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Chapter Meetings

The Puget Sound chapter holds monthly meetings to provide opportunities for networking with workplace learning professionals and to continue our own learning.  Meetings are generally held on the third Tuesday of each month, but check our calendar below as days of the week and times can change, depending on availability of space and presenters.  Most chapter meetings are held at the 2100 Building (2100 24th Ave , Seattle). 

For more information about chapter meetings e-mail the Director of Programs.

Interested in being a presenter for a chapter meeting? Visit the "Be a Presenter" page.


Upcoming events

    • 20 May 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 2100 Building, 2100 – 24th Ave South - Seattle, WA 98144
    • 99

     ASTDps: May 2014 Chapter Meeting

    Using Creative Awareness to Build Your Capacity for Innovation



    Innovation is the outcome of a creative process and healthy organizations learn how to support creativity and creative thinking throughout every function. Although building an organizational culture for creativity and innovation can be a major undertaking, creativity is a powerful intrinsic motivator, and small interventions can make a big difference.

    This session explores how creativity is essential to innovation; demonstrates the impact of behavior upon the organizational climate for creativity; and gives learning and development professionals tools for micro-interventions that can strengthen employees’ creative thinking and intrinsic motivation.

    Participants will learn behaviors that support creative thinking, and gain insight into their own current creative awareness. They will leave with a clearer understanding of the impact their behaviors can have upon the organizational climate for creativity, along with techniques for supporting creative thinking in training and coaching situations.

    7:30 AM – Doors open, networking
    8:00 AM – Presentation
    9:00 AM – Raffle drawing, additional networking
    9:30 AM - End

    About the Presenter
    Amy Frazier, MS, is an organizational and leadership development consultant whose work is targeted toward improving organizational health and human effectiveness though a multi-disciplinary approach to successful creative thinking. Through her company Stages of Presence she delivers trainings, consultations, organizational development initiatives and presentations on creativity and leadership development. A former professional actor, she holds a Master of Science in Applied Creativity and Innovation, and a graduate degree in Creativity and Change Leadership from the International Center for Studies in Creativity at SUNY Buffalo.

    - Member $15.00
    (walk in rate Members $20)
    Pre-Registration - Non-Member $20.00
    (walk-in rate $30)

    Online registration closes on the Sunday prior to the chapter meeting. At that time we are no longer able to accept pre-registrations.

    Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.




Past events

15 Apr 2014 April 2014 Chapter Meeting - Creative Tactics for Adult Learning
18 Mar 2014 March 2014 Chapter Meeting - Learning in the Cloud, What do learning platforms look like in the future?
18 Feb 2014 February 2014 Chapter Meeting - Problem Solving Through Action Learning
21 Jan 2014 January 2014 Chapter Meeting - What A Producer, Writer and Performer Can Teach You About Great Trainings
03 Dec 2013 ELW 2013 - Workplace Learning Professional Best Practices Event
19 Nov 2013 November 2013 Chapter Meeting - Integrate Talent Development at the Source: The Manager
15 Oct 2013 October 2013 Chapter Meeting - Let's Play! How to Gamify Your Learning Experience
17 Sep 2013 September 2013 Chapter Meeting - Mitigating the Perfect Storm: How anticipating change saturation can lead to better enterprise change management
20 Aug 2013 August 2013 Chapter Meeting ~ Leveraging Basic Evaluations for Deeper Insights
18 Jul 2013 July 2013 Chapter Meeting - Stress and Burnout in the Training World
12 Jun 2013 June 2013 Joint Networking Meeting
22 May 2013 May 2013 Chapter Meeting - Accelerating Innovation
16 Apr 2013 April 2013 Chapter Meeting -“Increasing Performance through Effective Communication”
20 Mar 2013 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - March 2013 -The Pace of Facilitation: Balancing Action with Process
19 Feb 2013 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - February 2013
15 Nov 2012 November ASTDps Chapter Meeting-What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How to Dramatically (and Measurably) Improve Your Leadership Coaching Skills
18 Sep 2012 September ASTDps Chapter Meeting~ The intersection of Change Theory & Grief Process: The How and Why Behind Organizational & Behavior Change
21 Aug 2012 August ASTDps Chapter Meeting-Communication in Action - Improv for Business Systems
17 Jul 2012 July ASTDps Chapter Meeting ~ ICE At a Glance
19 Jun 2012 June ASTDps Chapter Meeting
15 May 2012 ASTDps May Chapter Meeting ~ From ILT to VILT: Lessons Learned
17 Apr 2012 April ASTDps Chapter Meeting - Fostering Courageous Collaboration in Organizational Culture
20 Mar 2012 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - March 20, 2012
21 Feb 2012 February ASTDps Chapter Meeting - Reusable eLearning Interfaces: It’s Not Just User Interface Anymore
17 Jan 2012 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - Cancelled due to weather!
13 Dec 2011 A Professional Networking Mega-Mixer: Putting the “social” back into networking - December 13, 2011
15 Nov 2011 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - November 15 2011
18 Oct 2011 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - October 2011
20 Sep 2011 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - “Leveraging and Linking the Power of Learning,” with Tony Bingham and Jason DeLeon
16 Aug 2011 ASTDps Chapter Meeting - A Case Study: Using Experiential Education to Impact Transfer of Learning
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