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training and development in a recession

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on January 28, 2009 by ruyoung

in the midst of downsizing, layoffs, and stimulus packages the training industry needs a reminder of just how crucial the right kind of training is necessary to survive the current downturned economy.

the canadian management centre will host a free webcast titled training and development in a recession: what smart organizations do to survive in challenging times. 12:00pm to 1:00pm est.

the free webcast, promising prescriptive wisdom and proactive actions, will focus on:

  • Results of AMA and Ken Blanchard Company research on the effects of downsizing and the impact of training upon organization performance
  • “non-negotiable” skills/competencies that are critical to organization survival
  • Key insights into successfully managing through difficult change
  • Justifications for increased spending on training in lean times

though this is free, registration is required.

training and development in lean economic times

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 21, 2009 by ruyoung

the canadian management centre announced today that they will be hosting a free webcast to address training in these lean economic times.

Training and Development in a Recession: what smart organizations do to survive in challenging times
Jan 28, 2009
12:00pm to 1:00pm EST

ken blanchard, scott blanchard, jim kirkpatrick, and edward t reilly will be poised to have a sincere conversation and q+a session to discuss the issues on every trainer’s mind.

What you’ll learn:

Join us for this energizing discussion which will focus on prescriptive wisdom and proactive actions, including:

  • Results of AMA and Ken Blanchard Company research on the effects of downsizing and the impact of training upon organization performance
  • “non-negotiable” skills/competencies that are critical to organization survival
  • Key insights into successfully managing through difficult change
  • Justifications for increased spending on training in lean times
  • And much more

this webcast is complimentary but registration are required. more info on the event listing.

canada moodle moot 2009 call for proposals

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on December 5, 2008 by ruyoung

canada moot 2009 will be apr 1 – 4, 2009 in edmonton, ab and the call for proposals is open.

follow the link to the description of what you’ll need to consider when submitting proposals. log in or create a login.  to see who is coming and what has been submitted, go to http://moodlemoot.ca/moodle/mod/data/view.php?id=1221

the organisers of canada moodle moot 2009 encourage you to submit your proposals before you may leave for the holiday season.

education panels at sxsw interactive

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2008 by ruyoung

sxsw is a highly recommended convergence of interactive, film, and music festivals and conferences that run independently but concurrently in austin, tx.

sxsw interactive is 5days of panels, discussions, parties, and networking to gather together brilliant minds and emerging technology.

Whether you are a hard-core geek, a dedicated content creator, a new media entrepreneur, or just someone who likes being around an extremely creative community, SXSW Interactive is for you!

since they have received so many panel submissions but space and time is limited, they have established a panel picker to let the public assist the decison makers in choosing the panels at the 2009 sxsw interactive.

and look!  there are plenty of education related panels to vote for. some are:

general education:

edugaming:

knowledge sharing:

find more with tags such as education or explore the full list. register and vote now and reinforce the notion to the interactive industries that education and technology are destined to be long term bedfellows.