Professionalism in Practice: Learning Science, Myths, Superstitions, & Misconceptions | with Clark Quinn, Ph.D.

  • 28 Aug 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Chabot-Las Positas Community College District Office, Dublin, CA


  • (formerly Mt. Diablo ASTD)
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Join Us for Networking, Dinner & A Meeting Titled…

Professionalism in Practice: 

Learning Science, Myths, Superstitions, & Misconceptions



Clark Quinn, Ph.D.

Come on the 28th, declutter your mind of fallacious L&D thinking, and get the world's quickest reboot on what learning can and should be.

The human brain is... 

arguably the most complicated thing in the known universe. Designing programs for systematic change involves a bit more than adopting a "let's toss some bullet points on the screen and add a quiz" process.   


Here's what's concerning:   

What we too often see in practice is the prevalence of many myths, superstitions, and misconceptions about what works.  


In this interactive session, we will...

  • Reestablish our grounding in learning science
  • Debunk some learning myths
  • Update, refine, and expand our understanding of some familiar concepts
  • Clarify some of the terms we see
  • Expose some common mistaken beliefs
  • Raise awareness of unconscious practices
  • Identify unhelpful practices

We’ll do a whirlwind tour of learning science; then... 

we will close with some practical steps to avoid the junk and implement the scientifically sound learning concepts and constructs that get results.   



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You're invited. Join us! Bring a Manager! Bring a friend!


About the Presenter:

Clark Quinn, Ph.D.

Clark Quinn has been innovating for business, education, government, and the not-for-profit sectors for over 30 years. His work has been recognized through invitations to speak around the globe. Integrating creativity, cognitive science, and technology, he delivers engaging and effective solutions to learning, knowledge and performance needs. 

Dr. Quinn has led the design of elearning, mlearning, games, and adaptive & performance support systems. An internationally known speaker, consultant, and author of five books covering gaming, learning science, strategy, and a soon to be released book on Learning Myths. His book most relevant to this talk is Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance." 

In 2012, Clark was recognized with the eLearning Guild's first Guild Master award. He blogs at and provides solutions through Quinnovation. 


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The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for ATD SF East Bay Members: $28
  • Guests: $40
  • Affiliate Chapter Members Rate: $35
  • Student Rate: $25
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)


Typical Monthly Meeting Agenda

  • 6:00 pm Networking & Registration
  • 6:20 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 7:30 pm Meeting Adjourns / Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually 

mentioned during the meeting

New Location

Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

7600 Dublin Boulevard

Dublin, CA 94568

We meet in room 270.
Take the elevator and follow the signs.

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