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  • Monday, August 08, 2022 6:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    Meet Elizabeth Bayee, now the Director of Certifications for the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter.

    Elizabeth, we're excited to have you on board as the Director of Certifications! What interested you in this role?

    I participated in the study group in the Summer / Fall of 2018. I enjoyed learning the capability model from my peers in the cohort, as well as the many guest speakers who had specialized in a specific area of the model. I kept my account active and have been a “ghost” observer of the activities and cohorts since, with a sincere desire to jump in some time. Fortunately, my work schedule has changed and given me greater freedom with my time and I was excited to see the opportunity to give back. Participating in the Summer/Fall 2018 cohort was exactly what I needed to keep my study of the capability model on track, and truly prepare me for the exam. I am excited to give back to others who want to take that next step and desire to learn through the community to achieve their goal of passing the CPTD exam.

     

    Do you have any specific plans/ideas you're eager to start working on?

    Yvonne and others have pioneered the CPTD study group. The ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter was one of the first to put forth the cohort idea and saw the eagerness and interest in the ATD community. It has grown and become recognized as an investment that is worth making. I am standing on the shoulders of all of those who have gone before to bring this opportunity to a national platform. I look forward to continuing the efforts and since I will be a new set of eyes, looking for opportunities to refine and grow what is already in place.

     

    Tell us a bit about your journey earning your CPTD. 

    I saw the opportunity to expand my learning from where I was in the capability model, successfully using the competencies in the “Developing Professional Capability” section of the model. I desired to expand beyond that niche. When I looked into the CPTD, I saw that the two other areas, “Building Personal Capability” and "Impacting Organizational Capability” aligned with the goals I had within my role at the company I was working for at the time. I put together a short proposal, and I was fortunate that my manager also saw the potential opportunity of expanding my skill set and seeing where it would impact the organization in a direction they were also hoping to strategically expand. 

     

    Are you willing to share a fun fact about yourself?

    It rarely comes up that I get to tell this story…My husband and I spent two years doing yoga at the park with professional wrestlers. I was traveling for work and met Dimond Dallas Page (DDP). (I might be dating myself here, lol. This was in the WCW and WWF era). He shared with me that he was trying to find yoga techniques that could help fellow wrestlers, as well as the average person. As he was learning more about yoga and what would work, we would go through sessions every Saturday in the park. DDP has been at our house for holiday events and sends me a birthday greeting every year. 

     

    If you'd like to learn more about the CPTD/APTD study group, register for the August 23 info session here. Or, you can go straight to signing up for the fall cohort of the study group here.


    UPCOMING EVENTS

    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 and Livestream

    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.


    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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  • Monday, July 25, 2022 7:28 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Meet Dr. Britt Andreatta

    Featured speaker from the ATD 2022 conference, and speaker for our chapter program on August 3, Wired to Resist.

    Britt, what attracted you to brain science?

    Even in high school, I’ve always been someone who likes to help others be better. Honestly, neuroscience was introduced to me in therapy –learning about the amygdala hijack started my ongoing curiosity. I started learning about the neuroscience of learning to better my own craft. And then I knew I had to share what I was learning.

    My first book was on the brain science of learning, Wired to Grow: Harness the Power of Brain Science to Learn and Master Any Skill, which has become a go-to source in the learning industry. 

     

    How can leaders better introduce change?

    I go into depth on this in my book Wired to Resist. What I learned about studying the neuroscience of change is that we're biologically wired to look for all the things that could go wrong and what we could lose.

    The basal ganglia takes repeated behaviors and turns them into habits, which is really a well-grooved neural pathway. But it takes, on average, 40 to 50 repetitions to get there.

    Change can go much more smoothly and effectively when leaders understand some of these biological components. They can design it better, they can announce it better, and then they can support people in moving through it more quickly. Because, ultimately, we are a resilient species, but we need a little support to be our best and be most adaptive.

     

    Are you willing to share a fun fact about yourself?

    I love fly fishing. It's the most Zen-like thing I do. Every summer I commit to two or three weeks in Montana and you’ll find me on the best blue rivers -- they’re called Blue Ribbon Waters. I’ll start in the morning and six, seven hours go by and I won’t notice the time transpired. It’s just so beautiful. And I do catch and release, so in my heart I go back and I catch the same fish several times in a row.

