Breaking Through Negativity:
Using Improvisation Techniques for "In-the-Moment" Collaboration
with Sheree Galpert
VIRTUAL - Link in Registration Email
It’s a familiar scenario: you’re in the virtual room with a group, and you keep running into resistance. Your session is going nowhere fast. Surely there must be a way to break through the logjam of negativity and disinterest- to get things moving faster and better- to capture the attention and enthusiasm of the group- to build their commitment to the process and the goals- to capitalize on their knowledge and brainpower.
And there is!
In Breaking through Negativity: Resources for “In-the-Moment” Collaboration, you’ll discover how improvisation can help you unlock the potential that is in every group to work more collaboratively, more creatively, and more effectively. You’ll learn some simple-yet-powerful techniques for mobilizing a group, and explore ways improvisation can improve your work and how you approach it. Come-play-learn!
We recommend you to turn your video on for this session. It’s improv - we believe it’s best experienced when we can see each other perform.
We may not be able to hand out business cards, but we can still trade LinkedIn urls. Learn how to customize yours here: https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/topics/6042/6054/87
We’re going to use Zoom Annotations - we’ll have a short tutorial during the event. Learn more about using annotations here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115005706806-Using-annotation-tools-on-a-shared-screen-or-whiteboard#h_b125534d-7755-4b66-859d-9120cf22abaa
About Our Speaker
Sheree Galpert (Principal, Dramatic Results) is an organization development consultant, actor, writer, and educator. She has developed and delivered trainings for a wide variety of sectors and clients, from Harvard University to Verizon to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to Microsoft. As an actor, she has performed on professional stages from coast to coast and border to border. Sheree’s areas of O.D. expertise include diversity, communication skills, leadership development, conflict management, management and supervisory skills, and innovation. Sheree did her graduate studies in Organization Development at American University/NTL, and earned her BFA in Theater from the University of Washington. Sheree is a member of the Applied Improvisation Network, Actors Equity Association, and SAG-AFTRA. https://www.dramaticresults.net/
We are excited to offer a new and prospective member on-boarding session 15 minutes before each learning event. The session will include information about our chapter, local and national membership options, and an opportunity to meet members of the board. This is a great time to ask questions and get the inside scoop on all things related to the Greater Boston Chapter! Click to RSVP
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with Richard Goring
VIRTUAL - LINK IN REGISTRATION EMAIL
Two part workshop to learn how to revolutionize your presentations and other training material with visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences, all using standard PowerPoint. This workshop will be facilitated over two two-hour sessions on consecutive Fridays. Your registration includes access to both the sessions - watch out for the rest of the details in your registration email.
Why are most presentations so bad? Truly terrible? They’re too wordy, text-based, and generally dull. They don’t tell stories that engage, excite, or inspire. And they generally do little to actually help people learn. They are linear and non-responsive, with no interaction. Pretty much everything you know doesn’t work to convey information effectively. Few people enjoy creating, delivering, or watching PowerPoint presentations, so let’s change that.
This session is packed full of techniques to create mind-blowing presentations. Want to know how to create visual slides? Manipulate images? Master animations? Make it interactive? And produce presentations that will astound your audience? Then come along for a masterclass in ways to capture your audience’s attention and help them learn.
This is a highly practical session in which we’ll work together on creating some amazing slides and visual sequences that work effectively, and look at how to use those skills on many other slides when you’re developing your own presentations. You can see just how quick it is to create compelling visual presentation content – so there’s no excuse for bullet point slides! So don your thinking caps, get ready to critique some dreadful ‘before’ slides and take part in transforming them into truly mind-blowing presentations that will energize your audience and make your next training course the best ever.
Participants will be able to:
About the Speaker
Richard Goring is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He enjoys helping people create engaging content and communicate effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points, which is supported by plenty of resources and tips at www.brightcarbon.com.
Explain Complex Ideas with Animation
with Stacy Adams
6:00pm – 8:30pm
Animation is more than a Saturday morning cartoon—it's a powerful medium for engaging and teaching audiences of all kinds. With animation, you can quickly create visuals that break down complex concepts into simple, easy-to-grasp ideas. In this presentation, we'll explain why and how professionals are using animation to teach eLearning courses, corporate training, and more.
