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Our monthly chapter meetings/programs are usually held on the second Thursday of every month.  They feature presentations on a variety of topics in the field of Workplace Learning and Performance. 

If you are interested in presenting at one of our monthly programs, contact our Director of Programs at: or Click here to contact a chapter leader.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, July 19, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • Virtual


    Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT   

    By: Cheryl Lasse, Managing Partner, SkillDirector

    Competency models identify what an organization needs people in a particular role to do in order for it to succeed and create competitive advantage. They intrinsically motivate people to mastery, and they provide each person with a road map for how to be great.

    The responsibility of talent development and learning and development is to provide the best chance for learning transfer to occur, such that the required skills are acquired, and business results follow. If the competency models define the required skills, then you need to make sure you have, or create, competency-based learning. In this webcast, we’ll show you the process for mapping models for learning, including informal learning.

    You’ll learn how to:

    • Link competency models to existing learning opportunities.
    • Use competency models to identify learning opportunities you need to develop.
    • Keep your mapping current.

    • Saturday, July 28, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dublin Roaster's Coffee, Frederick, MD

    ATD Maryland Presents:  

    Coffee and Conversation - Frederick, MD

    Do you live in Western Maryland and have been looking for the perfect opportunity to connect with other ATD MD members? The time has arrived to network, connect and develop together!

    Grab a cup of fair trade coffee or brunch. Join our ATD Maryland Chapter Champion, Laurie Egbert as she leads a discussion about the Virtual Virtuoso. 

    July 28, 2018

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

    Located at Dublin Roasters Coffee

    Address:  1780 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

    Phone: (240) 674-1740

    Springboard topic: 

    The Virtual Virtuoso. There will be an option to attend the event virtually as well. Details to follow. 

    • Monday, August 06, 2018
    • Thursday, August 09, 2018
    • Alexandria, VA

    As a performance consultant, recommending solutions based on the root causes of performance gaps is key. The ATD Master Performance Consultant™ Program leverages your experience, and provides the opportunity to demonstrate your ability to improve individual, process, or organizational performance through systematic analysis and targeted solutions that deliver business results.

    Proving your ability will earn you the respected title of ATD Master Performance Consultant. Become a part of this exclusive group today.

    As more organizations focus on delivering results through improved systems and processes, it is important for performance consultants to have the tools necessary to achieve that goal. The ATD Master Performance Consultant Program is a unique assessment-based program that provides you the opportunity to assess, refine, and enhance your performance-consulting skills, while gaining hands-on experience applying proven tools and methodologies to real-world performance improvement situations.

    Registration Link:

    • Saturday, August 25, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dublin Roaster's Coffee, Frederick, MD

    ATD Maryland Presents:  

    Coffee and Conversation - Frederick, MD

    Do you live in Western Maryland and have been looking for the perfect opportunity to connect with other ATD MD members? The time has arrived to network, connect and develop together!

    Grab a cup of fair trade coffee or brunch and join our ATD member, Laurie Egbert as she leads a discussion about developing leaders in your organization. 

    August 25, 2018

    10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  

    Located at Dublin Roasters Coffee

    Address:  1780 N. Market Street, Frederick, MD 21701

    Phone: (240) 674-1740

    Springboard topic:  If you build it, they will learn. 

    All about sharing and networking instructional design tricks and techniques. Have you ever wondered how other designers (outside your organization) design a class? This is the perfect time to share your designs and get some new fresh ideas. Not a designer? That's okay! Come learn about design and share your feedback too.  

    • Saturday, September 08, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Howard County Library, Savage Branch (Einstein Room)
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    ATD Maryland Presents:  

    Open Board Meeting & Volunteer Strategy Round-table

    Please join us for a Board Meeting - open to any interested current and prospective members.  We will be reviewing the several chapter initiatives as well as our current available board positions.  We will also be discussing our plan to implement a volunteer strategy for ATD Maryland. There will also be a Book Sale and a BIG thanks to our donor, fellow member Diana Love. 

    Your voice matters!  Please plan to attend and buy a book!

    September 8, 2018

    11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  

    Located in: Howard County Library, Savage Branch

    Address:  9525 Durness Lane, Laurel, MD 20723

    Phone:  (410) 313-0760 




    • Thursday, September 20, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Dr #100, Columbia, Maryland

    Join ATD Maryland for dinner, networking and professional development!

    Focus on Your Career Development

    Title: The Biggest Career Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

     Did you ever see smart people make stupid decisions? Many people do just that with their own careers. Just because we may be brilliant trainers or instructional designers, does not mean we manage our career very well. In fact, most Americans probably spend more time planning their vacations, than planning their careers. The good news is that you can fix this.

    This presentation will provide workplace professionals with practical tips, ideas and strategies that you can apply immediately to get the job or promotion you want, and put your career on the right track.

    At the end of this presentation, you will be able to:

    • List at least three career mistakes people make
    • Create a basic short and long term career plan
    • Describe how to market yourself
    • Identify emerging jobs that have less competition
    • Apply career tools effectively, such as LinkedIn

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Williams has over 25 years experience as a professor, instructional designer, trainer & career consultant. He is the Director of UMBC’s program in Instructional Systems Development and a consultant for Lee Hecht Harrison, an international outplacement firm. Dr. Williams completed his B.A., M.S. at The State Univ. of New York, & his doctorate at Today’s employees are stressed and mentally checked out. Did you know that companies are losing 32 days of productivity per employee every year due to stress?

