Lunch & Networking
Todd Wente, Director of Training, UI Admissions, Independence University (LinkedIn profile)
Todd has been involved in professional and corporate training for over 20 years, having begun as a defacto trainer for his work team and is now working as the Director of Training for Independence University. Todd also currently teaches adjunct for LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. Todd has been a local advisor for both DECA and FBLA, student leadership programs on the collegiate level. He has delivered training workshops and keynote addresses to groups small and large in the northern Utah area. Todd has been selected as a presenter for multiple conferences, including Training Magazine’s Learning 2.0 conference in Chicago and, last year, as a workshop presenter for Utah ATD.
Todd is driven to help individuals improve their performance through training and coaching. Organizational initiatives can help, but individual commitment is paramount, and to that end, Todd is always helping drive personal change.
Todd has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from BYU and a Master’s in Education from WSU. He is married to college sweetheart of 26 years and together they have 5 children. A passionate and talented performer, he can be seen frequently on stage in various settings around the state. Todd is an Eagle scout and has been an energetic advocate of the scouting program in his local area.
Presentation Description: Instructional Design
While management may see training as “Paint by Numbers,” most training and development professionals know that the best training is more like architecture. Instructional design involves many people and many perspectives, each one having critical information that is needed by the designer to produce the right material for the right learning at the right time, place and price. Doing this requires patience, good communication skills, and application of what I call the Three Laws of Great Training: Your audience isn’t stupid, Use the right modality, and Leverage stories for deeper learning.
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