Saturday, December 4, 2010

5 Atlanta Learning-Industry Events You Shouldn't Miss - December 2010

2010 is ending with a bang with some great events for learning professionals in the Atlanta area this month, including a visit from Jane Bozarth and the annual ASTD Technology-based Learning SIG's eLearning awards. My only complaint is that almost all of the events are scheduled during the same week (this coming week, in fact); I'm sure this reduces each event's attendance numbers, particularly this time of year. Maybe we can get some calendar coordination going in 2011.

That said, here are five events for the learning industry you shouldn't miss (or at least should strongly consider picking from). Note this doesn't include the Columbus, GA ASTD geographic group feasibility meeting happening on December 7th; if you're in that region, definitely check that out.

December 6, Social Media for Trainers

ASTD Atlanta hosts Jane Bozarth for an exploration of social media in the training industry. The focus will be on recognizing training purposes for social media tools, not just seeing them at face value.

Register for the ASTD Atlanta chapter meeting.

December 7, How to Create a Learning Environment

Author and world-traveling consultant Brent Darnell will speak to the ASTD Atlanta Organizational Development SIG on creating positive change in employees. He'll outline a proven methodology for creating behavioral shifts in employees that positively affect their performance both at work and at home.

Register for the Organizational Development SIG.

December 8, 5th Annual eLearning Excellence Awards

Join the ASTD Atlanta Technology-based Learning SIG for their annual eLearning Awards. Winners will be chosen in multiple categories. Seeing what others are doing is always a good way to learn.

Register for the eLearning awards.

December 9, Innovative Training Tools and Techniques

The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Workplace Learning Society will take a look (Pecha Kucha style) at innovative training tools, techniques, and work samples that represent the future of learning. This should be an interesting look at technologies that can be used for learning.

Register for TAG Workplace Learning.

December 13, Social Networking

ASTD Atlanta's Corporate SIG will follow-up and expand on the information shared in the December 6th ASTD Atlanta chapter meeting with Jane Bozarth. This will be a deeper dive into the hot topics of social media for trainers. The only event in this list not during the week of December 6th, this one can also be attended from the comfort of your office or home.

Register for the ASTD Atlanta Corporate SIG Webinar.

Have a great end of the year! Stay tuned for upcoming events in January, including an ISPI Atlanta panel on January 19th on "Implementing technologies for instruction in your organization." You'll hear lessons learned from companies such as Turner, Orkin, Level 4 Performance, and others.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, the TAG Workplace Learning event on December 9th was cancelled. Stay tuned for other upcoming events.


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