Upcoming events

    • 09 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual Zoom Event

    This session is free to members of the ATD New Orleans (ATDNOLA) and ATD Baton Rouge (ATDBR) chapters.  

    Not a member of ATDNOLA? Join before July 19 and pay only $19.00 for a full one year membership. 

    Then, join this session for free and enjoy all of the other benefits of being an ATDNOLA member for a full year. 

    The killing of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, by a Minnesota police officer has catalyzed global outrage leading to protests in the US and other cities worldwide where they are demanding an end to racial inequality and injustice. The business community, often wary of controversy, has responded in many ways from vocal outrage to internal and external statements to letters from CEOs. While actions speak louder than words, could the show of empathy and solidarity be a precursor to the business community taking the lead for real change in diversity, equity, and inclusion?

    Join us for “Where do we go from here?” as we engage in an honest, reflective, and spirited discussion about how institutionalized racism has been brought to the top of the agenda and what talent development professionals can do to increase your organization’s capacity to move forward with empathetic intention toward more equity.

    Your facilitator

    Monica Sylvain

    Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer - Iberia Bank

    Monica Sylvain is a current C-Suite executive and Chief Diversity Officer at IBERIABANK. She has nearly 30 years of proven experience leading in financial services, commodity chemicals, higher education, and the not-for-profit sector. In her current role as the inaugural Chief Diversity Officer, Monica is the strategic thought leader for the enterprise-wide diversity, equity, and inclusion vision. Over the course of her career, she has honed expertise in corporate social responsibility, ESG, board diversification, inclusive culture transformation and identification & retention of top diverse talent. Coming in late July 2020, Sylvain will be transitioning from her corporate position to Founder & CEO of Monica Sylvain Consulting LLC, a management consulting firm and trusted advisor of diversity, equity and inclusion strategy and execution.

    Prior to joining IBERIABANK, Dr. Sylvain was the founding Director of Posse New Orleans, a regional site of The Posse Foundation, a premier college success, leadership cultivation and workforce diversification nonprofit. During her tenure at Posse, Sylvain built a reputation for growing a successful start-up, championing equity & diversity in corporations and higher education, building a strong advisory board, and stewarding broad-base stakeholder relationships to ensure long-term sustainability.

    Sylvain has won numerous awards and is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and mentor. Most recently, she has been a featured speaker at the Consumer Bankers Association, American Bankers Association, and the Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Diversity and Inclusion Summit. In 2019, she was honored by Savoy magazine as one of the Most Influential Women in Corporate America.

    Monica believes in lifting as she climbs and is humbled to serve the community where she lives and works. As such, she currently serves on the board of trustees at LCMC Health, the Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives and the Foundation for Mathematics and Science Education.

    Dr. Sylvain earned her Analytical Chemistry Ph.D. with honors from Louisiana State University, where she wrote a two-part dissertation on atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and mentoring in the STEM disciplines, the first in the history of the Chemistry department. While pursuing her Ph.D. at LSU, she was the founding Director of the LA-STEM Research Scholars Program, which has been recognized as a national model for diversifying and transforming STEM undergraduate education. Sylvain graduated at the top of her class receiving her B.S. in Chemical Engineering magna cum laude from Howard University.


    Until July 15, 2020:

    After July 15, 2020:

    ATD Capability Model

    This event will impact the following capability domains:

    • Building Personal Capability
    • Impacting Organizational Capability
    • Developing Professional Capability

    • 16 Jul 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Zoom webinar. Meeting details to be provided to all registrants 2 days prior to event.

    This session is free to members of the ATD New Orleans (ATDNOLA) and ATD Baton Rouge (ATDBR) chapters.  

    Not a member of ATDNOLA? Join before July 19 and pay only $19.00 for a full one year membership. 

    Then, join this session for free and enjoy all of the other benefits of being an ATDNOLA member for a full year. 

    For over 30 years, Disney Institute has helped organizations and business professionals around the world learn the Disney approach to customer experience.  This approach, rooted in time-tested business insights on leadership, employee engagement and quality service, has helped organizations in a variety of industries enhance their own customer experiences.  Tim Dorton, Regional Account Manager at Disney Institute, will highlight how attention to detail can create a world-class experience, how to be intentional about the design and delivery of service, and the impact of creating a culture by design. You’ll leave inspired after being introduced to a new way of thinking.

