Richmond ATD Events

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Reynolds Building, 6641 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA
    Leading Through Complexity:
    Seeing Through All 7 Lenses


    Increasing complexity is driving the need for better leadership thinking. It’s not just knowledge we need - it’s also insight, putting things into perspective in a meaningful way. Since today’s issues are complex, we will need a way of thinking about them that helps us see the richness of the full picture.

    In this interactive session, Leading in Context CEO Linda Fisher Thornton will share the 7 Lenses Model of Ethical Leadership introduced in her book 7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership.

    Linda has been in the leadership development field for over 25 years and is an Adjunct Associate Professor for the University of Richmond SPCS. Her book is currently used to develop leaders on several continents and is required reading at prominent universities. She will share insights from her recent work that takes our understanding of “good leadership” to a higher level of complexity.



            A broader understanding of the scope of ethical leadership

            A model for “seeing” 7 ethical dimensions of any situation

            Leadership development insights for helping leaders dealing with complexity

            A chance to take home a copy of 7 Lenses (via drawing)

    Discussion Topics Include:

      Why don’t we agree on one definition of ethical leadership?

    •  The need for a higher level understanding of leadership

    • “Seeing” in multiple dimensions helps us make better choices

    •  The 7 Lenses of Ethical Responsibility

    •  Intro to the Four Quadrants and 14 Guiding Principles of Ethical Leadership

    •  Insights into developing ethical leaders (who can handle complexity)
    •  Implications for talent development

    About the Speaker:

    Linda Fisher Thornton is Founder and CEO of Leading in Context LLC and a former Senior Vice President and bank Chief Learning Officer.  She is the author of the award-winning leadership book 7 Lenses and is on a mission to bring out the best in leaders, organizations and communities through proactive ethical leadership. Her work is shared by organizations including The International Leadership Association, ATD, EBSCO and Skillsoft, and by global channels including the Wall Street Journal, Globe and Mail, BBC Capital, Entrepreneur Magazine, HR Professional and EBSCO recently added 7 Lenses to its summaries of “today’s best business books.” Linda lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband and two children. Her website is

    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • TBD
    Is your organization serving the public interest?  Are you part of a charitable, educational, scientific, religious or literary nonprofit?  If so, this is the SIG for you!  Join us as we discuss all things nonprofit.  Leverage, share, and learn.

    SIG Leader:

    Eleanor S. Jones, M.Ed.,  or 804.325.4610.

    Meeting Information:



    Free to all Greater Richmond ATD members. RSVPs appreciated.

    • 05 Feb 2018
    • 09 Feb 2018
    • Robins School of Business 1 Gateway Road University of Richmond, VA 23173

    Whether you are a seasoned professional in need of a refresher looking for new approaches to deliver your programs, or are new to the field and are missing a strong foundational knowledge in critical training skills, the Train-the-Trainer program will leave your audience praising your training abilities.

    Instructor: Dr. Edward Jones

    Discount to GR ATD members as well as anyone in their company. The discount is $345 off the regular price, which is $2,195. So GR ATD members pay only $1,850. Fee includes continental breakfast each morning and lunch.

    To register and receive the discount call our office (804-289-8019) and let Deborah know that you (or someone in their company) are a member of our chapter. Deborah can then register you, apply the discount, and collect payment.

    Here’s the link to the TTT class:


    • 14 Feb 2018
    • 15 Feb 2018
    • Richmond Marriott 500 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219

    Trading Secrets for Addressing HRD Challenges & Opportunities

    Nationally-recognized Learning leaders are coming to Richmond to trade secrets on how research can benefit practice, and you can join them. This special research-to-practice pre-conference promises to be the biggest gathering in 5 years of those interested in Human Resource Development scholar-practitioners, scholarly practice, and linking research-to-practice.

    Connecting with new and existing friends who share the same passion for learning and networking.  Our goal is to attract a combined total HRD experience in excess of 1000 years!  Just imagine the wealth of learning that will happen!


    We have an exciting slate of 16 presenters and a wide variety of topics. You can read all about them at Presenters include such authors and practitioners as Catherine Lombardozzi, Professor Jo Tyler, Martin Kormanik, John Bing, Michael J. Marquardt, and Ron Jacobs (to name just a few).

    To register:

    We really hope that you consider joining us for this special event. If you have any questions about it, just message

    Visit the website at

    • 27 Feb 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Reynolds Building, 6641 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA
    Building Your Influence: Enhanced Communication Skills to Effectively Drive Results


    Talent development professionals are called upon to build the skills of others to drive change, implement new ideas and help organizations grow into world class institutions.  In short, training professionals are leaders.  The most successful leaders in the world understand that their effectiveness as an influencer begins with the strength of their own skills.  Fundamentally, the ability to listen and understand people causes leaders to gain influence, effectively facilitate appropriate change and earn committed followers. 

