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    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14010 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor
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    Trainer's Institute Day 1

     

    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.

    Needs Analysis for Training

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

          Facilitator: Heather Davis   

    The success or failure of your training projects begins at the first meeting with your stakeholders. Make your projects a success by asking the right questions, proposing appropriate solutions, and setting expectations with the right type of communications.

    By the end of this class, you will be able to:
    • Describe needs analysis
    • Describe why needs analysis is important
    • Select the most appropriate needs analysis type
    • Select the most appropriate needs analysis questions
    • Select the most appropriate elements of a needs analysis report


    Heather Davis has over 20 years of experience project managing, creating, and delivering a wide variety of educational materials for corporate, government, secondary, and higher education settings. She holds a Bachelor of Arts-History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, post-graduate education from Northern Arizona University, and a Master of Educational Media and Computers from Arizona State University.

    Beginning her career as a secondary teacher, she honed her presentation, classroom management, and instructional design skills to create interactive, engaging presentations and materials. As a technical trainer, instructional designer, and developer with the U.S. Department of Energy and various corporations, Ms. Davis demonstrated her talent for learning and translating complex concepts to learners. In recent years, Ms. Davis has focused on realizing efficiencies in project management, instructional design processes, and standards to create professional and consistent e-learning and classroom training.

    Heather Davis is currently a Senior Learning Analyst with Conagra Brands, focusing on managing the company’s learning system. She is a past President of ATD Nebraska, President of the BRIDGES LGBT and allies employee resource group at Union Pacific, and Treasurer for Wear Yellow Nebraska. In her free time, Ms. Davis renovates her 80-year-old house and is a cyclist.

     

           

    Principles and Practices of Quality Course Design

    Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

    Facilitator: Karen Wegner   

    Course Design is a complex activity that requires designers to integrate knowledge and skill from multiple disciplines as they design learning experiences. It is a systematic process that begins with identifying desired results, followed by determining acceptable evidence, and planning learning experiences. It does not include development of the learning materials themselves. In this session, participants will engage in a series of collaborative activities that will enable them to learn and apply core instructional design concepts and principles that are essential to evaluating and creating quality course designs for adult learners that achieve the desired results.
     
    Objectives:
     
    The following learning objectives will support achievement of the session outcome, and align with those outlined in the ATD Instructional Design Competency.
    • Compare adult learning models
    • Identify elements of active learning
    • Identify steps in the course design process
    • Differentiate between competencies and learning objectives
    • Identify characteristics of authentic performance assessments
    • Apply learning theory to a course design project
    • Apply learning cycle framework to a design project

     
    An active member of ATD chapters for many years, Karen has served on the ATD Nebraska Board for the past 5 years.  If you spend time with her, you’ll know that engaging people in high quality learning experiences is at the center of her work.   As a learning professional in both business and academia, she seeks out and embraces emerging trends and technologies, and has collaborated with numerous teams to determine learning strategy, establish critical systems, processes and infrastructure, and create innovative learning experiences.  

    Karen holds a Master of Education in Adult Learning/HRD from the University of Minnesota and currently serves in the Workforce Innovation Division at Metropolitan Community College.  Karen is also an active member of the eLearning Guild, and has presented at the DevLearn Conference in Las Vegas.
    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day Event

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $185

    Member (starting August 13): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $680

    Member (starting August 13): $750

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

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $750

    Member (starting August 13): $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 - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2018"

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14010 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor
    Register

    Attend all 2018 Trainer's Institute workshops at a discounted rate!

    Days 1-4 Registration Options

    Early Bird : $680

    Member (after August 12) : $750

    Non Member : $900*

     

    Days 1-5 Registration Options

    Early Bird : $750

    Member (after August 12) : $835

    Non Member : $985*   

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

     

    Day 1 - September 11, 2018  

    Needs Analysis and Course Design

    Facilitators: Heather Davis and Karen Wegner

    View this event for more information or to register for this day individually

    Day 2 - September 18, 2018

    Facilitation and Training Impact 

    Facilitators: Ambe White and Todd Conkright 

    View this event for more information or to register for this day individually

    Day 3 - September 25, 2018      

    eLearning Design and Active Learning

    Facilitators: Michael Merritt and Jill Banaszak

    View this event for more information or to register for this day individually

    Day 4 - October 2, 2018   

    Gamification and Microlearning

    Facilitator: Kim Whiteside and AnnMarie Marlier

    View this event for more information or to register for this day individually

    Day 5 - October 9, 2018

    Project Management and Career Planning

    Facilitators: Christine Stanczak and Kim Whiteside

    View this event for more information or to register for this day individually

    Location: First National Business Park

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2018"  

