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Upcoming Events

    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Raices Brewing Company

    Colorado / Wyoming ATD Chapters Networking Night

    Pikes Peak  -  Rocky Mountain  -  Northern Rockies

    We would like to invite the Colorado / Wyoming talent development community to join the ATD Rocky Mountain, ATD Northern Rockies, and ATD Pikes Peak chapters in person for a fall networking event. Meet colleagues from these chapters serving the Colorado Springs area up to Southern Wyoming and everything in between! We look forward to an evening of connecting and sharing stories of talent development in your regions.

    To register, click the link to the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter event's page.

    Northern Rockies Chapter members: For a FREE registration, first log in to the NRC Partner Chapter Events page to access the Partner Chapter Code. Enter the code during registration for the event. 

    Date: 10/20/2021
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Location: Raices Brewing Company - 2060 West Colfax Ave, Denver CO 80204

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual - link provided with registration

    Agile Design: Having Fun while Creating Great Instructional Design

    How would it be if you used an instructional design process that:

    • Engaged your SMEs, increasing focus and energy?
    • Resulted in content that meets/exceeds customer expectations?
    • Avoided design process disasters?
    • Provided leverage to protect or increase your training budget? AND...

    Was enjoyable, even fun, for you and your team?!

    This interactive presentation will show you how to make your instructional design process more efficient and effective, and a whole lot more fun. 

    You will learn:

    • The critical step many design approaches miss.
    • The one question never to ask your SMEs, and the one question you should always ask them.
    • How to quickly organize SME contributions into a course outline.
    • The key approach to avoiding design disasters.

    When: Thursday, 10/21/21, 11:30a-1:00

    • 11:30a-12:00p - Networking
    • 12:00-12:50p - Presentation

    Where: Virtual (link sent with registration)

    About the Presenter

    Michael Rothschild has been an instructional design consultant since 1993. His clients include a wide range of corporate, government and non-profit organizations. His work for Farmers Insurance on a blended learning project received an ATD Award for Excellence.
    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual - link provided with registration

    Engage Your Team with a Coaching Culture

    In 2020, many organizations experienced a large transition of their workforce, a transition that came with benefits and challenges.  Challenges continue and include keeping employees engaged, healthy, and ensuring their overall wellbeing for sustainable productivity and results.

    At the same time, the transition provides a critical opportunity to create a coaching culture within the organization. Too often, culture happens accidentally; without attentiveness and intention, culture will create itself. A healthier approach is intentionally influencing and/or creating culture. A coaching culture is one that helps people throughout the organization get the answers/assistance/support they need, when they need it- even while working remotely.

    In this webinar, Michael Brown, CEO of Insight Leadership Group, will introduce a framework for understanding culture, shifting to a coaching culture through a self-directed approach to dramatically accelerate collaboration, engagement, and ownership.

    Attending this session, participants will:

    1. Understand culture and how to shift it
    2. Learn how to scale coaching in your organization to support current reshaping/pivoting of the business
    3. Strategically create a culture of ownership through a coaching culture

    When: Thursday, 11/11/21, 11:30a-1:00

    • 11:30a-12:00p - Networking
    • 12:00-12:50p - Presentation

    Where: Virtual (link sent with registration)

    About the Presenter

    Michael Brown has spent over 15 years consulting, training, and implementing transformational leadership programs for senior leaders at organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Goodwill, and Hershey, to name a few. He is the author of Followship: Servant Leaders Serving Leaders, which helps managers quickly strengthen relationships with their team members to serve their growth and development. Michael is also an executive coach, and keynote speaker, addressing audiences from 50 to 2,000 leaders. Michael is certified in several industry-leading programs and assessments, including the SDI 2.0 and Core Strengths.

    • 11 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual

    ATD NRC Special Interest Group
    Instructional Systems Design

    Want to dramatically improve your instructional design skills? You’re not alone!

    The ISD Special Interest Group is focused on improving your ability to:

    • Network with other ISDs for answers to your questions
    • Find other ISDs to act as a sounding board for your ideas
    • Get information on the latest design tools
    • Find better and cheaper graphics for your design projects
    • Be part of an ISD community
    • Find and implement new design techniques
    • Develop more effective evaluation techniques
    • Be efficient working remotely

    The ISD SIG meets on the second Thursday of every other month--the odd months, which for a bunch of ISDs is particularly appropriate!

