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In The Know is the monthly blog of ATDCFL catching you up on our awesome activities, our achievements and the amazing community we have.


  • September 07, 2020 5:41 PM | Kelsey Neumann (Administrator)

    It’s been an eventful August for ATDCFL!

    NEW MEMBERS

    Five new members joined this month! A big welcome to:

    Cheryl Blakeney

    Heide Bostelmann-Heider

    Tracey Butkus

    Jialexy Robinson

    Briget Walker

    August BOARD MEETING MINUTES

    from the chapter

    During the month of August, we continued to host engaging opportunities for professional growth and development.

    Our JobHunterz and eLearning SIGs (Super Interesting Groups) continued this month. Alex Salas hosted the last session of our TechSpace eLearning SIG, which focused on HTML5 responsive tools. Rosa Espinal and Elizabeth Castaneda hosted the fourth session of our JobHunterz SIG. This session focused on the strategic use of social media for career seekers.

    A variety of webinars were offered this month for our members. Jo Cook hosted “Intro to Virtual Learning Activities”, where participants learned about interactive elements that are important to incorporate in the virtual environment. Adrian La Sala hosted “Embracing the Digital Workspace”. During this session, attendees learned about creating a digital communication framework using a variety of tools. Keith Keating hosted “Preparing Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow: Evolution of L&D”. During this session, attendees learned about the skills expected of the future workforce and how to ensure their organizations evolve to meet this need. Keith also hosted the first session of his two-part series “Design Thinking: From Theory to Application”. This session focused on the theory of Design Thinking and ensured participants left with a foundational understanding of it. Lastly, Jimbo Clark hosted “Hack Your Box For a Sustainable Life”, an interactive session where attendees uncovered stress-free strategies for getting what you really want.

    Our new event, “Casual Connections & Coffee”, allows members to connect and get to know each other in a virtual environment. We look forward to seeing everyone in September for another month of opportunities to learn and grow!

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    • On September 10th, Keith Keating will host “Design Thinking: From Theory to Application (Part 2: Application Use Case)”. In the second part of Keith’s series, we will learn about what the successful application of Design Thinking looks like through his 2018 case study.

    • On September 17th, we will learn about “ID Fundamentals to Driving Innovation” with Myra Roldan. 

    • On September 22nd, we are joined by Tiffany Vojnovski, who will teach us about “The Learner Experience Boost: Quick Wins to Use Today”. During this workshop, we will learn how to create an effective learning experience, while maintaining an accessible and fun atmosphere. 

    • On September 24th, we will learn about “Building a Smarter Learning Ecosystem” from JD Dillon. In this session, JD will discuss how to take a holistic approach to L&D within our organizations to improve overall growth and performance.

    • On September 29th, Emily Ullberg will join us to discuss “Navigating Pandemic Disruption: Blending Learning for the New Normal and Beyond”. In this session, Emily will address how to quickly improve the effectiveness of blended learning.

    WANT TO BE PART OF THE ACTION?

    We are looking for Volunheroes!  It takes true passion and dedication to make this chapter as awesome as it is.  We are able to achieve excellence thanks to our Volunheroes!  Click “apply now” to become one today!

  • August 10, 2020 5:06 PM | Kelsey Neumann (Administrator)

    Would "July" to know what we've been up to?

    NEW MEMBERS

    Three new members joined this month! A big welcome to:

    Elizabeth Castaneda 

    Marcela Iannini

    Kelsey Neumann

    JuLY BOARD MEETING MINUTES

    from the chapter

    During the month of July, we kept busy hosting webinars and events to provide you with plenty of opportunities to learn and grow!

    Our SIGs, which began in June, continued this month. Rosa Espinal hosted “Job Hunterz: Stand Out! Best Practices for Updating Your Resume”, the second session of our Job Hunterz SIG. This session focused on how to optimize your resume and ensured attendees left feeling confident that they would stand out amongst other applicants. The third session, “Job Hunterz: Interviewing in a COVID World”, was also held this month and focused on best interviewing practices in the virtual environment. Zizo Aku hosted our “ATD Certification SIG”, during which changes in the new ATD Competency Model were discussed.

