SELT202 The Essential Ingredients to Delivering Engaging Training Sessions
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Thursday, October 24
Expo Hall: eLearning Tools Stage
Soft skill development is vital to the success of your organization and its employees. Executives consistently rank soft skills as the top most important capabilities to cultivate in their employee populations.
Successfully cultivating those skills, however, is another story. These programs are among the most expensive to run and the results difficult to prove. Technology is often sidelined in these development efforts in favor of mentoring programs and small invitation-only groups tracked over time. This makes it even more difficult to scale the benefits of these programs to a broad employee population.
In this session, you’ll learn how even soft skill development programs focused on leadership, communication, and creative problem solving can be improved through the thoughtful integration of technology. We will share ideas from the field while connecting these examples to the broader principle that authentic learning requires authentic engagement. Finally, you as a participant will be invited to share your own experiences and learnings with colleagues.
The focus will be on the instructor-led-training, but ideas will extend beyond that form of delivery. Leadership, communication, and creative problem solving will be vital to the success of your organization. Technology will be vital to your team’s success in developing those skills.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to create engaging and inspiring soft skill programs that scale
- How to personalize your sessions to have an impact beyond your session
- How to increase participation and honest feedback to improve your next training session
Managers, curriculum designers, senior leaders (directors, VP, CLO, executive, etc.)
Chief Operating Officer
Sam Test Cauthen, chief operating officer of Poll Everywhere, leads people engagement and development at the company, whose core mission is engaging participants in live trainings, meetings, and events. Previously, Sam was a consultant with McKinsey & Company where she served clients across diverse industries in strategy, operational excellence, and organizational design while investing in internal knowledge and learning initiatives.