August Chapter Meeting

Wednesday, August 24 ~ 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 pm

The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team


Julie Straw, VP of Assessments at Wiley
Amy Matheson, Regional Vice President of Human Resources, FirstSerive Residential
Jan Slater, Founder of and past President of OCASTD
There are many reasons teams fail. The great news is that there's one proven way to help them succeed! During our session you will hear from Julie Straw who is an author and an expert on creating terrific products that are insightful, easy-to-use and really make a difference with performance. You will also hear a hands-on account from a VP of HR who has experienced this outstanding tool with her own team. You will come away with terrific ideas for getting started as you work to improve teams inside of your organization.

Workshop: Game Thinking for L&D: Hands-on Application of Gamification and Game-Based Learning

Thurs/Fri, September 29 & 30 ~ 1 1/2 days

Gamification is a buzzword in the L&D world. But buzzwords do not solve business problems. Come to this hands-on, workshop to learn about the art of and science of engagement and motivation from Certified Boredom Resuscitator, Zsolt Olah and take home real answers.

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.

Total Trainer: Delivering Training ~ 9-week series

9 Tuesdays: Sep 20 to Nov 15 ~ 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 pm

The course works great for both experienced and inexperienced trainers and presenters. Those less experienced focus on developing fundamental skills, while the more experienced take action on subtle tips and techniques that take their skills to the next level.

You will take these skills to the next level:

  • Engage your audience through discussion, practice and your
    basic presentation skills  
  • Structure, Prepare for and Practice your presentation
  • Lead activities, Use humor, and Handle off-track and challenging participants
  • Lead icebreakers, individual and group activities

Special Interest Groups

Change Leadership


Perspectives From A Change Leadership Tribal Elder

In this program you will benefit from Ray’s 40 years of experience as an organizational development consultant. He will focus on:

  • Key tactics in psychological contracting with internal/external clients
  • The components of the change contracting dialogue
Details Coming Soon Details Coming Soon

Join us Tues., October 4
(the August 2 session has been cancelled)

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NOMINATIONS FOR 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS are now being accepted

Have you thought that it's time to get more involved? Do you want experience serving on a non-profit board? Do you want to give something back to your profession? Do you want more say as to what happens in our chapter?

What happens in our chapter, and how it ensures you receive the professional support you need, relies a lot upon you -- how you avail yourself of the content and materials we offer, the ideas you share with us for future professional resources, and the identification of rising talent in our community that could support the growth of your chapter.

These are all good reasons to serve on the ATD-Orange County Board of Directors.  

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Upcoming events

Tue, September 20, 2016 5:30 PM (PDT) • Kawasaki Motor Corp., U.S.A., 26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
Wed, September 28, 2016 6:00 PM (PDT) • DoubleTree Club Hotel, 7 Hutton Centre Dr., Santa Ana, CA
Thu, September 29, 2016 9:00 AM (PDT) • Webster University, Costa Mesa Campus, 32 Discovery, Irvine, CA 92618
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