Upcoming Events

    • 19 Apr 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 2
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    Bert Freeman

    Many times we hear people say “We have to get everybody on the same page”. It is true that everyone has different motives for coming to work. The work of each person is performed at some level of excellence. Relationships, performance and morale can work together when everyone’s excellence is focused in the same direction. The organization functions best when that direction of excellence is in the direction of meeting or exceeding the requirements and expectations of the organization’s customers/clients. In this session, participants will identify and share how their performance delivery can always identify and connect to strategy alignments for meeting or exceeding the needs of an organization's external customers/clients/students. 

    About Bert Freeman:

    J. Bert Freeman is a positive direction expert, facilitator and speaker. He is the author of Taking Charge of Your Positive Direction, Your Positive Direction NOW and the Organizational ESP Performance Development Manual. He is the Founder of T.A.L.K. Associates. His 30 years of experience has evolved into providing the 21st Century learning and performance support that is essential for organizations and individuals to strategically streamline Organizational Unity and Leadership Consistency. From 1998 to 2008 he was a designated Delaware Department of Education Distinguished Educator Consultant. He worked with school districts to establish performance improvement strategies for student success. That work served to influence the development of Positive Direction ESPTM. Bert is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Engineering and GoldenGate University with an M.S. in Human Relations. He is a former U.S. National Fencing Champion and member of the U.S. Olympic Fencing Team. He is joined by a team of independent business, education and public professionals who are adept at incorporating Consistent Positive DirectionTM with their expertise. He is a member of ATD Charlotte and ATD National, a Distinguished Toastmaster, and a Consistent Positive Direction Pinnacle.


    5:00 - Networking

    5:45 - Dinner

    6:45 - Speaker

    • 28 Apr 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 4020 Yancey Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217
    • 10

    Volunteer Opportunity - Promising Pages

    What: Volunteers will be helping with processing incoming book donations in the Operations Center. This includes counting, cleaning, stamping, and sorting donations.

    When: Saturday, April 28 from 10am - 12pm

    Where: The Operations Center is located behind CBI's headquarters at 4020 Yancey Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217.Below is a map to show you where to enter the property, where you can park and the entrance to the Operations Center. 

    Attire: Please note that our Operations Center is a traditional warehouse and it is currently the same temperature as it is outside. So, please dress comfortably and feel free to bring bottled water to stay hydrated. Also, be sure to wear close-toed shoes. We encourage you to wear your ATD volunteer t-shirt if you have one. If not, one will be provided for you.

    Additional Information: Once you have found parking, please proceed to the loading dock and walk up the stairs. Please knock on the glass door closest to the dumpster and someone will direct you to our operations space.

    Children as young as 6 years old are permitted to volunteer with a parent/guardian.

    All volunteers must complete the Volunteer Registration Form prior to their shift. If you cannot complete this before the volunteer event, forms will be provided at Promising Pages for you to complete before we begin.

    Questions, please email info@atdcharlotte.org
    • 17 May 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 69

    Andora Gandy

    As trainers and facilitators, your goal is to take command of the room, show enthusiasm for your content and keep learners captivated. To accomplish this, you need to incorporate dynamic facilitation skills, use strong body language and keep your attendees on track, on topic and on time.

    Volunteer during this interactive session and receive personalized coaching to transform your facilitation skills in front of the group. The audience provides positive feedback while you demonstrate on-the-spot improvement with easy-to-implement techniques anyone can apply on the job.

    You will learn the three factors that influence an audience, how to present information in a relaxed and natural style, a process to handle challenging questions with ease and the six key physical skills to become a confident trainer, regardless of the topic or audience.

    This interactive, hands-on session will empower you to project confidence and conviction for your curriculum while motivating and engaging learners.

    About Andora Gandy:

    Andora brings more than 19 years of experience in sales, management, training, consulting and leadership development to Power Presentations’ programs. She is a passionate facilitator who is skilled in training design, curriculum development, and creating solid learning environments that translate to life-long learning.

    Most recently, Andora worked at Vocus, a cloud-based public relations software company. As the director of training, she was responsible for developing, designing and delivering training to more than 600 sales professionals. In this capacity, she improved the onboarding process by increasing training from two to four weeks. This enabled trainers to provide more detailed information and learning reinforcement, thereby creating a fully prepared and knowledgeable workforce. She also created a leadership development program from the ground up, which was successfully implemented.

