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    • 07 Apr 2022
    • 04 Aug 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • WebEx-Virtual
    • 36


    Career Transitions SIG presents

    a mini-course WEBINAR via WebEx 

    April 7, June 2, & August 4, 2022*

    @ 4:00 p.m. EST

    *Attend 1 or all 3 sessions!


    The Back Forty of Leadership

    Developing Consciousness-Driven Cultures

    Are you in (or want to be in) an organization that does the best for its people and the best for itself?

    The “Great Resignation” continues to wreak havoc for companies being blindsided by today’s dictum from employees: “Recognize and care for my needs, or I’m outta here!” A record 4.5M employees took flight in March alone, with nearly the same numbers monthly for the last 10 months!

    Too many employers are cluelessly uninvolved in the personal and professional reevaluations going on in the hearts and minds of their top talent today. Pandemic times have created an awareness for workers that time is short and they’re not willing to put off having a life of purpose and personal fulfillment now.

    If your organization wants to retain and attract top talent today, you must show the desire to support your people’s quest for purpose and personal fulfillment, whether they stay with you or not! If you’re involved in the conversation going on in their head, at least you have a fighting chance by showing goodwill and sowing stickiness.

    The question is: If individuals are searching for their true self and personal fulfillment right now, how much do you benefit from them bringing that true self and fulfillment to your workplace? The answer: Lots!!

    This 3-part series explores talent retention and attraction utilizing the Amazon bestselling book The Back Forty: 7 Essential Embraces to Launch Life's Radical Second Half as a tool for leadership, communication, collaboration and, ideally, coevolution. Drawing a parallel professional path through the very personal-life “7 Embraces” covered in the book, this experimental and experiential series will embrace a set of professional-life elements of authentic organizational leadership development:Your Path, Your Gifts, Your Values, Your Becoming, Your Voice, Your Vision, and Your Presence.

    Through engaging in this series, you will work through the model of very personal-life transformation in order to better understand how using a parallel professional-life model will benefit those in your organization to find purpose and fulfilment through their work—ideally while remaining with your organization.

    What if an organization’s best leadership is yet to rise from within? Can you afford to not be involved in what they want and need now? 

    This series is a perfectly timed tool to inspire nurtured leadership growth from within by establishing a more perfect union between the desires of restless talent and the support of bold, wise and forward-thinking employers.


    This 3-part series is designed for leaders and Organizational Development professionals interested in impacting change within their organizations.

    Learning objectives for the series:

    • Introduce the seven elements of leadership growth which open collaborative dialogues with top talent and nurture leaders from within

    • Support OD and Talent professionals with a model to engage and encourage individuals’ fulfillment, thereby uplifting the whole organization to be a best place to work

    • To further enable organizations to build cultures that support the personal and professional lives that today’s workforce demands


    • Purchase a copy of The Back Forty: 7 Essential Embraces to Launch Life’s Radical Second Half as the standard text for the program

    • Complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RJSW9YD

    • Engage in tools and exercises personally to gain an awareness for a parallel application of these principles curated specifically for focus on organizational and leadership development 

    • If possible, complete assigned prework before each bi-monthly meeting: April 7, June 2, August 4

    • NOTE: With prework beginning as early as mid-March, this is, in effect, a six-month training curriculum


    ATD Capability Model:

    • Lifelong Learning

    • Organization Development and Culture

    • Career and Leadership Development


    Darrell Gurney, PCC, CPC, RScP(Emeritus)

    Speaker, Author,

    Career/Executive Coach, and Midlife Maestro

    Chief Empowerment Optimystic (CEO) Darrell W. Gurney is an executive, business and career advisor; speaker; workshop facilitator; author and licensed spiritual counselor. Founder of CareerGuy.com and TheBackForty.com, Gurney coaches individuals to achieve their highest self-expression and presents to professional, trade and community groups as well as MBA programs and university alumni organizations nationwide. He is known for his commitment to supporting individuals in creating and living their best life now.

