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    • Thu, March 11, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Description:

    Diversity, equity, and inclusion dialogue is a form of improvisational art. Every dialogue is unique, built upon the individual contributions and experiences of the people brought together in that moment. Yet there are foundational principles and practices that facilitators must practice to accomplish positive outcomes. This session will provide tips and tools for effectively facilitating DEI dialogues to ensure honest, heartfelt conversations and commitment to lasting behavior change.

    Applications

    • Integrate DEI dialogues into training and development activities.
    • Identify tools to facilitate meaningful DEI-related dialogues with diverse learners.
    • Learn how to handle challenging, emotionally charged situations that often arise in the midst of identity-related discourse.

     

    Facilitator:


    Maria Morukian, MA, PCC

    President and Founder, MSM Global Consulting, LLC

    Maria Morukian has been working with organizational leaders for over 17 years in the federal, nonprofit, and corporate sectors. Maria is passionate about guiding leaders in discovery and continuous learning through training, coaching, and consulting. Prior to starting her own consulting business, Maria was the Practice Director for Leadership and Management at Management Concepts. She has also worked at the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Executive Institute, the U.S. Department of State, and the National MultiCultural Institute. Maria is currently on the faculty of American University. She is a TEDx speaker, and has been published in Forbes, Ellevate, and TD Magazine.  Maria hosts a podcast, Culture Stew, discussing cutting edge issues on culture, diversity, and identity.

    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDC 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.

         

    • Wed, March 17, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Description:

    Behind every job opportunity is an organization made up of a mission, structure, and business model. A better understanding of how organizations work can set candidates apart and help job seekers make better decisions on what to apply for. Come learn and share best practices on which organization you want to be your next employer!

    During this session we will discuss:

    • When to use different types of research in your application and interview process.
    • Creating a target list of companies
    • Understanding differences between private and public companies, non-profits, and government.
    • Available research tools and resources.
    • Building a long-term approach to organizational research

    Speaker:


    Andy Viren

    Performance Manager

    Philadelphia Parks & Recreation

    Andrew Viren is a technical project manager and trainer with the City of Philadelphia. He has 15 years of research, data, and evaluation experience and believes in using the right technology for creating and improving processes for yourself and where you work.

    Host:


    Suzanne Linder Comer, APTD - Adult Learning Expert

    Suzanne's LinkedIn profile describes her as follows:

    Adult learning expert contributing to culture transformation, productivity, employee retention, and organization success by challenging, engaging, and influencing people. 10+ years of experience defining, developing, and leading adult learning solutions and programs that facilitate corporate goal achievement. Fluent in adult learning theory, curriculum development, performance management, and instructional design. Effective, innovative, and collaborative.

    • Received recognition for engaging training style and incorporating organizational mission and values into every training program.
    • Strong business mindset as former controller and CPA; maximize business impact and performance by aligning training programs with corporate vision and establishing metrics.
    • Thu, March 25, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Description:

    Have you ever had this conversation with a SME (subject-matter expert)?

    SME: “This needs to be in the course.”

    You: “I’m not sure it does.”

    SME: “Yes, they definitely need to know it.”

    You: “But I’m not sure it will help them.”

    SME: “Well then at least need to be aware of it.”

    You: “Hmpfh.”

    Your learners have needs, and your SMEs have knowledge and experience. But do those two things always line up? When creating learning content, SMEs with the best intentions can end up creating content that’s long on information, short on practical application, and wrapped up in a bullet-point PowerPoint bow. The next thing you know, your learners are going to YouTube to find what they need instead.

    In this session, you’ll learn five key strategies for working more effectively with subject-matter experts to create content that sticks. You’ll gain practical insights, tips, and resources for making the most of your SME’s expertise and for harnessing that power in a productive and helpful way. You’ll walk away better able to move your online content from simply conveying information to helping your learners solve the real problems they face every day.

    You will learn to:

    • Change the focus of your efforts from the SME’s expertise to the learner’s needs.
    • Negotiate out “nice-to-know” information.
    • Help SMEs break down what they've learned over the years in a way that's helpful to others.
    • Use one simple question to determine what content should be included and what should be cut.

    Facilitator:

    Diane Elkins

    Diane Elkins is co-founder of E-Learning Uncovered and Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company specializing in the use of Articulate Studio, Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora. Diane has been in the e-learning industry since 2001, speaks regularly at national conferences about e-learning, and is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series and blog.  She has served on the boards of the Northeast Florida and Metro DC chapters of ATD

    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.

     

    • Thu, April 01, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Description:

    Despite today's business and employment landscape, career development operates much as it has for decades. Forward-looking organizations are grappling with how to address this challenge, but structures, processes, and even innovative technologies tend to simply put a new face on an old approach. This session offers a fundamental "reset" with an updated model and actionable tools for creating a system that's more effective, agile, and based upon current realities and expectations.

    Applications

    • Build a business case for updating your organization's approach to career development.
    • Explore the GRACE model and the qualities of effective career development systems.
    • Plan actions that will enable career development that serves employees and the organization.


    Facilitator:


    Julie Winkle Giulioni

    Author/Speaker/Consultant, Author, Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go

    Julie Winkle Giulioni works with organizations globally to improve performance through leadership and learning. Named one of Inc.'s top 100 leadership speakers, Julie is the co-author of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want, a respected speaker on a variety of topics, and a regular contributor to many business publications as well as on her blog, JulieWinkleGiulioni.com.


