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    • January 01, 2016
    • December 31, 2016
    • Locations will vary for events. Always check the individual registration for location


    Book your calendar for our 2016 events!
     Don’t miss any of the great speakers and topics coming your way. 

    Dates may change if we uncover an amazing opportunity to bring to you. 

    Here are more great things to look forward to in 2016!

    Evening Learning Events (5:30 to 9:00 p.m.)

    • Tuesday, May 24 (Nova Orlando): Carlann Ferguson, “Sharing Secrets to Increase Leadership Success”. We will also collect items for our Dress for Success Clothing Drive
    • Thursday, July 21 (Dubsdread Ballroom): 4th Annual Summer Sizzle with ISPI! ” Networking event. We will also collect items for our Second Harvest Food Drive & Children’s Home Society Toy Drive
    • Thursday, July 28 (FREE Webinar): Monica Cornetti - Game the System™ - The Basics of How and Why to Gamify your Training Programs!
    • Thursday, August 25 (Nova Orlando): Kizzy Dominguez:  Secrets to Transform Training Through Gamification
    • Saturday, September 17 (Nova Orlando):  
    • Thursday, November 17 (Nova Orlando): Networking & 2017 Volunteer Enrollment! ” We will also collect items for our Second Harvest Food Drive & Children’s Home Society Toy Drive
    • December 15, 2016 (Dubsdread Ballroom): Join us for our 4th Annual Central Florida ATD Holiday Spectacular and Trainer Showdown! ” We will also collect items for our Second Harvest Food Drive & Children’s Home Society Toy Drive

    Professional Development 1/2 or Full Day Learning Events:

    Thursday, June 9 (Nova Orlando): Carlann Ferguson – “Secrets to Leadership Success Workshop”

    Member Appreciation Brunch:

    • Saturday, October 15 (Nova Orlando): Join us for our 2nd annual Member Appreciation Brunch!

    ATD Conferences in Orlando:

    Various Dates! Check out these local learning opportunities

    Do you have an idea for a learning event or webinar or know someone interested in speaking at one of our events? Email programs@tdcentralflorida.org!

    More events are being planned for the year so keep checking this link!

    If you are interested in becoming a member of the Professional Development team, please contact Rosa Espinal at rosa@tdcentralflorida.org.

    • May 18, 2016
    • December 31, 2016
    • Locations will vary for events. Always check the individual registration for location

    ATD is offering training in Orlando!
    Enhance your skills! 
    Enroll today! 

    Please use our ChIP code 9133 when registering. 

    Here are the great things to look forward to in 2016.

    Call 1-800-628-2783 to enroll in one of the following programs listed above or visit  https://www.td.org/Education

    Don’t forget to use CHiP Code 9133 when registering!!

    • July 21, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Dubsdread Ballroom, 549 West Par Street Orlando, FL 32804



    4th Annual 


    Thursday, July 21, 2016

    5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

    Dubsdread Ballroom


    Elliot Masie

    Live via Video!

    Summer Sizzle 2016 will be a blast!

    This year we have the honor of hosting the highly praised futurist and analyst of the learning community – Elliott Masie, live via video conference (1/2 hour! ONLY). 

    Trends in Technology are changing how people and organizations learn. Elliott will share his insight and answer questions on trends in learning and development with our chapter members.


    • Hear from a leader in the Learning & Development field regarding trends in the field and his thoughts on the future of L&D
    • Learn more about our chapter and the potential opportunities to get involved  
    • Meet industry professionals from around the Central Florida community to expand your networking circle of contacts
    • Give back to our local community via donations of school supplies and non-perishables and ensure children start the school year with the tools they need and that deserving families receive food for their pantries 

    Join us for this special event . . . You will be glad you did. 

    About our Guest Speaker: 

    Elliot Masie

    Elliott Masie is a provocative, engaging and entertaining futurist, analyst and speaker - focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning and technology.

    He is the editor of Learning TRENDS by Elliott Masie, an Internet newsletter read by over 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications, including CLO Magazine.  He is the author of a dozen books, and is the convener of Learning 2016.

    He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, NY think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning CONSORTIUM, a coalition of 230 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies. Elliott's professional focus has been in the fields of corporate learning, organizational performance and emerging technology. He has developed models for accelerating the spread of knowledge, learning and collaboration throughout organizations.  

