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

    • 10/15/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Interactive Remote Learning Event
    • 55

    The Unexpected Benefits of Boosting Retention


       Presenter: Christopher Giles

       Human Resources Manager

       Training, Development, and Performance (TDP)

       Oak Ridge Associated Universities

       ATD Pre-Approved 1 CEU

         Model Domain:

    Build Personal Capability -  Collaboration and Leadership, Lifelong Learning

    Develop Professional Capability - Learning Sciences, Training Delivery and Facilitation

    Impact Organizational Capability - Organization Development and Culture

    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 8-19-2021

    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. Understanding why learning boosts may be the success to many training initiatives.

    2. Review some practical, no cost and little time methods of boosting learner retention.

    3. Discover some real-world, unexpected organizational culture benefits to boosting retention.

    Organizations often think of training as a once and done activity. As learning professionals, we know that knowledge retention drops off significantly once training has ended. In this session, we will discuss some real-world examples of how to implement a knowledge boost component to a training initiative. We will also discover some unexpected organizational culture benefits from implementing a boost program.

    Speaker Bio: Christopher Giles

    Christopher Giles is the Human Resource Manager of Training, Development, and Performance for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) in Oak Ridge, TN. In this position, he oversees the professional development and performance management for the Department of Energy’s ORISE contract, as well as ORAU Corporate.

    Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) provides innovative scientific and technical solutions to advance national priorities in science, education, security and health. Through specialized teams of experts, unique laboratory capabilities and access to a consortium of more than 100 major Ph.D.-granting institutions, ORAU works with federal, state, local and commercial customers to advance national priorities and serve the public interest.

    Christopher has a BS degree in Human Resource Development from The University of Tennessee.

    Oak Ridge Associated Universities

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