Chapter Meetings Calendar

Chapter meetings are an opportunity for our board to connect with our members and guests. These meetings provide news, development within a social setting for networking among our professional community.

Upcoming events

    • 08/13/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual
    • 52

    Technological change is disrupting established and dominant incumbent firms at an ever increasing pace. Extensive research by Dr. Tellis has identified the culture of successful firms as the major barrier to continued innovation. Dr. Tellis identifies three traits and three practices that constitute a culture of unrelenting innovation. Contemporary examples from many organizations including Google that have capitalized on innovation to become successful and quotes will support the claims.

    Session Takeaways

    • Importance of innovation
    • Role of culture in driving innovation
    • Practices to build a culture of innovation


    Gerard J. Tellis (PhD Michigan) is Professor of Marketing, Management and Organization, Neely Chair of American Enterprise, Director of the Institute for Outlier Research, and Director of the Center for Global Innovation, at the USC Marshall School of Business. Dr. Tellis is an expert in advertising, social media, innovation, new product growth, and global market entry. He has published 7 books and over 200 papers ( ) that have won over 24,000 citations in Google Scholar. His publications have won over 25 awards, including the Long Term Marketing Science, Frank M. Bass, William F. O'Dell (twice), and Harold D. Maynard (twice) awards. Dr. Tellis is a Distinguished Professor of Marketing Research, Erasmus University, Rotterdam and a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge University, UK. He is President of ISMS and was an Associate Editor of Marketing Science and Journal of Marketing Research. Previously he was a Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute, the Treasurer and VP External Affairs of ISMS, and a Sales Development Manager of Ethnor/ Johnson & Johnson. In his spare time he is a fruit gardener and a rock collector.


    6:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Networking

    7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Program

    8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Membership Bylaws Approval (See Below)

    ATD Talent Development Capability Model

    Building Personal Capability: Collaboration and Leadership, Communication

    Impacting Organizational Capability: Organizational Development and Culture, Change Management

    Developing Professional Capability: Coaching

    ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

    Please click here for cancellation and refund policies. We cannot guarantee that webinar/Zoom recordings will be available.

    Membership Bylaws Approval

    Every five to ten years, it is common practice for our chapter to make updates to the ATD-LA bylaws in order to better reflect the practices and procedures necessary to keep the chapter running smoothly and serve our membership. The bylaws were last updated in April 2015 and are once again undergoing review. 

    At the July ATD-LA Board of Directors meeting, the board voted to approve updates to the bylaws. These proposed changes will be presented at the August 13 chapter meeting and all current ATD-LA members in attendance will be invited to vote on their approval. 

    Proposed changes to the bylaws include:

    - Updating board member positions and titles, including the addition of Director of Workshops, Director of Webinars, and Director of Special Interest Groups positions. 

    - Modifying the timing of key annual meetings to better accommodate the chapter calendar. 

    - Adopting processes and procedures to better allow us to function in a more virtual world, necessitated in many ways by the Covid-19 crisis. 

    - Aligning the bylaws with the current official name of the ATD-Global organization (changing from ATD National to ATD Global). 

    All proposed changes will be made available at the August 13 chapter meeting. In the meantime, if members have questions or comments on anything related to the bylaws updates, they are welcome to contact ATD-LA secretary, Annie Liao at
    • 10/15/2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual

    What do leaders at the “best-of-the-best” organizations do to foster coaching cultures that lead to extraordinary employee performance and business outcomes? Whether you work within a small or large organization, or provide coaching services to them, you will get an inside look at different approaches leaders are taking to create exemplary coaching cultures.

