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    • 18 Aug 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual - Link to be sent week of event
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    The monthly ATD Nebraska Learning Leaders meetings are for Training & Development professionals in mid to senior level leadership positions at their organization.  Each month, a different participant will host a discussion topic centered around initiatives, challenges, case studies, or development programs that are relevant to leaders as a form of best practice sharing and collaboration.   

    If you are unsure of your eligibility to participate or would like more information, please email: pastpresident@atdnebraska.org


    • 18 Aug 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Event
    • 19
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    When we began making our leadership and development plans in the last year, we certainly didn’t plan for a pandemic to impact how and where we work and lead. Leading from your living room doesn’t need to hinder your ability to show up as the best version of you. What if this is the perfect opportunity to shift out of chaos and into creativity? Join Kelli for a webinar to learn simple strategies to lead as your most clear and confident self. You'll learn to boost your confidence, build influence and take brave next steps, even while you and your teams are working remotely.

    Learning Objective(s):

    This webinar will provide you practical tools to:

    • Discover the reasons why you stall, make the shift into creativity, and coach your teams to do the same
    • Reveal your leadership values and and use them to lead with more clarity
    • Boost your confidence and overcome the fears that keep you from advocating your ideas and making impact
    • Take brave next steps to get results, even while working from your living room
    Cost: 

    ATD Nebraska All-Inclusive Members - FREE

    ATD Nebraska Non-Inclusive Members - $10

    ATD Lincoln Members - $10

    Non-members - $20 

    About the Speaker: Kelli Thompson

    Kelli Thompson is a career & leadership coach, speaker, and writer. She's on a mission to help women make impact in the rooms where decisions are made. Kelli spent over 15 years in Corporate America in the training and marketing fields, and as leadership development expert and keynote speaker, before she leapt into entrepreneurship to start her own leadership and career coaching and speaking practice.

    She is the founder of the Clarity & Confidence Leadership Masterclass program, a nationwide, online leadership development program for women leaders. Her thought leadership is been featured by Thrive Global and Introvert, Dear. Kelli was awarded the Training Magazine Emerging Training Leader award for her demonstrated leadership in leading and generating strong ROI from her training programs. She earned her MBA and has served as Adjunct Management Faculty at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. She completed intensive coach training by Harvard Ph.D., Martha Beck (aka Oprah’s life coach). She is certified facilitator for Reality-Based Leadership, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Enneagram.


    Event Contact VPProgramming@atdnebraska.org 

    ATD Nebraska is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

    • 08 Sep 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Event
    • 35
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    2020 has called all of us to reflect and grow in ways we couldn’t have possibly imagined. The day-to-day that seemed so routine and predictable has been flipped on it’s head in 2020. Leaders have now been asked to support their teams in a global crisis while still being required to deliver great results to our customers, clients and patients. Leaders have been called to walk the fine line of tending to the people on their teams while still ensuring that individuals are living in a high-state of accountability. This complex balance has challenged everyone to some deeper personal reflection and called us to new levels of greatness when it comes to our ability to move forward with uncertainty. In the midst of pivoting to the “new normal” and making sure tasks are still completed, many have turned down the dial on our own wellness and mindfulness. In this session, leaders will come to understand a simple and practical model for gracefully leading teams through the 5 stages of crisis or uncertain times which will help discern moments to grow accountability in the individuals they lead Leaders will review the core concepts of the No Ego philosophy and learn the common sources of drama at work to ensure everyone they interact with is understanding how their mind works and our common defaults in times of stress that can amplify into grander problems both physically and emotionally. Lastly, leaders will learn some simple tools that fuel connection and clarity that help prevent division, judgment and disconnection from teams especially in a more virtual world.

    Learning Objective(s):

    At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

    • Understanding of the 5 stages of leading teams through crisis and uncertain times
    • Use coaching tools to tend to the person first and then evolve our teams through self-reflection
    • Foster accountability while balancing grace and empathy with their teams
    • Implement simple mental processes to fuel your personal wellness through understanding how the mind works during uncertainty
    Cost: 

