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Special Event: Using Design Thinking to Improve Performance

  • 18 Sep 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Nashville Technology Council, 500 Interstate Blvd. S, Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37210
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ATD Nashville Special Event

Using Design Thinking to Improve Performance

Presented by Connie Malamed, The eLearning Coach

The 21st-century workforce is unique; people have endless options for learning in the ways that best meet their needs. Yet many of the design and development models in L&D are decades old. That’s where design thinking comes in. It’s a modern approach to creative problem-solving that’s iterative, collaborative, and experimental. And it’s also fun!

Join this workshop to explore an entire design thinking cycle. You will work through every stage of the process, applying and adapting best practices that will work for you and your organization, including developing personas, prototyping, and iterative design. You will see how this unique approach can stimulate ideas for creative, human-centered solutions that fit the modern workplace. 

In this session, you will learn:

  • About the modes of design thinking
  • How to adapt the model to your workplace
  • How to work with diverse team members
  • How to create low-fidelity prototypes
  • About various approaches to idea generation
  • How to test and refine your ideas


Novice to advanced designers, developers, managers and HR specialists.

About Connie:

Connie Malamed is a learning experience design consultant and publisher of The eLearning Coach website and podcast. Connie is an author, international speaker and workshop facilitator in the fields of learning experience design, design thinking, and visual communication. For 20 years, she has helped nonprofit, government, and corporate clients improve performance by creating meaningful learning experiences. She is the author of Visual Design Solutions and Visual Language for Designers. Connie has degrees in art education and instructional design. She was recently honored with the Guild Master 2018 award from the eLearning Guild for contributions to the learning technologies community.

Event and Location Details:

9:00 am - 9:30 am: Check-In

9:30 am - 4:30 pm: Workshop

Nashville Technology Council 

500 Interstate Blvd. S, Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37210

There will be ample free parking around the NTC campus.

Registration Deadlines and Fees:

Registration fees will include workshop supplies, lunch, and some light afternoon snacks and refreshments. 

Only 40 seats will be available for the exciting experience, and the registration deadline will be September 16, 2018.

Chapter Member Early Bird Fee until August 15: $125
Non-Member Early Bird Fee until August 15:  $200

Chapter Member Fee after August 15:

Non-Member Fee after August 15:

Registration fees will be non-refundable after September 1, 2018.

Workshop participants may stay and attend the 

Chapter Meeting for free!

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