     

    Our August 3 program, Wired to Resist featuring Dr. Britt Andreatta, is shaping up to be the chapter's BIGGEST program of the year! Don't miss out -- you can learn more and register here.


    Elizabeth Bayee is now the Director of Certifications for the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter!

    Elizabeth will start by leading the CPTD/APTD fall study group, which you can learn more about by participating in our August 23 information session -- register here.

    Watch for our next newsletter on August 8 to learn more about Elizabeth and what she will focus on in this role.


    And, a sincere thank you to Yvonne Bogard for co-founding the study group 8 years ago and serving as the Director of Certifications for the chapter up to now.

    We're grateful for all you've done, and all the chapter members you've supported in passing their certification exams! 



    UPCOMING EVENTS

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


    Presented by the Instructional Design Special Interest Group:

    All Things Tech Today!

    Thursday, July 28 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual 

    This will be an informal opportunity to network and discuss all things technology related in the field of Instructional Design. Tell us about your favorite video editing software, storyboarding software, animation websites, and more!


    Wired to Resist: The Neuroscience of Change

    Wednesday, August 3 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Virtual

    In this program, Dr. Britt Andreatta will share the latest discoveries about the brain, and how to harness human biology to reduce resistance to change and change fatigue. Author of Wired to Resist, she will provide key principles that maximizes the brain’s capacity to learn and embrace change. Leave this interactive session with new strategies for thriving through change and helping others do the same.

    The first 40 people to register received a free book. If you didn't get a chance to pick up yours at a recent event, watch your mailbox. A few weeks after the program, we'll host a book club that focuses on Dr. Britt Andreatta's book, Wired to Resist.


    Book Club: Wired to Resist by Dr. Britt Andreatta

    Dates and times coming soon!

    Read the book and join us to discuss its implications and practical applications for our lives and organizations. You can get your copy for FREE by being among the first to register for 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.


    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 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. 


    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.


    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.


    Visit our Sponsors

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  • Monday, July 11, 2022 7:18 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cast Your Vote!

    We've had some movement on the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter board, and we're excited that Kristen Tandy has volunteered for the VP of Finance role!

    Our chapter bylaws state that the VP of Finance is a role that chapter members vote for and approve. So, we'd like to hear from you! Click here to cast your vote. 


    UPCOMING EVENTS

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


    Presented by the ATD Northern Rockies Chapter:

    What in the Word? More Efficiently Crafting Materials

    Thursday, July 21 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Virtual 

    Training and Development professionals craft and curate many documents. Ever pause to think of the time managing materials takes? Imagine if you could do that work more efficiently?

    Join the ATD Northern Rockies Chapter for a virtual session with Julie Smith, Microsoft guru of sorts. She will share tips and tricks coming from 25 years of Instructional Design experience doing daily battle with Microsoft Word.

    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. 


    Presented the Instructional Design Special Interest Group:

    All Things Tech Today!

    Thursday, July 28 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual 

    This will be an informal opportunity to network and discuss all things technology related in the field of Instructional Design. Tell us about your favorite video editing software, storyboarding software, animation websites, and more!


    Wired to Resist: The Neuroscience of Change

    Wednesday, August 3 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Virtual

    In this program, Dr. Britt Andreatta will share the latest discoveries about the brain, and how to harness human biology to reduce resistance to change and change fatigue. Author of Wired to Resist, she will provide key principles that maximizes the brain’s capacity to learn and embrace change. Leave this interactive session with new strategies for thriving through change and helping others do the same.

    The first 40 people to register received a free book. If you didn't get a chance to pick up yours at a recent event, watch your mail. A few weeks after the program, we'll host a book club that focuses on her book, Wired to Resist.


    Book Club: Wired to Resist by Dr. Britt Andreatta

    Dates and times coming soon!

    Read the book and join us to discuss its implications and practical applications for our lives and organizations. You can get your copy for FREE by being among the first to register for 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.


    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 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. 


    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.


    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. 


    Visit our Sponsors

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  • Monday, June 13, 2022 9:38 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    2022 is the Year of Connection for the ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter

    And that's what we've been doing! Connecting. A lot. 

    Next up: Networking at Night on July 6.

    And we've got a BIG program coming August 3: Wired to Resist with Dr. Britt Andreatta -- she was a featured speaker at the ATD 2022 conference and the first 40 people to sign up for our August 3 program will receive a FREE copy of her book!

