Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Lunch and Learn Webinar: Why ‘Simplification’ is a Core Capability for Leading Change

Ron AshkenasThe November webinar explores what it means to drive simplification in an organization – and how you can help managers cultivate this skill and gradually turn it into a core capability. The webinar also will give you an opportunity to assess your own tendencies to create complexity, and what you can do about it.

The webinar will be led by Ron Ashkenas who was part of the consulting team that worked with Jack Welch to reduce complexity at GE, and then at dozens of other organizations around the world. He is the author of Simply Effective: How to Reduce Complexity in Your Organization and Get Things Done (Harvard Business Press), as well as numerous other publications. MORE

Breakfast Meeting: Nailed it! 10 Keys to Crushing the Interview

Celebrate Employee Learning Week with GCATD when we welcome Matthew G. Marvin, M.Ed., consultant, executive coach, leadership trainer & professional speaker and President & CEO of MGM Consulting, a Cincinnati-based consulting firm.

During this morning session, participants will learn the secrets to winning the job interview for their next new big job opportunity or work promotion. The author of the book Nailed It! 10 Keys to Crushing the Interview will share the strategies that put a candidate at the forefront of the interviewing pack. You’ll also learn ways to better coach clients, co-workers, family members and friends who are experiencing the challenges of the interview process. MORE

November SIGs

Coaching SIG: Discussion of the Harvard Business Review's Series on Emotional Intelligence
The Regency Condominiums, Heritage Room, 2444 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208 (same building as the Oriental Wok Restaurant)
Nov 9, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Convener: Laurie Fitzgerald Althaus

Organizational Development (OD) SIG
Panera Bread, 9444 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester Township, OH 45069
Nov 15, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Convener: Paul Bozik

Learning Leaders SIG: Creating Mentoring Programs
TiER1 Performance Solutions, 100 E. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington, KY 41011 Tower 2, Suite 100
Nov 29, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Convener: Leah Cridlin

Consultants SIG
Bronte Bistro, Rookwood Commons, 2692 Madison Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208
Dec 1, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Convener: Rhonda Pfaltzgraff-Carlson

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

Message From The President

Hello Everyone! 

Did you know that GCATD is the only local professional organization whose mission is to focus on Talent Development?

You can learn how your peers are driving talent retention and development by reaching out at one of our meetings. Our members share great ideas.

Join today to connect with other talent development professionals and hone your skills. See you soon.



Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

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

Welcome to new members, Lynette Cameron, Joel Phillips, Sue Schindler, Michelle Zwelling

Thanks to all our renewing members, Elise Foster, Katie Hoffman, Filomena Nelson, Michele Schwendenmann, Dennis Stark, Kym Yahn

We would also like to thank our GCATD renewing Power members this month: Annette Brown, Jenni Davis, Greg Goold, April Judd, Kari Kelly, Paula Schmidt, Amanda Soward, Barb Warinner. Thank you!

Congratulations Student Scholarship Winners! 

Congratulations to Karla Helton and Brandon O. Elliott, winners of GCATD’s 1st Annual Student Scholarship.

Brandon Elliot is currently a student of Xavier’s Human Resource Development Master’s Program received a free registration to our 2017 Epic Innovations Fall Conference. Brandon took full advantage of the opportunity to tap into the networking and professional development opportunities the conference had to offer, while further preparing himself to be a leader in the profession.

Karla Helton is also a student in Xavier’s Human Resource Development Master’s Program and has received a free Student Membership to the Chapter. She is looking forward to accessing information through our professional development programs and Special Interest Groups that will benefit her as she continues to inspire and empower student workers within in her department.

GCATD Consultant Directory Update

The GCATD Consultant Directory is in its final stages of development. Board members and chapter volunteers are in the process of testing it.

The directory will provide members who are external consultants, coaches and public speakers another avenue to connect with organizations who can benefit from their skills, while members who are internal consultants and talent development professionals will find fellow members of GCATD who can partner with them to take their organization to the next level of excellence.

Watch your inbox for an invitation to join in mid-November.

ATD Membership Packages Changing in 2018 

Renew before December 31 and lock in 2017 rates for ATD membership.

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! 

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