning and development practitioners, writing measurable assessments is something that is prioritized in their design process. Due to this, often assessments measure deduction skills instead of content knowledge. How do you know if your assessments are effective? In this session, you will explore common test-writing pitfalls for multiple-choice items and discover how smart test-takers excel without learning the content.

Interact and Engage! Activities for Engaging Virtual Training


KASSY LABORIE


Whether it's an online meeting, a presentation via webinar, or live online training, engagement is the main question on everyone's mind. Interaction is the answer to successful engagement and using the features of the platform is the answer to interaction. However, the features alone do not engage the participants. It is what you choose to do with those features that will make the difference in your next virtual training, webinar, or meeting. Learn what you can do to be successful in the virtual environment and avoid everyone asking for a recording or a copy of the slides five minutes into your next virtual training.

Real ROI: How Business Leaders Evaluate Learning Investments


AJAY M. PANGARKAR


Second to the learning process, training practitioners have one objective: demonstrating that their efforts deliver business value. You may fear the moment business leaders question how your work delivers value for the organization. The answer lies with how your leaders conduct a return on investment (ROI) evaluation.

Demonstrating how training delivers business value isn’t simply about applying a formula. It requires respecting the fundamental business and financial rules that leaders learn and apply contextually. Here are some things to keep in mind.

Good Bye Learning Events. Hello High Performance Learning Journeys


IAN TOWNLEY/JASON DURKEE


This session provides a practical framework backed up by research and based on our first-hand experience transitioning from stand alone training events to high performance learning journeys designed for effective learning transfer and results. Through this session participants will learn how to design effective learning journeys that help learners apply training content on the job, improve performance and get results. Specifically, participants will benefit from our practical learning transfer tool box for Instructional Designers that gives templates that enable designing effective programs for five main types of training: Skills, Knowledge, Habits, Mind change, Scaled learning.

Confidence Based Assessments: When Guessing Could Kill Someone


SARAH DEWAR/CINDY PLUNKETT


Learners often assume they have achieved a level of competency if they have been working in their field for some time. This is especially true of professions where the stakes are high: think doctors, ship captains, and pilots. What they don't realize is that in many situations, they can't consciously evaluate what they truly know. In effect, they are making guesses, some of which can lead to disastrous results.

We developed a confidence-based assessment tool for Family Physicians. It was pivotal in helping the physicians overcome long-held biases and beliefs, which ultimately helped them to improve practice, identify competency ""danger zones"", and increase their overall self-efficacy.

Moving Online – Fast and Cheap


CHRISTA PETERS


Where you caught off guard with COVID with a completely in-person training program? Have you thought about introducing online components, but are worried it will reduce comradery and be less effective? Do you have bad tech skills and have no idea how to design online content? This presentation will give you tips on how you can make slight, inexpensive changes to move your offerings online.

From Betamax to Fleetwood Mac: Failure & How to Bounce Back


MATT ASH


By exploring some of the greatest mistakes of all time, the talk will explore the power of learning from errors, adapting & growing. We will focus on famous case studies to show what went wrong & how they learnt from the mistakes. Including practical advice on:

  • outcomes vs decision making
  • iterative development
  • resilience

It’s Acting! Tips for Better Narration


RACHEL PORTER


Most people think that if they can read a script, they can also narrate a project. However, effective voice narration actually involves much more than reading and delivering lines. The great news is that you can learn some simple tips to improve the quality of your narration. In this presentation, learn how to think like your character, break up the copy into manageable sections, and create a scene that keeps your audience engaged.

5-Star Course Design: Applying M. David Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction

 

MAX H. CROPPER

 
You will learn to design or redesign a course using M. David Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction, which utilize comprehensive real-world tasks for demonstration, application, testing, and integration. Merrill's First Principles of Instruction synthesize most instructional design theories, and accommodate most learning theories. Merrill contends, and research confirms that learning is promoted when it:

  1. Is Task-Centered. Learners are engaged in solving real-world tasks and problems.
  2. Includes Activation of the learner’s existing knowledge of the real-world task, and the provision of a framework for learning the real-world task.
  3. Includes Demonstration of the real-world task.
  4. Includes Application of the real-world task.

 

Includes Integration of the ability to perform the real-world task in the learner’s work and life.

 

The Swiss Army Knife Approach


ERIC NALIAN


Using rapid eLearning development tools, it is possible to create a course that can be used as an ILT, eLearning, Webinar, and resource tool. By arranging the content in a specific way, and using a moderate amount of witchcraft, you can also build a learning Swiss army knife.

WAKE & SHAKE THEM UP: Injecting Fun Into Your Onboarding Training


KATI RYAN


We live in a bullet-pointed, slack-communicating, emoji-using, multi-screen-viewing, giphy-injected, Instagram-story-infused, BuzzFeed-reading, ever-distracted society. This means we MUST step up our learning design by earning – and keeping – the attention of our learners by matching how they receive information and making learning fun and engaging. Does your new hire program bring employees together? Does it reflect your company culture? New hire training is the opportunity for your organization to prove to employees they made the right choice by joining your business. It’s the time to demystify any worries, increase excitement, welcome them to the organization and prepare them for success.