Stacy Adams is the head of marketing for Vyond (formerly GoAnimate). She has more than 20 years of business-to-business and business-to-consumer marketing expertise for a variety of technology companies. Adams is passionate about emerging technologies and how marketing must respond to an ever-changing array of devices and channels. In the past 10 years of her career, she’s been focused on new media, content marketing, and how multichannel strategies can support, enhance, and lead initiatives for forward-thinking organizations like Vyond, Shopkick, and Mblox.
New and Prospective Member Orientation!
We are excited to announce the launch of a new and prospective member on-boarding session 15 minutes before each learning event. The session will include information about our chapter, local and national membership options, and an opportunity to meet members of the board. This is a great time to ask questions and get the inside scoop on all things related to the Greater Boston Chapter! Click to RSVP
with Mike Song
What’s your technology profile? Most professionals have no idea! In this groundbreaking seminar, Mike Song shows how all professionals fit into four distinct technology types. Better yet, Mike will help you understand your technology profile while delivering an action plan and amazing tech tips that will help you get more done.
Mike will explain how to assess tech proficiency via The TQAT (Tech Quotient Assessment Tool). The TQAT includes a sixty-question survey and algorithm that determines your technology type in the same way that the Myers-Briggs test defines personality types.
The development of the TQAT has far-reaching implications for HR, OD, IT, and anyone interested in the Future of Work. It provides a much-needed way to classify every employee’s tech aptitude so that they can receive targeted encouragement, mentorship, and training. When TQ rises, it helps leaders lead, salespeople sell, and everyone gets more done.
Bonus: Mike will share exciting TQ case studies from Capital One and Novartis.
Mike has presented this topic at the ATD International Conference and Expo as well as the ATD New England Chapter, to rave reviews.
Background:Training professionals know about IQ and EQ (Emotional Intelligence). Now it's time to focus on boosting TQ or Technical Intelligence across the enterprise.
What is the Digital Skills Gap? A growing digital skills gap is impacting worker performance and ultimately businesses success. This gap is growing due to challenges faced by the advanced use of technology and how people adjust to automation issues.
Only 1-in-10 workers feel proficient with their everyday digital tools
Poor digital skills lower productivity by 21% costing $1.3 trillion a year
Join best-selling author, researcher, and TQ pioneer Mike Song as he explains the coming Tech Quotient (TQ) megatrend. Mike defines TQ as the ability to strategically learn, leverage, and share technology. It is a proven, efficient, and systematic way to boost performance. Colleagues with a high TQ accomplish more while coaching their team to succeed.
He will provide:
Application on the Job:
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Mike Song is the best-selling author of three, tech-driven, time management books. He is a sought after speaker and Founder of GetControl.net. Mike has surveyed over 80,000 professionals and provided successful TQ training to over 500 organizations around the world. He is one of the world’s top 15 time management bloggers. Mike has been interviewed by CNN, NPR, Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox News.
Link to Mike’s bio page: https://www.getcontrol.net/services/keynote-speakers/
with Megan Torrance
VIRTUAL - Register here and you will receive an email from TorranceLearning with the link to join
Ready to take your instructional design to the next level? All too often, instructional designers start with a body of knowledge and a desired modality … and then derive performance objectives from there. In this workshop we’re going to flip that model on its head. We’ll focus on making the smart choices that keep your training relevant, focused and effective by aligning with organizational goals and specific performance gaps. The design of this workshop allows you to practice on your own work projects so you’re getting real work done while you’re learning! (And you’ve got a much more meaningful job aid when you’re done to help you remember key concepts.)
The context for this material is the workplace learning environment, although higher education and K-12 educators are welcome to join. The techniques we’ll discuss apply broadly to face-to-face, virtual classroom, and online self-paced learning of all sorts.
At the end of this workshop you will be able to:
Class time & activities
This virtual classroom experience takes place via Adobe Connect over 6 hours (5 hours of active instructional time, with a 30 minute meal break and 10 minute breaks in between topics). We’ll use the following exercises to help connect the learning to your own work:
You’ll keep the following tools to apply later:
Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, which helps organizations connect learning strategy to design, development, data and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, The Quick Guide to LLAMA, and two ATD TD at Work publications: Agile and LLAMA® for ISD Project Management and Making Sense of xAPI.
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