Get to Know Bill
1. What motivated you to join the Metro DC ATD Chapter?
I was attracted to all the new offerings by the Metro DC ATD Chapter, including the newly launched podcast. I especially like the networking opportunities through the communities of practice and special networking events. It seems like there is always something happening with the Metro DC ATD Chapter!
2. What do you currently do within the Talent and Development field?
I work at the U.S. Navy Inspector General Office as a senior training specialist. I lead the transformation from PowerPoint-based lecture courses to a cutting-edge hybrid learning model. I’ve been a program manager for the Emerging Leader Program and Supervisor Certificate Program at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. I also managed the Executive Coaching and the Career Coaching Programs. I was awarded the 2019 Emerging Training Leader by Training Magazine and is an IPMA-HR SCP, a Certified Professional in Talent Development, an ROI certified professional, a certified data scientist, and a Certified Professional in Training Management. He is a certified Project Management Professional, a certified agile project manager, an accredited professional in business analysis, and is certified in Disciplined Agile. He has completed nearly 200 hours of coaching training from the Neuroleadership Institute, the American Confidence Institute, emotional intelligence coaching, and the Global Team Coaching Institute. Dr. Brantley is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Louisville (20+ years) and the University of Maryland (8+ years). He is the author of The Persuasive Project Manager (2019) and Four Scenarios for the Future of the Federal Government (2019).
3. Which Metro DC ATD program or event would you recommend to members and why?
I especially enjoy the Independent Consultant Community of Practice. Their webinars have been beneficial as I build my independent consulting business. Then, I love the podcasts produced by the Metro DC ATD Chapter. Great guests and valuable tips for the training and development professional.