Workshop Calendar

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

    • 06/17/2019
    • 07/16/2019
    • Virtual

    Improve the quality of your learning programs through clear, engaging writing.

    Master the art of writing clear, engaging, and credible content for your instructional design, e-learning, and training projects.

    Course Info

    Like most instructional designers and developers, you probably spend about 80 percent of your working hours writing; so it’s important that your writing is persuasive to gain buy-in from stakeholders, crystal clear to ensure understanding, and engaging to aid learning transfer. This writing style is an art,and having these skills can give you a competitive advantage as your career grows.

    Discover how to use rhetorical writing techniques to articulate desired training outcomes when you earn this instructional design writing certificate. Learn through hands-on practice how to write to clarify, simplify, illuminate, and explain. Find out how to use tone, point of view, and personality to keep your audience actively engaged.


    • Develop effective writing techniques so you produce content faster and improve your learning programs.
    • Learn to tailor your writing to the appropriate modality, format, and audience.
    • Master editing to clarify your message and reduce cognitive load.

    What You Will Learn

    • Apply persuasive writing techniques when creating needs assessment reports and design documents that effectively articulate your training solution.
    • Prepare well-written workbooks, manuals, job aids, slide decks, and e-learning courses that reduce cognitive load, positively influence learning transference, and serve as on-the-job resources.
    • Edit your writing to be clearer and more concise.
    • Effectively organize your reports, materials, and curriculums.
    • Write precise instructions for individual and group activities so they engage your participants.
    • Create training materials with easy-to-understand visuals that effectively support the written message and lead to greater learning retention.

    Who Should Attend

    This program is ideal for professionals who are responsible for developing learning programs and want to improve their writing and content organization skills.

    ATD Education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organizational development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

    Level: Intermediate

    Roles: Instructional Designer, Trainer

    Language: English

    Support ATD-LA with your registration.

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

    • 07/09/2019
    • 08/13/2019
    • Virtual

    Are you prepared for the APTD exam? Ensure success with these study tools.

    Gain credibility and recognition from your colleagues by becoming an Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD).

    Course Info

    Accelerate your knowledge of the areas of expertise tested on the Associate Professional in Talent Development certification exam. These comprehensive, instructor-led courses provide in-depth coverage of the content in the three main areas of expertise (AOEs) covered on the APTD certification exam: instructional design, training delivery, and learning technologies. Included is material from the evaluating learning impact and building a global mindset AOEs touched on in the exam. You will receive free access to the ATD Learning System: APTD Edition, as well as an APTD Learner Community for ongoing peer support.


    • Master content related to the AOEs tested on the APTD certification exam.
    • Use certification study tips and strategies to provide additional focus and support during your preparation process.
    • Access the APTD Learning System to review the concepts and methods related to key knowledge tested on the APTD certification exam.

    What Will You Learn

    • Identify the APTD certification timeline and requirements for completion.
    • Define the core concepts for each AOE in the APTD Learning System.
    • Create a personalized study plan by identifying knowledge gaps based on content presented for each AOE.
    • Apply test-taking strategies for the program exam.

    Who Should Attend

    This program is designed for those who have the following qualifications:

    • Talent professionals in the early part of their career or whose professional roles focus on a few areas of expertise (AOEs) as defined by the ATD Competency Model.
    • Three years of relevant work experience in the talent development profession.
    • Have decided that certification aligns with your career goals.
    • Have achieved an ATD Masters Program designation, and would like to focus on gaining more in depth knowledge of other AOEs.

    Roles: APTD, Instructional Designer, Trainer

    Support ATD-LA with your registration.

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

    • 07/19/2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • 07/20/2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 6
    Registration is closed

    Click the following link for a video about adding an emotional intelligence assessment to your tool kit:

    Become certified to administer the EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 (MHS) assessments in a highly interactive and engaging online training format with an EI master trainer and private group of talent development practitioners.

    Benefit From:

    • A "one-time" certification. There is not an annual renewal.
    • Ample opportunity to actively use the EQ-i assessments during the training
    • ​Multiple opportunities for group Q & A
    • Networking with a private gathering of talent development practitioners
    • Sharing and applying talent industry-specific best practices

    Investment Includes:

