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December 4-5, 2013
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Event, Atlanta, GA
February 20-21, 2014
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Event, San Diego, CA
March 26-27, 2014
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Event, Nashville, TN
June 11-12, 2014
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Event, Charlotte, NC
September 9-10, 2014
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Event, Seattle, WA
October 23-24, 2014
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Event, Denver, CO
November 4-5, 2014
ASTD Telling Ain't Training Event, Washington, DC
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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.ispi.org.
(Almost) New Year!
can hardly believe another year has almost flown right by! Can you?
Seems like only yesterday that we were planning our summer vacation...and,
now it's history! It's getting chilly...even in Los Angeles!
It is time to reflect on the year that has passed and the year ahead.
For us, 2013 has been a great year. We added several new clients
and welcomed back some former ones. We expanded our offerings with
the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and their
corporate and government clients. We spent quality time with our
three surrogate grandkids and aging parents. We traveled to Edinburgh
(Military Tattoo and Fringe Festival), to London (six plays and
a day visit to Highclere Castle/Downton Abbey), to Paris (finally
went up in the Eiffel Tower and took an art-themed river cruise
from Paris to Normandy) and to Berlin (fabulous art and architecture).
We crafted "retirement" plans for the third, or was it
the fourth time!
We hope that your year was filled with health, happiness, professional
and personal enrichment...and a few surprises!
Best to you and yours!
Erica and Harold
Tools, Techniques and Other Tantalizing Tidbits
This is the third and final installment of this three part
"Tips" series of articles. To read the first two,
This concluding piece focuses on creating learner Aha's
- moments of sudden insights.
To boost learning effectiveness, instructional designers
must be able to create activities that capture learner attention
and trigger a surprising, yet important, piece of learning
that is likely to remain with the learner perhaps forever.
The Aha activities can also drive home a key instructional
point or generate a worthwhile discovery. Rather than talk
about Aha activities, let's experience them.
to continue reading this article.
In the past, ASTD Telling Ain't Training (TAT) events have
been held exclusively in major metro areas such as Chicago
and Atlanta. In 2014, that's changing. TAT will be held in
destination locations including Nashville, Seattle and San
Diego. We are very excited to bring TAT closer to participants
in these communities. For those traveling to an ASTD TAT event,
these new locations offer destinations with lots to see and
do and the potential of a tie-in mini vacation.
We are pleased to announce the following dates and locations
- February 20 & 21: San Diego, CA (Hilton San Diego
- March 26 & 27: Nashville, TN (Gaylord Opryland Resort)
- June 11 & 12: Charlotte, NC (DoubleTree Suites by
Hilton Charlotte - SouthPark)
- September 9 & 10: Seattle, WA (The Arctic Club Seattle)
- October 23 & 24: Denver, CO (Embassy Suites Denver
- Downtown Convention Center)
- November 4 & 5: Washington, DC (Hyatt Dulles)
Information on these
events will be on
ASTD's website (www.astd.org)
in the coming weeks.
What to Give Your Employees and/or Colleagues This Holiday
Give them the gift of knowledge! After 10 years, Telling
Ain't Training has been updated, expanded and enhanced
to reflect almost a decade of progress to give readers a fresh
look at what works and what doesn't in the world of training
and learning. Fans of the best seller will be relieved to
find that its lively, user-friendly tone has been carefully
preserved. In fact, this is a book that faithfully practices
what it preaches, engaging the reader from page one and immediately
involving them in the first of many try-it-yourself exercises
in learning. This second edition adds a new section that addresses
technology and learning conceptually and provides rich examples
and pragmatic considerations. The ultimate goal of the book
is to offer the reader an opportunity to break through learning
barriers, to separate learning myth from research-based findings,
and to dispel counterproductive beliefs and practices that
harm the instructional process.
To learn more, read
a sample chapter or order a copy, click HERE.
At HSA Learning & Performance
Solutions LLC, we've seen a lot over the years.
We know the business of learning. We know the role human
performance plays in business success. We know how to
uncover and address needs, then create appropriate solutions.
We pride ourselves on helping organizations achieve
high levels of performance - and success. HSA
is a leader in workplace learning and performance improvement.
Our proven learning and performance solutions have helped
maximize employee performance at hundreds of organizations
throughout the world. Our principals, Harold D. Stolovitch
and Erica J. Keeps, share a common passion - developing people.
Together they have devoted a combined total of over 80 years
to make workplace learning and performance both enjoyable
and effective. Their dedication to improving workplace learning
and performance is reflected in the workshops they run internationally
on training delivery, instructional design and performance
consulting. Together, they are co-editors of the first two
editions of the Handbook of Human Performance Technology
and co-authors of the best-selling, award-winning series of
books Telling Ain't Training - Updated, Expanded and Enhanced,
Training Ain't Performance, Beyond Telling Ain't
Training Fieldbook and Beyond Training Ain't Performance
Fieldbook published by ASTD Press. They are also co-authors
of the Wiley/Pfeiffer Learning & Performance Toolkit
Series. To learn more, click HERE.
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