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Welcome to 2020 NEW ATD EVENTS! 

Upcoming events

    • 18 Aug 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • VIRTUAL!

    Tales from the TOp: Talent Leader Panel

    The talent development world has evolved greatly over the last several years, with accelerated change and evolution this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In this session, we'll hear from renown talent leaders on their career journeys, lessons learned along the way, and where they see us going as a field. 

    About the Panelists:

    Diana Thomas, Executive Coach, Author, and Talent Champions Podcast host

    As an executive coach, Diana partners with great people and helps them be better leaders and find more happiness in their lives. As a proven successful executive, Diana brings decades of experience, expertise, and education to her coaching with business executives, teams, and learning/talent leaders to increase their impact; inspire committed followership and engagement; and build diverse teams that pull together to achieve Winning Results.

    In addition to coaching, Diana is the host of the Talent Champions podcast, a bi-weekly discussion of issues facing HR and talent development. She is the co-author of the 2018 strategic leadership book, Be More Strategic in Business: How to win through Stronger Leadership and Smarter Decisions.

    Diana began her career as a McDonald’s restaurant crew member in 1979 and rose to become Vice President of Training, Learning & Development for McDonald’s USA. In this role, she led all aspects of training and development, including the restaurant training curriculum at Hamburger University, McDonald’s global training center of excellence.

    Diana is an editorial advisory board member for Chief Learning Officer magazine, a faculty member for Media Tec’s CLO Accelerator Class, a board member for the National Diversity Council, and a past Advisory Board Member for the American Council on Education. She is a Certified Marshall Goldsmith’s stakeholder Executive & Team Coach and a certified coach with ICF (International Coaching Federation). She holds an MBA, a master’s degree in Human Resources Development and Business Management, and a BA in Education and Economics

    Martha Soehren, PhD, Chief Talent Development Officer, Comcast

    Martha spent 25 years with the Defense Industry, 13 years as an adjunct professor, and 20 years at Comcast where she served as CTDO her last 15 years. She is the past Chair of the Board of Directors for Women in Cable and Telecommunications (WICT), is on the Board Selection Committee for the Association of Talent Development (ATD), was the 2014 Chair of ATD’s Board, and is a member of ATD’s Chief Talent Development Officer Board. Martha also serves as a Learning and Development expert to the Board of Directors for the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and serves on CTAM’s Educational Foundation Board. She is a Learning Leader with the Elliott Masie Consortium and served as an Executive Champion for Comcast’s Veteran’s Employee Resource Group from inception. WICT recently established the Martha Soehren Women Veterans Fellowship in her honor.

    Mary Francone, EdD, Principal, Edward Jones

    Mary Francone was named a principal with Edward Jones in 2016 and is responsible for shaping the direction of learning and development for financial advisors, branch office administrators and branch teams.

    She joined Edward Jones in 2014, with extensive experience in the financial industry having worked for Kemper Mutual Funds and Goldman Sachs. Francone then spent more than 16 years with the Federal Reserve System: the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C., and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

    A native of Sherman, Ill., Francone attended the University of Illinois in Urbana- Champaign, where she earned a degree in economics. She also earned a master’s in human resources from Loyola University in Chicago and a master’s and doctorate of education from the University of Pennsylvania.

    Moderated by: Mary McNevin, EdD, Director of Talent Management at U.S. Venture, Inc.


    8:15 - 8:30 am Log in to Zoom
    8:30 - 10:00 am






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    Cancellation Policy:  Registrants may cancel and receive a full refund prior to two working days before a program.  Registrants who cancel within the two-day period will be charged.  No-shows will be charged.

    Questions?  Contact Cristi Burrill at program@newatd.org. 

    • 15 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM (CDT)
    • VIRTUAL!

    The Latest Dish on Delivery from Talent Development Master Chefs

    Do you know how to cook more than five dishes, but end up making the same three or four recipes on a regular basis? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. Many of us know how to cook much more than the tuna casserole we prepare every other Tuesday. The same is true for training delivery techniques: Whether we’ve been in the industry for a month, a year, or a decade, we have a pantry filled with different delivery activities, but we tend to stick with our same old go-to activities.

