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    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Genworth Financial, 8325 Six Forks Road Raleigh, NC 27615
    • 27

    The Latest Dish on Delivery from 5 Talent Development Master Chefs (2.0)

    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.

    Version 2.0: Wendy first cooked up this program in 2016, but in the last few years, she’s gathered tons of 'recipes' from master chefs around the world. She promises to spice up this meal with some of the yummiest recipes she's found!


    1. Evaluate the delivery techniques for their potential to elevate your own training programs.
    2. Identify at least one 'dish' (delivery technique) to implement by adding it to an upcoming training program.
    3. Create at least one new 'dish' (delivery technique) by modifying one of the dishes presented during the event.

    About the Presenter

    Wendy Gates Corbett, CPLP, has designed and delivered more than 1,700 presentations in her 20+ years in the field. She works with professional athletes, speakers, and leaders to deliver memorable messages with engaging, visual presentation slides. Wendy speaks at companies, campuses, and conferences around the world on the power of visual messaging and the power of belonging. She’s the author of a TD at Work and a co-author of several training-related books. She's been a member of ATD-RTA for 21 years. After completing a 3-year term as a National Advisor for Chapters and a 2-year term on ATD's international board of directors, she's returned for her 10th year serving on the local chapter board.


    • 01 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • AICPA, 220 Leigh Farm Rd, Durham, NC 27707
    • 10

    Training 101 SIG: Virtual Training Hygiene (and Other Tips for Virtual Success)

    Planning your next virtual training class? Join us and learn how to plan for success with tools like checklists, rules of engagement, understanding technology and what to do when virtual training goes wrong. Whether you’re presenting 1:1, to a small group, or a large group, learn the essential considerations for designing and delivering virtually successfully. Share your own tips, too!

    Contact: Melony Johnson (melonyharris@gmail.com), Karen Fowler (nerakmf@gmail.com) or Wendy Gates Corbett (wendy@refresher-training.com) for more information.


    Melony Johnson and Karen Fowler

    Sponsored by:

    • 09 May 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • The Frontier 800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC 27709

    Munch and Mingle at The Frontier!

    Come to network with ATD members and those interested in all things talent development. Enjoy a free beer (2 per person) and some munchies from 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm. The Frontier is located at 800 Park Offices Drive, Durham, NC 27709.

    Contact Jim Reklis for information.

    • 14 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • IQVIA (Formerly Quintiles Plaza): Room 102, 4820 Emperor Boulevard Durham, NC 27703
    • 18

    9 Things to Know About Measuring Cost & Productivity for Learning Design & Development 

    ATD Competency: Managing Learning Programs.

    This session is about the power of measuring the true cost and effort required by Design and Development (D&D) to produce learning assets. Juan Naranjo, Manager of D&D at Rogers Communications, will share his organization’s best practices on establishing metrics to quantify productivity, effort, and output for a D&D department. He will also discuss how you can measure your productivity in Learning Hours Produced (LHP), its relationship with ROI, and how to make smart resource decisions based on digital data management.


    1) Gain insight on effective ways to understand the cost and effort involved in producing learning assets.

    2) Gain a better understanding of ways to calculate their ROI and know how competitive they are.

    3) Have additional arguments to decide when (or not) to engage a vendor to support their efforts.

    This month's meeting combines the best of two SIGs: Learning Trends & Innovations and A Seat at the Table! All are welcome!

    About the Presenter:

    Juan Naranjo, Manager of D&D at Rogers Communications

    Juan’s background in Economics and Management, plus his experience in Adult Education, have allowed him to produce innovative solutions to better assess the productivity and ROI of D&D departments.

    He has been involved in the world of corporate education for 21 years, where he has played an active role in the deployment of groundbreaking projects like the development of one of the first virtual universities in the world and the creation of one of the first digital training programs for a corporate university in Latin America. Currently, he is participating in the successful transformation of the Organization Development department at Rogers Communications, where the company has moved to a model that allows it to run Learning as a business.

