September 2023 Chapter Meeting - Adopting a Futuristic Mindset

  • 15 Sep 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Live On-Line Event (log-in information provided after registration)
  • 20


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It's time to go BACK TO THE FUTURE!!!

Debbie Richards has long been recognized as an industry expert in future trend and technology that will affect our lives as Talent Development Professionals, and routinely speaks at industry conferences including TechKnowledge, ATD ICE, and DevLearn. She will be speaking with us on how out industry is changing and how we must adapt to continue to be effective partners in developing both today's and tomorrow's workforce.

The global pandemic has changed a lot of things for organizations around the world. It accelerated remote work, put a new an emphasis on technology, and put the employee experience (EX) in the spotlight. For many organizations, the crisis brought to the forefront the discrepancy between the skills people have and those needed for jobs in the digital world. The need to upskill and reskill workers on these technologies is critical for an organization to stay ahead of the competition. Technology is changing rapidly, and if you fail to keep up, you will be left behind. How can you adopt a futuristic mindset and help your organization shape the future? How can you identify obstacles and opportunities? In this session, we will explore strategies to drive a positive impact for your organization. We’ll also have fun exploring immersive learning technologies.

Debbie Richards, president of Creative Interactive Ideas, supports talent development clients with technology challenges. She updates her job knowledge by researching new technologies and software products; participating in educational opportunities (such as speaking at learning conferences); and participating in professional organizations. Debbie was named one of the most influential people in corporate e-learning. Passionate about working with and mentoring other learning professionals, Debbie is a director at L&D Cares - The non-profit group provides talent development professionals no-cost coaching, mentoring, and resources to help them thrive and flourish in their careers. Debbie is the past president of the ATD Houston chapter and a past National Advisor for Chapters. She was the ATD Technology Conference Advisory Council chairperson for 2019. Debbie is the author of “Seeing the Possibilities With Augmented Reality,” an ATD TD at Work publication is found at She was also awarded the title of "Guild Master" by the Learning Guild in 2022. The purpose of the Guild Master Award is to recognize those members who have consistently contributed to the community in terms of both quantity and quality of content—and thus helped make the community a vibrant center for learning.

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