Workshop Calendar

Workshops are offered for members and nonmembers to join and learn a best practice, new technique or gain professional development - from face- to-face workshops and online seminars to regional conferences.

Upcoming events

    • 06/25/2021
    • 8:00 AM (PDT)
    • 06/26/2021
    • 12:30 PM (PDT)
    • Virtual
    • 27

    Want to know more, before signing up for the Certification?

     The hands-on, LIVE webinar, on Tuesday, May 25 at noon, takes you through the 5-step process of gamifying a training program!

    Intended Audience

    This program is for L&D and HR professionals interested in using gamification to improve their learning and training programs.


    This program is like no virtual conference or Zoom workshop you’ve attended. The Sententia Gamification Certification is a complete immersion experience that leaves you creatively inspired and technically masterful. Plus, this is the ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you recertification* credits with HRCI, SHRM, and ATD.

    This hands-on certification takes you through the 5-step, trademarked, and proven process of gamifiying your organizational quest. The goal is to increase learning and engagement through key concepts found in game design and behavioral psychology. Adding game mechanics to training, gamification not only increases interest, but it also increases engagement and creates behavioral change by making learning and development fun!

    Gamification is not just about rewarding points and badges, but rather understanding and influencing the human behaviors that companies want to encourage among their employees and customers.

    Is now a good time to put an end to dry, boring learning? Get ready to play full out during our Gamification adventure!


    In this 8-hour certification program (attended over two 4-hour sessions - 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days), you will use a L&D case study as you overlay the 5-step Game the System™ model for gamification learning design, gather data, and participate in problem-solving and assessment exercises.


    At the end of this Certification program, participants will be able to:
        •    Understand how key concepts found in behavioral psychology and game design can increase learning and engagement
        •    Have a five-part process for gamifying a learning program
        •    Demonstrate a return on investment for your gamified learning pro-gram

    Takeaways for Participants

    1.    Game the System™ “game board” of the 30 necessary steps for creating successfully gamified learning programs
    2.    All handouts and ancillary tools
    3.    Analysis and feedback of a proposal for gamifying a case study or real program
    4.    Sententia Level 1 Surveyor digital badge with metadata about the program and work completed for employers, recruiters, and potential clients
    5.    HRCI, SHRM and ATD recertification credit documentation for each registrant

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration deadline to receive your HARDCOPY mailed participant materials is June 21. Otherwise, you can still register, but your materials will be emailed to you.

    Interested in a sneak peek? Register for the May 25 webinar here.


    Monica Cornetti, 
    Founder, Sententia, Austin, Texas

    Monica works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results. A gamification speaker and designer, Monica was rated #1 among the “Gamification Gurus Power 100” by RISE in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018; and was also recognized as a Top 3 Finalist in the “Gamification Guru of the Year Award” by the World Gamification Congress held in Barcelona, Spain.

    Monica is the Founder and CEO of the Sententia Gamification Consortium. She authored Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide: Put Gamification to Work for You, and is a co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. Monica is hired for her skill as a gamification speaker and is considered at the top of her field in gamification design for corporate learning.

    She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The Universi-ty of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, 
    Chief Motivation Officer, Sententia, Austin, Texas

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team-members.

    Since joining the Sententia team, he had applied his knowledge and study to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification.   
    Jonathan is co-author of Deliberate Fun: A Purposeful Application of Game Mechanics to Learning Experiences. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home.

    CPLP Recertification Credit

    CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of con-tinuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experi-ence or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the CPLP webpage for complete infor-mation.
    Six recertification hours for this workshop.

    HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credit

    This program is eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertifi-cation credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the HRCI recertification webpage or the SHRM recertification webpage for more information.

    Alignment with ATD's Capability Model™

    Developing Professional Capability (Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation)
        1    Learning Sciences
        2    Instructional Design
        3    Training Delivery and Facilitation
        4    Technology Application
        5    Knowledge Management
        6    Career and Leadership Development
        7    Coaching
        8    Evaluating Impact

    Impacting Organizational Capability

    • Business Insight
    • Organization Development and Culture
    • Talent Strategy and Management
    • Performance Improvement
    • Change Management
    • Future Readiness

    • 08/29/2021
    • 8:30 AM (PDT)
    • 09/01/2021
    • 4:30 PM (PDT)
    • Salt Lake City, UT

    ATD 2021: It Starts with Us.