    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1919 Arksarben Drive, Omaha NE 68180
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    You CAN change the way your people learn and grow by using innovative digital technology to simplify your disparate systems, engage your teams, and meet your strategic imperatives. 

    Experience how easy it is to produce just in time learning. This is an interactive session to create, gamify, and collaborate using today's technology. 

    Learning Objectives
    • Show how to use and create simulations that engage your modern learners
    • Learn how flexible, customizable, branded learning is possible for any industry or organization
    Heidy Behrens, Senior Director of Sales at CD2 Learning, oversees regional marketing and sales strategies. Because of her experience and success in the industry, she was recruited as a partner of CD2 Learning. A highly accomplished sales professional, Behrens works with key account management; demonstrating her depth in the area of product and systems knowledge, along with strengths in negotiating and business assessment. With a keen ability to understand and solve clients' needs, Behrens is known for her ability to establish quality relationships with customers. She thrives on challenges, particularly those that expand the company's reach.

    Active in industry networks, she enjoys mentoring and demonstrating innovations in training, L&D and leadership technology. Heidy holds a masters degree from Doane College and a BS from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She resides in Lincoln with her husband, her son and two dogs. Her love of challenges extends into her free time, where you'll her cheering on the side-lines as her son participates in the sport of the season.

    Program Agenda:
    11:30am - 12:00pm: Lunch/Networking
    12:00pm - 01:00pm: Program

    Cancellation Policy: No-shows will be billed. To avoid a no-show billing, please cancel by 5:00 p.m., 2 days prior to the event by calling 402-850-6710.

    • 18 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14010 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor
    Register

    Trainer's Institute Day 2

     

    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.

    So you want to be a Great Facilitator and Presenter? Let’s discuss!

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

          Facilitator: Ambe White        
               

    The workshop will break down the specifics of what an effective facilitator and presenter possess, as well as identify the key techniques and skills that need to be utilized to be effective.
     

    Participants will gain more knowledge to become a more effective facilitator and presenter.  Participants will learn the specific techniques and skills utilized by successful facilitators and presenters. Participants will be more confident in facilitating and presenting. Dominate your facilitation and presentation skills.
         

    Ambe's professional background includes over 20 years of working in Corporate America, Non-Profits, Human Resource Management and Higher Education.  Diverse experience working in Higher Education (Training, Advising, Career and Employment Counseling, Teaching, Recruitment and Marketing). Diverse experience working in Human Resources (Training and Development, Recruitment, Employee Relations and Consulting). 

    Currently serving as the Director of Advising at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa, responsible for the Faculty and Staff Advising Training and Development and Student Advising implementation and initiatives campus wide.  Over 11 years of teaching in Higher Education - Adjunct Instructor at Bellevue University teaching the entire facet of Human Resource Management, Adjunct Instructor at Iowa Western teaching Human Resource Management and Student Development Course, Adjunct Instructor at Metropolitan Community College teach Social Science Courses and Employment and Career Courses. Teaching on-line, in-class undergraduate and graduate. 

    Ambe’ has managed to maintain a Consultant Business – A.M.B.E (Able Minded Business Experiences) that has been successful since 1998. In the Consultant Business she has had the opportunity work with over 30 non-profit and for-profit organizations and continue to do so.  Those endeavors include: conducting workshops, training sessions, presenting, facilitating and speaking to diverse students, employees and organizations. Coordinate and lead a College Access Program/Grant for Omaha Public School.

    Beyond Smile Sheets: Understanding Training Impact

    Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

    Facilitator: Todd Conkright 

        
    This session provides participants with a knowledge of training evaluation principles and techniques. We will identify the reasons for program evaluation and the methods and models used, including Kirkpatrick's levels of evaluation.
     
