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Upcoming events

    • 29 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 7449 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC, 27615
    Register

    Social Learning on Draft at Sneaky Penguin Brewing Company

    Had a bad day at work? Need advice or want to offer advice to someone else? Have questions or want to bounce ideas off of others who talk our Learning and Development language?  Then this event is for you! 



    • 30 May 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Edit Beer Co. 1911 Sego Ct Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27616
    • 90
    Register


    Personal: Communication,
    Personal: Collaboration & Leadership
    Personal: Cultural Awareness & Inclusion,
    Personal: Project Management
    Personal: Lifelong Learning

    Professional: Instructional Design
    Professional: Training Delivery & Facilitation
    Professional: Technology Application
    Professional: Knowledge Management
    Professional: Career & Leadership Development

    Organizational: Business Insight
    Organizational: Talent Strategy & Management
    Organizational: Performance Improvement
    Organizational: Change Management
    Organizational: Future Readiness

    • 11 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 54
    Register

     Designing for VR

    ATD Capability Model:

    Professional: Training Delivery and Facilitation
    Professional: Technology Application
    Professional: Career & Leadership Development
    Organizational: Future Readiness

    Description:

    Immersive learning is a powerful tool that can help your team achieve learning goals in a meaningful and hands-on way. But within the L&D field, there is a lot of misunderstanding about what exactly VR can do and how it can be implemented. This can make it challenging to get everyone at your organization, or even just your team, on board with what you need to know to make a successful immersive learning program. Discover the key drivers of a successful VR strategy and learn how to build a plan to launch effective VR learning programs in your organization.

    In this session you will learn how to create a virtual reality pilot project as the stepping stone to an enterprise immersive learning hybrid strategy. You will learn the steps to design and build a virtual reality-based learning experience (LXP) for training employees as part of a companywide emphasis on safety and accident prevention. We will start with the RFP and continue through the pilot, covering milestones along the way. You’ll see examples of storyboards, how to work with SMEs and internal teams (IT, legal, HR, etc.), checkpoints, preparing the environment, the pilot, and performance changes after the LXP—all this through a case study of a recent project!
    In this session, you will learn:

    • How to measure the success of VR
    • How to identify key players and successfully work with them on a VR project
    • How to make the case for VR in L&D
    • Why launching a pilot is a great way to get started

    Presenter:
    Debbie Richards


    Debbie Richards, a seasoned learning architect and self-proclaimed tech enthusiast, is a pioneer in technical writing for learning technologies. With over three decades of experience, she has consistently guided enterprise teams in crafting immersive learning programs that yield tangible results. Her expertise is creating a well-defined vision and roadmap, uniting various tools, platforms, and content into user-friendly, scalable solutions that deliver exceptional user experiences.
    Her commitment to the field extends beyond her professional role, as she passionately mentors fellow learning professionals and holds a director position at L&D Cares, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing coaching, mentoring, and resources to talent development professionals, enabling them to excel in their careers. In addition to her remarkable career achievements, Debbie's contributions to the learning community are evident in her role as the past president of the Association of Talent Development, Houston chapter, and as a former national advisor for ATD chapters.
    Her dedication to knowledge dissemination is further demonstrated through her authorship of "Seeing the Possibilities With Augmented Reality" and "Preparing Your Organization for New Technologies" publications in ATD's TD at Work series. Debbie's profound impact on the learning industry is exemplified by her recognition as a "Guild Master" by the Learning Guild in 2022. This prestigious accolade acknowledges her consistent and high-quality contributions to the community, transforming it into a thriving hub for learning and innovation.

    • 19 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 52
    Register


    Diversity & Learning Content
    June eLearning SIG (virtual only)

    Presented by Candace Marles


    Sponsored by eparamus

    eParamus

    ATD Capability Model:

    Personal: Cultural Awareness & Inclusion

    Professional: Instructional Design

    Organizational: Organization Development & Culture

    Description:

    Join the Research Triangle eLearning community for our June session!

    Have you ever walked into a classroom and felt out of place? Or started an e-learning course, only to be put off by images and unrealistic scenarios that you couldn’t relate to? You were likely distracted and unfocused, and your learning suffered.

    Research shows that learners need to feel seen, valued, and included to benefit from their learning experience fully. As instructional designers and e-learning developers, we have the power to create an inclusive environment where everyone can engage and learn.

