ATD-OC 2021 - GROW: Virtual Annual Micro-Conference

  • 09/22/2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Webinar Link Provided upon Registration
  • 22


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The Annual ATD-OC Micro-Conference includes multiple topics, presented by various members of the ATD-OC chapter. 

This year our theme is “GROW.”  Whether you are interested in specific techniques to improve your training delivery, the latest in technology application, or a broad understanding of how generational differences can impact communication and decision-making, this event has something that will help you grow! 

Generations in the Workplace

For the first time in history, there are five generations working together. Understanding viewpoints from multiple generations can help us grow and learn from one another, and overcome unconscious bias and stereotypes. In this session, you will learn about the five generations that are in the workplace, their unique worldviews, and engage in meaningful discussions on how to foster collaboration across a generationally diverse workforce.

Talking about Yourself while Training

We will fine-tune a "mini-skill" important to those of us who facilitate training sessions and other meetings. When used well, this skill increases participant focus and keep learning participant centered.  

Branch Out from Normal Webinars

Webinars are so last year. Zoom Apps lets you transform your webinars into engaging training interactions! We'll explore the Zoom App Marketplace, discuss what you need to know about how Zoom Apps work, and how your participants will use them to interact with others in your Zoom session.


6:00 PM  Welcome, Networking

6:15 PM  Main Program

8:00 PM  Event Close

About your Facilitators

Jessica Del Rosario (she/her), SoCal Young Professionals ATD-OC Coordinator is a learning and talent development professional with experience in both corporate and higher education. She currently works as an Instructional Designer. Her attention to detail shines during the entire ADDIE process and believes in creating a cohesive learning experience from start to finish.

A fun fact about Jessica: She loves hot yoga! She’s so excited to be part of SoCal Young Professionals SIG because her passion is rooted in the development of others - especially those early in their careers.

Michelle Yang (she/her), SoCal Young Professionals ATD-LA Coordinator is a talent development professional with over 5 years of experience in higher education. She spent the early parts of her career helping to develop college students into their best selves. Michelle now works in the tech industry as a Talent Development Specialist at DISQO, where she supports various People Ops functions such as onboarding, training, and team development.

A fun fact about Michelle: She didn’t learn how to ride a bike until she was in college! As a SoCal Young Professionals SIG leader, she is excited to create inclusive spaces in which young professionals can connect, learn, and thrive together.

Nairee Bedikian (she/her), SoCal Young Professionals ATD-LA Coordinator is a learning and talent development professional and storyteller at heart. Similar to her ATD Young Professionals peers, she has years of experience in corporate and higher education industries. She currently works at The Walt Disney Company supporting learning, inclusion, and talent development. Her passion is to drive high-value impactful programs alongside unique engagement opportunities for employees at all levels in an organization.

A fun fact about Nairee: Her dogs are the reason she was offered two of her recent roles. She is so excited to be involved in the SoCal Young Professionals SIG and to provide learning and connection opportunities with fellow peers in this career field. 

Anthony Harmetz, ATD-OC Trainers' Special Interest Group Leader

Anthony is a Training Consultant helping organizations with training, design, development, delivery and implementation.  Specialties include DiSC, Management Training and Presentation Skills / Train-the-Trainer. 

A fun fact about Anthony: Anthony is an avid reader.  When asked for his fun fact he replied, “I am finally reading Ulysses.  I just hit the one year anniversary of my start date and am on page 151.  Three more years to go.  (But I'm loving it.)”

Paul Venderley, Training and Technology Special Interest Group Leader

Paul is the Creative Lead/Senior Instructional Designer at CraneMorley.  He’s currently designing "The Total Virtual Trainer" for ATD-OC in partnership with Tom Partridge.  From there, he's looking at how best to bring the Training and Technology Special Interest Group back online.

A fun fact about Paul:  Any fun facts you hear about him are entirely fictional.

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ATD Capability Model

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

This program aligns with:

  • Developing Professional Capability

Talent development professionals should be able to implement a multilevel, systematic method for gathering, analyzing, and reporting on information about the effectiveness and effort of learning programs.

To find out more about the ATD Capability Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit


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