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Learning and Development

  • The Evolution of Corporate Training: Defining the Future of Language Learning
    The Evolution of Corporate Training: Defining the Future of Language Learning Jack Marmorstein and Dan Conroy, Rosetta Stone Recorded: Feb 15 2018 62 mins
    When you evaluate your language training needs, do you find that your employees don’t all need the same training?

    Join us for a webinar, The Evolution of Corporate Training: Defining the Future of Language Learning. We will discuss how corporate training has shifted to a technology driven initiative in order to meet the diverse needs of a global workforce.

    You’ll learn:
    •How organizations are taking language learning online to reap the benefits of increased employee retention and reduced costs
    •How to consolidate disjointed cost centers and informal programs to gain visibility into your workforce and report ROI
    •How to leverage analytics to meet the unique language learning needs of your employees
    •Stories from real organizations who have made the shift to technology-driven language learning and their successes
  • Entrepreneurial Steps to Success and Facing Challenges
    Entrepreneurial Steps to Success and Facing Challenges Melissa Clark, Owner of The She Shift Recorded: Feb 14 2018 61 mins
    The road to success for any entrepreneur comes with a host of challenges. Many of these challenges are rewarding in their own right, but are challenges nonetheless.

    From trying to establish a brand and stay ahead of the competition to keeping your business profitable are all real life challenges, no matter how many years you’ve been in business.

    As an entrepreneur, Melissa Clark, Owner of The She Shift, has experienced the ups and downs of starting a business.

    In this webinar, Melissa will discuss the steps to take to ensure success and will share some of the successes and challenges that she has personally experienced.

    For anyone starting out on the entrepreneurial journey, this session will help to answer many of the questions Entrepreneurs face. Melissa will help you to understand that you’re not the first to struggle, and will uncover some of the excellent resources available to help you overcome the challenges, and get set to reap the rewards that come with building your own successful business.
  • Planning and Implementing a Global Language Strategy
    Planning and Implementing a Global Language Strategy Steven Dornsife, PayPal Global Learning & Development Recorded: Feb 14 2018 57 mins
    Steven Dornsife from PayPal's Global Learning & Development organization talks about how PayPal recognized the need for language training across the organization and shares success tips for implementation.
  • Performance Management Technology is Only as Good as Your Culture
    Performance Management Technology is Only as Good as Your Culture Charlie Judy, CEO - WorkXO, creator of the Workplace Genome Recorded: Feb 9 2018 31 mins
    Workplace culture expert and enthusiast, Charlie Judy, creator of Workplace Genome, will give us some insights on how to envelop our performance management tools with a culture that drives real, tangible, and meaningful results.

    Performance management tools and technologies are important. They heighten visibility to the value of providing regular and meaningful feedback, they instill accountability, and they keep us on track. And, most importantly, they demonstrate our commitment to developing our people. But if our culture - the words, actions, and behaviors our employees experiences every day - doesn't reinforce and clarify that commitment, then all bets are off. We cannot and will not get the most of these tools and technologies unless everything about our culture sings "performance management."

    Bio

    Charlie Judy built a successful career as an HR executive over 25 years with some of the world’s most prominent professional services firms like Deloitte, Navigant, and Baker Tilly. He has traversed the global economy while working and living in New Orleans, St. Louis, New York, Brussels, Belgium, Hyderabad, India, and Chicago. He’s a regular speaker, prolific writer, and well known future-of-work pundit who has resolved to re-humanize the workplace while disrupting the traditional paradigms of management to which we’ve fallen prey. Charlie is the Founder and CEO of WorkXO. Forward thinking leaders in growth-oriented organizations use the Workplace Genome®, their cloud-based culture management platform, to measure and analyze their organization's culture, to uncover the distinct priorities for heightening their success, and to guide their teams to meaningful action on them. Charlie is a graduate of Tulane University, a CPA, an SPHR, and a SHRM-SCP.
  • Creating a Culture of Continuous Feedback & Develepment
    Creating a Culture of Continuous Feedback & Develepment Srinivas Krishnamurti Recorded: Feb 8 2018 49 mins
    It seems like every day, a new company announces its plan to get rid of the performance review. Rightfully so—according to CEB, a company of 10,000 employees spends an average of 200 manager hours and $35 million annually on this process, which yields little to no return. But before you go and throw away your company’s review process, be prepared with what you will implement instead.

    In order to create a high-performance culture, you will need a more holistic framework that is designed to allow employees to own their development, creating an impact on your company culture and bottom line. Incorporating the practices of continuous feedback and employee development resources are vital staples in creating a performance management process that will help engage and retain employees. In this webinar, Srinivas Krishnamurti, the CEO and co-founder of Zugata, a performance management software company, will walk through how to effectively establish these practices in your company culture.

    You will learn:
    -How to equip employees with actionable feedback that leads to continuous performance improvement
    -How to increase adoption of continuous feedback and development practices amongst employees and management
    -The role that HR and Managers play in employee-owned development and the right cadence for manager check-ins and feedback
    -How real companies have successfully implemented an employee-centric performance model focused on continuous feedback and development
  • WFM Techniques for Controlling Costs and Improving Productivity
    WFM Techniques for Controlling Costs and Improving Productivity Justin Robbins, Yohai West, Erica Marois (moderator) Recorded: Feb 8 2018 63 mins
    Workforce management is one of the core pillars to a successful contact center operation. But, for as much planning that’s done in advance, the intraday management of the frontline staff is where WFM really hits the pavement. For many organizations, however, intraday works is highly manual and consumes valuable time and resources. As a result, it’s not uncommon for contact centers to lose significant productivity, and ultimately profitability, because of the manual work that’s happening.

