2017 Program Guide

Excellence Share 2017 Event Page

Agenda

8:30 PACT Business Meeting
9:00 Network / Choose a Session
9:20 Breakout Session 1
9:50 Move to Next Session
9:55 Breakout Session 2
10:25 Network / Choose a Session
10:40 Breakout Session 3
11:10 Move to Next Session
11:15 Breakout Session 4
11:45 Closing Comments
12:00 Excellence Share Concludes

Presentations - 9:20-10:25

9:20-9:50

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9:55-10:25

Red Table

Training with the Brain in Mind – The case for “Flexible Seating”

Anne Hendrickson, Work it Co-working

Groundbreaking neurological research developments are changing the way we deliver training. Simple changes to the participant experience can dramatically change how much information they can process and retain quickly.
Flexible seating allows participants to maximize their comprehension and retention as well as integrate their health into their work. And the best part is they will be much more excited to come to training. Learn what flexible seating is and how to implement it into your training.
This information pertains directly to stand up delivery but the concepts may be relevant and applicable to eLearning and mLearning as they can maximize the trainers creativity and productivity as well.
What is Flexible Seating?
Why does it work?
• Maximizes prefrontal cortex function
• Minimizes stress response
• Minimizes discomfort that detracts from learning
• Increases enjoyment and allows participants to “get their steps in
How to implement with and without a budget
• Products
• Training room layout
• Hard return

Anne Hendrickson started her instructional design career in 2001 at American Express (now Amerprise). In 2004 she left to open Downtown Dogs Dog Daycare and Boarding. She used her passion for training and instructional design to develop the best staff in the industry. She founded and currently operates Work it, a co-working space that integrates health and wellness to sedentary jobs and presents nationally on leadership development and employee engagement.

9:20-9:50

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9:55-10:25

Blue Table

PACT Career Enhancement Toolkit

Michael Sunnarborg, PACT Career Enhancement Chair

As part of the support for Career Enhancement of PACT members, we are proposing the creation of the PACT Member Career Toolkit: A collection of tools and resources exclusively for PACT members to help them manage their career journey.

Join PACT Career Enhancement Chair, Michael Sunnarborg, and other PACT members for an opportunity to brainstorm ideas about what could be included in this helpful and valuable toolkit.

Michael Thomas Sunnarborg helps people maintain balance, health, and wellness through transitions in their work, relationships, and life. He provides this guidance through corporate leadership, writing, speaking, and coaching to a wide variety of people and organizations. As the Chief Strategy Officer of Reemo Health, he provides strategic leadership and direction for multiple aspects of the business including product development, project management, education & learning, and marketing communications—helping to provide technology-enabled care solutions for seniors, adult children, care providers, and communities.

9:20-9:50

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9:55-10:25

Green Table

New Payment Systems - Changing The Way We Do Business

Gary Braley, Technically Speaking

One of the biggest changes we are seeing in technology is the revolution in money exchange and payment systems. Credit cards are considered one of the least safe ways to pay for things and now a simple tap of a smartphone on a terminal is all it takes. Why would you write a check to someone when you can send the money directly from your bank account to theirs with one of the dozens of apps available. And by the way, what is bitcoin? You'll need to know if you get hit with ransomware. The banking system as we know it is undergoing a total overhaul and individuals and businesses alike will need to adapt.

Gary Braley has been involved in information technology his entire career. He received a Masters Degree in mathematics with concentrations in computers, education and physics. He has designed, developed and consulted on hundreds of projects in the fields of aerospace and healthcare. Mr. Braley’s parallel interest has always been education. His passion is to make complex technology concepts understandable whether it is for students, business and office professionals, association executives and staff or physicians.

9:20-9:50

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9:55-10:25

White Table

Coaching in Organizations

Lori Spangler, Midwest Dental

During this interactive session, we'll discuss what coaching is, why it is important, and the value of coaching. Coaching skills can be used as a learning practitioner and/or throughout your organization. Hear how Midwest Dental recently rolled out the GROW coaching model and early results.

Lori Spangler is a Senior Learning & Development Specialist at Midwest Dental, and holds graduate degrees in Training & Development, and Communication. For the last 10 years, she has been a certified coach through the Coaches Training Institute and International Coach Federation.

9:20-9:50

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9:55-10:25

Yellow Table

Customized LMS Design

Marlo Stueve, Badiyan, Inc.

An exciting demonstration Badiyan’s LMS “Universal Knowledge™” showing unique interface design customization solutions that have benefited our customers. We will show a sampling of the features of each solution along with a demonstration of loading content in the LMS.

With over 17 years of experience Marlo Stueve is the lead Programmer and LMS System Architect at Badiyan. He has put his extensive knowledge and experience to great use helping Badiyan clients deal with major paradigm shifts in their businesses.

