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Never has the pace of the world changed as rapidly as in the past few months. In February of 2020, we partnered with Challenger to run our annual State of Learning and Development survey. In March, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic of COVID-19.
Watch this complimentary 1-hour webinar to look at the snapshot of what L&D looked like right before the pandemic, plus the results from our follow-up survey on how new business practices have changed corporate training.
Our panelists discussed results from the report, including:
- How COVID-19 has impacted corporate training
- Trends in training over the past 5 years
- What technology the average training team has access to – and what they actually plan on using
Click here for the report.
Paul Sevcik is Mimeo’s Talent Development Manager. With 13 years of experience in Learning and Development across a variety of industries, Paul brings a depth of experience and a wide perspective to Mimeo. He is currently focused on improving our onboarding experience, developing our managers, and launching individual development plans.
Named a 2011 Top Young Trainer by Training Magazine, Brian Washburn has been working in the fields of instructional design and adult learning for over 14 years.
Currently, Brian leads the incredible team at Endurance Learning and president of the ATD Puget Sound chapter. He previously served as the Global Training & Development Manager for SightLife and as the National Training Director for the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association. Brian has developed and delivered training workshops at local, state, regional, national and international events including the ATD TechKnowledge Conference.
Brian also spent time as the mascot at The George Washington University and for the (now defunct) Washington Wart Hogs professional indoor soccer team.
Betty Dannewitz is a seasoned senior L&D professional with over 17 years in corporate learning and development. She specializes in AR and video production, soft skills leadership development facilitation, and is responsible for developing and implementing innovative coursework for a corporate financial community. She is also a Speaker, High Performance Coach and Content & Curricula Consultant. Betty is passionate about using her skills and talents to help people become better humans, and she advocates that innovative technology, like augmented reality, has a HUGE role in making that happen.
Spencer is Senior Vice President of Marketing at Challenger, and has helped transform sales and marketing teams in some of the biggest and best companies in the world.
Challenger is a global best practice training, consulting and technology firm dedicated to changing behavior in sales, marketing and customer service teams. What began as a research question in 2007 has changed the mindset, behavior and performance of hundreds of thousands of sales, marketing and service professionals in over 50 countries. More information available at challengerinc.com.
Leadership training can be incredibly effective – but only if your learners engage with your material. That’s why Linda Berke at Taylor Performance Solutions uses prework as a strategic part of her leadership training.
Watch this 1-hour webinar to find out why prework should be part of your leadership training strategy, including:
- Why and when to use prework
- Identifying the best prework options
- Designing effective prework
- Measuring the effectiveness of your prework
- Overcoming common challenges of prework
Prework can be a terrific tool to support the skill and knowledge development of your managers and supervisors attending one of your leadership workshops. See how you can implement it into your leadership training.
About Our Speaker: Linda Berke
Linda Berke, CPRW, President of Taylor Performance Solutions has over 28 years of experience in consulting, training and career coaching. Prior to Taylor Performance Solutions, Ms. Berke was a corporate training manager for two global financial institutions. While in these positions, her initiatives and training programs resulted in increased sales, improved customer satisfaction, increased employee satisfaction and reduced expenses. She has been a Mimeo customer since 2005 and placed 148 orders for 458 documents.
Ms. Berke founded Taylor Performance Solutions in 2003 and her team specializes in customizing learning experiences that help businesses and individuals increase sales, improve service, develop leadership abilities and enhance in-house training. Her team of corporate training professionals has experience in multiple industries and works with business with anywhere from 20 to 10,000 employees.
In addition to being a learning and development professional, Ms. Berke is a Certified Professional Résumé Writer and coaches individuals on how to get to their next step in their career. She was featured on the Long Island, New York News 12 show Jobline that focused on “Enhancing Your Skills in the Workplace – Moving Up the Corporate Ladder” and is a frequent contributor to articles in Newsday and Long Island Business News. She served on the Board of Directors for the Long Island American Society of Training and Development from 2005 to 2013 and served as Chapter President from 2006- 2008 and again in 2013. Ms. Berke graduated Magna Cum Laude from Villanova University.
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Many training businesses begin from the passion of one or two founders who want to solve problems for organizations. By the nature of the beast, if you do your job right, you’ll soon have too many clients to handle on your own. As your client base expands in geography, your permanent staff will stretch thin, too.
So how do you expand from there?
In this roundtable discussion, our panelists from varied training companies discussed the many ways you can continue to expand your business.
Watch this hour of like-minded training and consulting services teams exploring questions such as:
- What are growth options, like train-the-trainer or contract trainers?
- How do you set up a growth plan that is scalable?
- How do you protect your intellectual property while expanding your network?
About Our Speakers
Jerry Kappil, Gamma Compliance Solutions
Jerry Kappil is the Operations and Sales Manager at Gamma Compliance Solutions, a regulatory and safety consulting company helping healthcare and general industry professionals across the country with their compliance needs. He is an authorized OSHA Trainer and is certified by the OSHA Training Institute. Part of his role is to develop occupational safety training courses and compliance material. Prior to this, Jerry was a product development engineer. Jerry lives with his wife Roshi and cat Domino in Chicago and is currently working his way through all the deep-dish pizza places in the city.
Lauren Powers, Barnes and Conti
Lauren Powers, Senior Vice President, heads up sales and marketing at Barnes & Conti Associates, Inc., a learning and development firm, where she is responsible for driving business and meeting client needs working with a worldwide training network. Prior to joining Barnes & Conti in 2005, Lauren was the Eastern Regional Manager for another learning company for many years. She also served as Director of Training & Development at a large bank and has held a variety of training and consulting roles at several companies.
