**Digital Learning in the Digital Age**
*Presented By: Kim Larson, Learning Innovations*
Challenged with meeting the training needs and expectations of your multi-generation workforce?
- How digital learning can help improve the performance, productivity and retention of your employees
- How to provide the flexibility and engagement factor millennials are looking for
**Exceling at Excel**
*Presented By: Lindsay Spilman, Business and Industry Services*
Microsoft Excel can be a very powerful tool for businesses, however, unlocking it's capabilities can be overwhelming. In this session, get an introduction to some of Excel's most useful business tools.
- Creating PivotTables to quickly summarize data
- Using Functions to locate and analyze data
**Managing Offsite/Remote Employees**
*Presented By: Dean Murzello, Management Development*
Keep your team's productivity high and conflict low, regardless of each employee's location. Meeting the challenge of successfully managing offsite employees requires more than a managers usual toolbox of skills and strategies.
- Best practices that will help prevent and deal with the common problems that arise
- Strategies that will keep offsite employees on track
**Drones: Changing the Workplace (informational session)**
*Presented By: Bryan Meyer, Aviation*
Drones (also known as UAS or Unmanned Aircraft Systems) are becoming a critical role in many industries to help assist with a more efficient and safer workplace. In order to operate a commercial drone (any drone used outside of personal or hobby-like tasks) an individual will need to obtain a certification through the FAA. This session will be an overview of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Certification.
- How to obtain your Unmanned Aircraft Systems commercial operator license
- Identify industries using Unmanned Aircraft Systems
- Benefits to using Unmanned Aircraft Systems in the workplace
**Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality: Total Immersion vs. Total Integration**
*Presented By: Jay Stulo, Learning Innovations*
Chances are you have heard of virtual reality, but what about augmented reality? Both of these technologies are closer than you think and are projected to become an $80 billion industry by 2025.
- Potential for VR-based training and more
**Challenges of the Multi-Generational Workforce**
*Presented By: Judy Ruhl, Management Development *
Demographic projections show that by 2020, there will be more than 1 million job openings in Wisconsin as the current generation (Baby Boomers) retire. Businesses need to plan for these changes in their workforce and prepare for the next generation(s). Each generation has a label and bring their own set of experiences and values. This breakout will provide information on the different generations, strategies to identify each, working within a team setting and examine the newest generation; Generation Edge!
- Identifying each generations core values and needs
- Bridging the gaps between generations to achieve better communication and teamwork
- The value of generational diversity in the workplace
- Strategies for a Millennial-friendly workplace
**Training Using Distance Learning: Topic, Time & Technology**
*Presented By: Nate Thomas, Communication Skills*
In this session, we'll explore a few key considerations for any organization evaluating the viability of training using distance learning tools. We'll discuss topic, time and technology, and how each of those factors in the decision to train audiences with a virtual platform. The session will also include a brief overview of the resources available through FVTC for distance delivery.
- The technology available for distance learning
- How to choose the right technology
**Where is the Communication Gap in IT**
*Presented By: Glen Orsburn, IT Instructor*
The fear of being heard, building trust, and the generational gaps are all factors that lead to a divide in communication referring to technology. Where do you start and what should you do to improve your communication gap with technology.
- Tips for communicating IT ideas and thoughts