We know you have a packed schedule, but these events are worth making time for if you’re in the enterprise learning space, like us…
October 14th at 2pm EST
The Effectiveness of Leaders as Coaches
Blackboard ProEd is proud to sponsor this complimentary one-hour webinar on the effectiveness of leaders as coaches, led by Karie Willyerd, co-founder of Future Workplace. If you haven’t yet explored this strategy, we definitely recommend you tune in!
October 21st at 7:30am EST
Westin Grand, Washington, DC
CLO Breakfast Club- The Next Frontier for Learning & Development
Experts will explore the roles that learning and development play in leading today’s organizations to dynamic, sustained success. Speakers include:
- Caroline C. Avey – Learning Strategist and Director, Innovative Learning Solutions, ACS Learning Services, a Xerox company
- Paul A. Bejgrowicz, MBA – Principal Performance Consultant, RWD Technologies
- Norm Kamikow, President and Editor in Chief, MediaTec Publishing Inc.
- Dr Fred M. Lang – Director, Office of Training and Knowledge Management, U.S. Department of Commerce
So what does workplace learning look like today? That’s a question that Brandon Hall Research CEO Richard Nantel and his collaborators address on their blog almost every day. Focusing on the latest and greatest in training and development, performance support, job aids, learning technologies, talent management, organizational learning, and other aspects of adult learning, the blog is a must-read for those in or moving towards blended, social and other forms of online learning in the workplace. Of course, as the role of technology grows in the corporate education world, so does the importance of tuning in to blogs like this.
Who wants this…
When you can have this??
Blackboard gets a lot of attention for the ways K-12 and higher education are embracing our interactive learning platform. But don’t forget that Blackboard technology is often used in a professional learning environment too! We want to get back to basics to share some of the most common ways that professionals are using Blackboard technologies and why –
Chief Learning Officer Magazine recognizes the best and brightest in the workforce learning industry with their Learning in Practice Awards. The awards were just given yesterday at the Fall 2010 Chief Learning Officer Symposium’s special awards ceremony and Blackboard's ProEd group is proud to be a part of the top honorees! The Watson Pharmaceutical Sales Training and Development Team led by Bill Reggio, director, and Jason Zeman, associate director, are bringing home the Silver for their demonstrated excellence in the design and delivery of workforce learning and development programs, which they implemented through Blackboard Learn.
One of the most common misconceptions about Twitter is that people are just posting what they had for breakfast and other miscellaneous (dare I say useless?) facts. Well, those people are out there, but the fact is, they are likely not a part of the numerous substantive conversations taking place on Twitter.
Twitter offers you the opportunity to curate a community in which you can share bite-size, high-value tweets as part of an ongoing conversation around a particular topic. So how does this apply to corporate learning? A few uses just off the top of my head…
- Have learners “livetweet” classroom training
- Set up a course “hashtag” so participants can keep conversation going
- Have learners identify and “follow” virtual mentors to learn from
- Network, share best practices and find answers to your greatest HR and training challenges