Need Essential Training skills but don't have an entire day?
Our Virtual Minis are the perfect fit for you!
What's a Training Essential: Virtual Mini?
A 60 minute, dynamic, virtual learning experience bursting with 'just in time' tools, tips and expertise that you can use as soon you sign off. They are truly Training Essentials!
What Are My Viewing Choices?
Of course, attending LIVE allows you to network, collaborate and exchange ideas with colleagues and receive real-time feedback from our top-notch facilitators. But again, we understand… those unexpected work pressures will pop up.
What's the Cost? $60 each. That's a lot of learning for only a buck a minute!
Scroll down to see what session(s) would help you be the best you can be in your learning professional role.
We look forward to meeting you at our minis!
Maria Chilcote & Melissa Smith
Date and Time: August 1, 2018 - 12:00pm - 1:00 pm ESTMaking learners feel comfortable and welcome from the moment of contact is critical to setting a productive learning environment. No trainer would disagree with this, right? Then WHY are so many of us failing to connect with learners before our sessions or unprepared when learners are entering our classroom - be it physical or virtual? Join us in this fast moving, hands-on session and learn to: • Prepare yourself and your learners BEFORE the learning experience so you can hit the ground running • Ensure your “stage” is set for your learners’ arrival and that it communicates the tone you want for your session • Engage learners from the start for maximum interaction throughout Join us and connect in with your learners now!
Date and Time: August 8, 2018 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm ESTFairly new to training and still trying to figure out this Adult Learning Stuff? We’ve got you covered! With a bit of background and lots of hands-on activities, this session will teach you how to use several easy and quick techniques to make your training more fun, interesting and effective by honoring adult learning principles. Learn to: • Trigger retention in learning activities • Sequence activities for impact • Identify creative and fun activities that appeal to various learning styles Join us and make learning more interactive, memorable and STICK!
Date and Time: August 15, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ESTIs it really a training issue? What should I include in my content? How will the benefits of this workshop be perceived by my learners? How can I make sure to increase retention, decrease boredom and help transfer the learning back to the workplace? …If you are asking yourself these questions, then needs assessment is the perfect answer. In this session you will learn to: • Determine if training really IS the answer to a performance problem. • Given case studies, use pre-training and post-training performance analysis tools to identify what hinders the transfer of learning. • Identify barriers impacting performance and select non-training solutions to address them when appropriate. • And much more! • Start getting your questions answered now!
Date and Time: August 29, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ESTYou understand the concepts, benefits and challenges of blended learning. Now, it's time for execution. The challenge is to design these experiences without being lecture laden. In this session, you'll learn how to craft 5 learning experiences-learning tournaments, course pre-work, information search activities, observation activities, and demonstrations-that are appropriate for a blended learning approach for producing high learner involvement and retention. Learn how to: • Write directions and rules of a learning tournament • Prepare the learner beforehand for the learning that is to come • Develop information search activities with processing questions • And much more! Join us and blend up the perfect learning experience!
Date and Time: September 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ESTHow does your learning department stack up when it comes to operating at its full potential? If you feel yourself running on empty, not able to keep up with monitoring performance or not fulfilling the organization’s needs in general, then it’s time for an audit! Learn to audit and benchmark your training function in ten key areas. In this session, you will learn to: • Clarify which roles and responsibilities apply to ten key functional areas. • Complete and interpret at least one key area of the Training Function Systems Audit. • Learn how to use the entire Training Function Systems Audit as an ongoing benchmarking tool to make your function more strategic. Come and recharge with us!
Date and Time: September 19, 2018 - 12:00 - 1:00 pm ESTTraining too lecture and PowerPoint driven? Not enough time for a total redesign? Then join us and learn how to quickly change a boring lecture into a training to increase participation and retention. In this session, you will learn to: • Increase participation, retention and learning for virtual or online learning • Incorporate an experiential learning model into your training • Determine the best method to increase participation and retention Join us and wake up your learners!
Date and Time: October 3, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ESTSubject Matter Experts (SMEs) CAN be the perfect addition to your training department IF you know how to select and prepare them for success. If the strategy in your organization is to “Wind ’em up and let them go!” then this workshop is for you! In this session you will learn to: • Develop and implement criteria for SME selection using the guidelines/suggestions provided in the session. • Craft a strategy for developing their role as adult instructors using the model provided in the session. • Assess when SME’s are ready to go solo using a facilitator’s checklist provided during the session. Join us and pump up your SMEs' efforts!
Date and Time: November 28, 2018 - 9 am PT/ Noon ETEver feel like a rubber band that’s ready to pop? Then YOU must be a department of one! The good news is that you CAN do it. Learn strategies and tips to help move you from feeling “over done” to “can be done!” In this session, you will learn to: • Examine the various roles and determine priorities when managing solo • Develop a Mission for your training function • Build your partnerships throughout the organization to increase your bench strength. Come join us – you’re not alone!
Date and Time: December 5, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ESTYes, we mean it! You, too, can be a Marketing Maven! Join us for this extremely action packed and pragmatic webinar. Learn how to seamlessly fold a marketing strategy for your training function into what you are already doing! Here’s what we’ll be covering: • Define your target population and identify their pain points • Gain trust and bond with managers by providing solutions to their pain • Develop marketing strategies you can implement today • And much more! Join us and discover your inner maven now!
Date and Time: December 12, 2018 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ESTIn an age where our executives want everything cheaper, faster and yesterday, we need to do some explaining when the go-to solution to training is, ”Just throw it on-line.” Whether you conduct classroom training (ILT) synchronous (VILT) or asynchronous training all three, this pragmatic, hands-on session will provide you with tools and techniques to maximize your learners’ on-line or classroom experience. At the end of the session learners will be able to: • Identify what training courses transfer effectively to an on-line environment utilizing guidelines discussed in the session and which would be better served in the traditional classroom. • Receive a tool to convince management of a financially sound plan using a cost benefit analysis template provided in the session. • Increase participation, retention and learning for ILT, VILT or asynchronous learning by using ten facilitation techniques. Join us and navigate your learning delivery choices more smoothly.