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Chapter Meetings

The ATD Puget Sound chapter holds two monthly chapter meetings to share talent development best practices, provide networking opportunities with other TD professionals, and support our members as they expand their own learning.

Our chapter meetings serve members in two geographic regions: Mercer Island (Seattle Chapter Meeting) and Tacoma (South Sound Chapter Meeting). Please check our event calendar for accurate chapter meeting date, time, and location information.

For more information about chapter meetings e-mail the Director of Programs.

Interested in being a presenter for a chapter meeting? Visit the "Be a Presenter" page.

 

Upcoming events

    • March 06, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Building 19, Suite 207
    Register

    “Building Strong Change Leader Muscles"

    ATD Competency Focus: Change Management


    Discussion Topics:

    Like many leaders, you may have resolved to help your teams thrive in the new year despite the challenges posed by change. But how do you and your team deliver solid and consistent results when change seems to be the only constant? Is your team in shape to face today’s change challenge and resilient enough to bounce back and do it again tomorrow? Join us for a deep dive into PeopleFirm’s winning formula for change leadership. Bring your questions and comments as we explore how to lead your team to deliver results in today’s ever-changing world.

    Key Takeaways:

    1) Cultivating the right mind set

    2) Building endurance for change

    3) Improving consistency

    Facilitator:

    Laura Grealish, Senior Consultant, PeopleFirm


    Laura brings energy, expertise, and over 20 years of leadership experience helping clients create strategic alignment, talent management, performance management, succession and leadership development programs. She has deep experience in designing high performance teams, team building, organizational effectiveness, learning and development and process improvement.


    AGENDA:

    5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Networking and Introductions

    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Discussion

    6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Wrap up and networking


    LOCATION:

     

    Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College


    Building 19, 2nd Floor, Suite 207, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

    Thank you to Don Sosnowski and Steven Kovacs for providing the meeting space!


    For additional information, please visit the ATDps website or contact South Puget Sound Chapter Meeting Leader, Marie Tjernlund (marie@nobleedgeconsulting.com).

    Directions:

    South on I5 from Tacoma

    • Take Tacoma Mall Blvd Exit 129 and keep left at fork 
    • Right on 84th St. S
    • Left on S Tacoma Way
    • Right on Steilacoom Blvd SW
    • Left onto Hageness Dr. SW
    •  Building 19 is on your left, plentiful free parking

    North on I5 from Olympia

    • Take Bridgeport Way SW Exit 125
    • Left onto Bridgeport Way SW
    • Right on Lakewood Dr. SW
    • Right onto Steilacoom Blvd SW
    • Right onto Hageness Dr. SW
    •  Building 19 is on your left, plentiful free parking

     


    • April 03, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Building 19, Suite 207
    Register

    Evaluating Learning Impact at DaVita


    ATD Competency Focus: Evaluating Learning


    Discussion Topics:

    Join Guest Facilitator, Brent Kobayashi, as he shares his team’s journey on how DaVita Revenue Operations was able to evaluate the learning impact of key training programs by implementing a Kirkpatrick level 3 evaluation. Learn the challenges the team faced along the way and the strategies used to integrate the evaluation into daily business operations.  Brent will share the data collection tools and dashboard used to monitor the training effectiveness.  Participants will be encouraged to share their own successes and challenges of evaluating learning impact within their own organization.

     

    Key Takeaways:

    1) Identifying customer expectations

    2) Communicating and gaining support

    3) Defining strategies, design and measurements for success



    Facilitator

    Brent Kobayashi, Director of Training, Revenue Operations, DaVita



    A senior talent development and learning professional, Brent has led learning and talent development teams in designing and delivering programs that focus on impacting behaviors and improving results for some for the top companies in their industries including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts (FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For) and DaVita Kidney Care (Training Top 125). He is highly regarded for ability to nurture strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders and being a collaborative team player who delivers fresh ideas, a creative perspective and tremendous energy to every endeavor.



    AGENDA:

    5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Networking and Introductions

    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Discussion

    6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Wrap up and networking


    LOCATION:

     

    Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College


    Building 19, 2nd Floor, Suite 207, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

    Thank you to Don Sosnowski and Steven Kovacs for providing the meeting space!


    For additional information, please visit the ATDps website or contact South Puget Sound Chapter Meeting Leader, Marie Tjernlund (marie@nobleedgeconsulting.com).

