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 Two Meetings In May

Tuesday, May 11th | 6:00-7:30


"Evidence-based Leadership:
Using Behavioral Science to Influence Other Leaders"

                  with Thomas E. (TED) Boyce, Ph.D.

Ted Boyce

Applications of behavioral science to change leaders’ behaviors are not common.  But they should be.   Indeed,  companies  that  have  embraced  such  processes  typically  experience  system-wide culture changes that improve all aspects of their operation including: productivity, quality, safety, and employee morale.  

This talk will review the basic tenets of human motivation, introduce the Evidence-Based LeadershipTM  Model, work through a hypothetical example, and conclude with 6 scientifically-validated  principles  of  persuasion  that  can  be  used  to  jump  start  the  behavior change you want.  

By the end of this session you will see your role as a leader differently and be able to use some practical tools necessary to fulfill this newly defined role. You Should attend If you want to make a more powerful difference through your work.

Key Takeaways:
  • Better play a role in strategic decisions
  • Better define clear development plans
  • Set transparent goals and evaluate them objectively

Meeting and registration links will be posted soon.

Tuesday, May 18th | 6:00-7:30


Innagural Event

UC Berkeley Acacemic Partnership

"Global Markets, Cross-cultural Teams, Diversity and How Consulting, Training, and Coaching Are Key to Success
                              with Jason D. Patent, Ph.D.

Jason Patent

As more companies look to emerging markets for future growth, leaders are beginning to realize that notions of “diversity” must expand beyond traditional categories to include cultural differences as a key aspect of effective cross-border collaboration. Companies that invest resources into ongoing intercultural consulting, training and coaching are positioning themselves for success in increasingly competitive global markets. Learn about the pitfalls and possibilities of smart approaches to developing intercultural competence.

Key Takeaways:
  • Understanding how D&I and global diversity relate to each other as fields
  • Ways of thinking about global diversity that will serve, rather than work against, your organization’s needs
  • How to meaningfully improve the global readiness of staff in the short, medium and long terms.


Meeting and registration links will be posted soon.

More Chapter Happenings

Workshops and Events


Wednesday, April 29th

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...


MT. DIABLO ASTD is now part of "The NorCal Consortium" of professional development associations that in addition to the Mt. Diablo ASTD, 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:

Several Mt. Diablo 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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 Thursday  June  18th  6:00
Thursday  July  23rd  6:00
 Monday  Aug.  10th  6:00

The Book Club


SOSRead how our Chapter was recognized for  collaborative innovation.
Star Membership Award

Star Chapter & Affiliate Awards!CARE Chapter Affiliation Award


Our chapter participates in and fully complies with National ASTD Chapter Operating Requirements (called CARE) that are designed to help chapters deliver consistent benefits to members and ensure the chapter is run like a business. 


The achievement of 100% CORE compliance is a strong benefit to chapter members and indicates that the chapter is running well!

CORE 20142014 Super Star Chapter

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