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!

    • 04/16/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • TBD
    • 44

    Due to the current recent developments and recommendations regarding COVID-19 by the CDC, this event is postponed. We will alert you when it is rescheduled.


    Our learners are used to incredible experiences, using the best technology, all while helping them learn and perform better.  As the talent development field adjusts to changes in learner expectations, we find ourselves not only the curators of content and objectives, but custodians of the learner experience.   Where does a module interface lose our learners?  Which activity, while pedagogically sound, confuses program participants? 

    The field of Learner Experience includes new theories, approaches, and technology that intersects our own and can advance how we deliver training. 

    This workshop is designed to help you identify those tools, practice using them, and put together a plan to apply those tools when you get back to your job.

    Schedule

    08:30 AM Overview of the Product Approach to Learning

    09:30 AM Tools of LX

    10:15 AM Empathy Interviewing

    11:30 PM  Lunch

    12:30 PM Personas

    01:45 PM Journey Mapping

    03:30 PM Conducting Usability Studies


    Application On The Job:

    • Explore how our learners have changed and the way that changes our roles as learning professionals
    • Identify the processes for empathy interviewing, write scripts, and conduct interviews
    • Create a script for persona development, gather inputs, and put them together into something your team can use during design
    • Identify the pieces of a learning journey map and build out a sample journey map
    • Create a script for usability testing your courses, systems, and experiences and what to do with the input you get


    Facilitated by: 

    Matthew Daniel, who will send his bio over the closer we get to the event.


    Schedule

    08:30 AM Overview of the Product Approach to Learning

    09:30 AM Tools of LX

    10:15 AM Empathy Interviewing

    11:30 PM  Lunch

    12:30 PM Personas

    01:45 PM Journey Mapping

    03:30 PM Conducting Usability Studies



    Competency Alignment: Instructional Design

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

    Instructional Design is an identified TD Area of Expertise. One skilled in this capacity is able to design and develop informal and formal learning solutions using a variety of methods.

    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 final day of the month before the meeting.

    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.

    • 04/22/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    • Virtual Event
    • 45
    Register

    There is a science behind how to engage our brain to change in order to foster productivity, collaboration, innovation, and stress reduction, as well as how to lead with emotional intelligence.  This content is based on more than 25 years of groundbreaking research in neuroscience that is only now making its way into corporations and organizations worldwide.   This course will provide models and tools that can be implemented immediately to initiate this process of transformation.

    Learning Objectives: 

    • Learn a method of engaging your brain to create and sustain desired results and outcomes
    • Experience a model & tools for Leading & Managing Change
    • Create a culture of creativity and innovation
    • How to go from living in survival (stress) to living in creation

    Facilitated by: 

    Judy Hersch, PMP, MBA has 20 years of corporate training and leadership experience in optimizing global project teams for top organizations in industries such as pharmaceutical, technology, and manufacturing. Her company, Evolution Solutions, understands the day-to-day challenges leaders and organizations face in achieving goals and objectives, driving innovation, and enabling organization and strategic alignment.

    As a certified NCS Consultant, Corporate Coach, and Project Management Professional (PMP), Judy offers Corporate Training and Consulting for individuals and groups at all levels within an organization.


    Schedule

    12:00 PM  Welcome

    12:15 PM  Main Program

    1:15 PM  Main program ends


    Capability Alignment: Organization Development and Culture

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

    Organization development (OD) is an effort that focuses on improving an organization's capability through alignment of strategy, structure, management processes, people, rewards, and metrics. Organizational culture encompasses the values and behaviors that contribute to the social and psychological environment of a business.

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


    About Registration:

    Earlybird registration ends at 5 p.m. on the final day of the month before the meeting.

    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.

    • 04/22/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
    • 59

    Due to the current recent developments and recommendations regarding COVID-19 by the CDC, this event is postponed. We are hoping for June and will alert you when it is rescheduled.


    Have you ever signed up for a networking event and then, when the time came to attend, felt awkward and lacked confidence? Or maybe you are looking for a job and want to build your network. Wouldn’t it be great to arrive at an event and wade confidently into a crowd of people you don't know? 

