Welcome to ASTD-Los Angeles!


If you are looking for innovation, learning, and a community of passionate and accomplished learning professionals, the American Society for Training and Development-Los Angeles is right place.

Chapter Meeting ~ Thurs. October 23
(4th Thursday)

Global Trends in Coaching

A conversation with the International Coach Federation Chair of the Global Board, Dr. Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D., Master Certified Coach    

This interactive session will present global trends in coaching such as coaching supervision, external vs. internal coaching and coaching skills for managers. 

By the end of the session participants will become familiarized with coaching global trends, will participate in a conversation about challenges for professional coaching and develop some strategies to take advantage of global trends.

1/2 Day Workshop ~ Friday, October 24

Competency Games

Presented by Sue Sorensen

Dropped alone into a strange workplace world; left to survive through your strengths and wits…

The Competency Games is about understanding the nature and application of business competencies in today’s dynamic work environments. 

Internal or external you will take away specific behavioral definitions and deepened knowledge of typical business  competencies for use as a professional tool.  You’ll use and keep a set of the best-selling What Really Matters® Competency Cards in three illuminating games (i.e. exercise scenarios).  Add to your knowledge and skill and receive a tool that can be utilized directly in internal and external consulting roles.

  • Use them in hiring scenarios
  • Performance management and performance coaching scenarios
  • Use them in management/leadership activities
  • and, in individual development scenarios

Leadership Involvement Day
Saturday, November 8

The Gold of the Desert Kings

ASTD-LA’s Leadership Involvement Day is your opportunity to network with your peers, learn a new facilitation technique, and help create the future of ASTD-LA! This is the event for you to add YOUR input and vision to help shape our chapter as we move into 2015.

Experience The Gold of the Desert Kings workshop. This free, must-attend event is for ALL MEMBERS, as well as prospective members.

The Experience

Teams rush to compete against each other in this challenging race across the desert. What’s the goal? Battle the elements to get to the mountains to mine for as much gold as possible and return home alive. Teams are forced to be as productive as possible with limited time and resources. Participants will experience the benefits of teamwork, planning, setting goals and taking necessary risks.

In this interactive session, our members will get an impression of the power of experiential learning. Using this technique in training can facilitate training transfer. Participants get the opportunity to bridge the gap between theory and practice and build conviction to use the learned skills in the workplace.

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Upcoming events

06 Nov 2014 12:00 PM • Access information will arrive in your confirmation email after registration.
07 Nov 2014 7:30 AM • The Toyota Auto Museum 19600 Van Ness Avenue (between Del Amo and 190th) Torrance, CA 90501
08 Nov 2014 9:00 AM • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 617 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017
08 Nov 2014 1:00 PM • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 617 W. 7th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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