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State of the Industry Report: Exploring the Intersections of the Next Normal (Evening Session)

  • Thursday, January 28, 2021
  • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Zoom - access will be provided in emailed confirmation
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  • If you are a member of a partner organization, please contact us for the discount code to attend at the free member rate.
  • If you are not a current Cascadia ATD member join now and receive the discounted member rate. Membership is a for a full year.

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Are you competing for scarce resource dollars to support learning and development in your organization? What are the emerging trends that we should follow in 2021? How does your organization compare with respect to distributing learning across technologies? 

Please join us for an interactive presentation where we’ll examine the 2020 ATD State of the Industry Report. This report is ATD’s definitive review of training and development trends. We’ll discuss possibilities for using these metrics and we’ll make connections between these benchmarks and our local practices. 

Next, we’ll transition to a report on the State of the ATD-Cascadia Chapter. You’ll get to hear specific indicators about the health and vitality of our chapter, learn about our plans to sustain our growth, and exchange ideas for how our chapter can add value to you and your organization. 

Intended Audience

  • Anyone interested in exploring the future of work and other leading indicators in talent development. 

  • Anyone interested in learning how to calculate key benchmarking metrics to persuade decision makers.

  • Everyone who wants to learn about the progress of the ATD-Cascadia chapter and the programs we’re preparing to support your community in 2021. 


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand L&D industry trends
  • Use these metrics to make connections between L&D benchmarks and our local practices

D.J. Netz
Senior Instructional Designer
GP Strategies


D.J. Netz is a senior instructional designer for GP Strategies. For thirty years, D.J. has conducted needs analysis and consultation for mid-size and large organizations, crafting solutions that balance technology with scalability. Along the way, he has developed innovative and popular courses for critical thinking, leadership, and sales training in classroom and online environments.

He is a three-time Brandon Hall award winner and has served organizations such as General Electric, Gulfstream, Comcast, Sony PlayStation, Facebook, SAP, and Lockheed Martin. He teaches courses on corporate training at Portland State University, and he is the past president of the ATD-Cascadia Chapter. D.J. has a Master’s degree in adult education, and he has been certified in Six Sigma problem solving by the American Society for Quality.

Steve Brooks

ATD Cascadia President 2021

Steven Brooks is a Senior Instructional Designer with over 15 years experience in a variety of industries. As a board member for ATD-Cascadia, he has served as Membership Director, facilitator for Chapter Meetings, and is currently serving as President for the chapter.

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Program Details

  • Meeting will be virtual - Zoom access will be emailed the day prior to the program.
  • Check in at 5:00 PM

Registration Details

  • Online registration available until January 27th.
  • Registration is available for our partner organizations.
  • To receive a refund, a written request must be received in the Chapter office at least one week before the event.
  • No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.
  • Have a full stamp card? To redeem your stamp card, please use the Contact The Chapter email form to request an online registration code.

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CPLP Recertification Credit

CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the CPLP webpage for complete information.

The Chapter estimates 1.5 recertification hours for this workshop.

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HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credit

This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the HRCI recertification webpage or the SHRM recertification webpage for more information.

Capability Model - Training Delivery & Faciliation, Technology Application, Business Insight, Talent Strategy & Management, Future Readiness

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