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Special Events

ATD Puget Sound provides a number of special events every year, from hosting our ever popular "Under the Hood" series at local businesses to our major events that bring together large cross-sections of our community. 

Events are posted to our website and are open to both members and non members.

If you have questions about special events, reach out to the Manager of Special Events or the Director of Programs.


Upcoming events

    • June 27, 2024
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Mt Baker Community Center, 2811 Mt. Rainier Dr. S. Seattle
    • 14

    Join us on June 27 from 5-8 PM PT for an interactive partnership networking event with PNODN, ICF WA State, LIOS, and PMI.

    Every workplace is full of humans, multi-dimensional beings with thoughts, values, feelings, needs, and desires. It is human who show up with the vision, passion, work, skills and talent to make progress real. It is humans who keep things going strong or make changes to shift the direction of whole societies.

    These organizations represent some of the strongest work that people do in supporting other people in their growth & development - join us to learn more from them and to expand our collective horizons!

    • PNODN
    • Leadership Institute of Seattle
    • International Coaching Federation
    • Project Management Institute



    $25 Members when pre-paid & pre-registered

    $40 Non members when pre-paid & pre-registered


    5:00 - 6:00 pm Socialize, nibble & sip!

    6:00- 6:30 pm Speed Networking Activity

    6:30-7:15 pm Introductions by each organization

    7:15 - 8:00 pm More networking & sips!

    8:00- Stay help break down if you're able.

    Please be aware that our events could be recorded or photographed.

    • September 13, 2024
    • Date and Time are placeholders for now.

    Crafted meticulously for forward-thinking professionals like you, this 8-week course is your gateway to mastering the dynamic realm of L&D. Led by an industry leader, Brian Washburn, this educational experience is your ticket to becoming a game-changer in the world of learning. As you dive into the weekly sessions and collaborative engagements, you’ll equip yourself with the tools, insights, and confidence to lead, innovate, and redefine learning paradigms.

    This event is offered through Endurance Learning as a revenue share program with ATDps, the advertising partner.


    • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the learning and development landscape.
    • Acquire hands-on experience with various learning tools and methodologies.
    • Build a robust foundation in designing inclusive and engaging learning experiences.
    • Establish a network of like-minded professionals for ongoing collaboration and support.

    Takeaways for Participants:

    • In-depth course materials and resources.
    • A copy of ""What’s Your Formula? Combine Learning Elements for Impactful Training"" by Brian Washburn.
    • Exclusive access and discounts to Soapbox.
    • Membership to the L&D Mastermind Group for continued learning and networking.
    • Future discounts on all L&D Pro Academy courses.
    • Informational sheet for downloading is below.

    Intended Audience:

    • Aspiring L&D professionals seeking foundational knowledge.
    • Existing L&D practitioners aiming to enhance their skills.
    • Individuals transitioning into the L&D domain.
    • Anyone passionate about creating impactful learning experiences.


    Descriptions of the weekly topics are available on page two of the Info Sheet by clicking below

    LD-Pro-Academy_InfoSheet_v2 (1).pdf

    Register now to express your interest in the cohort! 

    Note: The time and date of the course may change depending on the facilitator's and registered participants' availability. Please indicate your preferred meeting time in the registration form.

    Brian Washburn, a leader in the L&D space, brings over two decades of experience to the table. As the Co-Founder and CEO of Endurance Learning, Brian has authored influential works, including "What’s Your Formula?" and "Instructional Design on a Shoestring". Recognized as a Top Young Trainer by Training Magazine and a former president of ATD Puget Sound, Brian's insights and expertise promise an enriching and transformative learning experience.

Past events

May 19, 2024 Group Discount for ATD International Conference and Expo (ICE)
April 18, 2024 ATD Houston Virtual Technology Conference
March 08, 2024 State of the Industry Report In Partnership with ATD Cascadia
September 14, 2023 Storytelling for Instructional Design: How to Design Learning Programs for Behavior Change
July 28, 2023 The Gamification of Learning: A Certification for Talent Development & HR Professionals
June 22, 2023 A Community Event: Elevating the People Side of Work
June 15, 2023 Free Preview of Gamification for Talent Development: Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Learners
March 01, 2023 Under the Hood at Pariveda Solutions – Unique Approach to Employee Development
September 11, 2022 ATDps offers a 14 week CPTD Study Group
August 30, 2022 The Certification Exam Experience: A discussion with a panel of Certified Professionals in Talent Development (CPTD)
May 26, 2022 Elevating the People Side of Work
March 20, 2022 ATDps offers a 13 week CPTD Study Group
February 09, 2022 Project Management Essentials
September 29, 2021 ATDps Summer School: Learning Simulations
September 16, 2021 ATDps Summer School: UX Basics: The User-Centered Design Process
August 25, 2021 ATDps Summer School: AI & Learning
July 07, 2021 ATDps Summer School: Learning Cluster Design
June 23, 2021 The Facets of Diversity: Frame It Before We Fix It
June 17, 2021 ATDps Summer School: Fierce Conversations
April 22, 2021 ATDps Coffee Conversations - Organizational Cultures with Author Jamie Jacobs
April 08, 2021 Core Strengths - Results Through Relationship Intelligence
March 17, 2021 ATD Puget Sound Trivia Spectacular - St. Patty's Day Edition!
February 16, 2021 ATDps Coffee Conversations with Author Kassy LaBorie
September 24, 2020 ATD Puget Sound Trivia Spectacular
September 09, 2020 Whatfix: Learning in the Flow of Work (A sponsored program)
December 04, 2019 Winter Extravaganza - The Business of Learning
November 05, 2019 FULL - Registration is Closed! Under the Hood at Getty Images
July 25, 2019 Summer Networking Extravaganza
April 25, 2019 Under the Hood at Tableau - SOLD OUT!


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