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March 2015 Chapter Meeting:Learning Orientation in the Classroom

  • March 17, 2015
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Mercer View Community Center, 8236 SE 24th St, Mercer Island, WA 98040
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  • Special pre-registration rate for members.
    Walk in rate will be $20.
  • Special pre-registration rate for non-members.
    Walk in rate will be $30.

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 ATDps: March 2015 Chapter Meeting

Learning Orientation in the Classroom

Please note new location!


ATD Competencies Addressed in Presentation: Integrated Talent Management and Managing Learning Programs

Even learning professionals can overlook the finding that time spent “in the classroom” was found to contribute to development in unique ways, including: giving participants exposure to new ideas or practice new behaviors, time to reflect, and opportunities to connect with other leaders.  This chapter illustrates recent efforts at Microsoft to leverage the investment of time in-the-classroom to increase leaders’ learning orientation, as one tool for increasing the return on leader development from challenging roles.
Microsoft has a culture that prizes intelligence and rewards expertise.  Growing leaders’ learning orientation within that context is an ambitious goal.  It’s clear, after years of trying, that we will not drive organization-level impact on learning orientation via individual-level capability building (such as 1:1 coaching) alone.  In this session, we describe an experiment, using a classroom-type setting, to prize and reward curiosity and frame “not knowing” as a leadership act. We outline our experiment, lessons learned, and anecdotal evidence of impact, in the hopes that others will be encouraged to experiment with classroom time to optimize the unique value it can provide.  

7:30 AM – Doors open, networking
8:00 AM – Presentation
9:00 AM – Raffle drawing, additional networking
9:30 AM - End

About the Presenter

Anita Bhasin is an organization development consultant who has worked with global clients ranging from The Nature Conservancy to Microsoft. She brings over two decades of internal experience with high tech companies including Wang, The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) and Microsoft to her consulting work. She holds a Master’s in OD from Pepperdine and recently completed a Certificate in Neuro Leadership. Other certifications include T-Group Certification, Adam Kahane’s - The Change Lab and the Triple Impact Program among others

- Member $15.00
(walk in rate Members $20)
Pre-Registration - Non-Member $20.00
(walk-in rate $30)

Online registration closes on the Sunday prior to the chapter meeting. At that time we are no longer able to accept pre-registrations.

Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.



Thank you to our sponsor Keen Leadership.




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