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6th Annual Top Trainer Throwdown

  • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Management Education Center, 811 W. Square Lake Road, Troy, MI 48098


ATD Detroit June Meeting

6th Annual Top Trainer Throwdown

Registration Closes at 3:00 pm Monday, June 11


Who will win the title of Top Trainer? 

Please join us for the 6th edition of one of our signature events - the Top Trainer Throwdown!  You don't want to miss this night of presentations to "wow" you and show you how ATD Detroit's talented really "bring it!" Come for an experience to enhance your own toolbox with training techniques, tools, and methods to use in your profession and/or share in your workplace with others in talent development. Plan to laugh, be inspired, have fun, and learn some great lessons along the way. This annual event is a highlight of the year!

Our 2018 Lineup:

We want to thank all those who submitted proposals. Four competitors will have 15 minutes to prove their stuff and take away the title of 2018 Top Trainer. You decide the winner! 

This Year's Competitors and Topics:

Sarah Zigila-- Embrace Your Inner-hero: Influence Stakeholders
Creating a learning culture is a business imperative! As leaders in learning and talent development, it’s time to embrace our inner-hero, push the envelope, and challenge stakeholders to invest in such a culture.

Stacy West--Would You Like Pickup or Delivery?
Delivering training can be compared to a customer placing a pizza order. The mood, environment, materials, delivery (or pickup) is really in the hands of me. I can show you how to think of delivering training in a fun and engaging way!

April Callis Birchmeier-- Gossip Stoppers! Leading a positive workplace, when you're not in charge. 
Turnover, stress related illness & disengagement are signs of a problematic workplace. April provides humorous insight into 7 habits of negativity, tips to eliminate negativity and actionable steps to reap the benefits of positive and engaged workforce.

Mary Cooney, PhD.-- Vision 2028: Millennial Leadership Training
Within the next decade the “silver tsunami” will be in full force when most of our baby boomers retire. What can talent development leaders do NOW to ensure that the transition of company leadership is positive and productive?

All runner-ups will receive a complimentary dinner, a certificate and a $25 prize. The Winner receives a $100 prize, a trophy, and more. . .

What will you gain by attending?

You will have the opportunity to:

  1. Network with other professionals in the industry
  2. Build your network
  3. Learn something new
  4. Practice your presentation evaluation skills
  5. Enjoy a great dinner with other professionals
  6. Experience Top Trainer Throwdown to consider entering in 2019, and
  7. Have an awesome experience with ATD Detroit!


Cancellations will be accepted until 5:00pm on Thursday, June 7th. 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.


Registration and attendance at ATD Detroit meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to allow ATD Detroit to use and distribute the registrant or attendee's image, voice or name in photographs, video, electronic reproductions, and audio files or podcasts of such events and activities.


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