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Upcoming events

    • September 14, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Bethel University, 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy #100, Memphis (near Poplar and I-240)
    • 12

    Two Programs in One

    In an ongoing effort to bring you the highest quality and relevant professional development experiences around timely topics, ATD Memphis is excited to announce that we will be hosting noted thought leader, author, speaker and trainer, Jane Bozarth. She will lead a 2-1/2 hour social media workshop before lunch, then speak about creating engaging eLearning with PowerPoint after lunch. Please plan on joining us for both of these informative and valuable sessions! LUNCH IS PROVIDED.

    Using Social Media for Learning   

    2.5 HOURS

    Effective use of social media technologies such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, wikis, etc., can help to enhance and extend workplace training and learning efforts. With much of the current talk on social media and social learning occurring at the 50,000 foot level, training and learning professionals report that it offers few ideas for application to their work. This session takes a 100-foot view of concrete, specific uses for using social media tools to enhance and extend existing training programs.    

    Social Media for Trainers (Jane Bozarth)Practice using social media tools to support and extend learning - engage in activities such as openers, quick-answer, reflective work, quiz games, and photo-based work. Go beyond the bounds of traditional T&D practice to the realm of informal and social learning, and take away supplemental guidelines for supporting change.

    During this workshop, we will give away THREE copies of Social Media for Trainers, which the author will sign for you after the session.

    Create Engaging eLearning with PowerPoint

    1 HOUR  

    Effective, engaging eLearning programs can be created with nothing more than PowerPoint and some creativity. You'll look at ways of eliminating bullet-based content and replacing it with a meaningful treatment, making better use of art and animations, and incorporating solid instructional design principles to support development of good online training.         

    About the Presenter

    Jane BozarthJane Bozarth is an internationally known trainer, speaker, and author. A training practitioner since 1989, Jane holds an M.Ed. in Training and Development and a doctorate in Adult Education. She is the author of several books: Pfeiffer’s E-Learning Solutions on A Shoestring; Better Than Bullet Points; From Analysis to Evaluation; and, with Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, The Challenge Continues workshop package.

    Jane Bozarth’s new book, Social Media for Trainers, offers concrete ideas for using social media tools to enhance and extend workplace training efforts. Following a 10-year stint as a member of Training Magazine’s “In Print” book review team, She began writing Learning Solutions Magazine’s popular “Nuts and Bolts” column.

    She serves as the eLearning Coordinator for the state of North Carolina's Office of State Human Resources. Jane Bozarth is the recipient of a Live and Online Award, a Training Magazine Editor’s Pick Award, and a North Carolina State University Distinguished Alumni Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice.

    Jane Bozarth and her husband live in Durham, NC, USA. She can be contacted via her website http://www.bozarthzone.com, via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Bozarthzone, and via Twitter at @janebozarth.

    Event Sponsor

    Sponsored by Spoken Here

     

     

    • October 13, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bethel University, 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy #100, Memphis (near Poplar and I-240)

    On October 13th, Jennifer Snyder, Manager of Corporate Learning and Development, at MicroPort Orthopedics in Memphis will share her extensive experience with Learning Management Systems (LMSs): The Pains and Pluses.

    The current and future wave for most of us with extensive training for our employees and customers is a LMS or software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of training programs, e.g., e-learning, facilitator led, blended, etc.

    THE PRESENTER

    Jennifer Snyder“I can train dogs; I can train horses; but people learn.” This has been Jennifer Snyder’s mantra since she moved into her role as Manager, Learning & Development for MicroPort Orthopedics in Arlington, TN in 2013. With over a decade in the learning industry, Jennifer’s passion for learning is fueled by seeing the passion ignited in others.

    A Memphis transplant since 1996, she cut her teeth in learning at a training company in Memphis. The professional development opportunities there, including support for her master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction, sparked the flame. She is fascinated with the shift in learning because of new technologies. Most recently, she presented “Scavenging for Engagement: Mobile Uses in Learning” at the 4th Annual Life Science Engagement and Innovations in Learning Technologies Conference in March 2015.

    Her focus for 2015 was to build a sound learning strategy for her company – a 60-year-old company that hadn’t had a corporate learning department before her arrival. “I have a clean slate to build a learning program from the ground up,” Jennifer said.

