ASTD Nebraska, the local chapter of the American Society for Training and Development, is hosting a professional development program and workshop. This month’s focus challenges the workplace learning professional and asks the question: “When you finish conducting a training program, how confident are you that the skills participants have learned will actually be used back on the job?” The transfer of learned skills to the workplace is critical for an organization’s growth and survival. Although training is an important investment to improve employee performance, it’s extremely expensive if what they learn doesn’t become what they do. In these tough economic times, when return on investment is more important than ever, you’ve got to be sure that “Can Do!” becomes “Will Do.”

Presenter Jeanne Baer’s message will help attendees learn what they can do before, during, and after a training program to ensure that skills are applied on the job. They will also learn how to form strategic partnerships with management and how to impact the organization as a whole to improve training transfer.

The program will be held Wednesday, June 8th from 11:30-1 pm (program) and 1-3 pm (workshop) at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street in Omaha. For more information about ASTD Nebraska visit or call (402) 850-6710.  (before 5:00 p.m. 2/11);(before 5:00 p.m. 6/7/11);    (before 5:00 p.m.  6/2/11); (before 5:00 p.m. 6/7/11)