Chapter Meeting: Spotlight on Design Thinking and Instructional Design, October 2019

Event Date/Time

  • Monday, October 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


1945 NW Quimby
United States

Design Thinking, a problem-solving protocol grounded in human-centered design, gives you the power to re-imagine learning.

This 5-step methodology provides the tools to understand people and problems, so you can take appropriate action. They are easily applicable, flexible, and iterative, focusing entirely on the end user, encouraging curious and empathetic understanding and uncovering hidden opportunities.

Join Instructional Designers Nadine Ambrose and D.J. Netz as they guide you through these 5 steps.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Reimagine learning experiences, talent development, and employee engagement
  • Discover the inclusive and collaborative nature of Design Thinking
  • Practice the steps of developing a learner persona
  • Explore best practices for conducting your own Design Thinking workshops

About the Presenters

Nadine Ambrose has spent 20 years in the L&D field working with businesses and non-profits of all sizes. Her particular talent is designing instructional materials that match a client’s need for growth and success. Her passion is facilitating others’ growth—fostering their innate skills and abilities.

D.J. Netz is a senior instructional designer for GP Strategies, conducting needs analyses and crafting solutions that balance technology with scalability. A two-time Brandon Hall award winner, D.J. teaches courses on corporate training at Portland State University, and is certified in Six Sigma problem solving by the American Society for Quality.

  • Check in begins at 6 pm.
  • Program begins at 6:15 pm.
  • Fruit and veggie platters along with sandwich fixings and salad will be provided.
  • Beverages available for purchase.

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. Your registration includes a light dinner, the program, and all the connecting you can do!

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Additional Registration Details

  • Public and Free Parking:  Thanks to our good friends at XPO Logistics, we have great parking right near the Lucky Lab. Please click here to view a map of free parking at XPO Logistics.
  • Online registration available until noon the day of the event. Registration available at the door for the same price.
  • Discounted registration is available for our partner organizations (ICF, NSA, ODN, SHRM).
  • Multiple registrations? Contact the office at 503-579-1552 or
  • Full stamp card? Email and request a code to redeem online.
  • 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.

ATD Competency Model
This program aligns with the following components:

  • Instructional Design
  • Training Delivery
  • Performance Improvement

Recertification Credits
CPLP (estimated 1 hour)
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.

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.


Venue Phone: 503-517-4352

Venue Website:

1945 NW Quimby, Portland, Oregon, 97209, United States