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New Year, New Learning

  • 01/19/2023
  • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Session


  • Free! Bring a friend added as a Guest to your registration to be included in drawing for a free in-person or online ATD Education certificate program later in 2023!
  • Free! Bring a friend added as a Guest to your own registration to be included in drawing for a free in-person or online ATD Education certificate program later in 2023!

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Join us for a stellar night of connections to start your 2023!

Our 1st virtual session of 2023 will kick-off an engaging start to the New Year with the Valley of the Sun chapter.  We'll share current chapter resources while exploring what you, our learning community, would like to see throughout the year in regard to both programming and connections. 

We'll then dedicate time to smaller groups, allowing all attendees the opportunity to make new personal connections that can grow with you throughout the year.  Even those individuals who cringe at the word 'networking' or describe themselves as an 'introvert' will find value and new links. 

Bring a friend to be entered into a drawing for a free ATD Education certificate program 

When registering yourself, simply enter your friend's information as your Guest.  They will receive all event communication automatically, and you'll be entered into the drawing.

Register Now to Start Your 2023 Off Strong!

*The one (1) winner may review the ATD Education online catalog to identify an in-person or online ATD Education certificate program in early 2023 for a complimentary registration. The winner will work directly with an ATD VOS board member(s) and an ATD National staff member to identify classes that have seat availability. In most cases, the first choice is available. The complimentary certificate cannot be used for ATD workshops and events, small conferences, ATD Master Instructional Designer™ Program, ATD Master Trainer™ Program, ATD Master Performance Consultant™ Program, Training Design and Delivery Certificate, or ATD Multimedia for Learning Professionals.  The one (1) winner must be present at the virtual session, on Thursday, January 19, 2023.


Megan Torrance

Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, connecting learning strategy to design, development, data and ultimately performance. Megan has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works so they devote considerable time to teaching and sharing about Agile project management for learning design, racial equity, and xAPI & learning analytics.

Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, & Data & Analytics for Instructional Designers. She also facilitates with eCornell's Women's Executive Leadership certificate, and courses in virtual teaming, team leadership and communication.

Margie Meacham

While many others are starting to talk about AI in training and education, Margie Meacham has been pioneering practical applications, evangelizing best practices, and building award-winning bots for her clients for years. She is one of the few learning professionals in the world with direct, hands-on experience in the strategic design and implementation of AI solutions and is a top TTA consultant with a strong track record of excellence. 

In 2023, Margie launched her online course, AI for Talent Development Professionals, which has been helping instructional designers, trainers, and teachers all over the world find an extra day a week to work on what truly matters.

Margie is also the SME for two new on-demand courses for ATD, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Mixed Reality for Learning Professionals and Cognitive Science in Learning. Her new course for LinkedIn Learning: Creating Personalized Learning Plans Using AI, will be released early in 2024.

Margie’s blog has been recognized by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 blogs on neuroscience and AI. She also writes for ATD’s Science of Learning Blog and TD magazine, eLearning Learning, Enterprise Viewpoint, and more. She is recognized as a member of the 100 Most Talent Learning Professionals and a frequent keynote speaker at professional conference events.

You can learn more about Margie on her website, connect with her on LinkedIn and follow her on X (formerly Twitter).

Kory Kogon

Kory Kogon is FranklinCovey’s Vice President, Content Development, and a Senior Leadership Consultant. She is a co-author of the #4 Wall Street Journal bestseller, The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, in addition to Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager, and Presentation Advantage. Kory has been featured on and in its Productivity Playbook online series, on Fast,, and in Investor’s Business Daily. She has also appeared on NBC’s TODAY with Hoda Kotb.

Kory has over 25 years of business expertise from frontline positions to serving as an executive team member for a global franchise organization. This provides her a unique perspective on the application of FranklinCovey’s world-renowned content within organizations. Kory not only understands the strategy and principles necessary to build great leaders, systems, and winning cultures, but she understands how FranklinCovey’s blended learning offerings deliver practical solutions that enable the behavior changes required for transformational results in organizations with both formal and informal leaders.

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