    His Amazon best-selling books include Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Rest, which covers his unique, “backdoor” lifetime career management methods, as well as his newest release, The Back Forty: 7 Essential Embraces to Launch Life’s Radical Second Half, hailed by Midwest Book Review as “a perfectly timed tool for reevaluation brought on by ‘The Great Resignation’ occurring in today’s world economy.” The Back Forty posits that the first half of life is simply R & D, research and development, for who we came to be and what we came to do, and that our biggest games are yet to come. The world’s #1 executive coach, Marshall Goldsmith, endorses Darrell’s work: “This is indeed radical thinking!”

    For more than 30 years, Darrell has helped individuals discover and create lives and careers that make a difference: for themselves and others. At midlife and beyond, he says the heart of what works is play. . .and, as Frank Sinatra sings, “the best is yet to come, and won’t it be fine!”

    Alexandra I. Levin, MBA, SPHR, PCC

    Organizational Development & Talent Leader | Leadership Coach | Conscious Organizations Expert | Co-founder, TheBackForty.com

    Alexandra is an Organizational Development and Talent leader, leadership consultant, executive coach, and training and development expert. She designs and delivers training and coaching programs that facilitate personal and organizational transformations. She works with executives, entrepreneurs and leaders supporting them in producing breakthroughs that lead to extraordinary results, directly impacting performance, effectiveness, financial success, joy and quality of life.

    Her expertise is in the areas of performance, effectiveness, leadership development, team integration, management training, communication, teamwork, business consulting, and human capital development.

    Alexandra leads organizations and consults on issues such as transforming organizational culture, leadership, management training and development, humanity in the workplace, corporate integrity, teamwork, and executive reinvention.



    When:    April 7, June 2, & August 4, 2022

    Where:   Via WebEx- Career Transitions SIG series

    Time:      4:00 pm to 5:00 pm EST

    The Career Transitions SIG was established to support professionals who are seeking to transition into the field of Talent Development/Learning & Development. As a service to our colleagues, events hosted by the Career Transitions SIG are free and open to all. 
    The event is free for ATD South Carolina members and for all non-members.  

    Additional Information:

    • You must be registered to get the meeting access link.  
    • An email with the access link will be sent prior to the webinar.

    For additional information, contact Jennifer Bosworth, VP of Education at vp_education@atdsouthcarolina.org 

          We look forward to seeing you!

    ATD South Carolina is an approved provider:

    ATD CI Preapproved Education Provider

    Thank you to our business partners:

    • 17 Jun 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    • WebEx Virtual
    • 98

    June Chapter Learning Event

    Accessibility 101:
    How to Become and Remain Compliant 


    Session Features: 

    • What is accessibility and 508 Compliance?
    • Accessibility considerations across all segments of business, learning and design. 
    • Tools and resources to help become and remain compliant.

    Speakers: Diane Elkins, Co-owner of Artisan E-Learning, and Jeffery Riley, MID NJ ATD Chapter Vice President of Technology, Practical Learning Concepts, LLC

    Friday, June 17 @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST



    Chapter Learning Event

    Friday, June 17, 2022

    Virtual Workshop

    11a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EST
    The link to access the meeting will be sent out 1-day prior to the start of the webinar. 
    You must be registered to receive the link.


    For additional information, contact Urica Floyd and Crystal Wilson,
    SIG Coordinators at learningtechsig1@atdsouthcarolina.org

    • 19 Jul 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • WebEx
    • 100

    Would you like to know more about how ATD South Carolina operates? 

    Join ATD South Carolina Board members to find out on July 19 at 6 p.m.

