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Meet Kara Sand, September Program Facilitator

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 8:04 AM | Anonymous

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Meet Kara Sand, September Program Speaker on the Power of Purpose.

Kara, how did you become focused on purpose-driven leadership and team development?

I believe that we each have a purpose(s) in life. I was fortunate to have mentors early on in my career that encouraged and inspired me to explore my identity. My journey to understanding my values and vision ignited a passion to help others. My job allows me to guide leaders and teams so they too can uncover their life purpose and align it with their career goals. No matter what you do or where you are in life, you can live out your purpose in each moment.

Are there misconceptions about purpose that you frequently encounter?

Many people believe that you only have one purpose in life. Depending on the person, that may or may not be true. You may find that you uncover your purpose and then it evolves as you change and grow through life. And that is perfectly fine! There are no hard rules when it comes to your purpose!

Are you willing to share a fun fact about yourself?

I love to meditate! I find that when I am grounded, calm, and connected, I can more gracefully navigate life – and enjoy it. Meditation has benefited me so much that I want to share it with the world! I created a YouTube channel, Serenity Meditation with Kara, where you’ll see short guided visualization videos.


Register here to join us for this interactive session led by Kara Sand on September 7.


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

CPTD/APTD Fall Study Group Info Session

Tuesday, August 23 | 5:30-7:30 PM | Virtual

This free information session will give you an overview of the virtual study group and what you can expect. This study group is designed for talent development professionals who are pursuing the CPTD (formerly CPLP) or APTD designation.

Presented by the Instructional Design Special Interest Group:

How Do You Measure Training / Online Learning Effectiveness?

Thursday, August 31 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual 

Come together with other instructional designers to discuss effective methods for evaluating training.

Presented by the ATD Pikes Peak Chapter:

Winning an ATD BEST Award

Thursday, September 1 | 5:00-6:00 PM | Location TBD

John has led Hitachi Vantara to 7 consecutive ATD BEST Awards. This session will review the ATD BEST Application and strategies for winning ATD BEST Award. 

This session is included with ATD RMC membership through our partnership with the Colorado ATD chapters. Please use the code on the members only portion of our website when registering. 

The Power of Purpose

Wednesday, September 7 | 5:00-6:30 PM | In Person 

Now more than ever we are reflecting on our life and contemplating our sense of purpose. The power of purpose gives us the ability to live with choice, dignity, and meaning. Purpose empowers us to both survive and also thrive! 

In The Power of Purpose workshop, Kara Sand, CPTD will share heart-centered insights and guide you through a purpose blueprint. You’ll learn practical strategies that will help you leverage your purpose to create success for you and your organization.

Book Club: Wired to Resist by Dr. Britt Andreatta

Thursday, September 15 | 12:00-1:00 PM | Virtual

Read the book and join us to discuss its implications and practical applications for our lives and organizations. This is a great opportunity to discuss the ideas presented during the August 3 program featuring the author.

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.

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

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.

Your ATDRMC membership includes access to events offered by our partner chapters!

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.

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