Upcoming events

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Wilderness Ridge Golf Course & Restaurant, 1800 Wilderness Woods Place, Lincoln, NE


    ATD Nebraska members may attend ATD Lincoln events at member pricing. Visit www.atdlincoln.org to register and enter the

    member code.

    Save the Date for:

        Engaging Our Workforce
    with the Power of Purpose

    with Special Key Note John Chapo

    Learn how Kidwell, Lincoln Industries and Nature's Variety embrace community give-back to increase employee engagement, retention, and foster a positive and meaningful corporate culture

    Connect with non-profit organizations that can help your business get involved in our community and foster the "power of purpose" in your organization


    Thursday, November 2, 2017



    11:30 am - 6:00 pm



    Wilderness Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant

    1800 Wilderness Woods Place

    Lincoln, NE


    ATD Nebraska Members & Guests: $59

    Non-members: $69

    Register here

     Event Agenda:

    • 11:30 – 12:00 noon Event Registration and Check In
    • 12:00 noon – 12:45 p.m. Luncheon (Reservations required)
    • 12:45 – 1:00 Opening Welcome by ATD and Break.
    • 2:00 pm - 2:30 p.m. Break with Refreshments - connect with non-profits.
    • 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. – “Engaging Our Workforce with the Power of Purpose.” KidwellLincoln Industries and Nature's Variety speak on behalf of how and why they have incorporated community give back into their corporate culture.
    • 3:45 pm – 4:00 p.m. Break
    • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Keynote Speaker John Chapo
    • 5:00 pm – 6:00 p.m. – Happy Hour and Networking


    Southeast Community College

    About John Chapo

    John Chapo has been involved in zoo work for 4years, ever since he began as a teenvolunteer at age 15 in his hometown zoo in South Bend, Indiana. John began his career as a volunteer zookeeper, moved into concessions and gifts, became a zookeeper while attending Indiana University and later became a lead zookeeper, educator and assistant director. He became one of the countries youngest zoo directors in 1984 at the age of 27.

    John headed to Nebraska in 1986 to serve as the director and has enjoyed over 30 years of serving as the President/CEO of the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

    John has an associate degree in business administration from Indiana University, a Bachelor of Science in Public and Environmental affairs also from Indiana University and he attended the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust summer school and received a certificate.

    John currently serves as a Nebraska Tourism Commissioner. He is also very involved with the American Zoo & Aquarium Association, where he is Chair of the Membership Committee. John has and continues to serve on numerous professional and community organizations boards, tasks forces and committees, several in a leadership capacity.


    • 08 Nov 2017
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68106

    Presenter: Ashlei Spivey

    This program will discuss why diversity and inclusion practices are necessary in building a strong company culture and how to embed best practices into company systems like learning and development, coaching, and recruitment structures.

    By the end of the program, participants will have:

    • A better understanding on why inclusion practices should be embedded in company culture    
    • Practical action steps to create systems of inclusion 

    Meet The Speaker

    Ashlei Spivey

    Peter Keiwit Foundation


    Ashlei Spivey was born and raised in the heart of North Omaha. She graduated from North High and went to Jackson State University on a volleyball scholarship for her Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She then attended University of Texas at Arlington for her Master’s program. Ashlei is currently an Associate Program Manager at the Peter Kiewit Foundation.

    Prior to taking this new role, she was the Diversity Officer to a local nonprofit. She has a passion for helping her community and challenging injustice. She is the mother of a handsome two-year-old Naasir, and guardian to her sister Yaasmyn.

    Schedule Of Events

    11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Networking
    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Program 


    $20 through Monday, October 30
    $25 from Tuesday, October 31 - Tuesday, November 7
    $35 day of program
    Non-members: $35

    Event Contact

    June Kowalewski

    Cancellation Policy: No-shows will be billed. To avoid a no-show billing, please cancel by 5:00 PM CST on Monday, November 6, 2017, by calling 402-850-6710.

    • 26 Jan 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • J’s on Jackson - 1101 Jackson Street, NE 68102

    This social is a chance to celebrate the excellent work of our chapter from the past year and recognize our colleagues for their outstanding contributions in developing the talent of people. 

    The event is available to our members and their significant others. 

    You will receive two complimentary drink coupons per/person and several tasty appetizers will be served during the reception time. The complimentary drink coupons can be used for beer, wine, several mixed drinks, plus the signature ATD Nebraska drink. 

    • 06 Mar 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Metropolitan Community College, 31st and Sorensen Parkway, Omaha NE

    In a world that is frequently changing, how do you stay energized and current? Attend the ATD Nebraska Regional Conference! Our keynote speakers and concurrent sessions have been carefully selected to bring the most value to you and your team! By attending, you'll gain useful knowledge and tools to help you maximize learning, optimize resources, and drive company results.

    Day One - March 6     

    7:30am - 8:00am - Registration

    8:00am - 4:00pm - Conference & Expos

    4:00pm - 6:00pm - Networking Event

    Keynotes and Concurrent Sessions

    Featured keynotes include:

    • David Kelly - eLearning Guild
    • Annamarie Mann - Gallup
    • Kelli Hinshaw - Reality-Based Leadership

    Concurrent sessions include:

    • Three concurrent sessions blocks
    • Up to five offerings per concurrent session block
    • Sessions will not be repeated
    • Topics include: Augmented Reality, Hands-On Technical Training, Creating an Onsite Escape Room, and much more...
    Sign up for the networking event after day one to continue connecting with the speakers and other professionals in attendance.

    Food Information

    • Continental Breakfast*
    • Hot Buffet Lunch*
    • Light snacks and beverages at Networking Event
    • All food catered by Fort Campus Bistro
    *Dietary options available

      Day Two - March 7 


      Keynote Introduction

      Select Your Own Workshop - Part One


      Select Your Own Workshop - Part Two

      Keynote and Workshop Sessions

      Topics include: Augmented Reality (follow up from Day One), Making Effective Presentations, How to Train the Trainer, and much more...

      Food Information

      • Continental Breakfast*
      • Hot Buffet Lunch*
      • All food catered by Fort Campus Bistro

      *Dietary options available

      Registration Pricing

      Note: If you are a member of any ATD Chapter, please use the Member registration options.

      Early Bird Member (through January 31)

      • Conference and Networking Event $199
      • Conference Only $189

      Member (after January 31):

      • Conference and Networking Event $279
      • Conference Only $269

      Early Bird Non-Member (through January 31):

      • Conference and Networking Event $259
      • Conference Only $249

      Non-Member (after January 31):

      • Conference and Networking Event $299
      • Conference Only $289


      Metropolitan Community College
      Fort Omaha Campus
      Culinary Arts Building
      31st & Sorensen Parkway, Omaha NE

    ATD Nebraska, P.O. Box 85793 Lincoln, NE 68501-5793        (402) 850-6710 | contactus@atdnebraska.org

    ATD Nebraska is dedicated to providing professional development for their members to improve workplace learning and performance.

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