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    • Friday, January 05, 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Virtual on Zoom

     ISPI SoCal Presents 

    Virtual GEMS RoundTable

    Join us to discuss this month's article:

    Facilitated by: Becky Harris

    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:  

    To facilitate and/or propose an article for a future RoundTable, contact Laura Braeunig

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Past events

Friday, December 08, 2023 Celebration Honoring Sue Gabriele, Founder GEMS RoundTable
Tuesday, December 05, 2023 The L&D AI Fusionist: Fusing Your Expertise & Our Models With AI
Friday, December 01, 2023 RoundTable: Move Over 70-20-10. Rule 3-to-1 is the New Model for Learning
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 Get Good with Articulate Storyline, by ATD San Diego
Tuesday, November 07, 2023 AR and VR 101: A Primer on the What, Why, and How
Friday, November 03, 2023 RoundTable:Top Performers Have a Superpower, Happiness
Wednesday, October 18, 2023 Get Good with Articulate Storyline, by ATD San Diego
Friday, October 06, 2023 RoundTable: Psychological resilience is your most valuable workplace asset. Here are 5 techniques to strengthen it
Tuesday, October 03, 2023 Upskilling Your Trainers, Your SMEs, or Yourself with Presentation Science, with Will Thalheimer
Wednesday, September 13, 2023 Get Good with Articulate Storyline: AUDIO, by ATD San Diego
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 The Case Against Habit – Where Mindful Leadership Shines
Friday, September 08, 2023 RoundTable: Mindfulness Meditation Can Change Your Brain and Optimize Performance
Thursday, August 24, 2023 Radical Wellbeing at Work: A Day in the Life of Your Brain
Friday, August 04, 2023 RoundTable: How Our Brains Learn to Hate
Tuesday, August 01, 2023 Beyond Content Generation: Reimaging Learning & Development with ChatGPT and Generative AI, with Kambria Dumesnil
Tuesday, July 11, 2023 Using Emotional Response-Ability to Accelerate Performance Improvement
Friday, July 07, 2023 RoundTable: How Much Do People Forget
Thursday, June 22, 2023 Radical Wellbeing at Work: Part 2 - All About Burnout
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 Get Good with Articulate Storyline, by ATD San Diego
Tuesday, June 06, 2023 Beyond the Hype: Building a Framework for Responsible Integration of AI in Education
Friday, June 02, 2023 RoundTable: How To Build a Collaborative Culture
Thursday, May 25, 2023 Radical Wellbeing at Work: Part 1
Wednesday, May 17, 2023 Get Good with Articulate Storyline, by ATD San Diego
Friday, May 05, 2023 RoundTable: Practical-Techniques-to-stop-Procrastination
Tuesday, May 02, 2023 e-Learning and the Science of Instruction: 25 Years Later, with Ruth Clark
Friday, April 07, 2023 RoundTable: U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being Part 2
Tuesday, April 04, 2023 Interview with an AI... and You: An Exploration
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Get Good with Articulate Storyline: Tips, Tricks, and Best Practices, by ATD San Diego
Tuesday, March 07, 2023 Persuading Higher Ups
Friday, March 03, 2023 RoundTable: U.S. Surgeon General’s Framework for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being
Thursday, February 23, 2023 Radical Performance Improvement Series – Part 2: Leader Insight
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Get Good with Articulate Storyline: Accessibility, by ATD San Diego
Tuesday, February 07, 2023 The Rise of AI in L&D: What You Need to Know, with Stella Lee, PhD
Friday, February 03, 2023 RoundTable: The Change Bully: What to Do When Demagoguery Masquerades as Organization Change
Thursday, January 26, 2023 Radical Performance Improvement Series - Leader as Coach, Part 1
Friday, January 13, 2023 RoundTable: Leading with Empathy
Friday, December 02, 2022 RoundTable: How To Train Your Brain to be More Spontaneous
Friday, November 04, 2022 RoundTable: Thought Experiment: How Einstein Solved Difficult Problems
Tuesday, November 01, 2022 How to Present Data for Improved Decision Making
Friday, October 07, 2022 RoundTable: What You're Getting Wrong About Burnout
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 Science Meets Story: How to Use Storytelling to Create Better Learning
