Upcoming events

    • February 18, 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Virtual Presentation
    • 65

    Results through Relationship Intelligence

    Learn How to Build Agile Teams Where Relationships Thrive

    Doesn’t it seem like some managers and teams make “it” happen, no matter what “it” is? Even in uncertainty or times of crisis, they find a way to turn opposition into opportunity. They transform the stumbling blocks of conflict and misunderstanding into stepping stones for success. For these high-achievers, building collaborative relationships is priority one. Whether in-person or dispersed, they understand that members of their teams can go further together than they can alone. The good news is that you, too, can leverage the power of relationships and drive results.

    What You Will Learn During the Webinar:

    • How to gain a greater understanding and appreciation of individual motives and strengths
    • The ability to tailor communication-based on individual motives and preferences
    • Understand diverse personalities and how that can trigger conflict
    • Discover your strengths and deploy them at the right time for the right reason for greater effectiveness

    Before the Webinar

    The SDI 2.0

    Core Strengths® is powered by the Strength Deployment Inventory 2.0 (SDI 2.0). This award-winning, scientifically validated assessment provides four views of a person. It reveals why they do what they do, and how they relate to others. Using Relationship Intelligence (RQ), the SDI 2.0 provides a common language for understanding what’s important to the people on your teams, and how they can work together more effectively. It provides tools for choosing the right strengths to make the right decisions, even in high-stakes situations.

    The presenters request that you take the SDI 2.0 prior to the session.

    Presenters:  Michael Brown & Kyle Menig, Core Strengths Master Facilitators

    Headshot of Michael Brown

    Michael Brown has spent over 10 years consulting, training, and implementing transformational leadership programs for senior-leaders at organizations such as Procter & Gamble, Goodwill, and Hershey, to name a few. Michael is also an author, executive coach, and keynote speaker, addressing audiences from 50 to 2000 leaders.

    Headshot of Kyle Menig

    Kyle brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to his clients. Many of those years were in ministry leadership and coaching roles both domestically and internationally, where he lead positions in Executive Coaching, Marketing, Teaching, Training, Fundraising, Leadership Development and Team Dynamics.

    • February 23, 2022
    • March 23, 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Presentation
    • 90

    This is a two part series in which participants will learn about how and when grief can occur, particularly due to the pandemic. In the first session, the presenter will share four tools which can be used to facilitate individual self-reflection exercises to identify and process grief. The second session will include applying the four tools toward facilitating a conversation with someone else who is processing grief and identifying ways in which this skill can be used in our workplaces. Ideally, participants should register for both sessions.

    Session 1: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 5 pm

    Focus of the event will be identifying and processing grief/loss from the pandemic for yourself.

    Session 2: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at 5 pm

    Focus of the event will be identifying and processing grief/loss from the pandemic for yourself.

    Focus of the event will be how to facilitate conversations with others experiencing loss (so that we can have these conversations in our personal lives or at work).

    Presenter:  Liz Freedman

    Liz is an Instructional Designer at BDO in Grand Rapids. Prior to working in the learning and development field, she worked in higher education for ten years. During that time, she volunteered for an organization devoted to childhood grief where she learned useful tools for facilitating a conversation with someone who is grieving. From there, she published articles and presented at several conferences on "academic grief", something that often occurred for the students she advised who were not admitted to highly competitive academic programs. In her spare time, she enjoys writing non-fiction and spending time with her husband, twin 5 year-old daughters, and their boxer, Ruby. 


We align our monthly programs and events to the ATD Talent Development Capability Model.
This ensures relevant, meaningful learning experiences for Talent Development Professionals.

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Present During the 2020-2021 Program Year!

The West Michigan ATD chapter is looking for presenters for our upcoming program year (September 2020 - June 2021).

If you've been looking for an opportunity to present, this is it! To complete the simple application, please click here

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