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Understanding International Talent Trends Key to Succeeding in the Global Economy

Maria Ho | October 26, 2015 | Article

Global Trends ATD publishes its first truly global study on the state of talent development. The published research, Global Trends in Talent Development, offers comparisons along key metrics across regions (Asia-Pacific; Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); North America; and Latin America). 

Science of Learning 101: Are We Doing the Right Things?

Patti Shank | June 15, 2015 | Article

continuous learningCurrently, corporate learning and development (L&D) is still skewed heavily toward building courses and content, but this approach is not really in sync with the exponential rate of knowledge change and today’s knowledge-heavy work processes—or the instructional piece work L&D provides.  Consequently, L&D is dangerously close to becoming irrelevant in many organizations.  

Dealing With Ambiguity During Change

Josh Smith | May 28, 2015 | Webcast

Learn how Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) developed a hands-on leadership simulation event to prepare leaders to make critical decisions during unprecedented ambiguity and industry change. HCSC is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and fourth largest overall, operating through its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Building an Innovative People-Driven Organization

Ruth Palombo Weiss | May 13, 2015 | Article

people-drivenAs the top challenge for 2015, a report put out by the Conference Board notes CEOs view human capital in all its forms—from dynamic leadership to a skilled workforce cadre—as the primary fuel that will drive the engines of growth within their organizations. Rebecca Ray, co-author of Creating Opportunity Out of Adversity: Building Initiative has found that over the years people have done a variety of things to address different aspects of business. 

Accelerate your Executive Career through Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself

Rita Allen | April 14, 2015 | Webcast

The term marketing makes most people think of products, services, and commodities. How about marketing ourselves—our talents, accomplishments, and value—inside our organization and within our profession, industry, and community? Are you or your staff members comfortable talking about yourselves in this way? More importantly, are you prepared to talk about yourself in this way—packaging your talents and accomplishments, showcasing them, leveraging them, and presenting them to your organization and community? Identifying, creating, and articulating a personal brand empowers people to own their career and seize opportunities. Personal branding and the ability to market ourselves is an essential ingredient for successful career management. Learn how to create a framework to embrace and develop this core competency.

Action Learning Around the World

Michael J. Marquardt | January 28, 2015 | Article

Companies worldwide are benefiting from the use of action learning to generate business solutions and develop leaders.

Fearless Instructional Design: Learning From the Imagination of Jim Henson

TechKnowledge 2015 FR200
Michelle Lentz | January 16, 2015 | Video

Too often, instructional designers end up trapped in their boxes of theory. Sometimes we need to open that box and peer outside to glean ideas and inspiration from sources outside our industry. Jim Henson started working as a puppeteer in 1954, long before many of us considered corporate instructional design (ID) as a career. Yet, Jim Henson applied many of the core ideas from ID in his imaginative work. Viewing our own theories and ideas used in different ways is a great way to help inspire us to think of new and fearless ideas. We will cover Henson's use of storyboarding, storytelling, iteration, templates, and more, and bring it back to practical uses in instructional design. We'll get creative, discussing how construction of a Muppet can translate to construction of a course. Also, this session is fun. There might even be a Muppet.

Live Online Learning: 3 Keys to Virtual Training

TechKnowledge 2015 FR105
Cindy Huggett | January 16, 2015 | Video

When rolling out live online training to your workforce, what needs to happen to ensure it goes smoothly? This session will cover the three key steps every organization should follow in a virtual training implementation. It will provide practical examples from organizations that have successfully implemented live online training, along with specific tips for success. Whether its a complex blended learning program for a large global audience or only a single synchronous session, proper preparation is essential. Therefore, this highly interactive session will help you prepare your participants, your facilitators, and your technology for live online learning. It will also provide checklists and guidelines that you can put to immediate use.

Using High Tech to Develop High-Touch Skills

TechKnowledge 2015 TH107
Janice Burns | January 15, 2015 | Video

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. How do you select and leverage the right assets, not only to save time and money, but also drive better learning outcomes and performance? It's not enough to just assemble the right parts and pieces, you want to gain support and sustain it as well. During this session, the speaker will help you identify the right blend of technologies to bring formal and informal learning together. You'll learn how to create a visual snapshot of a high-tech, high-touch development program and receive a template to present your program in a compelling way. You will leave with ideas, insights, and tools to use with social media, mobile support, games, and simulations to sustain learning, so your organization gets the most out of its training dollars, and your learners get what they want. You will understand how you can use high-tech to assess gaps in high-touch skills and learn new approaches to design personalized development programs to address those gaps. Determine how technology can help you gain buy-in and commitment from key stakeholders to achieve measurable results. Basic knowledge of 70-20-10 or formal and informal learning components will maximize the dialogue and learning in this session.

The Global Virtual Classroom 5 Keys to Success

TechKnowledge 2015 TH205
Darlene Christopher | January 15, 2015 | Video

Is your virtual classroom ready for global learners? According to recent ASTD research, globalization is one of the most important trends affecting the workforce. So how can you make sure your virtual classroom training is appropriate for all learners, regardless of their location? When you prepare for a global audience as a facilitator or designer, you need to think globally about every aspect of the training from the learner perspective, and make adjustments geared to those perspectives. During this session you will explore the five key areas for global virtual classroom success: logistics, content, learning styles, rehearsal, and facilitation. You will leave with strategies and tips to successfully design and deliver training for the global virtual classroom. The speaker has designed and delivered hundreds of training sessions via virtual classroom to World Bank Group staff in every region of the world. She will share practical examples from a variety of courses that were converted for delivery in a global virtual classroom.

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