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  • 10 Oct 2014 11:00 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    ... that National ATD's B.E.S.T. Award stands for
    Building talent
    Supported by the organization's leaders
    Thorough learning culture

    The countdown has begun. Only five weeks to the ATD Competence Model and B.E.S.T. Awards webinar on Friday, October 10th, 11 AM. Learn how to make your learning function the BEST and be recognized nationally for it. Register for this free webinar  here.

  • 10 Oct 2014 11:00 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

     DID YOU KNOW ... ?
    ... completing the B.E.S.T. application process enables an organization's learning function to look holistically, critically, and appreciatively at its work. Applicants have commented on how much they learned from participating in the process.

    The countdown continues. Only four weeks to the ATD Competence Model and B.E.S.T. Awards webinar on Friday, October 10th, 11 AM. Learn how to make your learning function the BEST and be recognized nationally for it. Register for this free webinar here.

  • 07 Oct 2014 9:00 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    The NeuroLeadership Summit brings together leading neuroscientists and top practitioners from around the globe in a highly interactive environment to generate real breakthroughs in our understanding of how to improve organizations.   This year’s Summit will be held October 7-9, in San Francisco, focusing on the theme ‘Organization as Ecosystem’ with many fantastic speakers and sessions.  For more information, please visit: http://summit.neuroleadership.org/2014/home

  • 01 Oct 2014 8:00 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    ACMP Pacific Northwest Regional network is the local chapter of the Global Association of Change Management Professionals, the premiere and most respected global community advancing the discipline of change management. 


    Want to manage change better? Join ACMP’s PNW Regional Network for the third annual ChangeConnect Symposium this October!  Connect with change leaders from across the Pacific Northwest for an inspiring, hands-on event designed to bring the local change community thought-provoking ideas and information on industry trends.   Learn, connect, and share your expertise with hundreds of change professionals through impactful breakout sessions, business leader panels, and extensive networking opportunities.  October 1 & 2, 2014, at Microsoft’s Redmond, WA, campus.  For more information, go to www.acmppnwnetwork.org, and click on the symposium tab. 

  • 11 Sep 2014 11:00 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)


    New Technologies for Virtual Coaching

    Register for upcoming webcasts or view session recordings anytime at www.astd.org/webcasts.

    September 11 at 2:00 p.m. ET
     Speaker: Todd Zaugg

    The latest innovation in achieving performance improvement has arrived, and it couldn't have come at a better time. Many of us are experiencing the pressure of decreased budgets, remote teams, and an increased need for performance coaching.

     In this webcast, we will share the key reasons why talent development suffers, and how to overcome those pitfalls and unleash performance. We will also share the latest in a leading, web-based technology platform that helps accelerate talent development.

  • 10 Sep 2014 11:00 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)


    Sharepoint for Training and Compliance

    Register for upcoming webcasts or view session recordings anytime at www.astd.org/webcasts.

    September 10 at 2:00 p.m. ET
    Speakers: Shawn Andrews, Matthew Smith

     Training and compliance are now more than ever a necessity in the corporate world. Adhering to applicable laws and regulations concerning your business is vital and failure to do so can lead to severe penalties. Leveraging an option like SharePoint for training and compliance can effectively reduce security risks and challenges associated with compliance. In this session, we'll discuss some examples of using SharePoint to support training and compliance in organizations. Topics include:
    •Managing training curriculum
    •Employee onboarding/orientation
    •Workflows and Version Control
    •Project management
    •Using SharePoint as LMS

  • 09 Sep 2014 11:00 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Improvisation and Leadership: Teaching Your Leaders Positive and Effective Behaviors For Employee Engagement

    Register for upcoming webcasts or view session recordings anytime at www.astd.org/webcasts.

    September 9 at 2:00 p.m. ET
     Speakers: Karen Hough
     One of the biggest challenges for leaders today is effectively engaging teams so that employees can manage change, innovate, and remain flexible. Keeping employees engaged, positive, and focused has a great deal to do with the day-to-day actions and reactions of leadership. Join Karen Hough, CEO of ImprovEdge, for an interactive session on the use of improvisational behaviors as effective leadership tools for employees and organizations. Improvisers manage risk, constant change, and uncertainty, and are able to take advantage of the unexpected.