    ATD Nebraska All-Inclusive Members - FREE

    ATD Nebraska Non-Inclusive Members - $10

    ATD Lincoln Members - $10

    Non-members - $20 

    About the Speaker: Alex Dorr

    Alex Dorr envisions a world where work is effortless, and teams are drama-free. Standing side-by-side since 2015 with NY Times Bestselling author and thought leader Cy Wakeman, Alex collaborates with organizations and leaders globally to help them ditch the drama from the workplace, hardwire accountability in their teams and turn excuses into results. As a keynote speaker and trainer, he helps organizations exchange the endless argument for a DIFFERENT workplace reality for a shifted perspective that enables them to start achieving more success and fulfillment in their CURRENT workplace reality. Although Alex stands in at 6’6” tall and is commonly told at events, “you look a lot taller up close,” he prides himself on being down to earth or better yet, grounded in reality. In a previous life, he was a former professional basketball player and holds a MSc International Business from the University of Derby (England). As a speaker and trainer at Reality-Based Leadership, his client list includes National Institutes of Health (NIH), Ely Lilly, Adobe, Medtronic, Kohler, Emory Healthcare, Nationwide, Carnival Cruise Lines and the US Department of Commerce among others.


    Event Contact VPProgramming@atdnebraska.org 

    ATD Nebraska is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

    • 14 Sep 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual - Link to be sent week of event
    Register

    The monthly ATD Nebraska Learning Leaders meetings are for Training & Development professionals in mid to senior level leadership positions at their organization.  Each month, a different participant will host a discussion topic centered around initiatives, challenges, case studies, or development programs that are relevant to leaders as a form of best practice sharing and collaboration.   

    If you are unsure of your eligibility to participate or would like more information, please email: pastpresident@atdnebraska.org


    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 8:30 AM (CDT)
    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    Are you new to the field of training development, design and facilitation? OR Are you eager to brush up on your current skills? 

    This Fall Professional Development series focuses on Early Foundations. Join others in the learning and development community to further establish your foundational skills such as:

    -How to invest in yourself, your team and your customers

    -How to build purposeful learning objectives

    -Facilitation tips to engage your learners

    These sessions are virtual so you can participate and network safely from home!

    Attend the entire series or register for individual sessions that interest you- it's your journey and your development. Register for the full series below!

    The dates and topics of each session include:

    • 9/21, 8:30 - 10:00 am: "Investing in Yourself - You are Your Greatest Asset" with Jeannie Frazier

    View this link for more information or to register for the event individually.

    • 9/21, 1:00 -2:30 pm: "Communicate and Lead with Power: Know Yourself, Your Team, and Your Client" with Tina Bakehouse

    View this link for more information or to register for the event individually.

    • 9/22, 8:30 - 10:00am: "Purposeful Objectives- Educating Your Customers"  with Bern Mendick

    View this link for more information or to register for the event individually.

    • 9/22, 1:00 - 2:30pm: "Facilitation Essentials: Proven Skills That Will Take You to the Next Level" with Bobbi Blath 

    View this link for more information or to register for the event individually.

    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    What is the biggest investment you can make in life? It's YOU! This session will help you invest in yourself through discipline, renewal, and balance.

    The pandemic has been a challenging time for all, both personally and professionally. We must remember to take care of ourselves in order to thrive during trying times. This session will enable you to explore ideas and best practices on how to stay disciplined and balanced when it comes to your mind, body, heart, and spirit.

    During this session, we will explore:

    - The importance of your personal well being and how it impacts all that you do

    - How to make time for your most important priorities

    - How to renew your energy to prevent burn out


    About the Presenter


    Jeannie Frazier is a Client Partner with FranklinCovey for the state of Nebraska. She currently works with organizations across all industries to drive results through human performance improvement. She specializes in the areas of sales effectiveness, leadership development, customer service, trust, productivity, unconscious bias, and strategy execution. Jeannie has over 18 years of experience in Learning and Development through a practitioner role with General Electric and past consultative, client-facing roles with AchieveGlobal, Wilson Learning, and Gartner. Jeannie has a reputation of being an approachable, credible resource for her customers and learning peers. She excels at bringing people together to share ideas and best practices to address company challenges. Jeannie is a Creighton University graduate who brings a successful track record, innovative and value-driven ideas, and a passion for learning that her customers appreciate.


    • 21 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    Knowing who you are affects how you work, communicate, and lead. Join Tina Bakehouse, Chief Communicator of Tina B. LLC, a public speaking and storytelling coaching company for an engaging workshop that explores our four core temperaments. Come away with insights for how we can understand one another and communicate and lead with power.