    In 2013, she implemented an LMS for a medical device manufacturer, then implemented it again within four months, when MicroPort Scientific purchased a branch of the company. She recalls, “It was a lot to do in a very short amount of time, but I learned some valuable lessons along the way.” Jennifer even wrote a blog post about her experience, “9 Lessons Learned from Standing Up an LMS (Twice).”

    She named MicroPort’s Learning Management System “MPwrU” or “Empower You.” “The whole reason our department is there is to empower the employees to improve their skills, their careers, and ultimately their lives.” She said if she can improve the life of just one employee, she knows she has then made a difference.

    Jennifer blogs about learning occasionally at her site, equusnyder.com. She is always seeking feedback and would like to connect with other Memphis learning professionals on LinkedIn.

    • November 10, 2015
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bethel University, 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy #100, Memphis (near Poplar and I-240)

    Broaden Your Perception!

    Leadership, whether it be for an individual or for a group, is extremely difficult to define.  While there might be many articles on what it takes to be a great leader, none really define it in a way that can be replicated because it is so fluent, changing constantly based on environment and people involved.  You will also see the leadership lessons/opportunities that arise in our daily lives. This presentation will broaden one's perception of what leadership is, awaken the understanding of one's own ability to lead and hopefully inspire participants to achieve their leadership potential.

    About the Presenter

    Bob Bennett served as Chief Learning Officer and VP of HR at FedEx, the world’s largest express transportation company with over 150,000 employees in more than 220 countries. His leadership roles in engineering, operations and HR helped create a clear road-map for achieving business success through human capital management. In addition to leading FedEx’s Leadership Institute, Bennett integrated all aspects of HR including performance management, talent management, strategic workforce planning, employee climate/engagement, and communications. FedEx’s consistent ranking as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” and the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces was a direct result of his leadership. Bob regularly speaks at global conferences and is the author of the book Leadership Is…(dot, dot, dot). He is an active Board Member of The Salvation Army and Ketch and serves as adviser to prominent training networks.

    • January 12, 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bethel University, 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy #100, Memphis (near Poplar and I-240)

    Broaden Your Perception!

    Description coming soon.

    About the Presenter

    Karen Phillips

    Description coming soon.

    • February 09, 2016
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Bethel University, 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy #100, Memphis (near Poplar and I-240)

    The Visual Cortex is the area of the brain we use to process visual information. We can communicate an action or perceived affordance on a computer screen by applying simple visual techniques. The term, “less is more” is the key by allowing learners to use their imagination and experiences to complete the image or graphic and in turn results in higher retention.

    Whether developing a PowerPoint presentation, a job-aid or an elearning course, as instructional designers we want our designs to be visually appealing and relevant. How much time do you spend hunting for images or that just right graphic? What if a few strokes of a pen or the arrangement of a few simple shapes could convey the same message more effectively? Having an understanding of the basic principles of visual communication you’ll be able to replace words with pictures.

    We’ll discuss the visual cortex and how we use it every day to communicate. We’ll look at examples of perceived affordances, and how making subtle changes to your graphics can be a powerful companion to the instruction. We’ll also look at techniques for creating on-demand graphics following basic visual communication principles.

    About the Presenter

    Kevin Thorn
    Chief NuggetHead and Owner, NuggetHead Studioz

    Kevin ThornKevin is an award-winning eLearning designer with over 30 years’ experience in the training industry, with the last decade in eLearning. After retiring from the Army as a trainer, Kevin earned a Technology Management degree in pursuit of an IT career. When his interest in technology mashed with his passion for training, he found a new career in eLearning. Kevin’s experience in instructional design, storyboarding, eLearning development, LMS implementation, illustration, graphic design, storytelling, cartooning, and comics provides an awareness and knowledge to successfully work any eLearning project from cradle to grave.

    • February 24, 2016
    • 9:00 AM
    • February 26, 2016
    • 4:00 PM
    • Bethel University, 5885 Ridgeway Center Pkwy #100, Memphis (near Poplar and I-240)
    • 28

    Need to brush up on your Articulate Storyline skills? Or learn them from scratch?

    This highly interactive three-day workshop will prepare you to develop high quality elearning. A custom workshop is defined as teaching and training concepts specific to the participant's environment, workflows and business needs to include but not limited to —

    • preparing a storyboard for development
    • project asset management
    • good naming conventions practices
    • visual design principles
    • interaction design
    • conditional navigation

    and more.

    Note: A basic understanding of instructional design practices is assumed.

    What should I bring? You should bring your laptop with a working version of Articulate Storyline 2.

