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Lunch & Learn: Connecting the Dots: Building Learning Paths that Add Value

  • 16 May 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • St. David's Episcopal Church 301 E. 8th St. - Austin, 78701


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Connecting the Dots: Building Learning Paths that Add Value

NOTE: Register by May 12 to reserve a lunch.

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Program Description:

As learning professionals, we typically design and develop courses or modules for a specific learning request. These stand-alone courses may end up in a repository or LMS (and possibly lost forever!). But what if these courses were part of a larger sequence or set of courses and learning activities, i.e., learning paths, designed to help learners connect the dots from point A to point B?

Learning paths can dramatically improve the learning process and speed to performance by focusing the right kinds of learning at the right levels of difficulty. The value of learning paths is that they can be linked to career paths or certifications and  can reduce overall learning time and costs. 

This session will help you identify path development opportunities in your organization through interactive exercises and a brief case study. Join us for lunch, and learn to:

  • Define learning paths and distinguish from similar concepts such as certifications and specializations
  • Identify key strategies for aligning paths with business results
  • Identify major steps in the path development process

As an added bonus, you will receive a complimentary white paper entitled "The Business Case for Learning Paths" that can be shared with teams and leadership.

Competencies for the Training & Development Profession:

  • Performance Improvement
  • Integrated Talent Management

Click here for more about ASTD's Competency Model.

About the Speaker:

Scott Schaffer is an Associate Principal with Caveo Learning and a thought leader in the learning and performance improvement space with more than 20 years of experience. He has expertise across a number of areas including needs assessment and strategic planning, instructional design, evaluation, and change management. 

He has worked with over 30 organizations during his career including Procter & Gamble, Boeing Aircraft, Ford Motor Company, Bank of America, Dell, Chevron, and Edward D. Jones. Scott is an expert in areas of performance consulting and evaluation and has developed several tools to support teams working in these areas.

Scott has a PhD and MS in instructional systems from Florida State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining Caveo Learning as a partner, Scott was on the faculty at Purdue University as a professor in the Learning Design and Technology graduate program. He has over 100 publications and presentations related to learning and performance improvement to his credit.

You can learn more about Scott @ http://www.linkedin.com/in/scottpschaffer/ and Caveo Learning @ http://www.caveolearning.com/about.









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