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

Breakfast Meeting: Creating Results-Oriented eLearning with Narratives and Stories 

eLearning is still largely thought of as an inferior delivery method; best suited to something like a compliance training you can export from PowerPoint, upload to an LMS and roll up participation to say you did it. 

There is a better way. Learn powerful methods to engage learners through narrative, scenarios and stories to make it relatable to them. It’s time to take eLearning to a new level. Facilitated by Diane Senffner, M.Ed. and Christine Charlson.

Diane Senffner, M.Ed. is the CEO of Cine Learning Productions, a recognized leader in the field of eLearning and educational video. She has her Master’s Degree in Adult Learning/Distance Education and over sixteen years' experience creating award winning courses and video in both the public and private sectors all over the globe. 

Chris Charlson is a phi-beta-kappa journalism graduate and award-winning video script writer. Her clever, engaging dialogue has been praised for its realism and 'genuine' feel. 

WHEN: August 29, 2017, 7:30 - 9:15 AM

WHERE: DoubleTree Suites - Blue Ash, 6300 E. Kemper Road, Sharonville, OH 45241

Dayton 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 on the work of a number of researchers including Shawn Achor who wrote "The Happiness Advantage."

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

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

GCATD Presents EPIC Innovations 2017

EPIC Innovations is our 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 on October 6.

All sessions are highly interactive. Nine speakers share their best practices, state-of-the-art techniques and innovative ideas for talent development and learning. Topics include elearning, change management, accelerated learning, onboarding and so much more! PLUS to end of the conference, a corporate panel discussion featuring local talent development leaders. 

Keynote Speaker Sarah Singer-Nourie  | Conference Speakers | Program Schedule

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

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

SPOTLIGHT on Session Speaker, MICHAEL DAVIS - the Storytelling MD

Sell Your Innovative Idea With a Compelling Story

Pick up the fundamental steps to craft a memorable and meaningful story that "sells" your innovative idea(s).

In this interactive session, you'll create the first version of a story that you can immediately put to use. This story format works for all ideas or products. If time permits, there may also be live coaching for brave souls who want to test their stories.

Facilitated by MIchael Davis, author of THE Book on Storytelling, certified World Class Speaking Coach, and speaking coach for TED X Cincinnati.

More about Michael Davis

News From Our Coaching SIG

Coaching SIG: The Return of the Sizzler (ROI Topic)
August 10 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
Facilitated by Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus.

ROI is a hot topic among the coaching industry. While most organizations may not consider an actual ROI as important when investing in coaching, it is often the first thing to be cut when budgets are constrained. So, it is up to the coaching organization (internal or external) to help organizations understand the importance of coaching and how it can affect the bottom line in companies.

Last month's group agreed that sharing different assessment tools would be a worthy next topic. Please join us and share tools that you use to measure behavioral changes with your clients. OR, come learn about tools you can incorporate into your practice or organization. More

Fall Conference Sponsorship - 
It's 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.

GCATD Scholarships for Students

We are excited to announce our first GCATD Scholarships, available to current students in an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program in the Greater Cincinnati area. 

GCATD is the leading association for learning and development professionals in the area and is committed to the growth of future training and development professionals. Applicants should be current students at the time of submitting the application.

Two students will be selected to win scholarships:

  • One winner will receive one year of GCATD Membership benefits, including free access to Special Interest Group meetings, webinars, online access to archived event materials and reduced rates to GCATD professional development events.

  • One winner will receive a complimentary full conference registration to attend the 2017 GCATD Epic Innovations Fall Conference on October 6, 2017 at the Savannah Center in West Chester, OH.

To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in the equivalent of at least half time at an accredited university or college at the time of applying. You do not have to be a current GCATD member to be eligible. Students may apply for both scholarships, however may be selected for one. Click here ( to submit your application today! The deadline to apply is September 5, 2017.

Feel free to forward along to others who may be interested! If any questions contact

Join Our GCATD Leadership Team

Consider volunteering for a leadership position with our Chapter! You have the opportunity to recommend and help implement new initiatives. 

As a Chapter leader, I have enjoyed encouraging and recognizing volunteers in our organization. It has also been great to witness everyone working together to help our Chapter achieve ATD CARE and Membership Star Status, a significant accomplishment! Serving as a Chapter leader provides a perfect environment to practice your leadership skills. You may also have the opportunity to attend the ATD Leaders Conference to learn from experts across the nation. Board members’ ATD dues are covered and you can also attend the Chapter functions at a reduced registration fee. 

Don’t wait for someone to ask you to participate, reach out and let the Chapter leaders know how you would like to contribute to the success of our organization!

Kerry Loeffler
GCATD Past President

Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

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

Welcome to new members, Allison Flynn, Jessica Mervar and Justin Miller. Thanks to all our renewing members, Janice Thomas, Melinda Kelly, Michael Goeke, Christine Eversole, and Jason Harvey. We would also like to thank our GCATD renewing Power member this month: Justin Clark. Thank you!

Sponsor Spotlight on
Priority Management Cincinnati

Thanks to our conference sponsor, Priority Management Cincinnati and specifically, Michael Goeke for their continued support of the GCATD Fall Conference. 

At Priority Management, they combine their skills, personal insight as well as knowledge of people and business to identify true needs and develop appropriate training solutions. You will have confidence in knowing that you initiated beneficial programs for your company and its employees. All Priority Management programs are delivered by certified facilitators and coaches who are acknowledged experts in the field of productivity training.

For more about Priority Management Cincinnati, click here.

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