Cascadia Chapter Events

    • Tuesday, July 27, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Wednesday, July 28, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Zoom - link will be provided upon registration
    • 8

    Nearly everything we do in our professional and personal lives is a project. Whether it is rolling out a new product or initiative, collaborating on a team, or planning a vacation, a good understanding of how to deliver a project on time, within the budget, and within scope is the formula for success. Managing projects requires the ability to set clear objectives, report, project plan, work collaboratively and control project outcomes. This certificate program will build your understanding of project management methods. 

    After completing this program, participants will have the ability to:

    1. Define project management.

    2. Develop a working definition of project management.

    3. Learn the five project process groups: initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, close.

    4. Apply project management processes to a project as a project manager or project team member.

    5. Practice using tools and techniques within the project process groups.


    • Think of a project that you have been involved with recently:
    • What role did you play?
    • What was unique about the project?
    • Did it come in on time, within budget, and within scope?
    • Did your project follow any specific process?

    Re-certification Credits:

    Brooks Enterprise and Consultants programs have been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits towards professional development hours for initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials.

    “This program has been approved for a maximum of 14 ATD CI points.”

    Brooks Enterprise and Consultants is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.


    “This program is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

    LaKisha C. Brooks, M.Sc., M.Ed, is the Chief Learning Officer at Brooks Enterprise and Consultants and the former President-Elect for the Greater Atlanta Chapter of ATD for 2020. LaKisha has also worked for the Adidas Group under the Reebok brand, managing the field retail training, and serves as a Coaching and Mentoring Board Advisory Board Member for


    An internationally recognized leadership expert, LaKisha, has been featured on ABC, FOX, CW, and NBC affiliates across the country, as well as The Denver Post and The Miami Herald. She was also recognized by Atlanta Business Chronicle as a “Person on the Move.” LaKisha is also the 2018 Trainer Showdown winner for the ATD Central FL Chapter. She has over 12 years of sales and management consulting experience and 18 years of public speaking experience. She has worked with companies and organizations such as Rheem Manufacturing, Flexport, CLO Magazine, and the Sandy Springs Chamber of Commerce, just to name a few. She has also traveled the country training global clients in the areas of leadership, management, and sales as a consultant for Krauthammer USA.

    LaKisha is also a DISC Certified Trainer and a trailblazer in organizational leadership and development authoring two books, Leadership’s Got Everything to Do with It: Women’s Guide to the Sustainable Leader and Organization and Learn, Lead and Leave a Legacy: Advancing Women to the Top!



    • Certified Professional in Emotional Intelligence
    • Evaluating Learning Impact Certificate
    • Certified Professional  in DISC
    • M.Sc in Organizational Leadership
    • Certified Diversity Professional
    • M.Ed. in Training and Development

    • Thursday, July 29, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    To cool off this summer, come enjoy your favorite “cold one” along with a variety of refreshing ice breakers. We’ll make connections AND practice fun activities you could try at work. Don’t miss out!

    Registration Details

    ● Online registration is available until July 29, 2021.

    ● Registration is open to all.

    • Wednesday, August 11, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (PDT)
    • Zoom

    Coaching Tools to Liberate & Empower

    with Curtis Haley

    Efforts to coach, mentor, and develop teams will inevitably get complicated. Not everyone shares a common understanding. Wouldn’t you like a simple, proven set of tools to guide your work with teams?

    In this high-energy workshop, consultant Curtis Haley will empower you with the same toolset that’s helped numerous organizations break through to the highest levels of achievement. Learn how to hold honest conversations and build deeper, authentic relationships among team members. 

    This workshop will equip you to:

    • Understand your leadership style objectively

    • Align your teams to reach higher levels of performance

    • Communicate what you mean so people take things the right way

    • Delegate more effectively

    • Make quicker and more informed decisions

    Whether you are a leader or consultant, you’ll gain valuable skills that will make a difference in your relationships right away. 

    At certain points in his life, Curtis Haley has been a professional trainer, a keynote speaker, an event manager, a project management professional, a political organizer, and even an aspiring game show host. At the end of 2020, in the midst of COVID, he put all of those experiences together to create his own consulting firm, BEYOND Consulting LLC. Curtis is based out of Portland, Oregon, where he lives with his wife and newborn son.


    • Zoom Access information will be sent via email prior to the program
    • Check in begins at 11:00 am online

    Additional Registration Details

    • This is an online program offered using Zoom.  Please be sure your audio and visual components are working prior to the session.
    • Discounted registration is available for our partner organizations (ICF, NSA, ODN, SHRM).
    • Multiple registrations? Contact the office at 503-579-1552 or
    • Need a refund? Send a written request to at least one week before the event. No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.

