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Succession Planning & Why It Matters
OD SIG June 15 with Michele P. Miller, Sr. HR Operations Manager at PNC Bank

Michele MillerResearch has shown over and over again that strategic succession planning is vital to the future success and sustainability of an organization yet, most organizations fail to develop and implement one.

So, as OD practitioners, we should be asking questions like, WHY do most organizations fail to develop and implement a strategic succession plan? WHAT barriers are getting in the way? HOW can we remove or navigate those barriers?

Join us at our June meeting where our very own Michele Miller, GCATD Past President, will join our discussion and share stories, best practices, and lessons learned. Convener: Margie Swartz

WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

COST and REGISTRATION: GCATD Member - FREE | Regional ATD Chapter Member - FREE (email for promo code) | Guest - $10


3 Ways to Get the Most out of AI Tools
Learning Technology SIG July 5 with Independent Learning Experience Designer, Joseph Suarez

Joseph SuarezSince the launch of OpenAI's ChatGPT in late 2022, the world has been buzzing about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Along with the many advantages of AI and tools that leverage it, there's still reasons to be skeptical of the hype, question its accuracy, and remain concerned.

In this session, Joseph Suarez, independent learning experience designer from Columbus, OH who specializes in eLearning development and media production,  will review three ways Learning and Development professionals and teams can safely approach and use AI tools responsibly. He’ll also provide some specific tool recommendations. With Conveners Lisa Nicholson and Kim Breeze

WHEN: Wednesday, July 5, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

COST and REGISTRATION: GCATD Member - FREE | Regional ATD Chapter Member - FREE (email for promo code) | Guest - $10


Workshop July 21: Create eLearning in 3 Days Instead of 3 Months

Jonathan WilsonDo you find it challenging to create eLearning courses within tight deadlines while ensuring quality? ELearning development can be a time-consuming process.

With deadlines looming and more requests hitting your inbox, it’s hard to deliver quality pieces of training in a quick time frame. What if there was a way to streamline the process? Could you really build training in three days instead of three months? 

Accomplished learning experience designer and currently the owner of LJ Multimedia Learning, Jonathan Wilson and eLearning & Systems Specialist for Wright-Patt Credit Union, Kim Breeze will share tools and time-saving processes they’ve learned to help you speed up the clock.

In this session, you will:

  • Learn how to anticipate an address potential roadblocks in advance
  • Practice a proven, efficient workflow that maximizes your build time
  • Discover useful tools and resources to speed up the course of the creation process


Jonathan Wilson is an accomplished learning experience designer and currently the owner of LJ Multimedia Learning; prior to starting his company, he spent over 20 years in the corporate world creating effective learning experiences for companies such as Procter and Gamble, Assurex Health, and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. With a B.A in Visual Communication Technology and an M/Ed. In Learning Design.

Kim Breeze is an energized eLearning & Systems Specialist for Wright-Patt Credit Union. Over her ten years with the company, she has held many roles and worked on several large projects but continued to come back to the Learning and Development space. She loves combining her interest in technology with the creative side of building learning modules that are fun and engaging. As an avid board gamer, she also enjoys exploring gamification as a way to help learners use the fun of games to learn new things.

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM; Doors open at 7:45 AM with networking available until 10:00 AM. Continental breakfast will be provided.

WHEN: Friday, July 21, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

COST and REGISTRATION: GCATD Member - $15 | Regional ATD Chapter Member - $15 (email for promo code) | Guest - $25


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