A2ATD is committed to offering valuable, monthly educational programs along with networking opportunities for those in (or interested in) the training and development field. 

Our program topics are aligned with the ATD's Capability Model.

Program Information

Date & Time:  First Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted) and program times can vary.
Location:    See each event description for virtual or in-person information as mode of delivery will vary based on the current COVID-19 status.

Click here for Cancellation and Media policies.  Full details are listed when you click on each card.  

Upcoming events

    • 02 Dec 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Corner Brewery, 720 Norris St, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
    • 16

    Night of Networking at Corner Brewery

    December 2, 2021

    TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    Join Ann Arbor Association for Talent Development's end of year networking event at Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. Network and get to know local L&D professionals. Appetizers provided and cash bar.


    Corner Brewery
    720 Norris St.
    Ypsilanti, MI 48198


    Register by Friday, November 26 and save $5!

    • Chapter members = $20 ($25 after November 26)
    • ATD Detroit, Greater Toledo ATD members = $20 ($25 after November 26)
    • Student members = $15
    • Non-member guests = $40
      (Join now and save $20!)

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

    Please note that while we will have a separate space reserved at the brewery for our event, this location is open to the public. We will not have influence over other patrons in the brewery. We highly recommend wearing a mask and encourage you to attend if you feel comfortable.


    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
    • 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.
    • 13 Jan 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Event

    Are your organizational transformation efforts falling short?

    Are you feeling ill equipped to support your organization’s volume and rate of change?

    You are not alone!

    Perhaps it’s time to consider a different approach to driving change? There has been heavy industry focus on change management tools and templates, standards and methods which, although necessary, are not enough to drive change, which we have seen from the disappointing statistics on successful change. Driving change involves the difficult task of trying to invoke and sustain human behavior impossible by the action of completing a template alone. Join this interactive workshop in which we explore how to mature your change practices using a practical behavior-based approach that accelerates change management dramatically improving your business outcomes and ROI. This is a must attend for upping your change skills!

    Join us in January for this event facilitated by Michelle Yanahan, Principal and Owner of ChangeFit 360!

