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    • 08 Feb 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom link provided upon registration
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    Sketchnoting is a versatile skill that not only can be used for creating memorable personal notes, but can be used to enhance effectiveness throughout learning, thinking and working. It is both a tool for personal development and can also be used in the workplace for effective communication, to aid learning and productive working. Now is your opportunity to give it a try.

    This is a practical session, much of which will get you drawing and beginning to develop some of the key skills for Sketchnoting. Don’t worry, you don’t need to be an artist to be an effective Sketchnoter or participate. Presenter Rachel Burnham creates a warm and friendly environment in which all can have a go.

    Make sure you have plenty of plain paper available to draw on during the session and some felt tips or colored pencils. A black felt tip is particularly useful. And it is easier to draw if you have a table to lean on.

    By the end of the session, you will be able to:

    • Define what a Sketchnote is and describe its key elements
    • Identify how you can make use of Sketchnoting to aid your learning, thinking and working
    • Have confidence to draw simple pictures and graphics
    • Use practical tips for Sketchnoting

    So what are you waiting for, book a place now!

    Rachel Burnham is a Sketchnote enthusiast, with over 30 years experience in L&D. She has been sharing Sketchnotes since 2015 and has live Sketchnoted at the major L&D conferences in the UK, as well as undertaking commissions from clients. Not only does she Sketchnote herself, but she has delivered introductory workshops to a wide range of professionals & students both in the UK and internationally. She recently created Sketchnote chapter summaries for HR for Hybrid Working by Gary Cookson and coauthored Using Sketchnoting as a revision aid with forensic students. She is passionate about understanding why and how Sketchnoting works and what the evidence is for this.

    • 08 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom link provided upon registration

    In the session, we will focus on what makes a learning objective effective, why they’re important and when and how often to introduce them. This is a crucial step that is often missed in even the most accredited programs.

    Learners will recognize what makes an effective learning objective and will demonstrate writing one.

    Julia Burgess is a Professional Development Trainer at Medical Solutions, an Everything DiSC Certified Practitioner, and a Certified Zumba Instructor. Although in every position she has held previously she wound up training new people she came to Learning & Development world through a very happy accident. Julia enjoys creating learning experiences that include humor for maximum retention and loves connecting concepts, when relevant, to make learning a more fluid experience. She is an ATD Nebraska member, and has a passion for creating content for her company’s DEI Council.

    Co-facilitator Kristina Pohlmann is a fellow Learning and Development professional with industry experience of 14 years, spending her time creating and facilitating learning experiences that learners enjoy. She is an ATD Nebraska and Omaha Organizational Development Network (ODN) member and is passionate about continuing to improve her skills and sharing what she learns with others. She loves to get involved, give back to the community, and is a champion for DEIA (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Accessibility) and Wellness.

    • 28 Mar 2023
    • 25 Apr 2023
    • 5 sessions
    • Virtual Event - Zoom link provided the week prior to first class
    • 19

    An immersive skill building experience of engaging online training with practice and coaching. A program delivered entirely live online and time-spaced to accommodate busy schedules. Five, 2-hour live online sessions, designed to empower trainers to deliver virtual instructor-led training with confidence! Participants join a live online training world, participate in discussion, both on and offline, practice training online, explore and learn their platform, and create training materials ready for immediate use!

    Session 1 (Mar 28): Use Your Platform to Deliver Engaging Live Online Training Introductions, foundation for the program, and a demonstration of a model engaging live online training session delivered in your platform.
    • Define and discover engaging online training 
    • Overcome the challenges to engaging an online audience 
    • Manage the technical aspects necessary to deliver an effective learning experience
    Session 2 (Apr 4): Virtual Presentation Skills Sharpen the presentation skills necessary to masterfully inspire an engaging online event.
    • Sound like a radio star, keeping participants engaged 
    • Say messages with clarity of meaning and annunciation 
    • Show visuals and screen shares that excite an audience to action '
    Session 3 (Apr 11): Virtual Facilitation Skills Develop the unique facilitation skills required to ensure learning transfer in an online event.
    • Ask insightful questions to inspire thoughtful learning and reflection 
    • Listen to participant responses and learn to look for meaning even when it cannot be heard 
    • Coach participants to greater levels of learning and depth of understanding 
    Session 4 (Apr 18): Deliver Live Online, Part A – instructor assigned Deliver a portion of a live online event for feedback and coaching from the instructor and certificate peers.
    • Practice real time delivery of a portion of an assigned live online event • Receive coaching and feedback 
    • Create an action plan for future successful delivery of the selected live online event 
    Session 5  (Apr 25): Deliver Live Online, Part B – participant created Deliver a portion of a live online event for feedback and coaching from the instructor and certificate peers.
    • Practice real time delivery of a portion of the participant’s selected live online event 
    • Receive coaching and feedback 
    • Create an action plan for future successful delivery of the selected live online event 
    Included with registration:

     A Participant Manual

     A copy of Kassy LaBorie and Tom Stone’s book, Interact and Engage! 75+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars. (Registration 30 days in advance required)

     Example facilitator’s slides, slides and other materials which can be used as templates

     A Virtual Platform Checklist

     Coaching in the moment

     An online channel or discussion board using Padlet

     Practice time

     Feedback and action plan development

     Flexibility to adjust the program as the team needs

     A Credly Badge is earned which can be shared on your choice of social media


    • All online sessions are delivered using Zoom, but other platforms are discussed and supported. Please make sure you have downloaded and updated the Zoom Desktop Client for Meetings. Do not use the mobile application or the web browser version for this certification.
    • Participants attend the training from their own computer, their own desk, and their own audio connection.
    • Each online session is recorded and made available only to the candidates who participated in the live sessions for 30 days following the completion of the program.
    • Each participant has access to login and host their own virtual sessions, on their platform of choice, to apply the technical learning, and practice on their own, in between sessions.
    • Participants actively attend and complete assignments to earn the final certification.
    • If participants miss classes or request make up sessions, we will work together to determine the due dates and pricing associated with the additional training/coaching sessions required. Please note there is a $250 fee for makeup teach back sessions, which are also a requirement to earn the final certification.
    • 12 Apr 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom link provided upon registration
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    How long should onboarding last? 4 weeks? 90 days? When designing an onboarding program we focus more on speed than stability. What if onboarding didn’t have an “exit day”? If we continue to leave new employees to figure the rest out on the job, then we continue to give learning an end date. Learn how you can take new hires from storming to performing with an everboarding strategy.

    Join Amber Watts, ATD Nebraska Chapter Past President, for this virtual session as she helps you:

    • Identify ways you can improve your current new employee learning strategy
    • Maximize your current 70-20-10 framework or implement one
    • Design an everboarding strategy with a mini-playbook, provided

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