Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 21, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • via Webinar
    Join us for a free webinar:  Things L&D Should Steal from the Marketing Department


    We may not realize it, but as L&D professionals, we have a lot of things in common with marketers. We both face one big challenge: How to get people's attention and help them think and act in new ways. 

    So what can L&D learn from marketing teams?  As it turns out, a lot. In today's hyper-distracted world, we must first engage students if we have any hope of informing them. Savvy marketers understand how to use the latest technologies and tap into the psychology of emotions -- there’s a reason you don’t see bullet points in advertising.

    In this session, we will reveal some tools and techniques that marketers have been successfully using for years to capture attention and move people to take action.

    We’ll cover:

                    • Lessons from the marketing/advertising field that L&D can use to engage students.

                    • Free and low-cost technologies to help you leverage these ideas

                    • Easy to implement examples that show these principles and technologies in action.

    In essence, talented marketers understand the art of persuasion. This session will show why that's an art that today's L&D professionals need more than ever.

    Mike Taylor directs learning technology and online learning at Mindset Digital in Columbus, Ohio. He has over 20 years of experience successfully developing and deploying a wide variety of learning strategies and technologies. Mike holds an MBA degree from Ohio University and a master’s degree in educational technology from San Diego State University.

    Watch for the link to the webinar in your registration confirmation email!   

    • Friday, October 06, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Noah's Event Venue, 7341 W 133rd St, Overland Park, KS 66213

    ATDKC’s Fall Conference 2017 is the area’s largest talent development event with a full day of presenters bringing you the latest in trends and tools for engaging modern learners, and brings together talent development practitioners from all around the greater KC area.

    Join your colleagues – instructional designers, training practitioners, and consultants - from across the greater Kansas City area to engage your modern learners for results.

    Hosted at Noah’s Event Venue in Overland Park, KS, the 2017 ATDKC Fall Conference will broaden and deepen your awareness of how to reach modern learners and taking your training program to the next level!

    The conference kicks off with a keynote address by Brandon Carson. He is the Director of Learning at The Home Depot, learning strategist, keynote speaker, and best-selling author. His latest book, Learning in the Age of Immediacy: 5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate and Get Work Done, explores how today's digital transformation is affecting workplace performance. Follow him on Twitter (@brandonwcarson) and LinkedIn (linkedin.com/in/brandoncarson).

    Each participant will receive a copy of Brandon Carson's book, Learning in the Age of Immediacy:  5 Factors for How We Connect, Communicate and Get Work Done.

    Following the keynote, attendees can choose from 8 breakout sessions on how to engage modern learners for results. Click here to learn more about the breakout topics and speakers.     

    Registration will open at 7:30am.  Lunch will be provided, and plan to stay for the happy hour from 4:30-5:30!

    Membership type Cost 
    Members $199
    Non-Members (includes one year membership)  $299
    Regional Chapter Members $199 
    Students  $50

    • Wednesday, November 08, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Cafe Trio, 4558 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111

    Join your colleagues for hors d’oeuvres and a drink at Cafe Trio. Connect with friends and enjoy a fun networking evening. This is the social event of the year, and you are invited!

    New to ATD-KC in the past year? This event is for you! Come network with other ATD-KC members and professionals in the industry. 

    Don't be afraid to invite a friend! This is a great opportunity to invite other like minded professionals that might benefit from being a member of our local chapter. 

    Map and Parking Info: http://www.cafetriokc.com/hours-directions-2/

    • Thursday, November 09, 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • via Webinar
    Join us for a free webinar:  Avoiding the Darkness Within Using Radically Improved Learner-Feedback Questions

    Over 150 scientific studies—taken together—show that our learner-feedback questions (our smile sheets) are virtually uncorrelated with learning results. They tell us very little about learning effectiveness! So what are we to do? Throw out our smile sheets? No! We can make them more effective! In this online discussion, noted research-to-practice expert, Dr. Will Thalheimer will share what he’s learned about creating learning evaluations that work, based on his award-winning book, Performance-Focused Smile Sheets: A Radical Rethinking of a Dangerous Art Form. This is a not-to-miss topic. After half a century of poorly-designed learner feedback forms, there is finally a method that provides us the data we need to make good decisions.


    Will Thalheimer, PhD, is a consultant and research translator, providing organizations with learning audits, research benchmarking, workshops, and strategic guidance. Will shares his wisdom through keynotes, research reports, job aids, workshops, and blog posts. Compiler of the Decisive Dozen, one of the authors of the Serious eLearning Manifesto (eLearningManifesto.org), founder of The Debunker Club (Debunker.Club), and author of the award-winning book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets (SmileSheets.com), Will blogs at WillAtWorkLearning.com, tweets as @WillWorkLearn, and consults through Work-Learning Research, Inc. (Work-Learning.com). Will regularly publishes extensive research-to-practice reports—and gives them away for free.

    Watch for the link to the webinar in your registration confirmation email!   

Past events

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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