TDF Sessions

June 7, 2006

Four, count 'em four, opportunities to schmooze and discuss informal learning with Jay at Training Directors Forum in Palm Springs next week.

Jay Cross , Internet Time Group , Chief Scientist
Jay Cross is an internationally acclaimed strategist, consultant, and designer of corporate learning and performance systems.He is the author of Implementing eLearning, founder of Internet Time Group (whose clients include IBM, Cisco, Defense Acquisition University, and SmartForce), and a has just completed a book on Informal Learning.Jay coined the term eLearning. He developed the first business program offered by the University of Phoenix. He coaches organizations on performance improvement and marketing. He often writes white papers, articles, and presentations that help vendors educate their cust Picture not available
* Informal Learning Community
Date/Time: Sunday, Jun 11 04:30 PM – 05:30 PM
Monday, Jun 12 04:30 PM – 05:00 PM
Track(s): Peer Community,
Session ID: Community5
Description: Join a facilitated discussion with your peers. Share what you've learned with the group and discover how informal learning improves performance. Let's share what we know about:

  • BEST PRACTICES for communities of practice, culture change, and systems thinking.
  • LEVERAGING informal learning (which is, after all, most of the learning going on in your shop).
  • MAXIMIZING THE RETURN from the ultimate learning technology, conversation.
  • CONVINCING EXECUTIVE management to invest in informal approaches.
* Learning with the Stars
Date/Time: Tuesday, Jun 13 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Track(s): Keynote,
Session ID: Keynote5
Description: We've challenged six industry masters to model great learning design and delivery, as well as provide great content. Get ready for fast, fun and focused learning nuggets. These masters will give you a snapshot of their content then provide follow-up in special breakout sessions. Learn about:

  • Using Resources Wisely: Managing a Small Training Department Carolyn Balling, Head of Training, Independent Consultant
  • Informal Learning Jay Cross, Managing Director, Workflow Institute
  • Beyond ROI: 5 Measures That Every CEO Should Know Laurie Bassi, President, McBassi & Company
  • The Need for Speed – Training Triage: Performance-base Solutions Amid Chaos, Confusion, and Changes Lou Russell, author,Training Triage, President/CEO, Russell Martin & Associate
  • From Piloting to Planning: A Toolkit for E-Learning Strategy Development Mike Flanagan, Vice President, Consulting, Intrepid Learning Solutions
  • Valuing Learning’s Contribution Tony O'Driscoll, Researcher, IBM Almadean Services Research

Join each of these presenters for their followup breakout sessions on Tuesday, June 13 from 2:00-3:00pm

* Informal Learning
Date/Time: Tuesday, Jun 13 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Track(s): Breakout Session,
Session ID: 303
Description: People learn how to do their jobs informally–talking, observing others, trial-and-error, and simply working with people in the know. Formal training and workshops account for only 10% to 20% of what people learn at work. Those who leave informal learning to chance leave money on the table. Join us to find out how companies have applied informal learning to:

  • IMPROVE knowledge worker productivity 20% – 30%.
  • INCREASE sales by Google-izing product knowledge.
  • GENERATE fresh ideas and increase innovation.
  • TRANSFORM an organization from near-bankruptcy to record profits.
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