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

    • 09 Jan 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
    Register


     

    January 9, 2020

    TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
      
     
    Simple Truths in Music Living & Leading
     

    The simple truths in music, living and leading:As a prelude we explore the universal language of music, and apply its hierarchy of rhythm, melody and harmony to leading others to create order out of the chaos of organizational life.

    The 1st movement is "Play...It's Supposed To Be Fun!" in which participants learn to rediscover their personal energy by feeding the 'CHILD' within.

    The 2nd movement is "Practice... What You Put Into Your Life" whereby participants craft their own personal leadership brand, and how to express it via their musical catalog. 

    The 3rd movement is "Perform... Leave Exhausted!" allowing participants to set a leading intention and apply the musical techniques of 'leaving space'. 'call and answer' and 'all for the other' to organizational leadership.

    Throughout this experience, participants will ask, listen, learn, reflect... and even SING!

    In this session, we will:

    • Apply the musical hierarchy of rhythm, melody and harmony to leading others and creating order out of the chaos of organizational life.
    • Master 3 simple techniques of professional performance -'leaving space', 'call and answer' and 'all for the other' -to establish any leading intention.
    • Understand 3 simple truths to establish the 'singing voice' that can capture the attention of your team.
    •  Rediscover the personal energy you thought was lost -by feeding the 'CHILD' within.
      Agenda:

      5:30 - 5:50 pm   Dinner & Networking 
      5:50 - 6:05 pm   Welcome & Introductions
      6:05 - 7:15 pm   Presentation & Practice
      7:15 - 7:30 pm   Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close

      Location:

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

      Registration:

      Register by January 3 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 January 3, 2020.

      • Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to finance@a2atd.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 A2ATD meeting date.
      • Refunds after January 3 at 5 pm 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 Feb 2020
      • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
      Register


       

      February 5, 2020

      TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
        
       
      Using xAPI Outside of an LMS to Analyze Learning Behaviors
       

      LLamasoft’s Learning Experience team needed to know if videos they built for the product help system (HTML) were helpful to customers. Similarly, we wanted visibility into search terms and page views. We lacked the data needed for such insight. Having this data would allow us to see if video development was a worthwhile use of the team’s resource allocation.

      In our session, we explore how we used xAPI to collect the data that we need to drive relevant insights that will help us to determine our strategy to the integration of videos in the help system going forward. We will do this by presenting the visualizations of data that we present to stakeholders.

      By the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

      • Find the resources to make xAPI work for you and/or your organization
      • Adopt a process to establish an xAPI proof-of-concept that drives value
      • Take an incremental approach to develop xAPI competency
        Agenda:

        5:30 - 5:50 pm   Dinner & Networking 
        5:50 - 6:05 pm   Welcome & Introductions
        6:05 - 7:15 pm   Presentation & Practice
        7:15 - 7:30 pm   Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close

        Location:

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

        Registration:

        Register by January 31 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 January 31, 2020

        • Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to finance@a2atd.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 A2ATD meeting date.
        • Refunds after January 31 at 5 pm cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.


        About the Presenters:

         

             


         

        Andrew McGuire (left) is a learning experience designer at LLamasoft, where he specializes in developing engaging content and tracking learner experiences. He has been working in eLearning development for the past five years. Before joining the world of eLearning, Andrew taught English at the college level for seven years. He has an MA in English composition from Northeastern Illinois University.

        Dave Kerschbaum (right) is a learning experience designer at LLamasoft, where he focuses on equipping leaners with the right solution for their particular needs. He has been an instructional designer, course builder, course writer, content wrangler, voice over artist,  and audio engineer over the past 10-plus years. Before that he was a technical writer at various software and equipment companies and an airline.

        • 05 Mar 2020
        • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
        • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
        Register


         

        March 5, 2020 

        TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
          
         
        Pop Up AR: How a Fitness Facility Implemented AR for Safety Training
         

        As a small private fitness facility, Wholistic Revolution could easily rely on the primary mode of 1:1 instruction for procedure, form, and safety of its equipment. Instruction that is the same every time, and tends to feel monotonous and rehearsed the 50 or 60th time the trainer has recited it. There must be a better way! What if that private fitness facility could create and implement a whole new way to teach procedure, form and safety? What if they could quickly be the ONLY gym in the metropolitan area with this new way of learning? And what if that new way was radically fun and techy?

        In this case study session, you'll learn about how Wholistic Revolution implemented AR to create a fun and effective way to learn about gym equipment and fitness topics. You'll find out how this small facility created an AR experience for clients that was engaging, informative and fun! You'll learn how they used AR combined with weekly newsletters to make regular communication interactive and interesting and how they used AR to showcase products and services to potential customers. You'll leave the session with lessons learned from how Wholistic Revolution uses AR to enhance learning for clients and customers, and ideas for how you can use AR at your own organization.

        In this session, we will discover:

        • How Wholistic Revolution implemented new and emerging technology to create a fun and effective way to teach procedure, form, and safety

        • How Wholistic Revolution used AR combined with regular communication to make learning about fitness interesting and engaging

        • How Wholistic Revolution used AR to showcase products and services to potential customers

        • Ideas on how you can use AR at your own organization, right now!

          Agenda:

          5:30 - 5:50 pm   Dinner & Networking 
          5:50 - 6:05 pm   Welcome & Introductions
          6:05 - 7:15 pm   Presentation & Practice
          7:15 - 7:30 pm   Learning Wrap-Up & Meeting Close

          Location:

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

          Registration:

          Register by February 28 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 February 28, 2020

          • Cancellations received prior to this time/date should be requested in writing and sent to finance@a2atd.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 A2ATD meeting date.
          • Refunds after February 28 at 5 pm cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.


          About the Presenter:

           



          Betty Dannewitz is an Immersive Experience Designer with over 16 years in corporate learning and development.  She is also a Speaker, High Performance Coach and Content & Curricula Consultant.  Betty’s passion is to help people become better humans and she advocates that innovative technology, like augmented reality, has a HUGE role in making that happen. 


          • 02 Apr 2020
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105



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          • 07 May 2020
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105



          Mark your calendar for an upcoming event with the

          Washtenaw Community College

          Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150

          4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105

          5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.



          • 03 Sep 2020
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105



          Mark your calendar for an upcoming event with the

          Washtenaw Community College

          Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150

          4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105

          5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.



          • 01 Oct 2020
          • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
          • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105



          Mark your calendar for an upcoming event with the

          Washtenaw Community College

          Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150

          4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105

          5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.



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



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