September 2021

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A Voice from Our Chapter

The Lesson of the Butterfly, from an Instructional Designers Perspective: What do they have in common?

There have been many adaptations of the story throughout the years, but the essence always remains the same, “You can’t cut the butterfly out of the cocoon before it's ready.”

Why, you may ask?

To some instructional designers and talent development professionals, creating quick easy courses where people just push the play button and expect to learn, is the same as cutting the butterfly out of their cocoon.

When they finish listening to a lesson, are they really capable (developed), and able of demonstrating their knowledge (wings) and new skills (flying)?

If a person just listened to or watched a video on how to perform a surgery, would you trust that they were capable of performing that surgery on you or your loved ones?

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Happening in Our Chapter

Making the Business Case for Project Management

It's important that L&D professionals understand how project management will maximize their personal, professional, and organizational impact. This is the final session of six workshops in your project management roadmap.

September 9, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


Our "Let's Talk" social learning series returns September 16th.

Let's Talk Instructional Design Portfolios

Join us for discussions about instructional design portfolios. We’ll look at some examples and talk challenges, successes, tools, and approaches. As usual - come prepared to share ideas and also ask questions from your peers!

Sep 16, 2021

6:00pm- 7:00pm


Virtual CPTD study group - Provided by the South Florida Chapter

Our friends from the South Florida chapter wanted to extend this invitation for their upcoming virtual CPTD study group…check it out!

Sept 11, 2021

10:00 am- 12:00 pm


Do You Need a DEI Stimulus Check for Your L&D Materials?

This session will assist you in moving from just checking the box to implementing a DEI strategy for L&D that rocks!

Sept 30, 2021

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Using A Digital Adoption Platform for Learning Design: Exploring WalkMe for LXD

What we'll cover: The basics of using the DAP (Digital Adoption Platform) WalkMe - Results and using WalkMe for data collection.

October 14, 2021

6:00 pm- 7:15 pm


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Community Call to Action

Hurricane Preparedness Volunteers Needed: American Red Cross

With the most active part of the season staring us in the face and the continued wildfire disasters out West, we seek volunteers to be trained for potential responses in our communities, region or nationwide.  There is no commitment at this time to deploy and needs are based on the scope of the event and location.  At the time of an event, requests go out for individuals to respond.

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NOW Accepting ATD Scholarship Applications

To encourage and support continuing education and professional development in the field of workforce learning and development, the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ATD has established the scholarship program.

The program provides two (2) - $1,500 annual grants to students of workplace learning and development programs as well as industry professionals continuing their education and professional development.

Professional Development Scholarship #1 - Active Greater Atlanta Members Professional Development Scholarship #2 - Active Greater Atlanta Executive Board Leaders

Only Candidates must be a member in good standing of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ATD.

Submissions Open from July 1st to October 31, 2021

Recipients will be announced on December 14, 2021

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Job Announcement

NutraCap Labs is looking for an Instructional Designer. Check out the ATD Atlanta Job Board for more information on this position and many others.


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