ATD Certification Institute APTD & CPTD Pre Approved Provider of Recertification Credits

ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter programs are pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.

ATD ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAPTER EVENTS

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual - ATD Northern Rockies Chapter

    Colorado ATD Partner Chapters

    Counterintuitive Principles that Make for Better Learning: Part 1

    This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Register for each part individually. Join for one or both sessions.

    Suppose you ran a training program last year, and you made some changes. This year, learners report that they enjoy the experience more. But did you really improve the training? Maybe not. Intuition about how to manage learning often leads us astray. Come learn about counterintuitive principles of learning, and how to distinguish training that feels effective from training that really is effective.

    Attending this two-session series, participants will:

    1. Get a peek at how your own brain works.
    2. Be better able to identify misguided intuition about how people learn.
    3. Discover how to create long-lasting learning for your trainees.

    When: Thursday, 06/17/21, 12:00-1:00

    • 12:00-12:50 - Presentation

    Where: Virtual (link sent with registration)

    About the Presenters

    Charles J. Smith (Chief Research Officer and Co-Founder) has started five companies and one foundation. He is known for inventing the royalty-free model at Digital Stock Inc., later sold to Bill Gates, and the confidence-based learning model built into Amplifire. Charles organized the Amplifire Science Advisory Board and leads the efforts to move insights gleaned from cognitive science into the Amplifire algorithm. He is a board member of Nature and Culture International, which has conserved 20 million acres in tropical South America, a co-founder and a board member of the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation, and previously served on the Director’s Cabinet at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

    Matthew Jensen Hays, Ph.D. (VP of Research and Analytics) has over 20 years of experience analyzing and enhancing how people learn and remember. His Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology (with a minor in Human-Computer Interaction) is from UCLA, where he worked with Drs. Elizabeth and Robert Bjork. He has conducted basic research on memory and learning, and has applied those and other findings to the design of training systems, intelligent tutors, multi-million-dollar simulators, and other educational experiences for civilian and military applications. His published articles have been cited hundreds of times and have been nominated for or won Best Paper awards at several conferences. In his role as Senior Director of Research and Analytics at Amplifire, Matt ensures that Amplifire is constantly improving in its ability to accelerate learning, impede forgetting, and diagnose users’ confidently held misinformation.

    Please register at the ATD Northern Rockies Chapter and use the discount code on our special offers blog

    • Thursday, June 17, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual - Information send out 24 hours in advance
    • 28
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    ATD RMC Instructional Design SIG

    Presents:

    Baking Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion into Instructional Design

    Today more than ever, eyes are on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) everywhere. As Instructional Designers we have an opportunity to model DEI best practices to our colleagues, leadership, and clients in the questions we ask, the courses we design, and the materials we provide. Using the ADDIE model, this will be a conversation about how to ensure that inclusion is top-of-mind from the very beginning of a project through to its deliver. Bring your ideas and experience with you - has this been a consideration for you in the past? What has (and hasn't) worked? What are some of the ways you have approached this?

    Note: this session is not about designing DEI training, but having an awareness of DEI as we design our programs. 

    Speaker:

    Paul Zaentz-Lewis headshotPaul Zaentz-Lewis

    Workforce Insight

    Paul has over three decades of international business and training experience in the hospitality & travel, aerospace, financial, manufacturing, and consulting industries. Prior to joining Workforce Insight as a Training Consultant in 2020 Paul worked with Deloitte Tax in Santiago (Chile), Miami, and Denver for a decade developing and implementing regional and global business transformation programs as well as serving as a Global Engagement Manager. He is especially adept at providing engaging technical and transformative change management training to staff, supervisors, and leadership. 

    A native of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Paul enjoys spending time in the outdoors, playing hockey, skiing, and learning foreign languages. He is also an active participant with his local chapters of ATD and PMI.

    ATD Talent Development Capability Model

    • Cultural Awareness and Inclusion
    • Instructional Design
    • Training Delivery and Facilitation
    • Organizational Development & Culture

    Investment:

    This SIG meeting is free for all. Please register so we know to expect you. 


    • Wednesday, July 07, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM (MDT)
    • Blue Moon Brewing Company - RiNo 3750 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216
    • 25
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    Summer Networking Event

    ATD RMC Summer of Search logo a bright yellow sun with the summer of search typed over it.

    The ATD Summer of Search continues with our annual networking event! This will be our first face-to-face chapter event in 2021 and we couldn't be more excited. Plan on opportunities to meet your peers, play games, and win prizes!

