105 Organizing the L&D Community for Social Good
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Tuesday, March 27
Management and Strategy
The Houston Food Bank delivered 79 million meals in 2016 and had a goal to deliver 100 million meals in 2018. With this massive expansion, training was required in a number of areas, from leadership development to food safety and compliance. Delivering this training while keeping operating expenses low, however, seemed difficult—that is, until they got support from the Houston L&D community.
In this session, learn how the Houston ATD chapter organized a community effort and competition to develop and deliver training content to the Houston Food Bank and establish an infrastructure to manage training in a systematic, automated way. You’ll learn about the birth of the concept, the project management required to put it into action, and the ongoing effort now to support and continue the expansion of the food bank’s learning ecosystem. At the end of the session, you will be equipped with an outline for creating your own L&D social-good project for your community.
In this session, you will learn:
- How to organize your L&D community to support charities and services
- How to assess the learning needs of charities
- About technologies you can use to support learning organizations
- About the keys to ongoing success and building a learning culture
- Methods to manage volunteer project work with a deadline
Intermediate to advanced designers, developers, project managers, and managers.
Technology discussed in this session:
Learning management systems, authoring tools, project management, and association management systems.
Director of Client Services
Duncan Welder is a director of client services for RISC. He is an educational technology geek, having spent over 20 years implementing learning management systems, domestically and abroad, to manage regulatory compliance. As an xAPI evangelist with a career grounded in instructional design and eLearning, Duncan has provided presentations to professional organizations including the Connections Forum, The eLearning Guild, and the Association for Talent Development. Duncan is an active member of the Houston ATD, currently serving as director of special interest groups.
Creative Interactive Ideas
Debbie Richards, the president of Creative Interactive Ideas, was named one of the most influential people in corporate eLearning for 2018. She works with organizations to design, develop, and deliver technology-based adult learning programs with measurable impact. Passionate about working with and mentoring other learning professionals, Debbie is the president-elect of the Association for Talent Development Houston Chapter and a past ATD national adviser for chapters.