    In this session, we’ll survey some simple ways to make a positive impact through our e-learning designs, including through choice of image, coach or avatar, voice types for audio narration, stories, scenarios, and examples, use of inclusive language in our audio scripts and onscreen text, and a person-centered perspective. We’ll also examine the importance of e-learning structure, navigation, and accessibility.

    Along the way, we’ll review some examples, talk about the challenges, and discuss some of the resources that can be helpful in this work. Please bring your favorite examples and resources to share with session participants.


    Guest Speakers: 

    Candace Marles has been a learning and development leader in the RTP area for well over 20 years and has designed e-learning on topics as varied as gender sensitivity, pharmaceutical drug development, LMS administration for training coordinators, and advanced analytics. Working for clients such as the UN Development Programme and The Center for Black Health & Equity has helped Candace understand the importance of inclusive design.

    Connect with Candace on LinkedIn


    • 26 Jun 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 219 Hood Street, Durham, NC, 27701
    Register

    Social Learning on Draft at Ponysaurus Company

    Had a bad day at work? Need advice or want to offer advice to someone else? Have questions or want to bounce ideas off of others who talk our Learning and Development language?  Then this event is for you! 



    • 31 Jul 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 8816 Gulf Court #100, Raleigh, NC, 27617
    Register

    Social Learning on Draft at Lonerider Brewing Company

    Had a bad day at work? Need advice or want to offer advice to someone else? Have questions or want to bounce ideas off of others who talk our Learning and Development language?  Then this event is for you! 



    • 28 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 100 Ryan Road, Cary, NC, 27511
    Register

    Social Learning on Draft at KōMANA Brewing Company

    Had a bad day at work? Need advice or want to offer advice to someone else? Have questions or want to bounce ideas off of others who talk our Learning and Development language?  Then this event is for you! 



    • 10 Sep 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 57
    Register

    Generating New L&D Approaches with Design Thinking

    ATD Capability Model: 

    Personal: Emotional Intelligence & Decision Making

    Professional: Instructional Design

    Description:

    The modern workforce is unique; people have endless options for learning in the ways that best meet their needs. Yet many of the design and development models in L&D are decades old. In addition, we now know that one learning intervention is insufficient to build the skills and competence that will create real change in workplace performance.

    Design Thinking is a mindset, a toolset, and a process that helps learning designers generate new approaches to performance issues. And it’s also fun!

    During this session, we’ll explore:

    • A quick approach to the Design Thinking model
    • How to gain new perspectives
    • How to adapt the model to your situation
    • Techniques for developing empathy, identifying and reframing problems, and generating creative ideas

    Join Connie Malamed (known for The eLearning Coach website and podcast, and more) as she discusses a quick approach to the Design Thinking model. You’ll come away with techniques for developing empathy, identifying and reframing problems, and generating creative ideas for L&D solutions.


    Connie Malamed


    Connie Malamed helps people learn and build instructional design skills at Mastering Instructional Design. She is a consultant, author, and international speaker in the fields of online learning and visual communication. Connie is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. She also publishes The eLearning Coach website and podcast. She was honored with the Guild Master award in 2018 for contributions to the
    learning technologies industry.


    • 18 Sep 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 67
    Register


    Accessible Learning Content
    September eLearning SIG (virtual)

    Presenter To be Announced

    Sponsored by eparamus

    eParamus

    ATD Capability Model:

    Personal: TBA

    Professional: TBA

    Organizational: TBA

    Description:

    Join the Research Triangle eLearning community for our September session!

    More details will be added closer to the event.

    Guest Speakers: 

    Guest Speaker information will be added closer to the event.

    The ATD RTA eLearning SIG is hosted by Alex Cook and Dawn Friedel.
    Please contact us here with any questions or to propose a future topic.

    • 25 Sep 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 6225 Wake Forest Hwy, Durham, NC 27703
    Register

    Social Learning on Draft at ZincHouse Winery & Brewery

    Had a bad day at work? Need advice or want to offer advice to someone else? Have questions or want to bounce ideas off of others who talk our Learning and Development language?  Then this event is for you! 



