ATD Maryland 2015 Kick-off! plus Learner Readiness - Part 2

  • Thursday, January 08, 2015
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road ● 3rd Floor, Cafeteria ● Halethorpe, MD 21227 ●
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5:30 - 6:30 PM Register/Dinner
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Program/Q&A
Registration is closed

Please join us for our January 2015  event!

Start the year off with a bang! Come visit ATD Maryland for this complimentary event as we celebrate our new ATD Brand, identify our goals for 2015, and  identify topics and speakers for our 2015 schedule of events.

PLUS! We’ve also invited Catherine Zaranis and Jim Rich to return for Part Two of their presentation on Learner Readiness. Join us!

SUMMARY (Learner Readiness)

Learner Readiness covers the methods and techniques of how all levels of learners can become more self-directed and therefore perform their best in higher education or in corporate training programs.

In this session they will review:
• Using self-directed learning competencies
• Planning self-directed learning activities.


Catherine Zaranis is an award winning Performance Consultant, Instructional Designer and Educator. In 2012, she founded Perform-Link, LLC. Perform-link enables individual and organizational excellence by continuously improving quality, systems and leadership to support the mission and the bottom line. Catherine has led the re-design of instructional content for over 100+ courses for public and private sector clients, government, non-for-profits and higher education. Her high quality and high-energy programs are well researched and delivered in a memorable down-to-earth style. Catherine teaches EDUC 689 Connecting ISD and HPI at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Prior to joining UMBC Instructional Systems Development Faculty, Catherine was a successful Senior Leadership Development Consultant with Management Concepts, in Tyson's Corner, Virginia.

Jim Rich is a seasoned training consultant who delivers educational and training services that promote performance improvement.

His experience is based on years of working with adult learners, consulting with clients, and researching educational methods and strategies.

Currently, he is the Principal of his training and development company Rich & Associates LLC. He has been President of the International Society for Performance Improvement where he was privileged to receive a Chapter of Excellence Award.

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