    Juan’s other love is sculpture. He has been awarded an Honorable Mention by The Ontario Society of Artists and has held multiple shows in various galleries across the city of Toronto.

    • 23 May 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • AICPA, 220 Leigh Farm Rd, Durham, NC 27707
    • 49

    Save the Date!  

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    Dinner and networking: 5:30-6:00pm

    Program: 6:00-7:30pm 



    • 06 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Bites and Brews 8306 Chapel Hill Rd, Cary, NC 27513
    • 22


    summer social


    Foundational Competency: Interpersonal Skills

    Free to all ATD-RTA members, however we ask that you do RSVP.

    Contact Michelle Bartlett, mebartle@ncsu.edu for questions or additional information.

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • IQVIA (Formally Quintiles) Room 102, 4820 Emperor Boulevard, Durham, NC 27703
    • 24

    Open Source Software Tools for Talent Management

    For decades proprietary software as Saba, Adobe and Question Mark has been used to support our talent management needs. To often they do not meet our needs and require software licensing fees as well as yearly maintenance fees. In contract, open source software, such as Moodle, is free to license and maintenance cost is free as well. In addition, open source software can be customized to meet your needs. However, there is a cost of server space to host the software and some other operational costs, such as software development.

    Open source software solutions are gaining momentum. Why? The term "open source" refers to something people can modify and share because its design and code is publicly accessible. As a result, open source allows you to implement new and innovate features more quickly than proprietary products. In addition, it can be more cost effective then proprietary software.

    Join us to discuss the open source software trend and to see how a local global company is using open source software to support learners worldwide!

    1. Define the term “open source” as it relates to software

    2. Outline the categories of open source software to support talent development (

    3. Discuss how SAS is using Moodle (open source LMS) to deliver training world wide. a) Why b) When and c) How - Demo

    4. Give an example of how you could use one or more open source tools in your organization

    Virtual Attendee URL: https://zoom.us/j/912675397

    About the Presenters

    Jim Farrell is the Director of Learning Design and Development at SAS Institute, which he joined in 2015 as a senior e-learning manager. Previously, Jim was the director of technology services at Weejee Learning and was a member of many award-winning project teams. Prior to Weejee, he was a product manager at Questionmark.

    Jim has also been an instructional designer and e-learning developer, and he holds a master’s degree in educational technology leadership from George Washington University.


    Carol Gravel is the executive director and principal consultant at Binnacle Consulting where she helps organizations navigate 21 century talent and learning to address the needs of their current and future workforce.

    Carol has helped numerous organizations achieve measurable business impact through effective talent and learning strategies and solutions. During her career, Carol has held senior leadership roles in HR, OD, talent management and learning.

    Carol has a doctorate in education; with a focus on instructional technology and distance education and a graduate certification in project management from George Washington University.

