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Interest Groups

Interest Groups are learning and networking events that supplement the monthly Puget Sound Chapter Meeting. Interest Groups meet and serve the needs and interests of chapter members to focus on learning techniques and information relevant to the various functions of learning development. The primary goal is learning and the secondary goal of these groups is focused on networking to allow those in the learning profession the opportunity to exchange ideas, experiences, and resources.

Eastside Networking Interest Group 

Summary: Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development.  We are a  mix of full-time employees, independent consultants, and/or those in career transition. We exchange ideas, resources, and leads, and enjoy good company! Feel free to invite others who may enjoy this group-that's the point of the group. No pre-registration is necessary, as you are responsible for your own food and drinks (be they herbal tea, diet soda, draft beer, or martinis).

When: We're meeting between 5:00-7:00 pm on the 4th Thursday of every month except November & December. Arrive and leave as fits your schedule, this is informal. 

Where: Eastside Bar & Grill - 625 116th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004 in the Coast Bellevue Hotel (lower level, at the tables in the back along the windows). There is ample free parking in their lot.

Contact: Thea Reeves 

Seattle Networking Interest Group 

Summary: Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, instructional design, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us in Fremont on the first Thursday of each month to network, exchange ideas, resources, and leads, enjoy good company over drinks, appetizers or dinner! We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- trainers, coaches, consultants, HR pros, performance improvement specialists, OD experts or those just getting into the field or training and development. No pre-registration is necessary, as you are responsible for your own food and drinks.

When: We meet between 5:00-7:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of every month. Arrive and leave as fits your schedule, this is informal.

Where: 36 Stone - 3630 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103 NEW LOCATION STARTING MARCH 5, 2020

Contact: Amy Casebolt or Azure Kraxberger-Unger


South Sound Interest Group

Summary: The Sound South Interest Group provides an opportunity for talent development and learning professionals who live or work the South Puget Sound area to network, learn and share with each other. Anyone with a passion for talent and learning development are welcome to attend. We’ll rotate each month with a purely networking and resource sharing session or a guest speaker including a brief networking session. Check the ATDps Event Calendar to see the monthly session format.

When: The 1st Tuesday of the month from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Where: Invista Performance Solutions - 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499

Contact: Leesa Ostrander 

CPLP Study Interest Group

Summary: The CPLP (Certified Professional in Learning and Performance) Study Group sessions cover all ten chapters in the ATD Learning System.  This is for CPLP candidates, people who are considering becoming CPLP candidates and other professionals interested in learning more about the field of talent development.

When: Every 3 weeks on Tuesdays ending March 2020 

Where: Zoom

Contact: Ruth Zander


Whatcom County Interest Group

Summary: Quarterly guest speakers and periodic networking opportunities for learning and development professionals located north of Seattle (Whatcom and Skagit Counties).

When: Quarterly - resuming Q2 2020

Where: WECU Ed Center - 5659 Barrett Road, Ferndale WA 98248

Contact: Emily Ufkes


Olympia Area Interest Group

Summary: Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in Olympia to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! We’ll rotate each month with a purely networking session or have a guest speaker that includes a brief networking session. Check the ATDps Event Calendar to see what the monthly session format will be. We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.

When: The 2nd Thursday of each month, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM except no July or December meetings

Where: Pizzeria La Gitana - Olympia, 518 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA

Contact: Joanne Lee 951-314-8110


Leadership Development Interest Group

Summary: This community of practice group shares a passion for advancing the discipline of leadership development. We welcome anyone that shares an interest in leadership and professional development topics--from veterans to those that are new to the field! We’ll rotate each meeting with a networking event or structured learning event. Check the ATDps Event Calendar to see the monthly session format.

When: Quarterly on the first Tuesday of the selected month from 4:30-6pm. Kick off meeting is March 3, 2020!

Where: Rover.com Headquarters - 720 Olive Way, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA 98101

**Special Note: At Rover HQ, many employees take their dog to work--so you may run into a furry friend (or a few)! All employee dogs are up-to-date on their vaccinations. Please note, however, no guest dogs will be permitted for this event (the only exception is a certified service animal). 

Contact: Bethany Kline


Upcoming events

    • August 04, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • TBD
    Register
    South Sound Interest Group 

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in the South Sound to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development. We’ll rotate each month with a purely networking and resource sharing session or a guest speaker including a brief networking session.

    Conversation Focused Topic Area:


    • August 06, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual - Zoom Access provided upon registration
    Register

    Eastside & Seattle Networking Interest Group

    ATD Puget Sound chapter's Eastside and Seattle Networking Interest Groups have gone virtual due to COVID-19! Networking Interest Groups provide an opportunity to meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, instructional design, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us online to network, meet new people, exchange ideas, resources, job searching leads and catch up with those whom we are already acquainted with. We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- trainers, coaches, consultants, HR pros, performance improvement specialists, OD experts or those just getting into the field or training and development.