    If you are a talent development professional looking to spice up your training delivery techniques, an instructional designer looking for intriguing flavors to add zest to programs, or simply have an appetite for learning about the newest trends in training delivery, come to this session. Wendy reached out to talent development leaders across the country and gathered their secret ingredients for spicing up face-to-face, virtual, and asynchronous training delivery.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Evaluate the delivery techniques for their potential to elevate your own training programs.

    2. Identify at least one delivery technique to implement by adding it to an upcoming training program.

    3. Create a plan for implementing at least three of the delivery techniques into programs in your organization.

    About the presenter, Wendy Gates Corbett

    Wendy Gates Corbett, CPLP is on a mission to rid the world of bad presentations. She's designed and delivered more than 2,000 presentations in her 20+ years in the field. Wendy works with professional athletes, speakers, and talent development leaders to help them deliver their messages with influence and visual impact. She is devoted to helping others communicate effectively so they can clearly demonstrate their value and relevance. Wendy is an international speaker who delivers programs related to trends in talent development. She's published multiple works on training program design and visual communication. She is in her 10th year serving on her local ATD chapter board in North Carolina, is the immediate past chair of ATD's National Advisors for Chapters team and just completed a term on the ATD international board of directors.  


    8:15 - 8:30 am Log in to Zoom
    8:30 - 10:00 am


    10:00 - 10:30 am
    Small group discussion & networking via Zoom breakout rooms





    Platinum Members                     



    Cancellation Policy:  Registrants may cancel and receive a full refund prior to two working days before a program.  Registrants who cancel within the two-day period will be charged.  No-shows will be charged.

     Questions?  Contact Cristi Burrill at program@newatd.org. 

    • 13 Nov 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM (CST)
    • VIRTUAL!
    • 99

    How to Build a Powerhouse Teambuilding Workshop

    The ATD Northeast Wisconsin chapter invites learning leaders from the area, including Milwaukee and Madison chapters, to learn the Powerhouse teamwork tactics. Each participant will complete the Powerhouse Team Maturity Assessment which will be used to configure the program. As these learning leaders impact thousands of employees in the Northeast Wisconsin area, effective teamwork is critical to address the challenges and tension in the workplace as well as focus on the positive intentions and job appreciation. Through Reflection, each person will leave with their Powerhouse Action Plan as a “call to action” to implement back at their work.


    1. Selecting Exceptional Team Members

    2. Aligning the Team Direction

    3. Scoring a Goal


    4. Setting the Team Foundation

    5. Leading the Team

    6. Serving on International Teams


    7. Learning Teamwork

    8. Communicating within the Team

    9. Handling Team Conflict


    10. Creating Team Chemistry

    11. Cultivating the Team Ethos

    12. Seizing a Winning Mentality

    13. Doing What is Right

    About the presenter, Dr. John Gillis

    Dr. John Gillis, Jr. facilitates executive leadership development using a dynamic business simulation for LeadershipX. He has worked for numerous companies globally as a management consultant. He did his doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Wharton Business School. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Lynette and their four children: Jack, Rylan, Caroline, and Mary Claire.


    8:30 - 8:45 am

    Registration and Networking
    (Continental Breakfast Included)

    8:45 - 9:00 am

    Announcements and introduction of Presenter

    9:00 - 3:30 pm

    Program (with an hour break for lunch)

    Early Bird Pricing (Through September 30th, 2020)

    Members - $100
    Non-Members - $125

    Regular Pricing (October 1st - November 13th, 2020)

    Members - $120
    Non-Members - $145

    Cancellation Policy: Registrants may cancel and receive a full refund prior to two working days before a program. Registrants who cancel within the two-day period will be charged.  No-shows will be charged.

     Questions?  Contact Cristi Burrill at program@newatd.org. 

