Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • 21 Aug 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Rubbermaid/IRWIN Training Center 9829 Northcross Center Court, Huntersville, NC 28078

    Jonathan Halls, Principal, Jonathan Halls & Associates

    Learning and talent professionals will increasingly need media skills as part of their professional toolkit. Just as trainers use flipcharts and whiteboards, they will turn to video cameras and portable audio recorders in the future as people access their learning on cell phones, tablets and laptops. 

    Many trainers have already transitioned from a “classroom only” work style, in which standup training was their prime activity, to embrace virtual learning solutions such as webinars.  However, easy-to-use technology takes us to the next step which sees learning professionals creating professional audio, video, and screen text.  Whether it is standalone content or embedded in e-learning packages or consumed online or in a classroom, they’ll be using media to increase their organizational impact. 

    Media saves time, money, and the hassle of travel. It also frees up trainers to focus their creative energy on more strategic projects and offers learners the flexibility to learn anywhere, anytime and at their own pace.  But the fact technology is now cheap and easy to use does not guarantee engaging content that leads to true learning.

    Just as learning professionals have perfected the skills of facilitation and instructional design, the next frontier is crafting media content to truly facilitate learning.  In this Conversation about tomorrow’s skills, author and media training veteran Jonathan Halls will look at the key skills required to make good media content, do it fast and cost-effectively.  He will discuss how media is changing and what skills talent professionals should focus on to give them an edge as we move into the future.

    Jonathan is author of Rapid Video Development for Trainers, and contributing author to The ASTD Handbook and Speak More.  He has written extensively about media and learning.  A former learning executive at the BBC in London, he used to run the corporation’s prestigious multi-million dollar production training department.  He has been teaching media since 1987 and has worked as a talk show host, media executive, journalist and trainer.  Jonathan has worked across television, radio, newspapers and online.  He has taught thousands of media professionals around the globe at some of the best known media companies in Europe.  Working in both practical production training and talent development, he now calls northern Virginia home.  He has a masters and bachelors in adult learning.  He’s an active ATD member.  Halls was founding president of ASTD’s Global Network in London in 2003.  He was on the program advisory committee for ASTD”s international conference and the TechKNowledge committee.  He is also on the review panel for the ASTD BEST Awards.

    • 22 Aug 2014
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rubbermaid/IRWIN Training Center 9829 Northcross Center Court, Huntersville, NC 28078

    Jonathan Halls, Principal, Jonathan Halls & Associates

    Learn to make fabulous video content for classroom, e-learning, or mobile platforms fast and affordably! Video can be an extremely powerful learning tool - but only if it is produced and integrated effectively to ensure a positive learning experience. Learn to harness this powerful learning tool even if you have a limited budget, resources, or experience.


    Join Jonathan Halls, author of Rapid Video Development for Trainers, in this intensive and practical one-day workshop that will give you the foundational skills to create quality video content. You will learn Halls' rapid media technique and secrets used by professional video developers that will save you time without compromising quality.
    Roll up your sleeves and be prepared to design, shoot, and produce your own video utilizing a lightweight camera provided that you will get to keep after the course.

    Learning Objectives

    • Create the learning objective for a video following Mager’s conventions.
    • Break a video story into knowledge nuggets.
    • Create a process-based video structure using the modified ROPS method.
    • Draw a storyboard for a video script following visual grammar conventions.
    • Write a video script following writing to picture conventions.
    • Shoot video using an entry-level consumer HD pocket camera using auto functions.
    • Edit video using Windows Live Movie Maker.
    • Analyze video using production and editorial criteria.
    Each participant is required to bring a laptop PC with Windows Live Movie Maker pre-installed. Each participant will be provided with a lightweight HD pocket camera to keep after the boot camp. Please note that for instructional reasons we will only be providing instruction on the cameras we provide and the Windows Live Movie Maker. Should you wish to bring your own camera or install different editing software, we cannot guarantee instruction on it other than providing general guidelines. 

    Jonathan Halls is an author, trainer, and coach. He wrote Rapid Video Development for Trainers (ASTD Press, 2012) and was a contributing author to Speak More (River Grove Books, 2012) and the ASTD Handbook: The Definitive Reference for Training & Development 2nd Edition (ASTD Press, 2014). He is author of the ASTD Infoline, “Memory & Cognition in Learning” (ASTD Press, 2014) and has written numerous articles forT&D magazine. Jonathan is an ASTD BEST Awards reviewer and has sat on the advisory committees for the ASTD International Conference & Exposition and TechKnowledge.

    Formerly a learning executive at the BBC in London, he now runs workshops in media, communication, leadership, and creativity. He is on faculty at George Washington University and facilitates ASTD’s Master Trainer Program ™, ASTD’s Rapid Video for Learning Professionals Certificate program and ASTD’s Media for Learning Certificate program. Jonathan has been training, speaking, and coaching for 25 years in more than 20 countries. He describes his work as “at the intersection of media, communication, learning, leadership, and innovation.”

