Established in 2015 as part of the ATD Kentuckiana Chapter, the ATD of the Bluegrass Geographical Interest Group (GIG) serves the training and development community in the greater Lexington and Frankfort area. Monthly meetings provide a structured way to share ideas and best practices for Training and Talent Development. With members in dozens of different positions and organizations in the area, the ATD of the Bluegrass GIG offers a wide variety of expertise and networking opportunities.
If you are interested in events related to the ATD of the Bluegrass GIG, click here to register for the ATD Kentuckiana Chapter. During the registration process, check the “ATD of the Bluegrass GIG” box in the Special Interest Group section.
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We publish information about upcoming events and information of interest on the ATD of the Bluegrass group page on LinkedIn. Click here to visit and join our LinkedIn group!
GIG Leadership Team
|LinkedIn Group page Administrator||Jennifer Chien|
| ATD Kentuckiana Chapter Liaison||Jasmine Stepp|
|At-Large Members||Jon Foley, Shea Simmons|
Member engagement is a key to the strength of both the ATD of the Bluegrass GIG. We welcome and encourage volunteer involvement in a number of ways--serving on the GIG Leadership Team, partnering with a Committee, or leveraging your talents for unique needs identified throughout the year. If you wish to share your time and talents to assist the GIG, please complete the GIG Volunteer Interest Form_fillable.pdf and return to GIG Chairperson Ellen Fernandez at email@example.com.
Upcoming ATD of the Bluegrass GIG Events
February 12, 2021, 11:45 a.m.
Navigating the RHYTHM of Change
Guideposts for Building Resilience and Thriving Through Change
If this past year has taught us anything, it’s that persevering in the face of adversity and learning how to adapt and evolve are essential in order to thrive during tough times.
Our ability to successfully navigate the inevitable ups and downs of change is strongly determined by the extent to which we first realize a change is occurring and then consciously choose to embrace the change.
Embracing a change doesn’t necessarily mean you approve of the change (regardless of whether you perceive the change as a positive or negative event). What it does mean is that you commit to seeking opportunities within the change, and, as a result, adapt your actions, mindset and behaviors in a way that enable you to flourish in the “new normal” that results.
During this session, we will discover a different way of navigating change by exploring the psychology and biology of change RHYTHM. Strengthen your personal change resilience and help yourself (and others) thrive through change.
About Our Speaker
Morgan Massie is a Consultant with Avion Consulting, a firm specializing in leadership, team, and organizational development. Her background in organization & talent development, HR, instructional design, stress management, psychology, and coaching uniquely equip her to take a comprehensive and holistic approach to human performance and talent management; connecting strategy to personal values and strengths, creating competency alignment, and ensuring connection to company vision, goals, and objectives.
Morgan has served in multiple leadership roles where she has led and executed the talent development needs of nationally dispersed teams.
Morgan is a co-author the book and coaching model, The Five Coaching Conversations, a research-based model for maximizing performance and potential. She is an award recipient of the Learning Elite Award from Chief Learning Officer Magazine for the development and successful execution of a high potential leadership development program. Morgan has a Master’s in Instructional Systems Design and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, and a certificate in Positive Psychology and Resilience from the University of Pennsylvania. Morgan is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council and holds multiple professional certifications in learning program facilitation, course design, human resources, lean/six sigma, leadership consulting, and coaching.
Free for both members and non-members.
11:45 a.m.: Community Connection
12:00 p.m.: Program beginsClick here to register on the ATD Kentuckiana Chapter events page.
Call for Presenters
Have a topic you wish to present or an idea for a future workshop? Please complete the Speaker Proposal form_fillable.pdf and return to GIG Chairperson Ellen Fernandez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past ATD of the Bluegrass Events
|January 2021||Onboarding: A Virtual Path to Success||Dr. William Ryan|
What can we learn about the best ways to transition classroom training and assessments to a remote experience?
|November 2020||4 Key Strategies to Navigate Organizational Development as Employees Return to Work||Darby Starnes|
|October 2020||Wicked Learning Experience Design - Preparing Students for a VUCA World||Dr. Bill Brantley|
|September 2020||Managing Change During Tumultuous Times||Susan Rogers|
|August 2020||Networking Event||N/A|
|May 2017||Integrity of Online Learning||Dr. Salah Shakir, Xproctor|
|April 2017||Communication for Different Types: One Size Does Not Fit All||Tommy Lanham|
|March 2017||Learning Doesn't Happen Until Behavior Changes||Doug Seminick, Seminick and Associates|
|February 2017||B.Y.O.L.: Storyline 2 Basics||Frankie Wolf, OpenText|
|January 2017||Social/Networking Gathering||N/A|
|December 2016||No meeting scheduled||N/A|
|November 10, 2016||The Modern Learner||Elena Coarse, Scrimmage|
|October 13, 2016|| LinkedIn for the Training Professional
| Bob Woods, PeopleLinx
|September 8, 2016||Presentation Skills for Influencing Others||Leah Brown, Crescendo Strategies|
|August 11, 2016||Kentucky Educational Television Resources for the Workplaces||Amanda Dawahare and Sarah Wilkins, KET|
|July 14, 2016||How to Power Your Point Without PowerPoint||Daniel Matthews, Continue 2 Improve|
|June 9, 2016|| Creating an Evidence-Based Coaching Culture
| Whitney Martin, ProActive Consulting
Dr. Hope Zoeller, Helping Other People
|May 11, 2016|| Managing (and Surviving) Change
|Patsy Carruthers, University of Kentucky|
|April 14, 2016|| Valuing Diversity in Talent Development
|Dr. Erin Mires, ECM Consulting|
|March 10, 2016||Creative Facilitation: Keeping Presentations Alive… without Coffee!|| Miranda Hines, Bluegrass Community and
|February 2016||No meeting scheduled|
|January 2016||Annual board meeting - no meeting scheduled|
|December 10, 2015||Augmented Reality|| Paige Brooks-Jeffers, Professional
Development and Innovations
|November 12, 2015||How to Create and Conduct High Impact Interactive Exercise||Dr. Jimmy Nelson, Norton Healthcare|
|October 8, 2015||The Discipline of Change Management|| Susan Rogers, Change Management
|September 2016||ATD Kentuckiana Day of Learning - no meeting scheduled|
|August 15, 2015||Social/Networking Gathering|
|July 9, 2015||Using Agile Methodology to Create eLearning||Frankie Wolf, HP Inc.|
|June 11, 2015||Training Millenials||Cara Silleto, Crescendo Strategies|
|May 14, 2015||Panel Discussion: Choosing an LMS|