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Full Schedule

  • Thursday, May 16, 2024
  • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
    Prayer and Meditation Room
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    ATD Master Trainer™ Program (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Coaching Certificate - Group A (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Coaching Certificate - Group B (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Evaluating Learning Impact Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Instructional Design Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Managing Learning Programs Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Training & Facilitation Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
    Certificate Programs Luncheon (Registered 3-Day Certificate Program Attendees Only)
  • Friday, May 17, 2024
  • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
    Prayer and Meditation Room
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Articulate Storyline Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    ATD Master Trainer™ Program (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Change Management Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Coaching Certificate - Group A (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Coaching Certificate - Group B (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Consulting Skills Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Evaluating Learning Impact Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Human Performance Improvement Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Instructional Design Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Integrated Talent Management Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Managing Learning Programs Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Measuring Return on Investment Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Microlearning Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Needs Assessment Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Project Management Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Rapid Video Development for Learning Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Training & Facilitation Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Writing for Instructional Design and Training Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
    Certificate Programs Luncheon (Registered 2-Day and 3-Day Certificate Program Attendees Only)
  • 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST
    ALC First Time Attendee Orientation (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST
    Welcome Networking Reception (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM CST
    Sensory Room
  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM CST
    ALC Welcome & Breakfast (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Prayer and Meditation Room
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    Crafting the Future: Designing an Empowering Leader Journey for Succession (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    Everyone's Favorite F-Word--Making Chapter Finance Easy and Fun (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    How to CARE-fully Accelerate Your Chapter's Strategic Work (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    Incentivizing Member Engagement: Designing and Implementing a Rewards System (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    Leading with Learning: The Power of a Professional Growth Series in Your Chapter (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    Scrappy and Strategic: Leveraging Digital Marketing for Chapter Engagement (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Articulate Storyline Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    ATD Master Trainer™ Program (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Change Management Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Coaching Certificate - Group A (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Coaching Certificate - Group B (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Consulting Skills Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Creating Leadership Development Programs Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Evaluating Learning Impact Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Human Performance Improvement Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Instructional Design Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Integrated Talent Management Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Managing Learning Programs Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Measuring Return on Investment Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Microlearning Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Needs Assessment Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Project Management Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Rapid Video Development for Learning Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Training & Facilitation Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM CST
    Writing for Instructional Design and Training Certificate (Separate Registration Required)
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM CST
    Board of Directors and Governance (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM CST
    Communication and Marketing (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM CST
    DEI - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM CST
    Finance (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM CST
    Membership (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM CST
    Programming (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    An Accessibility Audit for Your ATD Chapter (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Creating and Cultivating Dynamic Sponsorships (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Elevate Your Chapter: 3 Transformative Tactics for Mastering Member Engagement (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Making it Competitive: Redesigning Your Chapter Programming to Offer Relevant Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Putting the Pieces Together: How to Construct an Effective Chapter Leadership Team (ALC: Separate Registration Required
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Working with Geniuses (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
    Certificate Programs Luncheon (Registered 2-Day and 3-Day Certificate Program Attendees Only)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    ALC Lunch (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST
    Registration
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Party Like It's 2034: Futurecasting for a Resilient Chapter (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Programming in the Age of Hybrid & Micro Learning (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Running Your Chapter Like a Business: How to Create Value-Driven Strategy (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Unleashing the Power of DEIB: Transform Challenges into Triumphs! (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Why a Board Orientation is Worth Your Time (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Wild Apricot - Tips and Tricks (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM CST
    Deliver Inclusive In-Person and Virtual Chapter Meetings Using Real-Time Accessibility Tips (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM CST
    Exploring Strategic Sponsorship: Crafting Personalized Action Plans for Chapter Success (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM CST
    Identifying, Submitting, and Using an SOS! (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM CST
    RICE: Sowing Seeds of Volunteer Success (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM CST
    Using Geographical Data to Develop a Targeted Recruitment Strategy (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 2:15 PM – 3:15 PM CST
    Why You're Not Getting Chapter Speakers (from a Professional Speaker!) (ALC: Separate Registration Required)
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST
    ATD Central, ATD Store, Career Center, and Member Lounge Open
  • 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM CST
    Global Village Open
  • 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM CST
    Opening Reception and Book Sale
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024
  • 6:30 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Hotel Shuttles Run
  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM CST
    Sensory Room
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Luggage and Coat Check
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Prayer and Meditation Room
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Registration
  • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
    ATD Central, ATD Store, ATD Theater, Career Center, and Member Lounge Open
  • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
    Global Village Open
  • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
    VIP Lounge (VIP Registrants Only)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM CST
    ATD24 Orientation
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    International Orientation
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Community Meet-Up: Consultant
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Community Meet-Up: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Community Meet-Up: First-Time ATD Attendee
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Community Meet-Up: Instructional Design Trends
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Community Meet-Up: Level Up Your Talent Development Toolkit
