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The monthly meetings are normally held the second Tuesday of each month. 

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Harrison High School, Zalman Center, 2755 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

    21st Century Critical Thinking in the Corporate World

    The next generation of employees have already entered our workforce, and more are coming. That is not in question of course. The question is in reality, “How have you adapted your approach to learning and development for these new employees, who are referred to as “digital natives,” while remaining true to the other generation’s needs.

    Statement of Philosophy for the 21st Century Program at Harrison High School

    We believe that the 21st Century learner will require innovative skills and aptitudes to meet the demands of a globalized society in the next 10-15 years.

    In response to this belief we have committed ourselves to teaching students skills/curriculum to become active learners that critically think and construct knowledge from resources through technology and experiences in a ‘global’ classroom.

    The 21st Century Program at Harrison High School has revolutionized the way students are taught with critical thinking as the cornerstone, which is used interdisciplinary with all other courses. The 21st Century is a true implementation of educational reform. A variety of non-traditional methods and disciplines enable students to prepare for interaction in the real world through a variety of problem-solving and decision-making techniques. Many districts across the country visited the program to model their approach to true educational reform after its structure and outcomes.

    So, what if you could use this same methodology to teach your managers and business leaders to use critical thinking in your business environment and strengthen leadership decision making? Join Harrison’s Rick Freehling as he overviews key concepts from the program and translates them from use in the high school classroom to the corporate training world.

    This session offers a unique opportunity to:

    • See how the next generation of learning is being taught to critically think
    • Talk directly to those learners about their experience in this unique program
    • Hear ideas from teens about how to translate how they learn to your training programs
    • Give back to our community by visiting the classroom and sharing your experiences

    Additionally, you’ll be joined at lunch by students from the program, so you can learn directly from them regarding their learning experience. And, those same students will be returning for a follow-up session in February – where they will have a chance to report out on a special assignment they will be given – based on your input. Before you leave the session, you’ll be asked to submit your most pressing business challenge where improved critical thinking by your leadership could make a big impact. Small groups will then decide on a problem and come back to make recommendations on how to help your leaders grow their ability to address that issue. We will also be looking for volunteers to visit the classroom and speak with students on those very problems so they can better understand the challenge before they make their recommendations.

    Our speaker for November: Rick Freehling, 21st Century Department Chair Rick Freehling was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He attended Regis Jesuit High School and went on to play baseball for Creighton University and spent two years in the minor leagues with the Florida Marlins organization. Rick began his teaching career in 2002 with Harrison School District 2 at Carmel Middle School, where he taught regular education social studies and math at the 6th grade level. In 2007, Rick was selected as one of seven teachers to implement the 21st Century “Pilot” Program at Carmel, with the intent to grow the program through high school. From 2011 until the present, Rick has been the Department Chair for the 21st Century Program. In 2012, Rick received exemplary status as a teacher in Harrison School District 2, a level that only nine out of 760 teachers have reached. Rick taught Math/Science Reasoning, World Economics and Globalization, Critical Thinking and Reasoning, and Critical Thinking in American Government.

    Lunch will be served and included in the cost of this event.

    Social Media conversation tags: #education, #workforceLearning, #21stCenturyLearner



    Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued up to 5 days before an event, meeting, or webinar. We are unable to issue refunds later than that date.