    Key Takeaways

    • Benefits and payoff of establishing a coaching culture
    • Four key criteria the International Coaching Federation uses to evaluate coaching culture
    • Strategies and tactics used by top organizations to successfully implement coaching initiatives
    • Proven metrics and methods to measure the effectiveness and impact of coaching
    • How to build internal capacity for coaching

    About Your Presenter

    Mike Gellman spent 11 years in a Fortune 500 company as an organizational consultant and career coach overseeing talent management and succession planning. He successfully works with executives, business owners, and employees to help facilitate succession planning, high potential leader development programs, and employee engagement and organizational change efforts. He is an ACC certified coach with a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and teaches interpersonal communication for Brandman University as an adjunct instructor. He recently served as one of six judges for the ICF International PRISM Award which identifies and evaluates companies around the world with the best coaching cultures. He authored Pipe Dreams: 7 Pipelines of Career Success  and created Career Catapult: 4 Essentials of Career Mastery which empower employees to take greater ownership of their careers. Additionally, Mike created a nationally recognized, award winning mentorship program for the ATD-San Diego chapter that recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary of developing future leaders. 


    6:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. Check-In

    7:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Announcements & Speaker Introduction

    7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Program

    This presentation will cover the following capabilities from the ATD Talent Development Capability Model:

    Building Personal Capability: Collaboration and Leadership, Communication, Emotional Intelligence and Decision Making

    Impacting Organizational Capability: Talent Strategy and Management, Organizational Development and Culture, Performance Improvement

    Developing Professional Capability: Coaching, Career and Leadership Development

    Please click here for cancellation and refund policies. We cannot guarantee that webinar/Zoom recordings will be available. 