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Community Meet-Up: Navigate the AI Revolution
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Community Meet-Up: New to L&D
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Community Meet-Up: Own Your Career
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Community Meet-Up: Talent Leaders
  • 9:15 AM – 10:00 AM CST
    Meet Up with APTD and CPTD Credential Holders
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    10 Brain Boosters to Prevent Boring Learning
    Do you want to turn a compulsory session into an engaging learning experience that fascinates even Gen Z? In this session, we’ll explore 10 scientifically backed brain-boosters you can use to transform your training style and increase the return on learning! Take your delivery to the next level with this session, which is packed with practical advice and tips.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Aligning Instructional Design With Business Goals
    Join this session to learn about an eight-step evaluation-focused instructional design framework that uses evaluation criteria to inform curriculum. We’ll cover infusing evaluation throughout the instructional design process, including establishing evaluation criteria, creating evaluation instruments, and ensuring that courses deliver value-add business results.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Burnout Prevention Beyond Bubble Baths
    You’re not exhausted because you haven’t done enough yoga, set strong enough boundaries, or bought the right candles. You’re burned out because America has programmed you to be. Join this session to learn how you can recalibrate and design a culture that fosters balance and allows everyone to thrive.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Courage and Commitment to Change: A Modern Learning Transformation Journey
    Dive into one organization’s transformation from traditional to modern learning and discover how courage and innovation can reshape learning strategies and drive growth. Learn about the deployment of an advanced learning ecosystem, the monetization of personalized learning paths, and the application of generative AI for a personalized learning experience.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Creating Experiences from Concept to Launch with Design Thinking
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Eliminate Apathy: How Genuine Curiosity Sparks Loyalty and Retention
    Apathy is spreading through many organizations and crushing company cultures. Fortunately, the cure is simple: Curiosity creates community, and community ignites loyalty and retention. So, let’s talk about how to ask better questions, change how you listen, and adapt a curiosity mindset that creates organizations no one wants to leave.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Emerging Corporate Learning Trends With the Development of Generative AI
    This session will explore the intricacies of artificial intelligence (AI), focusing on its four key dimensions and role in revolutionizing corporate learning. The speaker will highlight the transformative power of generative AI in various stages, from content production to course delivery, emphasizing how using AI can enhance learning results and corporate efficiency.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Empowering Change: Harnessing Microsponsorship to Tackle Workplace Inequities
    Discover how microsponsorship, a modern approach to mentorship, can dismantle workplace inequities. Uncover strategies for leveraging allies to create a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive. Gain practical insights to foster a culture of advocacy, breaking barriers for underrepresented groups and promoting professional growth.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Evolving from a Cost Center to a Profit Center: Maximizing Learning & Development Impact
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    How Executives Transform Their Organizations Through Deep Personal Work
    An analysis of interviews with 19 successful industry leaders revealed that they all underwent a four-stage leadership development process. This process of deep personal work allowed them to master their physical, mental, and emotional state, which turned out to be the leading indicator for individual, team, and organizational success.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    How to Work with (Almost) Anyone (In-Person and Live Streamed)
    Every working relationship can be better. Don’t leave it up to chance. This session will show you how to keep building the best possible relationships with your key people—relationships that are safe, vital, and repairable.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    How to Work with (Almost) Anyone (Live Streamed)
    Every working relationship can be better. Don’t leave it up to chance. This session will show you how to keep building the best possible relationships with your key people—relationships that are safe, vital, and repairable.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Ignite Sales Engagement: Effective Techniques to Drive Behavior Change and Showcase Impact
    Unlock the potential of your middle 60 percent of performers. A mere 5 percent sales increase from this group generates 70 percent more revenue than the top 10 percent. How can you replicate this level of business impact? Join this session to explore an array of techniques to empower your sales enablement initiatives and demonstrate impact.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Implementing Skills-First Interview Practices to Drive Strong Hiring Decisions
    Implementing skills-first interview practices will support talent acquisition leaders in widening the talent pool, mitigating bias in the interview process, and strengthening the quality of hiring decisions. Join this session to learn how to rewrite a traditional job description through a skills-first lens.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Introducing Motivate, Train, Sustain: A New Framework for Workplace Learning
    This session introduces the motivate, train, sustain (MTS) learning framework as an improved way of applying best practices in instructional design, learning science, and learning technology for effective results. We’ll explore relevant case studies in multiple industries, and you’ll leave with an expanded view of learning program design.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Is Your Development Distracting or Dynamic?
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Learning in Bytes: Creating Drip Feeds to Revolutionize Learning Retention
    Be prepared to share, collaborate, and leave with the knowledge that creating conversational learning reinforcement using email drips, bots, and blogs can be fun and meaningful. And most importantly, it won’t require a degree in computer programming.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Learning Through and From Generations: Leaving a Legacy!
    Engage with four international experts in a session that intertwines generational learning with best practices. The speakers will also cover some myths about technology (AI in particular) and interaction. They will show the audience how they put these concepts into practice in their roles as parents and professionals, introducing the concept of reverse mentoring.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Nurturing Resilient Leadership: Developing Hardiness and Emotional Intelligence
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Quality by Design: Integrating Quality Management into L&D
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Savvy Self-Promotion: How L&D Can Stand Out Without Selling Out
    Do you wish you could speak up, share your ideas, or promote your work, but feel held back by fear of self-promotion? In this session, you’ll learn practical ways to self-promote that feel authentic. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll gain tactical ways to practice savvy self-promotion to stand out, build credibility, and advance your career.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    The 5 Es to Learner Engagement: Driving a Learning Culture
    How do you build engagement and a learning culture? In this session, the speaker will describe the five Es that drive engagement across the organization: excite, executive, experience, empower, and engage. Get the playbook for the whole workforce that includes stories of success, guides, communications, design ideas, and plans to execute real engagement.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    The Human Centric Economy: Leveraging AI in the Creativity Crisis
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    The Latest Technology and Approaches to Developing Emotional Intelligence
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Three Strategies for Adopting AI with Productivity, Equity, and Retention
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    What Healthcare Leaders Need to Know About Healthcare
    Healthcare is broad and complex, and leaders can be far removed from the front lines of patient care. In this session, the speaker will provide their perspective on what leaders across the industry should understand about the challenges of delivering high-quality care to patients. You’ll have the opportunity to apply their approach to your leadership development efforts.
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Why My L+D Team Is Better Than Yours
    It doesn’t make sense to build a diverse and talented team but not give them the right foundation for working together. And why hire great people but not serve as the absolute best possible leader for them? This session will use stories, data, and activities to inspire L&D leaders, new and seasoned, to elevate their leadership game.
