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Upcoming workshops

    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Temple University Ambler Campus - Learning Center (Room 302) - 580 Meetinghouse Rd, Ambler, PA 19002


    We are starting 2020 with a bang. We wanted to prep you to hit the ground running and give you the tools and knowledge to help your team and organization jump ahead this year. In part 1 of our session we’ll look at current trends and practical ways to apply them and in part 2 we’ll explore and play with prototyping learning experiences using Marvel app and diving deeper with Adobe XD.

    Part One - Trends in Learning Today : Where Should I Focus and What Should I Apply

    Join us for this in-depth look at what tools, design, and technologies we should be focused on in learning today and what's just around the corner. We'll dissect what technology will be enhancing learning and what we need to get excited about and start planning how to integrate into our solutions. What can we learn from the buzz and new tools appearing in the consumer and corporate environments, and how can we take advantage of them to help our users learn. This fun session will give you dozens of ideas and reboot your brain for fresh perspectives on how to enhance your learning today.

    Part Two - Getting Started with Prototyping: Turning Ideas into Reality

    Whether you are creating a new project, developing an app, or simply launching a new responsive course, prototyping can help you better understand what’s working and what needs to be changed. In this session, you will explore the latest strategies in prototyping. You will learn about specific tools, techniques, and workflows that will help you kick off any project the right way. You will discuss how to communicate a concept, beginning with low-fidelity prototypes, gather user feedback, and translate this into high-fidelity prototypes before you start development. You will leave this session with tools to turn your concepts into reality!

    Prep for Hands on in part 2 (if you want)

    Download Marvel App for iOS or Android:


    Download Adobe XD for Mac or Windows 10:




    Nick Floro is a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios with over 25 years of experience in developing learning experiences, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire and motivate. As a Learning Architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick and team have won numerous awards for creating amazing experiences that make a difference. One of his recent projects has reached over a million learners helping students grades 2-12 learn how to analyze, think and write critically.

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    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Drexel University - Main Campus - LeBow College of Business (Room 368) - 3220 Market Street, Philadelphia PA, 19104


    What Is Scenario-Based Training? or, How I Learned to Love Improv . . .

    Join L&D Philly and Creative Corporate Training for a morning of FUN!!! Creative Corporate Training employs an innovative, scenario-based approach to team-building, customer service and workplace culture enhancement. We use structured improvisations we design specifically for each client, which embody issues or themes the client wants their team to examine. Unlike other improv-based training programs, we do not make you role play! We do the acting, and you do the problem solving. Come and find out why we believe creativity = productivity, and leave with some skills you can use with your training and your teams!


    Benjamin Lloyd

    Creative innovator in the fields of improvisation, performance, communication & team building. After a 25 year career as a professional actor, I am now a leader in the arts and culture community in the Philadelphia region creating a new paradigm for the American performing artist through my company Bright Invention.

    Bright Invention uses improvisation to empower individuals and organizations to unlock their potential. We are committed to entrepreneurial self-sufficiency, proving our value by solving problems, transforming lives, and delighting audiences. We are:

    The Improvisation Ensemble. The creative center of the organization, practicing improvisation, performing, teaching and staffing all our programs.

    Creative Corporate Training employs an innovative, scenario-based approach to team-building, customer service and workplace culture enhancement. We use structured improvisations we design specifically for each client, which embody issues or themes the client wants their team to examine.

    Ability In Action. Dynamic engagement with people with disabilities, using creative dramatics and structured improv to build emotional intelligence, confidence and creative problem solving.


    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD


    Creativity is the #1 needed skill for organizations in 2020!

    Reconnect your hands and your brain and learn to think creatively in this engaging and dynamic interactive workshop.

    Are you tired of ineffective meetings where only a few staff participate? Does your organization have a large project that needs all team members to contribute to? Do you work with teams that need to collaborate and innovate more successfully to help drive business growth?

    Imagine unlocking creative new ideas and the productivity increase you’ll experience when you get everyone around the table actively contributing to the conversation in your organization.

    Come join us, lean forward and experience the power of LEGO® Serious Play®.

    LEGO Serious Play is a facilitated thinking, communicating and problem-solving technique for use in businesses, organizations and teams. The LSP method taps into our natural human ability and desire to play; to imagine, to describe and to make sense of a situation at hand, to initiate change and improvement, and even to create something radically new.

    This session is perfect for leaders, managers, facilitators, consultants and practitioners who work with teams where deeper communication, connection and creative skills are needed.

    In this Create:Connect workshop participants will learn to reconnect the pathways from their brain to their hands to communicate better and go deeper to solve problems. Through the workshop process participants will experience and gain confidence in thinking with their hands and listening with their eyes, and will gain new skills and insights that can be used every day at work.

    What to Bring:

    Your imagination and your curiosity! We will supply you with a specially designed Explorer LEGO kit.

    This workshop is designed as an introduction to the LEGO Serious Play method and materials and is not a facilitation certification class in LSP


    Steve Morris, Certified facilitator in the LEGO Serious Play Method and Design Sprints

    Steve's background comes from forming and leading design teams to win grand-prix international sailing competitions, as well as extensive experience providing program management, strategy development and financial management to the US Navy. Now he brings his expertise to helping entrepreneurs and organizations build rewarding businesses, leaders and teams.

