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Our Chapter strives to provide a variety of different programs and events each month.  They feature presentations on many relevant 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

    • Friday, August 21, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Meeting

    The New Normal

    A New Approach to Government Work

    August 21, 2020 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m.

    via Zoom

    Over the past five months, training departments across governments have had to adapt learning methods to prepare workers to fulfill agencies' missions because of the pandemic. This approach to government work is being referred to as the "New Normal."

    Join ATD Maryland and the DC Metro Chapter of ATD Government Community of Practice as we explore this new approach to work. The stay at home order has changed how organizations communicate, the response to work, and the capability priorities at work. This "New Normal" has the capability to eventually change the organizational culture of governments and how talent development is practiced.

    In this webinar, state and federal government panelists will discuss the government's approach to work and how we as talent development professionals can prepare for the "New Normal." We will use Declan Fox's TD article, From Surviving to Thriving: Building Capabilities for the New Normal to discuss:

    • Collaboration
    • Innovation
    • Remote Work
    • Workplace Safety
    • Travel
    • Learning Priorities

    The panelists will share best practices and resources for coping with the new normal. In addition, attendees will have a chance to win special prizes and give-aways during this webinar. Questions for the panelists can be sent prior to the webinar to


    • Lin Burton, Ed.S., Chief Learning Officer, FPI, U.S. Department of Justice
    • David Mark, Chief Training Services, Division of Maryland Dept of Health
    • Declan Fox, Director of Product and Content Marketing, NovoEd
    • Ryan Changcoco, Program Director for Government Workforce Initiatives

    Lin Burton, Ed.S, has been a learning professional since 1980. During her years of service with the federal government, George Washington University, in local government and private industry, she has served as the Chief Learning Officer for Federal Prison Industries, Associate Professor in the George Washington University Graduate School of Education & Human Development, School Administrator in Alexandria City Public Schools, NSTEP National Training Program Coordinator for the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, and teacher/professor in both public and private settings.

    David Mark is the Chief Training Services, Division of Maryland Department of Health. He received his M.Ed. in Curriculum Development from Loyola College, Baltimore. He has over 10 years managing all aspects of the agency's training department and over 30 years designing and facilitating training programs in the private and public sector.

    Declan Fox is Director of Product and Content Marketing at NovoEd, an online collaborative learning platform that helps organizations develop workforce capabilities that align with organizational purpose. Declan has worked in educational technology since 2005 at companies including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Teachscape, and now at NovoEd. A lifelong learner, he just completed an MA in philosophy with a certificate in Ethical AI from San Francisco State University, 25 years after graduating from Harvard University.

    Ryan Changcoco is an author, blogger, thought leader, and facilitator on the topics of management development and employee engagement. As the senior manager for ATD's management development group and program director for their government workforce initiatives. Ryan is responsible for identifying and partnering with subject matter experts from all over the world to develop content in the areas of management development, leadership, and industries training. Ryan is also the program director for the ATD/Yale Management Excellence program. Prior to ATD, Ryan served as a business consultant for several large healthcare organizations, including Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Ryan is also the co-founder of a physician advisory and consulting group called The Physician's Edge.

    As an author, Ryan has contributed to a few healthcare publications including Talent Management in Healthcare―Exploring How the World's Health Service Organisations Attract, Manage and Develop Talent (2017) and Leadership in the World's Healthcare Sector (2018), both of which were published by Palgrave Macmillan UK. Ryan is also the co-editor of Focus on Them (2018), a management book published by ATD Press.

    Zoom credentials will be provided in the confirmation and reminder emails.

    • Wednesday, September 02, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Online - through SkillGym

    Retaining Talent Through Development of

    Leadership Conversation Skills

    Wednesday, September 2, 2020, 12:00 - 1:00pm ET   

    Not all of them will become Managers. Losing your next best people does more than hinder your productivity, disrupts current and potential leadership and reduces company morale. It also helps your competitors.

    So, developing the soft skills of your talents will keep them with you, and in turn they’ll become even more valuable assets.

    An employer who doesn’t focus on learning is going to lose with respect to performance, engagement and retention. At the same time, leadership is more and more needed (and sometimes expected) from every corner of the organization.

    Now individual contributors are just as necessary in shaping the direction of company strategy and informing company decisions as those with formal managerial roles are.

    Make sure your individual contributors are prepared to play the game and get the influence that they deserve and that the company needs. And they’ll stay with you.

    In this webinar, you'll learn about:

    • How common it is for organizations to lack strategies about talent retention
    • How impactful a training program on leadership development for talents can be in terms of retention
    • How digital and AI-driven learning technology can talent engagement and development easier than ever

    ATD Maryland has partnered with SkillGym to offer this webinar series. 

    Please use this link to register:

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