    Elliott is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer, blending humor, applicable stories of best practice and high levels of audience involvement. Over the past thirty years, he has presented programs, courses and speeches to over 2,100,000 professionals around the world. He lives in Saratoga Springs, owns thoroughbred horses, is a producer/investor in Broadway shows including the TONY Award Winning Kinky Boots, as well as An American in Paris, It’s Only a Play, The Trip to Bountiful, Macbeth, Allegiance, and Somewhere in Time.

    "We need to bring learning to people instead of people to learning." 

    - Elliott Masie

    Register today!

    Event Information:

    Registration Opens at 5:30 pm

    Elliott Masie LIVE: 6:00 - 6:30pm

    Announcements: 6:30-7:00 pm

    Networking & Activities: 7:00-8:30pm

    Event Location:Dubsdread Ballroom

    Investment (inc. meal and 1 drink ticket):   

    $35 Early Registration through July 14th  
    $45 Late registration and at the door

    * Please note early registration closes on Thursday, July 14th. If you register after that, the cost will be $45.

    Information about Children's Home Society Back to School Drive:

    Imagine starting the new school year without any supplies. No backpack. No paper. No pencils. Many families who come to Children’s Home Society of Florida for help are struggling to put food on the table so school supplies are hardly a priority, but showing up to school without basic supplies can be very embarrassing and discouraging for children. Positive academic experiences are essential to their confidence and potential, so please help these children start the new school year successfully.

    This summer, we need to collect backpacks and school supplies for more than 2,000 children and teens in the Central Florida community.  See the attached Back to School Drive flyer for details on how you can help kids go back to school with the tools they need.  In addition, I have attached a guide on organizing a Back to School Drive with helpful tips to support your efforts.  We also need volunteers in late July and early August to organize supplies and stuff backpacks.  Please let us know if you can get a group together to help! Together, we can prepare our children for a successful school year!

    Information about Second Harvest:

    Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida is a private, nonprofit organization that collects, stores and distributes donated food to more than 550 feeding partners in six Central Florida counties: Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed nearly 64 million pounds of grocery products – the equivalent of more than 53 million meals – to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes.

    As a friendly reminder, cancellations are due no less than 5 days prior to the program. Pre-Paid registrations will not be refunded after the fifth day and pending confirmations will be invoiced with payment due upon receipt. This policy will remain in effect as an effort to cover catering expense and unsold seating created by holding your reservation. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Photos are often taken during the program meeting to be used for newsletters, the website, social media and marketing purposes.  If you prefer not to appear in the image, please let the photographer know at the meeting. 

    This registration covers one (1) event:
    July 21 -  5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 
    Location: Dubsdread Ballroom
    549 West Par Street, Orlando, FL 32804
    • July 28, 2016
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • World Wide Web / Virtual Webinar

    Join us! 

    Game the System 

    The Basics of How and Why to 

    Gamify Your Training Programs

    July 28, 2016

    1:00PM - 2:00PM

    Location:  World Wide Web

    $FREE * 

    Wouldn’t it be great to know how to introduce a gaming dimension to the corporate training you design or offer? 

    What would it look like to include game elements such as points, levels, challenges, rewards, and leaderboards… to drive participation, engagement, retention and achieve a measurable ROI?

    In this workshop you’ll learn how to:

    • Identify the current best practices in gamification
    • Avoid 4 major mistakes when planning your gamified experience
    • Upgrade your organization’s training and help desk services through gaming scenarios
    • Discover the 5 essential steps to developing a successful Gamification program
    • Approach gamification from a practical viewpoint for your organization

    Gamification of real-world training and development is a powerful technique which can motivate people and help generate loyalty to your organization, its products, and its message. At its core, Gamification is about finding the fun in the things that we have to do.

    This session will give you tips, tools, and techniques so that you can use gameful motivation to engage your learners. It’s like getting a gold star for a good job… only better.

    About the presenter: Monica Cornetti

    There are moments where a decision, followed by dedication, leads to new life directions. For Monica Cornetti, her decision to pursue a Master of Science in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (MSEDE) from the University of Houston - Victoria, voted by Forbes Small Business as one of the top 5 programs for entrepreneurial education in the country, propelled her into the realm of international speaker, author, and recognized expert. Unlike other "motivational speakers" or "consultants", Monica has focused intensively on the latest immersive engagement techniques and the latest research (an easy task since it's been Monica's life's work).

