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    • 12 October 2021
    • 13 October 2021
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Event - Details Sent After Registration

    The Greater Twin Cities Chapter of the Association for Talent Development Presents


    October Learning Lab

    The Gamification of Learning:

    A Certification for Instructional Design and Talent Development Professionals 

    This program is like no virtual conference or Zoom workshop you ve attended. The Sententia Gamification Certification is a complete immersion experience that leaves you creatively inspired and technically masterful. 

    This hands-on certification takes you through the 5-step, trademarked, and proven process of gamifiying your organizational quest. The goal is to increase learning and engagement through key concepts found in game design and behavioral psychology. Adding game mechanics to training, gamification not only increases interest, but it also increasing engagement and creates behavioral change by making learning and development "fun." Plus, this is the ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you recertification* credits with HRCI, SHRM, and ATD.

    Gamification is not just about rewarding points and badges, but rather understanding and influencing the human behaviors which companies want to encourage among their employees and customers.

    Is now a good time to put an end to dry, boring learning? Get ready to play full out during our Gamification adventure!

    In this 6-hour certification program, you will use a L&D case study as you overlay the 5-step Game the System™ model for gamification learning design, gather data, and participate in problem-solving and assessment exercises.


    At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Understand how key concepts found in behavioral psychology and game design can increase learning and engagement

    • Have a five-part process for gamifying a learning program

    • Demonstrate a return on investment for your gamified learning program

    Takeaways for Participants:

    1. Game the System™ “game board” of the 30 necessary steps for creating successfully gamified learning programs
    2. All handouts and ancillary tools
    3. Analysis and feedback of a proposal for gamifying a case study or real program
    4. Sententia Level 1 Surveyor digital badge with metadata about the program and work completed for employers, recruiters, and potential clients
    5. HRCI, SHRM and ATD recertification credit documentation for each registrant

    Our Presenters:

    Monica Cornetti,

    Founder, Senentia

    Monica works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; and was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain.

    Monica is the Founder and CEO of the Sententia Gamification Consortium. She authored Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You, and is a co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate learning.

    She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.


    Jonathan Peters,

    Chief Motivation Officer, Sententia

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team-members.

    Since joining the Sententia team, he had applied his knowledge and study to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification.

    Jonathan is co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home.

    Registrants will receive an email containing information on how to access the virtual event . 
    • 13 October 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 5500 Wayzata Blvd. Lower Level Conference Room, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

    The Greater Twin Cities Chapter of the Association for Talent Development Presents


    October Learning Lab

    Engaging Learners Through Storytelling

    This workshop will teach you how to use the art of storytelling to design learning experiences that engage, inspire and motivate. Participants will be introduced to tools and strategies to help you better understand your audience and what will motivate them. The program introduces storytelling methodology and shows you how to use it to build focus, target the most relevant content and introduces how to leverage Pathos, Ethos and Logos to engage and inspire learners.

    Participants learn to:

    • Distill and communicate complex ideas
    • Talk about facts, statistics, and opinions in a way that makes your audience care
    • Use narrative forms to structure your presentation efficiently
    • Use contrast to hold people’s attention
    • Create an active call to adventure and call to action
    • Know your audience well enough to deliver value to them
    • Move people and persuade them, so they rally behind your idea
    • Identify key messages and streamline your presentation
    • Address risk, resistance, and reward in your audience
    • Create an executive summary
    • Create a balance of Pathos, Ethos and Logos

    Our Presenters:

    Heather Heefner,

    Founder, Dart Studio

    Heather Heefner, founder of Dart Studio, believes leadership and communications are intimately and inextricably intertwined. Heather has a passion to guide leaders in telling their best story with authenticity. Whether working with executives in a large corporation or mid level managers in every day presentations, Heather's primary focus is shepherding her clients through their next presentation and equipping them with skills they can use for a lifetime. Heather has 20 years of experience in the communication space. She began her career as a graphic designer at Yamamoto Moss in Minneapolis and has spent fifteen years helping companies craft their communication at Dart Studio. She has studied extensively at Harvard Business School in communication courses and has taught communication courses at the University of Minnesota. She is also a sough-after presenter on the importance of business communication. 

