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Events

Below are the upcoming events for the Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter of the ATD.

Upcoming events

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 3200 Hackberry Road, Irving, TX 75063

    Oh Thank Heaven for 7-Eleven Training

    Thursday, September 7th, 2017


    Speakers

    Rob Zell, SPHR - Manager of Training Delivery

    John McFadden - Field Training Manager

    Rick Palmer - Learning Design & Development Manager

    Program Summary

    7-Eleven established its roots right here in Dallas back in 1927. Since then, 7-Eleven has grown to 55,000+ locations in 16 countries around the globe. 7-Excel University is the team that is responsible for the development, delivery, and tracking of learning across the United States and Canada. This panel discussion will allow participants to hear form leaders in 7-Excel University about the structure of the organization and how they align to support the brand. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions a variety of 7-Excel University team members including classroom trainers, Field Training Specialists, LMS administrators, and instructional designers.

    Rob Zell, SPHR


    Rob is currently the Manager of Training Delivery, responsible for the delivery of training based in the Store Support Center. This includes the onboarding of new franchisees and the development of our field teams. Rob is also responsible for leadership development across the organization. He has been in the field of learning and development for 23 years. He earned a Masters of Education from the University of Georgia. After teaching high school for 6 years, he switched careers supporting corporate learning in retail and restaurant organizations. Rob has held roles in design, development, and delivery of operations training and leadership development.

    John McFadden


    John is currently the Field Training Manager, responsible for training new corporate employees and new franchisees across the US and Canada. Prior to leading the Field Training team, John was in operations as a Market Manager in Dallas and Miami; he has been with 7-Eleven for five years. Prior to 7-Eleven, John worked at Starbucks and ExxonMobil in operations, merchandising, fuels, and accounting. John graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA and has an MBA from Emory University. Although John is not as animated and entertaining as Rob, he promises that he will try not to put you to sleep.

    Rick Palmer


    Rick is currently the Learning Design and Development Manager, responsible for the development of training content for store and field teams. He also oversees development of training solutions for enterprise initiatives. Over the past 20 years, he has held leadership roles in training, operations, quality assurance, and human resources. He has consistently demonstrated success in the retail, education, insurance, hospitality, financial services and healthcare industries. He received BA in Psychology and MA in Speech Communication from Southwest Texas State University. He has also held leadership roles in the Fort Worth/Mid-Cities ATD Chapter including President and VP of Technology.

    Special Instructions:

    For Parking: North side of the building in Visitor. The should enter through the main entrance of the building (not through the store). Upon checking in with security, there will be someone to escort you to the meeting area.

    Connect with 7-Eleven:

    http://corp.7-eleven.com/corp/home

    Connect with Rob: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trainingpro/

    Connect with John: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mcfadden-82869a5/

    Connect with Rick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickpalmer/

    *NOTE Special registration for this meeting only, members are free**

    • 05 Oct 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD - Will be in or near Mid Cities
    Mix & Mingle - Association Night
    Thursday, October 5th, 2017


    Program Summary: We are welcoming other associations in and near the mid cities and fort worth area. We will share a little about each chapter and what they have to offer.








    Explore MCHRA (Mid Cities Human Resource Association): https://www.mchra.org/

    Explore DFWHHRA (DFW Heathcare Human Resource Association): http://dfwhhra.org/index.php

    Explore DFW AIGA (American Institute for Graphic Design - the professional organization for design): http://dallasftworth.aiga.org/

    Explore FWHR (Fort Worth HR): https://www.fortworthhr.org/

    Enjoy appetizers, networking, and learning about the other great professional groups!

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Diamond Oaks - 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr N, Fort Worth, TX 76117

    Transforming Talent Development by Revolutionizing the World of Psychometrics

    Thursday, November 2, 2017


    Speaker: Rebecca Bales, Lumina Learning Global Partner, Americas


    Program Summary: Employee engagement is stagnant across the US since 2011 with the percentage of engaged employees hovering between 29 to 32% according to Gallup. Yet the solutions we often use in Talent Development to help leaders better engage their teams and help individuals raise their own self-awareness; are the same employee assessment tools that were created back in 1943. If engagement continues to remain static, perhaps it’s time to ask, “how’s that working for you and why do we continue to gravitate back to the same old solutions?”

    Join us for an interactive presentation that explores a revolutionary approach to the world of psychometric tools designed to disrupt this pattern of categorization and transform the way organizations view employee engagement and the diversity of their people, including thought, communication and work styles.

