Connection Webinars

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Connection Webinars are designed to bring a value added to Accredited Providers and individual members by providing relevant educational opportunities on topics associated with adult continuing education and training.

Interactive and convenient, IACET’s Connection series of webinars covers topics such as:

  • Web-Based/Online Course Development and Implementation.
  • Best practices for adult education.
  • Innovative ideas on the latest technology.
  • Ideas for improving classroom instruction and training programs.
  • Best practices for online and classroom instructors.
  • And much more.

Connection Webinars are available to Accredited Providers and Individual Membership free of charge.  Non-members may attend most webinars for a small fee per webinar.

Connection Webinars Overview

When Title Presenter
January 26, 2017

Developing Your Talent with the Latest Technology

Whether you are on-boarding new employees or coaching top talent, technology is playing a vital role in accelerating business results at every level of the organization (and Bloom's taxonomy). Tying the right expertise to the right key performance indicators using the most appropriate delivery system should no longer remain a mystery when you have the right technology and skills to improve workplace performance. 

After attending this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Differentiate between prescriptive PowerPoint presentations vs. diagnostic delivery using a digital whiteboard.
  • Digitize your visual aids so that multiple file formats become usable regardless of operating system, screen size, or device.
  • Leverage existing training opportunities by using private broadcasting, conversational content creation, and learning management systems.
  • Improve the speed and effectiveness of coaching employees conducted through the virtual environment.

Doug Devitre
February 2, 2017

Conflict is a Good Thing! Find Out Why

In many cases, conflict just seems to be a fact of life. We've all seen situations where different people with different goals and needs have come into conflict. And we've all seen the often-intense personal animosity that can result.    The fact that conflict exists, however, is not necessarily a bad thing: As long as it is resolved effectively, it can lead to personal and professional growth. In many cases, effective conflict resolution can make the difference between positive and negative outcomes.   The good news is that by resolving conflict successfully, you can solve many of the problems that it has brought to the surface, as well as getting benefits that you might not at first expect:  •    Increased understanding  •    Increased group cohesion   •    Improved self-knowledge    However, if conflict is not handled effectively, the results can be damaging. Conflicting goals can quickly turn into personal dislike. Teamwork breaks down. Talent is wasted as people disengage from their work. And it's easy to end up in a vicious downward spiral of negativity and recrimination.    If you're to keep your team or organization working effectively, you need to stop this downward spiral as soon as you can.    This webinar will explore several ideas, methods and experiential learning that will have anyone attending able to resolve any conflict, anytime, anywhere.   

Takeaways:   

  • Identify Conflict Styles 
  • Identify a Conflict Resolution Process 
  • Examine Three Guiding Conflict Principles
Myles Miller
February 23, 2017

Brain-Based Presenting

You’ve been there before – your mind wandering and eyes glazing as you listen to a boring and predictable presentation. So how can you guarantee that YOUR audiences will be actively engaged the next time you’re in the lead role as a presenter, meeting facilitator, or trainer? This webinar is an unforgettable learning experience that will give you the secrets to making any content memorable – even when your topic is dry, technical, or complex. You'll collect tools you can put to immediate use in your own presentations, meetings, and training programs. After your active participation in this webinar, you will be able to:

  1. Use a dozen brain-based presentation strategies that will immediately make your content more engaging and memorable.
  2. Explain what makes the brain pay attention and what makes the brain go on "auto-pilot."
  3. Apply brain-based presentation principles to any learning environment, whether face-to-face or online. 4. Access a variety of excellent, brain-based resources to enhance your own presentations, meetings, and training programs.
Sharon Bowman
March 2, 2017

Project Charters in 45 Minutes or Less

Amid chaos and multitasking, focus is a valuable commodity. People are managing multiple projects that require multiple stakeholders. Project work looks more like a flash mob these days. People converge in a one-hour meeting, make very little progress, and disperse. How can there be time for project management? A better question: How can people expect to innovate and grow if they cannot complete projects effectively? In this session, you’ll discover the secret to project velocity—the project charter. Stop creating the project schedule before you know WHY the project is happening and its ROI. Using a customer case study, the group will explore the usage of the project charter while each attendee builds one.