      • Emotional Intelligence Instruction by a MHS Master Training Partner – Ed Hennessy
      • Your own Emotional Quotient Assessment (EQ-i 2.0 Workplace Report) taken online followed by a private 2-hour online feedback session & training prior to the workshop administered online    
      • Virtual Classroom for pre-work – 3 eLearning Modules and online exam 
      • Bonus “Reports” eLearning module on the NEW Leadership Report   
      • A copy of THE EQ EDGE book, by Steven Stein and Howard Book
      • Participant Guide & Sample Reports for online training
      • Once Certified, access to 1 FREE EQ-i 2.0 and EQ 360 assessment
      • User’s Handbook: A detailed technical manual (online version within portal) about the EQ-i 2.0 & EQ 360
      • FREE Online Account (Portal) to administer and score assessments (
      • FREE Virtual Refresher Classes with Leadership Call
      • ICF:  17.5 hrs. CCE Credit (10.5 Core Comp & 7 Resource Development) International Coaching Federation
      • APA:  14.5 CE Credits from the American Psychological Association 
      • SHRM 19.5 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM SCP
      • APTD and CPLP 16.25 recertification points from the ATD Certification Institute
      • A Certificate authorizing your eligibility to purchase and administer the EQ-i 2.0/EQ 360 - Successful participants are certified by Multi-Health Systems (MHS)

      Date and Time

      Two days:

      • Friday, July 19, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
      • Saturday, July 20, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


      • Early Bird rate ends June 6, 2019
      • Late Registration ends June 20, 2019
      • Event Registration Limit: 10 Attendees
      • There are no substitutions for enrolled participants.

      Technical Requirements

      • The online training will be hosted using ZOOM Conferencing system and instructions to log into the sessions will be emailed by Ed Hennessy (Master Trainer) to you 15 minutes prior to your private Feedback Session and prior to the online 2-day class.
      • A PC or Mac is required by all participants throughout training.
      • We recommend a screen of 12” or larger during training.
      • Participants are responsible for any long distance phone charges incurred if dialing by phone into the training. 
      • Participants must use their own computers (not shared computer during training).
      • A headset or ear buds with microphone connected to your computer is required.
      • Due to government firewall and software download restrictions, participants who work for the government should expect to attend the online training from their home and not through a government server.

      The following must be completed prior to the workshop:

      1. Online EQ-i 2.0 Assessment & 2 Hour Online Feedback Session & Training
      2. Reading of THE EQ EDGE book.
      3. Virtual Classroom eLearning modules. Your online virtual classroom will be available approximately 4 weeks out from your workshop date.

      Certification Exam

      Certification requires the completion of an online exam taken after the workshop through MHS (Multi-Health Systems) with a score of 70% or higher. Each participant should complete their exam within two weeks of the last day of the certification training workshop. Those who do not pass the exam will be provided complimentary additional training and their exam will be reset. 

      All participants must complete the online assessment at least 2 weeks (10 business days) prior to the workshop. Private two (2) hour online feedback sessions will be arranged for each participant and a consent form must be signed by each participant prior to the feedback session to allow Trainer to review and discuss personal EQ-i 2.0 Workplace Reports.

      Cancellation / Refund Policy

      If, for any reason, participants must cancel their training, the participant must provide written notification at least thirty (30) days or more prior to their scheduled training workshop. At that time, all fees will be transferred to your rescheduled date. No refund will be given for cancellations received less than thirty (30) days prior to training. If you request to reschedule within the 4 weeks, your name will be placed on a wait list for a future workshop. If cancellation is requested and the 2 Hour Online EQ-i Feedback Session & Training has taken place, and additional $500 trainer time fee will be added to the total administrative/processing fees.                    

      Participants cannot be swapped out or exchanged once registered. Participants must attend two consecutive dates of online certification training (no absences are allowed). If cancellation is requested thirty (30) days or more out from their workshop, the participant has the option to select another online training class. If the participant who cancels thirty (30) days or more from the online training class, and does not reschedule to a confirmed online training class within two weeks of cancellation, then some nonrefundable fees may apply: If the participant has received or completed their: 2 Hour Online EQ-i Feedback Session & Training, a $635 fee will be retained. If the participant has been shipped their Training Materials: 2” Binder with Sample Reports and additional flyers/materials, Spiral Bound Participant Guide, The EQ EDGE book, an additional $640 fee will be retained unless the training materials are returned within a two week period of the cancellation.

      Training provided by: 

      • 09/13/2019
      • 8:30 AM
      • 09/14/2019
      • 5:00 PM
      • Antioch University Los Angeles, 400 Corporate Pointe, Room A1015, Culver City, CA 90230
      • 15

      Become an Everything DiSC® Certified Trainer and gain expertise to conduct Everything DiSC® workshops at your organization or business

      Resources Unlimited and ATD-LA are excited to offer you Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification!

      This in-person course provides group learning and collaborative activities to guide you in exploring Everything DiSC®  and how to incorporate it in your training programs. Experience the DiSC® assessment process and receive personalized reports.

      Deepen your expertise about the theory and research behind DiSC® , including how to use the research to address common questions from your participants.