    During the session, we will:

    • Experience the power of using assessment tools which pave the way to a more inclusive culture which recognizes and embraces the unique talents of its people.
    • Understand how traditional psychometric assessments can create limiting results that disengage workers.
    • Learn new ways of disrupting old patterns which allow organizations to create a culture where individuals thrive.
    • Discover your own uniqueness with hints and tips on how to build rapport and increase connection to others.
    • As part of the session, all attendees will have access to a mobile App designed to speed read and create their own personality Splash as well as be offered the opportunity to experience Lumina Learning’s next-gen assessment tool at no cost ($250 value).


    About Rebecca:

    Rebecca Bales is an expert in Organizational Development and a Change Management specialist. She
    has worked in this field since 1993 and has a background in Psychology and Human Dynamics with her graduate work in Organizational Development. She is an ACC certified coach through the International Coaching Federation and is a CSP (Certified Professional Speaker) through the National Speakers
    Association. Rebecca is currently the Global Partner, USA for Lumina Learning, a worldwide talent development organization headquartered in London. She is a published author of Step Up to the Plate, The Power of Passion and Determination which focuses on personal change and transformation and the co-author with Drs. Ken Blanchard and Deepak Chopra in Roadmap to Success. Rebecca lives and has offices in Dallas, Texas where she oversees clients and practitioners across the US. She has recently
    opened an office in Connecticut which serves the northeast and in the Tampa Bay area of Florida serving the southeast.

    Connect with Rebeccahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccabales/

    https://www.luminalearning.com/luminahome/index/en-us

    RebeccaBales@luminalearning.com

    Meeting Agenda:

    Registration opens at 5:30 pm

    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm - Chapter announcements

    6:15 pm - 7:15 pm - Program (1 hour)

    7:15 pm - 7:30 pm - Q&A and prizes

    All "dinner" online reservations are due the Monday before the meeting by 5pm. Online registration for "dinner" will be closed at that time. Attendees not registered online will be considered Walk-In registrations and will be charged the "Attendee No Dinner" rate, $15.00.


    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Diamond Oaks - 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr N, Fort Worth, TX 76117

    How Adults Learn Best with Wendi Walker-Schmidt

    Thursday, December 7, 2017



    Speaker: Wendi Walker- Schmidt, Director Engagement Solutions-Learning

    Program Summary:

    Title: How Adults Learn Best

    Objectives:

    · If you’re not growing, you’re going

    · Repetition strengthens and confirms

    · Engage me!

    · Organizational Responsibilities


    About Wendi:

    Wendi Walker-Schmidt serves as Director of Engagement Solutions-Learning for Inspirus in Ft. Worth, TX. For over twenty years she has been responsible for all stages of the learning and development cycle including design, delivery, and evaluation. As a key leader, she develops strategic learning and development programs, while and managing day-to- day training activities for client organizations Wendi conceptualizes creative learning and execution solutions and leads projects through to successful completion. In previous roles she has led successful learning and organizational development programs that include leadership development, engagement performance interventions, psychometric evaluations, professional enrichment, and executive and management coaching. Wendi has two Bachelors degrees from Houston Baptist University, a Masters degree from Texas Christian University and holds certifications in instructional system design, mediation and as a certified facilitator. She holds a position as a CLO Learning Elite judge and is on the Talent Management Human Capital Executive Research Board. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the TCU Horned Frogs.


    Connect with Wendi & Inspirus:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendiwalkerschmidt/

    http://www.inspirus.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/982537/

    https://www.facebook.com/inspirusrewards

    Meeting Agenda:

    Registration opens at 5:30 pm

    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm - Chapter announcements

    6:15 pm - 7:15 pm - Program (1 hour)

    7:15 pm - 7:30 pm - Q&A and prizes, Meeting Concludes

    All "dinner" online reservations are due the Monday before the meeting by 5pm. Online registration for "dinner" will be closed at that time. Attendees not registered online will be considered Walk-In registrations and will be charged the "Attendee No Dinner" rate, $15.00 

Upcoming events

07 Sep 2017 5:30 PM • 3200 Hackberry Road, Irving, TX 75063
05 Oct 2017 5:30 PM • TBD - Will be in or near Mid Cities
02 Nov 2017 5:30 PM • Diamond Oaks - 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr N, Fort Worth, TX 76117
07 Dec 2017 5:30 PM • Diamond Oaks - 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr N, Fort Worth, TX 76117
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