November 2018 Issue
I recently read an article that encouraged people to “show up” for the last 90 days of the year. Commonly, we put off our goals and just go through the motions, swept up in the holidays and bustle of the end of the year. Then, when January arrives, we all of the sudden decide to dial in our focus and work toward our goals. But in doing that, we waste precious days! Days that could be spent driving forward instead of just trudging through. The author encouraged us to think about ending the year focused on achieving our goals so that when January arrives, we can build off the momentum from the end of 2018 instead of starting from scratch.
We are down to 60 or so days left in this calendar year. 60 days to work on our goals. 60 days to build momentum as we head into 2019.
As we prepare for 2019, we are continuing our focus on our Engagement and our three strategic priorities:
And in these last 60 days, we have lots to celebrate! Our Annual Workplace Learning Conference was a success; it was a day full of fantastic learning and networking with over 80 attendees. This month, we are recognized by ATD National as Chapter of the Month; what an honor! Great job, ATDps! And finally, Andrew Herkert was voted in as 2019 President Elect and we are finalizing our 2019 Board so we can gear up to start the year in forward motion.
60 days. Make them count!
How will you engage, learn, develop and grow with us in 2018?
|Chapter Meeting - South Sound|
ATDps South Sound Chapter Meeting - Action, Story & Content
November 6, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:00 PM | Invista
When you need to engage eyeballs on the screen, you need to keep things moving. Animated scenes help to tell a story that people remember, but many corporate e-learning developers don’t have the experience in advanced tools like PowToons, Captivate, and CrazyTalkAnimator to bring characters to life.
In this session, guest facilitator and master story crafter, Katie Stroud, will show you ways to animate your message and create characters that come to life. She’ll engage you in a live demonstration and build talking characters using your voice. Bring a computer and download the free version of CrazyTalk Animator to follow along. No experience required.
5:30 pm - 5:45 pm Networking and Introductions
5:45 pm - 6:45 pm Discussion
6:45 pm - 7:00 pm Wrap up and networking
Learning Competencies: Learning Technologies
Katie Stroud, writer, speaker and consultant, has been designing instruction for over 13 years, mostly in the high-tech industry. Katie founded Incremental Success in 2012 to help her clients design a story of success within their organizations. Follow Katie at IncrementalSuccess.com to watch these stories unfold.
|Chapter Meeting - Seattle|
ATDps South Sound Chapter Meeting - Building a Learning Ecosystem
November 13, 2018 | 7:30 - 9:30 AM | Mercer Island Community Center
Online and social learning reduces the cost of training, expands the ability to reach a larger event for your content, and increases the speed at which learning experiences can be accessed and offered. However, because of these growing complexities, it’s increasingly important to ensure you’re looking at both how these ever-increasing types of content interconnect and how your learning architecture scales with the business needs of your organization. We will explore social platforms; performance support platforms; eLearning, video, and mobile learning; learning management systems and HRIS system integration.
7:30 AM – Doors open, networking
8:00 AM – Presentation
9:00 AM - Additional Networking
9:30 AM – End
Darren Nerland, Sr Learning Development Manager, Amazon
Darren works on disruptive, innovative, and emergent digital learning technologies and methodologies, and aligns key leaders and stakeholders on the implementation of learning initiatives for the enterprise. He is an expert technologist with a demonstrable track record of bringing complex learning systems from requirements through design into scalable production. His experience includes working at the executive level to determine how training strategies and awareness can affect and sustain positive behavioral change. He is an accomplished and dynamic leader with strong global learning strategy and measurement experience.
|Chapter Meeting - Virtual|
ATDps Virtual Chapter Meeting - Leveraging Assessment Tools for Maximum Potential
November 27, 2018 | 5:30 - 7:30 PM | Mercer Island Community Center
Whether you are working with change management, coaching, or even needing innovation, having good tools to use with your clients and employees helps save time and builds trust. In this dynamic virtual chapter meeting, we will focus on Self-assessment, 360 tools and the benefits that they provide.
