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 excited to share it with my fellow instructional designers and learning architects. A LEaP plan identifies...
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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 colleagues. I'm on the panel to lend my experience as a virtual classroom designer and facilitator, and live...
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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 been running monthly for many years, logging the delivery of over a thousand sessions. My topic is “...
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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 mean “unplanned” and the Five Moments of need shows how to design learning interventions that include t...
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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 by if you are going to be there!
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Get Your Conference Proposals Accepted

A mentor of mine once told me about an important distinction when deciding how to spend one’s finite work time. A focus on the day-to-day fixing of issues, meeting with clients, and delivering the deliverables was spending time “in the business.” Getting your head up out of the weeds to see where you were headed, working conscientiously on what you wanted to become – that was spending time “on the business.” Today, I’d like to spend a little time “on the business” of Performance Support. NOTE: Y...
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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 critical first steps to take when designing a solution that fits both the needs and culture of your or...
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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 entitled "Launching Performance Support: It's the Message that Matters" and will focus on the importance ...
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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 Hartford, and includes other down-in-the-trenches Performance Support practitioners: Trace Symonds, Senio...
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Presenting at ATD’s TechKnowledge 2015

I am honored to be selected by ATD's TechKnowledge conference (January 14-16 2015), to present on two different topics. TechKnowledge is run by the Association of Talent Developers (ATD, formerly ASTD), and is focused on the intersection of technology and training. For the first topic is a talk with Ms. Jennifer Vincent on important lessons for any PM involved with an initial Performance Support implementation project. Event Title: W105 - Climbing the Learning Curve for Performance Supp...
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