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
    Government Lunch and Learn: Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
    Healthcare Lunch and Learn: The Healthcare Workforce of the Future: Proven Strategies for Skill Building
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
    Sales Enablement Lunch and Learn: Build a High-Performing Team in the New Age of Revenue Enablement
  • 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM CST
    Overview of the Talent Development Capability Model
  • 11:45 AM – 12:15 PM CST
    Wellbeing for a Thriving Workforce
  • 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM CST
    International Welcome Luncheon (Invite Only, Separate Registration Required)
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Resume Reprogram Roundtable
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Community Conversations: First Time ATD Attendees
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Speaker Spotlight (Live Q&A) with Michael Bungay Stanier
  • 12:45 PM – 1:15 PM CST
    Make the Most of Your ATD Membership
  • 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    Chapter Leaders Lounge
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    20 Ways to Use Microlearning—and Design Tips for Success
    How can you go micro with the greatest impact in your work? In this session, we’ll share four use cases for microlearning and five common formats to identify 20 ways you can go micro. Then we’ll share 20 tips for designing great microlearning. You will leave with fresh ideas for using microlearning, as well as ways to design it well!
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    3 Ingredients to Launch E-Learning Successfully
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Assessment: The Silver Bullet to Personalized Development
    Imagine achieving that magical aha moment—when leaders understand exactly why learning is important to their work, that (gasp!) they may not be perfect at a key skill, and how to do things differently. What’s the secret? Personalized learning that’s driven by assessment insight. Are you ready to learn how to do it? If so, don’t miss this session!
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Building Powerfully Customized Learning Solutions With Low-Code Technology
    Traditional learning technology solutions make it challenging for L&D teams to keep up with rapidly changing needs. Join this session to explore how you can leverage low-code technology to develop customized, low-cost learning technology solutions to meet a variety of L&D needs, without coding experience.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Community Conversations: An Accidental L&D Career (Trainers, IDs, and TD Professionals)
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Cultivating Cohesion: Harnessing Intentional Connections in a Remote Workplace
    Discover the transformative power of intentional connections—that is, purposeful efforts to nurture authentic relationships—whether you’re in a remote or hybrid workplace. In this session, the speakers will share their successful experiences implementing intentional connections in the finance department of their healthcare organization. From their example, learn actionable strategies to cultivate cohesive teams and how to apply these techniques.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Design Learning Like a Scientist. Design For the Brain.
    How does the brain work? How does it learn, focus, and create memories? And how can knowing these facts significantly change the way you design? Join this session to experience a scientifically designed learning journey, and discover what you can accomplish when you join forces with your brain to elevate learning and learning designs.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Designing Employee Development Strategy With the Whole Person in Mind
    Join this session for inspiration and practical tips on how to bring a thoughtful suite of learning programs, focused on soft and power skills, to an internal employee and leader audience. You will learn how a holistic approach to development provides a clear design strategy that ensures employee learning needs and preferences are met.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Developing New Global Leaders: The Importance of Human Communication in an AI-Driven World
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Empowering ERG Leaders: Tools and Strategies for Nurturing Employee Needs
    Are you an organizational leader who believes in the power of employee resource groups (ERGs) or other similar groups? Join this session to gain strategies on understanding, supporting, and advocating for your ERG leaders and, in turn, help create a culture of inclusion and belonging.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Forget SAM and LLAMA—Use Scrum for Agile LXD Delivery
    Want to pivot to agile development, but unsure where to begin? This session will have you ditching the ADDIE revisions of SAM and LLAMA and implementing scrum on your team. You will leave this session with a toolkit tailored to an agile transformation in the learning space. Get ready to iterate!
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    How Listening Training Can Improve Employee Morale and Productivity​
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    How to Action and Show ROI on Skill Data for Your Organization and Employees
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    How to Train Your Salesperson
    In this session, you’ll discover how to keep salespeople engaged in training, improve sales training outcomes, create permanent behavior change, and make training stick. From onboarding new reps to driving performance in veteran salespeople, you’ll gain proven techniques for improving sales productivity.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    How We Built a Transformative Skills-Based Mentor Program
    Don’t miss this opportunity to unlock the power of peer-to-peer skills-based learning culture. During this session, the speaker will share how they built a skills-based micro-mentoring program on SharePoint and PowerApps for employee upskilling. Learn what resources and ideas they used to implement the program, and update your traditional mentoring programs.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Improve Your Ability to Influence
    Successful leaders must obtain buy-in from others to meet their objectives. This session defines and explains several influence techniques. It also discusses the importance of treating influence like a project and determining goals, your influence approach, and action steps. You will leave with a tool that you can use to create an influence plan.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Insights Into the Capabilities of Talent Development Professionals
    What can the results of more than 28,000 self-assessments of TD professionals tell us about how they view their own proficiency? How do those views stack up against what research tells us are the most important skill sets? What skill sets are emerging and must be considered as we look to update the competency framework? How can you provide input?
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Interested in Writing a Book? How to Finesse a Book Proposal
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    L&D Detective Measurement Mysteries
    How do we measure training and learning's contribution to human and business performance, and what are signals for impact? In this session, you’ll conduct an impact measurement investigation. You’ll examine facts, clues, data, and evidence that answer the question, “What is the impact of training and learning?”
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Making the Case to Invest in Talent Development
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Maximize the Value of Off-the-Shelf Content With AI
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    NeuroCoaching – A Leadership Communication Program that Leverages Neuroscience to Drive Sustained Performance through Tailored Situational Coaching Conversations
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    ReVisionary Thinking: The Science and Strategy of Adapting to Change
    To reach your goals, you must . . . change your plans! Backed by the speaker’s proprietary research on adaptability as a success tool, ReVisionary Thinking offers concrete strategies for building future readiness and creating new plans when the goalposts move on you.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    See-Try-Do Can Improve Training Effectiveness for You
    During this session, we will explore the application of David Merrill’s Principles of Instruction at a small pharmaceutical manufacturing company, which empowered trainers with a simple model to follow when delivering on-the-job training. You can adapt the model and templates that will be shared for application in any industry and your next hands-on training event.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Snackable Content Workshop: Crafting Irresistible Short-Form Videos for L&D
    Want to create short and engaging videos that your audience will love and learn from . . . maybe even binge? Join this session where the facilitators will guide you through video creation, from concept to editing, and help you shine on camera. By the end, you’ll be ready to dazzle on camera and ensure you leave your learners wanting more!
