The Perfect Blend: How to Get a Standing Ovation from your Learners

  • Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 7:45 PM
  • 111 South King Street, Bank of Hawaii 5th Floor Center of Excellence
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P.O. Box 1633
Honolulu, Hawaii 96806-1633
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The Perfect Blend: How to Get a Standing Ovation from your Learners


Learn how The Queen's Health Systems reinvented their New Employee Orientation with a perfect blend of eLearning, gamification and classroom delivery.


Join Debbie, Nelwyn and Dina as they take you on a journey through the transformation of the Queen’s Health Systems orientation program. Learn about the challenges they faced, the discoveries made and the creative approach to learning that leaves their new employees excited and asking for more.

At this event, you will…

  • Experience a simulation of the Queen’s New Employee Orientation.
  • Learn how they designed and developed the program, including lessons learned and the "happy accident".
  • See how they used Articulate Storyline to create The Amazing Race eLearning component.

Come prepared to be inspired and learn how you can replicate these concepts in your organization.



5:00pm - 5:45pm Check-in, Appetizers and Network

5:45pm - 7:45pm Presentation

About the Presenters:

Debbie Powell

Training and Development Manager

The Queen’s Health Systems

Debbie began her journey into the organizational development field nearly 20 years ago. “My passion is leadership development and my industry expertise is in health care.” She is a Training Manager at The Queen's Health Systems responsible for supporting the learning and development needs for a team of 5,000. I have a special interest in Equine Guided Education, using horses in leadership and team development work.


Nelwyn Yee


Learning and Performance Improvement Solutions

Nelwyn Yee is the owner of Learning and Performance Improvement Solutions. She has created online and instructor led courses for companies in Hawaii and California -- for example, Kaiser Permanente, Roche, the University of Hawaii, Queens Medical Center, Hawaiian Electric Company. Nelwyn also has extensive experience conducting needs assessments, creating learning strategies and evaluating training effectiveness.

Before starting her company, Nelwyn served as a Training Manager for the Ilikai, a Senior Learning Consultant for Kaiser Permanente, and a Senior Instructional Designer at Genentech.

Nelwyn served on the ASTD Hawaii board for six years including serving as the Chapter President and Chapter Board Advisor. She is grateful for the professional development that ASTD has provided.


Dina Tsuda

Training Manager

Title Guaranty of Hawaii

Dina Tsuda is the Training Manager of Title Guaranty of Hawaii, a locally owned and family runned escrow and title company. She is responsible for the overall company learning strategy and specializes in instructional design, eLearning and LMS administration. Prior to her current role at Title Guaranty, Dina worked as a Learning and Development Consultant for Business Solution Technologies (BST), a Regional LMS Administrator for Kaiser Permanente and as a HR Supervisor at Title Guaranty of Hawaii. Dina has been serving the ASTD community as a board member since 2006, ranging from the VP of Records to the Past President role. She believes ASTD Hawaii has helped to shape her career and build life-long relationships with other learning and development professionals.




AOE (Area of Expertise):

The AOE for this Event is “Learning Technologies”, one of 10 ASTD competencies. Attend Events in each of the 10 Competencies and receive an ASTD Hawaii - Area of Expertise Certificate for 2014/2015 and a stamp for this event in your Area of Expertise tracking card. (Tracking cards are available at the event.)

The ASTD’s competency model provides a basis for the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) certification program. Learn more about CPLP at

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