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

Message from Dayton GIG Leader, Bob Riess

I wanted to thank everyone for attending the June Dayton ATD Group session at the UD Center for Leadership, and a special thanks to Kym Yahn who shared a fantastic best practice from Sinclair Workforce Development on creating icebreakers that sizzle.

To recap the meeting – if you attended the June meeting, contact for the worksheet Kym provided to help us all create effective icebreakers. Some of the AH-HA’s you took away from the session included:

  • The icebreaker is part of the learning and training
  • Use the tall tale and mascot ideas
  • Use the power of brainstorming
  • Worksheets can be an effective icebreaker tool

We will have our next breakfast meeting once again at the UD Center for Leadership on September 2nd and will develop a tool using a best practice from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Registration details can be found above.

Thanks again and hope you had a great 4th of July weekend.

Bob Riess, Jonathan Wilson, Dean Waggenspack
Dayton ATD Group

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: "Sum-mer"izing the Impact of Coaching
July 13 | 7:30 - 9:00 am
Facilitated by Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus.

Requested by several of our Coaching SIG attendees, this month we invite you to join the conversation as we take on "sum-mer"izing (or measuring) the impact of coaching. More 

Recap of the June 8 Coaching SIG Meeting, Achieving a Positive Business Impact Starts With Coaching

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.”

A study conducted by Bersin & Associates showed that organizations with leaders who coach effectively and frequently improve their business results by 21 percent as compared to those who never coach. 

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.

Message From GCATD President, Randi Sandlin

Happy Independence Day - I am Grateful to be in the USA.

Hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family, friends or even at peace with yourself. We are truly lucky to live in a place and time in history that is technologically enabling us to learn, develop, and collaborate with such ease.

And, that is our GCATD mission. To connect us to help each other grow professionally and personally. Over the past ten years, I have taken an active role with GCATD and believe that involvement on committees and on the Board has truly broadened my horizons and skill sets.

Why don't you take the plunge and join us? Help us shape the future for learning and development; join the Board or work on a committee and pay it forward for your peers in our industry. You can click on this link to hear from other ATD members about the value they find in leadership.

And, not only do we develop L&D pros, we are offering a workshop in August for all leaders, managers, supervisors. I am very excited about our joint workshop with GCHRA on Aug 18th. - Multipliers - The Leadership Mindset that Unlocks Talent & Capability. In just a couple of hours, you'll learn the critical skill that allows Multipliers to unlock more intelligence and capability. This is an incredible opportunity, at just $39.00 for members and $59.00 for non-members, for any one responsible for people in any organization to become more effective. Register here

Looking forward to seeing you on Friday, August 18th at 2:00 at Rhinegeist and I will treat you to a cold "adult beverage" after the session to talk about GCATD opportunities if you mention that you read this invitation!

Enjoy, Randi

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

ATD Central Indiana Chapter Workshop:
The Bottomline of ROI

The Central Indiana Chapter is hosting a special event in August with Patti Phillips from the ROI Institute at an incredible price for members. They are sharing the opportunity with neighboring chapters at their member rate - which includes GCATD!

If you are a member and would like to join them, you can register using a special promo code. Members may contact to obtain their code.

Here are the basics:

What: The Bottomline of ROI Workshop with Patti Phillips, Ph.D – President, ROI Institute

When: Thursday, August 10th, 2017; 8:30am - 4:30pm

Where: FORUM Credit Union Headquarters – 11313 USA Parkway, Fishers, IN 46037

How Much?: $49 until 7/31 for chapter members

Learn more or register here.

Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

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

Welcome to new members, Jessie Bowen and J. Shannon Montgomery. We would also like to thank GCATD renewing Power members this month: Karen Bray and Lisa Owens. Thank you!

Sponsor Spotlight on OSU CETE

Thank you to Ohio State University and the Center on Education and Training for Employment program for their sponsorship of 2016 Fall Conference.

CETE introduces a forward-looking vision, a larger staff, and an expanded commitment to research and development through the 2013 merger of the The Ohio State University's Center on Education and Training for Employment (CETE), Center for Special Needs Populations (CSNP), and Center for Learning Excellence (CLEX). The merger of these three College of Education and Human Ecology research centers sets the stage for expanded services in education, workforce, and community development. For more about what they do, please visit:

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