Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    • 46

    Professional Development Session | What if Training Isn't the Answer (Virtual)

    Talent Development and learning professionals are often asked to step in and solve team problems by providing training. But often the problem they are facing can’t be completely solved by even the most robust training course, video, or e-learning product.

    As a Talent/Learning professional, how do you find this out before you spend the time to create the learning product? How can you be sure that the training you provide will hit the mark and really solve the problem? And if you find out it won’t, how do you guide stakeholders to an alternate solution?

    In this session we will explore a five step process to diagnose the performance issue(s) in a team and determine the matching solution(s) whether or not that includes training. You’ll learn where to start, what questions to ask, and how to match gaps to solutions that will solve the problem.


    Jess Almlie
    Vice President of Learning Experience,

    Jess Almlie has worked in the talent development field for over 20 years in non-profit, for-profit, and higher education organizations. Currently, Jess serves as the Vice President for Learning Experience at Discovery Benefits, a WEX Company where she is responsible for casting vision, defining effective learning strategy, developing learning leaders, and working collaboratively across the organization. Jess holds a Bachelor's in Organizational Communication from Concordia College-Moorhead, A Master's in Educational Leadership from North Dakota State University, and a Certificate in Improving Human Performance from the Association for Talent Development. She is a former board member and president for ATD ND and currently volunteers as a National Advisor for ATD Chapters throughout the country.

    • Friday, March 19, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    • 94

    Networking and Nuggets | What if Training Isn't the Answer (Virtual)

    Networking and Nuggets is time to further discuss the concepts presented in an earlier professional development session. We will break up into small groups (virtually, of course), provide a few discussion questions, and let you dive in with a few of your talent development peers. You will learn from each other (Nuggets) and meet people (Network) just like you are used to doing at our in person sessions. 

    This Networking and Nuggets session will be a follow-up discussion from the ND ATD session "What if Training Isn't the Answer" that will be presented by Jess Almlie on Wednesday, March 17th. 

    Frequently asked questions about Networking and Nuggets: 

    What should I expect during this event? 
    After a brief recap, we will break everyone up into small groups to meet each other and discuss a few questions related to the earlier professional development session. After discussion time, we will come back to share as a group. 

    Do I need to attend the Professional Development Session in order to attend Networking and Nuggets?
    You can attend Networking and Nuggets without attending the corresponding professional development session, but know that the discussion questions will relate to the subject matter presented. You will meet people and gain insight either way!

    What is the cost? 
    Networking and Nuggets
     is a free virtual event that will be held online through the ND ATD Zoom platform

    Do I need to register?
    YES! Even though this is a free event, please register if you plan to attend so that we can be sure to place you in a discussion group. A link to the event will only be sent to registrants.

    Once registered, watch your email for a link to the event to be sent to you a few days before the event.

    • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
    • 86

    Professional Development Session | The Power of Storytelling (Virtual)

    A story tells us about an event or series of events, either real or fictional (made-up). Stories are told to interest, entertain, and teach us. Stories help us connect with others, communicate ideas, and imagine life's possibilities.  Even the most basic stories have a beginning, middle, and end.

    Storytelling makes content memorable and we all want our training to stick. Storytelling creates an emotional connection between learners and lessons. In this session, we will talk about why stories matter, tips on telling an effective story, and create a story matrix.


    Tiffaney Holm
    Organizational Development Manager,

    First International Bank & Trust

    Tiffaney Holm is the Organizational Development Manager at First International Bank and Trust, where she applies her expertise in planning and implementing company-wide cultural and business initiatives, creating learning and development opportunities for leaders and individual contributors, facilitating team development, and identifying organizational efficiencies, all designed to drive high levels of performance, engagement and retention. Tiffaney received her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, and draws on over twenty years of sales experience, training and management to her role. Additionally, she is a certified in DiSC and as a Crucial Conversations Trainer.

