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ATD Maine 2020-2021 Programs

"Building Engagement an Performance Today and Tomorrow with Optimism and Resilience," presented by Sarah Scala

October 20, 2020; 8:00-9:30am on Zoom

Today and tomorrow, the ability to bounce back and recover from setbacks is increasingly important. This interactive workshop focuses on the next level of leadership and people development - keeping one's self strong in mind through optimism and resilience.

Through group and partner discussions, we will explore ways to strengthen or teach others optimism and resilience. You will learn how to strengthen and develop Optimism. We will also explore ways to build Resilience as a competency to overcome change and challenges. Together, these two key skills will help you to positively impact business results.

"Mindfulness: Your Key to Improving Relationships, Performance, and Productivity," presented by Ann Christie

September 15, 2020; 8:00-9:30am on Zoom

Join us as we explore mindfulness as a practice that can boost our health and wellness. In this presentation, psychologist Ann Christie will help us to hone in on specific ways we can use mindfulness tools to improve our social connections, productivity, and work performance. We'll discuss the implications of how we think on how we present to others and perform our responsibilities at work and home. In this stressful time, the tips and insight Ann will share with us are more important than ever.


"5 Steps on the Path to Well-Being," presented by Ann Christie

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.

"Let's Talk for a Change," presented by David Lee

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.

"Listen Up!" presented by Kym Dakin

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.

"No Money, No People, No Problem!," presented by Jae Allain

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.

"Video: A Learning Tool Worth Its Weight in Gold," presented by Gail Worster

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.

"Mentoring: Formal, Informal, and Impactful," presented by Sarah A. Scala

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.


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