UPCOMING ATD Maine 2020-2021 Programs
COMING SOON! The Programming Committee is hard at work putting together our most exciting slate of programs yet!
PREVIOUS ATD MAINE 2019-2020 PROGRAMS
May 19, 2020; 8:00-9:30am on Zoom
Join us on a journey on the road to well-being. Ann Christie, ATD Maine's VP of Events and a school psychologist with the Portland Public Schools will guide us through a little bit of self reflection and some side detours, helping us to learn and share strategies, ideas and helpful tips to improve confidence, mood and productivity. To prepare for our trip, we ask you to visit the VIA Institute on Character (viacharacter.org) and take their free, short Character Strengths survey to identify your individual character strengths. The survey should only take 10-15 minutes. Bring your results to the meeting, as we'll be discussing ways to use your strengths to boost your well-being and overall happiness.
Fourth Annual Connect, Mix, and Mingle: Networking and Socializing
June 16, 2020
Enjoy a relaxing evening online, with some of the finest talent development professionals, at Maine ATD's networking event - Connect, Mix and Mingle! Don't miss this opportunity to develop your network of talent development professionals, and enjoy wine, appetizers, and prizes. We'll be meeting on Zoom, and will have multiple opportunities to meet new folks and catch up with colleagues you may not have seen in a little while.
September 17, 2019; 8:00-9:30am
In this presentation, we will examine the potentially game-changing conversations that need to happen in your organization, along with guiding principles and language protocols for bringing up difficult issues in a way that fosters collaborative conversations. We will also explore the scientific basis for the importance of creating Emotional Safety as a way to help you influence leadership to address this critical skill-set.
October 15, 2019; 8:00-9:30am
There’s plenty out there on our learning styles, our communication styles... but we are all listeners too. How we listen and the filters we use in listening can determine much about what we absorb, the nature of our relationships and the actions we decide to take in our lives and careers. Here’s a chance to dig deeper into the subject of emotional intelligence as we discover our natural inclinations as listeners - what we listen for, what we listen with, and how we can strengthen our listening skills for more effective interactions.
November 19, 2019; 8:00-9:30am
Sick of attending presentations and webinars disguised as sales pitches? Or better yet presented by teams of 50 people? Me too! There is nothing more frustrating than someone wasting hours of your day trying to sell you something you can’t buy. Are you on a small team? Have no budget? Lack time? No Problem! Let's talk about free and low-cost technology tools that you can use today to grab the attention of your audience and keep it.
"Transforming Daily Habits: An Integrative Approach to Mindfulness in the Workplace," presented by Rachel Horton White
December 17, 2019; 8:00-9:30am
Stress in the workplace is not only harmful to the employee, it is also harmful to the organization. Research has shown that job-related health problems/diseases end up costing about 140,000 employees in the U.S. their lives each year. And it’s expensive too: about 5-8% of healthcare costs in American workplaces are from stress-related conditions (adding up to about $180 billion). With a guided meditation, a short writing reflection, teachings around how the brain works and tips you can use in everyday moments at work, this workshop will help you learn new ways to incorporate mindfulness into your life and workplace and support others in your organization to create new, lasting habits in their lives and jobs.
"Introduction to Adult Learner-Centered Training (for Teacher-Centered Trainers)," presented by Jill Tabbutt-Henry
January 21, 2020; 8:00-9:30am
This 90-minute presentation will involve small-group work, large-group discussion, and powerpoint slide presentations, taking participants through the stages of the Adult Learning Cycle, to demonstrate the principles of adult learning. This approach has been used with medical trainers from developing countries, to prepare them to teach sexual and reproductive health counseling.
February 18, 2020; 8:00-9:30am
This workshop will help participants determine the best use of video for their own learning projects with a focus on outlining the video production process and the importance of effective script writing. Participants will also work in groups to discuss projects that may be enhanced or more effective with the use of video.
March 17, 2020; 8:00-9:30am
Mentoring is one of the best ways to strengthen skills or to take a leadership role in developing future leaders or followers. Mentoring can also be very cost effective for organizations. Through interactive group activities and the sharing of best practices, this program will provide examples of mentoring successes with a strong return on investment.
"The Language of Leaders: How Motivational Communication Helps Managers Excel," presented by Ken O'Quinn
April 21, 2020; 8:00-9:30am
Why is communication so often an "elephant in the room" when managers and executives gather? Trendy management models are often popular in the workplace, but managing is about moving people to get things done, and that requires the effective use of language. This session looks at how to manage difficult conversations, how to provide constructive feedback, and how to be authentic, and how to use motivational language theory to influence a team.