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Making Virtual Training Engaging Again

  • March 16, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  • Virtual - Zoom information will be included on your confirmation email


  • Special code required for non members who are attending the Chapter meeting for the first time.
  • 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.
  • 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: March 2021 Virtual Member Event

Making Virtual Training Engaging Again


How do you move beyond the virtual PowerPoint presentation, awkward silence, and open Q&A with more awkward silence? So many of us have experienced this exact scenario and leave feeling unmotivated or disengaged. As Talent Development subject matter experts, you want to avoid this style of virtual training, but how? Join us this month to learn what’s working for others, engage in thoughtful activities, and gain insight into creating an engaging virtual training to ensure your audience is captivated and retains the information presented. Let’s make your next virtual training enthralling!

Our facilitators:

Brian Washburn has been designing and delivering virtual sessions for more than 15 years and has learned plenty of lessons about what works (and sometimes has learned the hard way about what doesn't work). He is the current Past-President of the ATD Puget Sound chapter and author of the upcoming book, What's Your Formula: Combine Learning Elements for Impactful Training, which will hit bookshelves (and Amazon) on June 29.

Bethany Kline works for Convoy as an Instructional Designer for Onboarding & Culture. Her role focuses on managing the onboarding experience for new employees. Her professional experience has focused on ESL, adult learning, curriculum development, training facilitation, and process improvement. Outside of work, she loves to bake and spend time outdoors.

Kevin Russell is an instructional designer at Blue Origin. His design and development style is informed by his background in video production and editing, stage theater, high school teaching, and tech support. His aim is to make every training as interactive as possible.

Kristen Pearson Kristen Pearson is a Product Manager for Professional Development at Virtuoso Travel and recently obtained her CPTD through the Association of Talent Development. She strives to design and develop learning opportunities that help people grow personally and professionally. 



Instructional Design, Training Delivery &  Facilitation, Communication


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. 



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



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