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

    • 07/16/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Interactive Remote Learning Event
    • 55

    Project Management for Training and Development Professionals

       Presenter: Dennis W. Yates

       Project Manager

       Centrus Energy

       ATD Pre-Approved 1 CEU

        Model Domain:

    Build Personal Capability - Project Management

    Develop Professional Capability - Coaching

    Impact Organizational Capability - Business Insight

    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 7-15-2021

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

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Identify the Basic Elements/Principles of Project Management.

    2. Identify Select "Best Practices" for Use by Training and Development Professionals.

    3. Discuss an Example Project Management Scenario to Reinforce Concepts.

    Project meetings can be intimidating for those members of an organization who do not possess any previous experience with Project Management. Project Managers seem to speak a language all their own, and the management tools they use can be confusing. But it doesn’t have to be this way!  Project Management is merely a way to organize a task into logically arranged elements in order to accomplish a goal. The purpose of this presentation is to take some of the mystery out of the process and to introduce the audience to some of the basic concepts and practices used when planning and executing a project. The focus will be on those concepts most likely to be used by Training and Development Professionals in the context of project planning and execution.

    Speaker Bio: 

    Dennis is a PMI-certified Project Manager, teacher and mentor with over 30 years’ experience leading a broad spectrum of projects - from the simple to the highly complex - all over the world. He has developed and led successful project teams over the course of two distinct and different careers: one in the United States Army and the second in the Nuclear industry.

    Dennis is especially passionate about the leadership aspects of project management, particularly teaching and mentoring his team members to be the best that they can be. He has served as an Army commander in combat, an instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Senior Trainer at the US Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center, and an Operations Manager at Centrus Energy’s Centrifuge Demonstration Facility.

    Dennis serves on the Advisory Boards of Leadership Oak Ridge and Leadership Roane County. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Greenwood School Education Foundation in Kingston, TN

    Dennis earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy and a Masters’ degree in Engineering Management from the University of Louisville. He currently resides in Kingston.

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