    In this ICMI webinar, you’ll hear the latest research from ICMI and NICE on how much damage manual intraday work is doing to the contact center and, more importantly, what can be done to reverse the trends. Gain valuable insight on how to get better results from your intraday processes, while positively contributing to employee engagement and buy-in. If you’re looking to maximize your resources to their fullest, this is one presentation that you don’t want to miss.

    Attend this webinar to learn:

    * Findings from ICMI’s latest research on intraday WFM
    * Best practices for reforecasting and schedule planning
    * Tips for handling PTO requests, schedule changes, and unforeseen events
    * How to combat lost productivity and high forecast variances
  • VR & AR in WebVR and WebAR
    VR & AR in WebVR and WebAR VR/AR Association Recorded: Feb 1 2018 61 mins
    Presented by members of the VR/AR Association, a global industry group that has over 3900+ companies registered and working together on best practices, guidelines, and standards.
  • Connect The Dots: EL Classroom Resources to Support Blended Learning
    Connect The Dots: EL Classroom Resources to Support Blended Learning Jason Brickey & Melanie Rogers Recorded: Jan 31 2018 61 mins
    Supplemental Education Materials (SEMs) allow teachers to fully integrate online language learning into their everyday classroom and enhance students’ English Language Learning journey. Rosetta Stone SEMs provide EL teachers with a library of resources to support a higher degree of classroom integration. This webinar presents a detailed overview of English language resources that complement Rosetta Stone® online learning, including Teacher’s Guide, Visual Support Materials, Worksheets, Story Series, and more.

    Jason Brickey, Sr. Manager of Product Content, and Melanie Rogers, Training Team Lead, are the Rosetta Stone experts who will field product questions, discuss how SEMs work in the classroom, and also review:
    •How Rosetta Stone SEMs promote EL student success
    •Bridging online content with traditional instruction
    •Blended classroom flows using SEMs in the EL classroom
  • How and Where to Find Your Dream Job in 2018
    How and Where to Find Your Dream Job in 2018 Emily Kapit, TORI-nominated, top-ranked and 3X-Certified Master Resume Writer Recorded: Jan 31 2018 60 mins
    Job hunting can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you're looking for your first job or applying for the CEO position of a Fortune 500 organization, there are many factors to consider.
    Long gone are the days when a “one resume fits all” approach will work, and the importance of having something that will make future employers fall over themselves inviting you for an interview is vital.
    In this instructive webinar, TORI-nominated, top-ranked and 3X-Certified Master Resume Writer Emily Kapit will provide you with “must know” tips and advice to help make your job search easier, and our team from Professional Diversity Network will review companies that are hiring now and how to get noticed by them.
    In this webinar, you will learn the following:
    •How to focus on the right roles and how to structure your job search
    •Tips for preparing your resume and social profiles
    •Ways to warm up your personal network
    •How to get recruiters to notice your resume
    •What you should talk about in informational and role-specific interviews
    •Top companies that are hiring now
  • Public Speaking: The Career Game-changer
    Public Speaking: The Career Game-changer Bobbie Carlton, Founder of Innovation Women Recorded: Jan 31 2018 48 mins
    What does it take to become a thought leader? To be seen as the expert or the authority in your field? What will it take to get that next promotion? Or a new job? Or a board seat?

    Often, nothing more than the willingness to speak up and share your thoughts and experiences in public.

    Employers have always valued the employee who speaks well. Public speaking is, and always will be, an important skill, and well worth developing. But speaker training itself is only part of the puzzle.

    Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Innovation Women, a new model speaker’s bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. The company helps connect women with event managers looking for speakers, panelists, moderators and presenters, especially for industry conferences and events. Carlton will talk about:
    - The many different options for speaking opportunities. It’s not just the lone speaker with a formal presentation.
    - How to find and secure speaking engagements that support your goals AND comfort level, as well as your company’s needs.
    - How to leverage speaking engagements for career advancement
    - Three things you can do to nail your next speaking engagement.
  • Strains of CEO Fraud: Urgent Request for W-2s - Fireside Chat with TruthInIT
    Strains of CEO Fraud: Urgent Request for W-2s - Fireside Chat with TruthInIT Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate Recorded: Jan 30 2018 53 mins
    Soon the news will be packed with W-2 phishing and CEO fraud, also known as "Business Email Compromise" attacks. The cost of these attacks against organizations totaled over 5.3 billion dollars.

    Each year the U.S. Internal Revenue Service warns about these scams where internet criminals successfully combine W-2 and CEO fraud schemes, targeting a much wider range of organizations than ever before.

    What's next and how can you protect your organization? Join Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4, for our Truth in IT webinar “Strains Of CEO Fraud: Urgent Request for W-2s”. We will look at scary features of the new blended and current threats of W-2 phishing and CEO fraud, give actionable info that you need to prevent infections, and what to do when you are hit.
  • Reverse Mentoring & Bridging the Divide
    Reverse Mentoring & Bridging the Divide Doug Bushee | Cherreka Montgomery | Tess Downing Recorded: Jan 30 2018 50 mins
    A wave of companies from solopreneur to Fortune 100s are encouraging ‘reverse mentoring’ – pairing “seasoned” professionals with younger professionals to educate one another on how business works and develop alternative ways to leverage new technologies; therefore, achieving better results. This cross-generational engagement yields productive relationships and efficient workplace environments. The key factor is being open to learn from one another and being open to change regardless of their age, position, or career path!

