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ATD Tulsa September 2022 Professional Development: "Translating your Learning & Talent Management Skills to Change Management Roles and Projects" presented by Katie McLaughlin

  • September 16, 2022
  • 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Zoom - details will be emailed to you before the event


  • ATD Central Oklahoma Chapter Members are welcome to join the event!

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Katie McLaughlin

a virtual event with ATD Tulsa

Friday, September 16, 2022

12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. CDT

Virtual Event (Zoom)

Translating your Learning & Talent Management Skills to Change Management Roles and Projects

Program Description:

Many learning professionals struggle to step out of the role of (or be seen as different than) an order taker – because that’s frequently how business leaders engage with learning professionals. It’s up to us to showcase additional value we can provide the organization. Developing talent goes beyond just building great training. The entire ecosystem set up around training is crucial for talent development. It’s crucial that we can translate our skills of ecosystem building to the world of change management which is generally seen by the business as “more important”.

With companies taking a hard look at their budgets, learning and training roles may be quick to be eliminated. When learning professionals understand how to translate their skills and influence to change management, business leaders are better able to see the value these professionals provide to the organization. It can feel intimidating to take on a new role, especially since many of us will think we don’t have the training or experience.

For any learning professional with education or experience, we already have a plethora of change management skills, we just may not have realized these skills are change management ones, too. This session will help attendees be able to recognize the skill they already have and may need to develop to insert themselves into change initiatives.

Change is inevitable. It’s a constant element in any type of organization that brings a couple of setbacks. But there are ways to manage change where it’s not too disruptive.

You might think that you need to have a completely different skill set to step into a change management role. But what if you could get better at translating your current skill set of learning and talent management skills to change management roles? In this session, we’ll dig into your existing skill set to help you match your skills with change management roles and projects to make yourself more marketable in a job search, or to provide more value to your existing organization.

ATD Capability Model:

  • Change Management;
  • Consulting and Business Partnering;
  • Career and Leadership development.

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key learning and talent management skills that are crucial to implement changes
  • Interpret engagement survey data and use this data for change management strategies
  • Market yourself as a change management professional using your existing skill set
  • Advocate for changes and a broader scope of involvement in change management initiatives
Image of Katie McLaughlin seatedKatie McLaughlin is the Founder, Chief Strategist and Transformation Artist at McLaughlin Method. She helps organizations create engaged employees and a positive, inclusive workplace culture. She uses techniques from improvisational theatre to rehearse common scenarios in the work environment and adopt behaviors that support organizational culture goals. Katie has over 20 years experience facilitating, teaching, and coaching. Before starting McLaughlin Method, Katie earned two Horizon Awards for her trainings, supported software implementations with robust change management programs, and developed countless onboarding programs for Sales, Customer Service, and other customer facing roles. Katie is passionate about people, dancing, and travel. She believes we can build a better world one interaction at a time.

    What to expect:

    The last day to register to attend is Thursday, September 15, by 11:30 AM.

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    “The Tulsa Chapter has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer educational programs that can be used towards initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program qualifies for a maximum of 1 point.”

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