Webinars Calendar

APR
14
2021
11AM
PDT
Preview full conversations on happy and unhappy incidents as learning moments
Most trainers, learning designers, and leaders focus on teaching "happy incidents." However, according to Tim Ryan Seratt, for every happy incident, there are probably 10 or more "unhappy" incidents at work.

These unhappy incidents comprise of unexpected issues, conflicts from knowledge, deviations from policies, absence of clear guidance, gaps in  understanding goals, and many others. 

In this conversation, Tim will lead a discussion highlighting the following topics:
  • Why trainers and designers focus only on happy incidents
  • What are some examples of unhappy incidents that lead to bad performance results
  • How to turn unhappy incidents to learning moments
  • How to create learning moments for near misses, broken parts, high rejects, slow processes, violations in regulations and many others


Let's make this conversation highly interactive. Please post your advanced ideas, such as questions, insights, and practices in determining happy and unhappy incidents, and how to turn it to learning moments.

Register and click “Pre-Session.”

 

Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
Tim%20ryan%20seratt
Tim Ryan Seratt
Guest Presenter and Lead Discussion Leader

APR
07
2021
11AM
PDT
Conversations on %e2%80%9chow we measure success and learning at work
Success at work and in learning ought to be simultaneous or parallel, and should be working in tandem.  Unfortunately, work and learning are so distant from each other so it is difficult to measure success in real life. 

In our next conversation, Bruce Cronquist will lead the discussion around the following topics:
  • Personal success at work
  • Successful learning solutions 
  • How we present successes to others 
  • Metrics and numbers
  • Different methods and yardsticks
Let us make this webinar highly interactive. Please post your ideas in advance, such as questions, insights and practices in measuring success, work, learning, and solutions.

Register and click “Pre-Session.”

Join us!
Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
Bruce%20cronquist
Bruce Cronquist
Guest Presenter and Lead Discussion Leader

MAR
24
2021
11AM
PDT
Nirvana or abyss
Sometimes, webinar facilitation feels like you’re in NIRVANA - engaging, fun, flawless; or in the ABYSS - sucking, awful, as if you are dying. 

In spite of these varying swings, you can still find the best facilitation method and technique by using the Engagement Matrix for Webinar Facilitation ®. This Matrix helps you decide what mix of content and interaction brings your learners to nirvana or what combination to avoid so learners do not go into the abyss.



Join our conversation. Before the sessions, you can experience the Engagement Matrix for Webinar Facilitation ® and download a reference article. 
 
Please share your facilitation methods and examples, make comments in the Pre-Session Activity, and submit questions in advance so we can all dig deeper into our discussion.


I look forward to having you participate in our conversation.



Join us!



Ray

 
Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

MAR
31
2021
11AM
PDT
Avoiding boredom (1)

Many who are rushing to be experts on the technical side of webinars and virtual presentations “kill” their learners through boredom and meaningless ideas. Sadly, a key reason is that we tend to focus on technologies and delivery of content, making us forget that our learners expect to be inspired and wowed by the facilitator or presenter.

In our conversation, we will discuss:

  • How passion and empathy supersede content and techniques of delivery 
  • How to discover the strengths of passion and empathy based on your ideas and experience
  • How to discover the art and devotion to your passion and capacity for empathy



We will also discuss a framework on Discovery of Passion and Empathy

Please share your continuous learning methods and examples, make comments in the Pre-Session Activity, and submit questions in advance so we can all dig deeper in our discussion.

I look forward to having you in our conversation.

Join us!




Ray

Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

MAR
10
2021
11AM
PDT
Never stop learning
Different learners have different levels of understanding – from fundamental modules for newbies to the advanced microlearning for experienced users.
How do you achieve a combination of wonderful training and continuous learning to meet these diverse learners’ needs? What is an efficient and effective development approach to design, reuse, and deliver training and reference materials across user communities?

In this session, we are very pleased to be joined by Cleon McClure, eLearning Developer / Communications Specialist from the healthcare company BD (https://www.bd.com/en-us). Together with Cleon, we will share with ideas, methods and tools that allow workers to keep on learning while on the job to support continuous learning. We are also excited to share personal experiences and answer your advance questions.

Please share your continuous learning methods and examples, make comments in the Pre-Session Activity, and submit questions in advance so we can all dig deeper in our discussion.


I look forward to having you in our conversation.

Join us!



