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Upcoming events

    • 29 Nov 2017
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • online via your computer - log in information will be sent after registration (usually 1 day before event begins)
    Basics of Video and Audio Production webinar with Matthew Pierce



    Now that you want video, how do you get it and edit it?

    Video editing can be challenging and overwhelming if you haven't worked with it before. There are multiple pieces to consider, but once the basics are learned, it opens up opportunities to do more, and work with increasingly complex projects. In the world of talent development and instruction, we don't always know how to edit video, it's not necessarily a pre-requisite skill.

     This session is an introductory survey of video editing for instructional purposes. Attendees will learn about basic editing techniques, terms, and concepts that will lay a foundation for greater effectiveness when they are asked to create a video project. Since there are lots of ways to edit video, and lots of different tools, we will focus on just editing on the desktop and use a video editor that is widely available. This will allow us to focus on the concepts of editing.






       This 90-minute webinar will:

     Expose you to several different types of video, audio, text, and other assets needed to create a video.    

    • Learn various tips and techniques to help you become more skilled and efficient in creating your own video.           

    Date:   Wednesday, November 29, 5:00 pm -6:30pm
    Location:   online via your computer - log in information will be sent after registration (usually 1 day before event begins)

     Free to All Access Members

    Free to NRC Members and Colorado ATD Chapter Members

    $10 Non-Members

    About our Speaker: 

    Matthew Pierce, Learning & Video Ambassador for TechSmith Corporation, is an advocate for using video for learning, marketing, and communicating. Throughout Matthew's career he has managed training, instructional design, support, public relations, social media, and video teams at TechSmith. He has also been an instructional designer. Matt regularly contributes to several online publications in the US and UK. He has an MS in instructional technology from Indiana University.


    So, think of some great questions, bring a current issue with a project, and take this opportunity to learn new things or upskill.


    • 05 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
    • Panera Bread at 3700 S College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525

    FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread

    Start your day off right with coffee and conversation!  Chat with other training professionals at Panera Bread for a fun networking event before you head to work, school, or other obligations.


    Date:  December 5, 2017
      Time:  7:00- a.m. - 8:00 am

    Stop by any time within that hour!


    You'll receive a complimentary breakfast treat.


    Location: Panera Bread at 3700 S College Avenue, Fort Collins, CO 80525


    Cost: Free

    • 17 Jan 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Larimer County Workforce Center at 200 West Oak, 1st Floor, Boyd Lake Room, Fort Collins, CO 80521
    Talent Development Reporting Principles: New Standards for L&D Measurement and Reporting

    Join Dave Vance to learn about these new standards for measurement and reporting which have already been adopted by hundreds of organizations. The standards, called Talent Development Reporting Principles (TDRp), were developed by a group of industry thought leaders and practitioners including Kent Barnett, Tamar Elkeles, Josh Bersin, Jack Phillips, Rob Brinkerhof, Dave Vance and 30 others over a two-year period ending in 2012. The Center for Talent Reporting, which Dave now leads, was formed in 2012 as the home for TDRp. All types and sizes of organizations have adopted TDRp including for-profits. nonprofits, educational institutions, and governments.

    In this session you will learn

    ·        The three types of measures all organizations should report

    ·        The difference between managing and monitoring your measures

    ·        The five steps to run learning with business-like discipline

    ·        The three reports which should be used to best manage your programs and department


    Date: 1/17/2018

    Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


    Larimer County Workforce Center

    200 West Oak, 1st Floor, Boyd Lake Room.,

    Fort Collins, CO 80521  

    Speaker BIO: 

    Dave was president of Caterpillar University from 2001-2007. In that period Cat U won numerous awards for measurement and was ranked #1 in the ATD BEST Awards in 2005. Prior to leading Cat U, Dave was Chief Economist and Head of the Business Intelligence Group at Caterpillar. His book, The Business of Learning, was published in 2010 and the second edition was just published in 2017. Dave teaches human capital management in the Ph.D. programs at Bellevue University and University of Southern Mississippi.

