ATD 2017 Session Tweets

I spent 4 days in Atlanta at the Association for Talent Development International Conference and Expo. As usual I was busy tweeting my notes and here they all are. Many of these are retweets from other tweeps and I thank them for sharing their ideas with me. Enjoy

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  1. My trip in on Saturday was not uneventful!
  2. Now at the Conference. First mornin was spending time with fellow Chapter Leaders.
  3. Session time.
  4. Session SU108
  5. Description:As trainers, our success is measured by whether we can get people to transfer learning and behave differently. Unfortunately, there are myths that undercut our success, and the well-established techniques of behavior change are not well understood. This session will examine the scientific research demonstrating how to produce sustainable learning transfer and behavior change. The speaker will explore how to produce behavior change among individuals and demonstrate specific techniques and incentive programs that are tailored to the person's "readiness for change." He will also shed light on myths that interfere with effective behavior change. During the second section, he will expand on these ideas and examine strategies that will produce changes in a groups and teams of employees. Research provides techniques for "revising social norms," and he will discuss how the judicious use of social media can define new standards of action.
  6. Session SU217
  7. Description: Companies desperately need to reinvest in their people to turn the tide on innovation and productivity. Shiny new technology can do a great deal, but it is the people that provide the key factors for change and growth. This session is about using improv skills to drive innovation. Improvisers play, think upside down, and brainstorm more efficiently. Leveraging these behaviors in organizations propels people and ideas forward. Our choices about how we interact, live, question, play, and think are the building blocks to every innovation we could ever hope for. If we want more and better innovation, we can try new or different choices. In this session, we'll explore three large categories from improvisation that lead to behavioral innovation: play, thinking upside down, and innovation's front end. Each is critical to putting on a good improv show, and each is critical to driving innovative behaviors.

    Application on the Job:
    Discover four core principles of improvisation that exist in high-performing teams.
    Practice a clear understanding of the application of improv to innovation.
    Use new tools to improve brainstorming.
    Apply three behavioral skills that create more innovative environments.
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