Chapter Meetings Calendar

Chapter meetings are an opportunity for our board to connect with our members and guests. These meetings provide news, development within a social setting for networking among our professional community.

Upcoming events

    • 08/15/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • University of Southern California, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room TCC 450, 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
    • 54

    Did you know that research shows....

    • Wednesday morning is the best time to post content on LinkedIn?
    • 70% of employers use social networking sites to research candidates?
    • 82% of people are more likely to trust a company whose leadership team engages with social media?

    Successful talent development professionals can boost their careers, profession and organizations by tapping into social media to share valuable information with stakeholders. They build strong relationships with internal and external clients.

    In this interactive session, you will learn the:

    • data behind why everyone needs a social media strategy for their career
    • power of a personal brand and how to establish your own brand
    • steps to create a social media plan tailored for your professional goals
    • actions to enhance your LinkedIn profile, build your network, and share relevant and valuable content that gets you and your organization noticed

    Bring your smartphone with the LinkedIn app downloaded and ready to go. We will do real-time exercises to:

    • Tell your story in a keyword-saturated profile headline that makes you more discoverable
    • Claim your personalized LinkedIn URL to enhance your professionalism
    • Post content that highlights you, your colleagues, and your organization.

    About Your Presenter

    Caroline Leach helps people and organizations tell their stories. As a Fortune 100 Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing for a dozen years at DIRECTV and AT&T, she founded The Carrelle Company to provide digital branding for people to grow their careers through social media.

    Caroline is the author of What Successful People Do in Social Media: A Short Guide to Boosting Your Career. She gave a TEDx talk about how social media can make you a lifelong learner and teaches at the Social Media B.A. program at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

    Previously at AT&T, a $160-billion tech, media and telecom company, she led a marketing analytics team that provided insights on advertising effectiveness, brand health, and corporate communications. To develop future-ready marketing leaders, she spearheaded the creation of the first Marketing Leadership Development Program in partnership with HR and the award-winning AT&T University.

    Caroline has an M.A. in Communications Management from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a B.A. in economics from UCLA.

    Added bonus: Caroline will have her book available for purchase and autographing. Payment types: cash, check and credit card.

    ATD Competencies Covered by Presentation: Learning Technologies, Industry Knowledge, Technology Literacy


    6:30pm-7pm Registration, Networking and Dinner

    7pm-8:30pm Program (all programs begin promptly at 7pm)

    8:30pm-9pm Informal Networking

    Coming straight from the office with no time to eat? Don't worry, boxed sandwich dinners will be available for all attendees! Let us know your preference when registering.

    ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    Location: University of Southern California, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room TCC 450, 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

    Parking:  $12 at any of these structures

    • Downey Way Structure, 3667 McClintock Ave. Los Angeles 90089 (Use the entrance from Vermont)
    • Gate 3, USC McCarthy Way Structure 3499 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90089,
    • USC Hotel (Radisson) 3540 S. Figuero St., Los Angeles 90089, or
    • Gate 4, USC Royal Structure, 672-698 W Jefferson Blvd South Los Angeles.

    Please allow 5-10 minutes to walk to the meeting room. Please tell the gate attendant you are attending an event at USC.

    USC is Metrolink friendly and it is also a 5 to 10 minute walk to the meeting room.

    Pre-Registration Suggested: Cutoff to register with dinner is Monday, August 12.

    Please click here for cancellation and refund policies.

    • 09/19/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Boingo Wireless, 10960 Wilshire Blvd, 23rd Floor, Los Angeles CA
    • 22

    Registration limited to only 30 seats!

    By 2020, nearly half (46 percent) of all U.S. workers will be Millennials (Lynch, 2008). As a talent development professional, what are you doing to engage these learners? Still doing the same lecture and expecting learner’s engagement? Try jazzing up your training by incorporating virtual reality (VR). VR offers an immersive environment that enables all generations of learners to improve skills and change behaviors through realistic practice. 

    Boingo Wireless has used VR in its teambuilding training to build cross functional communication and stronger relationships. And, VR technologies have become more mainstream. Learning professionals should consider how they can use it in their own organizations.

    At this session you will:

    • Explore how VR can impact the stages of group development
    • Explore how VR can impact global talent development
    • Explore how incorporating VR with training will strengthen the talent pipeline
    • Discuss ways to incorporate VR into your learning projects
    • Discuss the skills gap and how incorporating VR in training can fill it

    Your Facilitator

    Join us at the Boingo headquarters as Anthony Lewis, Director of Learning & Development facilitates this exciting event. Anthony has over 30 years in the talent development industry, a master’s degree in leadership, and many industry certifications such as emotional intelligence, DISC, Situational Leadership, coaching, train-the-trainer, instructional systems design and organizational development. Primarily working in the corporate sector, he specializes in creating development programs for all levels. He has created several results-oriented programs such as using virtual reality in a team building course and creating an innovation skills course to support the annual hackathon. Anthony has been a member of ATD-LA for more than 15 years. He has contributed to the chapter’s growth by managing the mentoring program and as chapter president in 2016, earned three prestigious awards, Sharing Our Success, CARE and Chapter of the Month.

    Coming straight from the office with no time to eat? Don't worry, gourmet sandwich dinners will be available for all attendees! Let us know your preference when registering.

     ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    Location: Boingo Wireless, 10960 Wilshire Blvd, 23rd Floor, Los Angeles CA

    Meat makes you hangry? No worries, we have veggies too.

    We’ll do our best to provide a meat and vegetarian option and will include soft beverages. However, please let us know if you require a vegetarian food option at the event registration checkout page.

    Parking garage
    We recommend Uber or Lyft. However, Boingo has sponsored your covered parking. If you are commuting and have a car, enter at Midvale street and use the self-parking at the rear of the building. Find any unlabeled space above the third level.

