• 17 Aug 2017
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar- computer, tablet, or smartphone

    Rescheduled from Aug. 15, 2017!

    Wouldn’t it be great to know how to introduce a gaming dimension into the corporate training programs you design or deliver? What would it look like to include game elements such as points, levels, challenges, rewards, and Easter eggs to drive participation, engagement, retention, and to achieve a measurable ROI?

    Jonathan Peters, of Sententia presents this hands-on, LIVE webinar that will take you through the 5-step process of gamifiying a training program. You’ll learn how to:

    • Define your measurable business objectives and determine how Gamification will help you to achieve your objectives
    • Weave analogies and stories to make the training stickable – so that players remember facts and transfer skills to real world scenarios
    • Create the right mix of ingredients and next steps in your learning activities to allow the participants to acquire knowledge and skill
    • Identify the game elements (points, badges, leaderboards, etc.) and game mechanics (chance, competition, collaboration, rewards, etc.) you will use
    • Construct a consistent, attractive - even charming and captivating - cohesiveness that ties the entire project together
    • Answer the question:  Is it fun?

    Gamification of real-world training and development is a powerful technique which can motivate people and help generate loyalty to your organization, its products, and its message. At its core, Gamification is about finding the fun in the things that we have to do.

    When learning is fun, people remember, apply, and return to the learning. 

    ATD Competencies: Performance Improvement, Instructional Design, Training Delivery, Managing Learning Programs

    About Jonathan Peters

    Jonathan Peters, PhD, is the Chief Motivation Officer at Sententia. He has spent over a decade studying the science and art of motivation and persuasion. As a speaker, he has helped audiences from Melbourne, Australia to Augusta, Maine more effectively communicate with their customers and team-members. With Sententia, he applies his knowledge and experience to make learning more enticing, engaging, and encouraging through gamification.

    Jonathan is also an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, though he calls Austin, Texas home. 

    • 18 Aug 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Midlands Technical College NE 151 Powell Road Columbia, SC 29203


    Chapter Learning Event

    August 18, 2017


    The MicroLearning Intervention

    WHEN: Friday, August 18, 2017

    WHERE:  Midlands Technical College NE

    151 Powell Road  Columbia, SC 29203

    TIME:  8:00 am - 10:00 am

    Would you like to learn more about MicroLearning and how to introduce it to your organization?
    Well, the August Chapter Learning Event is designed with you in mind!
    Join us as Crystalle Ramey provides answers to the following questions:  
    • Why MicroLearning?
    • When is MicroLearning an appropriate medium to use (or more importantly - when NOT to use)?
    • How might I introduce a MicroLearning strategy to my organization(s)?       
     You will have the opportunity to: 
    •  Engage in guided discussions.     
    • Participate in a quick activity to evaluate how well you know what solution to recommend based on the learner's "moment of need".
    • Review a real-world case study about MicroLearning strategy proposal.
    • Have a little fun participating in MicroLearning Madlib!

    Crystalle will leverage the wisdom of the group to ensure everyone walks away having learned something they did not know about MicroLearning before attending the session. She will also offer MicroLearning Madlib to answer questions you may have she did not cover.   

    About the Speaker 


    Coming to you from Charlotte and Tortal Training, welcome Learning Development professional, Crystalle Ramey! 

    Crystalle Ramey, Vice President Learning Development, Tortal Training has over 20+ years of Corporate Learning Development experience for companies such as MasterCard International, JPMorgan Chase, Time Warner Cable Business Class, Kelly Services and most recently owned her own company The Bulb Effect.  Her roots in adult learning began as a Marksmanship Instructor in the United States Marine Corps and served during the Gulf War and the Somalia Relief Effort.  Her experience is complimented by her education; having achieved an AS in International Business at Westchester Community College, a BS in Organizational Development at Manhattanville College and most recently a M.ED in Instructional Systems Technology at UNC Charlotte.

    Additionally, she has served a total of five years in various board positions for the ATD Charlotte Chapter.  She is also a comedian having opened for several nationally touring comedians.

