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    • Friday, July 01, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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     ISPI SoCal Presents 

    Virtual GEMS RoundTable


    Join us to discuss this month's article: 

    11 Trends that Will Shape Work in 2022 and Beyond

    Facilitated by: Bella Castillo

    Our Session Format

    The RoundTable is an exciting approach that stimulates incredible conversation and insight around the topics and trends impacting our discipline.

    We read aloud the RoundTable Guidelines and this session's article for about 15 minutes. Then for the next 45 minutes, we offer everyone in attendance equal time to share their thoughts and experiences on or around the topic. Come explore with us!

    NOTE!  Please download and print the article, or view in browser, for your use during the session (link above).

    The GEMS RoundTable format is provided by Sue Gabriele, President and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems.Website: www.gemslearning.net  Email:  sgabriele@gemslearning.net

    To facilitate and/or propose an article for a future RoundTable, contact Laura Braeunig laura@nationalitc.com

    • Tuesday, July 12, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Zoom
    • 38
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     ISPI SoCal Presents

    How Virtual Reality Will Disrupt Education and Training for the Skilled Trades with Mike Christian



    Mike Christian

    Virtual reality (VR) has the potential to significantly reduce the costs of learning while increasing retention and the depth of knowledge.  Education and training that currently depend on physical locations are being disrupted.  

    Whether you are involved in education and training for skilled trades or are interested in the opportunities of VR, join Mike Christian as he discusses the ins and outs of working with VR.

      Session Description

      Find out why vocational schools, as we know them, may soon go the way of the dinosaur as physical locations fail to face the growing challenges that the pandemic accelerated. VR can meet those challenges.

      • Learn what the current state of the art is in VR capabilities and the pitfalls to avoid when working with a VR developer.
      • See current examples of the disruption that is already under way and why learners are embracing this change.
      • There are many cost considerations that should be considered when developing a VR curriculum. Discover what these costs are and learn what the potential returns on investment can be.

      Vive la VR Révolution!

      About the Speaker

      Mike Christian is a founder and CEO of From the Future, a leader in immersive technologies focused on improving the human condition through enhanced learning, therapy, and rehabilitation. Utilizing degrees in Economics and Computer Science, he spent the last twenty plus years creating virtual worlds and artificial intelligence for Atari, THQ, and From the Future. 

      His latest book, titled How Virtual Reality Will Revolutionize Training and Education, Christian draws on decades of experience creating virtual worlds and developing VR applications for training, therapy, and rehabilitation to clearly communicate the potential of this new medium. You will not only learn how VR will enhance training and education but also how it might hold the key to developing heightened intelligence. 

      In his spare time, Mike enjoys riding his Harley on the back roads of Texas, doing standup comedy, and thinking about the future convergence of virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and block chain technologies. To learn more about Mike and From the Future check out  www.linkedin.com/in/mike-christian-272b4b and www.ftfvr.com/.


      #improvement #learning #performance #instructionalDesign #ISPI #ISPISoCal #VirtualReality #VR

      • Tuesday, August 02, 2022
      • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
      • Zoom
      • 47
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       ISPI SoCal Presents

      Performance Improvement at the Speed of Change, with Holly Burkett


      Holly Burkett, PhD

      Join this interactive session to explore best practices for equipping leaders, teams, and employees with the critical skill-sets and mindsets needed to combat burnout, spur motivation, and drive performance in a climate of perpetual churn and change.

      Don't get left behind the performance curve as the speed of change intensifies!

        Session Description

        Increased demands for evidence-based processes have heightened use of performance improvement in both the private and public sector. Yet sustaining momentum for performance improvement in the face of accelerated change is an aspect of practice that is often overlooked and underestimated. Many leaders and teams are struggling to keep up with chronic disruption, with rates of change fatigue, burnout, frustration, or apathy rising at precisely the time when more change is precisely what organizations need in order to reset for the “next normal."

        Key concepts we will explore:

        • Key indicators of change fatigue and burnout
        • Impact of burnout upon productivity, morale, and organizational commitment
        • Assessing your organization’s resiliency level
        • Systemic approaches for growing organizational resilience
        • Implications for HPT practice

        About the Speaker

        Holly Burkett, PhD, SPHR, CPT is an accomplished performance consultant, change leader, and talent builder with over 20 years experience helping organizations develop resilient learning and performance capabilities for improved engagement and operational excellence. Formerly with Apple, clients have included: National Park Service; Chevron; State Bar of California; Seva Foundation; and the National Security Agency. She is an Associate of the ROI Institute and a certified ROI professional, with additional certifications as a Prosci® certified change practitioner, certified SPHR, and certified Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coach. Former Editor of ISPI’s PI Journal, she is a sought-after speaker, coach, facilitator, and author. Publications include the award-winning book Learning for the Long Run and contributions to the Fundamentals of Performance Improvement, among many other industry resources. Her doctoral degree is in Human Capital Development.

        Website: https://hollyburkett.com/

        #improvement #learning #performance #instructionalDesign #ISPI #ISPISoCal

        • Friday, August 05, 2022
        • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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        ISPI SoCal Presents 

        Virtual GEMS RoundTable


        Join us to discuss this month's article: 

        The Intersection of L&D and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

        Facilitated by: Rob Pusch

        Our Session Format

        The RoundTable is an exciting approach that stimulates incredible conversation and insight around the topics and trends impacting our discipline.

        We read aloud the RoundTable Guidelines and this session's article for about 15 minutes. Then for the next 45 minutes, we offer everyone in attendance equal time to share their thoughts and experiences on or around the topic. Come explore with us!

        NOTE!  Please download and print the article, or view in browser, for your use during the session (link above).

        The GEMS RoundTable format is provided by Sue Gabriele, President and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems.
        Website: www.gemslearning.net  Email:  sgabriele@gemslearning.net

        To facilitate and/or propose an article for a future RoundTable, contact Laura Braeunig laura@nationalitc.com

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