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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

 Chairperson  Ellen Fernandez
 Membership/Communication  Darby Starnes
 Programming  Jennifer Chien
 Website/Communication  Ed Demeritt
 LinkedIn Group page Administrator  Jennifer Chien
 ATD Kentuckiana Chapter Liaison
 Jasmine Stepp
 At-Large Members Jon Foley, Shea Simmons

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

February 12, 2021, 11:45 a.m.

Session Details

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 begins

Click here to register on the ATD Kentuckiana Chapter events page.

4 Key Strategies to Navigate Organizational Development as Employees Return to Work

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 
 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
 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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