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  • 1.  Are there any Director of Learning or Training Director Conversations out there?

    Posted 02-17-2021 16:35
    I am new to the ASA and would love to collaborate with other Directors in the Learning realm.  I write the content for training and would love to collaborate with others who do the same.  Wondering about the best authoring tools, learning platforms, etc.  I look forward to connecting!

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    Barbara Humphrey
    Director of Learning
    Hire Dynamics
    Savannah GA
    (912) 210-5380
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  • 2.  RE: Are there any Director of Learning or Training Director Conversations out there?

    2020 Staffing World Attendee
    Posted 02-18-2021 07:20
    Hi Barbara! I'm the Head of Professional Development at iPlace and I run iPlace Academy, which is our center of learning and development for everything from new hire training to continuous improvement and leadership development. We do a lot of e-learning content creation and combine synchronous and asynchronous learning techniques in training programs. I'd love to connect with you!


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    Rachel Charles
    Head of Professional Development
    iPlace USA
    Mc Lean VA
    (703) 940-0300
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  • 3.  RE: Are there any Director of Learning or Training Director Conversations out there?

    2020 Staffing World Presenter
    Posted 02-18-2021 07:57
    Hi Barbara,
    I would also suggest you reach out to the Education and Certification Committee at ASA. It might even be helpful to join the committee once they open the opportunity to do so again. 

    I am happy to connect again as well.

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    Amy Munroe CSP
    Partner
    Staffing eTrainer
    www.staffingetrainer.com
    (770) 740-0965
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  • 4.  RE: Are there any Director of Learning or Training Director Conversations out there?

    Posted 02-18-2021 09:08
    Thank you, Amy!

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    Barbara Humphrey
    Director of Learning
    Hire Dynamics
    Savannah GA
    (912) 210-5380
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  • 5.  RE: Are there any Director of Learning or Training Director Conversations out there?

    2020 Staffing World Presenter
    Posted 02-18-2021 09:33
    Hi Barbara! 
    Welcome to ASA!  I'd be happy to collaborate as we are always looking to innovate and learn from our peers.  SEEK creates our own custom content as well as using off the shelf training.  We are on the same software as well if that is helpful.  I collaborate with Monica Murphy and Stephen Koch from your company.

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    Sara Luchsinger PHR, CSP
    Vice President, Organizational Development
    SEEK Careers / Staffing Inc.
    Grafton WI
    (262) 377-8888
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  • 6.  RE: Are there any Director of Learning or Training Director Conversations out there?

    Posted 02-18-2021 10:51
    Barbara,

    First of all, welcome to the ASA community. As you can see, we are a pretty engaged community so please continue to reach out should you need assistance. As Chief Learning Officer here at ASA, I echo Amy's suggestion of reaching out to the Education Committee. We'd be happy to put you in touch with members. I also encourage you to apply as a volunteer when the opportunity presents itself later this year.

    As to your specific question, I find that Articulate Storyline and Adobe Captivate meet 95% of all your authoring needs. However, I've certainly used others such as Lectora, Camtasia, and iSpring. Those or more niche though. I typically prefer Camtasia for tech demos, simulations, and tutorials. iSpring is great for quick and easy conversion of PowerPoint to something more robust that includes quizzing and other interaction. Lectora has some great templates, and I like the sequencing tools. Still, Storyline is the most comprehensive and easy to use right out of the box. Captivate has a little bit more functionality, but you have to understand coding to push it to its limit. Most users will never need that level of functionality. Besides that, you'll need your everyday utilities like a graphics and video/audio editor etc. 

    Platforms are trickier in that there are so many LMSs and CMSs out there. What you choose really depends on so many factors including functionality, scale, what is being housed there, what web delivery platform, e-commerce, or other third party apps/platforms you need to integrate with the LMS, etc. ASA uses Elevate. We have no issues with it. However, I'm a little unimpressed by the lack of some of the more advanced functionality in modules like certification.

    If you'd like to setup some time to chat offline, I'd be glad to do it. My door is always open to members, especially those in the learning and development space. Just drop me a message of give me a call. Again, welcome to ASA. Let us know how we can help.

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    Dustin Norwood
    Vice President & Chief Learning Officer
    American Staffing Association
    Alexandria VA
    (703) 253-2020
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  • 7.  RE: Are there any Director of Learning or Training Director Conversations out there?

    2020 Staffing World Attendee
    Posted 02-18-2021 11:19
    Hi Dustin!

    I'd be interested in joining the Education committee as well, if you could help me out there. Also, I agree with what you said about Camtasia - it's great for tutorials and we use it a lot. The LMS that we use is TalentLMS and it's really customizable, especially the certification module. Very user friendly too, with a nice, cheery UI. 


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    Rachel Charles
    Head of Professional Development
    iPlace USA
    Mc Lean VA
    (703) 940-0300
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  • 8.  RE: Are there any Director of Learning or Training Director Conversations out there?

    Posted 02-18-2021 13:16
    Rachel,

    Happy to provide more info. The application period typically opens in the fall following Staffing World. We put out a call via email as well as via our volunteers page. The correspondence is usually based on your ASA profile and communication preferences so if you haven't updated that in awhile I would check it out. I highly encourage you and anyone interested to keep an eye out and apply. This is an exciting time to be in the L&D space at ASA. We have some big plans in the coming years and would appreciate all the expertise and support we can get.

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    Dustin Norwood
    Vice President & Chief Learning Officer
    American Staffing Association
    Alexandria VA
    (703) 253-2020
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  • 9.  RE: Are there any Director of Learning or Training Director Conversations out there?

    2020 Staffing World Attendee
    Posted 02-18-2021 14:53
    Thanks, Dustin. I'll keep an eye out!!

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    Rachel Charles
    Head of Professional Development
    iPlace USA
    Mc Lean VA
    (703) 940-0300
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