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  • Welcome to ATD Intensive: AI in L&D
    Alexandria Clapp, Senior Content Manager at ATD, will kick off ATD Intensive with welcoming remarks. She’ll share what you can expect from the unique format, review the day’s line-up and break schedule, and go over a few logistics to ensure everyone makes the most of their ATD Intensive experience.
  • Markus Bernhardt Headshot
    Markus Bernhardt
    Don't Get Left Behind By Generative AI
    Come explore the rapidly evolving landscape of generative artificial intelligence (AI) and its implications for learning and talent development. You will gain insights into current AI applications, understand the limitations and challenges, and discover future trends poised to transform the industry. Learn about exciting use cases, illustrating how AI is being successfully integrated into talent development strategies, addressing both the opportunities and common concerns. This session aims to equip you with the knowledge to navigate the AI-driven future confidently, setting the tone for the intense program ahead.

    Join this session to:
    • Understand the latest applications and real-world examples of how AI is revolutionizing learning and talent development.
    • Identify what is not happening and address common concerns, ensuring a clear understanding of AI’s realistic capabilities and limitations.
    • Gain foresight into emerging trends and technologies in AI that will shape the future of talent development, preparing you to stay ahead in the evolving landscape.
  • Josh J. Cavalier Headshot
    Josh Cavalier
    Lab: The Art and Science of Gen AI Prompting
    In this session, we’ll explore how the words you use, programming methods and human psychology play a critical role in guiding generative AI models to create text, images, audio, video, and code. Kickstart your journey into the AI conversation world by mastering the art of prompt crafting. You'll learn practical skills such as creating your first prompt, adding contextual information to enrich prompts, strategic word selection, structuring prompts, and how to use prompt sequences for more engaging and in-depth conversations. Moreover, you'll leave with prompt resources that will serve as a powerful tools to enhance your understanding and application of GenAI prompting.

    Join this session to:
    • Create your first prompt and learn to enrich prompts by making them more dynamic and focused on your desired outcome.
    • Discover the secrets of diction selection to achieve optimal interaction with your AI models.
    • Unearth techniques for structured prompt creation that enhance clarity and efficiency in communication.
  • Margie Meacham Headshot
    Margie Meacham
    Transform Static FAQ Sheets into Dynamic AI Powered Chatbots
    Discover how to transform existing FAQ content into interactive, personalized performance support chatbots using AI technology. Explore real-world case studies showcasing the benefits of chatbot-based performance support, including increased productivity, reduced training time, and improved employee satisfaction. Gain practical insights and actionable strategies for transforming your static FAQ sheets into a dynamic, engaging, and cost-effective performance support solution.

    Join this session to:
    • Practice editing existing content to make it more compatible with chatbot delivery.
    • Build a chatbot and train it on your FAQ or other existing documents.
    • Start writing a testing plan for a successful launch of your chatbot.
  • Matt Gjertsen Headshot
    Matt Gjertsen
    Boost Your Video Game with AI
    How can you use the current generation of artificial intelligence (AI) tools to help you create better videos, faster? What do you need to learn to take advantage of the next wave of these tools? Put your skills to the test and practice using generative AI tools to develop your very own video training content. Even if you have never used ChatGPT before, this session will help you stretch your wings and start your journey toward using AI in your video content.

    Join this session to:
    • Identify how various AI tools are progressing and how they can support your video-making process.
    • Practice utilizing AI tools to quickly develop or improve your video scripts.
    • Get familiar with existing resources that may be able to help you in the future.
  • Myra Roldan Headshot
    Myra Roldan
    Community Reflect-AI-Tion: Revisiting Today To Propel Us Forward
    Wrap up day one by reflecting on the exciting world of generative AI in talent development. We'll revisit key takeaways from the sessions, share insights, and brainstorm how to start applying your newfound knowledge in your own work. Get ready to experiment, ask questions, and plan action steps for the week ahead!

