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Member Events Meetings

The ATD Puget Sound chapter hosts monthly 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. Please check our event calendar for accurate member events date, time, and location information.

For more information about member events e-mail the Director of Programs.

Interested in being a facilitator? Visit the "Be a Presenter" page.


Upcoming events

    • April 14, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual - Zoom Access included with your registration confirmation

     ATDps: Affinity Groups: Their Effectiveness and Efficacy


    In this virtual panel discussion, we’ll be joined by local affinity/equality group leaders. We hear strategies for growing and supporting affinity groups, the best ways to engage with them, and the places where Talent Development professionals can fill in the opportunity gaps that affinity groups alone cannot close. 

    Speaker Bios: 

    Venus Rekow

    Venus Rekow is the Founder of Neural Shifts, a consulting firm specialized in helping leaders drive culture change through a Diversity & Inclusion lens. Her passion is helping teams foster inclusive workspaces to drive innovation & performance. She is well known for her ability to assess organizational culture & translate research insights from behavioral science to drive positive change. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies & Non-profit organizations. 

    As a speaker, she delivered a well-received TEDx talk on “The Power of inclusion.” Venus recently completed a certification in Behavioral Economics at Harvard University & is a certified executive coach.  She earned a Master’s degree from Seattle University in Organizational Development, a B.S. in psychology from Boise State University and completed Masters level coursework on Neuroscience. She loves reading and learning from her kids & husband.

    Ivan Lee

    Ivan H. Lee is an experienced leader, program manager, and training facilitator who helps people and organizations find and fulfill their purpose so they can thrive. He has led change initiatives in learning, D&I, and corporate social responsibility at organizations such as Apple, AmeriCorps, and most recently at T-Mobile, where he manages their ethical leadership training program.



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

    Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00 There is no walk in availability. Pre-registration is mandatory.

    Online Registration Closes One Day Prior To The Chapter Meeting. 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.

    • June 03, 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • F5, 801 5th Avenue, 47th Floor
    • 47

     ATDps: June 2020 Member Event

    Choose, Explore, Engage. Diversity Works


     This “cafeteria-style” interactive session is designed to get you up out of your seat and into station-based activities catered to distinct learning preferences and interaction types. Part experiential, part social, and part emotional, Jillian’s work leverages the science of learning to create opportunities for conversations that matter. Check out this video to learn more. We’ll also cover cafeteria-style learning from an instructional design perspective and host a networking happy hour.

    Speaker Bio: 

    Jillian Douglas is co-founder and Chief Learning Officer at Idea Learning, an innovative learning and strategy organization where she and her team create experience based, open-path, and purpose driven learning. Clients include:  Daimler Trucks North America, Lewis and Clark College, New Orleans Public Library, and the Port of Oregon. Jillian is co-author of Let Them Choose - Cafeteria Learning Style for Adults, published by ATD Press. With more than 25 years of experience in adult education, Jillian has a passion for conceptualizing and delivering operational, managerial, and leadership-focused employee development programs. She also facilitates classroom learning and conducts speaking engagements on a wide variety of topics related to adult learning and development. Jillian served two years on the Association for Talent Development International Conference & Expo (ICE) Program Advisory Committee, and as the Chairperson for the 75th anniversary conference. https://idealearning.com/about.


    Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge. Walk in rate will be $25

    Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00 Walk in rate is $45

    Online Registration Closes One Day Prior To The Chapter Meeting. 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. 



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


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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