Workshop Calendar

Upcoming events

    • 08 Nov 2014
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 617 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
    • 18
    Free Special Event
    (This will take the place of our Monthly Chapter Meeting)

    ASTD-LA’s Leadership Involvement Day is your opportunity to network with your peers, learn a new facilitation technique, and help create the future of ASTD-LA! This is the event for you to add YOUR input and vision to help shape our chapter as we move into 2015.

    Experience The Gold of the Desert Kings workshop. This must-attend event is for ALL MEMBERS, as well as prospective members.

    The Experience

    Teams rush to compete against each other in this challenging race across the desert. What’s the goal? Battle the elements to get to the mountains to mine for as much gold as possible and return home alive. Teams are forced to be as productive as possible with limited time and resources. Participants will experience the benefits of teamwork, planning, setting goals and taking necessary risks.

    In this interactive session, our members will get an impression of the power of experiential learning. Using this technique in training can facilitate training transfer. Participants get the opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice and build conviction to use the learned skills in the workplace.


    Gold of the Desert Kings addresses the issue of effort versus productivity. Participants are placed in circumstances with limited time and resources and must rely on their team to achieve their goals. The pressures and anxiety experienced in Gold of the Desert Kings are similar to those experienced daily in a hectic work schedule. Participants contend with deadlines, a perceived lack of resources, others’ point of view and the pressure to just do something while trying to accomplish team objectives.

    Key Learning Points

    • Connect with the power of experiential learning by participating in a live experience
    • Improve the decision making process
    • Make strides toward transforming a group into a team
    • Discover how productivity-driven behavior begins with the end in mind
    • Understand how to work smarter, not harder

    Facilitator Bio 

    Ben Torrie is the account executive and facilitator at Eagle’s Flight for the Western United States, based in Orange County, CA. Ben has made it a priority to partner with his clients so they are better able to seize emerging opportunities, drive human performance and thrive in today’s volatile market place. Ben has earned his a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, from University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

    About Eagles Flight

    Content and Experiential Learning Overview 

    Breakfast will be served.

    Registration is free, but please RSVP early so we can be sure to accommodate all of our attendees.

    Location: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology,  617 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Parking is available in local lots. See map (Note: Rates may have changed.)

Past events

24 Oct 2014 1/2 Day Workshop: Competency Games
19 Sep 2014 Workshop: Facilitating Virtual Collaboration: How to Engage Others in Meetings and Classrooms
22 Aug 2014 Workshop: So No One Told You You’re A Marketeer?
24 Jul 2014 Workshop ~ Project Paramedic: Tools and Resources to Resuscitate your Projects
16 May 2014 Workshop ~ Training with Improvisation: Gutsy, Fun and Transformational
17 Apr 2014 Workshop ~ Adobe Captivate 7
14 Mar 2014 Advanced Presentation Skills ~ Waitlist
14 Mar 2014 Advanced Presentation Skills
24 Jan 2014 Workshop: Competency Games
09 Nov 2013 ASTD-LA's 2013 Leadership Involvement Day
25 Oct 2013 Advanced Presentation Skills
01 Jun 2013 Workshop: Creating Training Videos Guerilla Style
10 May 2013 Advanced Presentation Skills
26 Apr 2013 Special Division: Technical Training: SIMULCAST - Workshop: Basics of Creating a Captivate Simulation
26 Apr 2013 Workshop: Basics of Creating a Captivate Simulation
09 Mar 2013 Workshop: PowerPoint® Design Lab
23 Feb 2013 Train-the-Trainer Series ~ 5 Saturdays
18 Jan 2013 Workshop: Instructional Design for Elearning
03 Nov 2012 ASTD-LA's 2012 Leadership Involvement Day
26 Oct 2012 Advanced Presentation Skills
19 Oct 2012 Workshop: The Virtual Facilitator: Crossing the Chasm to High-Performance
29 Sep 2012 ASTD-LA Community Event: Improvisational Theater Techniques for Trainers and Facilitators – Developing Activities in 10 Minutes or Less
27 Sep 2012 Workshop: Using Songwriting to Integrate Creativity and Innovation Into Your Work
08 Sep 2012 Workshop: Mini-Conference ~ The Art and Skill of Facilitation
07 Sep 2012 Train-the-Trainer Series ~ 5 Fridays
27 Jun 2012 Workshop: Blogging and Branding using WordPress--Postponed
02 Jun 2012 Workshop: PowerPoint® Design Lab
18 May 2012 Workshop: Basic Digital Video Editing in Premiere
27 Apr 2012 Workshop: Photoshop for Trainers
16 Mar 2012 Advanced Presentation Skills
25 Feb 2012 Train-the-Trainer Series ~ 5 Saturdays
17 Feb 2012 Workshop: Lights, Camera, Learn: Conquering Video Production for Training
03 Feb 2012 Workshop: Adobe Captivate 5.5 ~ Level 1
05 Nov 2011 ASTD-LA's 2011 Leadership Involvement Day
29 Oct 2011 Workshop: Rhythm Makes the World Go Round ~ Remo Drum Circle
21 Oct 2011 Workshop: Advanced Adobe Captivate
23 Sep 2011 Workshop: Breakthrough Facilitation Skills
20 Sep 2011 Workshop: Power & Politics for Women
19 Aug 2011 Train-the-Trainer Series ~ 5 Fridays
12 Aug 2011 Workshop: Designing Assessments to Guide Our Education, Training and Development Efforts
10 Jun 2011 The Sandbox for Employees (Building Games that Solve Workplace Dysfunction)
03 Jun 2011 Advanced Presentation Skills
20 May 2011 ISD Basics with Technology Integration ~ 2-day Series
13 May 2011 ISD Basics with Technology Integration ~ 2-day Series
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