BizSIG: For Initiative-taking Individuals in Talent Development
The BizSIG serves the needs of internal and external organizational development practitioners.
If you are a facilitator, trainer, instructional designer, organizational development specialist, manager, coach, consultant…the BizSIG is for YOU!
The BizSIG offers learning and networking opportunities through programs focusing on business and talent development results. The content of BizSIG programs apply to all types of organizations: government, non-profit, not-for-profit, and for-profit organizations.While there are multiple roles in organizational development, all of them focus on skill development and growth of individuals improving the organizations they serve.
Why Join BizSIG:
The BizSIG is innovative. It all began in 2015 with our experimentation of hybrid meeting formats. That’s right - 5 years before the pandemic! The BizSIG also sparked the idea for the new and soon to be released virtual ATD-OC Total Trainer University. We experiment with content, delivery, pricing, media, presenters, topics, and design. For 2022, the BizSIG is innovating again, with a mastermind format.
In our mastermind format, you share, discuss, add learning points and counterpoints, and apply the knowledge gleaned from hosts and colleagues.
The BizSIG is for people on the L&D fast-track. Each meeting agenda includes learning points and time for sharing knowledge and experience. Volunteer for a SPOTLIGHT POSITION in advance of the meeting and receive recommendations and insights from participants of the meeting. Download and fill out this FORM.
There are three cycles within the agenda. Because of the time limit, mastermind participation is limited to ten (10) individuals – usually the first ten which sign up for the program, though they may opt out of the mastermind circle, when there are more than ten individuals. Time permitting, additional participant questions and insights are invited.
Prepare for the meeting by jotting down your experiences and questions regarding the topic for the meeting.
1. Intro and networking – 10 min
2. Learning points shared by hosts and questions answered – 15 min
3. Cycle One: Mastermind "hotseats" share – 15 min
4. Cycle Two: Mastermind "hotseats" ask – 15 min
5. Cycle Three: Mastermind "hotseats" apply – 15 min
6. Spotlight Discussion – 10 min
7. Open Discussion: With time available, all parties have an opportunity for questions, suggestions, and discussion – 10 min
8. Wrap-up – 2 min
An expert at organizational development, leadership, and persuasive communication, which includes skills of innovation, influence, negotiation, sales, body language, micro-expressions, finance, and authority, he has been part of the L&D industry since 1988 and is experienced in construction, finance, healthcare, government, unions, tech, manufacturing, and service.
Jeffrey served as an ATD-OC board member from 2014-2020. VP Marketing, President-Elect, President, and Past President.
Jeffrey is a Certified Scuba Instructor and loves surfing, freediving, kite surfing, flying, and rodeo. He won his first rodeo buckle in 1990.
He may be reached at BizSIG@atdoc.org
Rona is co-founder of Playful Mind Project, an organization changing corporate culture, igniting ideas, and exponentially increasing employee productivity through purposeful and attuned play.
Rona is a frequent guest on TV, radio programs, and podcasts from San Francisco to New York. Her articles are featured in Corporate Wellness Magazine, Town and Country Magazine, and New York’s Pierless Magazine.
Rona is a certified Reiki Master and loves cooking, running, playing tennis, and glamping.
She may be reached at email@example.com
Also, Rona and Jeffrey are hosts of the BizSouls, a podcast delving into the heart and soul of business and the people who make it happen. BizSouls is fast-paced, funny and informative. Biz-Souls Podcast