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August 2019

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Address the Skills Gap with Micro-Credentialing

August 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Using Open Badges to provide micro-credentials is a great way to track upskilling and career pathing for learners within organizations. This session will cover how micro-credentialing supports ongoing professional development and personalized learning pathways as it pertains to accomplishments and skills. By attending this session, you will: Explore the open badge framework and how it can track progress to act as a workplace currency Analyze why most organizations that try badging don't succeed in their goals Learn how badges help…

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CLO Survey: Defining & Mapping Effective High-Stakes Learning

August 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

We asked 400 CLOs and over 1000 learners what they think the state of their organization’s learning culture is and where they hope it is going. Join us for an intriguing and somewhat disconcerting summary of your peers’ perspective as we dissect the key findings and its implications for L&D approaches moving forward. Additionally, we’ll provide some clarity around what an effective Collaborative Learning solution functionally is and how the benefits transcend common barriers to adoption. This webinar will: •…

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“Grow Your Own” – Tackling Medical Assistant and Healthcare Talent Shortages

August 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Healthcare organizations across the country are struggling to fill open positions. The gap between supply and demand has reached critical levels and new strategies are required to ensure your workforce remains optimally staffed. To make headway, the industry needs to consider innovative education and recruitment models for healthcare professionals. During this session, we will explore current hiring and talent trends related to medical assistants on both regional and national levels. Presenters will share common mistakes and best practices to overcome…

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September 2019

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Driving Strategy: How to Avoid the Top Three Mistakes

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whether you are creating and leading strategy for your organization or have a role in driving adoption of a strategy there are three, easily avoidable mistakes that many organizations and leaders make: (1) not being clear on intent, (2) not understanding if all leaders are on-board with the strategy, and (3) not predicting and mitigating failure points. In this webinar, Erica Tetuan, Change Management Practice Lead, will explore: • A formula to ensure the intent is clear and you know…

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Moving Beyond Employee Engagement: The Employee Experience Index

September 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Employee engagement is often viewed as the proxy for employee well-being. The line of thinking is that if engagement is good, that means employees are good, resulting in better business outcomes for employers. But, is employee engagement the best construct that employers should use to positively impact productivity and performance? New research suggests while engagement is important, it’s only one piece of the broader picture—the entire employee experience. In reality, people want to work for a company that enables them…

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The Leadership Challenge

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Who is tapped to lead next at your company? Are they interested in jumping on the leadership pipeline? What do they expect from leaders? They may define “leadership” differently than we’re used to seeing it. Join us as we debrief our findings on our new study: The Leadership Challenge: How Different Generations See It. In this exhaustive study of more than 2000 workers spanning the range of generations, we look at how views differ and what it will take to…

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Are Your Leaders Prepared For The Tsunami Of Change In The Digital Age?

September 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From digital technologies to the evolution of workplace culture and the rise of talent expectations, learning practitioners see a tidal wave approaching. Do you worry whether you and your talent will sink or swim when the wave hits? Are your leaders prepared to surf this wave? As a learning and development professional, you're passionate about ensuring that your workforce is prepared to face the demands of today’s ever-changing business environment. How do you prepare for the wave of change? You…

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Leveraging Internal Executives and Peer Learning to Impact L&D Culture and Objectives Across the Globe

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Accessing third-party experts to help develop leaders across a global organization is certainly possible, but is that the best option for the company and those leaders who need real world skills, wisdom and insights as part of their development? Using talented internal trainers is an option as well, but again is that the best option? Can you instead leverage an internal faculty of senior executives and combine that with a focus on virtual peer learning sessions as a strategy to…

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October 2019

Free

Measurement & Evaluation: Using Data to Demonstrate Business Impact

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning leaders are under increasing pressure to provide hard data that shows a relationship between learning activities and business outcomes. We’ll share an innovative approach that we’re using to create a methodology, process and infrastructure that begins to tie learning to business impact. We’ll also explore how to identify the right data sources for your organization and how to store data in a centralized, integrated, automated and scalable environment. • Supporting learning objectives/session takeaways: • Determine the data sources that…

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Choose Your Own Soft Skills Training Adventure: the Culture, Technology, and ROI of Empathy

October 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Experts suggest that poor listening skills, which often manifest as a lack of empathy, are at the core of most workplace conflicts and contribute to leadership failures. While many assume that emotional intelligence is an inherent skill and can’t be taught, new virtual reality technology is helping to increase the efficacy of interpersonal skills training efforts. In this session, you will learn how VR is a scalable training solution for empathy and social effectiveness, especially when combined with artificial intelligence.…

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Nine Practical Tips for Using Neuroscience to Power Learning

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Behavioral science has the power to motivate people to learn and change. But it can be a complex, nuanced subject. Advice previously offered from the learning industry often lacked scientific evidence, but times are changing. So how can you design a learning experience that actually motivates your learners to learn? Join digital learning specialist and neuroscience PhD student, Charlotte Hills, as she brings clarity to insights from the latest research and offers practical tips you can use to motivate people…

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How Intentional is Your Learning Tech Ecosystem?

October 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Smart organizations are enabling their employees to learn everywhere – not just in the classroom – and they’re using technology to do it. RedThread Research recently completed an in-depth study on how organizations are creating their learning tech ecosystems: the challenges they face, the strategies they employ, and the tech they ultimately implement. Join us for a webinar that will highlight: • The three major structures for learning technology ecosystems and when one is more appropriate for your org •…

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Micro, Mobile and Measured: Our Learning Beyond the Classroom Strategy for the iGen Workforce

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

As a great shift change looms on the horizon, many training orgs struggle to balance strategic planning and large-scale delivery of effective training during an unprecedented volume of churn. As boomers retire, the iGen replacement workforce expects that training on the job will match the learning style they grew up with — tech-enabled, personalized, self-guided and on-demand in mobile-friendly microlearning chunks. The digital transformation from traditional instructor-led training to self-guided delivery of iGen-friendly content has been a continuous improvement journey.…

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Working Learner Index: Implications for HR

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to hear newly-released findings from the Bright Horizons Working Learner Index, the nation’s most comprehensive survey of tuition program users. Drawing on detailed responses from more than 32,000 employees, the results will deliver surprising new findings on: Motivations for returning to school Working adults’ preferences for educational programs and institutions Extent and impact of student debt on continuing education Results that employees expect to see from their education The webinar will give you invaluable practical advice to better…

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The Business Case for Human-Centered Design

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Human-centred design (HCD) is sweeping business because of the way it profoundly reconfigures how companies develop strategy, solve their most pressing problems and successfully compete in an era of constant change. But is there any hard evidence that HCD has a measurable impact? There is. Design Management Institute found that S&P 500 companies who use HCD outperform their competitors by 211 percent. Forrester Research found that organizations with sophisticated HCD capabilities can deliver an ROI of 85% or greater on…

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November 2019

Free

Don’t Wait: What 300 L&D Leaders Have Learned About Building Data Fluency

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Data science and AI are impacting many industries globally, from healthcare and government to agriculture and finance. Everybody needs to be able to work with data the way everybody needed to start using email 20 years ago. As we wrote in Harvard Business Review, “Very few companies expect only professional writers to know how to write. So why ask only professional data scientists to understand and analyze data, at least at a basic level?” But what value can data fluency…

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