    Directions:

    South on I5 from Tacoma

    • Take Tacoma Mall Blvd Exit 129 and keep left at fork 
    • Right on 84th St. S
    • Left on S Tacoma Way
    • Right on Steilacoom Blvd SW
    • Left onto Hageness Dr. SW
    •  Building 19 is on your left, plentiful free parking

    North on I5 from Olympia

    • Take Bridgeport Way SW Exit 125
    • Left onto Bridgeport Way SW
    • Right on Lakewood Dr. SW
    • Right onto Steilacoom Blvd SW
    • Right onto Hageness Dr. SW
    •  Building 19 is on your left, plentiful free parking

     


    • April 17, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Mercer Island Community and Event Center,8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040
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    Register

     ATDps: April 2018 Seattle Chapter Meeting

    Workplace Stories: Designing Engagement into Your Training Programs


    We've all sat through sessions intended to convince us that we need to use stories in our learning programs. They try to teach us how to develop a story, wrap training in a story, or how to tell the story effectively. Stories are effective in learning because our brains are designed to receive stories. But what if your entire learning program was a story instead of just learning content with some stories sprinkled in?

    Story has the power to move people and even change the world right from where you are at work. Learn specific techniques for an engagement design process using elements of story and how it differs from simply adding stories to your training.

    This chapter meeting will focus on the Instructional Design and Training Delivery segments of ATD's overall competency model.

    Katie Stroud has been designing instruction for over 13 years, usually in the high-tech industry. Frustrated with the dullness and ineffectiveness of training as both a developer and a participant, she felt there had to be a better way. In her observations she noticed two things: first, that people were either a catalyst or a barrier to success, and second, that no one could be successful on their own. Then she realized that story, designed well, had the power to change all that…

    Katie founded Incremental Success in 2012 to help her clients design a story of success within their organizations. Follow Katie at IncrementalSuccess.com to watch these stories unfold.

       

    Agenda
      7:30 AM – Doors open, networking, light refreshments
      8:00 AM – Presentation
      9:00 AM – Additional networking
      9:30 AM – End

     

       

           

     


    Registration:

    Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge (Walk In Rate Members $25)

    Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00 (Walk-In Rate $45)

    Online Registration Closes On The Sunday Prior To The Chapter Meeting. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

    Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.



    We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are encouraged.



     


    • May 01, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Building 19, Suite 207
    Register

    SAVE THE DATE!

    ATD Competency Focus: Performance Improvements


    Discussion Topics:



    Facilitator



    AGENDA:

    5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Networking and Introductions

    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Discussion

    6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Wrap up and networking


    LOCATION:

     

    Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College


    Building 19, 2nd Floor, Suite 207, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

    Thank you to Don Sosnowski and Steven Kovacs for providing the meeting space!


    For additional information, please visit the ATDps website or contact South Puget Sound Chapter Meeting Leader, Marie Tjernlund (marie@nobleedgeconsulting.com).

    Directions:

    South on I5 from Tacoma

    • Take Tacoma Mall Blvd Exit 129 and keep left at fork 
    • Right on 84th St. S
    • Left on S Tacoma Way
    • Right on Steilacoom Blvd SW
    • Left onto Hageness Dr. SW
    •  Building 19 is on your left, plentiful free parking

    North on I5 from Olympia

    • Take Bridgeport Way SW Exit 125
    • Left onto Bridgeport Way SW
    • Right on Lakewood Dr. SW
    • Right onto Steilacoom Blvd SW
    • Right onto Hageness Dr. SW
    •  Building 19 is on your left, plentiful free parking

     


    • May 15, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Mercer Island Community and Event Center,8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040
    Register

     ATDps: May 2018 Seattle Chapter Meeting


    Learning at the Speed of Lean


    Lean, the system of eliminating non-valued activities and increasing value, is used in the operations of manufacturing, aerospace, software, service and healthcare with great success.


    The blistering pace of change, far flung employees, sky-high expectations, and the explosion of digital technologies make today a turning point, and an incredible opportunity, for learning organizations to embrace radical new thinking and methods.


    Concepts and tools like customer value, real demand, value streams, the Eight Training Wastes and ‘build to order’ can dramatically improve ROI. However, activities like assessing needs and creating and deploying content will change dramatically. This is no different than for every industry and company that has embarked on practicing Lean.


    Be provoked, practice using ‘Lean Learning’ tools and begin your Lean journey here.


    Learning objectives

    1. Apply key Lean concepts

    2. Build and analyze a value stream

    3. Distinguish between real demand and artificial demand

    4. Identify training wastes

    5. Reduce cycle time and implement ‘build to order’ training and learning


    Todd Hudson hates waste.

    As a long-time Lean practitioner and Six Sigma Black Belt with decades of lean operations management experience, he’s seen everything the business world can throw at you. From frenetic growth and high volume, to cutting out fat, cutting into muscle and cutting your own throat.