Past events

Friday, February 19, 2021 Networking and Nuggets | The What, Why, and How of Inclusive Culture
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Professional Development Session | The What, Why, and How of Inclusive Culture
Friday, January 22, 2021 Networking and Nuggets | Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Professional Development Session | Streamlining Branching Scenario Planning and Design
Friday, December 18, 2020 Networking and Nuggets | Trainer's Intuition: What is it, and how do I develop it? (Virtual)
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 Professional Development Session | Trainer's Intuition: What is it, and how do I develop it? (Virtual)
Friday, November 20, 2020 Networking and Nuggets | Building Bravery through Leadership Development Programs (Virtual)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Professional Development Session | Building Bravery through Leadership Development Programs (Virtual)
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Say Things Better: Make Your Communication Connect (Virtual Mini-Conference)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Networking and Nuggets | Coaching for Results (Virtual)
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Professional Development Session | Coaching for Results: Positive, long-lasting, meaningful change in leader behaviors (Virtual)
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 Networking and Nuggets | Words and Frames
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 Professional Development Session | Words and Frames
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Weathering Growth: A Business Continuity Blueprint for Your People
Thursday, May 07, 2020 Battling the Forgetting Curve: How to Make Learning Stick
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Virtual Roundtable: Best Practices for Remote Training
Thursday, March 05, 2020 Learning Through Experiences: Structured On The Job Training (Bismarck)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Learning Myths (Fargo)
Thursday, February 06, 2020 Webinar Best Practices: Keeping Your Audience Engaged
Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Creating Visual, Digital Learning Content (Fargo)
Thursday, January 02, 2020 New Year's Resolution Knowledge Cafe
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Year End Celebration and State of the Chapter (Fargo)
Thursday, December 05, 2019 Year End Celebration and State of the Chapter (Bismarck)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Filling Your Bucket: For Trainers, Facilitators, Mentors and Coaches (Fargo)
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Using Personality Assessments for Personal and Professional Development (Bismarck)
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Onboarding Effectiveness - Mini-Conference (Bismarck)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Using Metrics to Tell Your Training Story (Fargo)
Thursday, September 05, 2019 From the Annual Review to a Culture of Coaching (Bismarck)
Wednesday, August 21, 2019 Body Language: It Could be Impacting Your Ability to Communicate(Fargo)
Thursday, August 01, 2019 Virtual Learning Best Practices (Bismarck)
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Maximizing Mentoring Experiences - Mini-Conference (Fargo)
Thursday, June 06, 2019 Increasing Impact and Influence Through Body Language (Bismarck)
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Step by Step Learning: Online Learning Paths (Fargo)
Thursday, May 02, 2019 Using Book Studies for Leadership Development (Bismarck)
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Virtual Learning Best Practices (Fargo)
Thursday, April 04, 2019 Leadership Development: Lessons Learned (Bismarck)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Train the Trainer: Learn how to help your SMEs teach others more effectively (Fargo)
Thursday, March 07, 2019 Managing Up Through One-on-Ones (Bismarck)
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Agile Performance Improvement (Fargo)
Thursday, February 07, 2019 Effective Instructional Design (Bismarck)
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Effective Objectives (Fargo)
Thursday, January 10, 2019 Video Production: Cheap and Easy!
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 State of the Chapter & Year-End Celebration (Fargo)
Thursday, December 06, 2018 End of Year Celebration
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 High Impact Mentoring That Works (Fargo)
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Knowledge Cafe
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Do we really need to train on this new software? How to insert training and development into project rollouts. (Fargo)
Thursday, October 04, 2018 Peer Coaching
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Effective Distance Training
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 Knowledge Cafe (Fargo)
Thursday, August 02, 2018 Writing Impactful Learning Objectives Webcast
Monday, July 02, 2018 Bismarck Mandan Summer Holiday - No Meeting
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Project Management for the Non-Project Manager (FARGO)
Thursday, June 07, 2018 Bystander Training for the Workplace
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Flipping and Blending: Increasing Training Effectiveness (FARGO)
Thursday, May 03, 2018 Tools for Coaching Senior Leaders and Execs
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Panel Discussion: Using Assessments to target Learning (FARGO)
Thursday, April 05, 2018 Preventing Sexual Harassment through Training
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Communication Styles for Trainers (FARGO)
Thursday, March 01, 2018 University of Mary's Lumen Vitae Center Tour (Bismarck)
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 ROPES - How to Structure Any Class (FARGO)
Thursday, February 01, 2018 How U2 Cracked the Code of Team Culture Webcast (Bismarck)
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Storytelling for Trainers (Fargo)
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Service Learning Experiences in Leadership Training (Fargo)
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Merry Mixer (Bismarck)
Monday, November 20, 2017 NDSC Safety Campus Tour (Bismarck)
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 NDATD Fargo Mini Conference: Engaging Learners Online
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Instructional Design Tools and Processes (Fargo)
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Badging and Gamification for Workplace Learning (Fargo)
Thursday, September 07, 2017 Mindfulness (Bismarck)
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 ** Topic Change ** Knowledge Cafe
Friday, August 04, 2017 NISC and Its Cooperative Culture
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Scaffolding Theory and Training Design
Thursday, June 01, 2017 Consensus Building for a More Civil Society
