Fall Conference 2023

Fables and Figures: Boost Learning Through Engaging Narratives

"Spinning Fables Into Fantastic Engagement!"

Keynote Speaker Rance Greene

ATD Hawkeye Chapter is hosting the 2023 Fall Conference on November 1st and 2nd.  This year's Fall Conference - Fables and Figures: Boost Learning  Through Engaging Narratives. "Spinning fables into fantastic engagement!" - will kick off at 8:00 a.m. on November 1st with Welcome, Introductions, and a word from our sponsors and then our keynote speaker, Rance Greene, will speak at 8:30 a.m.

Rance Greene formed needastory.com and the School of Story Design (schoolofstorydesign.com) for those who struggle with storytelling at work.  His methodology - Story Design - gives leaders and talent development professionals a systematic and creative way for discovering who their audience is and how to persuade them to take action on new ideas.  He helps leadership teams, entrepreneurs and instructional designers discover that they are uniquely equipped to tell the best story for their audiences.  Rance is the author of Instructional Story Design a practical guide for developing stories that train.  He coaches, teaches, speaks and writes often on the benefits of stories to connect people to one another.  Spoiler Alert:  We will be giving each attendee a copy of Rance's book with an opportunity for you to have it signed during our networking segment!!

Rance's website:  Rance's Website

Rance's school link:  Rance's School Link

Blog:  Rance's Blog

LinkedIn:  Rance's LinkedIn

If you are interested in being a speaker at Fall Conference please complete this RFP.  2023 Fall Conference RFP.  We will accept proposals through October 18 or until all openings have been filled.

2023 Conference Schedule

This year we are fortunate to have our keynote speaker instruct us the entire first day!  On day 1, Rance will begin with a keynote address and then follow up with a two-part workshop on designing story-based training sessions.  Day 2 Rance shares more unique story-based training design ideas, and then we will move into breakout sessions.  We are still looking for speakers for breakout sessions, if interested please complete this RFP prior to .  Here is an overview of the three tracks for day 2:

TRACK 1 - Designing the Story Arc: Crafting Engaging Training Materials

Tired of PowerPoint-induced naps and 'Next'- button nightmares?  Join us in "Designing the Story Arc", where we revolutionize your training content from a 'snoozefest' to a 'gripping tale'.  Discover the tricks of turning bullet points into intriguing plots, animating your stories with visual aids, and blending narrative elements into your e-learning modules.  We're breaking out of the 'death by PowerPoint' cell and into the realm of cinematic storytelling in training.  Be the Spielberg of Slides, the Cameron of Content, and say goodbye to yawns and hello to engrossed learners!

Attendees who will benefit most from this track: instructional designers, e-Learning developers, training managers, content developers, HR professionals involved in Training and Development and Teachers and Educators moving to a corporate environment.

TRACK 2 - Once Upon a Stage:  Commanding Presence in Public Speaking

Forget your nightmare of blank faces and buzzing phones.  In 'Once Upon a Stage", we'll turn you into the narrator that keeps your audience hanging onto your every word.  Discover how to inject humor and personal stories into your talks, manipulate the room with your tone and body language, and control your narrative like a seasoned storyteller.  Drop the 'umms', harness the power of the pause, and master the flow of your story.  Step into your hero's journey, commend the stage, and watch your audience turn from passive listeners into engaged participants.

Attendees who will benefit most from this track: Corporate trainers, HR professionals involved in Training and Development, Team leaders or managers who frequently deliver presenations, public speaking coaches, and sales and marketing professionals who want to improve their presentation skills.

TRACK 3 - The Consultant's Fable: Building Relationships and Identifying Needs

In the world of corporate training, are you playing detective more than educator?  Welcoem to 'The Consultant's Fable' where we teach you to be a 'Training Whisperer'.  Learn the art of effective communication with subject matter expects, decipher the subtle clues to identifying training needs, and co-create engaging stories with stakeholders.  Master the delicate balance of giving and receiving feedback within the narrative framework and find the 'happily ever after' in your training evaluations.  Become the Miss Marple of Corporate Training, where every case is a story waiting to be told!"

Attendees who will benefit most from this track: Learnign and Development consultants, HR consultants, Training managers, Organizational Development professionals, managers and supervisors who work closely with training teams, and subject matter experts who contribute to training.

Remember....you don't have to pick one track and stay with it.  If you find a topic you like in a track outside your main track, then jump over and enjoy coloring outside the "lines".

Day 1 - Wednesday, November 1st

Day 2 - Thursday, November 2nd

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