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Upcoming events

    • 08/31/2018
    • 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.

    Join us for networking, lunch (included) and great learning.

    Speaker Bio

    Vicki Hall, Project Manager, Enterprise Systems.

    Vicki Hall is an accomplished IT and business executive with more than 25 years of progressive leadership experience in oil and gas, construction, higher education, technology and retail sectors.


     


    • 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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