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It's time to REFRESH! — October Mini-Conference Event

  • 17 Oct 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 8:30 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
  • 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

Registration is closed

October 17, 2023


TIME: 5:00 - 8:30 pm

It's time to REFRESH

A2ATD’s Mini Conference focused on ATD’s Capability Model

We're so excited to welcome you back to our local A2ATD Mini-Conference, packed with practical learning focused on the ATD Capability model, prize giveaways, networking, and a great meal!

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

  • Learn from amazing local professionals Meg Fairchild, Jef Kupiec, and Megan Torrance
  • 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 and current event speakers like Rance Green, Megan Torrance, 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) 
    • Also, a special MEMBERS-ONLY DRAWING for your choice of 3 books plus some 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 - 5:40 pm      Doors Open, Registration, Dinner, & Networking
  • 5:40 - 5:50 pm      Welcome / Start
  • 5:50 - 6:20 pm      Speaker #1: Meg Fairchild — Developing Professional Capability
  • 6:20 - 6:30 pm      Prize Giveaways!
  • 6:30 - 7:10 pm      Speaker #2: Jef Kupiec — Building Personal Capability
  • 7:10 - 7:20 pm      Prize Giveaways!
  • 7:20 - 8:10 pm      Speaker #3: Megan Torrance — Impacting Organizational Capability
  • 8:10 - 8:20 pm      Grand Prize Drawing!
  • 8:20 - 8:30 pm Close / Wrap Up


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
  • 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 35 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 6:30 and the last speaker will start at 7:15. The grand prize drawing will occur at the end of the night (approx. 8:20pm) 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:

Meg Fairchild

Developing Professional Capability

Meg is a Learning Engineering and Analytics Specialist at TorranceLearning and enjoys collaborating with others to foster new solutions and help people achieve their personal and professional goals. She has over a decade of experience in learning design and development and has been working with xAPI data for more than half of that. Her experience, combined with her analytical systems mindset, helps her design learning journeys, craft solutions, and derive insights for clients. Meg’s favorite place to be is in the water, whether swimming laps in a pool or fly fishing in Michigan’s AuSable River.

Jef Kupiec

Building Personal Capability

As Director of Trainer Quality for Dale Carnegie Training in Metro Detroit, Jef leads a team of trainers that facilitate in-person and live online programs. During his 10+ years in this role, his team has consistently ranked in the top 5% of training teams in North America for trainer quality.

Megan Torrance

Impacting Organizational Capability

Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, connecting learning strategy to design, development, data and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning design, racial equity, and xAPI & learning analytics.

Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, Data & Analytics for Instructional Designers, and Making Sense of xAPI. She is also a Facilitator with eCornell's Women's Executive Leadership certificate, and courses in virtual teaming, team leadership and communication.

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Creating a World that Works better.

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