Monthly Learning Events

Join us for these networking and learning events open to non-members.

  • Pre-event social time and introductions.
  • Professional speakers on trending topics.
  • Structured networking activities to discover new connections.  
  • Dinner, drinks, and dessert!

    • 07/24/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • GoToTraining
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    Wouldn’t it be great to know how to introduce a gaming dimension into the corporate training programs you design or deliver?What would it look like to include game elements such as levels, challenges, rewards, and easter eggs to drive participation, engagement, retention, and to achieve a measurable ROI?

    This hands-on program you will learn the 5-step process of gamifying a training program. You’ll learn how to:

    • Define your measurable business objectives and determine how Gamification will help you to achieve your objectives

    • Weave analogies and stories to make the training stickable – so that players remember facts and transfer skills to real world scenarios

    • Create the right mix of ingredients and next steps in your learning activities to allow the participants to acquire knowledge and skill

    • Identify the game elements and mechanics (chance, competition, collaboration, rewards, etc.) you will use

    • Construct a consistent, attractive - even charming and captivating - cohesiveness that ties the entire project together

    • Answer the question:  Is it fun?

    The Gamification of real-world training and development is a powerful technique which can motivate people and help generate loyalty to your organization, its products, and its message. At its core, Gamification is about finding the fun in the things that we have to do.

    When learning is fun, people remember, apply, and return to the learning.

    About the Presenter

    Jonathan Peters, PhD
    Chief Motivation Officer
    Sententia Gamification
    BigHead@SententiaGames.com

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, is the Chief Motivation Officer at Sententia Gamification. He has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team-members. With Sententia, he applies his knowledge and experience to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification.

    Jonathan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home.




    • 09/25/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
    • 56
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    September’s meeting will be a “micro-conference” of at least three Special Interest Group leaders sharing their passion and experiences with you.

    You can attend this event 
    in-person or virtually.
    (Upon registration, you will be required to indicate acceptance of our
    Photography Release that appears at the bottom of this page.)

    (Virtual attendance is identified in the registration type.
    All other registration types are in-person.)

    Scheduled topics:


     What's In A Minute?

    Have you ever attended—or maybe led—a presentation or training session where time got away from the facilitator?  Anyone who facilitates anything needs a good sense of what a minute feels like...and what two minutes, three minutes, five minutes and so forth feel like as well.  And we also need the ability to accomplish our goals no matter how—or how often—the time frames they’re working within shift.  Come work with us on this skill at the September SIG mini-conference.

     





     

    Alternatives to the Creative Cloud

    While the cost associated with Adobe's Creative Cloud is well worth it for graphic and marketing professionals, they are a bit expensive for those of us who use the products sparingly within our training content.  For those of you who want to modify the rare vector image or edit the occasional photo, fear not!  There are some tools that can support both our needs and our budget.  We'll share them here.

     

    Structured Networking

    We'll take a break in the middle of this micro-conference to network with senior practitioners, talent development community leaders, and that one person who asked a really interesting question that you want to know more about.



     

    Get to know Your Special Interest Groups!

    Schedule

    6:00 PM  Registration, Dinner, Informal Networking

    6:30 PM  Welcome

    6:45 PM  Main Program

    8:00 PM  Structured Networking

    8:15 PM  Adjourn


    Focusing on the Foundation: Industry Knowledge

    Each ATD-OC Learning Event will be aligned to one Talent Development Foundational Competency, as identified by ATD National.

    We seek to update our member's knowledge of relevant industries and industry segments.

    To find out more about the ATD Competency Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model.


    About Registration:

    Earlybird registration ends at 5 p.m. on the Monday before the meeting.

    For evening meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day of the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

    For breakfast & lunch meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day before the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

    Cancellation/refund deadline is noon on the Monday before the meeting. No shows will be charged in full.

