Log in
Our Mission:
Elevate the knowledge and skills of talent development professionals by providing highly educational, engaging, impactful and actionable learning experiences.

Upcoming Meetings

    • 18 Jul 2024
    • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Amwins, Two Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Charlotte, NC 28210
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    ATD Charlotte Chapter Meeting

    In PERSON July 18, 2024 5:45pm - 8:00pm (Eastern)

    July Chapter Meeting: Actualized Teamwork: Understanding the Impact of Your Style on Others

    ATD Capabilities:

    Personal Capability

    • Collaboration and Leadership

    • Communication

    • Lifelong Learning

    Organizational Capability

    • Consulting and Business Partnering



    Topic Overview: 

    This highly interactive session based on Will’s latest book “Actualized Teamwork: Unlocking the Culture Code for Optimal Performance” will engage participants in a self-discovery session that includes a short, free online assessment to determine their leadership style and shadow. Participants will gain greater awareness and understanding of what is likely to trigger their “shadow,” what impact it has on others, and strategies for managing this component of their professional lives. Special emphasis will be placed on navigating leadership shadows in professional training and development settings.

    Presented by:

    Dr. William L. Sparks

    Register Now!

    Bio: 

    Dr. William L. Sparks

    TED Speaker / Amazon #1 Best Selling Author / Award-Winning Teacher and Researcher

    Will Sparks is the Dennis Thompson Chair & Professor of Leadership at the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte, where he also serves as the Director of the Office of Leadership Initiatives. In 2008, he founded the McColl School’s M.S. in Organization Development (MSOD) Program and served as Director until 2013.  He received the Fuqua Distinguished Educator Award for excellence in teaching at Queens in 2003 and 2005, and was awarded the inaugural McColl School Leadership in Teaching Award in 2009. He was awarded both the McColl School Leadership in Teaching and Research Awards in 2020.

    While on sabbatical from Queens in 2015-2016 he served as Global Vice President of Talent with EnPro Industries, a $3B global manufacturing company headquartered in Charlotte, NC.  In this role he was responsible for corporate leadership and talent management initiatives. 

    Will serves as the Managing Director for William L. Sparks & Associates, LLC, a professional services firm founded in 1997 focused on leader and team development, executive coaching and change management. He also serves as a Partner with Peter Browning Partners, LLC, a consulting firm providing board governance services. In 2023 he founded The Center for Human and Organizational Potential, a 501c3 not-for-profit research and educational organization focused on human performance and flourishing. 

    Will has published numerous research papers and book chapters and has appeared on several media outlets, including The Washington Post, Inc., and NPR. His TED Talk “The Power of Self Awareness” was released in 2018. He is the author of “Actualized Leadership: Meeting Your Shadow & Maximizing Your Potential” (2019, SHRM Publishing), which debuted as an Amazon #1 Best Seller and is based on the “Actualized Leader Profile,” a leadership assessment that he designed and validated and that has been translated into nine languages. He is the co-author (with Peter Browning) of the book “The Director’s Manual: A Framework for Board Governance” (2016, Wiley). He is the author of the forthcoming book “Actualized Teamwork” (SHRM Publishing, 2024). 

    He completed his Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Development under the direction of Dr. Jerry B. Harvey from The George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management, where his research focused on group dynamics, organizational culture, and leadership. He resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife Erin, son Bennett Lee and Cavapoo Shelby.




    Join ATD Charlotte for our monthly chapter meeting. Meet other talent development professionals in the Charlotte area, discover job opportunities and - if you're recruiting - connect with job seekers, hear about the latest chapter news, and participate in a fantastic program.

    IN PERSON:

    All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

      Location:  (NOTE:  NEW LOCATION!!): 

      Physical Address:

      Amwins 

      Two Piedmont Town Center

      4725 Piedmont Row Dr.

      Charlotte, NC 28210


      Parking (Free):

      Utilize parking deck on right/east side between Mal-Pan and Tou Les Jour and is labeled East Deck Parking Entrance

      Park anywhere starting on the 3rd floor and up. 

