Chapter Meeting & SIG/GIG Archive


September 2014

"Trends in eLearning" September 4, 2014 Pooja Jaisingh, Senior eLearning Evangelist
Adobe Systems.


January 2012

Talent Management for Workplace Learning Professionals Webinar Series (Four-Part Series)

Talent Management for Workplace Learning Professionals was designed by the Greater Atlanta ASTD Professional Development Committee.  It is specifically for learning and performance improvement professionals.  The goal is to build capabilities around the important role that the Learning function has as a part of the overall strategic talent management process.

Module 1: “Learning and The Talent Management Framework” (Presented 1/19/12)

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Presented by David Mallon of Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates researched hundreds of organizations and created a model that shows how highly integrated and business-focused talent management strategies directly drive business results.  The Talent Management Framework provides a visual, easy to read depiction of how all of the talent management process, including Learning & Development, come together, while highlighting the most important elements and practices to consider for high-impact talent management in 2012.

After listening to the webinar, you will be able to:

·  Understand the Talent Management Framework – What Bersin’s research tells us about the importance of breaking down silos and integrating talent management strategies.
·  Learn how to Read and Apply the Talent Management Framework - To help a company define and develop its overall Talent Strategy.  The framework provides a guide for how Workforce Planning, Competency Management, Talent Acquisition, Leadership Development, Succession Management, Career Management, Total Rewards, Performance Management and Learning & Development can work together in a way that ensures business alignment.
·         Understand the roles that Learning Professionals have within the Talent Management Framework – How you can be an effective enabler for talent management strategies to be realized within your organization.

Module 2:  “How to Develop a Talent Management Strategy” (Presented on 2/23/2012)

Presented by: Sharon Kaivani, Talent Management Practice Lead & Linda Brenner, Managing Director from Designs On Talent.

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ASTD and i4cp conducted a study on Talent Management Practices and Opportunities.  After careful identification of the variables comprising talent management, defined talent management strategy in this way:

“A holistic approach to optimizing human capital, which enables an organization to drive short- and long-term results by building culture, engagement, capability, and capacity through integrated talent acquisition, development, and deployment processes that are aligned to business goals.”

Your talent strategy should work at least as hard as you do.  In fact, it should make your life easier by doing at least two things for you and your organization.

  • Align everyone in your organization to your business strategy.
  • Underscore your mission of creating an environment where people can learn, develop and receive recognition for their efforts.

In this type of environment, people are in the right roles, they are engaged and can learn and develop.   Workplace learning and development professionals and managers need to know how to identify and focus your efforts on the right people-priorities for your organization.

Listening to the webinar, you will:

1)     Learn how to align your organization’s talent strategy to your business strategy

2)     Learn how to create an environment where people can learn, develop and receive recognition for their efforts

3)     Understand how to identify and focus your efforts on the right people-priorities for your organization

Module 3:  “How to Perform a Talent Management Needs Assessment” (Presented on 3/22/2012)

Presented by: Andy Rice, Principal and Lead Strategist, Black Box Consulting

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After listening to the webinar, you will:

1)     Learn the value to the organization from a talent management needs assessment
2)     Learn how to assess the current state of talent management within the organization
3)     Understand how to use talent management best practices to identify and prioritize the gaps between the current and desired state of talent management


Module 4: How to Create a Strategic Talent Management Plan  (Presented on 4/26/2012)

Presented by: Andy Rice, Black Box Consulting

“How to Create a Strategic Talent Management Plan” is the fourth and final Module of the professional development webinar series entitled Talent Management for Workplace Learning Professionals.

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Listening to this webinar, you will:


1)     Understand the strategic talent management plan


2)     Learn the typical tactics components and tools of the talent management plan


3)    Learn the typical options available to complete the plan deliverables; internally, outside resources, or both     



August 2011

August 16. ACE2011 - Conference YOU!

