ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter Events


Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, February 05, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Landry's Seafood House (Lighthouse Room) 7209 S. Clinton Street, Denver, CO 80112
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    Embracing and Employing 2020 Design Trends in Your Learning Programs with Thomas Toth

    From web design trends and marketing trends to video and music trends, 2020 has already be referred to some as 20-plenty. The design experts have made their predictions and Thomas will share those with you. What are the creative trends that you should be paying attention to? How are the design, photography, and video trends of 2020 going to impact your training projects this year? Can your training programs and presentations be improved by embracing some of the 2020 trend predictions? Let's find out together during this fun, interactive session. 

    Speaker:


    Thomas Toth

    Founder and President dWeb Studios 

    Thomas Toth has over 20 years of global experience in the design and development of training programs and educational technology. He has led the creation and implementation of global learning initiatives for companies like Western Union, Janus Capital Group, and SafeNet. As a consultant, he has designed training programs for clients such as CHANEL, DiSH, Kelly-Moore Paint, Swarovski, Newmont Mining, the Walmart Foundation, Airgas, Murale and Trizetto.

    Mr. Toth is a recognized as an expert and innovator in the area of online learning and is a regular speaker for the Association for Talent Development (ATD), and has delivered presentations to the eLearning Guild, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), BOMI and Pepperdine University. He is the winner of ELearning! Magazine’s Learning Champion Award 2016 in the category of Mentor.

    Mr. Toth is the author of the books Technology for Trainers, first and second edition, and a contributing author to both the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals and Michael Allen’s eLearning Annual 2012. His work in the area of leadership program development lead to an ASTD BEST award for training and development in 2008. In 2016, Learning! Magazine recognized Mr. Toth as a Learning Champion winner in the category of Mentor. Thomas is currently the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter Vice President of Technology. 

    Schedule:

    5:30 to 5:50 pm - Networking
    5:50 to 6:00 pm - Chapter announcements
    6:00 to 7:00 pm - Presentation

    7:00 to 7:30 pm - Questions

    Location: 

    Landry's Seafood House - Lighthouse Room

    7209 South Clinton Street, Englewood, CO 80112 [Map]

    Refreshments:

    Appetizers and a drink are included with registration. 

    Investment:

    Members: Included with membership
    General public: $30.00
    Partner chapters: $20.00
    Sponsors: Complementary

    EAC: Complementary 


    • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Virtual Meeting - Information provided 24 hours before session
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    CPLP Virtual Study Group

    2020 Spring Cohort

    Free Information Session


    This free information session will give you an overview of the the Virtual Study Group and what you can expect. 

    Who can register:

    • The session is open to anyone, anywhere who is interested in pursuing the CPLP certification.
    • International participants are welcome.
    • ATD National or Chapter membership is not required.

    Meeting Details:

    Participants will receive the virtual meeting logon at least 24 hours before the session. The virtual meeting times are:
      • 4:30-6:30 PM Pacific
      • 5:30-7:30 PM Mountain
      • 6:30-8:30 PM Central
      • 7:30 - 9:30 PM Eastern

    Cohort Registration:

    Please note, this event is only the free information session. If you would like to attend the entire cohort group, please register for all three sessions:

    The CPLP Virtual Study Group sessions are held on Tuesday evenings for 13 weeks. This cohort runs from February 11 to May 5, 2020. 

    • Tuesday, February 18, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Virtual Meeting - Information provided 24 hours before session
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    CPLP Virtual Study Group

    2020 Spring Cohort

    Free Orientation Session


    This free information session will give you an overview of the the Virtual Study Group and what you can expect. 

    Who can register:

    • The session is open to anyone, anywhere who is interested in pursuing the CPLP certification.
    • International participants are welcome.
    • ATD National or Chapter membership is not required.

