Sunday, July 24, 2011

Avoiding Training Malpractice: Right Diagnosis, Right Solution

The Avoiding Training Malpractice: Right Diagnosis, Right Solution is part of the 2011 Trainers Institute Series, but anyone can attend.

Workshop Objectives

This workshop will equip you with industry best practice and performance tools to effectively:

  • Plan a strategic and systematic approach to determine true training needs in your company.

  • Requests for training (the common reactive approach)

  • Identifying future training needs in the organization (1-2 years forward, a pro-active approach).

  • Evaluating existing curriculum with the view to continue or discontinue (a current, pro-active approach).

  • Gather information on the job performance of your target group(s)
    Identify job performance gaps and determine the cause(s) of the gaps. (Make the correct diagnosis)

  • Recommend training and non-training performance solutions. (Provide the right solution

  • Build the case for organizational readiness to ensure that the training solution is fully implemented back in the workplace.

For more on the workshop, check out a message from Terrence Donahue by clicking the link below.

Date: July 29, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Tero International

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Avoiding Training Malpractice: Right Diagnosis, Right Solution Workshop

Workshop Overview
It is commonly held that 80% of the training programs conducted in Corporate and Organizational America are done for the wrong reasons. Many companies view training as a "cure-all" for any and all performance problems. Training is offered as a "band-aid fix" or a placebo while the real performance problems remain undiagnosed and untreated. Conducting an effective Training Needs Analysis helps us separate training needs from training wants and keeps us from committing "Training Malpractice." In this 1/2-day workshop you will receive:

  1. A business-proven, systematic process to follow anytime you are trying to determine true training needs and other performance issues

  2. Practical and time-tested job aids to quickly and effectively guide you and your stakeholders through the needs analysis process.
This highly interactive workshop is based on the ASTD Competency Model and includes the latest research along with business-proven methods. You will receive a wealth of practical techniques that you can immediately apply on the job. You will also receive electronic files of all the job aids (checklists, decision tools, and templates) from the workshop material.

Business Outcomes
By applying the business-proven processes in this workshop, you will:

  • Eliminate ineffective and irrelevant training programs by identifying true organizational training needs.

  • Accurately forecast future training needs months in advance so new programs are launched just-in-time and aligned to business and strategic goals.

  • Assess all existing training curriculum to determine if the need for continued offering still exists.

  • Eliminate the "launch 'em and leave 'em approach" to training programs by implementing a transfer-of-training mindset beginning with the front-end needs analysis.

  • Implement a "common practice based upon best practice" for assessing training needs in your organization.

Date: July 29, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Tero International

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Social Media Legal Implications Breakout Session on April 1

Legal Implications of Social Media in the Workplace During the Central Iowa ASTD and CISHRM combined event on April 1, Mark Hudson ( will present on the legal implications of social media. Mark Hudson is a vice president at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C. Mark's work focuses on labor and employment compliance and counseling (including personnel policies and decisions, workplace investigations, affirmative action program compliance, wage and hour advice, and general employment counseling), labor and employment litigation (including equal opportunity, wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment and defense of employment-related claims), and fair housing litigation and compliance. Mark’s breakout session will explore the legal aspects of social tools in the workplace. From Facebook to FMLA, Mark will share his professional insight about the cases that are defining how the law looks at the media landscape. Register for the event at //

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Creative Leader Breakout Session for April 1, 2011 Event

The Creative Leader – What To Do When the Way’s Not Clear

Presented by Mike Wagner (

Skilled speaker, facilitator, business leadership consultant for more than 30 years, Mike Wagner is founder and CEO of White Rabbit Group, a nationwide consulting firm specializing in building effective leadership and unique brands. Mike specializes in identifying organizations’ “sticking points” and implementing changes to get them “unstuck” so they can break through to the next level.

Mike’s breakout will introduce the strategic importance of “creativity” as a leadership competency. Participants will be taught two mental models that support creative leaders in their work. Deeply ingrained assumptions and generalizations regarding how leaders approach their role will be examined. Skills and resources will be shared for attendees to use and apply as part of their practice as HR professionals.

Register for the entire morning event on

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Putting Social Capital to Work

Date: April 1
Time: 8am-Noon
Location: DMACC Campus, Bldg. 7
Cost: $25-$35
Attendance: Live in Person or Live Stream via your computer – your choice!

The Central Iowa chapters of the Society for Human Resource Management (CISHRM) and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) have joined forces to sponsor a 1/2 day workshop exploring the topic of Social Capital. The keynote is being presented by Talent Anarchy (Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen)

"It's not what you know, but who you know that matters." That's how people describe the power of relationships in our personal and professional lives. Learn why it's never been more important to have a strong network of relationships and how to go create one. This session will break down how networks and relationships work and share the "Laws of Connection" that will empower you to create the network you need to be successful.

Central Keynote - 8 AM to 9:30 AM
Breakout #1 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Breakout #2 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
*Refreshments are included in registration

To register: