Next Chapter Event
"This is Your Brain on Training: How to Boost Learning Retention Using the Latest Discoveries in Neuroscience" with John Juzbasich
March 12, 2014
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Season's 52, 160 N Gulph Rd #101
King of Prussia, PA 19406
It is estimated that adult learners retain only 10% of what is taught in workshops and recall only 5% of what is taught when the instructor relies solely on PowerPoint slides. What can you do as a trainer, instructional designer or training manager to improve those numbers? How can training be designed so that learners remember and apply what they learn? Bottom line: how do we make training stick?
John Juzbasich, our March speaker, has the answers. As the CEO of Merit Systems LLC, John knows what makes the difference between ho-hum training and truly impactful training. John will explore how adults learn based on discoveries about how our brains collect, organize, and manage new information. Participants will be guided through a 4-step learning process called the Learning Cycle and then practice applying each step to an actual training module. The insights gained through this exercise will enable participants to develop training that resonates long after the actual session is over.
Mark your calendar now for this intriguing journey into the world of learning and neuroscience! A full dinner will be served at Season's 52.
New! ASTD Philadelphia's Josh Maleeff interviews John Juzbasich in a recent podcast. Listen in and register now.
Message from the President
On one of my frequent train trips from Norristown to Center City, I noticed a large sign atop the main SEPTA terminal that read: "SEPTA: Better Than Driving." I had to laugh. Better than driving? Is that the best value proposition they could come up with? Could they have set the bar any lower? Would that message inspire anybody - employees or riders - to feel good about SEPTA? I doubted it.
Messages matter. A lot. That's why the words I selected to define our vision for 2014 - Energize! Engage! Enlighten! - were chosen very thoughtfully. Within the span of two months, we have taken significant strides as a Chapter toward fulfilling that vision. We've partnered with new venues for our monthly chapter events and SIG meetings. We've created a new SIG, Leadership & Organizational Development, to provide additional learning opportunities for our members (don't miss the first meeting on April 29). We've added a "Volunteers" link to our website for those of you wanting to get involved and contribute your skills and knowledge. And we're making additional moves to enhance your experience with ASTD-PHL and the value of your membership.
Our Conference on May 21 is shaping up nicely. We received many outstanding presenter submissions and are in the process of reviewing them. In addition, our keynote speaker, Jim Smith, has generously offered our members a 50% discount on his upcoming (and very popular) Boot Camp. Click the link to take advantage of this special offer.
We also have an excellent event scheduled for March 12 at Seasons 52: John Juzbasich, CEO of Merit Systems, will be discussing how to leverage neuroscience to develop training that sticks. We literally had a packed room for February's event with Ken Giglio; please take a moment to register now to ensure a seat (and an excellent meal, too!) And don't forget to tell a friend or two.
I'll close with a message that you can never convey enough: thank you!
Mike Brenner, Ed.D.