November Chapter Networking Connections

  • Friday, November 15, 2013
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Nationwide/Allied Insurance, 1100 Locust Street, Des Moines

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Beyond the Data

Presented By: Todd McDonald, President, ATW Training & Consulting

About the Program:

Central Iowa ASTD and ATW Training & Consulting recently collaborated to conduct the 7th Annual Iowa Training Survey.  Results have been posted for CI ASTD members at which you can access here or by visiting the ATW Training & Consulting website.   But what do they mean to you and how can you use them as you make plans for 2014.

Join us in this session where Todd McDonald, President of ATW Training will overview the results and facilitate discussion groups on key issues that trainers in Central Iowa will be facing in 2014.  Come ready to discuss your issues and share best practices.

Pre-Work:  Download and review the survey results so session time can be used for discussion.

About the Presenter:

Todd McDonald is a business leader with over 25 years experiencing leading organizations and departments. From 1989-1999 McDonald served as Vice-President of Research, Marketing and Sales for American Media, Inc. ultimately becoming Executive Vice President from 1995-1999. In 1999 after orchestrating the sale of American Media McDonald founded his own training and consulting firm, ATW Training & Consulting, Inc. ATW provides training and development services to clients on a local, national and international basis. Todd is also a partner in New Horizons Computer Learning Center of Des Moines.

Thought of as being results-oriented, some of McDonald's other accomplishments include:

·         Developing and delivering training programs and speeches to audiences throughout the world.

·         Assisting organizations in development of strategic initiatives and plans in industries such as banking, finance, manufacturing, insurance and education.

·         Creating over 500 off-the-shelf training products including audio, video, print-based and computer-based training programs dealing with subjects such as management, leadership, communications skills, legal issues, customer service and more.

·         Authoring two books: one on communication between managers and their employees, "I Wish You Would Just..." and the other on time management, "How to Find 100 Extra Minutes a Day."

·         Assisting in the development of the training profession through volunteering on ASTD committees on a local and national basis.  He has been a National Advisor for Chapters for ASTD and served on two International Conference planning committees.

McDonald speaks for organizations and groups on topics such as coaching, customer service, change management, time utilization, and leadership.  


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