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    • 09 Dec 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual - link in registration email
    • 95
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    ATD Greater Boston
    December Networking Event


    Wednesday, December 9, 2020

    Virtual event - link in registration email

    6:30pm – 8:30pm

    Join us on December 9th from 6:30 - 8:30 for ATD Boston’s end-of-year networking event. This event will be a little different! Not only will you get to meet other learning professionals, you'll work as a team to answer Family Feud questions as we enjoy some much-needed laughs! You'll also hear from ReachHire, an organization devoted to helping people realize their career potential, in a short segment to kick us off: Defining Your Career Mantra. 

    Let's head into 2021 with some positive perspective. We asked 100 people to answer the question: "What's the most fun thing you could do on December 9th?" The number one answer? "Go to the ATD Greater Boston Networking Event!" Hope to see you there!

    New and Prospective Member Orientation

    We are excited to offer a new and prospective member on-boarding session on the last Wednesday of each month at 6 PM. The session is 45 minutes and 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 here to sign up and a member from our board will contact you.

    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.


    • 15 Jan 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual - Link to join will be emailed
    • 22
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    Winter Workshop:

    Making Smart Choices in Instructional Design

    with Megan Torrance

    Friday, January 15, 2020

    10:00Am – 4:00pm

    VIRTUAL - Register here and you will receive a confirmation email with TorranceLearning's 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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