    Prior to this, Andora spent 15 years with Gannett where she moved through the ranks at various news organizations including The Montgomery Advertiser, The Tennessean, and Gannett Corporate. During this timeframe she held roles as sales associate, sales manager, sales trainer and the director of training.

    Andora graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama where she majored in advertising and communications. She lives in Virginia where she enjoys yoga and has been accused of being “too inspirational.” Andora is thankful for this compliment! To her, inspiration is how she connects with people and gets them to see something different today than they did yesterday.

    5:00 - Networking

    5:45 - Dinner

    6:45 - Speaker

    • 21 Jun 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 75

    Over the last 15 years L&D professionals have been told to focus on big data and learning analytics and that doing so earns a seat at the table. What has transpired from this has been an effort to collect a lot of data and generate a lot of reports. The unintended consequences of this are low response rates and little use of the data to improve performance. This session will present a fresh approach to shift the mindset from measurement and reporting to performance improvement.

    About Jeffrey Berk:

    Jeffrey Berk, COO, Performitiv, https://performitiv.com.  Performitiv is a performance improvement technology company. As COO Jeffrey is responsible for the day-to-day operations. Prior to Performitiv, Jeffrey was the COO of KnowledgeAdvisors and led the creation of its learning evaluation tool, Metrics that Matter.  Jeffrey is an adjunct professor of operations at Loyola University and Northern Illinois University and has authored 3 books on learning analytics and process improvement.

    5:00 - Networking

    5:45 - Dinner

    6:45 - Speaker

    • 19 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 81

    Jones Loflin

    In your struggle to get it all done, what's NOT getting done? Whether it's being more proactive at work, cultivating stronger relationships, or just taking better care of yourself, something is just not happening. If only there was a better way to manage your daily deluge of stuff to do.

    Our speaker today says there is, and it involves running off to the circus... at least mentally. In this engaging and practical session, you'll learn five timeless principles from a successful circus that offer fresh insights on how to get your most important things done more often.

    About Jones Loflin:

    Jones Loflin is an internationally-recognized author and speaker who delivers innovative yet practical solutions to today's work and life challenges. His clients in North Carolina include Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelity Bank, and the City of Charlotte. His books include Juggling Elephants, Getting to It, and Always Growing.


    5:00 - Networking

    5:45 - Dinner

    6:45 - Speaker

    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 15

    Richard Goring




    Improve the quality of presentations in your organization and gain the results you need with this advanced PowerPoint training day.

    BrightCarbon's expert instructor will train you how to design and create clear and compelling slides.  This session covers layout and design, visualization, graphs & charts, image manipulation, interactivity, templates & masters, multimedia, and animation.  We'll share advanced tips to help you save time with PowerPoint, and best practices to ensure consistency and compatibility of slides across your organization.

    About Richard Goring

    Richard is a Director at BrightCarbon, the specialist presentation agency. He has helped to write and create thousands of presentations, and coached hundreds of teams to present more effectively using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences that explain and reinforce the key points.


    Please note:  Refunds are not available for this workshop.  However, you may transfer your registration if you are unable to attend.

    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • 500-A Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC, 28206
    • 9

    Volunteer Opportunity - Crisis Assistance

    ATD Charlotte loves the community and is excited to give back once again. Please register to join us as we give our time to a worthy cause and partner with Crisis Assistance in Charlotte, NC on September 15th! Details are below!

    Crisis Assistance offers many services. ATD will be assisting in the Free Store. The Free Store provides donated clothing and household items all at no charge to families in need, so that people can use their limited resources on other necessities. 

    What will we be doing? Sorting and inspecting donations, hanging clothing, and stocking the Free Store as needed.

    When is the event? Saturday September 15th from 9am - 11pm 

    Where is the event? 500-A Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC, 28206 at the intersection of Graham and Statesville Avenue

    Special Instructions: 

    When volunteers arrive, feel free to park anywhere in our parking lot (we encourage carpooling). Your group will want to show up 10 minutes early to find parking and for signing in. You will want to enter through the “Welcome Volunteers” entrance which is the small door to the left of the Donation Drive Thru. A member of our Free Store Production team will help the group sign in, give a brief orientation and overview of our agency, and from there the group will work on the production side of the Free Store. Volunteers are encouraged to wear close-toed shoes and bring their own water bottle. 

    Questions, please email info@atdcharlotte.org

    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 84


    John F. Broer and Jonathan Brake

    If given their choice, people would always want to find a job that allowed them to leverage their natural strengths and yet still grow in areas that made them more effective. 

