Lunch and Learn Event – State of the Industry Overview

  • 17 Jan 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center 9931 Interstate Commerce Dr. Fort Myers, Florida 33913


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Did you know that organizations, on average, spent $1,273 per employee in 2016 on direct learning expenditures? If you’d like to know more about the talent development industry, including critical benchmarking information, please join us for a review of the 2017 State of the Industry Report.

Jennifer Dow, CPLP® will lead a discussion of key findings from the Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2017 State of the Industry Report.

Jennifer has been a member of ATD since 2005 and was President of the Fort Lauderdale Chapter in 2008. She’s served on National ATD committees since 2010, including National Advisor for Chapters for the Sunshine Area, supporting all of the chapters in Florida and Puerto Rico. Jennifer is a freelance Instructional Designer and an independent consultant, developing training programs worldwide.

Please join us in learning important facts about our industry. We will answer lots of questions – like these:

  • How many formal learning hours were used per employee, on average, in 2016?
  • What were the top three content areas for learning in 2016?
  • What was the prime mechanism for training delivery?
  • What percent of learning expenditures were outsourced?

You’ll also learn what is planned for The Southwest Florida Chapter in 2018.

If you are serious about Talent Development, or your role within the industry, don’t miss this session!

WHEN: January 17, 2017 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

WHERE: Holiday Inn Ft. Myers Airport @ Town Center
9931 Interstate Commerce Dr. Fort Myers, Florida 33913 
Hotel Phone: 239-561-1550 


  • Young Professional
  • Experienced Talent Development Leader
  • Professor/Educator
  • Trainer
  • Instructional Designer
  • Performance Consultant
  • Coach
  • Human Resources Director/VP
  • Anyone interested in developing talent within their organization


Registration includes lunch, networking, and the educational program

  • Chapter Members $18
  • Future Members $25

For more information, contact V. Lowden, VP Chapter Communications and Public Relations at

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