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    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar

    Join us for a free webinar in August--

    12 Steps to Building and Growing a Successful Talent Development Firm

    This webinar will be based on the presenter’s ATD March 2017 published book, The Complete Guide to Building and Growing a Talent Development Firm and his subsequent monthly blog series for ATD’s Human Capital Community of Practice. Dr. Cohen will give a high-level overview of all 12 steps needed to establish a sustainably profitable TD business. The 12 steps fall into three overall pillars: first Getting Grounded (1. Understand the Industry Dynamics, 2. Figure Out What You Want and Need, 3. Define Your Purpose, 4. Create a Business Plan and Structure, 5. Put Together a Strategic Plan, 6. Develop Your Offer); then Creating Momentum (7. Establish Your Operating System, 8. Market and Sell Your Offer, 9. Serve Your Customers); and finally Looking Ahead (10. Recognize Future Trends, 11. Establish Your Growth Plan, 12. Exit the Business). Particular attention will be paid to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on successfully engaging and sustaining these steps.

    At the end of the webcast, attendees will not only understand these 12 steps, but also have gained insight into how to:

    • Determine the business they want.
    • Set up their business for success.
    • Create a compelling offer.
    • Operate their business effectively.
    • Grow their business profitably.
    • Move forward with their next steps.
    • Navigate through the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Ample time will be provided for questions both during and after the presentation. In preparation for the webinar, attendees should think about the extent to which they have practiced each step in their business, and be prepared to consider what changes they might need to make to combat the potential negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Targeted attendees are those who are either thinking of starting a talent development vendor business, or building and growing an existing one, whether a sole proprietorship or larger firm.

    ATD Competencies: Consulting and Business Partnering, Future Readiness, Career and Leadership Development

    Steve Cohen is Founder and Principal of the Strategic Leadership Collaborative, a private consulting practice focused on business strategy and leadership development. He is a 40+ year veteran of the talent development industry, having earned worldwide recognition for his accomplishments when named one of the industry’s “thought leaders” by ATD. During his career, he has advanced the strategies of corporations around the globe, creating hundreds of groundbreaking consulting engagements for Fortune 500 as well as training supplier companies. 

    He has also demonstrated a proven track record for building equity by growing top and bottom-line performance for eight different consulting enterprises in the education and training industry he has either founded, led and/or sold. In addition to these firms, his employment history includes senior leadership roles with Wilson Learning, Right Management, and Carlson Companies. 

    Because of this experience and expertise, he has been called upon to consult with numerous leading talent management firms needing strategic planning guidance, business coaching, and Board advisory services. He had served over 20 different Advisory Boards in the training and education industry, preparing many of them for eventual sale and/or merger, and has facilitated strategic growth planning projects for numerous others. He recently pulled together his expertise and experience into a book, entitled The Complete Guide to Building and Growing a Talent Development Firm (ATD Press, March 2017; www.td.org/BuildandGrow). In addition, he continues to contribute a monthly blog for ATD’s Human Capital Community of Practice focused on growing talent development businesses. (https://www.td.org/insights/growing-talent-development-firms) 

    Steve has Master's and Doctoral degrees in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Tennessee, and a BS degree in Psychology from Hobart & William Smith Colleges, and is a Certified Performance Technologist. He has authored and delivered more than 150 refereed articles, chapters and presentations on a wide spectrum of talent development topics, including leadership and organizational assessment, development, delivery and evaluation. 

    He can be reached at either: steve@strategicleadershipcollaborative.com, or 952-942-7291, or accessed through his website: www.strategicleadershipcollaborative.com 

    Important: You will receive the Zoom registration link in your confirmation and reminder emails. Watch for the email and add the info to your calendar!

    • Thursday, August 27, 2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (CDT)
    • Webinar

    Join us for a virtual Special Interest Group (SiG) in August--

    Join Crystal Askew from Burns & McDonnell to discuss remote onboarding during the pandemic. Plan on sharing what your company is doing to adjust your onboarding processes and experiences for new employees. Having a challenge? Share it with the group and let’s brainstorm together!

    Important: After you register, you'll receive the Zoom link to join the event. Check your registration emails and reminders, and add it to your calendar!

    • Tuesday, September 29, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • Wednesday, September 30, 2020
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual

    Join us for ATDKC's Fall Conference 2020!

    Together, we'll be Finding Hidden Treasure in Crisis and discovering how dramatic change can foster innovation in talent development. Mark your calendar now to join us virtually September 29 and 30 from 8:30 am to 12 noon. Our first of its kind virtual Fall Conference will include everything you expect from our traditional live conference and so much more! 

    You won’t want to miss out on the KC area’s largest talent development event that will undoubtedly provide a great line up of speakers from around the country bringing you the latest in trends and tools for engaging learners.

