Special Interest Group Mini-Conference

  • 09/26/2018
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA


  • For registrations after earlybird pricing ends and walkins. Members can only register other members under the same registration. If you want to register a different member type, please start another registration.
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  • For registrations after earlybird pricing ends and walkins.
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  • For registrations after earlybird pricing ends and walkins.

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If you haven’t been to a Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting this year, you’re missing out on one of ATD-OC’s greatest member benefits!

September’s meeting will be a “mini-conference” of at least three Special Interest Group leaders sharing their passion and experiences with you.

Scheduled topics:

Why Isn't Change Happening? (Change Leadership SIG)

Has your organization ever been ‘stuck’ when trying to go through a change? Don’t worry, you are not alone! Many groups have found themselves facing this challenge. The question becomes, can you get unstuck and successfully move forward or does it ultimately undermine your ability to be successful? Learn how to understand the psychological transition employees experience so that you can help them get un-stuck.

Questioning Training's Value (BizSIG)

Many articles have argued about the need for L&D to provide more value. They cite concerns that C-Suite Executives don’t believe L&D truly understands their business.

Our questions this evening:

  • Are we having the impact we should on our organization’s goals?  Do you provide value to the business or are you a “Training Fossil”?
  • What questions do you need to be asking managers when they are suggesting a training course?

All attendees will receive a “Training Value Questionnaire” to help you get focused  on training value.

Create Relevant Training Graphics in 15 Minutes (Training and Technology)

Our learners use visuals in training to help them learn, remember, and later apply information.  So as we incorporate graphics into our training content, it won't do just to select any stock photo.  Each image, as well as each word, must support a learning objective.

How can you include graphical assets in your training that remain relevant?  Kimberly Goh will share a resource that she uses -- Canva -- and a technique that helped learners in her eLearning module better connect procedural best practices to job expectations.

Bring your laptop (or tablet) and follow along!

The Power of Presence (Training SIG)

Dr. Cynthia Boccara will have you on your feet to learn how to exude confidence, gain authority of the room and have them want you back again and again!  Learn the single biggest thing you can do to establish credibility and connect to your audience.

Get to know Your Special Interest Groups!


6:00 PM  Registration, Dinner, Informal Networking

6:30 PM  Welcome

6:45 PM  Main Program

8:00 PM  Structured Networking

8:15 PM  Adjourn

Focusing on the Foundation: Industry Knowledge

Each ATD-OC Learning Event will be aligned to one Talent Development Foundational Competency, 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 Competency Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model.

About Registration:

Earlybird registration ends at 5 p.m. on the Monday before the meeting.

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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