    Monica Cornetti is a former Corporate Executive and an influential speaker, writer, and gamification expert in the Talent Development industry. She is also a consultant and has been featured on the cover of Bloomberg's BusinessWeek. Monica blogs at The Gamification Report and you can find her on twitter at @monicacornetti. She wants you and your team to have everything in the world to smile about - unabashed, confident, and tenacious. Attend our webinar with Monica, and see that she has the passion, dedication, commitment and knowledge to make that happen.

    What’s included in my registration?

    Full access to webcast with live Q&A, opportunity to network with speakers and fellow attendees. 

    I’m registered – now what? 

    You’ll receive a confirmation email from ATDCFL with important login details and additional event information.

    I haven’t received my confirmation email. Who do I contact? 

    Please check your spam filter first. If you still haven’t received it, email us at rosa@tdcentralflorida.org for assistance.


    $Free ATD members

    $5 ATD Friends w/Code (ISPI, SHRM, GOOD, UCF, FULL SAIL)

    $10 non ATD Members

    If you have questions about the event or registration, email rosa@tdcentralflorida.org for assistance. 

    • August 25, 2016
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Nova Southeastern University 4850 Millenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839

    Join us! 

    5 Secrets to 

    Transform Training 

    Through Gamification! 

    August 25, 2016

    5:30PM - 8:30PM

    Location:  Nova University Orlando


    Applying the principles of gamification seems to be the perfect way to enhance learning. However, few organizations are able to devote the time and resources to properly create game-style content. 

    This session, in a case study format, covers the five steps taken to conceptualize, develop, and deliver a gamified course, titled "The Lean Hero’s Journey" to teach lean management concepts. 

    Following this session, participants will be able to:

    • Explain why games are so compelling for learning
    • Apply 5 steps to gamify content
    • Create an engaging game using low-cost resources

    About the presenter: Kizzy Dominguez

    Kizzy M. Dominguez has over 15 years of experience in training, content development and elevating high impact teams. She was inspired by her father, and knew that she wanted to be a psychologist and an entrepreneur. The simple but powerful concept, “it’s all about empowering others” was instilled in her from a young age and became her motivation. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Florida Institute of Technology. She was the 2014 Enterprising Woman of the Year and recently recognized by Profiles in Diversity Journal as a Woman Worth Watching®.


    $30 ATD members

    $35 Guests / non ATD Members

    $40 Late registration

    Special Thanks to our Venue Platinum Sponsor: 


    NSU is a not-for-profit, independent university that is classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and is one of only 37 universities nationwide to also be awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification. We have approximately 27,000 students, 162,000 alumni, a sprawling, 314-acre Fort Lauderdale-Davie campus and a presence throughout Florida, the U.S. and nine countries around the world. Through five decades of explosive growth, our reputation for academic excellence and innovation continues to flourish.

    Are you looking to reach a great group of learning development professionals? 

    Sponsor an event or Advertise with us!

    By sponsoring ATD Central Florida Chapter activities, organizations share their brand with learning and development professionals throughout Central Florida. Sponsors can choose from a menu of choices to promote their businesses and benefit the community. Visit our website for more details. 


    Are you interested in volunteering with ATDCFL? If the answer is YES or if you would like to learn more about volunteer opportunities go to our Volunteer information and sign up page: http://vols.pt/yNt1PN

    You may be able to submit for re-certification credit for CPLP, ISPI, or SHRM. Please visit each organization for details. 




    As a friendly reminder, cancellations are due no less than 5 days prior to the program. Pre-Paid registrations will not be refunded after the fifth day and pending confirmations will be invoiced with payment due upon receipt. This policy will remain in effect as an effort to cover catering expense and unsold seating created by holding your reservation. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

    Photos or videos are often taken during the program meeting to be used for newsletters, social media, our website or marketing purposes.  If you prefer not to appear in the image, please let a board member or the photographer know at the meeting.

    • September 17, 2016
    • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    • Nova University 4850 Millenia Blvd, Orlando, FL 32839

    Join us! 

    Level 1 Gamification Certification for Talent Development Professionals

    There are trainers and there are TRUE TALENT DEVELOPERS...

    Spend a day learning from the #1 rated Gamification Guru Monica Cornetti and become a better, higher-rated, and considerably more effective trainer, teacher, instructional designer, or human resource professional!

    This is like no conference or workshop that you’ve ever been to before. The Sententia Gamification Certification LIVE is a complete immersion experience designed to leave you creatively inspired and technically masterful. You’ll leave exhausted and exhilarated. For those reasons, this certification is reserved for those who are truly committed to mastery.

