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Workshops are offered for members and nonmembers to join and learn a best practice, new technique or gain professional development - from face- to-face workshops and online seminars to regional conferences.

Upcoming events

    • 11/04/2017
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD - Save the Date!
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    Seating Limited to 50 attendees
    Member's Guests and Non Members Welcomed

    ATD-LA’s Member Appreciation Day is your opportunity to network with colleagues and experts. Meet with the Board as they share news and information about the chapter. This event is limited to 50 participants.


    "How you deliver is just as important as what you deliver"


    Creating lasting, productive business relationships within the context of corporate culture can be a daily challenge. You’ve committed to delivering specific results, and you must do that consistently with personal integrity and company values. It’s not easy. The pressure to generate results can undercut how we behave and interact with others, but the quality of working relationships has a direct impact on productivity. Council of the Marble Star challenges you to succeed in both arenas: profit and professionalism, because how you achieve a result is as important as the result itself


    Set in King Arthur’s Court, this themed and highly-interactive learning experience presents a challenge as old as Arthurian time—make money and forge relationships, while upholding cultural values. You won’t earn your seat on The Council of the Marble Star if you only succeed in one arena. Along the way you will face deadlines, changing circumstances and rivalries—and you’ll have a great deal of fun dealing with them. Are you up to the challenge? Knock on the door of The Council of the Marble Star and find out.


    • Negotiate and build lasting, productive relationships that drive the results you promised
    • Focus on long-term success and the market value of reputation
    • Realize that your intentions can be misunderstood—and impact results—based on how others perceive you
    • Sharpen your negotiation skills: identify and eliminate weaknesses; maximize upon strengths
    • Synchronize culture with commerce


    Ben Torrie is a Vice President of Learning Solutions based in Southern California. He has been a part of the business development and facilitation team at Eagle’s Flight since 2012.

    Ben earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada while on a baseball scholarship. After graduating from UBC, Ben attended National University where he completed his studies in the Masters of Science program with emphasis in Organizational Leadership.

    Prior to joining Eagle’s Flight, Ben was a high school baseball coach and mentor in Orange County, California. He brings the same passion, enthusiasm and energy he had coaching on the field to the corporate sector.

    Having consulted and facilitated for clients in the quick service restaurant, automotive, pharmaceutical, financial and construction industries, Ben has a wealth of experience that he pulls from when creating and delivering solutions for clients.

    ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 3 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit


    Registration is free for active ATD-LA members and we require registration early to accommodate attendees. Non members are welcome to attend and join the chapter too.  



    Please click here for cancellation and refund policies.

    • 11/14/2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 11/15/2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • San Diego, CA

    Whether you are brand new to Articulate Storyline or already have some experience, this course will teach you everything you need to know to create an interactive, engaging e-learning course. Rather than just sitting back and watching, you will have the opportunity to build a complete 15-minute course in Storyline. Learn beginning, intermediate, and even a few advanced techniques and walk away with valuable reference guides so that you can continue to build courses on your own after the program.

    The Articulate Storyline Certificate is a hands-on workshop that explores everything you need to know to immediately hit the ground running using Storyline to create cutting edge, interactive e-learning programs. Software programs can be intimating, but this certificate program takes the mystery out of using Storyline. You will quickly realize how easy—and fun—it is to use.  

    Facilitated by experts in Storyline, with sample scenarios exclusive to ATD, you’ll take away the latest and most up-to-date steps, tips, and tricks for using Articulate Storyline. Leave this interactive workshop with a complete 15-minute course that you developed yourself using all the major features of Storyline.

    Why You Should Attend

    • Rapidly build e-learning modules using Articulate Storyline.
    • Customize your e-learning modules so they are interactive and engaging.
    • Integrate content rapidly and easily from other sources.

    This program will take place November 14-15, 2017. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each day.

    Support ATD-LA with your registration.

    Use ChIP code “CH8028” when you register for this course.

    • 11/16/2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 11/17/2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • San Diego, CA

    Build your credibility as a knowledgeable, client-focused consultant.

    Achieving success as a business partner in your organization requires strong consulting skills and relationship building. Through ATD’s practical 5-D Consulting model, learn effective internal consulting skills that will enable you to help your clients achieve their desired outcomes, establish goals, and manage expectations. Guide clients through an instructional design or organizational development project: help them overcome obstacles and resistance, and build your credibility to influence decision-making.

