• 03/25/2015 4:00 PM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    7 Benefits of Joining ATD-LA's CPLP Virtual Study Group

    Benefit #1: Structure your study with a schedule of topics. It's tough to keep up your motivation to keep your independent study on track. ATD-LA's study group provides a structure to ensure you're covering all topics and progressing on your goal of receiving certification. 

    Benefit #2: Tap into the knowledge of your peers. We can't all be experts in all topics! With ATD-LA's study group you'll have access to peers with expertise to gain knowledge, discuss ideas, and ask questions.

    Benefit #3: Certification enhances your credibility. Prove your worth in the industry and with employers. CPLP certification endorses you as an informed and capable talent development professional. 

    Benefit #4: The virtual study group gives you a learning community with flexibility. ATD-LA's study group is a virtual community, allowing you to skip the hassle of traffic, parking, and taking needless time out of your Saturday. Need to miss a session? No problem, get in touch with the instructor or participants to catch up. 

    Benefit #5:  Only need support in a couple competency areas? ATD-LA's study group is offering an a la carte option - pick and choose your study sessions at the affordable rate of $15/class. 

    Benefit #6: Comprehensive coverage of the competency areas you need. ATD-LA's study group will cover the CPLP exam topic areas, including performance improvement, instructional design, training delivery, learning technologies, evaluating and monitoring learning, coaching, change management, and more!

    Benefit #7: Expertise. ATD-LA's study group sessions are led by experts in each area, guiding your through the knowledge needed in each competency. These experts will share knowledge, engage you in discussion, and answer all the questions you have to prepare you for the certification exam. 

    Click here for more information on this study group that begins on April 18 and to register!

  • 03/06/2015 3:05 PM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    Dear Members and Friends,

    Time flies, it's March already. Where did the year go?! I just wanted to take a minute to say hello and update you on what's new with ATD-LA.

    I'm proud to share that on February 28, ATD-LA hosted a wonderful workshop on Career Strategies Development delivered by Anthony Lewis ATD-LA President Elect. Over 40 participants attended.

    A special thanks to Michele De Rosa, Mike Thompson, Lynnette Ward, Karen Hanen and Maribel Hines who volunteered to offer individual career coaching conversations to our participants. This topic was very relevant to many. Plus, the reasonable registration price of the event was attractive.

    We also had over 30 people at the last chapter meeting. I invite you to continue the momentum in March by attending the chapter meeting held on March 19, the topic is Global Talent Management. 

    We also have a workshop on March 21: Talent Development Leaders Roundtable,Topic: ATD State of the Industry Report 2014. If you're interested in organizational and talent development, please join us! I'd love to see you there.

    We're looking for volunteers to partner with us to lead the following functions: Treasurer, Secretary, Director of Membership, Webinar Manager and a volunteer to help with event management. If you or anyone in your network are interested, please contact me.

    Spring forward! 

    I look forward to spending time with you at one of our upcoming events.

    Katrin Kaehler

  • 02/11/2015 10:56 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    Dear Members and Friends of ATD-Los Angeles,

    I hope New Year started well for you. A New Year is always a fresh start, full of opportunity. Our team at ATD-Los Angeles is excited about this opportunity and happy to present you our plans for 2015.

    We have created a great annual program that will help you develop your career, deepen your professional knowledge and expand your network. Based on your feedback, we made the following changes and enhancements to our offering:

    • Monthly themes that showcase a talent development topic
    • January    2015 – a New Year and new ATD!
    • February   Career Development
    • March       Global Talent Management
    • April         Training Fundamentals
    • May           ATD International Conference and Exposition Month: Innovation
                       and Current Trends in Talent Development
    • June          Learning Technologies
    • July           Designing Learning / Instructional Design
    • August      Leadership Development
    • September Change Management
    • October    Coaching and Mentoring
    • November  Advanced Training Facilitation and Delivery
    • December  Employee Learning
    • Localized events with direct alignment to the ATD Competency Model
    • Short “TEDTalk” presentations at chapter meetings that allow more time for networking
    • CPLP study group aimed to boost your talent development career
    • New, discounted membership option for members who are currently in transition
    • Quarterly new member orientation

    Being a member of ATD-Los Angeles is a great way to keep up to date with what is happening in our industry and to network with talent development professionals.

    If you are not a member, or want to renew to take advantage of our new format, click here to take advantage of the many benefits of membership.  

