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    • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)

    Description:

    Ever throw sticky notes against a wall to see....what sticks? That's called an Affinity exercise (or diagram). Affinity exercises are great for taking chaotic amounts of information and forming them into cohesive groups. But too often people try to do it by throwing sticky notes on the wall and clumsily having teams move the notes around. Learn the methods of an organized affinity exercise so you can fully harness the power of this tool. This session will use hands-on practice and show how to run an effective Affinity Exercise using several different methods/tools.

    Join L&D Philly and Continuous Process Improvement Consultant Craig Plain for this lighthearted, interactive, and powerful exploration of how to use Affinity exercises effectively to produce better (training) results.

    Facilitator:


    A leader in the Process Improvement, Training, and Operations fields, Craig Plain brings over 25 years of experience in the healthcare services, manufacturing, and public sector as well as the military. A former Squadron Commander in the Air National Guard and an Air Battle Manager for the United States Air Force, Craig has also held operations, training, and leadership positions for GE Healthcare, Amazon, and Covidien. Craig earned Six Sigma Green and Blackbelts while working at GE and with the Air Force and holds a PhD in Adult Education from the University of Wisconsin. Since 2013 Craig has served as Owner and Principal Consultant of Tangent, where he provides process improvement, operational, and training expertise to businesses and government agencies while also working as a continuous process improvement consultant for Swedish, a Hospital and Health Care network in the Pacific Northwest.


    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.

       


    Registration: https://www.ldphilly.com/event-3943351/Registration

    PACDA members: 50% discount on registration with code in Member Resources

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    • Thursday, October 22, 2020
    • 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

    Description:

    Why pay for a Master's Degree in Instructional Design or Education when you can learn everything you need to know about "Training" in a sixty or ninety minute webinar? Okay, just kidding about that. But seriously, you can spend a whole lifetime learning about how people learn! So where do you begin? What basic principles work the best, provide the biggest bang for your buck, and are the easiest to understand and master? Well, luckily for you, we know a guy.....

    This tongue-in-cheek, funny, and eye opening webinar will provide you a 30,000 Foot View (with useful, practical tips) of Learning & Development and the principles that master trainers and designers use to make highly engaging, fun, and most importantly, effective courses. You will learn how to properly scope a training project, write effective objectives, learn the science behind nine key adult learning principles and how to incorporate them into classes, and review a model for how to create effective training evaluations.  

    NOTE:

    This program is not intended for seasoned L&D Professionals. Please do not join us and then email us later saying "this was fun but I didn't learn anything new" or "what a waste of my time and money". (Wait, it's free, what money was wasted?). Seriously, this is meant for those who have had limited experience with "training" or have done training as part of another job or side-hustle and never received formal education on...education. It will also be useful for those looking to transition into the industry - either from K-12 or HR, and will help those trying to make the transition but need to "spice up" their facilitation/design skills a bit. 

    Facilitator:


    John Luczkowski  is the Co-Founder & Co-President of the Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia. Responsible for the organization's programming, community partnerships, website, and strategic mission, John brings almost 18 years of experience in education & training with him. Currently John serves as the Chief Learning Architect for Comcast University, leading the first internal design team in the company's history. John has also held training manager, project manager, instructional designer, LMS administrator, and trainer roles for various Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, John began his post higher-education career as a High School History/Government and English teacher as well as a debate coach. When not eating, sleeping, or breathing L&D, John is an avid outdoorsman, traveler, reader, chef, gardener, and mentor, always willing to help those looking to grow, change, or become their best selves.

    Registration: https://www.ldphilly.com/event-4022439/Registration

    PACDA members: 50% discount on registration with code in Member Resources

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    • Thursday, November 05, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)

    Description:

    Immersive learning is a powerful tool that can help your team achieve learning goals in a meaningful and hands-on way. But within the L&D field, there's a lot of misunderstanding about what artificial reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) can do and how these methods can be implemented. And this can make it a challenge get everyone at your organization—and even just your team—on board with what you need to know to make an immersive learning program a success.