    In her role at Tortal, she serves a team of very talented learner matter experts (LMEs) that focus on building learning experiences.  She is passionate about coaching other LMEs how to increase their ability to build learning experiences that inspire behavior change.  She regularly attends and speaks at conferences regarding topics that advance the learning profession by empowering learning professionals.  Here's her most recent published work:


    To learn more about Tortal Training, visit their website at www.tortal.net.


    For additional information, contact Jessica Cabrera, Vice President of Programs at vpprograms@atdmidlands.org We look forward to seeing you.

    • 15 Sep 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • St. Francis Millennium- 2 Innovation Dr. Greenville, SC 20607

    The ONLY Gamification Certification that earns you recertification credits with HRCI, SHRM, and ATD.

    This trademarked, proven program takes you through the 5-step process of gamifiying your organizational quest. By following the 5-step plan, you are essentially assured a successful outcome.

    Game mechanics such as points, levels, challenges, rewards, chance, collaboration, scarcity, time limits, and leaderboards are directly linked to the human desires of achievement, status, self-expression, competition, and altruism.

    These mechanics (and more) provide an ideal adult learning environment as learners practice their skills, get immediate feedback on their progress, earn recognition, and build confidence in their ability to overcome a challenge.

    Recertification Credits:

    One Credit, PDC, or Point is awarded for each physical hour of continuing education that meet Recertification Guidelines.

    HRCI - This activity, 245951, has been approved for 6 (HR (General)) recertification credit hours toward California, GPHR, HRBP, HRMP, PHR and SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. Documentation Requirement - Please be sure to note the activity ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.

    SHRM – This activity qualifies for 6 PDCs to maintain your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP designation.

    Documentation Requirement - Document your professional development activities and retain these records for up to 6 months after the end of your 3-year recertification period. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the SHRM website at http://shrm.org/education/pages/recertification.aspx.

    ATD – This activity qualifies for 6 CPLP® recertification points to maintain your CPLP designation.

    Documentation Requirement - Commercial or Industry-related courses/sessions - Letter or certificate of completion from the course sponsor verifying hours, dates and subject matter. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the ATD website at www.td.org/Certification

    ATD Competencies: Performance Improvement, Instructional Design, Training delivery, Managing Learning Programs

    • 22 Sep 2017
    • 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM
    • SCANA Corporation; 100 SCANA Parkway, Bldg. E; Cayce, SC 29033

    ATD POWERHOUSE: Putting a JOLT in training!

    in your training career, and move your organization forward with new solutions, tools, and resources!


    Jim "Mr. Energy" Smith, Jr.
    Keynote Speaker

    Jim “Mr. Energy” Smith, Jr., CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) is a lightning rod in the personal development and motivational world. As the Founder, CEO and President of Jim Smith Jr. International, he has started a personal power revolution to help individuals and organizations, around the globe, dramatically transform into the best versions of themselves. He has taken this message to 15+ countries. In addition, Jim has authored three books. The No Excuse Guide to Success: No Matter What Your Boss or Life Throws At You was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. He has the rare ability to walk the line between direct and encouraging. When it comes to personal empowerment, leadership, presentation and facilitation skills, Jim helps take your abilities beyond the next level.

    SEATS ARE LIMITED! Reserve your spot and register today!

    Late Registration Fee after September 1st: A $25.00 late registration fee will be assessed for any registrations received after September 1, 2017.

    Thank you to our current sponsors and exhibitors!
    See our sponsorship opportunities!

    Conference Cancellation Policy

    If cancellation should become necessary, you are eligible for a full refund provided ATD Midlands receives your written or email notification no later than 5pm EDT, on August 1, 2017. This notification must be sent to: LINDA.CALDWELL@scana.com

    Should you cancel after this date and time, you may notify us at the above email address with the name of a replacement for your registration. If you are unable to send a replacement, you will forfeit your registration fee.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: If your registration is not paid in full within 3 days of its submission, it will be cancelled. If your registration is cancelled, you will need to re-register at potentially higher rates or chance potential sold-out circumstances. If your registration must be paid by corporate check, please send an email to : LINDA.CALDWELL@scana.com immediately following your registration to prevent its cancellation.

    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 2 Innovation Dr. Greenville, 29607

    In the busy hustle-bustle world we live it, this session will highlight ways to become more “conscious – minded” during a hectic day.  The topic of mindfulness will be explored and simple techniques will be shared as a way to encourage individuals to engage in and appreciate the present moment.