    Join your talent development colleagues – instructional designers, training practitioners, and consultants - from across the greater Kansas City area and beyond to engage in learning and networking.

    This year’s keynote speakers include:

    • Mayor Quintin Lucas, City of Kansas City, Missouri, who will speak on leadership, overcoming change and community innovation.
    • Greg Warman, Co-Founder of Experience Point, who will challenge us to explore the five mindsets of great innovation leaders and gain best practices to enhance your work in a highly interactive format.

    Hosted by our online production partners at Training Umbrella, the ATDKC Fall Conference will broaden and deepen your awareness of talent development innovations amidst tremendous change! In challenging times like these, it’s important to keep learning and growing so we can address what the future will bring.

    2020 Registration Rates

    Membership type Early bird rates (good until September 11th) Regular rates
    Members $99 $119
    Non-Members   $129 $149
     Regional Chapter Members  $99 $119
    Students  $49 $59 

    Why Attend? 

    With ATDKC’s new online conference being held at half the cost of attending our typical in person event, we can help you make the case for why you should be able to attend this first of a kind event!

    The event includes

    • More than 15 hours of content, with 8 live facilitated sessions, including 2 keynote addresses, as well as on-demand sessions featuring engaging and actionable content from thought leaders from across the country delivered straight to your home. 
    • Access to all conference recorded sessions for 30 days to be able to watch any session they missed or wanted to engage with again. 
    • And don’t forget the networking. Yes, we will make sure that networking is also a component of this fun event!

