Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

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

Lessons Learned: Changing Performance Management

Join us for an interactive and informational breakfast that will help you bring performance change to your organization.

How can you make Performance management more engaging and accessible? We will explore this and ways to change the perception of performance management for both the employee and manager. We will also explore the training opportunities and real world applications of making these changes for an entire organization.

Best practices from Wright-Patt Credit Union will be shared by Learning and Development Specialist Melissa Yount. Melissa has helped develop and change processes from the classroom to the boardroom. Spending most of her career focused on implementing training programs, she will share how to help your organization view training and performance management in a new way and share the lessons learned along the way.

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

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

March Special Interest Groups

Coaching SIG:
The Major
Influences of a
Coaching Practice

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

March 15 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
Facilitated by Paul Bozik.
Learning Leaders SIG
March 29 | 7:30 -9:00 am
Facilitated by Leah Cridlin.


This Just In!

Paul Bozik, OD SIG co-leader, shared this article from a recent OD SIG focused on Succession Planning. Not only does it have great insights related to succession, but also other tidbits and statistics you’ll likely find helpful.

The Communications committee is working to bring you more meaningful articles in this newsletter and postings on social media too. If you have an article to share, please post online and/or send to me for inclusion in newsletter as room permits! 

Thanks to the communication committee members and the SIG leaders for contributing.- Elaine Suess, VP of Communications


Interaction: The First Step to Making Virtual Training as Good as Face-to-Face Training

Many learners see virtual training as inferior to the face-to-face learning experience. 

Yes, it is different, but it can be just as good, if not better, more interactive, and more engaging than face-to-face learning. 

This article gives good insight into how to turn your face-to-face training, into virtual, interactive training. Read more here.

Event Review and Resources

GCATD began its Valentine’s Day celebration at the Corporate Panel event at the Doubletree in Blue Ash discussing the topic of “The Modern Learner”.

The participants included the following Talent Professionals: Daniel Pacheco & Elisha Hill, Macy’s; Dustin Shell, Tier1; Greg Goold, Paycor; and Tonia Murphy, Great American Insurance. The session was moderated by VP of Membership, Mary Tettenhorst and began with a review of the description of the “modern learner” based on Bersin Research, Inc. 

All presenters agreed that the modern learner includes most learners, not just millennials, especially with the onslaught of more and more technology, personal and professional responsibilities and potential distractions. There was lots of robust discussion from the audience as well as the panelists. Read More.

Note that access to articles and program materials is a member benefit. Not a member? Invest only $85 a year to join the chapter

Members, Log In for Free Access!

The pricing structure for some GCATD events will soon change. 

Beginning June 1st the cost of GCATD Webinars and Special Interest Groups (SIGs) will change.  Webinars and SIGs will be free to chapter members. Non-members are welcome to attend these events, and will be charged a fee.

Members, you will now log into the website to take advantage of the free member rate for both SIGs and Webinars. Don't know how to log in? No problem! Email Betsy Young at for help.

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.

There is much more to come in the months ahead. In the meantime, registration is NOW OPEN if you want to get a jump on the conference!

Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

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

Welcome to new members, Melissa Dern, Janice Wilkins, Lisa Sloane, Ryane Rottinghaus. Welcome also, to Amy Sparks, Lisa Nicolson, Leisa Grothaus, and Leslie Keegan who joined GCATD as part of their February panel discussion meeting registration. 

GCATD renewing members this month are: Ashley Hardwick, Yvonne Keith, Lisa Owens, and Marjorie Roberts. Power of 2 (Both GCATD and National ATD Memberships) renewing members are: Daniel Pacheco, Jessica Taylor, Jennifer Pies, Linda Ahting, Lisa Bernert, Maggie Frye, Antoinette Webster, Susan Colby, and Maggie Rimroth. Thank you!

Sponsor Spotlight on Sherpa Coaching

GCATD would like to take the time to thank our generous sponsor, Sherpa Executive Coaching, whose sponsorship helps support the 2016 Fall Conference.

Sherpa Coaching has trained and certified coaches since 2004. Today, at the University of Georgia and elsewhere, they teach the most widely-recognized program in the profession, using our classic text: ‘The Sherpa Guide: Process-Driven Executive Coaching’.

For more about Sherpa Coaching and what they can do for you, please visit:

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