Past, Present, and Future: How L&D Trends Are Shaping Learning Strategy

  • 02/26/2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
  • 15


  • Members can register the month before this Chapter workshop to receive a 15% discount off regular member price! Rate expires 1/31/20
  • Reserved for those who are members of both ATD Orange County and ATD National
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Pre-registration is now closed. Walkins are permitted.

Every year brings new developments to the talent development industry -- either in the field of learning and development, or in the workforce which we serve.  

Tonight we're pleased to talk about these developments with 3 Orange County talent development leaders.  We'll explore the trends that are impacting talent development, and how those trends have been incorporated (or not) into the training conducted at each panelist's organization. And we'll take a brief look into the future, hoping to catch a glimpse of how L&D could be impacted by the innovations that are making headlines today.

We'll look at three sets of data:

  1. Learning and development trends and patterns identified in ATD National's State of the Industry report
  2. Innovations, both new and ongoing, that continue to impact learning and development strategy
  3. The future of work, as outlined by ATD National's Future of Work report.

Our panelists

Brian Petersen
CEO/Managing Partner, Jordack Consultants

Brian has dedicated his career to helping individuals reach their full potential through learning. He is a nationally recognized advisor, thought leader, researcher, author, and speaker on Corporate Learning, Talent Development and Learning Innovation. 

Over the course of his 35-year career in Human Capital consulting, with a focus on Learning and Performance, Brian has served more than thirty-five F500 clients around the world, primarily working with technology, consulting and telecom companies. He provides advisory services to clients in the areas of; workforce development, enterprise systems training design, competency modeling, learning data and analysis, planning and measuring employee performance and new learning technology planning and implementation. He completed his Ph.D. in Educational Technology at Concordia University in Montreal.


Ferril Onyett
Sr. Director, Global Training and International HR at Taco Bell

Ferril Onyett is Sr. Director, Global Learning and International HR for Taco Bell. Her team is responsible for all field based training, leadership development, organization effectiveness, employee engagement, and rewards and recognition 

She has extensive experience in Training and Development, Organizational Development and Operations in multiple industries including Theme Park, Oil and Gas, Financial Services and Sales & Marketing.  She has worked internationally in addition to an ex-pat assignment on the opening team of Tokyo, Disneyland.

Ferril’s education includes an undergraduate degree in Operations Management from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She is on the board of Make a Wish, Orange County and the Inland Empire.  The breakfast crunchwrap is Ferrl’s favorite Taco Bell menu item.

Reagan Forlenzo
Director of Corporate Training at Brandman University
Reagan Forlenzo is the Director of Corporate Training for Brandman University’s School of Extended Education. She has been with Brandman for 5 years where she is focused on creating custom training programs to achieve client outcomes, utilizing metrics to drive process improvement and improved financial results in organizations. Reagan has over 15 years experience in organizational and talent development through her work with a variety of organizational development consultancies and executive coaching firms. In addition, she has previously worked in the public sector for the cities of Cypress and Chico and spent seven years with the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. Reagan graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University, Chico.


6:00 PM  Registration

6:15 PM  Structured Networking

6:30 PM  Dinner

7:00 PM  Main Program

8:15 PM  Informal Networking

8:30 PM  Adjourn

Domain of Practice: Impacting Organizational Capability

Each ATD-OC Learning Event will be aligned to one Talent Development Foundational Capability, as identified by ATD National.

We seek to update our member's knowledge of relevant industries and industry segments.

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About Registration:

For evening meetings: Online registration closes at noon on the day of the meeting, but walkins are welcome.

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