Monthly Learning Events

Join us for these informal events open to non-members.

  • Pre-event social time and introductions.
  • Professional speakers on trending topics.
  • Structured networking activities to discover new connections.  
  • Dinner, drinks, and dessert!

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

    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!

    Schedule

    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.

    • 10/24/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA


    Research on the importance of effective communications uncovers that a startling 56% of US dollars spent on a project is at risk due to ineffective communications.  Projects falter, programs fail.

    If your training program is a key component of an organizational change or improvement initiative, mindful communications will serve as a critical component of its success. Otherwise, your program may fall under the list of ineffective initiatives that consume organizational time and money.

    Key to creating mindful communications is a communication plan.  A communication plan will serve as a road map to ensure that your message gets to your audience.  But before that, it helps you test assumptions, clarify your team's goals, and identify the method for a consistent, singular message is delivered over all communication channels.

    Join us as we walk through creating a communication plan.

    More details to come, but it sounds interesting so far, yes?


    Registration to join on or before September 15!

    Schedule

    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: Business Skills

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

    This October, we seek to update our member's ability to think strategically as they apply business skills necessary to drive results within their organization.

    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.

    • 11/28/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
    From a facilitator to instructional designer, one of the best ways to distinguish yourself in the talent development field is to create an online portfolio.  In this session we’ll discuss the tools that are already available to you, and ways you can present yourself professionally.

    Registration is opening soon!

    Schedule

    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.

    This January, 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.

    • 12/12/2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
    We’re planning something interesting, but don’t know how best to describe it yet.

    But we will be sharing insights in between our own volunteer recognition and board transition, holiday spirit, friends and fellowship.

    Registration is opening soon!


    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.

    This January, 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.

    • 02/27/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA

    What do leaders at the “best-of-the-best" organizations do to foster coaching cultures that lead to extraordinary employee performance and business outcomes? Whether you work within a small or large organization, or provide coaching services to them, you will get an inside look at different approaches coaching champions are taking to embed coaching in their organizations. 

    You will learn:
    • Benefits and payoff of establishing a coaching culture 
    • 4 key criteria the ICF uses to evaluate coaching culture 
    • Strategies and tactics used by top organizations to successfully implement coaching initiatives 
    • How to build internal capacity for coaching 
    • Proven metrics and methods to measure the effectiveness and impact of coaching within an organization

    About Our Facilitator

    Mike Gellman spent 11 years in a Fortune 500 company as an organizational consultant and career coach - overseeing talent management and succession planning. Mike facilitated teambuilding, conflict resolution, process improvement and change management. He successfully works with executives, business owners, and employees to help facilitate succession planning, high potential leader development programs, and employee engagement and organizational change efforts.

    Mike also created a nationally-recognized, award-winning mentorship program for the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) - San Diego that has been running strong since 2000. Mike is an adjunct instructor in interpersonal communication for Brandman University in Irvine, CA. 

    Mike is an ACC certified coach with a Master’s degree in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology. He also authored Pipe Dreams: 7 Pipelines of Career Success

    Learn more about Mike here.

    Schedule

    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


    Competency Alignment: Coaching

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

    The Coaching Competency helps us apply a systematic process to improve others' ability to set goals, take action, and maximize strengths.

    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.

    • 04/24/2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
    For discussion today:  Does your organization use talent development as a strategic business tool that gets results? This is a conversation meant for all levels in the talent development department.

    Registration is opening soon!

    Schedule

    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.

    This January, 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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