• 24 Jun 2015 6:52 PM | Anonymous

    New member conference calls will be July 8 and August 12, 12:00-12:30. Any member seeking more information about our chapter is encouraged to call and chat with Cindy and Jessica. Conference call # : 712/432-0930     908481#

  • 01 Jun 2015 10:17 AM | Anonymous

    ATD Nashville is planning to launch and establish an eLearning Special interest Group (SIG) this year!

    This has been the most requested SIG of all. This is no surprise as there are many ATD Nashville members involved in eLearning.

    Two members have already raised their hand to lead and manage the SIG: Board member Jennifer Kirila and Jeanne Bernui of Designs for Learning. We need 1-2 more eLearning profssionals to join them and make this eLearning SIG flourish!

    If interested contact President Don O'Guin at or his mobile, 615-809-5174.

    Look for this SIG to rev up soon!

  • 01 Jun 2015 10:09 AM | Anonymous
    • LEARN core coaching competencies. 
    • EXPAND your profession with new skills.
    • BUILD a new career as a professional coach.
    • IMPROVE your results with coaching techniques.

    Have you wanted to get recognized coach training that could set you up for your PCC or MCC, but it takes too long? Do you want to avoid pricey travel expenses, but value face-to-face learning?

    Impact Coaching Solutions is bringing its coach training program to Nashville starting in late August. This includes 125 hours of coach training which meets the training requirements for both the International Coach Certification as well as those of the ICF at the PCC level. The training integrates the most powerful coaching models that have proved to be effective globally.

    This program is suitable for managers, training & other human resource specialists, consultants and psychologists who want to know about coaching and acquire the coaching skills to apply them at the personal level or in business contexts with individuals, teams and high level executives.

    An incredible opportunity both in location (Nashville) and cost ($5,500), and there is a Payment Plan, as well as a $500.00 discount if registered and paid 30 days before the first start date (August 28, 2015).

    Here are some additional facts about the program:

     In addition to the core coaching competencies, the program features several different elements, such as:
    • The Inner Game (Timothy Gallwey)
    • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Richard Bandler and John Grinder)
    • Ontological Coaching (Fernando Flores)
    • Integral models of coaching (Ken Wilber)
    • Behavioral coaching for managers, and
    • How to market your coaching.
    Pat White, Master Certified Coach, founder of ICF-TN, former assessor and faculty member of two coach training schools, recognizes the richness and value that this program is bringing to our area. Another great benefit is that the training will be complete in six months a rare approach that usually works for those of us already in the field, but wanting to get a credential.

    Contact Pat at or call her office at 615-371-1924. If you have done your research into other programs, you know this is a great opportunity!
  • 01 Jun 2015 10:05 AM | Anonymous

    April New and Renewing Members

    Heather Anderson
    Bonnie Bivens - HCA
    Sarah Rochford* - HCA
    Ann Yelich - A. Yelich & Associates, Inc
    Morgan Pearn - MTSU

    *Power Member- Local and National Member

  • 03 May 2015 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    You are being invited to participate in a research project conducted by Dr. Holly Hutchins (University of Houston), Dr. Lisa Burke-Smalley (University of Tennessee at Chattanooga) and Dr. Andrea Hester (Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville) on assessing the use of Web 2.0 tools to support learning transfer. Before agreeing to participate in this research study, it is important that you read and understand the following explanation of the proposed procedures.

    This consent form describes the procedures, rights, benefits/risks, and anonymity issues of the study and your right to withdraw from the study at any time. It is important for you to understand that no guarantees or assurances can be made as a result of this study.

    Purpose, Participation Rights, and Procedures

    The research project is being conducted to assess the use of Web 2.0 tools to support learning transfer. Specifically, your voluntary participation is being requested to help better understand how Web 2.0 tools support the transfer of learned knowledge and skills on the job. To collect this data, you are asked to complete a web-based survey consisting of both demographic and content-related questions concerning your knowledge of learning and training transfer. Your total time for completing the survey is approximately 15 minutes.

    Submission of the survey will be considered your consent to participate. Participation implies that the participant is 18 years of age or older.

    To learn more and participate in the survey click here.

  • 28 Apr 2015 5:54 PM | Anonymous

    The new member conference call is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th, 12:00-1:00.

    New members are encouraged to call to talk to the Chapter Membership Co-VPs and ask questions.

    Co-VPs of Membership, Jessica Prater and Cindy Zwickel, will provide information about the ATD Nashville chapter and the many ways to grow professionally, meet new people, and get involved with chapter events.
    Conference call number: 712/432-0930     PIN: 908481#

  • 28 Apr 2015 5:39 PM | Anonymous

    April New and Renewing Members

    • Jim Bellar - Venderbilt
    • Jeanne Bernui - Designs4Learning
    • Bruce Boyd
    • Ed Demeritt - Dorman Products
    • Tammy Key - Vanderbilt University
    • Ronald Mueller - Quick Cuts Media
    • Paige Pryzybylski - Acument Physician Solutions
  • 02 Apr 2015 9:19 AM | Anonymous


    We are initiating a series of talent summits, designed as a "think tank for talent management business leaders.”  The details are located at and at


    Consulting is based upon collaboration and trust.  Because you are an ATD member, we would like to invite you and your colleagues to attend at a 10% discounted rate.  For those who register, we will then provide a 10% donation to the Nashville ATD chapter. 


    The headliners for the inaugural event on May 8, 2015, in Cool Springs, include John Mattox, Ph.D., Senior Measurement Consultant at Corporate Executive Board – Metrics That Matter, and Ann Hatcher, VP Key Talent Acquisition and Development at HCA, and Dave Biron, former VP in HR at Target.  Please join us!

    Should you have any questions, please contact Doug Gray.

  • 01 Apr 2015 8:30 AM | Anonymous


    Project Management for the Training Professional Certificate Program

    August 20-21, 2015



    We all have good intentions, but once we start a new training project along with all the other projects we've got going, the projects can take a life of their own. In this workshop, developed in partnership with Russell Martin & Associates, participants will learn how to better manage the critical project management role that helps us deliver learning and performance solutions in a way that supports business goals. The workshop provides concrete steps to improve project management skills and a method that is repeatable yet flexible.



    PMI Certifications:


    Russell Martin & Associates is a Registered Education Provider through PMI. Through this program, you can receive up to 14 PDUs (professional development units) toward the Project Management Professional Certification. Check with the Project Management Institute for their requirements.


    After the workshop, participants will be able to:

    • Differentiate between project management and project work.Define the roles of the project manager, project sponsor, and other key individuals on a project.
    • Create a project charter.
    • Build a project plan including schedules, resource allocations, and budgets.
    • Create activity networks (PERT, Gantt, and CPM) and other tools for communicating project scope and activities.
    • Create criteria for monitoring and reporting progress, including control point identification charts, project costing charts, and milestone charts.
    • Identify and manage project risks.
    • Determine and anticipate changes that occur during project execution.
    • Develop a detailed work plan to accurately determine the project completion date.
    • Accurately estimate project activities.
    • Manage external vendors more effectively.
    • Discover the power of the review process to improve future performance.

    Read more here: ATD_Certificate_ProjectManagementforTrainingProfessionals.pdf

  • 30 Mar 2015 7:06 PM | Anonymous

    March New and Renewing Members

    Betsy Bonner – OHL
    Emily Bowers Student

    Sabine Ehlers Parallon
    Josh Lowry DiscoverLink
    Charlie Palmgren – Self-employed
    Grace Shiell Student
    Heather Smith

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