Events

Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn Express, 4711 19th Ave S, Fargo (South of Home Depot)
    Registration is closed

    Please note this event will be held at the Holiday Inn Express. 

    USING METRICS TO TELL YOUR TRAINING STORY (Fargo)

    Metrics are powerful. Well... they can be powerful if used correctly. When the best metrics are gathered and used, they can help to make solid business decisions and show the value of training to a larger audience. Metrics have the potential to tell your training story in a way that is both clear and effective. 

    But, how do you know what metrics to use? How do you find them? How do you present them? Using their own examples, Learning Experience team members from Discovery Benefits will share the answers to these questions and more. 

    This session will cover: 

    • Figuring out what metrics will best tell the story
    • How to gather the data needed
    • How to report the data so it connects with the right audience
    • Overall tips and tricks we have learned during our own data journey


    PRESENTERS

    Jess Almlie, VP of Learning Experience, Discovery Benefits

    Jess Almlie has worked in various capacities of training and development for 20 years. She currently serves as the Vice President for Learning Experience at Discovery Benefits where she is responsible for casting vision and defining strategy for effective learning. Jess holds a bachelor's in Organizational Communication from Concordia College - Moorhead and a Masters in Educational Leadership from NDSU. She is passionate about maximizing learning experiences in all areas. 


    Lindsay Johnson, Director of Learning Experience, Discovery Benefits

    Lindsay Johnson is the Director of Learning Experience at Discovery Benefits. During her 13 years at DBI, she oversaw multiple Operational departments before transitioning to Learning Experience in 2017. In her current role, she focuses her time on educating DBI’s clients, overseeing the new hire training process as well as process improvements. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys working out, spending time with her husband and two young kids and volunteering at Kamp K.A.C.E, a summer camp for kids with cancer.


    Jodi Stende, Manager of Online Learning, Discovery Benefits

    Jodi Stende manages the Online Learning team at Discovery benefits where she guides the team to design online courses that are meaningful, memorable, and motivational for learners. Jodi has over 10 years of experience in training, content writing, instructional design and online learning. Jodi and her husband, John, have three children. She advocates for people and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and serves on the Board of Directors for the North Dakota Autism Center.


    Details: Lunch is included for all attendees. 

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    **Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations will be accepted and refunds issued if received no later than 8 a.m. the Monday prior to the event. We are unable to issue refunds any later than that time and date. If you are unable to attend, you may send someone in your place. Please email northdakotaatd@gmail.com with the name and email address of your substitution. Substitution names received later than 24 hours prior to the event may not be listed on the registration list. No shows will be billed.
    • Wednesday, October 23, 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Ramada Bismarck Hotel, 1400 E. Interchange Ave., Bismarck, ND 58501
    • 54
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    OnboardingOnboarding new employees is crucial to organizational success. New employees who experience an effective onboarding process can increase engagement and reduce turnover immediately. They are also more likely to be successful in their roles, have higher job satisfaction, and be more committed to your organization.

    This mini-conference will bring in speakers focusing on different facets of the onboarding process from recruiting to the first performance review. Come learn tips and strategies directly from the experts to create or improve an effective onboarding process in your organization.

    What to expect:

    • Speakers focused on different facets of the onboarding process.
    • Networking social hour (5-6pm).

    Topics included: 

    SESSION ONE: The Importance of Pre-Boarding: What Happens Before Day One
    When we think about onboarding, we generally jump to day one of employment. But the days before an employee first walks through the doors are just as important. This intentional practice of "pre-boarding" plays an important part in retention and engagement. Learn some top tips and best practices to get an employee ready before they arrive. 

    SESSION TWO: Orientation and Training Effectiveness 
    HR orientation and new employee training are both an important part of onboarding. From the first impression to the policies, dress code and paperwork all the way through learning about key products, processes, systems and tools. How can you ensure you are doing all you can to set an employee up for success? 

    SESSION THREE: Integrating Employees from a Manager Perspective
    Too often onboarding is thought of as solely an HR function. But, the truth is employee success is also highly dependent on the role of their manager. The first 90 days are critical to each employee gaining needed experience and skills. Hear from a leader who resides outside of HR to learn about how the manager can ensure clear expectations, shared understanding, and results that will have any employee contributing to the bottom line at an accelerated pace.