    Applications

    • Learn a step-by-step process for designing successful AR/VR learning.
    • Understand why launching a pilot is a great idea to get started.
    • Identify key players and successfully work with them on an AR/VR project.

    Facilitator:

    Debbie Richards

    Debbie Richards, president of Creative Interactive Ideas, supports talent development clients with technology challenges. Passionate about working with and mentoring learning professionals, Debbie is a past president of the ATD Houston Chapter and a past national advisor for chapters.

    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.

           

    Registration: https://ldphilly.com/event-3960954/Registration

    PACDA members: 50% discount on registration with code in Member Resources

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    • Friday, November 06, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • https://www.tdphl.org/event-3961862

    In March of 2020, the world of consulting was changed in a matter of days: many companies drastically reduced discretionary spending, face-to-face contact with clients became impossible, and the types of challenges decision makers were facing were new and unprecedented. This has left many people in consulting searching for ways to adapt. This session will be an interactive discussion that looks at the following topics and more:

    • How have you adapted as consultants (internal or external) during the COVID crisis?

    • How do you engage with your clients (internal or external) when you can’t be onsite with them?

    • How many of these changes are permanent versus just temporary?


    Facilitator Bio & Photo:

    Joe Bruno, after 21 years in corporate Learning & Development and 13 years as the Director of L&D in the US for a large global manufacturing and sales organization, he founded LeaderVitae out of his passion for learning and helping people discover and grow into more than they thought possible.  Through the development of strategic programs for managers and leaders, Joe has guided the development of individual contributors, high potential employees, managers, and leaders as they grew into their roles with courses designed to bring out lasting and reinforced changes in the way people behave and interact with one another.

    Joe has developed new managers and new leaders from the factory floor to the corporate board room. His programs have helped leaders in engineering, finance, logistics, sales, services, marketing, and customer service departments. He has delivered programs across North America and the world, including Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden.

    Registration: https://www.tdphl.org/event-4010496/Registration

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    • Monday, November 09, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Virtual Conference


    Opening Keynote Address

    Josh Davies is passionate about helping others make a difference in their lives, jobs, and community. Through his work as a speaker and trainer, he has engaged and encouraged professionals across North America, the Middle East, and Asia. His engaging and connecting speaking style combined with relevant content make him an in-demand speaker, giving more than 75 keynote presentations and workshops to education, workforce, and corporate events annually. For the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Josh led the training for all 10,000 volunteers and more than 4,000 local service professionals for the event. Training Magazine named him as one of the top 10 trainers under 40 in America and the Denver Business Journal tapped him as one of Denver’s 40 Under 40.

    "Embracing our Past. Celebrating Our Future" 
    Closing 
    Keynote Address

    Jason Green is a MD-based attorney, entrepreneur and thought leader on economic opportunity and the future of work.  In 2013, Green co-founded SkillSmart, an award-winning enterprise that empowers communities by providing the skills-based ecosystem to connect employers, job seekers and education providers.  In addition to his co-founder responsibilities, Green is Senior Vice President & General Counsel, leading external engagement, business development, communications, risk mitigation and government relations. Before founding SkillSmart, Jason held several positions in local and federal government, most recently serving as Associate Counsel to President Barack Obama, advising the president and senior staff on legal, economic and domestic policy matters. His exposure to local and national unemployment rates, policy responses and the effects on the economy inspired the SkillSmart platform.



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    • Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Conference


    "Practical Techniques and Strategies for Career Development Practitioners"

    NCDA Career Practitioner Institute - VIRTUAL

    November 10, 2020

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Eastern)

    "Integrating Health and Wellness into Career Interventions"

    This NCDA CPI will be VIRTUAL. Watch for details coming soon!

    Conference-at-a-Glance

    11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Eastern)

    11:00 am Welcome and Opening Live Session
    12:15 pm Break
    12:25 pm Live Session
    1:05 pm Break
    1:15 pm Live NCDA Strategic Plan Discussion
    1:45 - 4:00 pm Pre-recorded Sessions - On Your Own
    4:00 pm Constituency Group Networking Calls
    5:00 pm Virtual Event Adjourns

    Six Continuing Educations hours are available for this event.

