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The monthly meetings are normally held the second Tuesday of each month. 

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, August 12, 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • University of Phoenix, 2 North Cascade #100, Colorado Springs 80903

    What does the shift from ASTD to ATD mean for our skill sets and career possibilities?

    Panelist Discussion:

    Hear from talent development experts about what the shift from a T&D focus to a Talent Development focus will mean for training professionals.  What are the possibilities for our careers and the impact we can have on organizations, and how do we prepare to make the shift?


    Mark Hacker

    Adjunct Professor at University of Denver & Managing Director of Alta Leadership Group

    Mark Hacker is a results-driven professional with thirty years of experience in all areas of human resources, leadership development and organizational effectiveness. Mark’s passion is helping individuals, teams and organizations reach their potential.

    He is Managing Director of Alta Leadership Group, based in Denver, Colorado providing leadership development, performance management and executive-level coaching services to clients throughout the United States.

    Mark retired from Walmart after a successful 22 year career in several senior leadership roles. During his time at Walmart, the company grew annual sales from $30 billion to $445 billion and became a Fortune 1 company. Mark’s experience ranged from running a department at headquarters to overseeing HR operations for a region with 20,000 employees in 18 Western states.

    Mark is a faculty member/adjunct professor of Strategic Human Resources and Leadership at the University of Denver. He teaches on campus and online graduate-level courses. Mark is a recipient of the Master Teacher award from the University and consistently receives high evaluation scores and recommendations from students.

    Mary Faulkner

    Author & Head of Talent for Denver Water

    Multi-faceted Organizational Development and Human Resource professional with extensive experience in leadership and organizational development, coaching, key talent planning, performance management, business partnering, HRIS, process and policy creation, and instructional design. Confident working with executive stakeholders on high visibility projects, connecting the operations and people sides of a business. Skilled in working cross-functionally to identify root causes and design effective solutions to drive business results. Expertise in leadership development in a variety of audiences, from front-line supervisor to high potentials. Adept at effective needs analysis in a corporate setting to build and maintain a learning system to address “just in time” and “just in case” requirements. Excellent communicator and team leader; can achieve high quality results in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment.

    Author of the blog Surviving Leadership: Your Survival Guide OF and FROM Leadership ( and keynote speaker.

    Greg Giesen
    CEO & Workplace Intervention Specialist at The Laughing Leader

    Greg "Geese" Giesen is founder & CEO of The Laughing Leader, a leadership development company that helps leaders become happier and more productive in work…and in life. Greg specializes in assessing, addressing and resolving workplace issues.

    Greg was a graduate school professor at the University of Denver for the past thirteen years and taught leadership and team development courses. He is the author of three books on Creating Authenticity, including his latest, Mondays At 3: A Story for Managers Learning to Lead. Mondays At 3 recently won the bronze medal for best business fable.

    In addition, Greg facilitates the award-winning workshop, Leading From Within, an intensive leadership development program designed to help participants achieve optimal performance as a leader in both their personal and professional lives.

    Greg also produces and co-hosts the Laughing Leader Radio Hour show each Monday from 3-4pm MST. Go to to listen in or learn more about the program.

    For more information about Greg Giesen and his company, go to Follow Greg on Twitter (

    Moderator: Jennifer Huey


    Client Partner at Franklin Covey

    VP of Programs for Pikes Peak ASTD

    Lunch will be served and included in the cost of this event.

    Social Media conversation tags: #ATD, ASTD-ATD, #change



    Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued up to 5 days before an event, meeting, or webinar. We are unable to issue refunds later than that date.

    • Thursday, October 16, 2014
    • USAA, 1855 Telstar Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

    Pikes Peak ASTD Annual Learning Summit


    Join the Virtual Revolution: An Online Learning Clinic by FranklinCovey

    Matt Murdoch, Global Director of Online Learning for FranklinCovey, and Treion Muller, online learning expert, author & futurist, will present the 2014 PPASTD Learning Summit. Authors of the books, The Learning Explosion: 9 Rules to Ignite Your Virtual Classrooms & The Webinar Manifesto, they are shaping online learning for FranklinCovey and sharing their vision and insights with organizations around the world.

    Based on the philosophy that blended learning is the best approach to adult learning, Muller & Murdoch will share current research on how people are choosing to learn, will show us how CLO’s of major organizations are choosing to spend their learning dollars on various modes of delivery, and will give us a “state-of-the-market” so we’ll understand the trends and resources available in online learning.

    This interactive session will shape your thinking about the blended learning approach at your organization, and will give you a framework for integrating effective online learning.

