Deputy Editor Jo Cook - Photo credit: TJ
Next #TJwow webinar!
October 11th 10am UK time - ENGAGEMENT:
In any learning solution how do you manage the tension between ensuring engagement for the learner, the L&D practitioner and the organisation's needs?
Janet Webb, Learning & Organisational Development Consultant, who works through her own company, will be part of the panel to discuss this question.
Also on the discussion panel will be Andy Holmes, Head of Engagement at HR in Flow, sharing his thoughts on how to approach this.
There is often a struggle between ensuring that all the learners in a session are engaged with the learning to take that back into the work place, in balancing the needs of the trainer, and also the requirements of the organisation.
You may have found in the past that you have 'taken orders' for training and know it's not really the best experience for the learner, or even in the best interests of sustained change for the organisation.
How have you dealt with that? How have you made sure that the organisation benefits from the best learning for their people?
Maybe you haven't managed that and you want to share some stories and get some ideas, that's what our discussion webinars are all about!
How the TJ webinars work
Our webinars are focused on discussions between the audience and subject matter specialists, who will be on webcam throughout most of the 60 minute sessions.
There won’t be a ‘sage on the virtual stage’ presenting 45 minutes or more of content, but there will be passionate, experienced professionals discussing topics, answering questions posed by the TJ host and raised in discussion from the audience.
There will be a vibrant text chat panel where attendees’ voices can be heard during the sessions. Attendees are be encouraged to login to the discussions early, get their microphone connected and join in with the discussion.
You can also join in before, during and after on Twitter with the hashtag #TJwow
All our webinar discussions last an hour and start at:
- 10am UK time
- 2.30pm IST
- 7pm AEST
- 9pm NZST
- 5am EST
Learn through conversation
Our free webinars aren't about lots of slides and presentations, only to have Q&A at the end.
Our webinars feature one or more passionate professionals interested and experienced in the subject. They are on webcam for the hour and discussing the topic.
The TJ webinar topic of conversation will be what you make of it! We have a subject area (see below) and the comments and questions you ask will shape the conversation.
Get your voice heard
The TJ webinars are also different because we want to include your voice in the sessions.
Yes we will have a chat pod and encourage you to type away to have a great conversation with everyone else attending.
In addition to this, if you turn up 15 minutes early (9.45am UK time) and want to check your microphone works, you can then directly ask your question or have conversation - just like coffee time at an in-person conference.
Also in our webinars we make use of the Question and Answer pod - a great space for you to ensure we see your question and we don't miss it from the chat window.
Jo Cook is the deputy editor of TJ and will be hosting the webinars.
You can sponsor or have your brand associated with our webinars by contacting our Business Development Manager, Malika Elouafi 0207 593 5606
November 8th 10am UK time - SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE
Speakers to be confirmed.
December 13th 10am UK time - CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
Speakers to be confirmed.
Are our webinars the wrong time zone for you? Did a meeting get in the way? Or you just know you won't make it live?
Monday 23rd May - LAUNCH: State of the L&D Industry
A ‘six month review’ from what we all thought the year might bring and where we are heading for the next six months.
Tuesday 24th May - Why should I use social media for my own professional development?
A look at how some L&D professionals have used social media successfully in their work and their career development, why it’s important to all of us and how we can start or continue.
Wednesday 25th May - Who’s responsible for sales training?
Is it L&D that should be developing learning solutions for sales departments, or specialist external providers?
Thursday 26th May - Is neuroscience going to help learning in the 21st century?
There is a lot of discussion of neuroscience, both true and untrue. We discuss the research, the application and the future.
Friday 27th May - Discussion about the pros and cons of assessment tools
Do you use any personality, team or maybe psychometric tools in your role? Perhaps you want to start but don't know where? Perhaps you have questions about it all? Attend this session to discuss a variety of assessment tools, including the advantages and challenges.
The contents of this session was decided by the members of the TJ forum: https://www.trainingjournal.com/forums/tj-forum
June 21st - Change
Change is the only constant, yet we struggle to deal with it! Come and discuss all aspects of change, from supporting our organisations through it to changing the L&D industry itself.
Speakers are Paul Matthews and Nadim Nawaz.
July 14th 10am UK time - Development of L&D talent
Many job roles and industries are changing - learning and development are no different. Technologies have changed, which bring opportunities and challenges for individual professionals as well as teams and leaders within organisations.
Business context, with recent recessions and political issues, are affecting how different countries may be doing business in the future. How has the way we learn changed, and therefore the needs of the organisation's L&D team changed? To talk about this we have Laura Overton to speak with us about how we need to look at developing ourselves for the future.
Read from Laura Overton about What L&D behavioural trends are hot this summer?
Also on the discussion webinar is Peter Carlin, joint owner of Logic Earth Learning Services and you can watch a video with Peter where he discusses some of his thoughts ahead of the webinar.
August 11th 10am UK time - TECHNOLOGY: What is the right L&D technology and how to build a trusted network
LearningPool CEO Paul McElvaney, Head of HR and Home Group Elouise Leonard-Cross and E-learning Manager at AMP Ryan Tracey, to discuss technology within L&D.
There's a lot of technology to keep up to date with, and future technology that is set to disrupt our way of working even more than currently. It can be hard to know how to select the right technology for your organisation, team or learning outcomes. Part of the solution could be building a network of trusted advisors, but then how do you do that?
Also you have to think about how the technology complements the people in your organisation, the learning culture and the outcomes.
You can join in the conversation now, in the TJ Forum.
September 15th 10am UK time - COMMUNICATION:
Is communication the most important competency for an L&D professional?