The San Antonio Chapter of the ASTD is a dynamic local resource available to help you in your training efforts. ASTD provides a myriad of opportunities to learn about cutting edge techniques, the newest training resources, and the best way to improve your expertise.

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Monthly Learning Meeting    

How to Create and Sustain "Buzz" in Your Learning

ASTD BEST AWARD RECIPIENT: University Health System

Building a strong, compelling brand for the learning and development department is essential in today's workplace. With competing and escalating demands on time and talent, L&D must craft and implement a strategy to demonstrate its value. Learn how University Health System uses executive support, marketing communication, ROI, awards and recognition, partnerships, and more to create and sustain learning.

Three things participants will take away:

  • examples of ways to create and sustain buzz
  • 10 benefits to submitting awards applications
  • the essence of a branding strategy for your learning and development

Date: April 16, 2014
When: 6:00 Registration
            6:30pm-7:00pm Dinner
            7:00pm-8:00pm Program
Where: Hilton Airport

Registration: Click here to register.

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Training eXchange SIG

Join us the 1st Wednesday or the Last Saturday of each month to share, learn, network, recharge, retool, explore, grow, discover, innovate, connect, set goals, and strategize for your career – present and future.

Date When Where
April 2, 2014 5:30pm-7:00pm La Madeleine
722 Nw Loop 410
(between Blanco and San Pedro)
April 26, 2014

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                    eLunch & Learn

Concept Mapping-

It isn't just for English and Science class anymore!

Concept mapping has been used as an educational tool for many years. Students are taught how to create them as part of their pre-writing  of essays. Science classes use them to present concepts and systems.

But what about the training community? Ever wondered what your incoming class already knows about your topic? Do you assess their prior knowledge? Adult learning theory posits that how we organize our knowledge will affect what we learn. Do we have ways to assess knowledge organization? Have you ever delivered training and wondered whether the audience got the big picture? Not the isolated facts, but how everything works together as a system? Wish you had an alternative way to assess knowledge other than using multiple choice questions or work samples? Are your experts retiring soon? Need to capture their knowledge?

Presentation topics:

Kurt Steuck will describe concept mapping as a knowledge tool and show several examples. He'll cover a variety of uses of concept mapping to demonstrate its flexibility-capturing expert knowledge, organizing knowledge, delivering training, and assessing what our learners know. Specifically, he'll cover:

  • What are concept maps and traditional education uses
  • Existing tools: Free and paid tools for mobile devices and laptop/desktops
  • Professional uses: Personal use and potential professional uses

Join Us!

Click here to register.

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Time: 11:30am to 1:00pm
Location: County Line Bar-B-Que
              10101 IH-10 West (between Wurzbach & Huebner)
              San Antonio, TX 78230

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Future Forecast

Wed, April 23, 2014 11:30 AM • County Line Bar-B-Q, 10101 IH 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78230
Sat, April 26, 2014 8:00 AM • La Madeleine Café (722 NW Loop 410, inside Loop 410-E between Blanco and San Pedro)
Wed, May 07, 2014 5:30 PM • La Madeleine Café (722 NW Loop 410, inside Loop 410-E between Blanco and San Pedro)
Wed, May 21, 2014 11:00 AM • Hilton Airport Hotel (NW Loop 410 between San Pedro & Blanco)
Sat, May 31, 2014 8:00 AM • La Madeleine Café (722 NW Loop 410, inside Loop 410-E between Blanco and San Pedro)

San Antonio Chapter of the American Society for Training and Development
PO Box 461566 | San Antonio, TX. 78246 | 800.597.6305

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