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2020 With ATD-MAC

Friday, January 10, 2020 1:22 PM | Jan Szmanda (Administrator)

It’s been said that not all heroes wear capes. 


Rather than masks and leotards, some heroes are equipped with slide decks, facilitator guides, and participant workbooks. But make no mistake - those who develop talent in a rapidly changing workplace are superheroes. It’s to superheroes like you that we dedicate 2020 with ATD-MAC!


Each month, we’ll gather to learn about the many superpowers of talent development professionals across South Central Wisconsin. As we learn from superheroes in the fields of facilitation, coaching, instructional design, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and many more, you’ll build powers of your own. Perhaps not the power of flight or the ability to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but certainly the power to take the latest and greatest L&D insights back to your day to day work! 


We do, of course, recognize that superheroes work very different schedules. Some prefer to work under the cover of darkness, others zip around in bright daylight, heroically shuffling through beltline traffic en route to their next meeting. Never fear! In 2020, we’ll offer monthly programming to meet many different types of schedules. We’ll still have our traditional Thursday afternoon workshops, but we’ll also offer morning coffee conversations, evening webinars, and even a lunchtime “mini-conference” on the future of talent development! Every month, we’ll also feature blog posts and insights related to the “superpower of the month!”


We would like to invite you to join us to learn more about how you can develop your training super powers this year. 


Join your fellow ATD-MAC members for our annual State of the Chapter meeting, Tuesday, January 28th at Care Wisconsin! At this free kickoff event, we will provide you with updates on the chapter, share some exciting events for 2020, and provide plenty of opportunities for you to network, snack and share feedback with the board. There will even be prizes and giveaways to help your superpowers take flight. Space is limited, so register today!


At our kickoff event, you’ll also have the chance to learn about our new membership structure. Rather than charging a registration fee for each and every monthly event, we’re introducing a new, all-access membership package that includes free and unlimited access to all of ATD-MAC’s events! 


We all know that busy calendars can be our Kryptonite! So while you’re here, take a moment to save the date for a few of our first events of the year (many more will be added shortly!): 


  • February 20th: Coffee with Curt (8:30 AM - 10 AM) - Build your superpower for managing learning programs, as we gather at Cool Beans Coffee to discuss ATD’s latest State of the Industry report to learn how superheroes like you are finding new ways to develop talent!

  • March 19th: Kickstart with Collaboration with Nancy Kalsow. Learn how to integrate the power of collaboration in your organization’s culture!

  • April 16th: Convert Your Training to the Digital Age with Ryan Panzer. Learn how to use the powers of instructional design to eliminate lectures and fire-up the creativity of your learners!


It’s time for your superpowers to take flight - welcome to 2020 with ATD MAC! We’re just like the Avengers, but with more practical costumes and events that last under three hours! 



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