    Join this session to:
    • Solidify your learnings by review key insights from the day’s sessions.
    • Spark creativity and brainstorm how to experiment with AI in your work.
    • Prepare for action by committing to a plan for the coming week to explore and experiment with AI in your work.
  • Welcome Back!
    Take a moment to set your intentions for the day of learning ahead with your peers. We’ll take a few minutes to celebrate and acknowledge the progress you’re making and take note of the challenges you’re facing as you start to experiment and collaborate with AI into your work.
  • Josh J. Cavalier Headshot
    Josh Cavalier
    A Tour from Designing an AI Prompt to AI Agent
    This session will guide you through the entire workflow of transforming a single prompt into an autonomous agent capable of generating video scripts. We'll cover each stage of this process, from originating a prompt and integrating it into a prompt library, to placing it within a workflow for automation, and ultimately evolving it into a semi or fully autonomous agent. Discover how a single prompt can evolve into a powerful tool for autonomous content creation, enhancing efficiency and creativity in your projects.

    Join this session to:
    • Understand the lifecycle of a prompt: Learn how prompts are created, managed in a prompt library, and utilized within automated workflows.
    • Explore workflow automation: Discover methods for automating content creation workflows using prompt-based systems.
    • Enhance efficiency and creativity: Gain strategies to streamline and innovate your content creation processes with automation.
    • Transform prompts into autonomous agents: Discuss the progression of prompts into semi or fully autonomous agents capable of generating video scripts.
    • Implement AI-driven automation: Acquire actionable insights for effectively integrating AI-driven automation into your content creation workflows.
  • Garima Gupta Headshot
    Garima Gupta
    ChatGPT Prompts in Articulate Storyline
    What can you do with ChatGPT and Storyline together? Once the two are connected via APIs, a world of possibility opens up. Minor changes in prompts can let you create new types of learner experiences that can transform how people learn. Providing personalized feedback or immediate answers to real-time questions are all possible within your current authoring tool and an LMS ecosystem. In this session, explore novel ways to building artificial intelligence (AI)-powered interactions yourself using ChatGPT prompts in Storyline. Discover critical do’s and don’ts while planning to use ChatGPT integration in e-learning modules.

    Join this session to:
    • Explore how ChatGPT integrates within traditional authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline.
    • Implement AI-powered interactions in e-learning modules for building custom AI activities.
    • Apply best practices for ChatGPT Integration in e-learning or a safe implementation.
  • Megan Torrance Headshot
    Megan Torrance
    Analyzing Performance Data with AI: Hands-On Techniques for IDs
    In today's data-driven world, understanding and leveraging performance data is crucial for instructional designers. While much of the conversation around generative AI focuses on content creation, AI tools can be your valuable partner in analyzing performance data to uncover performance gaps, evaluate learning performance, and measure outcomes on the job.

    This hands-on session will equip participants with the skills to utilize AI tools like ChatGPT to analyze both structured and unstructured data. Megan will guide attendees through practical activities using AI supports in Excel and Google Sheets, and demonstrate how to upload and analyze data with ChatGPT. Emphasizing on-the-job performance data, participants will learn to extract meaningful insights without the need to upload their own data, as we'll provide data sets for practice. Throughout the session, we will leverage the W.I.S.E. A.T. A.I. framework for the effective and ethical use of AI.

    Join this session to:
    • Apply a framework for analyzing data with AI.
    • Recognize the importance of data instrumentation and capturing relevant performance data.
    • Analyze structured and unstructured performance data using AI tools such as ChatGPT, Excel, and more.
  • Myra Roldan Headshot
    Myra Roldan
    Lab: Let’s Build An AI Agent
    Ready to harness the power of AI? This interactive session guides you through defining a problem & building a working AI agent using a free, no-code platform. We'll deconstruct an existing AI agent, Myra’s “Problem Sensei”, and explore ethical considerations. Leave with a working prototype AI agent that you can share with your team.

