2023 Professional Development Day

  • Friday, February 03, 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • DMACC FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, IA
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    Student Members of ATD CI
    Non-full time professionals
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ATD Central Iowa's Annual Professional Development Day

Date: February 3, 2023

Time: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Where: DMACC FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, IA 

Theme: Celebrating the Past, Recognizing the Present, and Planning For the Future

Attendee Guidelines:


Key Note Speaker(s):

Future Forward and the Changing Organization

Celina Peerman, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP | The Peerman Group

Can you imagine a future where all shoes were free in the future? That you would pay employees in multiple types of currency? What do you predict we will need to be ready for in the next ten years? Dr. Celina will share research and real stories to bring vision and enthusiasm so we can plan for a future organization in uncertain conditions.

Let’s create our next best realities and lead with expertise and confidence as we help others learn. Whether new or senior in training and development, gain new insight into what it takes to move forward with confidence even when the unknowns lurk ahead.

Networking in a Digital World

Danny Beyer

Author of The Ties that Bind: Networking with Style

We’re all networking all the time.  Those who seem to get more out of life have figured out how to put their network to work for them.  This fun and interactive seminar will show how easy it is to network no matter how comfortable, or uncomfortable, you are with it.  Learn how to get through boring small talk and build relationships that will result in both professional and personal success.   Become conscious of the network you have and use simple strategies to get more from your connections immediately.  

Sessions At a Glance 


Leading Through Change for the Learning Function and Training Professional

Liz Cooney Tero International

Unleash Potential and Multiply Talent

Alan Feirer Group Dynamic

Quiet Quitting: Time Instead for a “Great ReThink” On Engagement

Denise Forney Elevance Health

Who and Where Are Our Next Leaders? Identify, Assess, and Grow Talent in Your Leadership Pipeline

Dick Hannasch Aware and Willing, LLC

David Sagula Principal Financial Group

Laurie Ann Tezak Wellmark

Why you should talk about useless things – the power of personal stories that maximize innovation

Erlin Kakkanad Principal Financial Group

What, Where, and How They Want to Learn: Emerging Perspectives on Training and Development

Jeff Kappen Baton Global

Stephen Smith Rework

Coaching for Well-being: Innovative Practices in the Workplace

Dorene MacVey Ithrive31

Michelle Rembert Momentom3

Using Learning Communities to Support Ongoing Development

Dr. Teresa Peterson

Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc.

Increasing new hire retention and engagement by reimagining the onboarding process.

Jonathan Platt

Principal Financial Group

Building a Mentoring Program from Scratch: Learning from our Mistakes and Milestone

Joey Spivey and Ashley Jennings


Offer Accepted - Now What? How to turn the candidate experience into an onboarding advantage

Kristin Tague Pella Corporation 

Maddie Johnson American Equity

Practice Remembering for Performance: Get It, Got It, Good!

Dan Topf

Topf Business Learning

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