Objectives for this webinar are: 

  • How to establish the business objective and scope for project sponsor approval.
  • How to identify the project objectives that define the metrics.
  • How to analyze risk, constraints, communication, and decision-making.
Lou Russell
March 16, 2017

Handwriting Analysis - Star Performers Stand Out

In this webinar attendees will analyze facets of handwriting to identify organizational skills, goal orientedness and the likelihood they will followup. These skills can be useful for adult educators. Also, we will identify social skills, detail mindedness, ability to learn fast or whether a person maybe a procrastinator and more.

Objectives:

  1. attendees will identify skills necessary in the workforce including managerial potential by analyzing handwriting. 
  2. check their own handwriting and identify what is says about them.
Trish Towey
March 30, 2017

Building an eLearning Business Around CE/T

Organizations know that online, certified courses and education programs are key to reaching new learners outside the "four walls" of a company or membership - and critical to producing new revenue streams.

The challenge is that successful online course initiatives traditionally take a substantial investment in LMS technology and ongoing course development, which doesn’t even factor in the need for program management, marketing and sales – which can lead to stagnant revenue growth.

During this webinar, you will learn tried and true ways to build new revenue streams for your continuing education/accredited online courses.

Hear from Vicky Mossman, VP of Partner Development at Scitent, about how organizations can use an extended enterprise to push past stagnant revenue and/or membership growth and turn their LMS into a profit center. She will present strategies for growing a sustainable online learning business for surplus revenue and the art of building new content distribution channels.

Webinar Objectives:

  • Learn how to maximize the reach and revenue of your continuing education/accredited online courses
  • Develop a pricing strategy around certified or credentialed training
  • How to set up a sales strategy revolving bulk sales and distribution through resellers, affiliates, corporate volume users and learning ambassadors
Vicky Mossman
April 13, 2017

Kicking Out Kids: Early Childhood Expulsion

Preschool children are expelled at over 3 times the rate of K-12 students.  At a time in life where they should be supported with love, consistency and stability, children are often times passed around from one child care to another.  What is the reasoning behind expelling our youngest students and how do we change the alarming rate at which children are being kicked out of their early childhood homes?  Webinar attendees will:

  1. examine the statistics, thus identifying trends, around early childhood expulsion. 
  2. identify risk factors associated with early expulsion.
  3.  what supports could be put in place to avoid the use of expulsion. 

This webinar will be especially relevant to adult educators in the childcare profession.

Amanda Evans
April 27, 2017

Equipping Mobile Workers in Virtual Teams

The topic of this presentation is bridging the PERCEIVED Distance when equipping mobile workers in virtual teams.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to: 

  1. Describe the impacts of time, distance, technology and culture on virtual team success
  2. Apply key practices to building trust in a virtual environment.
  3. Identify virtual team member competencies.
  4. Apply 10 tips for effective virtual team meetings
Lee Johnsen
May 4, 2017

Effective Instructional Design Through Engagement

Your Attention, Please! Effective Instructional Design Through Engagement

In order to be effective, online training must captivate its audience. Once learners are engaged, they are better able to connect learning concepts, increasing application and retention. Through examples and suggestions, this webinar will discuss some ways to capture and hold learners’ attention in eLearning instructional design.

By completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify strategies for capturing learners’ attention
  2. Describe examples of how static learning materials can be reworked to make them more engaging
  3. Recognize the need for purposeful engagement in online learning.
Jessica Trace
May 18, 2017

Follow Up Like a Boss

In this strategy-focused training, participants will learn the proven methods and software systems to take the guesswork out of post-networking activity. They’ll discover how to plan, execute, and track their follow-up to develop a system that produces results easily and predictably. After the presentation, participants will understand the right combination of follow-up activities and the ideal timing to nurture even the freshest leads into consistent revenue streams. Gain an understanding of optimal follow-up timing – how soon is too soon, and how late is too late? Create a foolproof system to lightly touch people on a regular basis to develop relationships and stay on their minds See how to use patience and perseverance to secure future sales with a client who is not yet ready to purchase.

Tish Times
June 8, 2017

From Page to Screen: Making the Shift to eLearning

This webinar will teach participants about why they should make the shift from traditional classroom training to eLearning. We will review trends and statistics about the benefits of the eLearning industry as a whole, and demonstrate an example through the results of an efficacy study. Then, we’ll show participants how to get started with eLearning to save time and money, while still ensuring quality training. 

By completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the benefits of eLearning as compared to traditional classroom training.
  2. Identify how eLearning can save them time and money.
  3. Determine a path for their organizations to get started with eLearning.
Paul Cypher
Jessica Trace
June 22, 2017

Science of Adult Brains: Communicating to Connect

Clear communication is vital to success in all aspects of business today, yet we often find ourselves overwhelmed both by the variety of choices with which we can communicate with others, and by the myriad tips we receive on how to help people understand what we are saying. Why is communication so hard and complicated?

This webinar breaks down two ways of looking at communication:

  1. how the brain processes information in terms of cognition - understanding, attention, and memory and
  2. the strengths and weaknesses of how information can be conveyed in a digital age. Separating the functions of cognition from the format of communication is especially critical in learning, training, and enablement efforts, as people are required to learn more and more information, skills, and processes to compete in the modern business era.

This webinar concludes with several use cases and templates showing how to analyze the audience and the delivery options, and create a strong connection to the minds and memories you are focused on.

To be announced
July 13, 2017

Self Regulating Your Predictable Emotions

This session is all about you. Lou Russell will share with you new ways to think about regulation of emotions. When you drop into a strong emotional response, your ability to prioritize and make decisions if negatively impacted.

This session will help you learn to identify and be aware of emotional reponses, then based on your own unique behaviors and values, learn to react to the triggers before the emotions get out of hand.

At the end of this webinar, learners will:

  • Identify where emotional intelligence comes from.
  • Recognize what happens when a person's stressed.
  • Identify their own triggers and self-awareness.
Lou Russell
July 27, 2017

Demonstrating the ROI in Learning Programs

Patti Phillips, Ph.D. will provide an introduction to the ROI Methodology and its application to program performance evaluation. The ROI Methodology is a scalable and systematic approach to program evaluation. Using a process model, five-level framework and operating standards to capture performance metrics from simple satisfaction scores to financial impact; the methodology enables you to collect appropriate data to report performance of a variety of initiatives and program types. The ROI Methodology generates both qualitative and quantitative data and provides techniques to isolate the effects of the program from other influences – resulting in credible metrics and ROI reports accepted by financial executives and stakeholders. Learn more about how you can evaluate and prove the impact of your programs

Patti Phillips
August 10, 2017

Adaptive Testing: The Future of Assessment

This webinar will provide an introduction to computerized adaptive testing (CAT) and how it can be used to improve assessment. First, we will provide a brief background to item response theory, the modern paradigm for test development. Next, we will discuss the technical components of a CAT, including item selection algorithm and termination criterion. Finally, we will present a model for the development of a CAT including information on feasibility studies and business cases. Because CAT can drastically improve the quality of an assessment, it has a strong impact on learning as well as producing fairer tests, more secure tests, and more accurate tests. It also decreases test length by 50-90%, allowing professionals to get back to work more quickly.

