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    • 01 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 13


    Design thinking for learning and DEVELOPMENT professionals

    ATD Capabilities: 

    Personal: Emotional Intelligence & Decision Making
    Professional: Instructional Design
    Organizational: Talent Strategy & Management

    Are you familiar with Design Thinking for learning professionals? Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation or problem solving that instills deep empathy. It integrates the needs of people with the needs of the organization (TD at Work, March 2017). Join us as we discuss Design Thinking as an emerging model for Learning and Development professionals. Melony will share her recent exciting experiences in applying design thinking within various settings. We will also explore how we can use Design Thinking in our own organizations.

    Presented by:

    Melony Johnson


    • 14 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 17

    Enhancing training and behavior change with emerging technologies

    ATD Competency: 

    Personal: Lifelong Learning
    Professional: Learning Sciences, Professional: Instructional Design, Professional: Technology Application
    Organizational: Performance Improvement


    During this session we will discuss RTI International’s Emerging Technology Lab process of incorporating innovative technologies into training systems, simulations, and games. Project examples that utilize VR, AR, biometrics, photogrammetry, and AI will be shown and discussion around technology trends will follow.

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    • 16 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • https://zoom.us/j/252031076
    • 17


    share and Tell: staying current in elearning


    Due to recommendations in response to COVID-19, this event is now virtual only. 

    How do you stay current in the field of eLearning? Are there specific conference you attend, websites, blogs, books you read? Come share how you stay current!

    ATD Capability Model: Building Personal Capability: Communication

    Location: https://zoom.us/j/252031076

    Foundational Competency: Interpersonal Skills

    *If you are interested in a leadership role in the eLearning SIG Please reach out to me at mebartle@ncsu.edu

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

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


    Registrants, please click below to join the meeting:

    • 23 Apr 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • https://zoom.us/j/322731779
    • 86

    Learning Leaders Panel


    Due to recommendations in response to COVID-19, this event is now virtual only and non-member registrations will be discounted. 

    If you experience a problem logging into the zoom meeting, email us at zoom.host.atdrta@gmail.com.

    ATD Capabilities: Collaboration & Leadership, Lifelong Learning, Career & Leadership Development, Talent Strategy & Management, and Future Readiness


    Moderated by Jim Reklis (Reklis Consulting), the Learning Leaders Panel will feature innovate leaders from the Triangle's top businesses. This session will feature open networking, a moderated panel, and a Q&A session.

    This event is designed with you in mind! In order to meet the needs of our diverse membership, we've made every effort to ensure that the session is engaging to you no matter where you are in your career - a student looking for your first role, a tenured professional staying on top of industry trends, or a learning leader yourself engaging with your peers.

    We encourage you to bring your boss! This event is a great opportunity to showcase what you love about your profession and what makes you want to be a part of our chapter. When you register yourself, use the "add a guest" feature to bring your boss (or co-worker, friend, etc.) for free!

    We will provide drinks and appetizers for attendees.


    Michael Grant, AICPA

    Mike Davis, Trial Card

    Sarah Polasik, Genworth

    Maureen Farmer, PPD


    Jim Reklis, Center for Coaching Excellence

    Jim began his own signature business, Reklis Coaching and Consulting, with a vision to maximize leaders potential for lasting influence. Drawing from his 30+ years in leadership and training, Jim's experience includes working as a leader in nonprofits and a consultant and coach for entrepreneurs, business leaders, non-profits, and churches in the US and internationally. Jim has a Master of Leadership, holds a professional coach certification, trains professional coaches with the Center for Coaching Excellence and has also served as an associate trainer with John Maxwell's Equip International.

    This event is sponsored by:


    Registrants, please click below to join the program.

    • 28 May 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • AICPA 220 Leigh Farm Road Durham NC
    • 43

    Demo Fest

    ATD Capabilities: N/A


    You work hard on your projects, come up with innovative ideas, and create important performance improvements. Now it's time to show off!

    The 2020 ATD Demo Fest is your chance to show your peers around the Triangle what you're passionate about! No project or idea is too big or too small, as long as you can show it to folks in succinct expo-type environment. If you'd like to participate, fill out this quick participation form by May 15.

    For all attendees, we have an exciting evening in store for you! The First portion of the event will be open for you to move around the room and catch demos of each of the projects. We'll ask that you vote for your favorites in a few fun categories, and give you some time to network and grab a bite to eat as well. In the latter half of evening, while we tabulate the voting results, a couple of the demo fest participants have a chance to show off their projects in a bit more detail to the full group.

    Please note that we're opening up participation in the event to prospective members, so please share this opportunity with your networks outside of ATD who may be interested in submitting an entry.

    We will provide dinner and drinks for all attendees.


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

    Program: 6:00-7:30pm 

    • 25 Jun 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    • 46

    Making Bite-Sized Work: 5 Tips for Creating Effective Microlearning

    ATD Capabilities: Learning Sciences, Instructional Design, and Training Delivery & Facilitation


    Microlearning is hot right now. It seems everyone is “going micro” or wants to be. But with all the hype, how do you ensure your microlearning is instructionally sound so you can have a maximum effect on performance?