    Steve has a Masters Degree in Engineering in addition to an MBA from the highly ranked Smith School at the University of Maryland. He has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), is a LEGO Serious Play facilitator certified by the Association of Master Trainers, and is certified to facilitate Design Sprints.

    Steve brings unique systems to organizations to calm the rough seas, build alignment and get everyone unstuck so they can perform at their highest potential and support organizational growth.

    Steve can be contacted at: steve@catylator.com, https://www.catylator.com, Ph: 443-254-7711



Past events

12 Dec 2019 December Monthly Workshop - Table Topics
2 Dec 2019 76ers Game with L&D Philly
9 Nov 2019 November 2019 Monthly Workshop - Find Your Groove, Get in Sync, Work in Harmony: Team Building Tips for Optimal Performance
12 Oct 2019 October 2019 Monthly Workshop - Getting a Squirrel to Focus
19 Sep 2019 2019 Training, Talent, and People Networking Extravaganza
22 Aug 2019 August Monthly Workshop - 25 Things You Didn't Know Powerpoint Could Do
25 Jul 2019 2019 CLO Panel - L&D in an Age of Disruption - Sponsored by accel5
26 Jun 2019 Summer Happy Hour
19 May 2019 ATD International Conference & Expo - Kick-Off Happy Hour
10 Apr 2019 Driving Business Results with Every Interaction - Insights on Customer Service Training
9 Mar 2019 March 2019 Monthly Workshop - Getting More of What You Want Out of Life & Business
19 Feb 2019 Special Event - Brewery Tour & Networking
12 Feb 2019 Brews with some Views - February Networking Event in the City
12 Jan 2019 January Workshop - Linking Thinking & Self-Leadership to Value, Culture, and Performance
10 Nov 2018 Open Mic 2018 Edition - Free & Low Cost Resources - featuring Padcaster
8 Nov 2018 Meet the Author - Dave Bookbinder - "The New ROI" - in partnership with Meet the Author
13 Oct 2018 October Monthly Workshop #1 - In Partnership with ACP Philadelphia - Be Your Own Boss: Expert Advice on Running a Successful Business
11 Oct 2018 Meet the Author - Peter Demarest - Answering the Central Question - in partnership with MTA
22 Sep 2018 September Monthly Workshop - in Partnership with ACP Philadelphia - Mythbusters: The Real Truth Behind Resumes That Get Noticed
11 Sep 2018 2018 Philadelphia HR, Training, & Talent Networking Extravaganza! - Sponsored by TrainingPros
25 Jul 2018 Innovative Solutions to Today's L&D Challenges - A CLO Panel Discussion - brought to you by Drexel University Goodwin College of Professional Studies
14 Jul 2018 July 2018 Monthly Workshop - Change Management – New Perspectives and Tried and True Tools
9 Jun 2018 June 2018 Monthly Workshop in Partnership with ATD Philadelphia - Make Training a Want to (Not a Have to)
2 May 2018 Philly Tech Week 2018 Event #2 - Exploring the Possibilities of Real-Time Collaboration in a Virtual Landscape
28 Apr 2018 Philly Tech Week - Event #1 - Designing Experiential Learning for Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
14 Apr 2018 April Monthly Workshop - Unlocking Creative Solutions Through Design Thinking
3 Mar 2018 March Monthly Workshop - NOW VIRTUAL! - Micro-learning for the 1%
17 Feb 2018 February Monthly Workshop #2 - Tears of Laughter Method: Advanced Articulate Storyline (Variables, Triggers, and Conditions)
10 Feb 2018 February Monthly Workshop #1 - eLearning Design for Beginners
13 Jan 2018 January Monthly Workshop - Smash Your Sales Stereotypes!
2 Dec 2017 A New World - Bottom-Up vs Top-Down: Creating the Training Experience People Really Want
11 Nov 2017 November 2017 Monthly Workshop - Designing Experiential Learning for Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality
8 Nov 2017 Fall Webinar Series - Captivate versus Storyline - A Comprehensive, Objective Review
25 Oct 2017 Fall Webinar Series - (The) Future of Learning Technology
4 Oct 2017 Fall Networking Event
16 Sep 2017 September 2017 Monthly Workshop - Prototyping Your Concepts: Turning Ideas into Reality
13 Sep 2017 Fall Webinar Series - Road Map to xAPI
1 Aug 2017 Mastering the Art of Strategic Selling - in Partnership with Drexel University's Goodwin School of Professional Studies
15 Jul 2017 July 2017 Monthly Workshop - Experiential Learning for High Engagement and Learning
17 Jun 2017 June 2017 Monthly Workshop - Cafeteria Style Learning for Adults
18 May 2017 Gamification for Talent Development - Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice and Engage
3 May 2017 May Workshop - Philly Tech Week 2017 presented by Comcast - Brain Based Learning in the Virtual Classroom
22 Apr 2017 April Workshop - Funny Fuel: Gas to Gain Glee in Your Work
25 Mar 2017 March Workshop - Hooked on a Feeling: Amplifying Your Emotional Intelligence for Peak Performance
4 Feb 2017 February Workshop - The 6D's of Breakthrough Learning
21 Jan 2017 January Workshop - Mind Over (subject) Matter

Harrisburg University is a proud sponsor of L&D Philadelphia, offering Master’s degrees, certificate programs or individual courses in Instructional Design, Instructional Management, or Games and Simulations. Visit their website to discover more

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