Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

2016 Conference Keynote, Mike Kelly

GCATD is excited to present EPIC Innovations: Sharing Best Practices, our October 14th, 2016 Conference. At the conference you will be able to network and catch up on the latest trends, tips and tools for learning.

We are honored to announce that our morning keynote speaker is Mike Kelly. Mike will be talking about the Strategic Role of Learning in Achieving Business Results.

Managing Self
Engaging Leaders
Aligning with the Business
Leading the Function

Mike Kelly is a performance-focused leader who translates business needs into best-in-class programs, drives flawless execution, and builds support for major change initiatives through clear vision and effective communication.

Mike owns and operates a consulting and coaching firm, Right Path Enterprises, focusing on improving personal and organizational effectiveness.

He served as a Vice President with Macy's Inc. leading the learning and development function for the Credit and Customer Services business unit of the company. His centralized training approach resulted in significant cost savings and productivity increases for Macy's.

Register TODAY and take advantage of early bird pricing! 

Appreciating The Value of Your Chapter Membership in 2016

As the leader of this association, I’d like to take a moment and provide you with a mid-year report and thank our many volunteers who make the learning and networking happen. We’ll begin with a quote from Michele Miller, VP of Professional Development, sharing why she invests her time and talent in our organization.

“The work that we are doing in the GCATD Professional Development Committee has been very fulfilling for me. Our goal is to provide variety, be thoughtful, strategic and aligned with ATD. I believe we are well on our way. Considering that I joined GCATD for my own professional development, who would have thought that I could meet and work with great people, assist with their development and my own all at the same time? What a great organization! Looking forward to the remainder of the year and planning for 2017.” More

'Shades of Instructional Design' Webinar Concludes 2nd Quarter Learning Topics

On Wednesday, June 15, 2015, GCATD hosted the Shades of Instructional Design Lunch and Learn Webinar featuring Cammy Bean, author of The Accidental Instructional Designer. This webinar marked the conclusion of our second quarter topics: Performance Consulting, Learning Analysis and Instructional Design.

Cammy began the webinar by informing us that most us of who have instructional design responsibilities have different titles and “are here by accident.” Unfortunately this job is not one we grow up saying that WE want to be. This is what she refers to as the shades of instructional design. More

Special Congratulations and Thanks to Our Members!

GCATD is a volunteer-run professional organization and we greatly appreciate the willingness for talented professionals to assist in sustaining a successful chapter. We would like to take a moment and thank Tricia Heider (right), Dan Bergmann (center) and Christopher Harrison (far right) for stepping up as volunteers for GCATD and to congratulate each of them on their recent graduation from the Masters of Science, Executive Human Resources Development Program at Xavier University!

Tricia Heider, Recreational Therapist at Cincinnati Children’s and Dan Bergmann, Talent Manager at DuBois Chemical are members of our Professional Development Committee. In this role, they work to ensure we offer quality educational programming that fits the needs of our members. Additionally, Dan is assisting in the efforts of our Communications Committee. Christopher Harrison has recently joined our Fall Conference Committee and will be exercising his social media marketing skills to raise awareness of the event. He is a Trainer/Reinstatement & Payoff Specialist at Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss.

Thank you Tricia, Dan and Christopher for your commitment to GCATD!

Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

We'd like to welcome new members Andrew Miller and Lynda Grossman. Andrew has chosen to also join ATD in addition to our chapter. Also welcome to renewing member and 2016 Fall Conference sponsor, Gretchen Schmidt!

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. 

Looking for a New Career Opportunity? Check out the GCATD Job Bank

Are you looking for a new career? A good place to start is through ATD or right here are your local chapter, GCATD! The GCATD Job Bank is free to members and sponsors. To submit a job opportunity, please email

Not a member? Join now and post for free!

Sponsor Spotlight on Caveo Learning

We'd like to thank Caveo Learning for their generous sponsorship at our fall conference last year, and specifically Gretchen Schmidt, for representing. The addition of Caveo Learning to our sponsors helps us bring the very best to the learning and development community throughout the Tri-state area. We are also honored to have them attend again at the 2016 Fall Conference, EPIC Innovations. We look forward to seeing them again this year.

Caveo Learning offers solutions and strategies for learning leaders with the focus on aligning learning initiatives to business goals, delivering ROI, and, as importantly, helping raise the profile of L&D in your organization. For more, please visit:

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