Wednesday, June 1, 2011

7 Atlanta Learning-Industry Events You Shouldn't Miss - June 2011

Who says the summer is slow? June is a packed month for Atlanta-area learning industry professionals thanks to TAG and ASTD Atlanta; here are seven events (two of them webinars) that look especially strong. Hope to see you at some, if not all, of these.

Making Change Happen When You Aren’t In Charge (or Even When You Are)

June 7

Change management is such a vital part of any learning initiative. Fred Jewell of Jabian Consulting will lead this Technology Association of Georgia webinar on practical ideas to influence stakeholders one-on-one. We're promised an assortment of easy to use ideas to immediately apply with key stakeholders at work, in the community and at home.

Register for this TAG webinar.

Special Delivery: Leadership & Career Development at UPS

June 7

Gary Steck of UPS will share with the ASTD Atlanta Career Development SIG why Business Week recognized UPS as one of the 50 Best Places to Launch a Career and discuss its innovative approach to leadership and career development for the over 400,000 UPS employees worldwide. It's a packed house already, so register early.

Register for ASTD Atlanta Career Development.

A Case Study: A Roadmap to Building an Online Client Portal

June 15

Mike Kler of Northridge Systems will discuss the successful implementation of a centralized SharePoint portal serving more than 7,500 individuals. The portal serves as a centralized customer channel communications platform for the client among other things and also allows users to create and print on-demand product brochures to give to the end consumer and access to order history, invoice and shipping information. This is one of the first meetings of the reformed Technology Association of Georgia Content Management Society and should be an informative time.

Register for TAG Content Management Society.

Enabling Sales Managers

June 16

ASTD Atlanta's Sales Performance Improvement SIG hasn't had a bad meeting yet. In this session, veteran sales leaders Carlos Quintero of Sales Effectiveness Inc. and Adam Shapiro of Sales Reform School will share their experience and best practices for enabling sales managers.

Register for ASTD Atlanta Sales Performance Improvement.

Aligning Learning with Cultural Transformation at SunTrust

June 20

Mary Slaughter, Chief Learning Officer for SunTrust Banks, will speak to this month's ASTD Atlanta Chapter meeting. She was recently featured on the cover of CLO Magazine and has a long list of business transformation credentials. ASTD doesn't have a session description posted yet, but do they even need one?

Register for ASTD Atlanta.

How Will User-Generated Content Affect Your Learning Program?

June 23

TAG's Workplace Learning Society again provides a very relevant topic for today's environment. In this session, they'll discuss the role of User-Generated Content in corporate learning, best tools for implementing it, and the impact on learner attention and retention.

Register for TAG Workplace Learning.

Mobile Learning: Myths & Misconceptions

June 27

The surging Athens/NE ASTD Atlanta GIG presents a webinar by Robert Gadd, president of Onpoint Digital. He will show how to harness mobile technology to increase learning, including highlighting changes in instructional design, tools that do and don't work for mobile learning, and illustrative case studies.

Register for ASTD Atlanta webinar.

Stay tuned for good events coming up in July, including an ISPI Atlanta chapter meeting on decision science and also our second try at an informal eLearning discussion coffee in the Atlanta area.