Speed Learning Facilitators

Marci Morford

Learning Consultant

Mary Cropp

Director, Training and Development at Bluetooth SIG

Nicole Ramos

Executive Leader in Programs

James Finder

Chief Learning Strategist at Promethean Learning

Lynne McNamee

Marketing Agency President helping B2B companies solve business problems through Strategic and Digital Marketing

Chloe Leon

Totara Learning Consultant

Joey Pauley

Change Management Facilitator and Coach

Nazmina Mohammed

Learning & Development Manager

Elizabeth Buttrick

Leadership coach and craniosacral therapist

Kristina Hayek

US Regional Instructional Design & Development Manager at Hexcel Corporation

Myra Travin

Learning Futurist | L&D

Tami Lyon

Operations, Communication and Leadership

Amy Law

Instructional Designer

Duncan Welder

Director of Client Services at RISC Inc

Jessica Vanik

Senior Curriculum Designer at PEMCO Insurance

Sherry Johnson Metz

Owner - Lead Forward Consulting

Theresa Francomacaro

Storyteller | Facilitator | Coach: creating stories

David Linder

Co-founder, Sublime Media LLC

Jeanette Rogers

Director, Instructional Design and Learning at Kalles Group

Jeff Campbell

Director at Mootivation Technologies

Rae D’Umay

Organization Executive Coach: Master Facilitator

Speed Learning Rounds

Asking great questions

Nicole Ramos

Asking great questions

Asking great questions is a skill anyone can build. The skill is useful during any needs analysis, when using design thinking methodology, when conducting user testing, when facilitating a discussion during training, and even for networking and dinner parties! The quality of the questions you impacts both the experience of the person being asked as well as the quality and thoughtfulness of their response. During this workshop, I will introduce methodology for asking elicitive questions (that is with an E, not an I!) and will facilitate guided practice so that everyone in the room leaves with improved questioning skills.

How do we instill a true informal workplace coaching culture?

Chloe Leon

How do we instill a true informal workplace coaching culture?

New to the workforce, people often do not know how to bridge the gap between Formal Education and real-life jobs. How do they get that dream job straight out of college? The true story is: they don’t. But! We have a multitude of Human Resources all around us who can efficiently share knowledge in an informal setting to help people become more effective within their current job as well as help them build skills for their next role. Organizations that recognize the benefit of those who work there to grow in their knowledge realize profound culture change. Learning can help create that culture shift. Many of the best people want to have challenging roles that push their boundaries slowly, helping them advance their hard and soft skills at an appropriate pace. There are many nuanced aspects to this kind of learning, but ‘On the Job Training’ is not a new concept! In Chole's Speed Learning session, she'll explore all of this and help facilitate a conversation with the goals to: • Share real-life stories on how this has developed real people in their actual careers. • Highlight the value of helping others succeed (it starts in recruitment through ongoing Talent Management) • Encourage participants to ask their colleagues to teach them skills or quick tips on a regular basis • As time allows, facilitate learning a new skill right there in the session between participants (these may be soft skills or hard skills)

Supersize Your Skillz with Your ID Portfolio

Mary Cropp

Supersize Your Skillz with Your ID Portfolio

Mary will lead a Speed Learning session entitled Supersize Your Skillz with Your ID Portfolio during which she'll provide learners an overview of what a strong portfolio entails, ways to avoid pitfalls and mistakes job candidates make more often than you think, as well as concrete take-home methods of building a super-powered portfolio.

Creating a Vision for your Learning Program

Nazmina Mohammed

Creating a Vision for your Learning Program

How do you help your learning department earn respect as a business partner and growth enabler? First, create your vision and share it loud and proud. Second, connect with not only people who can help you but everyone you possibly can. In our session, we will talk about how to facilitate a visioning session with key stakeholders, and/or how to build influence within your org so people give a damn.

Visualizations - Using Data For Business Insight

Duncan Welder

Visualizations - Using Data For Business Insight

In this session we will explore using common Business Intelligence tools to aggregate business and learning data into visualizations that drive business decisions. We will take a deep dive into one organizations new perspective on training once they moved beyond "passing the test" and into "mastering objectives". Using software tools and data sources already existing in-house, see how L&D finally earned a seat at the table and changed the way safety was viewed across the organization.

