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. If you would like more information, contact Jeremiah at

Upcoming events

    • 30 Mar 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Cabela's 2300 S Promenade Blvd, Rogers, AR 72758

    Missed out on the Training 2018 Conference and Expo? Then don't worry! We are going to have a session to recap the very best in skill-building content, covering aspects of online and instructor-led training from the various sessions.

    Training magazine's Training 2018 Conference & Expo attracts training and development, learning, and performance professionals who are charged with increasing workplace performance.


    Ellena Stotler (ATD Power Member) is BKD’s Learning Specialist in the National Office Learning & Development Department. Ellena develops non-technical content for live and online training options for internal clients.

    Ellena has been with the firm for over three years. Among other duties as assigned, she is the firm’s Crucial Conversations & Crucial Accountability Certified Trainer. She also holds several trainer certifications in content from FranklinCovey®.

     Ellena is a graduate of Missouri State University, with a B.S. in Education. After graduating she went on to train preschool teachers for 6 years before leaving to join BKD.


    Gennifer Ramsay is BKD’s Curriculum Manager in the National Office Learning & Development. Gennifer provides training and learning development support and services to a variety of internal and external clients.

     Gennifer has helped her team achieve national, award-winning status.  With more than 20 years of experience in education and training, Gennifer has experience in design, development, implementation and evaluation of many internally developed learning programs.

    She is an active member Association for Talent Development, is certified in Criterion-Referenced Instruction and is a certified facilitator in FranklinCovey Speed of Trust®.

    Gennifer is a 1989 graduate of Central Missouri State, Warrensburg, with a B.S. degree in secondary education, English, Speech Communication and Theater and a 2011 graduate of Abilene Christian University earning a 4.0 GPA with a M.S. degree in Organizational and Human Resource Development Management. 

Past events

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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