    • 30 Oct 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 8471 Garvey Dr., Raleigh, NC 27616
    Register

    Social Learning on Draft at Altered State Brewing

    Had a bad day at work? Need advice or want to offer advice to someone else? Have questions or want to bounce ideas off of others who talk our Learning and Development language?  Then this event is for you! 



    • 06 Nov 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 69
    Register


    eLearning Takeaways from the Caroliina Regional Conference
    November eLearning SIG (virtual)

    Presenter To Be Announced

    Sponsored by eparamus

    eParamus

    ATD Capability Model:

    Personal: TBA

    Professional: TBA

    Organizational: TBA

    Description:

    Join the Research Triangle eLearning community for our November session!  Just a few days after the Carolina Regional Conference (atdcrc.com), we will de-brief and review some of the key takeaways as a group.  Whether or not you attend the conference, this is a great opportunity to network, share, and learn from peers!

    More details will be added closer to the event.

    Guest Speakers: 

    Guest Speaker information will be added closer to the event.

    The ATD RTA eLearning SIG is hosted by Alex Cook and Dawn Friedel.
    Please contact us here with any questions or to propose a future topic.

    • 20 Nov 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 209 N Salem St Suite 101, Apex, NC 27502
    Register

    Social Learning on Draft at Oaklyn Springs Taproom - Downtown Apex

    Had a bad day at work? Need advice or want to offer advice to someone else? Have questions or want to bounce ideas off of others who talk our Learning and Development language?  Then this event is for you! 



    • 18 Dec 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 616 N. First Ave., Knightdale, NC 27545
    Register

    Social Learning on Draft at Oak City Brewing Company

    Had a bad day at work? Need advice or want to offer advice to someone else? Have questions or want to bounce ideas off of others who talk our Learning and Development language?  Then this event is for you! 



