Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Training & Development | Thursday, March 22, 2016

Connect, Collaborate & Contribute for Learning and Development with GCATD!

From the Desk of GCATD Vice President of Membership, Mary Tettenhorst

GCATD: Come Join the Conversation!

Spring is in the air and it is a great time for renewal and growth! From a professional growth perspective, GCATD offers a variety of venues for each of us to connect and collaborate with talent development professionals while also contributing great insight to the growth of others.

Over the last three years, I have benefited personally by connecting with some of the most talented and inspiring folks around through my involvement with the chapter. With quality GCATD programming, complemented by the wealth of online resources via my national ATD membership, I continue to build my own expertise so that I can be of value to those that I serve in my workplace. I hope that many of you have benefited from your affiliation with the chapter as well! More

FREE Lunch and Learn Webinar March 30

Ready, Shoot, Aim...The Importance of Organizational Diagnosis

There is a bias for action when it comes to addressing complex organizational issues often resulting in a mindset of ‘ready, fire, aim’. This can mean that we solve symptoms instead of uncovering and addressing the underlying causes of common issues affecting retention, leadership, productivity, morale, teamwork, etc. To ensure we are not merely solving symptoms but getting to the heart of the issues that organizations face, we must become effective at organizational diagnosis.

Facilitated by Dr. Deb O'Neil, she has over 25 years experience in management, leadership and organization development. She is actively engaged in both the academic and the business worlds as a professor, executive coach and organizational consultant. More

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2016; 12:00 - 1:00 PM



Dinner Meeting April 19

Training that Delivers Results: Instructional Design that Aligns with Business Goals

We have two exciting days of Talent Development training planned in April, both facilitated by Dick Handshaw. The first, a dinner meeting on April 19, Mr. Handshaw focuses on instructional design that aligns with our business goals, to create training that delivers results.

Then the next morning on April 20, a half-day workshop at the Paycor offices that concentrates on skill building for the Performance Consultant. All are welcome to attend one or both days.

Dick Handshaw's results-oriented model is systematic yet flexible, and works in any type of training delivery. Ensuring that your design process yields measurable business results can be a challenging and confusing process. This session offers a reliable process to connect learning solutions with strategic business goals. More

WHEN: Tuesday, April 19, 2016; 5:30 - 7:15 PM

WHERE: DoubleTree Suites - Blue Ash, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville, OH 45241


Early Bird Member: $25
Early Bird Non-Member: $35
Student: $15

Early Bird Registration Ends April 9.


Workshop April 20 with Dick Handshaw

Performance Consulting: The Gaps Map

Join us for a second day with Learning and Performance Consultant, Speaker, and President of Handshaw, Inc., Dick Handshaw! This special workshop is focused on skill building for the Performance Consultant. Planning and using powerful “Should, Is, Cause” questions to complete a Gaps Map is a skill Jim and Dana Robinson developed and used during their distinguished careers. More

When: April 20, 2016, 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Paycor | The Cincinnati Room - Rm 415B | 4811 Montgomery Road | Cincinnati, OH 45212

Cost and Registration:

Member – $40
Non-Member – $50


GCATD Member + Bring a Non-Member Friend – $35 (Friend price: $45)*

*Save $5 when you bring a non-member friend AND your friend also saves $5! Promo code for friend provided after registration completion.

Upcoming Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Coaching SIG - What do you do with "Anger Management" Clients" with guest facilitator, Larry Watson - Mar 24 - 7:30 - 9:00 AM. RSVP

Learning Leaders SIG - Facilitation Best Practices Pot-Luck Mar 30 - 7:30 - 9:00 AM. RSVP

Consultants SIG - I provided Great Content But Nothing Changed -- Now What? - Apr 1 - 7:30 - 9:00 AM. RSVP

Save the Date - October 14, 2016

EPIC Innovations will be a great learning event where we will share best practices in Talent Development, Training, Coaching and Leadership.

WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2016

WHERE: Savannah Center, 5533 Chappell Crossing Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069 

February Learning Event Put the Focus on Change Management

On March 1st GCATD hosted a second learning event on the topic of Organizational Change Management (OCM). Sarah Sontheimer, Senior Change Management Consultant at Nationwide Insurance, presented a case study of a large scale change effort she led to implement new Customer Relationship Management software.

Sarah led an engaging discussion of how she applied Prosci’s change management methodology to help leaders, managers and employees understand and effectively demonstrate their role in change. She described how she used assessments to understand the group’s readiness for change and how partnering with others in Training and Communication was vital to success. More

Congratulations to GCATD Member, Kelly Kuhn!

Congratulations to GCATD Member, Kelly Kuhn, who is a 2016 winner of the ATD John Cone Scholarship. 

This scholarship provides winners access to research, content and resources relevant to the talent development profession via a free one-year ATD Professional Plus Membership. Kelly is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Human Resource Development program at Xavier University. Congratulations Kelly!

GCATD Welcomes These New Members

Rob Bloom, Paul Bozik, Jeremy Cross, Brittany Czirr, Michelle Dwyer, Adam Feiner, Christopher Harrison, Brian Holbrook, Jaci Nunnelley, Jennifer Pies, Marjorie Roberts, Kelly Schario, Ephriam Swafford and Jessica Taylor

Sponsor Spotlight: Xavier HRD

We appreciate all our sponsors and we particularly appreciate Xavier and their Human Resource Development (HRD) Program for their support and dedication to GCATD. Thanks also to Dr. Brenda Levya-Gardner and her fantastic group. Year after year it is a pleasure to have Xavier attend and participate in our Fall Conference!

HRD is the integrated use of training, organizational development, and career development efforts to improve individual, group, and organizational effectiveness. Attend classes for one weekend a month for 21 months to complete your Master of Science in HRD degree quickly and on schedule. For more about Xavier and HRD, please visit:

GCATD CHiP Code: CH3044
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