What's In Your Toolkit?!? Spring Into Training with the TD PDN "Dollar Store Challenge!"

  • March 13, 2020
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Tri City National Bank, 6400 S 27th St, Oak Creek, WI 53154
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  • Free for SHRM members with registration code

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Even though Winter can seemingly last forever (if February was 30+ days, we may all just go bonkers), March 13 will be here before you know it! If you attended our Training Delivery Professional Development Network (TD PDN) meeting in December, you know that our next topic will be What’s in Your Toolkit?!? We want everyone who attends to come ready to share the best of what they bring to set-up the room for successful training and/or to create an engaging environment.

To make it really fun, we would like to invite you to what we're calling The Dollar Store Challenge! The idea is to bring 10 of a specific item you use to make learning fun and sticky for your learners (yes, you may have to spend up to $10, however, buying more isn't necessary and is optional if you already have 10 items to share).

For example: Andy will be bringing 10 dollar-store-quality beach balls (<$9 on Amazon) that he uses to get people talking in class .

When you bring your 10 items, we'll all swap them for 10 different items and come away with 10 new ways to engage our learners and build our toolkits. It will be like a cookie exchange for learning tools!

Please come prepared to (briefly) demonstrate how you use inexpensive items to make learning memorable for the people you train. It should be a blast, and we’ll even have prizes for the most unique items and ideas.

We want to express a huge "thank you," to Suzanne Goreki and our host, Tri City National Bank, in Oak Creek!

A call for additional venues:

We are also seeking hosts for our 2020 Summer, Autumn, and Winter TD PDN meetings. If you know of an organization (yours?) that would be willing to host a TD PDN meeting, we’d love to hear from you! Please send a message to community@sewi-atd.com if you have a potential meeting space. Remaining 2020 dates include June 12, September 11, and December 11, each running from 8–10:30 am. To set space expectations, we've had as many as 60 people attend in the past.

Finally, we have the results from the December TD PDN meeting, here. Thank you to all who contributed their wonderfully engaging icebreakers and energizers, and keep the ideas coming. We’ll all be better for it if we share and learn from this amazing community of trainers!

All the best from your TD PDN leaders,

Jennifer Buchholz, Sue Keith and Andy Marris

This session will be co-facilitated by Training Delivery PDN Leaders Jennifer Buchholtz, Susan Keith, CPLP, and Andy Marris, CPLP. Jennifer is the founder of Excel and Flourish, Susan is the VP of Community Relations for SEWI-ATD, and Andy is a former SEWI-ATD Chapter President and an L & D Manager at MRA. These three facilitators bring an amazing repertoire of experiences, skills, and insights on how to lead successful training sessions, and they're looking for you to add to the mind share.

Doors will open at 8:00am for registration, check-in, and networking. The main program will begin at 8:30am and will end at 10:00am. There will be time from 10:00-10:30am for additional conversations and networking.

This event supports elements of the new ATD Capability Model, including Training Delivery and Facilitation. 

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