Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Career Wellbeing

Gallup researchers recently conducted studies of people in more than 150 countries to identify core elements that define human wellbeing. Their research is detailed in Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements by Tom Rath and Jim Harter.  Their findings describe the human experience from suffering to thriving in five universal categories of wellbeing: career, social, financial, physical, and community.
Career wellbeing was determined to be the most critical of the five elements. “Career” is defined as what you do each day and how you occupy your time, including home and family care, volunteer work, community participation, school, or other activities.
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Blended Learning Certificate by ASTD

Go beyond traditional classroom learning.
Today's learning professionals are under pressure to address ever-evolving skills needed in their organizations, and they are being asked to do so with limited resources and time. This ASTD program provides the roadmap for creating high-impact solutions that address these needs by combining various learning platforms, methods, and formats to motivate learners, produce real results, and increase productivity. After this workshop, participants will be able to take immediate steps to design blended learning solutions using the tools and action plan provided.
  •  Nov 12-13, 2012 - San Diego, CA
  •  Nov 28-29, 2012 - New York, NY
  •  Dec 04-05, 2012 - Chicago (Schaumburg), IL
  •  Jan 28-29, 2013 - San Jose, CA
  •  Mar 18-19, 2013 - Alexandria, VA
  •  May 17-18, 2013 - Dallas, TX
  •  Jul 15-16, 2013 - Los Angeles (El Segundo), CA

Facilitators: Edmond Manning, Jennifer Hofmann, Nadine Martin


Member Price: $1,295
List Price: $1,595

Friday, October 26, 2012

The Science of Happiness at Work

What drives you to be happy at work and why does it matter? The iOpener Institute and ASTD are giving you the opportunity to take an evidence-based benchmarked assessment. This new and unique tool will offer you personal insights and an understanding of how to leverage happiness at work for yourself, your teams and your organizations.
But why does it matter? Our empirical data shows Happiness at Work drives increased performance, productivity and a sense of achieving potential.  Seven years of research and development have resulted in ROI-linked metrics that enable orgs, teams and individuals to assess the status quo, analyze the results then act on the findings.

Read More at: The Science of Happiness at Work 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Communities of Practice

ASTD’s Communities of Practice help you find information that is relevant to your needs, and connect with today’s thought leaders.
Each community focuses on a key area of the learning and development field and is led by a community manager whose in-depth knowledge of their field will ensure that the content, offerings, and resources are consistent with your needs.

Communities of Practice:

  • Workforce Development
  • Career Development
  • Government
  • Higher Education
  • Human Capital
  • Learning and Development
  • Learning Technologies
  • Sales Enablement
  • Senior Leaders and Executives
  • Global HRD

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012

    ASTD TechKnowledge® 2013 | San Jose, California

    In San Jose, California, January 30 - February 1, 2013, ASTD will welcome more than 1,200 people who focus their daily attention on the design and delivery, management and strategy of technology and learning to the 2013 TechKnowledge® Conference and Exposition. Attendees will come together alongside 70 exhibitors in the learning technology space to learn, network, and move people forward through the application of learning and technology.

    ASTD TechKnowledge®
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    Friday, October 12, 2012

    Conflict Management: Lessons From The 2nd Grade

    “An 8-year-old's conflict management toolbox proves that managing conflict is not as sophisticated as you might think”

    A mother of 8 year old son, Bonnie Hagemann, posted the same conflict management toolbox as it would be of higher organizations, this surprised Saundra Stroope, who helps employees and leaders develop skills to resolve conflicts as her job. She found out that toolbox of that 2nd grader were almost exactly the same as practiced by her. Same as asking for help, compromising, avoiding, sharing, humor, negotiation, ignore and more.

    As it is known that conflict resolution is a skill that differentiates high executives from average workers, although how a conflict is taken care of, is never a defined procedure. It varies from experience to practices.