      Use elevators in the corner nearest Two Piedmont Town Center (south end).

      Cross at street level to get to Two Piedmont Town Center building.

      Parking is FREE.


      Meeting Space:

      Amwins is located in the Two Piedmont Town Center (right/east) building.

      Amwins name is listed on the marque in front of the building.

      Entrance is the double doors to the left of Del-Frisco’s steakhouse.  

      Once you have entered the building's lobby, go up to the 8th floor where you will see Amwins on the door.

      ATD Charlotte chapter meetings will be held in the Amwins Training Room located directly behind the break area with a large island at entrance.



      Registration:  5-6pm

      Meeting start time:  5:45pm

      Note:  for any guests attending (without a guest pass), please select 'Guest-In Person' for your registration; the cost is $20 to cover the meeting and food.

      We are looking forward to seeing you! Remember that in order to protect food costs and your membership dollars ATD charges a $20 no-show fee. So if something comes up please cancel by Monday 12noon before the meeting. Thanks!!!

      Meeting Schedule:

      All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

          • 5:45pm - Meeting starts
          • Dinner!
          • Networking & Job Forum
          • Chapter Announcements
          • Presentation
          • 8:00pm - Meeting Concludes



          • 15 Aug 2024
          • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
          • Amwins, Two Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Charlotte, NC 28210
          • 33
          Register

          ATD Charlotte Chapter Meeting

          In PERSON August 15, 2024 5:45pm - 8:00pm (Eastern)

          August Chapter Meeting: Unmasking Imposter Syndrome with Mindfulness:  Live Podcast Style Experience

          ATD Capabilities:

          Personal:

          • Emotional Intelligence and Decision Making

          • Lifelong Learning

          • Communication

          Topic Overview: 

          During this 60-minute live podcast-style experience, we curate an engaging and transformative conversation addressing Imposter Syndrome in today’s modern workplace, particularly how it shows up during career transition. By exploring the connection between self-worth, leadership development, and mindfulness, this session aims to equip L&D professionals with the tools needed to excel at their highest level and contribute meaningfully to their organization. 

          ATTENDEES WILL DEEPEN THEIR PERSPECTIVE ON: 

          • How to catch and convert the Imposter Syndrome experience using mindfulness techniques 

          • Developing Strategic Mindful work habits that mitigate the risk of imposterism 

          • Navigate the experience of inclusion and disconnection

          40 min Live, podcast style discussion

          20 min of mindfulness practice and Q&A


          Presented by:

          Shawntà Hook

          Register Now!

          Bio: 

          Shawntà Hook’s life’s mission is to empower leaders, innovators, and compassionate individuals. With two decades of corporate experience, she realized that workplace meditation was sorely lacking. Despite scientific evidence showing the benefits of mindfulness—improved focus, agility, resilience, compassion, and strategic thinking—most companies hadn’t integrated it into their culture.


          In 2020, during the pandemic, Shawntà founded Mindful Culture Creators (MCC) as an internal grassroots movement at Synchrony Bank. I began giving talks, sharing my personal mindfulness journey, and leading meditations. Soon, leaders worldwide sought her workshops to address unique business challenges. MCC rapidly grew from 5 to 300 employees within months. Their language—tailored for data analysts, technologists, and business professionals—made meditation accessible.


          She developed over a dozen workshops, using mindfulness techniques to solve complex problems—from impostor syndrome to racism. Working with leaders who prioritize mental well-being, we combat fear-induced stagnation, enhance cognitive thought, and fulfill corporate strategies. Amid global change, embracing vulnerability and belonging, Shawntà creates competitive advantages through mindful culture, voice, and their power to create spaces where belonging thrives.



          Join ATD Charlotte for our monthly chapter meeting. Meet other talent development professionals in the Charlotte area, discover job opportunities and - if you're recruiting - connect with job seekers, hear about the latest chapter news, and participate in a fantastic program.