Past events

21 Jul 2020 Pop-Up Event: Interact & Engage Virtually...Revisited!
16 Jun 2020 Authentic Confidence: The Secret to Loving Your Work and Leading an Unstoppable Career
19 May 2020 Don't Just Tell - SHOW Your Impact on the Business
13 May 2020 Pop-Up Event: Debunking Learning Myths
21 Apr 2020 The Emperor's New Clothes - Fooling Ourselves about Training Impact
24 Mar 2020 POSTPONED: Regional Professional Networking Group
18 Feb 2020 The Business Case for Emotional Intelligence
21 Jan 2020 Creating Materials in Sync with the Brain
08 Nov 2019 INTERACT & ENGAGE! Strategies for Spectacular Virtual Learning and Meetings
15 Oct 2019 Regional Professional Networking Group
10 Sep 2019 Business Results Made Visible: Design Proof Positive Level 4 Evaluations!
13 Aug 2019 Enhancing Your Coaching Culture
11 Jun 2019 Performance Motivation: What REALLY Works?
14 May 2019 The Future Favors the Bold--Be Strategic With your Planning
09 Apr 2019 Round Table Discussions: Your Greatest L & D Challenges and Successes
19 Mar 2019 Unlocking the Secrets of Survey Design: How to Capture Elusive Level 3 Data (re-scheduled from February 12)
12 Mar 2019 Regional Professional Networking Group
12 Feb 2019 CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Unlocking the Secrets of Survey Design: How to Capture Elusive Level 3 Data
15 Jan 2019 Affinity-Building: The Relationship-Skill Prerequisite for ALL Training
13 Nov 2018 Level 1 Gamification Certification for TD Professionals
09 Oct 2018 A 'Taste of ATD' Networking Event
11 Sep 2018 Bite Sized Micro Learning
14 Aug 2018 Linked In for T&D Professionals
24 Jul 2018 Affinity-Building Workshop presented by Betsy Rozelle
12 Jun 2018 2, 4, 6, 8 – Who do we appreciate? Building great relationships by showing appreciation
08 May 2018 Change? I bet it sounded good sitting in the office
10 Apr 2018 Gamification for Training and Development Professionals
13 Mar 2018 A 'Taste of ATD' Networking Event
13 Feb 2018 Sharing Our Successes
09 Jan 2018 Firing the Brain Booster Rocket: Accelerate Learning and Innovation with Neuroscience - Kim E. Ruyle, PhD
05 Dec 2017 Mobilizing Training Webinar
14 Nov 2017 "Ubuntu!" Inspiring Teamwork and Collaboration
10 Oct 2017 A 'Taste of ATD' Fall Networking Event
12 Sep 2017 Simple Strategies for Creating Engaging E-Learning
08 Aug 2017 CANCELLED Training Translation - Learn How to Be Prepared
14 Jul 2017 Masters Series Webinar - Harness the Radical Shifts in Learning and Technology
13 Jun 2017 Knowledge Network Roundtable: Real Problems; Practical Solutions
09 May 2017 Game-Changing Measurements & Evaluation Design
11 Apr 2017 A 'Taste of ATD' Networking Event
14 Mar 2017 ONBOARDING ROUND TABLE - Don't miss this one!
23 Feb 2017 A Unique Opportunity! Sardek Love, ATD International's very own will be in Wisconsin and we booked him! "Get a YES! from your C-Suite through High Impact; Low Cost Experiential Training"
14 Feb 2017 Articulate Storyline - Best Practices for e-learning Design
10 Jan 2017 UPDATE: ATD will still hold this event on 1/10/17 despite predicted inclement weather conditions. Please travel safely. Trends In Learning and Technology Tools and Platforms
08 Nov 2016 Who Are You Becoming?
11 Oct 2016 A 'Taste of ATD' Fall Networking Event
13 Sep 2016 How Do They Do It? – Explore Kwik Trip’s Training Center
09 Aug 2016 Design Workplace Training for Business Results
14 Jun 2016 "Techniques for Training & Speaking: Maximizing the Learning Experience"
