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Upcoming events

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14103 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor

    Package Deals

    Days 1-4 Registration Options

    Early Bird : $680

    Member (after Sept. 1) : $750

    Non Member : $900*

     

    Days 1-5 Registration Options

    Early Bird : $750

    Member (after Sept. 1) : $835

    Non Member : $985*   

     *Non Member rate includes a 1-year ATD Nebraska Membership, a $60 value

     

    Day 1 - September 12, 2017  

    Adult Learning Principles & Analysis

    Facilitators: Kim Whiteside & Jon Titus

    Click here for more information or to register for this day individually

    Day 2 - September 19, 2017

    Design & Development

    Facilitators: Tricia Danielsen and Michelle Kosmacek  

    Click here for more information or to register for this day individually

    Day 3 - September 26, 2017   

    Presentation Best Practices

    Facilitators: Leann McGrane & Liz Brumels

    Click Here for more information or to register for this day individually

    Day 4 - October 3, 2017   

    Evaluation & Application

    Facilitator: Todd Conkright

    Click here for more information or to register for this day individually

    Day 5 - October 10, 2017

    eLearning Technology and Best Practices

    Facilitators: Jen Labrie Pereira and Jen Wichern

    Click here for more information or to register for this day individually

    Location: First National Business Park

    14103 FNB Parkway; First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2017"  

    • 12 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14301 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor

    Trainer's Institute : Day One

    Professional development opportunities for new and experienced professional concepts with real-world application, best practices, and current industry trends that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

    Learning About Learning

    Morning Session (8:30am - 12:00pm) 

          Facilitator: Kim Whiteside     

    Think about the best learning experience you’ve ever had. Chances are it wasn’t the content of the course but what the presenter did with the content that made the difference. Explore the dynamic ways in which adults acquire, retain, recall, and use new information. Participate in interactive activities that will help you motivate adult learners and connect learning to performance.

    In addition, apply principles of adult learning to a current work project. Facilitator Kim Whiteside will lead you through practical exercises with real-world applications that may help you become a better learner as well.

                        

    By the end of the morning session, attendees will be able to:

    • Explain characteristics of adult learners and adult learning theories
    • Relate concepts of learning styles to effective learning experiences
    • Explore learning methodologies, such as: competency-based learning, contextualized learning, and personalized learning
    • Align principles of adult learning with instructional plans and learning materials
    • Connect strategies of adult learning to on-the-job performance
    • Demonstrate a variety of teaching strategies/techniques designed to enhance the individual and group adult learning experience

     

    Kim has over 20 years of experience in the adult learning field. She has a master’s degree in Adult Learning and Performance from Drake University and holds three professional certifications: Executive Coaching, Experiential Learning, and Career Counseling.

    In her current role as Instructional Systems Designer at Metropolitan Community College, Kim partners with faculty and staff to create engaging learning experiences for both credit and non-credit courses.       

     

    Analyzing the Need for Training

    Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

    Facilitator: Jon Titus   

     

    In this four hour active learning workshop, participants will build needs assessment skills. Content will map to our Instructional Design and Managing Learning Programs competencies (from the ATD Competency Model). I will also make the distinction between these and the Performance Improvement competency.

    By the end of the afternoon session, attendees will be able to:

    • Move from order taker to valued-solution developer
    • Differentiate between training and performance needs
    • Conduct successful needs analysis    
           

    Jon Titus has over eight years of training and development experience in insurance and higher education. In his current role, Jon is the Director of Continuing Education at Bellevue University. Some of his previous positions include Sr. Trainer at Mutual of Omaha, Dean at Kaplan University – Council Bluffs, Director Development Program at, Supervisor Training Program at GEICO, and Education Management Volunteer in the United States Peace Corps.


    Jon attended the University of Iowa to obtain his Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Business Administration, and later earned an MBA from the Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa.


    Jon volunteered on the Resume Review Team in his first year with ATD Nebraska. Then he served on the board for two years as the Director of Career Resources, and the Director of Engagement. In 2013 Jon earned his CPLP designation-Certified Professional in Learning and Performance.

