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    • 30 Mar 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • AICPA 220 Leigh Farm Rd, Durham, NC 27707
    • 32

    “Please deliver some leadership training to my supervisors” is the type of request frequently obtained from managers and others we support.  This request is coming with a pre-determined solution, or tactic.  By responding to the request as presented we may be using time and resources on a solution that yields limited return to the organization.  If we indicate to the requesting manager that this solution may be unnecessary, we can be viewed as non-supportive.

    What is required is that we influence the thinking of the manager through the questions we ask. The goal is to ask powerful questions that yield a response from the manager such as this: “I’m not certain the answer – but that is a great question!”  We are uncovering an opportunity to work in a far more strategic, and business-linked, manner.  We are putting a pause on the learning solution while we assist the manager in determining what actions are needed.  When partnering in this way, we are making the enhancement of human performance (not just learning solutions) our business.

    In this session, you will learn techniques for asking powerful questions that reframe a tactical request into a strategic opportunity.  You will leave this session with a variety of tools and a copy of the book Performance Consulting: Third Edition that will help you succeed. At the end of this session you will be able to:

    • Identify what qualifies as strategic – not tactical – work.
    • Use the mental model performance consultants employ to define and align business, performance, individual and organizational capability needs.
    • Identify the true client with whom to partner, using SHOULD-IS-CAUSE logic to analyze the request that the client has presented.
    •  Use powerful questions to re-frame tactical requests into discussions of the client’s required business and performance results.

    You will leave the session with:

    • A mapping tool to assist you in organizing information about a situation, clarifying what is known and unknown.
    • A template to guide you in planning and conducting reframing discussions with your clients.
    • A copy of the book Performance Consulting: Third Edition, co-authored by Dana Robinson.

    Dana Robinson founded Partners in Change, Inc. in 1981 and served as its President for 27 years. She is a recognized leader in the area of performance technology, and has assisted hundreds of HR and Learning functions to transition from a traditional and tactical focus to a performance and strategic focus. With Jim Robinson, Dana has co-authored seven books, including the first book ever published on the subject of performance consulting. The third edition of Performance Consulting was released in Spring of 2015. In total, books by the Robinsons have sold more than 150,000 copies and have been translated into 18 languages. Dana has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Contribution Award from ATD. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina and is partnering with the Handshaw firm to deliver performance consulting services.

    Click here to register for this and other events,Chapter Events

    Contact mailto:programs@tdrta.org for more information or questions regarding this event.




    • 05 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Full Steam Brewery, 726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham 27701

    Come out and join us for this month’s Munch & Mingle!  If you are seeking to network with fellow Talent Development professionals here in the Triangle area, then this is the place to be!  We’ll be sharing a bite to eat while we connect and engage with one another.  Both members and guests are welcome.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Brian Lanza 
    (B1)

    Brian J. Lanza

    Association for Talent Development 
    Research Triangle Area Chapter 

    Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Outreach

    Email: membership@tdrta.org

    Check out our website: tdrta.org

    “If you know of someone looking for more information about our local chapter, please let me know!"


    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • NCSU, Poe Hall, Room 120, 2310 Stinson Dr, Raleigh, NC 27695
    • 6

    ROI Impact Training Series

    Research shows that 60-90% of all training efforts yield no discernible business result.  And yet the education and training variable has been named as the most significant predictor of an organization's success as compared to price-to-earning ratios, price-to-book statistics, and measures of risk and volatility.

    Join us as Katy Caselli leads us in this 4 part series of discussions surrounding ROI.  Katy Caselli has been in professional training roles for large, global organizations for 18 years and has experience in solving complex organizational problems through excellent people systems and solutions. Certified in Change Management, 360 Feedback, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, Instructional design and a Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), Katy has used this skill and knowledge extensively in organizations to both lift the overall workforce skill levels and to apply learning solutions for specific problem areas, resulting in positive changes to the business and short time-frame return on investment. Katy Caselli has her master's degree in industrial/ organizational psychology and uses it to frame hiring and on-boarding systems that are effective and compliant. She is the author of Building Giants: A Proven System to Transform Your Workforce Through Effective Training. A constant learner, Katy's current hobbies include stained glass, kayaking and photography.

