These are the upcoming events hosted by the Chattanooga Area ATD chapter and other organizations in the Chattanooga area. Click on each event to learn more.  Our goal for each event is to make our members and guests more informed, connected, and inspired.  We look forward to seeing you at our next event!


Are you interested in presenting at our chapter?  If so, fill out our Chapter Speaker Request Form and email it to program@atdchatt.org.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, March 04, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual Event
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    This event has been submitted for SHRM-PDC and HRCI recertification credit.

    The novel coronavirus led to an almost 900% increase in number of employees working from home. Dr. Melissa Gratias, productivity coach, speaker, and author posits that companies will never go back to baseline levels again. The good news is that working from home is well-researched. We have a good idea what works and what doesn’t. In this presentation, Dr. Gratias will review past work-from-home research and discuss the lessons we have learned that will help companies now and in the future.

    Learning Objectives:

    • To understand the reservations employers may have (or have had) about working from home
    • To be able to cite research that demonstrates the employer and employee benefits of working from home
    • To use the lessons from past work-from-home research to inform future workplace policies

    ATD Capability/Competencies: Data and Analytics, Future Readiness, Organization Development and Culture

    To learn more about this model see: https://tdcapability.org/#/

    Speaker:

    Melissa Gratias, Ph.D., is an international speaker, coach, blogger, and author. For more than 20 years, Melissa's coaching and consulting work has improved productivity for multinational, billion-dollar companies as well as individual solopreneurs. She creates workable systems so people can accomplish their professional goals in less time and with less stress. As a result, thousands of business owners, CEOs, and other overwhelmed professionals have become more focused, effective, and balanced in their lives and work. Melissa’s expertise helps people thrive, and according to her clients, she is knowledgeable, approachable, and “ridiculously fun to work with.” Learn what Melissa has to offer and connect with her online at MelissaGratias.com.


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    • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    The Myths of Eliminating Performance Evaluations

    An hour long session on best practices in performance management & driving a culture of performance.  Also discussion on the myths of eliminating performance reviews 

    This event has been approved for SHRM-PDC and HRCI recertification credit.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understanding of why performance management is important
    • Best Practices in creating or improving performance management at your organization
    • Cultural impacts of an aligned performance management program/process

    ATD Capability/Competencies: 

    To learn more about this model see: https://tdcapability.org/#/

    Speaker:

    Julie Tyler-Brown
    Director Talent Management, HCSC
    Leadership Experience

    Ms. Tyler-Brown joined HCSC in August 2016 as Sr Director of Talent Management. Prior to joining HCSC, she worked in multiple HR functions, including leading the launch of a Talent Management & Culture program for a global Supply Chain management company.  In addition, she served as a founding member of the company Diversity council, as a global HR programs manager, and HR business partner.  

    She has launched multiple Enterprise rotation programs and mentoring programs.  

    More About Tyler-Brown

    Ms. Tyler-Brown received her Bachelor's degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and her Master's in Business Administration from Indiana University.

    She resides in the Chicago area with her husband Christopher.

    HRCI and SHRM-PDC credit is made possible through our partnership with 

    • Thursday, April 08, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    As Smart Factories grow, workers must evolve to more complex roles. Hear how to up-skill your incumbent workforce and develop your emergent worker pipeline for the next generation of workers.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand what Industry 4.0 is and how it is affecting the types of skill sets that are needed for emerging workers.
    • Understand how manufacturers are implementing Industry 4.0 in their operations.
    • Learn how to attract workers to manufacturing jobs to fill open positions you may have.

    ATD Capability/Competencies: Business Insight, Career and Leadership Development, Organization Development and Culture, Talent Strategy and Management.

    To learn more about this model see: https://tdcapability.org/#/

    Speaker:

    Ms. Rice is President and owner of Peak Performance, Inc., a workforce development training and consulting company. Previously, she was an Operational Executive with a career spanning more than 25 years with Corning, Inc., holding positions including Director, Worldwide Manufacturing Effectiveness, Director of Operations; Plant Manager and Engineering Manager. Rice received her B.S. in electrical engineering from Syracuse University. She received her certificate from The Lean Manufacturing Leadership Institute at the University of Kentucky and a certificate from the Executive Development Institute at Vanderbilt University, and most recently a Certificate of Entrepreneurialship through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.


    HRCI and SHRM-PDC credit is made possible through our partnership with 

    • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    This event has been submitted for SHRM-PDC and HRCI recertification credit.

    The most healthy teams have the most conflict. They have learned to regularly exercise how they constructively challenge each other and embrace psychological safety whether in person or virtual. Leaders often feel fear when they hear the words psychological safety, picturing long-drawn out emotional discussions. By following the energy and inviting curiosity, your teams can embrace psychological safety.

    Learning Objectives:

    • What is psychological safety, the neuroscience behind it and what does it look like on teams?
    • How is energy an indicator of psychological safety?
    • What are practical steps for fostering psychological safety on your team in-person and virtually?

    ATD Competencies: Career and Leadership Development, Collaboration and Leadership, Cultural Awareness and Inclusion, Organization Development and Culture

    To learn more about this model see: https://tdcapability.org/#/

    Speaker:

    Karen Eber is a TEDx speaker that builds leaders and shapes culture one story at a time. Over the last decade, Karen is sought after for her keynotes and workshops across the globe. She uses stories to point out moments that matter to help leaders be aware of how to respond versus react. Her keynotes create different thinking and provide tips for developing employees, leaders and cultures that can be implemented immediately after leaving the ballroom and session.

    Karen's talks draw on her 20 years of experience as a Global Culture Leader, Chief Learning Officer, Head of Leadership Development and C-Suite coach in GE, Deloitte and HP, along with Fortune 500 consulting. She has delivered largescale interactive keynotes, workshops and training for large audiences and small teams across all levels.

    Karen is the CEO and Principal of Eber Leadership Group. Karen’s roots are in psychology, communications, performance improvement, adult learning and instructional design. She is a four-time American Training and

    Development (ATD) award winner, and TEDX and TED Masterclass speaker. She is an eminent thought leader in various publications, including her popular article “Make Waffles, not Spaghetti.” Karen holds a Master’s in

    Instructional Design and a Bachelor’s in Psychology and resides in Atlanta, GA.

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    • Thursday, May 20, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    This event has been submitted for SHRM-PDC and HRCI recertification credit.

    Wouldn’t it be great if everyone read the emotional and interpersonal needs of a situation and responded accordingly?  Agile EQ™ is a personalized learning experience that shows us the way!

    With Agile EQ, participants discover an agile approach to workplace interactions and learn to navigate outside their comfort zone, empowering them to meet the demands of any situation.

     The Everything DiSC Agile EQ Profile* focuses on:

    • Discovering your DiSC Style

    • Understanding your EQ strengths

    • Recognizing your EQ potential

    • Committing to customized strategies for building agility

    In this workshop, Trainers, Managers, HR, Business Owners and anyone influencing training and development will also discover a tool that can be utilized in-house by trainers immediately – no certification needed. 

    *A Free Agile EQ Assessment is included for each participant ($120 value). Participants will receive their assessment code after the program.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand EQ and How it Impacts Results in Your Organization
    • Learn about the instinctive mindsets that shape responses and interactions
    • Recognize opportunities to stretch beyond what comes naturally to people, and gain actionable strategies to become more agile in their approach to social and emotional situations

    ATD Competencies:  Career and Leadership Development, Change Management, Coaching, Communications, Emotional Intelligence and Decision-Making, Collaboration and Leadership, Cultural Awareness and Inclusion, Future Readiness, Lifelong Leadership, Organization Development and Culture, Performance Improvement, Training and Delivery and Facilitation

    To learn more about this model see: https://tdcapability.org/#/

    Speaker:

    With a passion for developing accountable and proactive workplaces, Laurie Sudbrink established Unlimited Coaching Solutions, Inc. in 1999. She has been a catalyst for change in the workplace ever since. Laurie brings over 25 years of experience in human relations, leadership/ management, and training. She has created courses and trained for New York State, the United States Navy, and many private and public organizations.

    Laurie is the founder of GRIT® training programs, and the GRIT® Productivity Planner; an authorized partner of Patrick Lencioni’s Five Cohesive Behaviors of a Team; and a certified DiSC® and Four Agreements trainer.

    Laurie is the author of Leading With GRIT® (endorsed by Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements and Ken Blanchard, The One Minute Manager). Laurie develops top-notch leaders worldwide.