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 Process Mapping to Optimize L&D and Performance Improvement
Friday, September 09, 2022 RoundTable: How Sharing Our Stories Builds Inclusion
Friday, August 05, 2022 RoundTable: The Intersection of L&D and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Tuesday, August 02, 2022 Performance Improvement at the Speed of Change
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 How VR Will Disrupt Education and Training for the Skilled Trades
Friday, July 01, 2022 RoundTable: 11 Trends that Will Shape Work in 2022 and Beyond
Tuesday, June 07, 2022 Simple Project Management for Learning and Development
Friday, June 03, 2022 RoundTable: Circle of Competence, Part II of II
Tuesday, May 31, 2022 [Postponed] Cross Cultural Leadership: Impact and Development | Diversity Fireside Chat with Tony Nguyen
Thursday, May 19, 2022 Using Diversity Intelligence™ to Understand Equity and Diversity Leadership Capabilities | Diversity Fireside Chat with Claretha Hughes, Ph.D.
Friday, May 06, 2022 RoundTable: Circle of Competence, Part I of II
Tuesday, May 03, 2022 Transforming Performance Improvement Practices into Technologies That Have Real Societal Impact
Tuesday, April 05, 2022 Find Out Why Short Sims are So Hot with Clark Aldrich
Friday, April 01, 2022 RoundTable: Unconscious Bias: The Unconscious Conscious Affect
Thursday, March 24, 2022 Embracing Autism and Neurodiversity in the Workplace | Diversity Fireside Chat with Jessica Lee, Co-Founder of NeuroTalent Works
Friday, March 04, 2022 RoundTable: Future-Focused Training
Tuesday, March 01, 2022 Learning Evaluation is NOT Dead: Two Innovations that are Changing Everything
Saturday, February 12, 2022 DEI Book Club | The Sum of Us
Saturday, February 05, 2022 DEI Book Club | The Sum of Us: Kick-off Meeting | Q&A Meeting
Friday, February 04, 2022 RoundTable: Learning vs Training 6 Ways to Keep Training Out of Learnings Way
Tuesday, February 01, 2022 Is Your Microlearning Learner Centered?
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Extending Value by Enabling a Workforce to Think Deeply: A Dialogue with Rob Foshay
Friday, January 07, 2022 RoundTable: Strive for Excellence, Not Perfection
Tuesday, December 07, 2021 Training for Critical Thinking, the Right Way, with Rob Foshay
Saturday, December 04, 2021 Building Your First Chatbot, An Applied Skills Workshop with Margie Meacham
Friday, December 03, 2021 The Orange Story: Going Beyond the Win/Win Solution
Thursday, November 18, 2021 DE&I Webinar | Wireside Chat Closing Session
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Blended learning, X-Reality and AR: Transforming the Training Paradigm at SoCal Gas
Friday, November 05, 2021 Time to Reinvent: 5 Tips for Boosting Creativity and Innovation
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 5th Annual L.A. Talent Summit: Renewing Your Purpose
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 Learning Science is Trending: The Whys, Whats, and Hows, with Clark Quinn
Friday, October 01, 2021 RoundTable: The Performance Imperative: Culture, Health & Productivity
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 AI in Talent Development: 5 Things You Can Do Today to Jumpstart Intelligent Learning in Your Organization, with Margie Meacham
Thursday, September 09, 2021 DE&I Webinar | Wireside Chat on the Art of Alignment
Friday, September 03, 2021 RoundTable: The Key to Good Teamwork
Thursday, August 12, 2021 DE&I Webinar | Wireside Chat on Inclusive Organizations
Friday, August 06, 2021 RoundTable: A Simple, Sure-fire Way to Create Great Content – The 5 W’s & the H
Tuesday, August 03, 2021 Lean Performance Improvement: 11 Factors for Performance Management, with Max Cropper
Thursday, July 08, 2021 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Fred A. Miller
Tuesday, July 06, 2021 Harnessing Change: Agile Methods in Instructional Design with Megan Torrance
Friday, July 02, 2021 The Competent Manager: A Model for Effective Performance
Thursday, June 10, 2021 DE&I Webinar | Wireside Chat on Cultural Proficiency Leadership
Friday, June 04, 2021 The Emotional and Financial Cost of Working with Jerks
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 Learning on Video: Barriers and Boosters with Tom Henschel
Thursday, May 13, 2021 DE&I Webinar | Wireside Chat on Unconscious Bias
Friday, May 07, 2021 Igniting the Soul - Learning about and from self-taught people
