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Education Program

2015 Tracks and Topics

Career Development (Content Track 1) 

Assessment & Credentialing (i.e. Assessment of self and others, connecting competency models to career development)
Entrepreneurship (i.e. starting a business or consulting practice)
Job Search and Recruitment 
Managing your Career (i.e. Individual career planning, branding yourself, enriching your current job, networking)
Organizational Career Development Programs
Skills Gap (i.e. narrowing the skills gap and unique ways to build skills & develop a professional portfolio outside of your job)
Shifting career focus within talent development

Global Human Resource Development (Content Track 2)  

Diversity & Inclusion (i.e. cultural diversity’s impact on learning, cross culture training)
Global Workforce Development (i.e. virtual teams, global talent development)
Global Leadership Development
Global Benchmarking (i.e. Country/Regional research, best practices)

Human Capital (Content Track 3) 

Change Management
Diversity & Inclusion 
Integrated Talent Management 
Knowledge Management
Performance Improvement 
Managing Learning Programs

Instructional Design (Content Track 4)

Design techniques for advanced practitioners  
Learning Transfer  
Innovations in design  
How to design effective technical training
Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) 
ISD for Mobile Learning 
Developing Training for External Clients & Customers 
Agile/iterative design modalities 
Incorporating task practice into training courses 
Strategies for incorporating stakeholders 
Needs assessment for ISD 
Project management tools and methods for instructional designers 
Involving managers in the training process 
Tying ISD to organizational results  
Problem-centered learning  

Leadership Development (Content Track 5) 

Revamping Leadership Development after Organizational Change (i.e. Change Management)
Diversity & Inclusion
Entrepreneurship in Leadership Development
Evaluating Learning Impact
Innovations in Leadership Development
New Models of Leadership Development
Organizational Career Development Programs (e.g. developing a leadership development program or leadership skills for millennials and the emerging workforce)
Developing Leadership Skills and Competencies (i.e. Management Development)

Learning Technologies (Content Track 6) 

Mobile Learning
Simulations & Serious Games
Social Learning
Tools & Platforms (i.e. including authoring tools and open-source tools and selecting and implementing an LMS)
Virtual Classroom

Learning Measurement & Analytics (Content Track 7) 

Impact of Learning—Beyond ROI
Evaluating Learning Programs
Measuring the impact of change
Return on Investment (ROI) of Learning
How to Measure the Results of Social and informal Learning
Creating behavior change metrics/profiles
Measuring Effectiveness of Leadership Development
Technology-based analysis and evaluation
Principles of certification for trainers
Measuring Coaching and mentoring program Effectiveness
Assessing learning mastery and providing learner feedback
Determining the impact of learning on the business

Management (Content Track 8)  

Change Management
Diversity & Inclusion
Engagement & Motivation
Global Workforce Development
Knowledge Management (i.e. Succession planning)
Leadership Development (i.e. Leadership Skills Development for Managers)
Management Development (i.e. Communication skills development for managers)
Measuring & Evaluating (i.e. ROI of employee development and engagement programs)
Manager/Trainer Collaboration

Training Delivery (Content Track 9) 

Delivery techniques for advanced practitioners 
Games and activities to strengthen learning 
Working with difficult training/workshop participants 
How to deliver effective technical training 
Content for “master trainers” 
Facilitation Skills 
Innovative delivery methods

Science of Learning (Content Track 10)  

Engagement & Motivation (i.e. organizational behavior, cognitive neuroscience, social communication)
Memory & Learning (i.e. cognitive neuroscience, psychology of learning) 
Organizational Dynamics (i.e. organizational behavior, social communication) 
Performance Improvement (i.e. learning research, psychology of learning)
Research & Practice (i.e. learning research, big data and predictive analytics, synthesizing the research/evidence based best practices)

Government (Industry Track 1)  

Change Management (i.e. developing new managers)
Engagement & Motivation (i.e. building employee engagement, training tools for a new generation of learners)
Evaluating the Learning Impact (i.e. measuring effectiveness of leadership development; performance based measurements for learning; demonstrating value of training investment)
Integrated Talent Management (i.e. attracting/retaining top talent)
Knowledge Management (i.e.  knowledge transfer, creating a culture of learning)
Leadership Development (i.e. leadership at all levels)
Performance Improvement (i.e. competency modeling for federal training)
Public Sector (i.e. learning solutions in an era of shrinking budgets, collaborative learning, informal/social learning solutions)
Sales Enablement (Industry Track 2)  
Account Management (ie. Account Penetration & Cross-Selling; Renewing Existing Business; Proposals & Plans)
Sales Operations & Technologies (i.e Implementing & Leveraging CRMs; Mobile Sales Enablement; Mapping Technologies to the Sales Process)
Coaching (i.e. Coaching Reports; Implementing Sales Coaching Programs; Reward & Recognition Programs)
Creating & Closing Opportunities (i.e. CRM Data Hygiene; Sales Pipeline Management;  Sales Process Adoption)
Defining & Positioning Solutions (i.e. Presentation Skills; Value-Based Selling)
Developing Sales Force Capability (i.e. Designing and Delivering Sales Training; Competency Modeling)
Selling Skills (i.e. Prospecting; Preparation & Follow-Up for Sales Interactions; Objection-Handling)
Management Development (i.e. Sales Management Training; Equipping & Supporting Sales Managers)
Managing within the Sales Ecosystem (i.e. Cross-Functional Collaboration for Sales Enablement;
Sales Culture)
Measuring & Evaluating (i.e. Assessments & Evaluations; Performance Metrics; 
Recruiting & Developing Sales Talent (i.e. Hiring & Promoting Sales Staff; Onboarding Programs; Goal-Setting & Compensation) 
Setting Sales Strategy (i.e. Territory Planning; Salesforce Transformation; Sales Methodology)

Healthcare (Industry Track 3) 

Customer Service Culture
Diversity Training
Evaluating the Learning Impact (i.e. using data at all levels, reimbursement culture)
Healthcare Policy (i.e. Meeting Policy Requirements, Affordable and Accountable Care Acts, Quality and Risk Management)
Integrated Talent Management (i.e. technology in the workforce; combining administrative and clinical learning strategies)
Skills Gap (i.e. managing workforce shortage)
Non-Traditional Trainer (i.e. training w/in an expert culture, training clinical educators)

Higher Education (Industry Track 4) 

Research/Theory to Practice in the Workplace
Academic/Practitioner/Corporate Partnerships
Trends and New Methods for Engaging Students in the Academic Classroom
Aligning course curriculum with ATD content or Competency Model
Developing Faculty and Staff in Higher Education
Applying Adult Learning Principles in the Academic Classroom
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