Past Events

20 May 2022 Engaging Virtual Meetings
11 May 2022 Greenville: Brush off Your Networking and Polish up your Practices at your Regional In-person Event
11 May 2022 Columbia: Brush off Your Networking and Polish up your Practices at your Regional In-person Event
11 May 2022 Charleston: Brush off Your Networking and Polish up your Practices at your Regional In-person Event
21 Apr 2022 Creating Your Digital Portfolio: The Power of the Visual Effect
15 Apr 2022 Boost Training Transfer and Make a Strong Impact on Your Business
13 Apr 2022 Quarter 2 Board Meeting
18 Mar 2022 Next Level Leadership: The Foundation for a Thriving Culture
10 Mar 2022 Designing Change Management Training-
24 Feb 2022 "I Have Questions! Can you help me?": A SIGs and GIGs Collaboration
21 Jan 2022 2022 ATD South Carolina Virtual Open House
19 Jan 2022 APTD/CPTD Study Group Interest Meeting
10 Dec 2021 2021 ATD South Carolina Upstate Holiday Event
10 Dec 2021 2021 ATD South Carolina Lowcountry Holiday Event
10 Dec 2021 2021 ATD South Carolina Midlands Holiday Event
19 Nov 2021 Results Through Relationship Intelligence
17 Nov 2021 Seven Success Factors that Talent Developers Could Learn from HRBPs
25 Oct 2021 Quarter 4 Board Meeting
21 Oct 2021 Leveraging the Magic of Animated Video
20 Oct 2021 Learning Evaluation Certification: Connecting Learning Programs to Business Results
15 Oct 2021 Neuroman and the Fight for Epic Engagement
29 Sep 2021 The POWER of Active Listening
17 Sep 2021 Coaching and Training Go Together Like PB and J
15 Sep 2021 Culture after COVID: Nurturing Safe Space, Ensuring Employee Retention
08 Sep 2021 APTD/CPTD Study Group Interest Meeting
20 Aug 2021 Why Culture Matters
19 Aug 2021 Why Build a Course When a Job Aid Might Do?
29 Jul 2021 Greenville Summer Social - Members Only
29 Jul 2021 Columbia Summer Social - Members Only -Hickory Tavern
29 Jul 2021 Charleston Summer Social - Members Only -Holy City Brewing1021 Aragon Ave, Charleston, SC 29405
23 Jul 2021 The Facets of Diversity: Frame It Before We Fix It
21 Jul 2021 Examining Your Worth, Passion and Career: Interactive Study Session
12 Jul 2021 Quarter 3 Board Meeting
18 Jun 2021 Creative Learning and Coaching in the New World for 2021
16 Jun 2021 The Role of Design on Today’s Training Team
26 May 2021 On-Topic Discussion: The future of work after COVID-19
21 May 2021 Training in Teams: Using Microsoft Teams For Learning & Development
20 May 2021 Digital Transformation: Three Things L&D Needs to Know
19 May 2021 Examining Your Worth, Passion and Career: Interactive Study Session
22 Apr 2021 SC ATD Lowcountry Open House
16 Apr 2021 Visual Thinking - 3D Metaphorical Problem-Solving Using LEGO
08 Apr 2021 Quarter 2 Board Meeting
06 Apr 2021 From Training to Coaching and Mentoring
01 Apr 2021 Hidden Perks: Member Benefits You May Not Know Exist
24 Mar 2021 Examining Your Worth, Passion and Career: Interactive Study Session
19 Mar 2021 Culture: The Ultimate Buzzword
10 Mar 2021 APTD/CPTD Study Group Interest Meeting
09 Mar 2021 Measuring the Effectiveness of Your Remote Learning
24 Feb 2021 On-Topic Discussion: A Leader’s Secret Weapon for Inspiring Peak Performance
19 Feb 2021 Know Your Brain with Lauren Waldman
18 Feb 2021 I Have a Problem! Can you help me?
27 Jan 2021 Pandemic Innovation - Share Your Skills!
22 Jan 2021 Cultivating conversation + connection with intention
05 Jan 2021 Quarter 1 Board Meeting
11 Dec 2020 2020 Virtual ATD South Carolina Member Holiday Social and Volunteer Recognition
18 Nov 2020 Leading During A Crisis
29 Oct 2020 Super Simple Slide Design
27 Oct 2020 Working with Recruiters: Separating Fact From Fiction
16 Oct 2020 Why Is Diversity Training So Hard?
16 Sep 2020 The Leader as Coach
26 Aug 2020 Interviewing, a Closer Look with Carol Rado
21 Aug 2020 RE3: Reset, Revamp & Recharge
13 Aug 2020 Virtual Reality – How to Create Virtual Walkthroughs in Minutes using Adobe Captivate
