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SAN ANTONIO ATD
MONTHLY LEARNING MEETING
About the Panelists:
Gopal Singh is a program manager and a senior consultant at USAA. In his role, he has accountability for professional development, new employee orientation, and HR learning projects. Prior to assuming that role, Gopal served in the U.S Army where he managed various training programs at locations around the world to include South Korea, the Middle East, the Military Academy at West Point, and Joint Base San Antonio. He has extensive experience in curriculum development, instructional design, and performance consulting. Gopal holds a Master of Education and a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Leadership.
Rick Lozano helps people unlock potential and amplify their talent, and he does it all with his unique blend of energy, expertise, and a musician’s soul. With twenty years of experience in award-winning talent and leadership development programs, Rick brings his unique approach to audiences across the globe, combining his expertise as a world-class speaker with his talents as a singer/songwriter and musician. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Acoustic Leadership – Develop A Leadership Culture That Resonates and the owner of Unlock & Amplify®. He has built a reputation for his refreshing delivery that leaves audiences raving and - more importantly - with action items they can immediately implement to produce change. For more information, visit ricklozano.com or email RickL@RickLozano.com
During this session, we will get back to the basics of adult learning theory, methodology, and how it all ties together as you design and develop your materials. We will tackle theories such as Andragogy, Experiential Learning, Bloom’s Taxonomy, as well as the ADDIE model. These core theories will help you ensure the learner stays in the forefront of your design.
Kaitlyn Ness is an Instructional Designer for GEICO where she designs and develops training materials for the sales new hire program and company-wide initiatives for the Talent Acquisition and Onboarding department. Prior to joining GEICO, Kaitlyn was a consultant for a pharmaceutical company, designing training materials for their call center agents while serving as the consulting firm’s Talent Development Lead. She began her career in talent development over five years ago as a trainer for Laureate Education and lead instructional designer for the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Walden University. Kaitlyn has a B.A. in Anthropology and a Graduate Certificate in Adult Learning.
Question. How can organizations accelerate the development of their team members and prepare their organization for the future?
Response: Create a coaching culture that supports a learning organization. How? Innovative and sustainable coaching solutions.
Some organizations invest in coaching their leaders, yet this type of professional development is often focused on the executive suite. Yes, we need to have executives engage with a strategic thinking partner as well as model the way of transformational leadership.
Scaling coaching within organizations starts with the top and creating a sustainable coaching culture. Ideally, organizations can embrace two coaching solutions that can be scaled.
About the Speaker:
Barbara A. F. Greene is the Founder and CEO of Greene and Associates, Inc. and is an international equity partner in Career Partners International. Barbara is celebrating 25 years in business in 2021. She is an entrepreneur focusing on leading edge human capital initiatives such as Executive Coaching, Leadership Development, Career Transition and Management. She is engaged in the Association for Talent Development and is Past President of the San Antonio Chapter. Barbara collaborated with ATD and Prospanica to launch the Emerging Leaders Series for the first 3 years of existence. In addition, she has been involved with the following: Texas Diversity Council; served as the Co-Chair and Panel Moderator of the annual Women in Leadership Symposium, Leadership San Antonio - LSA 300 (class 43) steering committee member, National Association of Women Business Owners Past President, BioMedSA, and has served on community boards of directors. Barbara is a member of the Rotary International Downtown San Antonio Club.
Barbara transformed her business from a 90% in person to a 90% virtual platform providing an array of services in 2020. She launched the complimentary Executive Leadership Forum and monthly complimentary learning sessions in which she features nonprofit organizations. Barbara has been honored with a variety of awards including the San Antonio Business Journal, the National Association of Women Business Owners-National Diversity Chapter Award, the Association for Talent Development, is a Juliette member of the Girl Scouts of South Texas and the Texas Diversity Council. She hosts government and corporate representatives from the San Antonio International Visitors Council and students from across the globe. She earned a MS Degree in Counseling, is an International Coach Federation MCC and a Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Certified Coach.
Her real goal in life is to be a Philanthropist. Her 2021 promise with the support of others is to continue to Connect & Inspire people and organizations.
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