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    The Cure for Stupidity: Using Brain Science to Explain Irrational Behavior
    Economists tell us that given the chance, people will behave rationally. But many of us can point to countless examples of people behaving irrationally! What would life look like if we cured the “stupidity” around us? Imagine the end of frustration. Imagine the peace. Based on Eric M. Bailey’s bestselling book, this session can alter how you approach everyday interactions.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Think Like a Performing Artist. Speak Like a Master Trainer. (In-Person and Live Streamed)
    Would you like more power, versatility, and longevity with your speaking voice? Would you like your audience to think you’re honest and authentic? Discover how to support your voice—to sustain clarity and connection throughout your daily interactions and over your career using the same techniques as singers and theatre performers.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    Think Like a Performing Artist. Speak Like a Master Trainer. (Live Streamed)
    Would you like more power, versatility, and longevity with your speaking voice? Would you like your audience to think you’re honest and authentic? Discover how to support your voice—to sustain clarity and connection throughout your daily interactions and over your career using the same techniques as singers and theatre performers.
  • 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM CST
    What’s the Next Normal? Exploring the Evolution of Leadership Development
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    5-Star Course Design: Applying Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction
    Join this session to learn how to redesign or design a course using M. David Merrill’s First Principles of Instruction, which use meaningful real-world tasks for demonstration, application, testing, and integration.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    A Geek-Free Guide to Exploring Learning Analytics
    What happens when a data scientist, a standards wonk, and an instructional designer walk into a room and . . . collaborate? Join this session to find out. You’ll hear from three experts and discover how each applies learning analytics in the real world. Then, just like improv, they’ll collect a hypothetical case from the audience and follow it through their own processes along with you.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Are Your Courses Built for Yesterday’s Student or Today’s Learner?
    Join this session to learn how to develop a partnership between instructional designers and subject matter experts to transform the expertise embedded in your organization into courses built for today’s learner. Move from content that’s long, not applicable, and wrapped in a PowerPoint that many people can’t understand to content that’s immersive, decision based, and highly memorable.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Beyond AI: Prompt the Next Wave of Human Intelligence
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Closing the Skills Gap: Empowering Talent with Credential-Based Solutions
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Coaches, Trainers, and Consultants: Win 3 Times More Clients With Ease
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Community Conversations: Teachers to Trainers
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Decoding the Black Boxes of Assessment Tools
    This session will help you think more strategically when choosing personality and other psychometric assessment tools to use in your training and talent development initiatives. The speaker has been researching and working with assessment tools since 1995 and says the challenge is getting worse as evolving technology makes it easier to create your own assessments, often without scientific rigor. In this session, you’ll be given digital access to research, survey results, strategic questions, spreadsheets, checklists, and action plans to use in your organization, as well as guidance on how to think through the type of tool you need, what you’ll be using it for, how it fits your strategic initiatives, and how to compare vendors.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Drawing Out Your Genius: Sketchnoting for Communication, Collaboration, and Culture
    Whether facilitating at the whiteboard or taking your own notes, you can use simple drawings to skyrocket engagement, comprehension, and retention in meetings and trainings, both in person and virtual. Even if you think you can’t draw, this session led by a visual strategist and New Yorker cartoonist will change your mind!
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Elevate Your Game: Strategies for Establishing C-Suite Credibility
    In challenging economic environments, leaders often see the learning and OD organization as “nice to have” but not “essential to the business.” This session focuses on establishing the function’s value proposition with the C-suite. Learn to identify and communicate the operating framework, critical levers for a strong brand, and inhibitors to success.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Employee-Forward Performance Counseling: No More PIPs!
    Does the term performance improvement plan (PIP) strike dread in the hearts of your employees? Do your managers handle performance issues with either a sledgehammer or a feather? Join this session to learn how the speaker’s organization gave its managers the tools to effectively intervene to turn around performance problems—or to act clearly when necessary.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Empowering Frontline Employees: Controlling the Conversation With Difficult Customers
    When employees face angry or abusive customers, they cannot do their jobs. Proper educational training support and policy change must be made to support employees. In this session, you’ll learn how design thinking can influence the creation of a new onboarding program to promote employee empowerment when engaging with angry or abusive customers.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Exploring the Opportunities of the New Learning Technology Landscape
    What’s new and exciting in the world of learning technology? And what works? Explore emerging trends developing in the field. In this session, you’ll look at tools, touch on key trends (such as the movement of L&D to recruitment and talent), and reveal what they might mean for the technologies you adopt.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Fearless Feedback: Amplifying the VoE With AI
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Global Insights Panel – Mastering Lifelong Learning: Navigating a World of Technological Disruption and AI
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Holistic Talent Development: Integrating Physical Well-Being for Optimal Learning Impact
    In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, talent development goes beyond traditional training and upskilling. Join this session to learn how to nurture the whole individual by considering their physical, mental, and emotional well-being.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Inclusion Mindset—Designing Accessible Learning
    Considering inclusion when designing learning is more important than ever! Learning professionals must design and deliver courses that are accessible to people with varied access needs due to physical or cognitive differences. Challenge yourself to open your mind to new ways of designing and delivering accessible learning programs that are inclusive of all needs.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Let the Good Talks Roll!: World-Class Speaker Best Practices
    Chock-full of presentation preparation secrets, pro speaker moves, and little-known practices that’ll give you an edge and delight your online and in-person audiences, this session is for anyone who speaks or presents to groups of any size. Learn from an award-winning international professional speaker, and your talks (or trainings) will never again be the same!
