DC ASTD Monthly Meeting: Becoming More Employable or Promotable

  • 23 Jul 2014
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Marymount University, Ballston Conference Center. 1000 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201


  • Remember to sign in to receive the discounted member registration price.


If you would still like to register for this evening's meeting, please email admin@dcastd.org to confirm whether a seat is still available.  


Where do employers go when looking for employees or independent contractors in the training and development field? What might make your résumé stand out to prospective employers? How do you stack up as an internal candidate against outsiders when applying for a promotion? And how do you survive the dreaded panel interview?



You’ll get first-hand insight into these questions and more in our special July event co-hosted by Career Services. Pamela Marshall, Director of Career Services for the Metro DC ASTD chapter will lead a panel discussion with senior learning leaders who have screened, hired…and turned down…training and development candidates for full-time work, contract positions, and promotions. You’ll walk away with specific things you can do to be seen and stand out plus tips from a career management strategist.



Annabelle Reitman, Career Management Strategist
Annabelle has more than 30 years’ experience specializing in targeted resumes and short-term coaching for clients in transition.  She has been the author or a contributor to several books for ASTD Press including Career Moves: Be Strategic About Your Future.   

Rick Housler, The World Bank

Rick Housler advises World Bank Group course content owners how to create effective learning programs to improve the performance of staff. He has served on many interview panels for instructional designers, trainers, media production, project managers, and monitoring & evaluation experts.

Laura Sharon
Laura is a Relationship Manager with TrainingPros, where she has helped screen and recruit hundreds of training and development professionals for part-time or full-time contract work in the Metro DC area.  She “grew up” in the government contract industry, spent eight years in the private sector, and is also the owner of Imperative Dimensions, Inc., a management consulting firm.

Sharrón Dean, CCP, PHR
Sharrón is the Director of Human Resources and Administration for Communities in Schools and was previously a Regional Director of Human Resources for Walmart.  She oversees the training and development function and is responsible for hiring T&D team members.  She is also Adjunct Faculty at University of Maryland Baltimore Campus where she teaches human resource management.


6:00 to 6:45: Networking and light dinner
6:45 to 7:00: Announcements
7:00 to 8:30: Panel



Cancellation Policy

Metro DC ASTD will refund your registration fee when cancelled by the end of the "Early Bird" registration window. Cancellations after this time will not be refunded.



Special Accommodations

If you have dietary or accessibility restrictions, please email admin@dcastd.org so that we can accommodate your needs.