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
December 12, 2019

Effective Test Questions

Writing effective questions for tests, certifications, and other types of training is essential to assessing learning outcomes and participant knowledge. However, training around writing quality questions is not provided in many subject areas or graduate programs. This webinar will focus on some of the basics of writing high quality assessment items. To meet this focus, the following outcomes will be addressed where participants will: 
• Examine test items to avoid correct answers using common test-taking strategies; 
• Discuss specific ways to phrase questions and answer alternatives to ensure the question is measuring the intended knowledge; 
• Analyze types of questions and phrases applicable to writing questions in accordance to Bloom’s Taxonomy. 

Elizabeth Pearsall
January 9, 2020

3 Secrets to Designing Effective Job Aids

Job aids are the staple of adult training. They're easy to reference and not nearly as intimidating as bulky manuals. But, if they aren't designed well, you run the risk of handing out materials that will be thrown out and teaching concepts that will be quickly forgotten. In this session, Mimeo will share lessons learned from their training customers on how to design and distribute effective job aids that make your training "stickier".

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe what a job aid is and why it's effective
- Explain how to connect a job aid back to learning objectives
- List basic graphic design principles for job aids
- Glean "tips from the trenches" for handing out job aids

Katie Flanagan
February 13, 2020

Public Speaking: The Missing Soft Skill of Learning Industries

A Carnegie Institute of Technology study once stated that "85% of your success in the next five years will depend on your ability to speak and communicate your ideas." However, it has become evident that most educators lack the training they need to successfully do just that - communicate with adult learners. In order to actively engage participants, it's integral to understand that speaking to adults does not look the same as speaking to children. Most presenters naturally mimic the skills their teachers or professors used on them at a much younger age. As a result, subject matter experts often fall victim to presenting important information in a dull and uninteresting manner. The consequences of this can include the tuning out of or even walking out of training. Given the overall lack of readily available coaching on how to become a competent speaker, this webinar will provide helpful insight on improving your communication style in adult learning environments.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Highlight major differences between training adults vs. children
- Explain why engagement matters in a learning environment
- Observe and identify body language and what is being communicated through it
- Implement techniques to remove a monotone voice

Daniel Pennington


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