    Todd was a continually disappointed and frequently annoyed customer of traditional training approaches. In the late 1990’s, he pioneered applying Lean to training in his workplace and began helping companies implement ‘Lean Learning’ in 2006.

    He holds an MS Engineering from UMass and a BA Chinese from Connecticut College.



    Agenda

    7:30 AM – Doors open, networking

    8:00 AM – Presentation

    9:00 AM - Additional Networking

    9:30 AM – End

     


    Registration:

    Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge (Walk In Rate Members $25)


    Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00 (Walk-In Rate $45)


    Online Registration Closes On The Sunday Prior To The Chapter Meeting. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.


    Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.



    We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are encouraged.



     


    • June 05, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Building 19, Suite 207
    Register

    SAVE THE DATE!!

    ATD Competency Focus: Integrated Talent Management


    Discussion Topics:



    Facilitator






    AGENDA:

    5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Networking and Introductions

    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Discussion

    6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Wrap up and networking


    LOCATION:

     

    Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College


    Building 19, 2nd Floor, Suite 207, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

    Thank you to Don Sosnowski and Steven Kovacs for providing the meeting space!


    For additional information, please visit the ATDps website or contact South Puget Sound Chapter Meeting Leader, Marie Tjernlund (marie@nobleedgeconsulting.com).

    Directions:

    South on I5 from Tacoma

    • Take Tacoma Mall Blvd Exit 129 and keep left at fork 
    • Right on 84th St. S
    • Left on S Tacoma Way
    • Right on Steilacoom Blvd SW
    • Left onto Hageness Dr. SW
    •  Building 19 is on your left, plentiful free parking

    North on I5 from Olympia

    • Take Bridgeport Way SW Exit 125
    • Left onto Bridgeport Way SW
    • Right on Lakewood Dr. SW
    • Right onto Steilacoom Blvd SW
    • Right onto Hageness Dr. SW
    •  Building 19 is on your left, plentiful free parking

     


