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What does the shift from ASTD to ATD mean for our skill sets and career possibilities?

  • Tuesday, August 12, 2014
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • University of Phoenix, 2 North Cascade #100, Colorado Springs 80903


  • The cost of this event is covered by the inclusive membership.

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What does the shift from ASTD to ATD mean for our skill sets and career possibilities?

Panelist Discussion:

Hear from talent development experts about what the shift from a T&D focus to a Talent Development focus will mean for training professionals.  What are the possibilities for our careers and the impact we can have on organizations, and how do we prepare to make the shift?


Mark Hacker

Adjunct Professor at University of Denver & Managing Director of Alta Leadership Group

Mark Hacker is a results-driven professional with thirty years of experience in all areas of human resources, leadership development and organizational effectiveness. Mark’s passion is helping individuals, teams and organizations reach their potential.

He is Managing Director of Alta Leadership Group, based in Denver, Colorado providing leadership development, performance management and executive-level coaching services to clients throughout the United States.

Mark retired from Walmart after a successful 22 year career in several senior leadership roles. During his time at Walmart, the company grew annual sales from $30 billion to $445 billion and became a Fortune 1 company. Mark’s experience ranged from running a department at headquarters to overseeing HR operations for a region with 20,000 employees in 18 Western states.

Mark is a faculty member/adjunct professor of Strategic Human Resources and Leadership at the University of Denver. He teaches on campus and online graduate-level courses. Mark is a recipient of the Master Teacher award from the University and consistently receives high evaluation scores and recommendations from students.

Mary Faulkner

Author & Head of Talent for Denver Water

Multi-faceted Organizational Development and Human Resource professional with extensive experience in leadership and organizational development, coaching, key talent planning, performance management, business partnering, HRIS, process and policy creation, and instructional design. Confident working with executive stakeholders on high visibility projects, connecting the operations and people sides of a business. Skilled in working cross-functionally to identify root causes and design effective solutions to drive business results. Expertise in leadership development in a variety of audiences, from front-line supervisor to high potentials. Adept at effective needs analysis in a corporate setting to build and maintain a learning system to address “just in time” and “just in case” requirements. Excellent communicator and team leader; can achieve high quality results in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

Author of the blog Surviving Leadership: Your Survival Guide OF and FROM Leadership (http://survivingleadership.wordpress.com/) and keynote speaker.

Greg Giesen
CEO & Workplace Intervention Specialist at The Laughing Leader

Greg "Geese" Giesen is founder & CEO of The Laughing Leader, a leadership development company that helps leaders become happier and more productive in work…and in life. Greg specializes in assessing, addressing and resolving workplace issues.

Greg was a graduate school professor at the University of Denver for the past thirteen years and taught leadership and team development courses. He is the author of three books on Creating Authenticity, including his latest, Mondays At 3: A Story for Managers Learning to Lead. Mondays At 3 recently won the bronze medal for best business fable.

In addition, Greg facilitates the award-winning workshop, Leading From Within, an intensive leadership development program designed to help participants achieve optimal performance as a leader in both their personal and professional lives.

Greg also produces and co-hosts the Laughing Leader Radio Hour show each Monday from 3-4pm MST. Go to www.thelaughingleader.com/radio to listen in or learn more about the program.

For more information about Greg Giesen and his company, go to www.thelaughingleader.com. Follow Greg on Twitter (twitter.com/LaughingLeader1).

Moderator: Jennifer Huey


Client Partner at Franklin Covey

VP of Programs for Pikes Peak ASTD

Lunch will be served and included in the cost of this event.

Social Media conversation tags: #ATD, ASTD-ATD, #change



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