Meet Our May Speaker + Membership Giveaway

Tuesday, May 03, 2022 6:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

We're giving away a 1-year chapter membership!

Simply join us for our May 4 event, Mentoring Up While Understanding Generations in the Workplace, to be entered into a drawing for a 1-year membership with the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter.

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Meet Sarah Phelps, our May speaker for the Mentoring Up While Understanding Generations in the Workplace Program.

Sarah, what is "mentoring up" and why is it important?

Traditionally, mentoring up is simply creating a mentoring system that empowers mentees to be active participants in their mentoring relationships.  I am reimaging it to mean so much more.

Are there any misconceptions you frequently encounter about mentoring?

SO many. The most frequent is that mentoring involves an older, more seasoned professional imparting knowledge to a younger, less seasoned employee. A sort of patriarchal and hierarchical model. Mentoring in an organization can go in any direction. The goal is always to build a culture in which every human is valued for their SIKE (Skills, Identity, Knowledge, Experience) and is seen as a source of value.

Are you willing to share a fun fact about yourself?

I worked for the circus!  News at 11!

Mentoring Up While Understanding Generations in the Workplace will take place on Wednesday, May 4 from 5:00-6:30 PM at Hacienda Colorado on Mexico Avenue.

Learn more about Sarah Phelps and the May program here.


Below are some of the chapter events we currently have scheduled. You can register for all of them through our events calendar.

Mentoring Up While Understanding Generations in the Workplace

Wednesday, May 4 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Hacienda Colorado on Mexico Ave

Join us for an informative evening, learning about why embedding mentoring is vital, different types of mentoring and coaching while understanding the workplace needs of Gen Z and Millennials. If you're considering joining, creating, or growing a mentorship program, you won't want to miss Sarah Phelps!

Accel5 Microlearning: ATDRMC Membership Benefit

Thursday, May 12 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Virtual

Did you know that as an ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter member, you have access to Accel5? Accel5 is a microlearning solution that drives the development of critical business skills. There thousands of topics including leadership, innovation, teamwork, presentation skills, and more available at your fingertips. Learn more about this member benefit and how to use this tool from Tom Paolucci of EBSCO Corporate Solutions, our Accel5 sponsor.

Creating Cohesive and Engaged Teams

Wednesday, June 1 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Broomfield Community Center

The best teams—teams that attract and retain the best talent, and way outperform others—feel psychologically safe, have great communication norms, and are aligned to a broader sense of purpose. Unfortunately, these teams are the exception. This means most managers, who are leading in the most challenging environment ever, have never even been part of a great team environment themselves. This is terrifying.

In this interactive event, learn how you can break the cycle of bad bosses, help your people live more human and fulfilled lives through their work, and make them far more effective, creative, and innovative at the same time.

Book Club: Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

Two virtual meetings:
Thursday, June 9 and Thursday, June 23 | 4:30-5:30 PM

We will read and discuss Dr. Brown's latest book Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience.  

Speaking of book clubs... Which talent development books do you tend to recommend to colleagues? Share your favorites and see others' recommendations on this LinkedIn discussion thread.

Networking at Night

Wednesday, July 6 | 5:00-6:30 PM | ViewHouse Centennial 

Join us for a summer happy hour networking event on a beautiful patio! Meet fellow ATD members and make new professional connections!

Watch our events calendar and follow us on social media to learn about additional events and programs as they're posted!

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Interested in volunteering with the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter?

Volunteering with the chapter is an effective and fun way to deepen relationships with other chapter members and contribute to your professional community.

Contact Katie if you're interested.

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We are partnering with the Pikes Peak and Northern Rockies chapters to offer you access to even more events as part of your ATDRMC membership! 

Go to the Special Offers page (accessible to members only) for the discount code that gives you free access to these additional events.

Not a member yet, but want to take advantage of this? Join here.

About the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter

The ATD RMC is an award winning and premier professional organization for talent development professionals in the Denver metro area. Our purpose is to educate and serve those in the talent development industry. 

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