2014 ATW Training Solutions June Newsletter

Potentials Newsletter

ATW Newsletter

In This Issue


Public Sessions

Upcoming events

June 19: ATW Public Session: Situational Leadership® II Concepts

June 25: ATW Public Session: Avoiding the Five Dysfunctions of a Team


Now Available: 10 Ways To Build Trust

For access, email mark@atwtraining.com

Training Tip

Be a Team Player

Consider other perspectives, even if they differ from yours, and tactfully find ways to add value..

Todd McDonald to Speak at Upcoming SITE Annual Conference

Todd McDonaldThe Society of Insurance Trainers and Educators (SITE) Annual Conference is June 21-25 in Bonita Springs, Florida and we're excited to announce that our own Todd McDonald will be presenting on the following two topics at the conference:

Tips & Tricks to Use Technology to Boost Your Training

Developing as a Trusted Training Advisor

Click here for more information about this conference.

Congratulations MDP Class!

Our very first public Management Development Program (MDP) class graduated this past month.

This 10-month blended learning program is specially designed for any leader hoping to reach their full potential. You can learn more about this program here.

This public session offering included individuals from NCMIC, Farmers Mutual Hail, ACS Ltd., and Iowa State University.

Pictured below are a number of the students networking after their final classroom session.

MDP Class

Mike Rowe's Next "Dirty Job": Working With Todd McDonald at ABI's Annual Conference!

Mike Rowe & Todd McDonald

Todd McDonald had the honor of working alongside Mike Rowe June 9-11 at the annual ABI Conference - Taking Care of Business, held in Cedar Rapids, IA. Todd played an important role in prepping Mike Rowe for the event and making sure he was keeping on track with all the schedules and appearances.

It was a "dirty job", but someone had to do it!

Spotlight: Welcome New ATW Employees!

We've recently expanded and added some great new hires to our team. Meet our new employees!

Stacy Taylor

Stacy TaylorStacy Taylor has been involved in the field of technology-based tra ining for 20 years and is the eLearning Project Manager at ATW. After receiving her Master's degree in Training and Development from Drake University in 1994, she worked as an instructional systems designer developing computer based training for the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) at Camp Dodge, Iowa. Since that time she has been involved in creating hundreds of hours of online training courses for companies such as American Media, Wells Fargo, CACI, General Dynamics and Booz Allen Hamilton. Her expertise is in all phases of online courseware development including analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation. In this process she works with instructional systems designers, graphic artists and programmers to develop interactive multimedia instruction that can be implemented on learning management systems.

Riley McDonald

Riley McDonaldRiley McDonald is the eLearning Developer for ATW Training & Consulting. He has several years of experience as a freelance graphic artist creating designs for a wide range of clients. He is currently using that expertise to develop online learning courses for ATW. As the eLearning developer, he uses the storyboards created by instructional systems designers to develop interactive multimedia online training. Riley also produces videos and audio components for use in the instruction.

Lisa Kritenbrink

Lisa KritenbrinkLisa Kritenbrink serves as ATW's Communications Specialist. She began her career in the financial industry. After over 18 years in that industry she made the decision to take her career in a different direction joining ATW and bringing with her a keen aptitude for prioritizing and organizing, exceptional interpersonal skills, determination to resolve issues and a passion for helping others achieve their goals.

Welcome to the ATW team!

Upcoming in August: New Manager Boot Camp

You have been given the opportunity to manage others because you do your job well. Unfortunately, what got you your promotion - your technical skills - may not sustain you. Being a manager can require a whole new set of skills.

This course builds on the current skills you have and provides a survival kit of essential management skills. The full-day training session provides practical "real-life" examples, scenarios and techniques to enable you to navigate your new manager landmines.

During Boot Camp you will learn how to:

  • Adapt your personal management style to be more effective.
  • Set expectations your team can act on.
  • Train for performance.
  • Coach to reinforce good performance and redirect poor performance.
  • Review individual performance.
  • Delegate successfully.
  • Manage your time.
  • Motivate your team.

Date: August 14th, 2014 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

1-2 people: $269 per person
3-5 people: $242 per person
6-10 people: $215 per person
10 people: $188 per person

For more information about this session, contact us at 515-727-0731 or contactatw@atwtraining.com.