    Some people find that perfect position for which they are well suited while others feel the need to "show up" differently at work and deal with the stress of altering who they really are. Wouldn't it be great to have a scientifically validated tool that helped us understand our natural drives in a way that shaped the direction of our career? Helped us communicate with our managers in a way that facilitated better understanding of how you could be more effective? 

    This session will give everyone access to their own Behavioral Assessment from The Predictive Index and the opportunity to understand what it says about one's natural drives and potential stresses and pitfalls of career decisions that don't align with what really makes you tick.

    About John F. Broer:

    John Broer serves as Curator of Epic Stuff at IN2GREAT, a predictive performance consultancy based in Toledo, Ohio. John has been an organizational performance consultant for nearly 25 years with experience in a wide variety of industries and markets. His areas of expertise include corporate learning architecture, leadership and team development, people analytics, and sometimes overstating the obvious but that seems to be needed in business these days.

    John has been published multiple times by Chief Learning Officer and Training Industry Magazine. His clientele represents a broad spectrum - members of the Fortune 100 as well as small to mid-sized companies and even solopreneurs.

    About Jonathan Brake:

    Jonathan Brake is the Culture, Communication & Conflict Specialist at IN2GREAT. He is an experienced business leader, strategist and coach with over two decades experience in business covering five continents. Jonathan, who is based in North Carolina, understands communication like no other, from marketing to team communication to business leadership. He has a keen interest in how businesses and people function and interact, and how a business can build its communication inside and out. As a Certified Practitioner with The Predictive Index he brings more than just the “soft skills” essentials, but also the science behind what makes people tick. Jonathan also holds a Master of Advertising and PR, a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science as well as formal coaching accreditation recognized by the International Coaching Federation.

    5:00 - Networking

    5:45 - Dinner

    6:45 - Speaker

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 81


    Pam Bauer and Andy Tucker

    After attending Jim Kirkpatrick's Igniting the Fire workshop through ATD last year, we took what we learned and applied it at CHS by building our own Evaluation Plan, starting with the end in mind - at Level Four! By strategically reviewing our plan rst with our director and then with our AVP, we obtained approval to proceed to meet with key stakeholders, obtaining the critical seat at the table that we had not previously experienced.

    As a result of our efforts, we proved our worth to the organization. Now, education is not seen as an afterthought, but instead is at the forefront of every education effort in our division. We have ignited the re at CHS, and we want you to be able to do it at your company too!

    This interactive session will walk you through the speci c steps we took and at each critical step, we will help you apply our learning to your situation. You will walk away with an outline of an Evaluation Plan, including critical actions for success and you'll also walk away with a renewed sense of purpose, by focusing on the strategic education initiatives critical to your organization's success.

    About Pam Bauer:

    With over 30 years' experience in training and development, Pam Bauer has been an EVP at EQMentor, a VP at Right Management and has had her own successful training company. Now at CHS, she has turned around the entire education division by focusing on what matters most, using technology to streamline enrollment, evaluation and maintenance efforts and shorten development times. A true out-of-the-box thinker, Pam has enabled the organization to quickly and creatively develop education that works - by keeping the end in mind.

    About Andy Tucker:

    Andy Tucker is an instructional designer and developer who uses performance consulting methodology to provide solutions to business problems. His experience includes:

    • Developing learning solutions for a variety of audiences for small-scale and large-scale initiatives
    • Integrating mobile devices to maximize learning and align with organizational strategic goals and core values
    • Developing instruments for performance feedback

    He is currently an instructional systems designer for Carolinas HealthCare Systems’ Information and Analytics Services department, specializing in the development of learning solutions for the electronic medical record system and affiliated applications.