    About Disney Institute

    For over 30 years, Disney Institute has helped business professionals learn the Disney approach to customer experience- rooted in time-tested business insights on leadership, employee engagement and quality service that create a culture of excellence at Disney parks and resorts.  Whether it's individuals, teams or entire organizations, Disney Institute helps professionals around the world apply these business insights to improve their own customer experiences.  Disney Institute offers ongoing professional development courses, annual summits, private engagements for meeting and convention groups, and advisory services for entire organizations.  


    Chuck Salvo

    Account Director
    Chuck has 30+ years experience in adult education and client services.   He directs a team of Account Managers globally helping organizations with solutions and  transformations to enhance customer service within clients’ cultures.

    ATD Capability Model

    Capabilities to be addressed at this event:

    • Communication
    • Collaboration and Leadership
    • Cultural Awareness and Inclusion
    • Lifelong Learning
    • 20 Aug 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center 900 Convention Center Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70130

    Join us as we learn how curiosity and creativity can help you address complex challenges in this hands-on workshop.

    These Design Thinking mindsets will guide the session as we dive into the methods of DISCOVER, DEFINE, EXPLORE + BUILD. Participants will learn and practice new approaches to listening, understanding, and will try on brainstorming techniques that encourage any and all ideas. You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and engage with challenges using insights and optimism.

    In this session, you will learn:

    • How to use empathy and research to extract insights from diverse user groups.
    • How to synthesize your learnings and insights in order to clearly articulate good questions.
    • How to ideate with teams and encourage exciting new ideas.


    Allison Schiller

    Allison Schiller is an Advisor and Design Thinking Specialist at trepwise, bringing her experience in architecture, design practice and design thinking to work with organizations in discovering, exploring, and developing user-centric solutions to complex challenges. Allison has worked with clients to facilitate conversations, workshops and creative strategic planning, bringing design research, collaboration and optimism to diverse topics such as campus sexual assault, organizational growth, board development, digital equity, HR practice evaluation, and disaster preparedness.

    Additionally, Allison teaches human-centered design methods and mindsets to Tulane students as part of the core curriculum for the Social Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (SISE) minor. In order to build a project-based learning experience, Schiller establishes partnerships with community or campus organizations to increase learning outcomes and foster collaboration and synergies between Tulane students and clients in the City of New Orleans.

    Allison Schiller received a B.A. in film studies and creative writing from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She spent her junior year studying film history and production in Italy, later working in film production, post-production and film festivals in San Francisco, Austin, and New York. In 2008, Allison moved to New Orleans where she worked for a year in the Tulane University Architect’s Office. While earning her master’s degree in architecture from the Tulane School of Architecture, Allison spent two semesters working on design/build projects, including the award-winning Grow Dat Youth Farm project and the Delassize community garden in the Central City neighborhood. These experiences deepened Schiller’s commitment to public interest design, community engagement, and the city she calls home with her family.

    Outside of work, Allison relaxes by practicing yoga, hiking if she can find mountains, riding her bike through the city, and spending time with her three kids, husband and scruffy mutt, Barkus.


    This event will address the following ATD capabilities:

    • Communication
    • Collaboration and Leadership
    • Cultural Awareness and Inclusion
    • Lifelong Learning
    • Instructional Design
    • Training Delivery & Facilitation 
    • Technology Application
    • Knowledge Management
    • Career and Leadership Development

