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SPECIAL OFFER FOR ATD LA Members: Celebrate Career Development Month. Come to the February chapter meeting, Larry is offering free access to Career University’s job landing, career advancing courses for six months. Details provided at the meeting. Huge savings! Click to register

Webinar: Thinking Outside the Virtual Training Box

February 9, 2016 at Noon: One of the biggest challenges in webinar training is how to keep your learners actively participating. If you’ve designed in-person training, you may have struggled with how to successfully translate activities to the virtual environment that you know work well face-to-face. Join Corena at this event to increase your options. Register today. 

SIG Westside: Nudging Culture

February 12, 2016, at 7:30 AM:  Culture is cited as the #1 reason change efforts fail.  And nearly everyone knows culture eats strategy for breakfastDuring this interactive session, participants will explore culture. Steve Siegel will facilitate a lively interactive discussion. Steve has nearly forty years experience in business;  as an entrepreneur, consultant, mentor, and coach. Join the Special Interest Group (SIG) breakfast meeting and gain more knowledge. Click here

OD SIG: The Neurobiology of Leadership - or - Why Women Lead Differently than Men

February 18, 2016, 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM: Current research suggests a great deal about what underlies leadership behavior, and why women tend to lead differently compared to men (not necessarily better or worse). Dr. Kenneth M. Nowack will explore neurobiological pathways associated with giving feedback, cooperating with others and leading. Register, click here. 

February Chapter Meeting: How Social Media Can Advance Your Career, with Larry Braman, President Global Career Consulting   

February 25, 2016 at 6:30PM: its career development month with Larry Braman, President Global Career Consulting. Every recruiter uses social media to find/research candidates. If you’re not leveraging the power of social media to help you market your expertise, expand networks and uncover opportunities, you’re leaving out a major piece of career advancement strategy. 

March Chapter Meeting: Paint & Sip Party

March 17, 2016,  at 6:30PM: What's your personal mission statement or logo? Visualize your brand on canvas. Let the oil paints reflect your rainbow of colors to stand out. Talent development leaders must be creative and inspire others to find their inner passions. Now, it's your turn. This chapter meeting invites you to tap into your inner artist. Picasso? Da Vinci? Disney? click here

1/2 Day Workshop: Managing Use of "Self" for Personal Practice, with Dr. David Jamieson

Saturday, March 19, at 8:30AM to 12:30PM: Join Dr. David Jamieson and get introduced to the core elements, competencies and development paths in understanding and using ‘self’ in professional practice. In this learning journey, explore areas like how self-awareness for managing use of self, vulnerability, self-efficacy, in our managing process. Register. 

Certification: Emotional Intelligence Training 

March 24 & 25 2016: Build your resume with an instrument used at many companies. The EQ-i 2.0 Certification Workshop prepares you to administer and interpret the EQ-i 2.0 assessments, and provide feedback. After this intense training, you can use the assessments for richer coaching sessions and lead workshops at your organization. Early bird rate ends March 4, 2016Register today

Webinar: Why Many Change Efforts Fail, by Peter Block

March 23, 2016 at 11:30 AM to 1PM: Webinar hybrid event hosted by ATD OC and virtually led by world renowned author Peter Block. Regarding the changing of cultural beliefs, Peter Block believes a "culture of accountability" is needed with a commitment towards the creation of a deeper sense of community. As Peter explains, a community’s well-being relies on the quality of the relationships and the cohesion that exists among its citizens, known as a community's "social capital". Register

April Chapter Meeting: The Bite Size Revolution, How To Make Learning Stick

April 21, 2016, at 6:30PM: Join ATD LA with at April's exciting chapter meeting featuring Damon Stephens, Regional Client Director at Mind Gym. Coming straight from the office with no time to eat? Don't worry - pizza will be available for all attendees! Let us know your slice preference when registering.

Article: Toxic Bosses, Analysis by Ken Nowack

Bad leaders don’t just squander productivity and engagement. Employee health is also on the line. Toxic leaders undoubtedly can become a liability to organizations, a ecting such outcomes as absenteeism, stress disability claims, hostile workplace lawsuits and health.  Members log in to read more. 

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