    Presenters:

    Kurtis Karn
    Manager, Talent Acquisition
    Discovery Benefits, a WEX company

    Kurtis Karn, PHR, SHRM-CP, is an experienced head of human resources with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software and insurance industries. He has done just about everything within the human resources realm but thrives in finding and growing great talent and helping companies to develop and maintain the right corporate culture. Kurtis graduated from Jamestown College with a bachelor's degree and a double major in business administration and communications and a minor in IT. He received his MBA from the University of Mary in human resources management and is certified with his SHRM-CP and PHR. When he is not working he enjoys making music, running and thinking about his next tattoo.


    Tanya Kessel
    Customer Care Manager
    Capturis, an NISC Company







    Sarah West
    Owner
    Light Consulting & Coaching, LLC

    Sarah West, CMA, SPHR, CEC has worked in the accounting and finance sector for over 15 years at various levels of leadership. She earned her undergraduate degree at Minnesota State University Moorhead and her MBA from North Dakota State University. Sarah started Light Consulting & Coaching in June 2019. Light delivers three service lines including financial business consulting, executive coaching and the Leadership Journey. 


    **Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations will be accepted and refunds issued up to 14 days prior to the event. We are unable to issue refunds any later than that date. If you are unable to attend, you may send someone in your place. Please email northdakotaatd@gmail.com with the name and email address of your substitution. Substitution names received later than 24 hours prior to the event may not be listed on the registration list. No shows will be billed. 

    • Thursday, November 07, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Radisson Hotel Bismarck (NEW LOCATION!), 605 E. Broadway Ave., Bismarck, ND
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    USING PERSONALITY ASSESSMENTS FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (Bismarck)

    **Note NEW meeting location: Radisson Hotel Bismarck**

    Personality Assessments. Many people have taken one…or several…but few utilize them to their full potential. They are sometimes seen as fun ice-breakers or entertaining team-building sessions. But like the onion that Shrek so wisely referenced, assessments have layers! For this session, I’ll leave it to you to go online and find out what animal you are, which “Friends” character best represents you, or which Harry Potter house you’d be sorted into, and we’ll talk about how assessments can get you better results. Whether you are facing challenges in communication, conflict management, decision making, or just understanding what on EARTH people could be thinking when they did THAT…assessments can help. Oh, and they’re also a lot of fun.


    Presenter: Noreen Keesey, Thresholds, LLC

    Noreen Keesey is the founder of Thresholds, LLC, a company that specializes in assessment-based training and coaching to facilitate personal fulfillment and professional success. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota and is a graduate of CoachU. Noreen is a Myers Briggs Type Indicator Master Practitioner, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach and holds certifications in several other training programs and methodologies. Noreen is a retired Veteran with over 27 years of military service. It was in the military that Noreen developed a passion for leadership and team development. 

    Details: Lunch is provided for all attendees. 

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    **Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations will be accepted and refunds issued if received no later than 8 a.m. the Monday prior to the event. We are unable to issue refunds any later than that time and date. If you are unable to attend, you may send someone in your place. Please email northdakotaatd@gmail.com with the name and email address of your substitution. Substitution names received later than 24 hours prior to the event may not be listed on the registration list. No shows will be billed


    • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ramada by Wyndham, 3333 13th Ave S, Fargo
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    FILLING YOUR BUCKET: FOR TRAINERS, FACILITATORS, MENTORS AND COACHES (Fargo)

    Do you ever find yourself feeling physically and mentally drained? The work that we do as trainers, facilitators, mentors, and coaches is so rewarding and, at times, can drain our buckets. How do you keep your bucket filled? During this session we will discuss ways to keep your bucket filled and possibly walk away with a bucket of new ideas to continue to inspire others to be their best and to keep you at your best!

    PRESENTER

    Stacey Nathan, Talent Development Partner, Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota

    Stacey Nathan, known as Wonder Woman to her family, has been blessed to work for Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND for 14 years in the training and development space. The job and the work has evolved every year to ensure they meet the ever-changing needs of their employees and to set employees up to be their best. One of the best elements of her career is welcoming employees to the company on their first day and then partnering with them in their career development, celebrate promotions and retirements. She also gets to see the growth and development of young adults in her part time job as a Director/Coordinator of confirmation at a start up campus for their church’s third location.

