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.

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Upcoming events

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

     

    September 3, 2020

    TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 pm
      
     
    Guerilla Measurement: Effective Strategies for Conquering the Board Room

    Talent Development is viewed by many as an essential part of organizational growth, one of the keys to unlocking the potential of your employee base. Still, Talent Development is often one of the first items cut whenever budgets start to tighten. It's not that the value isn't inherent, we as Talent Development professionals just haven't always been able to find a way to prove our merit past knowledge retention and smile sheets.

    Guerilla Measurement is a guided expedition through the land of data that will help even the smallest Talent Development departments prove their worth, easily and with virtually no cost. This session will discuss what meaningful data looks like to the C Suite, where to find it, and how to leverage it in finding proactive solutions to many of your organizations pain points. We’ll dive into how to incorporate evaluation into your instructional design to provide meaningful data that will showcase employee performance/behavior sure to resonate with stakeholders. We’ll show you how to arm your upcoming program proposal with the right data to win approval quickly, leveraging resources that are likely already available to you. The best part, these practices don't require vendor contracts or advanced certifications in excel, merely a can do attitude and personal knowledge of your organization.

    Join us on this exciting journey as we learn how to turn numbers on a page, into wins in the boardroom!

    In this session, you will learn how to:

    • Enhance behavioral performance data practices
    • Build a living scorecard
    • Leverage data into proactive development solutions
    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 Friday, August 28th 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 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:


    Colin DeCair is the Learning & Development Specialist for the Hyster-Yale Group, responsible for designing and implementing L&D strategy for HYG's Parts Distribution Center in Danville, IL. President of the ATD Heart of Central IL chapter, Colin was a recipient of ATD’s 2018 One to Watch Award recognizing the top young professionals in the talent development industry. Prior to his time at HYG, Colin spent 5 years in L&D at Busey, a three-time ATD BEST organization. Colin’s methodology on evaluation was also featured in the September 2019 TD Magazine. 2/5/2020 Evaluating Learning Impact Guerilla Measurement: Effective Strategies for Conquering the Board Room Enhance behavioral performance data practices. 

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)



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


     

    October 1, 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 September 25 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 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
      • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (EST)
      • Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building, Room 150, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor MI 48105
      Register



      Date

      TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 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:

      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 Friday, (Insert Date) 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 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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