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 'Appy Hour: A Networking and Learning Event
Thursday, May 04, 2017 I don't want to grow up!
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Powerful Partnerships from a Strengths Perspective
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Influencing Others: Getting Results when You Don’t have Direct Authority (April 4th All-Day Seminar)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Helping Teams Move to the Next Level
Thursday, March 02, 2017 The Implications Wheel
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 (Located in Fargo) Retaining Information: Tips and Techniques to Help People Remember What they Learn
Thursday, February 02, 2017 Train the Trainers for Non-Trainers
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 (Located in Fargo) LMS: Best Practices and Perspectives
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Hidden Trainers
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 (Located in Fargo) Unconventional Workplace Learning
Thursday, December 01, 2016 1st Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (Located in Fargo) Using Technology to Enhance the Learning Experience
Thursday, November 03, 2016 What Type of Leader Are You?
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Cultivating Courage (Located in Fargo; Special 1/2 Day Session)
Thursday, October 06, 2016 The Power of ATD Membership
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (Located in Fargo) Facilitating Interactive and Engaging Online Meetings
Thursday, September 08, 2016 BMATD Road Show: Bobcat Company’s Successful Navigation through Transformational Change
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 (Located in Fargo) Take This Job and Love it!
Thursday, August 04, 2016 Fun & Games! Team Builders for the Workplace
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (Fargo Group Event) Ideas into Action presented by Mary Beth Burns
Thursday, June 02, 2016 Roadshow! Interactive Learning Tools at BSC's Nat'l Energy Center of Excellence
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (Fargo Group Event) Leading from Any Seat - Presented by Jess Almlie
Thursday, May 05, 2016 Adobe Captivate: A Look at the Basics - Scott Agnew
Thursday, April 07, 2016 (Bismarck-Mandan Event) Succession Planning 101 - Arnie Strebe
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Transforming Workplace Relationships With REAL Communication presented by Jodee Bock (All Day Event sponsored by FM-ATD and FMHRA)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 (Fargo Event) Teambuilding With Games: A Networking and Learning Event
Thursday, March 03, 2016 (Bismarck-Mandan) Now There are 5! A Look at Millennials and Gen Z - Robin Thorstenson
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (Fargo Group Event)Transition/Change Management in Organizations: Leading and Navigating Change in Organizations - Michael Harwood
Thursday, February 04, 2016 (Bismarck Group Event) 16 Super Productivity Apps for 2016
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 (Fargo Group Event) Assessment Workshop: Aligning Objectives, Content and Evaluations presented by Lindsie Schoenack
Thursday, January 07, 2016 (Bismarck Group Event) Virtues and Talent: The Need in Recruitment and Development - Karel Sovak
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 (Fargo Group Event) Growing Leaders from the Inside - Jeanne Masseth
Thursday, December 03, 2015 (Bismarck Group Event) Blend it Up! Successful Hybrid Learning - Katie Ehlis
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 (Fargo Group Event) Cognitive Collaboration presented by Angie Edenborg
Thursday, November 05, 2015 (Bismarck Group Event) Strengths: The Secret to Team Success
Thursday, October 08, 2015 (Fargo Group Event) Special 1/2 day program event: Developing Training and Measurement Strategies to Align with Business Goals
Thursday, October 01, 2015 (Bismarck Group Event) Sparking Mentorship: Ignite your best, shine for others
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 (Fargo Group Event) Blend it Up! Successful Hybrid Learning - Katie Ehlis
Thursday, August 20, 2015 (CANCELED) Annual Golf Social - Golf Addictions
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 What do you see? Communicating with those that just don't see it. - Lois Greisen
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Learner-Generated Training Videos: Making it Happen - Presented by Amy Jokinen
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Gapology presented by Brian Brockhoff and Mark Thienes (All Day Event)
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Things are heating up at The Boiler Room!! - Networking Event
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Gamification
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Joy
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 The Hidden Art of Effective Communication: Leading, Motivating & Connecting Through Meta-Programs
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Intro to Project Management
Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Implementing a mentoring program within your workplace
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 Strut Your Stuff at Peacock Alley (Inaugural Bismarck-Mandan GIG)
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 Military Leadership Lessons for Corporate America - Mark J. Lindquist
Thursday, August 21, 2014 You Won't Be Osbad at Osgood: Improve Your Golf Game
Tuesday, July 01, 2014 July - No Program! Happy Summer!
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Good Medicine - Servant Leadership
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Getting Started with Storyline Workshop with Tom Kuhlmann
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Workshops with Tom Kuhlmann - 2 Day Combo Price
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 PowerPoint for E-Learning Workshop with Tom Kuhlmann
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 The Emotionally Intelligent Workplace
Thursday, March 20, 2014 March Program - Networking Event
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Assessment and Evaluation
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 Understanding the Difference Between the Ability to Multitask and the Preference to Multitask
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 Creating Your Personal Strategic Plan
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Coaching… the ball is in your court!
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Game On! Networking Event
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Networking 101 - Meeting People Isn't Fatal
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Real Colors Workshop
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Share the Love of Training
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 Love ’Em or Lose ’Em ®

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