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HOTEL DISCOUNT EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 28TH
Book your hotel room at The Westin Harbour Castle by September 28th and receive a special conference rate by referencing “ONLINE LEARNING 2018”.
Call The Westin Harbour Castle’s Reservation Centre at 1-888-627-8559 to book over the phone.
LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY- REGISTER TODAY!
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 will be held October 16-18, 2018 at The Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.
Please CLICK HERE to view our updated schedule! It can now be viewed by day or by track.
*Program subject to change
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
This is a great opportunity to accumulate credits for certification maintenance and networking. Please contact Samantha Chow for more information on volunteering at I4PL 2018.
GROUP DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
Take advantage now of our group discount, available when you register 6 or more delegates from your organization. Once an organization registers 5 delegates at the regular registration rate, each additional registration is discounted by 30%.
If your organization wishes to take advantage of the group discount, please contact Brad Moore at 416-512-8186 x 280 or email@example.com for additional information and processing of group discounts.
| || Performance and Learning Industry Focus: Mining and Metals, by Gavin Toole, Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter Leader and CTDP|
What has been your career journey to lead you to Vale/mining & metals?
Like most Learning and Development professionals in the mining and metals industry, my background comes from operations. I was involved in Research and Development for 12 years and transitioned into Supervision prior to transferring to a Learning and Development role. I started as an Operations Trainer and progressed to Superintendent of Learning and Development for Vale Long Harbour. I have always enjoyed training and started performing on-the-job training my second week at work nearly 25 years ago. I had the opportunity to travel with Vale to a small Island in the South Pacific, New Caledonia. This is where I started to transition my career to Learning and Development. My role as a Team Lead was to help train and mentor the local operations team in safe commissioning and operation. While in New Caledonia I started to work on my Bachelor of Education (Adult). On return to Canada I joined the Learning and Development team in Long Harbour, NL, full time.
Are there challenges specific to L&D in the mining and metals industry?
With our facility being new we had many challenges from changing plant conditions, as we staged our construction, commissioning and start up in 3 phases. While some tasks/duties didn’t change many other tasks/duties did change drastically. Other challenges include balancing training availability, shift work, and plant operations to ensure employees are getting the training they need at the right time. We often need to offer training multiple times to get all employees through the required training.
What aspects of your training or education has prepared you well for your role? What areas do you think need focus on?
With my operations background, I was well prepared to understand the work environment and what would be required. While completing my Education degree, a lot of my papers and projects focused on our operations. We were mid-way through the construction phase and only had a few employees on hand, so I could put my degree to work right away to develop curricula and assessments.
One of the areas I feel we need to focus on now is mobile learning and start to use the available technology such as tablets for assessments and chatbots to reinforce the key learning points. Having access to real time data and troubleshooting guides on the plant floor will take the training and competencies to a new level.
| || Thank you to our Performance & Learning Month Sponsors|
| || Performance and Learning Month Flash Sale on Certification and Membership|
New Members Only — get $200 off Certification and Membership!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to take advantage of this great opportunity, only available during the month of September.
$100 off of Membership for New Members!
Email email@example.com to take advantage of this great opportunity, only available during the month of September.
| || Celebrate Performance & Learning Month in Your Workplace!|
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.
One Week Left to Send Learning Leader Nominations!
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
As project managers, one of the biggest constraints we face is resources. This constraint is complicated by key stakeholders on the project not progressing through the ‘change curve’ as smoothly as we would like. This is where we introduce the concept of the Local Change Agent as our eyes, ears, and advocates in the field. These agents allows us to not only extend our presence as we manage those large, cross functional projects, but they also increase the credibility of our message as it is coming from a local, and not just from management. David Donaldson breaks down the value of the local change agent in this one-hour webinar. Watch 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To view complete event descriptions, please go to the Events Page.
| || Performance and Learning in the News|
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Almost all leadership advice, when it's reduced down to its simplest components, centers on empathy. Delivering praise and feedback in a meaningful way: empathy. Effectively passing along bad news to the team: most easily accomplished with empathy. Explaining to the boss how and why you disagree with a decision: empathy (... as well as timing and tact).
Learning Solutions Magazine
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Inclusive hiring is the right thing to do. Plus, it opens a whole new world of expertise. But how do you onboard team members that can't access conventional online training courses? This article features 5 best practices for developing an employee induction online training course that benefits every new member of your team.
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