L&D Power Tools: Podcasts


A PANEL HOSTED BY SAM ROGERS (CLINT, CARA, & ROBIN)


In 2000, the Portland based alternative rock band Everclear released the single AM Radio. The track is an homage to the days before “The VCR and DVD” because “there was none of that crap back in 1970.

Fast forward 20 years and CDs, VCRs, and DVDs have also become obsolete. Text messages have replaced phone calls. Streaming services have replaced cable. And, social media has replaced real life. Why then has an old format taken over the world? AM Talk Radio has utilized the internet’s ease of use and global reach to reincarnate itself as the podcast.

This powerful medium doesn’t fit neatly into our event-based approach to training. But, if we shift to a process-based training approach podcasts suddenly become a more applicable tool for L&D professionals everywhere.

Tough Times Never Last – Prepared L&D Professionals Do!

BOB PIKE

The impact of the COVID-19 Crisis is obvious. It is changing the world as we know it. According to Bob Pike CPLP Fellow, CSP, CPAE – so what? Control is an illusion. It is not the situation that counts as much as how we respond to the situation.
 
 
 
In this special keynote Bob will share:

  • What he's learned from previous meltdowns.
  • The one most important choice we must make.
  • The importance of Focus and Clarity.
  • The Top 3 things we can do right now - in the midst of this crisis to be better and stronger both now -- and in the future.

 
Bio:
Bob Pike CPLP Fellow, CSP, CPAE-Speakers Hall of Fame has long been known as the "Trainer's Trainer". He has authored more than 30 books in the L&D field including the all-time best-selling train the trainer book, "The Master Trainers Handbook". More than 150,000 trainers on 5 continents have graduated from his multi-day train the trainer workshops. He has trained, consulted and keynoted in more the 25 countries. He has presented featured sessions at every ATD ICE and Training Magazine Conference since 1977. TrainingIndustry.com named him one of the 20 most influential people in Learning and Development.

Shifting the Learning Culture

BLAIRE HERVEY

Too often is an audience captively sitting in seats watching a dull presenter evangelize about the latest and greatest topic, without engaging their audience and working to impact their performance. Eyes glaze over as they are forced to sit in another boring training, meeting jam-packed with countless "priorities" or receive a lesson from a questionably credible source. We spend a lot of time creating incohesive training events that no one really wants to attend.
Ultimately, no one likes training--but everyone loves to see results. This session is all about bringing your lessons to life through engagement, creating a learning journey and ensuring your work is quantifiably measurable AND something people want to attend time and time again.

Make Your Message Stick: Say It With a Story®

LORI SILVERMAN

Do you need people to accurately recall what you told them? Are you searching for a way to quickly and successfully communicate data, facts, and complex ideas? Do you need to inspire people to change—to engage a new behavior, let go of an old attitude, embrace the future? Discover how powerful stories can make your work memorable and drive ROI.
You’ll learn:

  • Why story is more powerful than data.
  • How to prompt stories from others and listen to them in a unique manner to strengthen relationships.
  • Why stories must be deliberately chosen and crafted.
  • Varied ways to integrate story into your work.

 
Bio:
When interviewed about Stories Trainers Tell, Lori heard: “Can story be used outside of training?” Her next book, Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over, outlines story use in key business areas. In 2013, she authored a third bestseller, Business Storytelling for Dummies, making her a leader in the field.

LearnHacks: Slick Tricks and Wicked Moves for Learning Professionals

DAVID GLOW

Inspired by an old VHS Martial Arts series "Slick Tricks and Wicked Moves" and the website Lifehack.com, David wants to share some great LearnHacks acquired over 20 years in the business.

Use Power BI to Track, Analyze and Visualize Training Data for Free

DAN BELHASSEN

Want to collect/use training analytics data, but missing effective dashboards? Meet Microsoft’s free tool, Power BI. In this session, Dan will show you how to turn your data into beautiful dashboards and reports with Power BI’s dozens of data visualization formats. Learn how to use it to view your data, to link data tables, add or change variables, and use natural language queries. You’ll get valuable tips on how to create a dashboard that provides one-glance access to the latest data, and create custom permission-based views for your organization. Learn how to easily create a custom suite of dashboards, and craft reports that demonstrate the impact of training and that eLearning can be correlated to improvements in training-related KPIs.

I Have Found My Voice, and I Have Something to Say!

LAURA SUKOROKOFF

People everywhere are being encouraged to use their voices, and to amplify the voices of others. But how do we do that?
In this session, participants will learn what it means to:

  • Accept that you have talent, skills, abilities, and lessons to share with the world
  • Own your talent, regardless of your age
  • Speak up and speak out
  • Own your voice and speak with authority
  • When to speak out, and when to keep their thoughts to themselves
  • Amplify the voices of those around them who also deserve to be heard

 

This talk has been inspired by: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/i-have-found-my-voice-something-say-laura-sukorokoff/

 

Advertiser’s Techniques to Compelling Learning Videos

DANIELLE WALLACE

With short attention spans and the need to "break through the clutter," how can your learning videos leave your audience remembering your message? Try looking to a field that does this well: advertising. If commercials can get people to purchase items they don't need, how can you use these marketing secrets to influence learners (and do this without them feeling manipulated)? In this interactive, game-based session, you’ll learn what makes some ads so compelling they persuade you to buy. You’ll explore the strategic framework to use when creating a training video strategy as well as the essential design considerations.

