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    • Thu, July 14, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session


    Has it been awhile since you've sorted through your "learning closet"? Maybe some of your courses aren't as fashionable as they were when you created them. (We're looking at you 4:3 slide ratios.) Do they just need a fresh pressing or is time to get some new items? It may be Summer, but it's never a bad time for some Spring cleaning. Join us for workshop to learn how you clean up an stay organized in the future.

    In this session we'll discuss:

    • What is a review cycle, and why you need to establish one?
    • The different places your content is stored. This is to help you locate your content and document the current state of your learning ecosystem. 
    • How to build out a tracker to begin documenting where your content is, 
    • How this process will allow you to be proactive rather than reactive, so that your content is always in tip-top shape.


    Jacqueline Hutchinson

    Jacqueline Hutchinson, Jac to her friends, is CEO of e-Learning Pros Instructional Design Inc., a Caledon, Ontario based instructional design and development firm offering outsourced elearning instructional design, development and LMS administration to busy organizations around the world. She holds a BA from the University of Waterloo and a BEdAE from Brock University. Jac has done it all teaching, training, designing instructor-led and eLearning, facilitation, learning project management and LMS implementation and administration. She knows the value of tidy content too, and has provided strategy and structure to establish governance frameworks for Fortune 500 organizations, Canadian Municipal government and nonprofits. Jac is passionate about learning and loves to talk about it! She is the host of The Lounge Podcast, a lover of cats and dogs, and an active gardener.
    • Thu, August 04, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session

    Event Description

    Even though Microsoft PowerPoint is one of the most ubiquitous software packages in the training world, many learning professionals merely scratch the surface of its capabilities. In this fast-paced session, you’ll uncover some of the best features for customizing the look of slides, engaging your audience, and saving you time.

    Our facilitator will show us design strategies to move from flying bullet points (which were the height of fashion in 1997!) to instructional animations. In this session, you’ll get into the nuts and bolts of PowerPoint and learn how to make some of those designs come to life. Whether you present in the classroom, convert PowerPoint slides to eLearning, or use PowerPoint for graphics to put in another authoring tool, this session will help you take your designs to the next level. You’ll learn to create graphics, animations, presentations, and courses that people won’t believe you did in PowerPoint. Plus, you’ll learn little-known shortcuts that will save you time in getting these great effects.

    In this session, you will learn:

    • How to create custom graphics quickly in PowerPoint
    • How to create engaging instructional animations with PowerPoint
    • Time-saving PowerPoint techniques
    • How to customize the PowerPoint environment to your needs


    Diane Elkins

    Diane Elkins is co-founder of E-Learning Uncovered and Artisan E-Learning, a custom e-learning development company specializing in the use of Articulate Studio, Storyline, Captivate, and Lectora. Diane has been in the e-learning industry since 2001, speaks regularly at national conferences about e-learning, and is co-author of the popular E-Learning Uncovered book series and blog. She has served on the boards of the Northeast Florida and Metro DC chapters of ATD.

    • Thu, September 15, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session


    Live and direct from Melbourne, Australia, this is going to be a magical session. It is an encore of a session presented at the ATD International Conference in Orlando last May to a standing room only audience. 

    During this session you will discover five things Disney can teach you about how to create magical experiences that surprise and delight and keep your learners coming back for more. There won't be a princess in sight, but you'll learn how to recreate some of that Disney magic for your next learning event. BYO Mouse ears!

    Here’s what you’ll learn!

    1. The experience begins before they arrive.
    2. How you greet them matters!
    3. The physical environment has a big impact on their experience.
    4. If you can dream it, do it.
    5. End with a bang!


    Tania Tytherleigh | Chief Learning Officer with Master Trainers Institute Australia

    Tania Tytherleigh is on a mission to save the world from boring learning experiences. When she's not designing and delivering transformational learning programs in her role as Chief Learning Officer with Master Trainers Institute Australia, Tania speaks to audiences around the world on how to surprise and delight the learners who give up hours of their lives to spend with us.