Past events

16 Nov 2017 Better Otters: How Otter Products is Innovating Employee Development
25 Oct 2017 Get Better - Exclusive Webcast with Franklin Covey and author Todd Davis
10 Oct 2017 NRC Sip and Draw
14 Sep 2017 Latest trends of e-learning with the Adobe Creative Cloud
24 Aug 2017 The Road to CPLP (ATD's Certified Professional in Learning and Performance certification)
20 Jul 2017 Evaluating Learning Impact
22 Jun 2017 Training Automation w/ 3 Min. Videos On YouTube
13 Apr 2017 "Rolestorming" with Rick Griggs: A New Approach to Creativity & Problem Solving
16 Mar 2017 J. Kevin Shrum: “Jeopardy - Lucky or Learn-ed?”
22 Feb 2017 Speed Networking at Pateros Creek Brewing
16 Feb 2017 Building a Consulting Business
24 Jan 2017 Expanding Your Universe: A Learning Professional’s Guide to Strategy Development
05 Dec 2016 Member Appreciation
17 Nov 2016 RESCHEDULED Getting the Most Out of Your LMS
01 Nov 2016 FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread
14 Oct 2016 Critical Thinking for Problem Solving and Decision Making
23 Aug 2016 Unite! How Senior Leaders Balance Results AND Relationships
09 Aug 2016 Virtual E-Volution: Transform the Way You Educate Webinar - Tips to Conduct Webinars that Wow®
12 Jul 2016 Immersive Story-based eLearning: Transforming Dull to Dynamic!
09 Jun 2016 Networking Event at Zwei Brewing
22 Apr 2016 Bringing Leadership Home: Three Key Performance Strategies
29 Mar 2016 Gamification and Online Video
26 Feb 2016 Networking Lunch
26 Feb 2016 CANCELLED - Social Media Savvy Workshop
21 Jan 2016 Driving Organizational Change FAST: Accelerating Program Input
03 Dec 2015 Member Appreciation Event
10 Nov 2015 The Power of Persuasive Communication - online webinar
20 Oct 2015 Enlisting Employees as Brand Champions
29 Sep 2015 FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread
17 Sep 2015 Take Back Your Life – Personal Productivity Strategies
21 Jul 2015 L&D as a Strategic Business Partner
18 Jun 2015 The Power of Creativity in Instructional System Design: A First Look at Building Course Identity
14 May 2015 The Mind of a Leader: Be a Leader who is Emotionally Resilient
05 May 2015 Book Club Follow-Up: How We've Implemented What We Learned
28 Apr 2015 FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread
22 Apr 2015 Designing Training for Learning Transfer
23 Mar 2015 Book Club: Evidence-Based Training Methods
18 Mar 2015 Move That Class - How to Create Learning Activities
19 Feb 2015 Lessons from Frank
10 Feb 2015 Free Networking Event: Drink & Draw
14 Jan 2015 The Business of Fun: Humor’s ROI
11 Dec 2014 Developer Learning Trends
19 Nov 2014 ROI: What Is It, How Is It Calculated, How Should It be Used, and What Are the Dangers?
28 Oct 2014 FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread
23 Oct 2014 Getting Started With Social Media
17 Sep 2014 Game-based Learning: To Play or Not to Play
19 Aug 2014 Return on Expectations (ROE): What Is It and How Can It Help You Deliver Greater Value
23 Jul 2014 Recap of ATD presentation “Show Your Work”
18 Jun 2014 Best practices in E-Learning and E-Delivery
21 May 2014 What are the benefits of National ASTD Membership? with Jill Arnold
30 Apr 2014 FREE Networking Event at Pateros Creek Brewing Company
17 Apr 2014 Instructional Design 101 with Kimberly Fields
25 Mar 2014 Virtual Session with Bob Mosher - Performance Support: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity?
20 Feb 2014 Developing to the 5 Moments of Need with Sandra McMillen
23 Jan 2014 Bekki Smith presents Employee Engagement—Strategy or Program?
04 Dec 2013 Dr. Martin Shields presents 2014 Economic Outlook: There Are No Guarantees
13 Nov 2013 Breaking the Mold on Theory & Design with Michele Padilla, Owner, 5280 Training & Development, LLC
15 Oct 2013 Back by popular demand - "Adult Learning Theories" with Kimberly Fields (substituting for Chris Briest)
02 Oct 2013 Networking Breakfast Meeting
24 Sep 2013 Free Networking Event at Fort Collins Brewery (note location)
27 Aug 2013 Facilitation Expertise - Enable Participants to Learn, Solve Problems and Change with Kaye Sullivan
14 Aug 2013 How To Inspire Innovation with John Reeb, PhD, MBA
16 Jul 2013 eLearning Storyboard Design with Thomas Toth
10 Jul 2013 Networking Breakfast Meeting
26 Jun 2013 Networking Event at Odell Brewing
13 Jun 2013 Training for Trainers: Designing and Facilitating Interactive Activities to Augment New Skill Development with Richard Barnhart
15 May 2013 "Strategic Planning: It’s Not as Complicated as You Think" with Ava Diamond, Big Impact Speaking
08 Apr 2013 Networking Event at New Belgium Brewing
19 Feb 2013 "Men, Women and Communication: The Code Switching Quotient" with Audrey Nelson, Ph.D
16 Jan 2013 Got Game? Understanding the significance and use of Gamification with Susan Keehley
13 Dec 2012 Learning Industry Trends
14 Nov 2012 "Adult Learning Theories" with Chris Briest
01 Nov 2012 Networking Breakfast and "Work-Life Balance Or Increasing Happiness In The Workplace" with Chrysta Bairre