     

    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $185

    Member (after Sept. 1): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $680

    Member (after Sept. 1): $750

    Non-Member: $900 (includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $750

    Member (after Sept. 1): $835

     Non-Member: $985 (Includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value) 

     

    Click here to register for Package Deals

    (Days 1-4 or Days 1-5 Packages)

    Location: First National Business Park

    14301 FNB Parkway - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2017"

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106

     

    Presenter : Tina Bakehouse

    Plato said, "Know thyself," and being aware of your personal communication strengths and limitations can affect how you deliver the message in a meaningful way.  Some speakers are highly energetic, displaying animated vocal and physical characteristics; whereas, other effective speakers are more deliberative, with a soft confidence. 

    Because oral communication is different than written communication, we must craft our messages to meet the needs of our audiences to engage them to continue to listen.  Being emotionally connected and intellectually charged, you can perform with your own signature style.

    In this session, you'll learn some tips and strategies that'll enhance your communication style, allowing you to present with confidence and ease.  In the end, speaking your way to success.

           

    By the end of the program, participants will:

    • Understand that engaged speakers use a wide-range of strategies to connect with an audience
    • Realize how to use audience-centered strategies that match their individual speaker style

     

    Meet The Speaker

    Tina Bakehouse

    Golden Hills

     

    Tina M. Bakehouse (M.A. Communication Studies and Advanced Professional Writing, University of Nebraska-Omaha; B.A. Communication Studies and B.A. Communication-Theatre, English Teaching, University of Northern Iowa; Business Communication, Disney Institute; Keirsey Temperament certified; Level II Improvisation) has been teaching at Creighton University in the Communication Studies Department since 2007.

    In addition to teaching, Bakehouse, is an executive communication coach; developer and facilitator for a wide-range of creative communication workshops for educators, managers, and other professionals in the Omaha-metro area; and a Farm to School educator for Mills County in Iowa, including an after-school program for East Mills Elementary.  Bakehouse has experience working in human resources and training as well as judging college and high school speech competitions.

    With her passion for theatre and the fine arts, she has performed in a storytelling show in NYC and has produced and performed in other community theatre, improvisation, and storytelling shows. 

     

    Schedule Of Events

    11:30 AM– 12:00 PM: Networking/Meal

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Program 

    Registration:

    Members:
    $20 until Monday, September 4
    $25 from Tuesday, September 5 - Tuesday, September 12
    $35 day of program
    Non-members: $35

    Event Contact:

    June Kowalewski
    vpprogramming@atdnebraska.org

    Cancellation Policy: No-shows will be billed. To avoid a no-show billing, please cancel by 5:00 PM CST on Monday, September 11, 2017, by calling 402-850-6710.
     

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14301 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor

    Trainer's Institute : Day Two

    Professional development opportunities for new and experienced professional concepts with real-world application, best practices, and current industry trends that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

    Using Instructional Design Essentials to Drive Outcomes and Deliver Business Results

    Morning Session (8:30am - 12:00pm) 

          Facilitator: Tricia Danielsen          

    This session will provide a basic understanding of instructional design research, models and tools, and help you develop skills for designing effective employee development and training programs.  Experiential activities will enable you to assess business needs, identify performance gaps, and work with stakeholders, as well as explore evaluation models, requirements, and reporting results to help you re-evaluate training and move from training "events" to more meaningful learning, knowledge transfer and design application.

         
                        

    By the end of the morning session, attendees will be able to:   

    • Address assessing business needs, and identifying gaps, and working with stakeholders
    • Explore evaluation models, requirements, and reporting results
    • Identify and utilize various learning design principles, models, and methodologies    

     

    Tricia Danielsen is the Principal and Founder of Meeting Tree Solutions, LLC, an organization that focuses on growing businesses, growing people and growing profits.  Ms. Danielsen has been working in the field of leadership and talent development for more than 20 years, and has held a variety of training leadership positions. She has championed the design, construction, and launch of multiple corporate universities, most notably as the Global Corporate University Leader for ACI Worldwide.