    Upon completion of this session you should 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 company and the importance and 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
     
    Todd Conkright is passionate about bringing performance and process excellence to organizations, For more than twenty five years he has helped organizations succeed by identifying innovative and impactful learning and development solutions.  
    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 and Six Sigma Black Belt, Todd has expertise in illuminating and eliminating performance barriers, leading to net gains for organizations.

    Connect with Todd on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddconkright), Twitter (@GapMinding), or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/CornerstoneGlobalTPS).
     
    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day Event

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $185

    Member (starting August 13): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $680

    Member (starting August 13): $750

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

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $750

    Member (starting August 13): $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 - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2018"

     

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center, 301 South 68th Street Place, Lincoln, NE: Room Auditorium

    ATD LINCOLN & SCC PRESENT: 

    THE NEW TRAINER: ECOSYSTEM, MINDSET, & CRITICAL SKILLS

    ATD Nebraska members may attend ATD Lincoln events at member pricing. Visit www.atdlincoln.org to register and enter the

    member code.

    THE NEW TRAINER: ECOSYSTEM, MINDSET, &

    CRITICAL SKILLS

    Talent professionals have a critical role in helping organizations build success through their people. But the world of training is changing. Fast.  To be successful in tomorrow’s organizations, trainers must navigate the new ecosystem, develop a new mindset focused on results, and deploy indispensable skills that are evidence-based and digital. In this session, Jonathan Halls will look at what has and hasn’t changed in the learning profession, explore the mindset tomorrow’s trainers need for success, and list the indispensable skills every trainer needs on their resume.

    This session will be part philosophical and part practical.

    MORE DETAILS ON THE CONTENT

    The new ecosystem: The transition from traditional classroom to learning on demand when it’s need is just about complete. Learning is now global yet personal, flexible but aligned to business need, and based on evidence-based methods. (Mirrors shift to post-industrial era.

    The new mindset: It’s about success in business, not success in the classroom.  Trainers solve business needs by making learning personal to the learner.  They deploy evidence-based learning solutions, evaluate business results using them to refine their work, and communicate value to clients.

    Indispensable skills: business partnership, science of learning, digital media skills, evaluation skills. They are flexible and deployed through physical and virtual classroom, coaching, eLearning, and digital content.

    KEY TAKEAWAYS FOR ATTENDEES

    A picture of how the new world of learning is evolving, and how it fits into the broader picture of the world as we shift from an industrial to postindustrial workplace.

    What will change in their roles and what will not change as the new world of learning takes place.

    A list of concrete skills that trainers should develop to stay ahead of the curve. Will reference the ATD competency model but be much more specific. 


    Cancellation Policy: No-shows will be billed; to avoid a no-show billing, please cancel 72 hours before the event by calling 402-434-7557.

    Register here


    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center, 301 South 68th Street Place, Lincoln, NE: Room Auditorium

    ATD LINCOLN: 

    Jonathan Halls: Make Training Videos with Your Smart Phone

    ATD Nebraska members may attend ATD Lincoln events at member pricing. Visit www.atdlincoln.org to register and enter the

    member code.

    Presented by Jonathan Halls

    Make Training Videos

    with Your Smart Phone

    Everyone carries a TV in their pocket or purse these days - their cell. Which means anyone can make training videos with their smart phone. But not all video is created equal.

    Attend Trainer Mojo's Training Video Boot Camp and take the mystery out of making videos for eLearning, classroom or microlearning content. This 1-day intensive workshop takes you form A to Z of the production process. It show you everything you need to get started making quality training videos.

    Who should attend?

    • Trainers

    • Teachers

    • Coaches

    • Instructional Designers 

     

    The Boot Camp in Brief

     

    At the end of the day you will know:

    • what makes training videos based on media and adult learning principles

    • the production process for making video that saves time

    • when and when not to use video in training programs

    • what to plan when creating video content to engage learners

    • how to quickly shoot awesome quality video with your cell phone

    • how to edit video into sequences that look professional and flow nicely using an entry level editing package

    Our program is designed to get you up to spped fast. We''ll be using the latest adult learning techinquest to ensure the learning stickes. To start we're flipping the classroom - well not really. We're actually going one step further and extending the classroom.