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 Tips for Surviving Major Social, Market, and Economic Disruptions, with Judith Hale
Thursday, April 08, 2021 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Stacey A. Gordon
Tuesday, April 06, 2021 Learner-Ability PLUS Learnability: Time for Learners to Update Their Learning Capability, with Patricia McLagan
Friday, April 02, 2021 When We Have to Learn By Unlearning
Thursday, March 25, 2021 DE&I Diversity Chats | Self-As-Instrument Series
Monday, March 15, 2021 Q&A on Diversity Self-As-Instrument Series with Jen Todd
Thursday, March 11, 2021 DE&I Webinar | 2021 Wireside Chat Series Kick-off
Friday, March 05, 2021 How to Tackle Unconscious Incompetence in the Workforce Through Training Solutions
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 Performance-Based Lesson Mapping: Leveraging Master Performers and SMEs to Design Authentic Instruction for Transfer and Impact, with Guy W. Wallace
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 The Measurement Map: Getting Aligned to the Business with Bonnie Beresford, Ph.D.
Saturday, January 09, 2021 Coming 2021 | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Discussion Group Series II Kick-off
Saturday, January 09, 2021 Coming 2021 | Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Discussion Group Series I Kick-off
Friday, January 08, 2021 RoundTable: Measuring Training Impact for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Tuesday, January 05, 2021 Mixed Reality Adoption@WARPspeed During COVID with Thom Pratt, President, CraneMorley
Sunday, December 06, 2020 Debrief Session: Racial Equity Institute Workshop
Friday, December 04, 2020 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Patty Beach on Practical Inclusion
Friday, December 04, 2020 RoundTable: Four Experts on Why Performance Reviews May Be a Thing of the Past
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Interview with Lisa M. D. Owens on Challenges for Learning and Performance Professionals
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Interview with Dr. Kenneth E. Roberts, CEO/Strategist & Founder, The Perpejulant Institute™ on The Future of Work and the Impact on L&D Practitioners
Friday, November 06, 2020 High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It
Saturday, October 24, 2020 Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1
Friday, October 23, 2020 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Dr. Tameka Ellington on Museum Inclusivity & Accessibility
Saturday, October 17, 2020 Open House Q&A: about Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1
Monday, October 12, 2020 Open House Q&A: about Racial Equity Workshop Phase 1
Tuesday, October 06, 2020 Interview with Suresh Radhakrishnan a Covid-19 Odyssey
Friday, October 02, 2020 Four Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Shape the Future of Learning Technology
Friday, September 25, 2020 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Crystal Kadakia on Learning & Inclusivity
Friday, September 04, 2020 Data Science: How It Makes L&D Integral to Business Success
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 Interview with Elizabeth Nachman, Global Learning Leader & Consultant
Friday, August 28, 2020 DE&I Webinar | Fireside Chat with Dr. Angela Clark Louque on Cultural Proficiency Leadership
Friday, August 07, 2020 RoundTable: The Remarkable Reach of Growth Mind-Sets
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 Covid-19 Challenges Interview with Marty Rosenheck, Ph.D., CEO and Chief Learning Strategist at Cognitive Advisors
Tuesday, July 07, 2020 Jim Hill Ed.D., CEO and Founder, Organizational Performance Systems
Friday, July 03, 2020 RoundTable: Productivity Culture Has an Empathy Problem
Friday, June 05, 2020 RoundTable: Throw Your Life a Curve
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 Interview with Maricel Perez-Lovisolo, Vice President | Global Learning Excellence TELUS International
Tuesday, May 05, 2020 Interview with Kirsten Giles, Creative Director, Pale Blue Design, Inc.
Friday, May 01, 2020 RoundTable: Working from Home in These Uncertain Times: Pitfalls and Possibilities
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Interview with Kathleen P. O'Donnell, Ph.D., Learning Innovation Architect
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