6/11 PACT Minnesota

OUR MISSION PACT’s mission is to provide opportunities for learning, networking, and the exchange of ideas among technical training professionals. OUR VISION PACT inspires technical training professionals to lead, develop, explore, network, and grow themselves and their organization in a fun and motivating environment. THE DETAILS PACT (Professional Association for Computer Training), located in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area of Minnesota, is one of the oldest professional computer training associations in the United States. We meet the second Friday of every month to share information, discuss options, and discover answers on the issues and technologies facing today’s ever-changing organizations. PACT is your [...]

6/15 ATD Chattanooga

This event has been submitted for SHRM-PDC and HRCI recertification credit. Our profession is faced with an exciting challenge to embrace and navigate a new landscape. The book, “Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM” (ATD Press, 2020) is helping L&D meet these challenges in the digital age.  In this interactive webinar, hear from authors Lisa MD Owens and Crystal Kadakia how to modernize your learning programs, as they describe the Learning Cluster Design model using images and stories. Learning Objectives: Gain insights on a new philosophy to more easily meet business needs Visualize a strategy to more easily help [...]

6/16-6/18 Learning Ideas Conference

The Learning Ideas Conference brings together researchers and practitioners from around the world, welcoming anyone interested in the uses of technology to improve education and workplace learning. Presenters and attendees at past conferences have come from 50 countries and with a variety of backgrounds, including the following: Researchers in a variety of areas: educational technology, software usability and user experience, cognition, computer science, business practices, and more! Consultants and solutions providers in the e-learning industry. Game designers and developers. Corporate trainers, managers, and directors. Human resources directors and vice presidents. Chief Learning Officers, Chief Information Officers, and others!

7/9 ATD Hawkeye Chapter Intro to LCD Model

Designing for Modern Learning: Redefining L&D's Approach for a Digital Age PRESENTER Crystal Kadakia DATE AND TIME July 9, 2021 at 8:00AM PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Our profession is faced with an exciting challenge to embrace and navigate a new landscape. L&D's world continues to change, yet, based on recent surveys, L&D can't seem to satisfy the C-Suite or our learners. The book, "Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM" (ATD press, 2020) is helping L&D meet these challenges in the digital age. In this interactive webinar, hear from author Crystal Kadakia how to modernize your learning programs, as they describe the [...]

7/22 How to Solve Problems for the Modern Learner w/Wisetail LMS

How to Solve Problems for the Modern Learner —Advice From 2 Learning Powerhouses About this webinar Join Crystal Kadakia, CEO of Learning Cluster Design, and Ali Knapp, President of Wisetail, to dive into how a non-traditional learning model solves modern problems. Two big names in the learning industry are joining forces to provide best-in-class advice for companies of all sizes. Hear their take on the learning landscape as it stands now — and where they see trends going. Both Crystal and Ali have an immense amount of knowledge around learning and development designed to engage modern learners. No one person learns [...]

8/5 Modern Learning Dialogue | Andrew Tiffany | Stealth LCD Model

This month we have resident of Taipei and Teacher Trainer for National Geographic Learning, Andrew Tiffany, share about the learning clusters he is creating and influencing. While he is a huge LCD model advocate, he is currently NOT in an official internal L&D role. He will walk through a recent project he did for his sales team, where they each built a “learning cluster” for their customer education plan. This is a great one to hear how LCD is making an impact anywhere learning is a part of the job and organization. These monthly dialogues are hosted by the LCD Group, [...]

8/12 – ATD Virtual Conference – Building Connections Coast-to-Coast

EXCLUSIVE LCD COMMUNITY DISCOUNT CODE: SPEAKERNET Crystal Kadakia, co-creator of the LCD model, along with many amazing speakers, is excited to be speaking on August 12 at the ATD Virtual Conference - Building Connections Coast-to-Coast. This virtual event brings together four powerful chapters of the Association of Talent Development Professionals - Atlanta, Hawaii, New York and Puget Sound, for an innovative and engaging virtual conference. Learn more and register for this insightful day of more than 30 speakers and 16 plus hours of amazing content.   ATD Virtual Conference - Building Connections Coast to Coast brings together four powerful chapters of the [...]

8/28-9/1 ATD 2021 International Conference and Expos Salt Lake City

Crystal and Lisa are thrilled to be participating in a BIG way at this year's International conference for the Association for Talent Development. This year, you can join in person, regionally, or from home! So pick what works best for you and let's get learning! Register for the following sessions: - 8/28 Pre-conference Full Day Workshop - https://atdconference.td.org/workshops/modernize-your-ld-approach-1 - 8/29 10:30-11:30 am Super session with Crystal tailored towards executives - Learning Cluster Design: The New L&D Model Driving Digital Age Leadership - 8/29 1:00-2:00 pm Mini-Masterclass on the Upgrade Action with Lisa - Upgrade Your Existing Training: First Steps Toward Modernizing [...]

9/9 Modern Learning Dialogue | Jeff Lowndes, Learning Leader at Snapchat

This month, we will have Jeff Lowndes, Learning Leader at Snapchat, share his thoughts on learning in the flow of work, gaps in the industry, and the future of learning. These monthly dialogues are hosted by the LCD Group, who train and consult on the acclaimed Learning Cluster Design model. After 6 years and over 500 workshop graduates, we continue to learn that modern changes every day! Ongoing community and dialogue is what pushes us all to explore new insights! Each dialogue opens with networking, followed by a brief 15 min share from a speaker. The speaker will share their experience and [...]

10/7 Modern Learning Dialogue | Open Topics with Crystal Kadakia

In October, we are going to have our quarterly free-flowing dialogue, so we can explore topics that are most important to all of you. Facilitated by co-creator of the Learning Cluster Design model, Crystal Kadakia, we will explore one or more of the most commonly asked about topics: >> Learner Personas >> Social Learning >> Remote Learning Tech >> Designing in the Flow of Work Come with your stories applying LCD, questions, and curiosities! If you're new to the model, you can learn more by watching the video below and exploring our youtube channel + website: https://youtu.be/gEYftUGLRyA Youtube channeL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeKBsY0J3i3K2hr7-RxK46g Website: [...]

10/8 PACT MN Chapter Meeting [open to public]

Based on the book Designing for Modern Learning (ATD Press, 2020), the author(s) describe the OK-Learning Cluster Design model and an overview of how the model helps Learning and Development (L & D) modernize with less stress and more results. They provide a deeper dive on two of the 5 Actions that make up the model. Case studies and stories make this session a favorite among ATD Chapters. L & D’s world continues to change, yet, based on recent surveys, L & D can’t seem to satisfy the C-Suite or our learners. The authors’ describe what has changed in our landscape [...]

10/9 STC India October Learning Fest

The India Chapter of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) was established in 1999 as a not-for-profit organization. STC India brings together the most skilled and talented technical writers from India and internationally to facilitate the sharing of information about trends, standards, best practices, and experiences within the industry. As a learning organization, we strive to organize learning sessions and provide a platform for the community in India to collaborate. STC India Chapter’s October Learning Fest is a designed to help you catch up with the current trends in documentation and instructional design. Four international speakers share their insights on microcontent, [...]