    5:00 - Networking

    5:45 - Dinner

    6:45 - Speaker

Past Events

15 Mar 2018 Transforming Training & Development by Revolutionizing the World of Assessments
07 Mar 2018 Realistic Project Management
17 Feb 2018 Volunteer Opportunity - Second Harvest Food Bank
15 Feb 2018 Improving Internal and External Knowledge Transfer
09 Dec 2017 Volunteer Opportunity - Crisis Assistance
06 Dec 2017 Day of Learning 2017
01 Dec 2017 FREE Member-Only Webinar: Interact & Engage
16 Nov 2017 How to Engage Modern Learners: When to "Push" and When to "Pull"
19 Oct 2017 What to Do When Learning Is Not the Answer
21 Sep 2017 Respect in the Workplace
17 Aug 2017 Thinking On Your Feet: Improv Skills for Trainers and Facilitators
16 Aug 2017 Igniting the Inner Fire: Kirkpatrick® Levels 3 and 4 workshop
20 Jul 2017 Awesome PowerPoint Tricks for Effective Presentations
17 Jun 2017 Volunteer Opportunity - Second Harvest Food Bank
15 Jun 2017 Firing the Brain Booster Rocket: Accelerate Learning and Innovation with Neuroscience
18 May 2017 Own Your Seat
27 Apr 2017 Volunteer Opportunity - Goodwill Industries
20 Apr 2017 Creating a Strengths-Based Culture for Organizational Success
16 Mar 2017 Brace for Impact... Leading in Adversity
16 Feb 2017 Creating a Growth Environment
19 Jan 2017 Not Your Mother's Training: Creating & Facilitating Online Engagement
17 Nov 2016 Rapid Instructional Design: A Tool for Light-Speed Iterative Design
21 Oct 2016 Microvideo Workshop
20 Oct 2016 Microvideo: Making Every Second Count
15 Sep 2016 Learning and Development Career Insights
18 Aug 2016 Rhythm and Music as a Metaphor for Professional Success
21 Jul 2016 Your Habit Nature and Styles of Influence
16 Jun 2016 How Leadership Is Radically Changing: Implications for Talent Development
19 May 2016 ROI by Design: Connecting Learning Programs to Outcomes
21 Apr 2016 Succession Planning: Transferring Knowledge from Baby Boomers to Millennials and Everyone In-Between!
18 Mar 2016 Interactive Techniques for Instructor-Led Training
17 Mar 2016 Really Rapid Instructional Design
18 Feb 2016 Talent Results through Mentoring: Leveraging formal and informal mentoring for strategic impact
21 Jan 2016 Simplified Instructional Design: using the “4 C” model!
02 Dec 2015 Day of Learning 2015
19 Nov 2015 Why Won’t They Listen To Me
15 Oct 2015 It’s Time to Get REAL! 4 Ways to Bring Your “A Game” to Critical Relationships
17 Sep 2015 Engaging Your Learners With World-Class Facilitation Skills
20 Aug 2015 Making an Impact: Getting to 4th Base
16 Jul 2015 Got Game? The Seven Essential Gamification Elements for Learning and Engagement
18 Jun 2015 Generations at Work: Bridging Divides through Technology
21 May 2015 Bridging the Generational Divide (Part II)
17 May 2015 ATD International Conference and Exposition Chapter Team
07 May 2015 Webinar: Introduction to Generational ClashPoints
16 Apr 2015 X, Y, Z…Training to meet all generational needs
19 Mar 2015 Creating and Sustaining High Performance Leadership Teams
19 Feb 2015 The Next Generation in Learning Management Systems: It’s Not Your Mother’s LMS
15 Jan 2015 Recruiting top talent
20 Nov 2014 AGILE Design Meets Performance Support: Creating and Maintaining the Perfect Blend!
16 Oct 2014 What can artists teach us about innovation?
18 Sep 2014 Bridging Generational Differences
22 Aug 2014 Video Boot Camp
21 Aug 2014 Media Competencies for Trainers
17 Jul 2014 Training That Delivers Results: Instructional Design That Aligns with Business Goals
19 Jun 2014 Positive Direction Communication Skills for the 21st Century
16 May 2014 The Phillips ROI Methodology 1 Day Workshop
15 May 2014 Emotional Intelligence and the Impact of Employee Engagement
17 Apr 2014 Calculating ROI for HR and Training Initiatives
20 Mar 2014 “It Was a Cold and Stormy Night…”: The Power of Story–Telling in High Impact Training
28 Feb 2014 eLearning SIG: Show and Tell
20 Feb 2014 How to “Work the Room” and other Tips for Building a Robust Professional Network
31 Jan 2014 eLearning SIG: Show and Tell
16 Jan 2014 2013 ASTD Competency Model
09 Jan 2014 Bob Mosher DOL Follow Up – Performance Support Examples that work!
22 Nov 2013 eLearning SIG: Show and Tell
21 Nov 2013 Leaving Your Leadership Legacy
07 Nov 2013 ASTD Leadership Excellence for Managers
25 Oct 2013 eLearning SIG: October Meeting (Trends)