    HRCI and SHRM

    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: Communication, Emotional Intelligence & Decision Making, Collaboration & Leadership, Consulting & Business Partnering, Organizational Development & Culture, Talent Strategy & Management, Performance Improvement.

    • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • Friday, August 20, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • Zoom - Access will be provided prior to programs

    Ready to upskill your learning and development competencies? Looking for a way to add value to your organization? The ATD-Cascadia Fundamentals of Training course is a perfect fit for your needs! Fundamentals of Training provides you with an interactive learning experience addressing the core elements of the ADDIE Instructional Design Model. Facilitated by local industry experts, this course blends the foundational tenets of instructional design with current best practices for training delivery and facilitation.

    This course is perfect for:

    • New and aspiring instructional designers and trainers

    • Professionals who are looking to expand their skill set

    • Professionals who train others as a part of their job description

    Session Descriptions

    Needs Assessment with Jennifer Webster 

    • Training Needs Assessment
    • Connecting Training to Organizational Performance
    • Strategies and Tools for Training Needs Assessments

      Course Design with Lenny Borer 

      • Course Development Process
      • Task Analysis
      • Learning Objectives

      Training Methodologies with Dan Vetter 

      • Training Methods
      • Dale’s Cone of Experience
      • Connecting Training Methodology to Learning Objectives

        Presentation Skills with Jillian Douglas 

        • Guidelines for Presenting
        • Presentation Practice

        Our Instructors

        Lenny Borer | Portland, Oregon

        Lenny has been a FOT facilitator since the beginning of the program and has over 30 years of experience in the learning and development industry.  He specializes in training, facilitation and custom programs. He is a certified provider for the DISC system.

        Jillian Douglas | Idea Learning Group |Portland, Oregon

        Jillian Douglas is co-founder and chief learning officer of Idea Learning, a learning and strategy agency that provides instructional design and development to a variety of clients in a variety of industries.

        Dan Vetter, CPLP | Vetter Solutions |Portland, Oregon

        Dan has over 30 years of industry experience and is the founder of VETTER SOLUTIONS with the motto: Organizations run better with VETTER. After two decades of designing and delivering LIVE training sessions, during the last 10 years, the company has focused on designing and developing custom e-learning courses for a variety of corporate, public and non-profit clients.

        Jennifer Webster |Business Strategies |Salem, Oregon

        Jennifer Webster, PhD, is the Organizational Development leader for Berry Dunn. She also teaches at Oregon State University and Portland State University in their graduate schools of education. 

        Program Details

        • Sessions are held virtually over Zoom. Links to the Zoom meeting are sent prior to each session.
        • Because our sessions use all of the interactivity tools available from Zoom, joining the training from a desktop or laptop computer is strongly recommended.
        • Enrollment is limited to 30 participants.
        • Though this course is offered virtually, it is not a class specific to virtual training or virtual platforms, such as Zoom.

        Universal Access

        ATD Cascadia is committed to providing universal access to all of our participants and will make reasonable efforts to accommodate requests. Please contact Linda at 503-579-1552 or to request accommodations. Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.

        Additional Information

        • Early bird registration ends August 3rd

        • Online registration is available until August 16th. 

        • Discounted registration is available for our partner organizations (ICF, NSA, ODN, SHRM only).

        • Contact the ATD office at 503-579-1552 or for assistance with any of the following: 

          • Multiple registrations

          • Scholarship assistance 

          • Refunds (available only until June 3rd)

          • Substitutions (allowed at any time; price adjustment for nonmembers)

          • Partial registration (We highly recommend taking all four sessions; however, if you are looking for a refresher, need to make up a session or can only attend one, partial registration may be allowed).

        Recertification Credits

        CPTD (estimated 12 hours)
        CPTDs 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 paperwork required by National ATD. Visit the CPTD Website for complete information.

        HRCI and SHRM
        This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertifications credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any paperwork required by either HRCI and SHRM. Visit either site at HRCI website or SHRM website for more information.

