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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

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • Friday, September 13, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Shaw Industries, Inc., | 1000 VD Parrot Parkway | Dalton, Georgia 30721
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    The Outward Mindset workshop will focus on team-building and assist you in developing a mindset that sparks collaboration and accelerates innovation. It will help you and your team turn from an internal mindset that could cause us to be self-focused to a community focused outward mindset giving a perspective focused on the bigger picture and uniting teams to reach and exceed their goals.

    This image describes the different characteristics of inward and outward mindsets. When we move from an inward to an outward mindset, we move from tunnel vision to awareness; from silos to collaboration; from blame to accountability; from stagnation to innovation; and from low morale to engagement.

    This course equips participants with tools that enable them to:

    • Understand the two mindsets and their implications on results
    • Assess the extent to which they are working with an inward mindset
    • Change their mindsets to become more outward
    • Re-conceive their jobs to make them more outward
    • Hold themselves more fully accountable
    • Report on performance in a way that keeps them working outward
    • Work in a way that is more collaborative, fulfilling, and effective
    • Positively influence others to change
    • Address and resolve conflicts

      About our Speaker: Kashun Parks

      Kashun Parks, President, and Founder of Propel Higher Consulting Inc. has worked with many organizations over the past 20 years helping leaders, managers, and independent contributors inspire, develop, and educate employees in their organizations. Kashun has worked with both for-profit and non-profit companies in leadership and talent development and is currently working with a non-profit organization, CBMC Inc, Christian Business Men’s Connection as their HR Director. Armed with an MBA in Business and Human Resource Management and numerous certifications in Change Management, Leadership, and Coaching.


      • Thursday, October 17, 2019
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • American Job Center at Eastgate Mall | 5600 Brainerd Rd, Suite A-5, Chattanooga, TN

      Our learners have changed, and their expectation of consumer-grade experiences means learning professionals need to add an entirely new set of competencies working with a new set of tools: the user experience (UX) toolkit.  This session is focused on understanding the basics of the UX toolkit in the framework of designing learner experiences.

      Learning Objectives:

      • A clear articulation of how our learners have changed and what has to change about the way we design, market, and deliver our solutions
      • An overview of the UX toolkit for learning: empathy interviews, personas, journey maps, user research, usability studies, and click path mapping.
      • Example of when and where to use learner experience tools in the learning design and development process

          About our Speaker:

          Mathew Daniel, Learning Technologist & Learner Experience Advocate

          Matthew Daniel is a high-energy, no-holds-barred, tell-it-like-it-is learning technologist and learner experience advocate working in and with some of the largest and most innovative companies across the country (including six years in one of the nations top ten banks – Capital One). While he’s implemented LMSs, LCMSs, Social Learning Platforms, and Curation Tools– his biggest success comes not in the implementation of the system, but in helping learning professionals figure out how to take their existing skills and experience and adapt to the digital age in a realistic way.

          Matthew believes in building incredible learning experiences, not just events – that all begins with good instructional design, but it has to be wrapped in incredible user experience. Prior to implementing learning systems, Matthew was an instructional designer who built large-scale new hire and upskill programs for organizations like Homeland Security, the DoD, Honeywell, Valero, and ExxonMobil.

          Today, Matthew works with learning software companies on product design, consults on learning transformation, and inspires learning professionals to adopt new technologies and create amazing experiences to transform the lives of our learners.

        Past events

        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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