    Requested by senior executives and young professionals alike, this must-attend educational event will feature a panel of experts on how they maximized their experience in the workplace to turn potential challenges into incredible coaching opportunities and collaborate to make positive impact! Their discussion will be led by an expert in learning and a true change agent.

    We challenge a new way to bridge the divide between generations and encourage workplace connections!

    Speakers:
    - Doug Bushee, Chair, CORE Foundation and Worldwide Learning Manager, Xerox
    - Cherreka Montgomery, President, P1 Strategies
    - Tess Downing, Senior Financial Advisor, FJY Financial
  • Counter the Careless Click, Tools to Help You Train Your Users
    Counter the Careless Click, Tools to Help You Train Your Users Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate Recorded: Jan 25 2018 36 mins
    Cybercriminals are successfully and consistently exploiting human nature to accomplish their goals. Employee training is tied as the third-most-effective method (higher than antivirus) of decreasing the cost of a data breach.*

    Many IT pros know users are the weakest link in network security but don’t exactly know where to start when it comes to creating a security awareness program that will work for their organization.

    Join this 30-minute webinar “Counter the careless click, tools to help you train your users” where Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate of KnowBe4, will provide a practical session with tips and free tools you can implement now to help you create your “human firewall”.

    Erich will cover:

    * Current threat landscape
    * Top 5 tips for security awareness
    * How to easily create your security awareness program
    * Outlining how and where tools are helpful

    * Based on recent research by the Ponemon Institute
  • Papierlose Abrechnung: Fakten statt Vorurteile
    Papierlose Abrechnung: Fakten statt Vorurteile Jens Schneider (SAP Concur), Stefan Groß, Steuerberater GoBD-Experte Recorded: Jan 25 2018 59 mins
    Sie würden mit digitaler Belegarchivierung gerne Einsparpotenziale und Prozessoptimierungen realisieren, sind sich aber unsicher, was die gesetzlichen Voraussetzungen angeht? Hören Sie sich jetzt vom Experten, wie Steuerrecht und Digitalisierung zusammenpassen und wie Sie selbst von papierloser Abrechnung profitieren können.
  • On the Move - Die Reise von der On-Premise Welt in die Cloud
    On the Move - Die Reise von der On-Premise Welt in die Cloud Andreas Klein, Benjamin Tattermusch (SAP Concur) Recorded: Jan 25 2018 46 mins
    In diesem 45-minütigen Webinar sind wir den grundlegenden Unterschieden der Cloud gegenüber einer On-Premise-Lösung im Geschäftsreisemanagement auf den Grund gegangen und haben gezeigt, wie Ihr Unternehmen mit einer SaaS-Lösung fit für die Zukunft ist..
  • Knowledge Fuels Digital Transformation
    Knowledge Fuels Digital Transformation Caroline Kinsman, senior education architect at SAP Recorded: Jan 25 2018 49 mins
    Join us live on Thursday, January 25th at 10:00 am for a 45-minute FREE webinar& demo to discover how SAP Learning Hub gives unlimited access to all of SAP’s learning content and certification paths, as well as opportunities for collaboration, social learning and access to live systems in which to practice. SAP Education and the UK & Ireland SAP User Group have collaborated to offer SAP customers a significant discount on an SAP Learning Hub subscription.

    Caroline Kinsman is an experienced senior education architect who has worked within the field of SAP Education Solutions for over seventeen years. Responsible for designing and delivering successful education programmes for ERP system implementations at both national and multinational organisations. A qualified Chartered Accountant and fluent in three languages Caroline is able to bring her considerable wealth of business experience to a range of stakeholders and sponsors at many levels within an organisation. With twenty years of experience in project team training and consulting, she is able to engage on multiple levels from the strategic to the practical within a project environment. Caroline's experience covers a multitude of sectors including pharmaceutical, public sector, financial services, utilities, oil and gas, consumer goods and automotive. Specialties: A holistic education approach from cradle to grave; detailed knowledge of Project Team Training and SAP Learning Hub.
  • Building Armies - Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Cybersecurity
    Building Armies - Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Cybersecurity Deidre Diamond (CEO and Founder of CyberSN, #brainbabe) & Kyle F. Kennedy (President, #brainbabe) Recorded: Jan 24 2018 51 mins
    Cyber security has a massive retention challenge and by “hanging together” we can solve the challenges that are causing people to leave the industry faster than we can recruit them! Learn to master the art of creating teams with cultures of retention, growth and happiness.

    Join this interactive webinar as CyberSN and #brainbabe Founder and CEO Deidre Diamond is interviewed by #brainbabe President, Kyle Kennedy.

    Together they will explore the topic of “Building Armies”, or how to create cultures of transparency, equality, training, support, high-productivity and love in the workforce.

    About the Speakers
    Deidre Diamond is the CEO and Founder of CyberSN.com, a cyber security research and staffing company, and the Founder of brainbabe.org, a cyber security not-for-profit organization. Deidre’s vision and leadership has resulted in a dramatic decrease in the frustration, time and cost associated with job searching and hiring for cyber security professionals. Prior to CyberSN, Deidre was the CEO of Percussion Software, the first VP of Sales at Rapid7 (NYSE:RPD) and the VP of Staffing and Recruiting for the national technical staffing company Motion Recruitment.