Past events

14 May 2024 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - Tuesday, May 14, 2024 - Virtual
02 May 2024 Lunch and Learn: Global Mentoring Program
30 Apr 2024 Open House: April 2024
24 Apr 2024 South Line Brewing - Wednesday, April 24 - Social Learning on Draft
17 Apr 2024 Building Trust and Rapport with Stakeholders - eLearning SIG - April 2024 (Virtual ONLY)
27 Mar 2024 Blackbird Brewery - Wednesday, March 27 - Social Learning on Draft
21 Mar 2024 Monthly Program: March
12 Mar 2024 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - Virtual
28 Feb 2024 Edit Beer Co - Wednesday, February 28 - Social Learning on Draft
13 Feb 2024 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - February 13, 2024 - Virtual
31 Jan 2024 Proximity Brewing Company - Wednesday, January 31 - Social Learning on Draft
25 Jan 2024 January Monthly Meeting: Virtual
27 Dec 2023 December Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
15 Dec 2023 December 2023 Member Appreciation Dinner
13 Dec 2023 eLearning SIG - December Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
12 Dec 2023 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - December 2023 (VIRTUAL)
01 Dec 2023 Workshop: How to Facilitate Engaging Virtual and Hybrid Classes
29 Nov 2023 November Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
16 Nov 2023 Monthly Program: November (In Person Only)
14 Nov 2023 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - November 2023 (VIRTUAL)
02 Nov 2023 eLearning SIG - November Lunch & Learn (Virtual ONLY)
26 Oct 2023 Monthly Program: October 2023: In-Person Only
25 Oct 2023 October Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
10 Oct 2023 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - October 2023 (VIRTUAL)
28 Sep 2023 Monthly Program: September Partnership Event (In Person Only)
27 Sep 2023 September Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
20 Sep 2023 eLearning SIG - September Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
12 Sep 2023 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - September 2023 (VIRTUAL)
30 Aug 2023 August Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
24 Aug 2023 Special Event: In-Person Summer Social
23 Aug 2023 eLearning SIG - August Lunch & Learn (Virtual ONLY)
26 Jul 2023 July Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
28 Jun 2023 June Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
22 Jun 2023 Monthly Program: June 2023
21 Jun 2023 eLearning SIG - June Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
14 Jun 2023 Adaptive Culture SIG - June 2023 (VIRTUAL)
13 Jun 2023 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - June 2023 (VIRTUAL)
31 May 2023 May Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
25 May 2023 Monthly Program: May 2023
23 May 2023 Social Learning on Draft: ATD23 Edition
19 May 2023 Special Event: Coffee Talk
18 May 2023 Lunch-time Networking Event (In-Person Only)
10 May 2023 Adaptive Culture SIG - May 2023
09 May 2023 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - May 2023 (VIRTUAL)
27 Apr 2023 Monthly Program: April 2023 - IN PERSON
26 Apr 2023 April Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
12 Apr 2023 Adaptive Culture SIG - April 2023 (VIRTUAL)
11 Apr 2023 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - April 2023 (VIRTUAL)
29 Mar 2023 March Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
16 Mar 2023 Monthly Program: March 2023
15 Mar 2023 eLearning SIG - March Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
09 Mar 2023 Adaptive Culture SIG - March 2023 (VIRTUAL)
23 Feb 2023 ATD Research Triangle Open House: February 2023
22 Feb 2023 February Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
09 Feb 2023 Adaptive Culture SIG - February 2023 (VIRTUAL)
26 Jan 2023 Monthly Program: January 2023
21 Dec 2022 December Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
14 Dec 2022 December 2022 Member Appreciation Event
01 Dec 2022 Carolina Regional Conference - Future Ready Now!
30 Nov 2022 November Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
17 Nov 2022 Monthly Program: November 2022
27 Oct 2022 Monthly Program: October 2022 (Hybrid Event)
26 Oct 2022 October Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
20 Oct 2022 eLearning SIG - October Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
13 Oct 2022 Culture Change SIG - October 2022 (VIRTUAL)
06 Oct 2022 Special Session: October Partnership Event (In Person)
29 Sep 2022 Monthly Program: September 2022
13 Sep 2022 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - September 2022 (VIRTUAL)
08 Sep 2022 Culture Change SIG - September 2022 (VIRTUAL)
24 Aug 2022 August Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
23 Aug 2022 Special Event: In-Person Summer Social 2022
11 Aug 2022 Partner Lunch and Learn: Features You Should Know About, Snagit!
10 Aug 2022 Special Lunchtime Program: Board of Directors Open Roles Info Session
27 Jul 2022 July Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
29 Jun 2022 June Social Learning on Draft - IN PERSON
21 Jun 2022 Culture Change SIG - June 2022 (VIRTUAL)
17 Jun 2022 Special Event: Coffee Talk
14 Jun 2022 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - June 2022 (VIRTUAL)
08 Jun 2022 Lunch and Learn: Power Up Your Development!
24 May 2022 Monthly Program: May 2022
20 May 2022 Special Event: Coffee Talk
18 May 2022 eLearning SIG - May Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
12 May 2022 Culture Change SIG - May 2022 (VIRTUAL)