Past events

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 August Online Chapter Event - Your Technology Learning Journey
Thursday, July 30, 2020 6th Annual Excellence in Practice Awards Celebration (Take 2!)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 July Webinar - Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: The Pandemic Edition
Thursday, July 16, 2020 July Virtual SiG - eLearning - Video Challenge | Produce like a pro – from your smart phone!
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 July Online Chapter Event - Networking: Do I have to?
Thursday, June 25, 2020 June Virtual SiG - Leadership
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 June Webinar - Story Design In Real Life: from Analysis to Delivery
Tuesday, June 09, 2020 June Online Chapter Event - Storytelling and Learning
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 May Webinar - Unleash Your Potential as a Talent Development Practitioner - ATD Capability Model - Your blueprint for impact
Thursday, May 14, 2020 May Online Pop Up Learning -- Group Listening Intelligence = Active Listening + Cognitive Diversity
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 May Online Chapter Event - Experiential Learning for Extraordinary Managers
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Live Online Workshop: The Power of Habit
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 April Webinar: How to -- Captivate Your Learners
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 April Online Pop Up Learning -- Everyone Deserves a Great Manager
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 POSTPONED - 6th Annual ATDKC Excellence in Practice Awards
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Special Interest Group (SIG): eLearning & Technology
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 Special Interest Group (SIG): Onboarding
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Jane Walton: Why are the Jellyfish Taking Over?
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Special Interest Group (SIG): Leadership
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Webinar: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work - Adapt Now or Die!
Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Get Effective, Sustainable Performance Improvement
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Special Interest Group (SIG): eLearning & Technology
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 ATDKC Annual Great Links Networking Social
Thursday, December 05, 2019 Webinar: Employee Learning Week Leader Interview--Sue Maden
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 Webinar: Employee Learning Week Leader Interview--Nibal Henderson
Tuesday, December 03, 2019 Webinar: Employee Learning Week Leader Interview--Emily Brown
Thursday, November 21, 2019 CANCELLED: Special Interest Group (SIG): Leadership
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Changing a Company’s Culture, One Year at a Time
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Special Interest Group (SIG): Onboarding
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Webinar: Moving from Paper Manuals to Online Learning
Tuesday, October 08, 2019 Designing for the Learner Experience
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Special Interest Group (SIG): eLearning & Technology
Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2019 Fall Conference - The Bots are Coming!
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Special Interest Group (SIG): Onboarding
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Special Interest Group (SIG): Leadership
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 Webinar: Navigating a Career Jungle Gym with ATD
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 Dynamite Training Delivery
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Webinar: ATD International Conference & Expo (ICE) 2019 Recap
Tuesday, July 09, 2019 EiP Winner Presentation: Mission Ready Factory
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Special Interest Group (SIG): Onboarding
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Webinar: Four Levels of Gamification Integration
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Special Interest Group (SIG): Leadership
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Today's Students, Tomorrow's Workers
Tuesday, June 04, 2019 Special Interest Group (SIG): eLearning & Technology
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Webinar: Audio & the Learning Experience
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Leaders as Teachers
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Webinar: From Learning to Changes in Behavior that Stick
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Articulate Workshop **Special Event**
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 5th Annual ATDKC Excellence in Practice Awards
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 UPDATED LOCATION - Special Interest Group (SIG): eLearning & Technology
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Changing Culture through Leadership Development
Monday, February 11, 2019 Special Interest Group (SIG): Onboarding
Tuesday, January 08, 2019 Develop Yourself and Your Team without Breaking the Bank
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 ATDKC Annual Great Links Networking Social
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Webinar: Microlearning vs. eLearning--When to Use or Lose Each Approach
Thursday, November 15, 2018 Special Interest Group (SIG): Onboarding
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Special Interest Group: Tech & eLearning
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 EIP Award Winner: Organizational Change: Why a One-Size-Fits-All Approach Doesn't Fit
Thursday, September 27, 2018 2018 Annual Fall Conference - Get a Clue
Monday, August 27, 2018 New Special Interest Group: Tech & eLearning
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Webinar: Lead with Empathy, Because: People
Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Experiential Learning: Does Your Team’s Thinking Limit Its Success?
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Special Interest Group: Onboarding Kickoff
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Using Visuals in Training
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 The Millennial Workforce
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Webinar: Measure, Communicate, and IMPROVE Your Learning Programs
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 60 Seconds or Less Video & Tools
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 "Design for Success" Workshop **Special Event**
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Webinar: Writing to Make Your Instruction Learnable
Thursday, March 01, 2018 4th Annual ATDKC Excellence in Practice Awards
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Stakeholder Communication Strategy
Tuesday, January 09, 2018 Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Your Talent Development Work
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Webinar: Avoiding the Darkness Within Using Radically Improved Learner-Feedback Questions
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 ATD KC Annual Great Links Networking Social
Friday, October 06, 2017 2017 Annual Fall Conference - Modern Learners: Engage for Results
Thursday, September 21, 2017 Webinar: Things L&D Should Steal from the Marketing Department
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Cerner "Road Show"
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 3rd Annual Top Trainer Throwdown
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 2017 Excellence in Practice Award Winner Presentation
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Webinar: Creating Executive Presence: Thinking on Your Feet in the C-Suite
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Trainers as Coaches
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 The Brain Plasticity of Triggers, Hot Buttons, and Outbursts
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 H&R Block "Road Show"
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Webinar: "Facilitating CPLP "
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 3rd Annual ATDKC Excellence in Practice Awards
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Webinar: Are You Thinking About Taking the CPLP?
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 The Democratization of Learning
Thursday, January 26, 2017 Webinar -Boost Training Transfer Using Predictive Learning Analytics™ (PLA)
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Using Stories to Enhance Training
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 2nd Annual Top Trainer Throw Down
Friday, September 30, 2016 2016 Annual Fall Conference -Incorporating Educational Technology in Your World
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Global Mindset Single Session
Thursday, August 25, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Change Management Single Session
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Managing Learning Programs Single Session
Thursday, July 28, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Knowledge Management Single Session
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Coaching Single Session
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Building Relationships that Inspire Trust
Thursday, June 30, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Learning Technologies Single Session
Thursday, June 23, 2016 Webinar - Go Figure! 4 Must Have Needs Assessment Tools
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Integrated Talent Management Single Session
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Enhance Your Training and Facilitation Skills: How to Inspire and Empower People to Learn
Thursday, May 26, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Evaluating Learning Impact Single Session
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Webinar - Adaptive Learning: Using differences, data, and technology to engage learners
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Training Delivery Single Session
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Designing and Delivering Virtual Learning
Thursday, April 28, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Instructional Design Single Session
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 CPLP Exam Prep: Performance Improvement Single Session
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Persuasive Communication: Tools and Words that Drive Action and Engagement
Friday, April 01, 2016 Webinar: "Facilitating CPLP "
Friday, March 25, 2016 Webinar: Are You Thinking About Taking the CPLP?
Thursday, March 24, 2016 Webinar: Change Management: Are people really afraid?
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 2nd Annual ATDKC Excellence in Practice Awards
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Is Your Training Mindful or Mindless?
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Considering Bloom's Taxonomy When Implementing Micro-Learning
Thursday, November 12, 2015 ATD KC Annual Great Links Networking Social
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 2015 Annual Fall Conference
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Social Intelligence: The Science and Art of being an Effective Communicator
Thursday, August 27, 2015 Webinar: Common Challenges Experienced in Attempting to Create a Culture of Appreciation
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 ATD-KC 1st Annual Top Trainer Throwdown
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Build a Successful Training Program by Partnering with SMEs
Thursday, June 04, 2015 CPLP Exam Prep - INDIVIDUAL Study Sessions MEMBERS ONLY
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Webinar: Elevating Your eLearning Design
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 CPLP Exam Prep - INDIVIDUAL Study Sessions NON-MEMBERS
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