    Learning professionals must demonstrate strong consulting skills to successfully guide their organizations toward optimal performance. Ensure your ability to practice the most effective behaviors and processes for internal consulting within your organization. Explore ATD’s 5-D model and practice 30 fundamental consulting competencies with tools that can be put to use on the job immediately.  External consultants will find that they will also benefit from the concepts covered in the course.

    Collaborating in small groups, you’ll follow a case study from start to finish, apply skills to consulting scenarios, solve problems, role-play meetings, try out
    checklists, and make decisions just as consultants do every day. You’ll leave the program knowing your areas of strength and need, and will have the opportunity to create a personal development plan to become a better consultant. In a recent study, 100 percent of participants felt that the ATD Consulting Skills Certificate was a worthwhile investment, because it provided a practical model and structured approach to a consulting engagement, and empowered them to ask the right questions of their clients.

    Why You Should Attend:
    • Discover a model, techniques, and tools that you can use to consult with your clients and move from “order taker” to true business partner.
    • Apply strategies for success, including working across organizational boundaries, providing feedback to senior leaders, and gaining buy-in.
    • Evaluate your skills and identify your developmental needs as a consultant.
    What to Expect:
    • Books: Receive a copy of Consulting on the Inside, 2nd Edition.
    • Pre-Work: Read an informative industry article titled "Successful Inside Consulting."
    • Supplemental Resources:  This program includes tools and templates to help you apply what you learned on the job.
    • Technical Requirements: The online version of this program is conducted in the WebEx Training Center. Special software is not required. You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate. There are no technical requirements for the face-to-face program. In addition, it is strongly recommended to use a desktop or laptop computer as using a tablet or phone severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate in the program.

    This program takes place November 16-17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.


    Support ATD-LA by using chapter code CH8028 at checkout

    • 12/04/2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 12/05/2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • San Diego, CA

    Invigorate your traditional instructional design with fresh e-learning techniques. Based on examples from organizations that have implemented successful virtual training, this program will provide you with the skills to develop individualized, asynchronous e-learning experiences that motivate learners to change their behavior. Learn to skillfully meet instructional design challenges in any industry and apply the principles of effective e-learning to individualized courses, tutorials, games, simulations and other e-learning modules.

    Explore the essential e-learning components of context, challenge, activity, and feedback to elevate your success. In this program, you’ll discover the design elements of effective e-learning, investigate instructional interactivity that supports learning, practice applying these discoveries in designs, and learn to incorporate what works into your own projects. Please note that this program does not address issues of designing and delivering live, virtual instructor-led webinars, nor does it focus on specific software or tools.

    Why You Should Attend:

    • Design e-learning that allows your learners to spend their time wisely and productively.
    • Use the unique capabilities of instructional technology to make each learning experience meaningful, memorable, and motivational.
    • Create learning experiences that change behavior well beyond a post-test.

    After this program, you will be able to:

    • Apply the components of effective e-learning instructional design and learner motivation.
    • Describe how interactivity affects learning.
    • Examine how e-learning tools and trends can disguise the true learning challenge.
    • Orient e-learning towards behavioral-based outcomes instead of online information.
    • Use e-learning success prerequisites to improve programs.
    • Apply the steps of successive approximation for e-learning projects.
    • Apply the principles of effective e-learning navigation.
    • Evaluate e-learning programs and make recommendations for improvements.

    This program takes place December 4-5, 2017. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each day.

    Support ATD-LA with your registration.

    Use ChIP code “CH8028” when you register for this course.

    • 12/11/2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • 12/12/2017
    • 4:30 PM
    • Pasadena, CA

    Facilitating change is more critical now than ever as organizations are affected by economic conditions and are driven to improve efficiency, productivity, and service quality. This program establishes a comprehensive change model that can be immediately applied to your current situations through application exercises, case studies, and interactive program modules.

    Designed for ATD by industry expert Elaine Biech of ebb associates, the Change Management Certificate Program contains application exercises, case studies, templates, and interactive program modules. You will learn a comprehensive, six-step change model that can be applied to your current situation.

    By the end of the program, you will be able to:

    • Implement a change process using the six step CHANGE model.
    • Apply tools and techniques to support a change intervention.
    • Describe and model the role of a facilitator of change.
    • Assist clients to assess, design, and implement a change intervention.
    • Establish sponsorship, ownership, and involvement in change efforts.
    • Evaluate change results.