Past events

23 Apr 2019 Munch & Mingle - April
18 Apr 2019 A Seat at the Table SIG - April Meeting
11 Apr 2019 eLearning SIG - April Meeting
09 Apr 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - April Meeting
03 Apr 2019 Training 101 SIG - April Meeting
28 Mar 2019 Monthly Meeting: March
21 Mar 2019 A Seat at the Table SIG - March Meeting
15 Mar 2019 Munch & Mingle - March
12 Mar 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - March Meeting
07 Mar 2019 eLearning SIG - March Meeting
06 Mar 2019 Training 101 SIG - March Meeting
28 Feb 2019 Monthly Meeting: February
21 Feb 2019 A Seat at the Table SIG - February Meeting
12 Feb 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - February Meeting
07 Feb 2019 eLearning SIG - February Meeting
06 Feb 2019 Training 101 SIG - February Meeting
24 Jan 2019 ATD RTA: January Open House
08 Jan 2019 Learning Trends SIG - January Meeting
13 Dec 2018 Member Appreciation Dinner - All about YOU!
06 Dec 2018 eLearning SIG/Munch & Mingle - December Meeting
05 Dec 2018 Training 101 SIG - Dec Meeting
19 Nov 2018 November Board Meeting
15 Nov 2018 Munch & Mingle: October (rescheduled from the 11th)
15 Nov 2018 Monthly Meeting: Digital Literacy for Virtual Presenters, Trainers and Facilitators
07 Nov 2018 Training 101 SIG - Nov Meeting
06 Nov 2018 Learning Trends SIG - November Meeting
01 Nov 2018 eLearning SIG - November Meeting
26 Oct 2018 Learning Evaluation Certification: Connecting Learning Programs to Business Results
25 Oct 2018 Monthly Meeting: How to Determine Organizational Impact for your Training Program
18 Oct 2018 eLearning SIG - October Meeting
09 Oct 2018 Learning Trends SIG - October Meeting
03 Oct 2018 Training 101 SIG - Oct Meeting
27 Sep 2018 Monthly Meeting: Next-gen simulations, games and virtual reality
20 Sep 2018 (Cancelled) eLearning SIG - September Meeting
05 Sep 2018 Training 101 SIG - Sept Meeting
16 Aug 2018 eLearning & Training 101 SIG - August Meeting
09 Aug 2018 Munch & Mingle: August
07 Aug 2018 Partners Networking Event at the Durham Bulls Park
19 Jul 2018 eLearning SIG - July Meeting (rescheduled from June)
11 Jul 2018 Training 101 SIG - July Meeting
28 Jun 2018 Monthly Meeting: Building A High Performance Team By Knowing Who’s Walking Through Your Door
12 Jun 2018 Learning Trends SIG - June Meeting
07 Jun 2018 Munch & Mingle: June
06 Jun 2018 Training 101 SIG - June Meeting
04 Jun 2018 Writing Effective Learning Assessments: Writing Test Questions that Work!
31 May 2018 Monthly Meeting: Writing Effective Learning Assessment Questions
17 May 2018 eLearning SIG - May Meeting
08 May 2018 Learning Trends SIG - May Meeting
02 May 2018 Training 101 SIG - May Meeting
24 Apr 2018 Managing Change & Adversity
19 Apr 2018 eLearning SIG - April Meeting
04 Apr 2018 Training 101 SIG - Is Training the Solution?
22 Mar 2018 Monthly Meeting: Incorporating Training Competencies into Performance Management for Stellar Results
15 Mar 2018 eLearning SIG - March Meeting
15 Mar 2018 Munch & Mingle: March
13 Mar 2018 Learning Trends SIG - March Meeting
07 Mar 2018 Training 101 SIG - March Meeting
22 Feb 2018 Monthly Meeting: Enhance your Leadership Development Efforts with Design Thinking
15 Feb 2018 Munch & Mingle: February Happy Hour
13 Feb 2018 Learning Trends SIG - February Meeting
08 Feb 2018 eLearning SIG - February Meeting
07 Feb 2018 Training 101 SIG - February Meeting
25 Jan 2018 Monthly Meeting: Onboarding Programs- Relias
18 Jan 2018 CANCELLED eLearning SIG - January Meeting
09 Jan 2018 Learning Trends SIG- January Meeting
14 Dec 2017 HPI & eLearning SIG's - Winter Social Event
12 Dec 2017 Member Appreciation Dinner - All about YOU!
06 Dec 2017 Training 101 SIG
16 Nov 2017 Rhythm as a Metaphor for Leadership Success
