2018 ATDKC Fall CONFERENCE
Keynote Speaker - Dave Helling
Dave Helling has been involved in radio, television, and print media since 1977. Currently, he is a multi-media reporter for The Kansas City Star, providing videos for web, as well as regular contributions to the print edition. He produced the “Truthwatch” series of stories, examining claims made in political advertising and is a longtime political and government reporter.
Helling came to Kansas City in 1984 as a reporter/anchor for WDAF-TV Kansas City and from 1999 to 2005 was a reporter/anchor for KCTV-5 Kansas City. In previous positions, he has been a reporter for the Washington, D.C. Bureau of KARD-TV Wichita, KHGI-TV Kearney, Neb., and KHAS Radio, Hastings, Neb. Born in Texas and raised in Overland Park, Kansas, Helling is a 1973 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School and a 1977 graduate of Creighton University, Omaha. Awards include Freedom of the Press Award, ACLU; three Emmy nominations; and Silver medalist, New York Film Festival.
Closing Keynote - Dr. Will Thalheimer
Will Thalheimer is a learning expert, researcher, instructional designer, business strategist, speaker, and writer. Dr. Thalheimer has worked in the learning-and-performance field since 1985.
He was the project manager for the first commercially-viable computer-based leadership simulation, The Complete Manager. He led the Strategic Management Group’s product line, Leading for Business Results, increasing revenues fourfold. He has trained managers to be leaders at numerous Fortune 500 companies, teaching such topics as leadership, persuasion, conflict resolution, and business strategy. He has led change management efforts and workshops.
In 1998, Dr. Thalheimer founded Work-Learning Research to bridge the gap between research and practice, to compile research on learning, and disseminate research findings to help chief learning officers, instructional designers, trainers, e-learning developers, performance consultants, and learning executives build more effective learning-and-performance interventions and environments.
Will holds a BA from the Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Drexel University, and a PhD in Educational Psychology: Human Learning and Cognition from Columbia University.
Copyright and Creative Commons: How to Find, Use and Cite Resources
Stevie is the Director of Learning Design at the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute, where she and her team create successful online learner experiences. In addition, Stevie consults on a wide variety of topics, including faculty development, copyright and creative commons, accessibility, usability, and open source and free tools.
This session gives an easy-to-understand view of the issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property, and describes several options for using materials while at the same time staying within legal guidelines. It is now possible to easily find art, photography, music, video, content, and even software on the web for free--all that is needed is a basic understanding of attribution and copyright regulations. Education and Training departments work under tight budgets and deadlines, and in that environment, the temptation to use content, images, and media from the Web increases. But what can you really use? Under what circumstances, and how do we give credit where credit is due?
Defining Learning Solutions within the Organization Budget
Renie McClay, MA, CPLP, is a Learning Project Manager for Caveo Learning. She has had numerous learning and performance roles at several Fortune 500 companies (Kraft, Pactiv, and Novartis). She has been successful in sales and management roles, including managing global teams. She is the author of numerous books designed to improve effectiveness of teams, sales management, and to add interaction and engagement to training for local and global audiences. (Including The Art of Modern Sales Management and 10 Steps to Successful Teams, by ASTD Press.) She speaks at various conferences, including ASTD ICE and Regional Conferences. She has been invited to facilitate workshops for audiences in person and virtually in North America, Europe, Africa, Latin America, Asia and Australia. She is a certified online instructor and facilitates online and in person for Roosevelt University and Concordia University. She is an honoree for the International Business Awards and The Stevie Awards for Women. She is a Certified Professional of Learning and Performance (CPLP) and has a Masters in Global Talent Development from DePaul University.
Your client has a budget and wants a lot for it. They tell you what they want, but it is too much for the timeline. This session is filled with tips for learning leaders wanting to recommend the right learning solutions to address the critical needs for the client. The audience will help to recommend solutions within small group discussions and recommendations. Participants will discover the right questions to uncover creative solutions that will match the budget and be reasonable for the timeline. The audience will brainstorm what has worked for them and I will share some as well. And once solutions are defined, more questions are needed to uncover possible obstacles in meeting deadlines in the future, like working with solid versus fluid content to reduce edit cycles. Experience actual case study examples and the solutions created to meet those client needs. Good for internal as well as contractor learning leaders.
Sally Koppy & Marva Allen
Alice's Wonderland of Needs Assessments
Sally Koppy, MSEd is an accomplished professional with 20-years experience providing professional adult training, institutional advancement, and program development. Sally Koppy is currently a senior instructional designer for OptumRx, a seven time Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award recipient. She serves as a National Advisor for Chapter Leaders (NAC) for the Association for Talent Development (ATD). Sally earned a MSEd specializing in Adult Education and a BA in Organizational Management specializing in Human Resources Management. Her expertise is in the development, delivery, and management of comprehensive education and training programs for all levels of the organization.
Marva Allen is a skilled training and development professional with over 20 years of experience in content design and facilitation, professional and personal mentoring and coaching, and curriculum curation. She is currently an instructional designer for OptumRx, a seven time Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award recipient. She previously served as Director of Member Engagement for ATDKC, where she created and implemented the chapter’s mentoring program.
This interactive session will guide the learner on a journey of understanding what they know and what they need to know when conducting a needs assessment. Facilitators will help the learner discover the questions needed for each form of needs assessment (performance analysis, feasibility analysis, needs analysis, goal analysis, task analysis, target population analysis, contextual analysis). The learners will apply the appropriate forms of analysis to a scenario and develop a training plan. The session will pull themes from Alice in Wonderland ® and emphasize applying logic to understand the training gap.
Corporate Universities - Why, Who, What and When?
Michael Henry has a Master’s of Science in Education from the University of Kansas and has an extensive communications career in corporate media, television production and organizational development. With over 20 years experience in digital media and television production, he has taught television production, mediated communications, organizational communications, as well as written and produced corporate training videos and Instructional Television Programming for PBS Affiliates.
Adopting a learning management system platform (LMS) is only the beginning. The technical installation of an LMS, provides the channels for communication, however the hard work is to creatively engage employees in the learning process, using the platform. This interactive session will begin with a short presentation of case situations, culminating in a list of issues related to employee engagement, generated by the participants. Additional details from the case presentation will provide some options related to employee adoption and engagement. short and focused on the issues related to corporate university adoption process. Facilitated discussion will provide individualized tools, tips and clues that may be implementation in their organization.
Discovery Through Questions
As Leadership and Organizational Development Coach for Performance Contracting Group(PCG), Pete is focused on company-wide talent management, building and delivering learning and development tools and strategies to enable leaders to execute organizational strategy. Prior to joining PCG, Peter led the global training and development function for several large companies in industries ranging from civil engineering and equipment finance to retail and transportation services. Peter began his career consulting in leadership and organizational development. With a bachelor’s degree from Bethel University, Peter has also completed graduate level coursework in industrial/organizational psychology at New York University and in human resources management at the University of Kansas. He is an expert in communications, management skills and personal effectiveness. Pete is President of the ATDKC chapter for 2018.
In this session, we will explore the power of skillful questioning to energize, direct and motivate learning. Anchoring our journey with a deeper understanding of the elements and outcomes of good questions, we will press on, applying that learning to facilitation of learning and to the contexts of leadership development and coaching. Equipped with this information, participants will be better prepared to solve the mysteries presented to them in facilitating, coaching and developing leaders on the job.
Shawn Scheffler & Daniel Woodard
What Socrates, Ebbinghaus, and Benjamin Bloom can teach us about
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