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Weekly Meeting: Webinar-Based Icebreaker & Exercises to Stimulate Engagement with a Virtual Audience

  • 30 Apr 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom Meeting
  • 13


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HostsAlex Winnicker and Ken Blackwell

Guests: Juliet Hart and Rosemary A. Okoiti, CPLP, and Karl Kapp

Virtual Learning Games to Stimulate Engagement:

Come join us for this session on exploring virtual learning games to help energize your trainees, keep engagement levels high, and allow participants to make decisions.

In a virtual environment, it’s easy to start a session in which no one knows each other. This can create a tense environment, and you ask yourself whether or not you should spend time starting off by getting to know one another or go straight to presenting the learning material despite the time you have? And when training virtually have you felt like you have “lost” your trainees during a session? How can you bring them back and stay engaged?

Rosemary Okoiti, VP of Talent Management of ATD NYC Chapter and Juliet Hart, Past President of ATD Mid NJ Chapter, will facilitate virtual exercises that they checked out to help trainers who are new to the virtual training space or those looking for new ideas.  ALSO, Karl Kapp will guide us through an exercise and show us a sneak peek of the next level of engagement! 

Registrants will participate in various virtual activities while provide you with resources, tools and actionable ideas that you can implement immediately.

And come with your suggestions also - we would love to hear them!

Juliet C. Hart specializes in developing the leadership capabilities of scientists and their organizations.  She is the principal and founder of Hart & Chin, a company that offers workshops, coaching, and consulting services.

She believes that strengthening the leadership skills of scientists and developing their cultural awareness will make them more effective leaders, who will have a larger impact and create greater value for the organizations they serve.

Previously working as a scientist and with scientists at Johnson & Johnson, she has seen the impact of her work drive employee engagement, increase collaboration, and stimulate innovation across functions.

Juliet established her expertise in learning and development through progressive roles within pharmaceutical giants such as J&J and Bristol-Myers Squibb.  In addition, she has obtained management training from the Yale School of Management. She began her journey in drug discovery as a laboratory scientist at small to mid-sized biotech companies and at J&J in San Diego, CA.  Juliet earned her Bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York - Hunter College in psychology.  There she conducted research in biopsychology as a National Institutes of Health - Scholar Fellow, published papers, contributed to the National Academy of Sciences, and presented at international conferences.

Rosemary Okoiti is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) with experience in training delivery, design and management of Leadership development programs, compliance and on-boarding. She is passionate about designing and delivering engaging learning solutions that help learners grow to their highest potential while driving achievement of strategic business goals. With global experience in three continents (USA, UK, Africa), she has worked across four industries (banking and micro finance, car rental, education and pharmaceuticals). She has previously worked as training manager in the financial sector, where she managed the design and implementation of leadership development programs for banks and micro finance institutions.

Karl KAPP | Bloomsburg University | Department of Instructional ...

Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is an international speaker, scholar, writer, and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business with a focus on game-thinking, games and gamification for learning. He serves as a professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA. where he teaches several graduate courses and serves as the Director of the university’s Institute for Interactive Technologies. The institute works with businesses, non-profits and other organizations to help them create interactive and meaningful instruction.

Karl is an award winning professor and author or co-author of eight books including the bestselling “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” and “Play to Learn” as well as the newly released “Microlearning: Short and Sweet.”  Karl is currently a senior researcher on a grant sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which involves the intelligent us of microlearning. He has served as Co-Principle Investigator on two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants.

Karl is founder of the consulting and game development firm, The Wisdom Learning Group, LLC, where he consults internationally with Fortune 100 companies, government entities, and not-for-profits. Karl has just returned from a year long sabbatical where, among other projects, he completed a five-week tour of six different countries where he studied the impact of games and play across cultures and is applying those insights to his current work.

Karl has received several industry awards including the ATD Distinguished Contribution to Talent Development award. The award honors those who have had a sustained impact on the talent development field. He was also named one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in Education in 2017 and received the Elearning Guild’s honor of becoming a Guild Master in 2018. Karl has been a TEDx speaker and author of eight LinkedIn Learning courses including “Learning how to increase learner engagement.” He believes that play, creativity and game-thinking leads to innovation, productivity and profitability.

Follow Karl on twitter @kkapp.

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