    For nearly 80 years, the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) has hosted conferences to educate and inspire professionals in the talent development field. From the very first conference held in Chicago in 1945 which drew 56 attendees to today’s international event, learning and development professionals have come to expect only the best from ATD conferences.

    Our commitment to providing world-class speakers, thought leadership, and unprecedented networking and collaboration opportunities make the ATD International Conference & Exposition the premier event for our field. More than 13,000 professionals from 80+ countries rely on ATD’s annual conference to learn about trends and best practices, discover new tools and solutions at the largest EXPO for training and development practitioners, and share ideas with peers who are committed to helping create a world that works better.

    No other L&D conference offers the depth and breadth of programming, EXPO suppliers, and networking that ATD’s international conference offers. Discover it for yourself!

    Click below to get more information on the 3 ways to attend ATD21.

    ATD21 HQ

    Get back to the in-person conference in Salt Lake City.

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    ATD21 Regional

    Come together with L&D professionals in your area and in a more intimate setting.

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    ATD21 @Home

    Enjoy the ATD21 content from the comfort of your home virtually. 

    Learn More

    We recognize the talent development field expects excellence when it comes to ATD’s international conference experience, so we are taking our conference theme, It Starts with Us, to heart. We are committed to utilizing best practices, innovative ideas, and technologies from across industries to deliver an exceptional experience. You can expect dynamic conversations, unparalleled learning, and fun delivered in a responsible manner.

    We will make changes and enhancements to the event experience to accommodate current recommendations for health precautions and physical distancing from the leading international and national agencies while following any state and local guidelines. We know these guidelines and recommendations may change as guidance evolves in the coming months.

    Support ATD-LA with your registration.

    Use ChIP code “CH8028” when you register for this conference.

    ATD Volunteer Program

    Join the best networking circuit at the conference. Be a volunteer at ATD21!
    Hosted by the ATD Los Angeles and Utah Chapters

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the ATD 2021 International Conference & EXPO! ATD21 will be unlike any other ATD conference. For decades we’ve gathered thousands from around the world to collaborate, network, and learn together at our premier event. In 2021, circumstances require us to do things differently and we look to our community of volunteers to help support us in the experience. We will be implementing some changes such as capacity limits, health screenings, and more to deliver on our commitment to providing an environment that follows recommendations for health protocols.  

    Program Benefits

    Conferences take a lot of people power to run, and ATD depends on volunteers to make it happen. The ATD Volunteer Program trades volunteer work days for complimentary conference days. For each full day you volunteer during ATD21, you will receive a complimentary conference day pass (this excludes pre-conference volunteers). Plus you’ll make new friends and have a blast!

    What You’ll Do

    There’s a role to fit everyone’s style. Help conference attendees find their way as an Ask Me Volunteer. Help educational sessions run smoothly as a Session Room Monitor. Pitch in at certain locations, like the ATD Store, Career Center, or in the EXPO as a Special Location Assistant. Or dip into all the roles and swoop to the rescue as a Floater.

    Click Here for more details about the ATD Volunteer Program.

    • 09/09/2021
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM (PDT)
    • Virtual
    • 12


    The Everything DiSC® Certification course is geared to help you become more knowledgeable, confident, and engaged through participating in the Everything DiSC Workplace®

    This course begins with online pre-work, culminating in three 90-minute VIRTUAL practical application sessions facilitated by Authorized Wiley Partners, certified and trained to deliver DISC in-person.