    Kyle Kennedy has over 20 years of experience in the tech field, and degrees in Sociology, Business, and Homeland Security. Mr. Kennedy currently serves as President of brainbabe.org a non-profit focused on empowering women and men in cybersecurity and CISO for CyberSN. Prior to joining CyberSN, Mr. Kennedy was the CTO and CIO of STEALTHbits.
  • Advanced Practices in Technical Communication Management — A Panel Discussion
    Advanced Practices in Technical Communication Management — A Panel Discussion Paul Perrotta, Eeshita Grover, Craig Prior, and Joe Gelb Recorded: Jan 24 2018 60 mins
    Join us for a panel discussion designed to help you identify—and overcome—the big challenges associated with digital product content delivery. Join host Paul Perrotta, formerly Senior Director of Information Experience at Juniper Networks, Eeshita Grover of Cisco, Craig Prior, Director of Technical Communications at Mastercard, and Joe Gelb of Zoomin Software for this lively panel discussion. The panelists will share lessons learned that you can use to develop a streamlined content delivery process that takes advantage of modern content creation and management practices, and prepares your content to support emerging delivery technologies such as chatbots, voice interfaces, the Internet of Things, and augmented reality.
     
    Attendees will learn about:
    –Increasing speed to delivery without sacrificing quality
    –Having consistent access to all of your technical content, no matter the source format
    –Exposing the right content to the right audience 
    –The value of scenario-based content design
    –Optimizing the maintainability of content over time
    –Building trust around your content
    –Preparing your content to support emerging technologies
  • The Wrong (and Right) Way to Select Digital Asset Management Technology
    The Wrong (and Right) Way to Select Digital Asset Management Technology Jarrod Gingras, Real Story Group Recorded: Jan 23 2018 56 mins
    Technology is increasingly important to every enterprise's initiatives, but with dozens of alternatives, do you have the right solution? Thinking about divorcing your current vendor? Looking to adopt new technology from scratch? This session is for you.

    Rather than selecting technology based on a ratings spreadsheet or who plays golf with your boss, we'll offer a more practical — and effective! — approach. This webinar deals the straight dope on pitfalls to avoid and reliable paths to follow.

    You'll learn about the most important criteria when creating a shortlist, what should really be in that (brief) RFP, and how to plan a vendor demo that's meaningful and useful to you. So stop selecting the wrong technology. Here's a better way to ensure you make the right choice.

    ABOUT JARROD GINGRAS

    Jarrod Gingras is Real Story Group’s Managing Director and an analyst covering Digital Workplace and Marketing technologies. As a conference speaker and consultant, he regularly advises some of the world’s largest and most complicated enterprises on their enterprise information challenges.

    Prior to joining Real Story Group, Jarrod worked as a web developer, information architect and user interface designer at a systems integration firm, where he developed user-focused content management strategies and solutions for clients in a multitude of industries.
  • Trainer's Corner for Business #1: Strategies to Engage Hourly Employees
    Trainer's Corner for Business #1: Strategies to Engage Hourly Employees Kathy Thal and Kelli Shea Recorded: Jan 23 2018 49 mins
    We all know it’s critical to keep employees engaged and excited about language learning. Join this webinar to hear some tried & true techniques and learn about how others have created plans to keep their employees learning beyond the initial days of excitement.
  • The 5-Step Approach to Forming a Successful, Winning Team
    The 5-Step Approach to Forming a Successful, Winning Team Andrew Lawless, Rockant, Inc. Recorded: Jan 23 2018 58 mins
    Leading teams is hard. One single team member can bring you down - from halting your improvement plans to a complete breakdown of key operating functions and alienation of customers. Because of that, the answers to the question of whom to hire and whom to keep are vital when automation shrinks your workforce.

    The equation involves many make-or-break variables, including the balance of skills and experience, mix of styles, personalities, and relationships, and diversity of natural talents and strengths. To further complicate things, each variable must also be consistent with the executive agenda as well as the team lead’s personal leadership style and strengths profile.

    In this webinar, Andrew Lawless will share the best-working tools and strategies from 20 years of transforming teams with the goal of teaching you about a five-step approach to transforming your team.

    This webinar is for you if you are dealing with team members who are smart, capable, and competent, but struggle to agree with your changes, wrestle with automation, or fail to meet new job requirements. You will learn about methodologies that help you understand which team members to keep, coach, or transition.

    TAKEAWAYS

    1. Understand each team member’s view of the world
    2. Show a different scenario or reality
    3. Disrupt counter-productive behavior
    4. Attract and keep the right talent
    5. Initiate small changes in the right direction