    8:30am - Check-in & Networking

    9:00am -  Session 1

    On-demand content, how people are choosing to learn, how CLO’s at major organizations are spending their learning dollars on different modes of delivery

    12:00pm - Lunch (provided for full-day attendees only)

    1:00pm - The Learning Explosion: 9 Rules to Ignite Your Virtual Classrooms
    With so much information available, it is hard to know where to start. Making the move online is challenging. Many organizations are struggling to find ways to cut costs and increase reach without sacrificing the quality of training. With dramatic growth projected in virtual learning classes, the challenge remains how to transfer live in-person training to a live online experience. This session, based on Murdoch & Muller’s book, The Learning Explosion, you'll learn about the 9 time-tested rules required to create a high-quality, highly-engaging training experience, and discover what it takes to successfully transfer your in-person classrooms to live online classrooms. With the resources, tools, and rules found in The Learning Explosion, you will be the spark that ignites your virtual training.

    3:00pm - Overcoming Bias Against Virtual Training

    3:30pm - Q&A with Experts Murdoch & Muller



    About the Speakers:

    Treion Muller

    As FranklinCovey's Chief eLearning Architect, Treion is responsible for all online learning development initiatives. In this position, he helped develop and launch FranklinCovey's online learning delivery channel, which includes:

    LiveClicks™ Webinar Workshops–a delivery platform loaded with interactive virtual classroom content.

    Insights–a library of bite-sized, video-rich courses available as leader-led and self-paced options.

    Treion holds a masters degree in Instructional Design from Utah State University with an emphasis in blended learning, and is the co-author of the recently published book, The Learning Explosion™: 9 Rules to Ignite Your Virtual Classrooms. In the book, Treion, with co-author Matt Murdoch, share a new mind-set, rule-set, and process for successfully moving traditional live training to the virtual classroom.

    Combined with his avid research and knowledge of technology and social media, and his rich experience in instructional design, corporate training, and sales, Treion regularly presents on the future of eLearning and online training.

    For complete bio: Click Here

    Matt Murdoch

    For over 20 years Matt has held many strategic management roles. While at FranklinCovey he has served as Head of Corporate Marketing, Director of FranklinCovey's International Symposiums, Director of Product Management and Marketing, and Director of Web Development.

    Matt's team has successfully designed and implemented LiveClicks™ Webinar WorkshopsundefinedFranklinCovey's virtual classrooms that effectively distribute an industry leading catalog of training workshops to clients around the world. Through extensive travel throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas, Matt spends most of his waking hours helping partners and clients analyze, build, and launch their own virtual classroom systems. Matt is co-author of The Learning Explosion™: 9 Rules to Ignite Your Virtual Classrooms.

    Matt counsels business leaders everywhere that they shouldn't be frightened by new ideas; they should be more frightened by old ones. A rising generation of workers is coming, bringing with them their own rules for how they choose to learn.

    Prior to FranklinCovey, Matt redefined the marketing landscape of his clients' stake in a wide variety of industries including digital cryptography, biotechnology, commercial construction, and travel and tourism. Matt holds an MBA from the University of Utah with emphases in Marketing and Information Technology.

    For a complete bio: Click Here



    Follow the backchannel conversation at #PPASTDLS2014

    Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued up to 5 days before an event, meeting, or webinar. We are unable to issue refunds later than that date.

    • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Harrison High School

    The 21st Century Learner: Are You Ready?

    The next generation of employees have already entered our workforce, and more are coming. That is not in question of course. The question is in reality, “How have you adapted your approach to learning and development for these new employees, who are referred to as “digital natives,” while remaining true to the other generation’s needs.

    Lunch will be served and included in the cost of this event.

    Social Media conversation tags: #education, #workforceLearning, #21stCenturyLearner



    Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued up to 5 days before an event, meeting, or webinar. We are unable to issue refunds later than that date.

