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Abstract: How confident are you that your training is sticking? Studies show that most adult learning falls flat for one big reason: engagement. In this dynamic session, discover the 7 secrets to creating a dynamic training program guaranteed to stick. Find out how to ensure habits are formed after your training and practical ways to measure growth. Gabrielle Bosché will reveal what training America's top brands has taught her about trends and what big training and development trends you can expect to see with the next generation.

Bio:
Gabrielle Bosché is America's Millennial expert. She is a best-selling author and international keynote speaker. Gabrielle has developed Millennial engagement strategies for presidential campaigns, Fortune 500 CEOs and top military generals. She has been featured in outlets such as: Washington Post, Huffington Post, Fast Company, Business Insider, Bloomberg Radio and NPR. Gabrielle is the author of three books on her generation, including 5 Millennial Myths: The Handbook For Managing and Motivating Millennials and The Millennial Entrepreneur: Side-hustlers, Startups and Disrupters Restarting America. Gabrielle is the Founder and President of The Millennial Solution—a startup helping generations work better together with online and live training workshops. Learn more at www.millennialsolution.com.
10/18/2018 1:00 PM
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Exploring Java 9: Part I
Java 9 is by far the biggest change to the Java language, the JDK, and the JVM. In this two part series we will explore the improvements, the additions. and the advances. In part I we will look at the language level changes and the addition of new and highly valuable methods in the JDK. We will also discuss the benefits of the Java REPL—JShell.

About the speaker
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
10/30/2018 1:00 PM
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Exploring Java 9: Part II
Java 9 is by far the biggest change to the Java language, the JDK, and the JVM. In this two part series we will explore the improvements, the additions. and the advances. In part II we focus on Java Modularization. We will look at the need for modularization, discuss the benefits it offers, and with a series of examples build and use Java 9 modules. We will also discuss how to transition from pre-Java 9 to Java 9 modules.

About the speaker
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
11/5/2018 1:00 PM
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**This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU until 11/8/2020!**

Subtitle: Learn the 7 steps to creating your purpose & getting more out of your life and career!

Abstract: In working with executive clients, many will say, “I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up” or “I just haven’t found my purpose.” In today’s world, many people are ending their workday feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and unfulfilled. Some are just biding their time waiting for the weekend or looking even further down the road to retirement. Even people who like their jobs often feel as though something is missing.

In this presentation, you will learn the top 7 reasons why you haven’t found your purpose. You will also walk through the 7 steps to resolving this problem and learn how to create a life that is fulfilling to you and adds value to your world.

PDU: Leadership

Our presenter is…
• A former high school and collegiate basketball coach
• She is a chemist by degree which makes her a little nerdy and has 15 years of experience in IT that makes her a little geeky
• Her career has included positions as a chemist, medical technologist, laboratory automation specialist, computer validation consultant, project manager, and director for an IT consulting firm
• She has spoken to over 23,000 project managers, business owners, and executives over the last 9 years
• Her picture has twice graced the cover of the Project Management Institute’s trade magazine, PMI Today
• She is one of the few women who umpire Little League Baseball and you may catch her on the field at the Little League World Series soon
• Today she owns her own business and is passionate about inspiring audiences to think better and get unstuck so they can achieve more of what they want in their life
• Not too bad for a girl who was afraid of public speaking until 2006
You’re in for a real treat… an inspiring and actionable presentation from the Thought Coach, Traci Duez (pronounced Do’ Ez)!

11/8/2018 1:00 PM
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*This webinar will be worth 1 Leadership PDU!*
Getting clear, concise, accurate requirements is the most difficult part of business analysis because people are unique and requirements are complex. This presentation provides tips and techniques for improving your requirements elicitation practices by better preparing for requirements gathering sessions.
• Consider unique stakeholder characteristics and how best to communicate with each individual
• Prepare for discussions with stakeholders about requirements by focusing on one type of requirement at a time
• Use intense, active listening to pick up on stakeholder concerns, assumptions, and differentiate between needs and wants

About Barbara Carkenord, CBAP®, PMI-PBA®, PMP®, PMI-ACP®, SAFe® POPM

Barbara is a leader in the business analysis profession providing training and consulting to help companies improve their analysis maturity, consistency, and effectiveness. She combines her entrepreneurial and business analysis experience with her love of education to promote the development of the business analysis practice. Barbara serves on the board of directors for the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). During her career Barbara co-founded two successful companies and worked in varied industries including manufacturing, financial services, real estate, and software development. Barbara has worked as a leader, mentor, consultant, trainer, and instructional designer. She has written numerous books, articles, blogs, and training manuals all aimed at helping professionals enhance their skills including Seven Steps to Mastering Business Analysis.

Throughout her career Barbara has been passionate about enabling people and organizations to succeed through analysis. Analytical thinking allows organizations to increase their process efficiency and improve the quality of their products. Beginning her career in software development, early assignments allowed her to design systems which streamlined employee processes, increased the quality of information, and improved customer relationships.

Barbara’s focus on critical thinking and increasing business value drove her to help define the business analysis profession. As an early IIBA Member, she worked on the development of the worldwide standard for business analysis, the BABOK® Guide.
11/16/2018 1:00 PM
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Business Analysis; Project Management; Quality Assurance / Testing; Leadership
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**This session will be worth 1 Strategic PDU (Category B, self-report) until 11/29/2020!**

Many organizations are faced with project execution and experience high cost overruns and challenges to deliver the anticipated value. In working with many clients and reading study after study a root cause points to requirement issues. It could be missing requirements, too many requirements, conflicting requirements, or multiple interpretations of the same requirement.

