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Live Webinar – August 30th, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: Training Magazine Network

Those leading a function have arguably the greatest impact on overall business performance, yet organizations continue to under-invest in developing this level of their talent pipeline.

Why is this a challenge?

With significant spans of responsibility, function leaders—such as those leading an organization unit, geographic region, product group or customer segment—offer immense competitive value.

Although company executives possess power and influence, functional executives provide the most obvious impact on company performance.

While strategic managers determine the company’s mission and direction, functional managers control expenses, manage resources, make decisions about specific projects, and drive the success or failure of many strategic priorities.

Unfortunately, most function leaders have not had any targeted leadership development for this type of role, and thus, are limited in truly elevating their performance.

Many function leaders have confided: “I was not really sure what this job should look like and how I should be spending my time. I needed to understand how I should be operating at all levels.”

In This Session Learn:

  • Why the value and influence of function leaders has never been stronger
  • The five roles most critical to function leader success
  • The development experiences that accelerate function leader performance
  • A smart business case for securing a greater development investment in those leading a function

Presenters:

Jim Laughlin (LinkedIn profile) serves as Vice President of Consulting, Northeast Region for MDA Leadership Consulting. For more than 20 years, Jim has designed and implemented learning and leadership development systems for companies worldwide. Jim is a sought-after executive coach with expertise in organizational communications, change and transitions.

Mike Laddin (LinkedIn profile) Senior Vice President of Product Management EBSCO Information Services, leads EBSCO’s efforts in new product development, product management and user experience for colleges and universities, public libraries and primary/secondary schools around the world. Mike has worked in the information services industry for over 25 years as a consultant, management executive and entrepreneur.

Karla Wiles (LinkedIn profile) Vice President of Marketing Communications for EBSCO Industries, extensive advertising agency and marketing background taught her the importance of listening to customers and building authentic brands that create connections to grow sales. Karla is passionate about applying her experience to create employment branding, recruit top employees, drive cultural change, and encourage employee engagement.

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Developing Function Leaders To Drive Business Growth

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Live Webinar – August 29th, 2017 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: Training Magazine Network

This preview focuses on the Social Media Tools for Performance Improvement track.

Grab this opportunity to learn some great tips & get a sneak preview of what it will be like to join the  Training’s Online Learning Conferenc. Each speaker will present a 15-minute condensed sample of their OLC content. Listen fast and you’ll learn plenty of useful tips even during this overview!

Part 1:
How IBM Turned Its Online Course Dropout Problem
Into A Success Story

IBM faced a real problem with its online Big Data University.

The content was excellent, but the dropout rate was high. After implementing an Open Badge program, every metric, from new attendees to course completions to the average number of courses taken, increased well beyond expectations.

Join this session to see how IBM increased enrollments and turned dropouts into repeat customers.

You’ll get an insider’s view of the “before and after” statistics behind this wildly successful program.

Presenter: David Leaser, Senior Program Executive, Innovation and Growth Initiatives, IBM Training & Skills

Part 2:
Organizational Network Analysis for Developing & Retaining Talent

As organizations implement matrix structures, establish virtual teams, and outsource functions, they are putting greater faith in informal networks to get work done.

Unfortunately, leaders have less visibility into these informal networks.  As a result, they can make decisions with blinders on.

Organizational network analysis, ONA, provides a way to x-ray an organization, to illuminate and analyze the patterns of informal relationships that employees use to make decisions, solve problems and share information.

Steve will introduce you to ONA and discuss how it can be used to identify emerging leaders, improve collaboration and innovation, develop talent, and increase retention.

Presenter: Stephen Garcia, (LinkedIn profile) Managing Director, Contemporary Leadership Advisors

Part 3:
A Tour of Social Media Tools for eLearning

Sometimes the biggest challenge with using social tools for learning is just figuring out how to start.

Jane Bozarth will take you on a quick tour of ideas for using social tools and approaches to share information, invite conversation, support transfer of learning, and build curiosity for learning more—regardless of the tools you use.

Speaker: Jane Bozarth (LinkedIn profile), Ph.D., eLearning Director of the State of North Carolina & Author has been a training practitioner since 1989. In her years with NC state government she has served as Staff Development Specialist for DHHS, the Training Director for the Department of Justice, and the E-Learning Coordinator for NC Office of State Personnel. Jane’s specialty, led to publication of E-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring: Help for the Chronically Underfunded Trainer (Pfeiffer Essential Resources for Training and HR Professionals) and Better Than Bullet Points: Creating Engaging e-Learning with PowerPoint. Her third book, From Analysis to Evaluation, with CD-ROM: Tools, Tips, and Techniques for Trainers, was published in 2008. Her newest Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning (Essential Tools Resource) book is now available.