    Details: Lunch is included for all attendees. 

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    **Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy: Cancellations will be accepted and refunds issued if received no later than 8 a.m. the Monday prior to the event. We are unable to issue refunds any later than that time and date. If you are unable to attend, you may send someone in your place. Please email northdakotaatd@gmail.com with the name and email address of your substitution. Substitution names received later than 24 hours prior to the event may not be listed on the registration list. No shows will be billed.

Past events

Thursday, September 05, 2019 From the Annual Review to a Culture of Coaching (Bismarck)
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Body Language: It Could be Impacting Your Ability to Communicate(Fargo)
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Virtual Learning Best Practices (Bismarck)
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Maximizing Mentoring Experiences - Mini-Conference (Fargo)
Thursday, June 06, 2019 Increasing Impact and Influence Through Body Language (Bismarck)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Step by Step Learning: Online Learning Paths (Fargo)
Thursday, May 02, 2019 Using Book Studies for Leadership Development (Bismarck)
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Virtual Learning Best Practices (Fargo)
Thursday, April 04, 2019 Leadership Development: Lessons Learned (Bismarck)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Train the Trainer: Learn how to help your SMEs teach others more effectively (Fargo)
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Managing Up Through One-on-Ones (Bismarck)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Agile Performance Improvement (Fargo)
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Effective Instructional Design (Bismarck)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Effective Objectives (Fargo)
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Video Production: Cheap and Easy!
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 State of the Chapter & Year-End Celebration (Fargo)
Thursday, December 06, 2018 End of Year Celebration
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 High Impact Mentoring That Works (Fargo)
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Knowledge Cafe
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Do we really need to train on this new software? How to insert training and development into project rollouts. (Fargo)
Thursday, October 04, 2018 Peer Coaching
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Effective Distance Training
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Knowledge Cafe (Fargo)
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Writing Impactful Learning Objectives Webcast
Monday, July 02, 2018 Bismarck Mandan Summer Holiday - No Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Project Management for the Non-Project Manager (FARGO)
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Bystander Training for the Workplace
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Flipping and Blending: Increasing Training Effectiveness (FARGO)
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Tools for Coaching Senior Leaders and Execs
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Panel Discussion: Using Assessments to target Learning (FARGO)
Thursday, April 05, 2018 Preventing Sexual Harassment through Training
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Communication Styles for Trainers (FARGO)
Thursday, March 01, 2018 University of Mary's Lumen Vitae Center Tour (Bismarck)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 ROPES - How to Structure Any Class (FARGO)
Thursday, February 01, 2018 How U2 Cracked the Code of Team Culture Webcast (Bismarck)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Storytelling for Trainers (Fargo)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Service Learning Experiences in Leadership Training (Fargo)
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Merry Mixer (Bismarck)
Monday, November 20, 2017 NDSC Safety Campus Tour (Bismarck)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 NDATD Fargo Mini Conference: Engaging Learners Online
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Instructional Design Tools and Processes (Fargo)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Badging and Gamification for Workplace Learning (Fargo)
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Mindfulness (Bismarck)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 ** Topic Change ** Knowledge Cafe
Friday, August 04, 2017 NISC and Its Cooperative Culture
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Scaffolding Theory and Training Design
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Consensus Building for a More Civil Society
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 'Appy Hour: A Networking and Learning Event
Thursday, May 04, 2017 I don't want to grow up!
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Powerful Partnerships from a Strengths Perspective
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Influencing Others: Getting Results when You Don’t have Direct Authority (April 4th All-Day Seminar)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Helping Teams Move to the Next Level
Thursday, March 02, 2017 The Implications Wheel
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (Located in Fargo) Retaining Information: Tips and Techniques to Help People Remember What they Learn
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Train the Trainers for Non-Trainers
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (Located in Fargo) LMS: Best Practices and Perspectives
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Hidden Trainers
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (Located in Fargo) Unconventional Workplace Learning
