Interest Groups are learning and networking events that supplement the monthly Puget Sound Member Events. 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.
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: CURRENTLY VIRTUAL - 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
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: CURRENTLY VIRTUAL - 36 Stone - 3630 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103
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: CURRENTLY VIRTUAL - Invista Performance Solutions - 4500 Steilacoom Blvd SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Contact: Leesa Ostrander
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
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
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: CURRENTLY VIRTUAL - 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: CURRENTLY VIRTUAL- Quarterly on the first Tuesday of the selected month from 4:30-6pm.
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