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How to Earn a Seat at the Table

  • 02 May 2024
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150
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Thursday, May 2, 2024

Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm

How to Earn a Seat at the Table

"Earn Your Seat at the Table" is an essential talk for Training and Development professionals seeking to amplify their influence within organizations. 

With Greg Coyne, from Sandler by Gerry Weinberg and Associates, learn to articulate the strategic value of T&D initiatives, align proposals with business goals, navigate corporate politics, and leverage data to showcase impact. 

Key takeaways include mastering influential communication, aligning T&D with company objectives, strategic stakeholder engagement, and proving training ROI. 

This presentation equips T&D experts with strategies to transform their role into a pivotal element of business success, ensuring their ideas are not just heard but acted upon. 

Elevate your influence and secure your seat at the decision-making table.


5:30 - 6:15 PM | Dinner & Networking

6:15 - 6:25 PM | Welcome & Introductions

6:30 - 7:30 PM | Presentation

7:30 - 8:00 PM | Q&A and 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


Early-bird pricing available for ATD Chapter Members through April 25, 2024!

  • Early-bird Chapter members = $25
  • Chapter members = $35
  • Early-bird Student members = $15
  • Student members = $25
  • Non-member guests = $45

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

Cancellations & Refunds:

Cancellations will be accepted until 5 pm the Friday before the event
  • Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to finance@a2atd.org.
  • Refunds will be issued either via original payment or transferred to the next scheduled A2ATD meeting date.
  • Refunds after 5 pm the Friday before the event cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.

About the Presenter:

Image description: a color photo of Greg wearing a suit jacket, he is looking at the camera and smiling

During the past decade, as an awarded Sandler Consultant and Facilitator, Greg has developed powerful tools and techniques that have led companies to dramatically increase revenues; by changing their mindset around behaviors, attitudes, and the techniques they use. A significant number of his clients have a 30% or better increase in their revenues within the first twelve months of engagement.

Greg has been featured in many publications including the Michigan Business Network and the Small Business Association of Michigan; as well as numerous podcasts, including, “Time to Shine,” “Business Vitality,” and “The J & K” Podcasts.

Greg’s professional background also includes over 15 years as a business development and customer care agent, and for international companies EDS, Fleet Capital Leasing, and CBS Outdoor.

Greg’s Motto:” You only live once, so do everything twice.”

Network. Learn. Grow.

Creating a World that Works better.

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

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