June 15, 2023: Early registration ends soon — don’t miss out on these deals

With just 5 weeks until the USDLA National Conference in Orlando July 17-20, we want to be sure you are registered for all the great events we’ll be hosting!

Wednesday, July 19: International Awards Dinner — Join us for a premiere networking and recognition event. Enjoy a fantastic dinner while we recognize some of the most respected world leaders in the distance/digital learning industry for 2023. For virtual attendees, we will be streaming the awards live.

Registration ends July 1 so click here to buy your ticket!

Have you booked your hotel room? Rooms at the gorgeous Wyndham Orlando Resort are booking up fast! Room rates are just $129 per night and can be extended 3 days prior to and after the conference.

Be sure to book by June 23 to lock in this rate: https://book.passkey.com/event/50469178/owner/204/home

Parking: There is free on-site parking at the resort included with daily room rate.

In case you missed it

We are so happy to have featured last week’s Free Friday Webinar, “ET: Onboarding — It’s more than 1-n-done for success,” presented by Bill Ryan, Founder & Principal Consultant, Ryan Consulting, LLC

If you missed it, click here to watch the webinar!

About the webinar: Remember your first day at the new job? Remember the data dump of benefits, medical plans, payroll and tax forms, CEO’s video, and amazing day, right? And then the email was working; your supervisor’s ready to talk and get you oriented to everything, right?

With the transition to a remote workforce, this is the opportunity to reach out and begin the process by engaging the person in advance of their start date, whether they’re new or an existing employee moving to a new role. A structured onboarding program is key to the person’s long-term success and involves a strategic long-term plan.

In this session: I will share a process that combines tactical training targeted around the needs of the role using the 4 ‘C’s’ +1 model that centers on constant communication, feedback, and performance measurement – all factors that impact employee retention and engagement. We’ll explore the employee lifecycle for mentoring and development and how connecting people together builds the internal network and supports collaboration. Onboarding is more than a one and done session, it’s a process that prepares people to be successful for long-term performance.

About William J. Ryan, Ph.D.: The Founder & Principal Consultant with Ryan Consulting, LLC, Bill uses learning as a strategic business tool to develop and impact people to improve retention, engagement, and performance. He has a demonstrated record of corporate and industrial management experience leading performance support and instructional design teams globally, including government (Dept. of Energy), high technology (IBM & Westinghouse), and health-related industries such as home health care and insurance (Humana). Recent client work included developing a strategy on a page (SOAP) as well as a leadership development plan for a national financial firm, a comprehensive talent staffing and development plan for a manufacturing concern, an implementation strategy for a Hiring for Competency model used by the National Retail Services, and a state initiative focused on workforce development helping businesses retain and develop employees. Additional work has supported a nationwide clinical start-up focused on improved neonatal techniques for clinicians and a blended leadership and coaching program for a multi-state manufacturing concern. Bill holds an M.S. from Ithaca College focused on Instructional Design and a Ph.D. in Computing Technology in Education from Nova Southeastern University.