Past events

04 Nov 2021 Building Resilience (VIRTUAL EVENT)
15 Oct 2021 Lunch Break Networking Session (Virtual Event)
07 Oct 2021 Scale & Prevail: The Technology and Tradition Alliance (VIRTUAL EVENT)
26 Sep 2021 CPTD Study Group - Informational Kickoff Session
09 Sep 2021 From ‘Order Taker’ to Stakeholder: How L&D can earn a seat at the table
27 Jul 2021 CPTD Study Group - Informational Kickoff Session
27 Jun 2021 June Networking Health Event - Live
16 Jun 2021 ATD BEST Cohort Program Information Session (Virtual Event-FREE to interested participants)
03 Jun 2021 RQ: Results Through Relationship Intelligence (Virtual Event)
14 May 2021 Lunch Break Networking Session (Virtual Event)
06 May 2021 L&D’s Role in Cultivating Racial Equity in the Workplace
16 Apr 2021 Lunch Break Networking Member Session (Virtual Event)
08 Apr 2021 Rethinking Leadership Development: Leveraging motivational science to equip leaders to succeed (Virtual Event)
12 Mar 2021 Lunch Break Networking Member Session (Virtual Event)
04 Mar 2021 Onboarding: Not just an information dump, but a learning experience!
12 Feb 2021 Lunch Break Networking Member Session (Virtual Event)
04 Feb 2021 Unlock Your Potential for High Qs in Leadership
24 Jan 2021 CPTD Study Group - Informational Kickoff Session
15 Jan 2021 Lunch Break Networking Member Session (Virtual Event)
07 Jan 2021 Get Your Career on Track: Skills for Success
11 Dec 2020 Employee Learning Week Networking Member Session (Virtual Event)
03 Dec 2020 Networking: Trivia Night! (Virtual Event)
05 Nov 2020 The Key to a Vibrant Company Culture? Talent Development!
08 Oct 2020 Stakeholder Centered Coaching
27 Sep 2020 CPTD Study Group - Informational Kickoff Session
25 Sep 2020 Gamification for Talent Development: Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Learners
22 Sep 2020 Unleash Your Potential with the ATD Talent Development Capability Model – Your Blueprint for Impact
03 Sep 2020 Job Insecurity is a Reality: What You Can Do Right Now to Make Your Career More Recession-Proof
04 Jun 2020 Night of Networking (Virtual Event)
07 May 2020 The Learning Leader Job Is Not Easy!
02 Apr 2020 Improve Your L&D/TD Practices by Applying Adult Learning Theories
01 Apr 2020 Interact & Engage! Activities for Engaging Virtual Training
05 Mar 2020 Pop Up AR: How a Fitness Facility Implemented AR for Safety Training
05 Feb 2020 Using xAPI Outside of an LMS to Analyze Learning Behaviors
09 Jan 2020 The Coaching Game: Leveraging the Points of You in Learning and Growth
05 Dec 2019 Night of Networking at Corner Brewery
23 Nov 2019 Articulate Storyline 360 Workshop: Zero to Publishing in One Day
22 Nov 2019 Creating Branching Scenarios with Articulate Storyline 360 - Webinar
06 Nov 2019 Integrating Adult Development into Talent Management Initiatives
03 Oct 2019 True Colors
05 Sep 2019 Better Learning and Data Analytics: An Introduction to xAPI
01 Sep 2019 Detroit Tigers Game - Joint Chapter Event
30 Jul 2019 Top 10 Microsoft Office Tips by New Horizons - ATD Detroit Webinar
26 Jun 2019 Building Your Leadership Pipeline by New Horizons - ATD Detroit Webinar
15 Jun 2019 Articulate Storyline 360 Workshop: Zero to Publishing in One Day
06 Jun 2019 Night of Networking at The Back Office Studio
21 May 2019 Ready for Anything by The Frontier Project - ATD Detroit Webinar
01 May 2019 Demystifying Gamification & Serious Games for Learning
04 Apr 2019 Twist in Talent Development: Personal Strategic Plans
07 Mar 2019 Raising the Bar: 8 Ls of Evaluation
07 Mar 2019 Design Thinking: Moving From Theory to Application to Business Results - ATD Detroit Webinar
20 Feb 2019 Why Being An Order Taker Won’t Satisfy Your Stakeholders (Rescheduled)
20 Feb 2019 Utilizing a Next-Gen Learning Ecosystem in the Workplace - ATD Detroit Webinar
22 Jan 2019 Putting Learners in the Driver's Seat - ATD Detroit Webinar
10 Jan 2019 Microlearning: Beyond the Buzz
06 Dec 2018 Night of Networking
01 Nov 2018 Becoming a More Confident Trainer
04 Oct 2018 The Head, the Heart, and the Briefcase
06 Sep 2018 Using People Science to Make People Decisions
07 Jun 2018 Night of Networking
03 May 2018 Storytelling: Stories that Influence
05 Apr 2018 Brand You: Creating Your Authentic Personal Brand
01 Mar 2018 Competence and Confidence
01 Feb 2018 Influence without Authority: Creating a Positive Culture from the Bottom Up
18 Jan 2018 A2ATD Night at the Museum with Torrance Learning
04 Jan 2018 Improving Your Performance Through Strength-Based Knowledge
07 Dec 2017 Night of Networking at Twisted Rooster
02 Nov 2017 Minds at Work: Managing for Success in the Knowledge Economy
05 Oct 2017 Effectively Navigating a Complex World
07 Sep 2017 Power Messaging: Engaging Your Audience
01 Jun 2017 Night of Networking
04 May 2017 Burnout & Performance: The Path to Improvement
06 Apr 2017 Get Mo Creative
02 Mar 2017 Sticky Situations: Surviving Conflict, Change, & Challenging People
