Our first Community Day of 2021 - and TLDC's first Community Day ever - brought together L&D professionals from around the world for a full day of sessions and networking and an expo featuring 21 exhibitors.
The event started with Megan Torrance and Jessica Jackson discussing L&D's Role in Advancing Racial Equity. This session was an important conversation that served as a meaningful way to open up the event and was an excellent reminder of the important role educators play in supporting social justice in our communities --- and the workplace.
Nick Floro was next and generously shared his selection of tech tools and toys to help you and your team maximize your productivity and efficiency. Nick has been generously sharing his finds for well over a decade, and he never disappoints.
Alex Salas then shared his take Developing Interactive Learning Videos with Camtasia 2020. This was the highest attended session of the event, and with good reason; Alex always delivers and you can see why he and eLearning Launch are one of the most popular cohorts in L&D.
Toddi Norum followed with The Value of Being Valued, an all too often overlooked approach to training. Toddi's authentic and experienced perspective to this teaching and learning tool is definitely worth checking out. Her meaningful and poignant insights will give you lots to think about.
Kassy LaBorie then presented her interactive session, Advancing Your Virtual Training Skills. With constant breakout room activity, this was the funnest session of the day. And it certainly helps that Kassy is a master at virtual training; you will benefit from tuning in to this presentation.
Anja Hartleb-Parson presented something a bit different for TLDC: If I Ran An L&D Department - A Loving Outsider's Perspective. Anja is a renaissance woman, with a varied background that includes philosophy and analytics. And her current passion is L&D, and she has a unique perspective you will benefit from. Make sure you check it out.
Rubina Halwani offered an incredible amount of value in her session, Career Advancement Opportunities for IDs. Rubina's no-nonsense approach, combined with her vast experience, makes this session especially valuable to anyone that is just entering the L&D field, or anyone currently job seeking as an Instructional Designer.
And finally, we had Joseph Suarez end the day with Learning: The Ultimate Meta-Skill. Joseph has been on a high-growth career journey the last couple of years, and he's learned a lot. Listening to his session was a great way to end the day.
There was also speed networking and a dozen tables for up to eight participants to join for casual networking.
And the fantastic selection of exhibitors to browse and meet was as close to being at an actual booth as you can get.
Listen to all of the recordings HERE.
And make sure you mark your calendars for Friday, April 30th - Spring Community Day!