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*Note: Session speakers, round table speakers, and PDD committee volunteers will be registered by Stacy Alexander.

Keynote Speaker

Scott Miller

Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership

We are excited to announce that Scott Miller, Executive Vice President of Thought Leadership, will keynote ATD Central Iowa's 2020 Professional Development Day (PDD) on Friday, February 7, 2020!

Scott is the bestselling author of Management Mess to Leadership Success and co-author of the recently launchedEveryone Deserves a Great ManagerHe is also a weekly columnist for Inc. Magazineand the host of webcast, podcasts Great Life, Great Career and On Leadership.

Scott has been with FranklinCovey for 23 years, and previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing which involved working with thousands of client facilitators across many markets and countries. He has presented to hundreds of audiences across every industry, and loves to share his unique journey as an unfiltered leader thriving in today's highly filtered corporate culture.

Scott started his professional career with the Disney Development Company, the real-estate development division of The Walt Disney Company in 1992. 

Want to learn more about Scott Miller? Check out his podcasts:

Session Topics and Speakers

Below are the session topics and speakers according to their tracks, and the round table topics with speakers. A full schedule will be coming soon!

Track 1: Integrated Talent Management, Managing Learning Programs, Knowledge Management

Developing Analytics Talent - Jennifer Schmidt - J Schmidt Consulting

Disrupting Our Profession to Develop Tomorrow's Talent Today - Kirk Patten, Wendy Rettenmeier, Regina Hepp - HumansLeadingHumans

Future Ready Iowa - Growing Iowa's Talent Pipeline - Kathy Leggett - Iowa Workforce Development

Talent Management Gymnastics: Merge, Spin, and Standing Up - Megan Stevens, Kelli Rico - Corteva Agriscience

Creating High Performers: Discover the Secrets to Growth, Success and Joy - Kathleen Riessen - Kathleen Riessen & Company

Track 2: Performance Improvement, Change Management, Coaching

Leaving the Resistance: Understanding and Recovering From Our Resistance to Change - Sarah Noll Wilson - Sarah Noll Wilson, Inc.

From Conservative to Innovative in One Year - Jason W. Gross - EMC Insurance

Mark My Progress: Can Employees Adapt to Differences? - Stacey Kimberlin - CultureALL

Revolutionary Leadership - Louisa Dykstra - The Joy Revolution

Coaching Tomorrow's Talent Today - Dick Hannasch - Aware and Willing & Dorene MacVey - iThrive31

Track 3: Training Delivery, Instructional Design, Learning Technologies, Evaluating Learning Impact

Gamify eLearning Using Articulate Storyline - Adam Rich & Crystal Kelso - Athene USA

Becoming a Data Head: How to Visualize, Interpret, and Challenge Data - Jordan Goldmeier -

Putting the Design Back in Instructional Design - Jenn Cunningham - Principal Financial Group

Interactive Learning to Increase Retention - Shannon Rudolph Umthum - VA Central Iowa Health Care System

Design Thinking: Solving Learning Needs in a Way Not Previously Imagined - Scott McCluer - Nationwide

Being an E.P.I.C. Presenter - Ben Wilker - Holmes Murphy

Round Table Topics and Speakers

Three Powerful Questions to Disrupt Your Leadership - Alan Feirer - Group Dynamic

Five Tips for Effective Strategic Planning (As Told by a Math Problem I Saw on LinkedIn) - Jason W. Gross - EMC Insurance

Apps for Trainers: Cool Tools to Make Your Job Easier - Dan Topf - MDI, Inc.

The Mindful Presenter - Michelle Rembert - Momentom3 Mind Body & Beyond

CEO of You - Libby Ehrig & Dee Oviatt - ATW Training

Make Your Own Icons in PowerPoint OR Think Like a Gamer for eLearning - Carol Kristensen - Nationwide

Self-Awareness: Strengths and Blind Spots - Scott Burgmeyer - Creative Solutions Group

Research for Non-Researchers - Cris Wildermuth - Drake University

See it! Gamified eLearning in Articulate Storyline 360 - Adam Rich & Crystal Kelso - Athene USA

Putting the Design Back in Instructional Design - Jenn Cunningham - Principal Financial Group

Meet Folks Where They Are - Stacey Kimberlin - CultureALL

Disruptive Performance Coaching in Action - Kirk Patten, Wendy Rettenmeier, Regina Hepp - HumansLeadingHumans

Primer on Data Visualization - Jordan Goldmeier -

Future Ready Iowa - Growing Iowa's Talent Pipeline - Kathy Leggett - Iowa Workforce Development

Topic TBD - Michelle Matt - Inspiring Solutions

Topic TBD - Scott Miller - FranklinCovey

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