Check out our upcoming chapter events. Event descriptions and registration information is listed below.

Upcoming ATD Events

    • Tuesday, July 07, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Register at SkillGym

    As an L&D professional, you know that one of the biggest challenges in upskilling First-Time Managers using digital learning is about having users consistently access the contents and keep pace. Still, most companies struggle to get First-Time Managers online for training purposes and many initiatives that look brilliant at the beginning never take off for lack of active users’ traffic.

    Why do First-Time Managers systematically lose their grip on soft skills’ online training courses? How can you improve on traffic and engagement?

    The answers to these and other relevant questions come from extensive research done among more than 100 large corporations and from years of practical fine-tuning of winning strategies on online trainees’ engagement.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

    • What First-Time Managers and trainers think about current online training engagement strategies and why they tend to fail
    • How a new disruptive methodology as digital role-play and an Authentic Scheduling can attract and maintain the user’s attention
    • Which strategies can help you to leverage First-Time Manager’ habits to help you change their (soft skills) habits

    Register today at SkillGym 

    • Thursday, July 16, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom (link will be sent later)

    Throughout his 25+ year career, Chuck Sigmund, currently at Microsoft,  has traveled a long and winding road. His professional journey has taken him through a crazy variety of experiences that helped shape his perspective and position in the Learning and Development world. Along the way he discovered that while the skills and education he gained during this two and a half decade exploration have been important in helping him grow professionally, the relationships he has built in his travels have proven to be the most critical aspects of his success.

    Join us as Chuck discusses how he has progressed from women’s shoe salesman to Senior Program Manager in Worldwide Learning, and all the steps along the way with the help of some indispensable relationships.

    • Tuesday, August 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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    When designing successful leadership training programs, contents weight less than 30% in determining whether it will be a success. The rest is about the strategy of implementation.

    We have seen too many leadership training programs fail despite the fact that they had stunning content. The reality: the content matters only when the overall implementation strategy is successful. And implementation strategies aren’t about the content.

    People are increasingly in demand for ways to learn faster and to correlate their learning with their daily activities. The days of “knowledge-transfer is the answer” are gone and if you want to make sure that your contents get digested and turned into a real and measurable performance, you need to work harder on the way you deliver it and the way you involve your trainees.

    Unfortunately, still too many programs are designed the old way and very often too little effort is devoted to working around the content by designing actionable strategies and comprehensive ways to keep trainees engaged.

    In this webinar, we cover six key best practices that you really can’t ignore if you want your training program to score among those unforgettable experiences you would like your trainees to tell home about.

    • How to implement actionable training experience
    • How to leverage smart metrics
    • How to turn top management into a great endorser
    • How to generate pieces of evidence that speak loud about the value of your program
    • And more…

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    • Tuesday, September 08, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
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    Someone said that “self-awareness is all that matters.” That isn’t far from the truth: So many times First-Time Managers fall short in recognizing their actual performance, potential, strengths and skills.

    It’s particularly true when they need to face uncomfortable tasks such as dealing with critical conversations in the early days of their new career’s step.

    We, as human beings, are remarkably poor judges of ourselves and how we come across. It’s rare to get candid, objective feedback from colleagues, employees, and even friends and family.

    How can you, as a professional in L&D, help leaders perceive the gaps in their self-awareness? After all, isn’t that one of the most important skills they should have?

    How can you design programs that truly speed up the process of self-recognition and the path to self-awareness?

    The answers to these and other relevant questions come from extensive research involving more than 100 large corporations and from years of practical fine-tuning of winning strategies for developing long-lasting self-awareness.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

    • How a lack of self-awareness influences the daily performance of First-Time Managers in providing motivation and driving their reports
    • How a new disruptive methodology as digital role-play can shock First-Time Managers’ self-awareness and develop it for the long run
    • Which strategies can help you design your next training program focusing on self-awareness first

    Register today at SkillGym 

    • Tuesday, October 06, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Register at SkillGym

    Not all of them will become Managers. Losing your next best people does more than hinder your productivity, it disrupts current and potential leadership and reduces company morale. It also helps your competitors. So, developing the soft skills of your talents will keep them with you, and in turn they’ll become even more valuable assets.

    An employer who doesn’t focus on learning is going to lose with respect to performance, engagement and retention. At the same time, leadership is more and more needed (and sometimes expected) from every corner of the organization.

    Now individual contributors are just as necessary in shaping the direction of company strategy and informing company decisions as those with formal managerial roles are.

    Make sure your individual contributors are prepared to play the game and get the influence that they deserve and that the company needs. And they’ll stay with you.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

    • How common it is for organizations to lack strategies about talent retention
    • How impactful a training program on leadership development for talents can be in terms of retention
    • How digital and AI-driven learning technology can talent engagement and development easier than ever

    Register today at SkillGym 

    • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • TBD

    We have the date, and we're still building the details for an outstanding annual event in 2021. 

    Be sure to get this on your calendar so you're available to attend!

    We always need a few extra hands along the way, so if you're interested in volunteering send an email to Melissa Sisley 


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