    ABOUT ANDREW LAWLESS

    Andrew Lawless is a best-selling author, performance coach, educator, and consultant. He elevates senior executives and business owners to success, sanity, and happiness in business and life. He brings a unique blend of experience in behavioral sciences, publishing, localization, and education. He served as a trainer and consultant to the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit where he helped analyze the mindset of hostage takers.
  • Fürsorgepflicht - sind Sie für den Ernstfall vorbereitet?
    Fürsorgepflicht - sind Sie für den Ernstfall vorbereitet? Andreas Krugmann, Frank Emmerich (SAP Concur) Recorded: Jan 23 2018 53 mins
    Fürsorgepflicht: Jeder Zweite glaubt, dass Arbeitgeber im Krisenfall überfordert wäre. Mit Concur Locate kommen Sie Ihrer Fürsorgepflicht umfänglich nach. Werfen Sie jetzt einen Blick in das Tool, um zu erfahren, wie Sie sich ganz einfach um Ihre Reisenden kümmern können.
  • How Technology is Shaping Employee Engagement
    How Technology is Shaping Employee Engagement Marriott International, Amgen, and Rosetta Stone Recorded: Jan 19 2018 63 mins
    Hear from Marriott International, Amgen, and Rosetta Stone on how the corporate learning landscape has changed. Organizations are adapting the way they offer learning programs by using innovative technology strategies. Learn how to drive learners to your learning & development programs in this new environment.
  • Planning and Implementing a Global Language Strategy
    Planning and Implementing a Global Language Strategy Steven Dornsife, PayPal Global Learning & Development Recorded: Jan 19 2018 57 mins
    Steven Dornsife from PayPal's Global Learning & Development organization talks about how PayPal recognized the need for language training across the organization and shares success tips for implementation.
  • How Technology is Shaping Employee Engagement
    How Technology is Shaping Employee Engagement Marriott International, Amgen, and Rosetta Stone Feb 20 2018 4:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Hear from Marriott International, Amgen, and Rosetta Stone on how the corporate learning landscape has changed. Organizations are adapting the way they offer learning programs by using innovative technology strategies. Learn how to drive learners to your learning & development programs in this new environment.
  • Trainer's Corner #2: Implementing a Successful Language Program at Work
    Trainer's Corner #2: Implementing a Successful Language Program at Work Yanine Farray Feb 21 2018 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A language program is a powerful benefit provided to employees.  What are the key steps in implementing a successful language program in your organization?  Join us to learn some of the strongest strategies that we’ve seen in successful implementations.  Learn how to motivate and track employees’ progress.
  • How to Make the Most of Your CX Metrics Using the Voice of the Customer
    How to Make the Most of Your CX Metrics Using the Voice of the Customer Amber Krueger, Nick Stenberg, Sid Banerjee, and Erica Marois (moderator) Feb 22 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Dashboards, reports, KPIs, and metrics are all part of life in the contact center. The challenge: putting all that data in context to use it effectively. Does your team struggle to measure or improve the customer experience consistently? If so, you’re not alone. According to a 2017 ICMI survey, it’s one of the top ten challenges for contact center leaders.

    Join us on February 22 as we help you identify ways to understand the most complex customer feedback in an organized and comprehensive manner. We’ll also show you how to use the power of text analytics to put your metrics in the right context, and how to deliver those valuable insights to key decision makers across your company.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    * How to use the data you already have to identify actionable areas for improvement
    * How to refine your dashboards and measure what really matters to customers
    * How to better analyze, measure, and correlate your customer data

    Join us for an interactive and informative hour, complete with live audience Q&A.
  • Expanding Language Learning with Projects
    Expanding Language Learning with Projects Melanie Rogers, Lead Trainer at Rosetta Stone Feb 22 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex problem. Learn about ways to incorporate Rosetta Stone lessons into projects for your K - 12 classroom. We'll talk about both elementary and middle/high school project ideas and how to pull them together for a quarter or semester length language projects.

    Join us for our monthly K-12 webinar series, Trainer’s Corner. Each month we will share information and ideas to help schools and districts make the most of their language-learning implementations.
  • Ransomware Hostage Rescue Guide
    Ransomware Hostage Rescue Guide Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate Feb 26 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    2017 was a Ransomware nightmare. If you've been in the IT trenches over the past year, you've probably noticed that ransomware attacks are accelerating, damages are more severe and there is no end in sight for 2018

    Join Erich Kron CISSP, Security Awareness Advocate at KnowBe4 for the webinar “Ransomware Hostage Rescue Guide”. We will look at scary features of new ransomware strains, give actionable info that you need to prevent infections, and advise what to do when you are hit with ransomware.

    Erich will cover these topics:

    * What are new scary ransomware features in the wild?
    * I’m infected, now what?
    * Proven methods of protecting your organization
    * Why the “human firewall” is so effective
  • Employees - Can't live with em
    Employees - Can't live with em Lori Kleiman, SPHR SHRM-SCP Mar 1 2018 4:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    United States HR teams are pulled in different directions every day. Staying on top of the human resources activities can be complex enough, and compliance must be managed in midst of all of it. There are 6 non-negotiable areas of compliance that have to be incorporated to your daily operations. You must embrace these, and be able to navigate the leadership team to embrace them as well. Lori will share effective method of securing the resources needed to move initiatives forward, you will be sure you leave the program with the tools you need to get it all done. You don’t have to figure it out on your own - join us and get a quick path for 2017 compliance now!
    Employees are the backbone of every organization and managers know that. When the focus is on getting new customers, creating new revenue streams, making a profit and being innovation - who has time to make employees happy. Aren’t they here to do a job anyway? Well yes, but they still need to know they make a difference. In this program, we’ll look at how happy employees can support your corporate initiatives and actually give you time back. And, it can all happen with minimal effort and budget.
    Learning objectives
    ·Identify what your employees need from you
    ·Align employee appreciation with corporate strategy
    ·Set 3 goals to connect directly with your team
    ·Develop strategies to incorporate engagement into every day work
  • Obtaining a Bigger Voice: How to Speak so Others Will Listen!
    Obtaining a Bigger Voice: How to Speak so Others Will Listen! Cathy McNally, Founder and CEO, Women Speak Up! Mar 6 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this webinar, you’ll learn how to have a “bigger voice” – how to be a more effective and persuasive communicator in speech, writing, and presentations. We’ll talk about the challenges and fears women face when communicating in the tech workplace and discuss ways to overcome them. You’ll leave the webinar with tools, tips, examples, and resources that you can use to develop a bigger voice today!

