March Workshop: Rethink Your Learning Toolkit: The “Secret” Tools Every L&D Pro Needs to Know


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Doing more with less has always been a common theme for L&D pros – perhaps now more than ever. Come join us for this hands-on workshop where you’ll learn some “secret” technologies that can power your personal development and professional credibility, instantly upgrade your graphic design talents, and discover a powerful tool for supporting and enhancing your existing projects. Bring your laptop fully powered up!

In this workshop, we will learn:

  • How to use Feedly to create a personalized learning system that helps you conquer “information overload” and provide you with the skills you need to start a curation practice
  • An easy, efficient way to share what you learn and position yourself as a leader in your field with Buffer
  • How Canva can take your design skills from blah to bravo
  • How easy it is to use email marketing tools like MailChimp to support and enhance your L&D projects

Outline (3 hours)

  1. PKM / Curation (60 mins)
    1. How to set up and “tune” your filters for more effective/efficient CONSUMPTION of info.
      1. Feedly (Flipboard, Twitter Lists, Refind, Anders Pink)
    2. How to use tools for MANAGING (storing and categorizing) content.
      1. Diigo (Zeef, Trello)
    3. How to use web tools for publishing and SHARING “the good stuff.”
      1. Buffer (Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress)
      2. Online Presence:  Mailchimp site builder,, Mozello,
  2. Canva  (30 mins)
    1. Intro / Overview
    2. Create graphic exercise
    3. Create graphics for Mailchimp / email header
    4. Publish to Mailchimp
  3. Email Marketing (Mailchimp) (90 minutes)
    1. Create a Welcome Email
    2. Create a Drip Campaign

About Mike Taylor

Mike TaylorBorn with a passion for learning, Mike has the great fortune to work at the intersection of learning, design, technology, and collaboration. In addition to learning, he loves helping others do great, fun, and cool projects that bring out their inner rock star. Mike is energized by breaking the ice and connecting with other people and enjoy speaking about learning, visual design, e-learning, performance improvement, and anything else that can relate to those areas.  There are so many aspects to learning and training, a big one that Mike likes to focus on is to get the best result as efficiently as possible. In short, this means that all things being equal “less is more”!

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Event Details

Date: March 13, 2020

Start time: 12:00 p.m.

End time: 03:00 p.m.

Venue: Metropolitan Ballroom 5418 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN 55416

Directions: Held in the same space as the member meeting.


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