    Location: Blue Moon Brewing Company - RiNo 3750 Chestnut Pl, Denver, CO 80216 [map]

    Date: July 7, 2021

    Time: 5:00 to 6:15 pm

    Investment:

    • Free for ATD RMC Chapter Members 
    • Free with registration code for Colorado ATD Partner Chapters
    • $30 for non-members
    • Wednesday, July 14, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Harvard Gulch Park - 550 E Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210
    • 24
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    The ATD RMC Instructional Design Special Interest Group Presents:
    Converting ILT to eLearning: Your Questions Answered

    **In Person Event**

    Many organizations want their learning opportunities to have a wider reach, provide consistent messaging, and be available on demand. While e-learning isn't new, recent events such as the global COVID-19 pandemic have prompted L&D leaders to assess if their delivery methods are the best fit for a workforce that's increasingly virtual and distributed. When considering a shift to e-learning or virtual instructor-led training (V-ILT), it can be daunting to know where to start, what to expect, and how to make it happen. In this session, we'll tackle some of the most common questions about converting from ILT to E-Learning, such as how to decide if E-Learning is the best solution, when to use V-ILT, E-Learning, or blended approaches, making the case for E-Learning, and how to implement an E-Learning project. Bring your experience, questions, and insights to the discussion! The event includes networking, the presentation and a discussion.

    Please bring your own outdoor chair (folding or camping chair) for relaxing at the park. If you don't have one, please reach out to id.sig@atdrmc.org.

    Light snacks and refreshments provided.

    Investment:

    This session is free for all. Please register so we know to expect you.

    Location:

    Harvard Gulch Park

    550 E Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210 [Map]

    • Thursday, July 15, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Thursday, September 09, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 5 sessions
    Register

    ATD RMC Book Club 

    Book cover of Design Thinking for Training and Development

    Design Thinking for Training and Development 

    Creating Learning Journeys that Get Results

    by Sharon Boller and Laura Fletcher

    Book description from td.org...

    When training and development initiatives treat learning as something that occurs as a one-time event, the learner and the business suffer. Using design thinking can help talent development professionals ensure learning sticks to drive improved performance.

    Design Thinking for Training and Development offers a primer on design thinking, a human-centered process and problem-solving methodology that focuses on involving users of a solution in its design. For effective design thinking, talent development professionals need to go beyond the UX, the user experience, and incorporate the LX, the learner experience. 

    In this how-to guide for applying design thinking tools and techniques, Sharon Boller and Laura Fletcher share how they adapted the traditional design thinking process for training and development projects. Their process involves steps to:

    • Get perspective.
    • Refine the problem.
    • Ideate and prototype.
    • Iterate (develop, test, pilot, and refine).
    • Implement.

    Design thinking is about balancing the three forces on training and development programs: learner wants and needs, business needs, and constraints. Learn how to get buy-in from skeptical stakeholders. Discover why taking requests for training, gathering the perspective of stakeholders and learners, and crafting problem statements will uncover the true issue at hand. 

    Two in-depth case studies show how the authors made design thinking work. Job aids and tools featured in this book include:

    • a strategy blueprint to uncover what a stakeholder is trying to solve
    • an empathy map to capture the learner’s thoughts, actions, motivators, and challenges
    • an experience map to better understand how the learner performs.

    With its hands-on, use-it-today approach, this book will get you started on your own journey to applying design thinking.

    Schedule:

    We will meet for five sessions to discuss the five sections of the book.

    • July 15, 2021 - Section 1 (Chapters 1 to 3)
    • July 29, 2021 - Section 2 (Chapters 4 to 6)
    • August 12, 2021 - Section 3 (Chapters 7 and 8)
    • August 26, 2021 - Section 4 (Chapters 9 and 10)
    • September 9, 2021 - Section 5 (Chapters 11 to 14)

    Investment:

    • Chapter Members - Included with membership
    • General Public - $10 for all 5 sessions
    • Partner Chapters - Free - Please register and use the discount code

    Purchase the book:

    • ATD Store - Use the chapter's CHiP code - CH6046
    • Amazon - Please consider making the chapter your Amazon Smile non-profit
    • Your local independent bookstore 
    • Tuesday, August 10, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • Friday, August 13, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual - Login information provided 24 hours in advance
    • 40
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    ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter Special Event

    The Gamification of learning: a two-day certification for talent development and hr Professionals 

    in Partnership with Sententia

    This program is like no virtual conference or Zoom workshop you’ve attended. The Sententia Gamification Certification is a complete immersion experience that leaves you creatively inspired and technically masterful. Plus, this is the ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you recertification* credits with SHRM and ATD.

    This hands-on certification takes you through the 5-step, trademarked, and proven process of gamifiying your organizational quest. The goal is to increase learning and engagement through key concepts found in game design and behavioral psychology. Adding game mechanics to training, gamification not only increases interest, but it also increasing engagement and creates behavioral change by making learning and development "fun."

    Gamification is not just about rewarding points and badges, but rather understanding and influencing the human behaviors which companies want to encourage among their employees and customers.

    Is now a good time to put an end to dry, boring learning? Get ready to play full out during our Gamification adventure!

    Agenda:

    In this 8-hour certification program (attended over two 4-hour sessions), you will use a L&D case study as you overlay the 5-step Game the System™ model for gamification learning design, gather data, and participate in problem-solving and assessment exercises.

