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ATD of the Bluegrass GIG: Wicked Learning Experience Design - Preparing Students for a VUCA World

  • 08 Oct 2020
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual Conference Bridge

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According to Paul Hanstedt, author of Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World, the purpose of learning is to help students navigate a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous workspace. Dr. Brantley has created a training and development model based on Dr. Sternberg's Triarchic Mind theory and drawing from Dr. Hanstedt’s work along with Dr. Fink (Creating Significant Learning Experiences), Dr. Bloom (Bloom’s Taxonomy), and Dr. Bowen (Teaching Naked) insights. This training and development model is unique in combining the flipped classroom model with the Universal Design for Learning to create learner-centered activities and lessons for greater engagement and knowledge retention.

Having been an adjunct professor for twenty years and a trainer for over ten years, Dr. Brantley has experimented with many learning and training methods and techniques, from blended learning to microlearning to gamification. Over this time, he has selected the best parts of these learning and training innovations to devise an instructional system design and facilitation model. During the presentation, he will describe the structure of the model and how to create a course or training program using the model. The value of this model is in preparing learners to adapt to a VUCA world by building their “successful intelligence.”

About Our Speaker

Dr. Bill Brantley works at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Enterprise Training Division where he was the program manager for the Aspiring Leader/Individual Leader program and the Supervisor Certificate Program. He is the program manager for the Executive Coaching Program, Career Coaching Program, and the 2020 Leadership Forum. He was in the Emerging HR Leaders program in 2014-2015, the Advancing HR Leaders program in 2018-2019, and was selected for the Excellence in Government in 2020-2021. Recognized as a 2019 Emerging Training Leader by Training Magazine for my work in the Enterprise Training Division - specifically the recovery and redesign of the agency-wide Supervisor Certificate Program. The Emerging Training Leader is a national award given out annually to the top 25 training leaders in industry, government, and the nonprofit sector.

Dr. Brantley is a scholar of leadership theory and development, organizational theory, project management, and communication theory. Along with a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management, he has a Master’s in Political Management, an MBA in Project Management, and a Master’s in Education in Organizational Leadership, Performance, and Change. Dr. Brantley holds three project management certifications, an agile coaching certification, five HR certifications, data scientist certification, and is currently working on Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation. Dr. Brantley has been an adjunct faculty member since 2000 for the University of Louisville’s Department of Communication and taught project management communication from 2012 to 2018 for the University of Maryland’s Project Management Center for Excellence. His day job is at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office where he is the program manager for the Executive Coaching Program, Career Coaching Program, and the 2020 Leadership Forum. He is the author of The Persuasive Project Manager: Communicating for Understanding (2019) and Four Scenarios for the Future of the Federal Government: Collected Essays on Transforming Government (2019).

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