Seven Tips to Make the Most of the 2014 ASTD Conference & Exposition

May 2, 2014

The ASTD International Conference and Exposition starts in a couple of days in Washington DC.  I was chatting with a few people who haven’t attended the conference before, and since I’ve been to this conference many times I wanted to share advice on how to make the most of your time: 1.       Pace Yourself The conference is […]

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The Global Virtual Classroom: ASTD Handbook

April 27, 2014

In an increasingly global business environment, many organizations are turning to virtual classrooms to bring individuals and teams together to deliver learning programs. A workplace learning professional who can advise their business stakeholders and/or clients how to manage this growing area can be a tremendous asset to their organization. Trainers who are used to the […]

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Live Blog from the ASTD International Conference: Gamification & Learning

May 9, 2012

I'm at the ASTD International Conference & Exposition in Denver, CO and trying live blogging for the first time.  Mary Myers and Robert Pearson from Maritz Canada are speaking on Driving Engagement & Performance: Gamification & Learning Fun can change behavior for the better. The presenters showed a video that covered how people don't want to take the stairs, […]

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ASTD Infoline: Facilitating in the Global Virtual Classroom

November 14, 2011

As the number of organizations with a global footprint continues to grow, the training function in an organization must keep pace with this trend by offering training solutions designed for global audiences.  To reach global audiences efficiently, many organizations offer training delivered in a virtual classroom using web conferencing technology. Successfully delivering training in the […]

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Producing a Large Scale Webinar

March 26, 2011

Over the last two months I had the opportunity to work with ASTD to produce four large scale webinars that were part of the TechKnowledge 2011 Virtual Conference.  Each webinar featured a presenter who had presented a session at the actual conference, and then delivered a similar session via WebEx to a virtual audience.  Since […]

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Podcast and Job Aid on Web Conferencing

August 28, 2009

Recently I was interviewed by Charles Gluck for a podcast by the Metro DC Chapter of ASTD. The podcast covers suggestions and ideas for improving web conferences, the roles of the facilitation team, and how to calculate carbon emissions savings when traditional training is delivered via web conference. You can listed to the podcast by […]

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Teaching Soft Skills: Not “Can We?” But “How Do We?”

June 3, 2009

After speaking at the ASTD conference in DC this week, I was discussing with a few conference attendees whether or not you can successfully teach soft skills on a web conference. We exchanged a few good ideas including a suggestion from a participant to incorporate video. The discussion made me realize that it’s not a […]

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Tips from ASTD TechKnowledge Participants

January 30, 2009

I am at the ASTD TechKnowledge Conference in Las Vegas Nevada and what an amazing week it has been. Today I made two presentations on “Facilitating Virtual Events,” one to a virtual audience and one in a traditional meeting room. In the spirit of knowledge sharing, I collected best practices and tips from both audiences […]

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ELearning Web Sites

January 7, 2009

It’s a new year and a great time to set goals. One of mine is to keep my finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the e-learning industry. I’ve compiled a list of useful e-learning websites, many with free newsletters that may be of use. If you use Delicious, I’ve also posted them […]

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ASTD TechKnowledge Conference 2009

November 14, 2008

The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) holds two conferences each year. One of the conferences, ASTD TechKnowledge, will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada this year and the conference program was recently posted online. This year they are offering a track for attendees who are interested in Virtual Facilitation and Delivery. I have […]

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