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    • Tuesday, June 15, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    Designing for Modern Learning:
    Redefining L & D's Approach for a Digital Age


    This event has been submitted for SHRM-PDC and HRCI recertification credit.

    Our profession is faced with an exciting challenge to embrace and navigate a new landscape. The book, “Designing for Modern Learning: Beyond ADDIE and SAM” (ATD Press, 2020) is helping L&D meet these challenges in the digital age.  In this interactive webinar, hear from authors Lisa MD Owens and Crystal Kadakia how to modernize your learning programs, as they describe the Learning Cluster Design model using images and stories.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Gain insights on a new philosophy to more easily meet business needs
    • Visualize a strategy to more easily help learners learn when, where and how they need to learn
    • Speak the new language of modern L&D
    • Integrate the LCD model with tried-and-true ID models into the digital age instructional design

    ATD Competencies: Collaboration and Leadership, Instructional Design, Performance Improvement

    To learn more about this model see: https://tdcapability.org/#/

    Project Management

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    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    This event has been submitted for SHRM-PDC and HRCI recertification credit.

    In this one hour interactive webinar, we will be focusing on the leadership role and how the leadership role supports learner transfer throughout the learning process.  We will cover how leaders can support the learner transfer process and create a culture of learning within organizations.  We provide practical ways to ensure employees actually use what they learning in training sessions.  Join us as we help leaders stay on the path to making training stick within our organizations.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Support training before and after the learning session.
    • Assist participants with application transfer before and after the learning session.
    • Create a culture of learning us8ing practical tools and techniques.


    ATD Capability/Competencies: 
    Training Delivery and Facilitation

    To learn more about this model see: https://tdcapability.org/#/

    Speaker:

    Dr. Tammy L. Means is Chief Learning Officer of Learning Services & Solutions, Inc., a human capital development and technology services firm located in both Mississippi and Alabama. Tammy has two true passions (1) Learning and (2) Technology. Tammy has provided provided learning and development and information technology services for various industries throughout the US for 17+ years. Tammy has a broad range of expertise in computer technologies and human capital development through both education and work experience. Her most recent projects are aiding organizations in learning transfer, content direction, instructional design, integrating health systems, childcare centers and helping organizations fully utilize information technology systems. Tammy also serves as adjunct professor for a local university teaching information technology, human resource, and leadership courses. Tammy joined the Make Training Stick® team in March 2018 and leads new content – Sticky Notes, presentations, books, consulting and continues to remain an active member of the Association for Talent Development and Society for Human Resource Management.

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    • Thursday, September 16, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Event
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    This event has been submitted for SHRM-PDC and HRCI recertification credit.

    Doesn't it seem like some trainers, facilitators, managers, and teams make "it" happen, no matter what "it" is?  Even in uncertainty or times of crisis, they find a way to turn opposition into opportunity.  They transform the stumbling blocks of conflict and misunderstanding into stepping stones for success and light bulb moments.

    For these high-achievers, building collaborative relationships is priority one.  Whether in-person or dispersed, they understand that members of their teams and participants in their sessions can go further when aligned together.  The good news is that you, too, can leverage the power of relationships and drive results.

    Learning Objectives:

    • How everyone has a unique collaboration language, and you can learn to speak it.
    • How to nurture relationships by increasing your skills in Relationship Intelligence.
    • How to improve the content of conversations to reduce conflict and drive results.


    ATD Capability/Competencies Model: 
    Business Insight, Career and Leadership Development, Change Management, Coaching, Communications, Collaboration and Leadership, Consulting and Business Partnering, Cultural Awareness and Inclusion, Emotional Intelligence and Decision-Making, Organization Development and Culture, Learning Sciences, Performance Improvement, Talent Strategy and Management

    To learn more about this model see: https://tdcapability.org/#/

    Speaker:
    To preview each speakers bio, click on their names:
    Michael Brown - Master Facilitator
    Kyle Menig - Master Facilitator