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    LinkedIn Data & Insights on Talent Development in the Age of AI
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Mindfulness Practice as an Act of Service and Belonging
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Navigating the Talent Landscape: Insights and Strategies From the 2023 Hiring & Talent Trends Report
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Onsite? Offsite? Yes to Both! How to Facilitate Hybrid Learning (In-Person and Live Streamed)
    Hybrid classes are on the rise, which creates a challenge for facilitators who need to engage both in-person and remote audiences simultaneously. In this session, you’ll learn how to effectively set up a successful hybrid class. And, you’ll explore how to create a sense of shared experience among audiences joining from different locations.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Onsite? Offsite? Yes to Both! How to Facilitate Hybrid Learning (Live Streamed)
    Hybrid classes are on the rise, which creates a challenge for facilitators who need to engage both in-person and remote audiences simultaneously. In this session, you’ll learn how to effectively set up a successful hybrid class. And, you’ll explore how to create a sense of shared experience among audiences joining from different locations.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Out With the Old: Six New Rules to Reinventing Work
    The pandemic changed our relationship to work. Employees are insisting that their well-being matters, that diversity and inclusion matters, that feeling joy and happiness matters. This presents new challenges, and there’s no playbook. This session will explore six strategies for leaders wishing to engage, retain, and inspire a changing workforce.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Think Like a Hollywood Cinematographer to Improve Learner Engagement
    Creating videos to improve learning outcomes is difficult, even when you have the right tools. In this session, you’ll study examples of cinematography techniques, identify opportunities to use them, and learn how to modify them. After, you’ll be able to push the boundaries of what you think is possible with the tools you already have.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Turn Your Organization into a Talent Factory
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Unlocking Authentic Inclusion: 4 Practices for Inclusive Learning and Development
    Discover how to cultivate inclusive leadership in L&D programs. In this session, you’ll gain insights on implementing eight best practices, overcoming roadblocks, and creating inclusive learning teams to empower learners and drive meaningful experiences.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Want Engaged Employees? Better Have Engaged Leaders!
    While L&D professionals strategize about enhancing leadership’s ability to engage employees, an intriguing question arises: How can leaders create employee engagement when they lack engagement themselves? Join this session to explore the critical factors contributing to leaders’ disengagement.
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM CST
    Author Meet & Greets
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    Leader as Coach: The Key Coaching Conversations for Leaders of Today
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    VIP Happy Hour (VIP Registrants Only)
  • 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM CST
    Panel Discussion- Study Tips for the ATD Certifications
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    ATD Annual Business Meeting 
  • 5:45 PM – 7:00 PM CST
    Certification Networking Reception (APTDS AND CPTDS ONLY)
  • Monday, May 20, 2024
  • 6:30 AM – 7:30 PM CST
    Hotel Shuttles Run
  • 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM CST
    Sensory Room
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Prayer and Meditation Room
  • 7:00 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Registration
  • 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    ATD Central, ATD Store, ATD Theater, Career Center, and Member Lounge Open
  • 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    Global Village Open
  • 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM CST
    VIP Lounge (VIP Registrants Only)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    Opening General Session with Matthew McConaughey (In-Person and Live Streamed)
  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM CST
    Opening General Session with Matthew McConaughey (Live Streamed)
  • 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM CST
    VIP Networking Coffee Break (VIP Registrants Only)
  • 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM CST
    EXPO Open
  • 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM CST
    Conference Team Connection Center
  • 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM CST
    Chapter Leaders Lounge
  • 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM CST
    Talent Development Leader Networking Room
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    18 Months of ChatGPT and Gen AI: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    Down the Rabbit Hole: Design Thinking for AI
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    From Concept to Connection: A Step-by-Step Guide to Launching Your Internal Podcast
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    Organization Learning: Catalyzing Collaborative Content Creation
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    The Science of Sticky Habits
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM CST
    Using AI and Human Connections for Skills-Based Development Plans That Work
  • 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM CST
    ATD Certification Overview
  • 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM CST
    The Talent Development Capability Model and You – A Roadmap for Your Career
  • 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM CST
    Becoming Your Best: The 12 Principles of Highly Successful Leaders
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM CST
    7 Ways to Enhance Your Personal Brand and Increase Your Happiness at Work
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CST
    Agile Program Development and the Future of Skills
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CST
    Amazing Apps to Create, Imagine & Collaborate
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CST
    Effortless Excellence: Achieving Your Ideal LMS Without the Hassle
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CST
    Igniting a Coaching Culture
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CST
    LinkedIn Learning: Driving Business Outcomes Through Skills & Career Development
  • 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM CST
    Unlock Engagement: AI-Powered Immersive Experiences With Gamification
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Community Conversations: Strategies for Wellness and Tackling Burnout
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM CST
    Talent Development Leader Networking: The Future of TD
  • 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
    Global Recognition Ceremony & Luncheon
  • 10:45 AM – 11:15 AM CST
    Certification Panel Discussion- The Value of Certification
  • 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM CST
    New Ideas in Leadership Development: Scaling Manager Effectiveness
  • 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM CST
    Lunch in the EXPO Hall
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM CST
    Fanness: An Idea That Will Change the Way You Motivate and Inspire Others
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM CST
    Growth With Purpose: 4 Steps to Delivering Effective, Scalable Training
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM CST
    Metrics That Matter: Shaping Business Success Beyond ROI
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM CST
    The LMS Selection Criteria for Backbone Industries That Train for Compliance—Yes, It Is Different!