    • 18 Sep 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association, 3020 West Arrowood Road Charlotte, NC 28273

    Gary "Doc" Murdock, Senior Instructor, Leadership Foundry (TSM Corporation)

    According to Strauss and Howe, experts in the field, “Generational collisions are among the key management issues being faced by leaders of today’s organizations.” Because people are living longer and staying in the workforce longer, this is the first time in history that five generations are likely to find themselves looking at each other over the same conference table. Companies are finding that productivity, culture and viability are being negatively impacted by poorly handled generational issues. Indeed, 65% of the research respondents say that generation gaps make it hard to get things done. They cite lack of communication; the tension between “that’s the way we’ve always done it” and “let’s change it because we can change it”; differences in generational values on issues as diverse as work ethic and dress codes; workforce shifts; workforce training and development and the problem of obtaining and retaining multi-generational talent. The #1 reason people quit their job is due to a poor relationship with their boss. This new generation, the Millennials is no different.  In fact, they value the relationship with their boss more than previous generations.

    This program  focuses on specific skills that managers at any level can use to improve the effectiveness of their changing work force.
    • Managers will become aware of generational differences in the work force
    • Trainers and supervisors will learn what works and what doesn't with all Generations in the workplace based on years of research, interviews, and conversations.
    • Employee satisfaction will increase
    • Creativity will be unleashed with this next generation of employees
    • Results will improve for every generation in your work force.
    Doc is a Senior Facilitator with the Leadership Foundry, a division of TSM Corporation. Over the last seven years, he has consulted and counseled 4,000 Government and Fortune 500 executives, using more than 10,000 psychological instruments. He has facilitated over 200 seminars with an unmatched “world-class” rating.  Doc began his pursuit of delivering top-notch adult education after retiring from the Air Force in 2006 having served for more than 27 years as a human resource manager.  As Career Field Manager for a high-visibility enlisted special duty he was in charge of curriculum design, delivery, and certification for hundreds of personnel. Doc has held a number of key leadership roles throughout his career to include Deputy Director of Human Resources for two large military organizations with 10,000+ employees.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Management and MA degree in Adult Education and holds multiple certifications allowing him to consult and counsel with various psychological instruments that include: the EQ-i 2.0, FIRO-B®, CPI260, MBTI®, TKI, CSI®, ISI, DSP, ESI, CLI®, and others.  Doc has personally trained with Otto Kroeger, Ph.D. (Bestselling author and nationally renowned expert on personality types) and he has worked extensively with a former Senior Fellow from the world famous Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®).
    • 20 Nov 2014
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Compass Group, 2300 Yorkmont Road, Charlotte NC, 28217

    Bob Mosher, Chief Learning Officer, APPLY Synergies

    This presentation will cover the fundamental principles and design practices needed to develop an effective Performance Support solutions in an AGILE way.  Today’s learner is faced with more content, more changes, more performance issues and in a shorter timeframe than ever before. How is an L&D group ever expected to keep up and impact true performance in a meaningful way?  Many tried and true approaches, such as the ADDIE model, which have served L&D well for years seem to be falling short.  This presentation will discuss ways to build a robust and agile Performance Support strategy to enable and enhance existing training.

    Bob Mosher is a senior partner, and the Chief Learning Evangelist, at APPLY Synergies, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in helping learning organizations design, develop and measure effective learning and performance support strategies to meet the 5 moments of learning need. Bob has been an active and influential leader in the learning and training industry for over 30 years and is renowned worldwide for his pioneering role in e-learning and new approaches to learning. He has acted as an influential voice in the Learning and Development industry by speaking at conferences and by being an active participant and author within industry associations such as ISPI, ASTD, the Masie Consortium, the e-Learning Guild, and CLO Symposium/Magazine.

