Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Corporate Panel Meets
to Discuss "The Modern Learner"

Corporate Panel Discussion Featuring Cincinnati Talent Development Leaders from Paycor, Macy's, TiER1, and MORE!

We invite you to join in the discussion with our corporate panel of Talent Development leaders from around the Tri-State area. 

We now know the Modern Learner is a challenging topic facing learning professionals today. For those of us who seek to create high-quality training, we are all looking for modern workers to learn a better way.

During the discussion, we’ll hear about the challenges and opportunities of the Modern Learner from our expert and diverse panelists, so join in the conversation, and network with your fellow GCATD professionals.

Board member and Manager of Organizational Development with Hydro Systems Company, Mary Tettenhorst (left), is facilitating the discussion with an exciting group of panelists featuring:

Mary Tettenhorst, VP of Membership

Systems Co.

Tonia Murphy

American Insurance

Elisha Hill
Elisha Hill

Michael Dermody

Performance Solutions
Tiffany Porter-Shabazz

The Christ Hospital
Greg Goold
Greg Goold
Daniel Pacheco

Daniel Pacheco

WHEN: Tuesday, February 14; 7:30 - 9:15 AM

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

February SIG Events

Coaching SIG: The Major Influences
of a Coaching Practice

February 9 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
Facilitated by Dean Waggenspack.

OD SIG: Succession Planning
February 15 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
Facilitated by Gina Ruffin-Moore.
Learning Leaders SIG
February 22 | 7:30 -9:00 am
Facilitated by Jon Ulrich.


Dayton SIG: Best Practices to Create a
New Performance Measurement Tool

The next session of our Dayton GIG will feature best practices from Wright-Patt Credit Union

This highly interactive session will give you the opportunity to evaluate your performance, and use a feedback tool to outline the actions you take to support what is really important to you and your organization. After the meeting, you will be able to share a new way to look at performance management within your organization.

The subject matter expert for this session will be Melissa Yount from Wright-Patt Credit Union. Melissa has several years of experience implementing process change programs and is currently in the final stages of updating how Wright-Patt Credit Union evaluates and measures employee performance.

WHEN: Friday, March 10; 7:45 - 9:30 AM

WHERE: UD Center for Leadership, 1700 S. Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45479

Is the Future of Training MicroLearning?

The term and practice of Microlearning was discussed at the Learning Leaders SIG. ATD is talking about it too. Enjoy this blog post on the future of learning: small, bite-sized, interactive learning (1-3 minutes) in length. This style of learning especially jives with the younger workforce which is more apt to use technology and media apps. They usually prefer to receive information that is not overwhelming, and get it quickly in their hands. Read the Article

GCATD Directory Update

GCATD is creating an online directory of coaches and consultants so client organizations can find and select GCATD coaches and consultants fairly and easily. The directory committee gathered ideas and recommendations at the recent Consultants and Coaching SIG meetings. Next, the committee will be contacting other ATD chapters to learn from their experience.

If you have suggestions to share, contact one of the members of the directory committee: Adam Feiner (, Melinda Kelly (, and Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson ( The committee will continue to share updates in the newsletter.

2017 Annual GCATD Conference
EPIC Innovations - SAVE THE DATE!

GCATD 2017 covers all industry subjects and provides in-depth guidance for what you need to know to be successful. Be sure to Save the Date: Friday, October 6, 2017 at The Savannah Center in West Chester, Ohio.

The Annual GCATD conference is bringing you another year of high impact insights into the latest trends and best practices, with new solutions for designing on the Visionary, Leadership and Strategic levels for your learning programs.

Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

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

Welcome to new members, Katy Futscher, Arrika Garcia, Dianne Jordan, Sarah Newman, April Rosenacker, and Jessica Shoemaker, and Ephriam Swafford. Welcome also, to Tyler Davis, Stephanie Geers, and Whitney Yarberry who joined GCATD as part of their February panel discussion meeting registration. 

GCATD renewing members this month are: Heather Moster, Sue Russell, Michelle Dwyer, Matthew Thomas, John Harper, and Lisa Kappesser. Power of 2 (Both GCATD and National ATD Memberships) renewing members are: Barb Warinner and Jeremy Cross. Thank you!

Sponsor Spotlight on EBSCO

Thanks to everyone at EBSCO for continued support of our chapter and sponsoring the 2016 GCATD Fall Conference: EPIC Innovations.

EBSCO Organizational learning products support professional growth and competency development with premium content from thought leaders and top publishers. Their portfolio of videos, magazine and journal articles, business book summaries and full-length e-books can be mapped to your organization’s competencies and provide best practices insights to support soft skills development. Content can be accessed via Leadership & Management Learning Center™, their award-winning on-demand platform or integrated into learning management systems or collaboration platforms.

For more about EBSCO, please visit:

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