    We'll deliver key content to you before you come. That way we have more time to practice the art of making videos. The boot camp exercises are designed around evidence-based cognitive learning strategies that emphasize deliverative practice. plus, we'' extend the learning beyond the boot camp itself with follow-up resources.

     

    Learning Objectives:

    • describe what topics video is suited to for training videos based on the modality's strengths and weaknesses

    • describe the planning required to create a training video following the Rapid Media Technique to ensure the video is engaging and leads to learning

    • describe the preparation requited for producing video following the Rapid Media Technique

    • Shoot video sequences for use in training videos that look professional using a cell phone

    • edit video sequences for us in training videos that follows basic practices of continuity editing

    • how to make software training videos more engaging

     

    Cost:

    • ATD Lincoln Members and Guest: $250.00

    • ATD Nebraska Members and Guests: $250.00 

    • Non-Members: $300.00   

    Please Note: approximately three weeks prior to the workshop you will receive a Mimeo login to access the pre-class content via email.

    This event is not part of the ATD Lincoln Travel Pass 2018

    Cancellation Policy: No-shows will be billed; to avoid a no-show billing, please cancel one week prior to the event by calling 402-434-7557.

    Register here


    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14010 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor
    Register

    Trainer's Institute Day 3

     

    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.

    Designing eLearning Using Rapid Prototyping

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

          Facilitator: Michael Merritt       
     

    In this course we will examine the rapid prototyping process as a valuable tool when working with subject matter experts from the beginning of an eLearning project. Attendees will participate in the process of developing a rapid prototype for a project (one they may be currently working on) and how it integrates into the ADDIE process and leads to the full development of a storyboard, and on to an eLearning course.

     

    Objectives:

    Build rapid eLearning prototypes to initiate the design process.

    Articulate the advantages of starting a prototype process early in the Analyze & Design stages.

    Build a prototype for a current project you are working on. 
     

    Michael Merritt has been involved in Education Technologies for twenty years and has specialized in eLearning for the last twelve years. At the BryanLGH College of Health Sciences he was the lead in the design of classroom technologies for a 75,000 square foot expansion, and taught two freshman level courses. In 2004 Michael joined The Nebraska Medical Center as the E-Learning Coordinator Serving 6600+ active users. Michael administered the E-Learning initiative including the administration of the Learning Management System and the design, development, and technical support of courses offered.  

    In 2009 Michael joined ACI, a leader in electronic payments for financial institutions, retailers and processors around the world with its broad and integrated suite of electronic payment software as the Manager of Instructional Design where he expertly applied adult learning principles/theory in design of all learning solutions types (classroom, eLearning, job aids, performance support, synchronous learning, etc.) and served as Manager to the Instructional Designer and Content Developers.

    Michael currently serves as HDR’s eLearning Development Manager in the Learning and Organizational Development department. His key role is overseeing and setting the strategic direction of the design and development of web based training delivered via HDR University, an employee development resource comprised of over 250 instructor-led, online and webinar delivered courses.  In addition to leading HDR’s eLearning initiatives, he has delivered services to a range of HDR clients such as NASA, TMA, CEATI and the Department of Defense.   

    Active Learning

    Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

    Facilitators: Jill Banaszak & Kristi Rutledge

     
    It's painful for individuals to sit through humdrum training and it is equally painful
    to deliver humdrum training and gaze out at rows of motionless, vacant faces as
    the clock callously thumps the slothful passage of each excruciating second. The
    most thought-provoking content can’t overcome the marring effect of
    unimaginative delivery.

    During this workshop, participants will experience numerous examples of active
    learning and create and deliver engaging training activities that speak to all
    learning styles. Participants will walk away from the session with multiple
    examples of how to deliver content so that it involves participants in the learning
    process, stimulates their thinking, and makes them accountable for learning.
     
     
    Learning Objectives:
    1. Given learning content, participants will be able to list a variety of active
    training methods to foster engagement and connection.
    2. Given an active training technique and Bloom’s Taxonomy, participants will be
    able to connect the training technique with the Bloom’s Taxonomy learning
    domain that it supports.. 

    Jill Banaszak is a Sr. Business Systems Consultant in the Intelligent Automation division for Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. Her team supports efficient operations and enables associates to focus on their most valuable work – serving our customers. Her area of expertise is in eLearning and material development. Jill earned her bachelors degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is a past ATD Nebraska President and graduate of the ATD NE Trainer’s Institute.


