Webinars Calendar

JUL
07
2021
11am
PST
Have you ever felt that your webinars and virtual training are a big guess work? You are hoping that your learners would not multi-task, snooze off, or remain so quiet. Does it ever come to a point that you feel like you’re the only one in the webinar? 

Yes, this feeling can be quite scary and eerie. But it happens to many trainers and presenters. The pros have mastered script design so that when they have a topic, they simply insert the content into their process and are confident it will work and engage learners.

In this webinar, you will learn:
  • The biggest fears, snafus, and guesses that can be changed by a super easy script development guide
  • The 4-step template of a powerful webinar script
  • How to apply the super easy script in whatever topic you have to present
  • How to tweak the script so it allows your self to be comfortable and natural
  • How to track which part of the webinar can be improved by reviewing the script
Join the conversations. Post your examples in advance and let's start the discussion.

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

MAY
05
2021
11am
PST
Join us for Improvisation in Training, an interactive webinar and discussion about using improvisation, storytelling, and fun in your training world, whether it's to help your energy, presence, and thought process as a facilitator, as an instructional designer, or for your learners and your training content. Bring all of your questions about improve (anything you want to ask or know), using story, personas/creating characters, and be ready to play a bit  in a safe space, if you're willing! 
 
Register and click “Pre-Session.”

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Susan Peahl
Guest Presenter and Lead Discussion Leader
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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

APR
28
2021
11am
PST
Many trainers and learning professionals have been rushing to use ZOOM for the rapid transfer of their classroom workshops online. But in the hustle and bustle, we focused too much on the urgency of getting things done instead of conducting  it in a right way. We are then left with ZOOM sessions with Zombie learners. Observe that we have the content and all the materials available but the learning doesn't take place.
  • In this conversation, Ray will lead a discussion around: How to encourage participants to be involved in conversations
  • Why does a lot of ZOOM sessions create Zombie learners
  • How to avoid lecturing and boring participants to death
  • What techniques work in addition to interactions and conversations
  • How to make ZOOM sessions become deep learning experiences
Register and click “Pre-Session.”

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

APR
21
2021
11am
PST
Can you really make a miracle happen? Think of this situation when every so often, you have to scavenge, scrounge, steal, borrow, and cannibalize whatever software you can find just to produce a quick and immediate learning lesson. There is no budget or you probably need months before you can even make a purchase. But after you completed  the lesson, you realize you just made a miracle. 

In this conversation, Susie will lead a discussion around:
  • What are some moments when you must make miracles
  • Where do you find free, easy, and affordable tools and software
  • What are those easy tools for lesson creating, interactions, exercises,  multimedia, tracking, and others
  • How do you make your lessons effective even with the easy, cheap, sample tools and software

Join the session. Post your examples in advance, as well as links to software and tools you use to make miracles. 

Register and click “Pre-Session.”


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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Susie Tiggs, Ed.S.
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Services Lead at Texas Sensory Support Network

APR
14
2021
11am
PST
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.”

 

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Tim Ryan Seratt
Guest Presenter and Lead Discussion Leader

APR
07
2021
11am
PST
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.”

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Bruce Cronquist
Guest Presenter and Lead Discussion Leader

MAR
24
2021
11am
PST
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.



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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

MAR
31
2021
11am
PST

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.

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

MAR
10
2021
11am
PST
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.

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Cleon McClure
eLearning Developer / Communications Specialist at BD Healthcare

MAR
03
2021
11am
PST
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

 
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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

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