The Metro DC Chapter of ASTD recognized as a regional association for workplace performance professionals. The chapter provides members with a forum for professional development opportunities and resources to improve the workplace learning and performance industry. Become a member here. Chapter membership is separate from membership with National ASTD.
A Case Study: IFC's Global Social Collaboration Platform (May 23)
Join us to learn about how the International Finance Corporation's Knowledge Manager implemented a global social collaboration platform. Daniel De La Morena will explain the IFC's objectives and purpose for implementing such a platform and discuss the benefits and challenges to the world-wide organization. It will be a great opportunity to learn what a social collaboration platform is and why such an eminent organization set forth to make it happen. Please register here for this event.
Breakfast Session: Out of the Box - From Command & Control to Connect & Collaborate (May 29)
All the signs point in this direction: The need for a smarter workforce. Increased openness. Organizations seeking to be more “nimble.” De-layering. The waning importance of hierarchy. But how do you get from here to there? How do you make sure your employees are ready to create, cultivate, and capitalize on internal and external alliances, so they can be leaders in the new network-oriented workplace? Join Lynne Waymon and the Contacts Count team to learn innovative ways to leverage your networks to increase a powerful work culture. Please register here for this event.
Silver Line Learning Forum: Learning Management Systems - Love 'em or Leave 'em (June 5)
Spend 90 minutes on June 5th with the Silver Line Peer Learning Forum in conjunction with the Technology SIG as we look at Learning Management Systems. Recent studies show the majority of organizations with an LMS are looking to replace it in the near term. Are you one of the happy or unhappy? Come and join Todd Slater as he facilitates this discussion in the round. Bring your expertise and /or thirst for knowledge on this hot topic. You say you don’t know what a Learning Management System is? Well, even a better reason to attend. RFP examples and research references will be provided. Space is limited, so don’t wait to register! Please register here for this event.
Workshop: Strategies to Make Your Learning Events Sizzle (June 27)
Many trainers believe that they are not creative. They say things like, “I’m just not a creative person,” “I don’t know where to get creative ideas,” or “I’ve never been good at creative thinking.” If you have ever made any of these types of statements or if you want to explore brain-based learning concepts, this session is for you. Join Bob Lucas of Robert W. Lucas Enterprises to incorporate strategies, such as the use of color, sound, motion, light, movement, magic, novelty, incentives, fun and much more to gain and retain learner attention. Please register here for this event.
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Would you like to come to monthly dinner programs but can't get away from the office to do so? Bring the Metro DC ASTD chapter programs to you! We are looking for members who are interested in hosting a program at their professional location. To discuss the details about this and how you can receive two free registrations for the program, please contact Alan Sack for more information.
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