    Session dates and times:

    • September 9, 2021, 8:00 am – 9:30 am PST
    • September 16, 2021, 8:00 am – 9:30 am PST
    • September 23, 2021, 8:00 am – 9:30 am PST
    This virtual interactive training will also include:
    • (3) 90-minute LIVE virtual sessions
    • Online prework via Wiley’s LMS portal
    • Online Exam via Wiley’s LMS Portal post training
    • Online access via Wiley’s LMS Portal post training for additional resources
    • Official Wiley DiSC® Workplace certification badge
    • One ED Workplace Facilitation Kit
    • One complimentary EPIC sub-account
    • Unlimited ED Comparison Reports
    • Unlimited Support
    • Complimentary updates to all registered facilitation kit(s) provided by our company
    • One ED Workplace profile
    • Everything DiSC® Reference Manual
    • Facilitator binder which includes:
    • Samples of all reports
    • Facilitation Manual
    Learner Take-Aways:
    • Increased confidence and expertise in delivering Everything DiSC Workplace sessions in their organization
    • Practice coaching and facilitating small groups with Everything DiSC Workplace
    • First-hand experience with the Everything DiSC Workplace assessment and personalized profile results, including application to real-world scenarios
    • Explore how to navigate challenging scenarios that could arise during a workshop or coaching session.
    • Customize a program to meet the needs of a particular group
    • Develop strategies for keeping Everything DiSC® alive within an organization
    • Creating a culture of DiSC with MyEverythingDiSC®
    • Credential of Certified Everything DiSC Workplace Facilitator*

    *Upon successful completion of the course and passing of the exam.

    Program Components:

    • Online coursework and three LIVE virtual practical application sessions
    • Completion of a personalized Everything DiSC Workplace profile
    • Practical experience through application to a real project
    • Practice using the Everything DiSC Workplace suite of reports, including group facilitation, debriefing individuals, and coaching
    • Completion of the final Certification exam (graded activity)
    Who Should Attend?
    • Independent Consultants
    • HR Professionals & Partners
    • Learning & Development Professionals
    • Corporate Trainers
    • Executive coaches, Life Coaches, Business Coaches
    • Professors and learning professionals

    Christie Cooper, Ed.D

    Inspiring is the word that best describes Christie!

    Christie’s energy, coupled with a passion for effective learning, makes the workshops that she facilitates highly engaging and meaningful for the participants.

    Christie is the founder and president and her mission is to "Inspire Learning and Leadership Development to help leaders and teams be their best."

    Christie has extensive real-world business experience that benefits clients; including senior positions as a Regional Manager and Corporate Trainer with Mars Inc.

    Christie holds an Ed.D in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University; is a Master MBTI Practitioner; is a Board-Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation and the Center for Counseling and Education; Certified Trainer in Emotional Intelligence; Channel Partner with the Ken Blanchard Company; and Certified Analyst in Behaviors and Motivators with Target Training International. Cooper Consulting Group also conducts Job Benchmarking using a proprietary assessment. Additional certifications include:

    • HOGAN®
    • VOICES 360®   |   Interview Architect®  |  Leadership Architect®
    • Learning Agility
    • Unconscious Bias & Cultural Intelligence ®
    • FIRO-B®  |   CPI®

    Dr. Cooper is also an Associate Consultant for The Myers Briggs company-the official MBTI(R) resource and conducts MBTI workshops.

    Cooper Consulting Group conducts 1/2 day and full day workshops, along with coaching, keynotes and lunch n' learn events for local  organizations.

    Clients include: Microsoft, Mercedes Benz, HBO, Panasonic, Homeland Security, The Climate Registry, BRAULT, CANIDAE, Brandetize, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power. See our website for more. 


