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Trainer's Best Practice Forum


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The Westin O'Hare
6100 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

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"The Trainer's Best Practice Forum provided an environment of like-minded individuals to discuss challenges of training employees in similar operations and provided immediately actionable solutions to said challenges. This is a can't miss event for the trainer within your organization!"

Samantha Kowalski, Training Developer, F. W. Webb Company

ASA University is gearing up for another impactful Trainer's Best Practice Forum in 2023! In 2022, L&D professionals came together for our inaugural Trainer's Forum in an intimate, focused setting and it was a smash hit. 

Be a part of the action this year and join us for an unforgettable experience filled with innovative talent management strategies and networking opportunities with fellow training pros.

Schedule of Events

11:00 a.m. - Registration Opens

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch with Peers

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Welcome Kickoff

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Opening Keynote Speaker: John Greco, ODEA Consulting
Building a Learning Culture
In this session, John will provide a deep dive into what exactly a "learning culture is, and how you can support growing a culture of learning at your organization. John will provide actionable strategies for culture-building actions, help attendees discover their sphere of influence, and sharpen participants' perspectives on opportunities to begin building the learning culture they want at their business. Participants will use a self-assessment to determine their current state of readiness for developing a learning culture at their organization to increase traction. 

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Trainer's Networking Break
Light snacks and beverages will be served while attendees network and get to know each other better!

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Trainer's Forum Great Ideas Roundtable Sessions
To begin, attendees will break into groups and work together to develop actionable solutions to some of the most frequently cited challenges that trainers face in their role. For the second half of the roundtable sessions, groups will be encouraged to "free talk" and explore any topic they choose with their peers. 

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. -  Workforce Development Council Presentation
A brief overview of ASA's volunteer opportunities; Ruth Martin (F. W. Webb), past-Chairman and current member of the Workforce Development Council and Kamna Gupta (WinSupply), current member of the Workforce Development Council, will share their insights on being part of ASA's strategic vision for the future of education. Questions are encouraged!

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Trainer's Forum Reception & Dinner

7:00 a.m. - Breakfast Opens

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Keynote Speaker: Matt Gjertson
Starting with the End in Mind: The Key to Measuring Training Effectiveness
Measuring the effectiveness of a training program is not only how you make sure your training is having an impact, but also key for getting support and resources from leadership. Measuring effectiveness is a notorious challenge for trainers. This session will help participants apply one of the most used forms of effectiveness measurement and show you how to help build measurement in your training. 

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Trainer's Networking Break
Enjoy light refreshments and chat with fellow attendees.

9:30 a.m - 10:30 a.m. - Trainer's Technology Tools Roundup
During this session, you'll get a crash course in the latest and greatest tech tools in learning and development. Bring your laptop, tablet, or other device and explore/bookmark as we review the top tools you need in yoru arsenal!

10:30 a.m. - Wrap up & Farewell