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  • Director of Education

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 ASTD Nebraska Presents:


Trigger Your Transformation:

Create an Individual Development Plan and Determine Your Focus Through AGILE Approaches


Trish Uhl, Owl's Ledge
Richard Sites, Allen Interactions

VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) is the “new normal.” Chaotic times dictate new approaches and redefine the role of L&D professionals within the enterprise. Specifically, L&D professionals need to be quicker to meet organizational needs through AGILE learning interventions. In this hands-on lab, Uhl and Sites - L&D professional development and eLearning design gurus - combine their expertise to set you on the path to success in making these shifts. They’ll provide you with the methods and tools you need for framing out your career next steps and immediately digging into your own professional development. 

You’ll get clarity on direction – where your gaps are and what you need to focus on next – through use of AGILE approaches.

Start the day by crafting (or improving) your own Individual Development Plan (IDP) based on a global framework and standards; then finish your day focused on enrichment activities based on applying SAM (Successive Approximation Model), a design paradigm that solidifies the involvement of SMEs to drive quality and speed of learning implementation, to your practice.

You’ll work in small groups tackling an action learning project.

Come prepared to apply what you’ve learned to your practice when you return to work!

You will:

  • Develop (or improve) your own Individual Development Plan (IDP) as a foundation for this – and future – personal enrichment programs.
  • Participate in an action learning project where you experience using a Savvy Start to gather initial requirements and SAM to complete learning program development.

Trigger your transformation!

This program is perfect as a professional development capstone for closing out 2014 and starting fresh in 2015!

BYOD - Laptop required


Let's Meet the Speakers:  

Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLP - Owl's Ledge

 OWL'S LEDGE Founder, Trish Uhl, is a  globally recognized expert who provides  high performance training and coaching  to customer-focused, results-driven,  achievement-oriented L&D  professionals, linking their talent and skills to business strategy to create transformative L&D teams for high impact learning organizations. She is known for her leadership in learning pro peer development, L&D talent development, and for leading transformation projects that deliver results by "professionalizing the profession" formerly known as training.


Richard Sites, Ed.D
Allen Interactions

Dr. Richard Sites, Vice President –  Training and Marketing, has nearly two  decades of experience designing and  delivering learning solutions to support  improved workplace performance for  many Fortune 500 companies in both academia and private industry sectors.

As co-author of Leaving ADDIE for SAM and the Leaving ADDIE for SAM Field Guide, Dr. Sites travels the country speaking to groups and organizations on the value of SAM (Successive Approximation Model), the importance and power of engaging, performance-changing learning experiences and other topics related to the design and development of high-quality training. He holds a doctorate of education from the University of West Florida, specializing in curriculum and instruction.

Event Details

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


8:00 am - 8:30 am:  Networking/Breakfast/Registration

8:30 am - 12:00 pm:  Workshop

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: Lunch 

12:45 pm - 4:30 pm: Workshop


  • Early Bird - by Thursday, November 6: $120
  • Regular - before November 11: $130
  • Day of Program - November 11: $140
  • Non-member: $140

Welcome New and Renewing Members


Jill Banaszak, Mutual of Omaha
Sarah Benes, Union Pacific Railroad
Christin Benson, Union Pacific Railroad
Sean Bilodeau, McGladreyLLP
Jackie Covey, ConAgra Foods
Deb Duff, Bellevue University
Vanessa Erwin, Omaha Public Power District
Rebecca Hopkins, Union Pacific Railroad
Avil Jackson, Travelex Insurance Services
Courtney Klatt, NMC, Inc.
Daya Nelson
Aubrey Kuhl, Lincoln Financial Group
Shana Martinez, Oriental Trading Company
Dealan Neff, Mutual of Omaha
Theresa Nelson, Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch
Cara Peacock, Bellevue University
Sherry Phillips, Cox
Dan Schaecher, Lincoln Financial Group
Denise Seaman, Railway Educational Bureau
Heather Wherry, Lincoln Financial Group
Daniel Williams, Oriental Trading Company

MEMBERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP                                              

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ASTD Nebraska achieved 100 percent CORE
by successfully meeting all 18 requirements! Based on  reported joint membership percentage, the chapter is
also recognized as a Chapter Membership STAR with joint membership between 35‐50 percent.


The CORE membership goal helps establish that members of the national organization and its chapters are part of the same organization with shared valuable resources and a shared compelling mission that effectively meets members’ professional development needs. To learn more about our CORE requirements, click on the CORE Logo.

Our mission statement is to "enhance members' abilities to train, develop and support clients and organizations and our local global communities." We provide our 300+ members with quality resources, networking opportunities, and education to advanctheir skills as workplace learning and performance professionals.

ASTD Nebraska is a local chapter of ASTD (American Society for Training & Development), which is the world's largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals.

ASTD's members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in almost 140 U.S. chapters and 25 Global Networks. Members work in thousands of organizations of all sizes, in government, as independent consultants, and suppliers.

Please explore our website or select the Contact Us

link under the About Us tab to find out more about our organization.

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Upcoming events

28 Oct 2014 8:30 AM • Children’s Hospital 110 N. 175th Street Omaha, NE 68118
28 Oct 2014 8:30 AM • Ku Edwards Campus, 12604 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS, United States
28 Oct 2014 8:30 AM • Children’s Hospital 110 N. 175th Street Omaha, NE 68118
28 Oct 2014 1:00 PM • Children’s Hospital 110 N. 175th Street Omaha, NE 68118


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ChIP - The Chapter Incentive Program


The Chapter Incentive Program (ChIP) is a revenue-sharing program offered by ASTD National to chapters, providing an opportunity to earn additional revenue.

ASTD Nebraska's is CH6064. Every member that uses our ChIP code when making an online purchase on the ASTD Store contributes to our chapter's financial health, further enabling us to accomplish our mission.

The Julie Durmaskin Professional Education Scholarship Donations

Collected: $290.00
Goal: $2,000.00
In honor of a fellow champion of learning and professional development, the ASTD Nebraska 2010 Board created The Julie Durmaskin Professional Education Scholarship.

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