LEaP Plan at ATD’s 2016 International Conference and Expo

  I'm thrilled to be selected to present a session at ATD's 2016 International Conference and Expo (http://www.atdconference.org/) on the LEaP Plan, a tool I've been using for some time to design the optimal blend of learning activities and performance support options. The Learning Experience and Performance (LEaP) Plan is part of the Five Moments of Learning Need framework, and I'm excite...
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Virtual Facilitation at the SIOP Annual Meeting

Stepping outside of one's professional comfort zone is always a little scary, but often just as rewarding. This is why I'm happy to be a part of a panel selected to present at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychologists (SIOP). I'm on a panel discussion called "Integrating Virtual Facilitation Best Practices into I/O Methods" with several friends and colleagu...
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Speaking at eLearning Guild’s Online Forum November 2015

I'm honored to be selected to present at the eLearning Guild's Online Forum “Collaborative, Social, and Informal Learning: Where Do Learning Professionals Fit?” More details to come on the event itself which runs November 17-18, 2015. The eLearning Guild's Online Forum events are two-day, ten-session online conferences on the newest tools, strategies, and trends in learning. Online Forums have bee...
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Presenting at Training 2016 Conference (Feb 15-17, Orlando)

I'm happy to report that I've been invited to present a breakout session at the Training 2016 Conference (Feb 15-17, Orlando). The session is entitled “Extending Learning Beyond the Classroom: Improving Performance in the Workflow” and I'll be talking about how the Five Moments of Need provides a framework to plan and assess your mix of formal and informal learning. “Informal” does not have to mea...
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Presenting at Online Learning Conference 2015

Next up, Training Magazine's Online Learning Conference 2015, in Denver 6-8 October 2015. I'm helping to kick off the conference on Tuesday evening with a "Speed Session" entitled "S20: The Secret Sauce for Performance Support Projects: 5 Practical Tips." It's an interesting concept where I'll have three very short sessions to share the secret sauce and raise awareness of Performance Support. Drop...
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You Call That Intuitive? UX Principles in eLearning Design

Delivered at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) TechKnowledge 2015 conference, January 16, 2015. My co-presenter was Mr. Jeff Barnes, User Experience Designer at SRA International. The learner's experience with an e-learning course has a big impact on the learning outcomes. The goal is to reduce the learner's cognitive load, freeing them to focus on the content and the concepts. In the ...
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Climbing the Learning Curve for Performance Support Project Rookies

Delivered at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) TechKnowledge 2015 conference, January 14, 2015. While "Performance support solutions" is a bit of a buzz phrase today, we still have varying definitions and degrees of understanding of just what "performance support" means in practice. If your boss asks you to develop a performance support solution, do you know here to begin? There are cr...
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Presenting at ATD ICE (International Conference and Expo) 2015

I just found out my speaking proposal was accepted for the Association of Talent Development (ATD, formerly ASTD) International Conference and Expo (ICE) 2015, to be held in Orlando, FL in May 17-20, 2015. ATD ICE is the largest conference in the workplace learning and performance space, drawing an expected crowd of more than 10,500 professionals from more than 80 countries. My session is entit...
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Panelist at Masie’s Learning 2014 Conference

I am honored to be selected to participate in a panel discussion on Performance Support at Elliot Masie's Learning 2014 conference (October 26-29, 2014). Event Title: Performance Support, because Memorization is Not a Sustainable Business Strategy! Session #530: Tuesday, Oct. 28th, 8 am - 9 am in Monterrey 1. The panel is chaired by Mark Wagner, AVP Claims Learning and Training at The Hartf...
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Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards

Congratulations to two of my teams for winning two prestigious Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning awards this year. This was for work under the Department of Veterans Affairs Learning University (VALU) Career Technical Training (CTT) program managed by Anita Huffman-Strawser.  The Brandon Hall Awards program is the oldest in the learning industry, and has been called the Academy Awards for learni...
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