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Upcoming Events

    • 01 Sep 2019
    • 31 Oct 2020

    Interested in being a Speaker at our DOL 2020 event? Register here!

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Virtual Meeting (via Zoom)
    • 13

    Leading a Remote Workforce with improve it!: Using Improv Tools and Techniques (Virtual Session)

    Presented by Claire Hanlon, Partnership Development Associate at improve it!

    We're all experiencing the pain of change as we temporarily move from an in-person to a remote workforce. How do you keep engagement levels high and spirits up? The improvisational change-masters have your back! Our corporate training workshops are improv based, high-energy, laughter filled, and interactive - we translate that same energy into this webinar and teach you how to do the same for your team. After an hour, you will have the tools to:

    • Better communicate with a remote staff
    • Collaborate while not face-to-face with team members
    • Use improvisation to adapt to the changes ahead
    • Connect and share best practices with each other

    6:15 PM - Virtual Meeting Lobby Opens

    6:30 PM - Announcements from the Board

    6:45 PM - Leading a Remote Workforce with improve it!: Using Improv Tools and Techniques

    About the Speaker

    Claire Hanlon

    Empirical evidence has shown that improvisational training has the ability to improve an employee's trust, teamwork, communication, presentation skills, creative problem solving, and improve a company's overall culture. No one knows that better than Claire Hanlon - graduate from Elon University, former student of the Second City in Chicago, and proud member of ATD-Charlotte - with a background in theater, customer service, and corporate communications. Pursuing her love of comedy and connection as Partnership Development Associate at improve it! she networks, connects, and serves local leaders in the Carolinas to share the magic of improv on corporate culture.

    • 21 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Central Piedmont Community College 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
    • 69

    Register by May 18!

    "Selling" Your Ideas

    Presented by David Phillips & Dan Black, Faster Glass

    Whether we want to admit it or not, we all engage in some for of sales, especially in business. We've all also experienced both great and terrible sales. The process of "great" sales is essentially about communicating relevant value. All too often, ideas are discarded not because they are inherently worthless but rather because their value wasn't properly communicated.

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner (Taco Bar, Rice, Beans, and Mexican Salad)

    6:45 PM - "Selling" Your Ideas

    About the Speakers

    David Phillips

    Equal parts educator, facilitator, and instigator, David Phillips equips leaders to unleash the ideas and creativity of their people. Before forming Faster Glass in 2010, David spent six years at Bank of America where he developed and led programs focused on integrating the principles of innovation into a Six Sigma culture. Prior to his time in financial services, David served in a wide range of capacities in public accounting, public education, and the U.S. Air Force.

    Dan Black

    Building businesses is in Dan Black’s DNA. The people who know him best would say, “If he’s figured it out and everything is running smoothly, chances are you’re less than six months from a change.” It’s this passion for constant positive change which makes him such a great fit with the Faster Glass team.

    Dan’s breadth and depth of experience make for a substantial toolkit he brings to every engagement. He is a skilled facilitator who designs educational experiences which drive performance. As a business strategist, Dan has helped organizations large and small, both for-profit and non-profit, grow and succeed. His professional career spans PwC, Bank of America (in both Marketing and Technology), and two of his own businesses in Real Estate and Sales Leadership Training. 

    Dan Black earned a B.S. in Mass Media Communications from George Mason University and considers himself a native of Charlotte simply due to the fact he’s been here since Independence Blvd. was a two-lane road. He lives with his wife of 20 years, Blair, and their two children, Mason and Sophia.

    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Central Piedmont Community College 3210 CPCC Harris Campus Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
    • 70

    Register by June 15!

    The VERY Latest Dish on Delivery from 5 Talent Development Master Chefs

    Presented by Wendy Gates Corbett

    An encore by popular demand! After the delicious chapter program on this topic in 2019, we know you know how to cook more than five dishes, but we also know that you STILL end up making three or four recipes on a regular basis, right? (OK, maybe you've switched out one or two of them...) Many of us know how to cook much more but end up making tuna casserole every other Wednesday. The same is true for training delivery techniques: Whether we've been in the industry for a month, a year, or a decade, we have a hard drive or file cabinet filled with different delivery activities, but we tend to stick with our same old go-to activities.

    If you are a talent development professional looking to spice up your training delivery techniques, an instructional designer looking for intriguing flavors to add zest to programs, or simply have an appetite for learning about the newest trends in training delivery, come to this session. You'll have a chance to show how you added your own sweetness to the recipes you tasted at last year's program as well as snack on new recipes. Wendy will facilitate an interactive taste-test of recipes for fun, engaging training delivery (in-person, live virtual, asynchronous, AI, and/or more) from talent development leaders across the country.


    • Evaluate the recipes for delivery techniques for their potential to elevate your own training programs.
    • Identify at least one delivery technique to implement by adding it to an upcoming training program.
    • Adapt a recipe by adding a new twist to it to make it suitable to your own organization.

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner (Hamburger Bar, Gourmet Potatoes, Carolina Sweet Beans, and Rolls)

    6:45 PM - The VERY Latest Dish on Delivery from 5 Talent Development Master Chefs

    About the Speaker

    Wendy Gates Corbett

    Wendy left a successful but stale corporate training career in 2013 to embark on her mission to rid the world of bad presentations. She works with professional athletes, speakers, and business leaders helping them craft and deliver presentations with confidence and influence. She's published several publications related to virtual training and using visuals.

    Wendy is a longtime leader in ATD. She's currently serving her 10th year on the board of her local ATD chapter (Research Triangle Area, NC) and is the former Chair of the National Advisors for Chapters and a former member of ATD's International Board of Directors.

    She speaks at ATD and other conferences around the world on the power of visuals to make messages memorable and building belonging within ourselves and our workplaces.

    • 02 Dec 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park, 5700 Westpark Dr. Charlotte, NC

    Start your learning future today at the all new 2020 Day of Learning

    December 2, 2020

    This one-day talent development conference offers you Keynote Speakers, multiple sessions to choose from, and a vendor expo.  The goal: walk away with things you can use now and in the future.

    Keynotes include:



    Dr. Will Thalheimer

    The Learning Research Quiz Show

    Dr. Jason Carthen

    Six Lessons I Learned from
    Pro Sports
    That Will Immediately Help You
    Grow Your Business

    Dr. William Sparks

    The Actualized Leader Profile and
    Your Leadership Shadow

    Reinvigorate yourself and team by taking advantage of this phenomenal programming.
    We look forward to seeing you!

    Early Bird rates are available through May 31st!

    Get a special room rate at the Crowne Plaza Charlotte Executive Park.

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