Chapter Events

We have many opportunities for members, students, and guests to hear about emerging trends in the industry, engage in learning activities and discussions, and network with peers throughout the year.


The monthly meeting location is Rothchild's Catering and Conference Center, located at 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville. Networking and lunch begin at 11:30, and the presentation starts promptly at noon.

Click on an event title for more details and to register.

Upcoming events

    • 06/26/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • FREE Interactive Remote Event
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    *NEW Date June 26, 2020*

    Free Interactive Remote Event 

    “Competency” Is Out. “Capability” Is In.  

    Presented By: 

    Karen Odell, ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter

    Friday June 26, 2020

    Program: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    To gain the most out of this Interactive Remote Learning Event we highly encourage completion of the ATD 2020 Capability Model Self Assessment.

    Access Model and Self Assessment via Link: 

    *Registration will close at 12:00 noon on Thursday 6-25-2020

    Each Registrant will receive a personal email invitation link prior to the remote event with directions for logging into the event.

    The future of work will require talent development professionals to leverage interpersonal skills, along with their professional expertise, to work as a true business partner to help achieve organizational goals. Based on the newly released

    2020 ATD Capability Model attendees will experience an interactive session to assist with implementation of the Three Domains of Practice; Building Personal Capability, Developing Professional Capability, Impacting Organizational Capability.

    2020 ATD Capability Model is future-oriented, flexible, and customizable. The shift from competency to capability model signals action and impact. ATD’s Capability Model will help talent development professionals put their knowledge and skills to work to create, innovate, lead, manage change, and demonstrate impact.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Attendee will be able to define “Three Domains of Practice” of 2020 ATD Capability Model.

    2. Attendee will assess self-skill level within at least one of the “Three Domains of Practice”.

    3. Attendee will create a practical self “road-map” or action plan to expand skills within at least one of the “Three Domains of Practice”.

    Speaker Bio: 

    Karen Odell is a Learning Experience Designer with a focus on business analysis, training needs assessment, ROI analysis, project management, and e-Learning design. As a Trainer, Mentor, and Preceptor, Karen uses Face-2-Face, remote and blended learning techniques.  

    Karen completed her Instructional Strategy and Design Certification from University of California, Irvine. Tennessee Licensed and Nationally Registered Dietitian with B.S. degree in Nutrition and Institutional Management from Purdue University and M.S. degree in Secondary-Adult Education from Indiana University; Karen has experience training employees and customers, business training analysis, healthcare management, marketing, project management, and sales management.

    For fun, Karen is a Volunteer Puppy Raiser with Canine Companions for Independence. Weekly, she and her current puppy visit different locations, volunteering time to read with “Special Needs and At-Risk” children.

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