“We think in story. It’s hardwired in our brain. It’s how we make strategic sense of the otherwise overwhelming world around us.” - Lisa Cron, Wired for Story
“Your life is a valuable source of stories that can teach powerful lessons to your learners.” – Hadiya Nuriddin, Focus Learning Solutions
We are now just a few weeks away from LEAP Ahead 2019, a beautiful Oregon Spring is here, and it’s a great time to book your travel to join us on June 18th and 19th. This is the 8th time we have sponsored our annual conference and every year brings excitement, collaboration, and learning.
From Science to Business, and everywhere in between, we find the underlying power of storytelling. We have already mentioned “science” from the standpoint of neuroscience and “business” from the perspective of return-on-investment. In both cases, and countless others, communicating effectively is critical. Because of that, we’d like to introduce our third speaker, Hadiya Nuriddin who will tie everything together through both a talk and a workshop on storytelling strategies.
Hadiya has two decades of experience in learning strategy, instructional design, elearning, and facilitation. She worked first in corporate learning and then entered private practice by forming her firm, Focus Learning Solutions. She has helped a wide array of companies in a variety of areas through her insights and expertise in the power of the story. She speaks frequently at events and conferences and is a regular teacher through the Association for Talent Development (ATD).
Hadiya holds an M.Ed. in curriculum studies, an M.A. in writing, and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). Her book StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect is published by ATD Press.
Hadiya’s dedication to the power of a well-crafted story is sure to inspire. Her talk and workshop form a foundation for the conference by providing an underlying thread that connects how the human brain responds to triggers, how your marketing message can resonate with your audience, and how to tell your story of tangible ROI. StoryTraining is yet another reason to join us for an amazing two days of learning, sharing, and, of course, BlueVolt camaraderie.