    NCDA Cred Comm Logo

    NCDA's Credentialing Commission has approved the CPI according to the Continuing Education Manual

    NBCC ACEPNCDA has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #1003. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NCDA is solely responsible for all aspects of this program.

    After the event, NCDA will send participants an electronic link to the evaluation form.  After completion of the evaluation, the system will direct you to your online membership record where your continuing education transcript can be printed. 

    Presentations

    (LIVE) DEI + Career Development 2.0: The Current State of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Career Development

    Marked acts of racial violence and the implications of COVID-19 have rendered numerous career disparities visible. To keep moving forward on the implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the field of career development, the panel presenters will walk through challenges, opportunities, actions, and systematic plans related to the current state of career development practices and career services. Applications of DEI will cover the overarching lens of DEI in career services, specific launching points to enact DEI practices, and preparation for further challenges.

    Mako Miller, Kauffman Scholars; David Julius Ford, Jr., Monmouth University; Cheryl Love, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona; Emily Kikue Frank, Career Catalyst; Christian D. Chan, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    (LIVE) Session: Assisting International Students and Career Development Professionals Working with International Students
    First created as a task force during the NCDA conference in 2012,  the International Student Services Committee (ISSC) has opened up new horizons in research and resource development areas for career development professionals working with international students. This presentation will cover accomplishments of ISSC and obstacles that ISSC is facing.

    Un Yeong Park, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Vanessa Lee, University of California, Riverside
    Arame Mbodj, Stanford University

    Pre-Recorded Sessions

    Portfolios for Skill Development

    Curricular and co-curricular experiences directly lead to career readiness. Students struggle to make the connection and frequently see coursework as separate from professional experience. Through building pathways into their long-running portfolio program, Columbia College Chicago is creating direct connections for students to use reflection as part of the skills identification process. Pathways provide a roadmap to a more inclusive process of career readiness.

    Dirk Matthews, Columbia College Chicago\

    Connect with Other Professionals from Around the World in this Uncertain Time

    Come and learn about the Global Connections Committee’s (GCC) work and how it relates to NCDA. We will highlight some key accomplishments and how NCDA could benefit from the work of the GCC.

    Scott Fisher, Global Connections Committee; Ahmed Mostafa, Global Connections Committee; Soonhoon Ahn, Global Connections Committee

    Career Development Competencies for Working with Veterans: Development/Training Feedback Session

    This session reviews the development and design of the Career Development Competencies for working with Veterans (CDCV) and corresponding training program. Participants learn elements of the proposed CDCV and training, and have an opportunity to provide input on the CDCV based on experience providing career services to military/veteran populations.

    Heather Robertson, John's University

    NCDA's Publications Panel Presents and Invites Ideas for Supporting Practitioners During Pandemic

    Join NCDA’s Career Convergence, Career Developments, and Career Development Quarterly editors as they share current resources, opportunities and future plans for supporting NCDA members during the COVID-19 pandemic. A time for questions and answers will be included.

    Deb Osborn, Florida State University; Melissa Messer, Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc; Melanie Reinersman, NCDA; Mei Tang, University of Cincinnati

    NCDA 2020 Award Winners Share their Health & Wellness Integration Strategies

    From Career Centers to Individual Career Service Providers, discover how our NCDA 2020 Award Winners have been integrating health and wellness into their career interventions as they continue to navigate COVID-19's ongoing global pandemic effects.

    Natalie Kauffman, KauffmanNcareers, LLC; Aimee Carter, South Carolina Technical College System; Amy Willard, Wake Forest University, Scott Fisher, Laurentian University

    Preparing Future Career Counselors: A Holistic Perspective

    In this presentation, we will introduce the Counselor Educator Academy (CEA), which provides professional development for educators teaching graduate-level career counseling courses. In addition, we will discuss best practices in teaching career counseling, particularly related to the intersection of career and culture, current popular career theories, and wellness.

