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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

    • 08/17/2017
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Ground Floor, University Hall, Room ECC 1857, Los Angeles, California 90045

    de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats® methodology is the pioneer of all parallel thinking tools.  Organizations of all sizes have used the Six Thinking Hats® method to help individuals and teams overcome critical thinking challenges and conduct more productive meetings.  How?  By using the method to separate thinking into six precise categories.  It is a thinking tool that gives everyone a shared language that will cue the intended audience to focus their thinking in a certain direction. 

    By attending this informational session, you will learn how implementing the Six Thinking Hats method can:   

    • Improve meeting time management - get to the solution quickly and with team buy-in
    • Enhance the quality of critical thinking to allow for a more complete exploration in a subject
    • Avoid mediocre decisions by engaging members to dig deeper
    • Remove ego’s – everyone has the opportunity to contribute
    • Create a clear cut and precise focus on how to move forward

    With the knowledge gained, you will experience the power of the Six Thinking Hats and the difference it can make by using the method in a group activity. 

    We hope you can join us!

    About the Presenter:

    Tawnya Schuman joined Resources Unlimited and de Bono Consulting in January 2015. She has an extensive background in client services and account management, specifically within the financial industry. She has had the opportunity to work very closely with clients in a variety of industry sectors – from governmental agencies to Fortune 500 Companies to small businesses – to help meet their training needs by facilitating group training sessions, virtual webinars, and one-on-one coaching. Tawnya mentors and assists individuals on their journey to become expert trainers in the training programs offered by Resources Unlimited.

    Tawnya has earned certifications in several DISC-based communication tools and methodologies, including Patrick Lencioni’s Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team training program. She has completed facilitation training in the de Bono Thinking System’s Six Thinking Hats and Lateral Thinking.

    Tawnya’s personal mission statement is:

    I want to Inspire, Teach, and Encourage everyone to be the best possible version of themselves! I strive to introduce positive knowledge to other’s in hopes it will speak to the greater good in people. I believe we can achieve this by cherishing every wonderful moment of communication with one another.”

    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

    Activity ID:
    Location: Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Ground Floor, University Hall, Room ECC 1857, Los Angeles, California 90045

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    Parking: When you pull into the main entrance, you will stop at security booth. Tell the security guard you are attending an event at University Hall, and they will direct you to the parking structure. Before you go to the meeting, stop at the kiosk and enter your license plate number, indicate how long you will be on campus and pay with your credit card. Maximum parking charge is $10.

    Take the elevator to the ground floor. There will be signs or someone to direct you to the meeting room, when you get off the elevator.

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    Please click here for cancellation and refund policies.

    • 09/21/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The Garland, 4222 Vineland Ave., North Hollywood, CA 91602
    • 47
    Today’s marketplace demands an agile workforce.  Organizational structures have become fluid and flexible.  As a result, career mobility has emerged as essential for individuals at all levels.  No longer is mobility just about physical movement or the assuming the greater responsibilities that come with promotion.

    Career mobility today is about flexibility and agility.  It is a rich mix of experiences, roles, assignments, and options.  Savvy careerists have come to appreciate the ability and willingness to explore multiple opportunities and experiences.  To succeed is a rapidly changing environment employees need to recognize when new opportunities for growth emerge, and be ready with options when others fade or change.

    Like the navigation systems we rely on to reroute our travels based on unexpected traffic congestion, shortcut options and last minute detours, a career mobility mindset will provide a foundation for resilience in a changing world of work.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Apply six mobility options to one's own career and the careers of others.
    • Learn updated research about talent mobility and how it applies to the massive middle.
    • Apply the techniques learned during this session with a partner as a skill practice.

    Author Bio:

    Dr. Beverly Kaye, Founder of Career Systems International, is recognized internationally as one of the most invested, knowledgeable and practical professionals in the areas of career development, employee engagement & retention, and mentoring. She was named a “Legend” by ASTD, a designation given to “pioneers and prophets in the field of workplace learning and performance.” The criteria that Legends must meet are: enduring impact and influence; originality of ideas; a career of sustained currency; work done more than five years ago is currently discussed, applied, and adapted; a substantive body of published work; and a contribution that raises the visibility, credibility and stature of the field. She has also been named by Leadership Excellence as one of North America's 100 top thought leaders.

    She has spent years researching corporate strategies for developing, retaining and engaging knowledge workers. Her book, Love 'Em or Lose 'Em: Getting Good People to Stay, co-authored with Sharon Jordan-Evans, has sold over 750,000 copies in 25 languages and has reached Wall Street Journal and Amazon bestseller status. Their companion book, Love It, Don't Leave It: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work suggests that employee engagement is also the responsibility of the individual contributor. Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Employees Want, co-authored with Julie Winkle Giulioni, was published in 2012 and in 2015 she co-authored Hello Stay Interviews, Goodbye Talent Loss: A Manager’s Playbook.  Her newest book, coming in September 2017 is titled Up Is Not The Only Way:  Rethinking Career Mobility.  These books are the foundation for Career Systems International's successful practice in career development, employee engagement and retention. Visit the website at

    Meeting Agenda

    • 6:00 - 6:30 pm Registration & Networking
    • 6:30 - 7:30 pm Dinner
    • 6:50 - 7:00 pm Chapter Announcements
    • 7:00 - 8:30 pm Featured Speaker Presentation
    • 8:00 – 8:50 pm Closing announcements
    • 8:50 - 9:00 pm Meeting Adjourned

    This session is eligible for SHRM recertification credits: 

    Buffet Menu:
      • Coffee, Hot Tea, Iced Tea and Water
      • Kenter Canyon Greens Salad
      • Parmesan Garganelli Pasta with oven roasted tomato, roasted peppers, mozzarella
      • Herb Roasted Mary’s Chicken Breast with lemon caper sauce
      • Chef’s Selection of Seasonal Vegetables
      • Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Cookies

      You can register your non-member guests with your registration at the non-member rate.

      ATD-LA Members should register separately to get the reduced member rate. 

      Pre-paid parking is offered at a discounted rate of $10 when paid with your registration at checkout. Otherwise, you can pay for parking as you exit at the rate of $13.20, full price. The discount will not be offered at the event. 

      No exceptions. 

      Please click here for cancellation and refund policies.

      • 11/04/2017
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • TBD - Save the Date!
      • 46


      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.

      This session is eligible for SHRM recertification credits


      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.

    Past events

    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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