    Kristi Rutledge is a Training Manager for Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company. Her personal brand is: I help people excel at work and love what they do by simplifying and organizing information and by creating and facilitating experiences to help them discover what they already know! Her areas of expertise include leadership development, soft skills, effective communication, and culture shaping.

    Kristi earned her bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and her master’s degree in adult education from Drake University. She is also a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).

    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day Event

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $185

    Member (starting August 13): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $680

    Member (starting August 13): $750

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

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $750

    Member (starting August 13): $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 - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2018"

     

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Jack J. Huck Continuing Education Center, 301 South 68th Street Place, Lincoln, NE: Room Auditorium

    ATD LINCOLN: Jonathan Halls: Rapid Video for Trainers

    ATD Nebraska members may attend ATD Lincoln events at member pricing. Visit www.atdlincoln.org to register and enter the

    member code.

    Presented by Jonathan Halls

    Rapid Video for Trainers

    3 Day Program 

    Many trainers today create microlearning videos to extend learning beyond the classroom. Short targeted videos can be very helpful but to be effective need to be well produced.

    Our 3-day rapid video programs are based on the bestselling book, Rapid Video Development for Trainers and teaches the rapid media technique.

    The program teaches participants to create video content that looks professional and leads to learning. They learn professional media competencies to produce it fast and on a shoestring budget.

    The program goes into both the production side of video, and the editorial side. participants learn how to shoot and do basic video editing. And they learn the psychology of video and how to combine that with learning theory.

    You will learn how to:

    • develop a professional level of practice that ensures confidence and professionals. (Affective LO)

    • plan learning content so that it is quick and easy for learners to understand, remember and apply to their job

    • shoot video following professional techniques to ensure images are crisp and clear and audio is crystal clear

    • edit video to flow smoothly and ensure a polished final video package

    • make software training videos more engaging

    How it Looks

    1. Participants are required to watch a series of pre-class videos and complete some reflection questions. This allows us to spend less time in class on theory and more on practice.

    2. Every participant makes two videos.

    3. participants receive follow-up videos to reinforce their learning after the class has finished.

    4. Participants receive a comprehensive workbook.

    Cost:

    • ATD Lincoln Members and Guests: $750.00 

    • ATD Nebraska Members and Guests: $750.00

    • Non-Members: $850.00

    Please Note: Approximately three weeks before the workshop you will receive a Mimeo login to access the pre-class content.

    This event is not part of the ATD Lincoln Travel Pass 2018

    Cancellation Policy: No-shows will be billed; to avoid a no-show billing, please cancel one week prior to the event by calling 402-434-7557.

    Register here


    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14010 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor
    Register

    Trainer's Institute Day 4

     

    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.

    Gamification - It's Not What You Think

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

          Facilitator: Kim Whiteside        
        

    Games have been an interactive "go-to" element in training and development for decades. In the age of high-tech, sophisticated digital games and ubiquitous game playing on mobile devices, the learning industry has begun infusing principles commonly found in games into learning design. In this workshop, participants will distinguish traditional training games from principles of gamification. They will mine their own personal experience with games and develop a framework with which to incorporate gamification into their own courses and workshops.

    Objectives: 
     * Define Gamification
     * List characteristics of games and gaming
     * Explain ways to enhance learning using skill-based gaming strategies
     * Present a convincing use case for gamification in training and learning experiences


    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.


     

    Microlearning 101:  What Microlearning Is, Why it Works, and How to Develop a Microlearning Program for Your Learners

    Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

    Facilitator: AnnMarie Marlier

     
    Is your learning delivery is passive (think long slide presentations packed with detailed information) and/ or not as effective as you’d like it to be? If so, then you may not be addressing the needs of your always busy workforce and need to revise how you craft and deliver learning to your organization. By documenting and sharing the lessons they’re learning on a day to day basis, organizations build capacity and gain an unrealized, competitive advantage. 
     
    Microlearning, defined as “special moments or episodes of learning while dealing with specific tasks or content, and engaging in small but conscious steps” has been a part of adult learning for approximately 20 years, primarily in the fields of e-learning, training, and learning and development (Hug, 2007, p. 18).   What sets microlearning apart from other learning formats is the time parameters, focused objectives, and amount of content, however, even in microlearning, models and formats vary widely.
     
