Training SIG

The Training SIG provides practical knowledge on all elements of training design, development, implementation, and measurement of training. Topics include:

  • Blended Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Needs Analysis
  • Evaluation and Measurement
  • Facilitation/Presentation/Coordination in the Classroom

The format of our meetings is participant-driven with an intentional focus on exposure to subject matter expertise, sharing of knowledge, learning from others, and generating ideas that can help us provide practical solutions that create value for our customers.


Jay Kasdan, 612-746-1730,


This group meets every other month on the last Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.

UPCOMING Training SIG - May

Date: May 31, 2017
Time: 6:00 7:30 p.m.
Location: Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave. S, Edina, MN  55435
Talent Development Strategies for All
Facilitator: Mike Willis, Vice President, Talent Development, ABRA Auto Body & Glass

Talent Development Strategies for All
Talent development for Millennials is hot topic in the industry. Talent development for high potentials is still critical as well. But perhaps we're framing the discussion wrong.

Join Mike Willis as he facilitates a discussion on Talent Development for Everyone. 

 Mike will facilitate on core talent development principles that make sense for everyone. Including:

  • Elements of a career path
  • Who’s really looking for a path
  • Can Technology play a role

Mike Willis, Vice President, Talent Development, ABRA Auto Body & Glass is a leader in talent development and learning in the Twin Cities. ABRA's talent development team is constantly looking for ways to drive business results.

 Mike's specialties include talent development. training design, delivery, development, and the use of technology to support/enhance the transfer of knowledge and skills.

 Reminder: You may bring food to this meeting. 


Contact: Please send an email to if you plan to attend this session and/or if you would like to be added to the ATD Training SIG email list.



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