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 new Competency Model.

Program Dates & Times

First Thursday of the month (unless otherwise noted)
5:30 - 7:30 pm

Program Location 

Washtenaw Community College
Morris Lawrence Building
4800 E. Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48106


If you register for a program and cannot attend, cancellations will be accepted up until 5 pm on the Friday, the week prior to the event. Refunds after this date cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.

Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to Refunds will be issued either by check (less a $5 processing fee) and will be mailed to the address on file or transferred to the next scheduled A2ATD meeting date.

Special Notice: 

ATD Kansas City has opened registration!


 A2ATD members are eligible for member pricing, including an early bird rate!

This is a virtual event that will provide interactive and valuable learning development opportunity!

For more information


Upcoming events

    • 11 Dec 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Session
    Registration is closed

    Employee Learning Week Networking Member Session

    December 11, 2020

    TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

    Free A2ATD Members Only Event!

    It's ATD employee learning week! To celebrate, grab your lunch and join other members of our chapter for an informal hang-out. We'll give every member a chance to share what they've been working on and help with any challenges you might be facing. Nothing to share? Join us to lend your expert advice and perspective to members who might need it! Either way, we'd love to spend an hour with you to celebrate employee learning week!

    Location: Virtual Zoom Session

    After registering for the event, make sure to register with the Zoom link provided in your confirmation email notification.


    • Chapter members = Free
    • Student members = Free

    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.
    • Email and let us know!
    • Refunds can be given:
      • Through the original form of payment OR
      • Transferred to a future ATD event
    • Refunds after 5 pm the Friday before the event cannot be issued, so be sure to let us know if you can't make it before then!
          • 07 Jan 2021
          • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
          • Virtual Session

          January 7, 2021

          TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 pm


          Ann Arbor ATD with co-host Western MI ATD are excited to present:

          Get Your Career on Track: Skills for Success


          It’s been a year of disruption, upheaval, and confusion. TD professionals have been so busy helping others that some forgot about their own careers. Are you one? Let’s get it back on track. Take control of your own career and focus on YOU now.

          Elaine Biech will offer an online session on January 7, 2021 at 6 pm Eastern. Elaine’s presentation will tap into her new book, Skills for Career Success, co-published by ATD and Berrett-Koehler. Using some of the 600 proven tactics from the book you’ll identify your preferred career path and take control of moving your career forward.

          Using ATD’s new Capability Model as a foundation you’ll see that there's never been a better time to focus on you and your career. Whether you are choosing a new direction, recommitting to your current position, or facing an unplanned move, join your TD colleagues to uncover your passion. Here are a couple of highlights:

          • Apply four dozen questions to uncover your career passion.
          • Design a 5-year vision with tactics to complete after the session.
          • Leave with bonus tools, checklists, and activities you can use for your career journey or to help others.
          • Enter the drawing for several of Elaine’s books including Skills for Career Success.

          Where will YOU be five years from today?


          6:00 - 6:05 pm Welcome & Introductions

          6:05 - 6:55 pm Presentation

          6:55- 7:00 pm Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close


          Virtual Session


          • Chapter members = Free
          • Student members = Free
          • Non-member guests = $10

          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
          • 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:

          Elaine Biech, CPTD Fellow, is a consultant, facilitator, and principle author of the TDBoK and 85 other published books. She’s been called “a titan of the training industry.” She is the recipient of numerous awards from many organizations including 4 national ATD awards: 2020 Distinguished Contributor, Bliss, Torch, and Staff Partnership Awards. A brief sample of her ATD volunteer experiences includes being a member of the national ATD Board of Directors and its executive board, member of NAC, 2000 ICE design chair, and SW Wisconsin Chapter President. She has presented at ICE 34 consecutive years, has been instrumental in guiding the TD profession throughout her career, and values the ATD Chapter model. Elaine believes that excellence isn’t optional.

          • 04 Feb 2021
          • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
          • Virtual Event

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          • 04 Mar 2021
          • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
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          • 01 Apr 2021
          • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
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          • 06 May 2021
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        Past events

        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

        Ann Arbor ATD

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