Lauren’s hybrid perspective as both an internal and external consultant provides her with insight into many of the challenges faced by consulting firms as they partner with clients and grow business worldwide. Her skills include global sales and account management and new business development as well as training program design and delivery, needs analysis, organizational consulting, curriculum development, process facilitation and coaching.
When not working, Lauren can be found enjoying beach time with her family, traveling, cooking feasts and playing ball with Bula, her boisterous labrador retriever.
Jessica Hicks, Sandler Training
Jessica Hicks is a Client Services Manager at Sandler Training. She oversees the execution of the Sandler Sales Program roll-out for over 100 corporate accounts to ensure seamless delivery. In addition, she manages the implementation team and works closely with the directors of Sales, Training, and Client Success to ensure client satisfaction.
Infographics are great tools to convey complex information in an elegant way. They can be the basis of engaging marketing campaigns, interactive sales pitches, or intuitive microsites. And you can repurpose them for customer success teams, HR, L&D, and conferences. But creating a good infographic can be hard. You don’t want it to just be nicely designed bullet points. To be effective, it must tell a story.
This session looked at the techniques involved in drafting infographics with visual hierarchies to convey meaning, followed by ways that you can quickly and easily construct your graphics using nothing but PowerPoint. You’ll find tips on design, layout, and visualization approaches, as well as some nifty productivity tips that will turn you into a PowerPoint Legend.
Watch now for takeaways such as:
- How to define your visual hierarchy
- How to choose the best layout for your infographic
- How to use PowerPoint to make your designs
Make infographics dazzle:
About Our Speaker
Richard Goring, Director, Bright Carbon
Richard is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation and eLearning agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points, which is supported by plenty of resources and tips at www.brightcarbon.com.
Pricing professional services is tricky. On the one hand, you want to make sure you and your team are adequately compensated for your Intellectual Property. On the other hand, every company has a different budget.
In this 1-hour webinar, Gus Prestera will share 6 keys to getting your price right, including:
- The basics to make sure you can make a profit
- Deciding what rate structure works for you
- How to scope and quote projects
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About Our Speaker
Gus Prestera, PresteraFX
Gus Prestera helps businesses improve the capabilities and performance of leaders and their employees, leveraging his core capabilities in organizational development, talent management, and training & development. He holds a Ph.D. in Instructional Systems, an MBA, and a BS in Marketing.
He owns and operates Prestera FX, leading a cross-disciplinary team of highly skilled talent development consultants. Together, for over 15 years, they have helped businesses from a variety of industries to map competencies, onboard new hires, build bench strength, improve employee engagement and performance, drive cultural and organizational change, and establish entirely new learning ecosystems.
In addition, Gus has taught graduate-level courses at Penn State University, frequently speaks at industry events, and currently serves on the advisory board for American University’s new Human Resources Analytics and Management MS program. Visit us at www.presterafx.com
Translation projects range in size and complexity, but there are always important considerations to make prior to starting a project. From working with the right vendor, to considering how translated text will affect the layout of the final documents, understanding these details from the beginning will help a translation project run more smoothly.
Watch this webinar to learn:
- Understand how translation memory works
- How text expansion can impact your project
- How to choose a translation vendor
- Regional considerations and dialects
- Localization of your contact information
Starting a translation project may seem like a daunting task but this webinar will go a long way to dispelling a lot of fear and uncertainty while also helping to achieve the best possible end result for your organization and clients.
About Our Speakers
Peter founded Argo Translation, originally based in Milwaukee, WI, in 1995. Prior to transferring his love of all things international and his savvy business expertise into Chicago’s premier translation agency, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he graduated with a major in finance and human resource management. After graduation he went on to become an Italian translator and project manager for an international medical equipment manufacturer and major airline.
Mike joined the Argo team in 2014 after graduating from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BA in Spanish. He also minored in Portuguese and completed U of I’s Translation Studies Program. While living in Spain and attending the University of Barcelona for a year, Mike realized he wanted to focus his studies on translation. He has done a lot of volunteer translation work for a non-profit organization in Spain, and, while he loves translating, he discovered that he loves managing translation projects even more.
Whether you use digital or physical media (to name a few: workbooks, videos, job aids, social media, VR, bots, slides, physical or printed resources) your training must support long-term change in behavior and skills.
In this webinar, discover 6 vital brain ‘hacks’ to guarantee your learning materials support sticky change in a multichannel, global, work environment. You’ll learn how and when to blend resources to inspire and motivate people, involve managers, support new habits, change behaviors and retain key people and skills.
Watch this webinar to learn:
- 6 brain “hacks” to lead to stickier change
- How to leverage your materials to support your learning and business objectives
- Tips for blending resources to drive performance at work
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About Our Speaker
Stella Collins, Stellar Learning
Stella Collins MSc, is Creative Director at Stellar Learning, author of Neuroscience for Learning and Development, numerous e-books, and the Webinars and Writing Skills Pocketbooks. She founded The Brain Friendly Learning Group and is one of the ‘Brain Ladies’.
With a clear understanding of the challenges faced when people communicate tough or technical messages she and her team consult on, design and deliver results based, sticky, blended learning programmes, underpinned by research but with a creative twist.
Stella is a Fellow of ITOL, inspires audiences at international learning conferences and online events and says ‘There is no such thing as a boring topic – just boring training’.
Contact Stella via www.stellarlearning.co.uk
Phone: +44 797 110 6697
Follow her on twitter @stellacollins
or linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/stellacollins/
Or you can hear her talk about Neuroscience for Learning and Development on Youtube http://ow.ly/V68q1