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Events

Below are the upcoming events for the Fort Worth/Mid-Cities Chapter of the ATD.

Upcoming events

    • 03 Aug 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Diamond Oaks - 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr N, Fort Worth, TX 76117

    Intuition at The Container Store

    Thursday, August 3 2017



    Speaker: Rachel Kennedy, Recruiting Manager

    Program Summary:

    Intuition at The Container Store
    The Container Store is centered around 7 Foundation Principles, much like core values.  The principle that relates to training is: Intuition does not come to an unprepared mind. You must train before it happens.  Rachel will provide an overview of the company, share background on the Foundation Principles, and dive into The Container Store's emphasis on training for our stores, Home Office and Distribution Center.



    About Rachel:
    Rachel Kennedy is the Recruiting Manager for The Container Store. She started her Human Resources career leading talent acquisition at The Beck Group, a commercial architecture and construction firm headquartered in Dallas, where she built a national summer intern and college recruiting program, mentorship program, and led employee engagement & career path development. She loves her role as Recruiting Manager for The Container Store in the retail industry, focusing on strategic initiatives and talent acquisition. As a gardener, her favorite part of Human Resources is developing others’ careers and watching them grow. Rachel attended Austin College, and received her Master’s degree at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She and her husband are self-proclaimed foodies, and just welcomed their first child.
     

    Connect with Rachel & The Container Store: linkedin.com/in/rachelkingkennedy

    https://www.containerstore.com/welcome.htm

    www.facebook.com/containerstore

    https://www.pinterest.com/containerstore/

    Meeting Agenda:

    Registration opens at 5:30 pm

    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm - Chapter announcements

    6:15 pm - 7:15 pm - Program (1 hour)

    7:15 pm - 7:30 pm - Q&A and prizes, Meeting Concludes

    All "dinner" online reservations are due the Monday before the meeting by 5pm. Online registration for "dinner" will be closed at that time. Attendees not registered online will be considered Walk-In registrations and will be charged the "Attendee No Dinner" rate, $15.00

    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 3200 Hackberry Road, Irving, TX 75063

    Oh Thank Heaven for 7-Eleven Training

    Thursday, September 7th, 2017


    Speakers: 

    Rob Zell, SPHR - Manager of Training Delivery

    John McFadden - Field Training Manager

    Rick Palmer - Learning Design & Development Manager

    Program Summary: 

    7-Eleven established its roots right here in Dallas back in 1927. Since then, 7-Eleven has grown to 55,000+ locations in 16 countries around the globe. 7-Excel University is the team that is responsible for the development, delivery, and tracking of learning across the United States and Canada. This panel discussion will allow participants to hear form leaders in 7-Excel University about the structure of the organization and how they align to support the brand. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions a variety of 7-Excel University team members including classroom trainers, Field Training Specialists, LMS administrators, and instructional designers.

    Rob Zell, SPHR


    Rob is currently the Manager of Training Delivery, responsible for the delivery of training based in the Store Support Center. This includes the onboarding of new franchisees and the development of our field teams. Rob is also responsible for leadership development across the organization. He has been in the field of learning and development for 23 years. He earned a Masters of Education from the University of Georgia. After teaching high school for 6 years, he switched careers supporting corporate learning in retail and restaurant organizations. Rob has held roles in design, development, and delivery of operations training and leadership development.

    John McFadden


    John is currently the Field Training Manager, responsible for training new corporate employees and new franchisees across the US and Canada. Prior to leading the Field Training team, John was in operations as a Market Manager in Dallas and Miami; he has been with 7-Eleven for five years. Prior to 7-Eleven, John worked at Starbucks and ExxonMobil in operations, merchandising, fuels, and accounting. John graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a BBA and has an MBA from Emory University. Although John is not as animated and entertaining as Rob, he promises that he will try not to put you to sleep.

    Rick Palmer


    Rick is currently the Learning Design and Development Manager, responsible for the development of training content for store and field teams. He also oversees development of training solutions for enterprise initiatives. Over the past 20 years, he has held leadership roles in training, operations, quality assurance, and human resources. He has consistently demonstrated success in the retail, education, insurance, hospitality, financial services and healthcare industries. He received BA in Psychology and MA in Speech Communication from Southwest Texas State University. He has also held leadership roles in the Fort Worth/Mid-Cities ATD Chapter including President and VP of Technology.

    Connect with 7-Eleven

    http://corp.7-eleven.com/corp/home

    Connect with Rob: https://www.linkedin.com/in/trainingpro/

    Connect with John: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-mcfadden-82869a5/

    Connect with Rick: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rickpalmer/

    • 02 Nov 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Diamond Oaks - 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr N, Fort Worth, TX 76117

    Lumina Learning

    Thursday, November 2, 2017


    Speaker: Rebecca Bales
    Program Summary: TBD

    About Rebecca:
    Connect with Rebecca: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccabales/

    https://www.luminalearning.com/luminahome/index/en-us

    RebeccaBales@luminalearning.com

    Meeting Agenda:

    Registration opens at 5:30 pm

    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm - Chapter announcements

    6:15 pm - 7:15 pm - Program (1 hour)

    7:15 pm - 7:30 pm - Q&A and prizes

    All "dinner" online reservations are due the Monday before the meeting by 5pm. Online registration for "dinner" will be closed at that time. Attendees not registered online will be considered Walk-In registrations and will be charged the "Attendee No Dinner" rate, $15.00 (however, attendees may order off the club menu on their own tab)


    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Diamond Oaks - 5821 Diamond Oaks Dr N, Fort Worth, TX 76117

    How Adults Learn Best with Wendi Walker-Schmidt

    Thursday, December 7, 2017



    Speaker: Wendi Walker- Schmidt, Director Engagement Solutions-Learning

    Program Summary:

    Title: How Adults Learn Best

    Objectives:

    · If you’re not growing, you’re going

    · Repetition strengthens and confirms

    · Engage me!

    · Organizational Responsibilities


    About Wendi:

    Wendi Walker-Schmidt serves as Director of Engagement Solutions-Learning for Inspirus in Ft. Worth, TX. For over twenty years she has been responsible for all stages of the learning and development cycle including design, delivery, and evaluation. As a key leader, she develops strategic learning and development programs, while and managing day-to- day training activities for client organizations Wendi conceptualizes creative learning and execution solutions and leads projects through to successful completion. In previous roles she has led successful learning and organizational development programs that include leadership development, engagement performance interventions, psychometric evaluations, professional enrichment, and executive and management coaching. Wendi has two Bachelors degrees from Houston Baptist University, a Masters degree from Texas Christian University and holds certifications in instructional system design, mediation and as a certified facilitator. She holds a position as a CLO Learning Elite judge and is on the Talent Management Human Capital Executive Research Board. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on the TCU Horned Frogs.


    Connect with Wendi & Inspirus:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/wendiwalkerschmidt/

    http://www.inspirus.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/982537/

    https://www.facebook.com/inspirusrewards

    Meeting Agenda:

    Registration opens at 5:30 pm

    6:00 pm - 6:15 pm - Chapter announcements

    6:15 pm - 7:15 pm - Program (1 hour)

    7:15 pm - 7:30 pm - Q&A and prizes, Meeting Concludes

    All "dinner" online reservations are due the Monday before the meeting by 5pm. Online registration for "dinner" will be closed at that time. Attendees not registered online will be considered Walk-In registrations and will be charged the "Attendee No Dinner" rate, $15.00 

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