Influence, Persuade, Nudge: Master the Science of Getting People to Take Action
Are you familiar with the concept of “Nudging”? You might know it from books like “Nudging, or Inside the Nudge Unit, or Predictably Irrational. One expert defines it as the science of getting people to take action and it can be used by training professionals to influence employees to do more of what is good for them and their organizations.
On Friday, August 25th Bruce Winner will conduct a full-day workshop on this powerful new technique. Flyer
ATD Sacramento knows Bruce well. (See his bio below) Last November, Bruce conducted a two-hour workshop on “Nudging” to a sold out crowd of over 60 and the attendees asked for more!
What you will learn and practice in the workshop:
1) Discover a new way to influence the behavior of employees (and even clients)2) Encounter the cognitive science behind nudging that resulted in a Nobel Prize in 20023) Determine which behaviors are most appropriate for a nudge4) Practice a proven four-part method for crafting a powerful nudge5) Use the method many times during the day to hone your nudging skills
Who should attend?Training professionals from the public or private sector who are interested in a cutting-edge and evidence-based technique that has shown proven, low cost, and scalable performance improvement results should attend.
Format:This is an Interactive trainer’s workshop (discussion, table top work, and hands-on exercises). The workshop is strictly limited to 26 attendees. The workshop is expected to fill, so apply early.
Workshop leader is Bruce Winner
Bruce is a seasoned speaker and trainer in Northern California on topics such as using the behavioral sciences in training, innovative problem solving, decision making, and measuring the value of training. He has recently produced a new catalog of courses including Decision Making: The New Science of Making Better Decisions, The Science and Art of Motivation, Nudging, and several other workshops based on topics and findings from the behavioral and cognitive sciences.
How to Use a Hackathon to Unleash Employee Creativity and Innovation
LinkedIn has done it. Facebook has done it. Microsoft has done it. And their employees are excited to participate in it.
What is it?
It’s a Hackathon!
An employee hackathon is a fast-paced, fun, and highly engaging activity. Unlike brainstorming, hackathons take you one step further—by generating potential solutions to a particular challenge. Companies such as LinkedIn and Microsoft have used hackathons to find creative HR solutions and improve employee engagement.
Join Pi Wen Looi, PhD., in this highly interactive session to learn:
You will have a chance to hack one of the 5-8 key organizational challenges submitted by our community. (See how to submit ideas below)
If you are a learning and development professional, HR leader, employee communication professional, or curious individual who wants to see how a Hackathon works, this workshop is for you.
You will experience how to hack, not simply learn how to run a hackathon.
Don’t wait, sign up today! Breakfast is included in the registration.
How to Submit Your Ideas
What learning and development or talent management related challenge does your organization face that you would like to hack? Submit your idea here.
We will also be getting input from our Chapter members during our August events.
Pi Wen Looi, PhD.
A regular speaker at conferences and a thought leader in employee engagement, Pi Wen was named one of the most important voices in employee engagement by
TechnologyAdvice in 2014. Security Magazine recently interviewed her on how to cultivate employee engagement. She served as the Head Judge for the first-ever employee engagement hackathon held in San Francisco. Pi Wen is committed to sharing her experience of facilitating a hackathon to unleash employees' creative energy to find innovative solutions.
Pi Wen earned her PhD and master’s degrees in applied quantitative psychology from Ohio University and her B.S. in mathematics from the National University of Singapore. She is a member of the Association for Talent Development in Sacramento (ATD) and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University’s Master of Learning and Organizational Design.
Katrina Kennedy, known locally as the “trainer’s trainer,” has designed Sacramento ATD’s six-part program for trainers who want to have a strong foundation in the art and science of training. Past participants have said:
Katrina is back to provide this popular program in 2017. This low-cost, high value program fills early. Don’t put off submitting your registration.
What’s in it for you?
Have you been asked to create training? Are you overwhelmed thinking about where to begin? If you’ve wondered how to choose activities, how to decide what to include in training, or how to evaluate your results, THE FUNDAMENTALS FOR PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS is for you.
You’ll complete a training design template that doubles as your course outline. You’ll determine which methods help learners retain and transfer information to the workplace. You’ll explore more than forty activities to engage learners in a meaningful way. You’ll practice facilitating learning modules and asking effective questions.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Format and Intended audience
The course is appropriate for new trainers, training professionals looking for a “recharge” and has been attended by many who have had years of experience in training and development. Many enter the training field with no formal training and use this series to attain a formal introduction to training and development principles, tools, and techniques.
