Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, May 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    Join ATD Appalachia for an upcoming webinar:

    Leveraging Innovation in L&D: Refresh and Reenergize Your Training Programs


    Dr. Travis Kahle

    President, ATD Appalachia | Experienced High Education Professional in Innovation, Leadership, and Career Services.

    When most people think of innovation, they don't think about training and development. They think about new technology like smartphones or AI. The same principles used by Apple to create new iPhones can be used by L&D professionals to create new and improved training programs. Innovation is a process, and in this webinar, you will learn how to leverage the science of innovation to achieve your organizational training goals.

    About Dr. Travis Kahle

    Dr. Travis Kahle, Doctor of Executive Leadership, is the Director of the Innovation Center at the University of Charleston, one of the leading education and resource providers for innovation in Appalachia. Travis manages the Innovation Scholar program and the i3 Innovation Showcase, the largest collegiate innovation competition in West Virginia. Previously, Travis served as the Executive Director for Career Services at West Virginia State University and Director of the Center for Career Development at the University of Charleston. Travis earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing from Indiana University and his MBA from the University of Kentucky. He obtained his Doctor of Executive Leadership from the University of Charleston, where he studied the impact of forgiveness on leadership and Positive Leadership Theory in the context of state legislatures.

    Travis is a certified facilitator in Lego Serious Play methodology, the EQi 2.0 emotional intelligence assessment, and the Extended DiSC behavioral assessment. He is the co-owner of 5 String Leadership, a publisher and consultancy. Travis is an avid fan of bluegrass and gospel music, and the former banjo player for the group Mountain Shadows.

    Travis resides in his hometown of Wayne, WV with his wife, Kim. They enjoy traveling together and share their adventures at freespiritadventurelogue.com. They’re also amateur beekeepers and “fur parents” to three dogs (Jasmine, Ariel, and Belle) and three cats (Teaze, Cole, and Bandit).

    • Wednesday, June 26, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    • Zoom (link provided upon registration)

    Regional Webinar Event | Wed, June 26, 2024 | 6:00 - 7:15  PM | Online

    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 2024

    6:00 – 7:15 PM

    Strengthening Development – Tools and Methods to Support Employee Growth

    Heather Kay

    Wonder Woman of Strengths


    About This Event

    As talent development professionals we are tasked with supporting our employees as they look to grow in their careers either through their leaders or through our help.  This program will provide you with an opportunity to reflect on some of the building blocks of what motivates people to do their work and then focuses on tools and methods to create action.  The foundation for the program is the CliftonStrengths where employees and leaders should leverage their existing talents to ensure their success.  You don’t need to complete the assessment to participate.

    The overview of the program is:

    • Overview of Performance, Motivation and Development
    • Tools and Methods to help
    • Describe why fostering clarity on Expectations is important
    • Recognize Activities that High Performing Managers can complete and ways to motivate and appreciate Direct Reports
    • Utilize Personal Behaviors that enhance individual development

    About Our Presenters


    Wonder Woman of Strengths

    Heather Kay has been an HR professional for over 20 years focusing on how to elevate others as they achieve success others through learning & development and talent management programs.  She has worked in numerous industries such as security, healthcare, insurance, and education.

    Heather is a Gallup certified Strengths-based Coach which is where she spends most of her time coaching and facilitating workshops for teams and organizations.  Her official title is the “Wonder Woman of Strengths.”  She is also certified in Ken Blanchard’s SL2 program, A Situational Approach to Leadership, administers and delivers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and facilitates a Team Effectiveness Survey and Action Planning session. 

    Heather received her BA from Lehigh University, an M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina and a certificate in Training and Organizational Dynamics from Temple University.  She lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband and two children.  She is also a huge University of Wisconsin fan as her husband graduated from there, her daughter is currently there (’25) and her son will attend in the fall (’28).



      About the Mid-Atlantic Regional Webinar Series 

      The ATD Appalachia Chapter is proud to participate in the ATD Mid-Atlantic Regional Webinar Series. This monthly webinar series is offered by the ATD Mid-Atlantic Chapters – Regional Programs Consortium which is comprised of the following nine ATD chapters: 

         •  Appalachia •  Central PA  
        •  Greater Philadelphia •  Long Island  
        •  Maryland •  Mid NJ
        •  New York City
      •  Northern NJ  
        •  Pittsburgh

      Cooperatively, these chapters bring together the very best speakers from around all our networks to provide world-class presenters and content!  We look forward to sharing these webinars with you for the rest of 2024!  


      • ATD Appalachia Members – Member Benefit
      • Non-ATD Appalachia Members – $15.00


        Webinar Registration

        • A link to attend the webinar will be included in your registration confirmation email.


        ATD Recertification Credits

        • ATD Mid-Atlantic Regional Webinar Programs are pre-approved through the ATD Greater Philadelphia Chapter by the ATD Certification Institute for continuing education credits. These credits are based on the ATD Capability Model may be applied towards recertification by Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.



        Online Event Recording Policy

        • By activating your webcam while attending this online event, you consent to be recorded. Your entry and webcam activation constitutes your consent to such recording for any purpose in connection with the event. If you do not agree to the foregoing, please do not activate your web camera during the event. 


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