Past events

February 20, 2018 ATDps February 2018 Seattle Chapter Meeting ~Building Efficient, Consistent Instructional Content Using a Practice-Centered Model
February 06, 2018 ATDps February 2018 Chapter Meeting - South Sound ~ Train the Presenter
January 17, 2018 ATDps January 2018 Chapter Meeting - South Sound ~ Instructional Design
January 16, 2018 ATDps January 2018 Chapter Meeting -Seattle ~Exploring Cognitive Diversity and Navigating Cultural Differences
December 12, 2017 Postponed: ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
December 05, 2017 ATDps South Puget Sound Chapter Meeting - "The Science of Character"
November 14, 2017 November 2017 Chapter Meeting ~Learning Content Curation: Successes & Lessons Learned
November 14, 2017 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
November 07, 2017 ATDps South Puget Sound Chapter Meeting - Let’s Go Virtual! Experiencing the Power of the Online Classroom
October 17, 2017 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
September 20, 2017 September 2017 Chapter Meeting ~ Learning ROI: Measuring at Kirkpatrick’s Level 4
August 15, 2017 August 2017 Leaders in Talent Development
July 18, 2017 July 2017 Chapter Meeting ~ The Agility of a Learning Culture: Creating a Learning Culture that Enables People to Meet the Demands of Change
June 20, 2017 June 2017 Chapter Meeting ~Workplace Stories: Designing Engagement into Your Training Programs
May 16, 2017 May 2017 Chapter Meeting ~ Coaching
April 18, 2017 April 2017 Chapter Meeting ~ Cultivating a Culture of Engagement and Accountability
March 21, 2017 March 2017 Chapter Meeting ~Gender Identity Issues and the Workplace
February 21, 2017 February 2017 Chapter Meeting ~Best Practices Sharing: Working for managers without talent development backgrounds
January 17, 2017 January 2017 Chapter Meeting ~ Training Tools from Microsoft
November 15, 2016 November 2016 Chapter Meeting ~ When Difficult Employee Behavior Becomes Detrimental
September 20, 2016 September 2016 Chapter Meeting - Best Practice Sharing: Managing Learning Programs
August 23, 2016 August 2016 Leaders in Talent Development
July 19, 2016 July 2016 Chapter Meeting ~How to ensure training sticks: The manager’s role in the transfer of learning
June 21, 2016 June 2016 Chapter Meeting~Designing Effective Learning Exams
May 17, 2016 May 2016 Chapter Meeting ~ Co-Creating Learner-Centric, Brain-Friendly Events
April 19, 2016 April 2016 Chapter Meeting ~ Onboarding: Clear, Simple and Hassle-Free
March 15, 2016 March 2016 Chapter Meeting: Best Practice Sharing on Change Management
February 16, 2016 February 2016 Chapter Meeting~Star Talent: Investing in High-Potential Employee Development
January 19, 2016 January 2016 Chapter Meeting~Member Best Practice Sharing: Performance Management
November 17, 2015 November 2015 Chapter Meeting: Lean Project Management in Talent Development
September 15, 2015 September 2015 Chapter Meeting:Real Life Lessons in Change Management: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly
August 25, 2015 August 2015 Leaders in L & D Event
July 21, 2015 July 2015 Chapter Meeting: Proving Business Results in a Data-Driven Organization
May 19, 2015 Cancelled: May 2015 Chapter Meeting
March 17, 2015 March 2015 Chapter Meeting:Learning Orientation in the Classroom
February 17, 2015 February 2015 Chapter Meeting - Evaluating Learning Impact = Evaluating Your Impact
January 20, 2015 January 2015 Chapter Meeting: LMS Show & Tell: How Seattle U Leverages Canvas to Maximize Learning
December 16, 2014 December 2014 Chapter Meeting - Taming Abrasive Leaders
November 18, 2014 November 2014 Chapter Meeting: Stop Rescuing; Start Coaching
October 21, 2014 October 2014 Chapter Meeting -Integrated Talent Management Scorecards: Insights From World-Class Organizations on Demonstrating Value
September 16, 2014 September 2014 Chapter Meeting: Leadership in L&D
August 19, 2014 August 2014 Chapter Meeting - Obtain Commitment to Learning Easily: Master the Art of Paradigm Shifting
July 15, 2014 July 2014 Chapter Meeting - Maximizing Internal Employee Career Development to Improve Retention
May 20, 2014 May 2014 Chapter Meeting - Using Creative Awareness to Build Your Capacity for Innovation
April 15, 2014 April 2014 Chapter Meeting - Creative Tactics for Adult Learning
March 18, 2014 March 2014 Chapter Meeting - Learning in the Cloud, What do learning platforms look like in the future?
February 18, 2014 February 2014 Chapter Meeting - Problem Solving Through Action Learning
January 21, 2014 January 2014 Chapter Meeting - What A Producer, Writer and Performer Can Teach You About Great Trainings
December 03, 2013 ELW 2013 - Workplace Learning Professional Best Practices Event
November 19, 2013 November 2013 Chapter Meeting - Integrate Talent Development at the Source: The Manager
October 15, 2013 October 2013 Chapter Meeting - Let's Play! How to Gamify Your Learning Experience
September 17, 2013 September 2013 Chapter Meeting - Mitigating the Perfect Storm: How anticipating change saturation can lead to better enterprise change management
August 20, 2013 August 2013 Chapter Meeting ~ Leveraging Basic Evaluations for Deeper Insights
July 18, 2013 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION -
July 18, 2013 July 2013 Chapter Meeting - Stress and Burnout in the Training World
June 12, 2013 June 2013 Joint Networking Meeting
May 22, 2013 May 2013 Chapter Meeting - Accelerating Innovation
April 16, 2013 April 2013 Chapter Meeting -“Increasing Performance through Effective Communication”
March 20, 2013 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - March 2013 -The Pace of Facilitation: Balancing Action with Process
February 19, 2013 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - February 2013
November 15, 2012 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION -
November 15, 2012 November ASTDps Chapter Meeting-What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Dramatically (and Measurably) Improve Your Leadership Coaching Skills
September 18, 2012 September ASTDps Chapter Meeting~ The intersection of Change Theory & Grief Process: The How and Why Behind Organizational & Behavior Change
August 21, 2012 August ASTDps Chapter Meeting-Communication in Action - Improv for Business Systems
July 17, 2012 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION -
July 17, 2012 July ASTDps Chapter Meeting ~ ICE At a Glance
June 19, 2012 June ASTDps Chapter Meeting
May 15, 2012 ASTDps May Chapter Meeting ~ From ILT to VILT: Lessons Learned
April 17, 2012 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION -
April 17, 2012 April ASTDps Chapter Meeting - Fostering Courageous Collaboration in Organizational Culture
March 20, 2012 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - March 20, 2012
February 21, 2012 NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION -
February 21, 2012 February ASTDps Chapter Meeting - Reusable eLearning Interfaces: It’s Not Just User Interface Anymore
January 17, 2012 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - Cancelled due to weather!
December 13, 2011 A Professional Networking Mega-Mixer: Putting the “social” back into networking - December 13, 2011
November 15, 2011 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - November 15 2011
October 18, 2011 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - October 2011
September 20, 2011 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - “Leveraging and Linking the Power of Learning,” with Tony Bingham and Jason DeLeon
August 16, 2011 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - A Case Study: Using Experiential Education to Impact Transfer of Learning
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ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146

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