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Smash the Silos: Break through the invisible barriers that are making your job harder and negatively (and silently) impacting your training and change initiatives

  • December 12, 2023
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 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: December 2023 Virtual Member Event

Organizational silos may be making your life as a Talent and Development Professional more difficult than it needs to be! During this high energy and interactive 45 minute presentation, T&D professionals will:

1) Learn what silos are, why they still exist and how they impact every area of your work.

2) Dive into the four buckets of organizational health that drive success and how inadvertently, if we are not vigilant, can negatively impact all of your training and change initiatives

3) Leave with immediately actionable ideas to begin naming, claiming and clearing the silos in your organization so you can support organizational leaders with best practices.

Every T&D Professional has been put into the situation where they are charged with implementing a change or fixing a process in the organization. Perhaps it is a leadership improvement process or an employee engagement initiative. But what happens when new information comes in last minute or another department comes forward with conflicting advice or worse yet you find out they have already been working on this project for months! Or when we find ourselves muttering the infamous “why didn’t anyone think of telling me” phrase over and over again throughout the day! It is similar situations to these that are a constant source of stress, chaos and confusion for you and your department. Each scenario above showed evidence of silo thinking. Every time you are put in a tough situation when leaders and/or departments are reluctant to share skills, knowledge and information with you, a silo alert must be made. It is even worse when they refuse to see how this behavior is a big concern for the organization. If these scenarios are all too familiar to you, perhaps silos are the cause and it is time to do a deeper dive.

Often, it is not the leader or department's fault but rather the presence and acceptance of silos and silo thinking that are negatively impacting your efforts to make positive changes in your organization. Silos and silo thinking create barriers to effective communication and collaboration throughout your organization causing a ripple of negativity. If left unchecked, these silos will taint your culture and result in behaviors that cause inconsistency, inefficiency and isolation and stop any attempts at innovation in their path. Organizational silos wreak havoc in your organization and can make your life as a T&D Professional miserable.

Let’s finally take the steps to name, claim, and smash these silos before they cause you more stress, damage your organizational culture and negatively impact all your business results.

Our guest: Kiki Orski, author of the newly released book “Smash the Silos: A surprisingly easy way to enhance collaboration, boost productivity and improve organizational results” is an experienced Performance Improvement Consultant with over 20 years of coaching and training leaders to achieve exceptional results. Kiki coaches leaders on how to work more effectively and transform business practice with their leadership teams, employees and clients to improve productivity, engagement and ultimately profits. Her company, Peak Performance Consulting is dedicated to helping organizations achieve exceptional performance at every level, starting at the top! Kiki maximizes the powerful influence that combining the people and performance sides of business can have on organizational outcomes and results. Her primary goal is to ensure the work and learning that is done is truly sustainable.


Communication, Collaboration & Leadership, Organizational Development & Culture


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

Pre-Registration - Non-Member $20.00. 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 usually available. 



ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46573
Seattle, WA 98146



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