    • 27 October 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    The Greater Twin Cities Chapter of the Association for Talent Development Presents


    Transforming Learning

    Stories from Medtronic

    Our October Transforming Learning program is hosted by Medtronic. 

    In 2020, Medtronic faced a challenge; how to engage health care providers in learning more about critical therapies and products while avoiding the need to set aside additional time to learn.  As the pandemic prevented reps from visiting with their customers, Learning Leaders had to find a new way to deliver key skills, insights, research findings and build new skills in their customers with a dramatically new approach that would drive engagement and ultimately product preference.

    Medtronic's PACE team will introduce the hurdles they faced, the industry norms they had to overcome and their approach to creating a disruptive approach to training to ultimately drive customer loyalty.     

    The scheduled agenda for this event is as follows: 

    • 12:00 - Program Start
    • 12:50 - Q/A
    • 1:00 - Meeting Ends

    This program is FREE for all ATD-GTC members. 

    Members may bring one complimentary, registered guest.  

    • 09 November 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Webinar (Zoom)
    • 88

    ATD-GTC Coaching Community of Practice

    November Coaching CoP: What did we learn this year? How will that shape our practice and goals for 2022?

    Let’s take time to reflect on our practice! How have we grown as a coach this year? What tools have we incorporated – and what was the impact? What did not work, and what did we learn from that? What might we want to revisit?

    This will also be a time for us as a community to discuss current challenges/growth areas and what topics we’d like to focus on in 2022 calls.

    This session will take place from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. with additional networking time scheduled for 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Please note: Webinar access will be provided to registrants via an email prior to the event. 

    This Event is Free to ATD-GTC Members

    Members may bring one complimentary guest.

    • 25 November 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual Event

    The Greater Twin Cities Chapter of the Association for Talent Development Presents

    Transforming Learning

    Stories from Andersen Windows

    Our November Transforming Learning program is hosted by Andersen Windows. 

    ATD-GTC's Learning Labs offer hands-on workshops that provide unique, focused learning and development opportunities that tap into the expertise within our network, providing members with the chance to grow specific skills and knowledge.

    This program is FREE for all ATD-GTC members. 

    Members may bring one complimentary, registered guest.  