    Tricia has been honored to speak at many key learning leadership conferences around the world, including: Chief Learning Officer Symposium, Corporate University Week, SkillSoft Perspectives, Association for Talent Development Leadership Conference, and many more. Ms. Danielsen has been selected to the CLO Business Intelligence Board, the IQPC CU Week Advisory Board, and the Human Capital Executive Research Board and has served on the board of directors as President for the ATD Nebraska Chapter.
     

    Designing Training Materials

    Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

    Facilitator: Michelle Kosmacek

     

    This course looks at how we can design our training materials for lasting impact.  We will learn how to be intentional with our design and focus our handouts on materials that will be useful to the end user after class is over.

    By the end of the afternoon session, attendees will be able to:

    • Understand the importance of intentional imagery in their materials
    • Identify the pros and cons of different technologies and training materials options
    • Have a plan on what style of training materials best support their individual class objectives    
           

    Michelle is currently an Organizational Development Practitioner for Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.  She spends her days working with the organizational leaders and creating solutions and interventions that support team cohesion.  She is also co-leader of the Kansas City Organizational Development Network and is leading the relaunch of networking group.  Michelle received her Masters in Organizational Performance from Bellevue University in 2011 and is currently finishing her Leadership Coaching Certificate at Avila University.     

    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $185

    Member (after Sept. 1): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $680

    Member (after Sept. 1): $750

    Non-Member: $900 (includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $750

    Member (after Sept. 1): $835

     Non-Member: $985 (Includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)

     

    Click here to register for Package Deals

    (Days 1-4 or Days 1-5 Packages)

    Location: First National Business Park

    14103 FNB Parkway - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2017"

    • 26 Sep 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14301 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor

    Trainer's Institute : Day Three

    Professional development opportunities for new and experienced professional concepts with real-world application, best practices, and current industry trends that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

    Presentation Best Practices

    Morning and Afternoon Sessions

    (8:30am - 4:30pm) 

    Facilitators: Leann McGrane & Liz Brummels    

    Presentation Best Practices is an interactive learning experience that will teach you the skills and techniques of great presenters.  This session will help you rock you next presentation by teaching you the art of BEING the presentation.  Work on cadence, stance, gestures and presence to command your next session.          

                        

    By the end of the morning session, attendees will be able to:   

    • Enhance your skills to move from being a presenter to being the presentation
    • Learn to handle impromptu questions and interactions
    • Know your brand and how to present it at all times

     

    Leann McGrane is a Manager and Talent Development Partner at Markel. She is a tenured learning and development professional with extensive knowledge in curriculum design, delivery, and project management.  She is a leader at Markel helping to establish global onboarding, internship programs, technical curriculum, vendor management, and a mentoring program.  Leann’s greatest strengths come with her ability to think outside the box and see the big picture while sharing her passion for encouraging others to achieve their highest potential.

    Leann is involved outside of Markel as the Co-President of the Westgate Community Club, which helps to support the school in gaining resources, materials and programs for the children.  She is also a member of ATD, Society of Insurance Trainers & Educators (SITE). and a past member of the Nebraska Claims Association.  Outside of work, Leann is active in outdoor activities and busy spending time with her precocious daughter.  

        

    Liz Brummels is a Talent Development Business Partner at Markel. In her role at Markel, she works with her division of 900+ associates to align development to meet business goals and objectives. Liz was instrumental in the global roll out of the company’s Learning Management System and serves as a system administrator.

    Her training and development experience started in the non-profit sector where she designed and delivered training for employees and volunteers. Liz brings a wealth of Insurance knowledge and experience to her training design and facilitation. She holds her AINS and Nebraska Property & Casualty license. She is a member of the Society of Insurance Trainers & Educators (SITE). Liz holds a master’s degree in Human Capital Management and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).

