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    • Thursday, July 20, 2017
    • See description for details

    Please join us for ATD-MAC’s Summer Social!

     This year, we are adding a fun challenge – an escape room! We will start the social at Escape This!, an escape room adventure that will use your problem-solving and teamwork skills to solve riddles and challenges. Once we’ve all escaped, we will head around the corner to Findorff for snacks, beverages, and networking.

    You are able to attend just the escape room, just the event at Findorff, or, better yet, both! Members and non-member guests are welcome.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

    What: ATD-MAC Summer Social

    When: July 20th, 2017. Escape room begins at 2:30, drinks & apps at Findorff at 4:30

    Where: Escape This! is located at 120 E Wilson St. #2; Findorff is located at 300 S. Bedford St.

    Why: Networking & FUN!


    • Thursday, August 17, 2017
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • M3 Insurance 828 John Nolan Dr. Madison, WI

    Creating Culturally Diverse Instructional Design - A case study from Jordan

    Thursday August 17, 2017

    Location: M3 Insurance

    Speaker: Deb Laurel

    Description:

    What happened when accelerated learning design techniques were introduced to a culture only acquainted with lecture as a training methodology? The participants not only absorbed the adult learning principles, they applied them in wonderful new ways. This program will give you the opportunity to experience creative learning activities designed by Jordanian participants for teambuilding, communication, win/win negotiation, conflict management and gender violence. You will learn how the activities are being used to address current issues that impact Jordan - and leave with learning activities that you can use in your own programs


    Objectives: 

    1.    discuss the cultural context within which the learning activities were designed;

    2.    participate in five accelerated learning activities designed by Jordanians to affect cultural change;

    3.   assess how they can use these learning activities in their own training programs; and

    4.    report their key take away from the session.


    Presenter Bio:

    As the principal of Laurel and Associates, Ltd., I have been a workplace learning and performance improvement consultant for over thirty years. I have been internationally recognized as a quality trainer of trainers and a specialist in curriculum design. I taught management, train-the-trainer and supervisory topics for the Executive Management Institute and the Small Business Development Center in the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin- Madison for twenty-eight years. 

    Since studying with Dr. Madeline Hunter of UCLA to become proficient in the Mastery Teaching Model, I have provided train the trainer seminars and certification programs on a national basis for over twenty years and on an international basis since 1998.

    I have designed and delivered curricula for public, private and nonprofit agencies, as well as for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the United States Agency for International Development. My curriculum design ideas and learning activities have been frequently published in training compendia. My Masters Degree is from UW-Madison. 