9:20-9:50

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9:55-10:25

Silver Table

Are You Ready For Your Close-up? Getting Started Making Learning Videos

Jill Stanton and Kat Sears, Fredrickson Learning

Videos for learning are becoming more and more prevalent. Are you
ready to start creating them for your organization? We'll discuss:
- When to use video for a learning need
- Considerations when choosing from various approaches to creating video, from using your own devices to hiring professionals
- Key steps and tips for video planning and production
- Lessons learned from our own productions

Jill Stanton has 23 years of experience designing and developing training – 18 years with Fredrickson Learning. Known for her constantly-positive leadership style, she holds the position of Learning Project Manager, and was also the 2014-2015 President of the PACT Board. Her expertise extends to instructional design, instructor-led training, information development, and voice-overs, and she’s worked with numerous public- and private-sector clients.

Kat Sears holds a Masters degree in Digital Communications and has worked at Fredrickson Learning for the past two years as a Digital Developer and Instructional Designer. In addition to her time at Fredrickson, she has five years experience creating video in the marketing/communications field.

9:20-9:50

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9:55-10:25

Purple Table

Storyline 2: MNISPI Elearning SIG Showcase

Anne Groetsch, Tony Munson, Tama Minter, Kristin Soo, MNISPI

Anne Groetsch, Tony Munson, Tama Minter and Kristin Soo will share information on the partnership they took on with The Assistance League (a non-profit) to create a short elearning course for them using Articulate Storyline 2. They will showcase the course and the work processes they used.
Learning Take-aways:
• How the team connected up with The Assistance League
• What work processes were used
• How they built and created the elearning course they developed
• Lessons learned

Anne Groetsch is an Instructional Design Consultant for Wells Fargo in St Cloud , MN. Anne has worked for 20+ years in numerous industries and companies, such as Acesse Corporation (Internet Marketing), Optum (Healthcare), Honeywell (Manufacturing and Technology), Hutchison Technology (Manufacturing), and Creative Memories (Direct Selling Association-DSA company). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Mass Communication, and as Master of Science degree from St. Cloud State University in Training/HRD, with an emphasis in Instructional Design. Anne lives in St Cloud, and her passions include her 11 year old daughter Paige, theatre, scrapbooking and working out.

Tama Minter is a Program Administrator and Online Course Developer for a Continuing Studies department at St. Cloud State University, where she is also responsible for course marketing, LMS management and technical support. She has a background in corporate management, training and operations, a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English from Washington State and a Master’s of Science in Instructional Design and Technology from St. Cloud State. Tama works and lives in St Cloud.

Tony Munson (still getting Tony's bio)

Kristin is an Instructional Design Consultant who has worked across the Twin Cities in industries such as healthcare, third-party logistics, and non-profits. She is currently consulting at a medical device company. She has her Master's Degree in teaching and Graduate Certificate in Instructional Design. She is currently serving on the MnISPI board as the career/networking co-chair, and has also served as the External Communications Chair.

Presentations - 10:40-11:45

10:40-11:10

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11:15-11:45

Red Table

Unclog Your Training with Clean Writing

Joann Lynch, Empowering Performance, Inc.

You know that eating a clean diet of minimally processed food increases your chances for a long and healthy life. Just as you know a regimen of fatty, unhealthy foods can clog your arteries and leave you feeling sluggish and uninspired. But did you know you can apply a similar notion to training?

You can boost the health of your training by using clean writing.

Certainly, writing isn’t a life-or-death situation. However, adding unnecessary words or phrases, or using run-on sentences, will clog your learners’ flow of consciousness as surely as a plate of nachos will clog their arteries. At the very least, this clog can make the learning experience less enjoyable; at its worst, it can result in an ineffectual and frustrating experience for the learner. Come to this session to learn about the benefits of “healthy” writing for robust training.

Joann Lynch is the Vice President of Client Services for Empowering Performance Inc. (EPI). At EPI, Joann ensures clients maintain a fit and healthy training regime with her 20+ years in the industry. Joann had the opportunity to serve on the PACT board for 5 years, which included time as the PACT President. She was honored with the PACT Hall of Fame award in 2014. Contact Joann at jlynch@aboutepi.com or 612.709.7936.

10:40-11:10

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11:15-11:45

Blue Table

Personal Marketing for Your Career

Rick Gorman, Optum Health, and Joyce Laskecke, Fredrickson Learning

It is not enough to be talented and have a killer resume. Rick Gorman will share a coordinated system for marketing yourself to potential employers by knowing how to document your experiences and skills and how to solicit help from others. Joyce Lasecke will provide perspective on what works from a hiring manager viewpoint. Conversation and questions are encouraged during the session.

Rick Gorman has a Masters’ in Education and 15+ years of experience as an instructional designer and writer for the retail and health care industries. Using his experience from an unplanned career transition several years ago, he developed a Personal Marketing system and has used it to help others market themselves confidently. to potential employers.

