• 11/08/2015 5:41 PM | Anthony Lewis

    The ATD LA team would like to thank our volunteers for launching the CPLP Study Group. This was the first CPLP offer at ATD LA, and we’re very proud of the entire team.

    Their dedication and expertise ensured that the participants learned about the ATD competencies that prepared them to take the CPLP exam. We wish them lots of success as they move forward in the CPLP certification process. If you would like to know about CPLP click here

    Study Group Leaders

    • Monish Sucherwal, Shari Hanson, Jo Lynn Feinstein and Sue Sorensen


    • Larry Colker, Carlo Carmona, Richard MaldonadoJenny Chambers and Todd Witham
  • 11/08/2015 2:25 PM | Anthony Lewis

    Leadership Day with Co-Author, Leena Rinne was Fantastic! 

    On November 7, 2015, ATD-LA’s Leadership Involvement Day received excellent feedback from the participants. Members and new comers met the ATD LA Board 32016 as they shared news and information about the chapter.

    At the event, FranklinCovey’s Leena Rinne, co-author of one of the bestselling books, The Five Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity, explained how talent development professionals can apply these fascinating techniques. Several books were signed and participants spent time to meet the author. Stellar presentation! 

    FrankinCovey sponsored Leena's trip exclusively for ATD LA Leadership Day. The Board thanks them for their generosity and expertise. Truly a exceptional partnership. 

    Please contact Laura at FranklinCovey if you're interested in learning more about this workshop, or want to bring it to your business - you will be impressed. 

  • 10/24/2015 4:58 PM | Anthony Lewis

    Hello Board, Volunteers and Members, 

    This message serves as your official notice.

    Please join me in congratulating our newest Board Members. According to the bylaws, terms begin January 2016, however many of our candidates have already been leading assignments and projects within their discipline. 

    The formal ballot process has closed on Tuesday, October 20, 2015. There were a total of 30 votes received in favor of these results: 

    • Director of Chapter Meetings, Ben Sieke 
    • Director of Membership, Steve Antonie 
    • Director of Learning Workshops/Events, Taleen Mena

    I’m so excited to be working with a terrific team as we have great things in store for 2016. We will introduce our team to members at Leadership Involvement Day, November 7, 2015. Please register if you haven’t done so yet: 

    Please contact the office if you have any questions. Have a nice weekend. 

  • 10/22/2015 9:40 AM | Anthony Lewis

    On 10/21/2015, a quorum was held to nominate Katrina Baker for the vacant Treasurer position. For the record, all Board votes have been clearly tabulated and the quorum was closed on 10/22/2015. Thank you all for the quick-turnaround. 

    1.     Katrin = Yes

    2.     Janie = Yes

    3.     Anthony = Yes

    4.     Soraya = Yes

    5.     Katrina = Nominee

    Congratulations, Katrina is the Chapter Treasurer, effective 10/22/2015. The Director of Technology position, that Katrina held in the past will not be backfilled until further notice or if anyone has an interest in that role they should contact me.

    No action it required on your part. A copy of this decision and voting will be posted at the chapter notes section. This email serves as your official notification. Please contact me if you have any questions.

    Have a nice week.

    Anthony Lewis, Phone: 323-229-7722

    Email:   President Elect 2015

  • 10/21/2015 9:54 AM | Anthony Lewis

    The chapter partnered with Resources Unlimited to offer members a comprehensive two-day DISC Certification train the trainer course held in September 2015. Hosted by Jeanette, Training Manager at Logix Credit Union, we had several excited participants. You could be the next host of a future certification course, and get a special deal as the venue host, click here if interested. Checkout those smiling facing in the graduation photo below.

    Happy participants shared: " Excellent workshop.  I took this session as a "tune up" for DiSC , as I had not used it in a few years.  Judy's session far surpassed the session I took 10 years ago or so!  Thank you so much."

    "Thanks Jeanette for sending the pic and for hosting the workshop. Meaningful class, awesome group of women, and flawless facilitator!"

    "Exceptionally well-done session.  Judy has tremendous insights regarding the assessment and usability of EverythingDiSC, as did the participants. I'll definitely be on the lookout for more wonderful experiences brought out by ATD!!"

    "Loved the workshop! Very enlightening."

  • 09/19/2015 7:37 AM | Anthony Lewis

    Special Renewal Offer and My Leave of Absence

    This month, my team and I would like to extend a special invitation to our former members to discover ATD-LA’s new event formats at a discounted rate. All lapsed members will receive an email with instructions to redeem this discounted rate.

    This year, we implemented many changes for our chapter, such as:

    • Updated chapter website
    • Short "TEDTalk" style chapter meeting
    • More networking time
    • Certification programs, such as DISC (09 24/25)
    • Monthly themes for events

    Increased membership numbers and the feedback we received showed us that our members like and appreciate these changes. We’d love to invite our former members back to experience our new event formats for themselves.

    On a personal note, September will be my last full month in my role as President. My husband and I welcome our first baby who will make his big entrance in early November. We’re very excited.