Past Events

23 September 2021 September Change Leadership CoP Panel Event: Becoming More Culturally Fluent; Translating and Navigating Culture
21 September 2021 September Coaching CoP: Technology – Beyond Zoom Calls
24 August 2021 Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Learners
14 July 2021 Core Strengths: Results Through Relationship Intelligence
30 June 2021 How Coaching & Talent Development Builds a Culture to Support Diversity Equity and Inclusion
23 June 2021 June Change Leadership CoP - Conflict at Work: Understanding the Causes of Workplace Conflict and How to Resolve Them
18 June 2021 ATD-GTC Networking Session
10 June 2021 June Learning Lab - How to Design & Implement a Certification Program
09 June 2021 ATD GTC NEW Member Orientation
08 June 2021 June Coaching CoP - What is coaching worth? And how do we know?
21 May 2021 ATD-GTC Networking Session
19 May 2021 May Change Leadership CoP - Leading Change in a Post-COVID World
05 May 2021 ATD GTC NEW Member Orientation
29 April 2021 Transforming Learning Series – 2021 and Beyond: Trends in Corporate Learning Panel Event for the Carlson School of Executive Education
21 April 2021 April Change Leadership CoP - How to Create More Equitable and Inclusive Workplaces
20 April 2021 April Coaching CoP - Redefining Accountability
16 April 2021 ATD-GTC Networking Session
19 March 2021 ATD-GTC Networking Session
17 March 2021 March Change Leadership CoP - Panorama of Contemporary Organizational Change Methods
16 March 2021 March Coaching CoP - Coaching & Boundaries: Fighting The Culture of Busy
19 February 2021 ATD-GTC Member Networking Session
26 January 2021 January Coaching CoP - Redefining Self Care Post Pandemic
22 January 2021 ATD-GTC Member Orientation and Networking Session
11 January 2021 Professional Workshop: How to Implement a Certification Program
17 December 2020 December Coaching CoP - Book Club Discussion: I Hear You by Michael Sorensen
11 December 2020 Partnership Panel: Breaking Taboos and Avoiding Minefields: Skills to Help Build Cross-Cultural Communication.
30 November 2020 Professional Workshop: How to Implement a Certification Program (Single-Day Format)
20 November 2020 November Coaching CoP - Community Conversations: A Deeper Look at Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Your Practice
19 November 2020 November - Transforming Learning - Polaris
10 November 2020 Leading Up: Developing More Influence with Senior Leaders
20 October 2020 October Coaching CoP - Creating Connection and Community in the Virtual Coaching Space
15 October 2020 October - Transforming Learning - Caribou Coffee
07 October 2020 October - Transforming Learning - BI Worldwide
06 October 2020 October - Coffee Talk - How to Engage Your Audience and Rethink Hiring (Using a Bike!)
06 October 2020 October Change Leadership Community of Practice: How to Drive Change in Your Organization – Change Strategy and Communication Planning
29 September 2020 What Works about Virtual Work: A Conversation about Lessons Learned with Industry Experts
24 September 2020 September Coaching CoP - Coaching Trends: What is My Role as Coach related to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?
17 September 2020 September - Transforming Learning - Ecolab
02 September 2020 September - Coffee Talk - Trainer's Intuition: What is it, and How do I Develop it?
26 August 2020 Agile within Learning and Development
11 August 2020 August - Developing and Delivering Effective Training Programs - Virtual Team Activities in 30 Minutes or Less
11 August 2020 August Learning Lab - Insights Discovery
29 July 2020 July Coaching Community of Practice: World Café - Design your Future Community
28 July 2020 July Learning Lab - The Gamification of Learning: A Certification for Talent Development and HR Professionals
21 July 2020 July Change Leadership Community of Practice: Belonging Cues, Vulnerability, and Trust in Times of Change
30 June 2020 June - Virtual Event - Gamification for Talent Development: Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Learners
18 June 2020 June - Transforming Learning - Virtual Event Hosted by Dale Carnegie
