Using Learning Objectives to Align Content and Activities
Speaker: Natasha Roberts, Director of Talent Development, Urban Institute
CME: 1 (pending)
Location: Link to join the session will be sent out on April 25, the day prior to the event.
Description: Learning objectives are key to designing an effective training program. They provide focus and can be used as the roadmap for what content, activities, and assessments are needed. In this engaging session, Ms. Roberts will share with the group 1) best practices on how to write effective learning objectives and 2) tips and tools that will help participants ensure training content and activities support desired performance outcomes.
About the speaker: Natasha Roberts is director of talent development at the Urban Institute. She is responsible for Urban’s talent development strategy and efforts to develop a more robust performance- and learning-driven program for staff that includes enhanced performance management capabilities and e-learning tools. She plans, facilitates, designs, and develops training and development activities to support Urban initiatives.
Before joining Urban, Roberts was a senior associate for training and development at Chemonics International Inc. Before that, she held positions at UNICEF, Kaplan Test Prep, the United States Mission to the United Nations, and the International Institute for Sustainable Development. She has expertise in coaching, mentoring, supervising, and designing training programs on topics ranging from management and leadership to budgeting and proposal writing. Roberts is a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) and its affiliated Washington, DC, chapter. She is an active leader in the Metro DC ATD chapter as a board member between 2017 and 2019 and the co-leader of the instructional design community of practice since 2016. She received her MA in international relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations and is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP).