If you’re interested in learning about training and development trends for the future, the ASTD conference is the place to be. Packed with educational sessions and networking opportunities, this Washington, DC event taking place from May 4-7 is sure to provide attendees with the tools they need to keep their organizations’ training on track.

With more than 380 world class training vendors providing offerings such as leadership development programs, assessment & ROI measurement tools, and the latest and greatest in learning technologies, there’s bound to be a diverse turnout—from CLOs to CEOs. Forums and workshops will cover a breadth of information ranging from best learning engagement practices to successful onboarding procedures. Keynote speakers include Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff), co-founder of the McChrystal group, General Stan McChrystal (@Gen_McChrystal), and Kevin Carroll (@kckatalyst), founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst LLC.

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Blackboard is excited to be participating in two ASTD information sessions. Be sure to check out the Mind the Skills Gap: 3 Ways Trainers Can Address Competencies, Virtual Learning and Recruiting event on May 5th. Deborah Everhart, Deepak Surana, and Lee Perlis will give you tips emerging trends including competency-based learning and digital badges, aligning job candidates with in-demand skills, and the transition to virtual learning environments. On May 6th, join us for 3 Learning Trends Every Training Officer Should Know with Blackboard Vice President of Professional Education, Paul Terry. The Government Pavilion session will give attendees the information they need to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to virtual training.

The Blackboard exhibit booth is #1301. We hope you’ll swing by to say hello!

For more information on ASTD and Blackboard’s involvement, follow @BlackboardProEd and #ASTD2014.

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