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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 (Resumes Aug 22!)

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 (No Program in July resuming in August)

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 



Small Training Team Interest Group

Summary: Being a ‘training team of one’ can be a challenge – the Small Training Team SIG is designed to be a place where individuals who find themselves on a small training team (less than 5 people) can come together to share best practices and brainstorm ideas. We’ll share challenges and discuss possible solutions based on others’ experiences - Hack-a-Thon or Action Learning style.

When: Once a quarter, from 4:30 - 6:30 PM 

Where: PCC Community Markets corporate office space at 3131 Elliott Ave, Seattle 98121 (North downtown/Lower Queen Anne border on the waterfront by the Sculpture Park)

Points of Contact: Melissa Hasley, Training Manager at PCC Community Markets

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.  

Where: Zoom

Contact: Ruth Zander


Broadcast Interest Group (BIG)

Summary: Podcasts and podcasting (both audio- and video-based) have become a true Internet phenomenon over the past few years, and it is clear that this dynamic medium for sharing information, ideas, and storytelling continues to grow and evolve. The Broadcast Interest Group (BIG) is a gathering of talent development professionals who want to learn more about what podcasting is; where the podcasting revolution is taking us as a profession and as a society; and how we as communication professionals can help shape podcasting’s future in our fields and beyond. The group uses the term “broadcasting” to emphasize podcasting’s deep roots in radio (and television) history, which is rich in experimentation/innovation with human communication.

Members of this group can participate as complete novices to podcasts and podcasting, as podcast listeners/fans, and/or as seasoned podcasters. All are welcome to share, learn, and collaborate as a “community of practice.” A focal point of the group will be the ATDps Podcast, currently produced and hosted by Scott Melanson for the Puget Sound Chapter. The overall goal is for the Chapter’s podcast to benefit from the feedback, expert advice, and hands-on assistance members of this group are willing to provide. The ATDps Podcast will be our “sandbox” for practical, hands-on experience, as well as for podcasting experimentation and innovation.

When: Once a month virtually, as well as in-person quarterly. The in-person meetings take place alternately in downtown Seattle and downtown Bellevue.

Where: Online (Zoom meeting link to be provided upon registration)

Contact: Position is Open 


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: The Mark – Tiki Room, 407 Columbia St SW, Olympia, WA 98501

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







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