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RESCHEDULED DATE: Unleashing a Can-do Learning Culture

  • March 24, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • AIPSO, 302 Central Ave, Johnston, RI 02919
  • 39


  • This is for Bay Colonies Chapter Members who register in advance.
  • Members of other local ATD Chapters (other than Bay Colonies) are welcome to join us for the member rate. Please contact a board member or communications@atdbaycolonies.org for the registration code.
  • This is for individuals who are not ATD Chapter Members who register in advance.
  • This rate is for full-time students who register in advance of the session.

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Learning leaders who try to create a learning culture in their organizations often run into roadblocks when their managers say they are supportive, but are just too busy to help. But what if you could find a way to engage your busy managers and get them to sign up as your willing partners of workforce development?

What if your managers were better able to assess and identify the learning needs of their people and were committed to coaching and mentoring them on-the-job. What if they actively supported training – before, during and after. Imagine the impact if you managers were able to create a working environment where team members felt comfortable providing constructive, “positive-negative” feedback to each other with the goal of helping each other continuously learn and improve.  What if your managers were ready, willing and able to help you unleash a can-do learning culture?

During the session, attendees will learn:

  • How to make the can-do mind shift
  • How to regularly “Think TPL” – task, people AND learning
  • How to engage in on-the-job, “situational doing” coaching
  • How to conduct post-mortem, “Blue Angel”- type learning sessions
  • How to lead by example to make learning a “team sport”

Co-authors Jamie Millard and Frank Satterthwaite, will share key insights from their book, “Becoming a Can-Do Leader: A Guide for the Busy Manager”, published by ATD Press in November 2016 and honored as a #1 Amazon Books new release.  Jamie and Frank have also been invited to do a book signing and presentation at the upcoming ATD International Conference in Exposition held in Atlanta in May.


Jamie Millard has been actively involved with ATD as Past President and currently VP Strategy for the Bay Colonies Chapter, former member of the National Advisors for Chapters, co-director of the ATD New England Area Conference, and co-author of the ATD Press’s new book: Becoming a Can-Do Leader – A Guide for the Busy Manager. He is the executive partner and co-founder of Lexington Leadership Partners, a consulting and leadership development firm. He has been actively involved across the globe in developing leaders for more than 25 years as a business leader, executive coach, customized training designer, training facilitator, keynote presenter, and leadership consultant. Jamie holds a BS degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the University of Rhode Island. He is a member of the Global Learning Resource Network with Duke Corporate Education, a professor at Hult International Business School, and an adjunct executive professor at Northeastern University.

Frank Satterthwaite is a member of the ATD Bay Colonies Chapter and co-author of the new book by ATD Press: Becoming a Can-Do Leader – A Guide for the Busy Manager. He is a professor of organizational leadership and past director of the MBA program at Johnson & Wales University. His articles have appeared in numerous national magazines, and he has appeared on nationally broadcast radio and TV programs in both the United States and Canada. He is co-author of The Career Portfolio Workbook: Using the Newest Tool in Your Job-Hunting Arsenal to Impress Employers and Land a Great Job. Frank has a management consulting and executive coaching practice in which he helps managers become can-do leaders. He studied psychology at Princeton University and received a master's degree in urban studies and a PhD in organizational behavior from Yale University

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