Accelerated Learning – CANCELLED

Event Date/Time

  • Friday, April 27, 2018
    8:00 am - 11:00 am


800 NE Oregon St
United States


Intended Audience

This program is for learning professionals who want to create and deliver engaging programs with impact. Whether you are a novice or experienced trainer, instructional designer, organizational development professional, or team leader if you are interested in making sure what you design or facilitate is focused on what matters, that your participants are engaged throughout the process, and that when they leave they are able, willing and inspired to do what it takes to apply what they have learned and experienced back at work, this program is for you.


Discover the Accelerated Learning Cycle that will inspire and engage learners while increasing knowledge retention and transfer. AL is a powerful methodology for designers and facilitators based on extensive research and an evolving understanding of learning and human development. The Accelerated Learning Cycle provides you with a template for creating integrated learning programs that maximize the effectiveness of the physical environment, the learners’ state of mind, auditory and visual support, facilitation techniques, and activities to support deep personal connection, reflection, and application. Make every training minute count—in the classroom, online, and on the job!

This session is hands on! Bring a topic or recent training module you have crated for a hands-on exercise that will speed up and enhance both the design and learning process.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the Accelerated Learning Cycle to design, develop, and deliver effective and efficient learning programs.
  • Design an engaging learning environment that supports learning, experimentation, builds trust and builds a learning community.
  • Use music, games, simulations, discovery activities, and reflective processes to facilitate deep learning and transformation.
  • Organize content in ways that increase learner engagement and knowledge transfer.

Additional Resources


Sheri Kendal-duPont
Learning and Development Manager, FCR

Sheri Kendall-duPont has been working with organizations for over 15 years to support them in designing and delivering learning programs that have true impact for learners and the organization. She began her career at Goodwill Industries as an Employment Specialist responsible for inspiring ex-felons to reconnect with their talents and discover a career. This experience inspired her to complete her undergrad degree in Business Administration at Northwest Christian University and a graduate degree in Training and Development from Roosevelt University.

She is equal parts facilitator, instructional designer, coach, and consultant. She has held positions in learning and development at non-profit organization, institutions of higher education, government agencies, healthcare, and contact centers.

In her current role as Learning and Development Manager for FCR, she has developed and implemented a successful coaching model for frontline leaders, a certification program and process for trainers, and a customer service professional learning program for new employees. Her customer service and training insight and expertise has earned her the title of ICMI 2017 Thought Leader of the Year, her blog posts have placed on the top 20 of the year in 2016, and she is now a featured contributor for ICMI and contributes articles on learning and development.

Sheri has been a lead instructor for ATD-Cascadia's Fundamentals of Training and Annual Conference.

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Program Details

  • Check in at 7:30 am.
  • Workshop is in Room 1A.
  • View transportation options.
  • Limited to 50 participants.

Registration Details

  • Registration is available for our partner organizations.
  • To receive a refund, a written request must be received in the Chapter office at least one week before the event.
  • No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.
  • Prices go up at the door.
  • Have a full stamp card? To redeem your stamp card, please use the Contact The Chapter email form to request an online registration code.


Takeaways for Participants

  1. Participant handout
  2. Workshop Planning worksheet
  3. Individual Development Plan worksheet
  4. Access to the course on for 30 days.

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CPLP Recertification Credit

CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the CPLP webpage for complete information.

The Chapter estimates 3 recertification hours for this workshop.

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HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credit

This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the HRCI recertification webpage or the SHRM recertification webpage for more information.

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Alignment with ATD's Competency Model
Areas of Expertise
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

  1. Performance Improvement
  2. Instructional Design
  3. Training Delivery
  4. Learning Technologies
  5. Evaluating Learning Impact
  6. Managing Learning Programs
  7. Integrated Talent Management
  8. Coaching
  9. Knowledge Management
  10. Change Management


800 NE Oregon St, Portland, Oregon, 97232, United States