      Get a high-level overview of the tools available in the DiSC® facilitation materials and apply them to real-world scenarios.

      Two days of classroom certification training includes:

      • Online learning platform that you can continue to use after certification
      • One (1) Everything DiSC Workplace® Facilitation Kit
      • One (1) EPIC Account
      • One (1) Everything DiSC Workplace® Profile
      • One (1) Everything DiSC® Group Culture Report
      • One (1) Everything DiSC® Facilitator Report
      • Unlimited Everything DiSC® Comparison Reports
      • Unlimited training & customer service support from Resources Unlimited

      What Can I Do After Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification?

      Upon successful completion of Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification, Everything DiSC® Certified trainers will have the knowledge and background necessary to teach DiSC® to others. You will need to purchase the appropriate DiSC® self-assessment tool(s) for each of your participants. You may also develop DiSC® training programs around the DiSC® model, or purchase off-the-shelf training programs that incorporate DiSC® .

      Ideal Audiences [feedback from a previous class]

      • Change management consultants
      • Executive coaches
      • Human Resources business partners
      • Leadership development instructors
      • Learning & Development professionals and leaders
      • Masters of business, leadership or human resources programs
      • Organizational development consultants and professionals


      JUDY ZITZLOFF is a Certified DiSC® Trainer with Resources Unlimited.

      Judy is an Empowerment Trainer and Coach and has been teaching people success strategies for 30 years, specializing in “Speaking DiSC Fluently”, Sales Training, Team Building, Management, and Interpersonal Skills.

      Judy is among 30 trainers in the world to complete the official DiSC Certification from Inscape Publishing. Inscape’s Certified DiSC Trainer designation provides additional credentials that demonstrate Judy’s in-depth understanding of DiSC and its applications. She conducts several Classroom and Virtual DiSC Trainer. More...

      Pre-work Required: Participants will receive access to their online learning portal and Everything DiSC Workplace® Profile three (3) weeks prior to certification. This work must be completed prior to attending certification.

      Registration closes Wednesday, September 4.
      Walk-ins are not allowed because you must complete an online Everything DiSC® Workplace assessment before attending the workshop.

      Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Cancellation/Refund deadline is
      August 23. No shows will be charged in full.
      ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 15 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

      Interested in the 1 day  DISC in the Workplace (Public Workshop) on September 21? Click Here

      • 09/21/2019
      • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Antioch University Los Angeles, 400 Corporate Pointe, Room A1015, Culver City, CA 90230
      • 25
      Invest in your career today!

      Resources Unlimited and ATD-LA are excited to offer you
      Everything DiSC® in the Workplace Public Workshop.

      This in-person workshop provides group learning and interactive activities to guide you in exploring all the Everything DiSC®  profiles. Experience the Everything DiSC® assessment process and receive personalized profiles.

      Have you ever wondered why some people just don’t get you? Or ever thought “Why doesn't my boss communicate with me clearly?" "How can I ask her, I just don’t know.”

      Most of us have felt that way at one time. Help is on the way, there’s a simple tool designed to help you understand yourself AND other people too. Everything DiSC Workplace® helps you build more effective working relationships based on an understanding of different behavioral styles.

      Ideal Audiences

      • New or experienced managers
      • Consultants
      • Human resources staff 
      • Business and leadership instructors
      • Project managers
      • People that want to improve their relationships

      This is the ideal class for companies or consultants that don't have a training resource and want to develop their employees. Register them today. We'll train them. 


      Tawnya Schuman, Certified DISC Trainer

      Tawnya Schuman joined Resources Unlimited in January 2015. She has an extensive background in client services and account management, specifically within the financial industry. This gave her the unique opportunity of working closely with individuals from all corporate levels. Tawnya studied Elementary Education because of an innate desire to provide opportunities to help expand one’s knowledge base. Due to an amazing opportunity out of college, she proceeded to switch gears to the financial sector where she spent many years educating and assisting both corporate clients and their employees.  Read More...

      Prep work Required
      Participants must complete an Everything DISC® Workplace online assessment prior to attending the class. Students will receive an email as class gets closer.

      ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 7.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

      Registration closes Thursday, September 12.
      Walk-ins are not allowed because you must complete an online Everything DiSC® Workplace assessment before attending the workshop.
      Space is limited to 16 participants.

      Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Cancellation/Refund deadline is September 4. No shows will be charged in full.
      Interested in the 2 day DISC Certification Train the Trainer on September 13 & 14?
      Click Here 

      • 10/05/2019
      • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      • Integrity Management & Consulting Group, (at Antioch Campus), 400 Corporate Pointe, Suite #300, Culver City, CA 90230
      • 1
      Presented by Tom Henschel

      How much could you benefit if a master presenter focused his skills on you and only you during a limited-enrollment workshop? Whatever your skill level as a presenter, this one-day intensive workshop will sharpen your skills and help you understand what makes a good presenter great. 