        ATD Capability Model

        The ATD Capability Model outlines what practitioners need to know and do to development themselves, others, and their organizations. Participants in the Fundamentals of Training course complete a free self-assessment and learn how to build a custom learning plan for ongoing professional professional development. For more information about the ATD Capability Model, please visit this website

        This course develops Professional Capability in the following areas:

        • Learning Sciences

        • Instructional Design

        • Training Delivery and Facilitation

      Past events

      Monday, July 19, 2021 Monthly Chapter Meeting - Strategies for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
      Tuesday, June 22, 2021 ATD Cascadia Virtual Coffee Hour
      Monday, June 21, 2021 Monthly Chapter Meeting - Leveraging Animation in Your e-Learning
      Thursday, June 17, 2021 Fundamentals of Training - 2 Days in June
      Thursday, June 10, 2021 ATD Cascadia Happy Hour
      Monday, June 07, 2021 Meeting Your Needs for the Future of Work – ATD Talent Development Capability Model – Your Blueprint for Success Part II
      Thursday, May 27, 2021 ATD Cascadia Happy Hour
      Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Certificate in Strategic Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
      Monday, May 17, 2021 Monthly Chapter Meeting - Growing the Growth Mindset
      Monday, May 10, 2021 Unleash Your Potential with the ATD Talent Development Capability Model – Your Blueprint for Success - Part I
      Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Virtual Coffee Hour
      Thursday, April 22, 2021 eLearning SIG: How can you incorporate L&D into your field?
      Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Articulate Storyline: Virtual Bootcamp with Kevin Siegel
      Monday, April 19, 2021 Monthly Chapter Meeting - Find the Energy to Influence
      Thursday, March 25, 2021 eLearning SIG: Determine your L&D Career Path
      Monday, March 15, 2021 March Chapter Meeting: The Cultural Impact of an Adaptive Learning Assessment
      Thursday, February 25, 2021 eLearning SIG: Online Training in PowerPoint
      Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Virtual Coffee Hour
      Thursday, February 18, 2021 ATD Cascadia Happy Hour
      Monday, February 15, 2021 February Chapter Meeting: Saying "Yes" in a World Gone Virtual
      Thursday, February 04, 2021 Fundamentals of Training - Two Days (Feb 4th & 5th)
      Thursday, January 28, 2021 State of the Industry Report: Exploring the Intersections of the Next Normal (Evening Session)
      Thursday, January 28, 2021 State of the Industry Report: Exploring the Intersections of the Next Normal (Morning Session)
      Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Virtual Coffee Hour
      Monday, January 25, 2021 January Chapter Meeting: Take control of your career (note date change)
      Thursday, January 21, 2021 eLearning SIG: eLearning SIG: Go Pitch Yourself! Panel
      Thursday, December 10, 2020 eLearning SIG: Designing for Accessibility, Learning for All!
      Tuesday, December 01, 2020 Captivate Virtual Bootcamp with Kevin Siegel
      Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
      Monday, November 16, 2020 November Chapter Meeting: Annual Member Meeting
      Thursday, November 12, 2020 ATD Cascadia Happy Hour
      Thursday, November 12, 2020 The Cost of Talent Development Programs: What is the Real ROI?
      Tuesday, November 03, 2020 Fundamentals of Training - Two Days (Nov 3rd and 4th)
      Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
      Thursday, October 22, 2020 Adaptive Leadership: Taking Your Organization to the Learning Edge
      Monday, October 19, 2020 AI and Talent Development--What's Practical?
      Thursday, September 24, 2020 eLearning SIG: Design for Cognitive Bias
      Thursday, September 24, 2020 Creative Problem Solving for T&D Professionals
      Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
      Monday, September 21, 2020 September Chapter Meeting: Getting Started with the ATD Capability Model
      Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Training to Empower: Managing Power Dynamics as a Facilitator
      Friday, September 11, 2020 Fundamentals of Training - Fridays, September 11-October 2
      Tuesday, August 25, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
      Monday, August 17, 2020 August Chapter Meeting: Panel of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experts
      Thursday, July 30, 2020 Performance Consulting – Partnering to Create Lasting Results (Day 2 of 2 day program)
      Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
      Thursday, July 23, 2020 Performance Consulting – Partnering to Create Lasting Results (Day 1 of a 2 day program)
      Tuesday, July 21, 2020 Articulate Storyline: Virtual Bootcamp with Kevin Siegel
      Monday, July 20, 2020 July Chapter Meeting: ATD Conference Snapshots
      Thursday, June 25, 2020 eLearning SIG ~ Convert Classroom Training to Virtual
      Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Eugene SIG: State of the Industry Report
      Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Virtual Coffee Hour
      Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Board of Directors - Test Event
      Monday, June 15, 2020 June Chapter Meeting: Best Online Activities
      Friday, June 05, 2020 Fundamentals of Training - 4 Fridays in June!
      Wednesday, April 01, 2020 Spring Gala

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