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM CST
    Unlock the Power of TMS + LMS for Streamlined Training Operations & Skills Acceleration
  • 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM CST
    What’s New and What’s Next in Articulate 360
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM CST
    Make the Most of Your ATD Membership
  • 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM CST
    Global Recognition Ceremony & Lunch
  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM CST
    Team Harmony: Practical Ways to Build and Nurture a High-Performing Team
  • 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM CST
    Unlock Your L&D Career Potential with The 4 L&D Career Success Codes
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    5 Steps to Achieving Your Goals
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Dessert Break in EXPO
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    AI, AI, Everywhere, but What Will Work for Me?
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    Building a Core Skill: Why Intercultural Competence Matters in the Workplace
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    Cohort Learning Strategies: 5 Proven Tips With Live Examples to Skyrocket Learner Engagement
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    Effective Conversations with AI Tools: Prompt Engineering
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    Going Beyond Translation – Cultural Awareness of Global eLearning
  • 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM CST
    Maximizing Performance & Leadership Development through Behavioral Science
  • 12:30 PM – 1:00 PM CST
    Author Meet & Greets
  • 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM CST
    How to Strengthen Mental Fitness in 3 Steps
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    1% Better Everyday: Microlearning For The Frontline To Improve Your Bottom Line
    Can a microlearning program designed for frontline store associates influence a key business metric like the customer satisfaction score? This session explores results from a controlled experiment run at a large retailer, where store associates received a learning initiative designed to improve their customer interactions, teamwork, and well-being.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    3-2-1 Make It Stick
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    5 Key Principles of Leadership to Change Your Life
    Leadership is so much more than learning to manage direct reports. It is the foundation of how you successfully interact with everyone at work, as well as those outside work. In this session, you’ll learn how to build five core leadership skills that will energize you and the people around you to build stronger relationships and have a deeper impact.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    6 Secrets to Consulting Success
    Are you a consultant? Considering it? Want to know how to increase your success immediately? Based on the speaker’s more than 40 years of consulting success, she will share real-life stories and reveal six rarely discussed secrets to ensure your consulting success. Relate each secret to your situation, and leave with actions you can take to reach a six-figure career.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Be an L&D Superhero With These Tools
    What’s better than an expert’s vetted list of free or low-cost tools that supercharge your training efforts? In this session, you’ll get a personal tour of the tool landscape. Explore and create using an eclectic list of tools for sourcing and editing images, videos, and audio assets and even dabble with the latest artificial intelligence–based resources.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Becoming Interculturally Competent: Strategies and Stories
    Create opportunities for yourself by developing your ability to work across cultures. You will leave this session with the tools to create a personalized strategy for developing your intercultural competence. The session will include some brief simulations with time to reflect and cover key knowledge, skills, and attitudes through stories—yours and the speaker’s.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Building a Talent Development Strategy From the Ground Up
    Do you want to know how to quickly develop a successful talent development strategy from scratch? Join this session to learn how a high-growth, top-rated construction company did just that. You will have a chance to create a mobile app for your own talent development road map using some of the lessons learned.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Collaboration for Scale, AI for Speed: How to Build, Launch, or Implement a Skills-Based Learning Strategy
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Community Conversations: Creating Cultures of Inclusion and Belonging
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Connecting Soft Skills to Hard Data
    We all need soft skills, yet there is a misconception that they don’t contribute to the bottom line because they are often perceived as less valuable than hard skills. This session will provide useful, practical tools to show the value of soft skills programs using a proven and credible approach.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Data-Enabled Instructional Design: How to Show Real-Time Learning Outcomes
    Don’t wait until the end of a learning experience to evaluate its effectiveness. Waiting until a program ends can make the evaluation process more difficult. But there’s a better way: data-enabled instructional design. Learn how to integrate measurement and evaluation with instructional design to create real-time insights that show your program’s outcomes.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Don’t Show Your Duck Butt: Creating Public Speaking Confidence
    Ducks glide on a pond with confidence, and when they drop their heads below the water, they expose their butts. When speaking publicly, you want to portray effortless confidence. When your confidence wavers, you show your “duck butt.” This session will focus on three key areas that create confidence.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Driving Results in the Digital Workplace: Optimizing Virtual/Hybrid Meetings
    Effective virtual meetings can be key for business success. Join this session to learn how to design and deliver captivating online meetings, based on two years of research and expert interviews. The speakers will debunk the multitasking myth and show you how to embrace the vital three Ms of meetings— magnetic, mesmerizing, and memorable. Empower your talent to maximize meetings and thrive in the digital workplace.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Empowering Collective Intelligence: Co-Creating a Culture of Human-AI Collaboration
    What emotions does AI trigger for you and your organization? How is the human-AI dynamic shaping our workforces and cultures? To navigate the unknowns, what if we leveraged our human-centric skills to maximize the positive use of AI? In this session, we’ll explore how to foster a harmonious collaboration between humans and AI to grow strategic talent capabilities.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Excellence Unleashed: 6 Implementation Best Practices to Drive Business Impact
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Generative AI: New Technologies for Learning
    Let’s explore generative artificial intelligence (AI) hands-on. This session equips you with the tools and knowledge you need to strike the right balance between AI-driven solutions and the human touch in training.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Helping Leaders Put Values Into Action
    This panel discussion will explore how a major airline is introducing and embedding new core values across the organization. The senior talent development team driving this change initiative will share insights into how they’re preparing leaders to put these new values into action, with the support of HR business partners.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Leveraging Chaos: Skills for Career Growth During Reorgs and Buyouts
    Why do some people struggle during buyouts and reorgs, while others emerge stronger? Learn seven factors that determine career and personal success during corporate chaos and the four skills needed to advance your work and career. L&D has a role to play in helping people thrive and emerge stronger because of these changes.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Loneliness is an Epidemic: The Cure is Relationships (In-Person and Live Streamed)
    Dive into the paradox of our times: a world hyper-connected yet brimming with isolation. This session promises an exploration of the silent epidemic of loneliness and the potent antidote of human connection. Come, be inspired, and learn how, together, we can reshape our world, one relationship at a time.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Loneliness is an Epidemic: The Cure is Relationships (Live Streamed)
    Dive into the paradox of our times: a world hyper-connected yet brimming with isolation. This session promises an exploration of the silent epidemic of loneliness and the potent antidote of human connection. Come, be inspired, and learn how, together, we can reshape our world, one relationship at a time.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Mnemonics: How Our Brains Can Comfortably Remember Almost Anything!