    Entering the Building
    Take the elevator and check-in at the Boingo Reception Desk at the 23rd floor, and they will provide a parking pass.

    Seats are limited to 30 participants so that most have a chance to try the VR headset and game. Meal and parking included with your registration.

    Pre-Registration Suggested: Cutoff to register with dinner is Monday, September 16. 

    Register Now and Save the Date!

    Please click here for cancellation and refund policies.

Past events

06/13/2019 June Chapter Meeting: Summer Networking Mixer and New Member Recognition
05/16/2019 May Chapter Meeting: Inclusion: Science or Emotion?
04/25/2019 April Chapter Meeting: How to Use YouTube To Engage Talent Development Clients
03/21/2019 March Chapter Meeting: Virtual Reality is Here
02/21/2019 February Chapter Meeting: The Habits of Great Leaders
01/24/2019 January Chapter Meeting: Brain Exchange and New Year Networking Mixer
12/05/2018 December Holiday Party
10/18/2018 October Chapter Meeting: Speed Mentoring
10/03/2018 LA Talent Summit
09/27/2018 September Chapter Meeting: Leveraging Learning for Professional Success
08/16/2018 August Chapter Meeting: Building Resilience in the Workplace
07/19/2018 July Chapter Meeting: The Language of Leadership: Connecting Leadership Development Initiatives to Business Outcomes
06/21/2018 June Chapter Meeting: Breaking into a Career in Talent Development
12/06/2017 December Holiday Party
11/04/2017 November Chapter Meeting: Member Appreciation Workshop
09/21/2017 September Chapter Meeting: Up Is Not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility
08/17/2017 August Chapter Meeting: Six Thinking Hats®
07/20/2017 July Chapter Meeting: HR's Role In Organizational Change
04/19/2017 LA Talent Summit
02/16/2017 February Chapter Meeting: Applying Transformational Leadership to Talent Development
01/19/2017 January Chapter Meeting: Aligning Front-Line Leadership Teams and Building Leadership Muscle
01/19/2017 Headshot Truck: Express Event
12/07/2016 December Holiday Party
11/17/2016 November Chapter Meeting:Building a Culture of Trust
10/20/2016 October Chapter Meeting: Coaching in Business: Three coaches discuss the profession
10/20/2016 Headshot Truck: Express Event
09/22/2016 September Chapter Meeting: “Doing Diversity” Effectively: The Real Reasons Why, and Some Secrets of How
05/19/2016 May Chapter Meeting: Taking Your Behaviors To Work
04/21/2016 April Chapter Meeting: The Bite Size Revolution
03/17/2016 March Chapter Meeting: Paint and Sip Party
02/25/2016 February Chapter Meeting: How Social Media Can Advance Your Career
01/21/2016 Chapter Meeting: New Year Kick-Off Mixer
12/15/2015 ATD-LA December Holiday Party
11/19/2015 November Chapter Meeting: Advanced Facilitation, What it takes to CAPTIVATE
10/15/2015 October Chapter Meeting: Coaching and Mentoring with Tom Henschel
09/17/2015 September Chapter Meeting: DARK~No meeting
08/20/2015 August Chapter Meeting: How to Make Great Decisions Consistently
06/18/2015 ATD-LA June Half-Year Mixer
05/21/2015 ATD-LA May Chapter Meeting: Innovation and Talent Development – Tapping into the Magic of Talent Development
04/16/2015 ATD-LA April Chapter Meeting: How to be a Stronger Presenter and Facilitator
03/19/2015 ATD-LA March Chapter Meeting: Talent Management: A Global Imperative
02/19/2015 ATD-LA February Chapter Meeting ~ Career Development: Branding yourself for SUCCESS
01/29/2015 ATD-LA New Year Kick-Off Mixer
12/11/2014 December Chapter Meeting ~ Holiday Party
10/23/2014 October Chapter Meeting ~ Global Trends in Coaching
09/18/2014 September Chapter Meeting ~ Make It Work: Strategies to Manage the Crazy-Makers in the Workplace
08/21/2014 August Chapter Meeting ~ Innovation Is Music to the Ears
07/17/2014 ASTD-LA July Summer Mixer
06/19/2014 June Chapter Meeting ~ Why Training Departments Hate Their LMS (Panel Discussion Filmed by eLearningTV)
05/15/2014 May Chapter Meeting ~ Collaboration YES!
04/17/2014 April Chapter Meeting ~ The State of eLearning 2014
03/20/2014 March Chapter Meeting ~ Can Talent Management Technology Change the World?
02/20/2014 February Chapter Meeting ~ Interiority Powered: How to Use Your Inner Energies at Work
01/16/2014 January Chapter Meeting ~ Whichcraft: Write Activities To Make Boring Lectures Disappear!
12/12/2013 December Chapter Meeting ~ Holiday Party
11/20/2013 November Chapter Meeting ~ Mindful Leadership: How Emotional Intelligence Drives Organizational Success
10/17/2013 October Chapter Meeting ~ Making the Most of Executive Coaching
09/23/2013 Special Event ~ How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths
09/18/2013 September Chapter Meeting ~ Finding your Bliss on a Nonprofit Board
06/27/2013 ASTD-LA Summer Mixer
05/16/2013 May Chapter Meeting ~ Using Championship Memory Techniques to Make Learning Stick
04/18/2013 April Chapter Meeting ~ First Annual ASTD Los Angeles - Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) Cultural Exchange Meeting – Do You See What We See? ~ Moving From Black Hats and Red Pens to Green Hats and Blue Pens
02/21/2013 February Chapter Meeting ~ Aligning Learning with Change (Management)
01/17/2013 January Chapter Meeting ~ Navigating the White Water: Finding our Way in Changing Times

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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