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Pre-ATD24 Michigan Speakers Conference

  • 12 Apr 2024
  • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Virtual Event [w/ In-Person Members-Only Watch Party!]


  • Registration for A2ATD, Detroit ATD, West Michigan ATD chapter members

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April 12, 2024

TIME: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Pre-ATD24 Michigan Speakers Conference

We are excited to bring you a 1-day hybrid conference to hear from five Michiganders headed to present at the ATD international conference! Feel free to join all day or pop in and out as your schedule allows.

This year, for members of A2ATD, Detroit ATD, or West Michigan ATD, we have included an in-person component!  Join a group of Michigan ATD members at Innovative Learning Group for an in-person watch party!  Come for the whole day, or pop in for an hour or two.  Coffee, tea, water, and other soft beverages will be provided along with some snacks.


8:30 am - Welcome & Introductions
9:00 am - Betty Dannewitz

10:00 am -  Esther Jackson

11:00 am - Laurel Schulert

12:00 pm - Lunch Break

1:00 pm - Matt Pierce

2:00 pm - Megan Torrance & Special Guest

3:00 pm - Closing

Session descriptions below!

Location for members-only in-person watch party:

Innovative Learning Group

1130 Coolidge Hwy

Troy, MI 48084


  • Virtual Early-bird Michigan ATD member = $20
  • In-person Early-bird Michigan ATD chapter member = $20
  • Virtual Michigan ATD chapter member = $30
  • In-person Michigan ATD chapter member = $30
  • Virtual non-member = $40

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

Cancellations & Refunds:

  • Cancellations will be accepted until 24 hours prior to the event and a refund request should be sent to finance@a2atd.org. Refunds will be issued and returned directly using the same form of payment.
  • Refunds within 24 hours of the event will not be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place or request that the registration be moved to a future virtual event of the same cost.

Session Descriptions:

9 am: Betty Dannewitz

Imposter Syndrome Steals Talent—Spot it and Stop it!

Imposter Syndrome is a thing! When you have imposter syndrome, you feel inadequate, like a fraud, undeserving of your position or success - despite evidence that you are fully qualified and deserving. In this workshop, you will learn to spot your own internal imposter monster and gain resources and techniques to help you stop it effectively.

10 am: Esther Jackson

C-Suite Talk in 3D

When you get a seat, can you handle the heat? Knowing the language of C-suite involves the ability to speak in 3D--data, dollars, and decisions. This session helps you go beyond just having the ear of executives so you'll leave with a game plan to nail your next C-suite conversation because money talks and so does big data.

11 am: Laurel Schulert

A-List L&D Team, Assemble!

Equip yourself and your L&D team to soar by identifying your leadership metrics for success. Position yourself as the ideal candidate for your dream leadership job, then make a personalized action plan for the role. Explore how to recruit, select, and retain top L&D talent, and define your team's mission, vision, and value proposition to your stakeholders.

1 pm: Matt Pierce

Video Rules: 7+ Ideas to Rethink and Level-Up Your Videos

There are new 'Rules' for creating videos. Video as a medium keeps evolving, but many organizations are struggling to keep up with the best practices that can help make videos Better, Faster, and for Less. This session will have examples, ideas, and practical approaches to breaking the 'rules,’ and help you rethink and level up your videos.

2 pm: Megan Torrance & Special Guest

A Geek-Free Guide to Exploring Learning Analytics

What happens when a data scientist, a standards wonk & an ID walk into a room and … collaborate? You’ll hear from experts about how they apply learning analytics in the real world from their perspectives. Then, just like improv, we’ll collect a hypothetical case from the audience and follow it through our own processes with you!

Network. Learn. Grow.

Creating a World that Works better.

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

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