    Join us at our April chapter event as we focus on building the critical professional skill of networking. Denise Lamonte, Change Management Consultant and Coach, will guide us in practicing techniques that can help you make significant connections and build your network.  This program will:

    • Cover key networking principals and skills you need for your toolbox
    • Provide lots of opportunity to practice and improve on existing skills
    • Equip you to follow-up with those great connections you made during the event

    Bring your business cards and
    be prepared to build your network during the session!

    Skills You'll Develop

    The networking skill set applies to people in all professions, so help us create the great vibe intended for this interactive event by bringing a friend or two!

    About Your Facilitator

    Denise Lamonte, ATD-OC Past President 2011, has been a regular presenter at our chapter events over the past two decades. Always bringing her A-game, she inspires through story, fosters active learning, and provides practical take-aways. Denise is famous for co-created the Structured Networking Activity – a key part of our ATD-OC chapter meetings during the recession when everyone was working to strengthen their professional networks. She is passionate about making meaningful connections and is happy to share this program with our chapter – or what she otherwise calls, her “professional home.” If you want to check out her credentials, you can find her at linkedin.com/in/deniselamonte

    Schedule

    6:00 PM  Registration,  Appetizers, Informal Networking

    6:30 PM  Welcome

    7:00 PM  Main Program

    8:00 PM  Close/Drawing

    8:30 PM  Adjourn

    Aligned with ATD Talent Development Capability: Communication

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

    Effectively communicating requires a knowledge of communication principles and techniques that allows a person to articulate the appropriate message for a particular audience.

    To find out more about the ATD Capability Model for the Training and Development Profession, visit http://www.td.org/Certification/Competency-Model.


    About Registration:

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

    For breakfast & lunch meetings: Online 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.

    • 05/14/2020
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Webster University, 32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618

    “The Mentor Chain: Professional relationships for career growth” is an overview of how to create and get the most out of a mentor program. Employees and leaders know why mentoring is important, but lack a systematic curriculum to structure and cultivate relationships. In this workshop you will learn specific methods to recruit and onboard participants, make matches, ensure engagement, and evaluate success.

    Attendees will learn how to build, launch and scale a mentor program. We will discuss how to align it with the organization’s vision, potential problems that can arise, and how to create a culture of mentoring. We will also cover tactics to help managers become better mentors and employees become better mentees. 

    This half-day workshop will focus on creating a mentorship program using ATDOC as a case study – exploring methods of matching recent college graduates with experienced members. The outcome can be applied to any organization’s unique focus for amentor program (i.e. change management, innovation, retention, management development, newly onboarded employees, intra-division, inter-division, etc.).

    Intended Audience

    This program is for L&D and HR professionals interested in building a mentor program.

    Outcomes

    At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to setup and execute a mentor program.

    Takeaways for Participants

    The audience will also receive Mentor Matchmaker’s worksheet for relationship building.

    About the Speaker

    Brian Frankel is a multinational organizational development consultant. CEO’s and General Managers solicit his services to engage employees, generate revenue, fundraise, tackle challenges, realize their vision, and train their teams. Utilizing his extensive network, Frankel advises American, Emirati and Indian businesses on expanding in international markets. His global client roster includes Coca Cola, MySpace, Creative Artists Agency, Spin Media, Bahrain Development Bank, management consulting firms, family offices, and celebrities.

    In 2012 Frankel founded Mentor Matchmaker, a two-pronged approach to connecting professionals. Corporations hire Frankel to build mentor programs in-house for productivity and profitability. The nonprofit sector of Mentor Matchmaker works with survivors of sex trafficking and financially challenged youth, connecting them with career mentors and teaching workforce development skills. 

    Brian Frankel’s experience also makes him a sought-after keynote speaker recently featured at SXSW, American Chamber of Commerce Abu Dhabi, Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center, Dubai Business Women’s Council, MCN Morocco, TiE, NYU Abu Dhabi, UCLA, and the US Embassy in Pakistan. Frankel is a resident lecturer at the CSUN’s TSENG College and has been published in Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, and C-Suite Quarterly. 


    • 05/27/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    • Virtual Event
    • 42
    Register

    In environments where more and more organizations are competing for resources and attempting to do more with less, talent developers, HR professionals, and learning leaders are facing increased pressure to show how training investments contribute to strategic business measures and add bottom line value. Yet many TD professionals struggle to link learning to performance and to provide the kind of evidence-based measures of learning effectiveness that CEOs and stakeholders have come to expect.

