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Dear I4PL Colleagues,
We’ve decided that it’s time you hear more from us. Us ; meaning myself, the Executive Director, the amazing I4PL team at National Office in Toronto, and our volunteer Board of Directors.
It’s been a year since the team at National Office joined I4PL and it’s been a very big year of transition for everyone. Since a lot of you work in the area of change management, you know that change is never easy, even when it’s positive. We are so appreciative of the time many of you have dedicated to I4PL over the years throughout the changes. We thank those of you who have continued to contribute to the community, to the industry, and know that many more people will join our membership as we continue to evolve.
Over the past few months we have been speaking to a lot of you about your jobs, challenges, and listening to your hopes for the future of I4PL and the Performance and Learning industry. This has been a rewarding opportunity to get to know you, and to better understand our community and how we can help solve the challenges that our industry is facing.
- This September, we are elevating and celebrating the work that you do through the launching of a new initiative: Performance & Learning Month. This month-long celebration is a result of the past success of Learn @ Work Week and the fantastic momentum gained from Chapters, members and participating workplaces. We are broadening the scope of our communications and working to have this adopted by institutions, companies and the public sector. Additional information is available in this newsletter.
We are thrilled to announce Performance & Learning Month, formerly Learn @ Work Week. The decision to move to a month-long celebration of performance and learning in the workplace was due to the tremendous momentum and success of L@WW that has been built by Chapters, members and businesses. We wanted to allow for events to be spread throughout the month and to provide greater opportunities to celebrate the deeply meaningful work you all do.
Materials Available for Performance & Learning Month
I4PL has created a toolkit and a variety of graphic elements to help launch your events and brand as part of I4PL’s Performance & Learning Month. You can download them here. We have a guide that offers suggestions on how to get involved as well as ideas on reaching out to local press for your event, and helpful information on how to utilize social media.
Additional Ways to Take Part
Throughout the month of September, we want to focus on the different facets of the industry. If you would like to tell us more about your role; whether it’s as a consultant, or your journey to being an Instructional Designer, we want to feature you! Please email Sarah Cooper for more details.
Nominate a Learning Leader
Is there someone who you consider to be a superstar in your workplace or someone who has been a mentor? Email us and let us know who they are and why you consider them to be a leader in your field, and they will be featured in the newsletter.
Interested in Sponsoring Performance & Learning Month?
Our sponsorship kit is available here with some exclusive opportunities that are sure to bring value to your organization! Please email us for more info on sponsorship opportunities.
Brett D. Christensen CTDP, CPT and Sean Rea CPT
Performance Improvement (PI) changed the way we look at the world. Many of us started out in the learning and development side of things. Early on, I was introduced to and was drawn in by the notion that training is only one of many solutions an organization can use to achieve its goals. The beauty is that the approach used in PI follows the same basic steps used in training, aka ADDIE. The major difference is perspective! Instead of starting at a place where it has already been decided that training is the solution required, we have learned to start at the end.
We’re excited to announce this joint initiative with ISPI. Open to all levels of managers, and future managers. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please let us know by latest August 17th. We require at least 12 people to run the workshop.
To learn more please click here.
Date: Wednesday, October 15th, 2018
Location: Downtown Toronto. The location will be emailed to registrants.
Cost for I4PL Conference Attendees: $700 +tax
Cost: $850 +tax
Snacks, refreshments and lunch is included in the cost. The size of the workshop is between 12-24 participants.
For questions regarding the content of the workshop please contact Brett at: Brett.firstname.lastname@example.org.
To reserve your spot please contact: Kristen@performanceandlearning.ca.
This year's Conference “Performance & Learning in the Digital Age” is a shared initiative between the field of Learning and Performance, and Higher Education. We are implementing innovative ideas and partnerships to expand the opportunities for learning and networking.
The Conference has returned to a three-day format, and the Early Bird member rate is $695 +tax which runs until September 1st, 2018 and after that the member full-price rate is $845 +tax. The Conference will be held October 16-18, 2018 at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.
I4PL member, Kahlia Castelle, is conducting a research study to explore workplace learning and development professionals’ perception of the value of game-based learning for training and talent development purposes. You will have the opportunity to share your opinions, insights and experiences as a workplace learning professional. You will also have the opportunity to win a $25 Visa card! To participate, please read the attached informed consent document and click here to take the survey.
If you have questions about your role in the study, please contact:
Feel free to send Sarah Cooper pictures from Chapter Events or your great moments in learning to share on this popular social media platform. Our handle is @Institute4PL, don’t forget to tag us in relevant posts! Some popular hashtags to use are #I4PL #I4PLselfie #LD #performance #training #certification #ctp and #ctdp.
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.
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.
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By now it should come as no surprise that employees in all sectors will soon need to work alongside technologies such as artificial intelligence, with many having to change jobs or reskill as technology develops.
But in order to equip employees with the skills needed to thrive, professionals in learning and development need to create a culture that delivers life-long learning at work. This is imperative for developing the skills organizations require now and in the future, and in attracting and retaining talent.
Training Industry Magazine
"Conjunction Junction, what's your function?" is a phrase recognized by many American adults. This phrase was part of an initiative to weave the educational program "Schoolhouse Rock" into children's Saturday morning television entertainment. Because of these efforts, almost 40 years later, many adults can today recall what they learned about conjunctions. This approach to microlearning was effective because it incorporated key elements to capture the audience's attention and be memorable.
A learning strategy requires a comprehensive environmental scan. Without such work, deploying resources is largely an exercise in groping around in the dark. In the current world of rapid change and innovation, the result is more likely to be dangerous than successful.
Consider two critical types of learning — formal education and targeted skills training.
It’s well established that working and studying abroad can make you more creative, entrepreneurial and mentally agile. Essentially, working in a new country and culture provides a host of mental benefits, such as flexibility, problem solving, deep thinking and an improved ability to discern subtle underlying connections and associations.
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