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Upcoming Events

    • 20 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Palmer Building, 2601 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC OR Virtually via Zoom
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    ATD Charlotte Chapter Meeting

    In PERSON and VIRTUAL; please review information below!!

    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.


    Location:  Palmer Building;  2601 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC  28204

    Parking:  112 spots on location around the building

    Registration:  5-6pm

    Meeting start time:  6pm

    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.


    You will be sent a zoom link once you register, and any guests should select 'Guest-Virtual' for your registration; the cost is $10 to cover the meeting.

    Schedule:  Virtual lobby starts at 5.50pm and the meeting begins at 6pm.

    Meeting Schedule:

    All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    • 5:50pm - Virtual Lobby Opens
    • 6:00pm - Networking & Job Forum
    • 6:15pm - Chapter Announcements
    • 6:45pm - Presentation Begins

    Session Description:

    Success and the Future of Work:  What does it Mean?

    Topic Overview: 

    The Future of Work……we are all talking about it.  The discussions come from numerous directions:  demographic trends, technology changes, AI driven shifts, economic shifts, generational differences, DEI, and more.  In this conversation, we will explore the how Success is framed within the context of Future of Work.  Success is defined as “a favorable or desired outcome; the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.”  As training professionals, organizational consultants, organizational development specialists and change agents, we spend our days focused on helping individuals, groups and organizations maximize the opportunity for Success.  We will explore some of the perspectives on the “Future of Work,” the trends and projections and discuss what Success could mean.  The discussion will explore individual success and implications for organizational success.


    Dr. Dana McDonald

    Dr. Dana McDonald is the Vice President of Talent Development for Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont in Charlotte, NC where she leads the range of talent development solutions for both clients and team members which includes training and coaching as well as all employer and industry engagement activities.

    Throughout her career Dr. McDonald has worked in a range of capacities:  Associate Dean in higher ed; Senior Vice President, Director Executive Development in financial services; a senior consultant with Development Dimensions International (DDI), and a senior faculty member at the Center for Creative Leadership.  She has also worked in a wide range of industry contexts:  healthcare, energy/fossil fuels, pharmaceuticals, international humanitarian aid, as well as other for profit and not for profit settings.  Dr. McDonald specializes in strategy development and implementation around Leadership and Talent Development systems and solutions.

    She has authored publications on using assessments in a global environment, training and executive development and has delivered executive development solutions throughout Europe, India, and China.

    Dr. McDonald earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and her B.A. in Psychology from Wake Forest University.

    In her spare time, Dana tries to spend as much time as possible with her daughter who is a college student.  She enjoys travel, live music, movies and reading.

    • 01 Dec 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Embassy Suites Airport - Greensboro, NC

    The Future Ready Now! conference offers presentations having a local yet global perspective.  Create a personalized learning experience by selecting sessions from any of our three tracks: Personal, Professional, and Organizational. 

    Each session focuses on giving you the information needed to be ready for the future of learning/talent development.

    • The Personal track is for those who want to enhance their knowledge to improve their marketability.
    • The Professional track is for people who’d like to take the next step in their career. 
    • The Organizational track appeals to individuals looking to increase the value they bring to their organization.

    And that’s not all! Network in-person with T&D/L&D professionals from around North Carolina and other locales, as well as visit Exhibitors who are directly connected with T&D/L&D. 

    Your registration includes breakfast, a buffet lunch, and snacks!  To wrap up your day, join us for a social that includes our raffle drawing for some awesome prizes and a final conference opportunity to network with other attendees. 

    If you'd like to register 5 or more people for the conference, please email us at atdcarolina1@gmail.com

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