Thursday, December 01, 2016 1st Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (Located in Fargo) Using Technology to Enhance the Learning Experience
Thursday, November 03, 2016 What Type of Leader Are You?
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Cultivating Courage (Located in Fargo; Special 1/2 Day Session)
Thursday, October 06, 2016 The Power of ATD Membership
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (Located in Fargo) Facilitating Interactive and Engaging Online Meetings
Thursday, September 08, 2016 BMATD Road Show: Bobcat Company’s Successful Navigation through Transformational Change
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 (Located in Fargo) Take This Job and Love it!
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Fun & Games! Team Builders for the Workplace
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (Fargo Group Event) Ideas into Action presented by Mary Beth Burns
Thursday, June 02, 2016 Roadshow! Interactive Learning Tools at BSC's Nat'l Energy Center of Excellence
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (Fargo Group Event) Leading from Any Seat - Presented by Jess Almlie
Thursday, May 05, 2016 Adobe Captivate: A Look at the Basics - Scott Agnew
Thursday, April 07, 2016 (Bismarck-Mandan Event) Succession Planning 101 - Arnie Strebe
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Transforming Workplace Relationships With REAL Communication presented by Jodee Bock (All Day Event sponsored by FM-ATD and FMHRA)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (Fargo Event) Teambuilding With Games: A Networking and Learning Event
Thursday, March 03, 2016 (Bismarck-Mandan) Now There are 5! A Look at Millennials and Gen Z - Robin Thorstenson
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (Fargo Group Event)Transition/Change Management in Organizations: Leading and Navigating Change in Organizations - Michael Harwood
Thursday, February 04, 2016 (Bismarck Group Event) 16 Super Productivity Apps for 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (Fargo Group Event) Assessment Workshop: Aligning Objectives, Content and Evaluations presented by Lindsie Schoenack
Thursday, January 07, 2016 (Bismarck Group Event) Virtues and Talent: The Need in Recruitment and Development - Karel Sovak
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 (Fargo Group Event) Growing Leaders from the Inside - Jeanne Masseth
Thursday, December 03, 2015 (Bismarck Group Event) Blend it Up! Successful Hybrid Learning - Katie Ehlis
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Fargo Group Event) Cognitive Collaboration presented by Angie Edenborg
Thursday, November 05, 2015 (Bismarck Group Event) Strengths: The Secret to Team Success
Thursday, October 08, 2015 (Fargo Group Event) Special 1/2 day program event: Developing Training and Measurement Strategies to Align with Business Goals
Thursday, October 01, 2015 (Bismarck Group Event) Sparking Mentorship: Ignite your best, shine for others
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (Fargo Group Event) Blend it Up! Successful Hybrid Learning - Katie Ehlis
Thursday, August 20, 2015 (CANCELED) Annual Golf Social - Golf Addictions
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 What do you see? Communicating with those that just don't see it. - Lois Greisen
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Learner-Generated Training Videos: Making it Happen - Presented by Amy Jokinen
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Gapology presented by Brian Brockhoff and Mark Thienes (All Day Event)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Things are heating up at The Boiler Room!! - Networking Event
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Gamification
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Joy
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 The Hidden Art of Effective Communication: Leading, Motivating & Connecting Through Meta-Programs
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Intro to Project Management
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Implementing a mentoring program within your workplace
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Strut Your Stuff at Peacock Alley (Inaugural Bismarck-Mandan GIG)
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Military Leadership Lessons for Corporate America - Mark J. Lindquist
Thursday, August 21, 2014 You Won't Be Osbad at Osgood: Improve Your Golf Game
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 July - No Program! Happy Summer!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Good Medicine - Servant Leadership
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Getting Started with Storyline Workshop with Tom Kuhlmann
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Workshops with Tom Kuhlmann - 2 Day Combo Price
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 PowerPoint for E-Learning Workshop with Tom Kuhlmann
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace
Thursday, March 20, 2014 March Program - Networking Event
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Assessment and Evaluation
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Understanding the Difference Between the Ability to Multitask and the Preference to Multitask
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Creating Your Personal Strategic Plan
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Coaching… the ball is in your court!
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Game On! Networking Event
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Networking 101 - Meeting People Isn't Fatal
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Real Colors Workshop
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Share the Love of Training
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Love ’Em or Lose ’Em ®


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