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Special Event! "Driving Innovation Through Talent Development"

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sheraton Detroit Metro Airport, 8000 Merriman Road, Romulus, MI 48174


  • Early Bird registration through September 30th for current Members of ATD Chapters, SHRM Chapters and ISPI Chapters.
  • Registration after September 30th for current members of ATD Chapters, SHRM Chapters and ISPI Chapters.
  • Preferred seating

Online Registration closes at
10am on Wed., Nov. 18th.

ATD Detroit Special Event:
Premier Networking & Learning!



"Driving Innovation Through Talent Development"

Keynote Speaker

Tony Bingham

President & CEO


Afternoon Keynote Summary

Senior leaders and talent development professionals overwhelmingly agree that innovation is a top priority and essential for success. Yet very few are satisfied with the level of innovation happening in their organizations.

ATD’s research on the role of training to build innovative organizations shows that innovative organizations share these traits: an innovative and committed executive team, being good at implementing change, being effective at cross functional teamwork, and having a published innovation strategy. And while our research shows a direct link between innovation and organizational success, the reverse is not always true: successful organizations are not necessarily innovative.

As the demand for training on teamwork, communication skills, leadership, and change management continues, programs on innovative thinking or managing innovative teams are in the least demand and rarely offered to staff. So how can an organization change its approach to think and operate more innovatively? How can the talent development function play a key role in driving innovative thinking and practices?

In this session you will hear about organizations that have made innovation a top priority, are embracing it as part of their talent development strategy, and are driving more innovation through organizational culture, change management, and teamwork.

Plus Bonus Morning Session!
"Networking to Your Advantage - Rules & Tools Workshop"
presented by:
Larry Gelfund
Laredo Learning LLC

In today’s business environment, becoming an expert at networking and making “connections” has become a critical skill for success. Look at how social media has exploded in connecting people and information in the last five years alone. Advancement in technology has had a tremendous impact on how we gather information and learn. But there is still great value in business networking and building relationships you can leverage to meet your goals at work.

This workshop will emphasize and focus on the “science” of how to prepare for and use networking to your advantage. Success factors and critical concepts of “before, during and after,” “giving it your all” and “perception is reality” will be presented. You will develop and learn takeaway tools that will work for you.

This ATD premiere event is promoted as a collaboration of 7 Midwest ATD chapters, Detroit and Ann Arbor SHRM, Detroit ISPI, local and state colleges and university educators and students and local industry businesses. Scheduled time to openly network with this diverse group and practice some of the tools you learn will be scheduled into the workshop. What a great opportunity to "connect" to your advantage!


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  9:00am - 10:00am  Registration & Networking
10:00am - 12:00pm  Networking Workshop
12:00pm -   1:00pm  Lunch
  1:00pm -   2:30pm  Keynote by Tony Bingham
  2:30pm -   3:00pm  Networking & Conclusion

About the Keynote Speaker 

Described as a visionary leader, Tony Bingham builds and retains engaged, high-performing teams that deliver extraordinary results. As president and CEO of the Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD, the world’s largest professional association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations, Tony works with a staff of 120, a Board of Directors, and a world-wide volunteer network to empower professionals to develop knowledge and skills successfully.


Tony’s passion lies at the intersection of global business, technology, and learning. He is keenly focused on helping members of the worldwide talent development profession achieve greater impact by aligning their efforts to business strategy and leveraging the power of technology for learning and employee development.  READ MORE

About the Workshop Leader 

Larry Gelfund is a talent management/improvement and organizational development professional in the retail, customer service, supply chain, financial services, and manufacturing industries.  He is recognized for his in-depth knowledge and broad expertise including: domestic and international leadership development, organizational development, talent management, performance management, training, human resources, classroom instruction, motivational speaking, team building, strategic planning, staff management, operations, video scripting, production and acting. Larry offers over 30 years of professional management experience. 

Larry is Principal of Laredo Learning LLC, his private consulting and coaching practice that specializes in talent/performance management and organizational development. He has held top training and development positions at EJ (formerly East Jordan Iron Works), Rehmann, Comerica Bank, Handleman Company, A&W Restaurants, The Coffee Beanery Ltd., and Metromedia Restaurant Group.  He also currently serves as a Member at Large and is a Past President with the Board of Directors of ATD Detroit.

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Registrations are not considered definite or confirmed until payment has been submitted. Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Friday, November 13th. Cancellations received prior to this time/date can be 1) refunded to the credit card less a $5 processing fee or 2) transferred to the next scheduled ATD Detroit meeting date.

Refunds after this date cannot be issued, but we will gladly accept a substitution should you wish to send someone in your place.



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