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    • 21 Feb 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Perception Coaching or Zoom

    Level Up Your Visual Presentations

    Color and imagery are powerful communication tools, but they can be tricky to get right. In this presentation, participants will learn about the mechanics of color and the effects they have psychologically on human beings. They will also learn about the narrative power of using images to tell a visual story that reinforces the overall message of trainings or brand. We will try out these new skills with interactive activities so participants can start putting what they learn into practice right away.

    Naomi Christenson is a self-employed artist and designer working in Duluth, Minnesota. Her primary medium for visual art is acrylic painting, focusing on color and natural patterns. She has exhibited her artwork locally at Duluth Art Institute, Great Lakes Aquarium and Duluth Folk School. Naomi’s design work includes graphic design contracts, design consulting, costume design and presenting on creative topics.

    When: Tuesday February 21

    Where: Perception Coaching 931 E 9th St, Duluth, Mn 55805 or Zoom

    Time: 12:00-1:00
    Lunch and networking 11:45-noon

    Cost: $20 Member, $35 Non-member

    • 21 Mar 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual - Zoom

    Championing DEI in the Workplace

    This program is designed to help participants understand who they are and how that shows up in the ways they approach DEI transformation. We begin with a proprietary self-assessment developed by our team to identify an individual's strengths and opportunities related to their equity consciousness and competency. Participants will receive a personalized guide with resources to hone and learn more about how to impact DEI work more effectively.

    Tenisha “Ava” Williams is an experienced diversity, equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultant, speaker, and facilitator with over a decade of experience with organizational assessment, strategic planning, and equity-centered change management. Ava has led project teams focusing on identifying and addressing inequities for various leaders and executives at over 100 organizations. She is known for introducing frameworks and tools beyond conventional DEI discussions - urging audiences to imagine how their work can build an organizational culture that strives for belonging for all and deliver tangible and measurable outcomes for communities affected by structural inequities.

    When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023

    Where: Online via Zoom

    Program 12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Free for all to attend!

    • 16 May 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual - Zoom

    The Power of Performance Feedback

    Feedback is a critical part of the performance. How you give and receive feedback directly affects the outcomes of your team. If you’re like most people, the feedback you provide is often vague, inconsistent, nuanced, and generally ineffective.

    Amber Vanderburg is a multi-award-winning international businessperson, keynote speaker, and founder of The Pathwayz Group. In 2016, she left her job in corporate HR to become the only female, only American, and only blonde Academy elite football coach for the Adidas Gameday Academy/Paris Saint Germain Academy in Bangalore, India. She worked with an international team of coaches to transform organizational design, training development, and corporate culture to cultivate a higher-performing team. Today, Amber and The Pathwayz Group work with international teams struggling with co-worker tension, inefficient processes, and unmet performance expectations in an action-focused approach to become more effective, efficient, and enjoyable.

    When: Tuesday, May 16, 2023

    Where: Online via Zoom

    Time: 12:00 PM 1:00 PM

    Cost:  Free for all to attend!

