Metro DC Chapter Instructional Design CoP: Incognito Needs Assessment

  • 28 Aug 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • George Mason University Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. (Room 207)
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We all know the first step in developing any effective organizational intervention is to conduct a needs assessment. And yet, it is often our clients and leadership teams demand we cut this step from the process and jump immediately to developing the solution. So, with little or no access to data to analyze your needs, what can you do as an instructional designer? Join us to learn from Nathalie Thompson an an array of techniques on how to gather this critical data under the radar. Walk away with tips on how to disguise your next needs assessment to improve your instructional design!

Nathalie Thompson is a training consultant and leadership coach with more than 20 years of experience working in various industries. She has designed, developed, and facilitated meetings and leadership training programs for thousands of managers and executives in the Communication, Hospitality, Government, Outplacement, Profit and Nonprofit industries. Recent design/facilitation programs include Training Excellence, Civility in the Workplace, and conflict resolution courses on topics such as non-violent communication and bullying in the workplace.

Prior to her starting her own consulting company, 5FoldConsulting, Nathalie was a Senior Program Development Manager where she managed organizational development consulting and training/development projects for Marriott.

Her international facilitation experience includes China, Armenia, Thailand, Australia, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Please note: Programs begin at 6:00 with informal networking and refreshments until around 6:20 when the evening's formal program begins. Programs end at 8:00. We provide light snacks and bottled water. Attendees are encouraged to bring light meals with them, such as sandwiches, wraps or salads. There are several limited service eating establishments within a few blocks of Founders Hall that offer such fare. 

If you register and are no longer able to attend, please send an email to cop_instructional_design@dcatd.org.

Venue: George Mason University Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. (Room 207)

Directions to Founders Hall:

From Washington, DC:
Cross over the Roosevelt Bridge; follow signs to the George Washington Parkway. Once on the parkway, exit at Spout Run (left exit). Cross over Route 29 (Lee Highway). Spout Run is now Kirkwood Road. Cross over Washington Boulevard. Founders Hall is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.

From I-66 heading east:

Exit I-66 at Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive (exit 71). The exit ramp turns into Fairfax Drive. After traveling one mile on North Fairfax Drive, you will see the FDIC building on the left. Founders Hall is past the FDIC building.

*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

From I-66 heading west:

Exit I-66 at Glebe Road (exit 71). Turn left onto Washington Boulevard. Stay on Washington Boulevard until you pass the Giant Supermarket; then turn right onto Kirkwood Road. Founders Hall is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.

*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.

From I-395:

Exit I-395 at Glebe Road North. Continue on Glebe Road, passing Ballston Common Mall on the right. Cross over Wilson Boulevard, then turn right onto Fairfax Drive. After one mile you will see the FDIC building on the left. Founders Hall is past the FDIC building.

From Fairfax and Points West, via Route 50:

Go east on Route 50 (Arlington Blvd.). Exit at Glebe Road, and turn left on Glebe. Turn right on Fairfax Drive. The Arlington Campus is one mile down on North Fairfax Drive, past the FDIC building, on the left.

Please note: Paid visitor garage parking is available onsite at Founders Hall as is limited street parking outside the building. We do not provide validation for attendees who park in the visitor garage.

By Metro:
Take the Orange Line to the Virginia Square/GMU station. The Arlington Campus is approximately 2 blocks Take the escalator to the street level, and turn to face Fairfax Drive. Across the street and to the right, you will see the FDIC building. Cross the street and continue past the FDIC building. Founders Hall is on the left.

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