    Tania has walked the Camino de Santiago (all 500 miles) and one day will get around to writing her book!

    • Tue, October 11, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session


    As learning and development practitioners, we know all too well the importance of values in leadership development and talent development. For us to help others lead authentically we need to be clear about what is important, drives passions, and provides meaning to our lives. However, many times values clarification is a one-off activity in a program. How can you create some stickiness around what values mean so people can actually USE what they learn?

    The stories we tell about ourselves is a window into our most deeply held values and provides great insight in how we lead and live in alignment with those values. This session will take you through a practical, easy to replicate storyboarding process to identify values and understand how those values impact decision-making processes in day-to-day decisions and interactions.

    You will leave with a way anchor your values work in your organization’s learning, leadership, and coaching programs and a framework to help leaders increase their effectiveness.


    Bernadette Costello | Managing Partner for BCC Consulting

    She collaborates with leaders, teams, and organizations so they can reach their full potential. As a consultant, her methods involve listening intently to the needs of her clients and helping them identify focused solutions that will work best with the culture and climate. As a coach, her focus is to help the client identify a desired impact and develop a clear plan to achieve that result. In consulting and coaching, she uses a variety of strategies and assessments/tools that have evolved after many years of facilitating and coaching. Her experience includes working with organizations, teams and leaders in the public, non-profit and higher education sectors.

    Bernadette has served as a Chapter President for Metro DC ATD, as Chair of the ATD Leader’s Conference Program Advisory Committee and is a current member of the National Advisors for Chapters. She has served on other professional organizations in leadership and volunteer roles with Virginia CUPA (Colleges and Universities Personnel Association)-HR, and the International Personnel Management Association. Bernadette received a Bachelor of Social Work from Southern Illinois University, a Master in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate in Higher Education from George Mason University. Bernadette holds an ACC coaching credential and a SHRM SCP certification.

    • Thu, October 27, 2022
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session


    Leaders either amplify or inhibit the talent around them. What do your leaders do?

    Across the globe, organizations are trying to figure out how to minimize attrition, maximize productivity, do more with less, and navigate swiftly in ever-changing conditions. And amidst this dynamic landscape, even the best organizations sometimes leave talent and potential on the table. And that impacts everything!

    What if it were possible to achieve the results you want with the people you already have, maximize creative solutioning without spending a dime, and ignite a culture of real engagement and possibility?

    There are leaders and companies out there doing just that. Let's learn from them!

    Based on the research from his book, Acoustic Leadership, Develop A Leadership Culture That Resonates, and brought to life with a combination of energy, interactivity, and his signature presentation style (and guitar), Rick introduces ideas and actions to develop leaders who tap into that wealth of potential and transform your organization and your people.


     Rick Lozano | Founder Unlock & Amplify®

    Rick Lozano helps people unlock potential and amplify their talent, and he does it all with his unique blend of energy, expertise, and a musician’s soul.

    After twenty years of experience in award-winning talent and leadership development programs, Rick built his own business, Unlock & Amplify®. He brings his creative approach to audiences across the globe combining his skills as a world-class speaker and facilitator with his talents as a singer/songwriter and musician.

    He is the author of Acoustic Leadership – Develop A Leadership Culture That Resonates and has built a reputation for his refreshing delivery that leaves audiences raving and - more importantly - with action items they can immediately implement to produce change.

    He’s been featured in CMS Wire, Training Magazine, and the Huffington Post and has spoken for organizations as diverse as Wells Fargo, the American Health Association, James Madison University, and Great Clips.

    He is serving as the 2022-2023 President of the Austin Chapter of the National Speakers Association and holds the CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) designation, a credential only held by 17% of the thousands of members worldwide.

    Engage. Develop. Inspire. These are the things Rick does best, sometimes with a guitar in hand.

    For more information, visit or email

The Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia programs are pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.

The Learning & Development Professionals of Greater Philadelphia is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®

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