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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GIG Leadership Team
Ellen Fernandez, Chairperson
Jasmine Stepp, ATD Kentuckiana Chapter Liaison
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming ATD of the Bluegrass GIG Events
March 11, 2021, 11:45 a.m.
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:
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 email@example.com.
Past ATD of the Bluegrass Events
|February 2021||Navigating the RHYTHM of Change||Morgan Massie|
|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|