September Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, September 28 ~ 6:00 to 8:00 pm

Tapas, Wine & Gamify!

Is game-based learning a fad or is it the silver bullet? The answer is neither, but gamification and game-based learning is here to stay. Come join us and find out WHY gamification works and HOW it can increase the business impact of learning, if done right. 

Curious? If your answer is YES!, you must bring your work colleagues, corporate teams, and friends to this casual, relaxed, “fireside chat” event with Gamification Guru, Zsolt Olah.

Workshop: Game Thinking for L&D: Hands-on Application of Gamification and Game-Based Learning

Thurs/Fri, September 29 & 30 ~ 1-1/2 days

Gamification is a buzzword in the L&D world. But buzzwords do not solve business problems. Come to this hands-on, workshop to learn about the art of and science of engagement and motivation from Certified Boredom Resuscitator, Zsolt Olah and take home real answers.

Workshop: Improvisation for Talent Development Professionals

Thursday, October 20 ~ 1:00 to 5:00 pm

This unique program, customized by Lee Godden and Bob Doll of Advantage Improv, is designed to help T&D professionals improve how they communicate, engage and lead by leveraging proven-effective improvisation techniques.

Join us for this fast-paced, interactive half-day workshop ideal for all human resources professionals, talent development managers, trainers, instructional designers and performance consultants.

Special Interest Groups

Change Leadership


Subject Matter Experts Afraid of Change? How to Address Resistance Related to Expertise and Tenure

Have you noticed that sometimes, even when employees feel positive about a change and want it, it still can be a cause of fear and anxiety?

This program will help you improve your ability to use:

  • Change management strategies for expert employees
  • The J curve to plan for performance amidst change
Learning and Development: Does It Need to Be Transformed? Do C-Suite Executives believe we impact organization goals?

This program is about the journey to demonstrate L&D’s impact on organizational outcomes. Join us and learn:

  • Why L&D still does not have a seat at the executive table
  • Why L&D struggles (more than it should) for resources
  • Why Organizations underinvest in learning

Energy—The Unseen Force:  Understanding & Harnessing Energy for Training Success

What do Luke Skywalker and Bruce Lee have in common? A unique understanding of something supremely subtle, but practically powerful—Energy!

Martial arts practitioners become disciplined in harnessing it, while legends, even of the Jedi, speak of a "force" that surrounds us all.
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Upcoming events

Wed, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
Thu, September 29, 2016 9:00 AM (PDT) • Webster University, Costa Mesa Campus, 32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618
Fri, September 30, 2016 8:30 AM (PDT) • Webster University, Costa Mesa Campus, 32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618
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