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Member Events

The ATD Puget Sound Chapter hosts regular member events to share talent development best practices, provide networking opportunities with other TD professionals, and support our members as they expand their own learning. Our Member Events are free to members and are hosted around the greater Puget Sound region or virtually in order to best serve our expansive membership base.

We also host informal get-togethers and virtual discussions via the free members-only online community.

Do you have a topic that is relevant, compelling, and valuable to a driven, focused community of talent development professionals? Are you a dynamic speaker or workshop facilitator?  Visit the "Be a Presenter" page to learn more!


Upcoming events

    • April 11, 2023
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Virtual - Zoom information will be included on your confirmation email

    ATDps: April 2023 Virtual Member Event

    Many organizations have diversity, equity, and inclusion plans and training, yet too many leaders, trainers, and employees are still unsure (or downright uncomfortable!) talking through identity-based differences. Allyship, the practice of using your voice, power, and influence to address the needs of one or more oppressed groups, is the key to creating safety, belonging, and dignity for all employees.

    In this super timely, interactive session, you will explore the mindset and behaviors required to show up as an ally in the workplace and, in your training roles, utilize communication strategies that show employees how to make a habit of creating psychological safety for daring, necessary conversations with leaders, fellow employees, and clients to take place. 

    Participants will discover how to spot and address systemic, interpersonal, and internalized bias and prioritize allyship impact over allyship intentions. 


    By the end of this sessions, you will be able to:

          Identify and use key behaviors to foster allyship

          Center and elevate the voices of employees with marginalized voices

          Use language to apologize when harm is caused and repair it—and show employees how to do the same

    Our guest: Alexia Vernon

    Dubbed a "Moxie Maven" by the White House Office of Public Engagement for her unique and effective approach to communication and leadership development, Alexia Vernon is the founder and president of Step into Your Moxie. A certified woman-owned and disability-owned business, Step into Your Moxie helps organizations develop their people, their communication strategy and training, and create messaging that calls in the right employees, customers, and opportunities.

    Alexia is the creator of the Step into Your Moxie® Certification program which trains practitioners in her vocal empowerment process. She excels at supporting executives, talent development professionals, and fellow consultants to speak with unshakeable presence, sell their ideas, navigate daring conversations, develop high performing teams, advance their thought leadership, and make a lasting positive social impact.

    Since winning the Miss Junior America competition, Alexia has delivered transformational keynotes, presentations, and programs for Fortune 500 companies, healthcare institutions, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, and the United Nations. Alexia has contributed to media such as CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., European Business Review, and Women’s Health Magazine. Alexia is the author of multiple books including the award-winning, Step into Your Moxie: Amplify Your Voice, Visibility, and Influence in the World. She is the creator of the popular LinkedIn Learning course, Communicating to Drive People to Take Action, and a proud cancer survivor.


    Puget Sound Chapter Programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials.


    Training Delivery & Facilitation, Communication, Cultural Awareness


    Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory.

    Pre-Registration - Non-Member $20.00. There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory. 

    Online Registration Closes One Day Prior To The Program. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

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

    Special Instructions:

    Instructions to attend the virtual meeting will be included in your confirmation email and on the reminder email the day prior to the program. Please save these instructions. Real time assistance is not available. 

Past events

March 14, 2023 Making the Most of Consultative Partnerships
February 08, 2023 Leveraging Your Employee Engagement Surveys to Create a More Inclusive Culture
January 11, 2023 Behave Yourself! Use Behavior to Accelerate Change
December 06, 2022 Mastering the Skills of Netweaving (Relationship-Building)
November 09, 2022 The Future of Learning with Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)
October 19, 2022 Reimagining Teams: A Structural and Emergent Process Coaching Approach
September 20, 2022 Grow and Advance Your Career with the Talent Development Capability Model
September 14, 2022 ATDps Coffee Conversations with April Adams Pertuis
August 23, 2022 Killing Your Presentation Darlings: Myth Busting PowerPoint Design
July 14, 2022 The Neuroscience of Retention
June 07, 2022 Rediscover Your Flow through Play with Jeff Harry
May 26, 2022 Elevating the People Side of Work
May 17, 2022 Games & Gamification with Moe Ash
April 13, 2022 Designing for Accessibility with Star Peterson & Thomas Peavey
March 23, 2022 Data Visualization 101 for L&D Professional with Bethany Kline
February 15, 2022 Dealing with Chaos with Vicki Shillington
January 26, 2022 The UpSkill Reveal with Veronica Celina and Alejandro “Ale” Ruelas
December 14, 2021 L & D Case Studies with Myra Roldan
November 09, 2021 ATDps Presents a Panel Discussion on L & D Trends
October 13, 2021 A Practical Guide to Mentoring
September 21, 2021 Audience Personas & Empathy Maps
August 30, 2021 Inclusive & Accessible Design
July 28, 2021 Explore ATD's NEW National Membership Benefit Package
July 21, 2021 Social Learning and The Tech That Makes It Possible
May 25, 2021 Inclusive and Emotionally Intelligent Leadership
May 18, 2021 Storytelling: The Narrative Impact Behind the Presentation
April 13, 2021 Thought Leadership with Aaron Hill
March 16, 2021 Making Virtual Training Engaging Again
March 02, 2021 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
February 23, 2021 Performance Improvement for a Virtual Workforce
January 19, 2021 PPT Design for Virtual Trainers
December 10, 2020 Virtual Whiteboard Collaboration
December 01, 2020 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
November 18, 2020 Amplifying Community & Culture
November 03, 2020 (Cancelled) ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
October 21, 2020 Working Remotely: Secrets to Success for Employees on Distributed Teams
October 06, 2020 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
September 01, 2020 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
August 06, 2020 Shared Knowledge: The Foundation of Modern Workplace Learning
August 04, 2020 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
July 30, 2020 Develop Yourself Now and for the Future with the ATD Capability Model
July 15, 2020 Pivoting Learning & Development in a Pandemic World, a webinar hosted by getAbstract
July 07, 2020 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
June 11, 2020 Perspective-Taking in VR: Superpowered Empathy in the Workplace
June 02, 2020 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
May 12, 2020 D&I and the Opportunity Gap
May 05, 2020 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
April 24, 2020 Converting Work to a Virtual Environment
April 14, 2020 Affinity Groups: Their Effectiveness and Efficacy
April 07, 2020 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
April 01, 2020 FULL! Converting Work to a Virtual Environment
March 19, 2020 Fundamentals of Leading Change
March 03, 2020 ENGAGE! Learn about the numerous ways to engage with ATD Puget Sound Chapter
February 11, 2020 SOLD OUT!! Design Thinking: Battle for the Soul of Your Learning Project
January 16, 2020 Virtual Member Program - Project Management Basics for L&D Professionals
November 14, 2019 Virtual Member Event: Build the Business Case for Learning
October 08, 2019 Measuring Success for Training
September 17, 2019 Audio Production on Little or No Budget
August 20, 2019 Creating Effective Video Content with Little or No Budget
July 17, 2019 Instructional Design for a Virtual Space
June 26, 2019 Improvisation for Leadership
May 14, 2019 Flipping the Paradigm for Developing Leaders
April 16, 2019 Seattle Chapter Meeting ~ To the Bridge - a Songwriting Workshop Sampler


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



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