APRIL 2021

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Straight from the Chapter Blog

Moms and Dads-

Treat Yourself By Investing Time in Your Personal Development

Mother's Day and Father's Day are around the corner, and parents all over the world are celebrated. If you're a lucky parent, you may get part of the day, or maybe the whole day to relax.

During the other 364 days of the year, you have a million things on your mind, at every moment of the day. And for new parents, re-entering the workforce after maternity or paternity leave can be challenging.

At a minimum, we're managing our family, home, and extracurricular activities. For parents who are also career-oriented, how do we squeeze in additional time for our personal development?


Chapter News

THANK YOU to our

Mentorship Program Advisor Committee

The 2021 ATD Atlanta Mentoring Program kicked off on April 1st , and we are excited to see the six month journey unfold between the mentees and mentors. In order to get the program launched, five volunteers came together to develop this valuable program. Each volunteer brought their own experience, knowledge, and skills to ensure participants were set up for success.

We want to give a special thanks to the committee:

• Buddy Schwenk, VP of Membership

• Provita Mungin, Student/Young Professional Director

• Margaret Eves, 2020 Mentee Participant

• John Torres, 2020 Mentor Participant

• Allison Baldwin, President-elect

We also want to give a special thanks to Neilus Strategy for sponsoring the DISC assessments.

In addition to the DISC assessments, the advisor committee used the following tools to for different methods of collaboration:

• Trello to plan out the program

• MIRO to gather interview notes and workshop through matching up the pairs

• Slack for group discussions

• Google Docs for easy sharing of important documents

 If you’re interested in learning more about the mentoring program, visit: https://atdatlanta.org/Mentorship , and save the date for the Capstone Presentations on September 30th!

You can also reach out to mentorship@atdatlanta.org for questions.

Register Now

Get Involved

Now Accepting Nominations for 2022 Chapter Elections!

Looking for the “Why?” in your ATD Membership?

Looking for professional and personal fulfillment?

Look no further! You could meet those needs by serving in as ATD leadership. 

ATD Atlanta is now accepting applications for these elected positions:

  • Chief Financial Advisor (CFO)
  • President-elect Senior Advisor

Nominate someone you know is a good fit...or nominate yourself!

While these positions are a big deal, as an elected member you’ll have opportunities to experience the following benefits, and more:

  • Collaborating with smart, fun people like yourself
  • Providing experiences for others to connect with other professionals in the TD field and develop skills and knowledge
  • Knowing you contributed to making the world a better place (Hey, isn’t that what we said we wanted in our college applications?)
  • Making REAL connections for your professional advancement

*(Super Secret Message: This is how it’s done.)

Login to your ATD Atlanta account to read the job descriptions under Member Toolkit: https://atdatlanta.org/Member-Toolkit

You can start the nominations process here: Nomination Form

*Deadline for application submissions is Saturday, July 24th, and elections will start in August. For questions, email: adminpp@atdatlanta.org

Further Your Leadership and Chapter Knowledge

The National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) and Chapter Services team would like to invite you to join us for the Chapter Success Series. The NAC will guide you through the series of three interactive webcasts with opportunities to acquire knowledge and resources to strengthen your chapter and help your leaders provide a consistent member experience.

The series will conclude with a virtual networking session, a time for chapter leaders to interact by role and share best practices. As a bonus, if you attend all webcasts, you will receive a certificate of completion for your participation.

May 11 at 2 p.m. ET Governance and Programming


May 26 at 2 p.m. ET Communications and Finance


June 10 at 2 p.m. ET Board of Directors and Membership



Partnering with the Association of Talent Development Greater Atlanta Chapter will connect your business to more than 650 Workplace Learning and Performance Professionals.

Our members are your clients and potential clients. Sponsorship allows you and your team to stay front and center with them all year long, giving your company a competitive advantage.

Click here to learn more about how you can benefit from sponsorship.

We appreciate your support! 