Ray

 
Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
Cleon%20mcclure
Cleon McClure
eLearning Developer / Communications Specialist at BD Healthcare

MAR
03
2021
11AM
PDT
Using videos to make final2
Most instructional videos we see are produced in a linear format – filled with talking heads with the goal of dumping so much content on the audience. Even if the videos have the razzle-dazzle – they remain boring and meaningless if they do not translate to usefulness and learning.

How do we make these videos interactive and relevant to our learners? How do we make videos that will move our learners?

In our next VignettesLABS conversation, we will see and observe a few examples on how to create and select engaging videos, and add interaction to make sure they are practical and functional to the learners.

Let us amplify our exchange of ideas. Submit your example videos and making comments in the Pre-Session Activity. Should you have any questions, please send them in advance so we can discuss it more deeply.


I look forward to having you in our conversation.

Join us!



Ray

 
Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

FEB
24
2021
11AM
PDT
Feb 17 2021 04 04 04
How do you persuade others such as stakeholders, leaders, and peers, to accept your ideas and concepts? Use perpetual betas, prototypes, proof-of-concepts and minimum viable products. Let’s talk about your questions and projects, share ideas, and solutions. 

This is an exclusive session for Vignettes LABS members, clients and friends. The format follows a casual conversation, with an open exchange of ideas, discussion of your questions and projects, and sharing of resources. This is NOT a webinar presentation.  The session runs for 50 minutes.  

I look forward to having you in our conversation.

Join us!


Ray

 
Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

FEB
17
2021
11AM
PDT
Feb 17 2021 03 03
This week, in our deep conversation, let’s continue talking about your questions and projects. Please post them before the session.

We will also be discussing about “How to Deal with Implementation Conundrums.”  Our leaders and stakeholders expect us to introduce creative and innovative improvements in our learning projects, but doing so is an uphill battle against the status quo. Change is not easily accepted. Share your success stories and also your frustrations. Perhaps we can help each other to find solutions. 

This is an exclusive session for Vignettes LABS members, clients and friends. The format follows a casual conversation, with an open exchange of ideas, discussion of your questions and projects, and sharing of resources. This is NOT a webinar presentation.  The session runs for 50 minutes.  

I look forward to having you in our conversation.

Join us!


Ray Jimenez, PhD

 
 
Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

FEB
10
2021
11AM
PDT
Deep conversations on your questions (1)
[The correct time: 11:00 am PST / 2:00 pm EST]

Let's have a deep conversation about your questions and projects using Story-based eLearning, Microlearning, Workflow Learning, Masterful Webinars, Scenarios, Transforming F2F Workshops to Remote Training, and others. I will lead a conversation on expressing gratitude, overkill of storytelling and exploring nano learning.  In Pre Session, please post your experiences on "how to express gratitude." Also, post your advance questions.  

This is an exclusive session for Vignettes LABS members, clients and friends. The format follows a casual conversation, with an open exchange of ideas, discussion of your questions and projects, and sharing of resources. This is NOT a webinar presentation.  The session runs for 50 minutes.  


I look forward to having you in our conversation.

Join us!



Ray

 
Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

MAR
17
2021
11AM
PDT
Conversations on how to add real  work experience in your lessons
We all want to accelerate learning by adding experiences to our “instruction lessons.” The trouble is that, most of the time, “instruction lessons” (telling exact answers) and experience lessons (finding solutions at work) are not always compatible.

In this next conversation webinar, we will discuss how to connect “instruction lessons” and experience lessons through using conduits  - also known as the “connectors”, “headers and footers”, “couplers”, and “extenders” of your training program. These conduits extend the investment you are making in “instruction lessons” into real-work experiences. We will show examples and some steps in creating learning conduits. 


Our conversation will cover the following topics:
  • Connecting safety instructions with finding unknown risks
  • Improving listening skills and then observing others
  • Following procedures and then dealing with the differences in them 
  • Understanding the policy and then initiating actions on violations
  • And others


Let us amplify our exchange of ideas. IMPORTANT - complete the “My Scaling Capability” Exercise before the session. This will help you prepare for the session. Should you have any questions, please send them in advance so we can discuss it more deeply.

Should you have any questions, please send them in advance so we can discuss it more deeply.


I look forward to having you in our conversation.

Join us!



Ray

 
Rayjimenez print photo 72 w300
Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

Displaying 1 - 10 of 16 total records