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Posted by on Jun 6, 2015

Innovation is an Emphasis at the ATD International Conference

Innovation is an Emphasis at the ATD International Conference

 

Terry Farmer and I were honored to present at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference in Orlando, Florida.  ATD (formerly ASTD) is a great organization with a large membership of talented people from around the world. The 2015 ATD International Conference had more than 11,000 participants from more than 92 countries, and we made every effort to meet as many people from as many countries as possible. Presenters at the conference included Andrea Jung and Erik Wahl as well as the TED Prize Winner, Sugata Mitra, sharing about “Learning on the Edge of Chaos.”  The Global Village was one of our favorite networking locations.

A grateful thank you to all of the participants in our session, “Developing Talent for Everyday Innovation.”  Our focus in this session was reframing “problems” into desired outcomes using the ARC Model of Innovation (Acknowledge, Reframe, Connect) which includes a process and "lens" to help people focus on what they want (desired outcomes), rather than what they don’t want (problems).

We appreciate the great turnout and engagement and the opportunity to talk with so many participants after our session.  

A special thank you to Brenda Meli for being such a gracious host during the conference, as well as Jack Phillips and Dick Handshaw. We are very grateful for all of the time, networking and learning you shared (Read the new Third Edition of the Bestselling Book, “Performance Consulting: A Strategic Process to Improve, Measure, and Sustain Organizational Results by Dana Gaines Robinson, James Robinson, Jack Phillips and Patricia Pulliam Phillips and Dick Handshaw).  

This Conference was a great experience, collaborating with great minds and great people, and sharing learning that will contribute toward making a positive impact on our organizations, our communities and our world.

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