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    • 07 October 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM (CDT)
    • Normandale Community College, The Partnership Center, Room P1840 9700 France Avenue S, Bloomington

    ATD-GTC Coaching Community of Practice

    Behind the Mask: Understanding and Coaching to Invisible Disabilities


    Cindy Edwards, Owner of Find Your Fit, LLC. and Annie Montemayor, a career counselor at Capella University and a member of the MCDA board. 

    Often people think the term disability only refers to people using a wheelchair or walker, but in reality 74% of Americans who live with a severe disability don’t use such devices. Invisible disabilities are not immediately apparent, “masked” to an observer, and can limit daily activities, ranges from mild to severe and varies from person to person.  This provides some unique workplace and career challenges to navigate.

    Join us for a discussion on some of the most common invisible disabilities, gain insights on cues associated with invisible disabilities, and learn how you can better serve your clients by asking the right question, learning when to refer, and understanding disclosure rights and options.

    Cindy Edwards, Owner of Find Your Fit™ LLC., offers Coaching and Training services for individuals and groupsCindy has been an active participant in both career development and training and development communities in the Twin Cities for over 15 years. She is an active member of ATD-GTC, MCDA, and NCDA. She holds an M.A. in Human Resource Development from the University of St. Thomas, is an AAC -ADHD Certified Coach, a certified in Brain Based Coach from the Neuroleadership Institute, and a NCDA FCD (GCDF) Instructor Certified practitioner.  

    Annie Montemayor is a career counselor at Capella University and a member of the MCDA board. As a member of the  MCDA diversity and inclusion committee, she works to expand the organization’s scope of equity and inclusion work and its education offered for practitioners. She is particularly interested in the topic of working with clients with disabilities. Increasing numbers of individuals with disabilities are entering college and the workforce, creating a need for increased training and attention on how to best support these individuals in their education and career goals. She has a master’s in Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s in Journalism from the University of Kansas. 

    This Event is Free to ATD-GTC members who may also bring one guest for free.
    • 16 October 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Buffalo Wild Wings Headquarters, LOWER LEVEL CONFERENCE ROOM, Golden Valley - 5500 Wayzata Blvd. Ste. 1600, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

    ATD-GTC's Learning Lab:

    How to Influence:

    Sell Your Ideas and Develop Partners

    Here’s the simple truth. Just a handful of people will determine whether your business plan, organization-wide effort, or individual program will flourish. So, what do you do with this information? You identify critical relationships, cultivate each for mutual-benefit, and watch your level of influence bloom.

    This workshop will cover:

    1. How to build and measure an influence plan.

    2. The three types of people you need on your side.

    3. How ideas spread through networks and social capital is earned.

    4. Eight seldom-used, yet powerful, ways to nurture long-term, mutually-beneficial partnerships.

    Personality and luck will only take you so far. A proven method, knowledge, and the resulting confidence will take you – and your level of influence – ever further.

    Aaron Zaslofsky

    Founder of Wheelhouse Communications 

    A thought-provoking and energetic teacher, Aaron Zaslofsky has spent two decades on influence, how it’s earned, and can get ideas sold and partners made. McDonald’s, Ameriprise Financial, Porsche, and Wheelhouse clients have benefited from Aaron’s practical approach to, and deep experience with, influence.   

    All proceeds from this event will benefit the ATD-GTC Chapter.

    • 28 October 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Hosted at Optum Headquarters - 11000 Optum Circle, Eden Prairie, MN 55344

    The ATD-GTC Training Community of Practice Presents

    Delivering Professional Audio on a Budget

    You've probably heard it before: "Recording good audio is tough." And it's even tougher to do on a budget. Professional-level equipment can be expensive and there are a lot of options. Plus, after you record, what tools should you use to edit and share? All of this can be overwhelming and it's easy to overspend.

    Join the discussion on equipment, editing, common pain points, and the three lowest-cost contributors to recording quality audio:

    • The top three lowest-cost contributors to quality audio recording: Does professional quality audio for eLearning and video need to cost a fortune? We'll discuss the greatest factors that contribute to a high-quality audio recording that you can put into effect today for little-to-no cost.
    • The best equipment for the task at hand: Microphones? Digital audio workstations? Accessories? We'll discuss what you (actually) need to buy and when should you use it.
    • The basics of audio editing: What basic software editing tools or features should you be using to create clear, consistent, professional audio? We'll discuss a variety of functions available in almost all software editing tools, and concepts around how best to use them.
    • Your greatest challenges: What are your pain points or challenges when recording or editing audio.

    Presenter: Tyler Jaax, Lead Documentation & Training Specialist

    Questar, Inc.

    This Event is Free to ATD-GTC members who may also bring one guest for free.

