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Best Practices in Learning & Development

  • Wednesday, March 13, 2013
  • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • St. Mary's Hospital, 700 South Park St., Conference Center Bay 1, Madison, WI, 53715


  • Registration option for student members.

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Best Practices in Learning and Development

Best practice information.  Lively discussion.  Networking with your Learning and Development colleagues.  Reviewing your skill set against the latest ASTD competency model.  All of that awaits you at our March 13 program!   Come join the conversation!

ASTD's annual State of the Industry report provides valuable insight into the ways that learning has evolved in recent years. It also provides insight into best practices, including ASTD BEST Award winners and global Fortune 500 companies and how they differ from other organizations.  After a brief presentation of the report's highlights and an opportunity to hear from one the recent BEST Award winners (our own Summit Credit Union!), we will discuss the implications of the report's findings for your organization's Learning & Development plans. 

We'll also take a look at the new ASTD Competency Model and give you an opportunity to discuss how that applies to your own role and professional development plans. The ASTD Competency Model, and the associated research, defines the competencies for the learning and development field. The model is being updated because the profession has changed significantly since the current version was introduced in 2004.

Your facilitator:

Lori Gibson

Lori is the owner of LK Gibson Consulting.  She is passionate about helping leaders at every level understand their impact, build their influence and achieve greater results.

Lori has served clients and internal customers in industries as diverse as telecommunications, insurance, health care, professional services, utilities and transportation. She brings a practical, engaging, and collaborative approach to her work, based on 30 years of experience as a trainer, consultant, coach and organizational leader.

Her consulting practice includes designing and delivering training for leaders and new managers on understanding the impact of their personal style, managing conflict, leading through change, coaching for greater results & engagement, and building passionate teams. She also works with clients to increase the effectiveness of leadership teams, facilitate meetings and retreats, and provide individual coaching.

Lori received her BA in Speech Communication from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN.  She is certified to use the DISC behavioral assessment in her work with teams and individuals by Personality Insights, Inc. She is also certified by Vital Smarts as a facilitator for Crucial Conversations™.

Lori is a Past President of SCWC-ASTD and currently serves as Co-VP of Professional Development.

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