    This course introduces a strategic model that prevents training failures, and in fact, accelerates learning and skill building in organizations. An interactive- workshop style class.

    Part 1- Needs Analysis- The Driver of All Impact (two hours)                 

    Learner Objectives:

    • Use a proven model to develop and execute a goal-driven training plan and make results transparently impactful, measuring the return on investment.
    • Take a business approach to solve top organizational issues with targeted training that first seeks to improve the bottom line.
    • Analyze current behavior in comparison with those needed to reach business goals.  Determine skills and abilities needed to change behavior to bring about business goals.

    Part 2- Elements of an Impactful Training Session (Two hours)

    Training is often the event that organizational leaders pin their hopes on.  But it is not enough to be a well-informed Subject Matter Expert or Instructor, or to book a professional trainer who has great reviews.  Rather, organizations get better results when they require key elements in training classes, using adult learning principles, and accountability to evaluate learning. Training professionals are the key conduit to drive these requirements for high impact training

    Learner Objectives:

    •  Plan for high standards of impactful training and measure its effectiveness.
    • Partner with Subject Matter Experts/Instructors to design engaging training, with participant action that is observable and action-orientated. 
    • Discuss with instructors the reasons why “Death by PowerPoint” is not an option as a training approach.
    • Form early partnerships with leaders and instructors to ensure transfer of learning to the job.

    Part 3-  New Behaviors-Transferring New Skills From the Classroom to the Job (Two hours)

    Training fails at a high rate at the point when students leave the classroom. Research shows that 70% of all students will attempt to use new skills and then go back to old behaviors a short time later. *** Human Resources professionals are the key partners in the business to help organizational learners and leaders to use new skills and change behaviors in the job. 

    Learner Objectives:

    • Partner with Subject Matter Experts/Instructors to design impactful transfer strategies that reflect the new behaviors needed in the job.
    •  Check transfer strategies with alignment to business needs.
    •  Investigate and remove obstacles to using learned behavior when possible
    • Maintain strong partnerships and help reinforce, reward and make visible the use of new behaviors

    Part 4-  ROI/ Performance Evaluation and Learning Culture- Setting Expectations for Change       

    Part of the reason why training fails at a high rate, is that students are not held accountable to change their behavior. In fact, learning goals can be as impactful to a business as simple task related goals. This section of the course teaches workforce development skills that impact the business with enhanced engagement and individual growth. Human Resources Professionals learn how accountability for students (and Leaders!) can lead to a culture of learning, a strong leadership pipeline, healthy succession plans and increased employee engagement.

    Learner Objectives:

    •  Use performance management to drive skill building by linking accountability to learning outcomes.
    • Design other rewards systems so that they help drive workforce learning.
    • Recognize and modify scenarios where learning is inhibited and make small changes to introduce rewards instead.
    • Use learning activities as a way to engage employees, making a favorable impact on employee retention, internal promotions and productivity.

    Parking:
    Riddick Lot near Poe Hall. Parking is Free after 5pm.


    • 11 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Quintiles Plaza: Room 102, 4820 Emperor Boulevard Durham, NC 27703
    • 18

    How Learner Generated Content (LGC) Can Address the Needs of Modern Learner

    A growing trend in the learning industry is Learner Generated Content (LGC). LGC is content generated and provided by employees and learners. It might take form as a conversation, a document, images, videos or it might be an employee sharing useful links and articles with their colleagues. 

    As learning is a social activity, using learner generated content should be part of your strategy and can actually increase learner engagement.

    Join us as Bill Parker & Ben Siekmeier, Consultants at Qnnect Solutions, share their views on How Learner Generated Content (LGC) Could Improve Your L&D Strategy!

    About Bill Parker

    Bill has over 25 years of experience as a strategic leader, managing and motivating large cross-functional teams, harnessing talent, gaining commitment and translating strategies into workable goals and objectives to achieve results.



