Launching the New Year with the State of the Industry and State of the Chapter – January 2018

Event Date/Time

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    8:30 am - 10:30 am


800 NE Oregon St
United States

Intended Audience

  • Anyone interested in exploring how leading corporations are investing in talent development.
  • Anyone interested in using key benchmarking metrics to persuade decision makers.
  • Everyone who wants to learn how the chapter has grown during 2017 and the programs we’re planning to support you in 2018.


Are you competing for scarce resource dollars to support learning and development in your organization? How do you know when you should outsource and when to keep things in-house? How does your organization compare with respect to distributing learning across technologies?

Please join us for an interactive presentation where we’ll examine the 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. We’ll also talk about our notable achievements and review opportunities that may be addressed collectively.


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

  • Identify elements of the ATD State of the Industry Report that will tell stories of investment in your own organization
  • Appreciate the importance of communicating data and a story to decision makers
  • Explore trends in key learning metrics, including:
    • Direct learning expenditure
    • The average number of training hours used by employees
    • The average cost per learning hour
    • What methods of training companies are using
    • Content areas that companies are focusing on
  • Consider forms of support and connection with your local ATD chapter


Diane Gilmore
Training Manager
Ann Sacks

Diane Gilmore is the Training Manager for ANN SACKS, a luxury tile and stone company with more than 35 showrooms and dealers across the US, Canada and the UK. Diane joined ANN SACKS in June of 2012 and has been developing training content and delivering training in a variety of modalities since that time.

Diane holds a degree in Social Science and Elementary Education from Seattle Pacific University. Diane’s career began in elementary education but quickly transitioned to the corporate training world. Her areas of training expertise include instructional design, sales leadership, customer service, facilitation skills, recruiting and event planning, all in a wide variety of industries.

Diane has been involved with ATD-Cascadia since 2004 and has been in leadership roles since 2013. She currently serves as President of the chapter.

D.J. Netz
Senior Instructional Designer
GP Strategies

D.J. Netz is the Past President of the ATD-Cascadia chapter. He has studied and given presentations on the ATD State of the Industry Report for the past four years. He is a senior instructional designer for GP Strategies. For over thirty years, D.J. has developed innovative and popular courses for leadership and sales training in classroom and online environments. He has served organizations such as Intel, General Electric, Comcast, SAP, Alsco, Abbott Labs, General Motors, Symantec, Exelon, and Pella Windows. Mr. Netz is the recipient of a gold and a silver medal from Brandon Hall for his online courses. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at Portland State University.

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Program Details

  • Check in at 8 am.
  • Workshop is in Room 1B.
  • View transportation options.
  • Limited to 50 participants.

Registration Details

  • 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.
  • Prices go up at the door.

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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 2 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.

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Alignment with ATD's Competency Model
Areas of Expertise
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

  1. Performance Improvement
  2. Instructional Design
  3. Training Delivery
  4. Learning Technologies
  5. Evaluating Learning Impact
  6. Managing Learning Programs
  7. Integrated Talent Management
  8. Coaching
  9. Knowledge Management
  10. Change Management


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