          IN PERSON:

          All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

            Location:  (NOTE:  NEW LOCATION!!):  

            Physical Address:

            Amwins 

            Two Piedmont Town Center

            4725 Piedmont Row Dr.

            Charlotte, NC 28210


            Parking (Free):

            Utilize parking deck on right/east side between Mal-Pan and Tou Les Jour and is labeled East Deck Parking Entrance

            Park anywhere starting on the 3rd floor and up. 

            Use elevators in the corner nearest Two Piedmont Town Center (south end).

            Cross at street level to get to Two Piedmont Town Center building.

            Parking is FREE.


            Meeting Space:

            Amwins is located in the Two Piedmont Town Center (right/east) building.

            Amwins name is listed on the marque in front of the building.

            Entrance is the double doors to the left of Del-Frisco’s steakhouse.  

            Once you have entered the building's lobby, go up to the 8th floor where you will see Amwins on the door.

            ATD Charlotte chapter meetings will be held in the Amwins Training Room located directly behind the break area with a large island at entrance.



            Registration:  5-6pm

            Meeting start time:  5:45pm

            Note:  for any guests attending (without a guest pass), please select 'Guest-In Person' for your registration; the cost is $20 to cover the meeting and food.

            We are looking forward to seeing you! Remember that in order to protect food costs and your membership dollars ATD charges a $20 no-show fee. So if something comes up please cancel by Monday 12noon before the meeting. Thanks!!!

            Meeting Schedule:

            All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

                • 5:45pm - Meeting starts
                • Dinner!
                • Networking & Job Forum
                • Chapter Announcements
                • Presentation
                • 8:00pm - Meeting Concludes



                • 16 Aug 2024
                • 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
                • Microsoft; 8050 Microsoft Way; Charlotte, NC 28273
                • 50
                Register

                ATD Charlotte Workshop

                August 16th

                In PERSON 

                Join ATD Charlotte for our Workshop. Meet other talent development professionals in the Charlotte area and participate in a fantastic program.

                Session Description:

                The Art of Mindful Leadership

                ATD Capabilities:

                Personal

                • Emotional Intelligence and Decision Making

                • Lifelong Learning

                • Communication


                Topic Overview: 

                As a Learning and Development Professional, are you navigating the complexities of leadership in our fast-paced world?  Are you ready to Lead with Purpose, Presence, and Impact? Join us for “The Art of Mindful Leadership,” a transformative learning experience designed to accelerate your emotional readiness for leadership in the modern era. Guided by our powerful 3-step framework—Catch. Convert. Create. ™—you’ll unlock the keys to mindful leadership excellence.

                What to Expect:

                • Format: In-person, fostering connection and shared growth

                • Modules:

                  1. Understanding the Melody of Today’s Workplace: Harmonize with the rhythms of the ever-evolving professional landscape.

                  2. Mindful Micro-Habits: Discover small, impactful practices that create big shifts.

                  3. From Imposter to Belonging: Transform self-doubt into authentic confidence.

                  4. Composing Your Personal Mindful Leadership Strategy: Craft a 30/60/90-day plan for lasting impact.

                Experiential Highlights:

                • Innovative Mindfulness Experiences: We blend music, nature (weather permitting), and movement to awaken your senses and deepen your leadership insights.

                • “Permission Slip” and “Certificate of Completion”: Claim your journey and celebrate your growth.

                • Post-Event Tools: Equip yourself with practical resources to sustain your mindful leadership journey and achieve measurable ROI.

                Step into mindful leadership mastery—because change starts NOW!

                  Register Now!

                  Presented by:

                  Shawntà Hook

                  Bio: 

                  Shawntà Hook’s life’s mission is to empower leaders, innovators, and compassionate individuals. With two decades of corporate experience, she realized that workplace meditation was sorely lacking. Despite scientific evidence showing the benefits of mindfulness—improved focus, agility, resilience, compassion, and strategic thinking—most companies hadn’t integrated it into their culture.


