The first day of April is April Fools Day. Has anyone ever seen a spaghetti tree?! Google it if you haven’t.
Lorna did a great job in March with our special master class! As part of Everything DiSC, Lorna focused on workplace conflict. I can share with you first hand that a lot of interesting and honest conversation came out of this session; items I know I have already put to use.
On April 20th, Dharani Sridharan will lead a presentation on Instructional Design. Instructional design refers to a system that enhances the learning experience of an individual. In training, it shows the path that one takes to reach the learning objectives. Dharani holds a Master’s degree in International Human Resource Management from Manchester Business School, United Kingdom, and works at Lee Memorial Health system.
We have a variety of topics that we are excited about this year, and hope you will join us. If you are interested in hosting or facilitating a program, please contact Lorna, our VP of Programs at Lkibbey@lkibbey.com.
Hope to see you in the near future and be nice when you unleash your inner prankster!
Best Practices of Instructional Design (April 20th)
At an age and time when learning is a response to every action or external stimuli - It is important to streamline and systematize the way we learn to achieve the necessary results.
This session will address the following questions:
Why must an organization design a comprehensive program to its employees?
How does the design show the path to learning?
What are the best practices of instructional design and how must we use the tools efficiently to reach the learning objectives.
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