MONTHLY PROGRAM: How to Leverage Social Learning and Improve Business Results

  • 09 Jan 2013
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • SF State University -  Downtown Campus, 835 Market Street, San Francisco


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Are you leveraging the power of social networking for employee learning at your organization? Do you feel overwhelmed by the plethora of social networking platforms and don’t know which one is best for your organization? Join Darin Hartley, Vice President of Sales at Intrepid Learning, in this interactive session to make sense of the ever changing social networking platforms and learn how to successfully implement social networking for learning at your organization. Don’t wait, register today!

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube, are just a few common social networking platforms that progressive companies use to engage with their customers and employees. Increasingly, employees are demanding access to these systems and it’s imperative to understand the best ways to leverage these for learning in organizations.

In this interactive session you'll:
  • Get a clear picture of social networking macro-level trends and categorizations 
  • Participate in sharing your experience and best practices of using social learning 
  • Discuss case studies of how small and large organizations use social media to drive business value and organizational learning 
  • Learn the secrets of how to successfully implement social networking for employee learning at your organization 
  • Learn how to keep up with the continuous changes in social networking and learning 
This interactive session is based on ASTD Press’ “10 Steps to Successful Social Networking for Business.”

You’ll walk away with:
  • Knowledge about categorizing and describing social networking systems and how to deploy them for social learning 
  • Ways to connect social learning initiatives to business drivers 
  • Practical tips for how to adopt social networking tools to facilitate employee learning 
  • Step-by-step guides for successfully implement social learning in your organization 
  • Guidelines for technology and social media tool selection 
  • Ways to engage the learning audience via social learning

Who should attend:
Workplace learning professionals, instructional designers, consultants

Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up valuable social
learning information that you can immediately apply in your organization. Register today!

Darin Hartley has been working in the training industry for the past 20 plus years and has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Corporate Training and Training Management. He currently is the VP of Sales at Intrepid Learning.

Darin was the Director of the E-Learning Courseware Certification (ECC) Program for the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). He managed various teams at Dell Learning during his five years at Dell Computer Corporation. Darin has presented previously at ISPI International, ASTD International, the ASTD Technical Skills Training Conference, and many others on a variety of topics. He has keynoted for national and international learning and training conferences for a variety of organizations.

Darin has authored articles for T+D, Technical & Skills Training, and WorkForce Magazines. Darin wrote Job Analysis at the Speed of Reality, for HRD Press in 1999 and, On-Demand Learning: Training in the New Millennium in 2000. Darin wrote, Selling E-Learning, in 2001. In 2003, he had a chapter published in The AMA E-Learning Handbook.

Darin served on the Editorial Board of T+D Magazine from 2001 - 2006. His most recent book, 10 Steps to Successful Social Networking for Business, was published in April 2010 by ASTD Press. Darin is on the ASTD Certification Institute Board for 2010 – 2013, and was the Chairman of ASTD CI Board in 2012.

Prior to Dell, Darin worked for Lockheed Martin, EG&G, General Physics Corporation, and the US Navy as a nuclear power plant operator (eight years).

5:30 - 6:00 New Member Orientation / Light Appetizers / Networking
6:00 - 6:15 Announcements
6:15 - 8:00 Monthly Program

Simulcast Alternative:

If you are finding it difficult to participate in the programs because of travel time, family commitments, or other impediments, you can still benefit from the Golden Gate Chapter’s interesting and diverse slate of programs. You can attend this program virtually using our Adobe Connect platform.  If this is your preference, please reply to your registration confirmation requesting the link and instructions for the simulcast.

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