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  • September 07, 2018 6:26 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Our chapter is partnering with more than 40 ATD Chapters to create an online book club for L&D professionals around the country. The group will connect virtually through an online forum to discuss books related to L&D, training, organizational development and much more. You can learn more and sign up for the book club here: . The program is completely free so feel free to pass the opportunity on to friends and colleagues.

    The book club will give participants the opportunity to:

    • Read interesting books related to Talent and Development
    • Connect with other TD professionals around the country to grow their professional network and learn from their peers
    • Participate entirely online so the program can work with people's busy schedules
    • Hold themselves accountable to reading by being part of a cohort

    The book club will be moderated by Zach Rubin, Co-Founder and CEO of Professional Book Club Guru. PBC Guru manages virtual professional book clubs for companies and will be hosting the group for the chapter. You can learn more about PBC Guru at and email Zach Rubin at with any questions about the book club.

  • June 15, 2018 4:19 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Our June 19th Virtual meeting,  ATDps Virtual Chapter Meeting~ “Breaking the ICE”: Innovations and Inspirations from the 2018 ATD International Conference and Expo has been re-scheduled to August 22nd.

    Those who have already registered do not need to re-register but anyone who has not pre-registered and would like to, please follow the link.  We would love to have you join us!

  • May 31, 2018 8:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    As a partner to Learnapalooza, ATD Puget Sound members receive  10% off the registration price by entering the code “PARTNER” at check out on the Learnapalooza registration site.

    Now in its 4th year, Learnapalooza is bigger than ever. This is the only spring Learning and Talent Management Conference held in the Pacific Northwest.

    This is not like your typical conference. This conference is about disruption and innovation in the learning industry, so the conference itself disrupts itself each year by doing things a little different each time.

    Click here for more details.

  • May 30, 2018 4:47 PM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    You are invited to complete a proposal to become one of our speakers at the 2018 ATD-Cascadia Annual Conference being held at the Sheraton Airport Hotel in Portland, Oregon, on November 8th, 2018.

    Our theme this year is "The Shape of Learning". 

    We seek speakers and facilitators with topics that will foster connections and inspire practitioners. We'll be offering presentations and workshops around these focus areas:

    • Leveraging coaching and social learning to support development
    • Connecting with adult learners in the traditional and virtual classroom
    • Effectively using games, gamification, mobile technologies, and AR/VR
    • Tackling implicit bias in the classroom and the boardroom
    • Supporting the next generation of TD professionals
    • Implementing Communities of Practice to support professional development

    For more details about the RFP process, click here.

    If you have any questions about the process, please contact our Conference Committee at 

    Natasha Palandri
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    ATD-Cascadia Annual Conference

  • May 06, 2018 8:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    ATD 2018 International Conference & EXPO


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    We’re Celebrating 75 Years of ATD!

    ATD is pleased to announce that President Barack Obama will be the keynote speaker at the ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition on Monday, May 7. His remarks will open the conference as ATD welcomes attendees to San Diego. Special events will continue throughout the week as ATD celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2018.

    The ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition is the largest professional development event for the talent development industry worldwide.

    This year’s event promises to provide even more insights into the latest trends, best practices, and solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring effective learning programs. 

    Register Today

    When registering please be sure to use our ChIP code: 8020

  • April 19, 2018 10:04 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    The EMPOWER STEM project ( is a National Science Foundation-funded education research project studying industry training in technical fields. The research team is seeking trainers and instructors in the Seattle metro region who provide industry training in computing and advanced manufacturing, and  who would be willing to share their expertise in a virtual or in-person interview. 

    Please contact Dr. Ben Zwickl at if you would like to learn more.

  • December 11, 2017 10:58 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    Thank you for your engagement with ATD! As we look forward to 2018, we want to share some exciting changes that are under way for ATD’s membership offering, including additional member benefits and adjustments in member dues for next year. Check out  for more information. We hope you will consider joining or renewing your membership now to lock in your 2017 membership rates for an additional one to three years. If you have questions, please reach out to ATD’s Customer Care team by email ( or phone (800.628.2783) to let us know how we can help.Chapter leaders and Power Members have until March 31, 2018 to lock in their rates for up to three years.

  • November 29, 2017 11:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    This webcast explores three powerful trends: microlearning, which provides small “bursts” of instructional content; in-house content curation, which employs online resources and media; and big data, which captures analytics on content effectiveness and employee engagement.

  • November 27, 2017 10:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    The best way to eliminate emotional waste is through implementing great processes and engaging great people. Leadership based on reality provides leaders with the competencies necessary to change the mindsets of their teams, teach great mental processes that eliminate emotional waste, and ensure top engagement and accountability.

  • November 17, 2017 9:00 AM | ATDps Admin (Administrator)

    The ATD Certification Institute launched this new certification in September to meet the needs of early-career professionals and those with a narrower focus in their talent development work. Join us to hear about some of our early findings from pilot students, and see if this credential is right for you!  



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