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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, in the Coast Bellevue Hotel (lower level, at the tables in the back along the windows), just east of 405 off of the NE 8th St exit, at 625 116th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.  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, 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, and enjoy good company! 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're meeting between 5:00-7:00 pm on the 1st Thursday of every month. Arrive and leave as fits your schedule, this is informal.

Where: Red Door, 3401 Evanston Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Contact: Nazmina Mohammed, Azure Kraxberger-Unger and Erin Peterschick at contact.us@atdpugetsound.org 



Learning Technology and Innovation Interest Group

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Summary: The Learning Technology and Innovation Interest Group (IG) focuses on the intersection of technology and learning (Technology + Learning) for the talent development profession. This group gives participants the opportunity to visit cutting edge organizations to see, hear and learn in-person about the newest technologies, innovations and trends in learning. 

 

When: ​Quarterly

Where: Various locations in the Puget Sound area

Contact: Open position


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 definitely for CPLP candidates, people who are considering becoming CPLP candidates and other professionals interested in learning more about the field of talent development.

When:Beginning June 18th and every 3 weeks thereafter on Tuesdays ending Dec 17.  

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 beginning Feb 2019

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

Contact: Emily Ufkes Emily.Ufkes@wecu.com


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

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

Contact: Joanne Lee joanneey@gmail.com 951-314-8110







Upcoming events

    • December 17, 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom - Access will be provided in registration confirmation
    Register

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

    Agenda: Based on the “Preparing for the CPLP Participant Guide”, we’ll study for The Knowledge Exam and the Skills Application Exam (SAE). During our online group, we’ll discuss the content, do case studies together, assign practice tests and homework in between sessions. Each session will be focused on 1-2 Areas of Expertise (AOE) and in order of % weight on the exam (this order is subject to change):

    1) Global Mindset

    2) Performance Improvement

    3) Instructional Design

    4) Training Delivery

    5) Learning Technologies and Evaluating Learning Impact; Determine action plan for Skills Application Exam (SAE)

    6) Managing Learning Programs

    7) Integrated Talent Management

    8) Coaching

    9) Knowledge Management

    10) Change Management

    Optional Additional Session: Test Taking Strategies/Practice Tests: Knowledge Exam and Skills Application Exam (SAE)/Additional focus on AOE of choice


    When:   Every 3 weeks on Tuesday  4:30 – 6:00 p.m.

     

    Where: Virtual via Zoom

    Contact: Ruth Zander

    Please keep your confirmation notice as the Zoom log in information will be included on it.  

    • January 09, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Pizzeria La Gitana - Olympia, 518 Capitol Way S, Olympia
    Register

     Olympia Area Interest Group 


     Conversation Focused Topic Area

    (Networking & Special Guest)

    Special Guest:

    Ingrid Goebel, Leadership Coach at Washington State Department of Labor & Industries



    TD Area of Expertise:  Coaching

    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

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

    Contact: Joanne Lee joanneey@gmail.com


    • February 13, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Pizzeria La Gitana - Olympia, 518 Capitol Way S, Olympia
    Register

     Olympia Area Interest Group 


     Conversation Focused Topic Area

    (Networking)



    TD Area of Expertise:  Industry Knowledge

    • Professional knowledge
    • Industry changes and trends
    • Industry sector knowledge


    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

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

    Contact: Joanne Lee joanneey@gmail.com


    • March 12, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Pizzeria La Gitana - Olympia, 518 Capitol Way S, Olympia
    Register

     Olympia Area Interest Group 


     Conversation Focused Topic Area

    (Networking/Special Guest)

    Special Guest:

    Pat Seigler, Leadership Development Manager at Department of Enterprise Services 


    TD Area of Expertise:  Instructional Design

    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

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

    Contact: Joanne Lee joanneey@gmail.com


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