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    • Tuesday, June 04, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Zoom
    • 40

     ISPI SoCal Presents

    Building a Competitive Advantage with Learning:  A New Opportunity

    Will Thalheimer

    CEOs are worried about whether organizations can survive.  They see employee talent and skills as critical to organizational success.  As learning professionals we should be a key leverage point, yet we are not as empowered as we need to be.  We often feel frustrated, pushed into the role of order taker, marginalized as course creators - when we know we can do so much more.

      Session Description

      In this session, renowned L&D consultant Will Thalheimer will share a roadmap to our empowerment, based on his new book, The CEO's Guide to Training, eLearning & Work:  Empowering Learning for a Competitive Advantage.  Thalheimer offers a powerful vision, advocating that we move beyond impact and aim higher - helping to create a competitive advantage for our organizations and our learners.  This session outlines the future of L&D.  It is not to be missed!

      About the Speaker

      For over 30 years, Will Thalheimer has worked in the work-learning field, playing many of the most common roles in the industry - including trainer, instructional designer, project manager, elearning developer, video / audio editor, speaker, author, product-line manager, consultant, learning evaluator, research translator, and business owner.

      Widely respected for his research-inspired innovations, models, publications, videos, workshops, and presentations; Thalheimer has focused for the last two decades on bringing practical research recommendations to the industry.  As an industry luminary, Thalheimer draws on a vast network of professionals and thought leaders, and his widely diverse client list bring him insights across a range of global organizations, from large to small, for profit, nonprofit, and educational institutions.

      Will blends tough-minded criticism, fairness, humor, and aspiration into messaging that drives things forward.  With his forthcoming book, he is making his most definitive set of recommendations on how organizations can leverage learning.

      #PerformanceImprovement #L&DandInstructionalDesign #ISPISoCal

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      • Friday, June 07, 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: Rob Seth 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).

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

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      #PerformanceImprovement #L&DandInstructionalDesign #GEMSRoundTable

      The GEMS RoundTable format was provided by Sue Gabriele, President and Owner, Gabriele Educational Materials and Systems. Website:  Email:

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