Attendees will be able to:

  • identify of the fundamentals of item response theory and adaptive testing. 
  • to discuss the benefits of CAT. 
  • be able to consider a business case for implementing CAT.
Nathan Thompson
August 24, 2017

Conflict Management and the Diverse Workforce

Adult educators and workforce leaders are dealing with more diverse learner populations than ever. Conflict is bound to arise and leaders need to know how to handle difficult situations with professionalism. In this webinar, participants will learn the foundations of effective de-escalation, personality management, and cultural inclusivity.

To be announced
September 7, 2017

Virtual Learning - How VR Enhances you Learning Ex

The webinar will show some of the ways VR and AR enhance and accelerate teaching and learning in today's world.

Objectives for this webinar are:

  • Identifying the ROI when using VR as a teaching/learning tool,
  • Recognizing the benefits of kinesthetics when learning,
  • Identify ways to fill the skills gap through new ways of teaching.
Matthew Wallace
September 21, 2017

Virtual Instructor Led Training Eco-System

In this webinar we will cover: 1. Technology is available to connect classrooms using the same web technology that connects computers to deliver online training. 2. Virtual technology focuses on live instructor led training in a classroom environment but uses collaborative systems to enhance the classroom experience and improve student engagement. 3. Live instructor led programming is the next niche market for on-demand streaming video services. Essentially transforming a Netflix business concept for live training events creates a user centric model that benefits both instructors and learners.

Stephen Samaha
Randy Ramos
October 12, 2017

Leveraging VAK to Reduce Learner Anxiety

Are you instructing learners that have issues with confidence or anxiety? In this webinar attendees will:

  1. Recognize that 92% of all interviewees have self-reported high "anxiety" going into interviewing scenarios which can impact their performance in interviews.
  2. Identify interview "anxiety" can be caused by "good" stress or "bad" stress and the physiological differences that impact both body and brain performance in an interview setting.
  3. Leverage simple VAK interventions, physical movement, "power poses," and other multi-modality learning techniques with adult job seekers in an instructor led classroom that can shift biochemistry to decrease self-reported "anxiety" and increase "confidence" by 45% prior to interviewing.
Marky Stein
Erica Golden
October 26, 2017

Emotion Coaching The Cutting Edge of Class Mngmt.

This webinar is designed to give educators access to the tools with which to create strong classroom management, an imperative skill which, although not typically a part of teacher preparation programs, is the most powerful and direct route to high academic achievement. As an educator who has led her students to achieve record-breaking results, at times well above the achievement of their “advanced” peers, I can attest to the power of excellent classroom management. The Gottman Institute reports that when kids have a higher EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), their academic work and relationships are both stronger and more stable. Included in this webinar is some instruction in the skill of Emotion Coaching, which is a 5-step process based on research by the country's foremost relationship expert (John Gottman) and one proven to be effective for communicating with children in such a way as to increase their Emotional Intelligence.

Objectives / Take-aways: Participants will learn how to...

  1. Be more aware of their impact on students
  2. Use emotions as teachable moments and opportunities to form valuable connections with students
  3. Effectively manage the emotions which can be triggered by the stress of teaching
  4. Manage student-student & teacher-student conflict.
  5. Develop communication and interpersonal skills on a deeper level 
  6. Use techniques for building a culture of trust between themselves and the learners in their classrooms.
Medgine Lautzenheiser
November 2, 2017

Intellectual Disabilities and Addiction

This webinar will cover factors in working with learners with intellectual disabilities and additions.

Learners will:

  1. Describe common myths in both ID and SUD 2.
  2. Identify coaching strategies when working with persons who have dual or triple diagnosis
  3. Identify complexities and challenges when working with person centered care and addiction.
To be announced
November 16, 2017

Creating Blended Learning Sessions

With more educators recognizing the benefits of combining classroom experience with distance learning, this webinar will discuss important factors in using blended learning. The objectives of this session are: 

  1. Recognize the importance of blended learning sessions.
  2. Identify blended learning solutions that work best for your organization.
  3. Use blended learning solutions to enhance the learner's experience.
Tasha Lester

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