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6th Annual Talent Development (previously Trainer's) Forum in Waterloo

  • 15 Apr 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Hawkeye Community College, 1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701 (Buchanan Hall, room 108)


  • Hawkeye ATD members attend at no charge. (Members must log in to the website to register without incurring the $10 guest fee.)
  • Cost for non-members, including guests, is 0

Registration is closed

Program Description

Join Waterloo and Cedar Falls-area corporate and independent trainers and talent development professionals to network, share and learn from each other in a Talent Development Throw Down!

Meeting: 8:30-11:00


Recent surveys indicate that between 30-45 percent of employees who receive insufficient training leave their positions the first year.   Considering the cost of turnover, this is a hefty price to pay for not training staff.  On-the-job training whether in a large company or small can be expensive; so can losing employees.   There are many reasons to do on-the-job training and it is all critical to ensure it is done right. 

HOT POPCORN gives you the tools you need to ensure that on-the-job training or hands-on training (HOT) is done in a systemic way, incorporating adult learning theory and feedback to train employees to meet the company’s needs and to ensure organizational success.

Like popping popcorn, not all kernels pop fully—some remain kernels, some open part way, some almost all the way and some into the tasty piece of popcorn many of us enjoy.   This session can help ensure your employees pop to their fullest potential and stay with the organization long after the first year.

Embracing the Flipped Classroom and Best Practices to Flip Your Trainer Switch

As the needs and demands of learners continues to evolve, organizations are increasingly looking for ways to maximize value, increase performance while decreasing time to productivity, and get the results they’re looking to achieve. Gale Mote, Gale Mote Associates, will share how the flipped classroom model can provide learners and their organizations with a new way to integrate the best of classroom learning with self-directed, learner-generated activities.

While the flipped classroom concept emerged from academia and pedagogy in the 1990s, it’s still a newer concept in talent development within organizations and corporations. Join us to learn how to create a more collaborative environment that is truly learner-centric, blending content with practice to move learners from foundational knowledge to proficiency to mastery, regardless of subject matter.

Gale Mote has been training professionally for over 25 years.  She will also share some of her best practices and lessons learned in training design, delivery and learning transfer.  She has a well-established reputation for creating a learning environment that drives positive business results.  You will have an opportunity to benchmark your own practices and get your questions answered from a passionate, successful workplace learning and performance professional.

Registration Fee
This special event is open and free to anyone who works in the Talent Development area. 


Hawkeye Community College, 1501 E Orange Rd, Waterloo, IA 50701 (Buchanan Hall, room 108)

Site Coordinator for this program: Jennifer Renfro, jennifer.renfro@hawkeyecollege.edu 

ATD Hawkeye Chapter
P.O. Box 10847
 Rapids, IA 52410-0847


Phone: 319-244-8482

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