    In light of COVID-19, this group will meet virtually for the foreseeable future. You will receive the virtual meeting link in your registration confirmation email and any questions about how to join the virtual meeting room can be sent to 

    • 16 Dec 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual - link provided with registration

    ATD State of the Industry 2021

    Stay tuned for the date and details where you will hear more about the Association for Talent Development's annual State of the Industry report.

    When: Tentatively Thursday, 12/16/21, 11:30a-1:00

    • 11:30a-12:00p - Networking
    • 12:00-12:50p - Presentation

    Where: Virtual (link sent with registration)

    About (coming soon)


Past events

14 Oct 2021 Drinks with Directors - Networking
16 Sep 2021 Finding Gratitude in the Face of Uncertainty
09 Sep 2021 Drinks with Directors - Networking
09 Sep 2021 Special Interest Group: Instructional Systems Design
12 Aug 2021 Drinks with Directors - Networking
15 Jul 2021 Counterintuitive Principles & Better Learning, Part 2
08 Jul 2021 Drinks with Directors - Networking
08 Jul 2021 Special Interest Group: Instructional Systems Design
17 Jun 2021 Counterintuitive Principles & Better Learning, Part 1
20 May 2021 Literally Virtually: From Surviving to Thriving
13 May 2021 Special Interest Group: Instructional Systems Design
18 Mar 2021 State of the Chapter (N Rockies)
11 Mar 2021 Special Interest Group: Instructional Systems Design
18 Feb 2021 Unleash Your Potential with ATD Talent Dev Capability Model
21 Jan 2021 Success Shifting to Virtual Training
14 Jan 2021 Special Interest Group: Instructional Systems Design
10 Dec 2020 State of the Industry GrubHub Watch Party
12 Nov 2020 [Canceled] Special Interest Group: Instructional Systems Design
11 Nov 2020 Power Up Your Skills - Virtual Conference
15 Oct 2020 Leveraging Gamification
17 Sep 2020 Designing for Effective Learning
03 Sep 2020 Special Interest Group: Instructional Systems Design
20 Aug 2020 Mindfulness to Minimize Bias
16 Jul 2020 Two-4-One: Board Elections & Session on Rekindling Creativity
18 Jun 2020 Engaging Staff thru Belonging & Mattering
21 May 2020 Instructional Design (ID) - Special Interest Group (SIG)
16 Apr 2020 Create Better Blended Learning (Virtual Lunch and Learn)
09 Apr 2020 Canceled (to be rescheduled) - Special Interest Group: Instructional Design
20 Feb 2020 Talent Development Networking & Drawing
23 Jan 2020 Board Meeting (Chapter Members only)
16 Jan 2020 Instructional Design (ID) SIG Kickoff Meeting
10 Dec 2019 ATD Research: 2019 State of the Industry
17 Oct 2019 Visual Design Best Practices to Engage Learners
19 Sep 2019 You+1: Talent Development Networking & Insights
18 Jul 2019 Networking and Board Elections @ Rock Bottom Brewery (Centerra)
27 Jun 2019 Put the Power Back in Your PowerPoint
13 Jun 2019 Lunch Networking
25 Apr 2019 Measurement and Reporting for L&D - Session 4: Reporting
18 Apr 2019 Measurement and Reporting for L&D - Session 3: Creating Your Measurement Strategy
17 Apr 2019 After-Work Networking at Rally King Brewery
11 Apr 2019 Measurement and Reporting in L&D - Session 2: Effectiveness and Outcome Measures
04 Apr 2019 Measurement and Reporting in L&D - Session 1: Intro to Measurement and the Talent Development Reporting Framework
04 Apr 2019 4-Week Online Course: Measurement and Reporting in L&D
28 Mar 2019 Collaborative Mindset and Coaching Skills
21 Feb 2019 State of the Chapter Address and Benefits of ATD Membership
17 Jan 2019 Behind the Scenes Look at Recording and Editing Videos (Virtual Presentation)
11 Dec 2018 ATD Research: 2018 State of the Industry
