We’ve been proud sponsors of the Houston chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) for several years. And now, as we build our presence in the midwestern U.S., we’re pleased to announce that we are Silver Sponsors of the St. Louis chapter.

The St. Louis chapter offers professional development, networking, and career enrichment for workplace learning  and performance professionals in the Greater St. Louis area. The chapter has a long history. It was chartered on January 1, 1946, and recently celebrated its 70th Anniversary.  It currently has some 230 members.

We recently attended the ATD Houston 2016 Fall Conference and Expo, at which our president Monica Savage gave a presentation on "Disruption Happens: Learning Innovation and the Speed of Change." And for those of you in the St. Louis area, we’ll also be at this year’s Learn St. Louis 2016 conference on October 13, 2016.

The conference theme is Team Esteem, and it promises to celebrate the magic of teamwork, showcase fantastic speakers, play some trivia, and tackle a hands-on team building challenge. Keynote presenters Kassy LaBorie and Tom Stone will lead a learning experience based on their book Interact and Engage! 50+ Activities for Virtual Training, Meetings, and Webinars (ATD Press, 2015). Other presentations include tips on building your career, fostering leadership capabilities in your organization, a presentation skills workshop, a workshop on building cohesive teams, and much more.

We’ll have a table at the conference with more information on Obsidian and what we do, so be sure to stop by. And don’t forget look for some Obsidian swag in your attendee bag. We look forward to meeting you!

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