    You will learn:
    •four critical techniques of improvisation that can be easily translated to corporate environments
    •case studies of how these simple tools have supported collaborative and effective teams (for example, Coca-Cola Enterprises)
    •ways to model and teach more proactive leader behaviors
    •further resources to integrate the flexibility of improvisation into your working environment. 

  • 17 Jun 2014 8:00 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    The Association for Manufacturing Excellence is offering interested employers training and coaching in hiring Veterans. The program uses industry best practices and state of the art theory to meet current and future hiring of Veterans. This program is for organizations who desire to improve their business performance through improved workforce productivity and believe in re-capitalizing their workforce with Veterans.

    The goal of this symposium is to assist employers of all sizes to navigate and leverage the systems available so they can access these proven Americans and meet their organizations hiring and retention needs. AMEV2s primary focus has been with companies with less than 1,000 employees. These employers collectively represent the overwhelming majority of the total hiring demand. The AMEV2 Program is designed to incentivize American organizations of all sizes to acquire high quality Veterans. The goal is to accelerate Americas economic recovery by leveraging a tremendous American resource.

    For more detailed information and to register visit



  • 11 Jun 2014 11:30 AM | Ann Baus (Administrator)
    ICELW 2014, the Seventh Annual International Conference on E-learning in the Workplace, will be held from June 11-13, 2014 at Columbia University in New York.
    The complete program for ICELW 2014 - The International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace, is now online!
    We have another great international lineup of speakers and sessions focused specifically on e-learning in the workplace. ICELW 2013 will feature:
    • Keynote speeches by Steve Wheeler, the renowned speaker, blogger, tweeter, and e-learning expert, and Dr. Peta Hellmann, Sr. HR Officer at the World Bank Group.
    • A special panel discussion on the potential role of MOOCs in professional development, moderated by ICELW founder and conference chair Dr. David Guralnick.
    • An invited talk from Dr. Will Thalheimer, the well-known researcher and learning/performance consultant, on the Serious E-Learning Manifesto.
    • Presentations given by experienced presenters from roughly 25 countries.
    • The announcement of the winners of the International E-Learning Awards - Business Division.
    • Our ICELW mini-expo, on Thursday, June 12th.
    The ICELW 2014 program emphasizes demonstrations of e-learning and performance support success stories, along with the application of academic research to real-world training, education, and job performance cases.
    Join us this year at the ICELW 2014 conference, June 11th-13th at Columbia University!
    Register now in order to secure your spot at ICELW 2014!
  • 22 May 2014 5:58 PM | Ann Baus (Administrator)

    Intrepid Learning is offering a free MOOC on MOOCs - genius!

    Start Date: June 9, 2014
    End Date: June 30, 2014
    Duration: 3 weeks
    Cost: FREE!

    As learning professionals, we’ve struggled to make sense of how to leverage new technologies to create an integrated, effective learning experience – versus a dizzying array of disconnected technology point solutions. How do we create learning experiences that seamlessly integrate the power of these technology trends?

    Enter the corporate MOOC.

    Our “MOOC on Corporate MOOCs” is a three-week course that introduces learning professionals to the power of a MOOC in order to meet a company’s learning needs. Whether for internal company use or customer facing training, the MOOC on Corporate MOOCs provides participants with a high level overview of corporate MOOCs and what it can achieve.

    At the end of this three week experience, participants will be empowered with:

    • The knowledge to be a learning professional educated and enthusiastic about the prospect of using a MOOC in their organization.
    • A business plan that will help a learning professional communicate to organizational colleagues and leadership about a MOOC strategy, and the importance of the MOOC to their current training initiatives.

    Sign up today!


    Q: How does this “MOOC” work?
    A: The course will launch with a live webinar (although you don’t have to attend if you can’t make it) on June 9, 2014 (time TBD). After the webinar, you are free to explore each week’s course materials at your own pace. Each week, new course materials and learning activities will become available for you to complete until the end of the three week period.

    Q: How much time will I need to commit?
    A: Each learning activity is designed to be completed in under 15 minutes. Total estimated time commitment for week one is 3-hours, week two is 1.5-hours, and week three is 2-hours.

    Q: How much does this cost?
    A: It’s free!

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