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Coffee Chats! TD as a Consultant: How to say NO (and still keep your job!) (Virtual Event)

  • 17 Oct 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Virtual Session


  • 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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October 17, 2022

TIME: 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Coffee Chat! (Virtual Event)

TD as a Consultant:
How to say NO (and still keep your job!)

We're back with our coffee chats- a new forum and time for our members to connect!

These informal events are a great way to get to know your board members and share with one another.

This Coffee Chat starts at 12 PM—bring yourself and bring your coffee!

Topic for this month's chat: This casual session will explore how we as TD professionals can offer our insights and expertise and- at times- objections! - to what the busoness is asking us to do. Whether you're an internal TD team member or working as a consultant, being able to say "no" is required if we;re going to be a good partner- but how do we do that without getting veto'd, left out, or even fired?

Bring your success stories and challenges- no matter the size!- and let's learn from each other!


12:00 - 12:05 am Welcome & grab a coffee (or lunch!)!

12:05 - 12:40 am Discussion

12:40 - 12:45 am Meeting Close




  • Chapter members = Free
  • Student members = Free
  • Non-member guests = $10

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

About the Facilitator: Jen Laidlaw

Jen Laidlaw is the owner of TeamWerks Talent Development and Consulting where she supports small businesses in team and leadership training with a focus on values and positive company culture.

With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Jen spent time in manufacturing and also in digital marketing before starting her own practice. Her experience includes:

  • training and coaching front-line leaders
  • applying agile practices to cross-discipline teams and managers
  • developing custom learning programs to nurture and solidify positive company culture

Her training focuses on the learner experience, engaging participants for learning that has meaningful outcomes including increased team satisfaction and retention, a sustained people-focused culture, and increased profitability.

She partners with owners to solve talent development problems by creating learning experiences that are honest, fun, practical, and effective.

Jen is also President of the Ann Arbor chapter of the Association for Talent Development (that's us!) and a board member of the New Enterprise Forum (NEF).

Her belief: For training to be truly successful, something must feel different afterward!

Network. Learn. Grow.

Creating a World that Works better.

Ann Arbor ATD  P.O. Box 130131  Ann Arbor, MI 48113

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