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Upcoming events

    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Church of the Saviour - 651 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne PA

    Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop

    9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Saturday, October 21st  

    Church of the Saviour • 651 North Wayne Avenue • Wayne, PA

    Cost $10

    —an interactive day of information and ideas to provide help and hope in your job transition—

    Networking Made EasyAmy Dinning/Michael Goldberg – We will start out Jump Start with the dos and don’ts of networking and the opportunity to practice your networking techniques.

    Critical Networking Tools for Your ToolkitFord Myers – Since networking is such a critical method of job search, Ford will focus on critical tools for successful networking: networking script, networking agenda, networking profile, target-company list, networking tracking and mini-newsletter. Mastering these tools and techniques will dramatically increase the productivity and success of your job search!

    Charisma: How to Positively Present Yourself So People Take Notice – Matt Levy – Charisma is the ability to attract, charm and influence the people around you—an important skill for job search and success in life. The good news is that recent studies have found charisma to be not so much a gift as a learnable skill that you can master. In this thought-provoking and action-oriented session, you will learn skills to help you be more charismatic—in person, online and on paper.

    Networking over lunch with fellow participants and speakers

    Questions & Answers with a Panel of Experts Ford, Matt, Michael and Amy

    Overcoming the Emotional Aspects of Job Loss/Job SearchAmy Dinning – Amy will share how to recognize, work through and overcome the emotional aspects of job loss and job search so that you can take better care of yourself and move through these emotions to find a successful new job. 

    Structured NetworkingMichael Goldberg – Michael will lead you through several different networking exercises so that you can practice and refine your networking skills for your job search.

    Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop begins at 9 a.m.  The formal part of the workshop will end at 4:00 p.m. Please bring your business (networking) cards. Snacks and sandwiches will be provided; if you have special food needs, please bring your lunch.

    Please register online at www.cosnet.org/care/jobtransition and pay with a credit card. We are unable to take walk-ins. Please note that online registration will close on Wednesday, October 18th, at the end of the day.

    For more information or questions, contact Amy Dinning at amydinning@juno.com. The event is sponsored by Church of the Saviour, Hire One (a Chester County Economic Development Council initiative), St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy, My Career Transitions, American Society for Talent Development Philadelphia chapter, Penn State Great Valley Career Services, Philadelphia Area Great Careers Groups, L&D Philly, Wegmans and Acme.

    • 25 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online. Link will be sent via confirmation email

    What do butterflies, hummingbirds and black swans have to do with learning technology? Come to our webinar with Margie Meacham and find out! In Margie’s fast-paced, informative webinar, you will:

            Envision a future of learning that is assisted and enhanced using “smart” machines, brain-to- computer interfaces, and advanced digital personal assistants. 

            Identify how these technological advances will change the way people work, communicate, and learn.

            Identify at least three actions you can take now to be ready for the next disruption in learning technology.

    Author and learning consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with undiagnosed dyslexia. Today, she teaches instructional designers, trainers, speakers and leaders how to create training that is compelling, memorable and immediately useful by applying the latest discoveries from the converging fields of learning science. The author of “Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience” is the Chief Freedom Officer of Learningtogo and teaches the ATD online course, Essentials of Brain-Based Learning. You can learn more about Margie on her website at www.learningtogo.info.

    Margie's website: www.learningtogo.info

    Learningtogo Podcast: https://learningtogo.info/category/podcasts/

    Follow Margie on Twitter: @margiemeacham

    • 8 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • The HUB Conshohocken - 100 Four Falls Corporate Center, Suite 104, Conshohocken PA 19428

    Howard Stoeckel, former CEO and current Vice Chairman of the Board of Wawa, will present on "The Wawa Way," his book about how Wawa has been such a successful business over many decades thanks to its unwavering focus on serving all of its stakeholders, including customers, the communities they operate in, and their employees. There will also be a raffle for three lucky winners to receive a free copy of his book!

    Register here: https://psps.memberclicks.net/mc/community/eventdetails.do?eventId=528427&orgId=psps&recurringId=0

    Questions? Email info@peopleandstrategy.com

    • 8 Nov 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online - link will be emailed upon registration
    Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline are two of the most used authoring tools . This session provides a comprehensive, objective review of both tools: their basic feature sets, capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses. The session will include head-to-head comparisons of all major categories for each tool. Categories include: Interface, Media, Interactivity, Quizzing, Publishing, Players, Accessibility, File Management and Diagnostics, Templates, Import/Export, Localization, and Pricing. We’ll:
    • Describe the basic categories of features in both Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline.
    • Differentiate between key decision points for determining which tool works best in a given situation.
    • Provide a matrix handout for easy reference and comparison.