    Our personalities are made of both temperament and character. Temperament refers to our innate traits, which affects our behavior. We are born to be and do certain skills with ease, and our character is nurtured by the environments in which we live and the people in our lives. Who we are affects how we work, communicate, and lead. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, educator, in sales, or any other profession, understanding your authentic speaker and working style helps you communicate effectively with others. During this workshop, participants will engage in active discussion, thoughtful activities, and take home communication strategies to discover how to be more intentional and communicate more effectively in professional relationships.

    Participants will 

    • Classify the four core temperaments and different communication behaviors
    • Explore their temperament
    • Give examples of different temperaments they encounter at work
    • Apply what they learn about temperament for future professional interactions


    About the Presenter


    Tina Bakehouse has started her own company, Tina B LLC, to provide public speaking coaching and communication consulting to help individuals and organizations communicate more effectively. With 16 years of teaching communication and theatre (10 years at Creighton University), a TEDx speaker and coach, Tina is passionate about educating others to become more self-aware and enhance their speaker style. After earning two BAs from the University of Northern Iowa, one in communication studies and psychology, and the second in theatre and English teaching, she completed a master’s degree in communication studies through the University of Nebraska-Omaha and completed certificates in Advanced Professional Writing, Keirsey’s temperament theory and two levels of improvisation training.

    Her past positions have included Malvern Bank’s Chief Creative Officer, assisting with community development and coordinating financial literacy and educational opportunities for Mills County and Golden Hills RC & D as Outreach & Communication Coordinator, promoting the arts and local foods in southwest Iowa.

    Tina has performed and coordinated multiple storytelling shows in southwest Iowa, including two teen shows. She continues to use her creativity, leadership, and passion for the arts to help people communicate effectively and solve problems. Tina lives at Maple Edge Farm, a 150-year old family farm in southwest Iowa, with her husband Jon and son Anderson.


    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    Have you worked with a subject matter expert that just kept trying to teach the learner everything they know? Learning objectives can help! In this session, we will explore what can go wrong if objectives are not well defined.

    This program is not about how to write objectives. This program is about educating your customers on the importance of objectives and using your objectives throughout the design and development of your training.

    By the end of this program, you will be able to:

    • Explain how objectives drive effective learning results for your customers.
    • Utilize objectives to keep training content relevant and on track.


    About the Presenter


    Bern Mendick has worked in numerous training and organizational development roles since 2009. He started his training career by providing new hire orientation and his training exposure grew quickly over the next few years. He also managed logistics and content management for many audiences including operating professionals and health care leaders, including physicians and executives.

    In his current role of Instructional Designer at Union Pacific, he manages training offerings and support related to safety and regulatory processes, employee engagement, leadership competencies, continuous improvement, and a number of various customer requests within the talent development group utilizing Captivate, Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, and a handful of other development tools for training solutions.

    He has been a member of ATD Nebraska since 2015.



    • 22 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    There are 5 categories that help you create an inviting atmosphere that encourages open dialog in your training sessions.

    -Material/Tools

    -The Room (VC/Traditional)

    -The Facilitator

    -Creating Trust Skills

    -Encourage Open Communication Skills

    -Handling Difficult Conversations

    Together we will briefly cover key areas in all 5 categories while practicing a few main skills along the way. After the session you will walk away with a couple of new skills as well as enhanced skills you never knew you had.


    About the Presenter


    Bobbi McVey-Blath started her career in banking back in 1997 where she joined the Learning and Development team in 2002. Over the years she has had the opportunity to train Corporate Trainers, Subject-Matter Experts, HR Professionals, and Managers in all different fields. After conducting various speaking events she decided to start her own company that would focus on developing those who had a passion to facilitate to others as well as help small to mid-sized businesses create training programs that work best for their organizations. The facilitation skills she trains are specific, timeless, and universal.


    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual - Link to be sent week of event
    Register

    The monthly ATD Nebraska Learning Leaders meetings are for Training & Development professionals in mid to senior level leadership positions at their organization.  Each month, a different participant will host a discussion topic centered around initiatives, challenges, case studies, or development programs that are relevant to leaders as a form of best practice sharing and collaboration.   

    If you are unsure of your eligibility to participate or would like more information, please email: pastpresident@atdnebraska.org


    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Event
    • 37
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    Research has shown that learners remember 12% of what they are exposed to through training, and yet we spend such pain-staking time developing the content for it. How do we increase that knowledge retention and motivate a long-term personal commitment in our learners to their development? Join fellow members to brainstorm how performance support tools can shrink the learning gap and increase engagement after the formal training ends.

