Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

June Lunch and Learn Webinar

What’s in a name? An “instructional designer” at one organization might not do instructional design quite the same way as someone at another organization, depending on how the role has been defined. How do you define “instructional design”? Do you focus more on learning theory or more on building things in an authoring tool? What’s your sweet spot and where are your gaps? 

The webinar is facilitated by Cammy Bean, Solutions Consultant with Kineo, a global organization provider of learning solutions. She has been designing eLearning programs for a wide variety of clients since the mid-1990s. More

Coaching SIG
Sharing Challenges and Best Practices

We had a great session last month learning more about conflict. The biggest take away, for me, as the convener, is that conflict is rarely about the situation, conflict is about our reaction to it. How we help clients understand their triggers about the situation and coaching them through it is the key.

This month's SIG is open for sharing challenges and best practices. We may continue the conversation around coaching through conflict or bring your current or ongoing challenge to the group to gain a fresh perspective and perhaps solutions you may not have thought of. If you have learned something new that you can't wait to share with us, bring that too! More

Note that the Coaching SIG meeting day / time is changing. Beginning in July, they meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Have You Noticed The Change?

Greetings GCATD members! We always strive to improve and enhance your GCATD experience. Part of that experience includes our communication with you. We listened, and are improving the way we communicate with you. In an effort to create a more streamlined approach, we will now be sending our monthly newsletter to you on the first Tuesday of the month. We will send additional news and updates on ensuing Tuesdays (the exception may be when we update you about programs, SIGs and events dates).

Like up-to-the-minute GCATD news however? I invite you to share trends, articles, best practices and even seek the wisdom of your colleagues on our social media sites: LinkedIn (nearing 1000 members!), Twitter and Facebook.

I invite additional ideas or comments about how we can improve! Elaine Suess, VP Communications.

Chapter Book Club
Social Learning at its Best!

Looking for a way to increase your knowledge of talent development topics? Is there a book you’ve been wanting to read, but can’t quite make the time to do so? GCATD has the answer! 

Participation is free to GCATD members or $30 annually for non-members. You can join at any time, but the sooner the better if you want to get in on the book for this cycle:

Talent is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin. More

Click the button below to join the 30 other members of the ATD Greater Cincinnati Virtual Book Club.

GCATD Presents: EPIC Innovations
Sponsor the Fall Conference

Sponsoring the GCATD Fall 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 here, 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. Plus, this year we are offering online registration for sponsors! 

Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members!

We'd like to welcome new members Jenni Davis  and Stephen Reynolds and renewing member, Annette Brown. Jenni, Stephen, and Annette have chosen to also join ATD in addition to our chapter.

Not a member yet? You do not need to be a member of National ATD to get involved in a local Chapter. Join the Chapter! Or join BOTH National ATD and the chapter. 

Sponsor Spotlight on
Priority Management Cincinnati

Thank you to Priority Management Cincinnati and specifically Managing Partner and Owner, Michael Goecke, for their generous sponsorship at our 2015 Fall Conference. Michael and his team have also decided to sponsor this year's fall conference on October 14. Priority Management is a great addition to our most exciting event of the year.

At Priority, they seamlessly deploy best practice training to benefit their client partners with proven, and lasting productivity advances. Visit them at

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