15 Nov 2018 Everything DiSC Certification
13 Nov 2018 Member Appreciation and 2019 Planning Party
16 Oct 2018 Draw Your Presentations with Graphic Recording
20 Sep 2018 Using Active Learning Strategies to Engage and Motivate Learners
17 Aug 2018 TGIF! FREE Networking Event at The Fox and the Crow
19 Jul 2018 You've Got Competencies! Now What?
20 Jun 2018 Unbusy: Reframing Time Management with Joy Nyenhuis
15 May 2018 Networking Event and Board Elections at Gilded Goat Brewing Co.
18 Apr 2018 Leveraging the Power of Storytelling
01 Mar 2018 Innovation Tournaments: What They Are, How They Work and How to Master Yours
17 Jan 2018 Talent Development Reporting Principles: New Standards for L&D Measurement and Reporting
05 Dec 2017 FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread
29 Nov 2017 Basics of Video and Audio Production webinar with Matthew Pierce
16 Nov 2017 Better Otters: How Otter Products is Innovating Employee Development
25 Oct 2017 Get Better - Exclusive Webcast with Franklin Covey and author Todd Davis
10 Oct 2017 NRC Sip and Draw
14 Sep 2017 Latest trends of e-learning with the Adobe Creative Cloud
24 Aug 2017 The Road to CPLP (ATD's Certified Professional in Learning and Performance certification)
20 Jul 2017 Evaluating Learning Impact
22 Jun 2017 Training Automation w/ 3 Min. Videos On YouTube
13 Apr 2017 "Rolestorming" with Rick Griggs: A New Approach to Creativity & Problem Solving
16 Mar 2017 J. Kevin Shrum: “Jeopardy - Lucky or Learn-ed?”
22 Feb 2017 Speed Networking at Pateros Creek Brewing
16 Feb 2017 Building a Consulting Business
24 Jan 2017 Expanding Your Universe: A Learning Professional’s Guide to Strategy Development
05 Dec 2016 Member Appreciation
17 Nov 2016 RESCHEDULED Getting the Most Out of Your LMS
01 Nov 2016 FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread
14 Oct 2016 Critical Thinking for Problem Solving and Decision Making
23 Aug 2016 Unite! How Senior Leaders Balance Results AND Relationships
09 Aug 2016 Virtual E-Volution: Transform the Way You Educate Webinar - Tips to Conduct Webinars that Wow®
12 Jul 2016 Immersive Story-based eLearning: Transforming Dull to Dynamic!
09 Jun 2016 Networking Event at Zwei Brewing
22 Apr 2016 Bringing Leadership Home: Three Key Performance Strategies
29 Mar 2016 Gamification and Online Video
26 Feb 2016 Networking Lunch
26 Feb 2016 CANCELLED - Social Media Savvy Workshop
21 Jan 2016 Driving Organizational Change FAST: Accelerating Program Input
03 Dec 2015 Member Appreciation Event
10 Nov 2015 The Power of Persuasive Communication - online webinar
20 Oct 2015 Enlisting Employees as Brand Champions
29 Sep 2015 FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread
17 Sep 2015 Take Back Your Life – Personal Productivity Strategies
21 Jul 2015 L&D as a Strategic Business Partner
18 Jun 2015 The Power of Creativity in Instructional System Design: A First Look at Building Course Identity
14 May 2015 The Mind of a Leader: Be a Leader who is Emotionally Resilient
05 May 2015 Book Club Follow-Up: How We've Implemented What We Learned
28 Apr 2015 FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread
22 Apr 2015 Designing Training for Learning Transfer
23 Mar 2015 Book Club: Evidence-Based Training Methods
18 Mar 2015 Move That Class - How to Create Learning Activities
19 Feb 2015 Lessons from Frank
10 Feb 2015 Free Networking Event: Drink & Draw
14 Jan 2015 The Business of Fun: Humor’s ROI
11 Dec 2014 Developer Learning Trends
19 Nov 2014 ROI: What Is It, How Is It Calculated, How Should It be Used, and What Are the Dangers?
28 Oct 2014 FREE Networking Event at Panera Bread
