Core 4 is the premier foundational training and development conference where you’ll learn the fundamentals of instructional design, training delivery and facilitation, evaluating impact, and learning technologies.
Design better training programs that improve performances.
Develop and deliver events that engage learners.
Evaluate the impact of your solutions.
Create engaging e-learning experiences.
Britt Andreatta, PhD, author of Wired to Grow, will share 10 brain-based strategies for creating engaging learning. Engaging learning is born from the intersection of three activities done well—the three Ds of discovery, design, and delivery. Great learning begins with your discovery process and how you identify the real issues that need to be addressed. As you design, you’ll want to harness the power of aha moments and storytelling to create memorable content. Learning ultimately must drive sustained behavior change to create valued ROI, so you’ll learn how to effectively design habits and utilize practice. You’ll walk away with strategies you can use to consistently create phenomenal results.
Learning online is now commonplace. Unfortunately, engaging attendees to participate, come on camera, and unmute can be a huge challenge. Establishing a comfortable, safe, and technically sound online learning environment is essential. Meaningful and relevant activities are the secret. Attendees will be unable to resist actively participating in your virtual training when you use these learning activities and a “never fail” debrief strategy to involve them! Invite participants to take charge of their learning and experience virtual training like they’ve never seen before.
Unconscious bias is a quiet, yet powerful, performance killer because it interferes with our ability to build relationships across differences and leads to bad decisions that impair individual and organizational performance. Left unchecked, unconscious bias can negatively impact the recruitment, interviewing, and selection process. During this interactive session, you will learn three types of unconscious bias that can impact the hiring process and specific steps you can take to reduce the negative impact of these biases.
Humanity is embarking on a great adventure; we are discovering how the brain works by watching it in the act of cognition. Neuroscientists are unlocking the code that makes the brain work, giving educators, teachers, corporate trainers, and mentors new tools to help people learn. In this interactive session, the speaker will lead you on a trip inside the human brain linking scientific discoveries to practical applications for anyone who wants to help people learn.
Have you ever wondered if conducting Level 1 evaluations are worth the effort? If you’ve had this thought, you’re not alone. According to a recent ATD research study, 83 percent of organizations evaluate some learning programs at Level 1. Yet, only 35 percent view the data they collect as having high value. During this informative session, you will learn how to include predictive questions in your Level 1s that forecast Level 2 participant learning, Level 3 training transfer, and Level 4 improved business results. These predictions aren’t proof that specific program outcomes are inevitable. However, they begin to answer the question business executives and L&D professionals want answered: “Is this program delivering value?”
PowerPoint is an essential tool for all types of communication, but it’s often misused. Revolutionize your content with amazing visuals, engage your audience with compelling animations, and impress them with beautiful, professional design—all through PowerPoint. You’ll see a host of visual storytelling techniques, all demonstrated live, that you can use immediately to create amazing presentations or interactive content. You’ll learn how to apply these to marketing content, sales conversations, and pitch meetings, plus get free sources for graphics and productivity boosting tools.
The internet is evolving. Emerging technologies like extended reality, artificial intelligence, voice interfaces, and augmented reality are poised to transform the nature of work—and learning. Learning and development teams must adapt and change what they do and how they do it in response. They now play a new role as architects of dynamic learning ecosystems. Immerse yourself in a hands-on interactive session where you will explore and reimagine learning with new learning technologies. You will learn about various technologies and how to integrate them into a learning journey to transform traditional approaches to learning, which will allow you to adapt to the changing needs of your learners and their world.
Learn a comprehensive methodology for facilitating groups, task forces, strategy teams, and other sessions that require people to come together to achieve a common end. Whether you are a long-time facilitator or new to facilitating teams and groups, you will walk away with tips you can use immediately back on the job.
Let’s admit it: Most e-learning just plain sucks! The sad reality is that most e-learning courses require learners to sit through a disappointing experience, where information is poorly organized, the content isn’t relevant, and the interactions seem contrived and without purpose. This is compounded when the slideshow-like presentation is interrupted with several poorly written quiz questions and cheesy animations to make it all seem “fun.”
How do you know if someone can apply the content of a learning experience to their work? Too often, TD professionals fall short and write bad assessments, ask the wrong evaluation questions, and don’t set key performance indicators (KPIs). It can be overwhelming to consider all these factors while creating content. Join this session to see how mapping KPIs, assessments, and evaluation can help your content be more targeted and measurable.
Team connection is waning in the virtual and hybrid world of work. As a result, leaders are overwhelmed and experiencing burnout, and team cohesion and performance is suffering. Personal branding is a powerful development approach for leaders who seek to build high-performing, cohesive teams. Personal branding is empowering because it focuses on strengths, individuality, and authenticity. Join this session to learn how to leverage personal branding to increase employee confidence while giving team members the mandate to increase their contribution to their team and organization. When teams engage in personal branding development programs together, they get an added benefit: They learn about each other in deep and meaningful ways.
This session focuses on getting needs assessments right. Examine how you can identify and translate business needs into talent development initiatives that add value.
The virtual classroom has rapidly evolved with new features and new expectations. Remote attendees want interaction and engagement. Hybrid audiences want to be included. As a facilitator, have you adapted your mindset, toolset, and skillset to meet these new expectations? Are you using modern techniques to connect with today’s audiences? In this session, you will discover the new "learning experience facilitator" role. You will learn how to capture and keep hybrid and remote audiences’ attention through meaningful engagement and the three types of collaboration and how to effectively use them. You’ll walk away from this session with a set of tools that you can immediately apply to your next online class!