19 May 2020 SOLD OUT!! Member Networking Event - Transforming Learning; a LIVE Virtual Discussion
13 May 2020 SOLD OUT!! Virtual Workshop: May Change Leadership CoP
04 May 2020 May Coaching CoP - WEBINAR A Time for Relaxation
22 April 2020 LinkedIn Workshop Series: Webinar - Maximizing Your Digital Presence
08 April 2020 April ATD Learning Lab - Influence: Persuading By Building Trust
08 April 2020 Virtual Workshop: April Change Leadership CoP
06 April 2020 April Coaching CoP - WEBINAR: Coaching Millennials/Gen Z in the Workplace
19 March 2020 March - Transforming Learning - BI Worldwide
18 March 2020 March ATD Learning Lab - Making Change Happen: Accelerating Change for Faster Results
05 March 2020 March Training CoP - Design Thinking
02 March 2020 March Coaching CoP - Coaching Executives in Organizations
27 February 2020 February - Transforming Learning - Carlson School of Executive Education
19 February 2020 NEW Change Leadership Community of Practice! - Informal Coffee Discussion
03 February 2020 February Coaching CoP - What Makes a Great Coach?
06 January 2020 January Coaching CoP - Transformative Approaches for Working with Clients
18 November 2019 Members-Only Backstage Pass Event - Meet our 2019 Speakers!
06 November 2019 November Training Community of Practice: Introducing The "World Café" Learning Methodology – Turning Passion and Dialogue in to Action
05 November 2019 November Learning Lab - How to Implement a Certification Program
30 October 2019 October ATD-GTC - Culture of Learning - 2019 Voice of the Learner: Research Findings from GP Strategies
28 October 2019 October Training Community of Practice: Delivering Professional Audio on a Budget
16 October 2019 October 16th Learning Lab - How to Influence: Sell Your Ideas and Develop Partners
07 October 2019 October 7th ATD-GTC Coaching Community of Practice: Behind the Mask: Understanding and Coaching to Invisible Disabilities
09 September 2019 September 9th ATD-GTC Coaching Community of Practice: Leadership Embodiment Coaching
15 August 2019 August ATD-GTC Culture of Learning Series - US Bank Presents a Culture of Learning
09 August 2019 August Training Community of Practice: The Flint Hills Resources Virtual Reality Experience and What it Means to You
06 August 2019 ATD-GTC's Learning Lab LinkedIn Workshop Series: Maximizing Your Digital Presence
24 July 2019 Members Only Live Webinar - Chapter Update
20 June 2019 June 20th - ATD-GTC Culture of Learning Series Best Buy Presents: Building a Learning Culture
29 May 2019 May 29, ATD-GTC Training Community of Practice: No Budget Video -
16 May 2019 May ATD-GTC Culture of Learning Series United Health Group Presents: Building a Learning Culture
15 May 2019 May 15th Learning Lab - Migrating to e-Learning Using Captivate
06 May 2019 May 6, ATD-GTC Coaching Community of Practice: Applying Agile to Your Coaching
02 May 2019 PEN Works 2019
18 April 2019 April ATD-GTC Culture of Learning Program - Code 42 Presents - Building a Culture of Learning
01 April 2019 April 1, ATD-GTC Coaching Community of Practice: A Culture of Good
22 March 2019 March 22nd- Training Community of Practice - How Best Buy Uses Virtual Training to Solve Common Training Challenges
21 March 2019 March 21st - ATD-GTC Culture of Learning Series - Tennant Corporation Presents: Building a Learning Culture
04 March 2019 March 4th - ATD GTC Coaching Community of Practice - Trust the Process: What really happens when we shift from rescuing clients to releasing responsibility
18 February 2019 Members Only Live Webinar - 2019 State of the Chapter
04 February 2019 February 4, 2019 ATD-GTC Coaching Community of Practice Event
07 January 2019 Coaching CoP: Type Motivators & Saboteurs: The Angels & Demons on Your Shoulders
20 December 2018 Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)/Eagan - Volunteer Opportunity Session 2
13 December 2018 Feed My Starving Children (FMSC)/Coon Rapids - Volunteer Opportunity Session 1
15 November 2018 November's Culture of Learning Series - Hosted by Inspire Brands
