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May Chapter Meeting: Calming the Chaos: How can we use Storytelling to manage change?

  • 18 May 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Palmer Building, 2601 E. 7th St., Charlotte, NC
  • 66


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  • Welcome to our chapter. We hope you'll join us for an evening of stimulating thought and professional company. Let us introduce you to our group and share why we would love for you to be a part of it!
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ATD Charlotte Chapter Meeting


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.

Meeting Schedule:

All times Eastern Time (US & Canada)

  • 6:00pm - Networking & Job Forum
  • 6:15pm - Chapter Announcements
  • 6:45pm - Presentation Begins
  • 8:00pm - Meeting Concludes

Session Description:

Calming the Chaos: How can we use Storytelling to manage change?

ATD Capabilities:

Professional: Learning Impact

Organizational: Business Insight

Organizational: Talent Strategy and Management

Topic Overview: 

Change happens. As Learning professionals, we are often called upon to help our teams navigate the chaos of change. Countless tools, templates, and best practices could help create a change management plan. But how many of them start with storytelling? (pssst....only one!)

Our brains are wired to respond to stories, so why aren't we using them to help explain the WHY behind the change and the HOW to move forward? Join us for this session to learn more about what makes change so hard, the psychology behind storytelling, and how you can find a way to make a change just a little easier.

In this session, Maggie and Coleman will share valuable lessons from their journey to success. Afterward, you’ll be able to:

(1) identify initiatives where storytelling will improve outcomes.

(2) apply a model to craft impactful stories.

(3) utilize this mindset and toolset to affect change

Maggie and Coleman bring real-world experience and a unique tag-team approach to their discussions. If storytelling is on your list, you won’t want to miss this session.

Of course, the food and networking will be awesome too!


Maggie Redling (she/her/hers) is a Director of Talent Acquisition & Development at Booster, and she runs Wrestling With Talent with Coleman Williams. Maggie knew from a young age that learning was her calling. She was the young girl always playing teacher, and while her students have changed from stuffed animals to employees, her motivation to help others see potential in themselves hasn't. Maggie's research-minded brain helps teams choose the right intervention at the right time, while her positivity allows her to build quick and meaningful relationships.

Coleman (he/him/his) is a Director of Culture & Talent at Booster. He started his career teaching high school students about business and has since found his passion for helping an organization focus on the future and build a learning culture. It is his role to develop, fine-tune, and implement talent processes and tools to align with business strategy and improve employee experiences. And, in 2020, he joined forces with his tag-team partner, Maggie Redling, to open the doors of Wrestling With Talent.

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