    About Ben Siekmeier

    Ben is an accomplished team-builder and tech sales leader who believes that learning should be interactive and fun.  He has worked with multiple tech startups with solutions that enhance social connection and information sharing.

    • 20 Apr 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • NCSU, Poe Hall-Rm 512, 2310 Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695
    • 19

    Join us tonight to discuss: Save time: Cloud Authoring


    Contact Michelle Bartlett, mebartle@ncsu.edu for questions or additional information

    Parking: Riddick Lot near Poe Hall. Parking is free after 5pm.




    • 04 May 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Mez Contemporary Mexican, 5410 Page Rd., Durham, NC 27703

    Come out and join us for this month’s Munch & Mingle!  If you are seeking to network with fellow Talent Development professionals here in the Triangle area, then this is the place to be!  We’ll be sharing a bite to eat while we connect and engage with one another.  Both members and guests are welcome.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Brian Lanza 
    (B1)

    Brian J. Lanza

    Association for Talent Development 
    Research Triangle Area Chapter 

    Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Outreach

    Email: membership@tdrta.org

    Check out our website: tdrta.org

    “If you know of someone looking for more information about our local chapter, please let me know!"


    • 18 May 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • NCSU, Poe Hall- Rm 512, 2310 Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695

    Join us tonight to discuss: Collaboration: Teamwork in eLearning

    Contact Michelle Bartlett, mebartle@ncsu.edu for questions or additional information

    Parking: Riddick Lot near Poe Hall.  Parking is free after 5pm.



    • 09 Jun 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Cafe Carolina & Bakery, 601 Meadowmont Village Cir, Chapel Hill 27517

    Come out and join us for this month’s Munch & Mingle!  If you are seeking to network with fellow Talent Development professionals here in the Triangle area, then this is the place to be!  We’ll be sharing some coffee and a bite to eat while we connect and engage with one another.  Both members and guests are welcome.

    Please order your breakfast when you come in and then join us at the ATD table for as long as you are able before heading off to start your day!

    Alison Trapp

    Email: membership@tdrta.org

    Check out our website: tdrta.org

    “If you know of someone looking for more information about our local chapter, please let me know!"


    • 15 Jun 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Wake Med - 1900 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518 - Conference Room B
    • 57

    Presentations have become one of the most common forms of communication. Sadly, though, most presentations do not communicate well. Whether we're presenting progress towards quarterly goals or team building techniques, today's audiences expect more than text-heavy slides. Brain science tells us that we process images and words in different parts of the brain, and that engaging multiple parts of the brain literally engages learners more effectively. This workshop combines the science of learning with an easily applicable process to make presentations more visual without sacrificing their instructional soundness.

    Based on the TD@Work that Wendy Gates Corbett published for ATD in February 2016 (5 Questions for Great Presentation Visuals)

    This workshop elaborates on the questions and processes in the TD@Work: Why should I represent my message visually?, which ideas should I represent visually?, what does the concept look like?, how do I want my audience to feel?, and where do I find great images? The workshop includes individual and group activities and participants can bring their laptops and use their own presentations as well.

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

    • Apply the 3-step process for evaluating the key ideas in a presentation and identifying wheich ideas to represent visually.
    • Generate a plan for representing those key ideas visually and finding the right visuals for those ideas.
    • Locate vibrant, compelling visuals for use in presentations by identifying safe, legal image sources inside their organization (if applicable) and outside their organization

    Wendy Gates Corbett, CPLP is an escaped global training executive on a mission to repair the relationship we have with dull, sleepy presentations—as presenters AND as audience members. She’s designed and delivered over 1300 presentations in her 20+ year career in talent development. Her company, Refresher Training, LLC offers presentation redesign services, training, and coaching for professional speakers and talent development professionals.

    Wendy served on the ATD-RTA board for nine years, including President in 2004. She served as a National Advisor to Chapters (NAC) for three years and is the current NAC Chair. She is a member of the international ATD Board of Directors.

    Cost of event: RTA Members, $50 includes breakfast and a copy of td@work.  Prospective RTA Members, $70 includes breakfast and a copy of td@work.  

