Events

Upcoming events

    • 03/09/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Roanoke Higher Education Center (Room 212 Main Floor). 108 North Jefferson Street , Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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    Whole-in-One Training

    Abstract

    ​In this workshop, participants will explore the Whole-In- One style of learning which helps learners practice decision-making, key tasks and full-filling organizational expectations. Whole-In- One has four components: teach an entire workflow or process from beginning to end, stop whenever the participant would use software or equipment and simulate its use, highlight the policies that apply to critical decisions in the workflow, and focus on actions that create a positive customer experience.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Describe the advantages of the Whole-In-One style of learning.
    • Use job aids to create a foundational story for a course.
    • Plan a Whole-In-One style of course.


    Speaker Bio

    Becky Saeger, CPLP, is a senior consultant in Education and Organizational Development at Carilion Clinic. She has extensive experience in instructional design and game and simulation development. TD Magazine is publishing Becky’s article on Whole-In-One learning in June 2018.




    • 04/13/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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     Using Lean & Agile Enterprise Frameworks for Managing Education Portfolios, Programs, & Projects 

    Abstract

    Lean and Agile methods are well-established models for managing high-risk, time-sensitive projects, product, and services with demanding customers and fast-changing market conditions. This webinar will establish the context, provide a definition, and describe the value-system for lean and agile portfolio, program, and multi-team project management (as well as performance measurement).

    Dr. David F. Rico will give a presentation on "Lean & Agile Enterprise Frameworks: Using SAFe 4.5 to Manage Education Portfolios, Programs, & Projects." Lean and agile methods are well-established models for managing high-risk, time-sensitive R&D-oriented new product development (NPD) portfolios products and services with demanding customers and fast-changing market conditions. In fact, lean and agile methods are now used by over 95% of public and private sector organizations worldwide. The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is a de facto international commercial standard for managing large information technology (IT) intensive portfolios, programs, projects, and teams.

    SAFe is used for the purpose of scaling lean and agile principles to large organizations, enterprises, portfolio, and multi-project programs (for government agencies, acquisitions, and complex large-scale systems of systems). SAFe is a multi-level model consisting of best practices, recommendations, guidelines, and tools for enterprise-wide lean and agile budgeting, portfolio and value stream management, cross-cutting enterprise-wide workflows and threads, management of complex acquisitions and programs, and multi-team project management, governance, and synchronization. 


    Speaker Bio

    Dr.  David Rico oversees a multi-billion-dollar IT portfolio. He’s been a technical leader in support of NASA, Navy, Air Force, and Army for over 30 years. He has led over 30 change initiatives based on Cloud Computing, CI, CD, DevOps(Sec), Microservices, Lean, Agile, SOA, Web Services, Six Sigma, FOSS, PMBoK, ISO 9001, CMMI, Baldrige, TQM, DoDAF, DoD 5000, etc. He specializes in IT investment analysis, portfolio valuation, and organization change. He’s been an international keynote and conference speaker, authored seven textbooks and numerous articles, and is a frequent PMI, INCOSE, ALN, and SPIN speaker. He is a Certified PMP, CSEP, ACP, CSM, FCP, FCT, SAFe Agilist, and DevOps expert, and teaches at seven Washington, DC universities. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science, M.S. in Software Engineering, and D.M. in Information Systems. He has been in the IT field since 1983.






    • 04/27/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    Knowledge Management: Effective Strategies for Learning , Development, and Performance Support

    Abstract

    Knowledge Management (KM) is a well known discipline in many industries for knowledge is a valuable currency of organizational performance. Knowledge Management can be a key differentiator between effective and siloed environments.  Learning and Development (L&D) functions can maximize their reach and organizational effectiveness with systematic KM strategies. This session provides an overview of KM as a learning strategy and how current technologies can enhance training and performance support interventions for your organization.

    By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

    1. Define KM as a process and learning strategy

    2. Describe essential components of any KM system

    3. Discuss and compare KM-enabling technologies


    Speaker Bio

    Alexander Salas is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), eLearning developer, instructional designer, blogger and LMS expert from Orlando, FL.  Alex passion for L&D began while serving in the US Navy as a combat medic next to US Marines and for the last 12 years he has empowered the learning strategies of several healthcare and technology organizations. He specializes in multimedia eLearning game design and augmented reality (AR) interactions for workplace learning.  Alex has been a lead organizer of the Orlando Articulate User Group and often shares tips and tricks at Articulate’s eLearning Heroes Community.

     


    • 05/11/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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    What is Learning and What Makes it Stick?

    Abstract

    As an outcome of this webinar, flex your own learning design muscles to use research-based, professional learning models and techniques that optimize the learning process.


    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Parker Grant, Principal, Learning Connects


    • 05/25/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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     Re-imagination of Learning: Transforming the New Hire Experience

    Abstract

    In this webinar, participants will explore effective strategies to create new hire orientations, especially for remote employers.


    Speaker Bio

    Brian Clancy, Learning & Performance Improvement Manager, AARP


    • 06/15/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Roanoke Higher Education Center (Room 212 Main Floor). 108 North Jefferson Street , Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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     ​Designing Digital game-based learning and gamification-centered Training and Instruction

    Abstract


    In this workshop, participants will explore the fundamentals of digital game-based learning and gamification and how they can be used to enhance instruction. Participants will explore a wide varieties of games and technologies to develop games, as well as strategies to evaluate them. 


    Speaker Bio

     Tamara Kravitz, Senior Training Director, Cybernance, Inc. 


