“The conference was very interesting, inviting, and open for participation.”
“The speakers were very informative and engaging.”
“As someone new to training, the conference went above my expectations and I can’t wait to get back and implement everything!”
“The interaction with everyone was perfect.”
Learning online is now commonplace. We know how to use the platform features, but unfortunately, engaging attendees to participate, to come on camera, and to unmute can be like “herding cats,” as the saying goes. The features of the platform are not what engages people, it is how we use them that makes an impact. Establishing a comfortable, safe, and technically sound online learning environment is essential. Meaningful and relevant activities are the secret. Like tasty treats and fresh catnip, attendees will be unable to resist actively participating in your virtual training when you use these learning activities and a “never fail” debrief strategy to involve them! Invite participants to take charge of their learning and experience virtual training like they’ve never seen before. Walk away with:
Have you ever had this conversation with an SME (subject-matter expert)?
Your learners have needs, and your SMEs have knowledge and experience. But do those two things always line up? When creating learning content, SMEs with the best intentions can end up creating content that’s long on information, short on practical application, and wrapped up in a bullet-point PowerPoint bow. The next thing you know, your learners are going to YouTube to find what they need instead.
In this session, you’ll learn five key strategies for working more effectively with subject-matter experts to create content that sticks. You’ll gain practical insights, tips, and resources for making the most of your SME’s expertise and for harnessing that power in a productive and helpful way. You’ll walk away better able to move your online content from simply conveying information to helping your learners solve the real problems they face every day.
You will learn to:
Content often isn’t enough when it comes to improving human performance. It is critical that your learning experiences take into account content and the context which can be unlocked using learning experience design. Join us to learn more about tools and approaches that can help you design effective learning experiences.
In this session you’ll walk away with:
|Day||Conference Attendance Options||Attendee Cost|
|Presenter Track||Attendance at all sessions. Includes snacks, Wednesday Lunch, Dinner, Entertainment, one night hotel stay and Thursday Breakfast||FREE|
|Board Member Track||Attendance at all sessions. Includes snacks, Wednesday Lunch, Dinner, Entertainment, one night hotel stay and Thursday Breakfast||FREE|
|CFTEA Employee Track||Attendance at all sessions. Includes snacks, Wednesday Lunch, Dinner, Entertainment, one night hotel stay and Thursday Breakfast||FREE|
|Non-Board Wednesday Basics Track||Attendance to all Wednesday sessions and includes Lunch and snacks. Lodging, Dinner and Entertainment not included.||$99|
|Non-Board Wednesday Full Track||Attendance to all Wednesday sessions, includes snacks, Lunch, Dinner, Entertainment and one night hotel stay. Entertainment includes an opportunity to win up to $200!||$299|
|Non-Board Ultimate Track||Attendance to all sessions, includes snacks, Lunch, Dinner, Entertainment, one night hotel stay and Thursday Breakfast. Entertainment includes an opportunity to win up to $200!||$349|
Let CFTEA Be The Solution
Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Check In | Grab your gift bag and drop off door prizes with Tammy Perkins.
(Take Stairs or Elevator down from the Lobby to the Conference Area)
|10:00am – 10:15am||
Welcome by Executive Director, Andrew Lederer. (Mt Jefferson)
|10:15am – 10:45am||
Group Icebreaker with Laura Pilon (Androscoggin Bank) and Arielle Darling.(Androscoggin Bank)
Non-painful and super fun!
|10:45am – 11:45am||
How To Be an All-Star CFTEA Representative with Katrina Randlett (NH Mutual Bancorp)
Learn best practices on championing professional development within your organization, customizing CFTEA to your needs, engaging employees, and more!
Katrina Randlett is a board member. She shares how an engaged CFTEA champion within an organization can be a critical resource to support organizational and employee career development goals. Katrina will share tips that have helped her succeed in her role and engage multiple organizations within her mutual corporation.
|11:45am – 1:00pm||
Buffet Lunch (TBA)
|1:00pm – 2:00pm||
How Can CFTEA Be Your Solution? facilitated by Nancy Hines and Emily Frechette
Are you leveraging all that CFTEA has to offer at your organization? Let’s brainstorm and identify mutually beneficial CFTEA Solutions that you can incorporate into your Training Plan.
|2:00pm – 2:15pm||
|2:15pm – 3:00pm||
Leveraging the Power of In-House Courses with Mike Moloney and Mary Swift
Bring the power of CFTEA to your doorstep. Did you know you can offer many CFTEA classes at your workplace, on your schedule, and with your own instructors?
Discover how to create a robust program of in-house courses that will engage employees and help them to grow in their career. Learn about recruiting and retaining instructors who will bring the material to life. Offering in house classes can help your employees achieve their goals, network with their coworkers, and save you money. It’s a win for CFTEA, and a win for you!
Mary Swift has been coordinating the CFTEA classes at Kennebunk Savings for the last 3 years, and has built a vibrant and ever-growing curriculum of classes and instructors. She will share her tips and tricks!
|3:00pm – 3:15pm||
CFTEA Hands On Clinic with Andrew Lederer
Bring your laptop or smartphone for hands on activities related to common CFTEA course and award questions. Work in table groups to find answers to these hands-on activities.
Plus, start the storytelling process. How to communicate with management, managers, employees, potential community partners, and the public.
|6:00pm – 7:00pm||
Dinner and Awards (TBA)
Entertainment: Big Screen Game Shows (TBA)
Bring your A Game, have fun, and compete for up to $200 in cash prizes! Bring your smartphone to participate.
Hosted by Adam Ace.
Adam Ace has been a professional comedian since 1997. In that time he has performed in 49 of the 50 states, appeared on stage in 27 countries, entertained at 11 military bases, been seen on over 35 different cruise ships and entertained on over 500 college campuses nationwide. He has headlined casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas, headlined comedy clubs in Los Angeles and in 2007 he was selected to perform at the White House. In addition to this he has 3 times been named Comedian of the Year (2001,2009,2012) by the APCA, an organization made up of colleges from around the country. In 2008, he was one of contestants on the TV show “America’s Got Talent.” Adam Ace has entertained crowds of all ages and all shapes and sizes. “Refreshing” “Different” and “Original” are a few words used to describe the contagious personality and high energy performances of Adam Ace. What sets him apart is his interaction with the audience and quick wit that make each presentation different and special to that particular crowd.
Let CFTEA Be The Solution
Thursday, September 14, 2023
Education, Communication, and Nominating Committee Meetings
|9:30am – 9:45am||
|11:15am – Noon||
Gearing up for Fall! What’s New with CFTEA and Call to Action – Andrew Lederer (Mt Jefferson)
What action steps are you going to put into practice from this year’s Leader Conference? Find out what is new from CFTEA and explore common questions with surprising answers. How well did you tap into our learning and development community?
Find out what is new in the area of career paths, partnerships, certificates, certifications and diplomas. Learn how CFTEA content is being used to gain college credits at a greatly reduced rate. How can we help support your organization and you?
|12:15pm – 1:00pm||
Executive Committee Council Meeting (Mt Jefferson)