Monthly Learning Events

Join us for these networking and learning 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!

    • 02/24/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Webinar Link Provided upon Registration
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    Along with the rest of the world, the talent development field was forced to undergo drastic shifts over the past year.  Some of these shifts were an acceleration of the application of technologies the industry has been incorporating over the course of several years.  Other shifts were unexpected thrusts into unfamiliar territory.

    A year after the pandemic's spread, how effective have we adapted to these changes?  Which talent development innovations do we predict the industry will retain once the pandemic ends?  Which will the industry discard?


    About our Panelists

    Our panelists fill talent development leadership roles throughout Orange County.

      Melanie Nichols

    Melanie Nichols is the Director of Talent Management for Yamaha (music) Corporation of America. Prior to COVID, Yamaha was in the biggest growth mode in their history, were only beginning to pilot limited work from home options and had finalized floor plans for the new headquarter building. COVID has impacted every aspect of the employee journey. While there were adjustments to the talent development strategies, plans and tactics, it is the mindset of Yamaha’s leadership that has been the most transformational outcome of COVID.

       Deborah Decker

    As the Learning Program Manager for CareMore Health, a subsidiary of Anthem, Inc., Deborah experienced first-hand the challenges of designing and delivering training to frontline healthcare workers during a pandemic. Providing the most accurate, up-to-date information quickly on diagnosing, reporting, and wearing proper PPE could mean the difference between life and death for both employees and patients. Deborah will share how the CareMore team pivoted from their scheduled training cadence to Covid training, how we managed rapidly changing information and protocols, and helped save thousands of lives. She will also discuss how the lessons learned over the past year will inform Learning and Development at CareMore post-Covid.

       Neshat Khadem

    Brings expertise in Human Resources and Organizational Development.  With an educational background in Industrial & Organizational Psychology and experiences within medium and large national and global organizations, Neshat brings a diverse perspective into Talent and Organizational Development work.  



    Schedule

    5:50 PM  Registration, Networking

    6:00 PM  Main Program

    7:30 PM  Event Close


    Developing Professional Capability: Industry Knowledge

    Each ATD-OC Learning Event will be aligned to one Talent Development  Capability, 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 Capability Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://tdcapability.org.


    About Registration:

    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.

    PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASE

    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.

    • 03/24/2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar Link Provided upon Registration
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    How can you start integrating emerging technology into your learning initiatives?

    Could using chatbots help you reduce the struggle of creating sustained behavior change from your learning initiatives? 

    One and done approaches to learning typically fail but one on one coaching post-event can really make the learning stick. Although ideal, it's not often realistic as it's difficult to scale due to available resources and time constraints.

    Chatbots are an example of an emerging technology that can be used to deliver on and demonstrate the learning outcomes your organization needs and wants, at scale. No previous technical experience is required to gain benefit from this conversation. Emma well share how she has fast tracked her own learning in the field and what you can do to support your own learning.

    Through attending this session you will:

    • Challenge your assumptions of what’s possible with chatbots through insights from real client experiences.
    • Deepen your understanding of the powerful combination of chatbots and data analytics
    • Learn the top 5 reasons chatbot projects fail and how to avoid them.

    About your Facilitator



    Emma Weber

    Sydney based, Emma Weber, learning transfer authority, had made it her mission in life to make a difference to learning transfer worldwide. Frustrated by the amount of great learning which is wasted when it fails to make it across the knowing – doing gap Emma created the Turning Learning into Action methodology to solve that problem.

    Driven to create impact through transfer Lever now delivers Turning Learning into Action programs throughout 20 countries and in 12 languages. Her methodology is now also deployed by Coach M an artificially intelligent chatbot who is challenging the industries thinking of what’s possible in learning transfer.

    She shares her passion and expertise through her writing - 'Turning Learning into Action: a proven methodology for effective transfer of learning' and 'Making Change Work: How to create behavioral change in organizations to drive impact and ROI', co-authored with Jack and Patti Phillips of the ROI Institute, both published by Kogan Page.

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    Schedule

    5:45 PM  Registration, Networking

    6:00 PM  Main Program

    7:15 PM  Event Close


    Developing Professional Capability: Technology Application

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

    Disruption via technology will continue to be a reality for organizations and talent development functions.

    To find out more about the ATD Capability Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://tdcapability.org.


    About Registration:

    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.

    PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASE

    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 not activate my web camera during the session.

    • 04/28/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Webinar Link Provided upon Registration
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    According to a recent ATD research study, 80% of 

    organizations evaluate some learning programs at Level 2 of the five-level measurement and evaluation model. Yet only 63% of organizations view the data they collect to be of high or very high value. While these numbers indicate a significant disconnect, there is a solution. If appropriately constructed and worded correctly, Level 2 evaluations can prove whether learning occurred. They also can provide important insight into which program topics participants mastered and which ones they did not. But these insights are only as useful as the quality of the test questions.  

    In this informative, highly engaging webinar you will learn practical tips and guidelines on how to write Level 2 test questions that produce valued data. Particular emphasis will also focus on writing test questions that measure job application and not the mere recall of facts. 

    In this webinar, you will:

    • Examine Level 2 evaluation facts that serve as benchmark data  
    • Discover fifteen tips for creating valid, scientifically sound multiple-choice test questions
    • Examine the difference between test questions that measure application versus those that measure recall
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    About your Facilitator



    Ken Phillips

    Ken Phillips delivers all programs and workshops in his signature style: professional, engaging, and approachable.

    Ken is the founder and CEO of Phillips Associates and the creator and chief architect of the Predictive Learning Analytics™ (PLA) learning evaluation methodology. He has more than 30 years of experience designing learning instruments and assessments. Ken also is the author of more than a dozen published learning instruments. Ken regularly speaks to Association for Talent Development (ATD) groups, university classes, and corporate L&D groups. Since 2008, he has spoken at the annual ATD International Conference and Expo on topics related to measurement and evaluation of learning.

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    What Past Webinar Participants Have Said:

    "Ken supported the material with relevant examples and activities and I was able to relate the correct method to my company’s current Level 2 evaluation practice."   Ann Arbor ATD Chapter member



    Schedule

    11:45 PM  Registration, Networking

    12:00 PM  Main Program

    1:00 PM  Event Close


    Developing Professional Capability: Evaluating Impact

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

    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 http://tdcapability.org.


    About Registration:

    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.

    PHOTOGRAPHY RELEASE

    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 not activate my web camera during the session.





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