Professional Development Webinars

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IACET's Professional Development 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 Professional Development 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 select webinars free and most others for a small fee per webinar. You can become an Individual Member fast and easy, join now.

Note: IACET is proud to offer premiere continuing education experiences for the general knowledge of our members. IACET however does not provide Continuing Education Units for these webinars. For accredited providers that offer CEUs for their courses, see our list of accredited providers.

Would you like to offer a webinar in partnership with IACET?  Submit your proposal for consideration.

Professional Development Webinars Overview

When Title Presenter
May 24, 2022

Show the World What You're Made of with Digital Credentials

How do you stand out in the workplace? With the growth of digital credentials, it has become easier than ever to promote your awesome self. This session will cover what digital credentials are and how to maximize the benefits.

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the types of digital credentials
  • Describe the options for sharing digital credentials to maximize visibility
  • Understand the parts of the digital badge and how to maximize the benefits
Meghan Conan
June 2, 2022

Employer-based English Programs that Deliver Results: Best Practices for Upskilling your Workforce Efficiently and Effectively
There is a national focus on upskilling and reskilling workers for the jobs of the future, but immigrants, refugees, and speakers of other languages are often left out of these initiatives simply because they lack the English skills to participate.  Enabling English learners with the skills they need to communicate effectively in your workplace is critical to equity and inclusion, promotes a collaborative environment, and helps you promote from within. It’s a win-win, and it’s easier than you think.
By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:
  • Identify best practices for workplace-based English programs in any sector.
  • Measure workplace program successes.
  • Discuss the benefits of upskilling learners lacking English skills.
Katie Brown
June 9, 2022

Create Webinar Campaigns to Engage Your Target Audience

With the evolvement of technology, you have a unique opportunity to capture the attention of your target audience; increase services and sales to existing customers; and convert prospects into customers by facilitating relevant and engaging webinars, which have a conversion rate of 11 times more than other online methods. Webinar delivery requires strategies that resonate with your target audience. To achieve your webinar objectives, learn to couple development processes with a webinar campaign to ensure that your registrants and attendees are engaged prior, during, and after the webinar event.

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Discuss the nuance between webinar tactics and strategy.
  • Explain the conversion process of prospects to customer.
  • Identify ways to engage virtual learners before, during, and after webinar events.
Christine Bosworth
June 16, 2022

Artificial Intelligence for Augmenting Skilling, Reskilling, and Upskilling

In a recent global survey by McKinsey, 87% of executives said they were experiencing skill-gaps in the workforce or expected them within a few years. But less than half of the respondents had a clear sense of how to address the problem. As a training provider and continuing education provider, wouldn't it be wonderful if you could leverage technology and address the 'how' part of the problem?

In this webinar we’ll be talking about how to take advantage of AI to augment skilling, reskilling, and upskilling initiatives. And we’ll also be evaluating as to how AI can help us tackle the forgetting curve challenge and enable the learning content to meet where the learner is.

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Learn how to go about implementing an AI-enabled skilling framework.
  • Tackle the forgetting curve challenge by implementing an AI enabled nudge learning model.
  • Implementing an AI enabled virtual coach to meet the learner in the flow of work.
  • How to go about making your content AI ready.
Rahul Singh
June 23, 2022

Virtual Relationships: The New Frontier

Building professional relationships has always included a unique set of challenges. In today’s world, professionals who are working together are often not in the same geographical location and may never or only occasionally meet face to face. Working relationships are built through virtual interactions, adding another layer of complication to the relationship building process. In this session we will explore the challenges inherent in building virtual relationships and brainstorm solutions for managing those challenges.

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Identify challenges associated with virtual relationships.
  • Describe techniques for building positive relationships within the virtual setting.
  • Select one technique to implement with their virtual relationships.
Tricia Berry
June 30, 2022

Forget the Tech: The "People to People" Approach to Virtual Training

The challenge: How do we push the technology to the background and make the people the focus of our online deliveries? Hint: it’s not by turning on the cameras! Keep all training about the people, connect early and often, make eye contact when necessary but most importantly, stay TUNED in to the audience’s nonverbal cues. Stop, look, and listen to the learners regularly and customize your training to meet the needs of all learners.

This is the “People-to-People” approach to virtual learning.  It means you do not lose sight of what is most important in training – the people. The more you focus on the people, NOT the camera and technology, the more impact any training can have on learning transfer. It takes more than clever activities, exercises, or mastery of coloration tools like breakout rooms and whiteboards to bring your virtual delivery to the next level.

