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Mobile Technology for Learning: Leaner, Meaner, Greener
Northwestern Mutual has a goal of providing the best foundational training in the industry to its financial representatives. For many years they have provided this training in a traditional classroom format. While the goal has never changed, technology and learners needs have. Therefore, they needed to evolve foundational training without losing its effectiveness. That evolution led Northwestern Mutual to redesign training using a blend of self-paced mobile training and classroom training.
Jodi and Michele will present the following information:
Less content = more conceptual understanding: They went from 41 traditional classroom modules to 17 blended modules. Not everyone or everything is ready for change: Challenges and lessons learned when using mobile technology.
This isn't just for Financial Representatives: Ideas and opportunities for anyone to evolve your training programs. Join us at Northwestern Mutual's beautiful Franklin Campus and hear firsthand about mobile learning.
Facilitators: Jodi Nolte, PMP – Learning Strategy Consultant and Michele Steinpreis - Sr. Instructional Technology Specialist.
Jodi Nolte, PMP – Learning Strategy Consultant
Jodi has been with Northwestern Mutual since 2010. Prior to joining Northwestern Mutual, Jodi spent fifteen years at FIS (f.k.a. Metavante Corporation) and was the eLearning Strategy Manager there. At Northwestern Mutual, Jodi is responsible for assisting corporate business units and network field offices develop learning strategies, and manage large scale learning projects. Her most recent project has been to entirely redesign Fastrack Sales School, NM's foundational new representatives sales training. When Jodi is not at work, she lives in Wauwatosa with her husband, Jay, her eight-year old son, Dylan, and a menagerie of dogs and cats.
Michele Steinpreis - Sr. Instructional Technology Specialist
Michele joined Northwestern Mutual in 2003 as a Project Manager. She transitioned to Field Training as an Instructional Media Design Specialist in 2004 and was recently promoted to Sr. Instructional Technology Specialist. Here current projects focus on research and implementation of new technologies.
Michele has over 12 years of experience working in the learning industry, including nine years designing and developing elearning and three years of facilitating training on web design and user experience. Michele recently earned a BS in Interactive Media from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and she is currently a member on the Board of Directors for the AMA (Administrative Management Association) at Northwestern Mutual. She is also an active member of the eLearning Guild, ASTD, METRO, International Association of Web Masters and Designers and Roleplay Users Group. In her spare time she enjoys the arts and creates fashion jewelry and is still a freelance graphic designer and web developer. She lives in Sheboygan with her husband Kurt.
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Speakers Bureau - Call for 2013/2014 Presentations
Calling all presenters! Do you have a fresh, innovative perspective and are looking to share your love and enthusiasm for the Learning and Development field? Or know of someone who might have something of value to share with our talented and experienced membership? Well then, look no further.
SEWI-ASTD is looking for top notch, quality presenters for the 2013/2014 program year.
Please contact Andrea Rowe if interested in being a speaker. firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: (414)908-4951 x115
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