    Day 1 Topics

    • Introduction to Change Management
    • Six Step CHANGE Model
    • Change Agent Characteristics
    • Data Collection
    • Organizational Readiness
    • Qualities of a Change Leader
    • Creating Visions for Change
    • Developing Communication Plans
    • Using Teams to Design an Implementation

    Day 2 Topics

    • Reactions to Change
    • Overcoming Resistance and Increasing Commitment
    • Establishing Metrics
    • Conducting a Risk Assessment
    • Implementation Tools
    • Importance of Short-Term Gains
    • Building Momentum
    • Evaluating the Effort
    • Making Change Stick

    Technical Requirements:

    • Online programs: The online version of this program is conducted in the WebEx Training Center. Special software is not required.You only need a standard web browser and telephone or VoIP capability to participate. In addition, it is strongly recommended to use a desktop or laptop computer as using a tablet or phone severely limits your ability to fully and actively participate in the program.

    This program takes place December 11-12, 2017. The workshop begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m. each day.

    Support ATD-LA with your registration.

    Use ChIP code “CH8028” when you register for this course.

Past events

09/14/2017 ATD Blended Learning Certificate
09/13/2017 ATD Training Certificate
08/23/2017 DISC Certification Train the Trainer
08/23/2017 DISC in the Workplace (Public Workshop)
08/11/2017 Advanced Presentation Skills
08/08/2017 ATD Expert Coach™ Program
07/19/2017 ATD Designing Learning Certificate
06/29/2017 ATD E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate
06/27/2017 Sententia Level 1 Gamification Certification
06/14/2017 ATD Master Instructional Designer™ Program
06/07/2017 ATD Training Certificate
03/31/2017 Train-the-Trainer: Designing Training
03/08/2017 ATD Designing Learning Certificate
03/02/2017 ATD Change Management Certificate
02/24/2017 Train-the-Trainer: Delivering Training
02/21/2017 ATD Master Trainer™ Program
02/15/2017 ATD Training Certificate
01/31/2017 ATD Master Performance Consultant™ Program
12/15/2016 ATD Articulate Storyline Certificate
12/13/2016 ATD Expert Coach™ Program
12/05/2016 Employee Learning Week
11/30/2016 ATD Designing Learning Certificate
11/17/2016 November Chapter Meeting:Building a Culture of Trust
10/26/2016 ATD Training Certificate
08/25/2016 Talent Development Conference 2016
08/23/2016 DISC Certification Train the Trainer
08/23/2016 DISC in the Workplace (Public Workshop)
03/24/2016 Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 & EQ 360 Certification
03/19/2016 1/2-day Workshop: Managing Use of Self for Professional Practice
01/18/2016 ATD National: ATD Master Instructional Designer™ Program
12/07/2015 Employee Learning Week
11/07/2015 Volunteer & Board Strategy Meeting
11/07/2015 Leadership Involvement Day
10/10/2015 Speed Mentoring
09/24/2015 DISC Certification – Train the Trainer
08/29/2015 Developing Personal Resilience, Sponsored by Lee Hecht Harrison
06/19/2015 ATD-LA Conference ~ L.A. LearnTech 2015
04/18/2015 CPLP Study Group Series: AOE 1 Performance Improvement
04/17/2015 Advanced Presentation Skills
03/21/2015 Workshop:Talent Development Leaders Roundtable ~ ATD State of the Industry Report
02/28/2015 Workshop: Career Strategies for Talent Development Professionals
11/08/2014 ASTD-LA's 2014 Leadership Involvement Day
10/24/2014 1/2 Day Workshop: Competency Games
09/19/2014 Workshop: Facilitating Virtual Collaboration: How to Engage Others in Meetings and Classrooms
08/22/2014 Workshop: So No One Told You You’re A Marketeer?
07/24/2014 Workshop ~ Project Paramedic: Tools and Resources to Resuscitate your Projects
05/16/2014 Workshop ~ Training with Improvisation: Gutsy, Fun and Transformational
04/17/2014 Workshop ~ Adobe Captivate 7
03/14/2014 Advanced Presentation Skills ~ Waitlist
03/14/2014 Advanced Presentation Skills
01/24/2014 Workshop: Competency Games
11/09/2013 ASTD-LA's 2013 Leadership Involvement Day
10/25/2013 Advanced Presentation Skills
06/01/2013 Workshop: Creating Training Videos Guerilla Style
05/10/2013 Advanced Presentation Skills
04/26/2013 Special Division: Technical Training: SIMULCAST - Workshop: Basics of Creating a Captivate Simulation
04/26/2013 Workshop: Basics of Creating a Captivate Simulation
03/09/2013 Workshop: PowerPoint® Design Lab
02/23/2013 Train-the-Trainer Series ~ 5 Saturdays
01/18/2013 Workshop: Instructional Design for Elearning

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

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