Webinars Calendar

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

 
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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

 
 
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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

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

JUN
30
2021
11am
PDT
How to make technical  software and complex training engaging

Wait, what? Technical, software, and complex training can be fun and engaging? Absolutely yes!

While technical, software, and complex is traditionally seen as a laborious, boring, and painful process that learners must endure, the truth is, it doesn't have to be!

It’s time to shift your learning strategy to focus less on the legal, technical, and software sides and consider the learner’s perspective instead.

Join us to discover tips, tricks, and strategies to make compliance training interesting and fun, including:

  • Locating “context-driven content” that adds usefulness to procedures, policies, software, guides, etc.
  • Shifting the style and delivery of content with trickles and snippets, cases, scenarios, and applications
  • Utilizing platforms to deliver timely and engaging compliance eLearning content
  • Case studies and examples of engaging technical, software, and compliance programs from successful companies
     
Attend the webinar and receive the “Top 10 Best Tips to Create Engaging Compliance Learning” article.

Join the conversation. Post your examples in advance, including the links to software and tools you use to make miracles. 

Register and click “Pre-Session.”

Join the webinar!
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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

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

JUL
28
2021
11am
PDT
Storytelling is overkill
“I’d love to add stories and storytelling in my lessons, but they are long, tedious, and hard to do, not counting the fact that it’s costly.”

Today we are bombarded by multiple stimuli from all forms of media. Studies have shown that we are most likely to respond best to news, social media, and lessons that are hard-hitting and present vivid stories. We jump and respond quickly to the content, immersing ourselves in the story.

Hyper-stories are today’s rapid medium of communication.

The challenge is: how do we, as trainers, designers and developers, and subject matter experts (SMEs), use the most important part of the story to catapult our learning lessons into the minds of our learners?

Topics to cover:
  • Why are learners easily glued to hyper-stories?
  • What part of the story is so compelling that learners must respond to?
  • How do you select the hyper-story that becomes the important lesson?
  • How do you apply the 3-Step Hyper-Story Lesson Creation process?

Attend the webinar and receive demos and video examples in advance.
 
Join the conversations. Post your examples in advance and let's start the discussion.

Register and click “Pre-Session.”
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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning

MAY
26
2021
11am
PDT
Creating one page instant microlearning
Microlearning lessons possess unique features to ensure faster and easier learning at the least cost possible. Unfortunately, most designers and developers are accustomed to delivering “content-centric” learning instead of “instant-usefulness-centric” training. The “instant-usefulness-centric” approach is lightweight, portable and rapidly accessible for within-the-workflow problem solving and improvements. 

In our conversation, you will learn how to construct essential Microlearning Tools including: Flashcards, Micro-Actions, Instant Maps and Sample Rules Support.

Topics to cover:
  • Where are the opportunities in work that demand Microlearning (ML) Tools?
  • What are the few but essential techniques and advance methods of ML Tools usage?
  • How are Flashcards, Micro-Actions, Instant Maps and Sample Rules Support created?
  • How can authoring tools and LMSs support Microlearning Tools?
  • Preview demos and templates on designing and developing Micro-Tools
Attend the webinar, and preview demos and video examples in advance.

Register and click “Pre-Session.”

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

OCT
30
2020
11am
PDT
Using labs
When technical and software training involve face-to-face interactions and manipulating equipment, it becomes burdensome due to the need for tactile and kinesthetic experiences. Although webinars and virtual training are digital, they provide ample opportunities to add realism and for motor skills development. They act as the “go-between experiences” between physical experience and cognitive learning process. 

Unfortunately, many designers, instructors, and trainers in technical and software subjects are stymied by the mindset that it is impossible to do technical training in webinar. There lies a tremendous amount of missed opportunities.

In this session, you will learn:
  • Where lies the reluctance to use Webinar LABs for technical and software training
  • How and where to find opportunities to use Webinar LABs
  • What is the fundamental structure and design of Webinar LABs
  • How to apply the “Go-between Experiences” models between cognitive and physical learning
  • How to apply “5 Webinar LABs Models”
Download the article on “5 Webinar LABs Models.”

During the session, get to experience the “5 Webinar LABs Models.”




 

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Michael Kolodziej, Ed.D.
Founder at Lead Nerd

SEP
16
2020
11am
PDT
Happy learners in webinars
In this time of pandemic and lockdowns, we see the sudden growth of WFH (Work From Home) workers. The increased level of social isolation has led most people to loneliness and frustrations. Consequently, it affects the workers’ productivity and their quality of life. 

One of the common links between workers with other teams and leaders are their webinars and virtual sessions. However, the methods in ZOOM, WebEx, Adobe Connect and others only aggravate the “loneliness” of the learners. The presentation techniques are impersonal, stressful, time wasters, boring, and irrelevant. 
 
Adding socialization and meaningful conversations in webinars and virtual training does wonders in engaging learners and increasing their learning experiences. However, many are either unaware of this critical design and delivery skill or they just find it too difficult to implement. 
 
In this webinar, you will learn:
  • What is the “loneliness” effect in webinars and how they impact performance
  • How to conduct a survey to discover the “loneliness” traps in your sessions
  • How to deconstruct your design and enhance socialization and conversations
  • How to apply the 7 Fundamental Personalization Webinar Techniques
  • Experience actual socialization and conversation models during the webinar.
And, obtain the article on Why Virtual Trainers Need Socialization in Webinars.


 

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Ray Jimenez, Ph.D.
Chief Champion for Workers and Learners at Vignettes Learning
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Aimee Lantzy
Story Design Architect at Vignettes Learning

SEP
09
2020
11am
PDT
Dreaded prepost work

Oftentimes, we hear the dreaded “Learners don’t want to do pre-work for webinars.” 
 
Experience tells us that webinars and virtual presentations are often cramped and overloaded with lectures and presentations. They are packed with PowerPoint presentations. One way around this problem is to enable learners to participate in self-learning before and after the webinars and virtual sessions. However, the challenge is that the participants, designers, and presenters seemed not convinced that it works. 
 
In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What are the root causes of the dreaded “no pre/post work” mindset
  • How to investigate opportunities and challenges when learners do pre and post-webinar activities
  • How to fundamentally change your virtual learning culture
  • What are the steps in structuring a virtual session and webinar to successfully include pre and post-webinar activities
  • How to use the “6 Methods in Pre and Post-Webinar Activities”
  • Obtain the article Overcoming Pre-Work Avoidance Syndrome. 



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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

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