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  • July 20, 2017 10:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Learn from a Microsoft PowerPoint MVP (one of 16 in the United States). In this webcast, you’ll get the top five secrets the pros use to make and deliver the best-of-the-best PowerPoint presentations. See how you can build almost any graphic in PowerPoint, make professional slides quickly, and keep your audience engaged and eager to learn. Discover where to get the best visuals, infographics, photographs, and PowerPoint add-ins. Walk away with new tools and techniques that help you do your job faster and better—while saving money. All attendees also get a special step-by-step PowerPoint file to make some of the professional infographics you see in the class.

  • June 07, 2017 8:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    ATD members can attend the Washington Leadership Summit sponsored by the  the Apple Valley Human Resource Association in beautiful Wenatchee Washington.   he event will feature award-winning workplace cultures from around the state, including Starbucks, Slalom, Schweitzer Engineering, and Chef Software, among many others, and how they build leaders and cultures of excellence

    Use the code "TALENT" to get a discount offered to our members.

  • May 30, 2017 11:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)
    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT   

    By: Ari Bixhorn, Vice President, Technical Evangelism, Panopto

    For learning and development teams, these are the most important weeks of any employee’s tenure:

    • the first two, when knowledge transfer is critical for getting new hires up to speed
    • the last two, when it’s imperative to preserve a departing employee’s institutional knowledge.

    Increasingly, organizations are using technology to usher employees through these key weeks. In this webcast, we’ll explore seven examples of how video can be used in these initiatives, along with the specifics of how your team can implement similar capabilities. You’ll:

    • Identify trends in how organizations are supporting onboarding programs with video.
    • Identify trends in how organizations are using video to scale knowledge management and capture more institutional expertise with departing employees.
    • Learn how video can be implemented or facilitated to enable its use as part of formal onboarding and offboarding programs.

    ATD members can register here

  • May 19, 2017 9:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    We look forward to seeing you next at next year's event!  
    Another thanks to our sponsors of Learn-a-palooza 3.0:  
    City University, Caveo Learning, and Skillsoft Sumtotal!


    This year’s theme is Expanding Our Reach from Local to Global

    • How do you stay in tune with the continued globalization of organizations? 
    • How do you keep up with how people learn when so much of it is learned in different ways through the use of technology and outside of classrooms? 
    • How do we keep growing and developing our own professional needs?

    In this session, we will look at how we can bridge the learning gaps across time zones and across different cultures. The ways we approach learning are very different than they were even a decade ago. In order to keep our practices current, we must stay ahead of this technological evolution, and that starts with getting the most out of today’s technology. Learn from top leaders who work through the people gaps, the diversity issues, and the technology to deliver world class learning.

    The popular format of year’s past returns with a new slate of Speed Learning SMEs, keynote speaker, networking, and an afternoon mini-hackathon diving deeper into the theme.

  • April 19, 2017 8:30 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    The Association for Talent Development is offering a certificate course in Kirkland this April. This course will build your professional knowledge and skills, and expand your network.

    The ATD Training Certificate content is practical and grounded in the real world, not just academic theory. This program focuses on what happens before, during, and after you deliver training, and what to do if training is not the right solution. With input from ATD’s Competency Study, we identified the competencies required by the most successful practitioners. The Training Certificate Program is aligned with the Training Delivery Area of Expertise in the ATD Competency Model.

    Learner feedback indicates high value in the following areas: student engagement, expert facilitation, and applicable tools and techniques.

    Why You Should Attend:

    Learn the basics of adult learning theory and instructional design methodology.

    Gain a foundation in conducting a needs assessment, developing learning objectives, and evaluating the impact of your training initiatives.

    Learn and apply effective training techniques for managing participants, engaging a variety of learning styles, creating an effective positive learning environment, and managing classroom challenges.

    Develop engaging training solutions that are learner-centered.

    What to Expect:

    Pre-Work: Complete a self-assessment and read an industry article titled, "Do's and Don'ts for the New Trainer."

    Homework: You may find it necessary to do some preparation for your skills practice outside of the classroom.

    Supplemental Resources: This program includes tools and templates to help you apply what you learned on the job.

    More info and to register

    Be sure to use the ATDps Chapter Code 8020 when you register!

  • March 28, 2017 5:28 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    This seven week instructor-led online workshop will help you create your personalized study plan to become a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). You’ll begin to prepare for both the CPLP knowledge-based exam and the skills application exam (SAE).

  • March 27, 2017 10:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)
    With today's high-stress environment, it has become almost reflexive to try to multitask. Neuroscience research has demonstrated that our brains are not capable of multitasking effectively. Instead, we need to be more mindful and focused—and that is where listening comes in. Active listening helps build more positive relationships, reduces errors, and helps productivity. With tremendous competition for attention, listening requires both will and skill to be effective. Join this interactive webcast to learn some practical ideas to improve your listening skills and help others. You’ll:
    • Learn what the latest research tells us about the capacity of the human brain to absorb information.
    • Assess your own listening skills.
    • Identify your personal listening traps.

  • March 13, 2017 10:24 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    You're Invited to Join 10,000 of Your Peers and Colleagues From Around the World!

    The ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition is is the largest, most comprehensive industry event out there, providing you with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively train and develop talent at your company.

    Hurry! Rates increase March 31. Save $600 now.  Register Now!  Use our CHiP number 8020 and support your local chapter at the same time!

  • February 19, 2017 5:08 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Applying for a BEST Award Has Its Benefits

    Sure, winning an award is great for attracting and retaining talent, showing value for the work that you do, and earning recognition for your achievements, but did you know:

    The application process requires you to look holistically, critically and appreciatively at your work—a tremendous learning opportunity!

    Winners become the industry benchmark for our annual State of the Industry report—even if you don't win, you can use the report to examine areas for improvement.

    Entrants can request feedback from the reviewers—it's like one-on-one peer mentoring!

    Interested in learning more? Join our free webcast on February 27 at 12 p.m. ET to learn 10 tips for the ATD BEST awards application, and have all your questions answered!

    Register for webcast



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