Our mission is to promote excellence in learning and
performance improvement; ASTDps professionals
together create a world that works better.


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

    • 18 Nov 2014
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 2100 Building, 2100 – 24th Ave South - Seattle, WA 98144
    • 98

     ASTDps: November 2014 Chapter Meeting

    Please note that this is an evening meeting

    Stop Rescuing; Start Coaching


    As coaches and trainers, our passion to be change-agents may sometimes be confused with rescuing and saving others.   As a rescuer, we unknowingly disempower others and may interfere with their development.   Based upon David Emerald’s book “The Power of TED (The Empowerment Dynamic”) coaches and trainers will learn practical and positive ways to relate and work together with less drama.  This introductory workshop will outline the three Karpman Drama Triangle roles of victim, persecutor and rescuer and how to shift into the far more resourceful TED* roles of Creator, Challenger and Coach.

    Participants will become more aware of their rescuing behavior, when they rescue clients or co-workers, and insights into how to stop rescuing and start coaching.   They will also receive strategies on how to challenge and coach clients who rescue others. Participants will learn simple yet profound coaching tools and exercises to support a shift from drama to empowerment.

    5:30 PM – Doors open, networking
    6:00 PM – Presentation
    7:00 PM – Raffle drawing, additional networking
    7:30 PM – End


    Donna Zajonc MCC is Director of Coaching and Practitioner Services for the Power of TED.   She has been an executive coach and leadership development consultant for over twelve years, coaching senior leaders in the financial and retail services, non-profits as well as a wide range of elected and public service leaders.  Donna lives on Bainbridge Island, WA with her husband and business partner, David Emerald, author of the Power of TED.

    Barb McAllister, PCC, owner or Thrive Coaching and Consulting, was a supervisor, manager and director at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for 26 years.   She held increasingly responsible management and leadership positions and received EPA’s national Excellence in Management Award.  For the last nine years Barb has worked as an independent coach, consultant, and trainer, specializing in working with management teams, challenging employees, and public servants who want to be great leaders and managers.


    - 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.




    • 16 Dec 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • 2100 Building, 2100 – 24th Ave South - Seattle, WA 98144
    • 100

     ASTDps: December 2014 Chapter Meeting

    Save the Date!



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

    About the Presenter

    - 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

21 Oct 2014 October 2014 Chapter Meeting -Integrated Talent Management Scorecards: Insights From World-Class Organizations on Demonstrating Value
16 Sep 2014 September 2014 Chapter Meeting: Leadership in L&D
19 Aug 2014 August 2014 Chapter Meeting - Obtain Commitment to Learning Easily: Master the Art of Paradigm Shifting
15 Jul 2014 July 2014 Chapter Meeting - Maximizing Internal Employee Career Development to Improve Retention
20 May 2014 May 2014 Chapter Meeting - Using Creative Awareness to Build Your Capacity for Innovation
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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