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.

 

Monthly meetings are held remotely the third Friday of every month, with presentations starting promptly at noon EST.

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

Upcoming events

    • 01/20/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Interactive Remote Learning Event
    • 58
    Register

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

      Presenter:  Kiki Orski

       Title: President and CEO

       Organization:  Peak Performance Consulting

       Every Talent & Development 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 and your department. Each and every time, you are put in a tough situation when leaders and/or departments are reluctant to share skills, knowledge and information with you. It is even worse when they refuse to see how this behavior is a big concern for you and the organization as a whole. 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. Often, it is not the leader or department's fault 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 and stop any attempts at innovation in their path. 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.

       

    During this interactive remote event, participants will learn:

    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.


    Program Time = 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

    Program Cost = Current Chapter Members Free | Guests $10.00 | Students $5.00


    *Registration will close at 5:00pm EST on Thursday 1/19/2023.

    *Registrants will receive an e-mail containing the link and login instructions prior to the event.


    Smoky Mountain Chapter has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer educational programs that can be used towards initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program qualifies for a maximum of 1 point.


    Model Domain:

      Build Personal Capability -  Collaboration and Leadership, Lifelong Learning

      Develop Professional Capability - Coaching, Career and Leadership

      Impact Organizational Capability - Organization Development and Culture, Change Management


    Speaker Bio: Kiki Orski, author of the newly released book “Smash the Silos: A surprisingly easy way to enhance collaboration, boost productivity and improve organizational results” is an experienced Performance Improvement Consultant with over 20 years of coaching and training leaders to achieve exceptional results. Kiki coaches leaders on how to work more effectively and transform business practice with their leadership teams, employees and clients to improve productivity, engagement and ultimately profits. Her company, Peak Performance Consulting is dedicated to helping organizations achieve exceptional performance at every level, starting at the top! Kiki maximizes the powerful influence that combining the people and performance sides of business can have on organizational outcomes and results. Her primary goal is to ensure the work and learning that is done is truly sustainable. Peak Performance has a client list that spans healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, travel, banking and engineering. Partial Client List: UNICEF, United Nations, Chick-Fil-A, Pfizer, Victorinox, SUNY Upstate Healthcare System, Citibank, NY Presbyterian Healthcare System, Integra Medical Managed Care, Air France, Citibank, Visiting Nurse Service NY.

    • 03/17/2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Interactive Remote Learning Event
    • 58
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    Results Through Relationship Intelligence

      Presenter:  Michael Brown

       Title: Master Facilitator

       Organization:  Core Strengths

        It all starts with the SDI 2.0 Assessment. Every participant will have the opportunity to complete this assessment, for free ($135 value!). This award-winning, scientifically validated assessment provides four views of a person. It reveals why they do what they do, and how they relate to others. Using Relationship Intelligence (RQ), the SDI 2.0 provides a common language for understanding what’s important to the people on your teams, and how they can work together more effectively. It provides tools for choosing the right strengths to make the right decisions, even in high-stakes situations. During the webinar, we will break down results and discuss how to leverage our strengths for greater effectiveness in the workplace.

     

    For the best experience, participants are encouraged to complete the complementary 15 minute SDI 2.0 Assessment prior to the event. Link will be provided at the time of Event Registration and will be active February 16, 2023 through March 19, 2023.


    During this interactive remote event, participants will learn:

    1. How to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of individual motives and strengths

    2. The ability to tailor communication-based on individual motives and preferences

    3. Understand diverse personalities and how that can trigger conflict

    4. Discover your strengths and deploy them at the right time for the right reason for greater effectiveness


    Program Time = 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST

    Program Cost = Current Chapter Members Free | Guests $10.00 | Students $5.00


    *Registration will close at 5:00pm EST on Thursday 3/16/2023.

    *Registrants will receive an e-mail containing the link and login instructions prior to the event.


    Smoky Mountain Chapter has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer educational programs that can be used towards initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program qualifies for a maximum of 1 point.


    Model Domain:

      Build Personal Capability -  Emotional Intelligence, Communication

      Develop Professional Capability - Career and Leadership

      Impact Organizational Capability - Organization Development and Culture


    Speaker Bio: Michael Brown has spent over 10 years consulting, training, and implementing transformational leadership programs for senior-leaders at organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Goodwill, and Hershey, to name a few. Michael is also an author, executive coach, and keynote speaker, addressing audiences from 50 to 2000 leaders. To ensure he can meet the unique needs and business objectives of his clients, Michael is certified in several industry-leading programs and assessments, including the SDI 2.0 and Core Strengths. Michael holds a B.A. and a Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership from Seton Hall University. He is the author of Fellowship: Servant Leaders Serving Leaders, which helps managers quickly strengthen relationships with their team members to serve their growth and development. He also served as an Emotional Intelligence adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas. Michael makes divots in fairways in his spare time, tries to fly fish and mountain bikes – all while coaching his kids’ world championship soccer teams (okay, they might not be world champions yet).

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