Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) August 27, 2008
The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) selected two TBD Consulting leaders, Karen Trog and Michael Abrams, as speakers for the their annual, professional conference to be held on October 3, 2008 at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Karen Trog, Manager of Learning Services, will present a 1-hour session titled, "Learning Assessment Design." The session provides learning professionals with the theory and skills to increase learners' abilities to accurately retrieve and retain critical information. In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to create well-designed and effective reinforcement questions, coaching tips, survey items and corrective feedback.
Michael Abrams, VP of Learning Technologies, will present a 2-hour workshop titled "Get Virtual! Designing Learning for Second Life™." This highly interactive workshop will include examples of training activities in Second Life™ and provide a model for designing in this new medium.
"We are very proud to be selected as presenters this year especially with the topics we are covering," stated TBD Consulting President Jonena Relth. "Assessment Design and Learning in Second Life™ are such hot topics and very much in demand for corporations seeking to do more with less."
Karen Trog's expertise spans more than 17 years as a performance improvement professional serving mostly Fortune 100 clients. In her current position as Manager of Learning Services for TBD Consulting, Karen is responsible for the internal and external execution of mapping, documentation, instructional design and training delivery projects from business development hand-off through project conclusion in a manner that optimizes client satisfaction. Karen is known for her ability to teach others how to drive business results and positive return on investment, and she is highly skilled in leading the design and development of both small and large projects. She is also skilled in the development and deployment of change management strategies to deliver timely communication and learning to leadership and associate-level audiences. An experienced facilitator, Karen holds many certificates including Six Sigma, 360 degree Feedback, Situational Leadership, DDI and others.
Michael Abrams, VP of Learning Technologies at TBD Consulting, has been in the Technology and Training industries for more than 17 years, holding executive positions in large Fortune 500 corporations in both the Learning departments and Web Application development teams. Holding an MBA and M.Ed in Learning Technology, Michael's focus has been to explore how technology can be leveraged to bring better learning experiences to learners and drive stronger long-term retention. Michael was listed by InfoWorld Magazine as one of the top 100 innovators in 2001. He is past president for the ASTD Valley of the Sun chapter and hosted the first-ever simulcast of a Second Life™ and real-life event with an ASTD national speaker and 60 participants. Michael presents weekly webinars and courses in Second Life™ on various aspects of leveraging technology and virtual worlds for learning. He also posts regularly to his blog on Learning Technologies at http://tbd-consulting.typepad.com/learningtechnology.
About TBD Consulting, Inc.
TBD Consulting, Inc. is a full-service consulting firm specializing in employee performance improvement. As a national provider of services to Fortune 500 companies, TBD Consulting creates solutions to improve performance management, employee engagement and process effectiveness - tangible business impact, not just strategies. TBD Consulting, Inc. is a certified woman-owned business, proudly headquartered in the Phoenix area for more than 17 years.
Further information is available at http://www.tbdconsulting.com.