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ATDps Summer School: Learning Cluster Design

  • July 07, 2021
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Zoom - Access included in confirmation email
  • 60


  • Join now and attend at the member rate of $25. Membership is for 1 full year.
  • 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.

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If neither ADDIE, SAM, nor Agile seem like they fit what you do, let’s talk LCD. The Learning Cluster Design (LCD) model guides L&D on how to surround learners with meaningful learning assets for a given performance gap. It is both a philosophy (way of thinking) with four principles, and a process (a way of doing) described byfive Actions.

This working session will focus primarily on upgrading your existing learning materials by introducing the core concepts of the Learning Cluster Model, then focusing on the nine elements of modern learning to improve current programs quickly and effectively. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own materials for direct and immediate application of the session content.

About the Presenter:

Crystal Kadakia is a two-time TEDx speaker, international keynoter, and best selling author, known for transforming the toughest workplace changes into exciting possibilities for our digital world. As an organization development consultant, she brings organizations into the digital age, leveling up people strategies in areas such as career development, learning culture, inclusion, leadership development, and employee engagement. Past clients include General Mills, Southern Company,, Wells Fargo, and other organizations. She also brings deep training expertise as the co-creator of the Owens-Kadakia Learning Cluster Design model, that upskills the training industry to design modern learning, supported by ATD.

Through her best-selling book, The Millennial Myth: Transforming Misunderstanding into Workplace Breakthroughs (Berrett-Koehler, 2017), and keynotes, Crystal has changed the story around generation gap for thousands over the past decade. Her most recent book Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM (ATD, 2020) calls for a transformation of the training industry, empowering relevancy in the digital age. Her current project is a deep study of self-leadership actions that help create connection, escape burnout, and overcome other challenges unique to the digital age.

Crystal is honored to be a Power 30 Under 30, CLO Learning in Practice, and ATD One to Watch award recipient. Her academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s in Organization Development. Originally from Austin, TX, she is now based in Atlanta, GA with her husband Jeremy, where they love immersing themselves in nature’s way of life and cultural experiences.

Puget Sound Chapter Programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials.  More details here.

Instructional Design


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

Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00. 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. Read our refund policy here.

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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