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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
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.
|April 2, 2014
722 Nw Loop 410
(between Blanco and San Pedro)
|April 26, 2014
eLunch & Learn
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?
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
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