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    • May 20, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • December 31, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • US Various locations or Online


    Looking for a Certification Program?

    Help the Chapter improve its programs!

    chip 9133

    Here's how it works:

    1. Choose a Certification program (we have listed a few below)
    2. Enter our CHIP Code - 9133 when registering
    3. Enjoy your program!               


    New Employee Onboarding


    Adaptive Learning


    Creating Leadership Development Programs


    Designing Virtual Training


    Rapid Video Development for Learning


    E-Learning Instructional Design  


    Scenario Based E-Learning


    Managing Learning Programs


    Knowledge Management


    • May 29, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • University, 221 Andromeda Loop N, Orlando, FL 32816

    Get you backpack ready and sharpen your pencils we are going Back to College. Join us at UCF Teaching Academy for an evening with Students.

    Network with fellow chapter members, student and UCF faculty members. Learn about the programs at UCF and hear from students on what they are working on, learning and doing to prepare for the job market. Participate with fellow chapter members to answer students questions about the job market, skills needed and available opportunities. 

    Get a first hand look at some of the latest simulation research  and development being done at UCF. Hear from the from the researchers and see the tools in action.  


    6:00-6:30: Registration, Snacks, Networking

    6:30-6:40: Introduction/Overview

    6:40-6:50: Student Speaker: Emma Barbato (Topic: Using the InterPLAY model to integrate Medical Education Commercial-off-the-Shelf (MedED-COTS) resources into the UCF College of Medicine course curriculum)

    6:50-7:10: Faculty Panel: Dr. Glenda Gunter, Dr. Atsusi Hirumi, Dr. Laurie O. Campbell, & Dr. Richard Hartshorne (Topic: Aligning Research, Coursework, and Practice)

    7:10-7:20: Learning & Development Speaker: Alexander Salas Closing the Instructional Design from Classroom to Workplace

    7:20-7:40: Industry Panel: Rosa Espinal, Alexander Salas, Suzette Noble

    7:40-8:00: Tour of TeachLive Lab

    8:00-8:30: Networking Time (on campus initially...perhaps move to off campus location for those that want to continue)


    Venue Sponsor:

    The University of Central Florida is a thriving preeminent research university located in metropolitan Orlando. With more than 68,000 students, UCF is one of the largest universities in the U.S. In addition to its impressive size and strength, UCF is ranked as a best-value university by Kiplinger, as well as one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes. The university benefits from a diverse faculty and staff who create a welcoming environment and opportunities for all students to grow, learn and succeed.






    Are you looking to reach a great group of

    learning development professionals? 

    Sponsor an event or Advertise with us!

    By sponsoring ATD Central Florida Chapter activities, organizations share their brand with learning and development professionals throughout Central Florida. Sponsors can choose from a menu of choices to promote their businesses and benefit the community.

    Visit our website for more details. 

    • June 13, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Nova Southeastern University, 4850 Millenia Boulevard, Orlando, Florida 32839


    Chances are, you don't like your LMS

    What are the best approaches to enable your workforce with technology?

    Our own Alex Salas discusses successful strategies to enable the power of your learning content throughout the organization. Learn how to implement ideal learning technologies beyond your standard Learning Management System (LMS) to analyze results beyond course completions. Use technologies that empower your L&D function to meet its objectives without the frustrations and limitations of the traditional LMS.

    • Learn to spot vendor red flags when selecting learning technologies.
    • Share your business case and get helpful answers from the experts.
    • Network with other learning professionals and LMS administrators.

    We are partnering with Desire2Learn (D2L) to answer many of the questions that are often missed by organizations when implementing an LMS strategy. Also, we are going to show how you can reach your learners anywhere, anytime and when they need it the most.

    Alexander Salas, CPLP

    Alex is a CPLP and multimedia elearning developer with 12+ years of experience developing immersive learning experiences. He's a very active blogger and contributor to Articulate's Elearning Heroes Community, Udemy.com instructor, as well as winner of E-Learning Magazine's Learning Champion 2017 award for learning innovation. He has written several articles on virtual reality, augmented reality and workplace learning insights published at ATD's Tech Blog, and recognized industry publications like TD Magazine,  Learning Solutions and Training Industry magazines. He's also known for his expertise in learning management systems, digital badging-blockchain strategies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for workplace learning. Alex is a board member for the ATD Central Florida Chapter currently serving as President-Elect.


    D2L is a learning platform for organizations who value learner success as a driver of business success.



    • 630-645: Register / Refreshments
    • 645-830: Learning strategies with Alex
    • 830-845: Q&A discussion


    Venue Sponsor:

    NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. We have approximately 27,000 students, 162,000 alumni, a sprawling, 314-acre Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus and a presence throughout Florida, the U.S. and nine countries around the world. Through five decades of explosive growth, our reputation for academic excellence and innovation continues to flourish.






    Are you looking to reach a great group of

    learning development professionals? 

    Sponsor an event or Advertise with us!

    By sponsoring ATD Central Florida Chapter activities, organizations share their brand with learning and development professionals throughout Central Florida. Sponsors can choose from a menu of choices to promote their businesses and benefit the community.

    Visit our website for more details. 

    • June 18, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom


    We can tell stories. We can facilitate learning. But how do we use stories to facilitate learning? This session is designed to fill that void. We'll start from the beginning – mining your own life and experiences for relevant stories to tell, regardless of the topic you're teaching. Then we'll discuss how to pull from other disciplines, like literature, film, and writing, to help you select, structure and shape stories that can facilitate connections between you, your learners, and the material. You'll also learn about the characteristics of stories that are most useful for facilitating learning. Finally, we'll address how you can help learners find and shape their own stories. You'll leave this session with templates and strategies that will help you apply what you've learned about finding and shaping back on the job.

    You will walk away with:

    • Describe the benefits of facilitating with story.
    • List strategies for mining your own life and experiences for relevant stories.
    • Explain how to structure stories so that the intent is clear, the listeners are captivated, and the connection to the content is evident.


    Hadiya Nuriddin


     Hadiya Nuriddin is the owner of Focus Learning Solutions.

    She has nearly 20 years' experience in all levels of learning and development.She specializes in instructional design and development for both corporate and academic environments. She has extensive experience in designing, developing, and delivering both technical and professional development courses. She also designs and develops eLearning courses using Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, and Captivate. Hadiya has an MEd in Curriculum Design, an MA in Writing, and a BA in English. She holds the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), the Professional in Human Resources (PHR), and is MBTI certified. She's also earned several technical certifications throughout her career, including Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Office Master Instructor.

    • August 01, 2019

    Be a sponsor for Wild

    Make your business presence known at WILD 2019 and let our community see how you care about L&D.

    150 to 200 participants

    Reach over 250k viewers on LinkedIn

    Go Off-the-Cuff Vlog

    Take the opportunity to appear in our trending weekly, unscripted, mostly unedited YouTube vlog and show the world what your business really has to offer to L&D.

    • August 09, 2019
    • August 10, 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Nova University, 4850 Millenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839

    Wild 2019

    Learning is an adventure where the journey takes us to new exciting  beginnings. ATDCFL is proud to present our 4th annual Weekend in Learning and Development Conference or WILD.

    WILD is a 1-day conference offering a keynote session, several concurrent speaker presentations as well as exhibitors.

    An optional second post-con day is offered for certificate workshops in instructional design, eLearning and facilitation skills.

    Come join learning and talent development professionals in the Greater Orlando area and beyond as we have local and nationally recognized speakers join us for WILD 2019 Learning Adventures!

    Check out the Wild 2019 site

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