    • 10/23/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual Event
    • 43
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    Perhaps you’ve been astonished to receive an accurate “personalized recommendation” from an online retailer. Or maybe you’ve heard about how Fitbit has collected the biggest set of heart-rate data ever and medical researchers are now using this data. These kinds of uses of big data and analytics have arrived and it’s more important than ever that L&D and other performance improvement professionals understand what’s happening, why it’s important and what to do about it.

    In this presentation, we use case studies to delve into some important concepts, principles, questions and precautions that L&D and performance improvement professionals should be paying attention to.

    We’ll cover:

    • What are data science and analytics? 
    • Why are these important? 
    • How are these being used today in general and in L&D, education, and performance improvement projects? 
    • Who are some thought leaders you should be paying attention to? 


    Facilitated by: 

    Russ Powell, co-founder and principal consultant at Peregrine Performance Group, is a workforce performance improvement consultant and job-aid evangelist who has been designing, developing and facilitating training programs and other performance improvement interventions for over 20 years. Russ began his career in hospitality and then moved to telecommunications where he developed a reputation as a skillful training consultant and helped sales and customer service teams find more and better ways to win against their competitors. He holds an M.S. in Education from Georgia State University.

    Joe Halpin, co-founder and principal consultant at Peregrine Performance Group, is a performance technologist with more than 20 years’ experience. He is co-architect of Peregrine's JobAider app. Joe's areas of expertise include eLearning design and development, process and performance improvement, technology for learning and performance support. He holds a Masters in Instructional Technology from San Francisco State and a Bachelor of Science in Corporate Communications from Ithaca College. 


    Schedule

    12:00 PM  Welcome

    12:15 PM  Main Program

    1:15 PM  Main program ends


    Competency Alignment: Learning Technologies

    Each ATD-OC Learning Event will be aligned to one Talent Development Competency, as identified by ATD National.

    Learning Technologies is an identified TD Area of Expertise. One skilled in this capacity is able to use technology effectively across the different areas of expertise.

    To find out more about the ATD Competency Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model.


    About Registration:

    Earlybird registration ends at 5 p.m. on the final day of the month before the meeting.

    Pre-registration closes at noon on the day before the meeting, but "walkins" are welcome.

    Cancellation/refund deadline is noon on the Monday before the meeting. No shows will be charged in full.

    • 11/20/2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Virtual Event
    • 38
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    Regardless of your job title, if you’re working in the training industry, particularly in a production capacity, you need an online portfolio. Why do you need a portfolio? Because it will work for you! Portfolios allow you to focus on the things you really enjoy doing, while potentially funneling prospective clients to your inbox.

    Building your eLearning portfolio doesn’t need to be an overwhelming task. This session will equip you for the portfolio-building journey, and you’ll learn insider information about what works well, what doesn’t work at all, and lessons learned in building an eLearning portfolio. You will also have the opportunity to address your most pressing concerns.

    In this session you’ll learn:

    • About the importance of having a portfolio
    • About common challenges in building an eLearning portfolio and how to overcome them
    • How to build out and host your portfolio
    • How to promote your portfolio

    Audience:

    Novice to advanced designers and developers.

    About Your Facilitator

    Ashley Chiasson is an instructional designer and consultant with over a decade of experience developing high-quality eLearning solutions for various clients. She holds a master’s degree in education (post-secondary studies) and a bachelor of arts in linguistics and psychology. Ashley is the Senior eLearning Developer at Traliant, and is a self-proclaimed ambassador of Articulate software.


    Schedule

    12:00 PM  Welcome, Introduction

    12:15 PM  Main Program

    1:05 PM  

    1:15 PM  Adjourn


    Aligning with ATD Competencies: Personal Skills

    Each ATD-OC Learning Event will be aligned to one Talent Development Foundational Competency, as identified by ATD National.

    This month, we seek to enhance our members' abilities to demonstrate adaptability and model personal development.

    To find out more about the ATD Competency Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model.


    About Registration:

    Earlybird registration ends at 5 p.m. on the Monday before the meeting.

    For evening meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day of the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

    For breakfast & lunch meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day before the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

    Cancellation/refund deadline is noon on the Monday before the meeting. No shows will be charged in full.





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