Developing Yourself and Your Team Without Breaking the Bank

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Learning Solutions Conference & Expo 2019 - March 27, 2019

Heidi Matthews

Training Manager

Your company does not pay for the rest of your team to attend conferences, courses, or outside development. Reports show that employees leave due to lack of training and development opportunities. What will you do? Your people are great! You don’t want to lose them. Without any budget dollars, how can you provide learning experiences for your team so their skills grow instead of getting stale?

In this session, you will investigate the world around you to create development activities for your staff. You will make a plan to take a field trip, map out your learning network, and find the online resources you need to stretch your team’s instructional design skills. Attending the occasional webinar is not enough to improve learning and development skills. One-stop-shop role? Design a plan for yourself! You can do it and not break the bank or your team budget. There might even be a good cookie recipe because everyone knows that you learn better when you have a plan for treats.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to use your city’s sites to build design skills
  • About curation tools that keep you up to date on research and what’s in the news
  • How to network for your team’s development
  • About easy social media and phone apps to create challenges meant to develop


Designers and managers

Technology discussed in this session:

Curation tools like Flipboard,, and Feedly; plus Twitter, LinkedIn SlideShare, Zappar, YouTube, Coolors, ZEEF, caption apps, and cellphone cameras


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