May: We ‘Like’ It! — The Impact of Social Media on OD and Learning (05/10/12)

We ‘Like’ It!
 The Impact of Social Media on OD and Learning

By:  Rick Palmer, Director of Training and Organization Design at The Beryl Companies,  and  Tammy Preble, Sr. Instructional Designer at RadioShack.

Program:    Chances are you are involved with social media.  Maybe you keep up with friends on Facebook, search for business or job leads on LinkedIn or put out the occasional tweet.  With the emergence of social media, much attention has been focused on its impact on marketing and entertainment. While social learning has existed long before social media, a growing body of knowledge is demonstrating its potential to facilitate learning across organizations.  Our program will engage participants in the discovery and sharing of social learning best practices and how it can be leveraged to influence employee growth and change in organizations today.

Your exploration of social learning can begin prior to our May program.  Pay close attention to our LinkedIn Group over the next few weeks for the start of our social learning scavenger hunt.  If you are not a member of this LinkedIn group, please join!

Handouts:      Presentation        Icebreaker  (‘Bingo Card’)

Facilitator Bios:    

Tammy Preble PhotoTammy Preble is a Sr. Instructional Designer with an M.Ed in Learning & Instructional Technology from Arizona State University. Last year, she received her Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification from ASTD. Tammy is currently designing a social learning solution for RadioShack’s District Manager training program. She is passionate about designing learning that is just enough and just-in-time to help people to do what they do best every day.

Rick Palmer PhotoRick Palmer is the Director of Training and Organization Design at The Beryl Companies. He has held leadership roles in training, operations, quality assurance and human resources and has consistently demonstrated success in the education, insurance, hospitality, financial services and healthcare industries. Rick also serves as President-Elect for the Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter of the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) and is the host of the chapter’s podcast. Rick holds an MA in Speech Communication and a BA in Psychology, both from Southwest Texas State University. He is passionate about helping people build great careers.

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