Upcoming Events

    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 76


     Connie Chesner

     Travis Cook

    Break-Through Barriers: Engaging Tools that Make Goals Successful 

    How can learning and development professionals work harder to crush goals and break through barriers? By kicking off 2019 with an action-packed ATD Charlotte chapter meeting designed to energize, focus, and empower your work in dynamic ways.

    Join us for a fresh perspective that actively applies the core lessons of Krav Maga training to your work in training and development.   You can expect immense stress relief mixed with key tools to drive improved relationships, focus, communication, and shared purpose as you strike, defend, and are guided through a flow-experience. Prepare to laugh, feel the power of individual, partner, and group goal achievement, and experience the key elements of establishing focus that powers through barriers. Leave more confident, connected, and clear on the power of your mind and body to overcome obstacles and prevail and return back to the workplace with a renewed understanding of the tools needed to supercharge goal achievement.

    Special participation note:  Please come prepared to physically move as a part of participation.  Training adjusts to all fitness and physical levels, but we do recommend a change of shoes with good traction to ensure solid footing during the experience.  A waiver to participate is also required: https://www.armoredteambuilding.com/atdwaiver

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner

    6:45 PM - Speaker

    Connie Chesner has become a master at resiliency and human   motivations through over 20 years in psychology, qualitative market   research, and hard earned personal experience.  From the depth of   despair to the heights of industry success, she overcame a five-year   abusive relationship and found the power of overcoming fear and   embracing empowerment and now guides others through their   challenges to show them the strength and resiliency contained in   each of us.  She’s been an international media expert, has run   projects to launch and reform multi-national brands, and she weaves that deep understanding into guiding teams through their   own challenges and fears.       

    Travis Cook is a dynamic instructor with multiple world titles in Tae Kwon Do and nearly 20 years of instruction experience in Krav Maga.  He’s worked with thousands of individuals at various stages of their   journey’s to strength, skills, and empowerment by teaching them   how to walk through fear and into control.  Now, he guides individuals   and teams to higher levels of consciousness, empowerment, and   self-awareness, taking them to higher levels of knowledge and   awareness which they will carry with them for a lifetime.



    • 21 Feb 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 62


     Alex Cook 

    Using Interactive Video to Drive Training Results

    One of the ongoing challenges in designing learning is moving beyond "checking the box" of simply assigning and completing required training topics. When content is more relevant and interactive for learners, they're likely to feel more engaged, which in turn can drive up important outcomes like knowledge retention, workplace safety, and employee retention.

    With modern technology making quality training design much more accessible, learning designers should consider interactive video as a highly engaging delivery option.

    In this session, Alex Cook will lead a discussion of interactive video. We'll cover definitions of interactive video and its sub-types, explore how interactive video matches up with a range of learning objectives and business goals, and explore how interactive video can help you meet your training goals.

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner

    6:45 PM - Speaker

    Alex Cook has been working in employee development for the past decade, with the bulk of the experience coming as a training department manager for a large nonprofit healthcare organization in Portland, Oregon. Since moving to North Carolina in early 2018, Alex has been working as a consultant and instructional design contractor with a range of industries, including technology, transportation, energy, legal, and social services.

    • 15 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 67


     Wendy Gates Corbett, CPLP 

    The Latest Dish on Delivery from 5 Talent Development Master Chefs

    Do you know how to cook more than five dishes, but end up making the same three or four recipes on a regular basis? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. Many of us know how to cook much more than the tuna casserole we prepare every other Tuesday. 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 pantry lled 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 avors to add zest to programs, or simply have an appetite for learning about the newest trends in training delivery, come to this session. Wendy reached out to talent development leaders across the country and gathered their secret ingredients for spicing up face-to-face, virtual, and asynchronous training delivery.

    5:00 PM - Networking

    5:45 PM - Dinner

    6:45 PM - Speaker

    Wendy Gates Corbett, CPLP has designed and delivered more than 1,600 presentations in her 20+ years in the field. She’s on a mission to rid the world of bad presentations and bad presenters (by helping them get better). She designs vivid, high-impact materials that engage, inform, and influence audiences and teaches others how to do the same.

     Wendy has delivered several ATD webcasts and conference sessions on visualizing slides. She’s the author of a TD at Work, 5 Questions for Great Presentation Visuals and the co-author of several training-related books. She served on her local ATD chapter board for nine years (Research Triangle Area, NC) and after serving on ATD’s International Board of Directors in 2017-2018, she has returned to the board of her local chapter to continue her service to the profession.

    • 18 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Employers Association 3020 W Arrowood Rd., Charlotte, NC 28273
    • 68

     Dr. Jane Bozarth 

    e-Learning Solutions on a Shoestring Budget


    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

    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.

Past Events

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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