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Upcoming Events

    • 10 Dec 2020
    • (MST)
    • Virtual

    State of the Industry GrubHub Watch Party

    It’s that time again! The ATD State of the Industry webcast is happening December 10th. Part of our ATD-NRC community is being together for events like this and your board still wants to be “together” and enjoy food. Since we can’t gather for lunch this year, we’re sending lunch to you! 

    Registrants will receive a $15 GrubHub coupon on the morning of December 10th for you to use as you wish. As always, lunch is included for NRC members!

    When: Thursday, 12/10/20, 11:30-1:30

    • 11:30-12:00 - Virtual Networking & GrubHub Lunch (Plan your order time so your food arrives prior to 12p)

    • 12:00-1:00 - ATD Webcast

    • 1:00-1:30 - Discussion & ATD Professional Plus Membership Giveaway

    About the Professional Plus Membership Giveaway
    After the webinar, we will have a members-only drawing for a one-year national ATD Professional Plus membership, valued at $399. Must attend to win!

    Where: Virtual

    Registrants will receive the meeting link in their confirmation and event reminder emails. By registering for this event, you will have access to the ATD webcast. When we watched this webcast during a luncheon last year, we had some discussion during and after the presentation. This year, since the event will be virtual, we will be broadcasting the ATD webcast with a chat box open so we can again comment and discuss as we go. This will allow for a much more interactive, and hopefully more interesting, program.

    About the Webcast

    ATD Research: 2020 State of the Industry

    By: Maria Ho, Associate Director, ATD

    The State of the Industry report is ATD's annual review of talent development trends, spending, and activities. 

    The webcast will cover key benchmarks from the 2020 report, such as:

    • Direct learning expenditure

    • The average number of training hours employees are using

    • Delivery methods companies are implementing

    • Content areas organizations are focusing on

    • On-the-job learning opportunities employers are providing

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM (MST)
    • Virtual - link provided with registration

    Success Shifting to Virtual Training: How a State DOT shifted technical training to virtual and the Best Practices that drive success!

    Join us and learn how Colorado DOT shifted its Maintenance and Operations Training Programs from an in-person, classroom only model to a wholly virtual model in 4 months. Learn from the best practices that Team CDOT leveraged to minimize the impacts to its essential employees in the field and how having a plan in the early stages of lockdown has propelled successful implementation of several other programs that continue to follow!

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Understand best practices that works for CDOT's Transition Plan

    2. Understand challenges faced by transitioning to virtual

    3. See options for overcoming transition challenges

    4. Apply what has worked for CDOT to their own audience and situations

    When: Thursday, 01/21/20, 11:30-1:30

    • 11:30-12:00 - Lunch & Networking
    • 12:00-12:45 - Success Shifting to Virtual presentation
    • 12:45-1:00 - Discussion and Questions

    Where: Virtual 

    About the Presenter

    Kevin MacVittie has worked for Colorado Department of Transportation for almost 4 years. He was initially hired as a Curriculum Developer and was promoted in 2020 to Technical Training Programs Manager for the Division of Maintenance & Operations. Prior to joining Team CDOT, Kevin worked in public education as a school administrator and technology trainer, and continues to consult with public school districts on successful technology implementations and staff training programs. In his free time, Kevin is an avid mountain biker and racer and can be found crushing rocks on any of the local trails in Colorado and elsewhere.
    • 18 Feb 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Virtual - link provided with registration

    Unleash Your Potential with ATD Talent Development Capability Model – Your Blueprint for Success - Part I

    Calling all talent development practitioners! ATD recently rolled out an updated capability model that illustrates what talent development practitioners need to KNOW and DO to develop themselves, others and their organizations.

    Hear from ATD's Director of Credentialing, Morgean Hirt, about how this game-changing model helps prepare TD professionals for the trends we can’t yet see and the future we cannot predict. Explore the new interactive Capability Model, which can help you harness change for your organization.

    • Understand the components of the new model - Discover the knowledge and skills that will empower the growth and development of talent development professionals
    • Apply the interactive tools to identify areas of growth for yourself or your whole team - Assess skill strengths and gaps for development
    • Create a personalized learning plan of resources to close gaps

    Participants are encouraged to complete the Talent Development Capability Model self-assessment after this session and return for Part II to learn about the skill gaps of professionals in the Northern Rockies region. The greater the number of self-assessment participants, the more robust the dataset can be for discussion.

    When: Thursday, 02/18/20, 12:00-1:00pm

    • 12:00-1:00 - ATD Talent Development Capability presentation
    • 1:00-1:20 - Discussion and Questions with TDNRC members

    Where: Virtual - Registrants will receive a link to the event 

    About the Presenter

    As Director of Credentialing for the Association for Talent Development, Morgean Hirt brings over twenty-five years of nonprofit experience in personnel certification and accreditation across a variety of professions.  Morgean has devoted her career to advancing professions through the establishment of industry standards.  She provides strategic leadership and technical expertise in developing and implementing credentialing programs, focusing on policy and standards development, test development, board and committee governance, program audits, strategic planning, and ANSI/ISO 17024 and NCCA accreditation.  

    Morgean has led a number of organizations through establishing industry standards for emerging professions, including clinical research, massage therapy, and mortgage brokering.  Prior to joining ATD, Morgean spent 10 years as Present and CEO of Certified Fund Raising Executives International Credentialing Board (CFRE International), and was responsible for establishing international support across six continents for a unified standard of fundraising practice.  She also has served as a Senior Account Executive with Metacred, a boutique association management firm specializing in credentialing management, where her clients included several IT-related associations.  Morgean lives in the Washington, DC area and is active with the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), serving as a member of the Education and Program Committees and as a presenter at the ICE Exchange.

Past Events

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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