Chapter Events

We have many opportunities for members, students, and guests to hear about emerging trends in the industry, engage in learning activities and discussions, and network with peers throughout the year.


The monthly meeting location is Rothchild's Catering and Conference Center, located at 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Networking and lunch begin at 11:30, and the presentation starts promptly at noon.

Click on an event title for more details and to register.

Upcoming events

    • 01/21/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Interactive Remote Learning Event
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    Adaptability in Talent Development 

       Presenter: Dr. Esther Jackson

       Author of "Adaptability in Talent Development"

       Project Manager at Rock Central   

       ATD Pre-Approved 1 CEU

         Model Domain:

    Build Personal Capability -  Collaboration and Leadership, Lifelong Learning

    Develop Professional Capability - Learning Sciences

    Impact Organizational Capability - Future Readiness

    Interactive Remote Event:  Current Chapter Members Free.

    Guest $10.00   Student $5.00

    Program: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET
    Registration will close 5:00pm ET on Thursday 1-20-2022

    Each Registrant will receive a personal email invitation link prior to the remote event with directions for logging into the event.

    Learning Objectives,  During this session participants will:

    1. Define adaptability and its importance to talent development

    2. Discuss examples of adaptability skills and what they look like in action

    3. Discover ways to develop adaptability skills

    Organizations across most industries are finding that survival with today’s pace of change requires adaptability. This session gives an overview of what adaptability looks like in L&D and its importance to sustainability, a competitive advantage and future readiness. We will focus on the essential skills related to adaptability and ways to develop them individually and with a team.

    Speaker Bio: Dr. Esther Jackson

    As a people potential accelerator, Dr. Esther Jackson is an author, national speaker, and instructor. Currently, Esther works in the Detroit, MI area as a Project Manager and serves in a volunteer role as a National Advisor for Chapters with the Association for Talent Development (ATD).

    She has presented at local and national conferences with ATD ICE, ATD Chapter Leaders Conference, Bamboo HR Virtual Summit, and Training Magazine Conference & Expo. Her presentation topics include: adaptability, change management, DEI, emotional intelligence, instructional design/training, leadership development, and more.

    Esther has a master’s degree in instructional technology and a doctoral degree in education. She published her first book, Adaptability in Talent Development, in 2021.

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