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.


Upcoming events

    • 12 Mar 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Session
    Register


    Lunch Break Networking Member Session

    March 12, 2020

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


    Free A2ATD Members Only Event!

    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!

    Location: Virtual Zoom Session

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

    Registration:

    • 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 finance@a2atd.org 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!
          • 08 Apr 2021
          • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
          • Virtual Event
          Register

          Many leadership competency models still include expectations such as “drive for results” and “motivate people.” According to Susan Fowler, bestselling author of Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work… and What Does, we’ve come too far in our understanding of human nature to be captive to these types of outdated leader-centric perceptions of leadership.

          A survey of HR-related books and websites guiding management strategy cited six leadership theories that most influence the leadership competencies HR professionals include in performance plans. The sad truth: these top-down theories harken from 1841 through 1972, many derived from Henri Fayol’s 14 command and control principles of management established in 1916 and popularized in the 1950s.

          Susan proposes three new leadership competencies brought to light by current motivation and engagement science. In her provocative and experiential presentation, Susan challenges us to rethink what it means to be an effective leader.


          Susan Fowler is the author of bylined articles, peer-reviewed research, and eight books, including the best-selling “Self Leadership and The One Minute Manager" with Ken Blanchard and “Why Motivating People Doesn't Work ... And What Does: The New Science of Leading, Engaging, and Energizing."

          In her latest book, “Master Your Motivation: Three Scientific Truths for Achieving Your Goals,” Susan presents an evolutionary idea: motivation is a skill. Providing real-world examples and empirical evidence, Fowler teaches you how to achieve your goals and flourish as you succeed.

          Tens of thousands of people worldwide have learned from her ideas through training programs, including Self Leadership from the Ken Blanchard Company and Mastering Motivation with Others from Mojo Moments, Inc.

          For more information and the free What’s Your MO? survey for exploring your motivational outlook, visit SusanFowler.com.





          • 16 Apr 2021
          • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
          • Virtual Session
          Register


          Lunch Break Networking Member Session

          April 9, 2020

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


          Free A2ATD Members Only Event!

          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!

          Location: Virtual Zoom Session

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

          Registration:

          • 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 finance@a2atd.org 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!
                • 06 May 2021
                • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
                • Virtual Session
                Register


                Thursday, May 6, 2021

                TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 pm

                L&D’s Role in Cultivating Racial Equity in the Workplace


                Issues of diversity and racial equity have taken on renewed importance in many organizations. How do those in L&D, connect meaningfully to the conversation, process their feelings and perceptions and design learning experiences that are inclusive and just?

                In this session, we’ll discuss L&D’s role in three parts:

                • Building the Foundation
                • Taking Action
                • Leading the Change
                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:


                Jessica Jackson (Jess) has worked within a myriad of educational contexts addressing access, retention, and success of diverse students. A commitment to advancing  diversity, equity, and inclusion is the foundation of all of her work, and she has been recognized at the international level for her advocacy and strategic program development. Her expertise in strategic planning, data and assessment,  and program development coupled with her dynamic facilitation and training skills, have enabled her to create sustainable impact within large education-focused organizations, and she is a Tedx Speaker.   

                Augmenting her work in education, Jess is serving as a Project Manager and Learning Experience Designer at TorranceLearning. Within this role she has helped to develop TorranceLearning’s curriculum Cultivating Racial Equity in the Workplace (CREW) a holistic training program that addresses barriers to equity in the workplace using research-based best practices from social psychology research.

                • 03 Jun 2021
                • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
                • Virtual Event


                For high achievers, building collaborative relationships is priority one. In-person or dispersed, they understand that members of their teams can go farther together than they can alone. The good news: you too can leverage the power of relationships and drive results.

                What You Will Learn:

                • How to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of individual motives and strengths
                • The ability to tailor communication based on individual motives and preferences
                • Understand diverse personalities and how they can trigger conflict
                • Discover your strengths and deploy them at the right time for the right reason for greater effectiveness

                Who Should Attend ?

                This is for leaders and team members who want to learn how to:

                • Empower your team to see the early signs of conflict and resolve it
                • Build a team that can see all sides of an issue, make timely decisions, and deliver results
                • Communicate with clarity to all different personality types
                • Help your team build resilient relationshipswith or without in-person interaction

                Core Strengths® is powered by the Strength Deployment Inventory 2.0 (SDI 2.0). This award-winning, scientifically validated assessment provides four views of a person. It reveals why they do what they do, and how they relate to others.


                Meet Your Trainers

                Kyle Menig

                Kyle brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to his clients. He is passionate about elevating organizational performance by helping individual learners connect their values with their work.

                Kyle is a certified Master Facilitator with TotalSDI and CoreStrengths. Additionally, he is certified in other industry leading personality assessments to meet the unique needs and desired outcomes of his clients. Kyle has created custom team building and leadership development workshops for a wide variety of people in varied companies throughout his professional career. He facilitates audiences from 5 to 1,500 using his expertise, humor, and coaching to bring unique and lasting insights.

                Michael Brown

                Michael Brown has spent over 10 years consulting, training, and implementing transformational leadership programs for senior leaders at organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Goodwill, and Hershey, to name a few. He is the author of Followship: Servant Leaders Serving Leaders, which helps managers quickly strengthen relationships with their team members to serve their growth and development. Michael is also an executive coach, and keynote speaker, addressing audiences from 50 to 2,000 leaders. 

                Michael is certified in several industry-leading programs and assessments, including the SDI 2.0 and Core Strengths.





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                • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
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              Past events

              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
              18 Feb 2020 THE POWER OF TRAINING ON LEADERSHIP CONVERSATIONS - ATD Detroit Webinar
              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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