    In terms of webinars, there was something for everyone in the ATDCFL community. Valary Oleinik hosted “MacGyver Your Training and Create Raving Fans”, in which participants learned ways to develop creative problem-solving skills. Pat Michaels hosted “The Art and Science of Crafting Killer Facilitator Guides”. Attendees of this webinar learned how to create effective facilitation guides, for both virtual and in-person trainings. Lastly, Suzan Hochstetler hosted “Master Your Next Job Interview”, where participants learned how to apply results of the TetraMap instrument to highlight skills and adaptability during job interviews.

    We look forward to seeing you at our events and SIGs in August! Remember, all webinars can be viewed by clicking “Digital Encounters” under the “Members Only” drop-down on our homepage.

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    • On August 11th, we will learn about "Embracing the Digital Workplace” from Adrian La Sala. In this webinar, Adrian will address and explain how various digital tools can be used effectively while working remotely.
    • On August 12th, Alex Salas will host the second and last session of our TechSpace e-Learning SIG.
    • On August 13th, we will learn about “Preparing Today’s Workforce for Tomorrow” with Keith Keating, where we’ll discuss helping our employees adapt to technologies and challenges of the future.
    • On August 17th, our Job Hunterz SIGs continue as we discuss “Social Media for Career Seekers” with our very own Rosa Espinal.
    • Also on August 17th, ATD will host “Facilitating Virtual Training”, a certificate course where attendees will learn the skills needed to successfully facilitate training in a remote environment.
    • On August 18th, we are joined by Sarah Schairer, who will teach us about having “Self-Compassion in the Workplace”. In this webinar, Sarah will discuss how L&D professionals can promote a culture of resiliency and self-compassion to prevent burnout and better manage stress.
    • On August 25th, we will learn to think outside the box with Jimbo Clark during “Hack Your Box for a Sustainable Life”.
    • On August 27th, Keith Keating will host “Design Thinking: From Theory to Application (Part 1: Theory). In the first part of Keith’s sessions, we will learn about the foundations of design thinking, how it has been effectively applied by Fortune 500 companies and how it can be applied to other L&D organizations.


    WANT TO BE PART OF THE ACTION?

    We are looking for Volunheroes!  It takes true passion and dedication to make this chapter as awesome as it is.  We are able to achieve excellence thanks to our Volunheroes!  Click “apply now” to become one today!

  • July 09, 2020 10:07 AM | Lisa Anne Zoldi (Administrator)

    It’s been a jam-packed June!!

    NEW MEMBERS

    Eight new members joined this month! A big welcome to:

    Anne Davis

    Doramir Martinez-Bodega

    Erik Nicholson

    Stephanie Powell

    Lou Marie Soto

    Carlene Sterling

    Marnie Willey

    Brian Wurmè

    June BOARD MEETING MINUTES

    from the chapter

    You’ve picked an amazing time to be a member of ATDCFL!  With so much going on, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network, learn, and be part of the conversation! 

    In June, we kicked off our SIG’s.  No, these are not Special Interest Groups.  At ATDCFL, we put our own twist on these Super Interesting Groups, which are our informal online meetings focusing on different areas of interest, such as Techspace (eLearning) and Job Hunterz (career support).  There are even more SIG’s to come!  This is a great way to have purposeful networking events and learn something new at the same time.

    In addition to all our SIG’s, we were jam packed full of webinars in June.  First, we started with Roger Grannis’ “Selling to the Seller” where we learned the principles on how salespeople are best engaged and motivated to learn, which improves product training.  Then our very own Zizo Aku and Rosa Espinal led the “ATDCFL Networking Event” to explore ways to stay connected, transition careers and use ATD resources to upskill ourselves.  Our “Financial Literacy 101” event with Cherly Blakeney and Calen Potter-Valmond educated us on the rules of money and how to grow, protect and save our money.  Finally, Jason Raimondi hosted, “Hospitality Anew: Reopening L&D Strategies” where he offered insight on welcoming back staff into a new mindset of service to guests.  All great stuff! In case you didn’t know, our digital encounters are available on our member website in case you missed it or want to check it out again.  Once logged in, go to Members Only, then Digital Encounters.  Webinars are sorted by first name of presenter.  Watch or re-watch all the great events we’ve had.