    Scroll down to see more upcoming events and register for all them through our events calendar.

    Photos from earlier 2022 events


    UPCOMING EVENTS

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

    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!


    Wired to Resist: The Neuroscience of Change

    Wednesday, August 3 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Virtual

    In this program, Dr. Britt Andreatta will share the latest discoveries about the brain, and how to harness human biology to reduce resistance to change and change fatigue. Author of Wired to Resist, she will provide key principles that maximizes the brain’s capacity to learn and embrace change. Leave this interactive session with new strategies for thriving through change and helping others do the same.

    The first 40 people to register will receive her book for free! A few weeks after the program, we'll host a book club that focuses on her book, Wired to Resist.


    Book Club: Wired to Resist by Dr. Britt Andreatta

    Dates and times coming soon!

    Read the book and join us to discuss its implications and practical applications for our lives and organizations. You can get your copy for FREE by being among the first to register for 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.


    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.


    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.


    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. 


    Visit our Sponsors

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    Ossom Jobs Logo

     

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  • Monday, May 30, 2022 6:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We've got BIG plans for our August 3 program!

    Dr. Britt Andreatta will present Wired to Resist: The Neuroscience of Change to our Colorado ATD chapters.

    The first 40 to register will receive her book for free, and it will be the focus of a book club that follows a few weeks after the event. You'll have the option to pick up your book at our June and July in-person events.

    This is a virtual event, so everyone who wants to join will be able to!

    Learn more and register here.


    Meet Mike Kester, facilitator for our June 1 event on Creating Cohesive and Engaged Teams.

    Mike Kester headshot


    Mike, how did you become focused on leadership development?

    My interest in leadership development started in college when I was lucky enough to be part of a unique multi-year leadership development program. My interest grew as a professional when I was a participant in some outstanding leader development programs when I was a consultant at McKinsey & Company.

    I didn't envision a career in this space, though, until years later when I was the co-president of The Regis Company. We built very high-end custom business simulations and my work increasingly focused on leader development, often in partnership with well-known brands in our space (Center for Creative Leadership, Duke Corporate Education, etc.).

     

    Are there any misconceptions about leadership development that you frequently encounter?

    There are many misconceptions and mistakes I see in the leadership development space.

    First, most organizations think they need to find, or create, the right leadership model, standard, or set of competencies to reflect their unique culture. But creating an exceptional team environment is about a few basic, very human things–too much content, new language, and new models kill learning and growth. From a small non-profit, to a global Fortune 100 company, to a technology innovator, to the military, cohesive teams feel psychologically safe, have great communication norms, and are aligned to a broader sense of purpose.

    Second, teaching prescribed approaches to leadership generally stifles growth. Meaningful growth in things that are hard to do only happens when people generate their own insights, which is messy. Leadership development should embrace the mess and build in a lot of space for people to reflect, explore, and discover.

     

    Are you willing to share a fun fact about yourself?

    The company I founded is named for an analogy to mountain climbing, but I'm afraid of heights.

     

    Register here to join us in Broomfield for this interactive session led by Mike Kester on June 1.


    UPCOMING EVENTS

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


    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. Facilitated by Michael Kester.


    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!


    Wired to Resist: The Neuroscience of Change

    Wednesday, August 3 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Virtual

    In this program, Dr. Britt Andreatta will share the latest discoveries about the brain, and how to harness human biology to reduce resistance to change and change fatigue. Author of Wired to Resist, she will provide key principles that maximizes the brain’s capacity to learn and embrace change. Leave this interactive session with new strategies for thriving through change and helping others do the same.

    The first 40 people to register will receive her book for free! A few weeks after the program, we'll host a book club that focuses on her book, Wired to Resist.


    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.


    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.


    Visit our Sponsors

    core strengths logo

     

    Ossom Jobs Logo

     

    Accel5 logo

     

    degreed logo



  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022 6:55 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Is Reading a Key Component of Your Professional Development?

    If yes, then you'll want to get in on our book clubs!

    Our current book club group is reading and discussing Write Better Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Learning by Patti Shank.

    Next up is Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Human Connection and the Language of Human Connection by Brene Brown. This virtual book club starts June 9. Learn more and register here.

     

    You can also join the book talk online...

    Which books do you frequently recommend related to training, performance support, career development, and other aspects of talent development?

