Cascadia Chapter Events

    • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PST)
    • Zoom
    Register


    Intended Audience:

    • eLearning Developers & Instructional Designers
    • Learning Development Managers

    A great pitch is the ground work for selling yourself to employers or persuading stakeholders to fund needed training. Knowing what to say and how to say it will help your project succeed! 


    In this interactive session, you will learn how to deliver pitches with confidence and directness that will make you stand out to businesses. 


    At the end of this session, participants will be able to: 

    • Deliver elevator pitches about yourself or a training program
    • Communicate with stakeholders the journey to creating an eLearning course. 
    • Provide a clear justification for implementing a training course in one’s business.

    Gigi Rosenthal: Portland’s public speaking coach, Gigi Rosenberg, teaches executives, nonprofit leaders, and rising stars how to get standing ovations. Organizations like Microsoft, Medical Teams International and Portland State University know that firsthand. Gigi’s specialty is turning fear on its head, so that both leaders and team members deliver presentations with authority, clarity and a sense of warmth. For details, visit gigirosenberg.com.




    Leang Chung: Leang Chung is the Founder & CEO of Pelora Stack, an HR strategist, career coach, speaker, instructor, and learning content designer. Throughout her career spanning 15+ years as an HR executive and trusted advisor, she partnered with business leaders to lead and scale transformational changes. Specializing in helping companies successfully transition from one business phase to the next. Chung is also a board member of the Global Connections for Women (GC4W), a non-profit organization with a mission to create a path to success for women and girls in underserved communities around the world, regardless of their background, nationality, or societal status.


    Cristian Bruno: Cristian Bruno is a bilingual graphic designer that has a knack for helping others and works as the sole designer for a non-profit medical company. He's a gaming enthusiast, prioritizes his family, and enjoys all things Japanese.





    Details:

    A notice with details will be sent the day before the event in a separate email to all registrants.

    This program will be held online using virtual platform technology. Webcams, headsets and telephone connections may be required depending on the event.

    Technical support is not available during the event so please check your equipment and connections ahead of time. 



    • Monday, January 25, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom
    Register

    The date has been moved due to holiday

    What’s on your career horizon in 2021? What about the employees you serve? When it comes to professional growth, it’s critical to have a plan. 

    Join us for an insightful and motivating presentation from career development specialist Jeanine Rhode. She will share tactics she has used in programs rolled out to more than 400 employees at Oregon Community Credit Union. 

    Whether planning your own development or your organization’s staff, you will learn practical techniques to realize your goals in 2021 and beyond!



    Jeanine Rhode thrives in her role as a Senior Training Specialist at Oregon Community Credit Union where she has excelled for six years on the Learning & Development team serving employees, the membership and the community.

    Jeanine is passionate about creating dynamic onboarding and career development programs for 400+ employees. She believes whole-heartedly in the idea that employee retention is directly connected to the onboarding experience and works to provide an impactful and authentic first impression that supports that goal. 

    Jeanine’s biggest success of 2020 was quickly and effectively transforming a classroom-based onboarding program to an entirely virtual experience that has proven to be engaging, successful and most importantly, safe. 

    In addition, Jeanine is deeply involved in career development programs and initiatives, such as the company-wide Scholars’ Program that supports employees seeking a higher level of education and development. She consistently seeks out educational opportunities to share with employees to foster their growth and career path and is EXCITED for what is on the horizon in 2021.



    Details

    • 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 third 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 info@tdcascadia.org.
    • Full stamp card? Email info@tdcascadia.org and request a code to redeem online.
    • Need a refund? Send a written request to info@tdcascadia.org 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.

    Capability Model: Career & Leadership Development, Lifelong Learning

    • Tuesday, January 26, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PST)
    • Zoom - access information will be included in the emailed registration you will receive
    • 28
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    Join us with a warm cup of conversation! Like our regular Coffee Hour gatherings, we will have small group discussions around pertinent topics. Our theme today will be "plans for the new year," so we hope to get great insights from one another. 

    • Make new connections
    • Share resources
    • Start the day with a smile

    Registration Details

    ● Online registration is available until  January 25, 2021.

    ● Registration is open to all.


    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (PST)
    • Zoom - access will be provided in emailed confirmation
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    Are you competing for scarce resource dollars to support learning and development in your organization? What are the emerging trends that we should follow in 2021? How does your organization compare with respect to distributing learning across technologies? 