17 Oct 2013 Playbook for Purposeful Living©
04 Oct 2013 Learning and Development Summit Leading a Learning Organization
19 Sep 2013 Using Improvisation to Brainstorm
15 Aug 2013 Transitioning from eLearning to mLearning
18 Jul 2013 Cracker Barrel - 4 Programs in One!
20 Jun 2013 11 Tips for Mastering the Four Dimensions of Engagement in the Virtual Classroom
20 Jun 2013 Career Fair 2013
29 May 2013 eLearning SIG: Show And Tell
16 May 2013 Game-Based eLearning – How Does its Effectiveness and ROI Compare to Traditional eLearning?
24 Apr 2013 ASTD National Certification Program
18 Apr 2013 When the CEO Asks Marketing & Public Relations to Save Lives
21 Mar 2013 Driving Results through Authentic Conversation
06 Mar 2013 eLearning SIG: Authoring Tools (Captivate, Articulate)
21 Feb 2013 Get Focused! Work Less, Accomplish More and Have More Fun!
17 Jan 2013 Engagement Starts With You
15 Nov 2012 Rules of the Road for Developing Leadership Programs
18 Oct 2012 Trail Blazers: How Top Companies are Creating Value Through Engagement
05 Oct 2012 Learning and Development Summit Engaging Learners. Expanding Knowledge. Embracing Growth.
20 Sep 2012 How to Harness the Power of Social Media in the Training Space
17 Aug 2012 Needs Assessment: Defining and Delivering Performance Accomplishment
16 Aug 2012 Mega Planning
19 Jul 2012 Get Focused! Work Less, Accomplish More and Have More Fun!
21 Jun 2012 Fierce Leadership: A Bold Alternative to the Worst “Best” Practices of Business Today
17 May 2012 Shifting the Performance Curve – The Value of Cloning Your Stars
10 May 2012 International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) Charlotte Chapter Program and Workshop – May 10th and May 11th
25 Apr 2012 Designing Learning Certificate Program
19 Apr 2012 Corporate Disconnect is a Potential Killer: Symptoms, Causes, and Cures
15 Mar 2012 Strategic Learning Alignment
16 Feb 2012 Subject Matter Experts: Don’t Just Say “Now Spill The Beans”
19 Jan 2012 Riding the Waves Without Getting Wet: How to Manage Change in Today's Workplace
17 Nov 2011 Is Rapid Design Possible?
20 Oct 2011 Marketing the Learning Function
15 Sep 2011 Predictive Evaluation - Ensuring Training Delivers Business and Organizational Results
18 Aug 2011 Effective, Efficent Elearning
21 Jul 2011 unConference
16 Jun 2011 Critical Ingredients for a Successful Change Initiative
19 May 2011 How Leadership Development Drives Culture & Performance
21 Apr 2011 Diversity+Inclusion+Engagement = Great Place to Work!
17 Mar 2011 Nanci Appleman-Vassil
17 Feb 2011 Get In, Stand Out and Drive Career Success In the New Normal Economy
20 Jan 2011 Reinvent & Reimage: Successfully Becoming a New You in the New Year
18 Nov 2010 35th Anniversary Party
21 Oct 2010 Who Done it? Murder Mystery!
16 Sep 2010 Getting InSync!
19 Aug 2010 Who's Who? What Do You Know?
15 Jul 2010 CPLP - What's it all about?
17 Jun 2010 Consulting within Organizations
20 May 2010 Employee engagement - How we measure it and why do we care?
15 Apr 2010 Real Project Management Strategies for Training Professionals!
18 Mar 2010 Developing a Social Learning Strategy
18 Feb 2010 A Case Study on Human Capital Analytics at Lowe's
21 Jan 2010 Reset Your Buttons!
01 Dec 2009 December 1 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
19 Nov 2009 Incorporating Virtual Worlds into your Training
03 Nov 2009 November 3 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
15 Oct 2009 Preventing Death by Lecture!
13 Oct 2009 UNCC Class: Designing a Training Program with Real and Sustained Impact
06 Oct 2009 October 6 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
17 Sep 2009 Paying Attention to Tension
01 Sep 2009 September 1 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
20 Aug 2009 Giving and Receiving Feedback
04 Aug 2009 August 4 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
16 Jul 2009 Making Training Stick
07 Jul 2009 July 7 Monthly FastFacts Webinars
18 Jun 2009 Turning Knowledge into Action
21 May 2009 Experiential Learning in the Elearning World
16 Apr 2009 Wiki Who? What Web 2.0 Can Do for You
19 Mar 2009 Creating an Engaging Work Culture: Fundamental Principles for Business Success in Turbulent Times
19 Feb 2009 Managing Your Career in a World of Chaos
15 Jan 2009 Working Effectively in Diverse Cultures

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