It’s the perennial question—how do we engage our learners? This year’s cutting edge, 2-day Special Event offers you a 360° opportunity to learn about Whole Brain® Thinking to engage learners, as well as to share and learn from your peers using Open Space Technology. Our speakers, Anne Herrmann-Nehdi and Tom Leahy, will guide us through this 2-day learning journey.
During Day 1, Anne Herrmann-Nehdi will engage and inspire our Whole Brain® Thinking. Whole Brain® Thinking focuses on showing people how to use their whole brain—not just the parts with which they feel most comfortable. It acknowledges that while different tasks require different mental processes, and different people prefer different kinds of thinking, organizations will get better results when they can strategically leverage the full spectrum of thinking available. To help in our understanding of this, each event attendee will complete the HBDI Assessment® prior to the event (and included in the registration fee). You will receive your assessment results upon event check-in to reference during the morning.
Later that afternoon, Tom Leahy will start our Open Space experience! Open Space is an incredible meeting technology developed by Harrison Owens, who observed the tendency for people to self-organize into groups. He created a process that facilitates a high degree of spontaneity, choice, and personal responsibility that fits perfectly with today’s learners.
We will spend Thursday afternoon uncovering potential session topics, expertise, and questions that revolve around learner engagement. Tom will cover the necessary details and boundaries that make this technology work as the participants look forward to a day of self-selected learning and sharing of topics in demand by their peers on Friday.
Friday will be filled with five sessions, of your choosing, based on the topics you and other attendees determined. Using the “Law of two feet,” be ready to request sessions from others who may have a skill or experience that you seek. It is also an opportunity to bring your own “bag of tricks” by coming prepared to share your expertise and/or your favorite go-to resources (e.g., books, articles, games) for learner engagement. You know what you want to learn – participate in what is meaningful to you. Join us on this exciting quest!
Thursday, October 29 & Friday, October 30
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
UWM – School of Continuing Education
Click here for more information [link to: http://sewi-atd.org/fall-special-event-engagelearners ]
Things are on the move here at SEWI-ATD, and we welcome all members and guests to come along. We hope you like our new website, the new e-blasts and now, we have a blog! Come back often to see what's new.
As president, I am proud of the programs and activities that this year’s SEWI-ATD team of board members and volunteers is bringing to you. We had rave reviews for the February and March presenters and the next program on April 24th – Education + Expertise = Empowerment, promises to be another success. It is a very timely topic that is currently trending in the media and in TD magazine.
In addition to new looks, we started a Professional Development Network (PDN) for talent & organizational development professionals. Whether you are a consultant out on your own or an internal practitioner, you will find the discussion themes applicable to what you do. These events are open to everyone, free of charge. Take a look at the programs and dates, and come join us.
SEWI-ATD exists for the talent and organizational community. Our purpose is to serve you. It’s our job to keep you informed, help you advance in your career, and continue to develop your skills and knowledge. SEWI-ATD provides ways to acquire new skills, learn from leaders in our industry, and network, not only in Milwaukee, but also in our region and nationally.
That means, this is a two-way street. What do you need? I invite you to send us your ideas, tell us what challenges you face in your careers, and what you would like to see offered by SEWI-ATD.
I look forward to seeing you at our next program on April 24th!
Contact Usadmin@sewi-atd.orgPhone: 608-204-9815Association ManagersSeth TrickelHeather L. Dyer, CAE