    Meeting Details:

    Participants will receive the virtual meeting logon at least 24 hours before the session. The virtual meeting times are:
      • 4:30-6:30 PM Pacific
      • 5:30-7:30 PM Mountain
      • 6:30-8:30 PM Central
      • 7:30 - 9:30 PM Eastern

    Cohort Registration:

    Please note, this event is only the free information session. If you would like to attend the entire cohort group, please register for all three sessions:

    The CPLP Virtual Study Group sessions are held on Tuesday evenings for 13 weeks. This cohort runs from February 11 to May 5, 2020. 

    • Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
    • 13
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    New and Potential New Members

    Meet and Greet Orientation

    Welcome to the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter! New members (those who've joined in the last 6 months) and individuals considering joining the chapter, are welcome to join us for a quick introduction to ATD and to meet other new members. We'll talk about upcoming events and how to get the most out of your membership. Drop in for a few minutes or the whole event, we just want to meet you! 

    Investment:

    The orientation is complementary, but please register so we know to expect you. Members, please log into your account before you register. 

    Location: 

    Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 [Map]

    Refreshments:

    Pizza and a beverage are provided.

    Parking:

    Parking is available behind the restaurant. 



    • Wednesday, March 04, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Blue Moon Brewing Company, 3750 Chestnut Place, Denver CO 80216
    • 32
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    Immersive Technology that will Change Learning in 2020 and Beyond 

    With Anders Gronstedt, PhD


    Immersive learning had a breakout year in 2019 as we saw the release of a new generation of mobile Virtual Reality (VR) headsets and an explosion of mobile games. Don’t expect the innovation to slow in 2020. Dr. Gronstedt’s presentation will focus on four areas.

    Mobile Learning Games

    2019 was the year of gaming. Call of Duty Mobile had 100 million downloads in its first week, in the learning space, the Gronstedt Group’s Walmart Spark City game was downloaded 300,000 times. The Black Friday level allowed Walmart managers to practice getting their stores ready for the customer crush on their phones and iPads, building skill mastery and retention with a game that’s engaging and fun. The presentation will explore how such “first-person thinker” games can provide a risk-free virtual rehearsal space for skill practice and building the cognitive equivalent of muscle memory. 

    Virtual Reality Learning is Coming (Yes, really this time!)

    It’s been almost four years since VR hit retail shelves. Yet, VR learning never advanced beyond proof-of-concept at most companies. This changed in 2019 when Oculus Quest blew the doors open for mobile VR enterprise learning at scale. Dr. Gronstedt will discuss how this new generation mobile VR is poised to transform learning in 2020. With unlimited do-overs, learners can maximize “reps and sets” to accelerate skill development. We’ll discuss how to develop multiplayer VR sims where students and instructors can interact with each other. 

    3D Simulations Designed for Realism and Learning

    We’ll spend some time discussing how to develop human-centered learning simulations with tutorials, feedback, guided practice, engagement and scenario design. The presentation will include examples of VR simulations and mobile games where learners practice skills under a variety of stressful conditions. 

    Augmented Reality is Coming Next Decade (not next year)

    If the 2010s was about the smartphone, the ‘20s promise to be the decade of the smart glasses. Augmented Reality (AR) will give workers superpowers. The AR revolution will happen - and it will be amazing - but not until later in the decade. 

    Bring your questions and plan to join us for a lively conversation. 

    Speaker:

    Anders GronstedtAnders Gronstedt, PhD

    President of The Gronstedt Group

    Anders Gronstedt is an author, public speaker, and entrepreneur. He is an advocate of using Next-Gen Learning tools to advance real-world skills through virtual and augmented reality training, game, and simulation-based learning. The Gronstedt Group has been instrumental in helping global companies like Walmart, KPMG, Novartis, Google, HP, DaVita, and Kimberly-Clark improve performance with innovative learning approaches. Anders is a former faculty member of the University of Colorado Boulder and his articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review and ATD’s TD magazine. 


    Schedule:

    5:30 to 5:50 pm - Networking
    5:50 to 6:00 pm - Chapter announcements
    6:00 to 7:00 pm - Presentation

    7:00 to 7:30 pm - Questions


    Location: 

    Blue Moon Brewing Company

    3750 Chestnut Place, Denver, CO 80216 [Map]


    Refreshments:

    Appetizers and a drink are included with registration. 


