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    • 06/22/2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Session

    Coaching is a way of transforming any conversation into one that leaves people focused, confident, and committed to take action. While most leaders agree coaching is critical to their success, many fall short because they don’t have the time or knowledge to put coaching into practice. In this session, Bill Bennett will help attendees evaluate their mindset on individual and team performance and understand what true coaching looks like. Bill will introduce a best-in-class coaching framework that will leave participants with the knowledge and confidence to turn any conversation into a coaching conversation.

    Coaching can be an enjoyable aspect of leading and mentoring, but it’s become a necessity for any manager looking to improve engagement and productivity.

    Join us for this exciting session where you will:

    • Learn how the InsideOut Mindset will improve your conversations
    • Practice a focused framework to coach more effectively in spontaneous conversations
    • Build an action plan to improve coaching

          Bill Bennett

          CEO, InsideOut Development

          Bill Bennett is the CEO of InsideOut Development, a workplace coaching company that provides management training programs for Fortune 500 companies like Apple, and others. Bill has 30 years of leadership experience, including 15 years in the training industry. Prior to InsideOut Development, Bill spent nearly a decade at Franklin Covey as division president and IBM and other emerging tech companies. 

          Learn more about Bill and InsideOut Development.

          • 07/13/2023
          • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
          • Virtual Session

          Training Delivery & Facilitation Special Interest Group

          Happy Hour

          Thursday, July 13, 2023

          5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Arizona MST

          Virtual Session

          During the July Training Delivery & Facilitation SIG, we'll help to guide an interactive conversation around a whole array of facilitation techniques for instructor-led classes, both in-person and virtual. Together, we'll explore attendee ideas that work well in various settings.

          Possible discussion questions will center around...

          • How can a facilitator's personal bias impact the message?

          • How do we make sure our learners see themselves in the learning?

          • How do we understand our learners experiences?

          • Which techniques have you used to include inclusive language?

          • How do we help our learners understand the broader context of the organization and our learning goals?

          • What processes can we integrate to ensure our learners are engaged?

          • And other attendee ideas & techniques!

          Join us to share your own insight and hear from your peers!

          What is the group?

          In our Training Delivery & Facilitation Special Interest Group, we will focus on the Training Delivery and Facilitation capability of ATD's Talent Development Capability Model™.  Each session will have a focused topic, but we welcome a diverse and organic discussion that may lead to other brilliant ideas. The ATD VOS Training Delivery & Facilitation SIG will meet every other month in 2023.

          Who can attend?

          All learning, development, and talent professionals are welcome to join--whether you've just been told you're to train the new hire or you're a skillful facilitator who can handle the toughest of participants.

          How does ATD define 'delivery and facilitation?'

          Training delivery and facilitation are means by which talent development professionals help individuals improve performance at work by learning new skills and knowledge. The practitioner serves as a catalyst for learning by understanding the learner’s needs, creating the right environment for learning, building rapport with participants, and using the appropriate delivery options and media to make learning engaging, effective, relevant, and applicable.

          • 07/18/2023
          • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
          • Virtual Session

          Traditional talent development solutions and initiatives, by design, are not sufficient to meet the demands of the future.  With current challenges of leadership effectiveness, employee retention, the coming talent shortages, along with technology advances, we need a new playbook and user-friendly tools to get the job done.  This presentation will help attendees understand how they can use tools and technology to create a systemic talent development approach that supports individual development as well as offers enterprise-wide data and analytics to make better people decisions and investments.

          • Attendees gain understanding of how it is possible to democratize, personalize and digitize learning.
          • The value of providing keen self-awareness and personalized development for all employees to improve performance, engagement and retention.
          • How technology can be deployed to prepare workforce for future demands and for organizations to have accurate information on talent inventory for succession, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and talent development.

                  Nancy Parsons

                  President, CDR Companies, LLC

                  Nancy Parson photoNancy Parsons is one of today’s foremost experts in combining the science of assessments with the art of developing people. As CEO & President of CDR Companies, LLC, she sheds new light on personality strengths, inherent risks, and motivation -- changing performance, careers, and lives. Nancy is author of the Amazon best-seller, Women Are Creating the Glass Ceiling and Have the Power to End It, and was the 2019 MEECO International Thought Leader of Distinction in Executive Coaching.

                  She and her team developed CDR-U Coach, the first of its kind, digital avatar coaching technology, providing individualized feedback and development for all employees. CDR-U Coach was recently awarded the international 2021 Gold Star Winner of the “Best New Product” by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and recognized for the 2022 Houston Business Journal Innovation Award.

                  In 1998, Nancy co-developed the breakthrough CDR 3-D Assessment Suite® used by global organizations for executive coaching, talent development and various HR applications. Some of her clients have included:  Lyft, Humana, BC/BS, The Pentagon, US Army, Nomura Global Investments, CP Chem, Liquid Power, (Madrid), CR Bard, Frontier Communications, AbbVie, and more.

                  Learn more about Nancy and CDR Companies, LLC

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