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Special Events

ATD Puget Sound provides a number of special events every year, from hosting our ever popular "Under the Hood" series at local businesses to our major events that bring together large cross-sections of our community. 

Events are posted to our website and are open to both members and non members.

If you have questions about special events, reach out to the Manager of Special Events or the Director of Programs.

 

Upcoming events

    • August 25, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - Access included in confirmation email
    • 65
    Register


    There are many tools for building eLearning, but our classic interactions can seem a bit stale to the modern learner in the era of YouTube and Tik Tok. In this hands-on workshop, you will build an eLearning course that prompts, challenges and supports the learner through a conversational chatbot, using free software and the planning tools provided in the workshop.

    In this session, you will learn:

    • How the human brain responds to a chatbot
    • How to plan an educational conversation with a bot
    • How to test and improve the logical flow of the chatbot
    • How to enhance chatbot replies with existing assets
    • How to integrate your course into an LMS to track user behavior, completion, and success rates 

    Throughout the online workshop, you will follow a step-by-step process to build a functioning course using the content and assets provided, using the files and workflow provided. The files are yours to keep after the workshop, so you’ll be able to use it as a template for future development on any sort of subject.

    Special bonus: Included with your workshop is a copy of AI in Talent Development: Capitalize on the AI Revolution to Transform the Way You Work, Learn, and Live, by ATD author and speaker, Margie Meacham

    About the Presenter:

    Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with learning to learn how to read. While she didn’t discover it until much later, Margie is dyslexic and was finding it hard to keep up with her classmates. Eventually, she figured out how her mind worked and graduated high school as her class valedictorian and summa cum laude from her Bachelor and Master’s level programs. Today, she teaches learning professionals how to apply the latest discoveries from the converging fields of neuroscience and artificial intelligence. Margie is the author of AI in Talent Development: Capitalize on the AI Revolution to Transform the Way You Work, Learn, and Live, Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience and The Brain Matters Coloring Book.

    Margie is the Chief Freedom Officer of Learningtogo and a recognized leader in the application of neuroscience and artificial intelligence to enhance learning and performance. She is a recipient of the 100 Most Innovative in Learning award and a frequent keynote speaker at industry conferences. She teaches the ATD online course, Essentials of Brain-Based Learning and is a founding member of The Brain Ladies, a consortium of leading experts in applied cognitive science. Her neuroscience and AI blog was recently recognized as a Top Blog by Feedback. You can connect with her on LinkedIn and Twitter or get in touch via email.



    Puget Sound Chapter Programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials



    Learning Sciences, Technology Application




    Registration:

    Pre-Registration - Members attend at special rate. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory.

    Pre-Registration - Non-Member $60.00. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory. 

    Online Registration Closes One Day Prior To The Program. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

    We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting. Substitutions are encouraged. Read our refund policy here.

    Special Instructions:

    Instructions to attend the virtual meeting will be included in your confirmation email and on the reminder email the day prior to the program. Please save these instructions. Real time assistance is not available. 


    • September 16, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - Access included in confirmation email
    • 67
    Register


    What makes a product memorable? How does an experience transform from informational to inspirational?  Behind every pleasant user interaction is a well-thought-out user experience.  The need for implementing a thoughtful and impactful user experience (UX) has grown rapidly in recent years, with LinkedIn labeling it #5 among the most in-demand hard skills in 2020 However, in order to create an effective UX, it's first important to gain a foundation in a UX professional's #1 tool: the User-Centered Design (UCD) process.


    In this workshop, attendees will receive a hands-on experience in exploring every aspect of the UCD process, from research techniques, design strategies, and usability testing.  By the end of the session, attendees should feel equipped with knowledge on how they can become larger advocates for their end-users and how UCD will enhance future products or experiences that they create.



    About the Presenter:

    Julius Magsino has spent the past 10+ years supporting professional user experience efforts at various companies and groups, including T-Mobile, Microsoft and the University of Washington.  Throughout his time at T-Mobile, Julius had the opportunity to apply his user-centered design knowledge in assisting 110K+ retail employees across the United States and Puerto Rico.  His contributions have helped transform and standardize a number of user experiences for sales tools and learning & development processes, earning various awards including the Annual T-Mobile Winners Circle Award in 2019, given to the Top < 1% of employees in the company.

    This year, Julius has shifted focus to the health industry, supporting 98point6 as a Senior User Experience Designer.  Along with his UX team, Julius is responsible for designing various member-specific experiences that help promote a more affordable and accessible primary care experience.  With recent events making healthcare more relevant than ever, Julius is excited to discover how UX can continue to help move the health space forward in new and innovative ways.


    Outside of work, Julius is also a large advocate for the growth of the UX community through skills building and development.  Graduating from the University of Washington's Human Centered Design & Engineering (HCDE) program (MS 2014, BS 2012), he serves as a Board Member for the HCDE Alumni Leadership Board. Through the group, he assists HCDE Alumni with building career connections and mentoring opportunities.  Julius is also a volunteer member for UX STRAT, an organization that promotes the sharing of methodologies and tools focused on strategic design and innovation among worldwide design and product professionals.  In addition, Julius continues to serve as a professional mentor to a number of new or aspiring designers/researchers via work, local hackathons and UX-related organizations.  Interested in UX mentorship opportunities? Feel free to reach out to Julius via LinkedIn.


    Puget Sound Chapter Programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. More details here.



    Instructional Design, Training Delivery & Facilitation




    Registration:

    Pre-Registration - Members attend at special rate. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory.

    Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory. 

    Online Registration Closes One Day Prior To The Program. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

    We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting. Substitutions are encouraged. Read our refund policy here.

    Special Instructions:

    Instructions to attend the virtual meeting will be included in your confirmation email and on the reminder email the day prior to the program. Please save these instructions. Real time assistance is not available. 


    • September 29, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - Access included in confirmation email
    • 65
    Register


    Learning can’t always happen in 15 minutes, 30, or even 60. Often times, learners need repeated attempts at a lesson in order to fully absorb the meaning and leave with the expected outcomes, particularly when learning interpersonal skills. What design can yield a safe environment for learners to fail constructively? Simulations.


    Simulations offer time and space for learners to try multiple strategies in achieving the learning goal in a safe environment: practice reps for the real world. Join Bryan Guo as he reviews his research into simulations and guides attendees in best practices they can use to create compelling simulations of their own.


    About the Presenter:

    Bryan Yu Guo is a Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Amazon. He leads a global team to design blended learning solutions of high-impact business case studies and immersive technical learning experiences that develop Amazon senior leaders' ability to lead cross-functional teams at large scale. Bryan holds a Ph.D. in Learning Sciences from Northwestern University, where he conducted numerous experiments studying how to design effective simulations to help people learn complex concepts. He published and spoke at a wide range of international presses and conferences, including Springer, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (books and journals), AERA, AECT, Jean Piaget Society (Educational Psychology & Technology conferences), ACM SIG CHI, IEEE ICDM, and ALife (Human-Computer Interaction / Data Mining / Computer Science conferences).



    Puget Sound Chapter Programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. More details here.



    Instructional Design, Training Delivery & Facilitation




    Registration:

    Pre-Registration - Members attend at special rate. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory.

    Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory. 

    Online Registration Closes One Day Prior To The Program. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

    We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting. Substitutions are encouraged. Read our refund policy here.

    Special Instructions:

    Instructions to attend the virtual meeting will be included in your confirmation email and on the reminder email the day prior to the program. Please save these instructions. Real time assistance is not available. 


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