Get your year in alignment with your career goals. Let the Young Professional group help you figure out how you will take action in 2023 to have more career fulfillment, less burnout, and create new connections.
Plus get tips on how you find a mentor and network better. Join us as we explore what motivates you at work and help you to create an action plan to meet your goals. It is important to be intentional with your career plan. You guide your own pathway!
● Welcome and icebreakers
● Motivation driver assessment
● Aligning your motivation drivers to increase career fulfillment (and alleviate burnout)
● Tips and tricks of building connections through mentoring and networking
● Action planning
● Networking time
Nairee Bedikian-Nagao (she/her), ATD-LA YP Coordinator
Nairee is a learning and talent development professional and storyteller at heart. Similar to her ATD Young Professionals peers, she has years of experience in corporate and higher education industries. She currently works at The Walt Disney Company supporting learning, inclusion, and talent development. Her passion is to drive high-value impactful programs alongside unique engagement opportunities for employees at all levels in an organization.
She received her M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University – Los Angeles and her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge.
Nairee’s fun fact is that her dogs are the reason she was offered two of her recent roles. She is so excited to be involved in the ATD-California Young Professionals SIG and to provide learning and connection opportunities with fellow peers in this career field.
Remy Biglow (she/her), ATD-GG National Liaison
Remy is a talent development professional who expresses a love for building community, and believes the way to do this is through engagement and learning initiatives.
Remy is a Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD), PMP, SHRM-SCP, and holds a Masters of Education. She has managed and created several L&D programs throughout her career. She started out working in the higher education sector and has since transitioned to supporting non-profits since moving to the USA from Canada.
Since 2021, Remy has been leading the study group for the Golden Gate Chapter, supporting those looking to pursue APTD/CPTD certifications. She is also supporting the coordination of the ATD-California Young Professionals SIG.
Jessica Del Rosario Dent (she/her), ATD-OC YP Coordinator
Jessica is a learning and talent development professional with experience in both corporate and higher education. She currently works in the computer hardware industry as a Learning Experience Designer. Her attention to detail shines during the entire learning development process and believes in creating a cohesive learning experience from start to finish.
She earned her M.S. in Instructional Design and Technology from California State University, Fullerton, and her B.A. in Business Management from Azusa Pacific University.
A fun fact about Jessica is that she loves hot yoga! She’s so excited to be part of ATD-California Young Professionals SIG because her passion is rooted in the development of others – especially those early in their careers.
Sivu Suppiah (she/her), ATD-SD YP Coordinator
Sivu is a learning and talent development professional with a passion for igniting her team members' fullest potential. She currently works in the healthcare industry at Oak Street Health in their Talent Development & Analytics team. Sivu was previously a HRBP and a Human Capital Consultant before finding her passion in Talent Development.
She received her M.S. in Learning & Organizational Change from Northwestern University, and her B.S. in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. She also holds a SHRM-SCP certification.
A fun fact about Sivu is that she loves to travel! She has so far been to 31 countries. Additionally, she just moved from Chicago to San Diego a few months ago and is excited to be part of the ATD-California Young Professionals SIG to meet with likeminded individuals!
Are you a professional age 35 or younger in the talent development industry? If so, ATD California Young Professionals is just for you. Our network offers resources geared towards young professionals that help them advance their career. From content and tools to activities and projects, we are here to engage with you to tackle today's toughest industry challenges and to grow as L&D professionals.
For additional information, please contact us at email@example.com or through our interest form.