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Saturday Seminar – November 16, 2019.


Saturday, Nov 16, 2019

Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Workshop: Creating Learning Based on How the Brain Works

Your Presenter: Matthew Gjertsen

Former Manager of Training and Development of Space X

When it comes to learning, most people think of what they have the most experience with, formal education such as high school or college. The problem is that there is little connection between the type of learning done in school and the type of learning desired in the corporate world. In the corporate world, we don't care about knowledge transfer, we care about behavior change and changing behavior requires the building of a much larger mental model in the learner's mind than simply remembering facts and thus requires much more focus on how the brain works when it comes to information retention and application.

This workshop will go through three key steps to ensuring you are creating learning courses based on how the brain works. It will include exercises to encourage participants to be creative and come up with new ways to design learning and think about how to best connect with the learner to encourage true behavior change.

Matthew Gjertsen Bio:

Matt Gjertsen began his instructional career in the United States Air Force as an Instructor Pilot in the T-1 and KC-10. After 9 years of service which included missions over Afghanistan, long flights over the Pacific, over 1000 instructor hours and 2500 flight hours, Matt left Active Duty to join the Reserves and become Manager of Training and Development for SpaceX. In this role, his team was responsible for new hire orientation, employee and leader development, as well as various aspects of technical training from Environmental Health and Safety compliance to production and engineering skills. He now runs his own consultancy, Better Every Day Studios where he works with businesses to create custom learning content designed to change behavior and improve performance.

Event Location

Antioch University
400 Corporate Pointe
Culver City , CA 90230

Event Fees:

ATD LA/OC Member Reduced Rate $ 25.00

Non-Member Rate $ 35.00

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