Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association of Training & Development | Thursday, April 21, 2016

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

From the Desk of Dayton Group Leader, Bob Riess

Dayton Group Comes Together to Create a "Spirit Spiral"

On March 11th, we had the opportunity to share ideas and actively participate in a session provided by Jackie Smith and Abel Hernandez from CareSource University.
During the session, we developed a team spirit spiral and discussed how the tool can be used to positively impact an organization.

The UD Center for Leadership was the perfect place to come together and share a breakfast and ideas with the leaders of talent development in the Dayton area. More

The Dayton Group meets next on Friday, September 9.

Click here to register!


SAVE THE DATE! - October 14, 2016

Make plans now to attend our October 14th Conference at the Savannah Center in West Chester.

GCATD is proud to present EPIC Innovations where you will be sharing the trends and innovations in Talent Development.

There will be energizing and engaging breakout sessions as well as hands on learning for talent development trainers, facilitators and coaches. See you there!

WHEN: Friday, October 14, 2016 | WHERE: Savannah Center, 5533 Chappell Crossing Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069 

Become a Conference Sponsor!

Sponsoring the conference means you and your organization will connect with a variety of talent development, training, and coaching professionals.

In addition to the more tangible benefits listed on this page, intangible benefits include supporting the learning and development community in the tri-state and, through your support, helping individuals, teams, organizations, and businesses improve performance and generate better results.

This year we are offering online registration for sponsors. To register online, click here.

Share Your Best Practices at the 2016 GCATD Fall Conference

The GCATD Conference Committee is excited to announce the 2016 conference and to invite you to submit a proposal to facilitate a breakout session.

To further our theme of Innovation in Talent Development and Learning, the title of the 2016 Fall Conference is GCATD Presents: EPIC Innovations. Our goal is to share best practices and leading edge trends along three tracks: Innovative Delivery, Innovative Leadership, and Innovative DesignClick here for more information on how you can become a conference facilitator!

Learning Leaders Beth Robinson and Kim Elliott "Pass On The Baton"

Beth Robinson with Hixson Inc. (far left) and Kim Elliott with Macy's have been co-leading the Learning Leaders SIG for three years, with great success! 

While that success will soon turn into succession as they “pass on the baton" to a new team of volunteers leaders, they led another rousing session of the SIG in March, with a Facilitation Best Practices Potluck. 

As Beth notes, "There was a great turnout at the SIG, and even better sharing of experiences, tips, and activities that have proven to be effective in facilitating learning. Not only were exercises shared in the session, but the conversation during the gathering also sparked other ideas that members offered to forward after the meeting.” More

Join the next Learning Leaders SIG on April 27th, when the topic will be Designing Experiential Learning

Upcoming Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

OD SIG - Handling Gaps in the Workforce - April 21 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM. RSVP

Learning Leaders SIG Designing Experiential Learning - April 27 - 7:30 - 9:00 AM. RSVP

Coaching SIG - Topic TBA - April 28 - 7:30 - 9:00 AM. RSVP

Consultants SIG - I Don't Have Exactly What They Need -- What Now? - May 6 - 7:30 - 9:00 AM. RSVP

10 Foundational Competencies of the ATD CPLP Program
by Mimi Ruttle

As a Training Manager, for nearly six years, I had years of professional sales experience, but I had little formal education in teaching adults and designing learning programs.

I relied on reading books and my gut instincts. This was working for me. I had success. However, I wanted better results and to make a greater impact on the organization that I serve. Within my role, I provide training, education and performance coaching to more than 500 people. The people I train, typically move into other roles within other operating companies within 18 to 24 months of being hired. I value being a recruiting center for these operating companies. By improving our classes, coaching and performance recommendations, our results will provide a greater financial impact to the organization and set the foundation for our new hires to continue their professional development. More

GCATD Welcomes Our New Members

Mary Bessler, Mary Alice Callahan, Liz Chapman, Deborah Pitel, Kelly Schellhouse. Welcome! Hope to see you at our next GCATD meeting.

Sponsor Spotlight: Prestige A/V & Creative Services

We would be remiss if we didn't thank our friends at Prestige A/V for all their support of the GCATD Fall Conference. The team at Prestige, and particularly Kathryne Gardette, have been an honored sponsor for several years running. 

They help us inspire, educate, motivate and entertain as we present our biggest event of the year. For more about Prestige, be sure to visit:

GCATD CHiP Code: CH3044
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