    • 30 October 2019
    • tbd

    October ATD-GTC Culture of Learning Series:

    GP Strategies Presents:

    2019 Voice of the Learner Research

    Many Learning and Development (L&D) organizations are building their digital learning strategy and focusing on self-paced and self-directed solutions.  These solutions need to scale and reach both global and virtual audiences and it's critical to understand how the employees and end consumers of the solutions prefer to learn and develop and to align methods and approaches to deliver what today's learners really need.

    Brittney Cole, Director of Innovation at GP Strategies will present the findings of GP Strategies' 2019 Voice of the Learner Study, and will share insights about the evolution in the world of work and learning.  

    Britney Cole, Director of Innovation at GP Strategies

    Britney is a learning leader with more than a decade of experience leading teams in organization development, human performance, and corporate learning. She is helping pioneer new experiential learning methods and how they can be integrated to achieve positive business impact.

    Founded in 1966, GP Strategies delivers performance improvement programs, and is a leader in sales and technical training, eLearning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services in more than 16 industries.

    Program Details:

    Location:  TBD

    Date October 30, 2019

    This Event is Free to ATD-GTC members who may also bring one guest for free.

    • 06 November 2019
    • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
    • Buffalo Wild Wings Headquarters, LOWER LEVEL CONFERENCE ROOM, Golden Valley - 5500 Wayzata Blvd. Ste. 1600, Minneapolis, MN, 55416

    The ATD-GTC Training Community of Practice Presents

    The World Café – A Learning Methodology that Turns Passion and Dialogue in to Action

    Based on systems theory, people often self-organize around their passion. Learn how to focus a group on a “burning question” – something everyone cares about. Then harness the group’s energy in to action using the World Café process for change.

    The World Café has been developed by Organization Development practitioners over the past two decades and has been used in many organizations around the world, such as Hewlett-Packard and GlaxoSmithKline. It is highly engaging and promotes a participative process for people who care about a common purpose.

    We will learn how the process works by experiencing it. Led by Bob Randall, Professor of Management at the College of St. Scholastica, participants will help ATD Twin Cities identify learning topics for 2020 through the World Café process.

    Bob Randall, EdD, MBA is an Assistant Professor of Management at the College of St. Scholastica in the MBA Leadership and Change program on the Twin Cities campus. He is also CEO of Transcend Engagement LLC (, a provider of employee engagement technology and consultancy firm. Bob has spent 23 years in private industry, leading domestic and international sales organizations, running manufacturing facilities, leading M/A activity and strategic development/implementation for a number of organizations. Bob has his MBA in Finance and Doctorate in Organization Development, both from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN.

    Robert (Bob) Hartl is Director of the MBA in Leadership & Change, an avant-garde master’s degree at the College of St. Scholastica (CSS) in Minnesota and is the recipient of the Max H. Lavine Award for Teaching Excellence, the highest academic recognition given by CSS.  Bob began his career in municipal government where he became the Chief Administrative Officer for Duluth, Minnesota. Following his work as the VP of Human Resources and Organization Development for the St. Mary’s/Duluth Clinic Health System (now Essentia Health System), he became Chair of the Management Department at St. Scholastica in 2001. Bob began his OD consulting practice in 1987. When not teaching, he is CEO and Senior Partner at Hartl Pearson Consulting, LLC. He works in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors, frequently with health care organizations, government agencies, and in higher education.

    This event is free to all ATD members. 

    ATD members may register one complimentary guest. 

    Non members who wish to attend may purchase a $15 ticket when they register.

    • 07 November 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • 400 Highway 169 South, Suite 300 Minneapolis 55426

    ATD-GTC's Learning Lab:

    How to Implement a Certification Program

    The topic of “certification” often incites one of two extremes: some are afraid of it and the legal implications that it may include, and others award it with no more value than a certificate of attendance. If you are interested in designing or implementing a proficiency-based certification program, this workshop is for you!

    After this hands-on workshop you will be able to:

    1. Define the differences between a certificate and a certification program.
    2. Articulate when a certification program might be appropriate
    3. List the requirements for implementing a certification program
    4. Describe the process for authorizing certification instructors
    5. Practice demonstrating the value of a certification to stakeholders

    The workshop will be based on two books, “Performance-Based Certification” by Dr. Judith Hale and “Product Training for the Technical Expert” by Dan Bixby. Both books are published by Wiley and available on Amazon or your vendor of choice.


    Dan Bixby
    President, ATD-GTC

    Director of Training, Optum

    For over 25 years, Dan has dedicated his career to learning and training. His workshops are engaging and immediately applicable. He has trained learning professionals in over twenty countries and is passionate about delivering performance improvement, not just information. 

    All proceeds from this event will benefit the ATD-GTC Chapter.

Past Events

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 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
21 October 2014 1 Day: Conference Tuesday, 10/21 Registration
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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