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    • On July 8th, check out our next TechSpace eLearning SIG with Alex Salas.
    • On July 13th and July 27th, we’re once again rocking our Job Hunterz SIGs, hosted by Rosa Espinal, which will discuss “Best Practices for Updating Your Resume” and “Interviewing in a COVID World” respectively.
    • On July 14th, Valary Oleinik will host, “MacGyver Your Training & Create Raving Fans” where we will learn how to creatively solve problems and stay resourceful and flexible in our approach.
    • On July 15th, Pat Michaels will show us “The Art & Science of Crafting Killer Facilitator Guides,” helping us to create a consistent look and feel of facilitator guides while building them in the least number of steps.
    • On July 22nd, we will kick off our newest SIG: “ATD Certification” with our very own Zizo Aku to discuss all the changes with the New Capability Model and updates to the APTD Certification process.


    WANT TO BE PART OF THE ACTION?

    We are looking for Volunheroes!  It takes true passion and dedication to make this chapter as awesome as it is.  We are able to achieve excellence thanks to our Volunheroes!  Click “apply now” to become one today!


  • June 05, 2020 5:39 PM | Lisa Anne Zoldi (Administrator)

    May we interest you in some great digital encounters??

    NEW MEMBERS

    Five new members joined this month! A big welcome to:

    Donya Dennard

    Ana Grade

    Richard Monsalve

    Cristina Morgan

    Robin Rodriguez

    May BOARD MEETING MINUTES

    from the chapter

    We are starting to adjust to a new normal.  Although we aren’t yet able to have face-to-face events, we are ramping up with our digital encounters to meet your needs!


    Our May webinar, “From Teammate to Manager” with Patty Oji was a fantastic workshop, exploring staff relationships and improving participants’ understanding of horizontal violence.  In case you didn’t know, our digital encounters are available on our member website in case you missed it or want to check it out again.  Once logged in, go to Members Only, then
     Digital Encounters.  Webinars are sorted by first name of presenter.  Watch or re-watch all the great events we’ve had.

    In case you missed it…We want your opinion!  To make your membership work for you, we ask, “what do you want to see available as a digital activity in the chapter?”  Let your voice be heard by submitting this short 1-question survey: https://forms.gle/WmodsCVjr3dEeRuT8

    WHAT'S NEXT?

      • On June 11th, our very own Zizo Aku and Rosa Espinal are hosting a virtual networking event, exploring ways to stay connected with other L&D Professionals and sharing tips on handling these stressful times.
      • On June 24th, Jason Raimondi hosts “Hospitality Anew – Reopening L&D Strategies,” a 90-minute session offering insights into onboarding new staff upon re-opening. The session will explore a new mindset of service to guests.  Bring your questions and scenarios to share.

    WANT TO BE PART OF THE ACTION?

    We are looking for Volunheroes!  It takes true passion and dedication to make this chapter as awesome as it is.  We are able to achieve excellence thanks to our Volunheroes!  Click “apply now” to become one today!


  • May 04, 2020 1:25 PM | Lisa Anne Zoldi (Administrator)

    April distance brings May persistence…for moving ahead!

    NEW MEMBERS

    Four new members joined this month! A big welcome to:

    Eva Costello

    Patricia Dignon

    Maria McMeans

    Wilhelmina Tribble

    APRIL BOARD MEETING MINUTES

    from the chapter

    As we quarantined through April, we continued to connect with our members.  This may not be in the form of a face-to-face connection (for now), but our digital encounters are just as amazing.