Find Your Justice League Bash! Boom! Pow! Wipe Out Evil

Joey Pauley

Find Your Justice League Bash! Boom! Pow! Wipe Out Evil

• Assess your leadership and communication superpowers. • Create a conference superhero badge • Connect to your "Justice League" • Develop a plan to tackle your soft skills kryptonite • Connect with your arch villain • Leave with a simple and powerful tool to add to your utility belt

How to make training that doesn’t feel like training

David Linder

How to make training that doesn’t feel like training

Less than a third of employees report they are actively engaged—emotionally and enthusiastically committed—at work. Employee engagement drives retention, productivity, innovation, and bottom-line results. How can training contribute to engagement? As a creative agency that works with companies of all sizes, we see the shared problems and powerful solutions in training. In this session, we use mini-case studies to explore the four truths of corporate storytelling and the role of training in building genuine connections with employees.

Brand You: Your Story Your Brand

Theresa Francomacaro

Brand You: Your Story Your Brand

Ever suffer through a long, meandering story with no point, heard an uninspired, inauthentic story over and over, or been unable to decipher the story because the teller was unable to stand and deliver? In the Brand You: Your Story Your Brand Speed Learning Session, you will develop your Story Spotting Superpower. Together we will review why story works, what makes for a really good story, and even practice a bit of your own Superpower Storytelling Mojo. Everyone has a story. It just needs coaxing to the surface. So, what’s your story? Let’s figure it out- together!

Mindfulness at Work

Elizabeth Buttrick

Mindfulness at Work

Grounded in the mind-body connection, attendees will learn strategies to cultivate self-awareness, emotional intelligence and self-care. From this foundation, mindfulness and compassion naturally flow. When our workplaces are filled with mindfulness and compassion, individuals and teams become more engaged, productive, and able to show up as their authentic superhero selves. This session will be 100% experiential – come prepared to move and use your bodies!

Hacking the Marketing Tool Kit

Lynne McNamee

Hacking the Marketing Tool Kit

Take a sneak peek behind the scenes of a new technology to be embedded in the LMS and in corporate intranets, websites, etc. which leverages techniques we use in marketing to increase registrations, completions, reinforce knowledge and behaviors. Questions to ask and answer to help strengthen the tool itself include: What are the enhancements that you'd like to see? What are the problems you're trying to solve? We'll also cover the metrics and measurements the C-Suite actually cares about...and how you can report it. Additional solutions added regularly will help continue to specifically hack the marketing tool kit for corporate learning environments.

From Nagging to Nudging:  Using personalized gamification to engage learners and foster mastery.

Jeff Campbell

From Nagging to Nudging: Using personalized gamification to engage learners and foster mastery.

Tired of nagging learners to complete their training? What if you could use personalized gamification strategies to nudge them instead? In this session, you'll build a balloon-powered Lego car and see how far you can make it travel as a fun, engaging way to see first-hand how personalized gamification strategies add engagement, encourage timely learning, and foster mastery.

Defeating Content Overload With Microlessons – 7 Steps to Zap a Skills Gap

Kristina Hayek

Defeating Content Overload With Microlessons – 7 Steps to Zap a Skills Gap

Superheroes in training will be transformed through microlearning on how to master their own Microlesson Design through innovative solutions and a seven step worksheet. In this session participants will learn: • About Microlesson Design using innovative microlearning techniques. • To fill their skills gap in Microlesson Design with hands-on creation of their very own design. • Solutions to common skill challenges.

Lead Forward with Feed-Forward

Sherry Johnson Metz

Lead Forward with Feed-Forward

How do you feel when someone says, "Can I give you some feedback?" When is the last time you asked someone for feedback? If you're like most people, the thought of feedback sends shivers down your spine (and not in a good way!). Let's learn how to lead forward with feed-forward! First, we’ll become aware of our mindsets when we receive feedback. Do you rush to defend, deny or disregard the message being sent? Or do you view all feedback as information that will help you learn and grow? What if we could truly believe “feedback is a gift”, no matter who, when, or how it is given? We can! Second, let’s get proactive about using information from others in our own development. Conventional feedback is past focused. It provides information about past activity and performance. On what has and hasn’t occurred. Feed-forward is focused on the future. On the variety of things that can be, not the limited things that have been. Feed-forward provides information on suggestions for improvement that enable you to make adjustments in how you are performing. Making a switch to asking for feed-forward can have a profound effect on how development and career conversations might go. And keep you focused on the positive mojo that will continue to enhance your super powers!

The Sh*tty First Draft: a more powerful and versatile weapon than you may know

Amy Law

The Sh*tty First Draft: a more powerful and versatile weapon than you may know

The First Draft has long been recognized as a powerful tool, but often it is not used to its full capacity. Creating truly Shitty First Drafts can be: • A cure for writer's block • A source of innovation • A motivational prompt for SMEs • A tool for courageous conversations and so much more. We'll test 3 SFDs in our speed-lab to see if we can reveal some of their hidden powers in the realms of design, development, and difficult discussions.