    Microlearning transcends media format, modality, pedagogy, andragogy, and learning environments.   As such, it is an ideal way for organizational leaders to engage and support learners and build capacity through learning innovation (learning journeys, microlearning and learning platforms) without requiring extensive time commitments.
     
    Hug, Theo. Microlearning: Didactics of Microlearning. New York: Waxmann Verlag, 2007.
     
    Objectives:

    Identify key principles and characteristics of innovative microlearning experiences
    Apply core concepts of microlearning theory to practical examples
    Compare and contrast mobile microlearning methods for continued learner engagement
    Evaluate means of assessing microlearning efforts
    Develop a basic microlearning lesson and “course” outline using a template
    More details regarding this presentation will be posted soon. 

    AnnMarie Marlier, Ph.D. has helped adults learn and develop in in a variety of environments and through a variety of leadership roles in higher education, adult basic education, corporate training, and not-for-profit organizations over the past 25+ years.. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Education with an emphasis in Adult, Continuing, and Higher education, a M.Ed. in Adult Education, and a B.A. in Communications and English. Additionally, AnnMarie is a certified Prior Learning Assessor through the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning.

    Vince Lindenmeyer, Ph.D. has a deep desire to make learning lifelong, meaningful and relational for adult learners. A retired US Army officer, Colonel Vince Lindenmeyer, Ph.D., is currently an adjunct professor with Creighton University for the Ed.D Leadership doctoral program teaching Organizational Theory & Behavior, Military Leadership, and Change Theory & Practice. He has a BS in Systems Engineering, a MS in Logistics Management, M.Ed., a MA in Strategic Studies, and a Ph.D. in Education. Vince has led organizations in both the private and public sectors and is currently serving as Chief Learning Officer for Ginosko, LLC


    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day Event

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $185

    Member (starting August 13): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $680

    Member (starting August 13): $750

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

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $750

    Member (starting August 13): $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 - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2018"

     

    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • First National Business Park; 14010 FNB Parkway, Omaha NE 68154; First Floor
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    Trainer's Institute Day 5

     

    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.

    Project Management for Learning Professionals

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

          Facilitator: Christine Stanczak        
                 

    Being a learning professional requires many skills, such as: needs analysis, consultation, course design and development, facilitation chops, group management, Learning Management System skills and Adult Learning Principle familiarity.  It’s easy for one key set of skills to be overlooked or ignored when schedules get tight.  Project management skills are truly the vehicle to bring projects to completion on time, on budget, in a planned, organized and controlled way; all the while meeting the needs of the customer, regardless of how often they change. 

    While it’s nice if learning teams have access to a Project Management Organization, complete with certified PMPs (Project Management Professionals) and standard methodologies, it certainly isn’t common. 

    This four-hour workshop will delve into a simple, structured and accessible way to manage learning projects.  Project Management at its essence can be broken down into five steps:

    Prioritize: Chances are, there is more than one project to work on at a time.  Figure out which comes first.

    Define: Document the scope, the initial business and project objectives, the risks and constraints and alternatives for solutions.

    Plan: Build a project plan by creating a work breakdown structure and a project schedule using the critical path method and Gantt charts.  Estimate and assign resources to project activities. Create a budget using a costing worksheet and create a stakeholder communication plan.  Analyze a learning gap and design and implement a solution.

    Manage: Judge the status of a project by establishing and monitoring criteria, how to manager change and “catch-up” strategies for projects that fall behind schedule.

    Review: Apply a standard evaluation process to capture and share lessons learned.

    Managing a project doesn’t have to include many complex steps and doesn’t require fancy certifications.  Project Management only requires a simple set of steps and consistent adherence to the simple process.


    At the end of the workshop, learners will leave with:

    …a prioritized list of their current projects.

    …a fully defined project including scope, the initial business and project objectives, the risks and constraints and alternatives for solutions.

    … a project plan, including: work breakdown structure, project schedule, estimate and assignment of resources to project activities, budget, stakeholder communication plan and learning solution.

    …a plan to manage the project, including monitoring criteria, change management strategies and ideas to keep the project on track.

