Workshop Period 1: Accelerating Success through Business Simulations. I think that simulation development is a big deal, and I want to absorb more. If I were a managed care trainer, however, I’d certainly go to the Total Office Call workshop.
Workshop Period 2: Tough call here! I might try the Sustaining the new Selling Model talk, but I know that Glen Drummond and Catherine Baker will be real helpful on Continuous Development – and, if I had anything to do with Global Learning, no question I’d join Jennifer Zinn and Eric Jacobs in their session.
Workshop Period 3: There are four or five here I could easily do. Might tune in to the Licensure for Sales Representatives session, because that’s a hot topic these days. But the Field Mangers as Trainers talk, the Games/Simulations one, and the Fresh Approach to Compliance Training look tempting also.
Workshop Period 4: Well, I kinda have to be in my Right-Sourcing 101 session during this slot, but I wish I could be in several places at once. If you can’t resist another topic, and want to be part of the Right-Sourcing repeat session on Thursday morning, the Measuring Training Effectiveness looks very meaty, as does the Trainer to District Manager panel. As do a couple others. Can we do cloning yet?
Workshop Period 5: I’m definitely leaning toward the Collaboration Technology talk, but if I had responsibility in any way for an assessment strategy, no doubt the Using Assessment Effectively panel would be the way to go. The lineup of speakers in that panel is top-notch and there are lots of important issues to consider when it comes to measuring learning/performance.
Workshop Period 6: Can’t yet decide between the Brody talk on Market your Magic, and the more tech-oriented one on Virtual Environments. I’ll be existential that afternoon.
Workshop Period 7: Not sure if I’ll attend a session, or just network.
Workshop Period 8: Repeat of our Right-Sourcing 101 session (co-facilitated with Angela Nicoletta)
Workshop Period 9-11: A couple days off with my bride of 27 years!