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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.

Join our LinkedIn Group

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

 Chairperson  Ellen Fernandez
 Membership/Communication  Darby Starnes
 Programming  Jeanna Lynch
 Website/Communication  Ed Demeritt
 LinkedIn Group page Administrator  Jennifer Chien
 ATD Kentuckiana Chapter Liaison
 Roger Buskill
 At-Large Member Jon Foley

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 contact GIG Chairperson Ellen Fernandez at ellenmfernandez@gmail.com. 

Upcoming ATD of the Bluegrass GIG Events

Virtual Introductory GIG Meeting:

August 13, 2020, 12:00 p.m.
Come join with other central Kentucky training and development colleagues to learn more about plans for the ATD of the Bluegrass GIG! We'll have a time of virtual networking and an opportunity to share some of the training and development challenges we're facing currently. We look forward to seeing you online!

Free for both members and non-members.

11:45 a.m.: Social/networking time

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 contact GIG Chairperson Ellen Fernandez at ellenmfernandez@gmail.com.

Past ATD of the Bluegrass Events

Date  Event Speaker 
 May 2017Integrity of Online LearningDr. Salah Shakir, Xproctor
 April 2017Communication 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
 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
 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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