    The Eastside Networking Interest Group and Seattle Networking Interest Group have combined together in this virtual conversation!

    Pre-registration is required to have the Zoom log in information sent. Also, there is no real time assistance available for this program.

    • August 13, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - Access provided in registration confirmation
    Register
    Olympia Area Interest Group 

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in Olympia to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! We will rotate each month with a purely networking session or have a guest speaker that includes a brief networking session. We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.

    Type: Networking & Special Guest; Ellis Starrett, Rules and Policy Manager at Washington State Department of Licensing
    Topic: Interpersonal Skills


    • September 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Building 19, Suite 207
    Register
    South Sound Interest Group 

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in the South Sound to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development. We’ll rotate each month with a purely networking and resource sharing session or a guest speaker including a brief networking session.

    Conversation Focused Topic Area:


    • September 10, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - Access information will be in registration confirmation
    Register
     Olympia Area Interest Group 
    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in Olympia to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! We will rotate each month with a purely networking session or have a guest speaker that includes a brief networking session. We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.

    Type: Networking

    Topic: Soft Skills - Members Highlights
    Schedule

    • September 22, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - Access will be provided in confirmation email
    • 25
    Register

    Leadership Development Interest Group

    This community of practice group shares a passion for advancing the discipline of leadership development. We welcome anyone that shares an interest in leadership and professional development topics--from veterans to those that are new to the field! We’ll rotate each meeting with a networking event or structured learning event.  

    Networking session: Networking


    • October 01, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • 36 Stone - 3630 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
    Register

    Seattle Networking Interest Group

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us on the first Thursday of each month to network, exchange ideas, resources, and leads, and enjoy good company! We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.


    • October 06, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PDT)
    • Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Building 19, Suite 207
    Register
    South Sound Interest Group 

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in the South Sound to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company!  We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.


    • October 08, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom - Access will be provided in registration confirmation
    Register
     Olympia Area Interest Group 

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in Olympia to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! We will rotate each month with a purely networking session or have a guest speaker that includes a brief networking session. We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.

    Type: Networking & Special Guests; 

    Joe Waddington & Sundae Delgado at Department of Enterprise Services

    Topic: Technology and Future of Learning


    • October 22, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Eastside Bar and Grill (downstairs) at Hotel 116 (formerly Coast Bellevue Hotel)
    Register

    Eastside Networking Interest Group 

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development.  We are a mix of full-time employees, independent consultants, and/or those in career transition. We exchange ideas, resources, and leads, and enjoy good company! Feel free to invite others who may enjoy this group-that's the point of the group. No pre-registration is necessary, as you are responsible for your own food and drinks (be they herbal tea, diet soda, draft beer, or martinis). Keep in mind, ATDps recommends to NOT drink and drive.


    • November 03, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (PST)
    • Roover.com Headquarters, 720 Olive Way, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA 98101
    • 24
    Register

    Leadership Development Interest Group

    This community of practice group shares a passion for advancing the discipline of leadership development. We welcome anyone that shares an interest in leadership and professional development topics--from veterans to those that are new to the field! We’ll rotate each meeting with a networking event or structured learning event.  

    Networking session: Networking

    **Special Note: At Rover HQ, many employees take their dog to work--so you may run into a furry friend (or a few)! All employee dogs are up-to-date on their vaccinations. Please note, however, no guest dogs will be permitted for this event (the only exception is a certified service animal). 

    • November 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Building 19, Suite 207
    Register
    South Sound Interest Group 

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in the South Sound to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.
    • November 05, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PST)
    • 36 Stone - 3630 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
    Register

    Seattle Networking Interest Group

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us on the first Thursday of each month to network, exchange ideas, resources, and leads, and enjoy good company! We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.


    • November 12, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - Access will be provided in registration confirmation
    Register
     Olympia Area Interest Group 

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in Olympia to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! We will rotate each month with a purely networking session or have a guest speaker that includes a brief networking session. We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.

    Type: Networking
    Topic: Related to Technology & Learning - Members Highlights


    • December 01, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Building 19, Suite 207
    Register

    South Sound Interest Group 

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us monthly in the South Sound to network, exchange ideas, resources, leads, and enjoy good company! We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.

    • December 03, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PST)
    • 36 Stone - 3630 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
    Register

    Seattle Networking Interest Group

    Meet people in the fields of training, coaching, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development, and organizational development. Join us on the first Thursday of each month to network, exchange ideas, resources, and leads, and enjoy good company! We welcome anyone and everyone who may be interested -- from the seasoned veterans to those just getting into the field of training and development.


    • February 04, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Invista Performance Solutions Offices at Clover Park Technical College, 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499, Building 19, Suite 207
    Register
     South Sound Interest Group 
    The Sound South Interest Group provides an opportunity for talent development and learning professionals who live or work the South Puget Sound area to network, learn and share with each other. Anyone with a passion for talent and learning development are welcome to attend. We’ll rotate each month with a purely networking and resource sharing session or a guest speaker including a brief networking session. 


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ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146

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