    Outcomes:

    • At the end of this Certification program, participants will be able to:
    • Understand how key concepts found in behavioral psychology and game design can increase learning and engagement
    • Have a five-part process for gamifying a learning program
    • Demonstrate a return on investment for your gamified learning program

    Takeaways for Participants:

    • Game the System™ “game board” of the 30 necessary steps for creating successfully gamified learning programs
    • All handouts and ancillary tools
    • Analysis and feedback of a proposal for gamifying a case study or real program
    • Sententia Level 1 Survey or digital badge with metadata about the program and work completed for employers, recruiters, and potential clients
    • HRCI, SHRM and ATD recertification credit documentation for each registrant

    ATD Capability Model

    Developing Professional Capability

    • Learning Sciences
    • Instructional Design
    • Training Delivery and Facilitation
    • Technology Application
    • Career and Leadership Development
    • Evaluating Impact

    Impacting Organizational Capability 

    • Business Insight
    • Organization Development and Culture
    • Talent Strategy and Management
    • Performance Improvement
    • Change Management
    • Future Readiness

    This session is appropriate for beginner, intermediate and advanced talent development professionals.

    Facilitator:

    Monica Cornetti photo

    Monica Cornetti

    Founder

    Sententia

    Monica works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; and was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain.

    Monica is the Founder and CEO of the Sententia Gamification Consortium. She authored Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You, and is a co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate learning.

    She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

    Jonathan Peters, PhD

    Chief Motivation Officer

    Sententia

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team-members.

    Since joining the Sententia team, he had applied his knowledge and study to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification.  

    Jonathan is co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home.

    Investment:

    • Chapter Members - $297.00
    • Colorado Partner Chapters - $297.00
    • Non-members - $397.00
    • Chapter Membership plus this special event - $419.00

    Location:

    Virtual

    Special Note:

    This is an ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter special event and it is not included in the price of membership. All cancellations must be completed by August 3, 2021. After this date, no refunds will be issued. 

    • Thursday, August 12, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual - Information Sent out 24 hours before event
    • 49
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    ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter ATD Consultant's SIG logo

    Join the Consultants Special Interest Group (SIG) monthly meeting to discuss topics that are of interest to our members who are small business owners and independent consultants in the Talent Development Space. 

    Meeting Details:

    Date: Thursday, August 12, 2020

    Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Location: Virtual - meeting information sent out 24 hours before meeting. 

    Investment:

    The session is free for members, but please register to let us know that you plan to attend. 

    • Tuesday, August 24, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom - Meeting information provided to participants 24 hours before session.
    • 39
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    Logo - ATD Chapters Association for Talent Development CPTD Study Group

    CPTD/APTD

    Fall 2021 Cohort

    Free Information Session

    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. 

    Who can register:

    • The study group is open to anyone, anywhere who is interested in pursuing the CPTD or APTD certification. 
    • International participants are welcome. 
    • ATD or ATD Chapter membership is not required, but ATD partner chapters receive discounted pricing on registration for the full cohort. 

    Meeting details:

    Registered participants will be sent the virtual meeting logon information 24 hours in advance of the session. Virtual meeting times are:

    • 4:30 to 6:30 pm Pacific Time
    • 5:30 to 7:30 pm Mountain Time
    • 6:30 to 8:30 pm Central Time
    • 7:30 to 9:30 pm Eastern Time

    Cohort Registration:

    Please note, this event is only the free information session, if you would like to attend the entire cohort, please register for both events.

    • Thursday, September 09, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual - Information Sent out 24 hours before event
    • 49
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    ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter ATD Consultant's SIG logo

    Join the Consultants Special Interest Group (SIG) monthly meeting to discuss topics that are of interest to our members who are small business owners and independent consultants in the Talent Development Space. 

    Meeting Details:

    Date: Thursday, September 9, 2020

    Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Location: Virtual - meeting information sent out 24 hours before meeting. 

    Investment:

    The session is free for members, but please register to let us know that you plan to attend. 

    • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Virtual - Information Sent out 24 hours before event
    • 49
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    ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter ATD Consultant's SIG logo

    Join the Consultants Special Interest Group (SIG) monthly meeting to discuss topics that are of interest to our members who are small business owners and independent consultants in the Talent Development Space. 

    Meeting Details:

    Date: Thursday, October 14,, 2020

    Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Location: Virtual - meeting information sent out 24 hours before meeting. 

    Investment:

    The session is free for members, but please register to let us know that you plan to attend. 

    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Virtual - Information Sent out 24 hours before event
    • 49
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    ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter ATD Consultant's SIG logo

    Join the Consultants Special Interest Group (SIG) monthly meeting to discuss topics that are of interest to our members who are small business owners and independent consultants in the Talent Development Space. 

    Meeting Details:

    Date: Thursday, November 14, 2020

    Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Location: Virtual - meeting information sent out 24 hours before meeting. 

    Investment:

    The session is free for members, but please register to let us know that you plan to attend. 

    • Thursday, December 09, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Virtual - Information Sent out 24 hours before event
    • 49
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    ATD Rocky Mountain Chapter ATD Consultant's SIG logo

    Join the Consultants Special Interest Group (SIG) monthly meeting to discuss topics that are of interest to our members who are small business owners and independent consultants in the Talent Development Space. 

    Meeting Details:

    Date: Thursday, December 9, 2020

    Time: 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

    Location: Virtual - meeting information sent out 24 hours before meeting. 

    Investment:

    The session is free for members, but please register to let us know that you plan to attend. 


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