2015 ATW Training Solutions May Newsletter

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ATW is Proud to Support Local ATD Member Development: Training Amplified 2.0: Creative Facilitation to Drive Results

Do you sometimes feel your training methods are mundane and tired - or do you fear your audience feels that way? Do you need to create a little spark and sizzle in your presentations or meetings?   Are you a manager that has been given the opportunity to train others but you have never trained before!   If any of these situations resonate with you, join us as ATW partners with ATD Central Iowa on May 8th for "Training Amplified2.0".  

Back by popular demand, Cathy Belmont and Max Gage will co-facilitate this new and exciting update to a 2013 ATD Trainer's Bootcamp session. During this training, you will explore a variety of facilitation methods and tools to energize and inspire your audience, motivate them to learn and apply more, and help YOU drive organizational results.

In addition to ATW best practices, "Training Amplified 2.0" is designed to be an engaging peer learning opportunity where attendees are encouraged to share facilitation strategies and techniques with each other. In the spirit of creative sharing and innovative collaboration, there will be an open segment where participants will share "Your Best Training Moves" .

Networking starts at 8 AM and the session begins at 9 AM.

A light breakfast, coffee and a $9 Lunch voucher will be provided per participant. Lunch vouchers to be redeemed from the on-site cafeteria at Nationwide. 

Join ATW on May 8th to get "amped up"!!!

Congratulations to Our Latest Management Development Program  Group!   

Congratulations to our latest group to graduate from our MDP Program! We're so proud they made the decision to further their professional development with us at ATW and wish the entire group well on their leadership journey!!

Pictured Above: Gena Januszewski (NCMIC), Mark Brandenburg (Wellmark), Matt Rieks (NCMIC), Dawn DeVries (NCMIC), Melissa Brooks (Affiliates Management), Lisa Biondi (Affiliates Management), Melissa Walker (Iowa Clinic), and Nikki White (Iowa Clinic) 

Pictured Above: Brad Jackson, Alex Durlam, Kurt Bauer, Beth Hines, Nate Warwick from American Packaging

Learn more about the MDP Program.

ATW Looks Forward to ABI 2015 Convention!

The ABI 2015 Taking Care of Business Convention will be held in the Quad Cities June 10th - 12th. ATW is very excited to be able to attend, present, and sponsor this great networking and development event.  

We are especially excited about two of the keynote speakers, Ken Blanchard and Patrick Lencioni.    

Ken Blanchard Patrick Lencioni

For more information about this great event, speakers and other educational opportunities, or to register, click here.

ATW May Public Session: Manager Boot Camp, Thursday, May 14, 2015

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.

Join us for our upcoming Manager Boot Camp in May to learn essential management skills and tips to be an effective and efficient manager.

Date: Thursday, May 14
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location:  Embassy Club West

For pricing, session objectives, and to register click here.

Training Tip: Teach Your Employees to be Accountable

Accountability is a personal choice. It is first and foremost a mindset. It's an "inside-out mindset", a way of thinking, seeing, and acting. Check out our tips about how to build a culture of accountability in your organization.  

ATW Training Solutions Station Feature Blog: Moving From Good to Great  

In his excellent book, Good to Great, Jim Collins talks about what happens in some organizations that make them great, while other organizations plateau at good. The question you need to ask is whether you have a good company (or team), or a great company (or team). Have you hit a plateau or are you really seeking to be great?  

"Good is the enemy of great" is one of my favorite quotes from this book.  Too often I see organizations and teams who confuse good with great. They think that because they are making a decent profit or having good success, they have reached the pinnacle. However, when they look at the potential they have, they see that there is a whole new level available for them to pursue.

 Read the full post here.