CALL FOR SPEAKERS  Speaker's Info. 2016


Monthly Meeting

Berkeley, CA | Thursday, April 28th, 6 - 7:45 pm

Better | Faster | Cheaper

Using Agile & Lean to Develop "Training at the Speed of Business"




  • Learn from activities designed to get you
    to think about how groups form and work together best
  • Question the wisdom of front-loading analysis
  • Explore why training development needs
    to be LEAN and Agile

Business is moving faster and faster. So much so that "Speed" has become a strategic advantage. Businesses have adopted Six Sigma, LEAN, TQM and a variety of other process models to allow the business to move faster, make fewer errors, and operate more efficiently. However, training organizations have struggled to keep up with the new pace of business.

Too often, HR and L&D departments don't understand business. Planning is over-rated. Some of the best plans have failed miserably. Failure is under-rated. What works is learned by understanding both what works and what doesn't. Planning not to fail is unrealistic. Processes that allow you to fail fast (and learn fast) allow you to win fast - and can lead to big savings and much better outcomes. These are concepts that AGILE alone miss. That's why you need to learn how to apply both AGILE & LEAN priciples to your HR and L&D projects so you too can produce training at the speed of business.

You've heard that ADDIE has problems keeping pace, that SAM is new when it is in fact old. Don't be surprised that a hybrid model born in the SF Bay Area and Inspired by Silicon Valley innovators is the solution that allows HR & L&D to keep pace. 



  • May 10, 2016: Lunch & Learn
    "Webinars That Work" with Becky Pike
  • In June 2016: A panel discussion on coaching

Check back for more info.   

j...Workshops and Events

Consortium Launched at Meeting in San Jose

On Wednesday, April 29th

What is the NorCal Consortium?
Would you like a chance to meet colleagues from all the professional development specialties in Northern California? Then here's your chance at this mega cross-organizational meetup titled...

ATD SF East Bay is now part of "The NorCal Consortium" of professional development associations that also includes the Golden Gate Chapter, the Bay Area Human Resources Executive Councel (BAHREC), SF ICF (International Coach Federations), National Speaker's Association (NSA) and the South Bay ODN (Organizational Development Network)
Last Year's Big Event:Fire Walker Image

Several ATD SF East Bay Members Became FIRE-WALKERS!

In partnership with Anthony Robbins International, our chapter meeting last May, "Using Peak Performance to Have a Breakthrough Career Year," inspired several members to attend the Tony Robbins "Unleash the Power Within" weekend event last June. They report that it was unbelievably impactful. They learned how to control their state and then demonstrated that control by walking across a bed of hot coals without suffering any burns whatsoever. It was a living, experiential metaphor for how much more we are capable of achieving in our lives and careers, and a weekend with the power to change everything!

Uleash the Power Within

Resources & Recap

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Virtual Lunch 'n Learn

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The Book Club

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