Association of Talent Development - Greater Cincinnati Chapter

Volunteer Spotlight: 
Past President, Michele P. Miller

This month we focus on our Past President, Michele Miller. In 2018, Michele served as GCATD Chapter President. Michele started as a member of the Professional Development Committee after joining National, then became a Board member as VP of Professional Development. Soon after she was elected President Elect in 2017 which began her three year term ending as Past President. Michele has also worked on the Conference Committee helping to review proposals.

As a long-time volunteer, Michele suggests if you're considering volunteering to make it a priority. She admitted were times when she wanted to quit because there was so much going on, but stayed because it was something she was doing for herself. MORE

Workshop: Discover The 1-Stop Shop for Learning & Communication

Define how your organization can utilize a 1-stop shop for learning and communication using tools like SharePoint. During this interactive, hands-on workshop, our guest facilitator will share her best practices from Dayton Children’s Hospital and help you develop a game plan to implement your ideas.

Our subject matter expert is Renee HeberlingLearning and Development Partner at Dayton Children’s Hospital with nearly 14 years of experience in training and development with a focus on technology. MORE

Continental Breakfast will be provided. Networking available until 10:00.

WHEN: February 15, 2019; 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM

WHERE: Montgomery County Business Center, 1435 Cincinnati St #300, Dayton, OH 45417

COST and REGISTRATION: GCATD Chapter Member: $15 | Guest: $25

Workshop: Learn From an Expert How to Get The Most Out of Your LinkedI

Carolyn Dickerson

Finally, a workshop is for any individual who uses LinkedIn – for personal networking, job searches, marketing your business, and much more. In other words, all of us!

Carolyn Dickerson will show us how we can tap into the free, and often unknown, ways to get the most out of LinkedIn. Carolyn's NKY classes consistently have a long waiting list. Bring your laptop or mobile device as we explore the newer LinkedIn mobile app and MORE.

WHEN: February 27; 7:30 AM - 9:15 AM

WHERE: Blue Ocean Facilities - 10250 Alliance Road, Suite 226, Cincinnati, OH 45242

COST and REGISTRATIONGCATD Chapter Member: $25 | Guest: $45 | Student: $15

    Blue Ocean Facilities

    Blue Ocean Facilities is a unique offsite meeting space designed to foster a creative environment that inspires productivity. GCATD would like to thank everyone there for their generosity in sponsoring this event.

    Webinar: Pinpoint Your Organization’s Skill Gaps with Skills Assessment

    Our first webinar of 2019 is a Q&A session based around the article from TD Magazine, "Know the Gap" by Cheryl Lasse, SkillDirector’s Managing Partner. Cheryl has extensive experience with competency model development and implementation, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion.

    In this lunch time webinar, Cheryl will answer attendees’ questions that will be submitted ahead of time (more details coming soon about how to submit your questions). For example: return on investment, linking the Training Department to organizational goals & strategy, how to get started, how to get an honest assessment of current skills and how to identify skills that are crucial and other areas of the organization that benefit from skills assessment. MORE

    WHEN: April 10, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

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

    February Special Interest Groups

    OD SIG: The Symphonic C-Suite - Teams Leading Teams 
    Our OD SIG's series of discussions based on Deloitte’s Human Capital Trends and the 4th Industrial Revolution continues with Trend 2 – The Symphonic C-Suite: Teams Leading Teams.
    Feb 20; 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Panera Bread, 9444 Civic Centre Blvd., West Chester Township, OH 45069 REGISTER 

    Learning Leaders SIG: "Yes, And" - How the Foundation of Improv Comedy Empowers Teams
    Join the Learning Leaders for an interactive, fun, and low-pressure introduction to the basics of improv for business teams. Supplementary Reading: Setting the Stage for Employee Success Through Improv.
    Feb 21; 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - Location TBD REGISTER

    Coaching SIG: Business Planning for Coaches
    We are all great at helping our clients set goals and intentions….this month, the Coaches discuss how to do this for our own business. This will be an in-person, interactive workshop around best practices with time to set your own goals and intentions for 2019. 
    Feb 28; 3:30 - 5:00 PM (Happy Hour to Follow) - Hyde Park area - Location TBD REGISTER

    Congratulations to Our "Lunch with the President" Winner!

    Congratulations to Audrey Ronis-Tobin for winning “Lunch with the President” with Michele Miller at our December Networking event (pictured, right)

    Michele and Audrey were unable to sync their schedules for lunch, so it turned out to be a dinner instead! Audrey is currently contracting in the Marketing Department with Honeywell.

    Help Others Reach Your Full Potential by Reaching Yours at ATD 2019

    As a talent development professional, you're passionate about ensuring that your workforce is prepared to face the demands of today’s ever-changing business environment.

    The ATD 2019 International Conference & Exposition will provide you with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent. You’ll gain insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs. ATD 2019 covers all industry subjects, and provides in-depth guidance for what you need to know now to be successful. Come away with an outlook of what the future holds, and be prepared to address new challenges.


    Mark Your Calendars for Upcoming CPLP and APTD Registration Deadlines

    Establish yourself in the Talent Development field with ATD Certification, Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

    APTDFebruary 27: Registration deadline for the upcoming APTD Knowledge Exam (April 3-24 testing window) REGISTER

    CPLPFebruary 6: Registration deadline for the upcoming CPLP Knowledge Exam (March 6-27 testing window) and March 20: Registration deadline for the CPLP Skills Application Exam (May 1-21 testing window) REGISTER

    Read More in 2019 With the Free TD Online Book Club

    If you missed it before, now is a great time to join the TD online book club which our chapter is proud to partner with. The group will start reading Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change on February 8th.

    The online book club has more than 1,000 participants from around the country so it's a great community to engage with. The group connects virtually through an online forum to discuss books related to L&D, training, organizational development and much more. You can learn more and sign up for the book club below. The program is completely free so feel free to pass the opportunity on to friends and colleagues.

    HR Collaborative Happy Hour Feb. 19

    Everyone is welcome to join the HR Collaborative at The Pub at Rookwood on Tuesday, February 19th for valuable networking, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and great drinks. Catch up with old friends and make new ones while enjoying a beverage and relaxing after work.

    Register below. We look forward to seeing you at this fun and FREE event!

    Welcome New and Renewing Chapter Members

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

    Welcome to new members: Melissa Campbell and Glenn Sharp.

    Thanks to all our renewing chapter members: Carrie Bumgarner, Katy Futscher, Russell McMahon, DeDe McNeal, Thomas No, Sue Russell. 

    Also welcome to renewing Power Members (BOTH ATD and GCATD memberships): Melissa Haerr, Brad Knueven, Mimi RuttleThank you!

    Sponsor Spotlight on DeVryWORKS

    DeVryWORKS Workforce Solutions' goal is to Attract, Acquire and Develop Talent. They understand that one of the biggest challenges of any business is not only hiring skilled people but also providing opportunities to help them grow in their careers.

    Thanks to DeVryWORKS for supporting GCATD by sponsoring our 2018 Conference, Power of Possibilities. For more about DeVryWORKS, visit:

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