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It's time to REBOOT — September Welcome Back Event

  • 08 Sep 2022
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
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  • Registration for A2ATD regular chapter members existing prior to August 1, 2022.
  • Registration for A2ATD regular chapter members
  • If you are a member of Detroit ATD or another local chapter, please provide the chapter name during registration.
  • Registration for those not currently A2ATD chapter members
  • Registration for A2ATD student chapter members

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September 8, 2022

TIME: 5:00 - 8:00 pm

It's time to REBOOT

September Welcome Back Event

We're so excited to welcome our local TD and OD professionals to a special in-person event packed with practical learning, prize giveaways, networking, and a great meal!

At the event, you'll have the chance to:

  • Learn from amazing local professionals Sarah Brabbs, Jim Naughton, and Diana Wong
  • Network with other local TD and OD professionals in a relaxed and fun environment
  • Enjoy a great meal
  • Share your journey with us and learn how we might help you!
  • Enter for a chance to win amazing prizes* for all in-person attendees! Prizes include:
    • Books from past event speakers like Elaine Beich, Rance Green, and Susan Fowler!
    • A free 1-year A2ATD chapter membership, (valued at $65)
    • Access to a FREE ATD Education program (valued at up to $1795) 
    • *A special MEMBERS-ONLY DRAWING for your choice of 3 books plus some new fancy A2ATD swag!

It'll be fun and easy to connect with others at this informal event as we learn and share with each other! Bring a friend for an extra entry into the prize drawing!

*Must be present to enter and win prizes.


  • 5:00 - 5:30 pm      Doors Open, Registration, & Networking
  • 5:30 - 5:35 pm      Welcome / Start
  • 5:35 - 6:05 pm      Speaker #1: Sarah Brabbs — Coaching & Team Building
  • 6:05 - 6:45 pm      Dinner & Networking
  • 6:45 - 7:15 pm      Speaker #2: Jim Naughton — Smart Solutions: Expanding the L&D Playbook
  • 7:15 - 7:20 pm      A2ATD Business and Prize Giveaways!
  • 7:20 - 7:50 pm      Speaker #3: Diana Wong — Talent Strategies on the Journey of Professional Development & Growth
  • 7:50- 8:00 pm       Close / Wrap Up and Grand Prize Drawing!


Washtenaw Community College

Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150

4800 E. Huron River Drive,

Ann Arbor MI 48105


Visit this link for more location information: https://www.wccnet.edu/visit/room-locator/sc.php



  • Regular chapter members = $25
  • Existing chapter members in Good Standing = $10 (code required, current members check your email!)
  • Student members = $15
  • Non-member guests = $45

Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted.


What about Covid? All rooms are cleaned and sanitized per WCC protocols. We'll also sanitize tables and chairs prior to the event. Masks will be optional. Hand sanitizer will be readily available. Stickers indicating your level of in-person event comfort will be available for your name tag to make it easy to share your Covid comfort level. Tables will be set in a round-table configuration and limited to 50 attendees. If you decide to stay home instead, we'll make a recording of the learning sessions available to all registered attendees!

I can't be there at 5 - help! No worries! We'll have plenty of events and activities going on during the event, so get there when you can! The first speaker will start at 5:30, Dinner will be available around 6:00 during networking, the second speaker will start at 6:45 and the last speaker will start at 7:20. The grand prize drawing will occur at the end of the night (approx. 7:55pm) and you won't want to miss that!

But I don't know anyone!  That's OK! Several of our friendly board members will be at the welcome table to greet you and help introduce you to others in the room. We'd love to meet you there!

What if I can't make it? If you decide that in person just isn't right for you or you're not feeling well on the day of the event, we'll be offering recordings of all (3) learning sessions so you don't need to miss out on the chance to grow! (You can also see our cancellation policy listed below)

Have other questions? Send your questions to info@a2atd.org- we're happy to help!

About the Presenters:

Sarah Brabbs

People-Centered Communication & Relationship Strategy Consultant

Sarah Brabbs is a teacher at heart, or a "soul guide" as Martha Beck would say. As such, she is often the "right person at the right time" for those whose path she crosses who are searching for help.

In her work with organizations or in communities, Sarah consults with leaders, influencers, and other key mission-driven stakeholders. She does coaching and also runs virtual courses, as well as has a paid virtual support community "Impact & Integrity" - (Sarah's community is in a beta test period, not open to the public/by referral only).

Sarah is frequently referred to as a catalyst of change. That's because she is someone who, inside one moment, has a way of asking questions or sharing a story or other information that illuminates others' pathways, in ways that change things for them in a powerful instant.

Sarah is the author of one book so far, although she is writing again in 2022. "So People Say You're an A$$hole" - is a book for curious people who really don't get why others tell them they're an a$$hole - they seem to like it best. It is also for those who love (or work with) an a$$hole.

Jim Naughton

Senior Consultant and Author

Jim Naughton is a senior consultant at Innovative Learning Group. With 40 years’ experience in the learning industry, Jim has helped global companies accelerate their performance. He has worked across all aspects of the learning and development spectrum and is an expert in curriculum architecture, learning strategy, technologies for learning delivery, content curation, and impact evaluation.

Jim is a published author, with articles appearing in Chief Learning Officer magazine and ISPI’s publications Performance Xpress and the Performance Improvement Journal. He also has served on the local boards of ATD and ISPI and has presented at their local meetings and international conferences.

Jim has a master’s degree in industrial psychology and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Michigan University.

Dr. Diana Wong, PhD

CEO & President 

Diana's expertise is in strategy and developing learning programs for improving organizational performance. She earned a PhD in organizational strategy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MBA in Finance and International Business from Dalhousie University, Halifax. With an extensive international background, Diana focuses on supporting leaders and management teams with strategic planning and meeting facilitation, organization development, leadership development, executive coaching, training and development, cross-cultural competency development and organizational learning systems. Her 25 plus years of consulting encompass industries related to health care, automotive, management consulting, manufacturing, non-profit organizations, and faith-based organizations. Diana is a certified coach in conducting 360 degree feedback with the Hay Group's emotional competency inventory for leadership development to impact performance. She was the President of the ASTD, Ann Arbor chapter from 2005-06 and became a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance by national ASTD in the pioneer cohort.

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