The internationally recognized ATD (Association of Talent Development) Competency Model and the ADDIE Model have been used to design this high quality, value-driven event for Learning and Development (L&D) professionals wishing to upgrade their skills in assessment, design, development, delivery, and evaluation.
Katrina Kennedy, owner of Katrina Kennedy Training, has more than twenty years in the talend development field. She’s delivered over 12,000 hours of training to over 45,000 people. Katrina brings practical experience to the real issues trainers face.
Special Interest Group
Facilitating Action Learning:
An Effective Strategy to Accelerate the Development of High Potential Leaders AND Solve a Major Business Problem
Please join us for an interactive discussion with lots of practical tools and examples as Banks Lowman speaks to his experiences with Action Learning – a methodology that Intel has used for years to achieve dual goals of solving a major business problem while accelerating the development of high-potential leaders. We will cover when to use this method (and when not to), the key components of a successful program, roles and expectations, plus common pitfalls and how to avoid them.
*Dinner is included in the price of the event.
Banks Lowman is an Organizational Development specialist and HR manager at Intel Corporation. In his 17 years with Intel, Banks’ HR roles have included internal consultant, business partner, talent management, leadership development, compensation and benefits, transformation and change leader. Prior to Intel, Banks was a Senior HR Consultant with Towers Perrin, based in San Francisco. In his fresh out of college days, Banks spent 4 years living in China and speaks passable Mandarin Chinese. Ask him about the newspaper he started up, or what Beijing was like 30 years ago! Banks completed his Master’s degree at Harvard and his undergraduate at Duke University. When not at Intel, Banks can usually be found driving his 3 kids to sporting events or working in the garden to find a little peace & quiet.
Katrina Kennedy, known locally as the “trainer’s trainer,” is back to provide this brand new program as part of the highly successful "Fundamentals" series. This low-cost, high value program will fill early. Don’t put off submitting your registration.
What’s in it for you?
This workshop will help you use graphic design principles to create your best materials yet. The course will be taught in a computer lab for hands-on, immediate learning.
1. Identify six (6) design principles that make materials more engaging for the learning.
2. Create a powerful PowerPoint slide using hidden features including timing, animation, and fade.
3. Critique existing materials for common errors - both yours and fellow learners.
4. Explore design resources to use when you return to the workplace.
Format and Intended Audience
From the moment you walk into class, you will have opportunities to create in a supportive environment. You’ll learn through practical hands-on exercises and the feedback that supports them. Don’t expect to sit through a lecture or be overwhelmed with theory.
This class is designed for the trainer looking to improve the appeal of course materials for their training courses.
Katrina Kennedy, owner of Katrina Kennedy Training, has more than twenty years in the talent development field. She’s delivered over 12,000 hours of training to over 45,000 people. Katrina brings practical experience to the real issues trainers face.
Strengths Based Approaches to Talent Development
Imagine if you could do what you do best everyday, how would you feel? Imagine if you could leverage the talent of all your employees, what amazing results will you achieve?
If these questions intrigue you, don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you could use StrengthsFinder to:
Who should attend?
Don’t wait, register today!
This session will be led by your local talent and development leaders who are experienced in using StrengthsFinder in their practice.
Detail speaker information coming soon!
Last year Katrina Kennedy, known locally as the “trainer’s trainer,” launched ATD Sacramento’s Trainer as Facilitator of Learning. The class sold out in three weeks and received rave reviews.
Katrina is back to provide this popular program in 2017. This low-cost, high value program will fill early. Don’t put off submitting your registration.
When you step into the learning environment, you are tasked with conveying information in an engaging way that will lead to improved job performance. As a talent developer, this means you have many responsibilities. You train, you manage the classroom, guide discussion, lead activities, and facilitate a host of other happenings in the classroom.
During a learning event, your role as facilitator is one of the most important. In this fast paced, hands-on program, you will:
1. Demonstrate methods to effectively facilitate learning.
2. Identify 5 ways to engage learners quickly and easily.
3. Use a 4-part debrief format to encourage discussion.
4. Practice phrases to use while facilitating learning.
5. Apply methods for minimizing challenging behaviors.
6. Make changes based on class feedback.
From the moment you walk into class, you will have opportunities to facilitate in a supportive environment. You’ll learn through practical hands-on exercises and the feedback that supports them. Don’t expect to sit through a lecture or be overwhelmed with theory.
This class is designed for the trainer looking to improve engagement and interactivity in their training courses.
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