Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Employee Learning Week - Celebrating The Connection Between Learning and Results 

Employee Learning Week is an awareness campaign highlighting the important connection between learning and achieving organizational results.

This week is a great opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to workforce development. Showcase your talent development opportunities during the week and be recognized as an ATD "Champion of Learning”.

In recognition, ATD Central Ohio has secured a proclamation from Governor Kasich to recognize Employee Learning Week for all of the state of Ohio. MORE

Message From The President

We are proud to continue to provide valuable connections and resources to folks in our industry. 

Thank you to our fantastic GCATD Board members and all our committed members. 

Happy Holidays to each and every one of our volunteers, families and members.


OD and Learning Leaders SIGs Join Forces to Discuss Organizational IQ

Organizational Intelligence is the capacity of an organization to create knowledge and use it to strategically adapt to is its environment. 

This discussion will focus on organizational performance being attributed to its capability for responding to change and complexity. Whether you are a learning leader, an OD practitioner, or a consultant, we all have a role to play in shaping organizational culture and IQ.

What is your Organization’s IQ? Join the Conveners of both our OD SIG (Paul Bozik, Gina Ruffin Moore) and our Learning Leaders SIG (Katie McLain, Jon Ulrich), the "Training Justice League", for a lively discussion. MORE

WHEN: Wednesday, December 20, 2017; 7:30-9:00 AM

COST and REGISTRATION: Member: FREE | Non-Member: $10

Members, for a complete recap of the Nov 15 OD SIG, Business Book Discussion - Cultural Transformations - click here.

Breakfast Meeting: Developing Boundary Spanning Leadership Skills

 Donna Chrobot-MasonThe most important challenges we face today are interdependent – they can only be solved by groups working collaboratively together. 

For businesses, governments, organizations and communities to solve current problems and realize new opportunities, leaders must think and act beyond current group boundaries and identities. Successful leaders in today’s fast-paced global work environment must develop the capacity to engage in boundary spanning leadership.

Come for breakfast as we welcome Donna Chrobot-Mason, PhD., Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Organizational Leadership at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and Senior Partner for RCSN, an executive recruiting and leadership consulting firm.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify existing boundaries. Five boundary types will be explained. Participants will identify and clarify existing boundaries.

  •  Understand the leadership challenges such boundaries present.

  • Participants will identify their unique boundary spanning leadership challenges and begin to examine such challenges as both a border (limitation) and a frontier (potential).
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WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 2017; 7:30-9:15 AM

COST and REGISTRATION: Member: $25 | Non-Member: $45 | Student: $15

Call for Consultants SIG Conveners


Please consider convening or co-convening the Consultants SIG beginning in January! 

As a way of saying thanks to our important SIG conveners, we offer chapter membership for free. Other benefits our conveners realize are identifying trends, learning from SIG members, and connecting with GCATD members through relevant discussions. Our Consultants SIG has been meeting for over 7 years.

As a SIG leader or co-leader, you have the flexibility in meeting time and location, topics, and activities. If interested, please contact our SIG Director, Pam Nintrup

Membership Survey - Thanks to
Everyone That Participated

Earlier this month, we launched our annual membership survey and appreciate the participation received. 

Your feedback on your membership experience and ideas for future programming and resources will prove helpful to us as we prepare for the upcoming year. For those of you who shared that you are interested in learning more about speaking or volunteer activities, you will be contacted over the next several weeks with additional information. Stay tuned for further actions taken as a result of the survey!

Congratulations to Filomena Nelson, who as a participant of the survey, won a free event registration for an upcoming Chapter Learning Event.

Keep the feedback coming! Our Board Members are always looking for ways to better serve our members. We encourage you to connect with any of our Board Members on ideas you have. For a complete list of our leaders and their contact information, visit

Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

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

Welcome to new members, Yashica Gayle, Joanie Henderson, Teri Hoerstmann, Audra Kammerer, Judith Schimpf, Justin Uihlein

Thanks to our renewing members, Paul Zaffiro and Kelli Roche

We would also like to thank our new GCATD Power members this month: Timothy Azbil and Billien McCowan. Thank you!

Member Benefit - Special Offer

EBSCO is undertaking an initiative to support local ATD chapters during Employee Learning Week (Dec 4-8, 2017). 

EBSCO has opened their new Accel5 professional development resource to all members and affiliated organizations for the duration of the week and through December.

GCATD has been provided a link to their Accel5 product that members can use and take back to their organization for the entire month of December. There is no sign-up process and no cost to active GCATD members. For more information, including the link, click here.

We hope you enjoy using Accel5! 

About ACCEL5 - Accel5 is EBSCO’s micro learning solution. It is organized by topic and competencies and within each competency are curated pieces of content: articles, videos and book summaries. For more about Accel5 click here:

Member Benefit - The GCATD Consultant Directory

GCATD is offering an additional members benefit – membership in the new GCATD Consultant Directory.

The GCATD Consultant Directory provides consultants, coaches and public speakers another means for getting connected with Greater Cincinnati area organizations who are looking for training and development professionals. Membership in the directory includes a listing and personal profile page.

The fee for joining is $50.

Additional questions about the Consultant Directory may be directed to Betsy Young at

ATD Membership Packages Changing in 2018 

Renew before December 31 and lock in 2017 rates for ATD membership up to 3 years.

ATD is offering new benefits for members but with it comes a price increase. ATD Professional Members will receive unlimited premium website content with the $30 price increase and Professional Plus Members have access to one free online course per year with a $50 price increase.

The good news is you can take advantage of 2017 member rates for up to 3 years if you renew before the end of the year. For more details, click here.

Giving Back - UC Students Need You 

Adjunct Professor David Stokes teaches an Introduction to Training and Development class at UC. As part of this class, he requires students to interview someone actively engaged in the Training/Learning and Development space. 

We know that you are a generous group, so are asking if you would be willing to give 30 minutes to a student to share your wisdom. Interviews will take place in the spring of next year, and David hopes to identify willing volunteers now, so he will be ready for the semester.

The interview is informational only and can be conducted either in person or over the phone. Please contact David directly (, and let him know you are a GCATD member. Thank you! 

Sponsor Spotlight on
Xavier University's HRD Program 

Xavier's executive human resource development program is designed to develop ethical, competent professional leaders who can perform effectively in critical HRD roles, such as administrator of HRD programs, training manager or director, instructor, facilitator, trainer, management development specialist, organization change agent, program designer, or individual career development advisor.

We'd like to extend our heartfelt thanks for Brenda Levya-Gardner and everyone at Xavier HRD for their continued support of the ATD, the Chapter and our annual fall conference, EPIC Innovations. For more about what Xavier has to offer, visit:

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