    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDC 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.

         

    • Thu, April 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Description:

    How do your employees react to compliance training? At Spectrum, their compliance training is some of the highest rated training in the company. To get there, they rethought the purpose of compliance training and then focused on why it is important to the employee and the overall user experience. This has led to a library of compliance; courses that employees enjoy taking. The Spectrum Design team will be sharing their design approach to the entire program and to individual courses.

     

    Facilitator:


    Marc Donelson

    Manager, Curriculum Development at Spectrum

    Marc Donelson is the Manager of Curriculum Design at Charter Communications. He started his career as an e-learning developer and over the past 20 years has moved into roles as an instructional designer and performance consultant. During this time his success has come from balancing new approaches of supporting learners with a company’s culture to adopt new ideas. This is a mindset that Marc’s design team now uses throughout its projects.

    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDC 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.

         

    • Tue, May 04, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Description:

    Organizations don't change... the people within them do. No skill is more important in today's workplace than being able to lead change and influence others to embrace it. However, many are ill-equipped to know how to lead change and often get tripped up by their own reactions to it. This talk will provide the framework for understanding one's own reactions and preferred change style, how it "shows up", and how to leverage it effectively to help influence and lead others through change. Listeners will gain "ah-ha" insights into their own personal attitudes about Change and how these influence their own behaviors as well as those they lead.

    Facilitator:


    Tricia Steege

    Tricia Steege is a well respected senior organizational development practitioner and consultant. Coupling her extensive work around the globe in the Technology, Financial, Manufacturing, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Publishing and Non-Profit sectors with her undergraduate, graduate and continuing educational studies about living systems, Tricia distinguishes herself as an astute change management strategist serving large and small, multinational and domestic businesses.

    Known for her ability to strategically understand the inner workings of businesses, quickly diagnose gaps and guide towards impactful solutions, Tricia is frequently sought after to help leaders with complex transitions. ​

    Tricia brings over 30 years of practical business experience to her work and has held several key leadership roles within organizations and professional associations.

    Holding certifications in Organizational Development, Change Learning Styles, the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and DISC Profile, she has taught in the continuing education program of Penn State University Great Valley and Temple University.

    Tricia has been published in several professional journals and reference books. She has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences for including the Association for Change Management Professionals (ACMP), the Project Management Institute (PMI), the American Society Training and Development (ASTD) and Meeting Planning International (MPI).​

    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 Hours for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.

    • Thu, May 20, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Description:

    Let's admit it: Most e-learning content just plain sucks. The sad reality is that most e-learning courses require learners to sit through disappointing experiences where information is poorly organized, the content isn't relevant, and the interactions seem contrived and without purpose. During this session you will explore many of the reasons why most e-learning fails and the components that contribute to bad e-learning design. You'll explore several practical methods you can immediately apply to fix your bad e-learning courses.

    Applications:

    • Understand why e-learning isn't always the answer.
    • Learn why clicking doesn't make interactivity meaningful.
    • Comprehend why good e-learning requires more than instructional design.


    Facilitator:

    Tim Slade - Speaker, Author & Award-Winning Freelance eLearning Designer

    Tim Slade is a speaker, author, and founder of The eLearning Designer's Academy. Having spent the last decade working to help others elevate their e-learning and visual communications content, Tim has been recognized and awarded for his creative design aesthetics. He is also a LinkedIn Learning instructor and author of The eLearning Designer's Handbook.


    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDC 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.

         
    Let's admit it: Most e-learning content just plain sucks. The sad reality is that most e-learning courses require learners to sit through disappointing experiences where information is poorly organized, the content isn't relevant, and the interactions seem contrived and without purpose. During this session you will explore many of the reasons why most e-learning fails and the components that contribute to bad e-learning design. You'll explore several practical methods you can immediately apply to fix your bad e-learning courses.
    • Tue, June 22, 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Online via Zoom
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    Description:

    What does it mean to be a learning and development professional? If job postings are any indicator, it can mean SO many things! In this session, you will explore job postings and comparing them to the new ATD Capability Model. Do you need a formal degree to work in L&D? What parts of the ATD Capability Model are employers interested in? What technical programs are the most popular to know? This session will answer these questions through recent research.

    Applications:

    • Operationalize what L&D professionals do
    • Discuss the ATD Capability Model and what it means for you
    • Explore what it takes to be a modern L&D professional

    Facilitator:


    Cara North is an award-winning Learning Experience Designer. She currently serves as a Training Manager for Silfex Corporation, the world's largest provider of silicon components and assemblies, where she oversees development of the company's operations training. While at The Ohio State University  she created online courses and facilitated workshops for the College of Education and Human Ecology. She served as President of Central Ohio ATD and completed a Ph.D. in Learning Technologies at The Ohio State University. Cara was previously an instructional designer at Amazon where she created learning materials for Amazon Kindle. A self-proclaimed professional development and social media junkie, you can often find her on Twitter (@caranorth11) or hosting her show about Learning Technologies on The Training Learning and Development Cast (https://www.tldc.us).


    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDC 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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