ATDps: August 2021 Virtual Member Event
Inclusive & Accessible Design
As we all look to keep up with the rapidly-changing world, some organizations have begun leaning more on subject-matter experts (SMEs) to create content. But, how can you make sure this content is the right content, is good content, and perhaps most importantly, inclusive for all of your learners?
This session looks at a case study where a small learning and development team suddenly got tasked with providing learning opportunities for a very large and diverse audience. The team adopted an SME-Enablement Program to rapidly develop learning content, while also ensuring content the SMEs provided were high quality and learner-centric. A key component of this was the programs insistence on accessible and inclusive content. The session follows up with some results from the shift, to an open question forum.
I first found my passion for Learning and Development during my time with the Marine Corps, from 1999-2008. I loved coaching others and leading training programs to get people ready for their deployments, and watching them succeed. Since then, I have been a technical trainer for Johns Hopkins University in beautiful Baltimore, MD (Go O's!), and have been with Amazon since late 2014. During this time, I've been an Instructional Designer, Program Manager, and team manager, and I love getting a chance to provide guidance and consultation to leaders and business partners on how to identify and drive learning opportunities to solve problems. I also like helping fellow designers ensure produced content is accessible and globally inclusive.
Outside of work, my wife and I are looking forward to resume our passion of travelling, and we love spoiling our 2 cats. I'm a huge sports fan - chances are I can talk with you about your favorite sport or team to a decent degree. I am on the board of The Arc of King County, and organization advocating for our intellectual and developmentally disabled community, and volunteer with K9Kare, a dog and cat rescue and adoption organization (let me know if you're looking to adopt!).
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, Instructional Design, Cultural Awareness & Inclusion
Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory.
Pre-Registration - Non-Member $20.00. 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.
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