    Please join us for an interactive presentation where we’ll examine the 2020 ATD State of the Industry Report. This report is ATD’s definitive review of training and development trends. We’ll discuss possibilities for using these metrics and we’ll make connections between these benchmarks and our local practices. 

    Next, we’ll transition to a report on the State of the ATD-Cascadia Chapter. You’ll get to hear specific indicators about the health and vitality of our chapter, learn about our plans to sustain our growth, and exchange ideas for how our chapter can add value to you and your organization. 

    Intended Audience

    • Anyone interested in exploring the future of work and other leading indicators in talent development. 

    • Anyone interested in learning how to calculate key benchmarking metrics to persuade decision makers.

    • Everyone who wants to learn about the progress of the ATD-Cascadia chapter and the programs we’re preparing to support your community in 2021. 


    Outcomes

    At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Understand L&D industry trends
    • Use these metrics to make connections between L&D benchmarks and our local practices


    D.J. Netz
    Senior Instructional Designer
    GP Strategies

     

    D.J. Netz is a senior instructional designer for GP Strategies. For thirty years, D.J. has conducted needs analysis and consultation for mid-size and large organizations, crafting solutions that balance technology with scalability. Along the way, he has developed innovative and popular courses for critical thinking, leadership, and sales training in classroom and online environments.


    He is a three-time Brandon Hall award winner and has served organizations such as General Electric, Gulfstream, Comcast, Sony PlayStation, Facebook, SAP, and Lockheed Martin. He teaches courses on corporate training at Portland State University, and he is the past president of the ATD-Cascadia Chapter. D.J. has a Master’s degree in adult education, and he has been certified in Six Sigma problem solving by the American Society for Quality.

    Steven Brooks

    ATD Cascadia President 2021


    Steven Brooks is a Senior Instructional Designer with over 15 years experience in a variety of industries. As a board member for ATD-Cascadia, he has served as Membership Director, facilitator for Chapter Meetings, and is currently serving as President for the chapter.







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    Program Details

    • Meeting will be virtual - Zoom access will be emailed the day prior to the program.
    • Check in at 9:00 AM

    Registration Details

    • Online registration available until January 27th.
    • Registration is available for our partner organizations.
    • To receive a refund, a written request must be received in the Chapter office at least one week before the event.
    • No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.
    • Have a full stamp card? To redeem your stamp card, please use the Contact The Chapter email form to request an online registration code.

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    CPLP Recertification Credit

    CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the CPLP webpage for complete information.

    The Chapter estimates 1.5 recertification hours for this workshop.

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    HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credit

    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.

    Capability Model - Training Delivery & Faciliation, Technology Application, Business Insight, Talent Strategy & Management, Future Readiness

    • Thursday, January 28, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - access will be provided in emailed confirmation
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    Register


    Are you competing for scarce resource dollars to support learning and development in your organization? What are the emerging trends that we should follow in 2021? How does your organization compare with respect to distributing learning across technologies? 

    Please join us for an interactive presentation where we’ll examine the 2020 ATD State of the Industry Report. This report is ATD’s definitive review of training and development trends. We’ll discuss possibilities for using these metrics and we’ll make connections between these benchmarks and our local practices. 

    Next, we’ll transition to a report on the State of the ATD-Cascadia Chapter. You’ll get to hear specific indicators about the health and vitality of our chapter, learn about our plans to sustain our growth, and exchange ideas for how our chapter can add value to you and your organization. 

    Intended Audience

    • Anyone interested in exploring the future of work and other leading indicators in talent development. 

    • Anyone interested in learning how to calculate key benchmarking metrics to persuade decision makers.

    • Everyone who wants to learn about the progress of the ATD-Cascadia chapter and the programs we’re preparing to support your community in 2021. 


    Outcomes

    At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Understand L&D industry trends
    • Use these metrics to make connections between L&D benchmarks and our local practices


    D.J. Netz
    Senior Instructional Designer
    GP Strategies

     

    D.J. Netz is a senior instructional designer for GP Strategies. For thirty years, D.J. has conducted needs analysis and consultation for mid-size and large organizations, crafting solutions that balance technology with scalability. Along the way, he has developed innovative and popular courses for critical thinking, leadership, and sales training in classroom and online environments.


    He is a three-time Brandon Hall award winner and has served organizations such as General Electric, Gulfstream, Comcast, Sony PlayStation, Facebook, SAP, and Lockheed Martin. He teaches courses on corporate training at Portland State University, and he is the past president of the ATD-Cascadia Chapter. D.J. has a Master’s degree in adult education, and he has been certified in Six Sigma problem solving by the American Society for Quality.