                  In 2020, during the pandemic, Shawntà founded Mindful Culture Creators (MCC) as an internal grassroots movement at Synchrony Bank. I began giving talks, sharing my personal mindfulness journey, and leading meditations. Soon, leaders worldwide sought her workshops to address unique business challenges. MCC rapidly grew from 5 to 300 employees within months. Their language—tailored for data analysts, technologists, and business professionals—made meditation accessible.


                  She developed over a dozen workshops, using mindfulness techniques to solve complex problems—from impostor syndrome to racism. Working with leaders who prioritize mental well-being, we combat fear-induced stagnation, enhance cognitive thought, and fulfill corporate strategies. Amid global change, embracing vulnerability and belonging, Shawntà creates competitive advantages through mindful culture, voice, and their power to create spaces where belonging thrives.



                  Location: 

                  Microsoft

                  8050 Microsoft Way

                  Charlotte, NC 28273

                  Rooms: Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Everest, 1st Floor

                  Enter building on the right, 1st entrance reception where ATD will be receiving session participants


                  Note:  Refunds will only be available before July 16th, but registrations can be transferred to another attendee up until August 13th. 

                  Meals and Snacks:  Lunch is 'on your own' (more details to follow). We will have light snacks and soda and water on hand during the program (included in the cost).

                  Workshop Schedule:

                  All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

                      • 8:30am-9:00am:  Registration
                      • 9:00am-3:00pm:  Workshop

                      Group Registration:  if registering 5 or more attendees, please email info@atdcharlotte.org.  $5 off per attendee for a group of 5.  

                      • 19 Sep 2024
                      • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
                      • Amwins, Two Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Charlotte, NC 28210
                      • 40
                      Register

                      ATD Charlotte Chapter Meeting

                      In PERSON September 19, 2024 5:45pm - 8:00pm (Eastern)

                      September Chapter Meeting: Gamify Your L&D Programs to Increase Results and Engagement

                      ATD Capabilities:

                      Personal Capability

                      • Project Management

                      Organizational Capability

                      • Talent Strategy and Management

                      • Performance Improvement

                      Professional Capability

                      • Learning Sciences

                      • Instructional Design

                      • Technology Application

                      Topic Overview: 

                      Learn to think like a game designer. By understanding how people play games and the principles behind game design, you can apply the framework and tactics of gameplay to enhance program development. This approach leverages intrinsically motivating strategies to boost results and engagement. The focus lies not merely on superficial gamification elements but rather on the strategic application of game mechanics to design captivating and effective programs. It's this fusion of strategy, psychology, and creativity that makes adopting a game designer mindset crucial for designing truly engaging programs.  

                      Be ready for games that night to be fully emersed in effective L&D Program Strategy.


                      Presented by:

                      Caitlin Johnson

                      Register Now!

                      Bio: 

                      Caitlin Johnson is a Gamification Practitioner, Master Certified Performance Coach, and Consultant with 15+ years of experience. She has a Master's degree in Interpersonal Communication and is Project Management Certified.  She is a 2x Ironman triathlon finisher, achieved the highest score in her Krav Maga yellow belt certification, married to her high-school sweetheart, and mother of two daughters and a standard poodle.

                      Over the course of her career, she has impacted over 72,000+ global leaders and is trusted by Marriott International, The Ritz-Carlton, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Bass Pro Shops, and FranklinCovey. She specializes in gamification, change management, strategy & execution, and executive coaching



                      Join ATD Charlotte for our monthly chapter meeting. Meet other talent development professionals in the Charlotte area, discover job opportunities and - if you're recruiting - connect with job seekers, hear about the latest chapter news, and participate in a fantastic program.

                      IN PERSON:

                      All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

                        Location:  (NOTE:  NEW LOCATION!!):  

                        Physical Address:

                        Amwins 

                        Two Piedmont Town Center

                        4725 Piedmont Row Dr.

                        Charlotte, NC 28210


                        Parking (Free):

                        Utilize parking deck on right/east side between Mal-Pan and Tou Les Jour and is labeled East Deck Parking Entrance

                        Park anywhere starting on the 3rd floor and up. 

