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February 6, 2013
ASTD Webcast: Stop Wasting Money on Training
March 21-22, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference, Las Vegas, NV
May 8, 2013
CSTD Training Ain't Performance Workshop, Toronto, Canada
July 9-10, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference, Denver, CO
September 16-17, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference,Chicago, IL
October 8-10, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference and Training Ain't
Performance, Arlington, VA
December 4-5, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Mini-Conference, Atlanta, GA
For details about these events, click HERE
To learn more about engaging Harold Stolovitch to speak at
your organization, click HERE
Harold Stolovitch and Erica Keeps are Certified Performance
Technologists (CPT). The CPT designation is awarded by the
International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) to
experienced practitioners in the field of organizational performance
improvement, whose work meets both the performance-based Standards
of Performance Technology and application requirements. For
more information, visit www.CertifiedPT.org.
How did you spend New Year's Eve? We mean before the champagne
and midnight kiss. Everyone seems to have their own New Year's Eve
tradition. Well, so do we!
Each year before the stroke of midnight, we do our annual goals
and objectives. It's true! We set very specific objectives for the
coming year and we review them on New Year's Eve as well as write
them for the coming year.
Before you conclude that we are total nerds or are hung over from
the days of MBO, think again. What better time to review the past
year, refocus what are key desired performance outcomes and set
verifiable objectives...not just resolutions?
Being husband and wife, business partners and co-authors is challenging.
The good news is we can set goals and specific objectives that address
every aspect of our lives including professional, financial, social,
spiritual, cultural and family relations ones. How about health
and fitness and community service? Yes, those too are important
focus goals. For a printable list of our Goals and Objectives Categories,
Why are we sharing this with you? We believe that we are fortunate
to be in a field that is applicable to so many aspects of our lives
and not just to the workplace. The establishment of goals and objectives
is not reserved for the business setting alone. It is a powerful
and helpful means for accomplishing what is important at work, at
home, with family and friends, for leisure, in our communities and
for our own development.
No party hats, noisemakers or poor service in overpriced restaurants
for us. However, we do clink glasses and enjoy our champagne! Happy
New Year to each of you!
All the best,
Erica and Harold
Off the Press!
Stolovitch was recently interviewed by two separate publications,
Talent Management magazine and T+D magazine.
Harold's interview with Talent Management, released
in their December 2012 edition, is titled, "Is Potential
All Their Is?" In it, he questions whether "high
potentials" are always the best candidates for leadership.
To read this interview, click HERE
and turn to page 42.
In his interview with T+D, Harold discusses topics
such as characteristics and skills required for today's learning
professionals, the most important trends emerging in the training
and development profession within the next decade as well
as much more. To read his T+D interview, click HERE.
Webcast: Stop Wasting Money on Training
this "three-act webcast," Harold Stolovich, co-author
of the award-winning Telling Ain't Training, presents
practical methods for learning and performance professionals
to avoid wasting valuable dollars and time in training, and
improve learning, retention, and ROI. The amounts of money
organizations invest in training keeps escalating from year
to year. Since 1991, annual training budgets in the U.S. have
grown from $43.2 to $125 billion - a whopping 290% increase!
This is a worldwide pattern.
Are organizations getting value for their dollars spent?
Is training accomplishing what it should? What's the ROI?
This fun, interactive webinar is divided into three acts,
each examining how we as learning and performance professionals
can avoid wasting valuable dollars and time in training. Act
One focuses on whether we are using training appropriately.
It asks: To train or not to train; what are the alternatives?
Act Two responds to the question: Even when training is appropriate
and necessary, is it ever sufficient? In Act Three, we address
the question: How can we improve our training to maximize
learning, retention, and ROI?
To learn more, click
Cruise in France with Erica and Harold
August 13-20, 2013
miss this opportunity to enjoy an incredible river cruise
along the Seine from Paris to Normandy round trip; come aboard
Avalon Waterway's Creativity Cruise Ship and experience beautiful
staterooms (most with French balconies), excellent cuisine
and warm hospitality. Each day you dock and explore a town
with a local guide. There's time to shop, relax and take in
the incredible views.
With a maximum of 140 passengers, you'll have plenty of time
to meet new people while "hanging out" with Telling
Ain't Training authors, Harold Stolovitch and Erica Keeps.
This 8-day journey starts at $2,849 per person. For a limited
time, you can take advantage of a $500 per person discount
or if traveling alone, the single supplement will be waived.
This river cruise is our fifth. Each and every one has been
a unique experience. Paris is Paris - no need to say more.
This particular departure focuses on the history of the Normandy
Beaches and the art of the Impressionists.
Book through Erica Keeps (firstname.lastname@example.org
or 310-286-2722) to take advantage of these savings and for
special amenities including author chats and wine tastings.
You don't have to be in our field to join in this incredible
journey. Significant others and friends are not only welcome,
but will have a great time.
Learn more about cruise highlights and day-to-day itinerary
by clicking HERE
or visiting avalonwaterways.com.
Don't delay as there are a limited number of cabins available
on this sailing.