Past events

17 Jul 2014 Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals
19 Jun 2014 Positive Direction Communication Skills for the 21st Century
16 May 2014 The Phillips ROI Methodology 1 Day Workshop
15 May 2014 Emotional Intelligence and the Impact of Employee Engagement
17 Apr 2014 Calculating ROI for HR and Training Initiatives
20 Mar 2014 “It Was a Cold and Stormy Night…”: The Power of Story–Telling in High Impact Training
28 Feb 2014 eLearning SIG: Show and Tell
20 Feb 2014 How to “Work the Room” and other Tips for Building a Robust Professional Network
31 Jan 2014 eLearning SIG: Show and Tell
16 Jan 2014 2013 ASTD Competency Model
09 Jan 2014 Bob Mosher DOL Follow Up – Performance Support Examples that work!
04 Dec 2013 Day of Learning - 2013
22 Nov 2013 eLearning SIG: Show and Tell
21 Nov 2013 Leaving Your Leadership Legacy
07 Nov 2013 ASTD Leadership Excellence for Managers
25 Oct 2013 eLearning SIG: October Meeting (Trends)
17 Oct 2013 Playbook for Purposeful Living©
04 Oct 2013 Learning and Development Summit Leading a Learning Organization
19 Sep 2013 Using Improvisation to Brainstorm
15 Aug 2013 Transitioning from eLearning to mLearning
18 Jul 2013 Cracker Barrel - 4 Programs in One!
20 Jun 2013 11 Tips for Mastering the Four Dimensions of Engagement in the Virtual Classroom
20 Jun 2013 Career Fair 2013
29 May 2013 eLearning SIG: Show And Tell
16 May 2013 Game-Based eLearning – How Does its Effectiveness and ROI Compare to Traditional eLearning?
24 Apr 2013 ASTD National Certification Program
18 Apr 2013 When the CEO Asks Marketing & Public Relations to Save Lives
21 Mar 2013 Driving Results through Authentic Conversation
06 Mar 2013 eLearning SIG: Authoring Tools (Captivate, Articulate)
21 Feb 2013 Get Focused! Work Less, Accomplish More and Have More Fun!
17 Jan 2013 Engagement Starts With You
15 Nov 2012 Rules of the Road for Developing Leadership Programs
18 Oct 2012 Trail Blazers: How Top Companies are Creating Value Through Engagement
05 Oct 2012 Learning and Development Summit Engaging Learners. Expanding Knowledge. Embracing Growth.
20 Sep 2012 How to Harness the Power of Social Media in the Training Space
17 Aug 2012 Needs Assessment: Defining and Delivering Performance Accomplishment
16 Aug 2012 Mega Planning
19 Jul 2012 Get Focused! Work Less, Accomplish More and Have More Fun!
21 Jun 2012 Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business Today
17 May 2012 Shifting the Performance Curve – The Value of Cloning Your Stars
10 May 2012 International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Charlotte Chapter Program and Workshop – May 10th and May 11th
25 Apr 2012 Designing Learning Certificate Program
19 Apr 2012 Corporate Disconnect is a Potential Killer: Symptoms, Causes, and Cures
15 Mar 2012 Strategic Learning Alignment
16 Feb 2012 Subject Matter Experts: Don’t Just Say “Now Spill The Beans”
19 Jan 2012 Riding the Waves Without Getting Wet: How to Manage Change in Today's Workplace
17 Nov 2011 Is Rapid Design Possible?
20 Oct 2011 Marketing the Learning Function
15 Sep 2011 Predictive Evaluation - Ensuring Training Delivers Business and Organizational Results
18 Aug 2011 Effective, Efficent Elearning
21 Jul 2011 unConference
16 Jun 2011 Critical Ingredients for a Successful Change Initiative
19 May 2011 How Leadership Development Drives Culture & Performance
21 Apr 2011 Diversity+Inclusion+Engagement = Great Place to Work!
17 Mar 2011 Nanci Appleman-Vassil
17 Feb 2011 Get In, Stand Out and Drive Career Success In the New Normal Economy
20 Jan 2011 Reinvent & Reimage: Successfully Becoming a New You in the New Year
18 Nov 2010 35th Anniversary Party
21 Oct 2010 Who Done it? Murder Mystery!
16 Sep 2010 Getting InSync!
19 Aug 2010 Who's Who? What Do You Know?
15 Jul 2010 CPLP - What's it all about?
17 Jun 2010 Consulting within Organizations
20 May 2010 Employee engagement - How we measure it and why do we care?
15 Apr 2010 Real Project Management Strategies for Training Professionals!
18 Mar 2010 Developing a Social Learning Strategy
18 Feb 2010 A Case Study on Human Capital Analytics at Lowe's
21 Jan 2010 Reset Your Buttons!
01 Dec 2009 December 1 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
19 Nov 2009 Incorporating Virtual Worlds into your Training
03 Nov 2009 November 3 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
15 Oct 2009 Preventing Death by Lecture!
13 Oct 2009 UNCC Class: Designing a Training Program with Real and Sustained Impact
06 Oct 2009 October 6 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
17 Sep 2009 Paying Attention to Tension
01 Sep 2009 September 1 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
20 Aug 2009 Giving and Receiving Feedback
04 Aug 2009 August 4 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
16 Jul 2009 Making Training Stick
07 Jul 2009 July 7 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
18 Jun 2009 Turning Knowledge into Action
21 May 2009 Experiential Learning in the Elearning World
16 Apr 2009 Wiki Who? What Web 2.0 Can Do for You
19 Mar 2009 Creating an Engaging Work Culture: Fundamental Principles for Business Success in Turbulent Times
19 Feb 2009 Managing Your Career in a World of Chaos
15 Jan 2009 Working Effectively in Diverse Cultures
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