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Performance Improvement for a Virtual Workforce

  • February 23, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual - Zoom information will be included on your confirmation email


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  • Special pre-registration rate for members.
  • Special pre-registration rate for non-members.
  • This code is limited to members of AMAps, NSAnw and PNODN. Our partner code is set up to provide discounted pricing that is less expensive than what non-members pay for member events and will provide a discount to our elevated and special events as well.
  • Non member student pricing

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 ATDps: February 2021 Virtual Member Event

Performance Improvement for a Virtual Workforce


After the pandemic, working remotely will continue to be the norm for many employees. What have we learned from this first year of transitioning into a virtual workforce? How can we continue to build on these key learnings moving forward to continue to raise the bar and disrupt the status quo when our day-to-day touchpoints are no longer present? In "Performance Improvement for a Virtual Workforce," we will explore how to help each other thrive, create alignment amongst teams and individual contributors by learning how to adopt an agile way of working. Join us to learn how Mary Fairchild, Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion, John Martinez, Director of Cloud R&D and DevRel at Palo Alto Networks, and Dr. Christina Johnson, Training and Development Coordinator at Kaweah Delta Health Care District determine their team’s priorities and provide guidance for performance improvement.

About the Speakers: 

Mary Fairchild

Mary Fairchild brings 15 years of experience in the technology industry, working for companies like Microsoft, aQuantive and now recently, F5.  Mary’s masters in organizational developmental psychology and the early years spent in Business Intelligence was the foundation of her approach to human resources: evidence-based practices and data-driven decision making.  Mary currently works as the Global Director of Diversity and Inclusion where she tests and innovates new concepts to people problems that have existed in organizations for far too long.

John Martinez

Palo Alto Networks

John Martinez has over 10 years of cloud experience, and is Director of Cloud R&D and DevRel at Palo Alto Networks. He and his team spend their days developing new ways to do cloud security. He joined Palo Alto Networks via their acquisition of cloud security, where he was VP of Customer Success and Solutions. Before that, he spent time architecting, deploying and securing cloud solutions for Adobe and Netflix.

Previous Notable Events

Speaker at several AWS re:Invent conferences on Cloud Security, Compliance and Architecture

Speaker at several BSides on Cloud Security

Speaker at ChefConf on automating Cloud Compliance

Most recent event

Dr. Christina Johnson

Dr. Christina Johnson has been a leader in the Talent Development field for over 16 years in Finance, Higher Education, and Healthcare. She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership, Masters in Education, Bachelors in Organizational Behavior and is committed to developing people and helping organizations thrive. In fact, she has also served as adjunct faculty teaching Student Success and Career Development, and even served as a tutor to help K12 students overcome learning barriers. She is the founder of the CA Central Valley Talent Development Professionals group and as a Certified Professional in Talent Development she offers her skills and knowledge to non-profits pro bono and recently began her journey in writing blogs for ATD. 

Her ATD Blog article:

Leadership Development resources padlet:




Career & Leadership Development, Coaching, Communication, Emotional Intelligence & Decision Making


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

Pre-Registration - Non-Member $25.00. 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. 



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