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| || Subject Matter Expert Profile — Robert Crooks — Designing Learning Experiences|
We will be featuring profiles of the great people behind the From Paper to Practice workshops leading up to the first live session, March 7th. Learn more about who worked on this important project and why they wanted to get involved!
First up is the Calgary Chapter’s very own Chair, Robert Crooks!
What do you do professionally and how does it relate to the From Paper to Practice workshops?
I am an independent learning solutions consultant. My company is called Synaptix Learning Solutions. I provide clients with the full spectrum of ADDIE, the I4PL competencies, change management, and project management support, primarily in terms of technical training and process performance enhancement. I also currently chair the Calgary Chapter of I4PL.
Why did you want to contribute as a subject matter expert for this project?
A call for volunteers went out from I4PL and I’m a sucker for those. I know the industry standards and best practices for Instructional Design fairly well from experience and I also apply my background in Neuroscience to my learning solutions, so I figured I could contribute meaningfully.
What do you hope people learn from the session you worked on?
A simple, basic, but effective way to translate needs into objectives and use that rubric to make decisions about content selection, delivery channels, and learning activities.
How do you imagine the participants will be able to apply what they learn in their own workplaces?
Participants will get two things: a bigger picture understanding of how important design is and how it connects to performance and learning efforts; and a tool for really streamlining and clarifying the design process.
Who do you expect to be taking From Paper to Practice?
I imagine there would be a few different groups interested: people who are new to instructional design, whether they are new grads, transferring from another specialty, or management who want to better understand the processes they are responsible for; I think there will also be experienced folks who are working towards an I4PL professional designation, as well as people who just want to strengthen their grasp on fundamentals and industry best practices.
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| || 2019 Conference Registration|
How we speak and attempt to share information in the world of Change Management is important. The approach and indeed, the terminology itself can create an unconscious divide between us (Change Management people) and the rest of the world. Here is how you can overcome this obstacle.
National webinars are always free for members and $50 +tax for non-members.
These events count towards 1 credit hour each for certification maintenance.
Please note that there are two steps in the registration process. First, you are required to register on IMIS (The I4PL website) and then the second step is to register on the ZOOM platform. The second step will be sent to you 48 hours before the webinar that will then send a confirmation email with the dial-in instructions. For questions, please contact email@example.com.
To view complete event descriptions, please go to the Events Page.
| || Performance and Learning in the News|
Learning Solutions Magazine
As we begin the new year, many L&D executives and managers are starting to examine their refreshed e-learning budgets. Whether yours has been expanded, reduced, or simply maintained at past levels, how can you get the longest shelf life for your e-learning projects in 2019? These six considerations will help future-proof your organization’s e-learning in 2019 and beyond.
Too many employers believe they're in a Catch-22 when it comes to upskilling employees. The cost seems prohibitive, but the price paid for untrained workers may be higher. They worry if they invest in training, employees will move on to greener pastures, but worry if they don't train, they will be stuck with unskilled workers.
The popularity of technology in the L&D space calls for more access to learning on the employee's terms. Whether deskless or not, employees prefer on-demand, as-needed learning to help them though their work day. When they are able to quickly access learning that is directly applicable to the work they perform, understanding and knowledge retention are bolstered.
Learning Solutions Magazine
Requiring learners to sit through redundant or irrelevant training is a surefire way to lose their attention. While many companies mistakenly view "one-size-fits-all" training force-fed to large numbers of employees as efficient, role-based training may be a better approach.
Daniel Gandarilla was always drawn to the idea of helping people — though he wasn't entirely sure which path to follow. He began his college career studying psychology but switched to education. After getting a master's degree, he taught middle school and high school, volunteered with the Red Cross, and spent time in Mexico City teaching English to American Express executives.
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