Virtual Event: Mindfulness: Engaging the Virtual Classroom

  • Wed, March 10, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • ATD Nebraska Virtual Event

“Mindfulness is paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, without judgement.” - Jon Kabat-Zinn

In order for our learners to get the most out of their virtual sessions we need to keep them in the moment and focused on their learning objectives. How do we do this in our growing virtual world? Mindfulness plays a big role in how we operate on a daily basis, same goes for our learners.

Distractions play a bigger part when facilitating virtually, and not only that but fears and insecurities about the past and future can make it difficult to fully appreciate the present moment.

When you understand these things you can ask better questions to create an overall better learning experience. Knowing where your learner is at in the moment and what they need most will translate into better engagement overall.

All of these reasons are why we need to make sure as facilitators we are not just reciting memorized material but are fully present for our learners.

In this session Lauren will cover how to be mindful in your own life and bring that mindfulness into your virtual sessions. She will explain why it's so important to understand your learners mindset as well as what they need/want to get out of your sessions with them.

Participants will learn how to do this and walk away with applicable strategies to incorporate in their own sessions right away.

Learning Objectives:

What is mindfulness and how can you incorporate into your own life.

Understand the importance of bringing mindfulness into the virtual classroom and learn how to do this.

Learn how mindfulness can help you ask better questions to create better virtual learning experiences.

Cost:

ATD Nebraska All-Inclusive Members - FREE

ATD Nebraska Non-Inclusive Members - $10

ATD Lincoln Members - $10

Non-members - $20 

For more information and to register, click HERE.

About the Speaker: Lauren Kennedy, Medical Solutions

Lauren Kennedy is a Sales Trainer for Medical Solutions, living in Omaha, NE. With over 15 years' experience in sales and developing individuals through training and goal setting. She is passionate about creating positive learning experiences that keeps learners engaged and asking more questions.

As a sales trainer she is responsible for developing the skills of our Career Consultants by teaching them the software and conversational skills necessary for their job. She also designs training documents and videos for elearning as well as presentations/webinars. When she's not working she's with her two daughters practicing cheer and working on her podcast.

Event Contact VPProgramming@atdnebraska.org

ATD Nebraska is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®


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