Organizational leaders need to perceive learning and talent development as an investment and not a cost. If leaders see these programs as a cost, they will control, reduce, or eliminate it, resulting in weak partnerships, diminished influence, decreased support, and reduced funding. However, if funders view these programs as an investment, they will maintain, enhance, and protect the budget. Are you prepared to show how your learning and talent development programs deliver business value? This session will show you how to measure and improve investments in learning and talent development programs and people at all levels of evaluation, including ROI. It will emphasize what executives (the funders) want to see and how to communicate the results to key stakeholders credibly.
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With more videos being used in learning and development, it’s important that they are effective and helpful. Video, like many forms of media, isn’t inherently good or bad, and its effectiveness depends on its design. During this session, you’ll review research to understand the characteristics of “good” videos, determine the components you should consider including in your videos and those you might want to avoid, and discover the elements that are critical to signaling to your viewers that they should invest time in viewing your video. Gain techniques and approaches to design and develop videos to ensure that they achieve your objectives.
Want to continuously create massive participant engagement for any topic in your training program? Join this interactive session with a leading global expert on training facilitation to discover the tiny changes you can implement to make your training memorable, enjoyable, and transferrable.
In this eye-opening keynote, Cath Ellis will explain how she uses the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) accessibility principles and guidelines to create extraordinary learning experiences and how she uses this superpower to manage conversations with her clients. You will learn how accessibility aligns with every decision we make when designing learning solutions. Breaking down the misconception that accessibility is scary, Cath will discuss the legal and moral obligation that we have to the 15–20 percent of the world’s population who live with a disability.
Trying to connect with audience members can be a challenge of seemingly epic proportions. Attend this interactive session to practice a methodology used by the most effective speakers. New professionals will have a foundation to develop into world-class speakers, and seasoned presenters will walk away refreshed and renewed. Wearing a cape is 100 percent optional.
You’re experiencing the power of artificial intelligence to automate many aspects of your daily life, so it makes sense to find ways to empower learners, customize content, and streamline training processes using the same technology. Chatbots are always available to answer students’ questions, explain assignments, and recommend additional resources. A well-designed bot adapts to each student’s needs through the powers of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Learn how to deliver a learning experience that takes advantage of the human brain’s desire for connection. It’s like having thousands of highly qualified teaching assistants available at all times.
When creating a digital learning experience or conducting virtual training, you often worry about the content and the technology but none of that matters if everyone in your audience can’t access your material. In this session, you will learn about accessibility and inclusion through the lens of laws and web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG).
Too often, evaluation is an end-of-process step at best or ignored at worst. Knowing the desired outcomes and impact from training is critical to inform more meaningful instructional design. Join this session to learn how to approach instructional design from an evaluation perspective and gain a model for designing more impactful programs by starting with the evaluation in mind. This knowledge will give you greater credibility, demonstrating the value you provide to the business leaders you support. This is a practical application session, so bring a learning program you are in the process of designing, will be designing, or think will be needed in the future.
Learning experience design goes beyond your course design. You’ve heard about design thinking in theory, but do you know how to apply design thinking into your everyday work? In this session, you will get hands-on with design thinking to learn the basic principles and apply them to your workflow.
As trainers, we’re proving we can do it all. Now, we’re ready for our next great challenge: hybrid learning. Join this session to explore what it means to design and deliver hybrid learning. From assessing your organization’s readiness to building valuable experiences, develop your own custom plan to successfully tackle the hybrid learning challenge.
Knowing whether participants apply back on the job what they learned in a training program is a critical issue for both L&D professionals and business executives. However, according to an ROI Institute research study, only 11 percent of CEOs reported receiving this type of information. So, why don’t more L&D departments conduct Level 3 evaluations? A frequent answer is because it’s too complicated. A second reason is that many L&D professionals lack the knowledge and skills needed to collect and analyze Level 3 data. During this informative, thought-provoking session, you will learn how to implement a revolutionary new easy-to-use Level 3 evaluation methodology that produces credible, actionable data.
During this hands-on session, you will use a nine-step microlearning framework and problem-solving technique to develop your own microlearning design. This session will move beyond theory and into application. You will explore a real-life example that can be immediately applied, peer shared, and usable. Applying the concept of content deconstruction, you will get to the heart of the microlearning content. Walk away with the foundation for a completed microlearning framework, along with a variety of templates and tools to make microlearning creation easier and more impactful to employees and the business.
Improv training is a powerful and fun method to strengthen your team’s communication, agility, collaboration, and creativity in the workplace. In this session, you’ll participate in five exercises, learn how to implement the exercises back on the job, and engage in powerful debriefing questions to make learning relevant for your teams.
Let’s face it: Our world is changing, and your organization should reflect those changes. Being aware of those around you and not only respecting them but having a genuine appreciation for them and their differences will create the kind of inclusive culture that is needed to drive an optimal employee experience. While basic research has shown that diverse and inclusive teams are better at problem-solving and fostering a global outlook, L&D professionals still struggle with building strategies for the modern workplace that maximize belonging at all levels. When advanced from a human and humane perspective, diversity challenges can become valuable opportunities for workplace inclusion, increased productivity, stronger team collaboration, and competitiveness amongst your market peers. Leaders who know how to cultivate positive emotion tap into an endless well of psychological capital—hope, optimism, confidence, resilience, and belief—that has the power to keep people and teams innovating, which creates value and more success even in tough times. You will leave this session with real, tangible, and actionable steps to build a better workplace culture, where employees can thrive, using a proven method for culture change.
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New Orleans Marriott welcomes you to Louisiana with style, substance and unparalleled service. The 4-star hotel is nestled on NOLA's Canal Street, between the French Quarter and the Warehouse District. It's a short walk from Jackson Square, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas and Harrah's Casino. The hotel is also near the cruise port, the Convention Center and the Caesars Superdome.
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