Workshops

May 18, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

These one-day deep dives on trending topics in talent development provide a unique opportunity to learn hands-on. Take home a plan of action you can put into practice immediately.

Workshops are not included with full conference registration. You may register for a workshop separately or add one during your ATD 2019 registration session. If you have already registered for ATD 2019 and would like to add a workshop program, please contact customer care:
Email: customercare@td.org | Phone: 703.683.8100

12 Steps to Building and Growing a Talent Development Firm


Stephen Cohen, Strategic Leadership Collaborative, Inc.

Thinking about starting your own TD firm? Struggling to grow your current one? Wondering what the recipe for success is in this industry and why some firms thrive while others fail? Drawing on the speaker's 40 years' experience building and growing TD consulting businesses, this session provides answers to these questions and many more with easy-to-absorb real-life lessons learned and mistakes made to aid in your planning.

Applications on the job:

  • Determine your strengths and weaknesses that will either enable or hinder your business success.
  • Create a specific action plan for moving forward in building and growing your business.

Track: Career Development

Registration:
ATD Member: US $495
Nonmember: US $695

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Agile Project Management for E-Learning


Megan Torrance, TorranceLearning

In this session, you'll learn about the Agile project management methods adapted specifically for instructional design and development projects---Lot Like Agile Methods Approach (LLAMA)---and how to use them on the job. You'll learn about the tools and supplies needed and how to choose a project to pilot. You'll use Agile tools and techniques for estimating, planning, and managing a design and development project.

Applications on the job:

  • Kick off projects and create a shared definition of scope and action-focused e-learning people actually want to take.
  • Estimate and plan the project so you arrive on time and within budget.

Track:
Managing the Learning Function

Registration:
ATD Member: US $495
Nonmember: US $695

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Coaching SMEs to Faciltate Learning: Techniques to Improve Their Improvance


Greg Owen-Boger and Dale Ludwig, Turpin Communication

Subject matter experts (SMEs) bring expertise to the training room. Unfortunately, some don't fully understand their new role as facilitator of learning. This risks the success of the learning event. In this workshop, you'll explore instructional design and nonthreatening ways to coach SMEs to deliver content, provide on-the-job relevance, set up and debrief learning activities successfully, and tell stories for impact.

Applications on the job:

  • Use a framing strategy to help SMEs plan for and manage the learning conversation.
  • Coach SMEs to develop their communication skills; set up, conduct, and debrief learning activities; and tell relevant stories for impact.

Track: Training Delivery

Registration:
ATD Member: US $495
Nonmember: US $695

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Create a Powerful Measurement and Reporting Strategy With Talent Development Reporting Principles


Dave Vance, Center for Talent Reporting

This preconference workshop will provide you with the knowledge to select, define, and calculate the right measures for your organization and to create true business reports employing these measures, all using the emerging standards of Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRP), an industry-led effort to bring accounting-like guidance to our profession, including what it means to run learning like a business.

Applications on the job:

  • Use your selected measures to create three standard reports for your program managers, directors, and department head to successfully manage learning.
  • Reach upfront agreement with key stakeholders on measures of success including the isolated planned impact (Level 4) of programs.

Track: Learning Measurement & Analytics

Registration:
ATD Member: US $495
Nonmember: US $695

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Critical Thinking Boot Camp


Scott Dannemiller, Executive Development Associates, Inc.

The rapid pace of change in today's world leaves little time for critical thinking. Unfortunately, this often results in tactical solutions to strategic problems, all in the name of keeping our business partners happy. Join this session to learn tools and strategies that will help you think critically in a time crunch, remain focused on long-term objectives, and develop well-reasoned plans that lead to sustained organizational improvement.

Applications on the job:

  • Utilize tools to better understand complex organizational issues and gain control of seemingly chaotic business situations.
  • Develop action plans that lead to sustained business improvement.

Track: Leadership Development

Registration:
ATD Member: US $495
Nonmember: US $695

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Developing Trustworthy Leaders and Workplace Cultures


Dennis Reina and Michelle Reina, Reina Trust Building Consultants

You have trustworthy intentions. Yet, bringing those intentions to life can be challenging. Research shows practicing trustworthy behaviors that facilitate results is the skill leaders struggle with the most. Discover three dimensions of trust and 16 behaviors that build or break trust. Examine seven steps to rebuild broken trust in your relationships. Assess your level of trust and develop behaviors you can apply to improve leadership.

  • Apply a scientific approach to assess level of trust within your leadership to leverage what you are doing right and work on low-trust opportunities.
  • Gain steps to rebuild broken trust. Pinpoint key behaviors that represent opportunities and develop a plan to improve trust within your leadership.

Track: Talent Management

Registration:
ATD Member: US $495
Nonmember: US $695

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Graphic Design for Non-Graphic Designers


Tim Slade, GoDaddy

In this session, you'll explore the basics of graphic design and visual communications, and how to apply these techniques to your learning content. You'll start by exploring the best practices of using fonts, colors, images, and layouts, then practice using these techniques on real content. Best of all, you'll explore how you can become a graphic designer by using a tool that most of us already know how to use: PowerPoint!

Applications on the job:

  • Use PowerPoint as a graphic design tool.
  • Visually communicate your learning content and reduce on-screen text.

Track: Learning Technologies

Registration:
ATD Member: US $495
Nonmember: US $695

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Using Design Thinking to Craft Learning Experiences


Connie Malamed, The eLearning Coach

The 21st-century workforce is unique; people have endless options for learning in the ways that best meet their needs. Yet many of the design and development models in L&D are decades old. That's where design thinking comes in. It's a modern approach to creative problem solving that's iterative, collaborative, and experimental. And it's also fun! Join this workshop to explore an entire design thinking cycle.

  • Experience the value and freedom of thinking beyond typical solutions to solve workplace performance problems.
  • Practice methods for generating creative ideas that you can apply to your job.

Track: Instructional Design

Registration:
ATD Member: US $495
Nonmember: US $695

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Coaching Essentials for Team Leaders


Tracy Hutton, The Marcus Buckingham Company

In this session, you will explore the reasoning behind and impact of a strengths-based approach to developing people, learn a strengths-based model for coaching team members, and practice applying that model. Learn techniques and strategies to build trust, reframe situations to achieve more powerful outcomes, and provide performance feedback that inspires people to take action.

Application on the Job:
Ask powerful questions and reframe situations to create more productive outcomes.
Provide performance feedback that inspires others to act.
Examine your own thinking, questions, and stories, and choose a more powerful narrative.

Track: Leadership Development

Registration:
ATD Member: US $495
Nonmember: US $695

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