                        Use elevators in the corner nearest Two Piedmont Town Center (south end).

                        Cross at street level to get to Two Piedmont Town Center building.

                        Parking is FREE.


                        Meeting Space:

                        Amwins is located in the Two Piedmont Town Center (right/east) building.

                        Amwins name is listed on the marque in front of the building.

                        Entrance is the double doors to the left of Del-Frisco’s steakhouse.  

                        Once you have entered the building's lobby, go up to the 8th floor where you will see Amwins on the door.

                        ATD Charlotte chapter meetings will be held in the Amwins Training Room located directly behind the break area with a large island at entrance.



                        Registration:  5-6pm

                        Meeting start time:  5:45pm

                        Note:  for any guests attending (without a guest pass), please select 'Guest-In Person' for your registration; the cost is $20 to cover the meeting and food.

                        We are looking forward to seeing you! Remember that in order to protect food costs and your membership dollars ATD charges a $20 no-show fee. So if something comes up please cancel by Monday 12noon before the meeting. Thanks!!!

                        Meeting Schedule:

                        All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

                            • 5:45pm - Meeting starts
                            • Dinner!
                            • Networking & Job Forum
                            • Chapter Announcements
                            • Presentation
                            • 8:00pm - Meeting Concludes



                            • 11 Oct 2024
                            • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
                            • Amwins, Two Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Dr. Charlotte, NC 28210
                            • 48
                            Register

                            ATD Charlotte Workshop

                            October 11th

                            In PERSON 

                            Join ATD Charlotte for our Workshop. Meet other talent development professionals in the Charlotte area and participate in a fantastic program.

                            Session Description:

                            Harnessing the Energy of Belonging in Your Workday

                            ATD Capabilities:

                            Personal

                            • Communication

                            • Emotional Intelligence

                            • Collaboration and Leadership

                            • Cultural Awareness and Inclusion

                            Professional

                            • Training Delivery and Facilitation

                            • Career and Leadership Development

                            • Instructional Design

                            Organizational

                            • Organizational Development and Culture

                            **********Special Request for all Participants***********

                            Hello, ATD Charlotte members and friends,

                            I could use your help, please. I'm preparing for the October workshop on The Energy of Belonging. I’ll be talking about how feeling cared for, respected by, and connected to our colleagues and facilitators helps to create a sense of belonging. I’m looking for examples of small (or big) acts you, your colleagues, or your leaders have done to make you feel welcome, included, and respected.

                            Please take 3-4 minutes before Monday, October 1st, 2024, to share your thoughts by responding to this anonymous survey.

                            Belonging at Work Survey – ATD Charlotte – October 2024

                            Thank you! 

                            Sincerely,

                            Wendy Gates Corbett

                            **********Special Request for all Participants***********


                            Topic Overview: 

                            Imagine this: a workplace community that's not just safe, but empowering, where every employee is encouraged to bring their whole selves to work – 100%. This is where true magic happens: skyrocketing employee engagement, unwavering loyalty, soaring profits, and unprecedented innovation. Learn how you can create a community and/or training room that’s abuzz with productive, collaborative, innovative energy. 


                            This dynamic program, meticulously crafted from Wendy Gates Corbett's cutting-edge research, introduces 12 simple ideas you can use tomorrow to ignite your workplace (in a good way). Consistent with Wendy’s signature approach to her programs, these are not just theories, but practical tools you can implement on Monday. They are designed to forge deep connections, respect, and a protective atmosphere for every member of your team or your learners.


                            Participants will be able to:

                            1. Define the framework of building belonging: Connect, Respect, and Protect.

                            2. Identify specific behaviors that strengthen a sense of connection with, respect, and protection of colleagues and learners.