    Our April webinar, “Storytelling with Data” with Zsolt Olah was a huge success, helping participants explore why storytelling with data works, what data is best for stories, problem solving with data and data visualization.  In case you didn’t know, our digital encounters are available on our website in case you missed it or want to check it out again.

    We want your opinion!  In this day and age of Covid-19, we want to make sure your membership is working for you, so we ask, “what do you want to see available as a digital activity in the chapter?”  Let your voice be heard by submitting this short 1-question survey: https://forms.gle/WmodsCVjr3dEeRuT8

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    • On May 12th, Patty Oji is leading the experiential workshop: “From Teammate to Manager,” where participants will explore the redesign of staff relationships, best practices in building accountability and improving the understanding about horizontal violence.

    WANT TO BE PART OF THE ACTION?

    We are looking for Volunheroes!  It takes true passion and dedication to make this chapter as awesome as it is.  We are able to achieve excellence thanks to our Volunheroes!  Click “apply now” to become one today!

  • April 06, 2020 1:59 PM | Lisa Anne Zoldi (Administrator)

    We are “March”ing on…

    NEW MEMBERS

    Five new members joined this month! A big welcome to:

    Celine Belew

    Steven Hoffschneider

    Leslie King

    Laura Moa

    Anthony Sandonato

    March board meeting minutes

    FROM THE Chapter

    March has been a month unlike any other.  We started the month with the best-laid plans but quickly learned that our plans were going to change.  Many of us planned to attend LSCON, only to learn it had been canceled.  We also had to change the way we set up meetings, gatherings and even our day-to-day work.  We are in the midst of a “new normal.”  This new normal will include more virtual learning events, more interactive digital interfaces, and more creative webinars.  As L&D professionals, we will not let this moment define us, but we will continue to seek innovative alternatives that achieve the same (or better) result because that’s what we do!


    With that being said, in March, we had an amazing experience with our Debbie Richards’ digital encounter on “Immersive AR/VR” where we learned about the devices and technologies out there for the best VR/AR experiences, as well as learning best practices for applying these technologies.  We will continue with some more great webinars in April!

    What’s next?

    • On April 16th, Zsolt Olah is leading the webinar: “Storytelling with Data,” teaching us the differences between data and information, and how to move from just showing data to emerging the learner in the design, art and science of storytelling with data.

    want to be part of the action?

    We are looking for Volunheroes!  It takes true passion and dedication to make this chapter as awesome as it is.  We are able to achieve excellence thanks to our Volunheroes!  Click “apply now” to become one today!


  • March 02, 2020 11:54 AM | Lisa Anne Zoldi (Administrator)

    Roses are red, Violets are blue

    February was filled with awesome events

    And here are a few…

    NEW MEMBERS

    Twelve new members joined this month! A big welcome to:

    Diana Conn

    Lauren Craig

    Christopher Davis

    Kenneth DeGilio

    Heidi Diaz

    Hans Esteves

    Piper Hughes

    Brad Mathews

    Melissa Mauldin

    Carla Rosenberg

    Danielle Sheiness

    Tia Sherise

    february board meeting minutes

    FROM THE PRESIDENT


    Even though February is the shortest month of the year, the Chapter still managed to grow membership in the double digits. We had a fantastic month with amazing events as 20 folks joined us to Think In and Out of the Box with Jimbo Clark. We announced the Weekend in Learning and Development or WILD conference happening again in August and this year we have none other than Sardek Love doing his Facilitating with IMPACT workshop as well as a special keynote from Niels Floor, creator of the Learning Experience Design concept. Much more exciting things are coming and we also shined at the ATD National level by being recognized for our efforts in Employee Learning Week 2019.


    What’s next?

    • On March 4th, Debbie Richards is leading the webinar: “Immersive AR/VR,” teaching us the how’s and when’s to apply technologies into an immersive learning environment.

    want to be part of the action?

    We are looking for Volunheroes!  It takes true passion and dedication to make this chapter as awesome as it is.  We are able to achieve excellence thanks to our Volunheroes!  Click “apply now” to become one today!


