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

Upcoming ATD Events

    • Thursday, July 18, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano’s Little Italy St. Johns Town Center - 10367 Mid Town Parkway

    With today’s technology the amount of time that you have to capture the attention of your audience is dwindling. As soon as you utter your first word the countdown begins. Individuals who use a compelling story are the ones that win over and engage their audiences. 

    Whether you are an emerging leader or an experienced executive, storytelling is an essential communications tool to inspire and motivate your listeners. Professionals that master the art of storytelling can leave a lasting impression on their audience, influence others and engage their colleagues. 

    Learn how you can leverage the power of storytelling to attract and hold attention while delivering key messages and takeaways that will prompt action.


    John Heron is a 3rd generation leader in Dale Carnegie and has been a Dale Carnegie Instructor and Performance Consultant since 2013. He works passionately with companies and organizations in Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia to improve their performance, by improving the performance of their number one asset, their people.

    In 2011, John received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Coastal Carolina University where he competed on both the Cross Country and Track & Field teams. Upon graduation John received his Level I USATF Coaching Certification and from 2011-13, he served as an assistant coach for his Alma Mater, focusing on the men’s distance teams.

    Born in Buffalo and raised in Syracuse, NY, John traded his snowboard for a surfboard and now resides in Atlantic Beach, FL with his two dogs and two cats. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, surfing, and coaching high school students in distance running.

    July "Bring A Guest" Promotion: Bring a non-member guest to the meeting and be entered in a drawing for a free chapter lunch meeting!

    • Thursday, August 15, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Maggiano’s Little Italy St. Johns Town Center - 10367 Mid Town Parkway

    Join us on August 15 as we gather with our colleagues from SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) for the monthly chapter meeting.  This event is always very popular so be sure to register early before it sells out!

    We are also doing a back to school drive. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Northeast Florida Full Service Schools Program. See the flyer for details and a list of the most needed items.


    Want to influence decisions? Learn how to exercise personal authority to get things done. Join us to learn proven tips to manage expectations from individuals with diverse backgrounds through real-world examples. By recognizing your own strengths, you too can build stronger teams and create more collaborative outcomes for your organization.

    About the Speaker

    Picture of Wally LovelyCaptain Wally Lovely, U.S. Navy (Retired) is the Vice President of Talent Development and Leadership Consulting Services at Evoke Development. Mr. Lovely is responsible for expanding and enhancing the coaching, mentoring, and leadership programs offered by Evoke Development, both domestically and abroad.

    Before joining Evoke Development, Mr. Lovely held numerous leadership positions at sea and ashore at locations around the world. He led thousands of people during his career and was responsible for billions of dollars in National assets. He is most proud of mentoring young leaders, building winning teams, and helping people achieve more than they ever thought possible.

    Mr. Lovely holds a Master’s of Science degree in National Security Strategy Resourcing from National Defense University located in Washington, D.C., a Master’s of Engineering degree in Industrial Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Engineering Science/Nuclear Power Systems from the University of Texas in Austin, TX.

    Mr. Lovely has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legion of Merits, two Meritorious Service Medals, and six Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, among numerous others.

    About Evoke Development

    Founded in 2005, Evoke Development focuses on providing customized workshops, instructional design services, and performance improvement/organizational development consultation to over 170 companies throughout the United States and around the world. Over the years, Evoke Development has worked with professionals at all levels to improve accuracy, performance, productivity, engagement, and self-awareness.


    • Wednesday, August 28, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Webster University, 10407 Centurion Pkwy N, Suite 210

    Session 3 - Rise Through the Challenges and Create Optimal Flow

    The 3rd and 4th Keys are introduced in this final session of Juggle To Success.  Participants challenge themselves to complete a difficult activity and experience the power of Optimal Flow (and how it affects the Individual, Team, and Organization).  Are you ready to Walggle and Joggle?!?!

    You will walk away from this final session with a new awareness to how you can help create a playful, productive, and prosperous culture for yourself and your company/organization!


    Rhett Farber is one of the founding members of The Farber Group, a firm that offers training, coaching and consulting for companies, educational institutions, non-profits, individuals, and organizations. Rhett has over 20 years of facilitation and consulting experience, with global organizations of all shapes, sizes and industries. Rhett excels in combining experiential and accelerated-learning activities with facilitated dialogue. Rhett’s passion is to create a playful, productive, and prosperous culture for organizations.

    Rhett is bi-lingual (Mandarin Chinese and English); a global citizen with excellent interpersonal skills, unparalleled adaptability, and flexibility across cultures. He lived in Asia for almost 30 years (18 years in Taipei, 1 year in Tokyo, and 10 years in Shanghai).

    Rhett has written numerous articles about leadership, team, and organizational effectiveness for Asian business publications. He has delivered programs at such iconic venues as the Great Wall of China and Harvard University, and he has presented as the Keynote Speaker at numerous global conferences.

    Rhett graduated Cum Laude with a double major in Asian Studies and International Business from Florida State University in 1981. When he’s not helping his clients or spending quality time with his family, Rhett is probably joggling (juggling while jogging) on the beaches of northeast Florida or whenever he’s traveling around the world.

    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • Friday, October 25, 2019
    • Las Vegas, Nevada

    DevLearn Conference & Expo, the leading conference and expo focused on learning technologies, is where the entire industry gathers to share and learn about innovative thinking and emerging technologies, explore the possibilities they present, and define how they can drive innovation within our industry … our organizations … and our learning. It is the place where you can meet with industry thought leaders, share strategies with colleagues, discover best practices, and learn about the hottest topics and ideas for learning. Join the community of industry pioneers that is defining the future of training and performance! DevLearn 2019 Conference & Expo will be held October 23 – 25 at The Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.


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