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Company: Micro Learning Bursts
What do you do?
Program Development, Instructional Design, Interactive Media, Marketing.
What do you like most about your current role?
As the owner of Micro Learning Bursts, I get to work with some pretty amazing people. I live in Kelowna, BC, but I continue to work in Alberta and other locations with client and contractor teams. Being an Instructional Designer is a flexible profession for work location, especially with so many technology options to connect with colleagues. I also love that my work varies as much as my clients do. I have created technology-driven educational tools for global organizations with hundreds of thousands of learners and, more recently, I wrote and directed video clips for CoastSmart (a public safety campaign in Tofino and Ucluelet, BC) while living on the beach. My work gives me the opportunity to travel to some really unique places on Earth while creating awesome educational programs. As the Tofino surfers would say "I'm STOKED" about my work!
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How often are you running a meeting that just doesn't work? Do you struggle to find ways to tap into the group's potential? Are you looking for ideas about how to not only effectively engage meeting participants, but also create safe spaces for them at the same time? If so, the International Association of Facilitators annual conference taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, might be just what you are looking for! They have a great line up of Training Courses that can be applied to multiple areas of facilitation.
Available now to I4PL members is $50 off of full conference registration to attend! Simply visit the website HERE and use the promo code "I4PL50EB." This offer will provide you with full conference registration for $830+HST. The rates, and this code expire on March 9th 2018, so don't miss out and register now!
| || Spotlight on Certification|
Huge congratulations to our members who became certified in February 2018!
• Nicole Bertram (Toronto Chapter)
• Meghan Barclay (Hamilton-Niagara Chapter)
• Marion Harper (Nova Scotia Chapter)
• Yomna Ibrahim (Toronto Chapter)
• Steve Serodio (Toronto Chapter)
Certification Committee — Call for Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to join our Certification Committee. The committee would
be responsible for the following:
• Establishing and updating the eligibility process for the Certification Process;
• Audit assessments;
• Review the Knowledge Exam periodically;
• Engage and advise staff in matters involving process;
• Identify and recommend (as needed) what Professional Development may be
required by members to ensure that they can meet the current and future
• Work to uphold a high standard for certification and address any issues of conflict of
interest in the candidate or assessor process; and
• Respond to any issues and larger questions outside of the scope of staff, specific to
the content of certification.
Who is Eligible:
1. You're an I4PL member;
2. You hold a CTP/CTDP certification OR have experience in learning and
3. You are able to dedicate at least 4-6 hours a month (depending on the project).
If you are interested in becoming a member of the certification committee, please
contact Certification Coordinator, Laila Mourad at
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Are you looking for new ways to get professional credit hours for certification maintenance? The 2016 and 2017 recorded conference sessions are now available! Relive your favourite sessions or catch up on ones you may have missed. Conference attendees and I4PL members receive 50% off the recorded sessions for a limited time, click here for more information and to purchase your sessions.
|Upcoming Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP)™ Senior Portfolio Authentication (SPA) Workshop
Join our next CTDP SPA Workshop (Senior Portfolio Path) with Josie Di Vincenzo, M.Ad.Ed., CTDP, PCC. Are you a senior learning professional who has more than 12 years of experience in workplace performance and learning? Becoming certified is a way for your experience, skills and expertise to be recognized and acknowledged.
Four sessions are available, click on the date below for more information and to register.
April 13th, 9:00am-12:30pm
April 13th, 1:30-5:00pm
April 14th, 9:00am-12:30pm
April 14th, 1:30-5:00pm
For Certified members, the workshop counts as 3.5 professional development credit hours (PDC's) towards certification maintenance.
For more information on achieving the Certified Training Practitioner (CTP)™ and Certified Training and Development Professional (CTDP)™ designations, please consult the website or email I4PL's Certification Coordinator, Laila Mourad at email@example.com.
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| || Performance and Learning in the News|
InfoPro Learning, Inc.
Part of the e-learning job description is identifying top e-learning trends and then using them to our advantage. We have to read up on all the latest software, strategies, gadgets and theories to create the most powerful e-learning content for our modern learners. But that's easier said than done when you have a busy schedule and limited resources. Here are seven insider tips to stay one step ahead of e-learning trends and adapt to our ever-evolving industry.
According to a new study from Hogan Assessments, having the perfect skill set to be a leader is only part of the equation. One can have all the necessary knowledge, but they will have a greater chance of excelling in an environment that aligns with their values.
There isn't a workplace in the world that wouldn't benefit from a more skilled workforce. Being able to perform at an improved level allows for greater efficiency, business growth, and much more. However, in practice this is much less clear. For training companies, the battle is to justify the value that will be delivered from the knowledge or practice shared. For internal training departments, they need to find a way to project their ROI, and safeguard against unnecessary expense. In this post, we’ll look at how a training company can best highlight the value their training will deliver.
In an increasingly polarized world, differences have become an opportunity to sow discord rather than promote dialogue.
This is particularly true in the workplace. In 2017, the #MeToo movement went viral, laying bare the scale of sexual harassment and abuse across the country, especially in the workplace. In today's world of work, many employees post anonymous comments to employer review sites like Glassdoor or turn to chat forums like Blind to air grievances rather than confront their employers directly.
Learning Solutions Magazine
Microlearning assets offer a dynamic way to bring a modern learning approach into the virtual classroom. Blogs, infographics, videos, podcasts, worksheets — these are just a few of the microlearning options available. Most organizations create microlearning assets to support learners in applying what they have learned or for learners to use as quick reminders on mobile devices. Unfortunately, many learners fail to adopt this microlearning, opting instead to figure out a solution with no guidance. No matter how well designed, unused microlearning is not worth the investment.
A new Pew Research Center study suggests that social media use continues to increase among adults of all ages, but can social media be used to support more than personal communication and entertainment? Some recent studies point to the potential use of social media for education, and specifically to how one might use social media to support students' sense of social connectedness. But personality type and age appear to be important factors, suggesting that some learners may benefit from the incorporation of social media more than others.
Learning Solutions Magazine
A game designer routinely creates engaging, compelling and repeatable experiences that keep players riveted for hours. These experiences don't happen by accident or by some cosmic alignment; instead they occur because of a specific methodology and the application of game design thinking. If you design online learning, you may want to think like a game designer in order to create meaningful learning.
One of the golden rules of business economics is that you have to earn more than you spend. In the case of marketing, the resources you allocate to bring in new business should be just a small fraction of your annual profits. For LMS start-ups, there may be a smaller gap, as you may have to spend more to establish your brand. But regardless of how long your product has been on the market or your targeted niche, you need a solid budgeting plan. The following 8 tips and techniques can help you create an accurate LMS marketing budget.
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