VT-ATD offers monthly programs that help bring real-time learning to our local professionals. Programs provide opportunities to network with other professionals, share ideas and experiences and learn about the training and development industry. We offer two types of events.
If you have a suggestion for a program or would like to discuss being a presenter please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Communities of Practice (COP)
Communities of Practice are intended to take a deeper dive look at a particular topic or area of practice grounded in the ATD Competency Model. Groups are expected to commit to regular, successive meetings for 6-8 consecutive sessions to explore, practice and apply concepts or theory discussed in the sessions. As a participant, you are both a learner and a teacher, and expected to commit to each of the sessions in a series. Co-facilitators volunteer to organize and remain consistent over the course of the session. Groups may self-organize or may be sponsored by a specific member of the chapter leadership.
Special Interest Groups (SIG)
Special Interest Groups (SIG) are lightly facilitated conversation focused around a specific topic where participants come to reflect, learn and share with one another – very much like give & take. The intention is to engage our collective talent and intellect by capitalizing on the diversity of experience, perspectives and knowledge in the room.
SIGs represent one of the many ways to grow professionally and personally, to network, learn new trends and industry directions, and to take useful information back to your organization.
SIGs also provide a wonderful opportunity to become personally involved in your Vermont Chapter. If you would like to co-facilitate an upcoming SIG, please contact our Program Director, Melinda Friedlander at email@example.com.