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Title: Education Manager
Company: Capital One
What is your biggest achievement to date — personal or professional?
Early in 2015, at the age of 42, after being promoted to Education Manager, I decided to enroll for the Masters of Education in Educational Leadership at Yorkville University. I hadn't been in school since I graduated from HEC in Management in 1996, so getting back into the student role while working full-time and being a mother of two teenage girls was a challenge. I completed the program in two years, with an A-average!
What are your biggest professional challenges?
It is a challenge to make other leaders understand the difference between training and learning. Training happens in the classroom but learning happens every day in the workplace through experiences, coaching and discussions.
What book would you recommend for other I4PL members to read?
A book that inspired me during my recent studies is Building the Learning Organization: Achieving Strategic Advantage through a Commitment of Learning (Michael J. Marquardt). This book provides techniques that can result in an organizational culture of learning and develop a workforce to help your organization grow and achieve success. After reading this book, I wanted to learn more about the culture of learning and implement the techniques in my workplace.
What are three words that describe you?
Learner, reflective, committed.
If you are not at work, you are...?
Reading, volunteering in my community, spending time with my family, and taking Zumba classes!
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Virtual Learning Environments, Gamification and Compelling User Experiences: The New Triad for Training Design with David Chandross, M.Sc., M.Ed., Ph.D.
When: March 28th, 2018, 1:30-2:30pm EDT.
High Impact Evaluation™ — An Overview
High Impact Evaluation™ is a game-changing evaluation approach that was created, not just to measure training outcomes, but to drive performance and business impact. It infuses the traditional instructional design process (ADDIE) with business and organizational results-based thinking. Join Allan Bailey, CEO of Centre for Learning Impact, as he gives and overview of the High Impact Evaluation™ methodology.
When: April 11, 2018, 12:00-1:00pm EDT.
Please note that all webinars count as one credit towards your certification maintenance. All recordings will be made available after the live event.
WorkSafeBC, Vancouver, British Columbia
Learning Solution Specialist (2 positions)
Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Pickering, Ontario
Sessional Leadership Trainer
Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies, Toronto, Ontario
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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 "I4PL50R." This code expires on April 20 2018, so don't miss out and register now!
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.
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| || Performance and Learning in the News|
The University of Saskatchewan is known for its innovative technology, including use of virtual reality to educate students in the College of Medicine. But the flashy, fun tech isn't just for show, according to a recent study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
"It was a really quick study period, only about eight minutes, and yet they were showing improvements in their accuracy by 20 per cent," PhD student Chelsea Ekstrand explained.
Many leaders are sent by their employers to one- or two-week leadership development courses, often at great expense, at celebrated business schools. Typically, they listen to some fantastic speakers and come back armed with a fattened contact book and lots of ideas. However, those ideas and the course manuals are often stashed on the shelf and, in the face of the first crisis back at the office when old habits and stress take over, forgotten.
If I mention employee rewards, or perks, what springs to mind? Many employers will think first of financial incentives and bonus schemes, or maybe they'll point to the most traditional trade-off for tenure, a sabbatical. Of course, most employers are getting round to the idea that money alone isn't enough to attract or retain staff. That's why more of today's forward-thinking companies include flexible working in the mix, or offer quirky perks like free lunches and beer on tap.
Learning Solutions Magazine
Mentoring is a well-established corporate practice. According to the Association for Talent Development (ATD), 71 per cent of Fortune 500 companies have formal mentorship programs, while many more support informal initiatives. Mentoring offers many benefits to participants and organizations. This article provides practical suggestions and actionable tips for managers interested in establishing a successful mentoring program.
Is your online training program really delivering on its investment? Do your employees walk away with all the information and online training experience they need? The only way to find out is to gauge the effectiveness of your online training initiatives. In this article, I'll share five ways you can judge the quality of your online training to see if it's hitting the target.
Chief Learning Officer
We make many assumptions about organizational learning. Most of them are wrong.
On the surface we seem to know what organizational learning is: People attend programs or complete e-learning modules, they learn something new and they somehow become better. But this approach doesn't represent how people in organizations actually learn. Hence we see massive failures across the board in the effectiveness of organizational learning.
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