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December 2006 event

STC Telephone Seminar

Creating Training That Sticks Chapter sponsorship has been Cancelled

Event Summary

Wednesday, 6 December 2006
Registration: 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Telephone Seminar: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Directions are provided below.
Nortel Government Solutions (NGS)
2751 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 500
5th floor, McLean Room
Fairfax, VA 22031
Main number: 703-698-4300
Cancelled Not enough people registered. See Society Webinars to register for the full Society-level price.

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About the telephone seminar

You want to create great training, but many factors impact your ability to deliver a superior learning experience for participants. Time constraints, availability of resources, lack of information (or too much information), an undisciplined environment, delayed decisions… Most often, these factors are outside of your control.

Having a solid understanding of how adults learn, what makes them remember and how to enable transfer learning to other situations gives you an advantage as a training developer regardless of the factors you cannot control.

This fun and interactive session will grab you from the beginning and hold you 'til the end as you learn to create effective and engaging training. You will acquire the knowledge you need to begin building superior training immediately and experience the results of using such knowledge in your development process.

Presentation Outline:

  1. Principles of Learning and Retention
    1. How do we learn?
    2. What do we remember?
  2. Adult Learning Principles
    1. What motivates adults to learn?
    2. What are the characteristics of adult learners?
  3. Learning Transfer
    1. What factors affect learning transfer?
    2. How can we facilitate learning transfer?
  4. Applying this Knowledge to Training Design
    1. How do you incorporate this knowledge into training design to create superior training?

A telephone seminar is much like a large conference call in which the speaker makes a presentation over the phone and invites listeners to join in a Q&A discussion.

About the Instructor

Maggie Haenel is a consultant in project management, instructional design and performance improvement. She has held a variety of development and management positions in training and instructional design during the past 11 years. She currently works on a number of projects ranging from managing a team that is redesigning curriculum for a national technical training school to drafting storyboards for logistics courses for an international electronics distribution firm.

Recently employed by Michaels & Associates, Maggie began her career as a public school teacher working with severely language impaired learning disabled children. Her background in education combined with her Master's studies in instructional design and media provide an invaluable knowledge base and skill set for clients in a broad range of industries.

Maggie's passion is working with those who design and deliver training for adult populations, helping them to create high-impact learning experiences for their audiences.

Maggie is in her third year of STC membership and serves her local chapter as education manager.


Attendees are welcome to bring their lunch with them. We have drink and snack vending machines on our floor. There's also a small cafe across the street from our building (for those with time on their hands).


$10: STC members and nonmembers

Conference Room:

Fifteen people fit around the room's large table, but there's space for more chairs in the back. A maximum of 20 people can be accommodated in the room.


Cancelled Not enough people registered. See Society Webinars to register for the full Society-level price.

Registration is required for this event. To register for this event, complete the online Event Registration form.

Registration and cancellation deadline: 1 p.m., 6 December 2006. Payments by check or PayPal must be received by this date. Payment by cash or check may also be made at the door.

Admission fees help to offset the costs of our events. Fees may vary from time to time because of the costs of food and beverages, room rental, and other services. Our attendees pay slightly different fees depending on whether they are members, nonmembers, students, chapter volunteers, or walk-ins. We also sometimes offer a program-only option for programs that are not held in restaurants.

If your presence is necessary at the event, you are entitled to a reduced admission fee for that event. If you would like to help and thereby qualify for this discount, contact the Events Committee Manager.. Note that we do not accept last-minute volunteers unless we have an unanticipated need for extra help.

Confirmed event reviewers are eligible for free [or reduced] entry fee in exchange for writing a column for the newsletter about the event. If you are interested in volunteering to report on this event, please confirm the availability of the event reviewer role by contacting the Newsletter Manager.


You may pay by sending a check through the U.S. Mail or by making a secure online payment through our PayPal page using your credit card, debit card, bank account, or by paying money from a funded PayPal account. (Using PayPal allows you to make purchases without revealing your credit card number or financial information to us.) We also accept cash or checks at the door.

If you have already registered and would like to submit a payment by check or through our PayPal page, see the Event Registration page for more detailed information about making a payment.


To cancel a registration, contact the Events Committee Manager as soon as possible. No shows who do not notify us that they need to cancel will be billed.


Current Chapter Volunteers

Your STC chapter is able to provide excellent events in part because of its many volunteers. A chapter volunteer is a member of the Washington DC chapter who is actively providing time and talents to events held in the current chapter year. The chapter year begins on July 1 of each year and ends on June 30 of the following year.

For some events, a reduced fee is available to current chapter volunteers. To be eligible for this reduced rate, you must be someone who meets at least one condition in the following definition of current chapter volunteers:

  • People who arrange in advance to help organize and run the event that they attend at the volunteer rate
  • Active committee managers and members
  • Judges in the current year's competitions
  • Members of the current year's administrative council

We also offer a volunteer rate to fellows and associate fellows in recognition of their years of service to STC.


Nortel map

Nortel Government Solutions (NGS)
2751 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 500
5th floor, McLean Room
Fairfax, VA 22031
Main number: 703-698-4300

NGS is located near the intersection of Lee Hwy and Prosperity Avenue in Merrifield, VA (near the Merrifield USPS Office and Merrifield Cineplex).

Map and directions to Nortel Government Solutions (NGS) in Fairfax, VA.

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