Upcoming events

    • 21 September 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD
    Registration is closed

    E-Learning SIG

    Growing an Effective Portfolio

    Thursday, September 21

    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: TBD

    Description: Instructional Designers are often told we need a portfolio of work, but it isn’t always that easy. Organizations include proprietary and confidential content in training, yet want to see examples before hiring or contracting with you. What’s an Instructional Designer to do? Learn how to grow an effective portfolio!

    Topics include:

    • Importance
    • Organizing
    • Planting
    • Growing and Maintenance
    • Reaping Significant Returns

     Bio: Kate Hoelscher, MBA, is currently a Learning and Development Consultant III at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. There, Kate started a Learning & Development Networking Community to encourage collaboration among decentralized training functions. She recently presented on portfolios for the ATD-GTC Training SIG and PACT Excellence Share, and on Networking for Fredrickson Young Learning Leaders. Prior to joining Blue Cross, Kate served as a Computerized Education Specialist for CentraCare Health, where she designed and developed hundreds of eLearning modules. 

       Registrations not necessary!   

    • 22 September 2017
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • University of St. Thomas, Room 354

    Join us on Friday, September 22 for an

    ATD-GTC New Member Orientation and Learn>Connect>Grow!

    All chapter members and prospective members are welcome to attend.

    Learn> ATD-GTC will offer you educational opportunities to build your skills as a Workplace Talent Development Professional. 

    Connect> ATD-GTC will make it easy for you to establish contacts, make new friends, and become inspired about your career.

    Grow> Membership in ATD-GTC will help you increase your personal market value.

    Time: 9:30-11:30 am

    Location: University of St. Thomas

    Terrance Murphy Hall, Room 354 

    NO COST, but please REGISTER

    • 22 September 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • University of St. Thomas Minneapolis Campus – Terrance Murphy Hall (TMH) room 252

    The Impact of Corporate and Personal Branding on Training and Development

    Friday, September 22 ~ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

    Location: Terrance Murphy Hall (TMH) room 252

    by : Dan Wallace, Aaron Keller, Karl Speak

    For today’s young business leaders, the growth of their personal brand is at least as important as building the brand of their employer.  When the two brands are in alignment, brand synergy is created and the power of brand mutuality contributes to sustainable business success.  Co-authors of “The Physics of Brand” and brand guru Karl Speak will delve into the intersection of corporate branding and smart personal branding strategies.  You will learn how Branding can impact your approaches to training and development.

    Attendees will (1) gain a greater understanding of the power of brand alignment between corporate branding and personal brand, (2) appreciate how a Strategic Brand Platform can be the foundation for leveraging the mutual power of corporate and personal brands, and finally, (3) how this approach to building corporate commitment and personal engagement impacts training and development.

    • 26 October 2017
    • 27 October 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Marriott Hotel, 2020 American Blvd, East Bloomington, MN

    A Great Day for the Future of Your Organization and Your Professional Growth!

    Join us for an "All-Star" line up of speakers, including...

    • Sivasailam Thiagarajan (Thiagi)
    • Peter Bailey
    • Kevin Wilde
    • G. Riley Mills
    • Shamayne Braman       
    • Philomena Morrissey Satre
    • David O'Fallon
    • Advanced knowledge, strategies and skills to move your organization forward amid the ever-changing demands of today’s learning landscape
    • Insight into best practices
    • Innovative solutions
    • Leading-edge concepts that give true meaning to the term talent development
    • Practical applications that you can implement immediately
    • Network with peers and executives in your field

      Register today for what promises to be a great day for the future of your organization.

      This year's TWO part conference will consist of:

      Thursday, Oct 26  1-5 : Thiagi presentation

      Thursday pm, Oct 26  5-7: Networking & Social Gathering

      Friday (all day), Oct 27  8-4: All Star Speakers!

      Email Payment Confirmation:

      Once you register for the conference, you will receive two electronic confirmation emails - one from and one from us at Either of these will be recognized as your proof of purchase for entry into the conference.


      Contact with any questions.

      Cancellation Information:

      We understand that sometimes you have to cancel your registration. We'll be happy to refund your payment according to the provisions listed at: If you cancel after the last day of required notification or simply don't show up, we will not be able to refund your payment.

      • 06 November 2017
      • 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM
      • Hennepin County Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave S, Edina, MN 55435

      Coaching SIG

      Go deep with DiSC®!               

      Date: November 6
      Time: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
      Location: Augsburg Park Library, 7100 Nicollet Ave. S., Richfield
      If you use DiSC with individuals or groups, learn how to take advantage of the suite of Everything DiSC® products including new comparison reports, supplemental reports for facilitators, group culture reports, the unique Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders® assessment and more. Hear case studies of how organizations have used personality profiles in a variety of ways to increase their effectiveness. Not DiSC certified and want to add DiSC certification to your toolkit? Join us, as well! Our presenter, Lori Thompson, will be giving away a free Everything DiSC Workplace® profile to one of our attendees. 

      Registration not necessary.

      • 17 November 2017
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • St. Thomas, Opus Hall, Room 201

      Join us on Friday, November 17 for Making the Case for Creating Alignment with Ron White.

      Time:  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

      Location: St. Thomas, Opus Hall, Room 201

      Speaker: Ron White

      Description: Coming Soon!

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