The Cake Box Method

Marci Morford

The Cake Box Method

Does your staff actually need to know this detailed information, and if so, do they need to know it or just where to find it and how to use it? In this interactive session, we'll explore the undercover performance support that has been provided for your everyday life, and ways you can adapt this method of design to reduce the cognitive load demands of your learners. You'll use a template to create a strategy for moving information to the right place for your teams. You'll leave empowered to design for improved learner experiences AND reduced workplace errors using the Cake Box Method.

Stepping Into the Story — Designing Immersive Experiences

Myra Travin

Stepping Into the Story — Designing Immersive Experiences

The first step in designing learning experiences is to understand the power of the story being told to the learner. The learning exercise or environment, no matter how detailed or technical, is a step into a new universe of understanding for them. It is a narrative built from the touchstones of content, learners, and tools, and it is more than just the data or process it represents — it is a story that is ultimately compelling if designed and told with care. Significance that learners derive from content is always culled from the inherent meaning within it, so designers must find the personal context in which learners travel and make their journey surprising and delightful. Immersive design is a way of seeing the content through the lens of a story and finding the most impactful way for learners to begin their discovery. It is a path they will experience and make choices within. It is so much more than just a training tool.

Something from Nothing: Get Resourceful to Start Building a Learning Game

Jeanette Rogers

Something from Nothing: Get Resourceful to Start Building a Learning Game

Have you ogled the well-polished online learning games and dreamed of doing something similar? Perhaps you don't have the cool software or know-how to create something at that level. Stop dreaming and start taking baby steps to make it happen, your first version doesn't have to be perfect. With a resourcefulness superpower you can create a scrappy online learning game and iterate for continuous improvement. See a sample ugly duckling learning game that has become a juvenile on its way to becoming a beautiful swan. Brainstorm to discover your own resourcefulness superpower to get started with your own game!

Say Whaaat???   The Superpower of Super Words

Tami Lyon

Say Whaaat??? The Superpower of Super Words

There is a villain lurking in the brains of humans who has hardwired speech and thought to a deep negative vocabulary. Victims of this villain most-often express ideas, give direction, coach, and negotiate from a less effective negative perspective. But no more! Calling all superheroes to “Say Whaaat? The Superpower of Super Words,” where participants practice techniques to disrupt negativity bias and develop their super word superpower. Be better understood, empower learners, succeed in achieving learning outcome goals, and defeat the villain hiding in human brains. Warning; the impact of negative communication on heart rate will be tested. Those afraid of seeing measurable impact of words on humans should not attend.

 SMEs Struggling with Disruption and Innovation?

Rae D'Umay

SMEs Struggling with Disruption and Innovation?

Ever hear the phrase that you cannot see the forest for the trees? In my professional career in LD/OD/Change Management, I have run into even more individuals that cannot see the tree for the bark! When individuals, teams, departments, or entire organizations find themselves in this mired-in-the-minutia position, getting "unstuck" enough to see trees, let alone forests, seems impossible and it sends more initiatives off the rails from the start than we want to admit to. Not to fear! Like "Waze" Superhero You has got the 60,000' vision to navigate this! This activity is for any designer, consultant, or user experience professional that runs into the barrier of SME's that cannot imagine doing things in any way different than "what has already been done before." This SME shows up often as the resistors, nay-sayers, and saboteurs during change initiatives; and sometimes they can even be us! We'll explore inquiry, design thinking, and emergent facilitation options to help bring the reluctant SME out of the comfortable ruts their expertise has carved out and open up the world of possibilities.

Video is *so hot* right now and you can too!

Jessica Vanik

Video is *so hot* right now and you can too!

Zoom through some hacks for creating videos as part of a multi-modal learning experience. Not only is it engaging for the learners, it's becoming one of those skill-sets that organizations expect from their Learning professionals. And honestly... In the age of YouTube, why wouldn't they? Whether a seasoned or newbie ID, participants will get exposed to some easy to use and free (That's right... F :clap: R :clap: E :clap: E :clap: ) tools they can use to begin developing videos today! We will spend the majority of our time using our phones to create a short video with Adobe Rush. Even if you don't leave the session with a finished project, we encourage you to work with Jessica and your fellow attendees to leave the day with a lil gem of a video and the confidence to take this skill back with you into the workplace.