Crushing It With Icebreakers

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Metro Meeting Centers

101 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110

There’s an old saying that you never get a second chance to make a good first impression, and that’s certainly true in education and training -- as well as with business in general.

You only get one chance to get your training class or meeting started in a positive way, and a good icebreaker can make a world of difference. ATD Greater Boston President Dan Collier and Membership VP Julie Young have delivered hundreds of successful training classes over the years and will be sharing their favorite ice breakers with you.

Better yet, ATD Greater Boston is holding this event in Boston! Imagine that.

Be prepared to participate -- this event WILL NOT be driven by a slide show!! We will invite everyone to join in with the ice breakers and then, after each ice breaker we will all discuss:

  • The pros and cons of the ice breaker
  • The ideal audience size and makeup for the ice breaker
  • The ideal meeting or class that be a best fit for the ice breaker
  • Variations on the ice breaker that may also work

Whether you need a few new icebreakers for your corporate trainings, corporate meetings, or school classrooms, this event will give you some valuable tools that you can use whenever needed. And just as important, this will be a really fun evening for all. See you in Boston!!

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Articulate Storyline Workshop

with Diane Elkins

Thursday-Friday, June 15-16, 2017 

8:30 am - 4:30 pm each day

MicroTek Boston

25 Burlington Mall Rd, Suite 20, Burlington, MA

Articulate Storyline is an easy-to-learn and easy-to-use e-learning authoring tool. This two-day session teaches you how to create effective, engaging e-learning from start to finish, taking you from the very basics up to insider tips and secrets that even experienced developers don't know.

In this program, you'll learn the basics such as setting up a course and adding content to creating interactions and questions, all the way to advanced techniques such as working with conditions and variables. Participants will receive a copy of the book, E-Learning Uncovered: Articulate Storyline 360.

Whether you are a beginner just getting started, an intermediate user looking to pick up a few extra tricks, or someone just curious about the possibilities, this program is for you!  And since Diane is offering a special ATD rate of $495 for members/$695 for non-members (compared to normal rates of almost $1,000), this is a deal that’s really hard to pass up!

Topics include:

Getting to Know Storyline 2 and 360
Creating New Projects
Scenes and Slides
Working With Text
Adding Graphics
Object Properties
Arranging Objects
Working With Media
States & Layers
Triggers & Actions
Advanced Actions & Variables
Questions & Quizzes
Screen Recordings
The Player

About the Workshop Leader

Diane Elkins is co-founder of Artisan E-Learning and E-Learning Uncovered. She has built a reputation as a national e-learning expert by speaking at conferences for ATD, the E-Learning Guild, and Training magazine. She is a past board member of the Metro DC and Northeast Florida chapters of ATD. She is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series.

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Articulate 360 Against the World

with Diane Elkins

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Details Forthcoming

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