Joyce Lasecke is co-owner of Fredrickson Learning, where she has interviewed hundreds of learning professionals and hired and coached employees for over 20 years. Through providing temporary staff to clients, she has gained insight to what’s important to learning leaders. She’s always open to speaking with people who are exploring career options.

10:40-11:10

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11:15-11:45

Green Table

Expand Your Learning Nest with the Bird

Sherry Larson, Learning IDeologies

This session will explore the features and functions of the Bird gesture control device, demonstrate how the Bird works, and include a discussion about the future of the Bird for learning.

Sherry Nolan Larson, the owner and president of Learning IDeologies, is a senior learning and development professional with broad-based skills designing, developing, managing, and delivering eLearning, instructor-led learning, and blended-learning solutions for large-scale projects in the healthcare, industrial automation and services, retail, government, airlines, financial services, and telecommunications industries. Her specialties include team leadership, instructional design, business and process analysis, project management, and customer relationship management. She is a past-president of PACT, a current PACT Board Member and was also on the board for Fifty Lanterns International. She holds an MEd degree.

10:40-11:10

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11:15-11:45

Orange Table

What’s Trending in 2017

Morné Swart, SumTotal Systems

Organizations around the world have an unquenchable thirst to understand how to implement and manage learning programs that support their business’ needs. Mature companies recognize that, now more than ever, learning and talent work better together. They’re melding practices and policies and rethinking design and delivery to ensure a better experience for their employees.

Skillsoft’s Global Leader Forum, consisting of 100 top learning and development/talent professionals from around the world, gives us the ability to continuously unearth, adapt and share best practices from our most progressive clients. We most recently asked our forum, “What’s trending in 2017?

Join this engaging session to learn what we found.

Vice President, Global Product Strategy & Transformational Leader Morné has been responsible for leading innovation and driving product strategy with more than 20 years of experience in enterprise-wide HR Technology products and services. He has a passion for building higher-performing organizations by optimizing the effectiveness of people, process, information, and technology.

10:40-11:10

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11:15-11:45

Yellow Table

LMS Replacement Therapy

Michelle Kelly, Empowering Performance, Inc.

Significant learning occurs on the job, but how do you manage and track it? Despite a robust eLearning curriculum, on-the-job training of a geographically dispersed workforce was inconsistent and untamed. The existing LMS lacked ability to track real-world learning activities, which were too extensive for a paper-based system. We forged a customizable cutting-edge technology solution that could grow and evolve with the organization.

Replacing the LMS with an xAPI ecosystem was the answer. It allowed us to electronically manage eLearning solutions already in place, along with a digital checklist of on-the-job learning objectives. Additionally, we were able to integrate content in other formats (video, ILT, documents, third-party courseware) into a single platform for tracking and reporting organizational learning.

Come and learn how an LRS can transform the way you track and deploy formal and informal learning activities. You’ll leave with a better understanding of how this technology can work for you, along with a frank discussion of the challenges we encountered and conquered.

Michelle Kelly founded EPI with a strong sense of what works to develop and retain an organization’s most valuable asset—its people. Michelle has an impressive list of credentials that support her desire to see corporations and individuals succeed. Among these credentials are human resource consulting, process improvement, curriculum design, training and facilitation, and project management. As president and CEO of EPI, Michelle, along with her talented staff, works with local, national, and international companies to develop and implement employee education.

10:40-11:10

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11:15-11:45

Silver Table

Interactive Non-Linear Video

Fred Badiyan, Badiyan, Inc.

Traditional video is set up in a linear format, forcing the viewer to view the video from beginning to end in order to receive the message of the video. With interactive non-linear video that Badiyan has created, the viewer has the ability to receive the message they are interested in at any time during the viewing of the video.

Fred began Badiyan, Inc. when corporate video communications and computer graphics were in their infancy. Today he leads the organization’s expansion beyond traditional production services and computer graphics to distance learning and web-based interactive technology. Fred served as a motion picture sound engineer, director and editor on over 100 theatrical productions, scores of industrial films, television and radio commercials. He has worked on such film classics such as Ben Hur, Spartacus, Antony and Cleopatra, and Lawrence of Arabia. As a businessman, communications professional, and inventor, Fred’s vision and commitment to his clients and staff make him a leader within the worldwide communications industry. He believes in “bringing visions to reality.”

10:40-11:10

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11:15-11:45

Purple Table

Mobile Development with Captivate 2017

Jenny Nilsson, Varma Multimedia Learning LLC

In this session, we'll discuss some basic considerations of all mobile development, compare the Captivate 9 and Captivate 2017 mobile development features, and demonstrate the new "Fluid Box" functionality that makes Captivate 2017 an improved mobile elearning development tool.

Jenny Nilsson is the owner of Varma Multimedia Learning, a custom eLearning design firm. Prior to working in instructional design, Jenny worked in the software industry for 9 years doing project management, design, and quality assurance.


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