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

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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
    • Ivywild School, 1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs



    This year's Learning Summit offers something for everyone in today's talent development field and digital learning landscape.


    Session One:  Digital Learning: Embrace it!  Engage them! A Panel Discussion (9am-11:15am)


    Thomas Toth will provide color commentary as our Subject Matter Expert during the morning session featuring a panel of digital learning practitioners that will share recent experiences in analyzing needs, creating content, building e-learning environments and delivering content digitally.


    Kevin Siegel from Iconlogic, Inc., will join us on our expert panel to share what he knows about application development tools and techniques, including content authoring, design, eLearning development and publishing.


    Other presenters will include Chuck Herbst (USAA),  Joel Lamoreaux (Deluxe Corporation), and Moderator Jamie Lanphear (USAA).  

    Session Two:  Digital Learning: Energize us!  Networking, Lunch & Keynote Speaker (11:30am-1:30pm)


    Thomas will return for a presentation on why digital learning is so important in today’s learning landscape, and will share information on the following:   

    1. To introduce a positive mindset around the importance and efficacy of digital learning options as part of a blended learning approach.
    2. To provide examples of practical applications of your approach to digital learning that will motivate participants to expand their thinking and skills in relation to digital learning.
    3. To refer participants to resources for expanding their approach to digital learning.
    4. To share your tips for engaging learners across digital mediums.
    Speaker Information:

    Thomas Toth   


    Thomas has over 20 years of global experience in the design and development of training programs and educational technology. He has led the creation and implementation of global learning initiatives for companies like Western Union, Janus Capital Group, SafeNet and IHS. As a consultant, he has designed and built training programs for clients such as CHANEL, Swarovski, Newmont Mining, Airgas, Murale and Trizetto. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors for SeedPaths, a training company that teaches young adults the professional and technical skills required to gain meaningful employment in the IT industry. 

    He is a recognized as an expert and innovator in the area of online learning and is a regular speaker for the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD), and has delivered presentations to the eLearning Guild, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and Pepperdine University.


    Thomas is the author of the book Technology for Trainers and a contributing author to both the ASTD Handbook for Workplace Learning Professionals and Michael Allen’s eLearning Annual 2012. Thomas’ work in the area of leadership program development lead to an ASTD BEST award for training and development in 2008.


    CLICK HERE to read the interview with Thomas Toth. 



    Session Three:  Choice of two different Hands-On sessions (1:45pm-3:30pm) A or B   

    A. Using Adobe Captivate to Develop Engaging E-Learning:

    Kevin Siegel will lead a hands-on breakout session on taking your use of Captivate to a new level. Bring your laptop computer loaded with Captivate to practice and create online content along side Kevin. If you don't have Captivate loaded on a computer to bring with you, you can still follow along and possibly pair up with others that do.


    Facilitator Info: Kevin Siegel


    Kevin is a seasoned trainer, instructional designer, eLearning developer, writer, and author. "I'm driven to remove complexity from adult learning initiatives. With 25 years in the training industry (named one of the top trainers worldwide by Adobe), 15 years in eLearning, author of more than 100 computer training books, clients know that my products, services, and tactics work."


    He has been a keynote speaker for ATD conferences and has literally written the book on Captivate along with other authoring tools.


    CLICK HERE to read the interview with Kevin Siegel. 




    B. Digital Learning Resources:

    Curated and presented by Kimberli Jeter, CLO for Pyxera Global.

     There’s always “an app for that!”  And Kimberli has curated the latest and greatest resources for digital learning.  So bring a laptop, tablet or smartphone so you can follow along. Internet connections will be available.


    Facilitator Info:  See LinkedIn Profile for bio.


    Session Four:   Learning Expo & Cocktails (3:30pm-5:00pm)


    Join us for cocktails and a walk about with your peers as they highlight their favorite digital tools, content and resources.  No sales pitch, just good practitioner-to-practitioner networking & sharing.   



    Session Five:  Bristol Brewing Karma Hour (5:00pm-6:00pm)


    We’ll leave the classroom behind and cross the hall to the microbrewery, where $1 of every beer purchased will go to Pikes Peak ATD to help fund outreach programs. This event is open to the public, so invite everyone from your office!   


    Follow the backchannel conversation at #PPATDLS2015   



    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, September 08, 2015 Engage Me! Practical Tips for Engaging Employees
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 A Practical Approach to Using Emotional Intelligence
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Spice Up Your Training: The Role of Graphics and Visual Communication in Effective Training Materials
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Joint Meeting with CSSHRM: Emotional Intelligence
Monday, June 08, 2015 An Evening of Conversation with Elaine Biech
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Social Media & Identity Theft Awareness - How Trainers Can Keep Their Companies Safe
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Designing Professional Development Programs
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Creating Motivated and Accountable Learners
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 FREE Association Networking Event at Colorado Technical University
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Teaching Leaders to Critically Think: Lessons from the Classroom to the Boardroom
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Second Annual Learning Activity Exchange
Thursday, December 18, 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Looking Ahead: Learning Trends for 2015
Thursday, November 20, 2014 Monthly Board Meeting
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 21st Century Critical Thinking in the Corporate World
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Pikes Peak ASTD Annual Learning Summit
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 Becoming a Person of Influence: Achieve Greater Success with Influence in Every Area of your Daily Life
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 What does the shift from ASTD to ATD mean for our skill sets and career possibilities?
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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