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Past events

Thursday, February 18, 2021 Leadership Shifts to be More Humble, Attentive, and Trustworthy
Thursday, February 11, 2021 Intrinsic Inclusion: Rebooting our Biased Brains
Thursday, January 21, 2021 Achieving Productivity through Small Shifts and BIG Outcomes
Thursday, January 14, 2021 The Hero’s Journey: Exploring Often Overlooked Elements in Learning Games
Thursday, December 10, 2020 Framing for Relevance: How to Design for Skill Transfer
Tuesday, December 08, 2020 Flip The Script Concept Clarity
Thursday, November 12, 2020 Build Social Capital & Creating Success by Abundance
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 ATD Chattanooga 2020 Annual Member Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 2020 Design Thinking Sprint - "Mini-Hackathon"
Thursday, October 08, 2020 Engineered to Speak
Thursday, September 24, 2020 Building a Coaching Culture within your Organization
Thursday, September 17, 2020 Emerging Strategically: Growing into a New Normal
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Coffee O'Clock - Member Week Event
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Leading Through Crisis & Ambiguity
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 The 1-2-3 Punch of Impactful Presentations
Thursday, August 13, 2020 Relaxed Power: Coaching to Increase Confidence
Thursday, July 23, 2020 Erasing Barriers To Success & Creating Inclusive Organizations
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Honing Your Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 How to Show Evidence of Learning Impact - SHRM AND HRCI RECERTIFICATION CREDITS PENDING
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Change, Choice, Consequence - Leading in Ambiguity - SHRM AND HRCI RECERTIFICATION CREDITS PENDING
Friday, June 12, 2020 Mobile SHRM June 2020 Chapter Meeting-Free Virtual Meeting
Thursday, June 04, 2020 Authentic Leadership in a Virtual World - SHRM AND HRCI RECERTIFICATION CREDITS PENDING
Thursday, May 21, 2020 Social Media and Your Career
Thursday, May 07, 2020 What if everything you know about Personality Style Training is WRONG?
Friday, April 24, 2020 Planning for the Post-Pandemic Workplace: Key Factors HR Needs to Consider Now
Friday, March 06, 2020 Cleveland GIG Event: Build and Maintain Trust
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Creating a Workforce That is Engaged, Not Entitled!
Thursday, January 16, 2020 Why Good Employees Leave (...and how to keep them!)
Thursday, November 21, 2019 How to Grow from Failure
Thursday, November 07, 2019 50th Anniversary Celebration - Cleveland Breakfast
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 50th Anniversary Celebration - Chattanooga Early Evening Mixer
Tuesday, November 05, 2019 50th Anniversary Celebration - Dalton Breakfast
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Building UX Into Learning
Thursday, September 12, 2019 ARBINGER INSTITUTE - The Outward Mindset, Seeing Beyond Ourselves
Friday, August 16, 2019 Behind the Scene Tour | Employee Training at Covenant Transport Services
Thursday, July 18, 2019 3 P's of Organization That Leads to Strong Leadership and Performance
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 IT IS CLEAR #METOO MOVEMENT
Thursday, June 06, 2019 AIME: Leveraging Industry 4.0
Thursday, May 16, 2019 How to Navigate Office Politics
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Blended Learning Recipes that Work
Thursday, March 21, 2019 Leadership, Innovation, and Change Management
Thursday, February 21, 2019 The Outward Mindset
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Creating Story-Driven Compliance
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Crucial Accountability
Thursday, October 18, 2018 Taking The Plunge - Starting Your Own Business
Thursday, September 20, 2018 VW Academy: Community Partnerships and Academy Tour
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Learning Technologies: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Monday, July 23, 2018 Corporate Learning Analytics Conference
Thursday, July 12, 2018 Managing a Multigenerational Workforce
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 July Technology SIG Meeting
Friday, June 15, 2018 Creating a Culture of Accountability
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Dave Vance - Joint Meeting w/SHRM
Thursday, May 10, 2018 Speed Networking - Cool Tools
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Your Message in 99 Seconds - W/ Gayle Mingledorff & Christine Record
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Needs Assessment with Dr. Robert Branch
Thursday, February 08, 2018 The Power of Persuasion
Thursday, January 11, 2018 What The Heck Is My ROI For This Project?
Friday, November 10, 2017 High Impact, Low-Cost Training Activities that Wow Any Audience - With Sardek Love
Thursday, November 09, 2017 State of the American Workforce Report