" Opening Keynote - The Power of Collaboration: Transform your Organization with Social Media" presented by Tony Bingham, CEO ASTD International. 
Session slides (pdf)

Social Media Revolution 3 (4:15 version via Erik Qualman) (Video)

A Vision Of K-12 Students Today (Video)

"Agile Project Management for Workplace Learning Professionals" presented Don Bolen, PMP. 
Session slides (pdf)

"Mobile Learning - iPhone/iPad App for Training Reinforcement" presented by Larry Brambrut and Carlos Quintero 
Session slides (pdf)

"From Novice to Expert: Simple Secrets to Becoming an E-Learning Pro" presented by Tom Kuhlmann 
Session slides (pdf)

"Simple Ways to Get the Graphics You Need for Your E-Learning Course" presented by Tom Kuhlmann 
Session slides (pdf)

"Virtual Presentations that Work" presented by Joel Gendelman, PhD 
Session slides (pdf)

"Measuring for Success: How CEOs View the Success of Learning Investments" presented Jack Phillips, PhD  Session slides (pdf)  Handout (pdf)

"Technology for the Millennial Workforce" presented by Jennifer Williams 
Session slides (pdf)

"Power Up Your PowerPoint" presented by Kelly Vandever
Session slides (pdf)

April 2011

April 14. Southeast/Savannah GIG Meeting

"Why Can’t They Just Do What They Are Suppose To Do?" presented by Steve Ryden.

Performance Analysis Guide       BF Skinner Behavior Modification Diagram

February 2011

2011 Regional CPLP Virtual Study Group Informational Webcast Recording

This 45 minute webcast was conducted on 2/24/11 for the Greater Atlanta Chapter members. It provides an overview of the upcoming Regional CPLP Virtual Study Group which starts on March 31st.

After listening to this webcast you will be able to: 

  • Describe what an ASTD CPLP™ Certification is. 
  • State the support materials and cost involved in the CPLP™ Certification. 
  • Describe how the Regional CPLP™ Study Group can help you prepare for the Exam and Work Product Submission. 
  •  State the prerequisites for attending the study group. · Decide if CPLP™ Study Group is right for you.

To play the webcase, you will need to download and install the free WebEx player. Go to this page and choose the player for your system.

Download the recorded WebEx (ARF file) here.


October 2010

October 26, 2010. Lunch & Learn Webinar: Making the Transition from Trainer to Consultant - Preview of ASTD Certificate Program

September 2010

September 20, 2010.  2010 Employee Learning Week Lunch & Learn Webinar

August 2010

2010 unConference

Greater Atlanta’s first ever unConference was held August 23, 2010 at the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta Northwest off of Windy Hill Rd. in Marietta.

Participants experienced simultaneous presentations in each corner of the ballroom. Each presentation lasted 15 minutes, and audience members were able to "vote with their feet" and move to other presentation in other corners of the ballroom. They also had the opportunity to engage with our Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Geographic Interest Groups (GIGs), and our Sponsors, all showcased around a delicious buffet. For those in the throes of finding employment, there was a special room set aside to talk with knowledgeable career coaches.

We thank our session presenters, who were selected by vote of the membership:

  • Use of Humor in Corporate Training – Andy Kirkendall
  • Connecting the Dots through Story – Kelly Vandever
  • How to Create Quick and Easy Videos for A Website Using a Flip Camera – Pace Sweatt
  • How Fast is Too Fast: 5 Steps You Can’t Afford to Skip in Rapid eLearning – Jay Lambert
  • 5 Steps to Transition from Instructor to Performance Improvement Specialist – Mark Myette
  • Using Project Management Skills to Improve Your Design Documents – Lee Jessen
  • ASTD Atlanta Tweet Up! – Lisa Richardson
  • It’s Not What You Think – Karen Sieczka
  • Kanban: The Power of Pull – Allen Helms
  • Lectora, Articulate, and Captivate: Which Rapid eLearning Tool is for You? – Jay Lambert
  • Reduce Technology Related Stress - Debra Kirtland
  • Reveal Your Inner Genius and Accelerate Results – Brownell Landrum
  • The Organic Enterprise – Allen Helms


April 2010

April 1, 2010         Southeast Georgia/Savannah (SGS) GIG: "Cool Tools" presented
                           by Don Bolen.