                            3. Construct personal impact plans to implement at least three behaviors in the next 30 days. 

                            4. Identify at least one way they can build belonging in their organization’s training design.

                            5. Identify at least one way they can build belonging in their organization’s training delivery.

                            Join Wendy at this interactive, fun, active workshop where participants will eagerly share their own experiences and contribute to everyone’s learning.

                              Register Now!

                              Presented by:

                              Wendy Gates Corbett, CPTD

                              Bio: 

                              Wendy Gates Corbett, CPTD, stands at the forefront of Belonging and Leadership, wielding her expertise with a vibrant energy that transforms workplaces and speaking stages alike. Her personal journey as a biracial individual has profoundly influenced her mission to cultivate spaces of unconditional acceptance, a mission that she brings to life as a top-tier organizational culture consultant, global training executive, belonging researcher, and Adjunct Professor of Leadership and Management in all of Duke University’s graduate engineering programs. 


                              Wendy's research, which has touched over 150,000 people worldwide, pinpoints the behaviors that foster a genuine sense of belonging within organizations. Her thought leadership is highlighted in her role on the Board of Trustees of Guilford College, her recognition as Business Consultant of the Year, and an Association for Talent Development (ATD) leadership award that honors her contributions to community and leadership. She is a longtime leader within ATD, including serving on the international board of directors, contributing as an SME to the ATD Body of Knowledge, and the serving as a contributing author to the ATD Handbook for Training and Talent Development.


                              As an international keynote speaker, Wendy's energizing presentations are more than just speeches—they are transformative experiences. They are a harmonious blend of insightful knowledge, engaging storytelling, and enlightening entertainment, leaving audiences inspired and equipped with practical tools they can use tomorrow. Her ability to connect, to make each person feel seen and heard, turns her keynotes into a communal journey toward a deeper understanding of Belonging.


                              Wendy's book, "The Energy of Belonging," is eagerly awaited as a continuation of her vital discourse on the subject. Whether consulting in the boardroom, lecturing in the classroom, or captivating an audience on stage, Wendy Gates Corbett is a beacon of progress, hope, and action guiding a path toward a more inclusive, empowered, and thriving future. Her work sparks impactful change, encouraging everyone to claim their space, their voice, and their power to create spaces where belonging thrives.


                              Location: 

                              Physical Address:

                              Amwins 

                              Two Piedmont Town Center

                              4725 Piedmont Row Dr.

                              Charlotte, NC 28210


                              Parking (Free):

                              Utilize parking deck on right/east side between Mal-Pan and Tou Les Jour and is labeled East Deck Parking Entrance

                              Park anywhere starting on the 3rd floor and up. 

                              Use elevators in the corner nearest Two Piedmont Town Center (south end).

                              Cross at street level to get to Two Piedmont Town Center building.

                              Parking is FREE.


                              Meeting Space:

                              Amwins is located in the Two Piedmont Town Center (right/east) building.

                              Amwins name is listed on the marquee in front of the building.

                              Entrance is the double doors to the left of Del-Frisco’s steakhouse.  

                              Once you have entered the building's lobby, go up to the 8th floor where you will see Amwins on the door.

                              ATD Charlotte chapter meetings will be held in the Amwins Training Room located directly behind the break area with a large island at entrance.



                              Note:  Refunds will only be available before September 11th, but registrations can be transferred to another attendee up until October 8th. 

                              Meals and Snacks:  Lunch is 'on your own' post session, but the area (Piedmont Row) has many restaurants only steps away from AMWINS.  We will have snacks and water on hand during the program (included in the cost).

                              Workshop Schedule:

                              All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

                                  • 8:30am-9:00am:  Registration
                                  • 9:00am-12:00pm:  Workshop

                                  Group Registration:  if registering 5 or more attendees, please email info@atdcharlotte.org.  $5 off per attendee for a group of 5.  