    Cathy McNally is Founder and CEO of Women Speak Up, a speaker training organization for women who want to change the world. Cathy is passionate about helping people communicate so that they can effect change. She is a coach, speaker and trainer; learn more at womenspeakup.org.
  • The Power of Perception: What Women Need to Know About Leadership & Gender
    The Power of Perception: What Women Need to Know About Leadership & Gender Shawn Andrews, Founder & CEO, Andrews Research International Mar 6 2018 10:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Women account for more than 50% of the U.S. Labor force and 60% of college graduates in both the U.S. and Europe. Yet, women hold only 5.0% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies. Women encounter many barriers to success which limits career advancement. These barriers include unconscious biases, structural obstacles, self-limiting mindsets, work-life balance priorities, and emotional intelligence and gender differences - which lead men and women to approach virtually every aspect of business differently. Dr. Shawn Andrews will provide strategies to help minimize these barriers and advance your career.

    Learning Objectives/Key Takeaways:

    - Explore the scope of the leadership gender gap
    - Examine barriers that limit women’s career advancement
    - Identify emotional intelligence attributes and their impact on leadership
    - Explore how gender differences impact perception and promotion in the workplace
    - Apply strategies to advance your career and leadership opportunities

    About the presenter:
    Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker and organizational consultant. She speaks and consults to a diverse range of clients, including SABMiller Brewing Company, Broadcom, Johnson and Johnson, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and many more. She has authored multiple published articles and blogs, leads webinars and workshops, and has her first book coming out March 6, 2018.
  • Digital Learning for SAP with SAP Learning Hub
    Digital Learning for SAP with SAP Learning Hub Caroline Kinsman, SAP Learning Expert Mar 7 2018 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Join us live on Wednesday, March 7th at 10:00 am for a 45-minute FREE webinar& demo to discover how SAP Learning Hub gives unlimited access to all of SAP’s learning content and certification paths, as well as opportunities for collaboration, social learning and access to live systems in which to practice. SAP Education and the BELUX SAP User Group have collaborated to offer SAP customers a significant discount on an SAP Learning Hub subscription.

    Caroline Kinsman is an experienced senior education architect who has worked within the field of SAP Education Solutions for over seventeen years. Responsible for designing and delivering successful education programmes for ERP system implementations at both national and multinational organisations. A qualified Chartered Accountant and fluent in three languages Caroline is able to bring her considerable wealth of business experience to a range of stakeholders and sponsors at many levels within an organisation. With twenty years of experience in project team training and consulting, she is able to engage on multiple levels from the strategic to the practical within a project environment. Caroline's experience covers a multitude of sectors including pharmaceutical, public sector, financial services, utilities, oil and gas, consumer goods and automotive. Specialties: A holistic education approach from cradle to grave; detailed knowledge of Project Team Training and SAP Learning Hub.
  • Selling Technology: How to Build Key Relationships with your Customers
    Selling Technology: How to Build Key Relationships with your Customers Carrie Francey, Diane Updyke & Kelly Ireland Mar 7 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The way in which we sell is changing, especially for women in hi-tech careers. Today’s sales environment is culture-driven, and the culture in the hi-tech industry can be a challenging place for women in leadership positions.

    The biggest change has been in collaborative conversation. There is no product discussion, we don’t talk about hardware, software or service. We discuss the problem or need in depth and work toward a proof of concept. Instead of selling big deals, the market has shifted towards proof of concept, subscription-based and selling to inform. It’s not just about sales anymore; it’s about sales and marketing alignment and how to bridge the gaps.

    Talking points will include:
    - How the market has shifted
    - How women can help and enable other women
    - Tips and tricks for selling in the world of digital transformation

    Join this expert panel with Diane Updyke, VP Sales & Advisor, Startups, Carrie Francey, VP Strategic Alliances, HPE and Kelly Ireland, CEO, CB Technologies, as they discuss these and other trends in the tech, startup and SaaS sales environment.
  • A Strategic Approach to Managing Student Loan Debt
    A Strategic Approach to Managing Student Loan Debt Laurel Road Mar 7 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Laurel Road, the endorsed student loan refinancing provider of the International Association of Women is hosting a free online think session about Student Loan Best Practices for Women.
    The goal – to delve into the loan repayment options professional women have to choose from.
    The interactive webinar on Wednesday March 7th, at 1pm EST, will discuss:
    -If loan forgiveness a viable option for professional women
    -If IAW Members can benefit from the new federal income driven repayment programs
    -How pending legislative changes may impact loan repayment
    -How to lower student loan interest rates
    -When to consider loan refinancing
    -What the loan refinancing process looks like
    -How to get the added member benefit available to IAW Members
    To register for the March 7th, 1pm ET educational think session, follow the link below.
    Insert BrightTALK webinar registration link here
    The online presentation will be followed by Q&A, so feel free to ask questions!
  • Uniting Your Multi-Generational Teams
    Uniting Your Multi-Generational Teams Joanie Connell, Ph.D., President, Flexible Work Solutions, Inc. Mar 7 2018 10:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How much are generational conflicts costing you? Maybe it’s a troubled relationship with a boss, or a business relationship with a client or someone on your team that’s impeding your success. You’ve probably had the opposite experience, too—when you have made a solid connection with someone of a different generation, like a great mentoring relationship, where you both learned from each other and benefited from each other’s different perspectives.