    In this session, we’ll look at four key ways you can use microlearning. Then we will share five recommendations for designing effective microlearning resources in various formats and will exemplify them by showing real pieces of microlearning that organizations are using to improve performance.

    You will learn best practices for creating your own microlearning resources through examples of microlearning done well and leave with new ideas for successfully incorporating microlearning into your organization.


    About the Presenter:

    Carla Torgerson, MEd, MBA

    Director of Instructional Design

    Bull City Learning

    Carla Torgerson, MEd, MBA, has more than 15 years of experience as an instructional designer and instructional strategist both on internal teams of large organizations and in several consulting firms. She has worked with numerous Fortune 500 clients including Intuit, McDonald’s, Netflix, Facebook, Fidelity, Cargill, Medtronic, Merck, and Best Western. She has designed solutions ranging from $15,000 to more than $2 million.

    Carla has presented her thought leadership in the areas of eLearning, mobile learning, and microlearning across the nation at conferences, events, and workshops of leading learning organizations, including ATD and The eLearning Guild. Additionally, Carla developed MILE, the MIcroLEarning Design Model© and is the author of The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning and Designing Microlearning (with Sue Iannone).

    Carla is a consummate consultant who specializes in designing learning solutions to meet the needs of her clients, their businesses, and their learners. She is able to see training needs from both the perspective of the business and the learner, enabling her to create solutions that balance the needs of both groups and delight her clients. Carla has deep expertise in designing interactive and engaging learning materials, particularly in electronic environments, and using agile and iterative approaches to achieve quality solutions that improve performance.

    Carla is currently a Director of Instructional Design at Bull City Learning, a specialized eLearning agency that provides digital learning solutions for companies in a wide range of industries, as well as non-profit organizations. Bull City Learning offers a full suite of solutions including learning needs assessments, curriculum design, content development, and training deployment support.

    Carla has a Master of Education (MEd) focused on technology-based education. She also has a Master of Business Administration (MBA), which helps her to see training through a business lens.

    Carla grew up in western Canada where she developed a love for downhill skiing, biking, and camping. She currently lives in North Carolina with her awesome husband, Tom, and their very curious seven-year-old son, John. She loves to travel with her family, and they have explored the United States from coast to coast.

    Connect with Carla on LinkedIn for insights and announcements:



Past events

27 Mar 2020 Workshop: March -EVENT POSTPONED
26 Mar 2020 Monthly Program: March 2020 - VIRTUAL ONLY
19 Mar 2020 eLearning SIG - March Meeting-VIRTUAL ONLY
12 Mar 2020 March 2020: Munch & Mingle
10 Mar 2020 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - March 2020
04 Mar 2020 Training 101 SIG - March Meeting
27 Feb 2020 Monthly Program: February 2020
20 Feb 2020 eLearning SIG - February Meeting (cancelled due to weather)
13 Feb 2020 1st Munch & Mingle of 2020
11 Feb 2020 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - February 2020
06 Feb 2020 Training 101 SIG - February Meeting
30 Jan 2020 eLearning SIG - January Meeting
23 Jan 2020 ATD RTA: January Open House
14 Jan 2020 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - January 2020
08 Jan 2020 Training 101 SIG - January 2020 Meeting
12 Dec 2019 2019 Member Appreciation Dinner - All about YOU!
09 Dec 2019 eLearning SIG - December Meeting
04 Dec 2019 VIRTUAL Training 101 SIG - December Meeting
14 Nov 2019 Monthly Meeting: November
12 Nov 2019 VIRTUAL Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - November Meeting
12 Nov 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - November Meeting
07 Nov 2019 eLearning SIG - November Meeting
06 Nov 2019 Training 101 SIG - November Meeting
25 Oct 2019 Workshop: October
24 Oct 2019 Monthly Meeting: October
10 Oct 2019 eLearning SIG - October Meeting (rescheduled from Sept. 12)
09 Oct 2019 Training 101 SIG - October Meeting
08 Oct 2019 Virtual Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - October Meeting
08 Oct 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - October Meeting
27 Sep 2019 Workshop: September
26 Sep 2019 Monthly Meeting: September
19 Sep 2019 A Seat at the Table SIG - September Meeting
18 Sep 2019 Special Event: September
10 Sep 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - September Meeting
04 Sep 2019 Training 101 SIG - September Meeting
22 Aug 2019 Monthly Meeting: August (Summer Social)
10 Jul 2019 Training 101 SIG - July Meeting
27 Jun 2019 Monthly Meeting: June
11 Jun 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG - June Meeting
06 Jun 2019 eLearning SIG - June Meeting
05 Jun 2019 Training 101 SIG - June Meeting
23 May 2019 Monthly Meeting: May
14 May 2019 Learning Trends & Innovations SIG / A Seat at the Table SIG - May Meeting
09 May 2019 May Munch and Mingle at The Frontier
01 May 2019 Training 101 SIG - May Meeting
25 Apr 2019 Monthly Meeting: April
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

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