    Investment:

    Members: Included with membership
    General public: $30.00
    Partner chapters: $20.00
    Sponsors: Complementary

    EAC: Complementary 

    • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
    • 14
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    New and Potential New Members

    Meet and Greet Orientation

    Welcome to the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter! New members (those who've joined in the last 6 months) and individuals considering joining the chapter, are welcome to join us for a quick introduction to ATD and to meet other new members. We'll talk about upcoming events and how to get the most out of your membership. Drop in for a few minutes or the whole event, we just want to meet you! 

    Investment:

    The orientation is complementary, but please register so we know to expect you. Members, please log into your account before you register. 

    Location: 

    Pizzeria Locale 550 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203 [Map]

    Refreshments:

    Pizza and a beverage are provided.

    Parking:

    Parking is available behind the restaurant. 



    • Wednesday, April 01, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Landry's Seafood House (Lighthouse Room) 7209 S. Clinton Street, Denver, CO 80112
    • 37
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    Designing for Memory with Patti Shank

    Look at typical workplace learning content and you’ll see issues that make it more difficult to learn, remember, and apply. Content that overloads memory. Writing that makes it hard to understand intended messages. Design that is confusing and hard to follow. Too few activities that we know are needed to promote application on the job.

    Designing for memory means intentionally making it easier to learn, remember, and apply!

    Here’s the (very) good news. Research offers instructional, writing, usability, and information design principles that show us how to make instruction work better for how we learn and apply. Patti Shank PhD is the author of Write and Organize for Deeper Learning, Practice and Feedback for Deeper Learning, and Manage Memory for Deeper Learning. She’s an internationally recognized instructional designer, researcher, and learning analyst who makes these tactics clear and actionable in her books and workshops.

    In this session, participants will apply research-driven and actionable tactics that help us:

    • Understand memory so we can work with it and not against it
    • Reduce needless mental effort
    • Make content clearer and easier to understand

    Speaker:

    Patti ShankPatti Shank, PhD, is an internationally-recognized learning analyst, writer, and translational researcher in the learning, performance, and talent space. Dr. Shank holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Innovation, Instructional Technology from the University of Colorado, Denver and a Masters degree in Education and Human Development from George Washington University. Since 1996, Patti has been consulting, researching, and writing through her consulting practice, Learning Peaks LLC (pattishank.com). As the best research-to-practice professionals tend to do, Patti has extensive experience as a practitioner, including roles such as training specialist, training supervisor, and manager of training and education. Patti has also played a critical role collaborating with the workplace learning’s most prominent trade associations—working, sometimes quixotically, to encourage the adoption of research-based wisdom for learning.

    Patti is the author of numerous books, focusing not only on evidence-based practices, but also on online learning, elearning, and learning assessment. The following are her most recent books:


    Schedule:

    5:30 to 5:50 pm - Networking
    5:50 to 6:00 pm - Chapter announcements
    6:00 to 7:00 pm - Presentation

    7:00 to 7:30 pm - Questions


    Location: 

    Landry's Seafood House - Lighthouse Room

    7209 South Clinton Street, Englewood, CO 80112 [Map]


    Refreshments:

    Appetizers and a drink are included with registration. 


    Investment:

    Members: Included with membership
    General public: $30.00
    Partner chapters: $20.00
    Sponsors: Complementary

    EAC: Complementary 

    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBA
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    • Wednesday, June 03, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBA
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    • Wednesday, July 01, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBA
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By registering or attending any ATD-sponsored event, I am consenting to the use of my image on ATD’s monthly newsletters, brochures, emails, website, and marketing materialsRefund Policy:  Refunds will be issued up to 5 days before an event, meeting, or webinar.  We are unable to issue refunds later than that date. Contact info@atdrmc.org for more information. Please note, partner events may have different cancellation/refund policies. 


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