    This webinar is about bridging generational differences to leverage generational diversity in your work teams. You will learn a quick way to increase understanding and empathy to connect with people from different generations in a non-judgmental, productive way. You can use this method to increase the cohesiveness of your teams and increase collaboration and performance.
  • How to Reuse Structured Content with DITA
    How to Reuse Structured Content with DITA Gosia Radymiak Mar 8 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Reusing content can be beneficial, but complicated to manage without proper guidelines. You can reuse content on many levels and apply different methods, from conditional filtering on entire maps to variable phrases for single words.

    Join The Content Wrangler, and our special guest, Gosia Radymiak, Customer Success Manager at Jorsek LLC, the makers of easyDITA, for this free, one-hour webinar. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to 1) review reuse mechanisms available in DITA; 2) learn about reuse best practices, including content organization and localization do’s and don'ts; 3) learn how to create a reuse strategy suitable for your content; and finally, 4) to get links to useful resources about DITA and reuse, including articles and training.
  • Catch Your Leadership Stride: Behaviors that Drive Success
    Catch Your Leadership Stride: Behaviors that Drive Success Leslie A. Rubin and Kendra Dahlstrom Mar 8 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A successful and effective leader is like an athlete- they must continuously train to stay ahead in an ever-changing business climate. Many leaders come with “built-in” skills and behaviors that give them an advantage, while others may need to learn new behaviors just to stay in the race.

    In this session, we’ll discuss what it takes to be a great leader – from a high degree of self-awareness to a stomach for ambiguity, to be an effective communicator, and of course, maintain a positive attitude. These are just a few of the behaviors we’ll uncover that are needed for both the aspiring and current leader to catch and maintain a leadership stride. We’ll also highlight real-life examples of current executives and leaders, and share some key tips to evaluate what’s working and what’s not.

    In this interactive session, you will learn:
    •What it takes to have a leadership mindset.
    •Identifying behaviors that we need to "unpack" or need to evolve.
    •Understand core attributes great leaders must have when they are leading a team, running a company or communicating.

    Presenters:
    Leslie A. Rubin, CEO, Image Matterz Consulting, Author, and Co-Founder of Executive Greatness Institute
    Kendra Dahlstrom, CEO, Aspire to Be International, Author & Coach
  • Own Your Story--A Personal Brand Workshop
    Own Your Story--A Personal Brand Workshop Olivia Christian Brand Strategist, Workshop Lead Mar 8 2018 7:15 pm UTC 45 mins
    An organization's vision and purpose is communicated from the top down. CEOs, Executive Directors and Leadership Teams are charged with motivating varying audiences to their goal or cause, e.g. invest, volunteer, give, attend, work with us. What's essential in effectively communicating a vision and purpose that includes both the logical--the head, and the emotional--the heart?

    Bio:
    Olivia Christian’s early professional career was dedicated to working with and on behalf of elected representatives that were committed to improving the lives of individuals and families living in the San Francisco Bay Area’s most vulnerable communities.

    In 2005 Olivia left city hall and began working as a brand development consultant. Her clients have included organizations providing access to life advancing services to the underserved and female entrepreneurs developing resources and opportunities that support the professional and personal growth of other women. Through her workshop, OWN YOUR Story, Olivia coaches individuals and teams who want to effectively convey the why, how and what of their personal brand story for any given audience.
  • Enabling Content in Chatbots and AI: Part II — The Microcontent Solution
    Enabling Content in Chatbots and AI: Part II — The Microcontent Solution Steve Manning Mar 13 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    On December 12, 2017, Steve Manning presented a discussion on how new technology will change the way we approach content. The addition of Bots, voice-enabled interfaces, and Artificial Intelligence means we must change the way we structure content. We are moving from a broadcast style of communication – publish and hope for the best – to a more conversational style of communication. More question and answer.

    This imposes requirements on the content models you need to create if you want to talk to the Bots. We must be more granular in our models. We need to implement Microcontent.

    In Part II of this series, Steve will go a little deeper. He will discuss the language of bots/AI: intents, attributes, and assets. Then he’ll relate that to how the granularity you design into your models, the semantic labels you apply to elements, and the taxonomy you capture in creation can make or break your ability to publish DITA content to the new technologies. The session will include real-world scenarios that rely on a microcontent strategy.
  • Strengthening the Organization’s Foundations: HR’s Role as Culture Shaper
    Strengthening the Organization’s Foundations: HR’s Role as Culture Shaper Srinivas Krishnamurti, CEO, Zugata and David Mallon, Vice President & Analyst-at-Large, Bersin, Deloitte Consulting LLP Mar 13 2018 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Organizational culture is a top leadership priority for organizations around the globe. As the system of values, beliefs, and behaviors that represent “the way things work around here,” culture is persistent in ways that individual leaders, strategies, and goals are not. Executives increasingly recognize that a proactive approach to culture is essential to both short term success and long term endurance – and they are looking to human resources to play an important role. Bersin’s* recent High-Impact HR research found that high performance organizations have HR teams that embrace their role as culture shapers, actively helping the organization to both preserve the best of what sets it apart and develop values such as trust, empowerment & experimentation, and inclusion.

    In this webcast, we will:

    -Summarize current research on organizational culture, including ways to define, monitor, and evaluate it
    -Discuss HR’s role as shapers of culture
    -Highlight the potential benefits of a proactive approach


    *As used in this document, “Deloitte” means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of our legal structure. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

    This publication contains general information only and Deloitte is not, by means of this publication, rendering accounting, business, financial, investment, legal, tax, or other professional advice or services. This publication is not a substitute for such professional advice or services, nor should it be used as a basis for any decision or action that may affect your business. Before making any decision or taking any action that may affect your business, you should consult a qualified professional advisor. Deloitte shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by any person who relies on this publication.