10 May 2016 Boost Training Transfer Using Predictive Learning Analytics
26 Apr 2016 A 'Taste of ATD' Networking Event
12 Apr 2016 Leadership Ecademy – A New Approach To Mentorship
08 Mar 2016 Knowledge Network Roundtable: Real Problems; Practical Solutions
09 Feb 2016 Corporate Athlete
12 Jan 2016 Jump Start Your LinkedIn Presence
10 Nov 2015 Virtual Design Victories
20 Oct 2015 L.E.A.R.N.I.N.G.
15 Sep 2015 Get Real and Get a Plan (It’s Not the 20th Century any Longer)
11 Aug 2015 The Truth About Behavior: New Insights from Recent Brain Research
09 Jun 2015 Games Trainers Play - Actively Involve Your Participants
27 May 2015 Spring Social and Networking
12 May 2015 Creativity and Innovation
14 Apr 2015 Seven Things Every Consultant Should Know about Virtual Teams
10 Mar 2015 Learn to Love Mentoring
10 Feb 2015 From the Inside Out, Get them to Say “Yes!”
13 Jan 2015 NEW ATD Tech Event
11 Nov 2014 From Hired to Inspired...Is Everyone Onboard?
21 Oct 2014 L.E.A.R.N.I.N.G.
09 Sep 2014 Measuring Training Outcomes Using Level 3 and Level 4 Evaluations
12 Aug 2014 Speak with Persuasive Power and Professional Presence
10 Jun 2014 The Unwritten Rules of Corporate Success
13 May 2014 Knowledge Network Roundtable
08 Apr 2014 Proven Ways to Have Your Best Year Yet!
11 Mar 2014 Gain Alignment & Commitment to Optimize Operational Performance
11 Feb 2014 Implementing a World-Class Safety Plan
14 Jan 2014 Train Your Brain for Success
12 Nov 2013 Game Theory: How We Make Decisions and Why We May Make Illogical Choices
22 Oct 2013 L.E.A.R.N.
10 Sep 2013 Increasing Training ROI: Best Practices for Implementation and Sustainment
06 Aug 2013 L&D Emerging Measurement Practices
11 Jun 2013 Engaging Learners in the Orderly Conversation
20 May 2013 Myers Briggs and FIRO-B – Understanding Behavior to Meet Your Goals
09 Apr 2013 Knowledge Network Roundtable
12 Mar 2013 Interacting with Change
12 Feb 2013 Are You Prepared When OSHA Arrives?
08 Jan 2013 From Contact to Contract: Coaching for Sales
13 Nov 2012 True Colors
23 Oct 2012 L.E.A.R.N
11 Sep 2012 Demonstrate Value and Get Your "Seat at the Table"
14 Aug 2012 Coaching Redefined: A New Approach to Motivating Your Workforce
12 Jun 2012 Engage and Inspire Your Workforce
08 May 2012 Pimp My Virtual Class!
10 Apr 2012 Developing and Selling e-Learning
13 Mar 2012 Delivering Virtual Instructor-Led Training
14 Feb 2012 Multi-Rater Feedback "360"
10 Jan 2012 Knowledge Network Roundtable
08 Nov 2011 Excellence in Emotional Intelligence
26 Oct 2011 HR/OD Wine & Cheese Event
18 Oct 2011 L.E.A.R.N
16 Sep 2011 Midwest Forum on Talent Management
13 Sep 2011 Social Media 101 with Lisa Cruz
09 Aug 2011 Candid Conversations that Drive Results – Tracy Butz
14 Jun 2011 Leaders as Teachers – Practical application at McCain Foods – Mary McNevin and Sheri Peitersen
17 May 2011 Lou Russell – 10 Steps to Successful Project Management
12 Apr 2011 People are Dying to be Heard - How to Listen to Others and Have Them Listen to You

Neighboring ATD Chapter Events

Our Northeast Wisconsin Chapter is just one of approximately 120 Chapters across the U.S.

In addition to regularly attending our local chapter's exciting programs, we invite you to consider visiting the upcoming events hosted by our neighboring chapters in Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

Why not ask a buddy to join you on a road-trip, expand your professional network, and up your talent development game?

Be sure to mention that NEWATD sent you!

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