State of the Industry, the Future of Work and the State of the Chapter – January 17, 2020

Event Date/Time

  • Friday, January 17, 2020
    8:30 am - 11:30 am


800 NE Oregon St
United States

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 2020.


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 2020? How does your organization compare with respect to distributing learning across technologies?

Please join us for an interactive presentation where we’ll examine the 2019 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.


During this workshop, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Examine key indicators from the ATD State of the Industry Report
  • Compare your relative investments to the SOI report results
  • Explore trends in key learning metrics
  • Consider forms of support and connection with your local ATD chapter

About the Speakers

Erin Bair
Professional Coach and Consultant / President, ATD Cascadia Chapter
Phoenix Consulting

Erin Bair has spent the majority of the last decade teaching, consulting, and coaching on leadership and professional development. She has worked with leaders in all stages of their careers to develop mindsets, behaviors and tools to motivate others and navigate change and conflict. She has served as both a VP and a Director at two successful consulting firms.

Erin is the current president of the ATD-Cascadia chapter. Prior to her work in organization development, Erin worked as an attorney in California in the public interest sector. Erin received her B.A. from UCLA and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.

D.J. Netz
Senior Instructional Designer / Current Secretary-Treasurer and Past President
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 two-time Brandon Hall award winner and has served organizations such as General Electric, Gulfstream, Comcast, Sony PlayStation, Facebook, SAP, and Intel. 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.

Check In Details

  • Workshop is in Room 1E.
  • Check in at 8 am.
  • Program starts at 8:30 am.
  • Limited to 50 participants.

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Additional Information

  • Public parking is available in the Lloyd Center area and in the lot just behind the building for a fee. View transportation options.
  • Online registration is available until noon on January 16, 2020. Registration available at the door if space allows.
  • Discounted registration is available for our partner organizations (ICF, NSA, ODN, SHRM only).
  • Prices go up after the early bird date and at the door.
  • 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 an email to by the early bird deadline. No refunds or credits for future events given after that time. Substitutions allowed at any time (with price adjustment for nonmembers).

ATD Competency Model

This program aligns with the following components:

  • Performance Improvement
  • Instructional Design
  • Training Delivery
  • Learning Technologies
  • Evaluating Learning Impact
  • Managing Learning Programs
  • Integrated Talent Management
  • Coaching
  • Knowledge Management
  • Change Management

Recertification Credits

CPLP (estimated 3 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.

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.


800 NE Oregon St, Portland, Oregon, 97232, United States