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Smash the Silos: Break through the invisible barriers that are making your job harder and negatively impacting your training and change initiatives.

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Zoom!


  • Members of other (not Maine) New England ATD chapters are welcome to join our monthly programs for free. Email for a registration code.


Date: Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM 

Location: ONLINE!   Registrants will receive a Zoom link

Smash the Silos: Break through the invisible barriers that are making your job harder and negatively impacting your training and change initiatives.

Every T&D Professional has been put into the situation where they are charged with implementing a change or fixing a process in the organization. Perhaps it is a leadership improvement process or an employee engagement initiative that is cannibalizing all your time. But what happens when new information comes in last minute or another department comes forward with conflicting advice or worse yet you find out they have already been working on this project for months! Or when we find ourselves muttering the infamous “why didn’t anyone think of telling me” phrase over and over again throughout the day! It is similar situations to these that are a constant source of stress, chaos and confusion for you, as an L&D professional, and your entire department. Each and every time, you are put in a tough situation when leaders and/or departments are reluctant to share skills, knowledge, talent and information with you. It is even worse when they refuse to see how this behavior negatively impacts the entire organization. If these scenarios are all too familiar to you, perhaps it is time to do a deeper dive into why a leader or department like this is able to survive in your organization and what you can do to help.

Often, it is not the leader or department's poor skills but rather the presence and acceptance of silos and silo thinking that are negatively impacting your efforts to make positive changes in your organization. Silos and silo thinking create barriers to effective communication and collaboration throughout your organization causing a ripple of negativity. If left unchecked, these silos will taint your culture and result in behaviors that cause inconsistency, inefficiency and isolation. Silos will also stop any attempts at innovation from ever making any headway.

Organizational silos wreak havoc in your organization and can make your life as a T&D  Professional miserable.  

Let’s finally take the steps to name, claim, and smash these silos before they cause you more  stress, damage your organizational culture and negatively impact all your business results.

Learning Objectives:

Organizational silos may be making your life as a Talent and Development Professional more difficult than it needs to be! Whether you are an independent consultant, a Learning and Development department of one or part of a larger team, this presentation will help you.

During this high energy and interactive 60 minute presentation, T&D professionals will:

1) Learn what silos are, why they still exist and how they impact every area of your work.

2) Dive into the four buckets of organizational health that drive success and how inadvertently, if we are not vigilant, can negatively impact all of your training and change initiatives

3) Leave with immediately actionable ideas to begin naming, claiming and clearing the silos in your organization so you can support organizational leaders with best practices.

In the TD Capability Model, this session addresses the area of Building Personal Capability, focusing on Cultural Awareness and Inclusion, Emotional Intelligence, and Communication.

About the Presenter:

Kiki OrskiMBA, RN CEO, Peak Performance Consulting


Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before 5 calendar days before the scheduled program. Please email with your inquiries.


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