Association for Talent Development - So. CT (ATD SCC)
Employee Learning Week Celebration!
"Hot Topic" Round Table Discussions
at the Norwalk Inn, Norwalk, CT
Come engage with learning and development leaders, share your expertise, and learn about the latest trends and best practices. You will have the opportunity to participate in two different interactive topic discussions listed below.
Tips on Impact Action Learning
What are practical ways to make your meetings more impactful? Mary Abbazia will share the proven approaches of Impact Action Learning™ that you can immediately apply to your organization during your next learning event.
Facilitator: Mary Abbazia, Managing Director of the Impact Planning Group, coaches executives at Fortune 500 companies such as GE, J&J, United Technologies and Marriott, as well as at Caltech and Columbia University programs. Her Impact Action Learning™ approach combines real-life stories with practical frameworks and tools that directly benefit the business.
Gamification of Learning
What is gamification of learning and what are its benefits? Anna Samorukova will share the do's and don't's of gamification of learning and take you through an exercise of designing gamification elements for a sample learning project.
Facilitator: As founder and CEO of the Edelweiss Group, Anna Samorukova helps people learn business finance and advance their business acumen through such innovative and engaging learning experiences as active learning and gamification.
Experience the Future Today
Hugh Seaton will talk you through the state of Virtual Reality and training - come experience VR first hand and hear what we've learned after decades of research into Virtual Reality. This is going to be a key platform in the future; don't miss this chance to learn about it early!
Facilitator: As founder and CEO of Aquinas Training, Hugh Seaton creates software that delivers effective learning experiences to managers, employees, and people in transition.They can have learning experiences whenever and wherever they want.
Knowledge Exchange Software
Learn how to leverage knowledge exchange software to build community and continuity, as well as to extend and enrich the learning of your talent development sessions.
Facilitators: Rich Kuepper and Steve King. Rich is President of L.E.A.D. USA LLC, which specializes in the design and delivery of innovative, results-focused, and fun experiential learning and development programs. Steve King is a software designer and expert in collaboration, workflow and decision community applications.
Journey from Awareness to Adoption of Change
Kim Goodwin will take you on a journey to identify what it means to be aware of a change ... all the way through to a future state where the new way of working is part 'of how we do things'. She will describe the four stages of change adoption and how to move to the next stage, as well as the needed behaviors of the change sponsor.
Facilitator: As an Organizational Development Director at Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company, Kim Goodwin uses her deep expertise in organizational development, change management, talent development and communications to help people effectively perform their roles as they interact across the organization.
Time: Registration -
Registrations starts at
"Heavy" Hors d'oeuvres, Pasta Station, Cash Bar followed by Program
Early Bird Registrations through $37 Chapter Members; $50 Guests; $25 Members In-Transition; $20 Students :
Regular Registrations and Walk-ins:
Member $45; Members In-Transition $35;
Meeting Location: Norwalk Inn and Conference Center, 99 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT