Come hungry; leave smarter.

Saturday Seminar – November 11, 2017: Diagnostic Expertise & The Positive Return Successful Traveler™ Workshop.

Diagnostic Expertise & The Positive Return Successful Traveler™ Workshop

Saturday, Nov 11, 2017

Time: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Presentation 1: Diagnostic Expertise: A Challenge for Learning Designers Working in the Healthcare Industry

"Talent development professionals typically experience a competitive advantage if they have experience in an industry and with its subject-matter. Clients benefit from decreased onboarding and acculturation times."

In this session, we'll focus on the unique challenges learning designers face when working in the healthcare industry, challenging designers' assumptions about how to craft optimal learning experiences for healthcare audiences and its parallel to disciplines like flying an airplane.

Be prepared to discover best practices for balancing healthcare's need for data, detail, and references with sound learning and instructional design. In addition, discover how to foster interpersonal relationships and build credibility with healthcare stakeholders and subject-matter experts through recognizing the importance of both theory and practical experience in healthcare education. "

Your Presenters:

Linda Bell

Linda Bell has 40+ years of nursing experience in the Intensive Care Unit and hospital education. Since working at AACN she has help develop many of their e-learning projects as well as other educational products, including webinars. Working with Instructional Designers has made her a much more savvy consumer in evaluation of learning products.

Robert Tirsbier

Robert Tirsbier MA is the Principal and Learning Design Consultant at RT&Co. Rob specializes in helping organizations define and achieve their training and talent development goals. For over a decade, he has partnered with clients through his firm to analyze needs, define curriculum, design engaging and award-winning learning experiences, and develop online learning and performance support tools.

Based out of San Diego, California, Rob has worked with corporate and non-profit clients in healthcare, financial services, education, and retail, including Petco Animal Supplies, Inc., the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and Palomar Pomerado Health System.

Lourdes Bouras

Lourdes Bouras MA is the Principal at UBWebbin LLC. Her experience managing teams to design, develop, and produce creative solutions for interactive and print media reflect the variety in her portfolio. Lourdes has worked as a consultant and full time learning architect, always delivering quality products, applications and services in both the K-12 and corporate market segments.

Her 25+ years of experience in content development, instructional design, and interactive design have endowed her with a comprehensive understanding of patterns in learning and strategies to transform information into meaningful applications. Lourdes thrives exploring new markets that challenge the way we deliver learning. She is always considering ways to transform and disrupt our industry.

Based in San Diego, she has worked for Achieve 3000, Jostens Learning, Plato, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, Hookit, Burrus Reseach, American Bankers Association to name some of her clients.

Presentation 2: The Positive Return Successful Traveler™ Workshop

The Positive Return Successful Traveler™ workshop helps business travelers increase the security of their data and devices, be safer, react in emergencies, comply with policy, and be healthier and more productive on the road.

For our second session of the day, we are pleased to offer you an interactive workshop followed by a brief tribal knowledge round table discussion on best practices for staying safe, secure, and healthy during travel.

Topics include:

  • Securing Data & Devices from hacking, physical loss, and data capture or loss.

  • Personal Safety: Situational awareness, areas of vulnerability, shared economy, smart home,

  • Handling Emergencies: How to react and who to contact.

  • Productivity Boosts: Staying connected, helpful apps, quality luggage, getting upgrades, speed thru airports.

  • Staying Healthy: Food options, exercise, avoiding illness.

  • Travel Policy Compliance: Policy components.

Your Presenter:

High-value kidnapping prospect for two years at a US Embassy in North Africa? Covered by diplomatic security and 24-hour guards? Trained in weapons, counter-intelligence, and driving armored vehicles? Corporate expat in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific? 2 million miles flown? Road warrior? Visited or conducted business in 50+ countries? Subject matter expert, speaker, and corporate trainer on travel risk management, global business protocol & presentation skills?

This may not describe all business travelers but it does describe Stacy Waite. Stacy knows what global business is, what needs to be done to be successful and safe, and how to develop and implement strategic programs for success. Stacy has worked for some of the world’s leading companies (Credit Suisse, Ericsson) and was the youngest person to launch a hedge fund on Wall Street, delivering annual returns of 20+% for 10 years straight with investments around the world.

Stacy has trained thousands of people around the world in the areas of travel risk management, global business protocol and etiquette, multi-cultural work environments, multi-generational teams, presentation and communication skills, and sales and marketing dynamics. Her clients have included diplomats, finance companies, media conglomerates, small businesses, ex-patriot employees, and recent graduates.

Originally from the New York City area, Stacy has also lived for extended periods in Australia, North Africa and the Middle East. She is a frequent speaker on business travel security and success, global presentation and communication skills, and launching new businesses.

Event Details

Complimentary breakfast and lunch are included.

At ISPI-LA, “Come Hungry…Leave Smarter.”


  • Check-in begins at 8:30am, coffee and breakfast served

  • Opening Announcements from 9:00 – 9:15am

  •  First session on Diagnostic Expertise from 9:15 – 10:30am

  • Short break from 10:30 – 10:45am

  • Second interactive session on the Positive Return Successful Traveler™ workshop from 10:45 – 11:45am

  • Closing announcements 11:45 – 12:00pm

  • Lunch 12:00 pm-1:00pm (included with program)


Antioch University Campus
400 Corporate Pointe, Room A1006
Culver City, CA 90230

  • Antioch University Campus is located at 400 Corporate Pointe, off of Slauson Blvd, a few blocks from the 405 Freeway. The meeting will be held in Room A1006 on the main level. Enter the Lobby and make a right at the first hallway.


  • Park in the parking garage for 400 Corporate Pointe, on level 6 or 7. The entrance to the campus is from the 4th floor of the parking garage, across the courtyard and through the glass doors the Lobby.

  • Bring your ticket to the Campus Security Office, near the meeting room, to obtain discounted parking for $7. The office accepts cash and checks only.

Campus Map

Map and directions are available here.

We look forward to seeing you “Come Hungry…Leave Smarter”!

For your convenience, you can pay with a credit card or bring a check to the meeting.

Event Location

Antioch University Campus
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City, California 90230

Event Fees:

ATD LA/OC Member Reduced Rate $ 25.00

Non-Member Rate $ 35.00

ISPI-LA Member (Be sure to register) FREE

Registration is closed for this event.

For more information or questions, please email:
ISPI - Los Angeles Chapter