    Through real-world case examples and practical tips and tools, this interactive webinar will highlight proven practices for demonstrating the impact of learning.

    You’ll walk away with job-aids that can be immediately used to enhance the business value of your learning efforts and grow your credibility as a strategic business partner.

    In this session you’ll:

    1. Identify multiple measures of learning impact
    2. Discover best practices for measuring how learning is transferred to the job
    3. Explore ways to evaluate the business impact of learning
    4. Increase your credibility as a strategic business partner

    Audience:

    • Instructional Designers seeking to identify ways to measure the effectiveness of their training initiatives
    • Talent Development Leaders seeking to communicate the value of training to organizational leaders

    About Your Facilitator

    Holly Burkett, PhD, SPHR, CPT is principal of Evaluation Works, a performance consultancy in Davis, CA. An accomplished performance consultant, change leader, talent builder, and measurement expert, she has more than 15 years experience helping diverse public and private sector clients develop resilient learning and performance capabilities that create high engagement and operational excellence.

    Formerly with Apple, clients include the: State Bar of California; National Park Service; California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS); National Security Agency; and Chevron, among others. She is a certified ROI professional and an Associate with the Jack & Patti Phillips ROI Institute®. She is passionate about helping organizations and teams show how their work matters to the clients and communities they serve.

    An innovative change professional, she is also a certified change practitioner and Train-the-Trainer with PROSCI®. Holly speaks regularly at ATD, ACMP, HR, and ISPI international conferences and her contributions to the field earned the 2017 Global Training and Development Leadership Award from the World HRD Congress. A frequent author, she wrote the award-winning book “Learning for the Long Run" (2017) and has authored many articles, blogs, and case studies for Kirkpatrick’s “Evaluating The Four Levels”, and several ROI “In Action” casebooks. She earned a doctoral degree in Human Capital Development.


    Schedule

    12:00 PM  Welcome, Introduction

    12:15 PM  Main Program

    1:05 PM  

    1:15 PM  Adjourn


    Aligning with ATD Capabilities: Evaluating Impacts

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

    This month, we seek to enhance our members' abilities to collect data relevant to business strategies and goals which helps decision making, improves learning programs, and increases the value proposition of learning with senior leaders and business stakeholders.

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


    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.

    • 07/15/2020
    • 07/22/2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Your nearest computer connection
    Register


    ATD-OC Members Only

    Multi-Week Social Media Series

    Wednesdays Beginning July 15


    In this age of digital curation, how you manage what others know about you is crucial to establishing your professional brand.  We all know of LinkedIn, long established as the professional’s online networking tool. And perhaps we’ve set up an account with the social media juggernaut Facebook, but are we maximize these tools as branding resources?  Or are we tossing stuff against our newsfeed to see what sticks?

    We’re well aware of the perils of designing training without a well thought out approach. Such courses are usually a waste of time, money, and effort, and leave participants with little to show for their participation. The same can be said for what we do with social media.

    ATD-OC is pleased to announce the return of its Summer Social Series, a collection of five webinars exploring the social media universe. We’ll apply the ADDIE model to our online communication efforts:

    • Analyzing which of the myriad of tools available will best support the digital curation of our knowledge and skills
    • Designing content to engage our audience
    • Implementing social media accounts (we'll most likely focus our conversation on LinkedIn, but may get a few other platform experts to join us)
    • Evaluating the results of our efforts

    We’ll discuss why a presence in the major social media platforms is neither a gateway to success nor a waste of time, and how we can maximize our presence in those platforms. But perhaps most importantly, we’ll dive into these platforms to explore their -- and your -- potential in furthering the strategic development of your professional brand.

    Attendance is an exclusive benefit
    for ATD-Orange County Chapter Members. 

    Join now, if you are not a member.

    • 09/23/2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
    • 59
    Register


    Talent Development Leaders sharing their passion!

    Join us for this Micro-Conference experience for quick and timely topics that increase your knowledge and enhance your network connections through these specialized groups.

    Micro-session topics:

    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.

    Schedule

    6:00 PM  Registration, Networking

    6:30 PM  Welcome

    6:45 PM  Main Program

    8:00 PM  Event Close/Raffle

    8:30 PM  Adjourn

    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.





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