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November Learning Technology SIG: Tech for the Rest of Us: AI and LLM Foundations

  • 10 Nov 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Online: Zoom


  • Free to ATD Dallas members.

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ATD Dallas November Learning Technology SIG

Hosted by Matthew Brown and Karen Clem

Tech for the Rest of Us: AI and LLM Foundations

November 10, 2023/ 12:00pm-1:30pm CST

Facilitator: Donna Herbel, Founder and Learning Strategist of Blue Phoenix Learning


Have you experimented with ChatGPT, Perplexity, Midjourney, or other Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhancements, but aren’t sure how to apply these tools in your daily work? Have you been using AI tools, and wish you better understood how to make them work for you? Have you begun using new tools and platforms, but been left frustrated or confused because you aren’t sure where to start? You are not alone. Rapid advancements in technology have added to workplace overwhelm as new solutions and platforms have added complexity and an additional learning curve for leaders and their teams.

We are past the inflection point of AI. A team of researchers from OpenAI, OpenResearch, and the University of Pennsylvania recently published that roughly 80% of all workers will be affected or influenced by AI developments.

Now, leaders are challenged with leveraging this important technology to improve current and future training and content strategies and bring the benefits of quality and efficiency into their organizations.

This session shares AI and LLM principles and case studies of applications, demonstrates solutions in action, and provides strategy considerations to apply these principles to current and future work.


Participants will:

  • Understand the background of AI, and how it has already been quietly applied in our daily work.
  • Learn case studies of application and discuss how these experiences can be applied in their own organizations.
  • Experience platforms in action in content development, asset development, and workplace efficiencies
  • Take away simple strategies to leverage AI resources to improve content quality while reducing development time.


Donna is the Founder and Learning Strategist of Blue Phoenix Learning, a professional consultancy dedicated to evaluating professional skills and capacity through training, development and organizational processes.

Donna believes that education, training and development have the power to transform lives and communities, and her purpose is to help people ignite the greatness within. She brings over two decades of experience in leading teams, designing learning systems, building developmental pathways, and working strategically with cross-functional teams. As Vice President of Culture and Training for Perkins Restaurants & Bakery, she and her team provided training systems, live instruction and coaching, and development planning guidance to impact the elevation and enrichment of over 3,000 managers ranging from entry level to executive.

Donna is an active member and past president of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers, serves as the Training and Development Committee Lead and board member for the Jobs Foundation, and is an active member of the National Speakers Association.

In addition to her commitment to elevating leaders in business, Donna has influenced industries and communities through her work in non-profit board service and community service organizations which target providing the dignity of work to individuals facing barriers to employment.

She is a certified Senior Manager of Human Resources, Certified Executive Coach, Instructional Designer and Content Developer, and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration.


11:50 am – Zoom Opens

12:00 pm – Welcome & Announcements

12:15 pm – Program Begins

1:30 pm – Meeting Concludes

Online: Zoom


  • Member registration: Free!
  • Non-Member Guest registration: $10


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