    I will start my ATD maternity leave in mid-October. Anthony Lewis, our 2015 President Elect, will take over chapter leadership a bit earlier than anticipated. Anthony and I have partnered in our efforts to lead the chapter and to implement change for the past year. I’m very glad to leave the chapter in his capable hands. I look forward to continuing my work with ATD-LA in 2016 in my role as Past President.

  • 09/18/2015 2:24 PM | Anthony Lewis

    Greetings from Vignettes Learning!

    We invite your members, their colleagues, friends and followers of your chapter to the Story-Based eLearning Workshop in LA (Pasadena).

    Each registered participant could avail of a 25% discount equivalent to over $ 350. Standard rate is: Fee: $1,495 per participant.

    Class Held: October 14-15, 2015

    Location: The Athenaeum, 551 South Hill Street, Pasadena, CA 91116

    Telephone 626-395-8200  Email Address:  


    Below is the special registration process for them to follow:

    1. Go to:

    2. Fill out all the details completely.

    3. In the subject line please enter: Workshop Registration with a Discount to the 2015 Story-Based eLearning Design Workshop in LA(Pasadena)

    4. In the message box please enter this :  "I would like to register for the Story-Based eLearning Design Workshop in LA(Pasadena) and avail of the 25% Discount for ATD LA. Please send me further instructions."

  • 09/16/2015 3:13 PM | Anthony Lewis

    Eagle's Flight offers ATD Complimentary Workshops - Sept. 23 in Dana Point & Sept. 24 in San Diego

    We have two workshops coming up next week where you can experience for yourself the impact of Eagle’s Flight’s learning approach.    You are invited to participate in one or both but space is limited so reply soon.  Feel free to share with your colleagues and learning contacts.

    We are facilitating a culture transformation workshop on September 23 at a very cool location!  Here are the details:

    • Location: Dana Point Harbor Ocean Institute
    • Address: 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, CA
    • Date: September 23, 2015
    • Time: 8:30 – 12:30PM PT

    Workshop Agenda:

    An experiential activity that helps clarify the power and purpose of any culture shift

    1. What this means to your organization
    2. Application Workshop – Key questions to be answered ensuring the success of the transformation
    3. Building a “next steps” action plan

    Register Here!


    You’re invited to participate in our business simulation, Promises, Promises! in San Diego on Thursday, September 24th.

    Promises, Promises! is a rich, interactive, learning experience providing a parallel for the world we face at work every day—a world where people deal with the pressures and obstacles of interdependent teams needing to build strong relationships, demonstrate quality communication to get quality results. Session participants will learn to:

    • Experience the impact of a “we” versus “me” focus
    • Understand the importance of fostering a trusting environment through a global focus
    • Learn how to maximize productivity through a win/win approach
    • Identify how to deliver exceptional quality and service through effective communication

    CLICK HERE to learn more about this no charge event. Let me know if you have any questions, contact:

    Connie Barber

    Manager, Business Development

    Eagle’s Flight of America, Inc.

    Office: 1-877-912-4731

  • 08/05/2015 10:14 AM | Anthony Lewis

    My team and I are happy to be back after our short summer break in July!

    This month, we’re going to take a look different aspects of Leadership and Leadership Development. Many of us have probably already designed and/or facilitated leadership development programs. In case you’re interested in further developing these skills, ATD National offers a great certificate program on August 17/18 in Los Angeles on Creating Leadership Development Programs.

    But what about your own leadership skills? As Talent Development professionals, we’re expected to assume leadership positions in organizations, and to provide leadership to our clients.

    We have two great learning events coming up this month that give you tools to strengthen your own leadership skills: Decision making and personal resilience. On August 20, TEDx presenter Dave Jensen will talk about research, as well as personal experience to help you apply a simple process to improve the quality of your decisions. Here’s a link to his engaging TEDx presentation on the Leader’s Paradox.

    On August 29, our workshop on Personal Resilience will teach Participants the importance of resiliency and we will practice new techniques and behaviors that will enhance our ability to quickly recover from stressors and challenges and maintain positive functioning.

    Last, but definitely not least: ATD-LA is looking for new Board members. The Call for Nominations is open until August 31. Please get in touch with us if you or someone you know is interested in getting involved.

    I’m looking forward to connecting with you at one of our upcoming events.

    Katrin Kaehler, ATD-LA President 

  • 08/02/2015 10:52 AM | Anthony Lewis

    Register by August 15, 2015, for a 20% discount. To save, use promo code SUMED15 at checkout. Use chapter code to designate ATD-LA as your chapter: CH8028

    ELearning Instruction Design Certificate

    Elevate your training to a virtual level with asynchronous e-learning programs.

    Next Online Offering: September 3-24, 2015 | Learn More | Register

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    The complete foundational program for designing outcome-based training.

    Next Online Offering: September 3–October 15, 2015 | Learn More | Register

    NEW! Essentials of Effective Compliance E-Learning

    Develop compliance e-learning that actually sticks.

    Next Online Offering: September 9-23, 2015 | Learn More | Register

    NEW! Essentials of Storyboarding for E-Learning

    Document your design for maximum efficiency.

    Next Online Offering: September 10-24, 2015 | Learn More | Register


    Essentials of Identifying Public Funding for Training

    Learn how grants can enhance your organization’s training program.

    Next Online Offering: September 10-24, 2015 | Learn More | Register

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