Upcoming events

    • 07/27/2017
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Ghost Train Brewery
    • 21

    The results of our annual chapter survey are in and we have heard your requests for more networking opportunities within our talent development community! 75% of respondents on our survey listed “networking” as the primary reason to join ATD Birmingham, and networking opportunities continue to be among our most requested chapter events. Join ATD Birmingham at our summer networking social to make valuable connections with members of the TD community while enjoying hors d'oeuvres and some great locally brewed beers. This event is open to all ATD membership levels at no charge, and guests are welcomed with a nominal fee. Please register each attendee in advance. 

    Ghost Train Brewery

    • 08/01/2017
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar

    With 10,000 baby boomers retiring every day, it is no surprise that eighty nine percent of executives rate the need to strengthen, reengineer and improve organizational leadership as an important priority. This means that engaging Millennials with the right learning solutions is paramount. Due to Millennials desire to learn quickly and virtually, the traditional 8-hour classroom training platform is quickly falling out of favor. Rethinking training for a generation that will comprise 75% of the workforce by 2025, is becoming of the utmost importance.

    This webinar focuses on 6-transformational techniques for engaging Millennials with virtual training. Steven Van Cohen, founder of 21mill, will provide key insights into 21st century learning approaches that align with Millennials learning desires. Seventy-one percent of Millennials who are likely to leave an organization in two years are dissatisfied with how their skills are being developed. Sixty-nine percent of Millennials aspire to be leaders in the next five years and 60 percent of Millennials want training to develop these skills. With such a desire for training, the opportunity is prime to develop solutions that will impact the growth and development of our young professionals. Join us on the webinar to discover the innovative ways to truly impact Millennial learning.

    Learner Objectives:

    • Short and Sweet – The 8-Second Rule
    • Blend and Bind – Transferability Factor
    • Relevant and Relatable – Topics That Matter
    • Collaborative and Communal – Leveraging Social Integration
    • Mobile and Malleable – Easy On Demand
    • Incremental and Inspiring – Motivational Momentum

    Presenter Bio:

    Steven Cohen is the founder of 21mill, a training company built specifically for the advancement of young professionals and CEO of Meyvn Global, an international training firm specializing in unlocking human potential. Steve has trained thousands of people all over the world, is an ATD published author, keynote speaker and writer featured in Forbes, Trainingmag.com and TD (Training Development). Steve holds a MS in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University and a BA in Speech Communication from the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana.

    • 08/28/2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Brasfield & Gorrie Conference Center - Birmingham
    • 53

    Based on the ATD Competency Model, the Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) credential provides talent development professionals the ability to prove their worth to employers and to be confident in their knowledge of the field. Whether you are new to Talent Development or looking to expand your portfolio, becoming a CPLP will demonstrate your commitment to professionalism and knowledge. To date, thousands of top employers have indicated “CPLP preferred” on job postings. Adding professional credentials to your resume can help make an impact on your boss or other hiring managers. Come learn more about how and why to join this elite network of nearly 2,000 TD professionals! 

    Speaker: Samantha Herman

    Samantha Herman is the chapter relations manager, western area, for The Association for Talent Development in Alexandria, Virginia, where she provides support and resources to ATD Chapters. Prior to joining ATD, Samantha served as the Senior Leadership Development Consultant for Sigma Delta Tau where she assisted in chapter growth and development of the organization’s 106 chapters. Samantha has worked in the non-profit sector for over five years and has a Bachelor’s Degree from The George Washington University.

    • 09/25/2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Brasfield & Gorrie Conference Center - Birmingham
    • 55

    Providing effective learning opportunities is what we are all about as development professionals, but sometimes we are more concerned with WHAT we want people to learn than we are with whether our audience's brain can process that information. Based on the work of brain scientist, John Medina, this session will explore how the way our brains are designed can impact the way information is processed. Understanding a few of Dr. Medina's "brain rules" can help us design messages that are more effective and have a better chance of sticking with our audience.

    Speaker: Alyce Hartley

    For the last 30 years, Alyce has worked with adults and young adults to improve communication and human interaction skills. She spent 12 years as the coach of the UAB Speech and Debate team and a member of the faculty in UAB’s Department of Communication Studies. In 1997 she began working for UAB Human Resources. She spent 16 years on the staff and as a manager for the department of Organizational Learning and Development. She joined the staff of Children’s of Alabama in 2013 as Director of Organizational Development.

    Her areas of expertise include public speaking and presentation skills, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, change management, time management, team building and leadership skills. 

    Alyce is a native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. She has been married for 33 years to Steve Hartley. They have four children ranging in age from 20 to 30.

    • 10/30/2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Brasfield & Gorrie Conference Center - Birmingham

    Speaker TBD

    • 12/04/2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Brasfield & Gorrie Conference Center - Birmingham

    Speaker TBD

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