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Mission Impossible: Teaching Old Dawgs New Tricks

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2014
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Management Education Center (MEC), 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098


  • Current members of the Greater Detroit Chapter of ASTD

GDASTD January Meeting

"Mission Impossible:

Teaching Old Dawgs New Tricks"




A Facilitated Forum by Eileen Banchoff

A representative from each generation


Albert Einstein emphasized that “intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” If learning (and therefore performance) is actually one continuous journey how, when, and why should performance improvement practitioners segregate clients into age groups? Join in an hour-long discussion among experts [us] to decide whether it’s possible to account for generational differences when we attempt to improve work, worker, and/or workplace performance. Come prepared to actively participate and candidly express your age-related opinions, facts, and real-life-experiences to reach a group decision on whether it’s possible to teach old dawgs new tricks.


Learning Objectives:

  • Gain new insights in how to analyze learners for any type of performance improvement intervention
  • Uncover multiple factors that support skills/knowledge, capability, and attitude development
  • Listen to and tell stories of old dawgs successfully performing new tricks
  • Develop a healthier respect for performers of all ages


5:30pm-6:00pm:  Registration/Networking

6:00pm-6:45pm:  Dinner

6:45pm-8:30pm:  Presentation

About Eileen Banchoff
Dr. Eileen Banchoff, CPT, retired, has , first and foremost, been herself a life-long learner through formal education, informal hands-on experience, formal and non-formal professional development, and informal professional networking. Eileen has taught adults in the academic arena since 1969 – most recently teaching Adult Learning Theory and Performance Consulting classes to graduate students at Wayne State University. She also consults with Fortune 500 business clients to help them understand and identify the components of their corporate learning theory and customized curricula.

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Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted.  Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Thursday, January 9th. Cancellations received prior to this time/date can be 1) refunded to the credit card less a $5 processing fee or 2)transferred to the next scheduled GDASTD meeting date.

Refunds after this date cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.


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Address: 29488 Woodward Ave, #483 Royal Oak, MI 48073

Phone : 248-870-5014



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