Past events

Tuesday, July 08, 2014 Move That Class - How to Create Learning Activities
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 Should HR Care About Big Data
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Pikes Peak ASTD/CSSHRM Joint Meeting and Workshop with Dr. Paul White
Wednesday, June 04, 2014 The Secret Sauce for Knowing and Developing Your Workforce
Thursday, May 15, 2014 World Café Brainstorming & Networking
Thursday, May 01, 2014 Focused Performance presented by National Speaker & Author Lou Russell
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Little Learning: Short-form Content is the Key to Big Results
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Comprehensive Learning and Performance Solutions
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Performance-Driven Learning: Closing the Loop
Thursday, March 13, 2014 Harvesting the Potential of Online Communities
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Personal Brand DNA
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 Why Most Training Fails: 5 Keys to Flawless Implementation
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 How Your Brain Health Affects the Way You Work
Tuesday, January 14, 2014 First Annual Learning Activity Exchange
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Passing the Torch – Sharing critical knowledge with early career employees
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Holiday Social Evening - CANCELLED
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 The Power of Body Language
Monday, November 04, 2013 Pikes Peak ASTD Learning Summit
Thursday, October 24, 2013 Informal Learning: Reinforcement with the Motivation Built In
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 8 Must-ask Questions When Implementing e-Learning
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Graphic Recording - Provide Graphic Illustrations While Facilitating
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Is it time for your organization to embrace Social Learning?
Thursday, September 19, 2013 Thinking Outside the Traditional Leadership Development Box
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 Educate and Engage on a Non-Profit Budget
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Five Steps to Drive Business Results through Improved Employee Performance
Thursday, August 22, 2013 “Help me Obi-Social Kenobi. Social is my only hope.” Using the Force of Enterprise Social Networks to Keep Training Alive
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 Follower Behaviors and Preferred Leadership Styles
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 Winning Business: Making Sales Training Part of the Sales Enablement Engine
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Why Training is Broken and How to Put the Pieces Back Together Again
Thursday, July 11, 2013 Social Learning: Beyond the Hype
Tuesday, July 09, 2013 The I.D.E.A.L. Plan- A 5-Step Plan to Turn Your Business into the Business You've Always Wanted it to Be
Thursday, June 27, 2013 Communicate, Collaborate, and Become More Productive Using Social Learning Platforms
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Job Task Analysis ~ The Key to Designing an Effective Curriculum
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Feelings Count: Using Movies to Link Learning
Thursday, June 06, 2013 The Neuroscience of Change and Its Real-World Application for HR Professionals
Thursday, May 30, 2013 Why Training is Broken and How to Put the Pieces Back Together Again
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Leveraging Social Learning through Building Knowledge Communities
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Culture as Catalyst with James Sayno
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 Meeting the Learning & Leadership Needs of Technical Employees
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Mastering Magical Persuasion with Traci Brown
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 How to Use Social Media for Learning
Thursday, April 04, 2013 Collaboration: The Spark Plug to Innovation
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 Designing Blended Solutions for Soft Skills Development
Friday, March 22, 2013 I “HEART” Tech Day
Thursday, March 14, 2013 Harvesting the Potential of Online Communities
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Yes You Can: Sparking Collaboration Beyond the Classroom
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 Strengths-Based Engagement with Tom Crouser
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 Virtual Learning Environments: Redefining the Learning Experience
Friday, February 15, 2013 Leading Change in a Fast Paced & Technological Workplace
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Online Communication for Non-Tekkies
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Prove your impact
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 The Power of Storytelling in the Virtual Classroom
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Yawn Proof Your eLearning without Busting the Bank
Thursday, January 17, 2013 Deploying and Cultivating Elearning Strategy in a Retail Environment
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Presenting to a Virtual Audience without Freaking Out
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 The Urgent Need For High Impact Leaders
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Easy Options for Increasing Virtual Interaction
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Producing Your Own Training Videos
Thursday, October 18, 2012 Showtime! Adding Production Value to Your Online Training
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 Day With A Master - Doug Stevenson
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 Diversity Matters with Jody Alyn
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 How to Find Your Purpose and Passion with Tara Nolan
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Thought Partnership Coaching: A New Approach to Solving Business Problems
Tuesday, June 12, 2012 Are we there yet? Measuring Meaningful People Change
Wednesday, May 09, 2012 Social Media's Role in Learning & Development
Sunday, May 06, 2012 ASTD 2012 International Conference & Exposition
Wednesday, May 02, 2012 5 Best Practices for Effective Virtual Learning
Thursday, April 19, 2012 Real Strategies for Mobile Learning
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Learning Strategies for a Transparent World: Achieving Results With Virtual and Social Learning
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 Basics of the ADDIE Model
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Driving Strategic Change with Wendy Mack
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Deciding How to Tell It: Selecting the Most Effective Instructional Method
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders with Sal Silvester
Thursday, December 08, 2011 Employee Learning Fair
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Developing Leader Coaches in Your Organization with Deb Siverson
Friday, October 07, 2011 Conflict Dynamics Profile (CDP) Certification Workshop
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 Smart Talk - Audrey Nelson, Ph.D.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011 Emotional Intelligence with Dr. George Thomson
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Moving from Success to Significance: A Free Professional Development Lunch
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 ACCEL Lunch and Learn Seminar
Thursday, June 16, 2011 Joint meeting with CSSHRM - The Tale of 900 New Hires
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Day With A Master - Kevin Knebl
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 Pikes Peak ASTD Social/Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 Linda M. Potter - Open for Business

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