    Experience how your brain can memorize enormous amounts of information by applying some basic mnemonic principles, such as relaxation rather than effort, creativity rather than memorization, and confidence rather than drilling. Learn to trust your brain, and be amazed at how it can absorb loads of information straight into your long-term memory.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Organizational Excellence: Designing and Developing a Transformative Coaching Culture
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Redefining Career Development with Dr. Bob Nelson
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Removing Complexity From Needs Assessment: A Practical and Proven Approach
    The L&D competency that continues to get the least attention is needs assessment. What little recent literature exists is contradictory or anecdotal. You will learn a practical, proven approach for three occasions to conduct a learning needs assessment and will receive job aids to ensure that your assessments are efficient and effective.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Team Harmony: Practical Ways to Build and Nurture a High-Performing Team (Conference Team Registrants Only)
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    The Energy of Belonging: 9 Ideas to Spark Workplace Community
    Belonging is built or destroyed with every human interaction. A sense of belonging at work is a major driver of employee (and learner) engagement, loyalty, and productivity. Learn and experience simple research-based ideas to connect with, respect, and protect yourself, your colleagues, and your learners.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    The Last AI Mile: Applying the Right Generative AI to the Enterprise
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    The Neuroscience of Psychological Safety and Teamwork
    This session will present evidence showing that psychological safety is not a perk to attract employees but substantially improves organizational performance. The speakers will demonstrate a new neuroscience technology that continuously measures psychological safety and effective teamwork by applying algorithms to smartwatch data.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Understanding the Social Determinants of Health to Enhance Workplace Culture
    Social, behavioral, and environmental factors—also known as social determinants of health (SDOH)—play a critical role in an organization’s health and well-being. In this session, you will develop a better understanding of SDOH to achieve lasting behavioral change, better health outcomes, and a more inclusive workplace for employees.
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    Wellbeing for a Thriving Workforce
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
    You’re Leaving? You Just Got Here! Debunking the Bad Manager Myth.
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM CST
    How to Lead From Anywhere
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    3 Things Learning Admins Need to Know About AI
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Community Conversations: AI in Learning and Development
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    How to Activate Effective ERG Leadership
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Human + AI: Learning Leaders’ Imperatives
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Learning Reimagined: How to Captivate and Transform Your Audience Through Video-Based Microlearning
  • 2:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
    Soft Skills Training at Scale: 4 Ways Immersive Roleplay is a Game-Changer
  • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM CST
    ATD Certifications for International Delegates: Empowering Lifelong Learning and Career Advancement
  • 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM CST
    Turn Your Organization Into a Talent Factory
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    A Strategic Approach From Tech Pilot to a Full Rollout
    We are critical facilitators for introducing cutting-edge technology solutions into businesses. And for those solutions to be successful, everyone in the organization must have the knowledge and skills to effectively leverage these technologies. Join this session to explore a framework for investigating, selecting, and implementing new technologies.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Better Conflict Conversations: Have More Influence, Less Drama, and Lasting Outcomes
    If you want more success, influence, and joy in your work, you’ve got to navigate conflict well. Unfortunately, the stress and uncertainty of the last few years is making it harder. In this session, you’ll learn practical techniques and powerful phrases for holding more productive conflict conversations with less drama and better results.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Beyond the Boot Camp
    Enablement has fallen into a pattern of packing as much content as possible into a week and then sending sellers out to sell. However, this isn’t an effective way to help sellers become fully productive. This session will demonstrate a model to help you build a scalable learning experience to help your sellers become fully ramped in your organization.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Camouflaged Content: Creating Alternate Reality Games
    Did you know that there’s a way to leverage your love of true crime documentaries and pop culture to create workplace learning that is effective and engaging? In alternate reality games (ARGs), reality and fiction collide. Join this session to explore the potential of ARGs to revolutionize workplace content and find out how to embed them in your learning technology ecosystem.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Community Conversations: AI in Learning and Development
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Conflict Resolution That Works: Remove the Drama, Eliminate the Blame
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Connection, Belonging, and Engagement in the Virtual Classroom
    In today’s digital environment, facilitating meaningful connections, fostering a sense of belonging, and maintaining high levels of participant engagement online can be challenging. Let’s develop what’s needed to cultivate a vibrant, engaging atmosphere in a virtual classroom for every participant!
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Creativity Rules! Principles to Wake Up Any Workplace
    Think there’s no place for the arts in highly regulated industries? Think again! Creative aptitude is now considered essential, even in the government. This session will translate artistic principles—like imagination and ambiguity—into tools for growth, compelling coaching, and education. No need to bring paint brushes, just an open mind!
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Digital Credentials: The New Currency in Skills-Based Hiring and Development
    The world of work is rapidly changing, and employers must now look for candidates (internally and externally) with the skills needed to do the job, not necessarily a college degree. Skills-based hiring and talent management are now essential. Learn how digital credentials can help develop or improve your organization’s approach to skills.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Do What Matters Most: Improve Productivity and Reduce Stress!
