Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos Presentation.

A list of "Gamer" traits we'll be discussing at the workshop.

Looking forward to speaking with everyone at the Central Iowa ASTD group on “Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning” on Friday, April 3rd.

At the workshop, we will discuss how to design learning events to leverage MP3 players, video games and other technologies common in the consumer marketplace and have some playing some fun learning and playing games ourselves. We'll also discuss instruction design techniques that work with blogs and wikis and even set up some Twitter accounts.

In the meantime, check out the Gadgets, Games and Gizmos web site for some fun games and information on the topic we'll be discussing. I hope to see you there.

Also, if you have any questions or ideas concerning the topic and workshop, please leave a comment.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Announcing the 2009 Programs!

Karl Kapp, “Gadgets, Games, and Gizmos for Learning”
Friday, April 3rd,
8:00am-Noon at DeWaay Capital Managment

Nancy Smith, “Exemplary Performance: From Provider to
Partner—Working More Consultatively with Internal Clients”

Friday, September 25th,
8:00am-Noon at DeWaay Capital Managment

Clint Padgett, “Project Management: Project Success Method”
Friday, November 6th
8:00am-Noon at DeWaay Capital Managment

To register for all three programs and save big, sign up for the Trio Package!

WLP Award Winner - Most Innovative Training Solution

Winner: Pella Corporation

Concluding the program was Faye Howard from Pella Corporation to share their Most Innovate Training Solution, a technical program and partnership that was developed for their PDSN department, how the program works, and it’s incorporation into their corporate environment.
Photo: The award is being presented to Faye Howard.

WLP Award Winner - Training as a Business Strategy

Winner: Kemin Industries

Another brief break ensued as we transitioned to a presentation by Denise Forney from Kemin Industries on the Tiger Team and their Training as a Business Strategy. Denise invited a guest, a member of the Tiger Team, Herb Elliot, to the stage, who testified to the great benefit of this team and their efforts.
Photos: (Top) The award is being presented to Denise Forney from Kemin Industries, (Bottom) The Tiger Team.

WLP Award Winner - Technology

Winner: Nationwide Insurance
Following a brief break, Dawn Plimmer and Scott McCluer from Nationwide Insurance dazzled the audience with their winning Technology by showcasing the electronic tool for the Nationwide Business Simulation: ADEN.

Photo: Dawn Plimmer and Scott McCluer are joined by their teammates, Jody Noble, Mark Krakau, and Rick Howard.

WLP Award Winner - Measurement

Winner: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage

Next, Catherine Shoenthal-Muse of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage took the stage to display their excellent method of Measurement and their implementation of Kirkpatrick’s Evaluation Model.
Photo: The team behind this winning practice joined Catherine on stage to accept the award.

WLP Award Winner - Coaching and Mentoring Programs

Winner: Allied Insurance
Following the panel discussion, the awards presentations began. Angela Siegfried and Brent Messelheiser from Allied Insurance kicked off this part of the morning with their winning Coaching and Mentoring program. Following their presentation and a brief audience Q&A, they were presented with the beautiful award.
Photo: The award is being presented to Angela Siegfriend and Brent Messelheiser from Allied Insurance.

WLP Panel Discussion

The day began with the Executive Panel Discussion. Representatives were Gary Walljasper from Principal Financial, Joan Jensen from ChildServe, Phil Hodgin from RDG Planning & Design, and Terri Nagle from Sauer-Danfoss. Paul Smith, President of ASTD Central Iowa, moderated the panel discussion. The main focus was the value of learning and development in their organizations.