The Next Big Thing!

  • September 14, 2017
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Northwestern Mutual Corporate Office, 1 Northwestern Mutual Way, Franklin
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What's new, you ask?

In today’s fast-paced world, technology is transforming the workplace and how we learn. Creating new and engaging experiences is vital to ensuring success in any learning environment.

Join us for this mind-expanding event to discover the right tools and strategies that will support your business goals. You'll hear from experts in the talent development field who will share some leading-edge applications and best practices, as well as their thoughts on technology and learning in the future.

Program Description

  • Get the inside scoop on Articulate 360, Articulate's new subscription that includes all of the apps and resources you need to create beautiful, interactive e-learning courses. Articulate 360 includes both Storyline and Rise, plus a slew of other authoring tools. The subscription also includes access to course assets, live online training, and a time-saving project review app. 

    You'll also learn about Storyline 3, the latest perpetual version of the popular authoring tool.

  • Receive hands-on experience with Mindmarker, an award-winning training reinforcement application, that increases retention, creates lasting impact, and drives behavior change.
  • Gain insights about The Experience API (xAPI), also known as Tin Can API. This e-learning software specification allows you to offer learning experiences that happen outside of an LMS.

After the presentations, listen and participate in round-table discussions to deepen your learning while sharing ideas with colleagues. 


5:00-5:30 pm Networking & Refreshments
5:30- 6:45 pm Presentations
6:45 - 7:45 pm Round Table Discussions
7:45 - 8:00 pm Wrap-up 

About Our Presenters

Mike Enders  is the Director of Content for Articulate, where he heads up the in-app content pipeline. He is an accomplished e-learning professional known for innovation and leadership. Mike is also an award-winning educator and online training guru who applies video game learning principles and cognitive learning theory to training development. 

Julie Ariens is the Leadership Development Program Lead at Northwestern Mutual, where she has gained experience using Mindmarker. She has extensive team management and broad based HR experience. Julie specializes in leader development, brain-based coaching, and management consulting.

Aimee Raines is a Human Resources/Talent Development Professional with an emphasis in organizational development, succession planning, individual development, career planning, technical and professional skill training, and coaching. Aimee will speak about her experience using Mindmarker.

Aaron Silvers  works with leaders and teams to accelerate innovation, cost savings, and organizational effectiveness aligned with business objectives in high compliance environments. He has a lethal combination of experience designing and leading development with the big two eLearning standards (SCORM and xAPI), a past life as a K-8 librarian and an M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Wisconsin. He has a knack for bringing people together as a community to tackle wicked problems and deliver on big, innovative ideas.   

An expert in learning technology with experiences as CLO, talent management, strategy and leadership consulting roles, Aaron lives his passion for learning, collaboration and community building. He created the Data Interoperability Standards Consortium, building partnerships between government, military, business, higher education, and other trade groups, open-source efforts, and standards organizations to improve education and talent development internationally and across industries.

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