In the end this challenge and struggle relates to how organizations are making and communicating decisions before, during and after projects. Decisions need to be made with the right information available at the right time.

In this session, Kupe will be discussing Decision Making. One of your main responsibilities is to help others make better decisions, and to make decisions yourself. If decisions are not made during a project nothing can get accomplished. Easier said than done right? Making a decision, especially when there isn’t consensus can be interesting to say the least. However, there are tools that can be used to help facilitate decision making – tools that will lead you and the team to the right decision. After this session, you will look at your role in a whole new light.

Session Objectives
• The Importance of Decision Making to increase the success of projects
• When you need to make decisions and the tools to help make them
• How you help others make decisions

Bio:
As the founder of KupeTalks, Kupe’s main objective is to help you connect, collaborate, and be ready for the future. For the past 20 years, Kupe has been helping organizations achieve business value with an improvisational advantage.

Kupe is an author, keynote speaker, coach and a trained improv actor. Some think Broccoli & Cheetos is an odd combination, but you will be delighted with Kupe’s combination of laughter and learning. Kupe is a connector and has a goal in life to meet everyone! So, drop what you’re doing and connect with him on LinkedIn now. Why are you still reading this…connect with Kupe?!
11/29/2018 1:00 PM
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Management; Leadership; Project Management; Business Analysis
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The confidence gap is real. Research shows that compared with men, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they’ll do worse on tests, and they generally underestimate their abilities. Success, it turns out, correlates just as closely with confidence as it does with competence. So, how can women take control, increase professional confidence and Stop Settling? And how can you, as leaders, impart these lessons to your own employees?
Leslie Vickrey, CEO and Founder of ClearEdge Marketing, and Co-Founder of ARA (Attract, Retain and Advance women in tech), will share data from a women in tech survey that reveals the number one piece of advice for women revolves around being confident, along with real-world examples of her own experiences as well as those she’s mentored over the years.
Leslie will also interview special guest Dana Shaw-Arimoto, Executive and Leadership Team Coach, Advisor, Speaker, Author & CEO and Founder of Phoenix5 and the Stop Settling® movement, to share how the Stop Settling movement was born of a perfect storm of convergence and what you can do to help you and your employees achieve the success they desire.
In prep: If you haven’t seen Amy Cuddy’s TED Talk around Power Posing and body language as it relates to confidence, we encourage you to watch it in advance of the webinar: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.
You can also take Dana’s 5-minute Stop Settling quiz (optional!) to determine where you are making unconscious decisions and/or trade-offs in life. https://phoenix5th.com/stop-settling 
12/4/2018 1:00 PM
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An integral part to any DevOps effort involves automation. No longer do we wish to manage tens, hundreds or even thousands of servers by hand, even if that were possible. What we need is a programmatic way to create and configure servers, be those for local development, all the way to production.

This is where tools like Ansible come into play. Ansible offers us a way to define what our server configurations are to look like using plain-text, version-controlled configuration files.

Not only does this help with avoiding “snow-flakes”, but it promotes server configuration to participate in the SDLC, pulling server configuration closer to the developers.

In this session, we will explore what Ansible has to offer, decipher the Ansible terminology, and run some examples to configure a local server.

About the speaker
Raju Gandhi is a programmer, consultant, speaker, trainer and all around nice guy. He has worked in the software industry for over 15 years, with experience in both government and private sector. He is a strong advocate of functional programming, and a proponent of immutability across both hardware and software. You can find him online on twitter as @looselytyped, as well as his blog, https://www.looselytyped.com. He’s a speaker for the No Fluff Just Stuff Java conference series, who host UberCon, RichWeb, ArchCon, Angular Summits, etc., and does about 20 conferences a year. In his spare time, you will find Raju reading, playing with technology, or spending time with his wonderful and significantly better half.
12/13/2018 1:00 PM
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JavaScript and its ecosystem can be complex. What if you could learn a framework and be productive right away? We'll learn the basics of Vue.js and show how to get an app running in less than a minute! We'll explore what makes Vue unique, how to get started, and cover the fundamentals you need to produce web apps in today's environment. We'll touch on data bindings, templates, components, routing, state management, and the Vue CLI. You'll walk away knowing why Vue is one of the hottest rising stars in the Web world and how to take create apps on your own.

Speaker Bio
John Papa is a Google Developer Expert, Microsoft Regional Director and MVP, author of 100+ articles and 10 books, and a former technology Evangelist for Microsoft client teams. He specializes in professional application development with technologies including HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Angular, Gulp, Knockout, C#, and ASP.NET. He can often be found speaking around the world at keynotes and sessions for conferences such as ngConf, Build, MIX, PDC, TechEd, VSLive and AngleBrackets. John is a co-host of the popular Adventures in Angular podcast and formerly was the host of the show Silverlight TV on Channel 9 and hosted many events including the MIXer and Open Source Fest at major conferences. He currently enjoys authoring courses for Pluralsight. You can always find John at johnpapa.net or on twitter at @john_papa.

If you’re looking for more training from John Papa, including AngularJS, John has 20+ courses available via Pluralsight – https://www.pluralsight.com/authors/john-papa
1/23/2019 1:00 PM
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JavaScript; Programming

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Apex offers multiple Toolbox Talks (our webinar program) monthly for our contract employees, candidates and clients. These Talks are presented by industry experts, including well-known authors and conference speakers in their respective fields, to do a mixture of highly technical, project management or business analysis sessions. Many of these Talks are worth PDUs (PMI certs), CDUs (IIBA certs), and CEUs (CompTIA certs). All of our webinars are free!

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