    Mindfulness –
    Slowing down in a fast-paced world

    Date:  Oct 13, 2017
     (Rescheduled from June)
    Time:  8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

     Location: St. Francis Millenium
     2 Innovation Dr. 
    Greenville, SC 29607

    Parking located on the right side of the building at Entrance B. Program held in the Community Education room. Breakfast and networking from 8-8:30 with program beginning at 8:30. 

    Join us for this informative program, where we will:

    • Define what mindfulness means
    • Determine ways busy lives – and thoughts – get in the way of appreciating the present
    • Identify benefits of mindfulness
    • Develop simple strategies to incorporate mindfulness into daily routines

    Atd Competencies: Performance Improvement, Knowledge Management

    About Belinda Churchill

    Belinda Churchill has almost two decades of experience in the areas of staff, leader, and culture development.  She is passionate about people in the workplace and gains fulfillment helping staff and leaders tap into their potential while increasing engagement and positively impacting organization culture.  In addition to an adjunct professorship at Webster University, she holds the SHRM-SCP certification and has been active in Upstate ATD for the past eight years, currently serving on the Board as VP of Membership.

Past Events

20 Jul 2017 2017 Member Appreciation Social
16 Jun 2017 Special Interest Group: Instructional Design and Technologies
16 Jun 2017 Alphabet Soup for the Leadership Soul: Leading in a Multi-Generational Workforce
19 May 2017 Successes and Struggles in Learning and Development: Chapter Members Tell All
21 Apr 2017 Special Interest Group: Instructional Design and Technologies
13 Apr 2017 Lights! Camera! Training!
17 Mar 2017 Active Shooter Situations: A Response to Workplace Safety
10 Mar 2017 Supporting Employee Engagement Through Learning and Development
17 Feb 2017 Special Interest Group: Instructional Design and Technologies
17 Feb 2017 Stress is Not the Enemy, Lack of Recovery Is!
20 Jan 2017 You First! Making the Most of 2017
09 Dec 2016 Annual Holiday Social
18 Nov 2016 Special Interest Group: Instructional Design and Technologies
18 Nov 2016 Integrating Social Media into the Learning Environment
21 Oct 2016 Special Interest Group: Instructional Design and Technologies
21 Oct 2016 STOP IT!.... Taking the Steps to Bring Things to a Necessary End
16 Sep 2016 ATD Midlands' 7th Annual Conference & Expo
19 Aug 2016 Special Interest Group: Instructional Design and Technologies
19 Aug 2016 The Platinum Rule and You
21 Jul 2016 2016 Member Appreciation Social
17 Jun 2016 Six Simple Tools of a Leader Development Program
20 May 2016 Diagnosing Performance Problems
29 Apr 2016 Power Up Your Membership
15 Apr 2016 Palmetto Health Heart Hospital Open House & Tour
18 Mar 2016 Networking As A Strategy For Business Growth
12 Mar 2016 The 2016 Midlands Heart Walk - "Stacy's Warriors"
19 Feb 2016 Love Your Heart
17 Feb 2016 GIG: A Lesson in Simplicity and Problem Solving
11 Dec 2015 December 11 Holiday Event
20 Nov 2015 Neuro-Leadership and Learning: Lessons on Creating a Learning Organization and Engaging Brains
12 Nov 2015 GIG: The Six Qualities Your Best Leaders Should Have
16 Oct 2015 When the Boss is a Bear
18 Sep 2015 ATD Midlands' 6th Annual Conference & Expo
21 Aug 2015 Life Lessons from the Sandbox - Find a Way
13 Aug 2015 GIG: Utilizing Theatre to Grow Killer Soft Skills
19 Jun 2015 Self-discovery: Tapping Into The Greatest Teaching Tool
15 May 2015 What is Mental Toughness?
14 May 2015 GIG: Outsmart Your Brain: Nudging for Inclusive Culture
24 Apr 2015 Attract. Engage. Close. Delight. Using Social Media For Talent Development
20 Mar 2015 A Lesson in Simplicity and Problem Solving
10 Mar 2015 Disneys Approach to Leadership Excellence
09 Mar 2015 Disney’s Approach to Selection, Training, and Engagement
20 Feb 2015 #Uncover: Will the REAL YOU please Step Forward?
12 Feb 2015 The Secret to Achieving Fast and Lasting Results in Whatever Change Work You Are Doing
27 Jan 2015 ATD South Carolina Midlands Brand Launch
12 Dec 2014 Better Living Through Laughter
21 Nov 2014 Produce Award Winning Work
15 Aug 2014 Leadership Excellence: Don’t Let your Strengths Become Weaknesses
08 Aug 2014 Social Learning: Increase Learner Engagement and Knowledge Transfer
18 Jul 2014 ASTD Midlands Community Outreach Event
17 Jul 2014 Member Appreciation Social
20 Jun 2014 Strategic Coaching for the 4 Diverse Generations
16 May 2014 2014 Trends in Executive Development
02 May 2014 Lowcountry Gig: Introvert or Extravert? iNtuitive or Sensing? Why It’s Important for Trainers to Care About Type
18 Apr 2014 ADDIE vs. SAM-Which is better for learning?
21 Mar 2014 Different and Alike: Generations in the Workplace
07 Mar 2014 Introduction to CPLP-
21 Feb 2014 Solutions for Coping with Information Overload and Multitasking
07 Feb 2014 Lowcountry GIG: Accountability in the Workplace: A New View
17 Jan 2014 Cross Cultural Skills and Competence Workshop/Training
13 Dec 2013 ASTD Midlands Holiday Member Appreciation Event
15 Nov 2013 Introvert or Extravert? iNtuitive or Sensing? Why It’s Important for Trainers to Care About Type
18 Oct 2013 Accountability in the Workplace: A New View
16 Oct 2013 Bootstrapping Knowledge Management for Training Professionals‏
19 Sep 2013 ASTD 4th Annual Conference and Expo
16 Aug 2013 It Takes HOW Long to Create This Training?
19 Jul 2013 ASTD Midlands Member Orientation
21 Jun 2013 All Aboard! Engaging Executive Sponsors for Training
17 May 2013 Using 360-Degree Feedback for Coaching Success
19 Apr 2013 Moving Others at The Speed of Trust
15 Mar 2013 Training Supervisors and Managers to break the “Set Up to Fail” Syndrome -
15 Feb 2013 Emerging Technologies in the Corporate Instructional Workplace
18 Jan 2013 Stake Your Claim: How to position yourself for breakout performance
14 Dec 2012 Holiday Networking Meeting
16 Nov 2012 Sustainable Legacy Leadership℠: The Triple Bottom Line
19 Oct 2012 ASTD 3rd Annual Conference and Expo
21 Sep 2012 Learner Validation: Why Guess When You Can Measure
14 Sep 2012 Top 5 Considerations for Converting Face-to-Face Programs into Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
31 Aug 2012 CPLP Study Group - Interest Meeting
17 Aug 2012 Making Dollars Make $ense: Your lesson plan for employee financial education
03 Aug 2012 Organizing Confetti: Verbal to Print in Instructional Design
20 Jul 2012 Is Your Leadership "Style" in Fashion?
15 Jun 2012 Introduction to CPLP
18 May 2012 Mastering Accelerated Learning Techniques
04 May 2012 Planning and Developing an E-Learning Course with Articulate
20 Apr 2012 Tactical Capacity: The Link Between Training and Execution
16 Mar 2012 The Critical Need for Leadership Development—and the Importance of the HR/Training Role in Implementing It
17 Feb 2012 Learning Management Systems Overview
20 Jan 2012 A SMART Approach to Productivity Training
16 Dec 2011 Producing an Award Winning ASTD Chapter
18 Nov 2011 Got Conflict at Work?
01 Nov 2011 Tips for Teaching Synchronously and Creating Collaborative Synchronous Exercises
21 Oct 2011 ASTD 2nd Annual Conference and Expo
16 Sep 2011 On Boarding Best Practice: LMC New Hire Journey
19 Aug 2011 “Sharper Development in Diversity”
15 Jul 2011 Maintaining a Healthy, Active Life
17 Jun 2011 True Colors



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