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

    • 01/21/2023
    • 02/18/2023
    • 4 sessions
    • OCTA, 550 S Main St, Orange, CA 92868
    • 12
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    Total Trainer: Delivering Training

    Jan 21 thru Feb 18 | 4 Saturdays | 8:30 AM - 1 PM

    Total Trainer:  Delivering Training is fun, practical and hands-on. With 50% of the course devoted to practice and feedback, time flies as you develop skills. 

    Designed and led by senior training professionals from ATD-Orange County, this course is designed for Trainers and Presenters who:  

    • Deliver Training to groups
    • Deliver Presentations at work, conferences, school, meetings and on other occasions

      The course works great for both experienced and inexperienced trainers and presenters. Those less-experienced focus on developing fundamental skills, while the more-experienced take action on subtle tips and techniques that take their skills to the next level.

      What’s In It for Me? (WIIFM)

      You’ll develop these skills to take back to the workplace:

      • Engage your audience through discussion, practice and your fabulous presentation skills  
      • Leading individual and group activities
      • Telling stories, using humor, and handling off-track and challenging participants
      • Structuring, preparing for and practicing your presentations


      • Key Delivery Skills
      • Engaging Your Audience
      • Presentation Structure
      • Planning & Preparation
      • Advanced Facilitation Skills
      • Storytelling
      • Active Learning Techniques
      • Putting it All Together

      Course Dates (4 Saturdays):

      • January 21, 2023
      • January 28, 2023
      • February 4, 2023
      • February 18, 2023


      Register by Wednesday, January 11 and save $40 off these prices:

      • Members: $595
      • NonMembers: $694
      • (Special Offer: Non-members can add membership for an additional
         $10 when registering.)
      • Affiliates: $595 (For members of ATD-LA, ATD-SD, ATD-IE ISPI-OC and ISPI-LA. NOTE: ATD Global members are NOT eligible for the affiliate rate.)

      Save with Early Bundled Pricing by 1/11/23!

      Enroll for both Total Trainer courses at once (Delivering Training AND Creating Training scheduled for fall 2023), and receive an additional $100 discount, as well as early-bird discounts off both programs.


      Full Price

      Discounted price for both classes ($100 off) + 2 Early Bird Discounts ($80 off)










      Total Trainer's toolbox is the ADDIE Model ‐‐ a methodology of design that incorporates the Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of a training intervention. Learn more about the ADDIE Model at here.

      How this series aligns to the ATD Competency Model:

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

      This program aligns with:

      Domain(s): 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

      For more information, contact Eddie Gardiner at

      Cancellation/Refund deadline is January 11.
      No shows will be charged in full.

      • 02/22/2023
      • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Webinar Link Provided upon Registration

      Most companies have a difficult time prioritizing activities within the organization. This leads to employees feeling overwhelmed and confused as to what is truly important. This can also lead to burnout by working over capacity for indefinite periods of time.

      Just being busy does not mean that we are working effectively. Super charge your energy battery and become your own superpower in the age of distraction.

      Through automation, elimination and/or delegation, together we will rethink what are our most pressing activities, so you can be free to focus on your greater YES!

      This 90-minute virtual session, based on principles from Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits and 5 Choices and Michael Hyatt’s Free to Focus books, will introduce you to time and workload management principles and strategies to help you stay focused on what is truly important. You will also have the opportunity to engage and learn tips from your peers.

      You will learn how to:

      • Focus on your highest priorities
      • Eliminate the unimportant
      • Make time for your big rocks
      • Say no positively
      • Consider how you manage your energy

      About Cherie Aplin: 

      Cherie Aplin is the Sr. Director and Head of Global Leadership Development and part of the Talent Management & Learning department within Human Resources at Edwards Lifesciences. She brings over 20 years of business experience as a Human Resource professional and performance consultant.

      Cherie also serves on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club, served on the HR Advisory Board for Cal State Fullerton graduate program, Alumni Association for UCSB, and twice a board member of the Capistrano Coast National Charity League. She has also been a member of the ATD-Orange County Chapter since 2018.

      Prior to Edwards, Cherie worked for multiple large corporations in Leadership Development/Talent Management managerial positions. She was an external performance consultant, partnering with several large Fortune 500 firms, including directing a Proficiency Coach Academy for management staff for Bank of America’s Loan Servicing Division. In addition, she was responsible for acquisition technical/retail training during Washington Mutual’ expansion efforts in the Pacific Northwest.

      Cherie holds a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Communications and a M.S. in Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University. In addition, she is certified in Korn Ferry tools, DDI, Achieved Global, Five Behaviors, and Covey Leadership programs. She is one of the few Master Facilitators for the late Peter Drucker.

      For fun, Cherie is an avid traveler, enjoys learning about different cultures, animal lover and staying healthy and fit. Definitely part of the Pickleball craze.

      Register Early, Save with a Friend!

      When You Register...

      Member Only

      Member & First Time Guest

      Non Member


      More than 2 weeks early


      Member FREE  &  Guest $5.00


      2 weeks early


      Member FREE  &  Guest $10.00


      2 days early


      Member $5.00 &  Guest $15.00


      To take advantage of this offer, contact Denise at or 714.527.4785.


      Early bird -Wednesday, February 8

      Regular - Monday, February 20

      Cancellation/refund deadline is noon on the Monday before the meeting. No shows will be charged in full.

      Earn Professional Professional Development Points

      This program is worth 1 Professional Development points.
      Find out more about APTD/CPTD Certifications here.

      ATD Capability Model

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

      This program aligns with:

      Domain(s): Building Personal Capability, Developing Professional Capability, Impacting Organizational Capability

      Capability(s): Lifelong Learning; Career and Leadership Development, Performance Improvement

      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


      By registering for this event, 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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