ATD Forum

Our ever-changing work environment and modern workforce have pushed the talent development profession to be more expansive in their approach and more efficient in design and delivery. The ATD Forum offers a collaborative environment for senior talent development leaders, managers, and strategists to explore the challenges and opportunities they face due to this ongoing change. Forum members benefit from the ability to benchmark and network with a diverse mix of award-winning organizations by sharing knowledge, best practices, and experiences. Through active participation and engagement in the Forum, members develop professionally and help their organization develop results-driven strategies. Member organizations sign a nondisclosure agreement that promotes a nonattribution environment for candid discussions.

During the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition, the ATD Forum is hosting a series of four interactive sessions and a networking reception for ATD Forum members and senior learning executives. The sessions will follow the Forum’s lab format.

ATD Forum and Senior Executive Reception

Sunday, May 21 | 5:30-7 p.m.

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Enjoy some hor d'oeuvres and drinks while you connect with Forum members and senior learning executives.


ATD Forum Series

Date and Time



Monday, May 22| 1-2:15 p.m.


ATD Forum Series 1: Designing Performance Improvement Experiences—Stakeholder Mapping


Don Stanley—Grainger 

Suzanne Frawley—Phillips 66 

Monday, May 22 | 3-4 p.m.


ATD Forum Series 2: Experiential Learning—Building Teamwork for Problem Solving


Suzanne Coffman—Kohler 

Melinda English—Rice University

Tuesday, May 23 | 10-11:15 a.m.


ATD Forum Series 3: It’s Not Just the Journey—It’s the Entire Experience!


Rachel Hutchinson—Hilti 

Mark Lemon—Intermountain Healthcare 

Tuesday, May 23 | 1-2 p.m.


ATD Forum Series 4: Modernizing Learning to Build Performance Capability


Marguerite Samms—Intermountain Healthcare 

Bob Baker—Pfizer 

Catherine Rickelman and Ann Quadagno—BM 

Jennifer Harnish and Grant Wheeler —Sandy Spring Bank 

Mike Petersell—Pitney Bowes 



Questions? Contact Laleh Patel,