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Learning & Development SIG: Herd Cats Effectively! Resources and Strategies for Project Management

  • 02 Mar 2018
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, 6001 Summerside Drive, Dallas, TX 75252
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  • Free for Members and Non-Members.

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Dallas ATD Learning & Development Special Interest Group

Hosted by: Vicki Lauter, Cathy Howard and Julie Mitchell


Herd Cats Effectively! Resources and Strategies for Project Management

Friday, March 2, 2018  12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Panel: Elizabeth Del Toro, MPA; Karen Orso, MBA; and Stephanie Allison CSM, PMP

Participants will discuss 'communication tools' to keep the project team and stakeholders apprised of the project details.

  • Communicating the project to all involved and getting the project moving
  • Inspiring people around the project to keep momentum or pick it up
  • Managing the nuts and bolts for efficient relay of information

At the end of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Use effective communication strategies that inspire your team
  • Identify project management resources to support understanding

About the panel:

Elizabeth Del Toro is the Director of Institutional Advancement at the Holdsworth Center, a nonprofit in K-12 educational leadership, partnering with public school districts in Texas. She has more than 13 years of leadership experience in communications, specializing in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement at Fortune 500 companies. She is passionate about working with people and organizations to make a positive impact on business, society and the environment.

Karen Orso is the strategic and operational leader for the marketing and production of events and education. She’s responsible for the oversight of Apexus’ in-person training event logistics and online education. The education team was recently awarded a bronze Brandon Hall Award for Best Advance in Compliance Training (2017) and an AXIS Award for excellence in education and training from the Dallas Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (2017).

Stephanie Alison makes an impact at Vistra Energy as an IT Applications Project Manager. She is an independent, articulate, and analytical professional with a strong combination of people skills and task/detail-oriented focus. With over 10 years in project management, facilitation, and managerial positions, her vast knowledge bodes well for her team. Her work with Southwest Learning Summit is a valuable contribution to ATD’s blockbuster event.



6001 Summerside Drive

Dallas, Texas 75252

Location host: Donna Tharp, Adult Education Manager

When: 12:00pm - 1:00pm

You are welcome to arrive early and get settled prior to the start of the meeting.

All members of ATD Dallas are welcome to attend any SIG any time. Non-members are welcome to join us for up to 2 complimentary sessions. After that, to provide ongoing chapter support to the SIG, you will need to join ATD Dallas by paying the annual dues of $115. 

Questions? Contact 972.233.9107 ext. 224 or email info@tddallas.org.

Why do you want to attend the January Lunch & Learn SIG meeting?


Because…  You will learn principles that work from the best-selling book, Five Dysfunctions of a Team.

Because… A cohesive team will:

  • ·         Make better, faster decisions as people are aligned and on-board
  • ·         Leverage the skills, talents and opinions of all team members
  • ·         Ensure conflict becomes productive and healthy versus draining and damaging
  • ·         Focus on the results versus self-interest and politics
  • ·         Create a competitive advantage and sets your organization apart
  • ·         Eventually become “A Best Place to Work”


Join us for this interactive, engaging SIG where we will explore the behaviors that create a high performing team, give you practices to bring to your own organization and insight as to why this concept has been embraced and widely accepted around the world. 


About the speaker:

Mary Anne (Wihbey) Davis, founder of Peak Performance Solutions, has been an active member of ATD for many years. She has served on the board and has clients in every industry. Mary Anne and her husband, Roy Davis, are on the front line of bringing relevant programs, tools and products to their clients around the U.S., Mexico and Canada. They are proud to say four Texas clients have been voted best place to work!


14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244

Email: info@tddallas.org

Phone: 972-233-9107 ex. 224

Fax: 972-490-4219

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