Thursday, October 12, 2017 MicroLearning: Getting Results at Blazing Fast Speeds
Thursday, September 14, 2017 Respect in the Workplace
Thursday, August 10, 2017 Hacking Kirkpatrick's Level 4 Analysis
Monday, July 24, 2017 Corporate Learning Analytics
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Instructional Design: The Foundation of Effective Learning
Monday, June 26, 2017 Level 1 Virtual Gamification Certification
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Applying Positive Psychology To Your Talent Development Practice
Thursday, May 11, 2017 Managers and Leaders - The Same, or Different?
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Realizing Individual, Team, and Organizational Change
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Learning the Ropes with Storyline
Thursday, February 16, 2017 How to Create Successful Public-Private Partnerships
Thursday, February 09, 2017 Learning Management or Learning Enablement?
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Modern Mentoring: 21st Century A Timeless Practice
Thursday, December 08, 2016 December Member Appreciation Luncheon
Thursday, November 10, 2016 November Learning Event: Speed Apping
Thursday, November 03, 2016 UTC Continuing Education: Managing Multi-Generations
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 UTC Continuing Education: Conflict Resolution
Thursday, October 13, 2016 October Learning Event: Big Winners Fail Better
Friday, September 16, 2016 ATD MidSouth Conference
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 ATD Training Certificate: Train-the-Trainer
Thursday, September 08, 2016 September: Leveraging the Competitive Advantage
Thursday, September 01, 2016 UTC Continuing Education: SHRM Learning System for SHRM-CP / SHRM-SCP Certification Prep Course
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Chamber of Commerce: Breakfast of Champions
Thursday, August 11, 2016 August Learning Event: Enhancing the Effectiveness of Training Design
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 UTC Continuing Education: Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, August 03, 2016 LearnNow: The Modern Learner
Monday, July 25, 2016 Corporate Learning Analytics
Friday, July 15, 2016 Talent Development Master Forum
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce: AM Networking
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 UTC Continuing Education: SHRM Essentials of HR Management
Friday, June 24, 2016 Chamber of Commerce: Diversify Marketplace + Luncheon
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 June Learning Event: The HR Talent Engine: How Many Cylinders are You Running On?
Thursday, May 26, 2016 2016 - May Board Meeting
Thursday, May 19, 2016 Chattanooga State Course: QuickBooks Online (QBO)
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Free Webinar - Adaptive Learning: Unleashing the Holy Grail of Deep Learning Measurement
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Chattanooga State Course: I-9 and Everify Compliance
Thursday, May 12, 2016 May Learning Event: Leaving a Learning Legacy Using Next-Generation Training Delivery Tools
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Chattanooga State Course: Discrimination/Labor
Thursday, April 28, 2016 2016 - April Board Meeting
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 UTC presents Employee Engagement: Lessons from the Mouse House
Thursday, April 14, 2016 April Learning Event: Tour Komatsu America Corporation Manufacturing Plant
Monday, April 11, 2016 Level 1 Gamification Certification for Talent Development Professionals
Saturday, April 09, 2016 Nashville ATD: TD Leaders Forum
Friday, April 08, 2016 Chattanooga Area Chamber Event: How Senior Leaders Pave the Way to Engagement
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Chattanooga State Course: Managing 4 Generations in the Workplace
Saturday, April 02, 2016 Nashville ATD: TD Masters Forum
Thursday, March 31, 2016 Chattanooga State Course: Managing Unintentional Bias
Thursday, March 31, 2016 2016 - March Board Meeting
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Chattanooga State Course: Essential Interviewing Skills
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Chattanooga State Course: Wage & Hour
Monday, March 21, 2016 ATD of North Alabama: ROI Training Workshop
Monday, March 14, 2016 Live Event: The Basics of How and Why to Gamify your Training Programs
Thursday, March 10, 2016 March Learning Event: "Write for Success: Proposals & Bids"
Wednesday, March 02, 2016 Chamber of Commerce AM Networking
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 Chattanooga State Course: Harassment in Today's Workplace
Thursday, February 25, 2016 2016 - February Board Meeting
Thursday, February 11, 2016 February Learning Event: "Talent Treasure Hunt!"
Thursday, January 28, 2016 2016 - January Board Meeting
Thursday, January 14, 2016 January Learning Event: Panel Discussion: Journey to the Next Level

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