23 Oct 2014 Getting Started With Social Media
17 Sep 2014 Game-based Learning: To Play or Not to Play
19 Aug 2014 Return on Expectations (ROE): What Is It and How Can It Help You Deliver Greater Value
23 Jul 2014 Recap of ATD presentation “Show Your Work”
18 Jun 2014 Best practices in E-Learning and E-Delivery
21 May 2014 What are the benefits of National ASTD Membership? with Jill Arnold
30 Apr 2014 FREE Networking Event at Pateros Creek Brewing Company
17 Apr 2014 Instructional Design 101 with Kimberly Fields
25 Mar 2014 Virtual Session with Bob Mosher - Performance Support: Are We Missing a HUGE Opportunity?
20 Feb 2014 Developing to the 5 Moments of Need with Sandra McMillen
23 Jan 2014 Bekki Smith presents Employee Engagement—Strategy or Program?
04 Dec 2013 Dr. Martin Shields presents 2014 Economic Outlook: There Are No Guarantees
13 Nov 2013 Breaking the Mold on Theory & Design with Michele Padilla, Owner, 5280 Training & Development, LLC
15 Oct 2013 Back by popular demand - "Adult Learning Theories" with Kimberly Fields (substituting for Chris Briest)
02 Oct 2013 Networking Breakfast Meeting
24 Sep 2013 Free Networking Event at Fort Collins Brewery (note location)
27 Aug 2013 Facilitation Expertise - Enable Participants to Learn, Solve Problems and Change with Kaye Sullivan
14 Aug 2013 How To Inspire Innovation with John Reeb, PhD, MBA
16 Jul 2013 eLearning Storyboard Design with Thomas Toth
10 Jul 2013 Networking Breakfast Meeting
26 Jun 2013 Networking Event at Odell Brewing
13 Jun 2013 Training for Trainers: Designing and Facilitating Interactive Activities to Augment New Skill Development with Richard Barnhart
15 May 2013 "Strategic Planning: It’s Not as Complicated as You Think" with Ava Diamond, Big Impact Speaking
08 Apr 2013 Networking Event at New Belgium Brewing
19 Feb 2013 "Men, Women and Communication: The Code Switching Quotient" with Audrey Nelson, Ph.D
16 Jan 2013 Got Game? Understanding the significance and use of Gamification with Susan Keehley
13 Dec 2012 Learning Industry Trends
14 Nov 2012 "Adult Learning Theories" with Chris Briest
01 Nov 2012 Networking Breakfast and "Work-Life Balance Or Increasing Happiness In The Workplace" with Chrysta Bairre
16 Oct 2012 “Facilitating Organizational Change” with Leigh-Ann Zaharevich
18 Sep 2012 "Crossing the Chasm from classroom to Virtual" with Cynthia Clay
22 Aug 2012 “Mobile Learning: Personal and Pervasive” with Dr. Peggy O’Neill-Jones
01 Aug 2012 Networking Dinner
17 Jul 2012 "Leveraging Organizational Knowledge: Don’t just work, work right." with Dr. Christina Schlachter
28 Jun 2012 "MAKING THE MOST OF THE TALENT IN YOUR ORGANIZATION" with Jan Felton of Attitudesplus
19 Jun 2012 "Run Learning Like a Business: How to Get the Most from your Investment in Training" with Dave Vance
07 Jun 2012 Networking Breakfast Meeting
23 May 2012 "Techniques for Building Custom Training....Faster, Cheaper, Better!" with Daya Haines Haddock
11 Apr 2012 “Developing Effective Teams Using Competency-based Approaches” with Richard Barnhart (moved from Sept 20)
20 Mar 2012 "The Five Superpowers of Learning" with Anders Gronstedt, Ph.D.
12 Mar 2012 “How to Create Effective Performance Interventions” with Kevin Shrum
07 Mar 2012 Networking Breakfast Meeting
15 Feb 2012 "The Successful Virtual Classroom: Five Tried-and-True Techniques" with Jenny Beer
18 Jan 2012 "Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders" with Sal Silvester
07 Dec 2011 "How to Increase Participation, Engagement, and Commitment from Group Participants" with Anne Neal (Collaborative Connections, Inc.)
15 Nov 2011 Networking Breakfast Meeting