    Whether influencing large groups or small teams, your skills as a communicator and listener serve as strong predictors for success.  In this session, participants will learn:

    • The fundamental communication skills that drive your ability to deliver ideas clearly, gaining trust and igniting action
    • Communication habits of the most successful leaders in the world
    • Practical techniques to improve communication skills and uncover the core of the issues people are presenting to you

    Bell Leadership Institute is a recognized global leader in leadership training and executive education. Since 1972, Bell Leadership has helped organizations develop leadership mastery through its programs and services.  Its training programs have been used by more than 500,000 leaders in more than 5,000 organizations in over 50 countries. At Bell Leadership, our mission is to is to help people develop their personal effectiveness and leadership skills to contribute to humankind.

    About the Speaker:

    Jon Player - As a trainer and coach, Jon works with companies of all backgrounds to develop leaders and consults with senior leadership on their most complex problems.  Jon’s professional interests include enhanced communication skills exhibited by leaders, dispute resolution, and providing clients with the skills to enhance their effectiveness with their peers and reports. For nine years, Jon worked as a practicing attorney in North Carolina, handling a wide array of civil disputes. Jon’s interest in communication is a direct result of seeing it play out first hand and how communication can be either an asset or a liability in effectiveness.    

Past events

19 Jan 2018 SIG Mtg: eLearning
04 Dec 2017 Richmond ATD Member Appreciation Happy Hour
04 Dec 2017 Access to Accel5
14 Nov 2017 EVENT: Creating a Learning Brand
01 Nov 2017 SIG Mtg: Leadership
20 Oct 2017 SIG Mtg: eLearning
17 Oct 2017 EVENT: Influential Leadership
19 Sep 2017 EVENT: Leveraging Your Membership
15 Sep 2017 SIG Mtg: eLearning
06 Sep 2017 SIG Mtg: Leadership
21 Aug 2017 EVENT: National Member Appreciation Week
18 Aug 2017 SIG Mtg: eLearning
15 Aug 2017 Greater Richmond ATD Member Appreciation Event
20 Jun 2017 EVENT: Keys to Developing Leaders Through Coaching
12 Jun 2017 SIG Mtg: Consultants (Please note new date)
16 May 2017 EVENT: Leader as Coach: Teaching Managers Coaching Behaviors
18 Apr 2017 EVENT: It All Starts with the Team: Overcoming Communication Barriers
01 Mar 2017 EVENT: VCU Adult Learning Master's Program Information Session
01 Feb 2017 SIG Mtg: Leadership
19 Jan 2017 Greater Richmond ATD Member Appreciation Event
17 Jan 2017 SIG Mtg: Leadership
15 Nov 2016 EVENT: Getting the Most out of Your Development Programs
18 Oct 2016 EVENT: What's the Big Idea?
11 Oct 2016 SIG Mtg: Leadership
25 Aug 2016 Greater Richmond ATD Member Appreciation Summer Event
21 Jun 2016 EVENT: Engaging Learners Through Technology
17 Jun 2016 SIG Mtg: eLearning
14 Jun 2016 SIG Mtg: Leadership
02 Jun 2016 We're All in This Together: Collaboration Under the Big HR Tent
17 May 2016 EVENT: ATD Round Table
13 May 2016 SIG Mtg: eLearning
22 Apr 2016 SIG Mtg: eLearning
19 Apr 2016 EVENT: Friends & Enemies of Learning
12 Apr 2016 Chapter Board Meeting
05 Apr 2016 SIG Mtg: Leadership
28 Mar 2016 SIG Mtg: External Consultants
18 Mar 2016 SIG Mtg: eLearning
15 Mar 2016 EVENT: The 70:20:10 Model for Learning and Development
08 Mar 2016 Chapter Board Meeting
09 Feb 2016 Chapter Board Meeting
27 Jan 2016 Greater Richmond ATD Planning Session
19 Jan 2016 Culture of Accountability
12 Jan 2016 Chapter Board Meeting
08 Dec 2015 Greater Richmond ATD Member Appreciation Event
10 Nov 2015 Using Technology to Advance Learning
21 Oct 2015 Manager vs Leader
15 Sep 2015 Leadership Development
23 Jun 2015 How to Build a Mentoring Program
19 May 2015 May Event - Project Management Skills
01 Apr 2015 Enterprise Mobile Learning: Trends that will Shape the Workplace
10 Feb 2015 Your Brain at Work - Elevate Your Performance Using the Latest Neuroscience
