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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 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.
Dr. David Chandross
Professor of Gamification and Mixed Reality, Humber College & Ryerson University
Why is Virtual Reality Still Broken? How to Leverage Immersive Technology and Serious Games for Training
In this session we will explore the current research literature on virtual reality, which indicates that it is a weak method for teaching and learning. We will probe this research and our own ongoing projects at Humber College and UOIT to determine how to improve the value of VR for training.
Janet Toner & Shawn Mintz
Product Specialist, Canadian Credit Union Association | President, MentorCity
Join Us at the Intersection of Legacy Content and Social Learning
How do you bring core content to life while creating a collaborative community of like-minded professionals who come together to learn, grow and share? You think outside the box!
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What is Performance & Learning Month?
Performance & Learning Month celebrates and promotes the importance of workplace performance and learning to key stakeholders and the public-at-large. It showcases what members and non-members are doing to champion performance and learning in their workplace. I4PL has a deep history in its Learn @ Work Week activities that have evolved into a month-long celebration.
Interested in Sponsoring Performance & Learning Month?
We still have a few great sponsorship opportunities available to bring visibility to your organization and let viewers know you support Performance & Learning.
Please email us for more info on sponsorship opportunities.
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.
Performance & Learning Month Events
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I4PL Member, Gregg Brown, CTDP, recently was on CTV's The Social, to discuss how to master the art of change and how handling unexpected change is easier than you think. Check out his segment here.
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.
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Learning Solutions Magazine
The business world is full of decisions that would be so much easier with a crystal ball to help predict the future: Which applicant should we hire or promote? Of this quarter's new sales recruits, which ones are most likely to succeed as team leaders? Will learners engage with this simulation, or should we develop a serious learning game instead? Will sending this manager to an MBA program pay off? Using predictive analytics in e-learning — as well as in hiring and promotion decisions — can help with these choices.
Compliance training can feel like a moving target. Evolving regulatory environments mean that compliance continues to grow in importance — which means an increasing role for effective compliance training. Designing a successful compliance training program is more important now than it ever has been.
Chief Learning Officer
At the 2017 Deloitte Chief Learning Officer forum, management consultant John Hagel said scalable learning is the new reason for large organizations to exist. It's a big statement and it has profound implications for the role of corporate learning in the 21st century. Learning will no longer be an auxiliary function in corporations; rather, it will be the primary reason for large organizations to exist.
Change is roaring across the learning industry like a tornado through the heartland. Digital natives and advanced technologies are fueling a new learning landscape, leaving many of us wondering what is necessary and what is nice to have.
One major change is a shift from formal to informal learning. Mobile devices, learning record stores, communities of practice, LinkedIn, instant messaging, YouTube and other tools facilitate on-the-job learning.
Learning Solutions Magazine
Senior L&D executives are hearing a lot of industry chatter about microlearning. There are many sound reasons to embrace microlearning in online training — whether it's a two-minute explainer video, a 10-minute branching scenario, or a 20-minute e-learning course. Indeed, short learning objects are faster to create, easier to maintain, more transferable from one hosting platform to another, and, perhaps most importantly, don't take employees away from their work for longer than it takes to go for a walk. Yet not all microlearning is memorable.
Chief Learning Officer
Personalized learning, workflow learning, the Five Moments of Need, 70-20-10, informal learning — call it what you want, but moving learning away from events and into everyday work is one of the hottest topics in our industry right now. I speak with at least three to five learning leaders a week who are struggling with making the "transformation" (another hot topic) from a training department/university model to a performance-centric/workflow-oriented design shop.
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