Upcoming events


We align our monthly programs and events to the ATD Competency Model. This ensures relevant, meaningful learning experiences for Talent Development Professionals.

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Upcoming events

    • October 20, 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Spectrum Bridgewater Place, 333 Bridge St. NW, 4th floor, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Developing the Killer Goal: Using Performance Management Thinking in Curriculum and Instructional Design

    People often approach the design of learning interventions incorrectly.  In this interactive presentation, Kevin will explain how to apply performance management thinking to instructional design. You'd be surprised to see how closely they're related!  Be prepared to have some fun discussing a few of your design horror stories with your colleagues. It's okay, you'll be among friends and kindred souls!

    Participants will:

    • Learn how to apply performance management thinking when conceiving and developing learning interventions.
    • Discuss how they have failed in their past.
    • Build an action plan for current design work.

    ATD Competency Model: Performance Improvement, Instructional Design

    8:00am - Opening Remarks
    8:10 am - Kevin Jurek
    8:55 am - Speed Networking             
    About the Presenter:

    Kevin Jurek  is the owner of Organizational Improvement Solutions in Rockford, MI.  He has been in the training/development field for more than 15 years. During that time, he has led large-scale projects to develop leadership competency models and the curriculum and programs to support them. His programs have been delivered throughout the U.S. and Canada. Kevin’s training specialties include communication skills, problem solving skills, change management, servant leadership, organizational culture identification/development, and team building/maintenance.   Kevin is a nationally certified facilitator for many of the major training organizations in America, including The Ken Blanchard Company, Gordon Training International, and John Wiley & Sons. He also delivers several of his own workshops. Kevin has been a certified Human Performance Improvement Specialist for over 10 years. He attended Ferris State University and graduated with B.S. degrees in both Accounting and Computer Information Services.  In his spare time, Kevin enjoys fishing, trail running, and home brewing.

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