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December 4 Meeting: Keep Technology Distractions at Bay

  • 04 Dec 2014
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105


  • Late registration for individual chapter members
  • Late registration for those not currently A2ATD chapter members
  • Registration for A2ATD professional chapter members
  • Late registration for organizational chapter members
  • Courtesy discounted rate available only to those with Past President Lifetime membership (requires documented proof of presidency/term, and continued active service to the chapter and its board of directors)
  • Registration for A2ATD student chapter members
  • Late registration for student chapter members

Registration is closed

December 4
Chapter Meeting

Keep Technology Distractions at Bay


Overview: Technology-related distractions and interruptions rob us of time, energy, and concentration, increasing stress and decreasing productivity. Learning and performance professionals can use the tools of their own trade to reduce distractions caused when technology takes over the workplace (or home).  This is especially acute during the holidays!

Format: Demo, Exercises, Hands on Simulations, Presentation, Q&A, Small /Large Group Discussions

Facilitator: Geraldine Markel

Geraldine Markel, PhD, is principal of Managing Your Mind Coaching & Seminars. She is an educational psychologist, former faculty at the School of Education, and former seminar leader of the Instructional Design Workshop at the Executive Education Center, University of Michigan, School of Business. She has authored numerous books on learning and productivity. Her most recent book is, "Actions Against Distractions: Managing Your Scattered, Disorganized and Forgetful Mind."

Learning Objectives - Attendees will learn how to:

  1. Identify the tech-related interruptions and distractions that create barriers to productivity and lead to stress.
  2. Select strategies to improve your attention, energy, productivity and work satisfaction.
  3. Develop an action plan to trigger, monitor, and reinforce your progress at keeping technology distractions at bay.


5:00 - 5:20 pm   Buffet Dinner & Informal Networking 
5:20 - 5:35 pm   Welcome &  Introductions
5:35 - 6:45 pm   Presentation & Activities
6:45 - 7:00 pm   Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close


Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Registration: Register by December 1 and save $5

  • Chapter members = $20
  • Student members = $15
  • Non-member guests = $40 (Join now and save up to $25!)

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

Cancellations & Refunds:

Cancellations will be accepted until 5 pm on Friday, November 28.

  • Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to finance@a2astd.org.
  • Refunds will be issued either (1) by check (less a $5 processing fee) and will be mailed to the address on file or (2) transferred to the next scheduled A2ASTD meeting date.

Refunds after Friday, November 28 at 5 pm cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.

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

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