February Dinner Program: Onboarding and Supporting Leaders

  • 22 Feb 2017
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Carmine's, 425 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
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Onboarding and Supporting Leaders

Thank you to the Leadership Development CoP for sponsoring this month's program. 

Onboarding is often considered a critical component of leadership development in any organization. How employees engage with teams and companies can set them up for success—or create unnecessary challenges. Join us for Metro DC ATD’s first dinner meeting of 2017, where we will explore onboarding and supporting leaders and how you can make the most of your team members’ first 60 days on the job. With a panel of experts ready to tell you what they did in their first 60 days, what challenges they faced, and what supports they wish they had, you will have a chance to ask them questions and engage in highly interactive discussions with fellow participants to identify learning and performance support solutions to assist leaders as they transition into a new job.

Our panelists are:

Cynthia Way, CLO at NOAA
Cynthia Way currently works as the Chief Learning Officer for NOAA’s  Oceanic and Atmosphereic Research Line Office.  She previously served as the Lead Curriculum Designer at the Department of Defense in charge of the leadership programs.  Prior to working in the Government,  Cynthia served in the U.S. Navy and then worked in the animal health industry in a myraid of capacites ranging from veterinary technician to  Organizational Development Consultant.   Cynthia has also served in multiple capacities for various professional development Boards of Directors including Vice-President of Education for ATD Nebraska Board and Nebraska Alliance for Conservation and Environmental Education.  Cynthia is a Certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR), has a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, and is finishing her Doctoral dissertation at The George Washington University for a degree in Human and Organizational Learning with a focus on eco-consciousness through aesthetics.  She has both published and spoke at numerous academic and practitioner conferences to include European Society for the Education of Adults, ASTD International Conferences and Expo, and American Association for Adult and Continuing Education.  

David A. (Dave) Rude, Ed.D., National Nuclear Security Administration, Chief Learning Officer

Dr. Rude has over 30 years of Federal government service, with experience in talent development, organizational leadership, human resources, financial management, administrative operations, and international relations.  Presently, Dr. Rude is National Nuclear Security Administration’s Chief Learning Officer, responsible for the agency’s learning portfolio which encompasses developing leaders at all levels, competency models, career paths, needs assessment, evaluation, and other developmental programs.  From 2010 through 2015, Dr. Rude was the Chief Learning Officer for the Department of Defense’s civilian workforce of approximately 800,000 employees.  He currently serves on the Federal Interagency CLO Council and on the Government-wide Talent Development Steering Committee.

Areas of research interests and expertise include leadership development, adult learning, organizational learning, emotional intelligence, and organizational culture.  Dave is a senior professorial lecturer at the George Washington University.  He earned a B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University, a MPA from American University, and a Doctor of Education in Human and Organizational Learning (Executive Leadership Doctoral Program) from the George Washington University.  

Deadra Welcome is the CEO of Concerning Learning LLC. In addition, she is the Training Program Manager for the Office of the Secretary (OST) Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and is responsible for managing the program to ensure that the OCIO workforce has training and staff development to effectively support the Department of Transportation’s Information Technology (IT) governance and resource management.

Ms. Welcome brings more than 25 years of experience as a learning strategist, business partner, program manager, performance consultant, facilitator, and instructional designer. Ms. Welcome served at the Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in various capacities. She is a Certified Professional in Learning and Performance (CPLP) and Certified Performance Consultant.

Tim Tobin, Ed.D, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is a learning and leadership development professional committed to helping individuals and organizations reach their greatest potential. He is currently Dean of Choice University where he is responsible for learning strategy and programs for all franchisees. Previously, he was Vice President of Global Leadership Development at Marriott. His work was recognized with the 2014 Chief Learning Officer Global Learning Award, 2012 Chief Learning Officer Learning in Practice Innovation Award, and the 2005 Future Human Capital Leader award from Human Capital Magazine.

Tim is the author of “Your Leadership Story: Use Your Story to Energize, Inspire, and Motivate.” He has blogged for the Harvard Business Review, Drucker Global Forum and SmartBrief on Leadership. He received his Doctorate of Education in Human Resources Development from George Washington University and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware.

On a personal note, Tim is a ten-time marathon finisher and five-time Ironman triathlon finisher. He lives in Washington, DC with his wife, Sara and their son and daughter.

If you have dietary or accessibility restrictions, please email admin@dcatd.org early so that we can make every effort to accommodate your needs.   

Carmine's is approximately 2 blocks from both the Gallery Place-Chinatown and Archives Metro stations. Gallery Place-Chinatown serves the red, yellow, and green lines, and Archives serves the yellow and green lines. Garage parking and limited street parking are available in the area, and valet parking is available for $11.00.

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