    What if I don't have Storyline? You can download a free 30-day trial version from articulate.com

    What are the workshop hours? Each workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m., with an hour break for lunch.

    Will you feed me? Yes! We're not like most workshops where you get a map of nearby restaurants as part of your packet. We want you to get the most from this training, so we're providing a hot lunch each day of training.

    WORKSHOP CONTENT

    Day 1

    This day is an introduction to Articulate Storyline and the basic structure of how Scenes, Slides, and Layers play a key role in elearning development. Simple and easy practice exercises to demonstrate concepts and build confidence.

    • The User Interface and the basic structure of Scenes, Slides, and Layers
    • Leveraging object states and triggers
    • Interactive Objects
    • Importing PowerPoint and other Storyline projects
    • Introduction to media: screen recording, video, and audio
    • Introduction to quizzing, publishing, and reporting

    Day 2

    An introduction to elearning storyboards. The day is designed to explore and experiment with various storyboarding techniques and preparing a Storyline project for development. Participants will create a storyboard and prepare a .story file for development in Day 2.

    • Overview: What is a Storyboard?
    • How to prepare a storyboard for development
    • Design Thinking and User Experience Design fundamentals
    • Storyboard techniques as it applies to Articulate Storyline
    • Audio transcript storyboards
    • What is a theme and why should it matter?
    • Templates are not Master Slides. What's the difference?
    • Setting up, saving, and sharing a Storyline Player Template
    • Designing a branded custom color palette

    Day 3

    An introduction to Articulate Storyline's conditional programming with triggers and variables. The day is designed to explore and experiment with user interaction design customizing experiences leveraging triggers, and the common use of variables.

    • Interaction design basics
    • Custom freeform interactions pros and cons
    • Designing and storyboarding a custom interaction
    • Conditional triggering leveraging Object States and Layers
    • Introduction to Variable Programming
    • Conditional navigation and branching
    • Conditional and remedial feedback
    • Interacting with media: audio and video

    THE PRESENTER

    Kevin Thorn
    Chief NuggetHead and Owner, NuggetHead Studioz

    Kevin ThornKevin is an award-winning eLearning designer with over 30 years’ experience in the training industry, with the last decade in eLearning. After retiring from the Army as a trainer, Kevin earned a Technology Management degree in pursuit of an IT career. When his interest in technology mashed with his passion for training, he found a new career in eLearning. Kevin’s experience in instructional design, storyboarding, eLearning development, LMS implementation, illustration, graphic design, storytelling, cartooning, and comics provides an awareness and knowledge to successfully work any eLearning project from cradle to grave.