    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $185

    Member (after Sept. 1): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $680

    Member (after Sept. 1): $750

    Non-Member: $900 (includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $750

    Member (after Sept. 1): $835

     Non-Member: $985 (Includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)

     

    Click here to register for Package Deals

    (Days 1-4 or Days 1-5 Packages)

    Location: First National Business Park

    14103 FNB Parkway - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2017"

    • 03 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14301 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor

    Trainer's Institute : Day Four

    Professional development opportunities for new and experienced professional concepts with real-world application, best practices, and current industry trends that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

    Evaluating Training Program Success

    Morning Session (8:30am - 12:00pm) 

          Facilitator: Todd Conkright               

    Evaluation of training impact is often a neglected aspect of training programs, yet it is a critical piece of the ADDIE process, allowing us to determine what is working and whether changes are required to make training more effective. This session provides a framework for evaluating training, including return on investment and making a case for leadership support. You will learn what can and should be measured and how to create a meaningful set of metrics for your organization.

    By the end of the morning session, attendees will be able to:   

    • Explain why evaluation is important
    • Identify and choose outcomes to evaluate a training program
    • Discuss the process used to plan and implement a good training evaluation
    • Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of different evaluation designs
    • Choose the appropriate evaluation design based on the characteristics of the organization and the importance & purpose of the training
    • Conduct a cost-benefit analysis for a training program
    • Explain the role of workforce analytics and dashboards in determining the value of training practices 

    Application: Putting It All Together

    Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 4:30pm)

    Facilitator: Todd Conkright

     

    This session will give you the opportunity to apply what you have learned over the last few weeks to address real-world training needs. Walk through the steps of the ADDIE process using a case study or two. Role-play and discuss the instructional design process and share challenges and lessons learned

    By the end of the afternoon session, attendees will be able to:

    • Analyze the need for training
    • Design a training program to meet the business’ and participants’ needs
    • Determine what types of training materials and resources are needed
    • Choose the appropriate evaluation design for the company based on importance of the training and purpose      
           

    Todd is a human capital strategist, human performance analyst, instructional designer and learning facilitator helping organizations maximize their greatest asset: their people. He has designed a variety of learning solutions using a blended approach of classroom, online and on-the-job methods. He leads the Client Training and Documentation team at First Data.

    Todd earned a B.S. in HR Management and an M.A. in Organization Development Consulting. He is past board president of the Omaha Organization Development Network. As a Certified Performance Technologist Todd has expertise in illuminating and eliminating performance barriers, leading to net gains for organizations.

    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $185

    Member (after Sept. 1): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $680

    Member (after Sept. 1): $750

    Non-Member: $900 (includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $750

    Member (after Sept. 1): $835

     Non-Member: $985 (Includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)

     

    Click here to register for Package Deals

    (Days 1-4 or Days 1-5 Packages)

    Location: First National Business Park

    14103 FNB Parkway - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2017"

    • 10 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14301 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor

    Trainer's Institute : Day Five

    Professional development opportunities for new and experienced professional concepts with real-world application, best practices, and current industry trends that can be immediately applied in the workplace.

    eLearning 101: From Goal to Execution

    Morning and Afternoon Sessions

    (8:30am - 4:30pm) 

    Facilitators: Jen Wichern & Jen Labrie Periera

    E-Learning is fast becoming a staple in developing employees. Whether programs are blended, flipped, or solely online, 77% of US companies offered online corporate training to their employees in 2015, and this number is expected to increase 13% per year through 2017. That means knowing when to include eLearning in your talent development programs, as well as the ability to create, implement, and track learner behaviors from the finished product are essential for today’s Talent Development Professional.

    In this one-day, hands-on workshop, attendees will be given a typical development request in which they will uncover the expected outcomes of the program, and use eLearning design and implementation best practices to create a short eLearning product. 
         

                        

    By the end of the morning session, attendees will be able to:   

    • Recognize when eLearning is a viable option for a training event
    • Identify the elements, tools, and resources needed to create an eLearning program
    • Construct an action map to identify the information needed, activities required, and behaviors exhibited by the learner to achieve business goals
    • Use a provided eLearning storyboard to create a short eLearning program
    • Design after training follow-up strategies to ensure learning retention

     

    Jen Wichern has over 8 years of experience as a Talent Development Professional, and is highly skilled in the use of the ADDIE model, and designs, develops, and implements training for a wide range of topics for both classroom and eLearning
    platforms.


