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Virtual Chapter Meeting: Influence in Talent Development: How to SCALE Your Influence for Greater Impact

  • 20 Jan 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Influence in Talent Development: How to SCALE Your Influence for Greater Impact
Virtual Chapter Meeting

Do you lack the confidence in your ability to influence? Influence across all levels of the organization has never been more important for success in talent development. Your ability to influence will dictate success in your role and in your career progression.

Especially when not in an official position of power, many talent development professionals don’t view themselves as strong influencers, and, therefore, lack the confidence that they can be the conduit to change. However, the influence that can be generated without positional power has the greatest potential for impact.

Whether early career or a seasoned professional, the practices introduced in this session will guide you in honing your skills for influencing at 360º scale - ‘from’ and ‘to’ any level.

Based on Vivian’s new book, Influence in Talent Development, published by the Association for Talent Development, this interactive program inspires talent development professionals in elevating your personal influence and developing influence within your organizations.

Vivian pulls back the curtain on five powerful influence principles and reveals five specific actions to SCALE your INFLUENCE for greater impact starting today.

  • S - Social Capital
  • C - Courage
  • A - Authenticity
  • L - Leaning in With Passion
  • E - Engaging a Diverse & Inclusive Workplace Community

The current environment is changing rapidly and the role of talent development professionals in your ability to influence never more important.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST

Members: FREE

Non-Members: $20

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About the Facilitator:

Vivian Blade, President & CEO, Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting, LLC


Vivian Blade, MBA, MBB, PMP is a recognized leadership expert and thought leader. She works with the world’s top brands, equipping leaders with the resilience that inspires teams to recover quickly in the face of ongoing disruption and thrive in spite of insurmountable odds. Her impact is felt as a frequent speaker for association conferences, and in delivering transformative leadership development programs, executive coaching, and consulting for corporations.

In her work with the world's top companies, Vivian applies her extensive business, finance, and leadership experience from a 20-year corporate career with Humana and GE, to coach and develop aspiring and established leaders in building high-performance, high-quality, and high-service level organizations. Her corporate experience as a leader and individual contributor spans product management, marketing, ecommerce, Lean Six Sigma, and customer experience. She also works in academia as an Adjunct Professor for the University of Louisville College of Business.

Vivian is a prolific writer whose articles, featured in a number of professional, industry, and business publications, and published books have helped thousands of professionals succeed. She is the author of three books: "FuelForward: Discover Proven Practices to Fuel Your Career Forward" reveals the inside secrets of career success, "Resilience Ready: The Leader’s Guide to Thriving Through Unrelenting Crises" reveals the key to living and leading with resilience, and her book, "Influence in Talent Development", unpacks how to SCALE this essential skill for greater impact. She also is a contributor to two additional books published by the Association for Talent Development "Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love", and “Work the Problem: How Experts Tackle Workplace Challenges”.

In addition to her work with state and local chapters, Vivian is very active with the ATD national organization. She has served on the ATD International Conference & Exposition Program Advisory Committee, has presented at the International Conference, has presented a number of webcasts, and a number of her articles are featured on td.org. She is also a member of the ATD Kentuckiana Chapter.

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