Past events

10/14/2020 Workshop: Presentation Skills in the Zoom Era
08/21/2020 The Gamification of Learning: A Certification for Talent Development and HR Professionals
06/01/2020 ATD Virtual Conference
02/05/2020 ATD TechKnowledge Conference
11/18/2019 ATD Scenario-Based E-Learning Certificate
10/05/2019 Advanced Presentation Skills
09/13/2019 Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification
07/19/2019 Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) 2.0 & 360 Virtual Certification Workshop
07/09/2019 ATD Preparing for the APTD: Instructor-Led Workshop
06/24/2019 ATD Master Trainer™ Program
06/17/2019 ATD Writing for Instructional Design and Training Certificate
05/30/2019 ATD E-learning Instructional Design Certificate
04/11/2019 ATD Adobe Captivate Certificate
04/05/2019 Sententia Level 1 Gamification Certification
02/20/2019 ATD Instructional Design Certificate
08/22/2018 Everything DiSC Workplace® Certification
08/22/2018 DISC in the Workplace (Public Workshop)
07/26/2018 Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i) 2.0 & 360 Virtual Certification Workshop
12/11/2017 ATD Change Management Certificate
12/04/2017 ATD E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate
12/04/2017 Employee Learning Week
11/16/2017 ATD Consulting Skills Certificate
11/14/2017 ATD Articulate Storyline Certificate
11/04/2017 November Chapter Meeting: Member Appreciation Workshop
09/14/2017 ATD Blended Learning Certificate
09/13/2017 ATD Training Certificate
08/23/2017 DISC Certification Train the Trainer
08/23/2017 DISC in the Workplace (Public Workshop)
08/11/2017 Advanced Presentation Skills
08/08/2017 ATD Expert Coach™ Program
07/19/2017 ATD Designing Learning Certificate
06/29/2017 ATD E-Learning Instructional Design Certificate
06/27/2017 Sententia Level 1 Gamification Certification
06/14/2017 ATD Master Instructional Designer™ Program
06/07/2017 ATD Training Certificate
03/31/2017 Train-the-Trainer: Designing Training
03/08/2017 ATD Designing Learning Certificate
03/02/2017 ATD Change Management Certificate
02/24/2017 Train-the-Trainer: Delivering Training
02/21/2017 ATD Master Trainer™ Program
02/15/2017 ATD Training Certificate
01/31/2017 ATD Master Performance Consultant™ Program
12/15/2016 ATD Articulate Storyline Certificate
12/13/2016 ATD Expert Coach™ Program
12/05/2016 Employee Learning Week
11/30/2016 ATD Designing Learning Certificate
11/17/2016 November Chapter Meeting:Building a Culture of Trust
10/26/2016 ATD Training Certificate
08/25/2016 Talent Development Conference 2016
08/23/2016 DISC in the Workplace (Public Workshop)
08/23/2016 DISC Certification Train the Trainer
03/24/2016 Emotional Quotient Inventory 2.0 & EQ 360 Certification
03/19/2016 1/2-day Workshop: Managing Use of Self for Professional Practice
01/18/2016 ATD National: ATD Master Instructional Designer™ Program
12/07/2015 Employee Learning Week
11/07/2015 Volunteer & Board Strategy Meeting
11/07/2015 Leadership Involvement Day
10/10/2015 Speed Mentoring
09/24/2015 DISC Certification – Train the Trainer
08/29/2015 Developing Personal Resilience, Sponsored by Lee Hecht Harrison
06/19/2015 ATD-LA Conference ~ L.A. LearnTech 2015
04/18/2015 CPLP Study Group Series: AOE 1 Performance Improvement
04/17/2015 Advanced Presentation Skills
03/21/2015 Workshop:Talent Development Leaders Roundtable ~ ATD State of the Industry Report
02/28/2015 Workshop: Career Strategies for Talent Development Professionals
11/08/2014 ASTD-LA's 2014 Leadership Involvement Day
10/24/2014 1/2 Day Workshop: Competency Games
09/19/2014 Workshop: Facilitating Virtual Collaboration: How to Engage Others in Meetings and Classrooms
08/22/2014 Workshop: So No One Told You You’re A Marketeer?
07/24/2014 Workshop ~ Project Paramedic: Tools and Resources to Resuscitate your Projects
05/16/2014 Workshop ~ Training with Improvisation: Gutsy, Fun and Transformational
04/17/2014 Workshop ~ Adobe Captivate 7
03/14/2014 Advanced Presentation Skills
03/14/2014 Advanced Presentation Skills ~ Waitlist
01/24/2014 Workshop: Competency Games
11/09/2013 ASTD-LA's 2013 Leadership Involvement Day
10/25/2013 Advanced Presentation Skills
06/01/2013 Workshop: Creating Training Videos Guerilla Style
05/10/2013 Advanced Presentation Skills
04/26/2013 Special Division: Technical Training: SIMULCAST - Workshop: Basics of Creating a Captivate Simulation
04/26/2013 Workshop: Basics of Creating a Captivate Simulation
03/09/2013 Workshop: PowerPoint® Design Lab
02/23/2013 Train-the-Trainer Series ~ 5 Saturdays
01/18/2013 Workshop: Instructional Design for Elearning

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