speaking engagements

Dr. Guralnick has been a regular speaker and panelist at both industry and academic events for many years. His speaking engagements have included the following:

Keynote Speeches

Invited Talks

Video Interviews

Panels

Panel Discussion Leader

Panelist

Workshops, Seminars, and Courses

  • Online Course - "The Future of Online Learning: Technologies, Tools, and Techniques." This 4-week online course has the following description
    Technology is changing rapidly, and the possible uses of technology for education, training, and to improve job performance are seemingly endless. But technology-based solutions are not always successful, for one reason or another. As the world of online learning and performance changes, learner expectations change as well
    The course is aimed at corporate trainers, professors, and others interested in understanding successful approaches to online learning and performance support along with the research and theory that explain why they work. Dr. Guralnick designed the course and serves as the course professor each year.
  • Online Course - "Workplace e-learning: Creating an Effective e-learning User Experience." This 8-week online course has run twice annually since 2011, and has attracted participants from around the world.

    The course is aimed at corporate trainers, professors, and others interested in understanding successful approaches to online learning and performance support along with the research and theory that explain why they work. Dr. Guralnick designed the course and serves as the course professor each year.
  • Leader, Post-Conference Workshop, "Simulations & Games for Financial Services Training & Development"
    Training, Development, & Learning Technology Innovations for Financial Services, March 5-6, 2015, Philadelphia

  • Leader, Post-Conference Workshop, "Designing Successful E-learning and Performance Technology Initiatives"
    Training, Development, & Learning Technology Innovations for Financial Services, October 13-14, 2014, Philadelphia

  • Leader, Post-Conference Workshop, "Designing Successful E-learning and Performance Technology Initiatives"
    Training, Development, & Learning Technology Innovations for Financial Services, March 10-11, 2014, Philadelphia

  • Leader, Post-Conference Workshop, "Designing Successful E-learning and Performance Technology Initiatives"
    Training, Development, & Learning Technology Innovations for Financial Services, March 10-11, 2014, Philadelphia

  • Leader, Post-Conference Seminar, "Designing Successful E-learning and Performance Technology Initiatives"
    Training, Development, & Learning Technology Innovations for Financial Services, October 16-17, 2012, Chicago

  • Leader, Post-Conference Workshop, "Designing Successful E-learning and Performance Technology Initiatives"
    Training, Development, & Learning Technology Innovations for Financial Services, March 20-21, 2012, New York

    In this interactive workshop, participants explore the educational research that relates to skill transfer, and see brief examples of successful courses and products from other industries, outside financial services. For the remainder of the session, participants will share their own experiences—what has worked well, what has not worked as well, and what they would like to design next. As a group, we will discuss these experiences with the goal of defining and clarifying the characteristics of successful e-learning and performance technology initiatives in the financial services industry.
  • Leader, Pre-Conference Workshop
    Eyes on UX 2009 Conference, November 11-12, Vasa, Finland.

    Pre-conference Workshop on the User Experience in E-Learning. This workshop's theme was educational media, with a special focus on how to evaluate the learning experience of the end user. The workshop format involved a mix of discussions of evaluation targets in relation to contexts, group work on how to design evaluation instruments, and demonstrations of educational media.
  • Course at Teachers College at Columbia University, "E-Learning Design for Business and Industry."
    2004-present, New York, NY

    The course is aimed at graduate students, including master's and Ph.D. students as well as continuing education students. Dr. Guralnick designed the course and serves as the course professor each year.
  • Seminar Series for ASTD, the American Society for Training & Development
    2002-2009, New York, NY

    Over 70 educational sessions covering scenario design, Return on investment (ROI), performance support, social learning, podcasts, and many more topics.
  • Seminar Series on Scenario Design and Authoring for Target Stores Trainers
    2002-2004, Minneapolis, MN.

    A set of seminars which taught Target's trainers the principles behind a scenario-based, learning-by-doing approach to online learning, along with ways to implement the scenarios technically without requiring programming. The seminar series was based on a detailed design and implementation process that David, along with colleague Christine Levy, had developed and refined over the years.

Presentations