    Register for this event and others here, Chapter Events

    Event location & Parking info: Park in the parking deck, but NOT in Patient & Visitor lot, but the parking deck just across from it. You can enter the building at the Women's Pavilion and the Conference Center is right there. The event will be held in Conference Room B. See map here, CaryHospital-CampusMap.pdf

    • 15 Jun 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • NCSU, Poe Hall- Rm 512, 2310 Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695
    • 20

    Join us tonight to discuss: Audio/Video with Lectora

    Contact Michelle Bartlett, mebartle@ncsu.edu for questions or additional information


    Parking: Riddick Lot near Poe Hall.  Parking is free after 5pm.




    • 12 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lynnwood Brewing Concern, 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Rd, Raleigh 27604

    Come out and join us for this month’s Munch & Mingle!  If you are seeking to network with fellow Talent Development professionals here in the Triangle area, then this is the place to be!  We’ll be sharing a bite to eat while we connect and engage with one another.  Both members and guests are welcome.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Brian Lanza 
    (B1)

    Brian J. Lanza

    Association for Talent Development 
    Research Triangle Area Chapter 

    Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Outreach

    Email: membership@tdrta.org

    Check out our website: tdrta.org

    “If you know of someone looking for more information about our local chapter, please let me know!"


    • 20 Jul 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • NCSU, Poe Hall-Rm 512, 2310 Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC 27695
    • 19

    Join us tonight to discuss: Accessible eLearning

    Contact Michelle Bartlett, mebartle@ncsu.edu for questions or additional information

    Parking: Riddick Lot near Poe Hall.  Parking is free after 5pm.




    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill, The Streets at Southpoint, 8030 Renaissance Pkwy, Durham, NC 27713

    Come out and join us for this month’s Munch & Mingle!  If you are seeking to network with fellow Talent Development professionals here in the Triangle area, then this is the place to be!  We’ll be sharing a bite to eat while we connect and engage with one another.  Both members and guests are welcome.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Brian Lanza 
    (B1)

    Brian J. Lanza

    Association for Talent Development 
    Research Triangle Area Chapter 

    Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Outreach

    Email: membership@tdrta.org

    Check out our website: tdrta.org

    “If you know of someone looking for more information about our local chapter, please let me know!"


    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Peppers Market & Sandwich Shop, 2107 Grace Park Dr., Morrisville 27560

    Come out and join us for this month’s Munch & Mingle!  If you are seeking to network with fellow Talent Development professionals here in the Triangle area, then this is the place to be!  We’ll be sharing some coffee and a bite to eat while we connect and engage with one another.  Both members and guests are welcome.

    Please order your breakfast when you come in and then join us at the ATD table for as long as you are able before heading off to start your day!

    Alison Trapp

    Email: membership@tdrta.org

    Check out our website: tdrta.org

    “If you know of someone looking for more information about our local chapter, please let me know!"


    • 11 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Bond Brothers Brewing, 202 E. Cedar Street, Cary 27511

    Come out and join us for this month’s Munch & Mingle!  If you are seeking to network with fellow Talent Development professionals here in the Triangle area, then this is the place to be!  We’ll be sharing a bite to eat while we connect and engage with one another.  Both members and guests are welcome.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Brian Lanza 
    (B1)

    Brian J. Lanza

    Association for Talent Development 
    Research Triangle Area Chapter 

    Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Outreach

    Email: membership@tdrta.org

    Check out our website: tdrta.org

    “If you know of someone looking for more information about our local chapter, please let me know!"


    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 4810 Page Creek Lane, Durham, NC 27703

    Come out and join us for this month’s Munch & Mingle!  If you are seeking to network with fellow Talent Development professionals here in the Triangle area, then this is the place to be!  We’ll be sharing a bite to eat while we connect and engage with one another.  Both members and guests are welcome.

    I look forward to seeing you there!

    Brian Lanza 
    (B1)

    Brian J. Lanza

    Association for Talent Development 
    Research Triangle Area Chapter 

    Vice President of Membership, Marketing & Outreach

    Email: membership@tdrta.org

    Check out our website: tdrta.org

    “If you know of someone looking for more information about our local chapter, please let me know!"


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