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    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Description:

    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.


    Facilitator:


    Jonathan Peters, PhD - Chief Motivation Officer - Sententia Gamification

    BigHead@SententiaGames.com

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, is the Chief Motivation Officer at Sententia. 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 the co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences, and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home.

    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    This program is eligible for 1.5  Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.

               

    • 29 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Description:

    Join L&D Philly and industry veterans Jesse Harris and Laura Pickel for an awesome exploration of how we, as training professionals, can build credibility and trust with our learners in a virtual environment. While teaching online is becoming the norm for others in our field, they're virtual facilitation veterans. For the past several years, they've been running online learning experiences at Virgin Orbit, IDEO U, and Stanford. Through these experiences, they've developed a digital facilitation toolkit and they're excited to share it with you!

    You’ll walk away with quick and fun techniques you can use in your next meeting, along with a list of a virtual facilitation framework to add to your digital facilitation toolkit.


    Facilitators:


    Jesse Harris

    Jesse is a Director of People at Virgin Orbit, where he leads the Learning & Development, Recognition, and Engagementprograms for Sir Richard Branson's rocket company. He also teaches classes and workshops on gamification and change design for Stanford Continuing Studies and the Stanford d.school. He also crossed off a big bucket list item by winning big on The Price is Right in 2019.


    Laura Pickel

    Laura is a Learning Experience Designer at Lyft, an IDEO U teaching team lead, and an adjunct lecturer in the Stanford School of Engineering. In past lives, she's been a User Experience Designer at SAP, taught at the Stanford d.school, conducted hundreds design thinking workshops, and taught at an experiential high school, using New York City as her classroom.


    Professional Certification and Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.

               

    • 8 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Description:

    Leaders cannot have all the right answers to groundbreaking challenges but they can ask the right questions to trigger ideas, insights, and opportuntiies. Practicing Situational Mindsets closes the gap between what we think we know and what we must understand to prevent missteps and blunders. Research on 6,000 leaders reveals six results-oriented mindsets that improve outcomes. Practicing Situational Mindset engages others, surfaces all pieces of the puzzle, and gains support for implementation.

    More than 75% of CEOs are concerned with the shortage of critical thinking, mental agility, and strategic perspectives. COVID-19 reveals the need to effectively address dynamic situations. This program provides a checklist to ensure that leaders make the right call at the right time.

    Objectives

    • Examine how adding situational mindsets improves outcomes
    • Learn how a mindset checklist improves engagement, prevents blind spots and delivers results
    • Explore a case where objective situational mindsets improved executive team effectiveness


    Facilitator:


    Dr. Mary Lippitt is an award-winning speaker, consultant, and author with thirty years of experience working across public, private, and non-profit organizations. Dedicated to finding out how to deliver results, she conducted research on more than 6,000 leaders. In her book, Situational Mindsets: Targeting What Matters When It Matters, she illustrates how six mindset lenses produce wise choices. She founded Enterprise Management to foster a systematic approach to today’s challenges. She teaches Organization Change and Development in the MBA program at the University of South Florida.

    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.


    • 22 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
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    Description:

    Ever throw sticky notes against a wall to see....what sticks? That's called an Affinity exercise (or diagram). Affinity exercises are great for taking chaotic amounts of information and forming them into cohesive groups. But too often people try to do it by throwing sticky notes on the wall and clumsily having teams move the notes around. Learn the methods of an organized affinity exercise so you can fully harness the power of this tool. This session will use hands-on practice and show how to run an effective Affinity Exercise using several different methods/tools.

    Join L&D Philly and Continuous Process Improvement Consultant Craig Plain for this lighthearted, interactive, and powerful exploration of how to use Affinity exercises effectively to produce better (training) results.

    Facilitator:


    A leader in the Process Improvement, Training, and Operations fields, Craig Plain brings over 25 years of experience in the healthcare services, manufacturing, and public sector as well as the military. A former Squadron Commander in the Air National Guard and an Air Battle Manager for the United States Air Force, Craig has also held operations, training, and leadership positions for GE Healthcare, Amazon, and Covidien. Craig earned Six Sigma Green and Blackbelts while working at GE and with the Air Force and holds a PhD in Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin. Since 2013 Craig has served as Owner and Principal Consultant of Tangent, where he provides process improvement, operational, and training expertise to businesses and government agencies while also working as a continuous process improvement consultant for Swedish, a Hospital and Health Care network in the Pacific Northwest.


    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.

       

    • 5 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
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    Description:

    Immersive learning is a powerful tool that can help your team achieve learning goals in a meaningful and hands-on way. But within the L&D field, there's a lot of misunderstanding about what artificial reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) can do and how these methods can be implemented. And this can make it a challenge get everyone at your organization—and even just your team—on board with what you need to know to make an immersive learning program a success.

    Applications

    • Learn a step-by-step process for designing successful AR/VR learning.
    • Understand why launching a pilot is a great idea to get started.
    • Identify key players and successfully work with them on an AR/VR project.

    Facilitator:

    Debbie Richards

    Debbie Richards, president of Creative Interactive Ideas, supports talent development clients with technology challenges. Passionate about working with and mentoring learning professionals, Debbie is a past president of the ATD Houston Chapter and a past national advisor for chapters.

    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.

           

    • 19 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Zoom
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    Description:

    How do you build authentic stories into the learning experiences you create? In this session, we'll start with mining your own life and experiences for relevant stories. We'll pull from disciplines like film and writing to help you shape stories that can facilitate connections. You'll also learn about the characteristics of stories that are most useful for facilitating learning. Finally, we'll discuss helping learners find and tell their own stories. You'll leave this session with templates and strategies that will help you apply what you've learned about facilitating with stories back on the job.

    Applications:

    • Apply strategies for facilitating with story.
    • Use methods for mining your own life and experiences for useful stories.
    • Structure stories so that the intent is clear, the listeners are captivated, and the connection to the content is evident.

    Facilitator:


    Hadiya Nuriddin has two decades of experience in design, development, and facilitation. Her firm Duets Learning has worked with a wide array of companies on a variety of topics. She speaks at events and industry conferences and also teaches courses for ATD. Hadiya holds an MEd in curriculum studies, an MA in writing, and a CPTD. She is the author of the book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect.


    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.

            

The Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia programs are pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.


The Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

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