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    • 02/15/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Session

    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, February 15, 2023

    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Arizona

    Virtual Session

    We already think of ourselves as designers, but what does it really mean to think like a designer?

    During the February Instructional Design SIG, we'll help to guide an interactive conversation discussing our ideas around design along with design thinking and what that really means.

    Our conversation may focus around ideas and questions like—

    • What is the design thinking process and how can it be used to create better learning experiences for learners?
    • How do we think about our learners to create better outcomes?
    • What are important design elements, and what is extra? 
    • And more related ideas!

    • What is the group?

    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 2023.

    Who can attend?

    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.

    How does ATD define 'instructional design?'

    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.

    • 02/21/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Session

    Want to deepen your knowledge and expand your skills? Looking to move into a new role but not sure where to start? Hoping to prepare for APTD or CPTD certification? Most talent development professionals spend more time developing others rather than focusing on themselves. Learn how to create a personalized learning plan of ATD resources to close your knowledge and skill gaps.

    The Talent Development Capability Model details what TD professionals need to know and do in order to be effective. Learn how to use the self-assessment results to create a plan of ATD content tailored to your needs and current proficiency level.

    After this session you will be able to:

    • Understand what is in the Talent Development Capability Model
    • Perform a self-assessment against the Capability Model and understand your self-assessment results
    • Select a learning path from the Capability Model
    • Identify your knowledge and skill gaps from the gap assessment tool
    • Build a personalized learning plan of ATD resources to close your knowledge and skill gaps

    Morgean Hirt, ICE-CCP

    Director of Credentialing

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    • 03/21/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Session

    During this session, you’ll learn how to engage your learners in fun and exciting ways. We’ll start by discussing the importance of having subject matter experts provide accurate information that can be delivered in an exciting and helpful way. You'll also learn how to use stories and examples to convert technical content into everyday experiences for learners. We’ll explain how to use games and activities to change the tone of the content and bring energy to the learning experience. You’ll also learn how visual content can make a complex, technical topic easier to understand. For example, we’ll discuss how to replace pages of technical content with easier to read infographics. You will leave this session with new ways to think about turning your boring technical content into training that your learners are excited about.

    In this session, you will learn:

    • How to use examples and stories to turn technical content into an easily accessible format.
    • Two ways in which you can use games to make your technical learning environment fun and entertaining.
    • How to turn text into images that speak to your learners and make your content easier to digest.
    • Methods for creating infographics and job aids.

    Chad Neumann, CPTD

    Sr. ERISA Analyst

    Ascensus, LLC

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