    The Sententia Gamification Certification is the premier standard in the world for recognition as a gamification specialist for Talent Development Professionals. Holding a Certified Gamification Professional credential serves as a visible acknowledgement of your demonstrated mastery of core gamification principles and skills essential to the best practice of talent development. Plus, Sententia is the ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you recertification credits with HRCI, SHRM, and ATD.

    Whether you are a new or seasoned learning professional, this certification will help you to quickly and easily learn how to adapt a gamification strategy for your programs.

    BUT… you do need to be prepared to come and play FULL OUT for the entire day to DRAMATICALLY IMPROVE your L&D results and SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE your credibility and influence.

    You’ll improve your confidence, make more convincing pitches to the C-team, and lead your colleagues and co-workers with an articulate vision. 

    Our Presenter: Monica Cornetti

    Featured on the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek, Monica Cornetti is ranked as the #1 Gamification Guru in the world by UK based Leaderboarded. She works with individuals and organizations who want to learn how to think differently to achieve uncommon results.

    Monica is a highly sought-after speaker because of her spunkiness and emphasis on fun while learning. She is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Selling book What Were You Thinking?, the newly revised Totally Awesome Training Activity Guide:  Put Gamification to Work for You, and the acclaimed book Your Face Isn’t Finished Until Your Lipstick Is On: Rules of the Women’s Success Game.

    Monica’s client list includes: United Airlines, Kimberly Clark, PepsiCo, Shell Oil, Cameron Oil, LeTourneau Cranes, IHRDC, RiceTec, Proctor & Gamble, The ASBDC, Texas Tech, The Nature Conservancy, Jostens, Hulcher, Youth Build USA, American Fidelity, FM Global, SHRM, The Social Security Administration, Headstart of St. Louis, Infinisource, and IAAP.

    She is a graduate of Seton Hill with a BA in psychology, and The University of Houston-Victoria where she earned a Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, voted by Forbes Small Business as one of the top 5 programs for entrepreneurial education in the country.

    Based in Austin, TX, Monica does what she can to help “Keep Austin Weird,” enthusiastically frequenting the greenbelt, farmers markets, and music venues. The practice of making business processes compelling by making them fun is about the most fascinating and coolest thing she can think of. 


    Early Registration (by 9/6/16) for ATD Central Florida Members, and ATD Friends w/Code (ISPI, SHRM, GOOD) $247.00 

    Early Registration & Purchase Membership (by 9/6/16) $277.00 

    Regular Registration ((by 9/6/16 w/No Membership) $297.00

    Late Registration (after 9/6/16 w/no Membership) $315.00

    Registration includes a light breakfast and box lunch. 

    If you have questions about the event or registration, email programs@tdcentralflorida.org for assistance. 

