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    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Municipal Association of South Carolina 1411 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201
    • 9


    Chapter Learning Event

    April 26, 2019


    Managing Challenging Trainees in the Classroom:

    Minimizing Conflict, Maintaining Control


    *Please note the revised event date of April 26, 2019 and the location change to Municipal Association of South Carolina for this chapter event only!


    WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2019

    TIME:  8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    WHERE:  Municipal Association of South Carolina

                     1411 Gervais Street Columbia, SC 29201


    *Visitors may park in the visitor’s parking lot on Bull Street or in the parking garage on floors 4-7.

    For directions and parking information click here.

    Hot coffee and breakfast will be served.

    Session Details

    All trainers have had to manage challenging trainees at one time or another (if you have not, you will). The difficult trainee could be a talker, a know-it-all, an arguer, a complainer, or simply a distracter. 

    A competent trainer must establish order, maintain control and prevent symptoms of disruptive behavior in the classroom. In addition, the trainer needs to know what to do and what not to do when handling such behavior and how to avoid taking the behavior personally, which involves integrating specific conflict resolution methods.   


    During this session, we will:             

    • Recognize, assess and minimize difficult trainee behavior.
    • Respond appropriately to difficult trainees without losing control or taking it personally.
    • Review appropriate uses of various conflict resolution styles to maintain control in the classroom and make more effective choices.

      Join us for this interactive session that will address one of the most inevitable yet difficult training challenges and walk away better equipped to navigate conflict and maintain control.

      About the Speaker 


      Hazel Blake Parker is an experienced facilitator with proven leadership, management and training skills. She is also an author and curriculum developer who takes pride in seeing others succeed. 

      Ms. Parker holds  a BS in Counselor Education and a MS in Individual and Family Development from South Carolina State University. She has continued her education ventures by obtaining certifications in a number of areas including management, diversity, facilitating, parenting, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, DACUM Occupational Analysis and grant writing.

      She is a Certified Family Life Educator and Certified Human Development Consultant who has co-authored four books, and is currently co-writing a Caregiver’s Manual with one of her strategic partners. She has been featured in publications and been a guest speaker on national radio shows about economic empowerment and women's issues.

      She is very actively involved in her community, and serves on the board of directors for several non-profit organizations. She is a local member of the Midlands Association for Talent Development (ATD) where she volunteers on the hospitality committee.

      Ms. Parker own her own business, Parker Institute for Excellence, LLC, which is dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of others.

      For additional information, contact Jada Addison, Vice President of Programs at vpprograms@atdmidlands.org We look forward to seeing you!

      • 17 May 2019
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Midlands Technical College Northeast Campus, 151 Powell Rd Columbia, SC 29203
      • 5

      Gamification Certification Seminar

      May 17, 2019

      The Gamification of Learning: A Certification for Talent Development and Human Resources Professionals

      Do you want to become a more valuable asset to your organization? Prove your high level of knowledge and skill development by spending the day receiving a Level 1 Gamification Certification through Sententia Gamification!

      Participants will receive a Sententia Level 1 Apprentice Certificate!

      The Sententia Gamification Certification is the ONLY Gamification Certification

      that you can earn recertification credits with ATD, HRCI, and SHRM. Become a better, higher-rated, and considerably more effective trainer, instructional designer or human resource professional!

      This program is like no conference or workshop you’ve attended. The Sententia Gamification Certification is a complete immersion experience designed to leave you creatively inspired and technically masterful.

      Be prepared to come and PLAY for the entire day to dramatically improve your learning and development results and significantly increase your credibility and influence and a professional.

      Simply defined, gamification uses game mechanics and rewards for non-game applications in order to increase engagement, transfer knowledge, and create loyalty. Gamification is about motivational design, and is the process of using game mechanics and game thinking in non-gaming contexts to engage users and to solve problems.

      Registration Fee:

      $249 for ATD Members

      $279 for Non-Members and Public

      A Special registration is currently open to ATD Members until April 12, 2019. On April 13 Registration will be available to non-members and the public until May 1, 2019 for $279. Seating is very limited, so REGISTER TODAY!

      At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

      • Interpret how key concepts found in behavioral psychology and game design can increase learning and engagement.
      • Experience a five-part process for gamifying a learning program.
      • Demonstrate a return on investment for your gamified learning program.

      About the Speaker:

        Monica Cornetti, Founder

      Featured on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek, Monica works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015 and 2016, and in 2016 was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Monica is the Founder and CEO of the Sententia Gamification Consortium and the author of the book Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate learning.

      Session Details

      When:   Friday, May 17, 2019

      Where:  Midlands Technical College NE

                       151 Powell Road Columbia 

      Fee:    $249 ATD Members (Registration open now through until May 1)

                   $279 Non- Members and Public (Registration open April 13 - May 1)

      Time:    8:30 a m - 4:00 pm

      Registration, breakfast and networking will be held from 8:30 a.m.- 9:00 a.m.

      Program begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

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