In addition to special programming, NWA-ATD Chapter Meetings are held the last Friday of every month. Members as well as Non-Members are welcome to attend. Registration includes lunch!
If you would like more information, contact or Ashley Ingram:

Upcoming events

    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Cabela's / Bass Pro Shops 2300 S Promenade Blvd, Rogers, AR 72758

    Managing the Emotions of Change: simple tools for effective leadership in a world of constant disruption 

    Does the idea of change tie your stomach in knots? Or maybe you've watched someone come undone when their normal routine is disrupted? 

    Change initiatives often fail because of the emotions they evoke, usually because those emotions are glossed over or ignored. Discover the science behind why we respond the way we do and learn simple tools to manage the emotional impact of change - so you keep yourself and your team moving forward!

    In this session, participants will:

    • Recognize root causes of resistance to change, so you can work with them instead of struggling against them
    • Lean the brain science behind emotional reactivity, so you can stop guessing about what's going on, and start responding effectively
    • Discover how to manage the emotional impact of change and resistance to change, so you can move forward and achieve your goals

    Facilitated by Grade Judson!  

    Grace is a self-proclaimed leadership geek on a mission to help new managers become good leaders.

    She has a vision of a world where people wake up looking forward to their workday because their jobs are meaningful, interesting, challenging, and even exciting.

    Her big question is, What if work was more fun?

    Not just livable; not just bearable: fun. Work shouldn’t suck. The corporate life shouldn’t be a rat race.

    It starts with the first-line manager and leader.

    Drawing on 25 years of corporate experience – including 16 years of executive leadership – plus 15 years of training and coaching fledgling leaders, Grace works with first-line managers and supervisors to help them become good leaders, creating meaningful, enjoyable, high-paying careers as they learn the skills most in demand by the companies they work for.


Past events

03 Apr 2020 Covid-19 & Virtual Training
28 Feb 2020 2019 State of the Industry & New Capability Model
23 Aug 2019 VIRTUAL Learning Roundtable
26 Jul 2019 Leadership Coaching
28 Jun 2019 Six Thinking Hats
29 Mar 2019 Ice Ice Breaker
22 Feb 2019 Strengths Essentials
27 Jul 2018 SMEs: The Pursuit for Knowledge and Awesome Trainings
29 Jun 2018 Negotiation for Nice People: achieve your goals and strengthen your relationships
30 Mar 2018 Trends, Tips & Takeaways from Training Conference 2018
23 Feb 2018 Influence Emotion to Motivate Action | Communication Techniques to Engage Any Audience
26 Jan 2018 Training Engagement Outside of the Classroom
27 Oct 2017 Saying No and Staying Nice
29 Sep 2017 Talent Development Panel
28 Aug 2017 TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLPARK (Part 2)!!!
25 Aug 2017 The 4 Insights for Effective Leadership
26 May 2017 Generational Differences
27 Jan 2017 Creating a Training Development Program with Purpose
08 Dec 2016 Ugly Sweater Mix & Mingle Event!!!
28 Oct 2016 Feedback: Making it actually stick
30 Sep 2016 Emotional Intelligence: Talents or assets mean nothing if you cannot have healthy relationships.
26 Aug 2016 Office Politics: The elephant in the conference room
29 Jul 2016 Harassment Prevention Training at the Crossroads: New Directions for an Age Old Problem
27 May 2016 PERFORM
06 Apr 2016 Coaching Emerging Leaders
26 Feb 2016 2016 Kick Off Meeting & ATD State of the Industry Presentation
18 Nov 2015 BYOD: Facilitating for Today's Mobile-Enhanced Audiences
17 Sep 2015 Clear & Compelling: Video Storytelling 101
12 Aug 2015 Level 1 Gamification Certification for Talent Development Professionals
22 Jul 2015 Game the System™ - The Basics of How and Why to Gamify your Training Programs
11 Jun 2015 Mark Your Calendar - ATD Networking Event
18 Mar 2015 Five Star Videos on a Shoestring Budget
22 Oct 2014 Measuring the Impact of Your Training; Demystifying Kirkpatrick
10 Jun 2014 Death by PowerPoint? Not Even Close
13 May 2014 Show us Your Socks (Spring Networking Event)
11 Mar 2014 “E”, not just a Smiley Face Anymore
11 Feb 2014 Building a Solid Foundation through Implementation
17 Oct 2013 This “D” is for Development – Building the Learner Experience
19 Sep 2013 "D" - owning Design
15 Aug 2013 "A" is Analysis, not avoidance
23 Jul 2013 Member Appreciation Event: Briefcases for Ballcaps
18 Jun 2013 Learning at the Speed of Technology
10 Jun 2013 NWA-ASTD New Member Welcome
26 Mar 2013 Connecting the Learning Community - A Networking Event
15 Mar 2013 Not-For-Profit PDN - Behavioral Interviewing: Getting the Right Volunteers and Staff for Your Clients
14 Mar 2013 Virtual Book Group -Designing mLearning: Tapping into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance
01 Mar 2013 Lunch & Learn: Looking For Work in Talent Development
30 Jan 2013 Talent Development 2013 – Trends & Impacts to Our Profession - Panel Discussion
02 Nov 2012 Nonprofit Professional Development Network (PDN)
18 Oct 2012 CPLP Virtual Boot Camp and the ASTD Competency Model with the Tallahassee ASTD Chapter
27 Sep 2012 September ASTD Leadership Event
28 Aug 2012 Connecting the Learning Community
20 Jun 2012 June ASTD Meeting - Let's Get Social
11 Apr 2012 April ASTD Meeting - Avatar Simulation Based Training
09 Aug 2011 August ASTD Meeting - The Anywhere Leader
14 Jun 2011 Kelly Riggs - June Monthly Chapter Meeting
12 Apr 2011 Maxie Carpenter - April Monthly Chapter Meeting
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