October Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, October 26 ~ 6:00 to 8:00 pm

How to Effectively Communicate About Change

Have you ever been through an organizational change in which you felt that the communication was exactly what was needed? Then you are one of the lucky ones!

Usually organizational changes are characterized by limited and ineffective communication that fails to inspire, prepare and engage employees. This significantly impairs the implementation of the change.

Join us as Denise Lamonte provides a foundational framework of best practices that will radically improve the effectiveness of your change communication through easy to implement approaches.

Workshop: Improvisation for Talent Development Professionals

Thursday, October 20 ~ 1:00 to 5:00 pm

This unique program, customized by Lee Godden and Bob Doll of Advantage Improv, is designed to help T&D professionals improve how they communicate, engage and lead by leveraging proven-effective improvisation techniques.

Join us for this fast-paced, interactive half-day workshop ideal for all human resources professionals, talent development managers, trainers, instructional designers and performance consultants.

Special Interest Groups

Change Leadership


Subject Matter Experts Afraid of Change? How to Address Resistance Related to Expertise and Tenure

Have you noticed that sometimes, even when employees feel positive about a change and want it, it still can be a cause of fear and anxiety?

This program will help you improve your ability to use:

  • Change management strategies for expert employees
  • The J curve to plan for performance amidst change
Learning and Development: Does It Need to Be Transformed? Do C-Suite Executives believe we impact organization goals?

This program is about the journey to demonstrate L&D’s impact on organizational outcomes. Join us and learn:

  • Why L&D still does not have a seat at the executive table
  • Why L&D struggles (more than it should) for resources
  • Why Organizations underinvest in learning

Energy—The Unseen Force:  Understanding & Harnessing Energy for Training Success

What do Luke Skywalker and Bruce Lee have in common? A unique understanding of something supremely subtle, but practically powerful—Energy!

Martial arts practitioners become disciplined in harnessing it, while legends, even of the Jedi, speak of a "force" that surrounds us all.
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What if we rebooted the Technology and Training SIG?

What would incent you to participate in a 2017 release of the ATD OC Technology and Training Special Interest Group?

eLearning how-to's?  Should we drill into mLearning?  What about informal learning via social media?  Or perhaps there's something else you'd love to learn about?

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Wed, October 26, 2016 5:45 PM (PDT) • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
Mon, December 12, 2016 4:30 PM (PST) • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
Tue, January 10, 2017 8:00 AM (PST) • Webster University, 32 Discovery, Irvine CA 92618
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