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Upcoming events

    • 11/09/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Session
    • 35
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    Winning the shift from order taker to business partner: A five step approach to solving team performance challenges with Jess Almlie

    As learning professionals, we often receive training as a solution to team performance issues. But all too often, training or learning is not sufficient to solve the problem. Now we are in a rough spot. If we say no to creating a learning solution, we risk our reputation as a business support function but if we provide a solution that doesn't solve the problem we waste time and resources and could even jeopardize our own credibility as learning experts. 

    There is a better way to partner with our stakeholders that will help everyone to win. The stakeholders can solve their performance issues and learning professionals can provide a solution that hits the mark. The secret is in a five step process pulled from the theories behind performance consulting.

    This session will dive into each of the five steps in this process to provide a description along with details on how to implement each of them in your own organization. In addition, the speaker will share real life examples of her own success and failures when using this model as a response to training requests from stakeholders.


    In this session, you will learn:

    1. The key assumption that must be used as a starting point for any stakeholder request
    2. A five step model to partnering with stakeholders to diagnose and solve performance issues, whether or not the solution is related to learning
    3. Practical strategies within each of the five steps that explain how to implement and use the model in your own organization
    4. How to work with stakeholders to gain buy-in for a solution that may not be training related (when that is what they asked you to provide in the first place)



    Jess Almlie has worked in talent development for over 20 years in non-profit, for-profit, and higher education organizations. Currently, Jess serves as the Vice President for Learning Experience in the benefits division of WEX. In this role, she is responsible for casting vision, defining effective learning strategy, developing learning leaders, and working collaboratively across the organization. Jess holds a Bachelor's in Organizational Communication from Concordia College-Moorhead, a Master's in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University, and a Certificate in Improving Human Performance from the Association for Talent Development. She is a member of the Talent Development Think Tank and also volunteers as a National Advisor for Chapters through the Association for Talent Development. 

    • 11/17/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Session
    • 46
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    If you're looking to share experiences, challenges, and connections with like-minded peers who focus on instructional design, ATD VOS can help you find your tribe!  SIGs are free for ATD VOS Members!


    Instructional Design Special Interest Group

    Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Arizona

    Virtual Session


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     Effectively Collaborating with SMEs

      November 2021 Focus

    During the November Instructional Design SIG, we'll help to guide an interactive conversation--

    • Which effective ways do you use to introduce roles and expectations between the Instructional Designer and the Subject Matter Expert (SME)?
    • How do you prepare for meetings with SMEs?
    • What are effective ways to welcome SME feedback during design and development?
    • How do you get SMEs interested in collaborating when they have limited time?  Or worse--when they just don't want to meet with you?
    • What success have you found when asking SMEs to help lead some of the learning?  
    • What are common mistakes you now avoid?  What advice would you give others?
    • And more related ideas!


    In our Instructional Design Special Interest Group, we will focus on the Instructional Design capability of ATD's Talent Development Capability Model™.  Each session will have a focused topic, but we welcome a diverse and organic discussion that may lead to other brilliant ideas.  The ATD VOS Instructional Design SIG will meet every other month through the balance of 2021.

    All learning, development, and talent professionals are welcome to join--whether you're just starting to develop your first official course or you're a seasoned expert who uses SAM.

    Instructional design is an essential element of an effective learning effort. The creation of learning experiences and materials is what results in the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills. Talent development professionals follow a system of assessing needs, designing a process, developing materials, and evaluating effectiveness. Instructional design requires the analysis and selection of the most appropriate strategies, methodologies, and technologies to maximize the learning experience and knowledge transfer.

    • 12/15/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 46
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    If you're looking to share experiences, challenges, and connections with like-minded peers who focus on training delivery and facilitation, ATD VOS can help you find your tribe!  SIGs are free for ATD VOS Members!

    Training Delivery & Facilitation Special Interest Group

    Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Arizona

    Virtual Session


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    December 2021 Focus

    During the December Training Delivery & Facilitation SIG, we'll help to guide an interactive conversation--

    • How do you adapt your ice breakers based on your group's composition, your program's focus and your own style?
    • What's an effective ice breaker that you would love to share with others?
    • How do you measure the success of your icebreakers or openers?
    • What are common ice breaker pitfalls you try to avoid?  What advice would you give others?
    • How do you change your facilitation style based on what you learn from an ice breaker?
    • Why would you skip an icebreaker and get straight into a program?
    • Which ice breakers are more effective in person versus virtual?  And vice versa?
    • And more related ideas!


    In our Training Delivery & Facilitation Special Interest Group, we will focus on the Training Delivery and Facilitation capability of ATD's Talent Development Capability Model™.  Each session will have a focused topic, but we welcome a diverse and organic discussion that may lead to other brilliant ideas. The ATD VOS Training Delivery & Facilitation SIG will meet every other month through the balance of 2021.

    All learning, development, and talent professionals are welcome to join--whether you've just been told you're to train the new hire or you're a skillful facilitator who can handle the toughest of participants.

    Training delivery and facilitation are means by which talent development professionals help individuals improve performance at work by learning new skills and knowledge. The practitioner serves as a catalyst for learning by understanding the learner’s needs, creating the right environment for learning, building rapport with participants, and using the appropriate delivery options and media to make learning engaging, effective, relevant, and applicable.

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