Preconference Workshops

Leaving ADDIE for SAM MegaWorkshop

May 19-20, 2017 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. ATD Member: US $1,195 | Nonmember: US $1,550

In this workshop, you'll practice the techniques necessary to produce the meaningful, memorable, and motivational scenario-based learning experiences your organization needs. You'll have the unique opportunity to participate in an industry-leading strategy specifically created to facilitate brainstorming and design prototyping. Return to your organization with skills that blend these four categories: agile project management, performance consulting, stakeholder management, and performance improvement.  

Track: Training Delivery 

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Coaching Essentials for Team Leaders

May 20, 2017 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
ATD Member: US $495 | Nonmember: US $695

Facilitator: Tracy Hutton, The Marcus Buckinham Company

The job of any coach is readily visible to the outside world: He or she turns talent into performance, shaping and guiding the natural gifts of people on the team to contribute to the goals of the team as a whole. The job of the manager is exactly the same. This means that every manager needs to understand the basic principles of coaching and learn coaching skills to lead a team effectively. In this workshop you will explore the reasoning behind a strengths-based approach to developing people, learn a strengths-based model for coaching team members, and practice applying that model. You will also learn techniques and strategies to build trust, reframe situations to achieve more powerful outcomes, and provide performance feedback that inspires people to take action. Finally, you will focus your attention on the 5 Cs: coaching conversations every manager must be prepared to have.  

Track: Leadership Development 

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Improving Internal and External Knowledge Transfer

May 20, 2017 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
ATD Member: US $495 | Nonmember: US $695

Facilitator: Holly Baxter, Strategic Knowledge Solutions

Expert knowledge is difficult to capture and transfer effectively because it involves deeply embedded skills that experts may not understand how to share. The challenge is how to train individuals to capture and transfer that knowledge among co-workers and external partners who need to work together on high-stakes projects. This workshop offers knowledge transfer and flow strategies and effective training tools for enhancing knowledge flow in organizations, both internally and externally. It will cover the impact of internal versus external parties on knowledge transfer, as well as knowledge sharing for geographically dispersed organizations. Best practices and tools are shared for capturing key knowledge, analyzing and documenting that knowledge, and utilizing multiple training strategies to transfer that key knowledge. The workshop will provide an open forum for addressing individual challenges. 

Track: Learning Measurement & Analytics

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The 8-Hour Microlearning Challenge: A Microcourse in Microtime

May 20, 2017 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
ATD Member: US $495 | Nonmember: US $695

We've all been there: Here comes new software! Now, you're on deck. A full-fledged e-learning course isn't the answer, and having people sit in a classroom isn't either. People need to access learning when they need it, and in short, bite-sized pieces. Microlearning to the rescue! After this workshop, you will have an immediately applicable microlearning course complete from inception to implementation, and a usable template from which to create future microlearning courses and resources. In this workshop, we will be making the most of the resources available online today, from blogs and newsletters to video and QR codes. Be the department that truly supports the business. Performance support should be the goal of the modern learning professional. Understanding the foundation of microlearning development will take you there. Attendees will need a laptop and preferably a "smart" mobile device.

Track: Instructional Design

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Know the Mind, Know the Learner: Applying Brain Science to Improve Training

May 20, 2017 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
ATD Member: US $495 | Nonmember: US $695

Art Kohn, Portland State University Business School

This workshop takes a serious scientific view of the brain and the science of learning. The speakers will help you master core principles for developing training programs that engage the brain and maximize learning and recall. This workshop is for anyone who is interested in psychology, the brain, and how we can improve teaching and learning. This workshop was presented at ATD 2016, and was well received. 

Track: Science of Learning

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Performance Consulting: The What, Why, and How

May 20, 2017 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
ATD Member: US $495 | Nonmember: US $695

Facilitator: Dana Robinson, Handshaw, Inc.

In your organization, do managers frequently come to you already having determined that a learning or HR solution is needed for a particular business problem? If you express concern, the manager may feel you are uncooperative; if you agree to move ahead, then it is possible that solutions will be implemented that yield little to no business results. In this workshop, you will learn how to use powerful questions to reframe a learning solution request into a discussion of the business and performance results the client is seeking, determining together the best next step. You will learn the mental model used by performance consultants to assess a situation and the technique of asking powerful questions to reframe solution requests. You'll leave with a starter kit of questions to use the next time someone calls you with a solution request.  

Track: Human Capital

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Smartphone Cinema for L&D Professionals

May 20, 2017 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
ATD Member: US $495 | Nonmember: US $695

Facilitator: Sam Rogers, Snap Synapse LLC

Video production advice is easy to come by, but it's often complicated and wrong for learning and development (L&D). Unlike commercial video, satisfying learning objectives is what we really care about as L&D professionals. We need to leverage what we already know how to deliver every day, but now incorporating video. Luckily, it is finally possible to do this without breaking the budget, and with devices we already possess! In this workshop, come design, develop, implement, and evaluate video e-learning courses created entirely on the phone or tablet in your pocket. Let's have fun while demystifying the process of making undeniably effective content, and putting the wonderful world of video learning well within your reach.  

Track: Learning Technologies

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Talent Development in the Digital Age: Designing Learning Environments

May 20, 2017 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
ATD Member: US $495 | Nonmember: US $695

Facilitator: Catherine Lombardozzi

Learning professionals are being urged to avoid creating courses and instead provide learners access to web-based materials, peer networks, work-based experiences, and other nontraining resources for learning. A successful strategy for leveraging the ecosystem in this way is not as easy as it sounds: Learners want freedom and guidance, and leaders want efficiency and proven capability development. In this workshop, you will learn a framework for pulling together a range of resources to deliver a comprehensive strategy for developing people. You'll learn techniques for finding and curating resources, approaches to scaffolding learners' ability to manage their own learning, considerations for boosting social learning, and a process for assembling a "learning environment," a deliberately curated set of resources for a specific learning need. Bring your own device, and you'll curate resources for a current project or case study.

Track: Instructional Design

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