    ATD Capability Model

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01 Jul 2020 Get Sh*t Done in the Cave: A deep Focus Experience
17 Jun 2020 The Ultimate Secret for Managing and Training Employees to Deliver Peak Performance During and After the Pandemic
14 May 2020 Training During COVID-19 Series: Engaging Your Virtual/Remote Workforce
07 May 2020 Training During COVID-19 Series: Designing for Virtual Training: Converting ILT to VILT
30 Apr 2020 Training During COVID-19 series: Working From Home
23 Apr 2020 Training During COVID-19 Series: Don't Panic - Overcoming Pandemic Fear
04 Feb 2020 The 6 Critical Practices for Leading a Team
23 Jan 2020 Escape Boring Training - Teambuilding Event
24 Sep 2019 FREE Whet Your Whistle Webinar! Unconscious Bias - Understanding Bias to Unleash Potential™
13 Sep 2019 Gamification Certification
12 Sep 2019 Membership Mixer - Loft 18
15 Aug 2019 Gamification Certification - Whet Your Whistle Webinar
30 Jul 2019 Leading Change
12 Jun 2019 Project Management
21 May 2019 Fostering Psychological Safety to Create High Performing Teams
26 Apr 2019 Graphic Design for Non-Graphic Designers - A One Day Workshop
15 Apr 2019 ROI Certification
26 Mar 2019 Why I Will Never Leave ADDIE for SAM
23 Jan 2019 January Mixer at Abita Brewery
13 Nov 2018 Expressing Employee Gratitude—Lagniappe Thanksgiving Edition!
06 Nov 2018 ATD SELL Conference
16 Oct 2018 Emotional Intelligence
11 Oct 2018 Core 4 -ATD
21 Sep 2018 One-Day Workshop Performance Consulting: The What, Why, and How
21 Aug 2018 State of the American Workforce: Employee Engagement
19 Jul 2018 Membership Mixer
19 Jun 2018 Me! An Impostor?
13 Jun 2018 FranklinCovey OnLeadership
22 May 2018 Training Evaluations Lagniappe
19 Apr 2018 The Learning Connection: States & Senses
20 Mar 2018 Fierce Conversations 2 Day Workshop
27 Feb 2018 State of Our Business
22 Jan 2018 Bottomline on ROI-1 Day Workshop
10 Jan 2018 Bob Pike presents Creative Learning Strategies
09 Jan 2018 Games Trainers Play with Bob Pike
14 Nov 2017 Fierce! Conversations
24 Oct 2017 Standards, Beliefs, and Strategy
26 Sep 2017 Technology on a Shoestring Budget
22 Sep 2017 Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference
23 Aug 2017 Bottomline on ROI-1 Day Workshop
22 Aug 2017 Membership Mixer-Hurricane Party
21 Jul 2017 Effectiveness in a Virtual World with Bob Pike as Special Virtual Presenter
28 Jun 2017 LANTEC Lunch & Learn on the Northshore
22 Jun 2017 FranklinCovey: Culture -Your Ultimate Competitive Advantage
20 Jun 2017 Engaging Games & Activities
18 Apr 2017 Virtual Challenges - Lagniappe
28 Mar 2017 Styling & Profiling
22 Mar 2017 Learning Solutions 2017 Conference & Expo
21 Feb 2017 Resume Tips & Tricks - Lagniappe
24 Jan 2017 Tame your 3-Ring Circus at our Share Fair
25 Oct 2016 SOME Tips and Tricks for Engaging Learners
29 Sep 2016 Core 4 Conference
27 Sep 2016 Book Signing:Jim Smith Jr.: The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss-or-Life-Throws at You
16 Sep 2016 Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference
24 Aug 2016 August Membership Mixer
11 Aug 2016 ATD Baton Rouge Workshop: Emotional Intelligence
28 Jul 2016 Global Trends in Talent Development (TD around the world)
22 Jun 2016 Lagniappe: SMEs as Trainers or Talent Development Professionals? Why Not?
22 May 2016 ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition
19 May 2016 Stuck in a Training Box? Try Bite-sized Learning Nuggets with Microlearning
18 May 2016 ATD-ICE (FREE) Innovation Session Preview Webinar
21 Apr 2016 Lagniappe: Planning the New You – Goal Setting ATD Nola Style
24 Mar 2016 Oodles Of Art: Cartooning basics for the Artistically Challenged!
25 Feb 2016 Social Media Frenzy: Let’s Get Social!
20 Jan 2016 You can't get water from an empty well.
11 Dec 2015 Employee Learning Week
02 Nov 2015 Telling Ain’t Training
29 Oct 2015 Learning Law & Order
25 Sep 2015 The Louisiana Talent Development Conference
20 Aug 2015 ATD Membership Mixer
18 Jun 2015 ATD Mississippi Meeting: Reframing Talent Management Strategies for the Future
17 Jun 2015 Exploring Talent Management & Development in Human Resources: A Panel Discussion
29 May 2015 Performance Consulting Workshop (approved for 6.00 HR credit hours)
28 May 2015 SMEs – It’s a Marriage for Better or Worse
21 May 2015 FranklinCovey Productivity Suite Overview
19 Mar 2015 Awaken the Inner Learner
26 Feb 2015 Lagniappe: Training Resources Swap Shop
29 Jan 2015 ATD NOLA Premiere
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