Chapter Meetings

Chapter meetings are open to all. These events are a great time to network and connect with other Chapter members. The agenda typically includes announcements from the Board, networking time, and a designated program of the latest training techniques.

Upcoming events

    • Monday, January 24, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Teaching professional software seems simple—until it isn’t. Inadequate training is often blamed for failed software adoption, even if broken software is the problem. Meanwhile, the need for workers to learn new software grows everyday. 

    As learning experts, we need to leverage the best strategies to design, develop, and manage software training. Where do we start and what should we avoid? The answers involve a mix of disciplines—a mix that our speaker, Steve Brooks, has gleaned over three decades in technical training.

    In this interactive session, Steve will share numerous examples, offering insights like what should go in training vs job aid resources, what kinds of e-Learning styles to use, and how to help learners with ever-changing software versions. 

    Join the exploration and conversation on this fascinating topic! 

    Steven Brooks is a Senior Instructional Designer with Public Partnerships. His specialty is e-Learning and software training, having created both for numerous different industries. Steve also serves as President of the ATD-Cascadia Chapter.


    • Zoom Access information will be sent via email prior to the program
    • Check in begins at 5:00 pm online
    • Program begins at 5:15 pm.
    • Our Chapter Meetings are a great opportunity to connect with talent development colleagues from across the area as well as to learn something new as each meeting focuses on a different topic related to our profession. Meetings take place the place the fourth Monday of each month (except December) and are open to members and non-members alike. 

    Additional Registration Details

    • This is an online program offered using Zoom.  Please be sure your audio and visual components are working prior to the session.
    • Online registration available until noon the day of the event.
    • Discounted registration is available for our partner organizations (ICF, NSA, ODN, SHRM).
    • Multiple registrations? Contact the office at 503-579-1552 or
    • Need a refund? Send a written request to at least one week before the event. No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.

    HRCI and SHRM

    This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the HRCI recertification webpage or the SHRM recertification webpage for more information.

    Instructional Design, Training & Delivery Facilitation, Technology Application, Knowledge Management, Communication, Performance Improvement, Change Management, Data & Analytics

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