02 Feb 2017 Speak So They Listen!
05 Jan 2017 Think Like an Actor, Speak Like a Pro
01 Dec 2016 Night of Networking
03 Nov 2016 The Leader's Protocol®
06 Oct 2016 Coaching in Difficult or Complex Situations
01 Sep 2016 World Café: An Introduction to Dialogic Methods
02 Jun 2016 Night of Networking
05 May 2016 Making the Most of Mobile Learning Tools, Templates, Models and Patterns
07 Apr 2016 Emotional Intelligence with Kelly Beattie
03 Mar 2016 Next-Level Networking: Non-Starter Strategies
04 Feb 2016 Starting with, "Yes, and...": Improvised Leadership Language
07 Jan 2016 Prezi or PowerPoint - Which is Better for Your Training Presentation?
03 Dec 2015 Creating a Vision of Greatness
05 Nov 2015 Learning Strategy: Preparing Your Organization for Effective Learning
01 Oct 2015 Night of Networking
03 Sep 2015 Getting L&D Done with Trello Fun!
06 Aug 2015 Summer Break
02 Jul 2015 Summer Break
04 Jun 2015 Speak So They Listen!
07 May 2015 A Crash Course in User-Centered Design
02 Apr 2015 What is xAPI and Will It Really Change My Life?
05 Mar 2015 The CPLP for Building a Professional Career in Talent Development
05 Feb 2015 Annual Night of Networking
08 Jan 2015 Managing Transitions –Making the Most of Change
04 Dec 2014 December 4 Meeting: Keep Technology Distractions at Bay
06 Nov 2014 November 6 Meeting: Maximize Competitive Advantage with Top 10 Body Language Secrets & SAVVY!
02 Oct 2014 October 2 Meeting: Story Telling Success!
04 Sep 2014 September 4 Meeting: Social Media Tools for Learning
01 Aug 2014 Summer Break
01 Jul 2014 Summer Break
05 Jun 2014 June 5 Meeting: Best Practices in New Employee On-Boarding
01 May 2014 May 1 Meeting: Get Yourself in the Game - Tips for Pitching a Winning Business Plan
03 Apr 2014 April 3 Meeting: Engaged Education and Digital Learning at the University of Michigan Duderstadt Center
06 Mar 2014 March 6 Meeting: Spring Fever Socializing & Networking Night
06 Feb 2014 February 6 Meeting: Turn Your OD Challenge on its Head
09 Jan 2014 January 9 Meeting: Tech Nite -Webcasts, Videoconferencing and e-Learning
05 Dec 2013 A2ASTD Meeting Dec 5: Experiential Learning
07 Nov 2013 A2ASTD Meeting Nov 7: The ASTD Competency Model
03 Oct 2013 A2ASTD Meeting Oct 3: Using Gamification & Social Media in Instructional Design
05 Sep 2013 A2ASTD Meeting Sept 5: Best Practices in Learning and Development
06 Jun 2013 A2ASTD June Meeting: Social Media and Social Learning for Learning Professionals
02 May 2013 A2ASTD May Meeting: "Cozying Up to New Competencies"
04 Apr 2013 A2ASTD April Meeting: "The Culture of Joy" with Rich Sheridan
07 Mar 2013 A2ASTD March Meeting: Not The Same Ol' Employee Engagement Program – It’s Really About Leadership
08 Feb 2013 A2ASTD Special Presentation: "Creating Culture That Rocks!" with Jim Knight
07 Feb 2013 A2ASTD February Meeting: Training that Rocks! with Jim Knight
10 Jan 2013 A2ASTD January Meeting: The ROI of Training and Leadership Development
06 Dec 2012 A2ASTD December Chapter Meeting: A Holiday Smorgasbord of Learning & Development Topics - Complementary to Members!
08 Nov 2012 A2ASTD November Chapter Meeting: The Talent Imperative: Grow It or Die Trying
05 Oct 2012 A2ASTD Special October Workshop | The Game Changer: Making the Shift from Tactical Training to Strategic Solutions
04 Oct 2012 October Chapter Meeting: It’s Not Magic: The University of Farmers Got to the Top. You Can, Too!
06 Sep 2012 September Chapter Meeting: Take Your Learning Strategy Back to School
01 Aug 2012 Check back shortly for our 2012-13 program schedule!
27 Jul 2012 Methodologies to Effectively Deliver Training in the Workplace
07 Jun 2012 June Chapter Meeting: Learn and Share-What’s Happening in Your Local Training & Development Community - Complimentary Meeting for Members!
03 May 2012 May Chapter Meeting: Comics Are Great For Workplace Learning!
05 Apr 2012 April Chapter Meeting: Successfully Working and Connecting Across Generations
08 Mar 2012 March Chapter Meeting: Why Traditional Performance Management Fails - An Introduction to Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success
02 Feb 2012 February Chapter Meeting: Learn 12 Surprising Techniques for Obtaining Powerful Data from Level 1 Evaluations
05 Jan 2012 January Chapter Meeting - Shifting the Performance Curve
08 Dec 2011 December Chapter Meeting - ASTD State of The Industry - Free for Member's Only Virtual Meeting
03 Nov 2011 November Chapter Meeting: Discovery Learning: Changing the Way the World Educates
06 Oct 2011 Enterprise Mobile Learning and Deployment
08 Sep 2011 Why Open Book Management
09 Jun 2011 HorsePlay - Engaging Horses as Learning Partners
02 Jun 2011 Innovating with Nature: Experiential Learning with Horses
05 May 2011 Beyond Talking Heads: Orchestrating Compelling Training Experiences
07 Apr 2011 Using Improv Comedy to Stimulate Innovative Thinking

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