    Since 1992, Mark Steiner has designed and developed custom eLearning and interactive media programs for a variety of clients. He holds a BS in Industrial Technology and an MS in Industrial Training. His project roles have varied from group director to project manager, and lead instructional designer to lead programmer. He is intimately familiar with proven eLearning methodologies. Since 2001, Mark has been president of his eLearning consulting firm, mark steiner, inc. (www.marksteinerinc.com). He has instructed graduate-level courses on designing and developing eLearning projects, is an alpha and beta tester on many eLearning development software programs, and enjoys speaking at a variety of training and online learning conferences in the U.S. and Europe.


    • 11 Nov 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tipping Point Media - 255 Great Valley Parkway Malvern PA, 19355

    In this highly interactive workshop, you will have an opportunity to learn about and experience today’s leading Virtual Reality (Oculus Riff and HTC Vive), Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality (Microsoft HoloLens) technologies. We’ll discuss the pros and cons of each, as well as potential use-cases that can achieve real business results.

    Using a real-life case study, we will break down the process of designing for virtual reality, from analysis through implementation. We’ll cover:

    · How to identify if VR is the right learning solution

    · Instructional design strategies for virtual environments

    · Storyboarding for VR

    · UI/UX design and how to create an inspiring experience

    William Garner, President and Chief Creative Officer of Tipping Point Media

    William Garner is an award-winning creative strategist, technical innovator, motivating tactician, and collaborator. He is the founder, President, and Chief Creative Officer of Tipping Point Media, and leads a team of modern Renaissance digital artists, web engineers, medical writers, 3D/VR simulation developers, gamification designers, and revolutionary educators.

    Jessica Angove, Senior Instructional Designer

    Jessica Angove is a Senior Instructional Designer and eLearning Developer at Tipping Point Media. Jessica earned her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Bloomsburg University in 2012. Since then she has spent a majority of her career in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, working at the University of Pennsylvania Health System before joining TPM in 2015. At TPM, Jessica specializes in instructional design for virtual reality and augmented reality.

    Event Sponsored and Lead by:

    Tipping Point Media (TPM) specializes in the development of inspirational education, instructional strategy, and cutting-edge interactive designs for the pharmaceutical, medical, and life-science industries, as well as academic institutions.

    Our dedicated team of educators, medical experts, 3D medical animators, certified programmers and digital renaissance innovators are dedicated to revolutionizing the learner's experience. TPM’s goal is to drive technology beyond its limits to transport learners into a “real world” experience and invent solutions that address all learning styles to maximize global learning reach.

    • 14 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Microsoft Technology Center 45 Liberty Blvd., Suite 210, Malvern, PA 19355

    Have you thought about adding to your Articulate Storyline skills and making your learning more exciting and engaging? The good news is this is not as difficult as it may sound. The Greater Philly Articulate Storyline User Group invites you to an evening of Storyline skill building. These tips work for any version of Storyline you are using.

    Zsolt Olah begins with ideas using variables, triggers, and conditions adding experiences to your eLearning. Learn to give your participants choices and options in their courses. Add features to your course that help people learn and keep their interest.

    Have you wanted to learn more about JavaScript but did not know what to do or where to go? Mark Stauffer is using JavaScript at his company that helps them develop courses in a short amount of time. Learn what a JavaScript file looks like, how it is built, and how you can do the same in your Storyline projects.

    Join us Tuesday, Nov 14 from 6 – 8:00 pm at the Microsoft Technology Center 45 Liberty Blvd., Suite 210, Malvern, PA 19355. Please email gpej45@gmail.com if you plan to attend so we can have food and drink for everyone. There is no charge for our meeting and bring your laptop to practice and load electronic handouts. Look for our group on LinkedIn to join us and receive meeting information.

    • 2 Dec 2017
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Devereux Foundation - Ronald Burd Conference Center - 444 Devereux Drive, Villanova PA 19085

    Dave McNulty, principal at CloserConnect and DScape Interactive will share insights on the evolution of corporate training based on real-world experiences and lessons learned. The focus will be on:

    - Identifying the most effective methodologies today for varied learning audiences and specific learning goals

    - Insights from recent studies on how people learn most effectively

    - How to get the most effective training for dollars spent

    - The benefits of internal v external development

    - Delivery: Enabling “bottom-up” rather than “top-down”-driven learning experiences

    - A demonstration of “CloserConnect”, a SaaS platform designed to enable the personalized, rapid deployment and real-time tracking of training and digital assets to one person or thousands. Especially useful for reaching learners outside an LMS (Channel Partners, 3rd Party Vendors and Distributors, etc.) the CloserConnect UI requires no IT skills. By simply dragging and dropping any digital content (videos, PDF’s, Word docs, etc.) admins can spontaneously get training to those who need it, when they need it – and receive detailed reporting on usage and completions in real time. It’s fully mobile response so learners can access the training from any device. www.closerconnect.com.

    Dave McNulty is the Co-Founder and Co-Principal of both DScape Interactive and Closer Connect - leading providers of content development/authoring and applications for corporate, non-profit, and educational institutions. Under Dave's leadership the twin companies have grown to provide e-Learning, Communication, Sales Support, and SaaS platform solutions for Organizations such as Aramark, BMW, Dow Jones & Co, FedEx, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Wakefern, UBS Financial, and more. In his spare time, Dave is a passionate supporter of educational programs and institutions, a proud father, and a thrill seeker.

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • The Union League - 140 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

    Josh Bersin of Bersin by Deloitte will be back to deliver another great presentation! More details to come.

    Register at https://psps.memberclicks.net/mc/community/eventdetails.do?eventId=528428&orgId=psps&recurringId=0 

    Questions? Email info@peopleandstrategy.org

Past events

18 Oct 2017 Partner Event - STC-PMC - Creating Professional Quality Screencasts on a Shoestring Budget
10 Oct 2017 Partner Event - PSPS - 2017 Leadership Forum
5 Oct 2017 Partner Event - 2017 Delaware SHRM State Conference
4 Oct 2017 Fall Networking Event
4 Oct 2017 Professional Series - Igniting the Inner Fire - Kirkpatrick® Levels 3 & 4
29 Sep 2017 Partner Event - Code4PA - Pennsylvania Hackathon
20 Sep 2017 Partner Event - Society for Technical Communication - Managing the MarComm/TechComm Showdown
16 Sep 2017 September 2017 Monthly Workshop - Prototyping Your Concepts: Turning Ideas into Reality
14 Sep 2017 Partner Event - ATD Mid New Jersey Chapter - "Building a Climate & Culture for Innovation"
13 Sep 2017 Fall Webinar Series - Road Map to xAPI
13 Sep 2017 Partner Event - ATD Philadelphia - 2017 Regional Conference
1 Aug 2017 Mastering the Art of Strategic Selling - in Partnership with Drexel University's Goodwin School of Professional Studies
15 Jul 2017 July 2017 Monthly Workshop - Experiential Learning for High Engagement and Learning
12 Jul 2017 Partner Event - 3 in 30 Series - 3 Reasons to Use Data Analytics for Strategic Decision Making - Drexel University - Goodwin School of Professional Studies
11 Jul 2017 Partner Event - Basic Visual Facilitation Training
11 Jul 2017 Partner Event - Delaware SHRM - Diversity and Inclusion Conference
17 Jun 2017 June 2017 Monthly Workshop - Cafeteria Style Learning for Adults
7 Jun 2017 3 in 30: Strategies to be Marketable, Employable, and Relevant
6 Jun 2017 Professional Series - Gamification - Level 1 Workshop
24 May 2017 Philly Articulate Storyline User Group
18 May 2017 Gamification for Talent Development - Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice and Engage
4 May 2017 Professional Series - Captivate and Accelerate: Increasing Interaction and Retention in the Virtual Classroom
3 May 2017 May Workshop - Philly Tech Week 2017 presented by Comcast - Brain Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom
22 Apr 2017 Partner Event- Jump Start Your Job Search Workshop
22 Apr 2017 April Workshop - Funny Fuel: Gas to Gain Glee in Your Work
21 Apr 2017 Partner Event - Millennial Leadership Summit
29 Mar 2017 Parnter Event - 2017 Philly SHRM Symposium
25 Mar 2017 March Workshop - Hooked on a Feeling: Amplifying Your Emotional Intelligence for Peak Performance
15 Feb 2017 Partner Event- Articulate 360 Demo
4 Feb 2017 February Workshop - The 6D's of Breakthrough Learning
21 Jan 2017 January Workshop - Mind Over (subject) Matter
8 Dec 2016 Pre-Holiday & Membership Launch Party


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