    Focus on Your Self-Development

    Join us for an evening of relaxation and experience first-hand quick stress-buster and energy boost techniques. These meditative techniques have been validated by neuroscience studies. Best of all, they can be practiced anytime and anywhere, even at your desk!

    Regular practice of these techniques develops faculties such as immunity to stress, greater mental and emotional intelligence and deep faith and passion for work; keys to achieve greater productivity, engagement and well-being.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Explore the impact of stress - personal and organizational
    • Acquire and practice meditative techniques to release stress and gain energy
    • Understand the true nature of stress

    Speaker Bio: As an entrepreneur and technologist, Charu has co-founded consumer media technology companies and developed technology products at Fortune 500 companies. She holds an MBA degree from Darden Business School, University of Virginia and M.S in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University.

    She has been practicing meditation, advanced spiritual teachings and holistic health for over 18 years. She have been leading inner transformation trainings and retreats for over 12 years.

    Throughout her career, she has personally tested meditative techniques in the practical business setting. The corporate training and retreats offered by Other Shore Academy are a direct result of the years of such experimentation.

    • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • UMBC Training Center, 6996 Columbia Gateway Dr #100, Columbia, Maryland

    Join ATD Maryland for dinner, networking and professional development!

    Presentation Title: Mentoring Programs That Work

    Topic Description: A well-crafted and enduring mentoring program can become an organization's most powerful talent development tool. But developing a new program from scratch can be a daunting task, requiring a unique process that is different from your typical training methodology. Mentoring Programs That Work workshop is framed around the AXLES model, which was developed by Jenn Labin, specifically for the building of impactful, sustainable and scalable mentoring programs. Regardless of the size of your program, this step by step approach will help you navigate the early stages of aligning your program to your organization's needs, all the way through launching and evaluating your program.

    After attending this session, you will be able to:

    • Identify what characteristics make a mentoring program successful
    • Understand how the AXLES framework will set you up to build an impactful mentoring program
    • Provide some simple tools to support your mentors

    Speaker Bio:

    Jennifer Labin is the owner of T.E.R.P. Associates LLC, a team who seeks to grow talent and ignite potential. Jenn specializes in implementing high-impact and high-value mentoring solutions. She has an extensive background in developing and facilitating content in leadership skills. Jenn has helped individuals achieve greater potential through classroom training, workshops, long-term development programs, online modules, social media, presentations, and individual development plans.

    Jenn is the author of Mentoring Programs that Work, a unique approach to creating sustainable and scalable programs. She also wrote Real World Training Design, a visual quick-guide for creating exceptional results within tight budgets and timelines. Jenn has also been published in the ASTD Handbook 2nd Edition, the Pfeiffer Annual: Consulting journal, 101 Ways to Make Training Active, How to Write Terrific Training Materials, and the ASTD Trainer’s Toolkit app. She has presented at the ATD International Conference in 2011, 2015 and 2016, as well as at ATD chapters.

    Besides learning and development, Jenn is passionate about scuba diving, the environment, and spending time with family. Jenn lives near Baltimore, MD with her amazing husband and daughters.

    • Thursday, December 06, 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Greene Turtle, 7556 Teague Rd. Hanover, MD 21076
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    Join your talent development peers for Holiday and Employee Learning Week Happy Hour!

    Conveniently located at the Greene Turtle across from the Arundel Mills Mall 

    This a great opportunity to network in a cozy, meeting room setting, learn about Employee Learning Week and enjoy the season!

    This is a free event for members and includes delicious appetizers and a festive drink. You'll also have the opportunity to enter a raffle drawing for prizes that we're sure you'll enjoy.

    *A cash bar will also be available. 


    • Tuesday, January 15, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Zoom (Videoconference/Dial-In)

    Presentation Title: The Science Behind Effective Teams 

    Chemistry can serve as a basis for understanding team development and performance, or lack thereof. For this reason, people often use the word “chemistry” to describe an intangible, but positive effect on team performance.

    After participating in the webinar, learners will be able to accomplish the objectives below:

    • Explain how to choose team members to create a high performing team.
    • Leverage the strengths of team members to maximize team performance.
    • Implement strategies to promote positive interactions.
    • Evaluate team processes and team results.

    Speaker Bio

    Deadra Welcome is the Founder and CEO of Concerning Learning LLC, who is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM), and a Kirkpatrick Bronze Level Certification credential holder.

    She has trained thousands of people in corporations, non-profit entities, and government agencies on business, human resources, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and leadership development topics to achieve improved organizational and individual performance. Deadra is the author of Don't Get Left Behind and founded the Extraordinary Learning Academy where she trains other trainers to design, develop, and deliver inspiring, engaging, and actionable learning experiences.

    • Thursday, March 21, 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • UMBC Training Center- 6996 Columbia Gateway Dr #100, Columbia, MD 21046

    Session Title: Humans of the Digital Revolution

    The Digital Revolution is largely a human story. While technology often steals the spotlight – the protagonist of the changing social, economic and learning landscape is the fulfillment of human-centric needs. As never before, learning practitioners can truly put students at the center of the instructional experience using new digital tools and platforms that provide learning at the moment of need. By leveraging successful external platform strategies such as YouTube, Netflix and even Instagram, learning organizations can transform the way they train and develop organizations.

    Speaker Bio

    Craig Thomason is a Senior Digital Learning Designer and Storyteller with over 10 years of experience in learning and development. He is a 2-time TEDx presenter and speaker coach with a passion for creativity and innovation. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and is a Six Sigma Green belt.

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