From Change Management to Virtual Training Techniques,
our Talent Development Leaders share their passion with you!
Join us for this Micro-Conference experience for quick and timely topics that increase your knowledge and enhance your network connections. The following case studies and panel discussion will be sure to get your mind reaching out for more!
How will you help your organization build a new normal? How can you align organization design with business strategy? Let's work through one perspective, the STAR Model
Jazz Up Your Online Meetings
Innovation is often a result of challenges. When we are faced with obstacles, necessity drives new ways of doing things. Training Management Meet-Up is a forum for training managers and leaders to share ideas. In this session we will share a simple innovation that can jazz up your online meetings and reduce time spent in classroom collaboration.
Lessons Learned in Virtual Training
ATD-Orange County dove into virtual training along with the rest of the world this year, and challenged the medium with innovative approaches to remotely facilitate engaging instructor-led content. What lessons did we learn? What best practices might we share? A quick panel discussion with some of our virtual event facilitators.
Critical Skills Discussion
Presenting a micro case study for breakout room discussion. Join in with other learning professionals discovering a critical skill for talent development specialists.
Special Interest Group (SIGs) leaders focus their talent development passions to complement our general chapter learning events. They offer small group meetings where people with a specific area of expertise or interest can get together and be more laser-focused in their learning and networking.
5:50 PM Registration, Networking
6:00 PM Main Program
7:30 PM Event Close
Each ATD-OC Learning Event will be aligned to one Talent Development Capability, as identified by ATD National.
We seek to update our member's knowledge of relevant industries and industry segments.
To find out more about the ATD Capability Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://tdcapability.org.
For evening meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day of the meeting, but walkins are welcome.
For breakfast & lunch meetings: Pre-registration closes at noon on the day before the meeting, but walkins are welcome.
Cancellation/refund deadline is noon on the Monday before the meeting. No shows will be charged in full.
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Integrating company cultures is difficult on its own…now add in the complexity of three different geographic cultures.
In this session, Jennifer McCusker, Ph.D., will:
Come hear what worked and what challenges were met as she takes us through the journey.
5:00 - 5:10 Welcome
5:10 - 5:15 Introduction
5:15 - 6:15 Presentation
6:15 - 6:30 QA, Closing
Contact SIG Leaders:
Jason Galeener, (714) 651-4440, or
Kim-Khue Chieffo, (661) 644-3119
As we continue to utilize virtual environments to re-imagine our personal and professional connections, we find ourselves reaching beyond the physical boundaries that previously have limited our networks.
Join the members of ATD San Diego, ATD Orange County, and ATD Los Angeles for our second joint networking event!
Everyone had such a great time in June, they wanted to do it again! Come meet the neighbors, make new friends, build your network and have some fun!
We’ll start big, and zoom small, moving into two intimate breakout sessions where you can connect with fellow learning, training and development professionals throughout the region.
Bring your own beverage of choice, flip on that video camera, and mingle!
This event is restricted to 30 attendees per chapter!
Register early to ensure your seat!
Innovation results when necessity drives us to find new ways of doing things. And COVID-19 has sure driven training groups to find new ways of doing things.
It’s been about 6 months since COVID-19 forced learning groups to make dramatic changes. We’d like to invite you to a meeting where you’ll share some of your own successes and innovations and learn about those of other organizations.
Michele Bivens, Director of Training and Development at Farmers & Merchants’ Bank, will kick us off with a discussion of the changes her department made to create great new learning experiences for its associates.
Then we’ll all have a chance to share what we’ve all been doing differently in terms of:
Michele Bivens: Michele has been the Training Director at F&M Bank since 2012. Prior to joining F&M, Michele was the President of MetaForce, a training and consulting company. Michele has over 35 years of training experience, focusing in the areas of leadership, management and coaching.
Training Management Meet-Up is a forum for training managers and leaders to share ideas, resources and best practices. The meetings are open to all members of the talent development community, and the focus is on discussions that would be of benefit to training managers
In the current environment, we’re facing multiple crises at once… The COVID-19 pandemic. Social injustice and prolonged protests against these injustices. Natural disasters. Financial stress causing furloughs, layoffs and budget cuts. And, the next crisis is just around the corner.
It’s been months of dealing with the change and the uncertainty of the "new normal." You’re feeling the effects… Stress that makes it difficult to shift psychologically, emotionally, and productively.