  • February 03, 2020 3:56 PM | Lisa Anne Zoldi (Administrator)

    From the President

    2020 is starting strong, as January was another fantastic month of learning at ATDCFL.    

    First, Niels Floor led a Q&A digital encounter about LXD, or Learning Experience Design. This informative webinar explained the differences between Instructional Design and LXD and how it can easily be applied.  We also explored the Pillars of Positive Psychology with Kendra Davies at the HappEness & Employee Well-Being event, shifting our thinking to a growth mindset.  

    *NEW* ATD Capability Model

    ATD has released the brand-new Talent Development Capability Model, a framework which helps practitioners understand what they need to KNOW and DO to develop themselves personally and professionally, as well as their organizations.  The model consists of 7 capabilities, including Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Decision-Making, Collaboration and Leadership, Cultural Awareness and Inclusion, Project Management, Compliance and Ethical Behavior and Lifelong Learning.  Within each capability are knowledge and skill statements that support the growth goals in each area.  ATD’s website also has a self-assessment tool so users can learn where their strengths and deficits lie, so they can improve their skills accordingly.  The new Capability Model replaces the ATD Competency Model and is new for this year.

    New Members

    Eleven new members joined this month! A big welcome to: 

    • Nicholas Bird  

    • Timothy Brock  

    • Rachel Clark  

    • Kirsten Hopgood 

    • Melissa Mauldin  

    • Tania Ortiz  

    • Charlie Paulino  

    • Danielle Sheiness 

    • Julie Strauss  

    • A. Streczyn-Woods  

    • Noel Villacorta  

    Board Meeting Minutes

    Board Meeting Minutes (January)

    Want to be a part of the action?

    We are looking for Volunheroes!  It takes true passion and dedication to make this chapter as awesome as it is.  We are able to achieve excellence thanks to our Volunheroes!  Click  Apply Now  to become one today!

    Check Out Your Upcoming Events

  • January 09, 2020 12:33 PM | Lisa Anne Zoldi (Administrator)


    From the President


    Happy New Year! 2019 was an amazing year and December had so much going on.  From our live webinars to our amazing Facilitator Showdown of ’19 to our informative Off-the-Cuff episodes, ATDCFL is where it’s at!

    We led off the month with the Employee Learning Week (ELW) celebrations. First, the Training Clinic led a highly interactive digital encounter (webinar) entitled, “No More Boring Lectures for You” which showed us how to produce highly engaging alternatives to lectures, increasing learning retention.  Next, Ashley Chiasson led a “Digital Portfolios for Learning Professionals” digital encounter that shared tips on the importance of building a digital portfolio.  Finally, Aaron King joined us for the “Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!” webinar, where we learned how to quickly and efficiently create learner-centric content.  On December 11th, our members enjoyed the Holiday Xtra and Facilitator Showdown 2019.  There was a fierce battle between seasoned experts Brian Kingsbury, Rosa Espinal, and UCF student Luke Horger, but ultimately Brian won first prize.  Congrats to all participants for sharing their passion for our profession. 

    Brian Kingsbury (left) and Alex Salas (right)

    2019 member of the year

    Congratulations to Elizabeth Szigetti for being our ATDCFL Member of the Year for 2019! Elizabeth was our most engaged member attending 11 events and helping us as a volunhero in several instances. Elizabeth was awarded a 2-day Training 2020 pre-con certificate workshop.

    New Members

    Eight new members joined this month! A big welcome to:

    • Scarlett Boedicker
    • David Bonewell 
    • Sydra Desaussure 
    • Janine Gomez
    • Zame Khan
    • Rachel King
    • Deloria Nelson
    • Kyra Wimbley

    December Board Meeting Minutes

    ATDCFL Board Meeting Minutes (December)

    Want to be a part of the action?

    We are looking for Volunheroes!  It takes true passion and dedication to make this chapter as awesome as it is.  We are able to achieve excellence thanks to our Volunheroes!  Click  Apply Now  to become one today!


Check out your upcoming events

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