Join us for UMBC’s ISD Now Forum on October 23, 2013

It’s that time of the year again when we get together face-to-face for our interactive ISD Now Forum. This is a free event and open to the public. We hope you’ll be able to join us as we welcome Dr. Chuck Hodell to present on Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) From the Ground Up.


WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 6 – 8:30 PM

WHERE: UMBC Ballroom, University Center, 3rd Floor

Subject matter experts are often the forgotten members of the ISD team. While just as important as any other element of our work, SMEs typically don’t get the attention they deserve as key members of the design team. Join us and learn how to choose, nurture and evaluate SMEs From the Ground Up.

After this presentation, participants will be able to:
•Identify different types of SMEs
•Determine SME selection criteria specific to your needs
•Create a list of things you can do to support SMEs in the design process


Always in learning mode,
Your friends at ISDNow

Are you Ready to Network and Learn with Dr. Thiagi?

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We’re busy in the office this week preparing for our next ISD Now Forum and Next Day Workshop with Dr.Thiagi this Thursday and Friday (October 4 & 5). Handouts are printed, informational CD’s are created, yummy food is ordered, and the ballroom is ready to be filled with all of you!

Dr. Thiagi

Dr. Thiagi

If you’re in the Baltimore area, come and join us Thursday night for a complimentary night filled with lots of energy, networking, and information. Dr. Thiagi will be presenting Increasing and Improving Interactivity in Webinars. The fun begins at 6 p.m. and wraps up by 8:30 p.m. RSVP today! We hope to see you there.

Can’t make it Thursday? We’ll be live tweeting from @ISDNow using the hashtag #ISDNow, so stay connected with us!

Also, there’s still room in our next day workshop on Friday, October 5th. Dr. Thiagi will be presenting Interactive Techniques for Instructor-Led Training.  You will need to register for this workshop.

Here’s a video from Dr. Thiagi’s last visit with us back in 2007.

Register for ISD Now Forum and Workshop at UMBC

ISD Now Forum with Dr. Thiagi

Join us for UMBC’s ISD Now Forum & Workshop with Thiagi – Founder of The Thiagi Group, an organization with the mission of helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably.

ISD Now Forum – October 4, 2012 (free event)
Increasing and Improving Interactivity in Webinars
Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Where: UMBC Main Campus, University Center Ballroom, 3rd Floor.

Learning Objectives:

  • Design an interactive webinar that incorporates structured sharing, interactive lectures, instructional puzzles, interactive storytelling, and online jolts
  • Facilitate a webinar that keeps the participants engaged in the learning process and encourages them to transfer and apply their new skills and knowledge to the workplace.


Next Day Workshop – October 5, 2012 (paid event, limited seats available)
Interactive Techniques for Instructor-Led Training
Time: 9 a.m. – 430 p.m.
Where: bwtech @ UMBC (UMBC Tech Center). You MUST Register for this event.

The workshop is activity-based and designed and delivered by Dr. Thiagi. Appropriately enough, it is a workshop on designing and delivering activities-based workshops. Dr. Thiagi will discuss Designing Interactive Strategies and Delivering Training Games and Activities.


Hope to see you there!
UMBC’s ISD Now Team