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February 2016 Chapter Meeting~Star Talent: Investing in High-Potential Employee Development

  • February 16, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center,8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040
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  • If you would like to join the chapter for the next year and qualify for member rates at upcoming events, use this option.
  • 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: February 2016 Chapter Meeting

Star Talent: Investing in High-Potential Employee Development  


This chapter meeting will focus on the Managing Learning Programs pillar of ATD's overall competency model.

Retaining key talent is an ongoing challenge for many organizations, especially as job markets continue to improve. This interactive session is for anyone looking to specifically develop and retain high-potential employees, whether as an internal learning, organizational development, or human resources practitioner, or as an external consultant. You’ll walk away with tools and information to successfully create and implement a high-potential development program to invest in star talent. Specific topics addressed include: partnering with executives, ideas for program components and structure, communication templates, considerations for identifying high-potential talent, distinguishing a high-performer from a high-potential, and transparency for a program within an organization. You’ll have a great foundation to build on that sets you up for program success!

After the session, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize information and tools provided to design, develop, and implement a learning program for high-potential employees.
  • Explore how high-potential talent is identified within an organization.
  • Discover strategies to work with executives and other stakeholders when launching and communicating about leadership development/learning initiatives.
  • Create an action plan for next steps.

Lisa Downs, M.S. Ed., CPLP is the owner of DevelopmentWise Consulting in Redmond, WA, specializing in leadership coaching and consulting for technical (STEM) professionals. Lisa's worked as a learning professional for EMC², The Boeing Company, PEMCO Mutual Insurance, T-Mobile USA, and spent 6 years in the accounting industry.

While a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Board of Directors, Lisa served as the Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters Committee in 2013-2014. She is also a past Chair of the ATD Chapter Recognition Committee and a past President of the ATD Puget Sound Chapter. She is the author of three books in the ATD Trainer’s WorkShop series: Listening Skills Training, Time Management Training, and Negotiation Skills Training.


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


- 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.






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


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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