    Share your favorites and see what others are recommending here.

    You can also go here to tell us what you're reading right now!

     

    Is your reading focused on earning the CPTD/APTD designation?

    You're not alone! We partner with several other chapters to offer a study group. Mark your calendar now to learn about the fall study group by attending a free info session on August 23. Register here.


    UPCOMING EVENTS

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


    The Role of Instructional Designers in Change Management

    Thursday, May 26 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual

    Brought to you by the Instructional Design Special Interest Group: Through this presentation by Aaron Koenigseker we will explore the role of Instructional Designers in the process of organizational change management.


    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. Facilitated by Michael Kester.


    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!


    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.


    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.


    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. 


    Do you have talent development books that you'd like to rehome? Visit our members only virtual book exchange


    Visit our Sponsors

    core strengths logo

     

    Ossom Jobs Logo

     

    Accel5 logo

     

    degreed logo


  • 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.



    Sarah Phelps headshot

    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.


    UPCOMING EVENTS

    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. 

    Do you have talent development books that you'd like to rehome? Visit our members only virtual book exchange

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  • Tuesday, April 19, 2022 7:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Collaboration with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center

    An invitation from Jill L. Bezyak, PhD, CRC, Licensed Psychologist, and Professor from the University of Northern Colorado:

    The Rocky Mountain ADA Center has developed a new training for HR professionals on implicit bias towards individuals with disabilities and how it may impact employment opportunities. We are asking for your feedback to ensure it best meets the needs of HR professionals. We are conducting two focus groups to receive feedback on this training, and participants will be able to view the training prior to attending their designated focus group. Your participation and feedback will allow us to further improve the training. Previous experience or knowledge working with individuals with disabilities is not necessary to participate in this focus group.

    There are two opportunities to participate in focus groups, which will both be held over Zoom.

    • Wed. April 20th from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Thurs. April 21st from 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    All focus group participants will receive a $25 Amazon gift card for their participation following completion of a brief demographic survey completed after the focus group.

    If you are interested in participating in this focus group, please email jill.bezyak@unco.edu indicating your willingness to participate and which date you prefer to attend. At that time, I will send you the training to view and the Zoom link for the focus group.


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    COMING APRIL 25-29:

    Invest in your professional development with discounts on bestselling ATD products.

    We're talking savings on the ATD International Conference & Expo, 20% off certificate and masters programs, and 20% off books. Not to mention research reports for only $50.

    Remember to bundle in membership! ATD national membership provides exclusive members-only content and trusted resources to support your work. During the sale, you'll save 10% on your ATD national membership in addition to the $30 discount you receive as a power member.

    Our chapter receives a portion of purchase through the Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP). Be sure to select our name from the dropdown menu on the final page of checkout to send a portion of your purchase to our chapter.

    This sale is coming April 25-29!


    UPCOMING EVENTS

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


    Panel Discussion: Party of One or Small Team ID

    Thursday, April 21 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual

    This panel discussion will focus on how Instructional Designers can create influence, build a sense of community, and promote yourself when you are a party of one ID or part of a very small team. You will develop methods to create influence, and community during this discussion. 


    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.


    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.


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    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 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.

    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.

    Visit our Sponsors


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    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. 

    Do you have talent development books that you'd like to rehome? Visit our members only virtual book exchange


     
     


  • Tuesday, April 05, 2022 10:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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    Meet Jolie Wills, speaker for our program on Workforce Resilience on April 6.

    Jolie is the co-founder and director of Hummingly.

    Jolie, your website explains that Hummingly was inspired by your experience working in post-disaster environments. What led you to that work?

    I’m a cognitive scientist, so I’ve always been interested in how cumulative stress and pressure impact our performance – as humans it’s a side effect of how we’re biologically set up and our organizations consist of a bunch of humans. What I didn’t anticipate is the twist that my professional and personal life had in store for me when the Christchurch earthquakes happened – Christchurch being my home city. After decades being immersed in disasters and interviewing crisis leaders all over the world, we knew what was needed to prepare teams to perform well, especially under pressure. This expertise wasn’t getting into the hands of teams who needed or wanted it, so we packaged it up. 

    Are there any misconceptions about resilience that you frequently encounter?

