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    • Thu, September 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session


    Live and direct from Melbourne, Australia, this is going to be a magical session. It is an encore of a session presented at the ATD International Conference in Orlando last May to a standing room only audience. 

    During this session you will discover five things Disney can teach you about how to create magical experiences that surprise and delight and keep your learners coming back for more. There won't be a princess in sight, but you'll learn how to recreate some of that Disney magic for your next learning event. BYO Mouse ears!

    Here’s what you’ll learn!

    1. The experience begins before they arrive.
    2. How you greet them matters!
    3. The physical environment has a big impact on their experience.
    4. If you can dream it, do it.
    5. End with a bang!


    Tania Tytherleigh | Chief Learning Officer with Master Trainers Institute Australia

    Tania Tytherleigh is on a mission to save the world from boring learning experiences. When she's not designing and delivering transformational learning programs in her role as Chief Learning Officer with Master Trainers Institute Australia, Tania speaks to audiences around the world on how to surprise and delight the learners who give up hours of their lives to spend with us.

    Tania has walked the Camino de Santiago (all 500 miles) and one day will get around to writing her book!

    • Tue, October 11, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session


    As learning and development practitioners, we know all too well the importance of values in leadership development and talent development. For us to help others lead authentically we need to be clear about what is important, drives passions, and provides meaning to our lives. However, many times values clarification is a one-off activity in a program. How can you create some stickiness around what values mean so people can actually USE what they learn?

    The stories we tell about ourselves is a window into our most deeply held values and provides great insight in how we lead and live in alignment with those values. This session will take you through a practical, easy to replicate storyboarding process to identify values and understand how those values impact decision-making processes in day-to-day decisions and interactions.

    You will leave with a way anchor your values work in your organization’s learning, leadership, and coaching programs and a framework to help leaders increase their effectiveness.


    Bernadette Costello | Managing Partner for BCC Consulting

    She collaborates with leaders, teams, and organizations so they can reach their full potential. As a consultant, her methods involve listening intently to the needs of her clients and helping them identify focused solutions that will work best with the culture and climate. As a coach, her focus is to help the client identify a desired impact and develop a clear plan to achieve that result. In consulting and coaching, she uses a variety of strategies and assessments/tools that have evolved after many years of facilitating and coaching. Her experience includes working with organizations, teams and leaders in the public, non-profit and higher education sectors.

    Bernadette has served as a Chapter President for Metro DC ATD, as Chair of the ATD Leader’s Conference Program Advisory Committee and is a current member of the National Advisors for Chapters. She has served on other professional organizations in leadership and volunteer roles with Virginia CUPA (Colleges and Universities Personnel Association)-HR, and the International Personnel Management Association. Bernadette received a Bachelor of Social Work from Southern Illinois University, a Master in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in Higher Education from George Mason University. Bernadette holds an ACC coaching credential and a SHRM SCP certification.

    • Thu, October 27, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session


    Leaders either amplify or inhibit the talent around them. What do your leaders do?

    Across the globe, organizations are trying to figure out how to minimize attrition, maximize productivity, do more with less, and navigate swiftly in ever-changing conditions. And amidst this dynamic landscape, even the best organizations sometimes leave talent and potential on the table. And that impacts everything!

    What if it were possible to achieve the results you want with the people you already have, maximize creative solutioning without spending a dime, and ignite a culture of real engagement and possibility?

    There are leaders and companies out there doing just that. Let's learn from them!

    Based on the research from his book, Acoustic Leadership, Develop A Leadership Culture That Resonates, and brought to life with a combination of energy, interactivity, and his signature presentation style (and guitar), Rick introduces ideas and actions to develop leaders who tap into that wealth of potential and transform your organization and your people.


     Rick Lozano | Founder Unlock & Amplify®

    Rick Lozano helps people unlock potential and amplify their talent, and he does it all with his unique blend of energy, expertise, and a musician’s soul.

    After twenty years of experience in award-winning talent and leadership development programs, Rick built his own business, Unlock & Amplify®. He brings his creative approach to audiences across the globe combining his skills as a world-class speaker and facilitator with his talents as a singer/songwriter and musician.

    He is the author of Acoustic Leadership – Develop A Leadership Culture That Resonates and has built a reputation for his refreshing delivery that leaves audiences raving and - more importantly - with action items they can immediately implement to produce change.

    He’s been featured in CMS Wire, Training Magazine, and the Huffington Post and has spoken for organizations as diverse as Wells Fargo, the American Health Association, James Madison University, and Great Clips.

    He is serving as the 2022-2023 President of the Austin Chapter of the National Speakers Association and holds the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation, a credential only held by 17% of the thousands of members worldwide.

    Engage. Develop. Inspire. These are the things Rick does best, sometimes with a guitar in hand.

    For more information, visit or email

    • Thu, January 19, 2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session


    In this session, you will explore the changing face of the learning technology landscape. You will discuss the various technologies that have shifted the landscape of learning and performance. You will examine the common characteristics of these shifts so you are better equipped to recognize which emerging technologies have potential value, as opposed to those that are just hype. You will leave this session better prepared to stay ahead of the evolving technology curve.


     David Kelly | CEO The Learning Guild

    David Kelly is the CEO of The Learning Guild. David has been a learning and performance consultant and training director for over 20 years. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is an active member of the learning community, and can frequently be found speaking at industry events. He has previously contributed to organizations including ATD, eLearn Magazine, LINGOs, and more. He can be found online at his website, or on Twitter @LnDDave.

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