MONTHLY PROGRAM: Out of This World Training to Meet Today’s Challenges

  • 09 Apr 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • ILSC-San Francisco, One Embarcadero Center, Lobby 1, Room TBA
  • 29


  • Current Golden Gate Chapter AND National Members - Please fill in your National membership ID# on the registration form.
  • Chapter member in good standing.
  • Mt Diablo / Sacramento Chapter Members
  • SBODN-South Bay Organizational Development Network
    NSA – National Speakers Association
    BAODN – Bay Area Organizational Development Network
    BAHREC – Bay Area Human Resources Executive Council
    ICF – International Coaching Federation
  • If you have received a free program voucher, please enter the code where indicated and bring your voucher with you to the program.

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Come see how WORLDPAC increased learner engagement and material retention without face to face training. 

Using InWorldz, they

  • Converted content into engaging and effective 3D immersive training.
  • Enhanced interpersonal interactions that reinfored comprehension and retention.
  • Incorporated practice via role plays, simulations, and gamified exercises.

Virtual worlds, like all emerging technologies, are filled with promise, potential and developed capabilities that many who need to get performance improvement results have been waiting to experience. 

Bruce Gross and Carla Kincaid-Yoshikawa, will guide you through a virtual world they built and use for real time training and performance improvement purposes. They will demonstrate some of the learning processes they’ve designed, taking you on a tour of the virtual world they use regularly for team activities, simulations and interactive discussions. You will be able to experience, with them, the existing capabilities they have designed into their 3D environment.

As part of the guided experience in their 3D environment:

  • You will determine the level of engagement you experienced and find possible
  • You will determine the level of flexibility you see enabled by the 3D environment
  • They will review the current applications of their environment for:
    • Face-to-face training
    • Webinars
    • Avatar-based, immersive online training
  • They will review the business performance improvement outcomes targeted
  • They will give an overview of the tools and skills needed to take the first steps in building your own environment
Participants at the full day workshop can attend the
evening program for free

Carla Kincaid-Yoshikawa is the founder of Training in the 21st Century™. She specializes in blended learning programs and enjoys working collaboratively with her  clients to create new and transform existing curricula to fit their specific needs and goals. Her work includes instructional design, development and presentation using a wide range of formats, including face-to-face (ILT) processes; e-learning software (Articulate - Studio and Storyline, and Adobe Captivate); and the most promising forum for virtual training: 3D environments.

Carla has worked in Organization Development and Training for over 15 years, in team building, leadership development, strategic planning, change management and train-the-trainer processes with private, public and non-profit organizations of all sizes.

Bruce Gross  has been working at WORLDPAC in the HR department since July 2001. He joined the WORLDPAC University team in March of 2008, continuing his monthly training sessions while expanding his responsibilities to include administering WORLDPAC's Learning Management System (LMS), generating compliance reporting, and assisting with the organization and facilitation of the Business Leadership Program (BLP) and Advanced Leadership Program (ALP) and created the Emerging Leadership Program (ELP).

In 2012 Bruce completed the Certificate in Virtual Words from the University of Washington. Over the past 3 years he has been building and using 3D environments as part of WORLDPAC’s training delivery technologies. He completed the Leadership Program Pilot Test with 12 Teammates and it was a huge success. He also uses the 3D Environment for webinar’s finding them more engaging and effective than “death by Power Point” or other web meeting/training platforms.

Recently Bruce has been investigating the application of Udemy, the ASTD GGC Learning Partner, to effectively deliver and manage leadership training performance support events. Bruce joined the ASTDGG Chapter in July 2010 and after attending the Instructional Design Class
joined the COP and volunteered to be the Outreach Manager. He now is a co-chair of the 3D SIG.

He’s has been the VP of Membership for ATDGG for the past 3 years.

In 2014 Bruce and Carla introduced 3D training at his company by putting on a Proof of Concept that went over so well that now in 2015, Bruce uses nothing but 3D training for Webinars, in world trainings with others with avatars and he uses 3D in his face to face trainings.

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