    I look forward to spending time with you at one of our upcoming events and hope you enjoy this new format.

    Katrin Kaehler
    2015 President

  • 12/06/2014 9:49 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    With efforts to transition from American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) to the Association for Talent Development (ATD) branding, our chapter website will be updated.  


    During December 2014, ATD-Los Angeles will be making several changes to the chapter website and communications. This means that over time you will begin to see some exciting and new things, like:

    • New chapter banner
    • New ATD-Los Angeles logo
    • New branded style format
    • Layout adjustments to several pages
    • New email address
    • And other refinements

    Many of these changes will be taking place this Friday and Saturday. So please pardon our dust! If you are having trouble with a page this weekend, wait until later in the day on Saturday and try again. 


    Over the next few weeks, if you experience any technical issues or find any broken links along the way, please contact our main office at:


    We are committed to providing you with an easy to use and more contemporary website.  We look forward to transitioning into the New Year with an updated look. 


    Your ATD-Los Angeles Leadership Team

  • 10/29/2014 11:17 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    Did you hear the news? Our chapter is excited to announce that on May 6, during a special live announcement at the ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition, in Washington, D.C., President and CEO, Tony Bingham, and the Board of Directors announced that ASTD is changing its name to the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

    Over the next few months, you will notice our chapter’s transition to our new name and brand beginning with the introduction of our new chapter logo. 

    While our name may be changing, the chapter’s board of directors want to assure you the local programming, networking, and services you have come to value and enjoy through the chapter will not change, nor will the chapter’s mission and vision. Like national ATD, training and development will remain at the core of our chapter, and we pledge our service and commitment to you is stronger than ever.

    We will continue to keep you abreast of our change, and look forward to you joining us on this journey; together, we are creating a world that works better!

    For more information and to review ATD’s new name and announcement materials, please visit

  • 08/23/2014 10:30 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)
    Your Chapter needs YOU! Many of our board members are rotating off this year, so we have several board positions and support roles to fill. The chapter is only as strong at it's leadership.

    The following positions are open for 2015:

    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Co-Directors of Chapter Meetings (2 openings)
    • Co-Directors of Learning (2 openings)
    • Director of Marketing
    • Director of Membership
    • Co-Director of Special Divisions

    In addition, we are looking for a sponsorship coordinator, as well as team members for all of our board positions.


    Please take a look at our Leadership Page, and contact Katrin Kaehler at to find out more and express your interest.
  • 06/02/2014 8:26 PM | Denise Ross (Administrator)
    For our upcoming June Chapter Meeting, we're looking for three panelists who would like to share their experience with LMS in a facilitated discussion.

    Are you an HR Manager who just started working with a new LMS? Are you a training professional who uses an LMS?

    Share your experience with other learning professionals!
    Contact until 06/06/14 for more information.

  • 02/14/2014 11:05 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)
    Did you Know... 
    that ASTD National will be offering 5 certificate courses in the LA area (El Segundo) this year?

    To register directly for any of these courses:

    Click on the course link, and follow the instructions there. Be sure to use the ChIP code CH8028, when registering for these or any other products or courses from National ASTD.

    What is the The Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP Code)?

    It is an ASTD National revenue-sharing program that offers chapters an opportunity to earn additional revenue, when you purchase ASTD National programs, memberships, and services. But you have to enter the Chapter ChIP Code on the order form for the chapter to get credit. 


    The Los Angeles Chapter's ChIP Code is CH8028, and can be found in the weekly eblast sidebar and in the "About Us" section on the website.  


    Every person that uses the source code when making a purchase online at the National ASTD Store or over the phone will be contributing to the Los Angeles Chapter's financial health, further enabling the chapter to accomplish its mission. We thank you for your support in using the ChiP 8028!
  • 01/27/2014 9:48 AM | Denise Ross (Administrator)

    The aim of this six-month program is to match seasoned mentor image members who are ready, willing, and able to provide support and advice to chapter members, (mentees) who are:

    • Looking to develop or enhance a skill set
    • Willing to take action and break paradigms
    • In search of advice in a certain business discipline or area
    • Seeking professional development support
    All participants must be an ASTD-LA chapter member and in good standing throughout the entire cycle of the program.

    Application deadline is 5:00 PM, Monday, Feb 24. Click Here for more information on becoming a mentor or mentee.

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

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