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Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 01, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Boulevard Brewery, Muehlebach Suite, 2501 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64108

    ATDKC Excellence in Practice Awards

    Each year, the ATD Kansas City Chapter recognizes individual contributors, consultants, contractors, and organizations in the Kansas City area who have executed projects that demonstrate innovation, impact their business and deliver measurable results. 

    The EiP Award Ceremony reflects ATD’s individual project award categories. This ensures that the ATD Kansas City Chapter is closely aligned with ATD National.

    Awards will be presented for the following categories:

    • Coaching and Mentoring
    • Integrated Talent Development
    • Learning & Development
    • Learning Technologies
    • Performance Improvement

    Also includes:

    • Hors d’oeurves
    • Boulevard Brewery Beer
    • Wine and Soda

    Doors Open: 5:30pm

    Food Buffet: 6:15pm

    • Tuesday, March 13, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    Join us for a FREE webinar...

    Writing to Make Your Instruction Learnable

    Take a look at typical organizational learning content and you’ll see things that make it more difficult to learn, remember, and apply. Too much content and overloaded memory (and little learning). Unclear messages. Long-winded content making it hard to find the intended messages. Formal and formulaic writing that turns people OFF. Writing for learnability means writing so it is easier to learn, remember, and apply!

    Here’s the (very) good news. Research offers instructional, writing, and information design principles that show us how to make instruction more learnable. Patti Shank PhD, author of Write and Organize for Deeper Learning and Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, former learning research director, and learning analyst, has made these strategies and tactics clear and actionable.

    In this session, participants will apply actionable tactics from research that help us:

    • Understand memory so we don’t make it hard to learn
    • Quickly estimate and then fix the readability of your content
    • Make content clearer and easier to understand
    • Make critical message stand out
    • Support remembering and use

    Here’s an excerpt from a review of Patti’s Write and Organize for Deeper Learning:

    Excellent book, clear, concise and very useful and immediately applicable. Reminiscent of Mager, which I intend to be the highest praise I can convey from someone in the L&D industry. There are a lot of books and resources published on the latest buzzwords and panaceas to the woes of our industry, but Patti does not contribute to that crime. She has written a resource that can help anyone improve their instructional writing and design, to the support and promotion of real performance improvement. 

    Want to get the most from this session? Beforehand, think of specific content you want to improve so you can think through the tactics with this content in mind. We know (from research) that we learn best when able to apply it right away.  

    More information about Patti: www.pattishank.com

    Watch for the link to the webinar in your reminder email one week prior.

    • Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Training Umbrella, 10551 Barkley, Suite 102, Overland Park, KS 66212
    • 49

    So much of our design work is focused on covering all the material and creating engaging approaches that  we may overlook a most basic issue: Can learners can be successful with the class or eLearning course? Design flaws such as overload, ineffective use of activities and multimedia , and poor assessment items are just some of the ways an “engaging” experience can still cause learners to stumble.

    This session will help designers and others involved in the design process identify common trouble spots, understand them from the learners’ point of view, and take steps to correct them before learners have a chance to fail. L&D professionals wishing to work from a “learner first” point of view will find this session illuminating and applicable.  

    This session is appropriate for both eLearning designers and classroom trainers. 

    Jane Bozarth is an experienced classroom facilitator and elearning designer and author of several popular books including "Better than Bullet Points" and "From Analysis to Evaluation", and "Show Your Work". She has recently stepped into a new role as Director of Research for the eLearning Guild. Dr. Bozarth and her husband live in Durham, North Carolina. 

    Jane is happy to sign her books and will also give feedback on designs or activities shared/brought by participants in the class as time allows.

    Registration includes coffee service in the morning and a full lunch.

Past events

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Stakeholder Communication Strategy
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Your Talent Development Work
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Webinar: Avoiding the Darkness Within Using Radically Improved Learner-Feedback Questions
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 ATD KC Annual Great Links Networking Social
Friday, October 06, 2017 2017 Annual Fall Conference - Modern Learners: Engage for Results
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Webinar: Things L&D Should Steal from the Marketing Department
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Cerner "Road Show"
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3rd Annual Top Trainer Throwdown
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2017 Excellence in Practice Award Winner Presentation
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Webinar: Creating Executive Presence: Thinking on Your Feet in the C-Suite
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Trainers as Coaches
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 The Brain Plasticity of Triggers, Hot Buttons, and Outbursts
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 H&R Block "Road Show"
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Webinar: "Facilitating CPLP "
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 3rd Annual ATDKC Excellence in Practice Awards
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Webinar: Are You Thinking About Taking the CPLP?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 The Democratization of Learning
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Webinar -Boost Training Transfer Using Predictive Learning Analytics™ (PLA)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Using Stories to Enhance Training
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2nd Annual Top Trainer Throw Down
Friday, September 30, 2016 2016 Annual Fall Conference -Incorporating Educational Technology in Your World
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Global Mindset Single Session
Thursday, August 25, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Change Management Single Session
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Managing Learning Programs Single Session
Thursday, July 28, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Knowledge Management Single Session
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Coaching Single Session
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Building Relationships that Inspire Trust
Thursday, June 30, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Learning Technologies Single Session
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Webinar - Go Figure! 4 Must Have Needs Assessment Tools
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Integrated Talent Management Single Session
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Enhance Your Training and Facilitation Skills: How to Inspire and Empower People to Learn
Thursday, May 26, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Evaluating Learning Impact Single Session
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Webinar - Adaptive Learning: Using differences, data, and technology to engage learners
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Training Delivery Single Session
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Designing and Delivering Virtual Learning
Thursday, April 28, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Instructional Design Single Session
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Performance Improvement Single Session
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Persuasive Communication: Tools and Words that Drive Action and Engagement
Friday, April 01, 2016 Webinar: "Facilitating CPLP "
Friday, March 25, 2016 Webinar: Are You Thinking About Taking the CPLP?
Thursday, March 24, 2016 Webinar: Change Management: Are people really afraid?
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 2nd Annual ATDKC Excellence in Practice Awards
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Is Your Training Mindful or Mindless?
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Considering Bloom's Taxonomy When Implementing Micro-Learning
Thursday, November 12, 2015 ATD KC Annual Great Links Networking Social
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2015 Annual Fall Conference
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Social Intelligence: The Science and Art of being an Effective Communicator
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Webinar: Common Challenges Experienced in Attempting to Create a Culture of Appreciation
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 ATD-KC 1st Annual Top Trainer Throwdown
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Build a Successful Training Program by Partnering with SMEs
Thursday, June 04, 2015 CPLP Exam Prep - INDIVIDUAL Study Sessions MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Webinar: Elevating Your eLearning Design
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 CPLP Exam Prep - INDIVIDUAL Study Sessions NON-MEMBERS
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