04 Nov 2011 Facilitation Excellence with Dan Chenoweth
03 Nov 2011 Build Your Professional Network with LinkedIn by Stan Skrabut
07 Oct 2011 “I have the answer for you … If you have the right question” with Kevin Shrum
05 Oct 2011 Networking Dinner and Book Swap
15 Sep 2011 An Introduction to Technology-Based Learning Solutions with Mark Bower (Edge Interactive)
31 Aug 2011 Networking Breakfast Meeting
16 Aug 2011 The Yin and Yangs of Change Management: Creating a Yes/And Mindset for Managing Change with Linda Kennedy of Cocali Consulting
27 Jul 2011 Colorado State University and Distance Learning  with Hunt Lambert (CSU) and Book Swap
28 Jun 2011 Simple Steps to Organizing Your Workspace with Marilyn Bohn
11 May 2011 Improve Learning with Instructionally Sound PowerPoint Presentations with Stan Skrabut
19 Apr 2011 Have You Ever thought About Writing and Publishing a Book? with Dave Vance
14 Apr 2011 Networking Breakfast Meeting
23 Mar 2011 Transfer of Training with Scott Enebo from the Bob Pike Group
16 Feb 2011 Workplace Competency Model presented by Angie Maze - Jones International University
10 Feb 2011 Build Your Professional Network with Linkedin presentedby Stan Skrabut
20 Jan 2011 If I’m leading, why is nobody following? with Carl Dierschow
07 Dec 2010 Networking After Hours Meeting
11 Nov 2010 Have You Ever thought About Writing and Publishing a Book? with Dave Vance
05 Nov 2010 Improve Your PowerPoint Presentation Skills presented by Stan Skrabut
14 Oct 2010 Don’t Be Boring!! Converting ILT to WBT with Sue Fody
30 Sep 2010 Networking Breakfast Meeting
14 Sep 2010 “Can You Envision Better Information Retention?” with Kevin Shum (new date)
19 Aug 2010 Tech Tools for Today’s Tech-Savvy Learners with Gina Schreck
06 Aug 2010 LEVERAGE YOUR TIME: GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME with Lorraine Bosse-Smith
08 Jul 2010 Networking Breakfast Meeting
15 Jun 2010 “I have the answer for you … IF you have the right question” with Kevin Shrum
12 May 2010 "How to fix" ™ your boss when you can't afford to leave, and your employees when you can't afford to lose them! with Christie Ward, CSP
21 Apr 2010 Kirkpatrick Workshop: Evaluating Training Programs: The Four Levels and Managing Change
01 Apr 2010 Networking Breakfast Meeting
16 Mar 2010 Leadership: From Neanderthal to Dilbert-Not Much Change in 50,000 years with Gary Craig
18 Feb 2010 Networking Breakfast Meeting
19 Jan 2010 Planning for Success in 2010
02 Dec 2009 How to Improve Your Presentation Skills with Datta Groover
20 Nov 2009 The Power of Questions: Building Teams through Appreciative Inquiry
04 Nov 2009 2010 Economic Outlook for the US and Our Region with Dr. Martin Shields
20 Oct 2009 The Trust Factor
15 Sep 2009 Maintaining Morale and Productivity in Tough Times
25 Aug 2009 Is Your "But" Too Big?
12 Aug 2009 Networking with Fellow Training Professionals
03 Jun 2009 June 3rd Networking Event
19 May 2009 May Chapter Meeting - I Want My Life Back!
21 Apr 2009 April Chapter Meeting - Workforce Training Opportunities for Northern Colorado
25 Mar 2009 March Chapter Meeting - The Trust Factor
03 Feb 2009 February Chapter Meeting - Create a “web 2.0” Collaboration Portal using Microsoft SharePoint
13 Jan 2009 January Chapter Meeting - Energizing Virtual Instruction
02 Dec 2008 December Chapter Meeting - Activating Your Ambition
11 Nov 2008 November Chapter Meeting - 2009 Northern Colorado Economic Outlook
14 Oct 2008 October Chapter Meeting - Your Generation or Mine? Managing the Generation Mix
14 Aug 2008 August Chapter Meeting
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