Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

From the desk of the VP for Professional Development (January 2020) 

John Carter, VP of Professional Development

Friends, we recently wrapped a fruitful year of professional development events with a webinar on Agile HR led by Kari Kelly. Her interactive presentation was titled, “Redefining Leadership: Managing the System Not the People.” Kari led us through a relatively new concept of applying Agile processes and thinking to the HR world, showing us how traditional HR practices can be transformed when working with the Agile mindset.

Our next quarter of learning events is already planned.

Come join our own chapter member Marvin DeJean, Sr. Managing Partner/ Organizational Design Strategist of Gilead Sanders, to explore how to do innovation and cultivate design thinking in the Learning and Development space. How can we do innovation in teams? What’s the role of brainstorming? How do we cull data in a prototype project to innovate for success?

Join us on January 9 at 7:30 am at the DoubleTree in Blue Ash for a full breakfast and networking and then an interactive hour of learning!

Gamification is next on the agenda. Mark your calendar! We’ll have an introductory webinar on the topic at noon on February 19.

Sententia Gamification, a trusted ATD partner, will lead a state-wide chapter workshop on Wednesday March 18 in Columbus. This is a collaborative effort of all five Ohio chapters of the ATD.

Details for both events forthcoming.

Professional Development Strategic Planning

The Professional Development Committee recently met at Paycor (Thanks for your hospitality!!) to conduct an extend strategic planning session for 2020. We’ll be putting a more detailed report of our work, but I just want to introduce you to the theme we landed for 2020: LITE a path to success. Come Learn, Innovate, explore emerging Technology and Education trends with a tailored program of webinars, learning events, and extended workshops.

We on the Professional Development Committee aim to be responsive to the interests of the chapter membership. If you have any comments about the Professional Development Committee or would like to volunteer, please reach out to me: john.carter@learningdesignco.com

Best wishes,


John Carter

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