    Copyright © 2018 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Meet Troy Tilus: Rosetta Stone Employee and Polyglot
    Meet Troy Tilus: Rosetta Stone Employee and Polyglot Melanie Rogers & Troy Tilus, Rosetta Stone Mar 14 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for this opportunity to meet one of Rosetta Stone's employees who is a true polyglot. Troy speaks multiple languages fluently, as well as a couple more not-quite-fluently. He has spent time out of the United States helping in humanitarian missions as well as helping our international Rosetta Stone clients. He will share some of his stories, as well as his thoughts about language learning.

    Join us for our monthly K-12 webinar series, Trainer’s Corner. Each month we will share information and ideas to help schools and districts make the most of their language-learning implementations.
  • Office 365 As A Content Services Hub? Seriously!
    Office 365 As A Content Services Hub? Seriously! Steffen Frederiksen Mar 15 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Do you have Office 365 in your organization? You may not realize it, but you already have the perfect solution for delivering the right information to the right people, at the right time, in the right format and language – and on the device of their choosing.

    Most content services hubs are expensive and complicated. Office 365 is an affordable, cloud-based, scalable platform that allows you to build content for a future of AI, machine-learning, chatbots, and machine-to-machine communication. It enables everyone, whether experienced in content architectures like DITA and XML or not, to use Microsoft Word and other familiar tools to create and share content in real time. Gartner recognized Microsoft as a leader in the Content Management Platform Magic Quadrant in 2017. Find out why!

    Join The Content Wrangler and our special guest, Steffen Frederiksen, for this free, one-hour webinar, and learn exactly why and how Office 365 is a great platform for authoring, managing, and delivering the content of the future. Attendees will also learn the benefits that come with using it, as well as be taken through a specific use case in financial services.

    ABOUT STEFFEN FREDERIKSEN

    Since 1989, Steffen Frederiksen has been working with the creation, management, and distribution of structured, reusable business content. This work includes methods, software tools, training workshops and CMS solutions. He has managed the training of more than 200,000 writers around the globe, primarily in the financial services, pharma, and other regulated industries.

    While working for Information Mapping, Steffen developed the concept of “object-oriented information” as well as the MOM (Mapping Object Model) XML DTDs – some of the foundation of the DITA standard. With the objective of bringing the power of structured content to everyone, he founded DitaExchange in 2001 and developed its Dx4 software, which combines the DITA standard, Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Office.
  • Performance Management
    Performance Management Lori Kleiman, SPHR SHRM-SCP Mar 22 2018 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Leadership in human resources requires understanding of the strategic initiatives and the ability to align organizational talent with success. Planning for the future needs of human capital is a key component to success as a HR executive. In this action packed program, we will look at performance management through the lens of strategy and executive interactions. Attendees will walk about with an understanding of what to look for in a strategic plan, and how to craft performance discussions to ensure only those that are headed in the same direction as leadership are considered top talent. We will review a HR Topics proprietary tool that helps organizations evaluate who is really top talent, and what those individuals might need to move to the next level. Finally, we conclude with recommendations of how to incorporate changes to the performance conversation into the organization and impact a culture shift that will drive results.
    Learning Objectives:
    ·Identify the strategic goals and initiatives for your organization
    ·Understand the business metrics that drive success in each organization
    ·Review external opportunities that will create meaningful change for top talent
    ·Create communication tools that will impact C Suite engagement
  • Language Teachers and Digital Literacy Skills
    Language Teachers and Digital Literacy Skills Melanie Rogers, Lead Trainer at Rosetta Stone Apr 19 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Technology has changed the way teachers interact with their students, and how they teach! We'll review some important digital skills every teacher needs to know, and share some educational resources to make you more efficient, productive and maybe even ahead of your students!
  • Trainer's Corner #3: I'm so busy! What are some Rosetta Stone best practices?
    Trainer's Corner #3: I'm so busy! What are some Rosetta Stone best practices? Maria Warner Apr 24 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It seems that we never have enough time in each day to do all we need to do, and adding learning a new language sometimes seems impossible. We have found that consistency is critical in learning a new language and we will share some best practices to help you find the time in your hectic life to meet your goal of language learning.
  • Let's Wrap This Year: Keep Rosetta Stone Alive Over the Summer
    Let's Wrap This Year: Keep Rosetta Stone Alive Over the Summer Melanie Rogers, Lead Trainer at Rosetta Stone May 10 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    You've made it through the year! Our Training Team Lead wants to help you review the past school year and wrap up the year! It's important that learners don't stop learning, so we'll also review some ways to keep Rosetta Stone active over the summer months. Everyone will be ready to start next year and achieve more!
  • Rosetta Stone Learner Spotlight
    Rosetta Stone Learner Spotlight Rosetta Stone Client Services Team May 23 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us to meet some successful language learners that have learned another language and achieved their goals thanks to their new language skills. We will talk about why they chose to learn a new language, how they approached learning, and what they’ve learned along the way.
  • Trainer's Corner #5: Advocating for Language Training
    Trainer's Corner #5: Advocating for Language Training Louise Walker Sep 26 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In many organizations, language learning is a "nice to have" perk for employees. However, learning a new language impacts business results, including increasing employee retention, global expansion, and promoting collaboration, diversity & inclusion. Hear from the Return on Language Learning team on the benefits of improving communication in the workplace.