17 October 2018 October Program - "Creating a Culture of Learning"
01 October 2018 Coaching CoP (fka SIG)
26 September 2018 ATD-GTC Chapter Season Kick-Off
10 September 2018 Coaching SIG
25 July 2018 Training SIG: Business Training, Change Management, and Standard Operating Procedures
18 May 2018 Top Learning and Development Trends & 2017 State of the Industry Report
18 May 2018 ATD-GTC New Member Orientation & Chapter Member Refresh
07 May 2018 Coaching SIG: Time & Email Management Strategies – Help Your Clients Be More Successful
19 April 2018 Membership Appreciation and Networking Event
02 April 2018 Coaching SIG: Big Plans and Tiny Habits
21 March 2018 Training SIG: Business Acumen
16 March 2018 The Intersection Between Change Management and T&D
16 March 2018 ATD-GTC New Member Orientation & Chapter Member Refresh
05 March 2018 Coaching SIG: Diversity Issues in Coaching & Consulting
16 February 2018 12 Steps to Building a Successful Talent Development Business, Internally or Externally
05 February 2018 Coaching SIG: Overview of Emergenetics - Presented by Erin Schneider
19 January 2018 Shifting Mindset
08 January 2018 Coaching SIG: Quiet Leadership
17 November 2017 Monthly Meeting: Presenting the Business Case for Creating Alignment
17 November 2017 ATD-GTC New Member Orientation & Chapter Member Refresh
26 October 2017 ATD-GTC Learning That Counts Conference 2017
22 September 2017 Monthly Meeting: The Impact of Corporate and Personal Branding on Training and Development
21 September 2017 Growing an Effective Portfolio
11 September 2017 Coaching SIG: What Do You Stand FOR in Your Business?
23 June 2017 The Value of Human Analytics in the Workplace
21 June 2017 ATD-GTC Chapter Sponsorship and Advertising
01 May 2017 Coaching SIG (May) - Applying Conversational Intelligence® to Leadership Coaching
03 April 2017 Coaching SIG - Mindfulness for Professionals with Anca van der Linden, MA
16 March 2017 eLearning SIG: Best Practices Training Should Steal from Software Development
06 March 2017 Coaching SIG (March) Recognizing Anxiety and Depression in Clients – Presented by Julie Anderson, LMFT
24 February 2017 eLearning SIG: Making Training Stick with Deepa Nirmal
06 February 2017 Coaching SIG: Helping clients with ADD/ADHD - Understanding Executive Functioning Issues
20 January 2017 Making Change Stick No Matter Your Role
09 January 2017 Coaching SIG - "The Art of Relaxation"
09 January 2017 2017 ATD-GTC Season Pass Registration
18 November 2016 Monthly Meeting: Leveraging Lessons of Neuroscience in Talent Development
07 November 2016 COACHING SIG: Working with Psychological Energy in Coaching
14 October 2016 ATD-GTC Learning That Counts Conference 2016
14 October 2016 Volunteers for ATD-GTC Learning That Counts Conference 2016
06 October 2016 Monthly Meeting: The Physics of Brand
12 September 2016 The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team
30 August 2016 Monthly Meeting: Mastering Complex Processes:How Learning & Development Impacts Processes
17 June 2016 Monthly Meeting: Engaging in Engagement: Tools to Understand and Participate in the Engagement Agenda
02 May 2016 Coaching SIG: Appreciative Inquiry as a Coaching Tool
26 April 2016 Performance SIG - April 2016
14 April 2016 ATD-GTC Member Appreciation Event
04 April 2016 Coaching SIG: Peaceful Resolutions - How to Prevent and Address Conflict
30 March 2016 Training SIG: Articulate Storyline Tips, Tricks, “Gotcha’s” and Best Practices
18 March 2016 Monthly Meeting: Building Brain-Friendly Workplaces
07 March 2016 Coaching SIG: How's Your Brain Energy? Productivity?
19 February 2016 Monthly Meeting: Capture Elusive Level 3 Data: The Secrets of Survey Design
01 February 2016 Coaching SIG: Listening Through a Different Cultural Voice
27 January 2016 Training SIG: Diversity of Experience in the Classroom
09 January 2016 2016 ATD-GTC Season Pass
04 January 2016 Coaching SIG: Groundwork for Building Successful Relationships
17 December 2015 Monthly Meeting: “To where are you driving the bus”: Reflections on the Learning Team & Learning Profession
20 November 2015 Monthly Meeting: What is Working in Change Management
