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

    • 03/20/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rothchild Catering & Conference Center; 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville
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    Talent Development to Enhance Organizational Creativity

    Presented By: 

    Dr. Dave S. Knowlton; SIUE


    Networking and lunch: 11:30am

    Program: 12:00pm - 1:00pm


      

    As we move further out of the Information Age and into the Innovation Age, creativity will become even more of a primary driver of organizational success. Talent development professionals must understand, then, best practices for ensuring that employees are thinking creatively and translating that thinking into a mode of operating. This session will provide both concepts and practical advice for talent development professionals who aim to enhance creativity among employees. Emphasis will be placed on both developing collaboration skills and ensuring systematic creative processes.


    Learning Objectives:

    1. The attendees will be able to explain benefits and drawbacks of developing employee talent toward the goal of enhancing organizational creativity.


    2.The attendees will be able to articulate a conceptual approach for talent development that enhances organizational creativity.


    3.The attendees will be able to list multiple strategies for developing creative talent within organizations



    Speaker Bio: 

    Dr. Dave S. Knowlton is an educator, author, keynote speaker, consultant, and artisan.  For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Knowlton has passionately advocated for the power of creativity, education, and self-directed learning as means of improving organizations and changing lives.  He has presented his ideas at national professional-development events, including conferences sponsored by Training Magazine, The United States Distance Learning Association, and The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.  Dr. Knowlton has written over seventy-five articles and book chapters in the areas of education, employee performance improvement, creativity, communication, and the arts.  As a public intellectual, he has written for the main-stream press and has appeared on regional television programs and internet podcasts.  Dr. Knowlton serves on the Board of Directors of the Jacoby Arts Center in Alton, Illinois (jacobyartscenter.org); and he cohosts the Learning Vibes Podcast (learningvibespodcast.weebly.com).  In his full-time role as Professor and Graduate Program Director of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s (SIUE) Instructional Technology (IT) program (siue.edu/instructionaltechnology), Dr. Knowlton teaches courses in instructional design, design thinking, and innovation processes.  He also supervises the IT program’s design studio.


        

    Networking and lunch will be available starting at 11:30am, and the program begins promptly at 12:00pm. Let us know of any dietary restrictions upon check-in at the registration desk.

                


    Cancellation requests/refunds will be honored within 48 hours notice if paid in advance. Payment will be due for no-shows.


    Location


    Rothchild's | 8807 Kingston Pike | Knoxville, TN

    • 04/17/2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Rothchild Catering & Conference Center; 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville
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    “Competency” Is Out. “Capability” Is In.  

    Presented By: 

    Karen Odell, ATD Smoky Mountain Chapter


    Networking and lunch: 11:30am

    Program: 12:00pm - 1:00pm



    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 “at-risk” children.

        

    Networking and lunch will be available starting at 11:30am, and the program begins promptly at 12:00pm. Let us know of any dietary restrictions upon check-in at the registration desk.

                


    Cancellation requests/refunds will be honored within 48 hours notice if paid in advance. Payment will be due for no-shows.


    Location


    Rothchild's | 8807 Kingston Pike | Knoxville, TN

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