                                  • 17 Oct 2024
                                  • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
                                  • Amwins, Two Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Charlotte, NC 28210
                                  • 43
                                  Register

                                  ATD Charlotte Chapter Meeting

                                  In PERSON October 17, 2024 5:45pm - 8:00pm (Eastern)

                                  October Chapter Meeting: Building Coaching Capabilities: People Leaders as Coaches

                                  ATD Capabilities:

                                  Personal

                                  • Communication

                                  • Lifelong Learning

                                  Professional

                                  • Career and Leadership Development

                                  • Coaching

                                  Organizational

                                  • Talent Strategy and Management


                                  Topic Overview: 

                                  People leaders support team members in their development, performance, and transitions. In this interactive session, we will explore the role of managers in coaching others, address some of the challenges managers face when coaching team members, and identify opportunities to develop people leaders to coach others. Participants will leave with tools they can use as managers to coach others. Professional coaches will leave with an understanding of how they can support managers in coaching team members. 

                                  In this interactive session, participants will:

                                  • Distinguish coaching from other managerial responsibilities.

                                  • Apply a framework to determine when to apply three focuses for coaching.

                                  • Identify potential solutions to challenges managers face when using a coaching approach.

                                  • Identified opportunities to develop coaching skills for managers.

                                  Presented by:  

                                  John Bennett, Ph.D., PCC, BCC


                                  Register Now!

                                  Bio: 

                                  John Bennett, Ph.D., PCC, BCC, is a business and behavioral science professor at the McColl School of Business, Queens University of Charlotte. He holds the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. Chair of Leadership. Dr. Bennett is the founding director of the university’s graduate programs in coaching. Dr. Bennett is president of Lawton Associates, an executive coaching and consulting firm specializing in helping individuals, teams, and organizations prepare for, excel through, and learn from change. He co-authored Coaching for Change (2014) and The Manager’s Guide to Coaching for Change (2024). He has written numerous articles about coaching and co-edited two issues of the proceedings for the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) research symposium. Dr. Bennett was CEO of The Foundation for Coaching (a precursor to the Coaching Institute at Harvard). In addition to teaching and mentoring coaches, he has an active executive coaching practice. In addition, he has taught hundreds of graduate students and business leaders to use a coaching mindset and skills. Dr. Bennett was a founder of the Charlotte Area Chapter of ICF and served as president. He is a past president of the Graduate School Alliance for Educating Coaches. In 2010, he was named a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching and the Lewin Center. In 2020, he was recognized as one of the top 10 coaches in Charlotte. He earned an MPA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and an MA and PhD in human and organizational systems from Fielding Graduate University. 



                                  Join ATD Charlotte for our monthly chapter meeting. Meet other talent development professionals in the Charlotte area, discover job opportunities and - if you're recruiting - connect with job seekers, hear about the latest chapter news, and participate in a fantastic program.

                                  IN PERSON:

                                  All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

                                    Location:  (NOTE:  NEW LOCATION!!):  

                                    Physical Address:

                                    Amwins 

                                    Two Piedmont Town Center

                                    4725 Piedmont Row Dr.

                                    Charlotte, NC 28210


                                    Parking (Free):

                                    Utilize parking deck on right/east side between Mal-Pan and Tou Les Jour and is labeled East Deck Parking Entrance

                                    Park anywhere starting on the 3rd floor and up. 

                                    Use elevators in the corner nearest Two Piedmont Town Center (south end).

                                    Cross at street level to get to Two Piedmont Town Center building.

                                    Parking is FREE.


                                    Meeting Space:

                                    Amwins is located in the Two Piedmont Town Center (right/east) building.

                                    Amwins name is listed on the marque in front of the building.

                                    Entrance is the double doors to the left of Del-Frisco’s steakhouse.  

                                    Once you have entered the building's lobby, go up to the 8th floor where you will see Amwins on the door.

                                    ATD Charlotte chapter meetings will be held in the Amwins Training Room located directly behind the break area with a large island at entrance.



                                    Registration:  5-6pm

                                    Meeting start time:  5:45pm

                                    Note:  for any guests attending (without a guest pass), please select 'Guest-In Person' for your registration; the cost is $20 to cover the meeting and food.

