If business card swapping is high on your to-do list for ASTD 2012, be sure to take a few minutes to check out the Community of Practice networking event(s). There are numerous chances to meet your community manager(s) as well as colleagues who share your professional interests at these events. And if you are interested in the Learning & Development Community, drop by Room 105 for networking, plus an L&D twist on an event that's more commonplace among the science and technology crowd.
The L&D Gallery
The L&D gallery is our take on a mainstay at science, technical, and medical conferences—the poster session. Often used to present abstracts of highly-technical research, posters are powerful tools at conferences because they harness creative, visual devices to render intricate ideas in ways that are memorable for attendees.
The L&D Gallery takes this same principle to share ideas on topics including learning transfer, facilitation, and virtual classroom techniques. All seven posters will be on display in Room 105.
Since this is an informal event, instead of creators presenting each poster and taking questions, most handouts will be virtual (available below or by scanning a QR code), and you're encouraged to leave a business card or your comments and questions via sticky note. Or of course, comment on this post.
Visit at your own convenience, and interact in a way that doesn't slow you down. Check out the summaries below, and let us know what you think!
Posters: Make Training Stick / Expanding Your Training Capabilities With SMEs / What's the Concept: What Do High-Performers Get That Others Don't / Why Business Simulations / The Successful Virtual Classroom / The Power of Video Content in the Classroom / Gone With the Wind: Why Training Doesn't Stick
Make Training Stick
Presented by: Barbara Carnes
Learning objectives: (1) Apply the training transfer process to your activities. (2) Use techniques to integrate education for easy and effective learning transfer with any content/delivery method. (3) Develop and apply a custom action plan for putting learning transfer best practices to use.
About the presenter: Barbara Carnes is a pioneer in the subject of training transfer. Her experience includes more than 30 years of training with Sprint North Supply and Carnes and Associates, the training company she founded in 1982. Currently Carnes teaches human resource development graduate courses at Webster University, plus doctoral courses for The University of Phoenix. She is the author of numerous books and articles, including Making Learning Stick (ASTD Press).
Expanding Your Training Capabilities With SMEs
Presented by: Linda Davis
Learning objectives: (1) Identify opportunities to provide effective expert training by engaging additional resources which exist outside the scope of your training and development team(s). (2) Offer valuable professional development to managers and highly skilled technicians which will contribute to performance improvement.
About the presenter: Linda Davis is an independent consultant and a Certified Instructional Designer and Training Professional with more than 25 years experience designing, developing and implementing adult learning curricula. Currently Linda is producing a blended learning project for subject matter expert trainers, to be released in Fall 2012. Linda was appointed an IACET Commissioner in 2009. She is an active member of ASTD, ISPI - HPT Connections, Training Industry.com and the Association Forum.
What's the Concept: What Do High-Performers Get That Others Don't?
Presented by: Jeanine O'Neill-Blackwell
Learning objective: Via case study, learn how to apply the 4 questions to your learning design.
About the presenter: Jeanine O’Neill-Blackwell is the President/CEO of 4MAT 4Business®, a consulting group that provides training and tools for leaders, managers and trainers on how to impact change by addressing the unique needs of all learners. Jeanine ia a frequent keynote speaker and facilitator for conferences on implementing training design and delivery. She is the co-author of the training and development bestseller, Hold On, You Lost Me! Use Learning Styles to Create Training that Sticks (ASTD Press).
Why Business Simulations?
Presented by: Tore Byström and Tracy McEachern (Celemi)
Learning objectives: Apply knowledge of common pitfalls in the development and design of simulations. Use this poster session to share experiences and challenges in developing simulations.
About the presenters: Tore Byström (Celemi) has more than 10 years of experience developing and implementing business simulations in a wide range of companies globally. Tracy McEachern (Celemi) has more than 15 years experience working internationally with companies to enhance the effectiveness of leaders and sales organizations.
The Successful Virtual Classroom: Five Tried-and-True Techniques
Presented by: Michelle Kelly
Learning objectives: (1) Integrate the five components of successful virtual facilitation into your own classes. (2) Distinguish between and recognize the value of facilitator and producer roles in the virtual classroom. (3) Prepare engaging interactions for virtual classroom participants.
About the presenters: Michelle Kelly is President and CEO of EPI, partnering with organizations to successfully design, develop, and implement tailored programs to optimize their workforces.
The Power of Video Content in the Classroom
Presented by: Kerri Conrad and Terri Casady (HDS Academy)
Learning objectives: (1) Develop a concept for your video contest to address a real training need. (2) Create a tactical plan to incorporate the video contest into a training event and create a video library.
About the presenters: Kerri Conrad is a sales training faculty leader for HDS Academy, the global learning organization of Hitachi Data Systems. Terri Casady is a director for HDS Academy, the global learning organization of Hitachi Data Systems.
Handout - Singup Sheet
Handout - Tracking Sheet
Gone With the Wind: Why Training Doesn't Stick
Presented by: A. Elizabeth Koyle
Learning objectives: Define the term "self-efficacy" and identify examples of the three modalities to increase self-efficacy within a current training or coaching situation (1) Utilize the theory to create the framework for a plan to tackle a need in your organization.
About the presenter: A. Elizabeth Koyle has a background in the biological sciences, holds a doctorate of physical therapy, and most recently, PhD candidacy in health promotion and education. She spent several years working as a clinician, educating patients, family members, and other health care professionals about physical health and wellness. She currently manages the Organizational Development department at University of Utah Health Care and has spent the last four years working in staff and manager education. She is also an ASTD Utah Chapter Board member.