    Steve Brooks

    ATD Cascadia President 2021


    Steven Brooks is a Senior Instructional Designer with over 15 years experience in a variety of industries. As a board member for ATD-Cascadia, he has served as Membership Director, facilitator for Chapter Meetings, and is currently serving as President for the chapter.







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    Program Details

    • Meeting will be virtual - Zoom access will be emailed the day prior to the program.
    • Check in at 5:00 PM

    Registration Details

    • Online registration available until January 27th.
    • Registration is available for our partner organizations.
    • To receive a refund, a written request must be received in the Chapter office at least one week before the event.
    • No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.
    • Have a full stamp card? To redeem your stamp card, please use the Contact The Chapter email form to request an online registration code.

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    CPLP Recertification Credit

    CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the CPLP webpage for complete information.

    The Chapter estimates 1.5 recertification hours for this workshop.

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    HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credit

    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.

    Capability Model - Training Delivery & Faciliation, Technology Application, Business Insight, Talent Strategy & Management, Future Readiness

    • Thursday, February 04, 2021
    • 8:30 AM (PST)
    • Friday, February 05, 2021
    • 4:30 PM (PST)
    • Zoom - Access will be provided prior to programs
    Register


    Fundamentals of Training provides students a rich learning experience addressing the core elements of the ADDIE model. Each session is 3 1/2  hours in length and is facilitated by a highly skilled instructor for that specific session.

    Please note: though this class is offered virtually, this is not a class specific to virtual trainings or virtual platforms (such as Zoom). We highly recommend you take all four sessions over the 2 days.  However, if you are looking for a refresher, need to make up a session or can only attend one, please contact us.   Registration will be done off line.

     

    Intended Audience

    All sessions are geared towards those new to the talent development field or for those who need an overview of these topics.

    Outcomes

    Needs Assessment (Thursday, February 4th  - 8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

    • Introduce participants to the Training Needs Assessment (TNA) process
    • Outline the importance of the TNA in developing training interventions to improve organization performance.
    • Participants will engage in activities to share their knowledge in order to understand typical resistance to the needs process and to gain insights on various TNA data collection methods.

    Course Design (Thursday, February 4th, 1 - 4:30 pm)

    • Instructional design models
    • Learning objectives
    • How to sequence material
    • Instructional design issues related to distance learning delivery methods
    • Course evaluation principles
    • Four levels of training evaluation

    Training Methodologies (Friday, February 5th, 8:30 am - 12:00 pm)

    • Explore the when, why and how of 14 key training methods
    • Use Dale's Cone of Experience to increase learning retention
    • Utilize a variety of creative approaches to maximize learning
    • Match training methods to learning objectives
    • Apply advanced facilitation skills (experiential learning) to make learning more engaging

    Presentation Skills (Friday, February 5th, 1:00 - 4:30 pm)

    • Techniques that improve presentation skills
    • When and how to use visuals to increase your effectiveness
    • How to elicit involvement/interaction from participants
    • How to manage challenging participants
    • How to effectively field questions from participants.


    Needs Assessment
    Jennifer Webster
    Business Strategies
    Salem, Oregon
    ejswebster@businessstrategies.us



    Jennifer Webster, PhD, is the principal of Business Strategies, Inc., and provides consulting services in the areas of strategic planning, facilitation, team and leadership development, process analysis, and curriculum development. She provides services in both the private and public sector. Her range of clients includes; Sprint Corporation, PacifiCorp, IBM, Mentor Graphics, Goodwill, Department of Human Services, Oregon State Legislature, Oregon Department of Revenue, and the Tuality Healthcare. She also teaches at Oregon State University and Portland State University in their graduate schools of education. She moved to Oregon nine years ago from Kansas City where Sprint Corporation employed her as an educational consultant.


    Course Design
    Lenny Borer
    Portland, Oregon
    lenny@lennyborer.com



    Lenny has been involved in training and development since the 1970s. He specializes in training, facilitation and custom programs.

    Lenny has a MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of Oregon and a BS in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds multiple certification including: Blessing/White Certification in Helping Others Succeed, Blessing/White Certification in Managing Personal Growth, He is also a certified provider for the DISC system.


