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Match Your Training Needs with Business Goals

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • 985 Garden of the Gods Rd, Colorado Springs


  • Affiliate member with another ATD chapter in good standing. Must use registration code provided by local chapter contact.
  • All-Inclusive and corporate bundled members.

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 Match Your Training Needs and Business Goals



Have you got an idea for a training program that your company seriously needs, only you worry your boss won't support your enthusiasm or project? Do you know what may convince him to support your effort?  Do you know how your idea will improve your company's talent or better yet, support your company's goals or mission?


As Patricia Pulliam Phillips, PhD and Jack Phillips, PhD discusses in The Business Case for Learning (2017, p. 8), "unless learning is connected to the business of the organization and helping to drive the business, it will not be a sustainable process...[and] when it comes to delivering results for programs, hope is not a strategy, luck is not a factor, and doing nothing is not an option" (p. 13).    Instructional designers and Training Leads need to do more than feel that their training solution is what the company needs.  They need to know and prove it’s good for the success of the business.


During this 90-minute session, you will learn how to:

  • Determine two approaches to a training need or gap in employee performance.
  • Align the training need to a business or company's goal.
  • Evaluate if a training solution satisfies the need.
  • Determine if the expected outcomes of the training solution align with the business' goals and mission.
  • Work with your organization’s leadership to garner support for your training recommendation.

Bring your organization's mission and goals, and your ideas.  This interactive session will include open discussion and exercises for you to look at your own ideas and to determine if those training ideas align with your business goals. The ultimate goal is for you to examine how you can align your training needs with your business' goals and mission.


Speaker:  Ann Rush, PhD, PPATD Member


Ann Rush holds a PhD in Education specializing in Training & Performance Improvement.  Ann and her husband, Dan, founded the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Status: Code 4, Inc. (SC4i).  SC4i provides counseling, mental wellness education and resources to Colorado's First Responders and their family members.  She is a retired U.S. Air Force officer, and she has spent over 30 years performing duties as an adult educator, space operator, and program manager.  Dan is a Psychologist and worked as an EMS/Paramedic for over 25 years. At SC4i, Ann and Dan provides mental wellness training, volunteer coordination, and lead the Lifelines documentary series project.  Ann’s passion comes from the "lived" experience of her and her husband's recovery journey with PTSD.


If you were lucky enough to catch Ann's discussion of Behavior Engineering in August, this is a great follow up to that conversation.  


Date: April 19th

Time:  11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Mollica's Italian Market & Deli (private room on west side)

Menu: Sandwich Tray, Chef Salad, Italian Salad, Pasta Salad, small Cannoli, Drink Bar



  • Member – $25.00 (USD)
  • Member (All-Inclusive) – Free (The cost of this event is covered by the inclusive membership, to include corporate bundles.)
  • Non-Member – $35.00 (USD)

Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued up to 5 days before an event, meeting, or webinar. We are unable to issue refunds later than that date. 

P.O. Box 26293
Colorado Springs, CO  80936
Phone: (888) 620-3360

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