    Much of the workforce thinks their biggest challenge is prioritizing their time. Many are trying to figure out how to navigate a work-life balance and juggle their responsibilities. Discover a simple yet powerful solution to schedule your priorities and do what matters most to achieve higher productivity and better health.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Effective Training Is as Simple as 4-3-2-1
    Did you know that the Kirkpatrick Model is good for more than training evaluation? It provides the structure to design, develop, and deliver training that will increase job performance and contribute measurably to the most important organizational results. Attend this eye-opening session to learn how to design training that works.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Engage, Pull, Transform: Drive Change With Creative Learning
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Excellence in EQ Habits: Supporting Well-Being and Effectiveness in Government
    Talent development professionals in the government and military, like everyone else, experience emotions at work, and they’re uniquely positioned to support how communities rebuild, especially in hybrid contexts. Learn how emotions can be processed and managed in ways that enhance wellness and productivity for yourself and those you serve.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    From Poaching to Staying: The DNA of Inclusive Stay Conversations
    CEOs have spoken, and talent retention is the priority. The key lies not in poaching from competitors but in fostering an environment where employees thrive, belong, and stay. Join this session to discover the game-changing talent retention formula for creating talent-centric, inclusive stay conversation programs and deeply embedding them in the organization’s and its leader’s DNA.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Harness AI to Transform Your Learning Ecosystem
    Welcome to the new L&D! AI is transforming how work gets done. As the employee experience rapidly evolves, it’s time for L&D to rethink our role within the modern workplace. Join this session to discover a step-by-step process for architecting your AI-enabled learning ecosystem. Spoiler: This is going to change everything about workplace learning!
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    How to Start, Stop, and Excel at Every Training Imaginable
    Most trainers don’t open; they start by dumping content. They don’t close; they run out of time. Discover the ingredients of the CORE approach (closers, openers, revisitors, energizers) to design and deliver training that increases retention by 90 percent over lecture and PowerPoint. Leave with creative strategies to make your training participant-centered and memorable.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Leadership Apocalypse: 8 Outdated Leadership Myths that Just Won’t Die
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Leadership Confessions: Accountability Skills to Set Leaders Up for Success
    Just because you’re given a leadership title doesn’t mean it’s easy to tell someone they need to improve their performance or behavior. How can you learn to hold people accountable and resolve conflicts confidently and effectively? In this session, you’ll learn six skills to respectfully and effectively solve problems and build relationships.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Leading the Charge: Harnessing Strengths to Champion Change
    Amid a heightened urgency for change, many leaders lack the essential skills needed to be effective change agents. Based on data from thousands of leaders, this session delves into harnessing the power of strength-building behaviors. Discover how to become an exceptional change leader, armed with the tools to drive meaningful transformation.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Learning to Fly: Hooters Takes Off with a Modern Culture of Empowerment & Growth
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    Striking a Balance: Optimizing Training Development Projects for Maximum Impact
    Discover how to optimize resource allocation for your organization’s learning needs by identifying projects requiring substantial effort while crafting simple, effective training solutions for those that don’t. Practice scenarios will give you experience determining effort levels, ensuring effective analysis of your future training projects.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Talent Development Leader Networking: AI Strategy for TD Leaders
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    The Collide of Data, Culture and Design (In-Person and Live Streamed)
    How can you harness culture data when designing talent programs today? Join this session to learn and apply a prototype that leverages critical training practices, HPI, design thinking, data, and experience to design talent programs that influence your organization while gaining cultural and executive approval.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    The Collide of Data, Culture and Design (Live Streamed)
    How can you harness culture data when designing talent programs today? Join this session to learn and apply a prototype that leverages critical training practices, HPI, design thinking, data, and experience to design talent programs that influence your organization while gaining cultural and executive approval.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    The Science of Emotional Intelligence and Well-Being at Work
    Discover the brain science of emotional intelligence (EQ) and why it’s vital for well-being and organizational success. In this session, you’ll explore the latest research and techniques for designing EQ training and learn strategies to manage amygdala hijacks, better read emotions, navigate difficult situations, build positive relationships, and flourish at work.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Use Generative AI to Create Scenario-Based Learning
    Unlock the power of scenario-based learning (SBL) with generative artificial intelligence (AI)! Join this session to discover how generative AI can accelerate your instructional design process and make it easier to create engaging and effective SBL experiences. Learn how to use cutting-edge tools, explore real examples, and gain practical insights to elevate your courses and empower your learners.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Video Rules: 7+ Ideas to Rethink and Level Up Your Videos
    There are always new “rules” for creating videos. Video as a medium keeps evolving, but many organizations struggle to keep up with the best practices that can help make their videos better, faster, and produced for less. This session will provide ideas, practical approaches, and examples of when to follow the latest rules and when to break them to help you rethink and level up your videos.
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    What’s Cooking: Preview the Upcoming AI Innovations in the All-New Adobe Captivate
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Whole-Person Safety: The Marriage of Human Resources and the Environment, Health, and Safety
  • 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Why Most Diversity and Inclusion Programs Fail
  • 3:10 PM – 3:30 PM CST
    Energize Express: Power Stretch Session - Quick & Dynamic Conference Pick-Me-Up
  • 3:40 PM – 4:00 PM CST
    Energize Express: Power Stretch Session - Quick & Dynamic Conference Pick-Me-Up
  • 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM CST
    Speaker Spotlight (Live Q&A) with Tonya T. Tucker Collins
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST
    Network Like a Rock Star and Increase Your Conference ROI
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    12 Amazing PowerPoint Techniques for Better Presentations
    PowerPoint is the basis for much training material, yet these presentations are often text heavy and dull. Learn how to revolutionize your presentations using visuals, diagrams, and animated sequences, and receive helpful how-to guides and a collection of 12 effective PowerPoint techniques. Attend this session and become a PowerPoint legend in your workplace.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    5 High-Engagement Alternatives to Basic Icebreakers
    If you want to get learners engaged in your training from the beginning, you need to upgrade your opening from a basic icebreaker or list of learning objectives. In this session, you’ll experience five activities that work with in-person or virtual instructor-led training and e-learning to entice learners to want to learn, even if it’s a required program.
  • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM CST
    AI Video Innovations—Streamlining Content Production, Effortless Maintenance, and Immersive Learning