ATD Career Center

While you are at the ATD 2019 International Conference & Exposition, stop by Room 149 for the ATD Career Center, sponsored this year by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The Career Center features stations available for searching the ATD Job Bank, career coaching, a head shot lounge, resume roundtables, and special events—all at no extra charge.

Schedule
  • Coaching Sessions

    ICF-credentialed coaches are offering free 45-minute coaching sessions. Appointments are limited; schedule your coaching session at the Career Center upon arrival to ensure a reservation. Sessions begin at 12 p.m. Sunday and continue every day of the conference until Wednesday at 3 p.m.

    Discover our Career Center coaches.

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    Amy Dinning
    Learning and Development Senior Manager, Arris
    Find Your Career Fit

    Many of us question whether we can find a position, career, and organization that we fit into. Does it really exist? What does it look like? How do I find it? In this webcast, you will take a look at the puzzle pieces that make up finding your fit. Reflecting on and knowing yourself is a big factor in this equation. What are your strengths, motivators, and values and how do they determine your fit? Once you understand yourself better, you can look for positions, careers, and organizations where you can contribute your best self. Join this journey of self-discovery to help you make better decisions with your current and future opportunities.

  • Coaching Sessions

    ICF-credentialed coaches are offering free 45-minute coaching sessions. Appointments are limited; schedule your coaching session at the Career Center upon arrival to ensure a reservation. Sessions begin at 12 p.m. Sunday and continue every day of the conference until Wednesday at 3 p.m.

    Discover our Career Center coaches.

  • Head Shot Lounge

    Get free professional photographs taken in our head shot lounge on Monday and Tuesday from 12-4 p.m. each day.

  • Cheryl Lasse
    Cheryl Lasse
    Managing Partner, SkillDirector
    No Time for Learning? Use Informal Learning Instead.

    What happens when people know they have skill gaps, but don’t like their options for closing them? They claim, “No time for learning!” Modern learners prefer to learn while they work. Skill practices provide the structure to make informal learning successful. This converts excuses into action. In this session, you’ll build your own skill practice, so you can take this new skill, as well as templates and best practices, back to the office. Speakers include: Cheryl Lasse, Lesley Roddam and Dave Conner.

  • Tara Jaye Frank
    Tara Jaye Frank
    Consultant, Speaker, and Leadership Experience Designer
    What's Your Story

    What story are you telling yourself and others about your career? People often fail to realize how the lens through which they view their circumstances, colleagues, and their own competence influences their professional outcomes. In this session, Tara Jaye Frank will show you how to think critically about your current reality while inspiring you to create a new narrative that will not only motivate you, but also equip you to move closer to unlocking your full professional potential. You will leave with a clear and grounded view of your ideal career experience and an action plan to achieve it.

  • Resume Roundtables

    Workshop your resume with our interactive small-group sessions. Professionals will offer their feedback to help transform and polish your resume. Please bring 10 hard copies of your resume to achieve the most value from this session.

  • Interview Tips

    Sit down and work on your job interview presentation. Learn how to showcase your skills and strengths and answer the dreaded question, “What’s your biggest weakness?” Work with peers and experts in the field in small role-playing groups to gain confidence and improve your performance.

  • Coaching Sessions

    ICF-credentialed coaches are offering free 45-minute coaching sessions. Appointments are limited; schedule your coaching session at the Career Center upon arrival to ensure a reservation. Sessions begin at 12 p.m. Sunday and continue every day of the conference until Wednesday at 3 p.m.

    Discover our Career Center coaches.

  • Head Shot Lounge

    Get free professional photographs taken in our head shot lounge on Monday and Tuesday from 12-4 p.m. each day.

  • Tara Jaye Frank
    Tara Jaye Frank
    Consultant, Speaker, and Leadership Experience Designer
    What's Your Story

    What story are you telling yourself and others about your career? People often fail to realize how the lens through which they view their circumstances, colleagues, and their own competence influences their professional outcomes. In this session, Tara Jaye Frank will show you how to think critically about your current reality while inspiring you to create a new narrative that will not only motivate you, but also equip you to move closer to unlocking your full professional potential. You will leave with a clear and grounded view of your ideal career experience and an action plan to achieve it.

  • Cookies with Candidates

    Sign up for this mini job fair and come meet potential employers and some of the most qualified talent development professionals in the industry. Use your recently workshopped resume and interview skills to land your perfect position and learn a little more about the ATD Job Bank opportunities. Walk away with great new connections and opportunities—and a cookie!

    Whether you are an employer or job-seeker, please sign up for planning purposes here.

  • ATD Education team
    Mapping Your Future: Build Your Talent Development Career Path

    Are you wondering what’s next in your talent development career, but are not sure where to start? Maybe you're not sure what skills you need to stay current or what you need to do to move into a new role in talent development. Or, you may be considering pursuing certification to boost your career. If any of those scenarios sound familiar, join this ATD Education career session.

  • Coaching Sessions

    ICF-credentialed coaches are offering free 45-minute coaching sessions. Appointments are limited; schedule your coaching session at the Career Center upon arrival to ensure a reservation. Sessions begin at 12 p.m. Sunday and continue every day of the conference until Wednesday at 3 p.m.

    Discover our Career Center coaches.

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    Vivian Blade
    CEO, Experts in Growth Leadership Consulting LLC
    Start Your Own Consultancy

    Breaking out on your own and starting a consultancy can seem daunting. Taking the right steps and at the right pace for you can help you get the kind of practice you always wanted. But how do you start? For those considering starting your own consultancy, this Career Center session will help you on your way. In this session you will learn how to begin branding yourself in preparation for taking on clients; explore how to present yourself as a thought leader, and develop steps toward generating income for your skills and services; and discover how to get those first few coveted clients.

Career Center Facilitators
Dave Conner
Dave Conner is the director of talent development for the Office of University Development at Duke University. In his role, Dave is responsible for developing...
Amy Dinning is a senior training and talent development leader with extensive experience working with all organizational levels. She helps with setting the...
Tara Jaye Frank
As a sought-after consultant, speaker, and leadership experience designer, Tara Jaye Frank helps leaders and organizations define a vision and develop...
Cheryl Lasse is SkillDirector’s Managing Partner. Cheryl’s goal is helping people and companies achieve their potential. Cheryl has extensive experience with...
Lesley Roddam photo
Lesley Roddam is SkillDirector’s Customer Success Manager. Lesley has extensive experience applying technology to achieve organizational impact in various...
Vivian Blade is a recognized talent management expert, guiding companies in designing a leadership talent management framework that builds solid and...