Upcoming Events

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 4020 Yancey Rd. Charlotte, NC 28217
    • 11

    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 13 from 11am - 1pm

    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

    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 49

    Register by April 15th!

    e-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring Budget

    Presented by: Dr. Jane Bozarth


    Sure, eLearning solutions can provide enormous savings, but start-up and design costs can be prohibitive. Join Jane Bozarth, author of E-learning Solutions on a Shoestring to explore examples of inexpensive (even free!)  eLearning solutions. In this interactive session, you will learn to:
    • Make the “buy vs. build” decision
    • Identify inexpensive means of adding interactivity and visual interest
    • Make better use of tools and resources, including those you already have
    • Break down examples of online training programs into essential parts and identify ways of cutting costs to produce similar products, and
    • Identify inexpensive means of adding interactivity and visual interest.

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner - Penne with Marinara or Alfredo, Grilled Sliced Chicken Italian Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert

    6:45 PM - Speaker

    Dr. Jane Bozarth is North Carolina's self-appointed "E-Learning Goddess". An experienced real-world practitioner and popular conference presenter, her specialties include social and collaborative learning and crafting low-cost eLearning solutions. After many years working in North Carolina state government, Jane now serves as Director of Research for the e-Learning Guild.

    • 16 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 58

    Register by May 13th!

    Design Thinking for L&D Professionals

    Presented by: Faster Glass, David Phillips and Dan Black

    Have you ever wondered how successful innovators come up with new products or services?  On a related note, have you considered why one learning asset worked so well while another failed to deliver expected results? You may be surprised at the similarities between product and learning development. Just like our learners, innovators develop products to “do jobs” their customers want done. Learning and development professionals also are developing products for their learners, who have “jobs to be done”.

    In this session, David Phillips, Innovation Provocateur at Faster Glass, will introduce you to elements of the "Jobs To Be Done" theory which you as a Learning Professional can use as NEW MINDSET to design and develop intentionally learner focused interactions that work. This approach can be applied to the design phase of any training or learning development regardless of medium and modality.

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner - Taco bar, rice & beans and Mexican salad

    6:45 PM - Speaker

    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.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.


    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 59

    Register by June 17th!

    Right People, Right Results - Developing a Winning Team

    Presented by: Jason Van Gardner

    Are you creating an environment that grows and nurtures a winning team? Are you equipped with the tools necessary to develop a great team that produces great results? Are you ready to develop a winning team?

    Join us for an exciting, yet informative, session around motivating your team and energizing your work environment with Jason Van Gardner, President of Gardner Executive Leadership. Learning and development professionals will creatively learn to evaluate and examine individual strengths and weaknesses to ensure increased team performance. You will also leave this session with an appreciation for the tools needed for increasing morale and promoting a positive workplace environment in the training and development space. 

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner Hamburger bar, potatoes, sweet beans, rolls

    6:45 PM - Speaker

    Jason Van Gardner has spent over a decade motivating and inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone, moving them from their current situation to where they desire to be. After starting his career in corporate America and Higher Learning, he is now seen as the go-to motivational keynote speaker for corporate and educational markets that want their people to improve their morale, teamwork, and communication skills, ultimately achieving more results.

    Jason is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and doctoral researcher in the area of Organizational Leadership. Jason founded G.E.L. (Gardner Executive Leadership), a consulting and coaching company dedicated to developing business leaders and their teams to maximize their workplace environments. He has worked with companies from Africa, Germany, Spain, and all across the United States. He is best known for his pedagogy in the Higher Learning sector, after being named "Professor of the Year” in consecutive terms.

    When not delivering upbeat motivating programs for audiences across the country, Jason enjoys spending time with his Queen and being a new father to his Princess.

    • 18 Jul 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 59

    Register by July 15th!

    Qualities of Great Leaders

    Presented by: Christine Rosier

    Great leaders embody specific characteristics. The opportunity to lead exists in every area of our lives and in every role within the organization. Leadership is not a job title as much as it is an attitude. It’s a choice and available to everyone, every day. It’s about how we decide to live our lives. This interactive program will help you answer some key questions in your professional development: What are qualities of great leaders? Are leadership qualities part of my nature? What are some obstacles that block me from embracing these leadership qualities? What are the most effective tools and methods for cultivating and developing these qualities? Join us for a new perspective on developing the leader in you!

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner - Chicken Marsala, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad 

    6:45 PM - Speaker

    Christine Rosier is an international speaker and facilitator with over 15 years’ experience focused on leadership and team development. As a leadership and team development consultant, she has been effective in helping organizations and leaders meet the many challenges that they face each day. Christine appreciates, and shares the philosophy that leadership is a moment-to-moment choice and not about title, tenure or position. She has worked with companies in the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East providing clients with the insights and skills necessary in establishing leadership and team development practices that drive effective, successful companies.

    • 15 Aug 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 60

    Register by August 12th!

    Best Practices for Implementing Gamification 

    Presented by: Jonathan Peters, PhD and Monica Cornetti

    Problem: Gamification is an important and powerful strategy for influencing and motivating people. Unfortunately, many people think that gamification means adding a game to their learning program or making a video game.

    Because of this confusion, combined with a lack of real-life case studies, most L&D professionals do not understand how to deconstruct games to effectively drive the learning and behavior they want and need.

    Solution: Using case studies from real-life programs from organizations such as Brown University, Amazon.com, Wyndham Properties, and ATB Financial, you will learn how and why Gamification works, in what context it is most effective, and the limits of employee engagement in corporate learning and talent development. Come prepared to engage with the four degrees of implementation, and experience the good, the bad, and the ugly of gamification strategy design.

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner - Pork BBQ with rolls, Carolina Sweet Beans, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Salad

    6:45 PM - Speakers

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, is the Chief Motivation Officer at Sententia. He has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team-members. With Sententia, he applies his knowledge and experience to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification. Jonathan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home. Featured on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek, Monica works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015 and 2016, and in 2016 was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain.

    Monica Cornetti is the Founder and CEO of the Sententia Gamification Consortium and the author of the book Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate learning. She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, voted by Forbes Small Business as one of the top 5 programs for entrepreneurial education in the country.

Past Events

21 Mar 2019 The Latest Dish on Delivery from 5 Talent Development Master Chefs
16 Mar 2019 Volunteer Opportunity - Second Harvest Food Bank
21 Feb 2019 Using Interactive Video to Drive Training Results
17 Jan 2019 Break-Through Barriers: Engaging Tools that Make Goals Successful
17 Nov 2018 Volunteer Opportunity - Crisis Assistance
15 Nov 2018 Applying positive psychology to your talent development practice
18 Oct 2018 Creating a Video Action Plan for Learning
20 Sep 2018 Using Your Behavioral DNA to Guide Your Career
12 Sep 2018 Mind-blowing PowerPoint
16 Aug 2018 The Gamification of Training & eLearning
19 Jul 2018 To Improve Your Productivity... Run Off To The Circus!
21 Jun 2018 Measure, Communicate, and IMPROVE Your Learning Programs
17 May 2018 Enhance Your Training and Facilitation Skills: Inspire Your Learners
28 Apr 2018 Volunteer Opportunity - Promising Pages
19 Apr 2018 Positive Direction ESP – Everybody on the Same Page with Excellence on the Same Page
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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