September 2017 Issue
Summer is usually a more relaxed season; however, this year has been a little more complicated. Since my home has been torn up, I’ve lived in 4 different neighborhoods in 5 weeks. This has challenged me to discover where to walk the dog, or maneuver more quickly when I need to get to work on time. Some days have gone better than others, but one thing that has helped me keep learning amidst change is getting grounded when I feel overwhelmed. By doing so, I’m able to increase what I see and commit more to memory in my ever-changing world.
While I find myself learning something every day, I also yearn for an opportunity to learn new ideas and tools, and connect with people who expand my horizons and help me accelerate and solidify my learning. The Workplace Learning conference on October 5th offers all of this. There will be inspiring keynotes at the beginning and end of the day. You’ll find sessions to develop your agility as a leader, and to foster and grow agility in your teams and organizations. There will also be opportunities to gain experience with design thinking and using gamification to create engaging development experiences in your organization.
I encourage you to register here now and bring a friend.
I would love to see you there!
Janet Williams Hepler
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Join your colleagues for the ATD Puget Sound's Workplace Learning Conference October 5th
Starting off the day will be Catherine Bachy who brings over a decade of experience of working with leadership teams and individuals to help navigate change and move forward with clear, doable plans. She speaks on leadership embodiment and presence in a quickly changing world.
Our closing keynote for the conference will be Paul Meshanko. Paul is a professional speaker, with over twenty years of experience focusing on leadership development and organizational culture change. He speaks on Managing the Rapids of Change by going “behind the curtains” of how our brains respond to new situations and challenges while incorporating research from neuroscience, psychology and anthropology. Paul is also offering a special program our members-only lunch session.
There is something for everyone at this year's Workplace Learning Conference! We’ve designed this conference for people at all levels who are passionate about developing talent in organizations. Whether you're a recent grad, new to your role, or a seasoned Talent Development practitioner or leader -- we've got something for you.
Selected Topics Include:
We will have more than 15 different sessions to explore strategies for developing personal, team and organizational agility in a rapidly changing workplace.
Don’t miss the annual Workplace Learning Conference, October 5, 2017
Learning ROI - Measuring at Kirkpatricks's Level 4
September 19, 2017 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM | Mercer Island Community & Event Center
It’s often challenging to measure learning at the 4th level. See how Pacific Medical Centers (PMC) reduced manual errors by 50% through a virtual training program. This impact was shared with the organization’s leaders and solidified why PMC’s investment in development was and is continuing to be valuable.
After this meeting, we'll all be better equipped to show the value of our work. This chapter meeting will focus on the Evaluating Learning Impact pillar of ATD's overall competency model. Join ATDps Board Member Sarah Reynolds as she facilitates this discussion.
Engage through volunteering – current openings:
For more detailed information, visit the ATDps website -> About -> Volunteer with ATD -> Volunteer Opportunities or click HERE.
TDps MEMBER ONLY EVENT at the 2017 Workplace Learning Conference on October 5, 2017
You have an opportunity to gain personal insight from Paul Meshanko, our closing keynote speaker at the upcoming 2017 Workplace Learning Conference on October 5, 2017, during an exclusive member only session, Navigating through Unconscious Bias to Build Inclusive Agility.
Building your team’s capacity for agility doesn’t just mean doing things more quickly, it means doing things more precisely and with greater coordination. One of the biggest obstacles to this goal is our unconscious biases and the resulting series of shortcuts that our brains often take when moving quickly. These shortcuts can result in both poor decisions and alienated team members. In this short but powerful session, participants will learn and practice immediately applicable techniques for both making smarter decisions and doing so in a manner that promotes a greater sense of inclusion, respect and camaraderie among their team members.
As a presenter and facilitator, Paul has captivated over a quarter million leaders and business professionals on five continents. His training materials have been translated into over 25 languages and his newsletter is read by thousands of subscribers each month. His clients have included The Cleveland Clinic, DuPont, Parker Hannifin, BASF, Progressive Insurance, MTD, Johnson Controls, P&G, Symantec, McGraw-Hill, Toyota, Johnsonville Sausage, Ernst & Young, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Congressional Office of Compliance. Always with any eye toward research and science, his speaking themes include organizational and personal adaptability, unconscious bias, employee engagement and respectful work cultures.
As a current ATDps Member, your conference registration will include this dynamic session.
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