The Power of Feedback

MEGAN UNDERWOOD

Feedback is king - your learners will never improve without it! Feedback is arguably the most powerful and essential part of a learner's journey. Feedback makes us better. In this session, we're going to explore the meaning of feedback, how feedback works, and how to successfully adopt various feedback models into your learning/instructional design.

Take Your Online Facilitation to the Next Level

JEANNE KERR

When delivering online programs there is no greater compliment than, “I cannot believe this was not face-to-face!” We all know OL facilitation requires different pacing and interaction. In this program you will learn practical ways to enhance your online facilitation skills and ensure your participants are engaged and actively learning using a variety of interactive tools and processes.

What The F*&% Is Going To Happen Next?

KEN CAMERON

"The Canadian Science Fiction writer William Gibson wrote in The Economist “The future is already here – it's just not evenly distributed.” Forecasters around the world heed his advice and look for pockets of weak signals that are poised to blossom into massive disruptions. COVID-19 is a case in point. In December it was a minor outbreak in a single province of China. Four months later here you are, contemplating an online conference because you can’t leave your house. You’re probably wondering What the F*&% is going to happen next?
In this interactive workshop we will use a newly developed an online version of the Future Is Coming facilitation card deck to share your insights about the future of L&D over the next year. "

Creating eLearning Videos That Don’t Suck

SAM ROGERS

There are only two kinds of videos: those that are good, and those that are off. In this session, you'll learn why so many training videos get skipped, and what you can do about it. We'll cover 12 key video capture tips, the top common mistakes, and the only technical specs that matter to you. From here you can iterate your way to great, and finally put watchable videos within your learner's reach!

A Non-Designer's Guide to Crafting Beautiful eLearning

MIKE TAYLOR AND BIANCA BAUMANN

You don't have to be a graphic designer to create a beautiful and engaging digital experience for learners. If you're not a graphic designer, but want your content to look professional, what do you do? When creating digital content, there are a dizzying array of design choices. There are so many little things that require careful consideration. From colors and fonts to styles, layouts and more, our design decisions have a huge impact on the engagement and user experience of our learners.
Unless you’re a graphic designer it is easy to feel overwhelmed. But the good news is you don’t need to be an artist and you already know more than you realize. With a few simple design tricks you can upgrade your visual design game and create outstanding learner experiences you’ll be proud of.

Top Tips: Articulate Storyline 360

ASHLEY CHIASSON

Even if you’ve been working in Articulate Storyline for a long time, there’s always something to learn when it comes to streamlining your approach to development.
In this session, I’m going to share my top tips for developing content in Articulate Storyline. Some tips you may have encountered before, but I’m confident there will be something in this session for everyone.

Navigating challenging conversations, influence better outcomes

JOEL SILVERSTONE

When you start thinking about having that challenging conversation with that person- Your adrenaline kicks in, your self-talk goes into overdrive, you're getting yourself ready for flight or fight. Have the skills and confidence to navigate challenging conversations with your team(s), colleagues, or personally (hello home isolation) and be more effective at influencing better outcomes. This presentation will give you a simple 4-step approach that can turn tough talk into constructive dialogue. Be prepared to turn you mute button off and participate, we will be using my MOVE model, some 'Hollywood tips' and emotional intelligence strategies to get you ready to tackle "we need to talk"

Adaptive Learning – Why and How We Should Use It in Every eLearning Module

MARTIN MAYNARD

This session will cover the definitions of adaptive learning. While some programs state they are adaptive, few truly are. I will discuss the elements of adaptive learning, how to incorporate them, and the benefits to the learner. I will also discuss how using adaptive learning will increase the ROI of your course which can be used to leverage training to the stakeholders.

How to Accelerate Your L&D Career

SHARON CLAFFEY - KALIOUBY (PANEL HOST)

Learning & Development careers can be tremendously rewarding, because they offer the opportunity to help others succeed while playing a crucial role in business operations. However, unlike many operational and leadership roles, most businesses do not have a formal development and succession plan for L&D team members. So, how do you accelerate your L&D career in an environment where you lack coaches and mentors?

This panel, led by #WomenInLearning Co-Founder, Sharon Claffey-Kaliouby, will examine the challenge to develop as an L&D professional and offer insights and advice on how you can take your career to the next level. Your panelists are experience L&D professionals who have mentored and supported dozens of learning professionals throughout their careers.

  • Sharon Claffey-Kaliouby – VP, North America at Talent Pool.
  • Mandi Christensen – Director, Learning & Development at Chewy.com
  • Laura Sukorokoff – Founder, C-Change Learning & Development
  • Clint Clarkson – Author, L&D Scene Comics