    Currently, she is an Organizational Effectiveness Instructional Design Specialist with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska where she is working to help the organization achieve its strategic goals. Jen holds a B.S. in Geology with an Emphasis in Paleontology from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. She also has certifications in Action Selling, Coaching for Sales Quality, and Strategic Selling. She is an alumni of ATD Nebraska’s Trainer’s Institute, and has an E-Learning Instructional Design Certification from ATD.

      

    Jen Labrie Pereira has been a Project and Content Specialist with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts at their reservation center since December 2007. In that role, she is responsible for developing and facilitating training materials for the global reservation centers. This includes New Associate training, ongoing enhancement training for current Associates, and training on how to handle different kinds of calls.

    She graduated from Hastings College in 2004 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies and from Kansas State University in 2007 with a Master’s Degree in Speech Communication. Additionally, she taught Public Speaking at Kansas State University for several years. 

    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $185

    Member (after Sept. 1): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $680

    Member (after Sept. 1): $750

    Non-Member: $900 (includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through Sept. 1): $750

    Member (after Sept. 1): $835

     Non-Member: $985 (Includes a one year ATD Nebraska Membership - $60 Value)

     

    Click here to register for Package Deals

    (Days 1-4 or Days 1-5 Packages)

    Location: First National Business Park

    14103 FNB Parkway - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2017"

    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106


    Presenter: Ashlei Spivey

    This program will discuss why diversity and inclusion practices are necessary in building a strong company culture and how to embed best practices into company systems like learning and development, coaching, and recruitment structures.

    By the end of the program, participants will have:

    • A better understanding on why inclusion practices should be embedded in company culture    
    • Practical action steps to create systems of inclusion 

    Meet The Speaker

    Ashlei Spivey

    Peter Keiwit Foundation


     

    Ashlei Spivey was born and raised in the heart of North Omaha. She graduated from North High and went to Jackson State University on a volleyball scholarship for her Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She then attended University of Texas at Arlington for her Master’s program. Ashlei is the current Director of Talent at the Food Bank for the Heartland.

    Prior to taking this new role, she was the Diversity Officer to a local nonprofit. She has a passion for helping her community and challenging injustice. She is the mother of a handsome two-year-old Naasir, and guardian to her sister Yaasmyn.

    Schedule Of Events

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Networking
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Program 

    Registration

    Members:
    $20 through Monday, October 2
    $25 from Tuesday, October 3 - Tuesday, October 10
    $35 day of program
    Non-members: $35

    Event Contact

    June Kowalewski
    vpprogramming@atdnebraska.org

    Cancellation Policy: No-shows will be billed. To avoid a no-show billing, please cancel by 5:00 PM CST on Monday, October 9, 2017, by calling 402-850-6710.

    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106


    Presenter : Terry Lee

    This session will deliver micro learning techniques that will help to keep training topics alive in your organization and can be incorporated in the work day. The program will be highly participative.

     

    By the end of the program, participants will be able to:

    • Generate and practice ideas to infuse small chunks of interactive learning in traditional learning sessions


    Meet The Speaker

    Terry Lee
    Securities America, Inc.


     

    Terry has over twelve years experience in Learning and Development and Organizational Development. He is a Past President of ATD and 2017 of ODN Network.


    Schedule Of Events:

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Networking/Lunch
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Program 

    Registration:

    Members:
    $20 through Monday, October 30
    $25 from Tuesday, October 31 - Tuesday, November 7
    $35 day of program
    Non-members: $35

    Event Contact:
    June Kowalewski
    vpprogramming@atdnebraska.org

    Cancellation Policy:
    No-shows will be billed. To avoid a no-show billing, please cancel by 5:00 PM CST on Monday, November 6, 2017, by calling 402-850-6710.

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