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    • 15 Jul 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual - Link in Registration Email
    • 54
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    Breaking Through Negativity:

    Using Improvisation Techniques for "In-the-Moment" Collaboration

    with Sheree Galpert


    Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

    VIRTUAL - Link in Registration Email

    6:30pm – 8:30pm

    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.

    Get prepared:

    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/

    New and Prospective Member Orientation!

    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

    Website Photo/Video Release Authorization

    In consideration of my position as an attendee/member of the Association for Talent Development Greater Boston (ATD GB), I agree with ATD GB’s unrestricted right/permission to take, use, re-use, publish and re-publish photographic, video/audio content including, in whole or in part, all media now and hereafter known for illustration, promotion, training, exhibition, advertising in connection with ATD GB and its initiatives.  I expect ATD GB to use the content professionally, but waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product/products, advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.  I hereby certify that I am fully competent and of full legal age and have the right to execute this release with ATD GB.

    Refund Policy:

    A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

    • 17 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 24 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual - Link in Registration Email
    • 38
    Register

    Summer Workshop:

    Awesome PowerPoint Techniques for Effective Visual Presentations

    with Richard Goring

    Friday, July 17 & Friday, July 24, 2020

    VIRTUAL - LINK IN REGISTRATION EMAIL

    11:00Am – 1:00pm

    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:

    • Create dynamic visuals that support persuasive stories to engage your audience
    • Develop professional looking designs for presentations and other content
    • Make interactive visual content to engage your audience, whether in person or online.
    • Produce navigable presentations so that you can respond to your audience.
    • Become a PowerPoint legend with techniques to make effective presentations quickly and easily

    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.

    Website Photo/Video Release Authorization

    In consideration of my position as an attendee/member of the Association for Talent Development Greater Boston (ATD GB), I agree with ATD GB’s unrestricted right/permission to take, use, re-use, publish and re-publish photographic, video/audio content including, in whole or in part, all media now and hereafter known for illustration, promotion, training, exhibition, advertising in connection with ATD GB and its initiatives.  I expect ATD GB to use the content professionally, but waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product/products, advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.  I hereby certify that I am fully competent and of full legal age and have the right to execute this release with ATD GB.

    Refund Policy:

    A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

    • 12 Aug 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 57

    Explain Complex Ideas with Animation

    with Stacy Adams

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

    Location TBD


    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.

    • Learn why animation is an engaging way to explain complex ideas.
    • Understand four ways you can use animation to explain complicated concepts.
    • Learn step-by-step how to create your own educational videos.

    About the Speaker


    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

    Website Photo/Video Release Authorization

    In consideration of my position as an attendee/member of the Association for Talent Development Greater Boston (ATD GB), I agree with ATD GB’s unrestricted right/permission to take, use, re-use, publish and re-publish photographic, video/audio content including, in whole or in part, all media now and hereafter known for illustration, promotion, training, exhibition, advertising in connection with ATD GB and its initiatives.  I expect ATD GB to use the content professionally, but waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product/products, advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.  I hereby certify that I am fully competent and of full legal age and have the right to execute this release with ATD GB.

    Refund Policy:

    A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

    • 16 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)
    • TBD
    • 60
    Register

    TQ: The Future of Work

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    with Mike Song

    Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

    Location TBD


    6:00pm – 8:30pm

    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: 

    • Research from over 80,000 knowledge worker surveys at over 1000 organizations around the world. 
    • A comprehensive, new definition of TQ 
    • New ways to inspire widespread adoption of TQ insight
    • A TQ Assessment Tool (TQAT™) that measures tech expertise in a new way
    • Innovative strategies for implementing a successful TQ Initiative (TQI™)

    Application on the Job:

    • Discover amazing, quick-to-learn, easy-to-use tech tips and share them with your team
    • Boost engagement and build team unity via improved e-communications
    • Learn new ways to transform an ordinary team into a tech-savvy productivity powerhouse

    See more info in these resources:

        About the Speaker


        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/

        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

        Website Photo/Video Release Authorization

        In consideration of my position as an attendee/member of the Association for Talent Development Greater Boston (ATD GB), I agree with ATD GB’s unrestricted right/permission to take, use, re-use, publish and re-publish photographic, video/audio content including, in whole or in part, all media now and hereafter known for illustration, promotion, training, exhibition, advertising in connection with ATD GB and its initiatives.  I expect ATD GB to use the content professionally, but waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product/products, advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.  I hereby certify that I am fully competent and of full legal age and have the right to execute this release with ATD GB.

        Refund Policy:

        A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

        • 25 Sep 2020
        • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
        • Virtual - Link to join will be emailed
        • 25
        Register

        FALL Workshop:

        Making Smart Choices in Instructional Design

        with Megan Torrance

        Friday, September 25, 2020

        9:00Am – 3:00pm

        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.

        Objectives

        At the end of this workshop you will be able to:

        • Align instructional design projects with measurable organizational objectives
        • Define performance gaps
        • Determine whether training will solve the performance problem – or what might work instead
        • Select appropriate practice activities for training
        • Choose modalities for training that are suitable to your environment

        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:

        • Class discussion (voice and chat)
        • Guided practice on your own work projects
        • Quick polls for understanding
        • Examples provided by class members to illustrate an approach
        • Evidence-informed strategies and examples from actual projects

        Takeaways

        You’ll keep the following tools to apply later:

        • Business Goals & Learner Goals template
        • Performance Gaps template
        • Decision Tree: Will Training Solve the Problem?
        • Job aid: Training Modalities

        About the Speaker

        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.

        Website Photo/Video Release Authorization

        In consideration of my position as an attendee/member of the Association for Talent Development Greater Boston (ATD GB), I agree with ATD GB’s unrestricted right/permission to take, use, re-use, publish and re-publish photographic, video/audio content including, in whole or in part, all media now and hereafter known for illustration, promotion, training, exhibition, advertising in connection with ATD GB and its initiatives.  I expect ATD GB to use the content professionally, but waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product/products, advertising copy or other matter that may be used in connection therewith or the use to which it may be applied.  I hereby certify that I am fully competent and of full legal age and have the right to execute this release with ATD GB.

        Refund Policy:

        A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before fourteen calendar days before the scheduled event.

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