Past events

17 Jan 2023 Storytelling to engage and inspire
15 Nov 2022 Train Your Brain
18 Oct 2022 You Too Can be a Leadership Magician!
20 Sep 2022 Unleashing Creativity, Collaboration and Talent
21 Jun 2022 Helping Staff Rediscover Their Flow Through Play
17 May 2022 Innovate and Problem Solve
19 Apr 2022 The New Workplace: Respect, Retention, and Reimagining in a Post-2020 World
15 Mar 2022 Leading Through the Great Resignation
15 Feb 2022 Appreciation in the Workplace
18 Jan 2022 The Energy to Lead
07 Dec 2021 Share Our Success: Lake Superior ATD- An interactive experience of sharing and learning best practices
16 Nov 2021 Find the Energy of Influence for Success
19 Oct 2021 Member Appreciation Event
19 Oct 2021 Have you taken...
21 Sep 2021 Building positivity with high expectations
15 Jun 2021 Is Collaboration the Most Important 21st Century Learning Skill?
18 May 2021 Was it worth it? Demonstrating the impact and value of training programs through evaluation.
20 Apr 2021 The Leaders Protocol - Make the most of every leading moment
09 Mar 2021 Principles of Servant Leadership
16 Feb 2021 Professional Resilience: Building a Foundation to Navigate Stress At Work
19 Jan 2021 Virtual Moments
08 Dec 2020 Learn from the Training Pros: An interactive experience of sharing and learning best practices offered by Lake Superior ATD.
17 Nov 2020 Where is the Silver Lining?
13 Oct 2020 Let Me Be Brutally Honest With You
15 Sep 2020 What did you Say? - Building Trust by Becoming an Empathetic Listener
09 Jun 2020 Don't Let the Pressure Derail You
19 May 2020 This Won't Hurt A Bit: Design and Deliver Training with the Reluctant Participant in Mind
21 Apr 2020 Powerful Training: Practical Tools for Real-life Trainers
25 Mar 2020 Building Trust in the Workplace
18 Feb 2020 The Impact of Stress: Idiosyncratic and Predictable
21 Jan 2020 Leader As Coach: Empowering executives to take an active role in developing talent
10 Dec 2019 The Power of Emotional Intelligence
19 Nov 2019 Detention or Retention?!? Keep your staff because they WANT to stay, not because they HAVE to be there!
15 Oct 2019 The Stamina Protocol: Battle burnout and take back your time, increase your focus, and double your energy
24 Sep 2019 Legacy of Leadership
21 May 2019 Be a BADDIE: The Basics of Backward Design
16 Apr 2019 Increasing Effectiveness with a Coaching Communication Style
19 Mar 2019 Creating a Knowledge Transfer Roadmap: How to keep your organization's knowledge from walking out the door
19 Feb 2019 Examining Implicit Biases
15 Jan 2019 Stay With Me
11 Dec 2018 Got Conflict? Find Your "Conversation Peace"
13 Nov 2018 Member Appreciation and Networking
09 Oct 2018 Employer Branding: Unlocking the Power of Purpose
18 Sep 2018 Will and Able: A Tale of Two Different Team Members
19 Jun 2018 Workplace Innovation - Strategies for Creating a Unique Competitive Advantage & How to Engage Employees in the Process
15 May 2018 Don't Let the Pressure Get to You!
17 Apr 2018 Happy Hour: An Introduction to Positive Psychology
20 Mar 2018 Think Like a Designer: Open Up the Possibilities in Your Work and Life
20 Feb 2018 Getting From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
16 Jan 2018 How to create a KILLER Presentation...a lesson in design & delivery!
21 Nov 2017 Linda, Listen to Me: Addressing Conflict
17 Oct 2017 Leading by Creating Culture
19 Sep 2017 Remote, Dispersed, Nomad, or Independent: Whatever You Call It, We Don't Share an Office with You!
20 Jun 2017 What We Think We Become: Mindset and Exploring Your Story: Storytelling for Personal/Professional Growth
30 May 2017 Innovation in the Workplace - It's Easier Than You Think!
18 Apr 2017 Smooth(er) Transitions: Navigating the W-Curve
21 Mar 2017 Taking Your Training Online: Best Practices
15 Feb 2017 Coaching for Peak Performance
17 Jan 2017 Women, Millennials, and the Future Workplace
15 Nov 2016 Violence in the Workplace
18 Oct 2016 Planning for Work/Life Harmony
20 Sep 2016 How to "Un-Stink" Your Think: 3 Ways to Reframe Your Thoughts for More Positive Results
21 Jun 2016 Followership: A Three Pillar Approach
17 May 2016 Identity, Authenticity, and Vulnerability: The Journey to Personal and Professional Wholeness
19 Apr 2016 Seek-Sense-Share – Sifting the Signal from the Noise
15 Mar 2016 Top 10 Mistakes Trainers/Speakers/Presenters Make and How to Stop Making Them
16 Feb 2016 Failing Forward: How Savvy Professionals Leverage "Failure" to Learn, Grow and Build Success
19 Jan 2016 Develop Your 2016 Toolkit
17 Nov 2015 A Practical Step-By-Step Approach to Using & Acually Utilizing LinkedIn
20 Oct 2015 Leadership Isn't Just About a Title
15 Sep 2015 Tools for the Resilient Professional
19 May 2015 On Top Of The World
21 Apr 2015 Generational Differences & Change: It Isn't About Values
17 Mar 2015 Coaching Up: Designing an Alliance to Communicate at any Level
10 Mar 2015 Navigating Change - CEO Al Hodnik on ALLETE's Leadership Journey
17 Feb 2015 Hooked on Happiness
20 Jan 2015 More With Less (AM) / Workplace Bullies (PM)
18 Nov 2014 Effectively Manage Your Digital Identity on Social Media and Employer Strategies for Utilizing Talent Social Media in Talent Acquisition
21 Oct 2014 Create an Inclusive Workplace by Leveraging Diversity
16 Sep 2014 Trust: The Invisible Key to Success in an Organization
10 Jun 2014 What Language Do Your Team Members Speak?
20 May 2014 Drama Free Self-Talk and Boundary Setting
14 Apr 2014 Building High Performing Teams Certification Workshop
18 Mar 2014 Tapping into Talent: Encouraging Innovation and Creativity in the Workplace
18 Feb 2014 Take Charge of Your Career
21 Jan 2014 Train the Trainer
19 Nov 2013 Web Training Best Practices
15 Oct 2013 How Leaders Succeed
17 Sep 2013 Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback and Coaching
11 Jun 2013 Social Media: How to use it wisely, professionally and responsibly
21 May 2013 More Learning, Less Time: The Missing Key
16 Apr 2013 Frameworks to Improve Change: Implementation & Engagement
19 Mar 2013 Followership: An Overlooked Component of Organizational Success
19 Feb 2013 Emotional Intelligence: A Key to Ethical Success
22 Jan 2013 Protect Yourself from Control Dramas

Registration Policy

Hybrid Learning Policy

We are so pleased to have the opportunity to meet in-person again! We also respect that our members have varying levels of comfort and flexibility to participate face-to-face. Participants can connect via Zoom or attend in person. We will engage with the virtual audience as well as the live audience.

Registration Policy

Our pricing structure for all participants is $35 for non-members, $20 for members, and $13 for students. (Tip: Becoming a member of the Lake Superior Chapter is just $45 a year!)

A meal will be provided during the in-person events. Virtual attendees benefit from the flexibility to participate remotely, receiving the online materials, networking opportunities, and access to a recording of the session for later viewing.


We do not refund registration cancellations after 12 noon the Friday before the program. If you find you are unable to attend a program for which you are registered after this cancellation deadline, please feel free to send someone in your place.

If you prefer to pay on the day of the event, payment will be collected at the door prior to the program beginning. We will try to accommodate walk-ups if space allows, but only those who pre-register are guaranteed a seat at the event. For walk-ups, we can accept payment onsite by cash or check.

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