      This is a highly individualized workshop with personal coaching and video feedback. Bonus: "you learn as much from Tom’s feedback to others as you do from his feedback to you." Register today to share this expansive and exhilarating day! 

      Is this Workshop for You?
      Who should attend:

      • Anyone interested in going to the next level as a trainer and presenter
      • Trainers of all levels and specialties
      • Those interested in getting valuable coaching and feedback

      Just a few of the things you will learn and experience:

      • Tips to make your presentations more memorable and understandable
      • Personalized feedback to make your impact even more powerful (Both personal coaching and video feedback!)
      • A highly personalized plan for continued development

      Note: You will receive pre-work from the Instructor about a week before class.

      Who is the Facilitator?

      Presented by Tom Henschel, former ATD LA President and founding owner of Essential Communications

      Tom Henschel helps senior leaders achieve “The Look and Sound of Leadership.” He has delivered his trademark brand of feedback at such diverse organizations as Disney, CoreLogic, Symantec, and Dole Foods. 

      Prior to founding Essential Communications, Tom trained at The Juilliard School and worked as a professional actor in over one hundred plays, films and episodes of television. 

      He is proud to have served ATD-LA as President and to have his column, "Acting On The Corporate Stage,” published in the ATD-LA InterChange.

      ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 7 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

      You will receive pre-work from the Instructor
      about a week before class.

      Space is limited to 8 participants.
      Pre-registration and pre-payment is required.

      Cancellation/Refund deadline is September 21.
      No shows will be charged in full.

      All day parking rate is $15.

      Food will be provided.

      • 11/18/2019
      • 12/09/2019
      • Virtual

      Immerse learners in real-world scenarios to accelerate expertise development and increase learning transfer.

      Learn how scenario-based e-learning can accelerate job competency.

      Course Info

      Taking on new and often unanticipated workplace challenges requires problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. Traditional training that uses a directive approach, while useful for procedural learning, lacks what is needed to build problem-solving skills for those in contemporary job roles. In addition, some work skills cannot be practiced at all on the job (due to safety or other high-risk adverse consequences), while others can only be learned over a long period of time.

      Scenario-based e-learning (SBeL)—also known as problem-based learning or whole task learning—is a highly interactive course design that puts the learner in the role of a problem solver responding to realistic workplace problems or situations. This proven method of scenario planning builds critical thinking skills and expertise in on-the-job tasks, especially those that may be unsafe or too infrequent to learn in the workplace.


      • Identify when SBeL is most effective and apply the process for designing and creating successful scenario-based e-learning that accelerates job competency.
      • View examples of SBeL from a variety of industries.
      • Identify the key questions about course structure and development to address in SBeL designs.

      What You Will Learn

      • Identify the key features of a scenario-based e-learning design.
      • Summarize evidence and rationale for a scenario-based e-learning course in your organization.
      • Identify appropriate tasks and objectives for a scenario-based e-learning lesson.
      • Complete a design plan for a scenario-based e-learning lesson.
      • Draft a course structure diagram and storyboards for the project lesson.

      Who Should Attend

      This program is suitable for anyone who has designed or developed traditional e-learning and is looking for alternative approaches to build critical thinking skills or accelerate workplace expertise. It is also useful for individuals who have or are starting a scenario-based e-learning program, or who are exploring the potential of the approach. In-depth knowledge of programming or e-learning design is not necessary.

      ATD education programs are designed primarily for learning professionals—trainers, instructional designers, and organization development practitioners—but also greatly benefit anyone within an organization who is responsible for developing others, from managers to human resources specialists.

      Level: Intermediate

      Roles: E-Learning Professional, Instructional Designer

      Language: English

      Support ATD-LA with your registration.

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

    Past events

    06/24/2019 ATD Master Trainer™ Program
    05/30/2019 ATD E-learning Instructional Design Certificate
    04/11/2019 ATD Adobe Captivate Certificate
    04/05/2019 Sententia Level 1 Gamification Certification
    02/20/2019 ATD Instructional Design Certificate
    08/22/2018 Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification
    08/22/2018 DISC in the Workplace (Public Workshop)
    07/26/2018 Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) 2.0 & 360 Virtual Certification Workshop
    12/11/2017 ATD Change Management Certificate
    12/04/2017 ATD E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate
    12/04/2017 Employee Learning Week
    11/16/2017 ATD Consulting Skills Certificate
    11/14/2017 ATD Articulate Storyline Certificate
    11/04/2017 November Chapter Meeting: Member Appreciation Workshop
    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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