    Training Methodologies
    Dan Vetter, CPLP
    Vetter Solutions
    Portland, Oregon
    dan@vettersolutions.com


    Dan has over 30 years experience in training design and delivery. For 12, years, he worked inside a Fortune 500 company facilitating workshops for thousands of participants on topics including: leadership, communication, business presentations, customer service, teamwork, process improvement, and quality.

    In 1994 Dan founded VETTER SOLUTIONS with the motto: Organizations run better with VETTER. After two decades of designing and delivering LIVE training sessions, during the last 10 years, the company has focused on designing and developing custom e-learning courses for a variety of corporate, public and non-profit clients.

    Throughout his career Dan has been actively involved with ATD in building the skills of training professionals. He was the 2003 President for the ATD Cascadia Chapter in Portland, Oregon. In addition to running his e-learning design company, he serves as an adjust faculty for Portland State University where he teaches instructional design.


    Presentation Skills
    Jillian Douglas
    Idea Learning Group
    Portland, Oregon
    jillian@idealearninggroup.com

    Jillian Douglas is co-founder and chief learning officer of Idea Learning Group, a women-owned, creative learning firm that designs custom engaging learning experiences for businesses to educate and communicate with their employees.

    Program Details

    • Sessions will be held virtually over 2 days February 4th & 5th 2021.
    • Limited to 30 participants.
    • Zoom Links will be sent out prior to each session.
    • Please reach out to the ATD Cascadia office if  you are in need of scholarship  assistance.

    Additional Information

    • Online registration is available until  February 1st.
    • Discounted registration is available for our partner organizations (ICF, NSA, ODN, SHRM only).
    • Multiple registrations? Contact the office at 503-579-1552 or info@tdcascadia.org.
    • Full stamp card? Email info@tdcascadia.org and request a code to redeem online.
    • Need a refund? Send an email to info@tdcascadia.org by the early bird deadline of January 21st. No refunds or credits for future events given after that time. Substitutions allowed at any time (with price adjustment for nonmembers).

    Recertification Credits

    CPLP (estimated 12 hours)
    CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by National ATD. Visit the CPLP Website for complete information.

    HRCI and SHRM
    This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertifications credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by either HRCI and SHRM. Visit either site at HRCI website or SHRM website for more information.


    • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (PST)
    • Zoom - access information will be included in the emailed registration you will receive
    • 47
    Register


    Join us with a warm cup of conversation! Like our regular Coffee Hour gatherings, we will have small group discussions around pertinent topics. 

    • Make new connections
    • Share resources
    • Start the day with a smile

    Registration Details

    ● Online registration is available until  February 22, 2021.

    ● Registration is open to all.


Past events

Thursday, December 10, 2020 eLearning SIG: Designing for Accessibility, Learning for All!
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Captivate Virtual Bootcamp with Kevin Siegel
Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
Monday, November 16, 2020 November Chapter Meeting: Annual Member Meeting
Thursday, November 12, 2020 ATD Cascadia Happy Hour
Thursday, November 12, 2020 The Cost of Talent Development Programs: What is the Real ROI?
Tuesday, November 03, 2020 Fundamentals of Training - Two Days (Nov 3rd and 4th)
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
Thursday, October 22, 2020 Adaptive Leadership: Taking Your Organization to the Learning Edge
Monday, October 19, 2020 AI and Talent Development--What's Practical?
Thursday, September 24, 2020 eLearning SIG: Design for Cognitive Bias
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Creative Problem Solving for T&D Professionals
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
Monday, September 21, 2020 September Chapter Meeting: Getting Started with the ATD Capability Model
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Training to Empower: Managing Power Dynamics as a Facilitator
Friday, September 11, 2020 Fundamentals of Training - Fridays, September 11-October 2
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
Monday, August 17, 2020 August Chapter Meeting: Panel of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experts
Thursday, July 30, 2020 Performance Consulting – Partnering to Create Lasting Results (Day 2 of 2 day program)
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
Thursday, July 23, 2020 Performance Consulting – Partnering to Create Lasting Results (Day 1 of a 2 day program)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Articulate Storyline: Virtual Bootcamp with Kevin Siegel
Monday, July 20, 2020 July Chapter Meeting: ATD Conference Snapshots
Thursday, June 25, 2020 eLearning SIG ~ Convert Classroom Training to Virtual
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Eugene SIG: State of the Industry Report
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Board of Directors - Test Event
Monday, June 15, 2020 June Chapter Meeting: Best Online Activities
Friday, June 05, 2020 Fundamentals of Training - 4 Fridays in June!
Wednesday, April 01, 2020 Spring Gala

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