Virtual Happy Hour Thursdays

Thursdays | 4 - 4:55 PM

Quick, informal explorations of the tools and techniques you can use to facilitate outstanding virtual events.

May 21 - Best Practices for the Virtual Training Room

If you've been conducting virtual training sessions, we're going to want to hear from you!

We have some special guests joining us this week:

      • Dr. Maureen Orey, CPTD and former ATD Chapter Area Manager 
      • Gwen Franco, Programs Co-Director for ATD San Diego
      • Cynthia Toro,  ATD Dallas

Also, share your favorite virtual activity before we get started, and we may try it out!  We'll be using Zoom, so consider that as you plan out how to lead the activity, or we'll just work things out on the fly.

And we all know how that goes...

Showing Learning Impact:
There's a Gap for That!

May Learning Event | Wed, May 27 | 12 - 4:55 PM | REGISTER

In environments where more and more organizations are competing for resources and attempting to do more with less, learning leaders are facing increased pressure to show how training investments contribute to strategic business measures and add bottom line value. 

Through real-world case examples and practical tips and tools, this interactive webinar will highlight proven practices for demonstrating the impact of learning.

You’ll walk away with job-aids that can be immediately used to enhance the business value of your learning efforts and grow your credibility as a strategic business partner.

Career Series - Free to the L&D community

Wednesdays | 6 - 7 PM | May thru June 3

Book Club Mondays

Mondays | 7 - 8:30 PM | Free

The ATD-OC Book Club is free and open to non-members too! It's a great way to learn more about ATD-OC and our wonderful members.

June 1Buy*In: *Saving your good idea from getting shot down

BizSIG Invitational:
Program Evaluation Based on Results

Tues, June 2 | 7 - 8:30 PM | REGISTER | Free

Wed, June 3 | 12 - 1:30 PM | REGISTER | Free | ENCORE

Evaluation is part of every aspect of talent development and especially training.

In this BizSIG virtual meeting, we delve into best practice evaluations for results. AND the best news of all, during this time of ‘Stay at Home,’ your ticket to this virtual meeting is FREE.

The foundation for the discussion is Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Training Evaluation– the single greatest model for evaluation of training (Everything else is just a bad copy.)

Don’t agree with the paragraph above? Come and contribute to the discussion. We’d love to hear your perspective.


Volunteers 2019-2020

Arlene Carranza
Cecilia Fernandes
Kim-Khue Chieffo
Christine Dunham
Daniell Pevehouse
Geri Lopker
Anthony Harmetz
Jeannie Jurado
Jesus Avalos
Joe Neric
John Lee
Karen Angus
Karen Thompson
Kathleen Dvorak
Ken Dixon
Denise Lamonte
Lola Gershfeld
Lori Schnaider
Margaret Connery
Matthew Van Matre
Melissa Ruiz
Michelle Adrian
Nancy Ingram
Paul Pancoe
Ranya Ebrahim
Rhonda Askaland
Sam Girgis
Shirlee Wallingford
Tacy Riehm
Tamara Carpenter
T. Brendan Donahoe
Tiffany Nye
Tracey Byrnes
Valerie Kohler
Vera Michaels
Britt Wilson

Upcoming events

Dear ATD-Orange County Learning Community:

In light of the recent developments and recommendations regarding COVID-19 by the CDC, the ATD-Orange County Chapter will move all our events online effective immediately and lasting until this directive is lifted.

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Remember to use Chapter Code CH8091 when registering. 


BizSIG Series: Transforming Learning & Development

5-week Series based on Peter Block's Flawless Consulting Book 

Starts Tuesday, June 9 | Learn more


In this discussion series, you can discover and learn:The problem is L&D is working on the wrong end of the problem by focusing on ROI.


  • How to get ahead with your L&D projects?
  • Why your approach is more important than your results?
  • Why buy*in is your most objective?


Let the accountants focus on ROI, you have more important dragons to slay.

Working from the book Peter Block Flawless Consulting: A Guide to Getting Your Expertise Used, you can become a powerful force within your organization as we discuss Peter Block's consulting model.






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