• 19 Mar 2018 11:26 AM | Shaun Krietemeyer (Administrator)

     Joe Willmore met with 17 senior practitioners and includes audio of the thought leader session and thought leaders in the performance management field to get their input on determining how performance improvement has changed and what challenges lie ahead. This article outlines those talking points.

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  • 14 Mar 2018 7:49 PM | Tiffany Collins (Administrator)

    2018 is the year to continue or start partnering with ATD Valley of the Sun to develop as talent development professionals.  We are excited to announce, we will be planning our monthly events with a focus on the ATD competencies.  This gives you a great opportunity to plan for just the topics you would like to develop.  

    Check the Events page to register for exciting monthly opportunities and start growing with your ATD VOS network!

    Apr         Instructional Design        

    May       Learning Technologies    

    June       Evaluating Learning Impact

    July        Managing Learning Programs

    Aug        Integrated Talent Mgt

    Sept       Coaching

    Oct         Training Delivery

    Nov        Knowledge Management

    Dec        Change Management

    If you are a presenter and interested in sharing your experience with our membership, please submit a proposal on the ATD VOS Events page.

  • 12 Mar 2018 9:23 AM | Shaun Krietemeyer (Administrator)

    Evaluating the impact of training looms over L&D professionals with each course, program, event, and resource created. As a learning professional you may have felt that the course you delivered was a success because the participants enjoyed the material and appreciated the learning. Your business leaders, however, may not have the same sentiments if the learning does not meet the business objectives. This article explores how you can ensure a learning transfer while getting the results that your business leaders want...and need.

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  • 05 Mar 2018 2:29 PM | Shaun Krietemeyer (Administrator)

    Have you received a request for training without knowing the purpose of the request or what it is intended to improve? This article explores the performance assessment process and how performance is the improvement learning should be solving for rather than knowledge. Assessing performance needs is the first step to managing it effectively.

    "Too often, a training program simply offers the pretense of addressing an issue, without actually getting to its underlying cause."

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  • 26 Feb 2018 5:22 PM | Cayly Dixon (Administrator)

    This article on learning technology trends is already two years old but  the themes are still relevant today. Which of them are you still building a strategy for?

    "Trends that seem to have nothing to do with learning will, inevitably, impact learning development and strategy in ways we may never have imagined."

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  • 12 Feb 2018 10:17 PM | Tiffany Collins (Administrator)

    With our members in mind, our ATD-VOS leadership team met on Jan 20 to put in place our action strategy for 2018. We have three returning board members, four new board members and expanded our Ambassador team from two to five. Needless to say our meeting was vibrant and full of new ideas!

    This year we’re putting our focus on delivering member value and supporting this with guiding principles of simplicity, transparency and leverage. Plans are being ironed as I write but you can expect to help us understand what will provide the most value to you through our annual member survey, you can expect to see some different types of programming including more webinars, and you can expect us to start to experiment with more online content and articles through a burgeoning community of practice. We’ll continue to develop our partnerships with other talent organizations in the Valley.

    I’m curious: What is the biggest value you get from ATD? What’s your biggest pain point? We will be working to ask and listen so that we can align our work with what’s useful. Please email me with your thoughts.

    Cayly Dixon

    ATD-VOS President

  • 02 Feb 2018 8:30 AM | Tiffany Collins (Administrator)

    If you are planning to attend the ATD International Conference & Expo and are not already part of a group rate, please consider registering with our chapter team. The chapter team rate is $1325 for ATD National members, which is $70 less than the early bird rate! If you have already paid for registration at the higher rate, the difference will be refunded. This rate is only good until March 30th. 

    To join our team, please provide the following information in an email to 

    ATD National Member ID: 

    First Name:

    Last Name: 

    Job Title: 







    Networking Night? (Y/N): 

  • 01 Feb 2018 7:56 PM | Tiffany Collins (Administrator)

    As talent development professionals, we are very good at proving what people need to learn, and designing how they will learn, but do we do enough to explain why learning is necessary?

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  • 26 Jan 2018 6:35 PM | Tiffany Collins (Administrator)

    2017 has come to an end, and many executives are formulating goals for 2018. Sales forecasts and budget allocations are vital to pin down, but the biggest factor of success can often be traced to the progress and performance of employees. What types of training initiatives are going to create a company that is fundamentally better and more profitable next year than it is today?

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  • 23 Jun 2017 9:00 AM | Cayly Dixon (Administrator)

    On June 23, GoDaddy hosted a one-day gamification workshop called Level 1 Gamification Certification for Talent Development Professionals. Participants spent the day learning from the #1 rated Gamification Guru, Monica Cornetti. This fast-paced, immersion experience resulted in participants designing a game in order to receive their certification

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