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05 Oct 2014 7:32 PM • Anonymous

January Luncheon

Graphic Design Fundamentals for the Non-Designer

Presenter: Bridget K. Brown

Associate Director, Training and Communications, Global Risk Services,
RGA Reinsurance Company
Adjunct Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Science,
Washington University

You’ve been designing technical courses for a long time whereby the computer program follows your mouse with no major graphic design necessary. Or perhaps you have spent most of your career as a subject matter expert where you told instructional designers what to include and they made it look pretty.  But now you find yourself needing to create a soft skills course or PowerPoint presentation that is visually inviting. There is just one problem - you know nothing about graphic design!

That’s the position that Bridget Brown, long time technical trainer and instructional designer, found herself in when she had to design online security awareness modules for a major local company and knew little about graphic design principles. This made her have to confront the question – how do you make computer-based training modules visually inviting when they are about soft skill topics like security, safety, legal or HR compliance?

This presentation will cover graphic design basics such as:

  • White space, font, color, grid layout, consistency, and how these visual design elements can work together to increase learning retention.
  • When creating policy and compliance training courses, what to do with all of that text!
  • If you are reviewing and not the one designing, what to look for when overseeing work.
  • Helpful online resources for graphic design.
Attendees are asked to bring a sketch or print out of a design problem from a training module or PowerPoint presentation for which you are currently looking for a solution to its visual appeal. Bridget will provide time to look at the issue and help you come up with design solutions. (No laptops needed!)

If you think you are a non-designer, this session is for you!


Presenter’s Bio:
Bridget K. Brown is a former actress and writer with 14 years of Instructional Design experience.  She manages the Security Awareness and Communications program and designs Legal Compliance Training at RGA Reinsurance Company.  She is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Washington University of St. Louis where she teaches graduate students in Cyber Security and Information Management how to give great public presentations using improvisation, storytelling and graphic design.

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LEADERS OPEN DOORS:

A RADICALLY SIMPLE LEADERSHIP APPROACH TO LIFT PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE

 

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill’s newest book, Leaders Open Doors, focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and develop.

  • Gain insight into the specific skills that all Open Door Leaders need to use
  • Learn compelling ways that opportunity attracts, inspires, and develops people
  • Be knowledgeable about what it means to have an opportunity mindset
  • Understand the unique doors of opportunity that leaders can open for those they lead
  • Take away specific and immediately implementable tips on how you can start opening doors for others today 

100% of the royalties generated from Leaders Open Doors are being donated to charitable programs that support children with special needs.

 

Learn more about Bill

 

Conference Location:

Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center
360 Regency Park
O'Fallon, IL  62269
www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.com




 

Keynote Session: Bill Treasurer


LEADERS OPEN DOORS:

A RADICALLY SIMPLE LEADERSHIP APPROACH TO LIFT PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE

 

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill’s newest book, Leaders Open Doors, focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and develop.

  • Gain insight into the specific skills that all Open Door Leaders need to use
  • Learn compelling ways that opportunity attracts, inspires, and develops people
  • Be knowledgeable about what it means to have an opportunity mindset
  • Understand the unique doors of opportunity that leaders can open for those they lead
  • Take away specific and immediately implementable tips on how you can start opening doors for others today 

100% of the royalties generated from Leaders Open Doors are being donated to charitable programs that support children with special needs.

 

Learn more about Bill

 

Conference Location:

Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center
360 Regency Park
O'Fallon, IL  62269
www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.com



 

LEADERS OPEN DOORS:

A RADICALLY SIMPLE LEADERSHIP APPROACH TO LIFT PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE

 

Bill Treasurer is founder and Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting (GLC), a courage-building company that exists to help people and organizations live more courageously. Bill’s newest book, Leaders Open Doors, focuses on the responsibility that leaders have for providing people with opportunities that cause them to grow and develop.

  • Gain insight into the specific skills that all Open Door Leaders need to use
  • Learn compelling ways that opportunity attracts, inspires, and develops people
  • Be knowledgeable about what it means to have an opportunity mindset
  • Understand the unique doors of opportunity that leaders can open for those they lead
  • Take away specific and immediately implementable tips on how you can start opening doors for others today 

100% of the royalties generated from Leaders Open Doors are being donated to charitable programs that support children with special needs.

 

Learn more about Bill

 

Conference Location:

Hilton Garden Inn & Regency Conference Center
360 Regency Park
O'Fallon, IL  62269
www.stlouisofallonil.hgi.com
 
Embracing the Challenges of Mobile Learning

Scott McCormick, Co-founder

Float Mobile Learning

Sometimes it seems that mobile changes all the rules of learning. Changes in instructional design, interface design, development tools, learner devices, security – you name it – mobile presents a whole new list of challenges. Scott’s presentation will focus on how these challenges can be seen as a great opportunity to invigorate your learners with mobile deliverables that are useful and sound. Mobile takes advantage of the “just in time – just enough – just for me” approach by delivering the right content at the time of need. Instead of feeling overwhelmed, learning professionals now have the opportunity to reach their audiences in new and powerful ways, some of which are uniquely mobile. Come and be encouraged about the future of learning.

During this presentation you will learn:

  • Proven strategies for effective mobile learning
  • Delivery options for the mobile platform
  • Initial steps for your first mobile initiative

 

Bio:

Scott McCormick is a founder at Float Mobile Learning. Building on a 30-year history in training, eLearning and mLearning efforts for Fortune 500 companies, Scott uses his experience to help and guide companies embrace and implement new learning strategies. Scott is also a Senior Consultant at The Iona Group, the parent company of Float. Iona offers eLearning and new media strategy and development to a diverse list of industry-leading companies.

Scott is currently in charge of client relationships to global leaders in health care, manufacturing, hospitality and insurance and is also instrumental in building new business and contributing to the thought leadership efforts for Float.

Since 2010, Scott has contributed to the thought leadership of Float by speaking about mobile learning strategy and implementation at many conferences at the national and local level. These appearances include mLearnCon 2010 through 2014, DevLearn 2010, Learning Solutions 2014, Learning 3.0 2011 through 2013 and Training Magazine 2012 through 2014. Recent engagements have also included talks at HR conferences such as ISCEBS and HR.com. Scott is also a facilitator of the ASTD Certification 2-Day Workshop and speaks to ASTD chapters at the local level.


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