Our chapter offers several types of events, including Monthly Learning Events, Special Interest Groups (SIGs), Onsite visits, and Networking. Please visit our calendar often to find out what we have in store for the year. If you have any questions about our programs, please contact us at atdswfl@gmail.com

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Upcoming events

    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Holiday Inn- Fort Myers Airport/FGCU
    Register

    You are a comfortable facilitator.  You know how to manage a group of learners.  Your course is exciting and engaging with breakout groups, activities, and group discussions.  Now you have been asked to conduct it virtually.... Where do you start?  Do you just take out the parts that don't translate to an online environment?  Maybe add in a poll or 2 to engage learners? 

    The virtual learning environment has become a well-established platform because it offers many advantages over traditional, face-to-face training. But it does present challenges for participants, designers, and facilitators alike.  Join us as we learn the tips, tricks, and techniques for adapting a classroom-designed course into an effective, engaging, virtual experience. 

    In this session you will learn:

    • Where to begin:  the technology
    • How to design:  what's different about facilitating virtually
    • How to adapt:  what goes, what stays
    • How to engage:  what activities work well virtually (and which don't)

    This session is intended for anyone who conducts, or will conduct, virtual learning sessions.  That means YOU!  

    Continental Breakfast included

    Jennifer Ciesinski comes to us with over 17 years of Learning & Development experience.  She spent many years in the traditional face-to-face learning environment and has experienced first-hand the growing pains of how to adapt training to the virtual environment.  She has facilitated successful virtual sessions for global audiences and is excited to share with you her the tips, tricks, and techniques that she has learned through her experiences.  