    There are plenty. Which to pick? One is that resilience is solely the personal responsibility of the employee. We know that factors at the organizational and team levels impact the wellbeing and resilience of our people. Hummingly has a triple responsibility model for wellbeing and resilience with actions needed at the individual, team, and organizational levels. This is fitting because if we get it wrong, the risks are significant and the ramifications will be felt at all three levels – not just with the individual. The exciting piece is that when we get it right, growth, wellbeing, and performance benefits are felt right through the organization.

     

    Are you willing to share a fun fact about yourself?

    I’m not sure if it’s a fun fact but definitely an unusual one. I was the only girl at an all-boys school for a couple of years. With the skew in education at the time, that’s what it took to pursue my love of math and science. It’s a time I identify as resilience-building, that’s for sure!

    Click here to register for the Workforce Resilience in Times of Adversity program on April 6 at Blake Street Tavern.


     

    UPCOMING EVENTS

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


    Workforce Resilience in Times of Adversity

    Wednesday, April 6 | 5:00-6:30 PM 

    Blake Street Tavern

    Learning and development professionals play a vital role in supporting an organization to be "up for the challenge" in challenging times. Explore simple methods for connection, sparking wellbeing conversations and supporting performance under pressure. And have some fun connecting with others along the way. 

    This session will contain a mix of science, stories, practical activities, and connection. 


    Book Club: Write Better Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Learning

    Two virtual meetings:
    Thursday, April 14 and Thursday, April 28 | 4:30-5:30 PM

    This book describes how to write well-written learning objectives that explain what we should assess, and write multiple-choice questions that assess the knowledge and skills in the learning objectives.

    It offers many examples, exercises, and job aids to make adoption of these tactics easier. The book is written for anyone who needs to write effective multiple-choice questions to assess important skills.


    Panel Discussion: Party of One or Small Team ID

    Thursday, April 21 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual

    This panel discussion will focus on how Instructional Designers can create influence, build a sense of community, and promote yourself when you are a party of one ID or part of a very small team. You will develop methods to create influence, and community during this discussion. 


     

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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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    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.


     



  • Tuesday, March 22, 2022 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
     

    What do you want from the Instructional Design Special Interest Group?

    We're excited that Mary Hoftiezer has volunteered to lead the instructional design special interest group!

    What do you want from this group? What topics would you like to discuss? Are you interested in presenting or is there someone you'd recommend?

    Share your suggestions with us via this LinkedIn discussion, or you can email Mary directly.

    Check out the next ID SIG event, on April 21, here!

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    You can always check our events calendar to see events as they're added. 

    Informal Networking Happy Hour

    Friday, April 1 | 4:30-6:30 PM

    Lone Tree Brewing Company

    Join the ATD RMC as we get together in person to get to know each other (again)! This informal networking event is free and open to all Denver-area talent development professionals.

    This event is free for all who wish to attend. Drinks and food are on your own.

    Register here.

    Workforce Resilience in Times of Adversity

    Wednesday, April 6 | 5:00-6:30 PM 

    Blake Street Tavern

    Learning and development professionals play a vital role in supporting an organization to be "up for the challenge" in challenging times. Explore simple methods for connection, sparking wellbeing conversations and supporting performance under pressure. And have some fun connecting with others along the way. 

    This session will contain a mix of science, stories, practical activities, and connection. 

    Register here.

    Book Club: Write Better Multiple Choice Questions to Assess Learning

    Two virtual meetings:
    Thursday, April 14 and Thursday, April 28 | 4:30-5:30 PM

    This book describes how to write well-written learning objectives that explain what we should assess, and write multiple-choice questions that assess the knowledge and skills in the learning objectives.

    It offers many examples, exercises, and job aids to make adoption of these tactics easier. The book is written for anyone who needs to write effective multiple-choice questions to assess important skills.

    Join us to discuss! Register here.

    Panel Discussion: Party of One or Small Team ID

    Thursday, April 21 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Virtual

    This panel discussion will focus on how Instructional Designers can create influence, build a sense of community, and promote yourself when you are a party of one ID or part of a very small team. You will develop methods to create influence, and community during this discussion. 

    Register here.

    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! We're including their events on our event calendar.

    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. 

    Do you have talent development books that you'd like to rehome? Visit our members only virtual book exchange

    Visit our Sponsors


    core strengths logo

      

    Ossom Jobs Logo

      

    Accel5 logo

      

    degreed logo


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