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Looking to enhance your leadership skills? Look no further than the upcoming programming designed specifically for talent development leaders. This year's offerings include a range of sessions and networking opportunities that will provide valuable insights and meaningful connections. You'll have the chance to meet other professionals in your field, exchange ideas, and learn the latest trends and innovations in talent development.

Concurrent Sessions for Talent Development Leaders 

The sessions outlined below are designed for senior leaders in the talent development field.

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ATD Forum Sessions

These interactive sessions facilitated by members of the ATD Forum provide hands-on practice using a specific tool or technique to address a talent development challenge. Sessions are capped at 60 participants. We recommend you arrive early.

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Talent Development Leader Networking Room

Are you a talent development leader seeking networking opportunities with like-minded peers? The Talent Development Leader Networking Room is designed for you! Stop by Room 9 Monday through Wednesday to connect with other TD leaders.  

Hours of Operation:  

Monday, May 22, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  
Tuesday, May 23, 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  
Wednesday, May 24, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.


Talent Development Leader Networking Sessions

Join these small networking sessions in the Talent Development Leader Networking Room (Room 9). Industry thought leaders will facilitate conversations around a hot topic in talent development. Sessions are capped at 60 participants. We recommend you arrive early. 

The Future of Work: The Evolution of the Talent Development Field 
Facilitated by Tamar Elkeles 
Monday, May 22, 10:30–11:30 a.m.  
Three Critical Talent Development Trends for Our Hybrid World 
Facilitated by Britt Andreatta 
Monday, May 22, 3–4 p.m. 
The Upskilling and Reskilling Dilemma: A Path Forward 
Facilitated by Dan Pontefract 
Tuesday, May 23, 10:30–11:30 a.m. 
Courageous Cultures: Practical Ways to Build a More Innovative Learning Culture 
Facilitated by Karin Hurt and David Dye 
Tuesday, May 23, 3–4 p.m.  
Psychological Safety's Impact on Creativity and Innovation
Facilitated by Michelle Braden and Brittainy Charette
Wednesday, May 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

By Invitation Only 

The following are exclusive, invite-only events for talent development leaders. Many attendees are members of ATD’s senior leader consortiums, ATD Forum and CTDO Next. To learn more about all ATD’s opportunities for senior TD leaders, visit

Talent Development Leader Lunch and Learn 
Sunday, May 21, 12-3 p.m., Room 9 

Sponsored by:

Center for Creative Leadership

ATD Forum and TD Leader Reception 
Sunday, May 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Sponsored by:

Tier1 Performance

CTDO Next at ATD23 
Monday, May 22, 1-5 p.m. 
Tuesday, May 23, 1-5 p.m. 




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