Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Congratulations to all of our members, sponsors, facilitators and volunteers for helping make our conference EPIC!

Thank you also to our volunteers who contribute to the success of our chapter throughout the year. Our volunteers are listed by name in our newly issued 2016 GCATD Report which we’ve posted in our member’s section of our website. Take a look and see all that we’re doing collectively to increase the value of your GCATD membership!

While our Professional Development Committee and our Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are busy working out the details of our 4th quarter programs, our Board and Committees are also busy planning for 2017. Thank you to everyone who participated in our recent Membership Survey. Your survey feedback is front and center in our discussions on how to best serve you going forward.

Annual Corporate Panel
Discussion and Breakfast 

Join us for our annual corporate panel discussion and breakfast meeting with top Talent Development leaders in the area! 

Board member and Organizational Development SME, Mary Tettenhorst, will facilitate an expert group of panelists from Great American Insurance, Macy's, TiER1 Performance Solutions, The Christ Hospital, and others.

Check for updates and more information.

: Tuesday, November 15; 7:30 - 9:15 AM

WHERE: Doubletree Suites, Blue Ash, 6300 E Kemper Rd, Sharonville, OH 45241

 FREE Lunch and Learn Webinar Nov 9
Virtual E-Volution: Transform the Way You Educate

In this ever-changing education landscape, your learners crave easily accessible information in shorter segments. While this alone seems daunting, you also have to make your live online training interesting and engaging to help learners retain what you’ve taught.

Whether you’re new to live online training or just want to take your existing sessions to the next level, you’ll leave this interactive session with techniques you can immediately implement no matter what virtual platform you use. Facilitated by Sue Schroeder of Power Presentations. More

November Chapter SIG Events

Consultants SIG: Keeping Up With Technology - What Tools Help Drive a Consulting Business?
November 4 
7:30 - 9:00 am

November’s session focuses on technological tools that are helpful to consultants in driving their business and delivering on their projects. Facilitated by Steve Johnston. 

OD SIG: Creating a Culture of Accountability
November 9
7:30 - 9:00 am
Facilitated by new OD convener, Paul Bozik.

Coaching SIG: Coaching vs Mentoring vs Consulting
November 10
7:30 - 9:00 am
The Coaching SIG shares their experiences as corporate coaches and independent coaches with the common goal of helping companies and their people increase performance and job satisfaction. Facilitated by Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus.

Learning Leaders SIG: Generations
November 30
7:30 -9:00 am
Facilitated by Jon Ulrich.

Dayton Group Breakfast Meeting Dec 9 
Create an Online Training Guide

The UD Center for Leadership will be the place to be on Dec 9. We are excited to continue providing Dayton-area practitioners of training and development a structured way to share ideas and best practices regarding talent development within their organizations.

Our next session will feature best practices from PNC. This highly interactive session will give participants the opportunity to create an outline for a training guide using Microsoft OneNote. 

The subject matter experts for this session will be Jenni Davis and Leslie Keegan from PNC. Jenni and Leslie currently use emerging technologies at PNC for talent development programs and implemented an exciting new way to provide new manager training materials.

All Dayton ATD sessions will be facilitated by Bob Riess. A complete breakfast is included in the registration fee.

Volunteering Has It's Rewards - So Pay It Forward!  

Someone helped you in your career and professional development; now you have a chance to help others.

GCATD is powered by a strong team of volunteers who drive the daily administration of our Chapter. With your volunteer efforts, we can work together to build a thriving organization that serves as the go-to resource for all things related to talent development! You can give back in a variety of ways – serving on the Board, partnering with a Committee or leveraging your talents for unique needs that are identified throughout the year. If interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities, contact

Below is a list of existing committees who may be in search of volunteers, as well as insight into new and exciting roles:

New Volunteer Opportunities!

VP of Finance (Board position)
Maintains financial accounting, provides financial reports, leads Finance Committee

Logistics Coordinator (Dayton Group)
Assists with registrations, room setup for events, and other logistical items for the Dayton Group

For additional areas where you can volunteer, including an online sign up, please visit our volunteer page.

Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

We are excited to welcome new members, and appreciate renewing members.

Welcome to new members April Husak, Kari Kelly, Vicky Kessling, Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson, and Amanda Soward. Welcome also, to Haley Beekman, Scott Ditto, Evette Levine, Tina Proud, Stephanie Savely, Ashley Seibert, Scott Siegfried, Charlotte Willoughby who joined GCATD as part of the 2016 EPIC Innovations fall conference registration. 

GCATD renewing members this month are: Daniel Bergmann, Tarah Cook, Jenni Davis, Filomena Nelson, Michele Schwendemann, Dennis Stark. Power of 2 (Both GCATD and National ATD Memberships) renewing members are: Debra Jazenksi and Beth OKeefe. Thank you!

Sponsor Spotlight on Xavier University
HRD and Leadership Studies

A very enthusiastic THANKS goes to our long-time conference sponsor, Xavier University.

This year and every year, Xavier supports our chapter by their enthusiastic support of the GCATD Fall Conference. Thank you to the university as well as Dr. Brenda Levya-Gardner for being there. This year the represented their Human Resource Development Department in addition to Doctor of Leadership Studies Program.

If you seek to expand your horizons with a Xavier graduate degree, consider Human Resource Development or Leadership Studies.

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