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    Past events

    16 Jan 2019 Investing in Talent Development
    05 Dec 2018 Developing Our Millennials- Employee Learning Week Celebration
    14 Nov 2018 Lunch and Learn Event – Hottest Trends in Training
    17 Oct 2018 Lunch and Learn Event – Change Management
    20 Sep 2018 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals
    19 Sep 2018 Lunch and Learn Event – Instructional Design
    15 Aug 2018 ATD Networking
    18 Jul 2018 OnSite Visit - 21st Century Oncology
    20 Jun 2018 Lunch and Learn Event – Program Evaluation
    16 May 2018 ATD Networking: Practices from our National Conference
    18 Apr 2018 Lunch and Learn Event – Facilitation Fundamentals
    21 Mar 2018 ATD Networking: Learning Technologies
    21 Feb 2018 Lunch and Learn Event – Organizational Design & Relationships
    14 Feb 2018 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (February 2018)
    17 Jan 2018 Lunch and Learn Event – State of the Industry Overview
    13 Dec 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (December2017)
    06 Dec 2017 Employee Learning Week
    08 Nov 2017 Master Class - How to Make Networking an Art not an Accident
    18 Oct 2017 Keeping the Talent You Have: Engaging Employees & Preparing for Skills Gaps (October 2017)
    11 Oct 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (October 2017)
    20 Sep 2017 Effective Presentation Skills: How to Shine in the Spotlight without Getting Burned (September 2017)
    13 Sep 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (September 2017)
    16 Aug 2017 ICE Melts - After Effects of the ATD ICE Conference
    16 Aug 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (August 2017)
    14 Jul 2017 Master Class: Road to the Future - 5 Keys to Unlock Success for TD and HR Professionals (CEUs Available)
    12 Jul 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (July 2017)
    14 Jun 2017 Mindfulness 101: Reducing Workplace Stress through Awareness
    14 Jun 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (June 2017)
    10 May 2017 Networking Event at Cantina 109
    08 May 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (May 2017)
    26 Apr 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (April 2017)
    19 Apr 2017 Changing Performance by Changing Behaviors: The missing link between training programs and performance change. (April 2017)
    22 Mar 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (March 2017)
    15 Mar 2017 Using Mastermind Groups in Talent Development (March 2017)
    22 Feb 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (February 2017)
    15 Feb 2017 Expanding L&D's Effective Reach (February 2017)
    23 Jan 2017 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (January 2017)
    19 Jan 2017 State of the Industry and Your Local Chapter (January 2017)
    14 Dec 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (December 2016)
    07 Dec 2016 Employee Learning Week Networking Happy Hour
    16 Nov 2016 Don’t put your device away! Using Mobile Devices for Active Learning
    09 Nov 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (November 2016)
    19 Oct 2016 CANCELLED - Member Showcase – Your Five Minutes of Fame!
    17 Oct 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (October 2016)
    11 Oct 2016 ATD 2017 Strategic Planning Meeting
    23 Sep 2016 Lee Memorial Health System Succession Planning Process - Recognized by ATD as Best Practice
    19 Sep 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (September 2016)
    13 Sep 2016 CPLP Study Group (September 2016)
    22 Aug 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (August 2016)
    17 Aug 2016 Bad Speech, Good Speech
    16 Aug 2016 CPLP Study Group (August 2016)
    20 Jul 2016 Member Choice – Various Topics
    18 Jul 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (July 2016)
    12 Jul 2016 CPLP Study Group (July 2016)
    17 Jun 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (June 2016)
    15 Jun 2016 Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee: A culture of learning- from on-boarding to leadership"
    07 Jun 2016 CPLP Study Group (June 2016)
    18 May 2016 Powerful Presentations: Essentials of Design (at FSW)
    16 May 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (May 2016)
    20 Apr 2016 Best Practices of Instructional Design
    18 Apr 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (April 2016)
    21 Mar 2016 Independent Training & Speaking Professionals (March 2016)
    18 Mar 2016 Dealing with Conflict – Featuring Everything DiSC
    25 Feb 2016 The Ups and Downs of Doing it Alone (SIG Meeting)
    17 Feb 2016 Automating Training Evaluation
    20 Jan 2016 Story-Telling: Telling Your Story with Impact
    18 Nov 2015 Learning Technologies Showcase and Discussion
    21 Oct 2015 Keeping the Competitive Edge Growing Strong...
    16 Sep 2015 Making Training Evaluation and Workforce Analytics Easy
    19 Aug 2015 Rapid Instructional Design - Using Everyday Tools on the Internet!
    15 Jul 2015 Introduction to the ATD Competency Model and Certified Professional in Learning & Performance (CPLP)
    17 Jun 2015 Takeaways from the ATD International Conference and Exposition (June 17, 2015)
    20 May 2015 Expanding the Coaching Toolkit: Borrowing from Counseling (May 20, 2015)
    15 Apr 2015 The Path to a High Performance Workplace (April 15, 2015)
    18 Mar 2015 March 18th: PowerPoint Pizazz
    18 Feb 2015 February 18th: Improving Interdepartmental Relationships (Dr. Brian Moffitt)
    21 Jan 2015 January 21st Chapter 25th Anniversary Event
    10 Dec 2014 December 10 Evening Networking and Panel Discussion
    07 Nov 2014 November 7th Master Class
    15 Oct 2014 October 15th Monthly Learning Event
    17 Sep 2014 September 17th Monthly Learning Event
    20 Aug 2014 August 20th Networking Social Event
    16 Jul 2014 July 16th Monthly Learning Event
    18 Jun 2014 June 18th Monthly Learning Event
    16 May 2014 Tri-County Conference May 16th
    16 Apr 2014 April 16th Monthly Learning Event
    30 Mar 2014 Change Management 2014
    19 Mar 2014 March 19th Monthly Learning Event
    19 Feb 2014 February 19th Learning Event
    15 Jan 2014 January 15th Monthly Meeting
    11 Dec 2013 December 11 Evening Networking and Panel Discussion
    13 Nov 2013 November 13th Monthly Meeting
    01 Nov 2013 Master Class Friday Nov 1st, 2013
    16 Oct 2013 October 16th Monthly Meeting
    18 Sep 2013 September 18th Monthly Meeting
    21 Aug 2013 August 21 Monthly Meeting
    17 Jul 2013 July 17 Monthly Meeting
    19 Jun 2013 June 19 Monthly Meeting
    17 May 2013 May 17 - 12th Annual Tri-County HR Conference
    15 May 2013 May 15 Monthly Meeting
    17 Apr 2013 April 17 Monthly Meeting
    20 Mar 2013 March 20 Monthly Meeting
    20 Feb 2013 February 20 Monthly Meeting
    16 Jan 2013 January 16 Monthly Meeting
    12 Dec 2012 December 12 Evening Meeting
    14 Nov 2012 November 21 Monthly Meeting
    17 Oct 2012 October 17 Monthly Meeting
    19 Sep 2012 September 19 Networking Meeting
    15 Aug 2012 August 15 Monthly Meeting
    18 Jul 2012 July 18 Monthly Meeting
    20 Jun 2012 June 20 Evening Meeting - 5-6:30pm
    18 May 2012 Tri-County HR Conference May 18
    18 Apr 2012 April 18 Monthly Meeting
    21 Mar 2012 March 21 Monthly Meeting
    15 Feb 2012 February 15 Monthly Meeting
    18 Jan 2012 January 18 Monthly Meeting
    07 Dec 2011 Employee Learning Week Awards Dinner
    16 Nov 2011 November 16th Monthly Meeting
    19 Oct 2011 October 19th Monthly Meeting
    01 Oct 2011 Master Class - Introduction to eLearning
    21 Sep 2011 September 21st Monthly Meeting
    15 Sep 2011 Attend an Evening of Networking and Education
    24 Aug 2011 ASTD Networking/Study Group
    17 Aug 2011 August 17th Monthly Meeting
    27 Jul 2011 ASTD Networking/Study Group
    20 Jul 2011 July 20th Monthly Meeting
    22 Jun 2011 ASTD Networking/Study Group
    15 Jun 2011 June 15th Monthly Meeting
    25 May 2011 ASTD Networking/Study Group
    18 May 2011 May 18th Monthly Meeting
    27 Apr 2011 ASTD Networking/Study Group
    20 Apr 2011 April 20th Monthly Meeting
    19 Mar 2011 Master Class - Engaging Audiences and Maintaining Interest
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