Join us as guest facilitators, Dennis M. Dennis and Deborah Brooks, discuss characteristics of effective assessment tools, risks to consider, and how to provide useful feedback. They will also present on the Conflict Dynamics Profile® (CDP) tool which they successfully use with various organizations and one-on-one with private clients. The CDP is a powerful assessment instrument which helps managers and employees deal with conflict behaviors in the workplace.
Bring your questions and experiences and join us for a lively online conversation!
• Benefits and limitations of self-assessment and 360 tools
• Applications of the Conflict Dynamic Profile in various settings
Learning Competencies: Learning Technologies
Dennis M. Dennis, PhD, RN
Dennis is the founding principal of Care Full Conflict, LLC. He has consulted with a wide variety of organizations and leaders for over 30 years and has been a member of the University of Washington Consulting Alliance for over 10 years. He is a past-president of the Washington State Psychological Association and a charter member of the Advisory Board at the Eckerd College Center for Conflict Dynamics. He is an alumnus of the Harvard National Leadership Preparedness Initiative (2010).
Deborah Brooks, MA
Deborah is passionate about both employee and organizational development. She brings a wealth of experience and professional expertise including a Masters Degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. She has been providing corporate classroom and online training for more than 10 years, most recently in her role as a Performance Specialist with TrueBlue, Inc.
|Train the Trainer|
Train the Trainer - Celebrating Employee Learning Week 2018
December 4, 2018 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM | Mercer Island Community Center
PowerPoint, Prezi, Keynote? There are several authoring tools available to help you create a visually-appealing slide deck. Are slides really necessary though? Do they advance the learning experience? In this presentation, we’ll explore what happens when you can’t rely on a slide deck or what happens if your slide deck becomes unavailable.
You’ll learn strategies to create engaging presentations that allow you to connect with your audience and convey your message without slides. As more companies transition away from using slides, you’ll be prepared to train and facilitate for the future.
Deenie Esquibel is Archbright’s Director of Archbright University. She joined Archbright in 2017, bringing over 20 years of experience in learning and development. She has managed training programs in various industries, including retail, higher education, human resources, and high-tech. From concept to design to delivery, she has a passion for the learning experience. She is a certified Tableau trainer and is in the process of completing her SPHR certification.
We thank our generous sponsor:
|Monthly Engage Webinar|
The purpose of ENGAGE! is to share information about the ATD Puget Sound Chapter and highlight ways members and potential memberscan engage with the chapter in order to meet their own personal and professional goals.
· About ATDps – a brief background on ATDps and the membership
· Membership – who joins ATDps, types of memberships and what’s included
· Member Value – why join ATDps
· Events – what are the various ATDps events throughout the year
· Communications – how ATDps communicates to the membership
· Partnerships – learn how you or your organization can partner with ATDps
· Volunteering – overview of the various volunteering opportunities
For more information, please contact the Director of Membership, Membership@ATDPugetSound.org
There is no cost to attend, pre-registration is really appreciated here.
2018 Annual Member Survey Winners!
Thank you to everyone for your feedback on the annual membership survey. Congratulations to our drawing winners Brittany F and Josina G. They will receive a free 1 year renewal.
We are analyzing your feedback and will report back in the December newsletter.
Sarah Nell Reynolds
Director of Research
|Volunteer of the Month|
November 2018 ATDps Volunteer of the Month - Christina Houghton
This month we would like to recognize the highly organized and overall wonderful Conference Manager for Workplace Learning Conference (WLC), Christina Houghton. Christy’s attention to detail, program management skills, and effective communication helped make this year’s WLC a huge success. Christy recognizes problems that may occur and proactively works through them before anyone notices they was a potential issue. Not only is she is a pleasure to work with, but her efficiency in getting things done and moving on to the next task makes projects go by quicker. Thank you Christy for executing WLC this year and helping to streamline it for future years!
|Join an Interest Group: Connect with Local Learning Professionals|
Join one of our interest groups to network with your local talent development colleagues. Interest group and partner events on our calendar for this month include:
ATD membership provides the tools you need for success. Chapter membership applies those tools to your organization and community. Together you are a Power Member!
Learn more about Power Member benefits here.
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