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    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Allete/MN Power
    • 47

    Detention or Retention?!?
    Keep your staff because they WANT to stay,
    not because they HAVE to be there!

    You’ve heard it said that employees don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.  So what can you do to develop the kind of workplace where people want to stay? In this interactive session, we will explore strategies to overcome retention barriers and practice offering meaningful recognition!  Come eager to engage, network, and learn from your peers in this interactive group discussion!


    Workshop Learning Objectives

     After the session, you will be able to:

    • Define strategies to improve employee retention
    • Practice offering meaningful recognition   

    About Kim Ellsworth

    Kim has a long history working with employee development, engagement, and training.  She worked as a staff educator at Essentia Health for several years before moving into a role as a volunteer supervisor.  In that role, she contemplated motivation and what “compensation” and “work” really mean. 

    Kim moved on to a new challenge with the Department of Corrections, where she oversees the training department in Moose Lake.  Kim holds a BS degree in Communicating Arts and an MBA in Leadership and Change from The College of St. Scholastica.     

    About Kathy Pykkonen

    Kathy is the Corporate Learning and Development Manager for Cirrus Aircraft. In her current role she is responsible for building a leadership development pipeline across the company and an environment that encourages cooperation and collaboration in achieving company goals.

    Prior to joining Cirrus, Kathy was the Director of Career Services at the University of Wisconsin-Superior and owner of Progressive Image Pro speaking on business and dining etiquette throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

    Kathy served in the active duty Air Force for 8 years where she completed her undergraduate work at Western International University in Behavioral Science and she has a Master of Science in Education from UW-Superior. Kathy is a board member for the Lake Superior Chapter Association of Training and Development, numerous civic groups and her children’s school. Kathy is originally from Northern Minnesota and has identical twin boys, Seth and Derek.


    uesday, November 19, 2019

    ALLETE/MN Power
    30 W Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802

    Networking and Lunch 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Program 12:00 - 1:00 pm

    $20.00 for Members    $30.00 for Non-members    $10.00 for Students

    • 10 Dec 2019
    • 11:15 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Holiday Inn

    The Power of Emotional Intelligence

    ATD and NHRA are excited to present a special joint session to wrap up 2019!

    When emotional intelligence is understood and approached as a set of skills, individuals and organizations benefit. Relationship-building and stress management strategies are developed through training and coaching.

    This presentation introduces the theory of emotional intelligence and includes a sampling of action steps to develop specific factors related to emotional and social functioning.

    We will explore emotional intelligence as a set of emotional and social skills that influence the way we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain social relationships, cope with challenges, and use emotional information in an effective and meaningful way (Bar-On, 1997).

    Discussion will include implications of emotional intelligence development on engagement and conflict management.

    Speaker Bio

    Barb is the founder of Perception Coaching LLC.

    She is a Board certified Executive and Life Coach, Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and Certified EQi 2.0 and 360 Coach.

    She uses theories of positive psychology to support individuals and organizations by focusing on strengths and an appreciation of others. Barb earned her PhD at the University of Minnesota in Educational Psychology.

    She is currently serving on the board for the Lake Superior Chapter of ATD.


    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

    **2nd Tuesday of the Month**

    Holiday Inn Duluth
    200 West 1st Street
    Duluth, MN 55802

    Networking and Registration 11:15-11:45
    Program 11:45-1:00

    $15.00 for Members    $25.00 for Non-members    $8.00 for Students

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21 May 2019 Be a BADDIE: The Basics of Backward Design
16 Apr 2019 Increasing Effectiveness with a Coaching Communication Style
19 Mar 2019 Creating a Knowledge Transfer Roadmap: How to keep your organization's knowledge from walking out the door
19 Feb 2019 Examining Implicit Biases
15 Jan 2019 Stay With Me
11 Dec 2018 Got Conflict? Find Your "Conversation Peace"
13 Nov 2018 Member Appreciation and Networking
09 Oct 2018 Employer Branding: Unlocking the Power of Purpose
18 Sep 2018 Will and Able: A Tale of Two Different Team Members
19 Jun 2018 Workplace Innovation - Strategies for Creating a Unique Competitive Advantage & How to Engage Employees in the Process
15 May 2018 Don't Let the Pressure Get to You!
17 Apr 2018 Happy Hour: An Introduction to Positive Psychology
20 Mar 2018 Think Like a Designer: Open Up the Possibilities in Your Work and Life
20 Feb 2018 Getting From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
16 Jan 2018 How to create a KILLER Presentation...a lesson in design & delivery!
21 Nov 2017 Linda, Listen to Me: Addressing Conflict
17 Oct 2017 Leading by Creating Culture
19 Sep 2017 Remote, Dispersed, Nomad, or Independent: Whatever You Call It, We Don't Share an Office with You!
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30 May 2017 Innovation in the Workplace - It's Easier Than You Think!
18 Apr 2017 Smooth(er) Transitions: Navigating the W-Curve
21 Mar 2017 Taking Your Training Online: Best Practices
15 Feb 2017 Coaching for Peak Performance
17 Jan 2017 Women, Millennials, and the Future Workplace
15 Nov 2016 Violence in the Workplace
18 Oct 2016 Planning for Work/Life Harmony
20 Sep 2016 How to "Un-Stink" Your Think: 3 Ways to Reframe Your Thoughts for More Positive Results
21 Jun 2016 Followership: A Three Pillar Approach
17 May 2016 Identity, Authenticity, and Vulnerability: The Journey to Personal and Professional Wholeness
19 Apr 2016 Seek-Sense-Share – Sifting the Signal from the Noise
15 Mar 2016 Top 10 Mistakes Trainers/Speakers/Presenters Make and How to Stop Making Them
16 Feb 2016 Failing Forward: How Savvy Professionals Leverage "Failure" to Learn, Grow and Build Success
19 Jan 2016 Develop Your 2016 Toolkit
17 Nov 2015 A Practical Step-By-Step Approach to Using & Acually Utilizing LinkedIn
20 Oct 2015 Leadership Isn't Just About a Title
15 Sep 2015 Tools for the Resilient Professional
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21 Apr 2015 Generational Differences & Change: It Isn't About Values
17 Mar 2015 Coaching Up: Designing an Alliance to Communicate at any Level
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17 Feb 2015 Hooked on Happiness
20 Jan 2015 More With Less (AM) / Workplace Bullies (PM)
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21 Oct 2014 Create an Inclusive Workplace by Leveraging Diversity
16 Sep 2014 Trust: The Invisible Key to Success in an Organization
10 Jun 2014 What Language Do Your Team Members Speak?
20 May 2014 Drama Free Self-Talk and Boundary Setting
14 Apr 2014 Building High Performing Teams Certification Workshop
18 Mar 2014 Tapping into Talent: Encouraging Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace
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16 Apr 2013 Frameworks to Improve Change: Implementation & Engagement
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22 Jan 2013 Protect Yourself from Control Dramas

Corporate Members

If you are an employee of one of our Corporate Members and have NOT yet attended an ATD program, please email us and we will walk you through the online registration process to ensure you get the “membership” rate.

Registration Policy

All registrations are final and not refundable. If you find you are unable to attend a program for which you are registered, please feel free to send someone in your place. 

Payment is required at the door or prior to the program.

For walk-ups, we can accept payment onsite by cash or check.  We will try to accommodate walk-ups if space allows, but only those who pre-register are guaranteed a seat at the event.

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