With all hands are on deck to address the most pressing issues, you feel like there’s hardly any time to think about or work on your career. And, with so much out of your control, you’re concerned about your organization and even your job. Talent development professionals can feel especially vulnerable working in what some may consider non-essential positions.
What steps should you be taking to build your career resilience?
Based on her upcoming book, Resilience Ready: The Leader’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises, join Vivian Blade for this hands-on, skill-building program, where she will unpack:
- 3 ways the recent crises are changing careers and career management
- 3 fears about your career and how to put them in perspective
- 5 Resilience Ready Principles and strategies to strengthen your Career Resilience
Vivian Hairston Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP
President & CEO
Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC
Vivian Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP is a recognized leadership expert and thought leader. She works with the world’s top brands, equipping leaders with the resilience that inspires teams to recover quickly in the face of ongoing disruption and thrive in spite of insurmountable odds. Her impact is felt as a frequent speaker for association conferences, and in delivering transformative leadership development programs, executive coaching and consulting for corporations.
In her work with the world's top companies, Vivian applies her extensive business, finance and leadership experience from a 20-year corporate career with Humana and GE, to coach and develop aspiring and established leaders in building high-performance, high-quality and high-service level organizations. Her corporate experience as a leader and individual contributor spans product management, marketing, ecommerce, Lean Six Sigma and customer experience. She also works in academia as a Part-time Professor of Project Management for the University of Louisville College of Business.
Vivian is a prolific writer whose articles, featured in a number of professional, industry, and business publications, and published books have helped thousands of professionals succeed. She is the author of the book, "FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward", which reveals the inside secrets of career success. She has two upcoming books, Resilience Ready: The Leader’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises, and a book on the essential skill of Influence. She also is a contributor to two additional books published by the Association for Talent Development "Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love", and “Work the Problem: How Experts Tackle Workplace Challenges”.
Vivian fulfills her passion for growing the next generation of confident and competent leaders by volunteering her time on the boards of various organizations, including Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana and The Lincoln Foundation.
You may contact Vivian at firstname.lastname@example.org / vivianblade.com.
11:50 AM Registration, Networking
12:00 PM Main Program
1:00 PM Event Close
We seek to inspire intellectual curiosity and constant scanning of the environment to stay abreast of forces shaping the business world, employees and their expectations, and the talent development profession.
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The ATD-OC Book Club is open to non-members too! It’s a great way to learn more about ATD-OC and our wonderful members.
To help integrate the concepts and lock in the learning from the book, the book Discussion session will be followed by two optional independent workshops on story development. Not sure if you want to attend one or both of the workshops, come to the discussion and decide then.
What is our agenda?
Use the right story at the right time to inspire change and action by connecting with people’s minds and hearts!
This revised and updated edition of the best-selling book, A Leader's Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative, details why storytelling is one of the few ways to handle important and difficult challenges of leadership by sparking action, getting people working together, and leading people into the future.
Using myriad illustrative examples and filled with how-to techniques, this book clearly explains how you can learn to tell the right story at the right time.
A little about Stephen Denning…
Stephen Denning is a leading writer and consultant who consults to organization in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia in the areas of leadership, innovation, business narrative, and management.
He is the author of the acclaimed books Squirrel Inc., The Secret Language of Leadership, and The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management. Stephen Denning has won awards from Financial Times, The Innovation Book Club, and 800-CEO-READ.
The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling is a hands-on guide to unleash the power of the business narrative.
“People don’t connect with charts, graphs, and documents, because they generate a collective yawn. People connect with people. So if you want to energize your audience, use stories. Denning does a masterful job aligning a variety of workplace messages with story content.” – Chicago Tribune
Q: What if I didn’t read the book or only read part of it?
A: Join in anyway. We can be your live version of "CliffsNotes®" for learning.
Q: Where do I get a copy of the book?
A: You can order your book on Amazon.
Q: Why join a book club discussion?
A: Read what John Coleman wrote in HBR.
This meeting is open to members and non-members of ATD-OC. There is no fee for this program. Registration is limited to 42.
Jeffrey Hansler, CSP, author of Sell Little Red Hen! Sell! published in eleven languages, is a consultant and educator. 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, healthcare, government, tech, distribution, manufacturing, and service.
He may be reached at email@example.com
To help integrate the concepts and lock in the learning from the book, attend one or both of the optional independent workshops on story development.
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