10 Aug 2020 Bylaws Update Webinar
23 Jul 2020 ATD South Carolina Summer Social: Game Night Extravaganza
17 Jul 2020 Collaboration Tools to Boost Productivity
15 Jul 2020 Building Personal Capability Through Emotional Intelligence
24 Jun 2020 Win Your Dream Job Through Story Telling
16 Jun 2020 ATD South Carolina Game Night Extravaganza
05 Jun 2020 Fridays with ATD: “Capabilities for Success” Series
20 May 2020 Social Learning: Real Results in the Virtual World
15 May 2020 Are We Even Ready To Virtually Learn?
24 Apr 2020 Authentic Leadership In a Virtual World
15 Apr 2020 Influencing In a Virtual Environment
02 Apr 2020 Virtual Training Q & A
20 Mar 2020 Untangling the Web(inar): Tips and Tricks for Hosting a Remote Event
18 Mar 2020 Transformation: Agile Training with Coronavirus Urgency
21 Feb 2020 9 PILLars of Commitment and Connection
19 Feb 2020 Talent Development & Transformation at Kelly Services
18 Feb 2020 Top 5 PowerPoint Tips for Engaging Your Audience
17 Jan 2020 2020 ATD Midlands Open House
13 Dec 2019 2019 ATD Midlands Member Holiday Social
18 Oct 2019 Action Mapping for Performance Driven Learning
18 Oct 2019 Think Big, Win Small: How to Reignite Employee Engagement When You've Lost Your Spark
20 Sep 2019 South Carolina ATD 2019 Annual Conference
16 Aug 2019 Annual Member Appreciation Bowling Social
19 Jul 2019 Captivating Your Classroom
21 Jun 2019 STEW-pendous Storyboarding for E-Learning
21 Jun 2019 Transformational Training Through Storytelling
17 May 2019 Gamification Certification Seminar
26 Apr 2019 Managing Difficult Trainees in the Classroom: Minimizing Conflict, Maintaining Control
12 Apr 2019 Agile Development
15 Mar 2019 How to Add Game Effects in Articulate Storyline
15 Mar 2019 Five Things You Need for Successful Gamification
15 Feb 2019 Revitalizing Role Play
18 Jan 2019 SIG: Infosec & Privacy for Trainers in 2019
18 Jan 2019 Strategic Corporate Learning in the Midlands
11 Jan 2019 Finding the Leader Within
14 Dec 2018 2018 Holiday Social & Women's Professional Clothing Drive
02 Nov 2018 Leading Change for Accountability and Performance
19 Oct 2018 Gamification Design Challenge
19 Oct 2018 The Manager's Greatest Tool: Build a Coaching Mindset
12 Oct 2018 Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, & Engagement
21 Sep 2018 Disney's Approach to Quality Service for Richland Two Staff
20 Sep 2018 Disney’s Approach to Quality Service
17 Aug 2018 Why Gamification?
17 Aug 2018 Energy Leadership: Increase your ability to shift your own energy and the energy of those around you.
20 Jul 2018 Integrated Leadership
13 Jul 2018 Create a Culture of Accountability and Engagement
15 Jun 2018 Blended: Learning that has it all!
18 May 2018 No More Boring Training
16 May 2018 Process of Design and Mindful UX
20 Apr 2018 Building High Performance Teams
13 Apr 2018 Finding Common Ground Across the Generational Expanse
16 Mar 2018 (CANCELED) Learning by Virtual Reality: It is Here and How it Works
16 Mar 2018 The Latest Dish on Training Delivery from 5 Master Chefs
19 Jan 2018 Best of 2017: The most popular instructional design resources of 2017
19 Jan 2018 Designing Learning To Drive Performance
19 Jan 2018 Revive & Thrive in 2018
08 Dec 2017 Annual Holiday Social
17 Nov 2017 The Yin and Yang of Change
20 Oct 2017 Working Through Conflict
18 Oct 2017 Special Interest Group: Instructional Design and Technologies
13 Oct 2017 Mindfulness – Slowing down in a fast-paced world
22 Sep 2017 8th Annual ATD Midlands Conference & Expo
15 Sep 2017 Level 1 Gamification Certification for Talent Development Professionals
18 Aug 2017 The MicroLearning Intervention
17 Aug 2017 Gamification for Learning and Development - Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to entice, engage, and encourage learners
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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