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Position: Organizational Development and Learning Manager
Company: Red Apple Stores Inc.
What is your biggest achievement to date?
To date — besides meeting and marrying my husband — making a successful career transition into the Organizational Development and Learning profession. I made my start in the work world like so many others as a retail sales associate. I moved on to various successive roles in Retail Operations, then to directing Visual Merchandising on a national level for 10 years. I am proud to head up the Organizational Development and Learning activities of all employees in 150 locations across the country. I attribute a good portion of my success (and confidence) in my current role to achieving my CTDP designation in 2017.
What do you value most about I4PL?
I value the ability to connect in various ways with others in the field, sharing experiences and expertise. I am glad to see the resources and the regularity of new content coming from I4PL. Where continuous learning is critical to being successful, this has proven to be incredibly valuable.
What do you like most about your current role?
As mentioned, I have a background in the operational side of retail. In retail operations, what matters are RESULTS. Taking this mindset and approach into my current role has been an incredibly natural, organic experience. I am happy to be affiliated with an organization that shares this philosophy so much so that it changed its name to include the word Performance. This truly reflects the real world of work.
We want to shine a light on you, our members, and celebrate your career and time with I4PL. To be featured in our member spotlight in a future issue, just answer any three questions from this list, provide a photo of yourself, and send to Sarah Cooper. Please include your name, title and organization.
LearnFest 2018's exploration of the topic, "The Future of Learning" is as much about shaping the future as it is about better grasping emerging concepts that face Performance and Learning professionals. Beyond looking in a crystal ball, LearnFest 2018 is about shaping the Future of Learning, Today. Now.
• What are the change drivers influencing the ecosystem of learning?
Location: CIBC, Atrium on Bay, 595 Bay Street, 14th floor, Toronto
• How can we be ahead of the curve?
• Who is currently shaping the future of learning?
Time: Full day event, details to come
• Linda White, CFA, CTDP, Vice President, Global Learning & Development at ScotiaBank and recent Chair of the Governance Committee for The Institute for Performance and Learning on the Board of Directors
Member price: $299 +tax
• Jason Galea, Director of Learning Solutions, Human Capital at Deloitte Canada
• Additional speakers and program to be announced shortly
Non-member price: $399 +tax
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This program has been approved by the Certification Maintenance Program and will count towards 7 CEU credits. For more details on how to maintain your CTDP or CTP designation, email email@example.com.
Webinars are always free for members and $50 +tax for non-members.
These events counts 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 GoToWebinar 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 Amanda Young at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Robin Yap, CTDP, chats with Jennifer Budinsky, Director of Marketing Communications at Global Engagement Solutions on social media, what successful new employees need to bring to work, and aha moments that propelled this company to where they are now. Click here to watch!
| || Spotlight on Certification|
Huge congratulations to our members who became certified and achieved the CTDP and CTP Designations in March 2018!
Robert Weisberg, Toronto Chapter
Antonio Arribas, Toronto Chapter
Richard Kenneth Gabourie, Toronto Chapter
Michael Latin, Hamilton-Niagara Chapter
Ava-Dawn Mair, Peel-Halton Chapter
Krystal O'Brien, London & Area Chapter
Paul O'Regan, Toronto Chapter
Robyn Ord, Toronto Chapter
Luisa Fernanda Ramos, Toronto Chapter
Michel Shah, Peel-Halton Chapter
Lesley Thornton, Edmonton Chapter
The Toronto Chapter hosts this session on how to prepare for your exam, skill demo or portfolio submission. The Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP) and Certified Training Practitioner (CTP) are the only designations for workplace performance and learning professionals in Canada. Check out the most recent data about the value and impact of the CTDP/CTP Designations in Canada and Worldwide!
During this session you will learn about the process and steps to getting certified from members who have recently been certified and gone through the process; you will connect with certified members, as well as existing and potential candidates. Come prepared with your questions and to get tips and tools for success.
Where: KPMG, 333 Bay Street, 46th Floor, Toronto
When: June 21st, 2018, 6:00-8:30PM
Members: $35 +tax
Non-Members: $50 +tax
I4PL's Research Committee wants to hear from you! Please take a moment to take this short survey or visit the QR code to access the survey.
Instructional Designer (Independent Consultant / 2 to 3-month contract)
Pathways Training, Toronto, Ontario
More job postings are online on the Career Centre. Members can post jobs as well as browse opportunities for their own job search and also get help with their resume.
The 2016 and 2017 recorded conference sessions are now available! Relive your favourite sessions or catch up on ones you may have missed. Conference attendees and I4PL members receive 50% off the recorded sessions for a limited time, click here for more information and to purchase your sessions.
To view complete event descriptions, please go to the Events Page.
| || Performance and Learning in the News|
The Tech Edvocate
For generations, teachers have taught to the average, or perhaps slightly below average, student. This seemed to be the best approach, given that to do anything else would mean leaving the majority of the class behind. Of course, no student is perfectly average, and most students were receiving instruction at a rate too fast or too slow for their unique needs. Differentiated instruction offers a better model: it involves providing instructional materials that are aimed at the specific needs of each student.
Your career is probably going through a lot more change compared to your parents’ careers. The same goes for your skills. Times change, and for companies this means that real time and always-on learning is becoming the new standard. If employees are not able to continuously learn new, more general skills, wherever and whenever they want, they will walk away. Research by Deloitte suggests that it is one of the most important trends in HR this year. But how can you facilitate always-on learning in your organization?
Sometimes life, with the aid of an unrelenting news cycle, can feel like an exercise in parsing out the particular kind of bad we are experiencing. Are we anxious or depressed, lonely or stressed?
Tim Lomas, a lecturer in positive psychology at the University of East London — and a man who signs his emails “Best Wishes” — is engaged in the opposite endeavor: analyzing all the types of well-being that he can possibly find.
The robots are coming! The robots are coming!
But as automation takes on the burden of tasks and entire jobs once carried out by people, it is putting more emphasis on the skills and abilities that remain, for the time being, the exclusive realm of humans.
In a world where the training industry becomes more competitive and diverse by the day, finding ways to stand out in your segment of the marketplace can be a real challenge. From the perspective of the buyer, their mindset is often fairly simple, but often over-complicated.
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