16 Oct 2012 “Facilitating Organizational Change” with Leigh-Ann Zaharevich
18 Sep 2012 "Crossing the Chasm from classroom to Virtual" with Cynthia Clay
22 Aug 2012 “Mobile Learning: Personal and Pervasive” with Dr. Peggy O’Neill-Jones
01 Aug 2012 Networking Dinner
17 Jul 2012 "Leveraging Organizational Knowledge: Don’t just work, work right." with Dr. Christina Schlachter
28 Jun 2012 "MAKING THE MOST OF THE TALENT IN YOUR ORGANIZATION" with Jan Felton of Attitudesplus
19 Jun 2012 "Run Learning Like a Business: How to Get the Most from your Investment in Training" with Dave Vance
07 Jun 2012 Networking Breakfast Meeting
23 May 2012 "Techniques for Building Custom Training....Faster, Cheaper, Better!" with Daya Haines Haddock
11 Apr 2012 “Developing Effective Teams Using Competency-based Approaches” with Richard Barnhart (moved from Sept 20)
20 Mar 2012 "The Five Superpowers of Learning" with Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D.
12 Mar 2012 “How to Create Effective Performance Interventions” with Kevin Shrum
07 Mar 2012 Networking Breakfast Meeting
15 Feb 2012 "The Successful Virtual Classroom: Five Tried-and-True Techniques" with Jenny Beer
18 Jan 2012 "Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders" with Sal Silvester
07 Dec 2011 "How to Increase Participation, Engagement, and Commitment from Group Participants" with Anne Neal (Collaborative Connections, Inc.)
15 Nov 2011 Networking Breakfast Meeting
04 Nov 2011 Facilitation Excellence with Dan Chenoweth
03 Nov 2011 Build Your Professional Network with LinkedIn by Stan Skrabut
07 Oct 2011 “I have the answer for you … If you have the right question” with Kevin Shrum
05 Oct 2011 Networking Dinner and Book Swap
15 Sep 2011 An Introduction to Technology-Based Learning Solutions with Mark Bower (Edge Interactive)
31 Aug 2011 Networking Breakfast Meeting
16 Aug 2011 The Yin and Yangs of Change Management: Creating a Yes/And Mindset for Managing Change with Linda Kennedy of Cocali Consulting
27 Jul 2011 Colorado State University and Distance Learning  with Hunt Lambert (CSU) and Book Swap
28 Jun 2011 Simple Steps to Organizing Your Workspace with Marilyn Bohn
11 May 2011 Improve Learning with Instructionally Sound PowerPoint Presentations with Stan Skrabut
19 Apr 2011 Have You Ever thought About Writing and Publishing a Book? with Dave Vance
14 Apr 2011 Networking Breakfast Meeting
23 Mar 2011 Transfer of Training with Scott Enebo from the Bob Pike Group
16 Feb 2011 Workplace Competency Model presented by Angie Maze - Jones International University
10 Feb 2011 Build Your Professional Network with Linkedin presentedby Stan Skrabut
20 Jan 2011 If I’m leading, why is nobody following? with Carl Dierschow
07 Dec 2010 Networking After Hours Meeting
11 Nov 2010 Have You Ever thought About Writing and Publishing a Book? with Dave Vance
05 Nov 2010 Improve Your PowerPoint Presentation Skills presented by Stan Skrabut
14 Oct 2010 Don’t Be Boring!! Converting ILT to WBT with Sue Fody
30 Sep 2010 Networking Breakfast Meeting
14 Sep 2010 “Can You Envision Better Information Retention?” with Kevin Shum (new date)
19 Aug 2010 Tech Tools for Today’s Tech-Savvy Learners with Gina Schreck
06 Aug 2010 LEVERAGE YOUR TIME: GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME with Lorraine Bosse-Smith
08 Jul 2010 Networking Breakfast Meeting
15 Jun 2010 “I have the answer for you … IF you have the right question” with Kevin Shrum
12 May 2010 "How to fix" ™ your boss when you can't afford to leave, and your employees when you can't afford to lose them! with Christie Ward, CSP
21 Apr 2010 Kirkpatrick Workshop: Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels and Managing Change
01 Apr 2010 Networking Breakfast Meeting
16 Mar 2010 Leadership: From Neanderthal to Dilbert-Not Much Change in 50,000 years with Gary Craig
18 Feb 2010 Networking Breakfast Meeting
19 Jan 2010 Planning for Success in 2010
02 Dec 2009 How to Improve Your Presentation Skills with Datta Groover
20 Nov 2009 The Power of Questions: Building Teams through Appreciative Inquiry
04 Nov 2009 2010 Economic Outlook for the US and Our Region with Dr. Martin Shields
20 Oct 2009 The Trust Factor
15 Sep 2009 Maintaining Morale and Productivity in Tough Times
25 Aug 2009 Is Your "But" Too Big?
12 Aug 2009 Networking with Fellow Training Professionals
03 Jun 2009 June 3rd Networking Event
19 May 2009 May Chapter Meeting - I Want My Life Back!
21 Apr 2009 April Chapter Meeting - Workforce Training Opportunities for Northern Colorado
25 Mar 2009 March Chapter Meeting - The Trust Factor
03 Feb 2009 February Chapter Meeting - Create a “web 2.0” Collaboration Portal using Microsoft SharePoint
13 Jan 2009 January Chapter Meeting - Energizing Virtual Instruction
02 Dec 2008 December Chapter Meeting - Activating Your Ambition
11 Nov 2008 November Chapter Meeting - 2009 Northern Colorado Economic Outlook
14 Oct 2008 October Chapter Meeting - Your Generation or Mine? Managing the Generation Mix
14 Aug 2008 August Chapter Meeting
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