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Title: VP, eLearning
Company: Xpan Interactive Ltd.
What do you like most about your current role?
The creative process. Instructional Design is as much creative as it is scientific. As an eLearning designer/developer, there are opportunities to be creative in the instructional approach and visual design. Working with a client to conceive and bring an idea to life is a fun and rewarding challenge. Every client/project is different – it keeps you on your toes and makes every day exciting.
What is your biggest achievement to date — personal or professional?
Launching the L&D Scenes comic series. This was supposed to be a short project. When the series first launched, it was only supposed to be five comics. But, feedback from my LinkedIn network encouraged me to keep writing, and there are now 70 comics (20 of which are destined for a published book). This was my first attempt at writing a comic series, so its success was unexpected and I'm really grateful for it.
If you are not at work, you are...?
Hiking. I will hike the West Coast Trail for the third time this year and, living in Alberta, have access to so many incredible hikes. Too much of my time is spent behind a computer screen, so being able to get away to a place with no cell reception and decompress is really important to me. A lot of my best thinking happens in the forest or on a mountain.
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How often are you running a meeting that just doesn't work? Do you struggle to find ways to tap into the group's potential? Are you looking for ideas about how to not only effectively engage meeting participants, but also create safe spaces for them at the same time? If so, the International Association of Facilitators annual conference taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, might be just what you are looking for! They have a great line up of Training Courses that can be applied to multiple areas of facilitation. Available now to I4PL members is $50 off of full conference registration to attend! Simply visit the website HERE and use the promo code "I4PL50R." This code expires on April 20th 2018, so don't miss out and register now!
Virtual Learning Environments, Gamification and Compelling User Experiences: The New Triad for Training Design with David Chandross, M.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D.
When: March 28th, 1:30-2:30pm EST.
High Impact Evaluation™ — An Overview
High Impact Evaluation™ is a game-changing evaluation approach that was created, not just to measure training outcomes, but to drive performance and business impact. It infuses the traditional instructional design process (ADDIE) with business and organizational results-based thinking. Join Allan Bailey, CEO of Centre for Learning Impact as he gives and overview of the High Impact Evaluation™ methodology.
When: April 11, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm EST.
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