November 10, 2016 - ATD Maryland Presents "Mastering the People Side of Instructional Systems Design (ISD) with Gabe Hamda

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • UMBC Technology Center 1450 South Rolling Road ● 3rd Floor, Cafeteria ● Halethorpe, MD 21227 ●


  • Special rate for an enrolled full time student.

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Please join us for our final meeting of the year November 10, 2016!

Topic:  Mastering the People Side of Instructional Systems Design (ISD) with Gabe Hamda

This presentation focuses on the people skills to prepare ISD professionals to handle the human dimension of the practice.  Key stakeholders of ISD are fellow ISD professionals, Project Managers, SMEs, End-Users, and Sponsors.

Mastering the people side of ISD includes seeking to know each stakeholder as a person and requirements, connecting with key stakeholders by showing interest in the person, discovering who the informal leaders or influencers are, getting the job done collaboratively, creating good will with people around you, contributing to the quality of life of the people you touch through your work, ensuring that people will find you delightful to work with showing some humility, and speaking the language of the stakeholder.  As an ISD professional, your mastery of ISD processes and tools is complete when you demonstrate successful people skills.

Presentation Objectives:

  • Self-assess your level of mastery of the people side of ISD.
  • Demonstrate universal skills in engaging stakeholders in ISD projects.
  • accurately assess the preferred engagement styles of stakeholders.  

Our Presenter:   

Gabe Hamda, PhD., SPHR is President and CEO of ICATT Consulting (  ICATT improves organizational performance through customized training, contract staffing, and system security.  Gabe holds a Ph.D. in Instructional System Design from Florida State University.  Gabe’s claim to fame is using the power of networking to connect with people who are to his left and to his right wherever he goes.  Gabe has a passion for assisting professionals who are unemployed and underemployed and thus volunteers his services providing two of his signature hands-on workshops titled “practicing power networking” and “managing your career.”  Gabe is author of the book, You Become What You Say: The Power of Words.  He has also authored workshop articles titled The Human Side of Instructional Systems Design; How Thriving is Your Consulting Practice?; It’s Time for a Vision and a Hashtag: Can your Organization Benefit from a Clear Vision and a Matching Hashtag?; Perfection Is the Enemy of Good: Why You May Benefit from Pursuing Excellence Rather than Perfection; Adding Positivity to Your Expressions: Positive Self-Talk Produces Optimistic Outcomes; Cyber Security. Awareness: Are you paying attention to your online safety?   Gabe may be reached by email at

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