Past events

07/16/2020 July Chapter Meeting [Virtual]: How to Stay Focused and Productive in a Virtual World
06/24/2020 Rescheduled May Chapter Meeting: What do Millennials and Gen Z Want in Future Work?
06/11/2020 June Chapter Meeting [Virtual]: Matching E-learning Tools and Instructional Methods
05/21/2020 RESCHEDULED: May Chapter Meeting [Virtual]: What do Millennials and Gen Z Want in Future Work?
03/19/2020 [MOVED to Virtual] March Chapter Meeting: The Power of Perception: Leadership, Emotional Intelligence and Gender
02/20/2020 February Chapter Meeting: Transforming in Today’s VUCA World
01/16/2020 January Chapter Meeting: Developing Leaders in 2020 and Beyond
12/05/2019 Holiday Party and Volunteer Recognition
10/16/2019 Third Annual Los Angeles Talent Summit
09/19/2019 September Chapter Meeting: Virtual Reality + Talent Development
08/15/2019 August Chapter Meeting: How to Boost Your Career and Organization with Social Media
06/13/2019 June Chapter Meeting: Summer Networking Mixer and New Member Recognition
05/16/2019 May Chapter Meeting: Inclusion: Science or Emotion?
04/25/2019 April Chapter Meeting: How to Use YouTube To Engage Talent Development Clients
03/21/2019 March Chapter Meeting: Virtual Reality is Here
02/21/2019 February Chapter Meeting: The Habits of Great Leaders
01/24/2019 January Chapter Meeting: Brain Exchange and New Year Networking Mixer
12/05/2018 December Holiday Party
10/18/2018 October Chapter Meeting: Speed Mentoring
10/03/2018 LA Talent Summit
09/27/2018 September Chapter Meeting: Leveraging Learning for Professional Success
08/16/2018 August Chapter Meeting: Building Resilience in the Workplace
07/19/2018 July Chapter Meeting: The Language of Leadership: Connecting Leadership Development Initiatives to Business Outcomes
06/21/2018 June Chapter Meeting: Breaking into a Career in Talent Development
12/06/2017 December Holiday Party
11/04/2017 November Chapter Meeting: Member Appreciation Workshop
09/21/2017 September Chapter Meeting: Up Is Not the Only Way: Rethinking Career Mobility
08/17/2017 August Chapter Meeting: Six Thinking Hats®
07/20/2017 July Chapter Meeting: HR's Role In Organizational Change
04/19/2017 LA Talent Summit
02/16/2017 February Chapter Meeting: Applying Transformational Leadership to Talent Development
01/19/2017 January Chapter Meeting: Aligning Front-Line Leadership Teams and Building Leadership Muscle
01/19/2017 Headshot Truck: Express Event
12/07/2016 December Holiday Party
11/17/2016 November Chapter Meeting:Building a Culture of Trust
10/20/2016 October Chapter Meeting: Coaching in Business: Three coaches discuss the profession
10/20/2016 Headshot Truck: Express Event
09/22/2016 September Chapter Meeting: “Doing Diversity” Effectively: The Real Reasons Why, and Some Secrets of How
05/19/2016 May Chapter Meeting: Taking Your Behaviors To Work
04/21/2016 April Chapter Meeting: The Bite Size Revolution
03/17/2016 March Chapter Meeting: Paint and Sip Party
02/25/2016 February Chapter Meeting: How Social Media Can Advance Your Career
01/21/2016 Chapter Meeting: New Year Kick-Off Mixer
12/15/2015 ATD-LA December Holiday Party
11/19/2015 November Chapter Meeting: Advanced Facilitation, What it takes to CAPTIVATE
10/15/2015 October Chapter Meeting: Coaching and Mentoring with Tom Henschel
09/17/2015 September Chapter Meeting: DARK~No meeting
08/20/2015 August Chapter Meeting: How to Make Great Decisions Consistently
06/18/2015 ATD-LA June Half-Year Mixer
05/21/2015 ATD-LA May Chapter Meeting: Innovation and Talent Development – Tapping into the Magic of Talent Development
04/16/2015 ATD-LA April Chapter Meeting: How to be a Stronger Presenter and Facilitator
03/19/2015 ATD-LA March Chapter Meeting: Talent Management: A Global Imperative
02/19/2015 ATD-LA February Chapter Meeting ~ Career Development: Branding yourself for SUCCESS
01/29/2015 ATD-LA New Year Kick-Off Mixer
12/11/2014 December Chapter Meeting ~ Holiday Party
10/23/2014 October Chapter Meeting ~ Global Trends in Coaching
09/18/2014 September Chapter Meeting ~ Make It Work: Strategies to Manage the Crazy-Makers in the Workplace
08/21/2014 August Chapter Meeting ~ Innovation Is Music to the Ears
07/17/2014 ASTD-LA July Summer Mixer
06/19/2014 June Chapter Meeting ~ Why Training Departments Hate Their LMS (Panel Discussion Filmed by eLearningTV)
05/15/2014 May Chapter Meeting ~ Collaboration YES!
04/17/2014 April Chapter Meeting ~ The State of eLearning 2014
03/20/2014 March Chapter Meeting ~ Can Talent Management Technology Change the World?
02/20/2014 February Chapter Meeting ~ Interiority Powered: How to Use Your Inner Energies at Work
01/16/2014 January Chapter Meeting ~ Whichcraft: Write Activities To Make Boring Lectures Disappear!
12/12/2013 December Chapter Meeting ~ Holiday Party
11/20/2013 November Chapter Meeting ~ Mindful Leadership: How Emotional Intelligence Drives Organizational Success
10/17/2013 October Chapter Meeting ~ Making the Most of Executive Coaching
09/23/2013 Special Event ~ How to Be Exceptional: Drive Leadership Success by Magnifying Your Strengths
09/18/2013 September Chapter Meeting ~ Finding your Bliss on a Nonprofit Board
06/27/2013 ASTD-LA Summer Mixer
05/16/2013 May Chapter Meeting ~ Using Championship Memory Techniques to Make Learning Stick
04/18/2013 April Chapter Meeting ~ First Annual ASTD Los Angeles - Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (PWR) Cultural Exchange Meeting – Do You See What We See? ~ Moving From Black Hats and Red Pens to Green Hats and Blue Pens
02/21/2013 February Chapter Meeting ~ Aligning Learning with Change (Management)
01/17/2013 January Chapter Meeting ~ Navigating the White Water: Finding our Way in Changing Times

ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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