    • 07/13/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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     Guided Evolution in Instructional Design

    Abstract

    Instructional Design and talent development, as an industry, are not yet having their day, but they're well on their way. As more companies of all sizes and shapes finally grasp the critical importance of good training as opposed to simply throwing content toward learners, we in the Learning and Development field can make a huge difference. This session will focus on a few high-impact, easy win areas that we can do a lot of good in for our stakeholders and organizations-- and by extent our industry.

    Attendees will be able to ask questions that help identify areas for quick instructional design wins and  will be energized to go back into the fray and do great instructional design. 

    Topics: 
    - What instructional design is today 
    - Stakeholders' perception of instructional design 
    - Managing expectations around instructional design 
    - Starting with awesome 
    - Delivering awesome

    Speaker Bio

    Jared Garrett is not a unicorn. While his depth and breadth of L&D skills are quite rare, that doesn’t mean he has a magical horn and looks like a horse.

    Jared has been in adult education for more than twenty years. He got his start teaching Portuguese, then moved on to teaching English as a Second Language to thousands of students around the world. Due to his combination of talent based on his unique youth and having taught for twelve years, he’s gained a unique level of insight into the learner’s mind. It’s this insight and obsession with making the very best learner-focused training experiences that have carried him in his career as an Instructional Designer into one of the coolest companies on the planet. As a Senior Instructional Designer for Amazon, he’s traveled the world twice delivering seminars and workshops to every level of the business, created hours of eLearning, and consulted on learning delivery strategy for several global teams.

    Currently, Jared is a stay-at-home-professional, doing Instructional Design for his Amazon team, consulting through his solo outfit, H2M Creatives, and writing novels. His wife of 20 years is a full-time law student, which is why Jared works from home so that he can be the caregiver to their seven children. Yes. Seven children. 

      


    • 08/10/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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      ​Professional Development for Healthcare Providers - Changing Education Practice

    Abstract

     This webinar is focused on 21st century knowledge and skills needed by healthcare providers to succeed in their careers and remain competitive. 


    Speaker Bio

     Jason Bates, Training & Simulations Manager, University of Maryland Medical Center

    Jason Bates has over 13 years of experience developing simulation based education in medicine. He currently serves as Training and Simulation Manager at The University of Maryland Medical Center leading the development of medical simulation programs within the Shock Trauma Center. He has worked as a project manager, program manager, business development manager and SME for many different education technology initiatives and has an extensive background in the design, development and implementation of simulation based training in medical education.  His current interest is in integrating augmented and virtual reality into medical simulation training programs and is also faculty at the University of Maryland Blended Reality Center.  He has co-authored a text book on instructional design in medical education and is an annual presenter at the international meeting on simulation in healthcare conference.    


    • 08/24/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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      ​Nailing the Learning & Development Job Interview

    Abstract

    ​In this webinar, participants will explore the latest trends in industry and higher education to succeed in interviews in the learning and development fields, based on what hiring managers are looking for. Topics include effective application materials, use of electronic portfolios, key elements of a cover letter and resume, and frequently asked questions during these interviews.


    Speaker Bio

    Miko Nino has been in the fields of instructional design and training since 2006. During this time, he has worked as coach, consultant, project manager, instructional designer, trainer, and research fellow. Currently, he is Instructional Design & Training Manager at Virginia Tech. Also, he is the current President of the ATD Valleys of Virginia Chapter. 

    A significant part of his practice and research focuses on professional development, digital networking, and professional ePortfolios for job search and career advancement. He is interested in recruitment and hiring trends in industry and higher education. For years, he has mentored students in public speaking, interviewing skills, and resume/cover letter writing. Other practice and research interests include digital game-based learning and online course quality. His work has been published in magazines and peer-reviewed journals and presented at regional, national, and international conferences. 

    Prior to Virginia Tech, he collaborated with organizations such as Johns Hopkins Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Special Olympics, Leo Pharma, University of Maryland Baltimore County, and others. He holds a BA in International from Lindenwood University, a MA in Instructional Systems Development from University of Maryland Baltimore County, and he is completing his PhD in Instructional Design & Technology at Virginia Tech.



    • 09/14/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Roanoke Higher Education Center (Room 212 Main Floor). 108 North Jefferson Street , Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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     ​Successful Project Management: Using PM Skills for Career Success

    Abstract


    Project Management is a fundamental skill to succeed as a professional. Regardless of the nature and topic of the project, using sound project management skills guarantees timely and high quality delivery. This workshop will teach participants what project management is about, how to apply it to their work, relevant technologies, and strategies to overcome common challenges in projects.


    Speaker Bio

     Vicki Hall, Project Manager, Enterprise Systems


    • 10/19/2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar
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       ​Creating Accessible Documents in Microsoft Word and Powerpoint

    Abstract

    Learning technologies, instructional design, performance improvement Description: In this webinar, participants will explore key principles of accessibility and their importance when creating materials. In addition, they will apply these principles to create documents and presentations that follow universal and message design principles. 


    Speaker Bio

    George Joeckel, Web Accessibility Specialist, WebAIM.org
    • 11/30/2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Roanoke Higher Education Center (Room 212 Main Floor). 108 North Jefferson Street , Roanoke, Virginia 24016
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     ​ Successful Onboarding: Best Practices to Integrate New Employees into your Organization

    Abstract


    This workshop focused on best practices to onboard new employees into your team or organization. Topics include the design and development of successful orientation plans, scheduling of the onboarding process, fostering engagement in new employees, teaching about your products and organization, and resources needed for the success of new employees.


    Speaker Bio

     Ron Poff, Industry Director & Director of Global Marketing, Mar-Bal, Inc


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