    …a standard evaluation process to capture and share lessons learned.   


    Christine leads an L&D Team serving the Enterprise-oversees a robust leadership program designed for the learner who is a leader as an individual contributor to the "high-potential", who is poised for an executive leadership role; oversees the Enterprise-wide Learning Management System for 10,000+ employees across 6 distinct Lines of Business. She currently oversees the Orientation and Onboarding activities for West.


    Career GPS: Vocation Design for Learning Professionals

    Afternoon Session (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

    Facilitator: Kim Whiteside

         
    The skills used to develop great training are the same skills required to design a great career plan. Participants will go on a journey of professional discovery by: identifying where they are in their careers now, determining options for where they want to go, exploring the gap between where they are and where they want to go, and designing a roadmap (Career Plan) to get them to their ultimate destination.
     
    Objectives: 
     * Identify your current career location
     * Determine your career destination
     * Explore the distance between your current location and your ultimate destination (Gap)
     * Design interventions to resolve career gaps
     

    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. At Bellevue University, she spent three years working with and managing the Career Services Center. 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.


    Registration Pricing:

    Single Day Event

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $185

    Member (starting August 13): $210

    Non-Member: $235 

     

    Days 1-4 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $680

    Member (starting August 13): $750

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

     

    Days 1-5 Package

    Early Bird Member (through August 12): $750

    Member (starting August 13): $835

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

     

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

     

       Location: First National Business Park - First Floor

    Look for signs to "Trainer's Institute 2018"

     

    • 10 Oct 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1919 Arksarben Drive, Omaha NE 68180
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    Organizations are becoming leaner each day. This increased focus on maximizing growth while minimizing costs has talent implications. Specifically, organizational leaders want proof that talent investments are effective, efficient, and produce a return.

    In this presentation, we will describe the rise and importance of evaluating talent investments, provide a guide for conducting evaluations in organizations, and share real world examples from our own evaluation work at Category One Consulting.

    Learning Objectives
    • Understand the importance of evaluating talent investments
    • Determine when evaluations should be conducted
    • Learn how to evaluate talent investments
    • Gain tips and tricks for conducting evaluation
    • Dr. Sara Roberts is Co-Founder and Principal Consultant at Category One Consulting (C1C), a consulting firm focused on helping organizations maximize their people and program effectiveness through the application of research, analytics, and evidence-based practices. 

    Prior to starting C1C, Sara served as Director of Talent Analytics at ConAgra Foods and a Research & Evaluation Specialist at the Omaha Public Schools. Sara earned her PhD in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and is certified in Relational Database Fundamentals and Structured Query Language (SQL) by the Nebraska Business Development Center. 
    Program Agenda:
    11:30am - 12:00pm: Lunch/Networking
    12:00pm - 01:00pm: Program

    Cancellation Policy: No-shows will be billed. To avoid a no-show billing, please cancel by 5:00 p.m., 2 days prior to the event by calling 402-850-6710.

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Firespring, 1201 Infinity Court, Lincoln, NE

    ATD LINCOLN: AN AFTERNOON WITH FIRESPRING 

    ATD Nebraska members may attend ATD Lincoln events at member pricing. Visit www.atdlincoln.org to register and enter the

    member code.

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    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Blue Blood, 925 Robbers Cave Road, Lincoln, NE

    ATD LINCOLN: CROSSING THE FINISH LINE WITH BLUE BLOOD 

    ATD Nebraska members may attend ATD Lincoln events at member pricing. Visit www.atdlincoln.org to register and enter the

    member code.


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All 2018 ATD Nebraska monthly programs will be held at Blue Cross Blue Shield, 1919 Arksarben Drive, Omaha NE 68180.


There is visitor parking located on the North side of the building. Spaces are limited. Additional free parking can be found in the parking garages to the south of the building between the new hotel construction and the Pacific Life building and on the East side of Aksarben Village by Spirit World and Jones Brother’s.

When entering the building, check in at the Guard’s desk located in the center of the Lobby. They will direct you to the Aksarben Room located on the South side of the Lobby.

ATD Nebraska, P.O. Box 85793 Lincoln, NE 68501-5793     (402) 850-6710   |   contactus@atdnebraska.org

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