                                    We are looking forward to seeing you! Remember that in order to protect food costs and your membership dollars ATD charges a $20 no-show fee. So if something comes up please cancel by Monday 12noon before the meeting. Thanks!!!

                                    Meeting Schedule:

                                    All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

                                        • 5:45pm - Meeting starts
                                        • Dinner!
                                        • Networking & Job Forum
                                        • Chapter Announcements
                                        • Presentation
                                        • 8:00pm - Meeting Concludes



                                        • 21 Nov 2024
                                        • 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM
                                        • Amwins, Two Piedmont Town Center, 4725 Piedmont Row Dr., Charlotte, NC 28210
                                        • 44
                                        Register

                                        ATD Charlotte Chapter Meeting

                                        In PERSON November 21, 2024 5:45pm - 8:00pm (Eastern)

                                        November Chapter Meeting: Story Design: A Foundationally Human Approach to Instruction

                                        ATD Capabilities:

                                        Personal

                                        • Communication

                                        Organizational

                                        • Instructional Design

                                        • Training Delivery and Facilitation


                                        Topic Overview: 

                                        Sometimes, we can get lost in the science of instructional design and forget that we are actually training people. Story Design provides a humanized process for designing instruction that speaks the language of humans: stories. Bring your expertise to this audience-driven session and experience Story Design for yourself!

                                        Presented by:

                                        Rance Greene

                                        Register Now!

                                        Bio: 

                                        Rance Greene formed needastory.com and the School of Story Design (schoolofstorydesign.com) for those who struggle with storytelling at work. His methodology—Story Design—gives leaders and talent development professionals a systematic and creative way for discovering who their audience is and how to persuade them to take action on new ideas. He helps leadership teams, entrepreneurs and instructional designers discover that they are uniquely equipped to tell the best story for their audiences. Rance is the author of Instructional Story Design, a practical guide for developing stories that train. He coaches, teaches, speaks and writes often on the benefits of stories to connect people to one another.


                                        Join ATD Charlotte for our monthly chapter meeting. Meet other talent development professionals in the Charlotte area, discover job opportunities and - if you're recruiting - connect with job seekers, hear about the latest chapter news, and participate in a fantastic program.

                                        IN PERSON:

                                        All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

                                          Location:  (NOTE:  NEW LOCATION!!):  

                                          Physical Address:

                                          Amwins 

                                          Two Piedmont Town Center

                                          4725 Piedmont Row Dr.

                                          Charlotte, NC 28210


                                          Parking (Free):

                                          Utilize parking deck on right/east side between Mal-Pan and Tou Les Jour and is labeled East Deck Parking Entrance

                                          Park anywhere starting on the 3rd floor and up. 

                                          Use elevators in the corner nearest Two Piedmont Town Center (south end).

                                          Cross at street level to get to Two Piedmont Town Center building.

                                          Parking is FREE.


                                          Meeting Space:

                                          Amwins is located in the Two Piedmont Town Center (right/east) building.

                                          Amwins name is listed on the marque in front of the building.

                                          Entrance is the double doors to the left of Del-Frisco’s steakhouse.  

                                          Once you have entered the building's lobby, go up to the 8th floor where you will see Amwins on the door.

                                          ATD Charlotte chapter meetings will be held in the Amwins Training Room located directly behind the break area with a large island at entrance.



                                          Registration:  5-6pm

                                          Meeting start time:  5:45pm

                                          Note:  for any guests attending (without a guest pass), please select 'Guest-In Person' for your registration; the cost is $20 to cover the meeting and food.

                                          We are looking forward to seeing you! Remember that in order to protect food costs and your membership dollars ATD charges a $20 no-show fee. So if something comes up please cancel by Monday 12noon before the meeting. Thanks!!!

                                          Meeting Schedule:

                                          All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

                                              • 5:45pm - Meeting starts
                                              • Dinner!
                                              • Networking & Job Forum
                                              • Chapter Announcements
                                              • Presentation
                                              • 8:00pm - Meeting Concludes



                                            Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software