    Join this session to:
    • Define a problem suited for AI solutions.
    • Describe what an AI agent is and its potential use cases.
    • Use design and systems thinking to build an AI Agent.
  • Welcome Back!
    Take a moment to set your intentions for the day of learning ahead with your peers. We’ll take a few minutes to celebrate and acknowledge the progress you’re making and take note of the challenges you’re facing as you start to experiment with AI in your work.
  • Myra Roldan Headshot
    Myra Roldan
    Human, Still Required: AI's Blind Spots Unveiled
    Join this interactive session to explore the critical aspects of AI ethics and security, emphasizing your role of human oversight. This session is designed to provide practical insights and hands-on activities to uncover the inherent biases in AI, the necessity of human intervention, and the importance of data diversity and security.

    Join this session to:
    • Articulate ethical considerations when using generative AI outputs in learning.
    • Identify bias in all generative AI outputs and describe security issues that may arise with the use of generative AI in learning.
    • Practice developing an ethical AI framework with your peers.
  • Sarah Mercier Headshot
    Sarah Mercier
    AI and Accessibility
    Stay tuned for more information about this session coming soon!
  • Markus Bernhardt Headshot
    Markus Bernhardt
    Vendor Conversations & Regulatory Considerations
    In this session, we will examine the essential aspects of engaging with artificial intelligence (AI) vendors, focusing on asking the right questions to ensure you select the most suitable AI solutions for your organization. You will learn how to interpret vendor responses and understand key regulatory considerations for AI deployment. This session aims to equip talent development leaders with the strategies needed to navigate vendor interactions effectively and ensure compliance with data privacy and security standards.

    In this session, you will:
    • Identify the critical questions to ask AI vendors to discern their solution’s capabilities, limitations, and data-handling practices.
    • Gain strategies to critically interpret and assess vendor responses to ensure alignment with your organization’s needs and standards.
    • Understand essential regulatory considerations and best practices for data privacy and security in AI applications, ensuring compliance and protecting organizational data.
  • Debbie Richards Headshot
    Debbie Richards
    Create a Business Case to Use AI Safely in Your Work
    Join us to harness the power of AI and revolutionize your L&D function! This interactive session will provide you with the tools to construct a data-driven case for securely integrating AI tools. We'll demonstrate how AI can enhance skills development, increase productivity, and foster ethical practices. Explore how AI addresses data security, ignites innovation, and attracts top talent. Uncover the potential of AI to give your organization a competitive edge in employee development, operational efficiency, and responsible technology adoption through cross-departmental collaboration.

    Join this session to:
    • Build a Data-Driven Business Case for AI in L&D: Identify key metrics and data points to demonstrate the return on investment (ROI) for securely integrating AI tools into their Learning & Development (L&D) function.
    • Leverage AI to Enhance Learning and Performance: Gain practical knowledge of how AI can be used to personalize learning experiences, improve skill development, and boost employee productivity within the L&D framework.
    • Promote Responsible and Secure AI Integration: Discover strategies to ensure ethical and secure use of AI in L&D, including data security considerations and fostering a culture of responsible technology adoption.
  • Myra Roldan, Markus Bernhardt & Josh Cavalier
    Get Ready for Action: Using AI Responsibly
    Feeling inspired by AI's potential in L&D? Now it's time to put it into practice!

    This session, the final act of our three-week virtual program, equips you to confidently implement AI in your learning strategies while prioritizing responsible use. We'll move you from theory to action with practical frameworks and actionable steps. Don't miss this final opportunity to turn AI insights into impactful L&D action!

    Join this session to:
    • Develop an AI implementation plan: Learn how to assess your needs and build a roadmap for responsible AI integration.
    • Mitigate bias and ensure fairness: Explore strategies to identify and address potential biases in AI-powered learning experiences.
    • Measure impact and track success: Discover how to evaluate the effectiveness of your AI-driven initiatives.