#ATD2015 Keynote Openers

Keynote OpenersKey players from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) opened the keynote presentations throughout the conference. Each had something interesting to share.

Across the screens behind the presenters, there were important messages being shared:

  • Talent development
  • Innovation
  • Culture of collaboration
  • Social learning

Together we create a world that works better.

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#ATD2015 Sessions: Hardwiring Accountability into the Workplace

No Drama PleaseAccording to Cy Wakeman, the average person spends 2 hours per day in drama. This drama is cutting into workplace productivity especially for the managers. In a very humorous presentation, she pointed out that we do not have to deal with drama at work, and she provided some options. Read the rest of this entry

#ATD2015 Session: Engaging Activities for Live Online Meetings, Webinars, and Virtual Training

Engaging Activities for Live Online Meetings, Webinars, and Virtual TrainingThis was another session with ideas how to improve the synchronous experience with interactivity and engagements. Kassy LaBorie and Thomas Stone copresented. Their focus was to show activities that could be used virtually: online meetings, webinars, and virtual training sessions. Read the rest of this entry

#ATD2015 Session: Want better classroom Enagement? Stop Talking!

Want better classroom Enagement? Stop Talking!One of my major objectives for this conference was to increase my training facilitation toolbox. This particular session was one of the seassions I was looking for. Jill Boone gave a session that was very interactive due to the activities she used to conduct it. She increased engagement by providing interactive activities and getting out of our way Read the rest of this entry

#atd2015: Writing Blogs, Articles, and Books to Boost Your Career by Cathy Fyock

Ask me about my bookCathy Fyock of www.cathyfyock.com gave a very enjoyable presentation about the importance of writing and the impact it has on your career. This topic was one that I was definitely interested in. I see it closely tied to the “Working out loud” strategy.  Read the rest of this entry


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