• NDATD Fargo Mini Conference: Engaging Learners Online

NDATD Fargo Mini Conference: Engaging Learners Online

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo ~ 1635 42nd St. SW, Fargo, ND 58103 (formerly Ramada)


Monthly Member - $59
Non-Member - $79
Groups of 4 or more - $59 each
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(This event is located in Fargo, ND)

ND ATD Fargo Mini Conference: Engaging Learners Online

More and more of the work we do to help people develop and learn is happening through online channels. How do we keep engagement levels up when we are interacting through a screen instead of face-to-face? This year’s fall mini-conference will focus on tips and techniques to engage learners throughout the online experience. In this half-day event, three speakers will share their expertise around this topic. We hope you will join us for a morning full of learning and engagement with other community professionals.



Kirsten Jensen, Next Action Digital

Extending Online Engagement with Pop Up Groups


Do you wish you could facilitate a deeper dialogue around a training topic? Or deliver content in more bite-size chunks? Consider a Pop Up Group – one designed to live for a finite period of time. A group can be used to support sharing, collaboration and engagement for a training. We’ll kick this session off with a pop up Facebook group of our own, where we’ll explore ways we can use a this tool to extend learning opportunities and create community.  



Kelsey Arneson, Sanford

eLearning Engagement by Design

“We don’t pay attention to boring things” (John Medina, Brain Rules).

The ultimate goal for many online course developers is to create an engaging learning experience that is meaningful for the learner. This session will provide tips and tricks for planning and designing eLearning that doesn’t bore the audience. We will take a look at real-world examples and discuss strategies like storyboarding, scenario-based learning, interactivities, and games.


Tamara Anderson, Dale Carnegie

Bringing the Virtual Training Room to Life

Effective on-line facilitation and presentation begins with establishing the objectives of your message and narrowing down to the key points you want to leave with our listeners. Even more importantly, you will also want to open with impact to create a positive first impression and close with power to leave a lasting final image. Good on-line facilitators and presenters use a variety of techniques to support their key points and link the message together to communicate with logic and precision.

In his book, The Quick and Easy Way to Effective Speaking, Dale Carnegie says that people evaluate you in four ways: what you say, how you say it, what you do, and how you do it. Presenting on-line with IMPACT means you use every resource available to communicate with credibility, confidence, and presence. This includes the wide spectrum of visual support tools available. It also includes YOU. The most important part of any communication is how you present yourselves. You are the message.

  8:00am-8:30am ~ Registration and Continental Breakfast

  8:30am-8:45am ~ Welcome

  8:45am-9:30am ~ Session 1 - Extending Online Engagement with Pop Up Groups

  9:30am-10:00am ~ Break & Activity

  10:00am-10:45am ~ Session 2 - eLearning Engagement by Design

  10:45am-11:00am ~ Break

  11:00am-11:45am ~ Session 3 - Bringing the Virtual Training Room to Life

  11:45am-12:00pm ~ Closing

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Fargo, ND 58106-0261
Email: northdakotaatd@gmail.com 

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