SIG19: An ATD-OC Micro-Conference

  • 09/25/2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
  • 24


  • Members can register the month before this Chapter workshop to receive a 15% discount off regular member price!
  • For registrations made two or fewer days before the event.

    Members can only register other members under the same registration. If you want to register a different member type, please start another registration.
  • Reserved for those who are members of both ATD Orange County and ATD National
  • For members of ATD-LA, ATD-SD, ATD-IE, and ISPI-LA. Members of ATD are not eligible for this rate. (If you are a member of ATD-OC, DO NOT Register under this category. Please login and register as a member.)
  • For registrations made two or fewer days before the event.

Pre-registration is now closed, but we welcome walkins!

September’s meeting will be a “micro-conference” of at least three Special Interest Group leaders sharing their passion and experiences with you. There will also be informal networking with drinks and appetizers.

Upon registration, you will be required to indicate acceptance of our
Photography Release that appears at the bottom of this page.

Micro-session topics:

Timing is Key  (Trainers' SIG)

Have you ever attended—or maybe led—a presentation or training session where time got away from the facilitator?  Anyone who facilitates anything needs a good sense of what a minute feels like...and what two minutes, three minutes, five minutes and so forth feel like as well.  And we also need the ability to accomplish our goals no matter how—or how often—the time frames they’re working within shift.  Come work with us on this skill.


Becoming a Successful Change Leader (Change Leaders)

Mastering organizational change requires key competencies in a change leader.  Whether you follow McKinsey, Deloitte, KPMG or HBR, you know that change leaders must embrace emotional intelligence, change management knowledge and skills, and business acumen.  In 2020, we will dig deeper into these core competencies of change leadership to further develop your professional expertise.


Alternatives to the Creative Cloud (Training & Technology)

While the cost associated with Adobe's Creative Cloud is well worth it for graphic and marketing professionals, they are a bit expensive for those of us who use the products sparingly within our training content.  For those of you who want to modify the rare vector image or edit the occasional photo, fear not!  There are some tools that can support both our needs and our budget.  We'll share them here.

Developing the Leadership Pipeline (Training Managers Meetup)

Developing a leader throughout their career requires several shifts in mindset, skills, and metrics as their span of influence expands. Explore the different levels of leadership, what is required at each, and how to prepare leaders to be successful at each level.

Get to know Your Special Interest Groups!

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) complement our general chapter learning events by offering  meetings where people with a specific area of expertise or interest can get together and be more laser-focused in their learning and networking.

Some of our SIGs even develop group projects in specific areas related to Talent Development. 

Join us for this Micro-Conference experience to get a glimpse into how to quickly increase your knowledge and enhance your network connections through these specialized groups.

EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS: All attendees will be entered into an opportunity drawing to win an ATD Certification Course (some of these courses are $1000!). Must be present to win.


6:00 PM  Registration,  Appetizers, Informal Networking

6:30 PM  Welcome

6:45 PM  Main Program

8:00 PM  Structured Networking/Drawing

8:30 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

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.


As part of your registration, you will be required to indicate your acceptance or rejection of the statement below:

I hereby give the Association for Talent Development, Orange County Chapter, its clients, agents, and assigns, full permission to use, publish and copyright photographic images, film images, video images, sound recordings, and any reproductions from these materials of me and/or my property or any part thereof, either in conjunction with or without using my name, and make changes or alterations therein and/or alterations thereto Worldwide in perpetuity. Some places these images and recordings may be used and posted include, but are not limited to, the Internet, emails, social media, etc.

If I do not provide permission, I understand I will be seated outside of the field of video.

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