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Special Events

ATD Puget Sound provides a number of special events every year, from hosting our ever popular "Under the Hood" series at local businesses to our major events that bring together large cross-sections of our community. 

Events are posted to our website and are open to both members and non members.

If you have questions about special events, reach out to the Manager of Special Events or the Director of Programs.


Upcoming events

    • March 04, 2024
    • Date and Time are placeholders for now.

    Crafted meticulously for forward-thinking professionals like you, this 8-week course is your gateway to mastering the dynamic realm of L&D. Led by an industry leader, Brian Washburn, this educational experience is your ticket to becoming a game-changer in the world of learning. As you dive into the weekly sessions and collaborative engagements, you’ll equip yourself with the tools, insights, and confidence to lead, innovate, and redefine learning paradigms.

    This event is offered through Endurance Learning as a revenue share program with ATDps, the advertising partner.


    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the learning and development landscape.
    • Acquire hands-on experience with various learning tools and methodologies.
    • Build a robust foundation in designing inclusive and engaging learning experiences.
    • Establish a network of like-minded professionals for ongoing collaboration and support.

    Takeaways for Participants:

    • In-depth course materials and resources.
    • A copy of ""What’s Your Formula? Combine Learning Elements for Impactful Training"" by Brian Washburn.
    • Exclusive access and discounts to Soapbox.
    • Membership to the L&D Mastermind Group for continued learning and networking.
    • Future discounts on all L&D Pro Academy courses.
    • Informational sheet for downloading is below.

    Intended Audience:

    • Aspiring L&D professionals seeking foundational knowledge.
    • Existing L&D practitioners aiming to enhance their skills.
    • Individuals transitioning into the L&D domain.
    • Anyone passionate about creating impactful learning experiences.


    Descriptions of the weekly topics are available on page two of the Info Sheet by clicking below

    LD-Pro-Academy_InfoSheet_v2 (1).pdf

    Register now to express your interest in the cohort! 

    Note: The time and date of the course may change depending on the facilitator's and registered participants' availability. Please indicate your preferred meeting time in the registration form.

    Brian Washburn, a leader in the L&D space, brings over two decades of experience to the table. As the Co-Founder and CEO of Endurance Learning, Brian has authored influential works, including "What’s Your Formula?" and "Instructional Design on a Shoestring". Recognized as a Top Young Trainer by Training Magazine and a former president of ATD Puget Sound, Brian's insights and expertise promise an enriching and transformative learning experience.

    • March 08, 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Virtual - Zoom information will be included on your confirmation email

    ATDps: Special Virtual Member Event

    Are you competing for scarce resource dollars to support learning and development in your organization, school, or company? What are the emerging trends that we should follow in 2024? How does your organization compare with respect to distributing learning across technologies?

    Please join us for an interactive presentation where we’ll examine the 2023 ATD State of the Industry Report. This report is ATD’s definitive review of training and development trends.

    We’ll discuss possibilities for using these metrics and we’ll make connections between these benchmarks and our local practices.

    Intended Audience:

    • Anyone interested in exploring the future of work and other leading indicators in talent development.
    • Anyone interested in learning how to calculate key benchmarking metrics to persuade decision makers.
    • Everyone who wants to learn about the progress of the ATD-Cascadia chapter and the programs we’re preparing to support your community in 2024.

    Our guest: 

    D.J. Netz

    Leadership Program Manager

    Lockheed Martin Corporation

    D.J. Netz is Leadership Development Program Manager, Enterprise Operations, for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading the portfolio of learning programs for Mid Level and Executive leaders.

    Previously, Mr. Netz was a senior learning consultant for GP Strategies, a global performance improvement provider. In that role, he advised enterprise level organizations on digital learning transformation, crafting solutions that balance technology and scalability. Throughout his career, D.J. has led several critical initiatives for leadership strategy, financial acumen, data science, and business development training.

    Mr. Netz graduated from Portland State University with a Master’s degree in Adult Education. He achieved Scrum Master certification in 2019.

    D.J. is a three-time Brandon Hall award winner. He teaches courses on corporate training at Portland State University. He serves on the board of the ATD-Cascadia Chapter, a role he has held for ten years. In his free time, D.J. enjoys domestic travel and organic farming.