09 November 2015 Coaching SIG: Resiliency, Part II
28 October 2015 Training SIG: Innovative Ways to Apply Adult Learning Principles
27 October 2015 Performance SIG
16 October 2015 Monthly Meeting: ROI by Design: Standardizing ISD Methodology for Measurement
05 October 2015 Coaching SIG: Establishing Credibility as a Coach—Through Evidenced Based Strengths Strategy
23 September 2015 Training SIG: Why Level 3 Measurement is Essential to Instructional Design
21 September 2015 Healthcare SIG: Getting Executive Buy-in and Sponsorship for Healthcare Education
10 September 2015 Disney Institute: Disney's Approach to Selection, Training & Engagement
29 July 2015 Training SIG: Best Practices in Creating Learning Materials
23 July 2015 ATD-GTC Annual Networking Event
16 July 2015 eLearning SIG: Creating Interactive Training Using eLearning and Simulation
19 June 2015 Monthly Meeting: Speaking on the Spot: How to Speak Effectively Under Pressure
16 June 2015 MNISPI Banquet & Book Exchange
21 May 2015 Monthly Meeting: Mobile Learning Environments: Formal, Experiential, Moment of Need
19 May 2015 PARTNER EVENT: MNISPI National Conference Recap and 99 Second Presentations
04 May 2015 Coaching SIG: Group Coaching – How to Build a Group for Fit, Performance & Individual Safety
21 April 2015 PARTNER EVENT: MNISPI The E-learning Talent Show
17 April 2015 Monthly Meeting:Training from the Trenches. Lessons from 15 Years of Presentation Training
15 April 2015 Performance SIG
06 April 2015 Coaching SIG: Resiliency 101
26 March 2015 E-Learning SIG: Best Practices Series: Blended Learning Successes
20 March 2015 Monthly Meeting: Driving Impact with Learning Analytics
18 March 2015 Training SIG: Best Supporting Players in an eLearning Course
02 March 2015 Coaching SIG: Coaching Difficult Clients and Helping Managers with Difficult Employees
20 February 2015 Organizational and Career Development SIG
20 February 2015 Monthly Meeting: ATD-GTC State of the Talent Development Industry in Minnesota
18 February 2015 Performance SIG Topic: Measurement and Data for Performance Improvement
02 February 2015 Coaching SIG: How to Create a Powerful New Client Lens with Somatic Practices
28 January 2015 Training SIG: Scenario-based eLearning: Creating Context for Engaged Learning
21 January 2015 We Thank You! Member Appreciation 2015
21 January 2015 E-Learning SIG: Best Practices Series: Using Podcasts and Video
05 January 2015 Coaching SIG: Peer Learning & Coaching Groups
17 December 2014 Performance SIG
21 November 2014 Monthly Meeting: Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change
18 November 2014 Ken Blachard Situational Leadership II Training (Two-Day Workshop)
17 November 2014 Ken Blachard Situational Leadership II Training (Two-Day Workshop)
03 November 2014 Coaching SIG: Intentional Leadership
22 October 2014 1 Day: Conference Wednesday, 10/22 Registration
21 October 2014 1 Day: Conference Tuesday, 10/21 Registration
21 October 2014 2014 Learning that Counts Sponsor/Exhibitor Registration
21 October 2014 2014 Learning that Counts Conference Volunteer RSVP
21 October 2014 2014 Annual Conference - 2 days
24 September 2014 Training SIG: Aligning Training and Measurement Strategies with Business Goals
22 September 2014 Articulate Roadshow with Tom Kuhlmann
19 September 2014 Monthly Meeting: Develop a Global Competency Strategy Aligned with Business Goals
18 September 2014 E-Learning SIG: Best Practices Series: Best Practices Series: Storyboarding
08 September 2014 Coaching SIG: How to Generate Revenue Through LinkedIn
21 August 2014 E-Learning SIG: Best Practices Series: Working with SMEs
20 June 2014 Monthly Meeting: Skills Gap ‘Cracker Barrel’
19 June 2014 E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate
16 June 2014 Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate
02 June 2014 Coaching SIG: Using Positive Psychology in Leadership Coaching
28 May 2014 Training SIG: Quick Wins toward Measuring Value
22 May 2014 eLearning SIG: An eLearning Training Model for Non-profits

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