Innovative Learning Group is very active in various industry events.
June 26, 2013 – Free ILG Webinar: Learning Technologies: New Paradigms for Learning and Performance Support
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (EDT), Register online by June 25
Join CEO Lisa Toenniges and gain insight on how learning technologies — from authoring tools and Internet applications to a wide array of digital services — are providing new opportunities for learning and performance support.
Lisa, with special guest Lead Programmer and Learning Technology Consultant Matt Kurtin, will show several examples of performance improvement solutions successfully using this new technology today.
At the webinar’s conclusion, participants will be able to:
- Describe new ways to approach learning and performance support using new technologies
- Identify technology-based solutions to fulfill performance needs using a standard performance improvement model
- Explain how technology impacts learning roles and the skills needed to be successful in the industry today.
May 25, 2013 – Infusing Human Performance Technology Into the Instructional Systems Design Process
39th Annual ABAI Convention, Minneapolis
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. CDT
Many of us are involved at one time or another in the process of developing training. Sometimes training is the right solution, and in other situations, another solution may have more impact. Join CEO Lisa Toenniges when she speaks at the B.F. Skinner Lecture Series during the Association for Behavior Analysis International’s (ABAI) annual convention. Lisa’s session will be based on a robust job aid that includes more than 100 best practices for infusing human performance technology into the instructional systems design (ISD) process.
She will pose two questions:
- If training is the right solution, how do we build performance-based training?
- If we are involved in a training project where a non-training solution may help improve performance, how do we share these ideas throughout the ISD process?
At the end of the session, participants will be able to: describe multiple, viable ideas to infuse more performance improvement when working through the ISD process; and demonstrate subtle techniques to educate clients on how to improve performance.
To learn more or to register for the convention, select ABAI.
May 19, 2013 – From Concept to Concrete: Eight Factors in Mobile Design
ASTD 2013 International Conference & Exposition, Dallas
Noon – 1:15 p.m. CDT
You have an idea for a mobile learning solution, but how do you turn it into reality? Although basic instructional design principles and practices still apply, mobile is a different beast from "traditional" e-learning. It can take several forms, and it can be delivered on many devices. Information architecture, user interface, and use of text and media are critically important. What's more, the devices themselves offer unique features and functions that can be leveraged for a multi-faceted learning experience.
Join Lead Instructional Designer and Learning Consultant Susan Fisher as she explores the factors instructional designers should address as they develop their initial idea into a designed mobile solution. Through examples and scenario activities, participants will learn how to apply these factors to real-world mobile solutions and leave with a set of steps that will help them approach their next mobile project in a rational way.
For more information and to register, select ASTD.
May 16, 2013 – ILG Team Presenting at the ISPI Michigan Practitioners’ Forum
International Society for Performance Improvement – Michigan Chapter
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Detroit Marriott Southfield Hotel, Southfield, Michigan
The Innovative Learning Group team will once again be presenting at the International Society for Performance Improvement Michigan Chapter Practitioners’ Forum. What’s on tap this year?
First up, a cracker-barrel session that answers the gamification question, “If you build it, will they learn?” ILG Programmer Walter Schirmacher and Project Manager Mike Blahnik will lead a discussion that answers:
- What are the underlying principles of gamification?
- When is the right time to use gamification?
- How can gamification be used effectively?
But that’s not all! Attend the meeting and you’ll see the performance debut of Business Development Executive Seth VanderVlucht as he leads ILG team members in a 99-second presentation of “Mobile: It’s About Results!”
To learn more about gamification and to find out how mobile is all about results, join us! To register, go to ispimi.org.
April 16, 2013 – Bloomin’ Performance – A Chat n’ Chew
THE Performance Improvement Conference 2013
Silver Legacy Resort, Reno, Nevada
12:45 p.m. – 2 p.m. PDT
In 1956, Benjamin Bloom and a group of cognitive psychologists at the University of Chicago wrote the Taxonomy of Educational Objectives: Cognitive Domain. Since then, this six-level description of thinking has been used to organize cognitive processes from simple to complex. But, is it still relevant in 2013? We think so. Join ILG representative Eileen Banchoff to see how ILG leverages Bloom’s Taxonomy with its clients to drive performance-based learning and assessment based on higher-level critical tasks.
For more information or to register for the conference, go to ISPI.
April 4, 2013 – WMU Training and Development Class
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
ILG Chief Executive Officer Lisa Toenniges and Project Manager Mike Blahnik will be co-presenting to a group of students at Western Michigan University. Mike will be speaking on the skills and knowledge he gained working at ILG, and Lisa will be discussing the skills and requirements needed to be a good manager, and how a person can acquire them.
March 6, 2013 – Free ILG Webinar: Next Steps for Optimizing Your E-Learning Toolkit
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. EST, Register online by March 5
Join Lead Programmer and Learning Technology Consultant Matt Kurtin and learn how technology advancements, such as mobile learning and cloud-based solutions, are impacting e-learning development. Matt will examine some of the most common e-learning tools and predict how they’ll fare in the near future. He’ll also look at what skills will be needed by development teams to make the best use of these tools as their capabilities change.
During the webinar, participants will learn:
- How adoption of mobile devices changes the e-learning tools that can/should be used
- How adoption of cloud-based software changes the e-learning tools that can/should be used
- What instructional designers and managers should do now to prepare for these changes
February 21, 2013 – IMPACT 2013: An Automation Alley Event
1 p.m. – 7 p.m. (EST), Sterling Inn Conference Center, Sterling Heights, Michigan
The annual IMPACT business conference explores what it means to have IMPACT in today's economic environment, how to take advantage of key resources for business growth, and how to connect with clients, colleagues, and customers.
Visit ILG’s exhibitor table to see view the company’s latest apps, meet key staff members, and learn how ILG can help you with your training and performance support initiatives.
Go to Automation Alley for more information.
February 13, 2013 – How Learning Technologies are Enabling New Paradigms for Learning and Performance
Kaiser Permanente Headquarters, Oakland, California
3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PST
CEO Lisa Toenniges will be speaking to training and performance department employees at Kaiser Permanente, a not-for-profit managed care consortium, about how new learning technologies, such as social media and mobile, are providing new paradigms for learning and performance support.
January 30, 2013 – The Boeing Company ISPI Virtual Chapter
CEO and ISPI President-Elect Lisa Toenniges will be speaking (virtually) at the launch meeting of the Boeing Chapter of the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI). The Boeing Chapter is the first corporate chapter of ISPI. In addition to welcoming the new chapter, Lisa will talk about the benefits to Boeing in partnering with ISPI.
January 25, 2013 – Next Steps for Optimizing Results from Your E-Learning Software Toolkit – Presented by Matt Kurtin
An Online Forum Presented by The eLearning Guild
Noon – 1:15 p.m. PST
Matt Kurtin, lead programmer and learning technology consultant at Innovative Learning Group, will be presenting the closing session of The eLearning Guild’s two-day Online Forum – eLearning Software: Productivity Tips and Secrets.
In his session – Next Steps for Optimizing Results from Your eLearning Software Toolkit – Matt will address how technology advancements, such as mobile learning and cloud-based solutions, are impacting e-learning development. He’ll examine some of the most common e-learning tools and predict how they’ll fare in the near future. He also will look at what skills will be needed for development teams to make the best use of these tools as tool capabilities change.
In this session, participants will learn:
- How the adoption of mobile devices changes the e-learning tools that can/should be used
- How the adoption of cloud-based software changes the e-learning tools that can/should be used
- What instructional designers and managers should do now to prepare for these changes
Select eLearning Guild to learn more about the Online Forum or to register.