Come prepared with your burning informal learning questions!
Deadra Welcome is the Founder and CEO of Concerning Learning LLC, who is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP), Certified Professional in Training Management (CPTM), and a Kirkpatrick Bronze Level Certification credential holder. Deadra uses her over 20 years of experience and passion for learning and development to help others make learning extraordinary!
She has trained thousands of people in corporations, non-profit entities, and government agencies on business, human resources, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and leadership development topics to achieve improved organizational and individual performance. Deadra is the author of Don't Get Left Behind and founded the Extraordinary Learning Academy where she trains other trainers to design, develop, and deliver inspiring, engaging, and actionable learning experiences.
In addition to being a training consultant, she is an active member, speaker, and volunteer with the Metro DC Association for Talent Development (ATD) Chapter as well as a content contributor and past member of the ATD Leaders Conference Program Advisory Committee (ALC PAC).
Nathan Rogers is a Sr. Consultant with Aderas Inc., a D.C. based technology firm where he currently leads training and development, and change management strategies supporting technology implementations for Aderas U.S. government client base. Nathan recently completed his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “A Case Study of Contract Instructional Designers’ Informal Learning and Operationalization in Organizations.” Nathan’s in-depth qualitative case study focused on the informal learning of contract instructional designers in corporate settings with the goal of understanding the meaning and experiences of their informal learning as it relates to day-to-day practices.
Nathan currently serves as the Vice President of Learning for the Metro DC Chapter of ATD.
Brandon Williams is a Manager for The Educe Group where he is currently overseeing teams of consultants working with organizations who are actively implementing or looking to improve their talent management systems and development strategy. These companies vary in size and span multiple industries from healthcare and higher education to retail and professional services. He has worked extensively and spoken on the topic of collaborative learning and the technology to execute that vision successfully.
Prior to joining Educe, Brandon coauthored and produced a training program that affected national compliance and sales audiences at Amerigroup Corporation. Brandon has also implemented and trained on cloud-based Customer Relationship Management platforms. Over the course of his career, he has supported recruitment programs for internships, leadership development programs, and full-time employment positions.
Brandon currently serves as the Director of Communities of Practice for the Metro DC Chapter of ATD and lives in Adams Morgan.
Stephanie Hubka wants to live in a world where learning is exciting and inspiring and training is recognized as a natural driver of an organization’s strategy. As the managing partner at Protos Learning, her work focuses on learning innovation and technology, training design and delivery, and evaluation. During her career she has designed, developed, and delivered hundreds of instructor-led and online learning events for global audiences. She is also the co-founder of and travel writer for Road Unraveled, a website that encourages people to use their vacation time. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Stephanie is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP). She is a past president of the Metro DC Chapter of ATD and serves as a National Advisor for Chapters for ATD, and she is the communications chair for the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Her passion for training is equaled only by her love of exploring the globe; an avid traveler, she has visited all 7 continents, 60 countries, and all 50 US states.
Please note: Programs begin at 6:00 with informal networking and refreshments until around 6:20 when the evening's formal program begins. Programs end at 8:00. We provide light snacks and bottled water. Attendees are encouraged to bring light meals with them, such as sandwiches or salads. There are several establishments within a few blocks of the Founders Hall venue that offer such fare. There is also a limited service restaurant in the lobby of Founders Hall.
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Sponsor: George Mason University Executive and Professional Education is focused on meeting the education and training needs of the business community with Certificate programs and professional certification preparation. Our broad range of professional development programs, including programs in Leadership, Project Management, Government Contracting, HR, and many others, serve the private sector, as well as local, state, and federal organizations. Quality, timely, and cost-effective programs can be accessed in open-enrollment public seminars, classroom based and online formats, and in-house contracted training.
Venue: George Mason University Arlington Campus, Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA. (Room 207)
Directions to Founders Hall:
From Washington, DC:
Cross over the Roosevelt Bridge; follow signs to the George Washington Parkway. Once on the parkway, exit at Spout Run (left exit). Cross over Route 29 (Lee Highway). Spout Run is now Kirkwood Road. Cross over Washington Boulevard. Founders Hall is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.
From I-66 heading east:
Exit I-66 at Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive (exit 71). The exit ramp turns into Fairfax Drive. After traveling one mile on North Fairfax Drive, you will see the FDIC building on the left. Founders Hall is past the FDIC building.
*Note: All eastbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 6:30 am to 9:00 am and all westbound lanes of I-66 inside the Beltway are restricted to HOV-2 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
From I-66 heading west:
Exit I-66 at Glebe Road (exit 71). Turn left onto Washington Boulevard. Stay on Washington Boulevard until you pass the Giant Supermarket; then turn right onto Kirkwood Road. Founders Hall is on the right, at North Fairfax Drive.
Exit I-395 at Glebe Road North. Continue on Glebe Road, passing Ballston Common Mall on the right. Cross over Wilson Boulevard, then turn right onto Fairfax Drive. After one mile you will see the FDIC building on the left. Founders Hall is past the FDIC building.
From Fairfax and Points West, via Route 50:
Go east on Route 50 (Arlington Blvd.). Exit at Glebe Road, and turn left on Glebe. Turn right on Fairfax Drive. The Arlington Campus is one mile down on North Fairfax Drive, past the FDIC building, on the left.
Please note: Paid visitor garage parking is available onsite at Founders Hall as is limited street parking outside the building.
Take the Orange Line to the Virginia Square/GMU station. The Arlington Campus is approximately 2 blocks Take the escalator to the street level, and turn to face Fairfax Drive. Across the street and to the right, you will see the FDIC building. Cross the street and continue past the FDIC building. Founders Hall is on the left.