NORTH BAY: What’s going on in the Talent Development Industry and at Golden Gate Chapter

  • 19 Jan 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Sonoma County Volunteer Center 153 Stony Circle #100, Santa Rosa CA Classroom A
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  • Current Golden Gate Chapter AND National Members - Please fill in your National membership ID# on the registration form.
  • Mt Diablo / Sacramento Chapter Members
  • If you are visiting this group for the FIRST time, you may write to Jon Pappas at Jon Pappas at for a FREE registration. If you choose to return, we encourage you to join the chapter!
  • SBODN-South Bay Organizational Development Network
    NSA – National Speakers Association
    BAODN – Bay Area Organizational Development Network
    BAHREC – Bay Area Human Resources Executive Council
    ICF – International Coaching Federation

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2015 was an exciting year for the Chapter and the industry. 2016 promises to be even more interesting. Join your colleagues to discover the latest industry information, learn about the Chapter’s future and contribute your ideas to make 2016 another successsful year.

We will begin with an overview of the ATD research report on the “State of the Industry”. This annual report provides a solidfoundation in understanding the trends in the talent development field as we enter 2016. If you are curious how your organization or practices compare to the national findings this report provides important metrics to consider.

Then we will provide a “State of the Chapter” presentation that will update you on the current plans for the coming year as well as provide you with another chance to meet the chapter board and share your wishes and hopes for how the Chapter can live up to our mission: “To be the preeminent talent development professional organization in the Bay Area.”

Alan Montague is proud to serve as the 2016 chapter President for Golden Gate chapter. Sharing his time as Chapter President is his professional role as the Senior Learning Technology Manager for Prologis; a San Francisco based, global Industrial Real Estate company. Prior to joining them in august 2015, Alan was founder and President of IMPROVing Organizations, a consultancy that is dedicated to leveraging Learning & Development to help organizations achieve their business goals.

Alan obtained the ATD's Certified Professional in Learning and Performance designation in 2011 and has over 16 years experience on four continents helping people learn. Committed to the furtherance of our profession, Alan facilitated a CPLP study group organized by a sister west coast chapter on the Delivering Training and Facilitating Organizational change Areas of Expertise. Alan served as Golden Gate Chapter's VP Programs for 2013 and 2014 and as President elect in 2015.

Before relocating to the Bay Area in 2012, Alan served as a Chapter Leader for the Chicagoland Chapter of ATD as VP Finance. And prior to his branching out with IMPROVing Organizations, Alan worked for a range of software companies in Learning & Development roles. In a 'previous life' Alan was a programmer and technical support specialist. Alan has studied advanced improvisation techniques at many of the top improvisation schools in the country and has presented at conferences and chapter meetings on Accelerated Learning and the use of Improvisation in team building including presenting at ATD ICE in Orlando in 2015.


5:30 – Check-in and networking; includes light snacks
6:00 – Event starts
7:30 – Depart

Questions? Contact Angela,

first time guest/visitors are free, please request your one-time guest admission by writing to Angela at the above address.

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