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

    • 04/25/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • University of Southern California, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room TCC 232, 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
    • 21
    Register

    [Please note: This meeting is the 4th Thursday.]

    When you think about social media, what big players come to mind – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram? A recent survey by Pew Research Group revealed that the single most widely-used social platform in the United States is not Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram. It is YouTube. People flocking to YouTube are not just people under the age of 30. YouTube’s users are people from every age demographic on the planet. YouTube referrals generate more average sales revenue per visit than Twitter. YouTube’s conversion rates rank third among all social media platforms. The fact that YouTube is not top of mind for most professionals and businesses means that it represents a powerful digital marketing opportunity for those who embrace this ubiquitous digital platform. Learn how to take advantage of this disconnect and use this medium as a premier talent development tool.

    Please bring your laptop or mobile device. This is a hands-on session.

    On completion of this session you will:

    1. Identify why developing a YouTube and video strategy is imperative for internal and external clients.
    2. Develop skills to exponentially increase the number of subscribers to a YouTube channel.
    3. Identify how to competitively position your organization and its value proposition on YouTube.
    4. Develop skills to use YouTube to acquire new talent development clients.
    5. Identify how to deliver training content in an engaging and compelling manner.
    6. Evaluate how ranking on YouTube is different from ranking on Google and why you should care.
    7. Comprehend how Search Engine Optimization rules have dramatically changed in 2019 and how to use them to your advantage.
    Program Agenda:
    • 6:30pm-7pm Registration, Networking and Dinner
    • 7pm-8:30pm Introductions, Program and Q&A
    • 8:30pm Informal Networking

    About Your Facilitator:

    Nelinia Varenas MS, MBA is CEO of Breakthrough SEO Marketing, a differentiating online marketing firm. The company caters to businesses, professional practitioners, and non-profit organizations. The digital marketing company offers Website Design, SEO/SEM, Inbound, Blog, Email, Social Media, PPC (Paid Ads), Remarketing, and Reputation Marketing Services to impose leadership and convey value to grow for-profit and non-profit entities.

    Nelinia draws on experience with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, charitable organizations, and startups, alike, to provide clients with been-there insights and perspectives that quickly align interests and accelerate project implementation. Nelinia is involved in community service and business advancement organizations including the Rotary Club of Long Beach and Chamber of Commerce of Greater Long Beach. 


    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 shrmcertification.org.


    Location: University of Southern California, Ronald Tutor Campus Center, Room TCC 232, 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

    Parking:  $12 at any of these structures

    • 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, April 22. 

    Register Now and Save the Date!

    Please click here for cancellation and refund policies.

    • 05/16/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Antioch University Los Angeles 400 Corporate Pointe, A1000, Culver City, CA 90230

    Registration Open Soon!

    Employees want to feel accepted in their workplace and feel as though they are a part of their organization. Creating a sense of belonging impacts employee engagement and retention. Organizations can have a better understanding of how to measure the overall employee experience by building an inclusive culture. 

    In this session, you will:

    • Identify the factors that go into the science of belonging
    • Comprehend the hard data of people analytics and emotional intelligence
    • Identify the science of diversity, inclusion, and belonging and how they affect the employee life cycle
    • Obtain the language and data to demonstrate to leadership that action is necessary
    • Develop actionable strategies to make the culture in your client's organization more inclusive

    Target Audience:

    Internal and external learning and development professionals and consultants, human resource professionals and practitioners, organizational development consultants, educational technology students, and mid level managers and executives involved in human resource development 

    About the Presenter:

    Stacey A. Gordon, MBA, Founder and CEO of Rework Work is an innovative human capital strategist whose mission is to reduce bias in global talent acquisition and management. Stacey offers diversity, inclusion and career related online courses which have been viewed more than 1 million times on digital platforms. She was recognized by Pepperdine University as a Top 40 Over 40 Leader, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Women Helping Women Award, and was recognized by Forbes as a Top 3 Business Leader Who Spoke Out About Diversity & Inclusion. In her capacity as a highly-rated coach, she is a member of Forbes Coaching Council and has coached diversity and inclusion practitioners at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. Her company can be found at reworkwork.com.

    ATD Competencies Covered by Presentation: Global Mindset, Interpersonal Skills

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

     ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.
    Location: Antioch University Los Angeles 400 Corporate Pointe, A1000, Culver City, CA 90230

    Campus Map
    Directions to Campus

    Parking:  The entrance to the parking structure is from Uplander or from Slauson. Enter the parking structure for 400 Corporate Pointe and please park on Levels 6 or 7 only. The entrance to the campus is from the 4th floor of the parking garage, across the courtyard and through the glass doors.

    Please bring your parking ticket with you to Campus Services to purchase an all-day discounted parking pass for $7 (cash or check, no credit cards please). Campus Services is located on the 1st floor of the campus. When you enter the building, make a right before the elevators and follow the hallway down and around to the left. You will see our large Campus Services office suite to your right.

    Metered street parking is also available, as well as free street parking on Hannum Ave between Bristol Pkwy and Uplander Way. It is a 5 minute walk.

    Register Now and Save the Date!

    Please click here for cancellation and refund policies.

    • 06/13/2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Tentative Location: Antioch University Los Angeles 400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, CA 90230

    Registration Opening Soon!

    Come ready to engage in conversation with your colleagues. Group yourselves informally based on your interest in a particular topic (topics compiled by Annie Liao, Former Director Educational Outreach, MakerGear 3D Printers). There will be plenty of time before and after the group discussions to mingle, meet new colleagues and share news at this mid-year milestone. Bring a deck of business cards!

    Small Group Discussion Topics

    Leveraging Learning as an Incentive for Employee Retention: With employee turnover rates climbing, L&D leaders can play a strategic role in increasing retention. Discuss how to demonstrate the cost of attrition to an employer to get their buy-in, as well as explore ways to position learning opportunities as an employee benefit through messaging and value propositions.

    Overcoming the Challenge of Limited Time: So many training needs, so little allocated time! Discuss ways to increase learning opportunities through various micro learning opportunities and on-demand options. 

    Evaluating eLearning Trends: A discussion about emerging trends, and what's working and what's not worth the attention in the eLearning space. Use the opportunity to share rubrics individuals use to determine whether or not emerging technologies or trends are worth incorporating into your development plans. 

    None of the Topics of Interest to You? Start your own small group conversation!

    Agenda:

    6:30pm-7:15pm Networking and Dinner

    7:15pm-8:30pm Program

    8:30pm-9pm Networking

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

     ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 2 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

    Activity ID:
    Tentative Location: Antioch University Los Angeles 400 Corporate Pointe, A1000, Culver City, CA 90230

    Campus Map
    Directions to Campus

    Parking:  The entrance to the parking structure is from Uplander or from Slauson. Enter the parking structure for 400 Corporate Pointe and please park on Levels 6 or 7 only. The entrance to the campus is from the 4th floor of the parking garage, across the courtyard and through the glass doors.

    Please bring your parking ticket with you to Campus Services to purchase an all-day discounted parking pass for $7 (cash or check, no credit cards please). Campus Services is located on the 1st floor of the campus. When you enter the building, make a right before the elevators and follow the hallway down and around to the left. You will see our large Campus Services office suite to your right.

    Metered street parking is also available, as well as free street parking on Hannum Ave between Bristol Pkwy and Uplander Way. It is a 5 minute walk.

    Register Now and Save the Date!

    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
    • 30

    Mark your Calendars!
    Registration will open in January and we are 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 shrmcertification.org.


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

    Food
    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.

    Registration
    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

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
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562-908-3020
Chapter Code: CH8028

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