Digital transformation, collaboration, new technology tools, remote training, and work-life balance, just a few of the trends over the last year that have impacted the way we work, live and learn.  Have you leveraged one of these or another trend? If so, Trainer’s Showdown is for you! 

We want to hear from you to help our members learn a new tip or trick, enhance a skill, or even share technology or digital tools to help them on the job!

Only five (5) people will be selected to participate in this platform to showcase their training and presentation skills in a fun and engaging way. Apply today and get ready for some fun!

You could walk away with extensive bragging rights, a $250 gift card, a trophy AND the opportunity to be a featured breakout speaker at next year’s ACE Conference.

Want to be a part of the audience that selects the winner? 

Deadline May 7thRegister today to join us!


A Chapter with the Chapters - Virtual Book Series #4

May 5, 2021

Please join Greater Atlanta ATD for A Chapter with the Chapters where every session is led by the author of the book. This month we have 12 Quick Steps to Writing Classroom Grants by Bejanae Kareem.

Each will be discussed in an hour interactive session led by the book’s author. You are responsible for getting a copy of the book to read or listen to but we will provide a chapter, upon registration, for the live discussion. 


Networking:       11:45 pm 

Program Begins: 12:00 pm

Program Ends:    1:00 pm


Using A Digital Adoption Platform for Learning Design:

Exploring WalkMe for LXD

May 11, 2021

Overcome and smooth transition periods Reduce resistance to change Shorten time-to-competency for software training Measure user/learner adoption and identify areas of opportunity with the training. 

This program teaches the basics of using a Digital Adoption Platform (WalkMe), explains how others have successfully implemented a Digital Adoption Platform, and demonstrates how to download and experiment with the software.


Networking:        5:45 pm 

Program Begins: 6:00 pm

Program Ends:    7:15 pm


Let's Talk Using Microlearning in L&D 

May 13, 2021

Join us for a Learning & Development CoP Social Learning Event that is all about forging new connections based on opportunities to help one another.

Microlearning is one of the least understood trends in workplace training today. Everyone wants to “go micro” and every vendor says their solution includes microlearning.

In this session you will learn:

  • Four use cases for microlearning

  • Best practices for developing each of these four kinds of microlearning

  • How to use microlearning to make the greatest impact on your curriculum


Networking:          5:45 PM

Program Begins:   6:00 PM 

Program Ends:     7:00 PM


Lean Six Sigma Demystified (PPD)

May 13, 2021

What You’ll Learn

Are you new to Lean Six Sigma and thinking about becoming certified? Is your company rolling out a Lean Six Sigma program and you want to know more about it? If so, you won’t want to miss this webinar. We’ll define Lean Six Sigma, share examples, describe how it works and explain how you will benefit.


Networking:        5:45 PM 
Program Begins: 6:00 PM
Program Ends:   7:15 PM


Building Trust, Credibility, and Respect

May 20, 2021

How It Will Help You

As a leader, you set a vision, but you need the support of others to accomplish your goals. This course will ensure that your relationships are based on mutual trust, credibility, and respect, enabling you and your team to work past relationship missteps and move forward together.

At the completion of this session, you will be able to:

  • Become familiar with the cycle of development
  • Understand the relationship between trust, credibility, and respect
  • Minimize trust-busters and restore broken trust
  • Apply principles to cultivate a trust-based work environment


Networking:        3:45 PM 
Program Begins: 4:00 PM
Program Ends:    6:00 PM


DEI UpRising Workshop:

The Fundamentals of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This DEI program is for people at all levels of an organization. 

o Everyone needs to learn about Diversity and Inclusion 

o Learn more about diversity and inclusion 

o Shifting listening, seeing, and speaking to transform their communities



Becoming a member comes with its perks! There are a ton of resources that are available only to those who are members.

One great benefit is our Job Board, exclusively for members. You can post a job for free or search for your next great opportunity. Click here to access the job board.

By the way, did you know Ameris Bank is looking for an Instructional Designer?

Check out the ATD Atlanta job board for more information on this and other great companies hiring right now.

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