Past events

May 24, 2016 Carlann Fergusson: Sharing Secrets to Increase Leadership Success
May 18, 2016 Glen Bull Adaptive Learning: Unleashing the Holy Grail of Deep Learning Measurement
April 28, 2016 Caja Kelly: Speedback Feedback!
April 19, 2016 Kizzy Dominguez: 5 Secrets to Make Learning Stick
March 24, 2016 Tim Brock, Ph.D. CPT: High Impact Human Capital Strategy
March 16, 2016 Learning Solutions Conference and Expo!
February 16, 2016 Ken Phillips: Boost Training Transfer!
February 15, 2016 2016 Training Magazine Expo!
January 28, 2016 2016 KickOFF!
December 28, 2015 2015 Save the Dates!! Click to see future meeting dates!
December 17, 2015 ATD Central Florida Holiday Extravaganza and Trainer Showdown
November 17, 2015 Talents for Tolerance!
November 13, 2015 2015 VIRTUAL eLearning Day - Exchanging Ideas with Industry Experts
October 27, 2015 Get R.E.A.L. with Anita the Passionista!
October 17, 2015 Member Appreciation Event
September 17, 2015 Show Me the Money! Panel Event
August 27, 2015 Making Change Stick!
July 23, 2015 3rd Annual Summer Sizzle
July 09, 2015 Talent Booster: Interactions in Articulate Storyline 2
June 25, 2015 “Engaging the Head, Heart and Hands of a Volunteer”
May 28, 2015 Talent Booster: Facilitating is Training
April 14, 2015 Coaching Across Cultures: Leveraging Cultural Differences for Creativity, Unity and Purpose
March 31, 2015 Virtual Event: I HATE CONFERENCE CALLS! Redefining Virtual Collaboration
March 25, 2015 2015 Learning Solutions Field Trip Group Meetup Email List
February 24, 2015 Oscar and the Terrible, Very Bad, Horrible Interview
January 27, 2015 January 2015 - Ice, Nice, Baby!
December 11, 2014 CFC-ASTD Holiday Extravaganza and Trainer Showdown
November 07, 2014 2014 Membership Retreat
September 26, 2014 Advanced eLearning Day - Getting to Know Your Tools
September 17, 2014 Leadership Virtual SIG Series - "Are you a Leader Worth Following?" - Session 3 - Give Yourself
August 28, 2014 August Evening Program - Trends in Talent Development
July 29, 2014 July 2014 Program - Summer Sizzle
July 23, 2014 Leadership Virtual SIG Series - "Are you a Leader Worth Following?" - Session 2 - Choose Yourself
July 15, 2014 ISD Bootcamp
June 26, 2014 June Evening Program - Crucial Confrontations/Accountability
May 22, 2014 May Evening Program - Career Development
April 29, 2014 April Evening Program - Building Your Leadership Bench
April 04, 2014 ASTD Suncoast Virtual Event E-SIG: Open Source to Crowdsource: The Wonders of WordPress as Performance Support Virtual Meeting
March 22, 2014 ASTD National Events in Orlando FL - ChIP Code 9133
March 20, 2014 March Evening Program - EQ in Decision Making
March 13, 2014 Learning Technologies SIG
March 07, 2014 ASTD Suncoast Virtual Event Test Me Out!
February 21, 2014 Introduction to eLearning and Learning Technologies
February 12, 2014 Virtual Event: Delivering Engaging and High Quality Webinars
January 30, 2014 January Networking Event
January 27, 2014 Learning Technologies SIG
December 12, 2013 Learning Technologies SIG
December 03, 2013 CFC-ASTD Holiday Extravaganza and Trainer Showdown
November 07, 2013 November 2013 Program
November 01, 2013 Community Events - See what's happening in our area
October 21, 2013 Leadership Mastermind Group
October 11, 2013 2013 Membership Retreat
September 24, 2013 September 2013 Program
September 12, 2013 eLearning/Technology Mastermind Group
August 27, 2013 August 2013 Program
August 01, 2013 eLearning/Technology Mastermind Group
July 23, 2013 July 2013 Program
June 27, 2013 June 2013 Program
May 30, 2013 May 2013 Program
May 08, 2013 eLearning/Technology Mastermind Group
April 23, 2013 April 2013 Program
April 01, 2013 eLearning/Technology Mastermind Group
March 21, 2013 March 2013 Program
February 19, 2013 February 2013 Program
January 24, 2013 January 2013 Program
November 29, 2012 CFC-ASTD 30th Anniversary Celebration
October 23, 2012 October 2012 Program
October 05, 2012 2012 Membership Retreat
September 27, 2012 September 2012 Program
August 30, 2012 August 2012 Program
July 26, 2012 July 2012 Program
June 28, 2012 June 2012 Program
May 22, 2012 May 2012 Program
April 26, 2012 April 2012 Program
March 20, 2012 March 2012 Program
February 28, 2012 February 2012 Program
January 24, 2012 January 2012 Program
December 06, 2011 Annual CFC-ASTD Silent Auction and Holiday Program
October 29, 2011 Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk-Team Bodacious Tatas
October 25, 2011 October Program
September 27, 2011 September Program
September 09, 2011 Professional Development Event
August 23, 2011 August Program
July 30, 2011 July Community Service Project-Habitat for Humanity
June 28, 2011 Activity-Based Learning: Integrating interactivity into your facilitation
May 22, 2011 May Meet and Eat during ICE
April 26, 2011 The Role of Training & Development: Facilitating Organizational Change through Strategic Alignment
March 22, 2011 Succession Planning from the Middle Up
February 22, 2011 Learn from the EXPERTS
January 25, 2011 INFLUENCER: The Power To Change Anything
November 16, 2010 Beyond This Point There Will Be Dragons
October 26, 2010 Battling the Beasties
October 25, 2010 Building Facilitation Skills
October 08, 2010 Building Facilitation Skills
September 28, 2010 Converting Your Training to E-Learning: Lumps, Bumps, and Bruises
August 24, 2010 Leadership vs. Management, Recognizing the Balance
July 27, 2010 What can you do to get a competitive edge in the field of Training and Development?
September 22, 2009 Managing Change
July 28, 2009 The "I's" Have It
July 22, 2008 The I's Have It

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