Past events

August 20, 2015 Master Mind and Networking Event: Do the KIND Thing
August 11, 2015 Establishing Meaningful Goals in Leadership Development: The VA Coach/Mentor Model
July 14, 2015 Dave Kaiser - President of H2H Dynamics
June 09, 2015 What are T-shaped People and Why Should We Hire or Develop Them?”
May 06, 2015 E-Learning Round Table Discussion and Dinner
May 04, 2015 Adobe Captivate Workshop featuring Joe Ganci
April 14, 2015 How Do Sales Professionals Like to Be Trained?
March 19, 2015 Professional Development Master Mind Group - The Power of Habit
March 10, 2015 Bill Burtch - Coaching
February 10, 2015 So You Want to Be a Consultant? - The Life of a Consultant: Glamor, Panic, and Everything in Between
January 13, 2015 Be Your Own Training Video and e-Learning Voice Over Artist
December 05, 2014 ASTD Memphis Holiday Social at L'E COLE Cullinaire
November 11, 2014 I Don't Have Enough of It... Ed Colvin
October 21, 2014 Join with SHRM: “Our Job Isn’t Over” – What Would Dr. King Think of Memphis Now?
October 14, 2014 Sensitivity Training in the Workplace: Dalia Tejada
September 09, 2014 Keys to Success: Ann Turner, PhD, FASAE, CAE
August 12, 2014 The Science of Boosting Performance, Retention and Engagement: Joe Gruttadauria
July 17, 2014 Professional Development Master Mind Group - Focus
July 08, 2014 Developing a Performance Strategy: Jimmy Brown, Ph.D.
June 10, 2014 Securing a Seat at the Table: Madan Birla (re-scheduled from February)
May 13, 2014 Increasing Learner Retention through the Use of Mnemonics: James B. Lewis, Jr., M.D.
April 22, 2014 Guided Tour: ServiceMaster
April 08, 2014 Developing Learning for a Global Audience: Gretchen Stroud
March 11, 2014 Leadership Through Followership: Evan Nelson
January 14, 2014 Building a Culture That Delivers a Branded Customer Experience: Don Hutson
December 10, 2013 ASTDMemphis December Holiday Social
November 15, 2013 MidSouth ALPS
November 14, 2013 ALPS Networking Social - RSVP
October 01, 2013 Joint SHRM/ASTD Event: Forgiveness in the Workplace: A Three Step System to Emotional Balance and Good Health
September 19, 2013 Master Mind Group - Decisive:
September 10, 2013 Chuck Jones, Education Program Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs - "Training Games for 100, Alex!""
August 29, 2013 Networking - Coffee Tasting
August 13, 2013 Mr. Kim Barnett, Director of Workforce Development and Manager of the Industrial Readiness Training Program (IRT) at Southwest TN Community College - "Addressing The Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry"
July 09, 2013 Debbie Adams, Manager of Enterprise Learning Services for International Paper - "Millennials in the Workplace"
June 11, 2013 Jacqueline Dutsch, Program Manager Hilton Worldwide University - "CPLP Certification, Are You Ready?"
May 14, 2013 Tracy Morrison, Senior Director of Operations at Orgwide Services - "eLearning Solutions: Tools and Best Practices"
April 09, 2013 Trey Martindale, PhD, Associate Professor & Director, IDT Studio, The University of Memphis - "Instructional Design Resources you can Use Now"
March 28, 2013 CTI - Professional Development Event
March 12, 2013 Sonja Mustiful, President, Essence of Coaching, LLC - “Coaching Tomorrow’s Leaders for Today’s Business Landscape”
February 12, 2013 Jimmy Brown, Beacon Associates, Inc. - “Journey Management: Unleashing the Strategic Power of Change”
January 08, 2013 Dave Kaiser, CTI - Relating Training Interventions in the Aviation Industry to Your World
December 11, 2012 ASTDMemphis December Holiday Social
December 07, 2012 Employee Learning Week (ELW)
November 13, 2012 Have You Asked? - Joy Johnson, Dir. HR Consulting, Hilton Worldwide
October 30, 2012 Master Mind Group
October 16, 2012 Joint SHRM/ASTD Meeting - HOW, NOT IF, TO NAVIGATE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS, - Bridget DiCello
September 11, 2012 Delivering Memorable Learning with Bob Brooks
August 22, 2012 Networking/Professional Development Event - Cooking Class
August 14, 2012 Becky Atkeinson, FedEx - So What’s Next For You?
July 31, 2012 Master Mind Group
July 10, 2012 Jon Veazey - Coaching Tools for Trainers
June 12, 2012 Kimo Kippen, CLO, Hilton Worldwide
May 31, 2012 Free tour of Hilton Worldwide's Learning Organization
May 08, 2012 Lt. Colonel Patricia Burnett: Everyday A Learning Experience - Measuring and Evaluating Training
April 10, 2012 John Bachmann: How to Teach Innovative Thinking and Creative Problem Solving.
April 05, 2012 Master Mind Group - Book: Walk Out Walk On
March 13, 2012 Richard Sites from Allen Interactions
February 18, 2012 Tiger Basketball @ FedEx Forum
February 14, 2012 Personal Branding
January 10, 2012 Need Help with Your New Year's Training Resolutions?
December 13, 2011 Holiday Social
December 09, 2011 Employee Learning Week
November 08, 2011 "The Death of the Single Learning Event...Its' About Time!"
October 20, 2011 Master mind Group - Change Anything
October 11, 2011 ASTD/SHRM Joint Breakfast featuring Jon Veazey
September 16, 2011 Tour of the FedEx World Hub
September 13, 2011 Teaching Tales by Jerry Collins, President and CEO of MLGW
August 09, 2011 Creating a Learning Organization for a Global Company, New Realities and Business Challenges
August 04, 2011 George Aldrich's Retirement Celebration
July 12, 2011 How to Get Ahead in Training - Delivering Results with Business Partnerships
June 07, 2011 The Art of Storyboarding
May 23, 2011 CPLP Study Group - Delivering Training Part 2
December 14, 2010 December Social and Bucks Auction
December 10, 2010 Employee Learning Week (ELW)
June 01, 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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