14 Nov 2017 Learning Trends SIG - November Meeting
09 Nov 2017 Human Performance Improvement SIG
09 Nov 2017 Thursday Talent Talks - Wilmington GIG
03 Nov 2017 Munch & Mingle
02 Nov 2017 eLearning SIG - November Meeting
01 Nov 2017 Training 101 SIG
26 Oct 2017 Design Disrupted: Innovate and Reignite Your Learning Program
19 Oct 2017 eLearning SIG - October Meeting
12 Oct 2017 Human Performance Improvement SIG (cancelled)
11 Oct 2017 Munch & Mingle
10 Oct 2017 Learning Trends SIG - October Meeting
04 Oct 2017 Training 101 SIG
28 Sep 2017 Using Liberating Structures to Unleash the Potential of Any Group
26 Sep 2017 Annual - ATD RTA, ICF, TODN Partners Networking Event
20 Sep 2017 eLearning SIG - September Meeting (cancelled)
20 Sep 2017 Level 1 Gamification Certification for Talent Development Professionals
14 Sep 2017 Human Performance Improvement SIG
14 Sep 2017 Thursday Talent Talks - Wilmington GIG
12 Sep 2017 Learning Trends SIG - September Meeting (cancelled)
08 Sep 2017 Munch & Mingle
06 Sep 2017 Training 101 SIG
24 Aug 2017 Gamification for Talent Development: Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Learners
22 Aug 2017 eLearning SIG - Roadtrip Event - SAS Campus
17 Aug 2017 eLearning SIG - August Meeting
11 Aug 2017 Munch & Mingle
02 Aug 2017 Training 101 SIG
27 Jul 2017 Membership Celebration BBQ
20 Jul 2017 eLearning SIG - July Meeting
12 Jul 2017 Munch & Mingle
06 Jul 2017 Training 101 SIG - Training Technology Fails…Help! What do I do???
22 Jun 2017 Get Away From the Snack Table and Network!
15 Jun 2017 See Your Point: 5 Questions for Creating Vibrant, Vivid, Visual Presentations
13 Jun 2017 Learning Trends SIG - Augmented Reality
09 Jun 2017 Munch & Mingle
07 Jun 2017 Training 101 SIG
01 Jun 2017 eLearning SIG - June Meeting
18 May 2017 eLearning SIG - May Meeting
11 May 2017 Human Performance Improvement SIG
10 May 2017 Training 101 SIG
09 May 2017 Learning Trends SIG - May Meeting
04 May 2017 Munch & Mingle
03 May 2017 The Change Factor
20 Apr 2017 eLearning SIG - April Meeting - EVENT CANCELLED
13 Apr 2017 Human Performance Improvement SIG
11 Apr 2017 Learning Trends SIG - April Meeting
06 Apr 2017 ROI Impact Training Series
05 Apr 2017 Munch & Mingle
05 Apr 2017 Training 101 SIG
30 Mar 2017 Performance Consulting: Make Performance Your Business!
23 Mar 2017 SCORE: Using the Power of Influence to Win Over your Learners!
16 Mar 2017 eLearning SIG - March Meeting
14 Mar 2017 Learning Trends SIG - March Meeting
10 Mar 2017 Munch & Mingle
09 Mar 2017 Human Performance Improvement SIG
01 Mar 2017 Training 101 SIG
23 Feb 2017 Stopping the Jump-to-Solution Approach
22 Feb 2017 Munch & Mingle - Jan. Snowed out Special Edition
21 Feb 2017 Learning Trends SIG - February Meeting
10 Feb 2017 Munch & Mingle
09 Feb 2017 Human Performance Improvement SIG
08 Feb 2017 Ambassador 2017 Kick-Off
01 Feb 2017 Training 101 SIG
26 Jan 2017 January Kickoff Meeting
10 Jan 2017 Learning Trends SIG - January Meeting
12 Dec 2016 Member Appreciation Dinner - All about YOU!
07 Dec 2016 December Training 101 SIG - Personal Planning for 2017
17 Nov 2016 WordPress: Can it be the solution you've been looking for?
15 Nov 2016 November Learning Trends SIG - Translating Trends into Practice
10 Nov 2016 November Human Performance Improvement SIG
02 Nov 2016 November Training 101 SIG
27 Oct 2016 Assessment Demystified: Do you measure up?
13 Oct 2016 October Human Performance Improvement SIG
12 Oct 2016 October MIX & MINGLE
11 Oct 2016 October Learning Trends SIG - The Rise of Coding Bootcamps
06 Oct 2016 October Instructional Design SIG - Needs Assessment
05 Oct 2016 October Training 101 SIG - Talent Development Careers: So Many Choices!
22 Sep 2016 September Monthly Meeting

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