Events

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

Refunds

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 finance@a2atd.org. 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!

 2020 VIRTUAL FALL CONFERENCE - FINDING BURIED TREASURE IN CRISIS

 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

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Upcoming events

    • 22 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Session
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    September 22, 2020

    TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
         
    Unleash Your Potential with the ATD Talent Development Capability Model – Your Blueprint for Impact
     

    Calling all talent development practitioners! ATD recently rolled out an updated capability model that illustrates what talent development practitioners need to KNOW and DO to develop themselves, others and their organizations.

    Join Morgean Hirt from ATD National as she takes us on a tour of the new model, demonstrates interactive tools and shares insights from how practitioners have reported their skills levels. Learn how the new model has impacted ATD’s global certification programs – and how certification can positively impact your career.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Understand the components of the new model.
    • Apply the interactive tools to identify areas of growth for yourself or your whole team.
    • Get an overview of the CPTD and APTD certification programs.
    • Know how to begin the process and how to prepare.
    • Understand the benefits of being certified by ATD CI how they can help professionals distinguish themselves from their peers.


    Agenda:

    6:00 - 6:05 pm Welcome & Introductions

    6:05 - 6:55 pm Presentation

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

    Location:

    Virtual Session

    Registration:

    • 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 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:


    As Director of Credentialing for the Association for Talent Development, Morgean Hirt brings over twenty-five years of nonprofit experience in personnel certification and accreditation across a variety of professions. Morgean has devoted her career to advancing professions through the establishment of industry standards. She provides strategic leadership and technical expertise in developing and implementing credentialing programs, focusing on policy and standards development, test development, board and committee governance, program audits, strategic planning, and ANSI/ISO 17024 and NCCA accreditation.

    Morgean has led a number of organizations through establishing industry standards for emerging professions, including clinical research, massage therapy, and mortgage brokering. Prior to joining ATD, Morgean spent 10 years as Present and CEO of Certified Fund Raising Executives International Credentialing Board (CFRE International), and was responsible for establishing international support across six continents for a unified standard of fundraising practice. She also has served as a Senior Account Executive with Metacred, a boutique association management firm specializing in credentialing management, where her clients included several IT-related associations. Morgean lives in the Washington, DC area and is active with the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), serving as a member of the Education and Program Committees and as a presenter at the ICE Exchange.

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Session via Zoom


    Friday, September 25, 2020

    TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 pm
      
     

    Gamification for Talent Development: Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Learners

     

    Webinar Presented by

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, Chief Motivation Officer, Sententia


    Wouldn’t it be great to know how to introduce a gaming dimension into the corporate training programs you design or deliver? What would it look like to include game elements such as levels, challenges,rewards, and easter eggs to drive participation, engagement, retention, and to achieve a measurable ROI?

    In this hands-on program you will learn the 5-step process of gamifying a training program. You’ll learn how to:

    • Define your measurable business objectives and determine how Gamification will help you to achieve your objectives
    • Weave analogies and stories to make the training "stickable" – so that players remember facts and transfer skills to real world scenarios
    • Create the right mix of ingredients and next steps in your learning activities to allow the participants to acquire knowledge and skill
    • Identify the game elements and mechanics (chance, competition, collaboration, rewards, etc.) you will use in projects
    • Construct a consistent, attractive - even charming and captivating - cohesiveness that ties the entire project together
    • Answer the question: Is your learning fun?
    The Gamification of real-world training and development is a powerful technique which can motivate people and help generate loyalty to your organization, its products, and its message. At its core, Gamification is about finding the fun in the things that we have to do. When learning is fun, people remember, apply, and return to the learning.

    Location:

    Virtual Session via Zoom

    Registration: 

    Register at ATD Detroit


        About the Presenter:


        Jonathan Peters, PhD, is the Chief Motivation Officer at Sententia. He has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team-members. With Sententia, he applies his knowledge and experience to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification.

        Jonathan is the co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences, and is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home.

        • 08 Oct 2020
        • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
        • Virtual Session
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        October 8, 2020

        TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
              
        Stakeholder Centered Coaching
         

        “In our work as leadership coaches we advise our Talent Development and HR partners about identifying future leaders in their companies and creating programs to form them into better leaders. Often times we also work to help a Director or VP who, though smart, dedicated, motivated, hard-working, and creative, is also a difficult, opinionated, know-it-all."

        Developing as a leader is a difficult endeavor. Demands on leaders are increasing, meaning there is less time for focusing on personal change. And, the catch is that as more is expected of you as a leader, there is less time for development.

        It’s not easy, but our stakeholder centered process is proven over literally thousands of candidate leaders. This model has just a few simple steps: Ask, Listen, Think, Thank,Change, Follow Up.

        This simple model for leadership development works! If I can help you consider the possibility that despite all of your success to date you might have some things that youcan change to be “even better” – then we will have done our job.

        In this session, we will:

        1. Ask: Ask people "How can I do better at_(You choose)_?
        2. Listen: Listen to their answers, don't talk.
        3. Think: Think about their input. What does it mean?
        4. Thank: Thank people for sharing their feedback with you.
        5. Change: It isn't an academic exercise. Plan a little, act a lot.
        6. Follow-up: Follow up regularly so stakeholders will notice.


        Agenda:

        6:00 - 6:05 pm Welcome & Introductions

        6:05 - 6:55 pm Presentation

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

        Location:

        Virtual Session

        Registration:

        • 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 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:


        Don Brown is the developer of the powerful influence ‘Protocol’ and ‘Daily’ learning platforms, and author of “Simple Truths in Music and Life”, “Bring Out the Best in Every Employee” (McGraw-Hill), “What Got You Here Won’t Get You There in Sales” (McGraw-Hill) and “Situational Service® –Customer Care for the Practitioner.” Don has spent 30 years ‘helping people with people’ for the likes of Fifth Third Bank, Anheuser-Busch, Ford Motor Company, Getinge Group, SYKES, Getinge, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, Jaguar Cars, Hilton Hotels, and many, many more.
        • 05 Nov 2020
        • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
        • Virtual Session
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        November 5, 2020

        TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

        The Key to a Vibrant Company Culture? Talent Development!


        Company vision, mission, and values are all important for aligning a business on where it's headed and what it expects from the team that works there. But have you ever worked at a place where the stated company values didn't match the values and behaviors of the team? Or where the skills needed to achieve the long term company vision weren't the things that were rewarded or celebrated?

        Company culture is the heart and soul of any company. The culture tells people what behaviors are "normal"- what is "good" and what is "bad", regardless of what the vision, mission, or values might say. Talent development and training can make meaningful, practical, and lasting impact to create and sustain a company culture aligned to the values and mission of your business. How? Let's talk about it!


        Agenda:

        6:00 - 6:05 pm Welcome & Introductions

        6:05 - 6:55 pm Presentation

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

        Location:

        Virtual Session

        Registration:

        • 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 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:


        Jen Laidlaw is the owner of TeamWerks Talent Development and Consulting where she thrives on helping people build confidence and skills to make their work lives more effective and enjoyable. She has spent the majority of her career working for a mid-size business in the marketing industry, gaining experience in areas such as leadership development, communication, and workforce agility. Her training consistently engages participants and has practical and meaningful outcomes for the businesses she serves.

        • 03 Dec 2020
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
        • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105



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        • 07 Jan 2021
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
        • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
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        • 04 Feb 2021
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
        • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
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        • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
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        • 01 Apr 2021
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        • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
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        • 06 May 2021
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
        • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
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        • 03 Jun 2021
        • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
        • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105



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