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Applying Social Media Tools For Performance Improvement:
An Overview

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Book – Online Recorded AudioBook
Activity Type: Education – Online or Digital Media 3.75 PDU – Free
Provider: Media Mogul  &  Pat Lencioni

The Youtube video is the audio book recording of  the bestelling management book:   The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

This now-famous 2002 book has become an iconic leadership fable, and a foundational text in the world of Agile coaching and project management.

Any professional who is part of a team, leads a team, or relies on teams for results should consider this book required reading.

The five dysfunctions may seem obvious, but when you read Lencioni chances are you’ll realize how much they have cost your own organization.

Learn how to deal with the five dysfunctions of a team:

  1. Absence of trust
  2. Fear of conflict
  3. Lack of commitment
  4. Avoidance of accountability
  5. Inattention to results

Presenter: Pat Lencioni (LinkedIn profile) is the founder and president of The Table Group, a firm dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products and services that improve teamwork, clarity and employee engagement. Named in Fortune magazine as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know,’ Pat and his work have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY and Harvard Business Review, to name a few.

Make sure you check out Patrick Lencioni’s Best Selling Books:

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The Five Dysfunctions Of A Team:
AudioBookby Patrick Lencioni

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Live Webinar – August 23rd, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: Training Magazine Network

Delivering engaging, personalized learning experiences across devices is what learners and company-wide users are seeking.

Join Bhim Kaul for this overview of Adobe’s Learning Management System, Adobe Captivate Prime, where you will:

  • Learn techniques on how to align your online and offline enterprise-wide learning initiatives to skill, upskill and reskill your team and the organization.
  • Boost enrolment, engagement, and effectiveness with gamification elements and consistent playback across varied content types.
  • And discover how a powerful creation and distribution system helps you stay informed about employee progress and the effectiveness of training programs.

Presenter: Bhim Kaul (LinkedIn profile) began his career in 2008 an analyst with a leading bank and moved onto Adobe Systems as a Product Consultant enabling and supporting the worldwide sales and consulting endeavors for Elearning and Technical Communication. For the last 3 years I he built & managed a learning and development unit within Amazon.in, called Seller University. Bhom is an in demand speaker at various learning and design conferences.  He enjoys the concept of video in learning and monitors the direction it is  moving in.

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Align, Enhance, Engage!
Unforgettable Learning Experiences

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Live Webinar – August 17th, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: Training Magazine Network

Obviously, the sales team has a tremendous impact in the organization.

If sales people don’t produce, the business is negatively impacted. And that impact is felt at every level of the organization. That means keeping the sales team engaged and productive.

However, engaging the sales team might be different from other employees.

Join Sharlyn for a stimulating conversation on how to engage the company’s sales team.

This workshop, will cover:

  • Why engagement is important and the current state of engagement
  • 5 Strategies for engaging your sales team, including remote sales teams
  • How to implement an engagement strategy
  • Measuring the results of your engagement strategy

Presenter: Sharlyn Lauby (LinkedIn profile @hrbartender),  Keynote speaker and author of The HR Bartender Blog (book) has been named a Top HR Digital Influencer.  HR Bartender (blog) has been recognized as one of the Top 5 Blogs read by HR professionals by SHRM  Sharlyn is also the author of Essential Meeting Blueprints for Managers. Checkout and join Sharlyn’s HR Bartender Linked In Group today!

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5 Ways To Get Your Sales Team Fully Engaged

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Live Webinar – August 16th, 2017 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT
Activity Type: Education – Course or Training  1 Hour  1 PDU free
Provider: Training Magazine Network

Are you creating a learning culture for your employees? We’re working in environments today where change is no longer an event but a constantly occurring process.

In order for businesses to maintain a competitive advantage, it’s vital for their employees to be continually improving and learning.

You may have some good ideas about what it takes to implement a culture of learning, but …

  • How’s your strategy?
  • Do you have the tools and resources necessary to build a solid foundation for your learning culture?
  • What’s your communication plan?
  • How will you measure success and failure?

In this webinar, BizLibrary, will talk about what an engaged learning culture looks like, what types of strategies to implement to turn your ideas into a reality, how to make sure your training really sticks and how to manage the change that will inevitably occur as you implement a culture of learning.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the key characteristics of an engaged learning culture
  • Why micro-learning is the ideal tool for real culture-shift
  • How the science of learning reinforces training and increases ROI
  • Why change is inevitable and how to deal with it in a positive way

Presenters:

Lezlie Stephens (LinkedIn profile) Director of People Operations at BizLibrary,  has a strong desire to help others in their current role, help them realize their potential and create a pathway to get there, as well as providing overall leadership development between three business units.

Erin Boettge (LinkedIn profile) Marketing Content Manager, BizLibrary  is responsible for all aspects of content development, including development of eBooks, how-to guides, infographics, webinars and more. She conducts research about Learning and Development and HR topics to deliver up-to-date content possible to the BizLibrary audience.

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Creating A Culture Of Learning In The Modern Workplace

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