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Member Spotlight

Our November Member Spotlight is Ariella Hughes!

Ariella O. Hughes is an impactful and effective people development strategist with over 22 years of progressive experience producing and delivering leadership development programs that increase employee engagement, improve team performance, and shape visionary leaders.

Throughout her career, Ariella has held various roles across multiple industries including as consultant, coach, master facilitator, learning architect, and manager of virtual and onsite teams. These experiences have provided her with invaluable insights into the intricacies of leadership and personal growth.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication from the University of Georgia and has a master’s degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University.

She currently partners with stakeholders and uses her expertise in talent development at AgFirst Farm Credit Bank as the Organizational and Talent Development Specialist, where she has gained practical experience in designing and implementing talent development programs specific to the agricultural industry. In her role, she has been instrumental in re-launching the MOMENTUM mentoring program. Ariella possesses the skills and capabilities required to contribute to the long-term success of AgFirst, the ATD community of learners, and workforce talent around the world.

South Carolina ATD has many opportunities for presenters to showcase their talent. 

We are looking for local and national presenters to help build core skills, share best practices and innovations, and lead the way in trends affecting the Talent Development industry. Most importantly, we are looking for proposals to provide participants with a learning experience that offers direct professional application. Content may be delivered either in-person or virtually.

The following list was identified by our local membership as highly desirable subject matter for presentations. 

  • Designing Learning
  • Delivering Learning
  • Human Performance Improvement
  • Measuring and Evaluating Learning
  • Facilitating Organizational Change
  • Managing the Learning Function
  • Coaching
  • Managing Organizational Knowledge
  • Career Planning and Talent Management

Please use the link below to complete the Call for Presenters proposal form.

The presentations shall not contain a marketing or sales solicitation.

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