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Motivating the Hyper-Connected Generation:
Multi-Generational Workforce and 
Technology Issues

August 13, 11:30-1:00 pm

Presented by Barbara Weathers, M.A.

Today’s workforce is made up of staff and leaders from four different generational cohorts. Generational diversity - including workforce differences in attitudes, beliefs, work habits, and expectations - has proven challenging for leaders. With 78 million Millennials (Generation Y) entering the workforce and almost 80 million Baby Boomers approaching retirement, the need to work toward unifying a diverse workforce has become even more important.

New innovations now reach far greater households around the world faster than ever before. Consider that it took radio 38 years, television 13 years, the Internet 4 years, iPods 3 years, and Facebook only 2 years to reach a penetration of 50 million households. The prevalence of mobile phones, iPads, iPods, and social media tools have all paved the way for today’s hyper connected, or those who are always connected regardless of where they physically happen to be. These individuals, who currently comprise 16 percent of the workplace, are expected to increase to 40 percent of the workplace in a few years. For more information, click here.

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ASTD Nebraska Presents:

Creating eLearning that
Makes a Difference Workshop:
Create Your Own Meaningful, Memorable,
Motivational eLearning

August 27, 11:30-3:00 pm

Presented by Ethan Edwards


People often tout interactivity as the great benefit offered by eLearning, yet most interactivity does nothing to either engage or instruct. In fact, most often it only places a barrier between the learner and the content by making the learner experience tedious, unnecessarily cumbersome, and adversarial. Interactivity must be more than testing and simplistic actions.

Ethan Edwards will introduce the concept of instructional interactivity, and show how it can transform the learning experience for learners working independently through an eLearning program. He will demonstrate specific real-world examples that give meaning to the four essential components of instructional interactivity: Context, Challenge, Activity, and Feedback.

In this keynote, you will learn:
  • The value of true instructional interactivity for creating engaging, effective eLearning
  • The four essential design components of instructional interactivity which include: Context, Challenge, Activity, and Feedback
  • How to design engaging contexts, motivating challenges, appropriate activities, and instructional feedback into interactive design


Engaging instructional and interactivity design is the key for creating effective eLearning experiences that motivate learners to improve performance. Learn how good eLearning is far less a function of the specific tools used than it is of the creative design of CCAF. In this workshop, Ethan will give you a concrete structure on which you can design eLearning that makes a difference, no matter the depth of content, complexity, or simplicity of the authoring tools.

During this two-hour workshop you will:
  • Explore award-winning and results-driven eLearning programs which illustrate effective instructional and interactivity design principles
  • Learn Allen Interactions’ advanced design approach, CCAF-based Design, used in creating these eLearning applications
  • Learn the critical elements of any authoring tool used to create instructional interactivity
  • Create learner-centered designs to maximize motivation and meaning in e-learning

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Welcome New and Renewing Members


Rose Barcal, City of La Vista
Tony Clair, Signal 88 Franchise Group
Barb Davis, Retired
Patty Ewing-Grimes, First Data
Rick Koch, Gallup
Barb Lerouge, Learning Consultant
David Leslie
David Meierdierks, Michael Foods Inc.
Kimberly Olson, AAA Life Insurance Company
Kimberly Whiting, Union Pacific
Carla Zak, PayPal

MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP                                              

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ASTD Nebraska achieved 100 percent CORE
by successfully meeting all 18 requirements! Based on  reported joint membership percentage, the chapter is
also recognized as a Chapter Membership STAR with joint membership between 35‐50 percent.

The CORE membership goal helps establish that members of the national organization and its chapters are part of the same organization with shared valuable resources and a shared compelling mission that effectively meets members’ professional development needs. To learn more about our CORE requirements, click on the CORE Logo.

Our mission statement is to "enhance members' abilities to train, develop and support clients and organizations and our local global communities." We provide our 300+ members with quality resources, networking opportunities, and education to advance their skills as workplace learning and performance professionals.

ASTD Nebraska is a local chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training & Development), which is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals.

ASTD's members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in almost 140 U.S. chapters and 25 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.

Please explore our website or select the Contact Us

link under the About Us tab to find out more about our organization.

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Upcoming events

13 Aug 2014 11:30 AM • Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106
21 Aug 2014 7:00 AM • Room 302, Southeast Community College Continuing Education Center - 301 S. 68th St. Place, Lincoln, NE 68510
25 Aug 2014 8:30 AM • Southeast Community College Continuing Education Center, Rm 302, 301 S. 68th St. Place, Lincoln, NE
27 Aug 2014 11:30 AM • Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106


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ChIP - The Chapter Incentive Program


The Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP) is a revenue-sharing program offered by ASTD National to chapters, providing an opportunity to earn additional revenue.

ASTD Nebraska's is CH6064. Every member that uses our ChIP code when making an online purchase on the ASTD Store contributes to our chapter's financial health, further enabling us to accomplish our mission.

The Julie Durmaskin Professional Education Scholarship Donations

Collected: $290.00
Goal: $2,000.00
In honor of a fellow champion of learning and professional development, the ASTD Nebraska 2010 Board created The Julie Durmaskin Professional Education Scholarship.

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