Past events

Thursday, June 15, 2017 Using High Leverage for Lasting Cultural Change
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Building Resiliency Quotient
Thursday, April 20, 2017 Coaching
Thursday, March 16, 2017 Ensuring Flawless Virtual Events - Online Event
Thursday, February 16, 2017 Using PowerPoint to Make Presentations Shine
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Going Agile: Straight Talk for Your Training and Design Teams
Monday, November 14, 2016 ATD & Midwest Chapter Regional Conference
Monday, October 10, 2016 Learn How to Leverage E-Learning to Propel Your Organization's Training Forward
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Linking Learning to Performance Management
Monday, August 15, 2016 Leveraging Business Partnerships for Learning Success
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2016 Summer Social at Coliseum Bar
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Beyond Learning Styles: Using DISC to Improve Facilitation Effectiveness
Thursday, June 16, 2016 Not Just a Knack: Presentation Skills that Will Up Anyone's Game
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Grow! 2016 Learning Summit
Monday, April 18, 2016 Managing Difficult Participants
Thursday, March 17, 2016 Using Assessments in Employee Development
Thursday, February 18, 2016 Learning Style Refresher
Thursday, January 21, 2016 ATD-MAC Annual Kick-off Celebration
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Using Improv Games for Maximizing Learning
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The Corporate Web: skill transfer for learning and development professionals
Thursday, September 17, 2015 Bringing Learning to the Leadership Table
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 2015 Summer Social at Vintage Brewing Company
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Online Tools and Resources for Learning and Development
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Lean In: Insights for Mentoring and Coaching
Friday, June 19, 2015 Online CPLP Informational Webinar
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Crucial Conversations: An Overview with Applied Insights
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Influencing without Authority
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Finding Sanity in Uncertainty - How to Handle Transitional Stress
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Appreciating Differences in Learning: Introversion and Extroversion
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Serenity: How to Handle Challenging People
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Annual Holiday Social
Thursday, November 06, 2014 Bring Your Webcast A-Game
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Designing Presentation Visuals for Deep Learning
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 The Unlikely Partnership: Talent Development & Marketing
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Summer Social at Bonfyre Grille
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Learning Management System Roundtable
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Learn to Love Mentoring
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Benchmarks in Training
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Exploring Visualization: Adding It to Our Training Tool Kit
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Did They Get It? 46 Ways to Check Learner Comprehension Before They Leave Your Session
Thursday, February 13, 2014 Love to Learn! 2014 Learning Summit
Thursday, January 16, 2014 The Healthy Trainer: How to Ensure You Lead a Well-balanced Life as a Trainer
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Holiday Social and Trainer Throwdown
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Turning Classroom Training into Web-Based Learning
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Coaching Skills for Learning & Development Professionals
Thursday, September 12, 2013 Building a Team With Talent (A Strengths Based Approach)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 Learn/Do/Share – A New Approach to Linking Knowledge to Performance
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Summer Social at Bonfyre Grille
Thursday, July 18, 2013 Tips For Success When Working Remotely
Thursday, June 20, 2013 Why, When and How to Do Effective Needs Assessment
Friday, May 24, 2013 Accountability: Becoming the Totally Responsible Person
Thursday, May 09, 2013 Online Tools & Resources for Learning & Development
Thursday, April 18, 2013 Idea Generation Tools: Move Beyond the Brainstorm to What Really Works
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Best Practices in Learning & Development
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 UW Madison SIG Test 2
Thursday, February 28, 2013 UW Madison SIG Test
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Laugh for the Health of It: Fire up Your Learning with Laughter
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 Good Game Design for Great Training
Thursday, December 13, 2012 What Are We Thinking? Innovation!
Thursday, November 29, 2012 The 8 Dimensions of Leadership
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 Articulate Storyline: Application, Best Practices, & Lessons Learned Hands-on Workshop
Friday, October 26, 2012 ASTD Special Event - Equine-Guided Learning
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Change Anything from VitalSmarts
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Monthly Program - Change Anything from VitalSmarts
Thursday, August 23, 2012 Summer Networking Social at Sundance
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 Rethink. Retool. Re-Engage. Let's Re-Energize Our Learners
Thursday, June 28, 2012 Best Practices in Onboarding
Thursday, May 24, 2012 Coaching for Success
Friday, April 27, 2012 The Truth About Performance Appraisals - But What To Do Instead?
Thursday, March 29, 2012 Engaging Learners in the “Orderly Conversation,” Tried & true techniques for engaging today’s learner
Thursday, February 23, 2012 2012 ASTD Learning Summit: Learn Inspired, Live Inspired - Afternoon Only
Thursday, February 23, 2012 2012 ASTD Learning Summit: Learn Inspired, Live Inspired
Thursday, February 23, 2012 2012 ASTD Learning Summit: Learn Inspired, Live Inspired
Thursday, February 23, 2012 2012 ASTD Learning Summit: Learn Inspired, Live Inspired
Thursday, February 23, 2012 2012 ASTD Learning Summit: Learn Inspired, Live Inspired
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Articulate: Application, Best Practices, & Lessons Learned Hands-on Workshop
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Captivate & Articulate: Application, Best Practices, & Lessons Learned Hands-on Workshop
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Captivate: Application, Best Practices, & Lessons Learned Hands-on Workshop
Thursday, December 01, 2011 2011 Holiday Social, State of the Industry Address, and Panel Discussion
Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Captivate: Application, Best Practices, & Lessons Learned Hands-on Workshop
Wednesday, November 09, 2011 Make Training Stick, with Marlo Foltz and Angela Prestil
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Trends & Issues: Navigating a Path to Organizational Leadership
Wednesday, October 05, 2011 Articulate: Application, Best Practices, & Lessons Learned Hands-on Workshop
Thursday, September 15, 2011 Building a Feedback Culture
Thursday, August 25, 2011 *Free Special Event*, Summer Social 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Monkey Business Institute
Tuesday, July 12, 2011 Mission Possible: Decode the Secrets to Online Learning Success
Thursday, June 16, 2011 The Crucibles of Management On-boarding & Development
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