Help others reach their full potential by reaching yours.

May 21-24, 2017
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30313

As a talent development professional, you're passionate about ensuring that your workforce is prepared to face the demands of today’s ever-changing business environment. The ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition is the largest event for talent development professionals worldwide. It will provide you with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively train and develop talent. You’ll gain insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs. ATD 2017 covers all industry subjects and provides in-depth guidance for what you need to know now to be successful. Come away with an outlook on what the future of talent development holds, and be prepared to address new challenges. When you reach your fullest potential, you can effectively develop the talent around you, giving your organization the ultimate competitive advantage—a workforce that is prepared to face the demands of today’s ever-changing business environment.

ATD 2017 brings the talent development industry to life by gathering together the game changers, the individuals who are shaping the industry; the legends, those who defined best practices; and the practitioners, you—the lifeblood of this profession! 

  • Largest conference in the field providing the most choices for your professional development.

  • Learn directly from more world-renowned experts than at any other learning event.

  • Convenient access to the latest books and their authors at the ATD 2017 Bookstore.

  • Over 300 top-rated educational sessions covering every aspect of the learning industry.

  • Network with other learning professionals from leading companies around the world including Amazon, Exxon Mobil, Apple, LEGO, Lockheed Martin and more.

  • EXPO featuring more than 300 exhibitors providing the latest products and solutions.


Join the International delegation led by STADA and enjoy lower rates for conference.


 The session will be a closed-door event and offered to STADA delegation participants only 


Monday, May 22 - 11am to 12pm, Room A303


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Leveraging learning from the fields of neuroscience, sports and both the public & private sectors, Walter & Susan discuss the challenges that both individuals and organizations face in driving change. Based on interviews and research, they share a simple model for sustainable transitions to guide and support leaders in times of uncertainty & ambiguity. 

Walter McFarland is President of Windmill Human Performance and is a board chair emeritus of the Association for Talent Management (ATD).  He speaks, writes and consults globally on the topics of Leadership, Talent Development, and Organizational Change.  He is the co-author (with Susan Goldsworthy of Choosing Change.

A former Olympic finalist, Susan is CEO of Goldswolf & Associates, a company specializing in Leadership Development, Executive Coaching & Change Communications. She works with a number of the world’s leading business schools and an array of multinational clients. Working globally, she lives in Switzerland with her family.



Career Development

  • Assessment & Credentialing

  • Coaching

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Foundational Skills Development

  • Job Search

  • Managing your Career

  • Mentoring

  • Organizational Career Development Programs

  • Recruitment

  • Skills Gap

  • Shifting career focus within talent development

Global Human Resource Development

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Global Workforce Development

  • Global Leadership Development

  • Global Benchmarking

  • Change management in Global environment

  • Global Integrated talent management

Human Capital

  • Change Management

  • Coaching

  • Innovation

  • Integrated Talent Management

  • Knowledge Management

  • Mentoring

  • Performance Improvement

  • Managing Learning Programs

Instructional Design

  • Design techniques for advanced practitioners

  • Learning Transfer

  • Innovations in design

  • How to design effective technical training

  • Working with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

  • ISD for Mobile Learning

  • Developing Training for External Clients & Customers

  • Agile/iterative design modalities

  • Incorporating task practice into training courses

  • Strategies for incorporating stakeholders

  • Integrating Behavioral Assessments into Training Programs

  • Needs assessment for ISD

  • Project management tools and methods for instructional designers

  • Involving managers in the training process

  • Tying ISD to organizational results

  • Problem-centered learning

Leadership Development

  • Developing Leadership Skills and Competencies

  • Developing and Improving an Organizational Leadership Development Strategy

  • Diversity & Inclusion

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovations in New Models of Leadership Development

  • Strategic-level Thinking skills/competencies

Learning Technologies

  • Self-paced eLearning

  • Mobile Learning

  • Performance Support

  • Virtual Classroom

  • LMS/Platforms

  • Blended Modalities

  • Innovation

  • Social Learning

  • Games and Simulation

Learning Measurement & Analytics

  • Impact of Learning—Beyond ROI

  • Evaluating Learning Programs

  • Measuring the impact of change

  • Return on Investment (ROI) of Learning

  • How to Measure the Results of Social and informal Learning

  • Creating behavior change metrics/profiles

  • Measuring Effectiveness of Leadership Development

  • Measuring the impact of change

  • Technology-based analysis and evaluation

  • Principles of certification for trainers

  • Measuring Coaching and mentoring program Effectiveness

  • Assessing learning mastery and providing learner feedback

  • Determining the impact of learning on the business


  • Coaching and Mentoring

  • Developing Talent to Drive Business Results

  • Training/Facilitation/Presentation skills for Managers

  • Culture and Communication

  • Fostering Learning, Creativity, and Innovation

  • Developing Critical Thinking, EQ, Softer Skills in Teams

  • Knowledge Management

  • Assessment

  • Managing Complexity and Change

Training Delivery

  • Delivery techniques for advanced practitioners

  • Games and activities to strengthen learning

  • Working with difficult training/workshop participants

  • How to deliver effective technical training

  • Content for “master trainers”

  • Facilitation Skills

  • Innovative delivery methods

Science of Learning

  • Engagement & Motivation

  • Memory & Learning

  • Organizational Dynamics

  • Performance Improvement

  • Research & Practice


  • Latest updates


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