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    • 16 Jan 2018
    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 10 sessions
    • Slover Library, 235 E Plume St, Norfolk, VA 23510

    The SEVA ATD Board of Directors meets monthly to oversee Chapter strategic planning and the progress of the Executive Board against annual goals. 

    Regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting minutes will posted on the Chapter’s website. Members that wish to put ideas, suggestions, or concerns before the board are welcome email the chapter president at least 48 hours in advance. 

    Members who are interested in learning more about leadership opportunities with the Chapter are especially encouraged to contact the VP of Talent Management. 

    • 13 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Strayer University-Chesapeake, 676 Independence Parkway, Third Floor, Chesapeake, VA 23320

    Guest Speaker

    Gary Plaag 


    Couragio Consulting


    OOPS! Did I Do THAT!

    As a trainer or facilitator, there is so much pressure on ensuring your presentation is delivered with maximum effectiveness while retaining your audience's attention. This could be a result of the design or deliver of the course, or both! This session will cover 16 presentation mistakes to avoid in order to deliver your best presentation yet.


    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm: Join us for socializing, networking, and refreshments before and after the meeting

    6:15 pm - 6:30 pm:  Welcome/Icebreaker 

    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm: Presentation

    7: 45 pm: Q&A 

    8:00 pm: Closing 

    ATD Competency Model: 

    • TRAINING DELIVERYAbility to deliver informal and formal learning solutions in a manner that is both engaging and effective.
    • INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN - Ability to design and develop informal and formal learning solutions using a variety of methods.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Develop self-awareness about ones own presentation and communication skills.  
    2. Identify engaging presentation and group communication skills.
    3. Understand why various presentation and communication tools are more effective and less effective.

    About the Speaker:

    Gary has been providing consulting services worldwide since 1998, in numerous industries including construction, information technology, law enforcement, nursing and manufacturing. He specializes in training and coaching of public speaking, interpersonal communication, anxiety reduction, business networking development, business presentations, and orals presentations for Government and commercial industry bids. Gary has a BA from The College of William and Mary and an MA in Communication from George Mason University, where he taught as an adjunct instructor in the Communication Department for 8 years. You can learn more about Gary and his company, Couragio Consulting, at www.couragio.com.

    Venue Partner:

    676 Independence Parkway-Third Floor 

    Room 313

    Chesapeake, VA 23320 

    • 08 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Strayer University - Chesapeake 676 Independence Parkway-Third Floor, Chesapeake, VA 23320

    "Developing Ready Leaders for the Front-line" 

    The presentation provides an overview of the background, development, and implementation of The Apprentice Schools Frontline Foreman Accelerated Skills Training (FAST) program.  Using the program as a backdrop, participants will be exposed to techniques for designing a cost effective leadership development program that utilizes existing traditions and cultural strengths, employs a blended learning approach, and intrinsically cultivates support from middle and upper management.  Connections will also be made to process design for the identification and development of high-potential employees for specific career paths.


    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm Join us for socializing, networking, and refreshments before and after the meeting

    6:15 pm - 6:30 pm:  Welcome/Icebreaker 

    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm: Presentation

    7: 45 pm: Q&A 

    8:00 pm- Closing 

    TD Areas of Expertise:

    1.    Managing Learning Programs:  people strategy; implementing training projects and activities

    2.    Integrated Talent Management:  building culture, capability, capacity and engagement

    3.    Change management:  influencing organizational shift from current state to desired state

    Learning Objectives: 

    1:  Designing a Vector Program:  Participants will learn about the advantage of identifying organizational strengths that can be utilized as foundation elements for designing programs that respond to development needs and enhance organizational effectiveness.  They will learn how to balance the use of existing program design approaches with the implementation of new methods that encourage innovation and improve alignment between learning objectives and on-the-job applications.

    2:  Applying the Blended Learning Approach:  Using the Frontline FAST developmental process as an example, participants will learn how to apply blended formal and informal learning experiences to program design.  They will learn how to use a community of practice approach that connects individual and socially interactive activities with workplace experiences and networking. 

    3:  Cultivating Natural Support:  Participants will learn how to take advantage of existing organizational structure and relationships to build natural support for the design and implementation of a program.  They will learn how to incorporate unobtrusive elements that promote sponsorship from company leadership and establish formal and informal connections with key individuals responsible for employee development.

    Guest Speaker: Jason Kinney, MAEd, CPLP, Talent Development, The Apprentice School,  Newport News Shipbuilding

    Mr. Kinney was awarded for his performance and leadership by the Virginia Department of Labor, Virginia Apprenticeship Council, the Virginia Apprenticeship Alumni Association, George Washington University, The Apprentice School and have earned corporate honors for teamwork, leadership development and program management. 

    Currently, he manages The Apprentice School's front-line supervisor leadership development program, teach business management and leadership, team-based problem solving, communication and public speaking classes, and spend the balance of my time supporting academic initiatives, designing and facilitating leadership development interactions, and serving as an advisor/consultant to students, faculty and management. 

    Venue Partner 

    676 Independence Parkway-Third Floor 

    Room 313

    Chesapeake, VA 23320 

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