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    Program Details

    • Meeting will be Virtual
    • Registration Details
    • Online registration available until March 8, 2024
    • Registration is available for our partner organizations.
    • To receive a refund, a written request must be received in the Chapter office at least one week before the event.
    • No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.


    CPTDs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. 

    The Chapter estimates 1.5 recertification hours for this workshop.


    Business Insight, Developing Professional Capability, Collaboration & Leadership, Organizational Development & Culture, Talent Strategy & Management, Performance Improvement, Change Management, Lifelong Learning, Future Readiness


    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. 

    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 usually available. 

    • May 19, 2024
    • May 22, 2024
    • New Orleans

    We have a team discount code!  Please complete this interest form and the code will be in your confirmation email which is sent immediately after signing up. 

    ATD International Conference and Expo (ICE)

    New Orleans, LA

    May 19 - 22, 2024

    Every year, National ATD hosts their incredible conference, and this year it's in New Orleans, LA. The keynote speakers will be Daniel Pink and Vanessa Williams.  Actor Matthew McConaughey has just been added to the keynote list.

    In concert with National ATD, our chapter is able to provide additional discounts on the registration fees but we need to have at least 5 people signed up or be interested to get those discounts for you.

    Whether you're signed up already or interested in going to the National Conference, please let us know with your name and contact info. Once we have 5 people, National ATD will invoice you at the discounted rate. By responding here, you are only expressing interest in attending as part of the ATDps team.

    You don't have to be a member of National ATD to take advantage of this offer! If you've already signed up and paid for the conference, let us know and we'll try to get the difference refunded to you.

    For more information about the conference, please click here.

    ICE National Member Registration Fees

    The discounted team rates are $1,615 and $2,015, depending on whether or not you are a member of National ATD, and they are good through April 5th. For comparison, the regular rates are listed below.

     Key Dates Individual Rates for Members of National ATD (not part of a group)
    Individual Rates for those who are not members of National ATD (not part of a group)
    Register by April 5th $2,195             $2,595
    Register by May 17                  $2,395             $2,795
    Onsite                  $2,595             $2,995

    Upon registering, please use our special code: 8020 and ATDps will receive a financial rebate which helps the chapter!

Past events

September 14, 2023 Storytelling for Instructional Design: How to Design Learning Programs for Behavior Change
July 28, 2023 The Gamification of Learning: A Certification for Talent Development & HR Professionals
June 22, 2023 A Community Event: Elevating the People Side of Work
June 15, 2023 Free Preview of Gamification for Talent Development: Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Learners
March 01, 2023 Under the Hood at Pariveda Solutions – Unique Approach to Employee Development
September 11, 2022 ATDps offers a 14 week CPTD Study Group
August 30, 2022 The Certification Exam Experience: A discussion with a panel of Certified Professionals in Talent Development (CPTD)
May 26, 2022 Elevating the People Side of Work
March 20, 2022 ATDps offers a 13 week CPTD Study Group
February 09, 2022 Project Management Essentials
September 29, 2021 ATDps Summer School: Learning Simulations
September 16, 2021 ATDps Summer School: UX Basics: The User-Centered Design Process
August 25, 2021 ATDps Summer School: AI & Learning
July 07, 2021 ATDps Summer School: Learning Cluster Design
June 23, 2021 The Facets of Diversity: Frame It Before We Fix It
June 17, 2021 ATDps Summer School: Fierce Conversations
April 22, 2021 ATDps Coffee Conversations - Organizational Cultures with Author Jamie Jacobs
April 08, 2021 Core Strengths - Results Through Relationship Intelligence
March 17, 2021 ATD Puget Sound Trivia Spectacular - St. Patty's Day Edition!
February 16, 2021 ATDps Coffee Conversations with Author Kassy LaBorie
September 24, 2020 ATD Puget Sound Trivia Spectacular
September 09, 2020 Whatfix: Learning in the Flow of Work (A sponsored program)
December 04, 2019 Winter Extravaganza - The Business of Learning
November 05, 2019 FULL - Registration is Closed! Under the Hood at Getty Images
July 25, 2019 Summer Networking Extravaganza
April 25, 2019 Under the Hood at Tableau - SOLD OUT!


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Seattle, WA 98146



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