February 2018 Issue
February is often deemed the “Love” month. As I think about this month, I am pausing to reflect on the things that I love both personally and professionally… On a personal note, I love my husband and my two spunky girls, coffee dates with friends, the cool, crisp scarf weather outside and wine. Professionally, I love that I get an opportunity to positively impact people’s lives through the learning programs I create and I love the talent development community that makes up ATDps. You are an amazing community! And ATDps would love even more of your involvement in the year to come. There are opportunities in our chapter for everyone; those new to talent development and looking for connections, seasoned professionals looking to give back, and everything and every person in between. Our members and volunteers have such varied interests and careers, which allows us to continually learn from each other. And I for one, love the many things I am continually learning from all of you!
The last weekend in January, your Board of Directors met for a Saturday off-site to plan and strategize for the coming year. I have to tell you, I am PUMPED! I love what is in store for this chapter. Here are some highlights of what ATDps has to offer in the next couple months:
· Engage! (offered in-person and virtually) sharing information about ATDps and highlighting how you can engage with the chapter.
· Seattle Chapter Meetings held in Mercer Island.
· South Sound Chapter Meetings held in Lakewood.
· Interest Groups meeting to network and share best practices within a specific area of interest.
· Our first Career Tune-up event offering you tips for refining your elevator pitch, jazzing up your LinkedIn Profile and polishing your resume.
For more details and ways to get involved visit: www.atdpugetsound.org
What do you love about ATDps? Share some love for our chapter on Twitter or LinkedIn @ATDps.
How will you engage, learn, develop and grow with us in 2018? I can't wait to meet you at future events!
ATDps South Sound Chapter Meeting - Learning Technologies
February 6, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM
Invista PerformanceSolutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Building 19, Suite 207 Lakewood, WA 98499
ATD Competency Focus: Learning Technologies
Using a socratic format and engaging dialogue amongst participants, Andrew Herkert, Chief Revenue Offer of TruScribe, will lead a robust conversation about Learning Technologies in the modern workplace. Anticipate his willingness to jump into live demonstrations, give the controls to breakout group sessions for train-the-trainer lessons in Learning Technologies, and have a great time discussing this exciting new era that is changing the Talent Development Industry.
Andrew J. Herkert serves as Director of Marketing and Communications for the Board of ATD Puget Sound and resides in the South Sound. Andrew has a background in Leadership, Content Creation, Curriculum Design. He is a successful entrepreneur and currently Chief Revenue Officer of TruScribe, a fast growing and well renown content company primarily serving Corporate Learning and Training organizations in the Fortune 500. Andrew also co-founded Squigl, a global Microsoft Education partner serving Higher Education markets internationally.
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Networking and Introductions
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Discussion
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Wrap up and networking
7:30 pm End
Building Efficient, Consistent Instructional Content Using a Practice-Centered Model
February 20, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM | Mercer Island Community & Event Center
Common Instructional Design models, from ADDIE to SAM, focus on repeatable, scalable processes to identify needs, build content, and evaluate that content. While these processes are critical to creating effective learning experiences, they don’t provide much guidance for how to create actual learning content in a repeatable, scalable way. As a result, training content is frequently inconsistent in quality and style and doesn’t focus adequately on practice with feedback in real-world scenarios. By following a simple, 4-part content model that utilizes worked examples, completion problems, and practice problems, training teams can create learning experiences that are consistent and high-quality. Chad will walk through the model that he has deployed in large, complex training teams and explain how it allows novices and skilled designers to create content that delivers results.
After participating in this session, you’ll be able to organize learning content into four parts using a practice-centered model to maximize efficiency and consistency throughout your training organization.
ATD Competency Model - Instructional Design
About the Speaker
Chad Swaney is a lifelong Learning & Development professional who is currently the Director of Sales Training and Communication at Zillow Group. He has built training systems that support large, global teams in multiple languages at organizations such as Amazon, American Express, and Prudential. His passion is building practice-oriented, scalable programs that help people achieve success in whatever their chosen job might be. He holds a Master’s Degree in Education and is currently completing his dissertation at Pepperdine University.
7:30 AM – Doors open, networking
8:00 AM – Presentation
9:00 AM - Additional Networking
9:30 AM – End
Explore ATD's national website
They’ve worked hard to make their site easy to navigate and discover relevant information. They have major sections such as: Explore Content, Learn & Develop, Events, and Connect.
I am partial to the first two. So, I dug a bit deeper under “Explore Content” and liked how they had subtopics broken down by: Topic, Role and Type
I checked out their Science in Learning section. Right away I can “Follow” or “Contribute” which is a great way to garner engagement (something all of us appreciate). You can then winnow/filter/find what you want based on types of information as well as by presenter. One item that caught my eye was the “Most Popular” by week/month/all time. Granted, I may not be interested in “How Color Can Affect Learning”, but you may!
So, if you have 15 minutes for a tour of the new site check it out. Chances are, you will find something that resonates with you and your customers.
Sarah Nell Reynolds
Director of Research
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