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Our monthly chapter meetings/programs are usually held on the second Thursday of every month.  They feature presentations on a variety of topics in the field of Workplace Learning and Performance. 

If you are interested in presenting at one of our monthly programs, contact our Director of Programs at: or Click here to contact a chapter leader.

Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 06, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    • 25

    As a training professional, you spend much of your time focused on the career development of others, but what does your own career path look like? What are your prospects as a training professional, and how are training roles evolving?

    We’ll explore trends in learning and development (L&D) careers and discuss strategies for keeping your skills current during this webinar hosted by Amy DuVernet, Ph.D., CPTM, Director of Training Manager Development at Training Industry, Inc. By understanding trends in L&D careers, you’ll be better prepared to continue your own professional development and plan for your future career path.

    Meet the Host:

    Amy DuVernet is the director of training manager development at Training Industry, where she oversees all processes related to Training Industry’s continuing professional education programs, including development and evaluation. Prior to joining Training Industry, she worked as a business consultant designing and evaluating organizational interventions in a variety of industries. She holds a Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from North Carolina State University and is a Certified Professional in Training Management.

    • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • CCBC Owings Mills Extension Center Metro Center 10300 Grand Central Ave, Room 509 A & B, Owings Mills, MD 21117
    • 25

    The Role of People Data in Managing Organizational Change

    People analytics has been offered up as a tool to move taken talent practitioners in the direction of higher levels of performance but taken alone, it too has fallen short. Aligning learning to organizational changes represents the best approach. 

    In this session, our speaker will explore how organizational change and transformations serve as the bridge that connects truly strategic learning practitioners to the most pressing and meaningful work that needs do be done in the organization. By building and fostering organizational change skills, talent practitioners and “change leaders” can position themselves as organizational architects.

    About the Speaker, Robert Smith, Ph.D:  

    Robert has over 15 years of experience designing and leading organizational change and transformation initiatives at a range of organizations including Fortune 500 companies, global private organizations, nonprofits and U.S. federal government agencies. He is the founder of The Change Shop™, LLC, an integrated, cloud-based change management platform that helps leaders “put change in the bag” by building high-performing organizations through a suite of web-based change management solutions, leadership assessment tools, and change simulations. The designs for The Change Shop™ and the book, Selling Change, are based on Smith’s experience partnering with leaders ‘in the trenches’ to make difficult organizational changes a reality.

    • Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • PG Community College, CHS Room 1205 301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774

    Gamification of Training & eLearning:

    Bringing Elements of Games to Instruction

    In this session, hosted by Miko Nino, Ph.D., participants will explore the principles of gamification and how learning can be enhanced through it. They will discuss strategies such as rewards, feedback, leaderboards, storytelling, and others and how they can be specifically used in face-to-face and online environments. Participants will also learn when each gamification strategy is more effective and how to design instruction or training around them. In addition, this session will teach participants how to use gamification as a mechanism for assessment and transfer of knowledge. By the end of the session, participants will have completed a course/training design plan for a topic, course, or training of their choosing.

    Meet the Presenter:

    Dr. Miko Nino is an instructional design, training, and elearning professional with more than a decade of experience. He currently works at Virginia Tech, where he trains and coaches faculty members in best pedagogical practices and the sound application of instructional design and technology to instruction. For the past 4 years, he has led digital game-based learning and gamification communities of practice, fostering the design and development of digital learning games and gamified experiences.

    • Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Ruth's Chris Steak House 301 Severn Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403

    Hacking the LMS Evaluation Process: Considerations for a Smooth Selection

    When looking for a new Learning Management System, it can be difficult to figure out where to start. There are a multitude of questions that must be asked, starting with the broader questions around: What functionality is critical to help my organization reach our L&D goals? Does the type of technology I use matter? How are my goals going to shift or change in the next few years? It’s also important to consider: What is the level of support I want from my LMS provider? And what are the vendor’s policies relating to upgrades, customizations, integrations, and training?

    The process of evaluating LMSs and sorting through all the different hosting options and functionality available in the market can seem daunting, but during this session you will learn how to simplify the process by understanding what questions you need to ask the companies you are evaluating. 

    Join eThink Education’s Brian Carlson, Co-Founder & CEO and Randy Jones, Vice President of Sales, to learn

    • How to determine what is truly important to your organization’s L&D ecosystem 
    • The LMS functionality you should consider (and not consider) when evaluating new solutions, including integrations, reporting, mobile capabilities, and accessible design
    • Why the type of technology your LMS uses is important, including significant considerations regarding data ownership, security, LMS configuration, product updates and most importantly, support
    • How and if the type of technology your LMS uses will support the functionality you will need to meet your LMS goals
    • What is available in the ever-changing eLearning ecosystem and how to pick a LMS that will fit your current needs and adapt to your changing needs in the future. 
    • How to create an LMS RFP to ensure selection of the best possible vendor/platform

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