    Learning Objective(s):

    Attendees will:

    • Describe the roles of stakeholders, TD professionals and learners as it relates to the Transfer of Training and Six Boxes Models.
    • Recall at least three examples of performance support tools.
    • Construct a phased implementation plan to schedule intentional, relevant content.
    • Articulate the connectivity of performance support tools to the next level of training in participants' development to offer a smoother hand-off.
    • Incorporate standard metrics around performance support to illustrate its just-in-time value in processing a large body of information.
    Cost: 

    ATD Nebraska All-Inclusive Members - FREE

    ATD Nebraska Non-Inclusive Members - $10

    ATD Lincoln Members - $10

    Non-members - $20 

    About the Speaker: Debbie Petru

    Debbie Petru is a HR Training Delivery Manager with UP’s Workforce Resources.  Debbie is certified in Emergenetics and The Challenger Sale and develops innovative teaching tools tailored to adult learning preferences and communication styles. She is the program manager for Managers on Track (first-time managers training), Emergenetics, Challenger, and the Employee Resource Group (ER) liaison for training requests. She received her BA in Communication from UNO and her MA in Managerial Communication from Bellevue University.  She enjoys listening to audio books, trying new foods and recipes, and spending time outdoors with her husband, Scott, and two-year-old daughter, Nyah.

    Event Contact VPProgramming@atdnebraska.org 

    ATD Nebraska is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

    • 10 Nov 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual Event
    • 36
    Register



    Feedback is a critical part of performance. The way you give and receive feedback directly affects the outcomes of your team. If you’re like most people, the feedback you provide is often vague, inconsistent, nuanced, and generally ineffective. To unlock real performance improvement- you must learn how to utilize feedback effectively. It’s a game changer for your team. In this session, Amber will teach you how to give feedback that is timely, specific, and simply more effective. She’ll share how to set meaningful performance expectations, address unmet expectations effectively, and performance feedback timelines and processes to improve performance. She’ll provide you with a set of tools that you can begin using today to deliver feedback, to not only transform your team, but your entire organization. So, if you’re ready– let’s go.

    Learning Objective(s):

    Attendees will:

    • Utilize tools that can guide corrective, coaching, and reinforcing feedback conversations to improve performance
    • Learn how to effectively and proactively address unmet performance expectations
    • Learn how to use the data from performance feedback to strategically improve individual and team performance
    Cost: 

    ATD Nebraska All-Inclusive Members - FREE

    ATD Nebraska Non-Inclusive Members - $10

    ATD Lincoln Members - $10

    Non-members - $20 

    About the Speaker: Amber Vanderburg

    Amber Vanderburg is a multi award winning international businessperson, keynote speaker, and founder of The Pathwayz Group. In 2016, she left her job in corporate HR to become the only female, only American, and only blonde Academy elite football coach for the Adidas Gameday Academy/Paris Saint Germain Academy in Bangalore, India. She worked with an international team of coaches to transform the organizational design, training development, and corporate culture to cultivate a higher-performing team. Today, Amber and The Pathwayz Group work with international teams that struggle with co worker tension, inecient processes, and unmet performance expectations in an action focused approach to become more effective, more efficient, and more enjoyable.

    Event Contact VPProgramming@atdnebraska.org 

    ATD Nebraska is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual - Link to be sent week of event
    Register

    The monthly ATD Nebraska Learning Leaders meetings are for Training & Development professionals in mid to senior level leadership positions at their organization.  Each month, a different participant will host a discussion topic centered around initiatives, challenges, case studies, or development programs that are relevant to leaders as a form of best practice sharing and collaboration.   

    If you are unsure of your eligibility to participate or would like more information, please email: pastpresident@atdnebraska.org


    • 14 Dec 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • https://medicalsolutions.zoom.us/j/98210539909?pwd=SE5YTlVsd3c0NUFQUnJsWVJkVTFLQT09&from=addon
    Register

    The monthly ATD Nebraska Learning Leaders meetings are for Training & Development professionals in mid to senior level leadership positions at their organization.  Each month, a different participant will host a discussion topic centered around initiatives, challenges, case studies, or development programs that are relevant to leaders as a form of best practice sharing and collaboration.   

    If you are unsure of your eligibility to participate or would like more information, please email: pastpresident@atdnebraska.org


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