                                                  presentation     Links

March 2010    

March 23, 2010     Independent Networking & Collaboration (INC) SIG - "Collaboration"
                           (PowerPoint presentation.)

February 22, 2010   ASTD Greater Atlanta started the year with a BANG! Dozens of
                             Atlanta's best learning professionals got to to network with their
                             peers during a highly interactive networking and learning event.
                             The participants walked away with insights and best practices
                             around a multitude of topics:
  • Revitalizing your talent management strategy 
  • Creating an effective coaching and mentoring culture
  • Improving your knowledge management systems and processes
  • Effectively managing organizational change
  • Leveraging Subject Matter Experts
"Ask My ASTD Peers" allowed everyone to rotate tables and interact
 with different people to share ideas, insights, and best practices.
                 here are the notes from the discussions.

february 10, 2010  Technology-Based Learning SIG - Mobile Learning (Podcast)
                             A panel discussion on Mobile Learning, featuring:
  • About Face(tm)  CLO Terena Campagna
  • OnPoint CEO and Founder Robert Gadd
  • Precrest CLO Debra Hansford
  • The Home Depot L&D Roger Anderson
  • The Venza Group's Daniel Johnson (moderator)
                           Note: Runtime: 1 hr., 29 minutes. File-size: 41 megabytes. May take
                           several minutes to download and begin playing.


December 2009

December 7, 2009    Chapter Meeting at Fiserv - Are You Doing Your BEST??

November 2009

November 16, 2009   NE Atlanta/Athens GIG Event "The Future of Training...Are You Ahead
                               of the Learning Curve?"

November 11, 2009   Workforce Challenge Presentations

October 2009

October 19, 2009     Chapter Meeting at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta - Leadership

June 2009

June 15, 2009        Chapter Meeting at Emory Corporate Learning - Identifying and
                            Developing Emerging Talent

February 2009

February 16, 2009  Chapter Meeting at Georgia Tech - The Carrot Culture Group


November 2008

November 12, 2008   Workforce Challenge - 2008 National Survey Generational
                               Differences in the Workplace by Training Magazine

February 2008

February 14, 2008      Corporate Training SIG Meeting


February 2007 

February 26, 2007     sig expo (georgia tech)     

February 7, 2007       Organizational Development SIG
February 6, 2007       South GIG Meeting
February 2, 2007       ITCN SIG Meeting

January 2007

January 5, 2007         ITCN SIG Meeting


December 2006 

December 14, 2006     TBL SIG Meeting

December 11, 2006     December 2006 Presentation
                                 author’s night & holiday celebration

december 8, 2006      ITCN SIG Meeting
December 4, 2006      Corporate Training SIG Meeting

November 2006

November 13, 2006     Chapter Meeting (Coca-Cola)

November 7, 2006       South GIG Meeting
November 3, 2006       ITCN SIG Meeting

October 2006


October 24, 2006       career development sig meeting
october 17, 2006       Organizational Development SIG Meeting
October 16, 2006       Corporate Training SIG Meeting
October 3, 2006         South GIG Meeting

September 2006

September 21, 2006    T-BL SIG Meeting

September 18, 2006    chapter meeting (steelcase university & polyvision)

September 8, 2006      ITCN SIG Meeting

September 5, 2006      South GIG Meeting

August 2006

August 30, 2006        International SIG Meeting

August 15, 2006        Organizational Development & Career Development SIG Joint Meeting
August 7, 2006          corporate training sig meeting
august 4, 2006          ITCN SIG Meeting
August 1, 2006          South GIG Meeting

June 2006     

June 8, 2006            Workshop (Equifax)

May 2006            

May 22, 2006          Chapter Meeting (Georgia Power)

April 2006    

April 20, 2006          Workshop (Equifax)

March 2006    

March 20, 2006        Chapter Meeting (Georgia Tech College of Management)

January 2006

January 23, 2006      SIG EXPO (SunTrust)


December 2005

December 5, 2005     Chapter Meeting (Home Depot)

October 2005 

October 24, 2005      Tony Bingham Presentation:50th Anniversary Celebration

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