16 Dec 2014 Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Certification Program
11 Nov 2014 The Leadership Development Pendulum Swing at the FAA: A Case Study and Discussion Featuring Dr. Phil Graham, OD Specialist at the FAA
29 Oct 2014 Team Effectiveness. It is Still a Challenge
24 Sep 2014 Dinner With Ed Jones: TTT Expert Extraordinaire
12 Aug 2014 Shooting Great Video On a Smart Phone: Techniques That Boost Appeal Featuring Echol Marshall, Digital Expert/Cinematographer
13 May 2014 CHANGE! It’s everywhere – and, it’s not going away! How do you react? Featuring Denise G. Kasper/ Executive Coach, Capital One
17 Apr 2014 More Than Just “Click Next”: Creating Innovative and Interactive E-learning / Featuring Bianca Woods
18 Mar 2014 Free Webinar "Field Guide to the 6 Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning"
18 Mar 2014 Richmond ASTD Member Breakfast: "Is Your Training Measuring Up?"
17 Mar 2014 Free Webinar "Field Guide to the 6 Disciplines of Breakthrough Learning"
17 Dec 2013 TI - Gamification: Transforming the Education Services Experience
12 Dec 2013 ASTD - You Can't Lead if You Can't Communicate: Simple Techniques To Get Your Message Across
11 Dec 2013 TI - Developing Emotionally Effective Leaders
10 Dec 2013 ASTD - Capitalize on the Power of Employee Engagement in Government
05 Dec 2013 An Introduction to the 6Ds with Dr. Roy Pollock
04 Dec 2013 ASTD - Managing a Virtual Workforce
03 Dec 2013 ASTD - Five Tips for Turning Gamification Theory Into Practice
19 Nov 2013 ASTD - Putting Instructional Design in the Hands of the End Users
14 Nov 2013 ASTD - Learning Metrics: Speaking the Language of Business
06 Nov 2013 TI - The Power of Body Language
31 Oct 2013 ASTD - Survey Basics
30 Oct 2013 ASTD - Making the Business Case for Virtual Onboarding
08 Oct 2013 Richmond ASTD Member Breakfast
03 Oct 2013 Transmedia Storytelling: A New Strategy for Learning (Breakfast & Program)
25 Sep 2013 ASTD - Government Workforce Conference: Learning Innovations
18 Sep 2013 ASTD - Assess Your Competencies in Training
17 Sep 2013 ASTD - New Professionals: How to Stand Out and Promote Yourself
10 Sep 2013 ASTD - Performance Management in Our Modern Virtual Work Environment
04 Sep 2013 ASTD - Rapid Retooling: Developing World Class Organizations in a Rapidly Changing World
03 Sep 2013 ASTD - Alignment: A Powerful Process for Peak Performance
28 Aug 2013 TI - Transform Your Training Through Blended and Collaborative Learning
21 Aug 2013 TI - 3 Must-Haves for Managing the Human Side of Change
20 Aug 2013 TI - Benefits of Virtual Onboarding
06 Aug 2013 TI - Leveraging Technology to Improve Sales Training
30 Jul 2013 Online Learning Conference - 2013 Preview
24 Jul 2013 Is L&D, An Expense or Investment?
18 Jul 2013 Training Industry - Learning Everywhere, How Mobile Content Strategies are Transforming Training
09 Jul 2013 Richmond ASTD Membership Breakfast
26 Jun 2013 ADVANCED Articulate Storyline
14 Jun 2013 ASTD - Ensuring Learning Transfer: An Introduction to the 6Ds
11 Jun 2013 ASTD - Show Your Work
01 May 2013 ASTD - Using Technology to Drive Just-In-Time-Learning
18 Apr 2013 Articulate - Storyline
11 Apr 2013 ASTD - State of Sales Training
21 Mar 2013 RASTD Membership Appreciation - Wine Tasting
14 Mar 2013 ASTD - To Sell Is Human (webcast)
20 Feb 2013 ASTD - Social Learning in the Federal Workplace (FREE webcast)
12 Feb 2013 Advanced Project Management for Trainers
09 Jan 2013 Richmond ASTD Member Breakfast
08 Nov 2012 Articulate - Storyline
05 Nov 2012 Telling Ain't Training
31 Jul 2012 RASTD Networking Event at The Diamond
22 May 2012 Project Management for Trainers Full Day Workshop
15 May 2012 Free Luncheon
19 Apr 2012 Understanding the CPLP Certification
17 Apr 2012 Raipd E-Learning presented by Tom Kuhlmann
27 Mar 2012 Free Luncheon
01 Nov 2011 Free Luncheon
20 May 2011 Social Media for Trainers
08 Apr 2011 RASTD Day at Challenge Discovery
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