Past events

Thursday, October 16, 2014 Pikes Peak ASTD Annual Learning Summit
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Becoming a Person of Influence: Achieve Greater Success with Influence in Every Area of your Daily Life
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 What does the shift from ASTD to ATD mean for our skill sets and career possibilities?
Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Move That Class - How to Create Learning Activities
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Should HR Care About Big Data
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Pikes Peak ASTD/CSSHRM Joint Meeting and Workshop with Dr. Paul White
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 The Secret Sauce for Knowing and Developing Your Workforce
Thursday, May 15, 2014 World Café Brainstorming & Networking
Thursday, May 01, 2014 Focused Performance presented by National Speaker & Author Lou Russell
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Little Learning: Short-form Content is the Key to Big Results
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Comprehensive Learning and Performance Solutions
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Performance-Driven Learning: Closing the Loop
Thursday, March 13, 2014 Harvesting the Potential of Online Communities
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Personal Brand DNA
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Why Most Training Fails: 5 Keys to Flawless Implementation
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 How Your Brain Health Affects the Way You Work
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 First Annual Learning Activity Exchange
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Passing the Torch – Sharing critical knowledge with early career employees
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Holiday Social Evening - CANCELLED
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 The Power of Body Language
Monday, November 04, 2013 Pikes Peak ASTD Learning Summit
Thursday, October 24, 2013 Informal Learning: Reinforcement with the Motivation Built In
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8 Must-ask Questions When Implementing e-Learning
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Graphic Recording - Provide Graphic Illustrations While Facilitating
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Is it time for your organization to embrace Social Learning?
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Thinking Outside the Traditional Leadership Development Box
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Educate and Engage on a Non-Profit Budget
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Five Steps to Drive Business Results through Improved Employee Performance
Thursday, August 22, 2013 “Help me Obi-Social Kenobi. Social is my only hope.” Using the Force of Enterprise Social Networks to Keep Training Alive
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Follower Behaviors and Preferred Leadership Styles
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Winning Business: Making Sales Training Part of the Sales Enablement Engine
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Why Training is Broken and How to Put the Pieces Back Together Again
Thursday, July 11, 2013 Social Learning: Beyond the Hype
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 The I.D.E.A.L. Plan- A 5-Step Plan to Turn Your Business into the Business You've Always Wanted it to Be
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Communicate, Collaborate, and Become More Productive Using Social Learning Platforms
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Job Task Analysis ~ The Key to Designing an Effective Curriculum
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Feelings Count: Using Movies to Link Learning
Thursday, June 06, 2013 The Neuroscience of Change and Its Real-World Application for HR Professionals
Thursday, May 30, 2013 Why Training is Broken and How to Put the Pieces Back Together Again
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Leveraging Social Learning through Building Knowledge Communities
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Culture as Catalyst with James Sayno
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Meeting the Learning & Leadership Needs of Technical Employees
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Mastering Magical Persuasion with Traci Brown
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 How to Use Social Media for Learning
Thursday, April 04, 2013 Collaboration: The Spark Plug to Innovation
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 Designing Blended Solutions for Soft Skills Development
Friday, March 22, 2013 I “HEART” Tech Day
Thursday, March 14, 2013 Harvesting the Potential of Online Communities
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Yes You Can: Sparking Collaboration Beyond the Classroom
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Strengths-Based Engagement with Tom Crouser
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Virtual Learning Environments: Redefining the Learning Experience
Friday, February 15, 2013 Leading Change in a Fast Paced & Technological Workplace
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Online Communication for Non-Tekkies
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Prove your impact
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 The Power of Storytelling in the Virtual Classroom
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Yawn Proof Your eLearning without Busting the Bank
Thursday, January 17, 2013 Deploying and Cultivating Elearning Strategy in a Retail Environment
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Presenting to a Virtual Audience without Freaking Out
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 The Urgent Need For High Impact Leaders
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Easy Options for Increasing Virtual Interaction
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Producing Your Own Training Videos
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Showtime! Adding Production Value to Your Online Training
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Day With A Master - Doug Stevenson
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Diversity Matters with Jody Alyn
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 How to Find Your Purpose and Passion with Tara Nolan
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Thought Partnership Coaching: A New Approach to Solving Business Problems
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Are we there yet? Measuring Meaningful People Change
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 Social Media's Role in Learning & Development
Sunday, May 06, 2012 ASTD 2012 International Conference & Exposition
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 5 Best Practices for Effective Virtual Learning
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Real Strategies for Mobile Learning
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Learning Strategies for a Transparent World: Achieving Results With Virtual and Social Learning
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Basics of the ADDIE Model
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Driving Strategic Change with Wendy Mack
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Deciding How to Tell It: Selecting the Most Effective Instructional Method
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders with Sal Silvester
Thursday, December 08, 2011 Employee Learning Fair
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Developing Leader Coaches in Your Organization with Deb Siverson
Friday, October 07, 2011 Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) Certification Workshop
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Smart Talk - Audrey Nelson, Ph.D.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Emotional Intelligence with Dr. George Thomson
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Moving from Success to Significance: A Free Professional Development Lunch
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 ACCEL Lunch and Learn Seminar
Thursday, June 16, 2011 Joint meeting with CSSHRM - The Tale of 900 New Hires
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Day With A Master - Kevin Knebl
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Pikes Peak ASTD Social/Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Linda M. Potter - Open for Business

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