Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A SIG is a smaller group within our chapter whose members have a shared interest in a specific topic related to talent development. Driven by group member interests, SIGs are a great way to network and get ideas and information about something that matters to you.

The following SIGs meet regularly and are open to new members or visitors any time. Refer to the events calendar on the ATD Central Iowa web site for upcoming dates, times, locations and topics.

 This group explores new possibilities, shares best practices, and develops meaningful relationships with other practitioners in leadership development. The Drake University Master of Science Leadership Development program is a sponsoring partner for this SIG.

They typically meet on the third Friday of the month from 8:00-10:00 a.m., and most meetings are at the Maytag Scout Center south of Valley Junction off 63rd Street in Des Moines.


This group engages in collaborative discussion to solve problems, spark ideas, and expand their knowledge and skills around e-learning and the use of technology to support training. 

They typically meet on the second Friday of the month from 8:00-9:30 a.m., and most meetings are at the Iowa Corrections Central Office Training Center just off I-235 near the state capital building.

These groups meet to study and prepare for a specific certification and test date. Members are expected to keep up with the study plan and come to the meetings prepared to discuss the assigned topic. If you are interested in starting a study group for a different certification or text date, contact us at commrelations@atdoiwa.org.

Mar 2018 CPLP Exam
This group is just beginning and plans to meet every other Sunday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at Smokey Row Coffee Co. located at Cottage Road and MLK Parkway near I-235 starting September 24, 2017.
If you are interested in joining, come to an informational meeting on Sunday, September 24 at 6:00 at Smokey Row or send an email to commrelations@atdoiwa.org.

Do you have a different special interest?

If you want to help start a SIG that would be meaningful to you, complete our SIG Request form and email it to commrelations@atdiowa.org.

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