Member Spotlight - 2018 Annual Meeting

Every month the Metro DC ATD chapter turns the spotlight on members who are making an impact in their professional field and ATD. These members exemplify the mission of ATD. This month we are focusing on the 2018 Annual Meeting which included a lively Talent Development Share 'N Tell Event and the 2018 Chapter Review. If you would like to nominate a member for the spotlight, please contact the VP of Membership at

Chapter Review

Annual Meeting 2018

How It Worked

During a participant centered activity, we interacted and networked to share our challenges, experiences, and lessons learned—and most importantly, to walk away with some new ideas for the upcoming year!

First, attendees were encouraged to share their favorite tools:

Small Group Activity

Next, we posted our 2019 challenges on the wall --- utilizing Wizard Wall's instant whiteboard! Here's a sample:

And then we sticker voted to rank the top 4 for some deep dive small group discussions.

A Special Thank You to Our Event Sponsor, UMU

Using UMU tools, we gathered the information and shared solutions from each group.

 Our Year in Review

 Download the PDF on the left to see the results from the annual survey, what we heard from you, member benefits, and the many ways to get involved.

2018 Favorite Tools


     Rise: 3 Practical Steps for Advancing Your Career, Standing Out as a Leader, and Liking Your Life by Patty Azzarello and Keith Ferrazzi

     Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) by Chade-Meng Tan and Daniel Goleman

     The Power of Moments by Chip Heath and Dan Heath (Contributed by Jeri Mae Rowley)


     Adobe Audition: Audio Recording, Editing, and Mixing Software

     Adobe Captivate: eLearning Authoring Tool (contributed by Mary Lightfoot)

     Basecamp: Project Management & Team Communication Software

     Camtasia: Screen Recording & Video Editing Software

     CloudApp animated GIF creator

     Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to manage participants and messages

     Microsoft Visio: Flowchart Maker and Diagramming Software


     Big Ideas

     ADKAR Change Model

     A great instructor

     ATD E-Learning Design Model

     Human Centered Design

     Job Crafting


     Personality and Leadership Tools

    16 Personalities Assessment (based off Myers Briggs)

     Enneagram (Contributed by Susan Stinson)

     Outward mindset tools

2019 Top Talent Development Challenges and Solutions:

     Reduced staff & increased initiatives

     Deep analysis of processes, etc (Impact/Feasibility)


     Contracting out


     Put things on hold

     Job sharing/shared role with another department

     Stephen Covey's Time Management Matrix

     Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu

     The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

     Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

     Incorporating video in training (like short videos on YouTube)

     Short videos (3 minutes or less)

     Kaltura: Video Platform

     Incorporate music

     Using YouTube tools to suggest the next video

     Encourage learners to subscribe to your channel

     Vyond: Cloud-based, Animated Video Creation Platform

     Supporting a wide range of needs (L&D) in a small organization

     Training needs assessments

     Utilizing subject matter experts, train the trainer

     E-learning Department of One by Emily Wood

     Pryor Learning Solutions


     Digital Transformation

     Create Working Groups with:

     Clearly defined problem statement

     Predefined roles

     Clear statement of work

Other 2019 challenges:

     Converting to a matrix org

     Engaging/retaining Millennials

     Get contracts to train at gov agencies

     Getting more hours in the day

     Launch a brand new organization-wide corporate training program (from scratch!!)

     New learning management system (LMS)

     Performance excellence using OD & change management processes

     Pre seminar engagement via online

     Process improvement

     Program & course evaluation analysis

     Talent development metrics/analytics

     Tools to transition into TD

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