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to identify:

Why it’s important to embrace the “People-to-People Approach” to virtual learning.

  • How to make learners the focus of your lesson, and use technology just as tool.
  • Techniques to influence environmental, emotional, and intellectual engagement using the InQuire Engagement Framework®.
  • How to manage a 5 Step-Cycle that encourages a People-to-People Design: Intent, instruction, application, practice, and mastery.
  • How to coach your L&D colleagues to virtual excellence to ensure everyone is successful.
Karen Vieth
July 7, 2022

Assessing your Learning Objectives and Assessment Strategy

How do you know that you are assessing the right skills and competencies? What do you want the people with your designation or credential to be able to know and do? How do you know that they can achieve the benchmarks you developed? Has your needs analysis to determine what people should know and do comprehensive enough?

In his upcoming webinar, Dr. Charles Chaffin, author, educator, and consultant, will explore these questions, specifically how to develop assessments that help you ensure that your organization is measuring the right outcomes in the right way. In this interactive session, he will talk about the process of developing good assessments as well as refining existing ones to ensure that your organization is meeting the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Charles Chaffin
July 21, 2022

Fact or Fiction? Debunking Common Myths in Adult Learning

Have you ever heard that there are different learning styles? Can you teach to the left or right brain? Do you really forgot 50% of everything you learn the next day? Adult learning is riddled with myths, and some facts, that can often lead to confusion when creating content, assessments and learning objectives. This webinar will help you to de-bunk some of the common myths and develop strategies to over some of those truths.  

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

·       Discuss ten common myths in adult learning

·       Develop strategies for overcoming common barriers or truths in adult learning

·       Analyze how these myths have impacted your current learning strategy

Delaney King
September 8, 2022

Writing in Plain Language

It is estimated that some of us read over a thousand words a day. Which means are brains spend a lot of time processing, storing, and deciding which information is the most important. As an educator, it is vital that you can write clearly and concisely in order to avoid confusion and convey your message in the simplest way possible. This webinar will teach you tips and tricks for writing in the plainest language and delivering the message you want to your audience.

By the end of this webinar, learners will be able to:

  • Define what plain language is and how it differs from professional language
  • Review the benefits of plain language
  • Implement the methodology to writing for your reader, instead of yourself
  • Study examples and practice writing in plain language 
Delaney King
September 29, 2022

Structure for Accountability

The success of any purposed organization relies upon having a structured learning and Development department that is accountable – one that trains employees with authority and is analytical in its approach to the training effort.  This session focuses upon creating a results-driven learning and development function within your organization, and documenting that function with authority in writing.   Learning and development managers need to adhere to a defined structure, award training credits fairly, and establish appropriate responsibility and control systems to assure quality training delivery.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Differentiate alternative models for structuring your overall learning and development function.
  • Distinguish between internal educational operating units: learning creation, learning delivery, learning maintenance and the training audit.
  • Identify organizational positions to be responsible and carry the authority for different learning and development units/activities.
  • Ensure high quality efforts in employee development by incorporating specific standards for adult education in the learning and development function
  • Calculate and maintain CEUs allocated to both learning events and individuals.
William Rothwell
Sandra Williams
Aileen Zaballero
November 10, 2022

Selling the Line on Learning: Communicating Internally

L&D Managers engage in a wide variety of activities, practices, methods and protocols in the professional work of human resource and organizational development.  Understanding needs, designing educational programs to meet those needs, and assessing the outcomes of learning are skills which L&D professionals employ.  L& D Managers also have a broader purpose to their work – a goal of achieving professional excellence for internal members and improving the whole organization. As L& D Managers, we are good at explaining what we do and how we do it, but we are not always good at expressing the actual benefits of high-quality employee learning to internal executives and line managers.  This session highlights areas of L&D practice that need to be shared with line management in order to effectively communicate the real benefits of employee education and development. It will also cover different methods of internal communication, and the ethical sensitivities of expressing and documenting employee learning.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify areas of L&D practice that should be shared with internal line managers and organizational executives.
  • Present L& D efforts as an opportunity undertaken for the benefit of all members.
  • Discern effective methods and techniques for effectively communicating with line managers and executives about L&D results.
  • Appreciate the ethical sensitivities to communicating adult learning needs, progress and opportunities.
William Rothwell
Sandra Williams
Aileen Zaballero


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