    Melinda Gibbons, University of Tennessee, Knoxville; David Ford, Monmouth University

    Leadership Academy: Now Accepting Applications!

    Are you interested in taking the next step in your growth and involvement within NCDA? If so, Leadership Academy could be just what you are looking for.  Come learn about this two-year experience culminating with work on a focused research project with the support of a mentor.

    Mason Murphy, Texas State University

    Career Research: Challenges and Strategies in the Time of COVID

    The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally altered the world of work, and there is a need to better understand the impacts on a range of career variables and outcomes. This session will provide facilitated discussion of challenges and strategies for conducting career research during the pandemic, including implications for career counselor education.

    Lia Falco, University of Arizona; Carol Smith, Viterbo University; Brian Calhoun, Wake Forest University; Debra Osborn, Florida State University

    Assessing the Tech Readiness of Clients

    As we've rapidly moved to a virtual world, many individuals are left behind. Lack of technology or lack of tech skills marginalize the populations we are serving. In this workshop, we will review the NCDA technology assessment tool, explore our own technological biases, and identify ways to help those that lack resources to develop a successful career in this virtual world.

    Dirk Matthews, Columbia College Chicago



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    • Thursday, November 19, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)

    Description:

    How do you build authentic stories into the learning experiences you create? In this session, we'll start with mining your own life and experiences for relevant stories. We'll pull from disciplines like film and writing to help you shape stories that can facilitate connections. You'll also learn about the characteristics of stories that are most useful for facilitating learning. Finally, we'll discuss helping learners find and tell their own stories. You'll leave this session with templates and strategies that will help you apply what you've learned about facilitating with stories back on the job.

    Applications:

    • Apply strategies for facilitating with story.
    • Use methods for mining your own life and experiences for useful stories.
    • Structure stories so that the intent is clear, the listeners are captivated, and the connection to the content is evident.

    Facilitator:


    Hadiya Nuriddin has two decades of experience in design, development, and facilitation. Her firm Duets Learning has worked with a wide array of companies on a variety of topics. She speaks at events and industry conferences and also teaches courses for ATD. Hadiya holds an MEd in curriculum studies, an MA in writing, and a CPTD. She is the author of the book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect.


    Professional Certifications & Continuing Education Credits:

    This program is valid for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

    This program is eligible for 1 Credit Hour for either a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) or Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holder.


    Registration: https://www.ldphilly.com/event-3960973/Registration

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    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)

    Description:

    The role of a Producer in Virtual Training can not be understated, yet many facilitators have not utilized one in their classes. Producers provide a level of support that allows facilitators to focus on their participants and avoid the distractions connected to the technology.

    In this session, we will discuss how to effectively integrate a producer into virtual delivery in a way that’s right for your platform, delivery and organisation. It will be an interactive session, so lots of time for questions and discussions and perhaps even some breakout discussions. We welcome you to be webcam ready, for part or all of the session as you wish.

    Objectives:

    1. Define the role of the type of producer that’s right for you.
    2. How the producer can work efficiently.
    3. Discussions of how you can apply this learning.


    Facilitator:

    Jo Cook - Virtual Classroom & Webinar Specialist

    Jo Cook is a speaker, instructional designer and classroom facilitator who specialises in virtual classrooms, webinars and live online learning technology. Jo’s passion is in helping and supporting teams, professionals and organisations embrace the benefits of the virtual classroom. Jo’s background includes: further and higher education; the charity sector; small and large organisations, including CNN News and Bupa International.

    Through her company Lightbulb Moment, Jo has specialised in training learning professionals about virtual classroom design and delivery since 2013 and has spoken on various topics at conferences such as Learning Technologies, Online Educa Berlin and keynoted for Colleges Wales and E-learning Fusion.

    Registration: https://www.ldphilly.com/event-4019516/Registration

    PACDA members: 50% discount on registration with code in Member Resources


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