28 Apr 2022 Monthly Program: April 2022 (Hybrid Event)
22 Apr 2022 Special Event: Coffee Talk
20 Apr 2022 Culture Change SIG - April 2022 (VIRTUAL)
07 Apr 2022 April Munch and Mingle at Boxyard - IN PERSON
24 Mar 2022 Monthly Program: March 2022
18 Mar 2022 Special Event: Coffee Talk - VIRTUAL ONLY
16 Mar 2022 eLearning SIG - March Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
10 Mar 2022 Culture Change SIG - March 2022 (VIRTUAL)
24 Feb 2022 Monthly Program: February 2022
10 Feb 2022 Culture-Change SIG - February 2022 (VIRTUAL)
08 Feb 2022 Learning Trends & Innovations + eLearning SIG - February 2022 (VIRTUAL)
27 Jan 2022 2022 ATD Research Triangle Area Virtual Open House
19 Jan 2022 eLearning - January Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
09 Dec 2021 Monthly Program December 2021
18 Nov 2021 Monthly Program: November 2021
17 Nov 2021 November Workshop: Sententia Level 1 Gamification Certification
28 Oct 2021 Monthly Program: October 2021
21 Oct 2021 Partner Lunch and Learn: Leveraging the Magic of Animated Video
20 Oct 2021 eLearning - October Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
20 Oct 2021 Partner Workshop
06 Oct 2021 Training 101 SIG - October Meeting VIRTUAL
29 Sep 2021 Special Session: September Partnership Event
27 Sep 2021 Student SIG - (Virtual ONLY)
23 Sep 2021 Monthly Program: September 2021
20 Sep 2021 Special Lunch Monthly Program: September 2021 - VIRTUAL ONLY
14 Sep 2021 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - September 2021 (VIRTUAL)
18 Aug 2021 eLearning - August Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
12 Aug 2021 Special Program: Board of Directors Open Roles Info Session
10 Aug 2021 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - August 2021 (VIRTUAL)
05 Aug 2021 Special Event: In-Person Social August 2021
21 Jul 2021 eLearning - July Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
24 Jun 2021 Monthly Program: June 2021 - VIRTUAL ONLY
16 Jun 2021 eLearning - June Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
08 Jun 2021 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - JUNE 2021 (VIRTUAL)
08 Jun 2021 Special Lunch Monthly Program: June 2021 - VIRTUAL ONLY
20 May 2021 Monthly Program: May 2021 - VIRTUAL ONLY
11 May 2021 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - MAY 2021 (VIRTUAL)
22 Apr 2021 Monthly Program: April 2021 - VIRTUAL ONLY
21 Apr 2021 eLearning - April Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
19 Apr 2021 Student SIG - April 2021 (Virtual)
07 Apr 2021 Training 101 SIG - April Meeting VIRTUAL
25 Mar 2021 Monthly Program: March 2021 - VIRTUAL ONLY
17 Mar 2021 eLearning - March Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
15 Mar 2021 Student SIG - March 2021 (Virtual)
09 Mar 2021 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - MARCH 2021 (VIRTUAL)
03 Mar 2021 Training 101 SIG - March Meeting VIRTUAL
25 Feb 2021 Monthly Program: February 2021 - VIRTUAL ONLY
18 Feb 2021 eLearning + Student SIG - February Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
15 Feb 2021 Student SIG - February (Virtual ONLY)
04 Feb 2021 Training 101 SIG - February Meeting VIRTUAL
28 Jan 2021 2021 ATD Research Triangle Area Virtual Open House
14 Jan 2021 eLearning SIG - January Meeting (Virtual ONLY)
12 Jan 2021 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - JANUARY 2021 (VIRTUAL)
06 Jan 2021 Training 101 SIG - January Meeting VIRTUAL
20 May 2020 eLearning SIG - May Meeting -VIRTUAL ONLY
10 Oct 2019 eLearning SIG - October Meeting (rescheduled from Sept. 12)
09 Oct 2019 Training 101 SIG - October Meeting
08 Oct 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - October Meeting
08 Oct 2019 Virtual Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - October Meeting
27 Sep 2019 Workshop: September
26 Sep 2019 Monthly Meeting: September
19 Sep 2019 A Seat at the Table SIG - September Meeting
18 Sep 2019 Special Event: September
10 Sep 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - September Meeting
04 Sep 2019 Training 101 SIG - September Meeting
22 Aug 2019 Monthly Meeting: August (Summer Social)
10 Jul 2019 Training 101 SIG - July Meeting
27 Jun 2019 Monthly Meeting: June
11 Jun 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - June Meeting
06 Jun 2019 eLearning SIG - June Meeting
05 Jun 2019 Training 101 SIG - June Meeting
23 May 2019 Monthly Meeting: May
14 May 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG / A Seat at the Table SIG - May Meeting
09 May 2019 May Munch and Mingle at The Frontier
01 May 2019 Training 101 SIG - May Meeting
25 Apr 2019 Monthly Meeting: April
23 Apr 2019 Munch & Mingle - April
18 Apr 2019 A Seat at the Table SIG - April Meeting
11 Apr 2019 eLearning SIG - April Meeting
09 Apr 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - April Meeting
03 Apr 2019 Training 101 SIG - April Meeting
28 Mar 2019 Monthly Meeting: March
21 Mar 2019 A Seat at the Table SIG - March Meeting
15 Mar 2019 Munch & Mingle - March
12 Mar 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - March Meeting
07 Mar 2019 eLearning SIG - March Meeting
06 Mar 2019 Training 101 SIG - March Meeting
28 Feb 2019 Monthly Meeting: February
21 Feb 2019 A Seat at the Table SIG - February Meeting
12 Feb 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - February Meeting
07 Feb 2019 eLearning SIG - February Meeting
06 Feb 2019 Training 101 SIG - February Meeting
24 Jan 2019 ATD RTA: January Open House

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