Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Workshop: The Leadership Mindset That Unlocks Talent and Capacity

Do you need to get more from your team, without adding headcount? Looking to free up your time (or your leader’s time) to focus on strategic objectives? Multiplier Leaders unlock latent intelligence and capability that sits inside their organizations, getting more done with fewer resources. In just a couple of hours, you’ll learn the critical skill that allows Multipliers to unlock more intelligence and capability. Facilitated by Elise Foster.

Elise Foster is the co-author of the Multiplier Effect and executive coach who studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has helped dozens of leaders become more effective. 

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WHEN: August 18, 2017, 1:30 - 4:30 PM

WHERE: Rhinegeist Brewery, The Annex Room, 1910 Elm St, Cincinnati 45202

Dayton Group Breakfast Meeting:
Leadership and the Happiness Advantage 

Attitudes are contagious...what's spreading on your team?

Did you know that creating a happiness advantage will help you and your teams be more innovative, improve your training and development, have greater resilience and work more effectively together?

Scott Steel has been with Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center for 10 years in Leadership Development and has been spreading the word of how to harness happiness. He has taught this tremendously successful workshop with thousands of employees at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and is an expert on happiness.

In this highly interactive workshop, participants will focus on learning principles supported by research that focus on how positive approaches can fuel performance for all employees. This workshop is based the work of a number of researchers including Shawn Achor who wrote "The Happiness Advantage."

WHEN: September 8, 2017, 7:45 - 9:30 PM

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

GCATD Presents EPIC Innovations 2017 - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

EPIC Innovations is an annual conference of hundreds of colleagues from around the Midwest for one exciting day. This year’s conference will be filled with innovative ideas, creative activities, and activity-based, engaging learning – a place where you will want to be!

This year's conferences features Keynote Speaker, Leadership Coach & Award-Winning Educator of SarahS!nger&Co, Sarah Singer-Nourie.  She coaches leaders and teams in Fortune 500 corporations, start ups, school systems and community organizations.

Over the last 20 years, her work has sparked breakthroughs for teams at some of America’s most dynamic companies, including Target, American Eagle Outfitters, Ulta Beauty, Limited Brands and Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Her programs open possibility in learning and growth, creating a bridge between brain research, human performance and real life learning. She creates extensive training and development, from keynotes to system-wide change initiatives, specializing in leadership, learning and teambuilding. More

WHEN: October 6, 2017, 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

WHERE: Savannah Center, 5533 Chappell Crossing Blvd., West Chester, OH 45069

News From Our Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Coaching SIG: Achieving a Positive Business Impact Starts With Coaching
June 8 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
Facilitated by Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus.

Whether you’re a manager trying to develop your people or trying ​to ​develop yourself and build a career, you need to know that one of the key ways you can have a positive impact on the business is by operating more as a “Coach” than a “Manager.” More

Recap of the May 31 Learning Leaders SIG, Experiential Learning for Leadership Development

Thank you to the Learning Leaders SIG leaders for providing resources and engaging us in a shared discussion about Experiential Learning. While the provided linked article might seem like “old news,” it’s really quite relevant today. Albert Einstein would likely have not only approved of Experiential Learning, but encouraged it.

“It is, in fact, nothing short of a miracle that the modern methods of instruction have not entirely strangled the holy curiosity of inquiry.” -- Albert Einstein

If you have articles you would like to share, please post them on any of our social media sites, or share them with me at

Become a Fall Conference Sponsor -

It Will Be EPIC!


Connect with a variety of talent development, human resources, training, and coaching professionals that could use your services. Sponsor the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (GCATD) Fall Conference, EPIC Innovations, and position your brand in front of hundreds of professionals in the talent development and learning arena. 

This year we will have an hour at noon for your demos and discussions with our attendees. And, beginning at 3:30 p.m. we will have cocktails and an open networking time for you to meet further with conference participants. 

Your sponsorship contributes to the learning and development community in the region by helping individuals, teams, organizations, and businesses improve performance and generate better results.

Learning Tip From
GCATD President, Randi Sandlin

Part of our GCATD mission is to connect you with resources and new ideas to help broaden your knowledge and support you in your work. 

Here is a tip I just learned. is free to you through the Cincinnati Public Library System. If you have a Cincinnati Public library card you have access to all kinds of learning. And here is one recommended by national ATD.


For those of your interested in learning more about gamification, Karl Kapp has a new course on called Gamification for Interactive Learning.

If you have a premium LinkedIn account, you can also access the course on LinkedIn Learning.



Chapter Members, Align Your
Memberships at The ATD Store

The chapter has some exciting news to share! The GCATD is currently participating in a program with ATD that made chapter membership available on the online ATD Store. 

Through this program, we've created a one-stop-shop for those customers interested in purchasing chapter and ATD membership. Additionally, the availability of chapter membership on the ATD Store will allow customers to align chapter and ATD membership end dates.

The chapter membership is now available on the ATD Store. To join or renew at, you will need a sign-on account with ATD. If you do not have an existing single sign-on (SSO) account with ATD, a username will be created and shared with you by email. You may use this username and your selected password to purchase products from the site, register for webinars, and more.

Thank you for helping make our participation in this pilot successful! Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Members, Log In for Free Access

Reminder, 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 small 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.

Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

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

Welcome to new members, Eric Mier, Holly Foster, and returning member, Cassandra Lane. We would also like to thank our GCATD renewing member this month: Lynda Grossman. Thank you!

Sponsor Spotlight on Bridge

GCATD would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsor, Bridge, for their sponsorship of the 2016 Fall Conference.

Bridge is a modern, mobile Learning Platform for businesses that gives employees the tools they need to succeed. Bridge allows administrators to monitor learning and training in real time, which means managers can update training material on the fly, and provide the guidance employees need right away. Bridge helps employees know and understand the goals of the company, while delivering a compelling learning experience that will help them grow and contribute to the health of a company faster. Bridge: the Learning Platform that helps smarter people do smarter things. Find out more at

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