The Night of the Round Tables are a fun and highly energetic ISPI tradition that features round table talks given by our local practitioners. The speakers have 20-minutes to lead a table discussion on a topic of their choice. After the first talk, the speakers will remain at their table and the attendees will select a new speaker’s table. This format is repeated for three rounds so that you can hear three speakers in one event!
5:30 - 6:30 p.m: Registration, Networking, and Food
6:30 - 8:00 p.m: Presentation
We'll continue to add more information as the event approaches.
Author and former eLearning specialist Jane Bozarth now serves as the eLearning Guild's Director of Research. Join her for a review of the Guild's 2018 research initiatives, focused on both current realities and future probabilities. Special emphasis will be placed on emerging technologies like augmented and virtual realities and artificial intelligence. What are the opportunities and challenges for L&D as industries move into these new frontiers?
Jane Bozarth, - Director of Research, eLearning Guild
Jane Bozarth spent the bulk of her L&D career in North Carolina state government as a classroom facilitator, training manager, and eLearning designer. Along the way she completed a Master's degree in technology in training and a doctorate in Training and Development; her dissertation focused on social learning in communities of practice. She is the author of a number of books including, most recently, Social Media for Trainers and Show Your Work: The Payoffs and How-To's of Working Out Loud. In January 2018 Dr. Bozarth moved into the role of Director of Research for the eLearning Guild, she specializes in crafting reports meant to enhance understanding and help L&D practitioners better understand and utilize research, expand their roles, and enact more skillful work. Jane lives in Durham, NC with her husband and Thomas the corgi.
The meeting will be held in the "School of Rock" meeting room at AvidXchange, Inc.
Typical organizational learning content too often makes it more difficult to learn, remember, and apply. Here’s the (very) good news. Learning, writing, information design, usability, and other research offers clear tactics for making it easier to learn and gain better learning and performance outcomes.
Patti Shank, PhD , author of Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning makes these tactics clear and actionable.
In this session, participants will apply these actionable tactics from research that help us:
Patti Shank, PhD - Instructional Designer, Researcher, Author
Patti Shank, PhD has been recognized internationally for her contributions to the L&D field. She is known for evidence-based analysis for improving outcomes from training and performance initiatives.
Patti speaks regularly at training and learning technology conferences and is the author of Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning. These books offer practical tactics for improving outcomes based on training and other research.
Patti was an award-winning contributing editor for Online Learning Magazine, and her articles are found in the ATD Science of Learning and Senior Leaders Blogs, eLearning Industry, and elsewhere. Website: .
The writing's on the wall; Learning & Development has to change. More importantly, there’s a vibrant opportunity for L&D! In this session, we’ll talk about a deeper perspective on how people think, work, and learn, and the implications (and potential) for L&D to become a critical success factor for organizations. We’ll help you assess your own organization, and plan a path forward. Come explore the future of L&D!
Clark Quinn, Ph.D. - Executive Director, Quinnovation
Clark Quinn, Ph.D. provides strategic solutions to Fortune 500, government, not-for-profit, and education organizations. An internationally known consultant, speaker, and author of five books as well as numerous articles and chapters, he integrates a deep understanding of thinking & learning with broad experience in technology to improve organizational execution, innovation, and ultimately performance. He thinks ‘out loud’ at learnlets.com, tweets as @quinnovator, and works on behalf of clients through Quinnovation.
The virtual environment is rapidly changing and participant expectations are high. Are you keeping up with new ways to communicate and connect with your audience? Are you showing yourself as a virtual professional when facilitating virtual programs, joining video conference calls, or presenting online?
There are 5 things that master virtual presenters do when facilitating in the live online environment. They prepare relentlessly, engage an unseen audience, multitask effectively, make the most of their voice, and seamlessly handle unexpected technical challenges.
This highly interactive session with expert Cindy Huggett will cover each technique, and will help you immediately apply the them to your own virtual sessions.
Whether you are brand new to live online delivery or have been facilitating virtual events for years, and regardless of which software platform you use, you will be sure to leave this session with new ideas, new tips, and new techniques for improving your virtual presentation skills.
Cindy Huggett, CPLP
Cindy Huggett, CPLP, is a consultant, speaker, designer, facilitator, and author who specializes in technology, leadership, and learning. She’s written four books on virtual training: Virtual Training Tools and Templates: An Action Guide for Live Online Learning (2017), The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning (2014) and Virtual Training Basics (1st ed. 2010, 2nd ed. 2018). She helps organizations and training professionals move to the virtual classroom. Find out more about Cindy on her website:
Our focus will be on experiential learning, active involvement and using metaphor as a way of dis-un-engaging people for workplace improvement. We will anchor to issues of change, but we will play with team building, innovation and facilitating ownership as tools for impact.
Our goal for this highly interactive session is to use active play and “disruptive engagement” to share some concepts around leaving lasting impacts and to generate collaborative-based organizational improvement. You will not forget this session and you will leave with tools you can use!
Presented by Scott J. Simmerman, Ph.D. CPF CPT (Managing Partner) and Jeffrey Simmerman (Operations Manager) of Performance Management Company of Greenville, SC.
Since 1978, Scott has been working around issues of people and performance, presenting his works in over 40 countries and at dozens of international conferences. His team building exercises like The Search for The Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine and his Square Wheels® engagement tools are distributed worldwide since 1993. Jeff Simmerman is a budding presenter and experienced manager.
It seems that everywhere you turn these days, you hear about coaching. In fact, some might say it is one of the most overused terms in business today. Yet coaching can be a valuable intervention when used appropriately. This session will explore how different types of coaching in organizations can be used to gain strategic alignment with business goals:
Rebecca Schmale, PhD - VP and Chief Learning Officer
Rebecca Schmale, PhD, is Vice President and Chief Learning Officer at Atrium Health. Her responsibilities include talent management, succession planning, organizational development, operational excellence and learning technologies. Dr. Schmale previously held executive HR positions at global corporations such as Panasonic, Eaton Corp. and Limited Brands. She has presented at numerous national conferences and taught both graduate and undergraduate courses at several colleges and universities.
At the event, we will have the annual drawing for three prizes valued around $150 each! To be eligible, you’ll need to turn in your signing sheet, which has three signatures from four 2019 events: the speaker, an attendee that you know, and another attendee that you didn’t know previously.
Speakers and Topics/Working Titles
How to Make Difficult People Disappear - The Magic of EQ
Starting a Consulting Practice: Lessons learned and where to go for support
Internal performance consulting: Strategy & Practice
Our Partner in Performance Improvement
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