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ATD of the Bluegrass

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

Ellen Fernandez, Chairperson

Jennifer Chien

Ed Demeritt

Jon Foley

Shea Simmons

Jasmine Stepp, ATD Kentuckiana Chapter Liaison

Volunteers Welcome

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 bluegrass@atdky.org.

Upcoming ATD of the Bluegrass GIG Events

March 11, 2021, 11:45 a.m.

Session Details

Build Your Resiliency Muscle

Building off of February's program of Navigating the Rhythm of Change, we will dive deeper into the topic of resiliency.  Given this past year, it has become even more apparent that we learn how to develop or build resilience in our personal and professional lives. During this interactive session we will discover and discuss the 10 Strategies for Building our Resiliency Muscle and create an action plan to utilize those strategies.

After this session, you will be able to:

  • identify characteristics that a resilient person has and behaviors that a resilient person displays
  • define what resiliency means
  • understand and utilize the 10 strategies to build resiliency
  • implement an action plan to develop your resiliency

About Our Speaker


Amy Dinning is a Talent Development Leader with extensive experience working with all organizational levels setting strategy, creating, promoting, and delivering learning, leadership and talent development solutions designed to support the organization’s business plan and goals.  She possesses impactful leadership, influencing, facilitation and innovation skills essential to motivating others.  Amy is passionate about creating an interactive and engaging environment that supports learning and growth.  Amy is currently Manager of Education & Development at Main Line Health in Radnor PA. 

She is the co-lead of the ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter Leadership & Organizational Development SIG.  Amy has spoken at the 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020 ATD ICE Conferences as well as conducted several webinars for ATD National.  She serves as a Board Member and Orientation Leader for My Career Transitions.  She is the creator and chief facilitator of a workshop she created, Jump Start Your Job Search, which is offered twice/year for the unemployed and underemployed.  She also speaks to various professional associations and networking groups on a variety of topics.

Free for members. $20 for non-members.

11:45 a.m.: Community Connection

12:00 p.m.: Program begins

Click 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 bluegrass@atdky.org. 

Past ATD of the Bluegrass Events

Date  Event Speaker 
 February 2021 Navigating the RHYTHM of Change Morgan Massie
 January 2021 Onboarding: A Virtual Path to Success Dr. William Ryan
 December 2020

 What can we learn about the best ways to transition classroom training and assessments to a remote experience?

 Shea Simmons 
 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
 View Recording
 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
 View Recording
 Whitney Martin, ProActive Consulting
 Dr. Hope Zoeller, Helping Other People
 Excel
 May 11, 2016  Managing (and Surviving) Change
 View Recording
 Patsy Carruthers, University of Kentucky
 April 14, 2016  Valuing Diversity in Talent Development
 View Recording
 Dr.  Erin Mires, ECM Consulting
 March 10, 2016  Creative Facilitation: Keeping Presentations Alive… without Coffee!  Miranda Hines, Bluegrass Community and
 Technical College
 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
 Consultant
 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  

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