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    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Midlands Technical College NE 151 Powell Road Columbia, SC 29203
    • 21


      Chapter Learning Event

    October 19, 2018   



    The Manager's Greatest Tool

    Build a Coaching Mindset


    Yes, you can coach!

    Learn from Certified Leadership Coach and Forbes Coaches Council Member, Patrick Jinks, how to employ the manager's #1 tool.

    Coaching is neither counseling nor consulting.  It is a powerful tool that can be employed formally or informally to create a culture of learning and accountability  in your organization.

    Patrick has worked with such world-class coaches as Marshall Goldsmith, Jack Canfield, Marc Steinberg, and more.  Patrick's highly interactive workshop will have you inspired to use coaching more in your organization, and you will walk away with practical tips and tools to get your coaching work boosted quickly.

    Participants will learn:


    * a world-class coaching cycle/model

    * the differences between the different forms and types of coaching

    * formal and informal methods of coaching

    * how coaching is tied to employee engagement

                               When:    October 19, 2018
                          Where:   Midlands Technical College NE Campus
                                         151 Powell Road Columbia, SC
                          Time:      8:00 am - 10:00 am           
    About the Speaker

    Certified Leadership Coach Patrick Jinks has collaborated with World #1 Success Coach Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul creator) and World #1 Executive Coach Marshall Goldsmith on "Taking the LEAP: How to Build a World-Class Coaching Business." Patrick is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council, and Adjunct Executive Coach and Trainer for Leadership Systems, Inc. He is an award-winning author of three books, and an engaging speaker, teach, and coach.


    For additional information, contact Ann Bryson-Eldridge,   VP of Programs at vpprograms@atdmidlands.org

          We look forward to seeing you. 
    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
    • Midlands Technical College NE 151 Powell Road
    • 37


    SIG: Instructional 
    Design and Technologies

    Midlands Tech: Friday, October 19 @ 10:15 a.m.


    Gamification Design Challenge

    Who wants to suffer through boring, impersonal e-learning courses that aren’t relevant to their professional lives? Most learners don’t like click-next courses that make them feel invisible or fail to address their specific needs. That’s why engagement and motivation are so important.

    We invite you to showcase your gamification design. In August we presented two gamification design challenge options for users to challenge themselves and their skills. All levels of expertise are welcome and encouraged to present. 

    Option #1

    Personalize the e-learning experience: Give learners a voice—Ditch the one-size-fits-all course design model by giving learners more control and options to personalize their learning experiences. (Create a sample one to five slide course)

    • Let users choose an avatar that best represents them
    • Increase learner engagement by using their name throughout the course
    • Create adaptive learning paths that meet the unique needs of each learner (branching)
    • Allow learners to choose closed captioning, audio narration, design themes, and other course preferences
    • Personalize feedback based on quiz scores and on-slide actions
    • Use gamification techniques to add personalization to courses
    Option #2

    Gamify an Existing E-Learning Course: Gaming elements, such as rewards, points, discovery, and competition, are excellent ways to engage and motivate learners. But the challenge for most course designers is finding practical ways to apply game mechanics without disrupting their existing course design models.

    So, how can e-learning designers get started with gamification? What are some practical ways to gamify e-learning courses?

    • Begin Small and Use Existing Projects - One way to experiment with gamification is by starting small and working with existing projects.

    Gamification examples

    When:  Friday, October 19, 2018

    Where: Midlands Tech
    Time:    10:15 to 11:15 a.m.

    Check out the ATD Midlands SIG program page to view the purpose, strategy and 2018 meeting Calendar for the SIG.

    For additional information, contact Urica P. Floyd, SIG Coordinator at TechSIG@atdmidlands.org

    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 2 Innovation Dr. Greenville, SC 29607
    • 16

    Jeff Gosset returns to offer a 4-hour workshop full of valuable information for facilitating change. 

    The axiom that, “The only thing constant is change,” has been validated through the years. Change is with us and, the pace of change is accelerating exponentially. However, many associates have difficulty adjusting to change, preferring instead to maintain the status quo. 

    Participants will complete an assessment to identify their “change style” and the styles of those they work with, and use this information to facilitate change.

    Jeff will guide us through understanding our own "change style" so that we are better equipped to facilitate others through change. So, if you are tasked with facilitating change, or want to grow more accepting to change yourself, this is the workshop for you!

    Participants will leave the workshop more able to:

    • Identify the leader’s role in change.
    • Describe how emotional reactions to change impact success.
    • Explain why all change is individual.
    • Complete an assessment to identify personal change style and use this information to more effectively communicate with others in "their language".
    • Use the contagious commitment and human action models to create individual change.
    • Identify and address the major reasons for resistance to change and how to address them.

    About Jeff

    Jeff Gossett , CEO of Tailwinds Consulting, is a certified Organizational Development Consultant and has been praised as “innovative,” “results-oriented” with a proven ability to develop and manage comprehensive workforce optimization processes. 

    He received his masters in Human Resource Development from Clemson University and has trained and developed thousands of employees — from hourly associates to executives — in a variety of industries and also led organizational development and training for 5 international companies. He spent 17 years with Bowater, now Resolute, where his training department was a two time recipient of Training magazine's "Top 100" training organization award. 

    The focus of Jeff’s work is to help companies create a culture in which you hire the right people, ensure they are competent to perform at the highest level, provide timely performance feedback, have a consistent mission woven throughout your organization, and engage and motivate associates to deliver results above and beyond expectations. 

    Jeff’s system was the catalyst behind his book, "Ensuring Workplace Competence" (TAPPI Press, 1996), which many organizations have used as the blueprint to develop their operations' skills training process. 

    Jeff is passionate about helping small and medium size businesses in and around the Upstate area flourish and create sustainable success.

    • 08 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Hilton, Greenville - 45 West Orchard Park Drive, Greenville, SC 29615
    • 30

    What your brand does matters more than what it says!

    Are you an upcoming leader, a leader new to your role, a college student entering the workforce, or are your in transition, changing careers or returning from a hiatus? If so, this is an opportunity for you to define your brand and learn how to portray the leader you want others to see.

    The ATD Upstate Leadership Symposium will be a 1/2 day packed with valuable information for anyone interested in personal branding and its impact on life inside and outside of work.

    Divided into three sessions: Develop your Brand, Reinforce your Brand, and Rebranding, there is a session for everyone, plus networking/practice opportunities and concluding with an interactive panel discussion.

    Seating is limited, so don't wait! Register now and take advantage of Early Bird pricing!

    Watch your email for more information, or check back from time to time.  We'll update the event page as details unfold.

    Interested in partnering or sponsoring this event? Email atdupstate@gmail.com.

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ATD Midlands, P.O. Box 210055, Columbia, SC 29211 



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